Sunday, January 24, 2010

4E Races and Classes

The number of races has multiplied quickly in 4E. PHB1 started with the standard humans, elves, and dwarfs, etc., and introduced tieflings and dragonborn. Other less common counterparts such as gnomes, half-orc's, shifters, and others have some historical context in the D&D world and many were introduced in PHB2, others in source books for Eberron and Forgotten Realms. PHB3 won't be released for several months yet but many of the new races have already been included in the DDI CB tool.

Similarly new classes have been introduced as well. Starting with the standard cleric, fighter, rogue, and wizard, and introducing warlock and warlord in PHB1, PHB2, PHB3, and other source books have also introduced the assassin, bard, sorcerer, as well as other with a more unusual nature. The inclusion of all the classes in the CB tool, as with all the races, allows the CB tool to provide a central repository for all to view without the need to buy every single source book.

As you might expect all races and classes have their own strengths, weaknesses, and quirks. Given that each class has its own priority attributes and each race gives a bonus to certain attributes. I combined both of these onto a one page summary. Click here to link to the pdf.

Technical note: I had to upload my pdf file to Google Docs and then provide a link to that location. Let me know if this doesn't work, as well as any typing errors I made in the file itself.

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