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Jamie L April 26, 5: Wilden are plantlike fey creatures, newly arisen in the Feywild to combat the spread of the Far Realm's influence. These twin hatreds fuel most githzerai adventurers. Saving throws were also changed to become targets like armor class , rather than something requiring an additional roll The mechanics of the new game were also more focused on combat than in previous editions. Curse of Strahd. So much had changed, that some people felt like it was no longer the game they'd loved. Each target grants combat advantage to you until the end of your next turn.
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Log In I am new here. Remember me. Password forgotten? Click here. Player's Handbook 4e. Watermarked PDF. Average Rating 9 ratings. However, lead designer Rob Heinsoo has also detailed a number of subsidiary goals intended to push the game in that direction: Expanding the Sweet Spot.
They wanted to make the game more fun at all levels. All Classes Must Rock. The design team wanted to ensure that everyone was important.
Powers for Everyone. The design team decided to equalize the classes by giving everyone powers, not just spell-casters. Character Roles. Finally, the design team decided to introduce class roles, which would better define what the different classes could do. In some ways, this was a back-to-basics decisions. However, as character classes proliferated in later editions, it became less clear which classes could fill which roles. These powers had a number of repercussions. Universal powers meant that fighters and rogues could now do cool and different things every round, just like spell-casters always did.
At-will and encounter powers meanwhile moved spell-casters away from the idea of "Vancian" spell casting, where spells were memorized and then forgotten every day. The proliferation of at-will and encounter powers also solved a problem that the designers had talked about frequently in interviews and design diaries: No longer would characters enter a dungeon, move through a couple of rooms, then flee to recover their spells.
Instead, characters could make epic charges through a dungeon, like you might expect in a legend or novel. Meanwhile, daily powers ensured that some resources were still limited. Saving throws were also changed to become targets like armor class , rather than something requiring an additional roll The mechanics of the new game were also more focused on combat than in previous editions.
The biggest complaints which were often seen as total gospel by 3e fans and absolute silliness by 4e players were: This focused on the combat emphasis of the mechanics, ignoring skill challenges and the fact that game masters could easily introduce roleplaying without the need for mechanics 4e was an MMORPG. This repeated the complaints about 4e's combat focus, but also claimed that its roles were a carry-over from MMORPGs, ignoring the use of traditional class-roles as far back as Characters were all the same.
This focused on the unification of character powers and progression, and was certainly a matter of preference, though the design team's goals showed many of the advantages of this methodology. Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased. Reviews 1. Please log in to add or reply to comments. Daniel P December 09, 9: I'm wondering: Whom could we beg to at WOTC?
Just a heads-up to everyone that is wondering the errata status of this PDF. Sadly, it does not have all the errata applies. Dwarf Page Is not applied on the PDF. Antonio E February 12, 2: I have found in practice that I prefer most of the stuff pre-Essentials.
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It was the first RPG I played after getting back into the hobby Timothy B September 20, 9: For example, page 42 has "1st-level at-will attack power.
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I'd buy this in a heartbeat if it was fully up to date on Errata. Sascha L May 05, 6: To my great dismay, I clearly have to say: Jamie L November 15, Jamie L April 26, 5: Has anyone been able to confirm whether or not this release contains the current errata for the 4e Player's Handbook? Antonio E November 19, 3: In the hope some buyer or the publisher can answer October 21, 4: Like Sean asked, how is this different than the watermarked version I bought back in ?
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Most of them begin their careers with the same sorts of motivations that drive other adventurers: However, the various psionic philosophies all agree on one thing: Powerful wielders of psionic magiC naturally gather d isciples and devotees who seek to learn from them, forming the basis of what amount to philosophical schools or sects.
The key philosophies that dominate discussion and debate about pslonlcs Include the following. Fists of Zuoken: Zuoken was a human monk who achieved perfect harmony of body, mind, and spirit through knowledge, meditation, and decisive action. The Fists of Zuoken believe that psionic powers are to be nurtured in all who possess them. Adherents of the Fists of Zuoken are generally good. Guiding Hand: The philosophy of the Guiding Hand teaches that psionic power is a gift from the cosmos l ntended to help protect the universe from destruction.
Most followers of the Guiding Hand are good or lawful good.
School of Unmatched Excellence: The masters of this school teach t hat those who wield psionic power are a superior class of beings. A few students of the School of Unmatched Excellence are una'ligned, re'latively benign individuals who seek to benevolently gUide lesser mortals, but most are evil.
The Path of Thirty-Seven Obstacles: Most followers of this philosophy are unaligned. This chapter introduces four new and more unusual races. Heroic adventurers of these races are rare; ifyou choose to play one, your character is exceptional and perhaps marked for a special destiny. The githzerai and the minotaur appear in the Monster Manual, but here they're fleshed out and presented for use as player characters.
The other two races-the shardmind and the wilden-are new to the game. This chapter's races follow the same format as the ones in the Player's Handbook. Githzerai are disciplined ascetics living amid the tumult of the Elemental Chaos. They are not a numerous people even on their home plane. They are sworn foes of their kindred race. These twin hatreds fuel most githzerai adventurers. Minotaurs are hulking. Some minotaurs give in to their innate savagery, following the path of the demon lord Baphomet.
Minotaur characters, though , along with the best elements of minotaur civilization, rein in the beast and rise above their violent impulses. Shardminds are crystalline creatures formed of physical and psychic fragments of an ancient entity called the Living Gate.
