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Grydan

First Post
For a "savory blend of Oriental intrigue and Halloween terror", there isn't much Halloween on the menu for Dragon. Looks like most of that is over in Dungeon.

More support for the Assassin and Monk is welcome, especially unarmed monks.
 


Pour

First Post
I think Dragon has the potential to knock it out of the park this month. Truthfully, everything save the Confessions holds interest for me.

If Ecology of the Hengeyokai is in Dragon but the Ecology of the Banderhobb in Dungeon, does that suggest there will be some player options for animal PCs? I truly hope so, as that comes up once or twice in every single one of my long-term campaigns, and though we manage just fine, it'd be cool to get a WotC treatment.

Dungeon looks good, too, but I guess I'm still noticing the lack of Epic adventures. I know, I know, still beating that dead horse, but come Octover they're still direly needed. Love the concepts presented, though.
 

Nemesis Destiny

Adventurer
I'll admit to not being all that into the Oriental Adventures thing, but I'm sure there will be some good refluffable mechanics in most if not all those articles. More support for Runepriests and Monks are welcome in pretty much any form.

I'm also quite curious about the martial arts article and how that will work. Every time this has been tried in D&D it has seemed quite awkward.

That said, Dungeon looks fantastic this month! I just love Halowe'en.

I'm disappointed that the Injury Cards that got bumped from last month didn't appear in October though. Maybe they'll slot it into November as a surprise birthday present for me. :)

Or maybe it was so good they decided to hold it for a published product? :D
 

Shroomy

Adventurer
I think Dragon has the potential to knock it out of the park this month. Truthfully, everything save the Confessions holds interest for me.

If Ecology of the Hengeyokai is in Dragon but the Ecology of the Banderhobb in Dungeon, does that suggest there will be some player options for animal PCs? I truly hope so, as that comes up once or twice in every single one of my long-term campaigns, and though we manage just fine, it'd be cool to get a WotC treatment.

Dungeon looks good, too, but I guess I'm still noticing the lack of Epic adventures. I know, I know, still beating that dead horse, but come Octover they're still direly needed. Love the concepts presented, though.

I wrote the "Ecology of the Hengeyokai" article, and yes, it does include options for playing a hengeyokai PC.
 

Dragonhelm

Knight of Solamnia
They're bringing back the fighting styles from Mad Monkey vs. Dragon Claw! Score!

Samurai! Ninjas! Sohei! An honor system!

Looking like a good month for Dragon!
 

the Jester

Legend
Man, I miss the days of Paizo putting a low, mid and high-level adventure in every issue.

Instead we get two heroic tier adventures.... because we certainly haven't seen enough heroic support in the last year.

*bangs head on wall*
 


CasvalRemDeikun

Adventurer
I must say, I am looking forward to EVERY article in Dragon this month. Congrats, Shroomy, on the Hengeyokai article. Hopefully there are lots of different types in the article.

I need to work on article proposals for Dragonlance so they can do a month similar to what they are doing for Kara-Tur.
 



Congrats, Shroomy!

I'm giddy that my Runepriest article is finally out. In no small part because I also did the art for it! :)
You multi-talented devil you. Don't we just hate guys like you ;) 'Grats. Shroomy too. The OA stuff should be fun. Definitely gotta dust off some very dusty parts of my campaign world... Definitely slanting towards fantasy Japan being the abode of the Dragonborn though. It is just too good to pass up.
 

Bold or Stupid

First Post
Congrats, Shroomy!

I'm giddy that my Runepriest article is finally out. In no small part because I also did the art for it! :)

That should be a fine article then. I'm planning on submitting some articles, I kinda hope you do the art for some of them. PM me if you'd be interested in the details.
 

the Jester

Legend
I think it's awesome that there is finally gonna be a little support for the runepriest. The PH3 classes have a lot of potential, and it's cool to see a little somethin somethin for one of them.
 

SSquirrel

Explorer
I agree about the Runepriest getting more support. Sadly, given the shift toward more Essentials style classes, a lot of the later classes have gotten less support. Finishing the 2nd round of power source books would help with that.
 

Shroomy

Adventurer
Though they are not listed on the Dungeon ToC, Greg Bilsland said that this month's MM Updates were going to be Kara-Tur themed. Given that theme, I'm guessing that we'll be getting updates of the Oni and Naga, since the Rakshasa has already been done in the MV.
 

WalterKovacs

First Post
I agree about the Runepriest getting more support. Sadly, given the shift toward more Essentials style classes, a lot of the later classes have gotten less support. Finishing the 2nd round of power source books would help with that.

They've moved away from doing X Power to instead do the 'new' power source books (Heroes of Shadow, Heroes of the Feywild, Elemental Heroes). Instead, they've committed to using Dragon articles as a means of supporting individual classes when they can.
 

SSquirrel

Explorer
They've moved away from doing X Power to instead do the 'new' power source books (Heroes of Shadow, Heroes of the Feywild, Elemental Heroes). Instead, they've committed to using Dragon articles as a means of supporting individual classes when they can.

The question is how many more power sources are they planning to give us? Are we going to get a Heroes of X for every keyword imaginable? I don't see this as a very deep well honestly. These new books are related to the different areas they revamped things into in 4E. Feywild, Shadowfell, Elemental Chaos, etc. What is left? The Planes?

They really need articles w/help for classes like the Seeker that just plain suck. Make all the classes feel like they do their job well and be fun, b/c some right now (Vampire, Seeker) are certainly very inferior. I still say it won't be long before the Heroes of X line is done and then we're left either waiting for more support in Dragon, which is not the most consistent as far as timeframes go or else they start back in on the X Power line. Runepriest has been out for how long now and it's just finally gotten its first bit of extra support? That's really sad.
 

The question is how many more power sources are they planning to give us? Are we going to get a Heroes of X for every keyword imaginable? I don't see this as a very deep well honestly. These new books are related to the different areas they revamped things into in 4E. Feywild, Shadowfell, Elemental Chaos, etc. What is left? The Planes?

They really need articles w/help for classes like the Seeker that just plain suck. Make all the classes feel like they do their job well and be fun, b/c some right now (Vampire, Seeker) are certainly very inferior. I still say it won't be long before the Heroes of X line is done and then we're left either waiting for more support in Dragon, which is not the most consistent as far as timeframes go or else they start back in on the X Power line. Runepriest has been out for how long now and it's just finally gotten its first bit of extra support? That's really sad.

We already KNOW what the power sources are, they've been listed since PHB1. They've never suggested going outside that list, and even trimmed out 'ki'. Basically Elemental is the last power source to be covered. I'm doubting they're going to invent any more entirely new power sources at this point.

Runepriest have now had 2 articles BTW, there was a class acts Lost Runes of Unmaking in Dragon 394 Class Acts. Not that that is a LOT by any means, but it is more than nothing.
 

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