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"Diegetics", by L. Ron Gygax
One of the main goals for Tales of the Valiant has ALWAYS been to remain compatible with 5E!

For some reason, some folks got the idea (or in some cases, just a personal wish) the ToV was going to move away from 5E, or be an entirely new RPG ... but those were never stated goals for Tales of the Valiant.

The point is to be able to play Tales of the Valiant and use any of your existing 5E material you want (Kobold Press 5E material, as well as other 5E)

Many people have compared what Tales of the Valiant will be to what Pathfinder was to D&D 3.5, and, while not a perfect analogy, it's a pretty good one :)
Oh, for sure. And that's 100% a valid design goal, and certainly not something I'm criticizing.

I would say only I believe there's a spectrum of changes that can maintain broad backwards compatibility with existing 5e products. Changes like 4E essentials or 1e->2e were on the aggressive side of changes while maintaining compatibility, and the TotV approach seems more on the conservative side (again, based only on what I've seen so far). 3.5e and PF were more in the squishily defined middle.

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From Kobold Press Blog about ToV :
  • weapon options (as seen in ToH)
Can we expect a small .pdf to adjust Tome Of Heroes for ToV ?

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