Pyramid Review

Wizards Presents Races and Classes

Published by Wizards of the Coast

Compiled and Edited by Michele Carter

Written by Richard Baker, Logan Bonner, Bruce R. Cordell, Rob Heinsoo, Gwendolyn Kestrel, Mike Mearls, David Noonan, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Stephen Schubert, Chris Sims, Matthew Sernett, Rodney Thompson, and James Wyatt with Bill Slavicsek, Stacy Longstreet, William O'Connor, Andy Collins, Christopher Perkins, and Daniel Reeve

Cover by William O'Connor

Illustrated by Eric Deschamps, Wayne England, David Griffith, Ralph Horsley, Todd Lockwood, Stacy Longstreet, Howard Lyon, Lee Moyer, William O'Connor, Steve Prescott, Daniel Reeve, and Annie Swekel

96-page full-color softcover; $19.95

For some, Wizards Presents Races and Classes will be the most important book of 2007: With this supplement, Wizards of the Coast presents its first preview of the forthcoming Dungeons and Dragons Fourth Edition. Written by its designers, the supplement explores the concepts and decisions underlying the new version, not just in terms of simple mechanics, but also art and ideas. Included with this is the Fourth Edition design timeline, various excerpts from emails, and numerous anecdotes.

As with its predecessors, Dungeons and Dragons Fourth Edition has its influences. Obviously this includes other Wizards of the Coast supplements, primarily the recent Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Saga Edition Revised, but also Complete Arcana, The Miniatures Handbook, and Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine . . .

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Article publication date: February 22, 2008

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