So, DDI members can begin getting previews of the Player’s Handbook 3, mere months after PHB2 was released. What’s in the new book? Monks, for one. And apparently playing minotaurs and githyanki, since they are on the cover. I can’t help but think that WotC is thinking “hey, the Tauren are popular in WoW, and we have a bovine race of our own, let’s go with them.”
Hey, I’ve got a better idea. Let’s just let everyone play any damn thing they want. If PHB3 doesn’t have those death-worshipping gray people as a PC race, I’ll eat my hat. And in the “hey, I am running this game, so please don’t continue to make it hard for me to not drink the hatorade” thread, why in the name of Ningnauble the Nine Eyed would I pay $120 a year for the priviledge of reading the beta version of books that, if I want to use them, I’ll end up paying another $120 a year for? My “OMG I desperately need to know what is going to end up on my gaming rack in eight months” yearning doesn’t so deep that I would pay twice the MSRP to eventually know the answer.
And hey, I seem to remember a post lamenting the tendency to drive humans as the dominant race into the ground somewhere in this blog. Way to make PC groups even more racially diverse. I swear that at this rate, 4E gaming parties are going to start looking like Rifts.