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    Which artist has done the character in the background of the announcement page ? Wayne Reynold ?

    If this are the new iconic, then we will have tieflings as a base race. Not a surprise : every new edition made changes in the base races.

 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alo´sius
    ...every new edition made changes in the base races.
    Woo-hoo!! Flumphs as a core race!! I'm in!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasin
    Can somebody explain this further? What happens if fans publish material on places like EN World?
    The current policy of WotC regarding fan sites is a bit vague, but generally as long as the site isn't for profit and doesn't publish WotC's own work, Wizards won't bother it. This includes the publishing of fan material on ENWorld. You still aren't encouraged to publish material that significantly expands on Wizards' material - publishing your homebrew is fine, publishing a detailed gazzeteer to the Forgotten Realms isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alo´sius
    every new edition made changes in the base races.
    Really? Looking at the now-defunct OD&D/BD&D stream, they never changed at all after Hobbits (later renamed Halflings) were introduced. Looking at the AD&D/D&D3 stream, 2E removed half-orcs and 3E brought them back. That's it. If anything, it's surprising how little change the selection of base races has seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alo´sius
    Which artist has done the character in the background of the announcement page ? Wayne Reynold ?

    If this are the new iconic, then we will have tieflings as a base race. Not a surprise : every new edition made changes in the base races.
    To me it seems more like William O'Connor's style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charwoman Gene
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    Any one else notice that this 'release' doesn't have the standard boilerplate that press releases usually have?

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    Update 4ed news page please

    Can we get a link to this or a summary in the 4ed news section off the main?

    Just for ease of tracking what's going on. I remember constant perusal of Eric Noah's site when 3ed was coming, and ENworld is the successor of all that.

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    More on D&D Insider from this News thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevof on 11-24-06
    Numerous people have stumbled across information about WotC's upcoming D&D Insider Package. It has been known about for some time, but this information seems fairly detailed and extensive. Amongst other places, the official D&D website is running a survey about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xyxox
    Wow, no OGL. That will mean a definite forking of D&D.
    I was at the press announcement last night (I work for an Indiana newspaper) and they very definitely said that 4e would fall under OGL and they would be releasing a new SRD. They very clearly expressed a desire for third parties to continue to produce D&D compatible material.

    A 4e Forgotten Realms will be the first setting book released, and I believe that is scheduled for next August. Chris Perkins was pretty vague when I asked directly what they were going to do with Ravenloft, Dragonlance and Eberron. It seemed like the plan would be to roll out one new setting each year. He even teased me that Greyhawk could be one of those. But I think that was just because I admitted to being an old-school Greyhawk gamer.

    For what it's worth, I believe there is going to be a 930 a.m. press release hitting the wire, or so their PR people told me last night. They didn't specifically embargo us but since I saw news on the front page about it with quotes from Bill, I figured I could comment on it.

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