June 28, 2008

ENWorld 2

ENWorld 2 is here

After two and a half years of development - way beyond the original estimate of 6 months - EN World at last reaches its new home, 24 hours early.
Welcome to the brand new-look EN World! The site has finally been upgraded from its 5-year old, antiquated codebase, and now features many of the functions you'd expect in a modern online community. Hundreds of bugs have been repaired, new features are present on the forums, we have a shiny new news page, and can now offer some great new things such as blogs and the soon-to-arrive wiki!

There's still a few items that need to be added over the weekend, and there are, invitably, issues that we'll need to repair, but at this point it's safe to turn the forum and news areas back on and let community discussion continue once again. In this article we'll take a look at what has been added and what will be added in the next few days, and weeks.

This is EN World, the largest single Dungeons & Dragons fan site on the entire internet. This is the home of the d20 and Open Gaming License communities, with more active publishers and game writers among the user base than any other web site.

What are you waiting for? Join in on the fun.

They have a blog feature! Wonder should i post my stuff there too. I can't wait to see how the wiki works.

The Product Listing of D&D for 2009 is up at the WoTC site.

Open Grave: Secrets of the Undead
D&D Rules Supplement
Bruce Cordell, Eytan Bernstein, Brian James, Robin Laws, John Snead
January 2009

Player's Handbook II
D&D Rules Supplement
Rob Heinsoo, Mike Mearls, Robert Schwalb
March 2009

Speculations have been going around on what new classes we shall see in the PHBII. It says Arcane, Divine and Primal heroes on the cover. Primal being the new power source and my first guess that it would be used by the Barbarian (or the Goliath barbarian). Other guesses made so far are Bard, Druid and Sorcerer would also be in the book. 3 completely NEW (never seen before) classes would also be in print for this one

Arcane Power
D&D Rules Supplement
Logan Bonner, Eytan Bernstein, Peter Lee
April 2009

The 2nd splatbook for 4E goes to arcane power. The first belongs to martial power (see below). That means more powers, feats, equipment,magic items and paragon paths for wizards, warlocks and the new arcane classes from PHBII.

Eberron is not on the list yet but hoping to see the it there soon. While waiting, let's not forget this year's product listing

Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
August 2008

Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Rob Heinsoo, Greg Bilsland, Logan Bonner, Eric L. Boyd, and Robert J. Schwalb
September 2008
The Swordmage class will make its debut here but will not only be exclusively available in FR. The Drow and Genasi will be playable races in here as well.

FR1 Scepter Tower of Spellgard
David Noonan and Greg A. Vaughan
September 2008

And others...

Martial Power
D&D Rules Supplement
Rob Heinsoo, Nicolas Logue, David Noonan, and Chris Sims
October 2008
What I'm excited about 4E splatbooks is that they don't have new classes. That's right. I think WoTC is trying to bundle up the new classes into different volumes of the PHB.

Manual of the Planes
D&D Rules Supplement
Richard Baker, Rob Heinsoo, and James Wyatt
December 2008

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