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  • Series: 4th Edition D&D
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; 4th Revised edition edition (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786956208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786956203
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is the Essentials core book, which is compatible with all the rest of 4th edition.
Jon A. Lemich
And - awesomely - there are new Defense feats with a high stat prerequisites which give flavorful riders for your Superior Will, Reflexes, or Fortitude.
William M. Wilson
The new rules and character builds are simple to learn, easy to implement and fun to play.
Radamus

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153 of 160 people found the following review helpful By William M. Wilson on September 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
Alright, this one will get long. If you're just looking for a quick blurb, here goes!

"Heroes of the Fallen lands is not only (1) an outstanding supplement for existing 4e players which presents daring new class builds, but also (2) a great introduction to the game for new players, and (3) an olive branch to existing D&D and Pathfinder players who felt that 4e had moved too far away from their favorite styles of play. There's something here for everyone who plays D&D, or who wants to see what the fuss is all about. For most existing players it won't replace the PHB, but for newer players, it's a standalone work."

Now, for the rest, which I'm certain is tl;dr... I've had this book for a week and a half, and I read too many forums.

* Let's get this out of the way.... Is Essentials an EDITION CHANGE?
If you check forums and talk to game shop owners, when Essentials was announced, the interwebs went all a-twitter about it being a new edition. Heck; you can see it in a thread on this very site. Lots of people have been calling it "4.5" - an echo of 3e's major shift to 3.5 three years after its release. Well, from reading the book and taking a look at the current state of 4e, I don't think it's an edition step at all. If you don't care about this discussion, skip down to the next header.

Don't get me wrong - there are some rule changes. But let's face it - we're 4e players; rule changes and updates are almost a monthly thing for us (though it's slowed a bit). There are also new class builds which don't use the regular At-Will/Encounter/Daily power progression. Well, we've had that since PHB3. There are a good number of feats which have been changed. What's more, new feats won't have tier requirements.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Maurice G. Tousignant on October 1, 2010
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Interesting new builds, quite a few changes, still wondering how this will be compatible/integrated with 'core 4e'

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Heroes of the Fallen Lands is part of the new Dungeons and Dragons Essentials Line. Essentials is a type of re-boot for 4th edition D&D and is based on classic D&D themes and feel. These books have been streamlined and somewhat simplified in order to ease the learning curve for new players. That being said there are plenty of new options for existing players and new Essentials rules are designed to work along side existing characters and game. This particular book is the first 'player book' in the series and contains the rules a player requires to make a Cleric, Fighter, Rogue or Wizard.

The first things you will notice about this book is the size, type and price. Essentials books are produced in Digest format, meaning they are approximately 5½ x 8¼ inches and soft cover. In addition they have a cover price of only $23.95CAN. This is quite a change from the large hardcover books produced so far.

Heroes of the Fallen Land is 365 page (367 if you count the character sheet). Like the players handbooks before it most of this is taken up by the sections on the individual classes. Other sections include an introduction, Game Overview, Character Generation summary, How to read a power, Races, Skills, Feats and Equipment. A great glossary and index finish off the book.

The introduction has a really quick intro to RPGs and notes the three rules of D&D; roll a D20 add modifiers and try to beat a target number, Specific beats general and always round down.

The Game Overview describes exactly what Dungeons and Dragons is. In introduces the DM, the players, characters, the game world, etc.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
On the one hand, if you already have most of the main PC and DM books for 4th edition, you probably begin with the thought that you won't need to buy the Essential line. However, there are a lot of good reasons to purchase the books of the Essential line.

First off, you won't need to carry all of your larger books around from one game event to the next. A lot of times, especially if the gaming does not take place at your house or apartment, you need to have many of the books with you. However, with the size and the scope of the Essential line, you aren't going to have to have to lug everything around with you. You can just pop into these books and find the answer.

Secondly, if you are beginning to play D&D, or if you want to just get your feet wet into the meaning of roleplaying games in general, this is a wonderful way to start. The books are inexpensive, they get to the point and they have enough ideas to help you in your quest to understand rpgs. By purchasing the Heroes of the Fallen Lands, along with the Rules Compendium, you'll know what it is all about.

Third, the Essential line focuses on player specific books such as the Heroes of the Fallen Lands. This is so that you can focus on creating your first few PCs (again, if you are starting out in rpgs) or, if you are already entrenched in a game, you can get an idea as to answers to your questions. Such questions a concerning your character or a character class and all the abilities therein.

Forth, the books are inexpensive. With each book being around 19.99, you don't have to worry about spending untold amount of money in order to figure out what the games are about. You can first purchase the Heroes of the Fallen Land, read about the characters, and then roll up a character or two.
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