Downloading it in iTunes now. Haven't heard it yet, but the title is "Monsters, Monsters, Monsters!". Right up my alley.
DaveMage said:No frost giant? You're kidding, right?
Rechan said:Nope. Wyatt explained that what they're doing is that they want to drive home the point that the MM1 isn't "The Core MM"; if the MM1 doesn't have Frost Giants, that doesn't mean "You don't have frost giants in your game". All MMs are Core.
So I suspect that various critters are going to be spread out., making each book legitimate, rather than MM1 = Core, MM2-5 = not important to your game, but a nice suggestion. Which probably also means "If you want X in your game, you'll have to Wait for it and then buy MM12 so you can have medusa" (I pulled that out of my butt).
Surely there must be a sneak/lurker/ambusher role too. Or is that covered by skirmisher?Greenfaun said:The monster roles seem a little muddled, still. For instance, there are, by my count:
Ringleaders? (is that what he called the hobgoblin caster?)
This are combat roles. The "skirmisher" which is all about mobility, I'm assuming, is the combat equivalent of the striker.Doug McCrae said:Surely there must be a sneak/lurker/ambusher role too. Or is that covered by skirmisher?
Vigilance said:How many giants do you really need in the first MM?
Yeah, that's not super-clear, but I would interpret what they said thusly:Rechan said:Though I'm wondering what the diff between Soldier and Brute is. I'll have to listen more closely.
My suspicion is that they're designing the books so that if you walked into your FLGS for the first time, picked up the PHB2, MM3 and DMG4, you could run the game no different than if you had the PHB1, MM1 and DMG1.DaveMage said:Quite a change from the 3e mantra that all you need are the three core books. (And the expectation that you'll get the "standard" critters in the first volume.)
Henry said:Is this podcast only available in itunes? If it's an official WotC one, I can't find it on the website.
Rechan said:My suspicion is that they're designing the books so that if you walked into your FLGS for the first time, picked up the PHB2, MM3 and DMG4, you could run the game no different than if you had the PHB1, MM1 and DMG1.