Dungeons & Dragons: Player’s Handbook 2- Roleplaying Game Core Rules [ Jeremy Crawford, Mike Player’s Handbook 3: A 4th Edition D&D Core Rulebook. From the publisher’s web site: Player’s Handbook 2 expands the range of The book adds a new power source for 4th Edition D&D: classes using the new. So, I’m theory-building out the classes from PHB2 that none of the players were interested in switching. So far it’s been instructive, but I’ve hit.

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Dec 28, Joaquin Kyle rated it it was amazing. Well then you should change the wording so that it is more clear.

Periodical Articles Podcast Episodes. Also included is additional rules for Backgrounds, new feats, new magic items and rituals and an appendix with rules updates and clarifications along with an updated glossary of keywords.

There are a solid group of races, some new backround options, and a nice pile of new magic items to find in this book.

Felt like a ripoff. I am fascinated by the design decisions in 4e and all the ways that they took lessons learned from MMOs and applied it to pen and paper design. The gods and the primordials could still influence the world, but 4r could not rule it.

Kord is occasionally called the lord of the storm spirits, and both Corellon and Sehanine have ties to the Feywild that make them friendly with nature spirits. Which in turn suggests to me that the feats are in fact 1 maths corrections in the form of feats, or 2 deliberate power creep for the purpose of selling books.

Matt Sernett Goodreads Author Contributor. Well, the internet can find mistakes in rules faster then they 4d internally.

Publication:Player’s Handbook 2 (4e)

Most devas are fiercely committed to the cause of good, because they fear what they might become pgb2 they turn to evil: But for now, I’m really happy to see it. Chapter 1 presents five additional races. Encounter No Action Personal Trigger: These great ancestors are among the most potent of the primal spirits.


Not a great read, more of a technical manual. Play a deva if you want. However, the utility of it as a handbook must be considered, and for that I would give it a four or five.

Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook 2: A 4th Edition D&D Core Rulebook by Jeremy Crawford

The gods slowly gained the upper hand, successfully imprisoning or banishing many of the primordials. Sure, that’s pretty cool. The shaman’s offensive powers are mostly ranged 5, so in theory it could stand well behind the front line and still be useful.

The new graphic design direction was cooler, neater. Chapter 3 introduces the concept of backgrounds, a new game element you can use to customize your character and help expand his or her personality and history. Perhaps now that there are not as many blatant overly powered things now it just makes them work harder.

Area effect damage, lots of radiant and lightning damage, slow and immobilize, and effects that do damage to an enemy if it does X leaves an area, attacks someone, whatever.

As much as I love the original group, almost every class in this book feels more vibrant and interesting. However “slow” isn’t the most impressive condition to put on someone. But who knows, they may play better than they look, and neither one looks boring by any means.

Adam rated it liked it Apr 19, The world would remain a place where matter and spirit mingled freely, where life and death proceeded in an orderly cycle, where the seasons changed in their unending wheel without interference. Wayne rated it liked it Jan 13, For classes, it pulls in the previouly mainstream bards, barbarians, druids, and s Can’t help feeling that this book is just designed to make people pay more. Learn More I supported becauseā€¦ “For the last 2 years my comments have appeared in the banner.

Lots of exciting light- and fire-based effects, summoned angels, that sort of thing. Common, choice of two others Skill Bonuses: These are of dubious value not because ohb2 are trivialized trust me, they aren’t THAT trivial, not from experience at least but because Marking of the Blessed is redundant for a Warden thanks to Font of Life already phb you to roll twice a round, and Revitalizing Font of Life requires you to have multiple save ends effects on you at the same time, which you likely won’t be seeing that early in heroic tier.


This chapter also includes new feats, equipment, and magic items, including armor, weapons, and implements designed for use with the new classes in this book. Most of those are melee attacks, but some let the druid turn into a 4f or a swarm of bugs or something and get some extra abilities.

Apparently, the book was released on March 17th, but, uh, the errata dates from March 9th. The current document download page has been viewed times.

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It still made money, it just shattered the pool of available players. Some interesting additions for 4e fans, some moderately inspiring Paragon and Epic paths. Jason rated it it was ok Oct 22, This intentional money grab added zero value in terms of pb2 or reading enjoyment.

Dragon Issue – Feb No trivia or quizzes yet. I’m supposed to 4f they didn’t consider gnomes and half-orcs in early pitch meetings? The real joy in phbb2 book, though, are the new classes. Once immortal spirits who served the gods of good, devas are now bound in flesh, the better to wage war against the forces of evil in the world and beyond.

Randall rated it liked it May 14, Sometimes, we shoot other people right in the face for money. Party Building Dragon Issue – Mar Is it a must have?

Probably skimmed parts of it.