So by now some of you (those of you who really truly give a shit about all this) will have heard that there was another trickle of information. Some WoTC spokesman somewhere said something like this:
"Approx 15% of the D&D Player's Handbook will be free on WotC site to
cover the basics of building characters for those getting Starter Sets."
Naturally, some people were wondering if this was what I was alluding to in my previous posts; the same news I sounded very excited about (because no doubt while most of you who aren't D&D-haters will find the above good news, you will find it a little underwhelming).
The only way I can honestly answer the question of whether this is what I was talking about is to say "I don't know..."
If it is what this WoTC guy is talking about, then it is
the absolute most underwhelming way possible to explain the news, and I
would go so far as to accuse it of being inaccurate.
Its so off-mark from what I've heard that I wonder if this isn't just
something different, some stopgap no one bothered to tell me about.
Anyways, there's one other piece of news that some people might have missed. Something more important than it looks:
"@thalmin mentioned the rules will be for BASIC characters (emphasis from the WotC rep)"
Anyways, draw your own conclusions as to why I would highlight that out of everything. As usual, I'm not allowed to say anything one way or the other.
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