- Series: 4th Edition D&D
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Wizards of the Coast; 4th Revised edition edition (November 16, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786956194
- ISBN-13: 978-0786956197
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms: An Essential Dungeons & Dragons Supplement (4th Edition D&D) Paperback – November 16, 2010
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Just like Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, this book can be used as (1) a standalone game, (2) a supplement for an Essentials-Only game, or (3) a supplement to a full-featured 4e game with a mixture of classes from all different sources. It's this last option which I, and I think many others, will end up taking.
Now, on the down-side, there's a lot of overlap with Heroes of the Fallen Lands. For one thing, the rules section is identical, so you're losing some pagecount here if you have both. Many of the feats and magic items are duplicated as well, although a few new ones are added and a few are missing. I expected this, so I wasn't disappointed, but your mileage may vary. It makes the book self-contained, which should be useful for players who want to travel light.
On the up-side, this book has some REALLY cool stuff in it.
Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms opens up with a new take on the Druid - the Sentinel. When last seen in PHB2, the Druid was a wildshaping Controller with melee and ranged flexibility. In its Essentials incarnation, the Druid is a Leader with some features of Strikers and Defenders. If you're familiar with other 4e options, it resembles a Cleric/Beastmaster Ranger/Warden. It's focused on melee attacks, and in fact lacks Implement powers.Read more ›
The other details in this book look just as easy to use for the paladin, ranger, and warlock.
The introductory chapters are rules, and stuff like that, teaching beginners to play the game.
The meat of the book is character classes and their new builds. I love the options. Everything about this book is right. The Essentials title is exactly that. This book is essential for those D & D fans playing any of the wonderful characters in this book.
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Great product, new character ideas for the fours in the book, also some race information. Great book for beginners or veterans alike.Published on June 6, 2014 by D. Kraft
If you are an avid D&D player and really into the character you role play, this is good. I've not yet gotten into it, but with rules changing to DND Next. Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by J. Troyer
I love D&D and these books are a great addition to the world. Looking forward to playing the game soon.Published on November 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer