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Dungeons & Dragons: Wizards Presents—Races and Classes

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A behind-the-scenes exploration of the Dungeons & Dragons game.

This lavishly illustrated book gives roleplaying game fans a unique, behind-the-curtain glimpse into the making of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. The book contains essays and asides from the game's premier designers, developers, and editors. Through words and illustrations, it explores some of the D&D game's most iconic races and classes, sharing insights never before revealed in any previous game product.

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Found it interesting

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I appreciate the insight Races and Classes is providing into the main inhabitants of the upcoming 4e world. Some backstory is provided, as is a glimpse of how the designers are trying to weave together the elements of the edition as they apply to the main races. If you are interested in this sort of sketch of the philosophy undergirding the design, and *only* if you are interested in it, I think this is a pretty fun booklet. I'm definitely enjoying it, and little elements like using Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell as a touchstone to illustrate the development of the Eladrin really help to pull things together conceptually.

Only for those who are really, really interested in 4e. Anyone else who buys this will probably join the several reviewers who feel the title is a ripoff. But if you are truly interested in the backstory of the 4e world, not an unenjoyable place to start.

Because there's nothing lower than One star...

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Its hard to say anything that hasn't already been said. I've looked through it and can find nothing I like. Early on I had hopes for the 4th Edition from what I'd heard, but the more I hear, the less interest I have. If this is a clear indication of the new edition, then I will not be getting it. If this is not a clear indication, then WotC should be slapped for printing it.

As advertised . . .

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No rules, but from the way this book was advertised most shouldn't be expecting that anyways. What we do get is a quality writing and art. The writing hints at what is to come with 4e races and classes and gives the rationale for the designers choices. The art is great, high quality stuff. If you can get it cheap, do so.

Let the Fleecing Begin

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Didn't purchase this myself, one of the guys in our gaming group did and it got passed around the table. Sure, the art's nice (as some others have mentioned) but with nothing rules-wise this doesn't seem to me to be a preview book at all, just a 4E art book. I agree with other reviewers that this should've been released as a free download but for those that like actual books I think this should've been priced at $10 or less.

Coffee Table Cr@p

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Ok so i too bought this, preorder, from amazon for $10 total. But after seeing it, and reading parts of it, this POS should have just been a section on the Wizards website.

The fact that they can sell these two books is pissing me off.

It would be nice for WotC to give some sort of compensation to those of us that were dupt into wasting our money on their crap.

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