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Monthly Archives: March 2009

A Great Spring to Come!

The next few months have really got some great things in store for 4th Edition. First off, as you probably already know we’ve finally got Arcane Power coming out, plus Death’s Reach, the first epic level adventure. In May we get Monster Manual 2, and coming up here in April […]

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Preview: Summoning Magic

The latest Arcane Power preview is up, this one (again) concerning summoning magic. We already got a lot of this in one of the Ampersand articles, so to me this just sounds like more of the same. Mostly the article goes into very specific detail about how summoning magic works […]

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Small Characters and Two-Handed Weapons

3rd Edition handled small characters and weapons in a very strange way by giving each weapon its own size category. You could use a weapon your size or smaller in one hand, and a weapon one category larger in two hands. I think that a weapon smaller than your size […]

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Update: Zombie Plague

Looks like we finally got the update. Infected victims start out by gaining only half the normal healing before taking persistent necrotic damage each time they don’t improve (it cannot be healed). If you die from the disease, you rise as an infected zombie of your level.

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Shaman: Caring for your Spirit

A spirit companion is a class feature of the shaman class. It is a conjuration effect, so in addition to the rules cited under call spirit companion, it also utilizes rules that pertain to the conjuration keyword (PH2, pg 220). Since I’d just started playing one, I wanted to figure […]

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Interview: Bryan Steele of Wraith Recon

Back in October an original, new setting was released written specifically for the 4th edition GSL – Wraith Recon. I found it to be quite an interesting setting as the player characters comprise a Navy S.E.A.L. like recon squad, performing various assignments to protect a free kingdom within a chaotic […]

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Delve: Coppernight Hold

Since Red Jason was out sick and our DM for the night, Adrian decided to run a level 1 delve out of Dungeon Delve, which allowed us to give the PH2 classes a spin. There were only three players, and as in many cases I was called upon to perform […]

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Freedom of Choice

There’s a thread on RPG.net talking about how a friend of the OP didnt like 4th Edition because she felt that it removed decisions from the game, and that that’s what D&D is all about. The OP that he felt she was wrong, stating that D&D isnt about choices so […]

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Preview: The Vestige Pact

The latest preview for Arcane Power is up, giving us a sneak peak at the new warlock pact that will debut in the book, the vestige pact. Vestiges were originally introduced in Tome of Magic (3E), where they were associated with the binder class. Binders were one of three new […]

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Dragon: Party Building

I was looking forward to this article, because I was curious how the designers view and approach party building. Before diving into the article, I’m going talk about my personal take on the subject.In 3rd Edition I didnt much care for party composition outside of “someone needs to play a […]

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