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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Martial Power 2 Review

Martial Power 2 is the second expansion book for martial characters, and does basically the same damn thing that the first one did by adding class features, exploits, paragon paths, feats, etc for martial classes. This book just doesnt add more of the same, however: f ighter players will be […]

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Winning Races: Gnomes

I usually envision gnomes as sneaky bastards who prefer to confound you with illusions, shoot you from a distance well outside your Reach, or perhaps sick a shitload of badgers on you (again, staying out of melee range). Hell, if you manage to close with one and slap it upside […]

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Its People!

Wyatt: “We’ll open with a simple question. In your campaign, is a goblin a person or a monster? What about other intelligent, upright-walking human-like things?” The short answer is that, well…that depends. The (very) long answer is as follows. I think that the most important step is to determine the […]

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Class Acts: The Ruthless Reach

Blackdirge did a fine job in the past writing the only Chaos Scar adventures that I give two shits about, so I’m eager to see how he handles mechanics. The Ruthless Reach Barbarian presents an array of evocations that only work with reach weaponry (because, you know, they all have […]

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The Essentials

This month’s Ampersand article discusses a ten-product lineup referred to as Essentials, italics and all. Its designed to be a kind of stepping-stone path that allows players completely new to D&D to gradually transition from barebones rules to a more comprehensive structure. My understanding is that it kind of worked […]

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Battlemind Debut

Long post, because I like to go in-depth on debuts. We can finally see a preview of the battlemind, a Con-based psionic defender. They remind of psychic warriors: you get to tour around in heavy armor (up to scale), use shields, and get a nice spread of weapons. Is the […]

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Anything You Can Build, Features Can Do Better

This article started out as a shoutout to the skirmishing warlord build, but I’ll get to that in a bit. Or awhile. We’ll see. I remember a few years back when 4th Edition was launched that people were bitching that there was only one class that could really get anything […]

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