- Martial Power
- Arcane Power
- Divine Power
- Adventurer's Vault
- Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
- Eberron Player's Guide
- Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons
- Open Grave
- Manual of the Planes
- Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
- Eberron Campaign Guide
Each of the player supplements have offered new builds, powers, paragon paths, feats, equipments and the occasional new rules which is mainly mechanics and crunch.
On the other hand, DM supplements are usually packed with useful information that is mostly comprised of fluff, new monsters, ideas and advises for encounters, plot hooks and one or two new features with rules to be implemented into their game.
So this week's Burning Question is;
What Do You Look Forward to the Most in a New 4E Supplement?
Do you prefer new feats over powers? New builds over paragon paths? Or always watch out for any new rules options as a player first?
Similarly, if you are buying a DM supplement what are looking forward first? New fluff about the setting (even those for the generic setting) or new crunchy monsters? Advice and ideas over plot hooks? Or you rather like seeing new rules that you can use or bend to suit your game?
Personally, I prefer DM supplements than player supplements because I'm a fluff addict. I love to read more about my favorite settings and try to devise plot hooks out of them. While I don't mind the occasional advice and ideas, the thing that I look at last are the monsters and new rules.
As a player, the first thing that I'll probably want more is new builds. New rules would probably come second before powers and feats.
Share your comments whether as a player, a DM or both! What do you think makes or breaks the new supplement for you?