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Gaming Thursday: RPG System 7: Layers

January 22, 2015

Some random musings on the idea of character classes, brought on by the reading of the new PHB. While fifth edition has gone a ways to tweak its traditional model for character classes, especially with the inclusion of backgrounds, it remains that many character classes still possess a mix of combat abilities, non-combat abilities, and specific story elements in them. I think there’s an opportunity missed there that could’ve been gained by taking it further. (And I totally understand why they didn’t do so.) Read the rest of this entry ?