Snapdragyn said:Given that they've said (a WotC designer post in the bard thread) that WotC will consider PHB2, DMG2, etc. 'core', how will this affect your own outlook on the definition of 'core'?
Not at all, of course.
I think we're in for a big disjunction between what WotC envisions the word meaning, & how 'core-only' DMs & players use the word.
So? They can use language however they want. I'm still going to be picky & choosy about what I buy no matter what they call any of it. If I have to say something like "only the first 4e PHB" to make it clear to players what I mean when I tell them what's allowed (without DM approval) because Wizards is calling lots of supplements "core", no big deal.