The 4th printing of the Player's Handbook is fantastic!

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The 4th printing of the Player's Handbook is fantastic!

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Hey guys.

Just got mine in the mail today.

-The book just feels solid.

-The cover is a bit darker than my M&T which makes the yellow bands more golden and the green more regal.

-The cover art is wonderful - not too old-school and not too new school - just right!

-The little tweaks to the interior layout and the added content are great.

*Fantastic job Trolls! You guys have every right to be proud of this product.*

I would have paid $40 for this one (and may order another anyway).

Now to crack open "Of Gods & Monsters."
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*ding* for agreement.

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Glad to hear this report/opinion, John . . thanks!!
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Mine arrived in the mail this morning, somehow ahead of the rest of the mail. Nice. I'll need to get another, though.
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Dang it people. I am going to have to order mine. I have my softbound copy from GenCon, but my addiction to both hardbound rpg books and to new TLG stuff is a double whammy. I have been kind of waiting for the CKG *shrugs at incoming laughter* Well, I know there will be a collector set in a slip case with the CKG, M&T,and PHB, so I am trying to get by with my softbound copy (and old hardbound copies, lol).
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Got my hard bound 3 days ago...found 2 typos so far.

The xp chart for multiclasses, both 2 and 3 classes look the table over carefully you will notice there are a couple of 1's missing.

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I was on the fence about this, owning a 1.1 and 1.3 version. But man am I glad I went ahead and got it!!
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Ace of Swords wrote:
The xp chart for multiclasses, both 2 and 3 classes look the table over carefully you will notice there are a couple of 1's missing.

No sir, I do not believe this is errata. This fact was brought up to the Trolls during editing and was not corrected.

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PeelSeel2 wrote:
I was on the fence about this, owning a 1.1 and 1.3 version. But man am I glad I went ahead and got it!!

I was pretty much the same way. Then I noticed how much wear and tear were actually on my other two PHBs.
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As the Trolls have seemed to indicate, the PHB1.4 will be around for a good long while. The book is the best looking book TLG has put together to date. The construction is solid, the paper is perfect, and it really does look like a book that should be more than $25.00. With the bits of errata added in, and the new spells and updated classes (man, that new Barbiarian is just so awesome!), this is the definative Castles & Crusades Players Handbook.

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Omote wrote:
As the Trolls have seemed to indicate, the PHB1.4 will be around for a good long while. The book is the best looking book TLG has put together to date. The construction is solid, the paper is perfect, and it really does look like a book that should be more than $25.00. With the bits of errata added in, and the new spells and updated classes (man, that new Barbiarian is just so awesome!), this is the definative Castles & Crusades Players Handbook.

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Omote wrote:
No sir, I do not believe this is errata. This fact was brought up to the Trolls during editing and was not corrected.

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You are correct Omote. This is not errata and was designed this way. Another example of this table can be found in Crusader issue 4 where this multiclass option first made its appearance.

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Omote wrote:
...man, that new Barbiarian is just so awesome!...

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And How! I get the feeling of Conan on it. )
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CharlieRock wrote:
I was pretty much the same way. Then I noticed how much wear and tear were actually on my other two PHBs.

I just suffer from RPG A.D.D. It had a shiny new cover, some flashy new pics, and 'fancier' classes. A win all around for my pea sized attention!
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Of course, I'm still waiting for my FLGS to get the joker in.
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It looks like I had better get a copy so I'm writing from the correct baseline.
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The new PHB books are slowly making their way out there. My FLGS in Cleveland Ohio is getting a supply of C&C stuff in today or tomorrow.

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They've arrived at two locations in the KC area. Game Cafe and Tabletop Games & Hobbies
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Well, just placed my order for the core books and a couple of other items. Really looking forward to seeing what this printing has to offer.

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Yeah, it came fairly quickly to Canada. It's not like I live in a major city center or even close to one, but my FLGS got it pretty quickly even if they had to do a special order.

Now just ot read them and maybe post to get players to play it.

BTW I love the paper they have chosen. I wish more companies would take note and do the same.
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Sir Ironside wrote:
BTW I love the paper they have chosen. I wish more companies would take not and do the same.

Ya. Me and Steve had some long convos about that. Trying to find a paper that showed up both art and text better was a bit of a chore. I guess paper type isn't called what it used to be any more.
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I picked up my copy of the new PH, actually I got two, plus two copies of the new M&T. Goodness through and through!

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I picked up my copy of the new PH, actually I got two, plus two copies of the new M&T. Goodness through and through!

I'll seriously consider getting a second copy of the PH, if I get a group going. I can't depend on everyone getting their own PH (Though I will try) I don't want cheese powder fingerprints all over my personal copy. I'd rather get a players Players Handbook.
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I'll add my two cents as well and say that this is an excellent product. Good job Trolls!
I really like the new Barbarian and Illisionist abilities.
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Sorry, but this forum title makes me think of "They're real and they're spectacular!"
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Frost wrote:
Sorry, but this forum title makes me think of "They're real and they're spectacular!"

mmmmmm......lip smacking good!
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Just got my PHB + M&T last week after sitting-on-the-fence for a few years about C&C or other old-skool/new-systems versus just using my AD&D 1e stuff (note: back in '80 when I started with 1e, I just never saw the need to up-editions after that, 1e had enough breadth, etc, for me).

Ordered the C&C books (CKG also...so I'll get it once out) because, after downloading the C&C Quickstart PDF, I was hooked on the ease, elegance, and versatility of this system -- not least is the ability to use all my 1e modules, etc. Wow!

And, lo and behold, these are simply gorgeous books. In all areas: layout, information, artwork (sweet!), paper (as was mentioned above), and feel!!

Now to study the rules so I can start a gaming group up here in the woods...and treat them ever-so-kindly and nicely, right?

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31st Century Games in Olathe, KS carries C&C stuff. I yell at the owner if he falls behind.

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Rikitiki is doing his part! Enjoy the greatness of C&C.

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