More Like Grump Gazebo
So the other day my husband was bitching about the new races that are coming out in the Heroes of the Feywild book. He was going on about how “back in the day” there were only a few races and nowadays there are all kinds of different creatures you can be. I find this funny coming from a guy who wasn’t really around “back in the day” as far as D&D goes.
But my question to him was “and that’s a bad thing?” He kept going on about how ridiculous it is that you’ll be able to be a centaur and complaining about “more tree people”. Then he proceeds with “Who the hell wants to be a fairy anyway?” Who wants to be a fairy? Seriously? I DO! Fairies are amazing creatures that have fascinated me since I was a little girl. Now I will be able to play one?! Really the question should be ‘Who wouldn’t want to be a fairy?’ They’re beautiful, mystical, sometimes sparkly and have amazingly beautiful wings which they can use to fly. Yeah, they can fly. Who doesn’t want to fly?
I See How It Is
When my husband first heard about the last book Heroes of Shadow, he was super excited. There was no complaining about WotC adding more races or classes when he found out that he could be a vampire or a necromancer. He was ecstatic when he found out about this book filled with dark and gloomy stuff, however now that a book is coming out that he has absolutely no interest in, he’s complaining about WotC putting “silly” additions to the game. I think it’s great that Wizards keeps adding new races, classes, and abilities. New content keeps things fresh and ever-evolving, I think if you don’t do that games kind of stagnate. I also think it’s silly to complain about something before it is even out, especially just because it doesn’t specifically interest you. I think there are a lot of people interested in all things fey like myself that can’t wait for this book to come out!
[color_box title="Sidenote: Dryad Love & Elven Hate" variation="hot_pink"]As an aside, there is also a Dryad race, how awesome is that?! I love nature and all that it entails but I hate elves. The thought of playing one makes me nauseous. Their pointy ears kinda creep me out and every time I think of them images of my husband’s night elf from WoW flash through my head – dirty hair and stupid floppy ears, yuck. There are however, two elves that I’m a fan of: Legolas, because he’s so dreamy and of course Jander Sunstar, because I kind of just want to give him a hug.[/color_box]
As far as consistently adding new content goes, I really hope they come out with a mermaid eventually. I’ve always really wanted to be a mermaid. Literally, be a mermaid in real life – a girl can dream right? I was kinda’ surprised that they haven’t even published a mermaid or merfolk monsters yet and that there aren’t very many (if any) water-based adventures published for 4e. Maybe its because people aren’t that fond of them?
I can’t wait to roll up a fairy as soon as this new book comes out! Maybe I’ll finally get to play a druid or another cool nature base class, since I was robbed of that in our most recent campaign and now everyone wants to change their damn characters…that’s a blog post for another day though.
Patiently Waiting for Wings
My husband is usually the one that is excited about the latest greatest upcoming D&D products on the horizon but this time I’m super pumped! I’m also really excited about this book because Steve Townshend is one of the writers on this book! I met Steve at DDXP earlier this year and got to play D&D with him (which was a blast). We also had lunch and hung out a bit at Origins, he’s a really nice guy and a great writer. And so, I anxiously await the release of Heroes of the Feywild! Until then I’ll be planning my new fairy character in my head, what’s a good fairy name? Hmmm…..