Compatibility of recent products


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I was confused when I stumbled upon this section on the WotC site.
On there, they list all products that'll be compatible to 4E.
Did I get this right?!?
(Maybe I'm wrong, english is not my first language btw...).

So, how can they announce something like this, when the mechanics of 4E are not even finished yet?
I don't think that they're referring to the "fluff"-sections of these books, because then they could announce most of their setting books as compatible.
They must refer to the mechanics, which are 3.5 (at least in DoE, which is the only of the mentioned books I have...).

So, does anybody here know, how this statement is meant?!


I was under the impression that the compatible products were all rules light, or story driven products, like "The Grand Histories of the Realms". I think thats what they mean by compatible; products that can cross the 3rd edition/4th edition boundary intact.

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Books like Exemplars of Evil will have a 4th edition update availiable at the launch of 4th edition.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

It's all a load of B.S.

They just don't want you to not buy the remaining 3.5 products because of 4th edition.

Of all the books on that list, Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress, Grand History of the Realms, and Dungeon Survival Guide are the only books on it that'll hold any relevance when 4th edition comes out because NONE of them have stat blocks.


SirUrza wrote:


Of all the books on that list, Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress, Grand History of the Realms, and Dungeon Survival Guide are the only books on it that'll hold any relevance when 4th edition comes out because NONE of them have stat blocks.

Supposedly all the 3E books after Exemplars of Evil will have a 4E update online. Based on how fast they've posted errata, look for these updates in 2009. ;)

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Except for the fact that the 4th edition Book of Vile Darkness should have everything worthwhile from Exemplars of Evil in it.

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