So between the price chance, the delayed announcement and the FR dice/map set that folks had assumed as tied to the release, is it possible they initially planned to announce a different product but decided it needed more work and switched the release order of it and this?
I am going to be running a game for my coworkers and am thinking of lost mine of phandelver --> storm king's thunder and then who knows what if we make it that far, so I am interested in what people contribute to this thread.
Chiming in to recommend Savage Worlds as flexible and easy to learn. And there are several fantasy settings built with it so you can get an idea how they used the building blocks to make races, magic, etc.
I'd like to see the warlord as a fighter subclass with maneuvers and, for example, the repositioning ability of the glamour bard, and the minor action 30ft ranged "aid another" abiility of the mastermind rogue.
The warpriest is odd since it is, I think, supposed to be a paladin for people who don't want the LG paladin code. Both d&d 5e and pathfinder 2e went the alternate route of making a "paladin" class that wasn't restricted to a single code and alignment.
The battlesmith is great....except for its subclass spells, which are pretty poor. I was hoping for stuff like misty step and dimension door and other mobility enhancers/escape mechanisms. I think the Mark of Passage human is quite powerful for what it adds and I'd likely favor it over the Mark...
Order cleric lets your allies perform attacks as a reaction when you target them with any spell. Glamour bard has the ability to totally reposition its allies. I'd probably go order cleric 1/mastermind rogue 3/glamour bard 16.
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other good choices are dragonborn for the dragonfear feat and half-elf/half-orc/human for the prodigy efat (for expertise in athletics to make your shield bash very hard to resist...then aura +fear means they can't get up).