Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Absolutely. I also hope they will reflavor the monk, but I’m not optimistic about. Especially since so many people seem to want it to lean harder into “martial artist”, and thus be less distinct from the fighter, rather than leaning into the mystical nature of the monk, encompassing all sorts of highly trained warriors who incorporate their culture’s mystic traditions into thier martial practice.Well, you make a good point about healing and hit Dice mechanics. But if they do keep Short Rests from that, then someone could easily show up with a Way of the Elements Monk from 2014 and play at a 2024 table next to a 2024 Monk (or Monk equivalent: I hope they reflavor them hard), and it would work.
That’s a very different case from Fighter and Updated Fighter.I don't think that a given module has to plug directly into another to stay compatible: Paladin Subclasses don't work with Fighters, and I would still call the different Classes fully compatible.
That’s fair, but don’t you think that would upset the fan base, especially if they appear in a new PHB? Especially since they haven’t indicated at all that it’s a new phb rather than a special edition reprint with errata.So, at a maximal level, I could see a set of basically new Classes inserted into the same rules framework.