You know what the biggest difference is between Fourth Edition D&D and previous versions? Layout. The D&D Essentials line goes a large way toward proving this – it’s a re-presentation of the same rules we’ve seen before in 4e (barring a few tweaks and improvements along the way), but in a much improved package. Same rules, different design. That’s all. The question though is whether …

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Bringing back that old school style