Ryngard wrote:Just a correction... the game (video game) doesn't have subclasses at all. At levels 7 and 14 you pick a specialization which gives you a few stat bonuses and unlocks a new talent chain.
You remain your original class the entire time. It is more like... AD&D 2e's Kits if anything. But it isn't like prestige classes.
Ryngard wrote:I think it will work very well as 4 boxed sets.
Iltsuger wrote:But does skipping specializations have any possible benefits?
Iltsuger wrote:Not a big fan of prestige classes, so that's good news. But does skipping specializations have any possible benefits?
Iltsuger wrote:That's a good point about not purchasing other talents. You still get the flat stat bonuses, though, so it's still better to get a specialization, it seems. Specializations seem modular though, like people could design new ones pretty easily. That, and maybe there'd be a sort of true path that sticks to the basics, and maybe that could be a specialization in itself. Less talents, maybe, but some other bonuses to the side depending upon class.
Congzilla wrote:That said I think a lot of people seem to forget that D&D 1e was actually released the same way Dragon Age is being done, in multiple box sets each picking up where the last left off.
Crimfan wrote:Congzilla wrote:That said I think a lot of people seem to forget that D&D 1e was actually released the same way Dragon Age is being done, in multiple box sets each picking up where the last left off.
True enough but that in and of itself doesn't mean much. Computer games back in the 80s came on tape drive....
I'm an old timer so condition my opinion that way, but IMO boxed sets are a major turnoff (though I'll still get this one). Hardcover is nice and sturdy, nothing falls out, etc.
Congzilla wrote:I like hardcovers as well. I was very pleased Wizards completely dropped the paperback format for 4e.
But I do really really miss campaign settings coming in a boxed set. They used to come with so many more maps and handouts that just cant be done in the hardback format.
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