- Sierpień - Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide.
Wrzesień - Forgotten Realms Player's Guide,
Grudzień - Manual of the Planes.
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Szatany pisze:So I've decided to try and gather links to sources of info about upcoming classes, races, and power sources, in the hopes that it'll help people (like me, for instance) stay caught up on all the info. I'm not repeating most info that was in Races & Classes, at least for now.
Known power sources are Martial, Arcane, Divine, Psionic, Shadow, Primal, Elemental, and Ki (PHB). These 8 "should take care of basically 90% of the classes they foresee making." (source)
"New classes are mainly going to be introduced in PHBs" (source).
Martial Power will not include any new classes.
The Forgotten Realms Player's Guide will include the Swordmage, as well as Drow and Genasi.
The Manual of the Planes will include a playable race (source), done as a Monster Manual style writeup (source).
Bards, Druids, Barbarians, and Sorcerers will be in print in 2009 (source).
Gnomes, Half-Orcs, and Goliaths will be mentioned in the 4e Realms products, but not dwelled on because the rules for them will be a ways off (source).
Dragon will reveal new classes and races in playtest mode before they appear in a future Player's Handbook (source).
Rich Baker hopes to have Half-Orcs on DDi pretty soon after the Player's Handbook hits (source; note this is from January). He expects to see at least a couple of returning classes (Barbarian, Druid, Bard, Sorcerer) on DDi by this summer (source); later he guesses we might see Bard or Druid by late summer or early fall (source).
Keith Baker says "you can expect to see an early version of the artificer in next month's Dragon. I don't know if it will be the full class or a partial build, but it should give you something to work with." (source)
There will be Barbarian previews on DDI later this year (source).
Wizards has plans to release an annual "Best of" compendium each year (source).
Player's Handbook II
Amazon lists a release date of March 17th (source). The cover is available here.
The Player's Handbook II covers Arcane, Divine, and Primal heroes (from the cover).
The PHB2 will include the Sorcerer (source), the Barbarian and Druid (Races & Classes), as well as classes "not unlike the Druid, Barbarian, and Bard" (source).
Mike Mearls discusses the PHB2 on Gamer Radio Zero
Some highlights: "If there's stuff in the Player's Handbook that you're like, 'hey, where's this class', it's probably going to be in the Player's Handbook 2." Also new classes - a cleric that's a bit more on the spellcaster-y side, a striker that's a "deadly and dangerous" kind of guy. The druid (I think the 3.5 druid, but I'm not sure) is the main example of a primal character, and other primal classes do things that will remind you of the druid, but in their own unique way. He lists the first letters of each class in the PHB2 - D, B, B, W, I, T, S, S (after this correction). He also says "I think only three of those are classes that anyone has ever seen before. I think the other ones are all new classes, completely new to Dungeons & Dragons." However, when asked on his blog how many classes are new he says "Three are completely and utterly new. The rest are either classes or old concepts revisited." (source)
The Goliath and Gnome seem to be on the cover of the PHB2. Other races included start with D, H, and S, and have second letters E and H, and one has the final letter R (source, source).
Player's Handbook III
Psionic was the new power source highest on the list to make the PHB2, along with Primal, but they weren't sure if there was room (source). Apparently there wasn't, so it seems like a good guess for PHB3.
The Bard will be an Arcane Leader (source).
Significant Druid info here.
Elementalists are mentioned in the Dwarf entry in Races & Classes alongside clerics, paladins, fighters, barbarians, rangers, and wizards, so they are likely a planned class.
Illusionists will have better Invisibility options than a Wizard (source). They may use the Shadow power source (source).
The Monk is not a Martial Striker, and as of D&D XP they had not seriously started designing the class (source).
Necromancers are mentioned here. They use the Shadow power source (Worlds & Monsters, and here).
The Shaman is mentioned as a class that fills the Leader role (source). Rich Baker mentions it "includes some neat mechanisms for dealing with nature spirits". (source)
It appears the Sorcerer will be an Arcane Controller. Rich Baker mentions thinking hard about "how it could occupy the same role and power source as the wizard but be a different class" (source), and Christopher Perkins mentions Sorcerer as a possibility for members of the Arcane Caste, along with Wizard and Warlock (source).
Significant info on the Sorcerer here. Sorcerers will get flying a little faster than wizards do (source).
Significant info on the Swordmage here. Info from a 5th level Swordmage in an RPGA adventure here.
"Multiclassing into swordmage is pretty easy for a wizard (and vice versa)" (source). Swordmages like Int and Str (source).
Swordshock is a 17th level encounter power for Swordmages that sheathes their sword in lightning (source).
Rich Baker gives his guesstimate of traction for ten races from Aarakocra to Catfolk here.
Genasi ability adjustments "don’t really support warlock all that well"; they have elemental manifestations, which are "really righteous racial abilities"; Firesoul and Stormsoul are two of the options (source).
"By the time the Eberron Campaign Guide comes out next year, gnomes will be a fully-supported race." (source)
Goliaths will probably be in 4e Forgotten Realms, possibly with a spot in Faerun earmarked for them so you'll know where they're from when they're released (source).
Half-Giants may be too similar to Goliaths (source).
Half-Orcs "imply a very ugly backstory"; they may try to change that (source).
On The Tome, Andy Collins was asked about upcoming Controllers, and said they're still in the early design phase of the next wave of classes, but mentioned the Sorcerer is possible for that role, and they're thinking about a Divine Controller and some form of Psionic Controller. (It's at about 23:25 in the podcast.) He also mentioned "you're not going to see the Cleric throwing around Flame Strike type powers really frequently", but "when we get around to a Divine Controller class he will probably have more of those type of effects". (At about 27:30.)
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