With logic and diScipline, they harness magical power with the goal of rebuilding the Living Gate. Wilden are plantlike fey creatures, newly arisen in the Feywild to combat the spread of the Far Realm's influence. They can take on different aspects ofnature's essence.
Ability Scores: Medium Speed: Normal Languages: Deep Speech Skill Bonuses: Defended Mind: Shifting Fortunes: When you use your second wind. Iron Mind: You have the iron mind power. Encounter Immediate Interrupt Personal Trigger: You are hit by an attack Effect: After the bloody uprising ,t hat won these people their freedom, ideological differences split them into two races: The githzerai rejected the cruel warmongering of the githyanki and withdrew to the Elementa l Chaos and to remote locations in the world to follow a path of self-renection.
Playa githzerai ifyou want Their skin tends toward yellow tones, occasionally shading into brown or green. They have distinctive angular features and pOinted ears, as well as eyes set in deep sockets and Oattened noses set high on their faces.
Male githzerai usually keep their heads shaved or tonsured and braided, and they grow controlled facial hair. A typical style is a shaved pate with a long braid trailing from the back ofthe head. Females wear their long hair close to the head in braids or tight buns. Githzerai hair is typically russet, but black and gray sometimes occur. The githzerai commitment to asceticism means that individuals generally disdain displays of wealth.
Their clothing is practical. Even these expressions incorporate a functional purpose: Tattoos serve as identifiers, helping githzerai recognize the tradition and location from which a fellow githzerai hails. Githzerai live about as long as humans.
Few relationships hold any sway over githzerai. Githzerai place value on proven methods and associates, rather than on those that tradition or dogma might dictate. Githzerai seek out capable teachers, students, and companions, and they are unwavering allies to those who prove worthy. To discover whether someone or something is worthy, githzerai must be open-minded as well as willing to learn and to take risks.
Only a member of the race can truly understand the struggles that the githzerai have undergone. Githzerai Characteristics: Ascetic, calculating, calm, cautious, cynical.
Where githyanki crave battle and conquest, githzerai seek inner harmony and self-mastery. They often travel great distances to explore the self and to give up mortal attachments by witnessing the possibilities that existence has to offer. The race's social hierarchy is based entirely on merit, and each githzerai must earn a place in history.
Great heroes, leaders, and teachers are immortalized as revered ancestors, with important techniques and cultural elements bearing their names. The unworthy remain lowly and are forgotten. They don't speak at length when a brief statement will do.
Although githzerai have fiery souls, reflected by their fierce resolve and strong loyalties, they rarely display strong emotions. The trust of a githzerai must be earned, and most githzerai expect weakness and lack of discipline in others. However, githzerai readily make use of any resources at hand , including members of other races, to solve problems or shore up defenses. A githzerai rarely backs down from a challenge in which success seems possible. Cenobite Initiate: You were raised and trained in a githzerai monastery in the Elemental Chaos or a remote part of the world.
Then, something drew you away from your home. Perhaps you sought the answers to questions about your race's origin. Maybe a visitor aroused your curiosity about the world beyond the monastery's walls. Now you find yourself outside the diSCiplined civilization ofthe githzerai. How are you adjusting? Is the experience intriguing or frustrating? Are new companions a suitable replacement for those you left behind?
Associated Skills: Arcana, History War Band Survivor: You joined a githzerai war band that either traveled to the world or originated in it. Your band sought enemies of the githzerai and found foes beyond your group's capabilities. You were the only survivor of the battle. What happened to the rest ofyour band? You might be stranded in the world with no easy route home, but do you want to go home? Is the shame ofyour band's defeat, or perhaps the shame ofyour survival, too great?
Common, choice of one other Skill Bonuses: You have one additional healing surge. When you drop to 0 hit pOints or fewer, you can make a melee basic attack as an immediate interrupt. Heedless Charge: Goring Charge: You have the aorina horae powe r. Encounter Standard Action Melee 1 Effect: You charge and make the following attack in place of a melee basic attack. One creature Attack: AC Hit: Level Minotaurs embody the tension between civilization and savagery, discipline and madness, for they stand in two worlds.
Tugged toward violence but bound by conscience. Such a minotaur seeks the balance between the monstrous and the refined. Innumerable minotaurs give in to the temptations staining their souls and find themselves thralls to Baphomet. Playa minotaur if you want Fur covers a minotaur's upper body, coarse and thick on the head and neck, gradually thinning around the shoulders until it becomes humanlike hair over the arms and upper torso.
The thick hair turns shaggy once more at the minotaur's waist and thickens around the loins and legs, with tufts at the end of the tail and around the powerful hooves. Minotaurs take pride in their horns, the sharpness, size, and color of which are related to an individual's place in minotaur society. Fur and skin coloring runs from albino white to coal black, though most minotaurs have red or brown fur and hair. Labyrinthine patterns are important to minotaurs, and these decorations appea r on their clothing, armor, and weapons, and sometimes even on their hides.
The patterns evolve through the generations, growing more expansive based on clan members' deeds and a clan's history.
Minotaurs live as long as humans do. Failure is not perceived as a personal flaw. Giving up when faced with challenges, however. The greatest challenge for minotaurs is to remain Vigilant against their inner corruption. Although many minotaurs are civilized, they are the objects of suspicion and hatred from other races.
This animosity stems not only from minotaurs' monstrous appearance. Minotaur Characteristics: Bloodthirsty, cruel.