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Rule-of-Three: 02/14/2011
R&D Staff

You’ve got questions—we’ve got answers! Here’s how it works—each week, our Community Manager will be scouring all available sources to find whatever questions you’re asking. We’ll pick three of them to answer, whether about the about the making of the game, the technical workings of our DDI studio, or anything else you care to know about… with some caveats.

There are certain business and legal questions we can’t answer (for business and legal reasons). And if you have a specific rules question, we’d rather point you to Customer Service, where representatives are ready and waiting to help guide you through the rules of the game. That said, our goal is provide you with as much information we can—in this and other venues.

To start things off, we’ve selected two questions we’ve seen floating around, and a third that, frankly, we’re asking ourselves for the sake of answering.

1. Why is Heroes of Shadow’s vampire a class and not a race?

In the most recent In The Works column, the vampire was announced as a class in Heroes of Shadow. As a class, the vampire features a lot more options for powers and abilities than we could offer via feats or a race. It also allowed us to create a broad range of abilities that span a wide level range. We also like how a class interacts with race, in this case to create dwarf or elf vampires. When it comes to meshing vampire with another class, you can also use multiclass feats to play a vampire who dabbles in magic or thievery, for instance.

You can find out more about Heroes of Shadow in the product catalog.

2. Is Wrath of Ashardalon compatible with Castle Ravenloft?

Yes, Wrath of Ashardalon is compatible with Castle Ravenloft. You can mix monsters and treasures between the two, and we plan on showing that off with scenarios that will be available through the website (coming soon). You can also play the new Heroes in either Castle Ravenloft or Wrath of Ashardalon, and for those classes that exist in both games, you can pick powers for your Hero from both games.

Likewise, you can find out more about Wrath of Ashardalon in the product catalog. also hosts the game's unboxing video.

3. Where can I submit a question to the Rule-of-Three?

As alluded to above, instead of a single venue to submit questions, our Community Manager Trevor Kidd will be selecting questions from our message boards, Twitter feed, and Facebook account. You can also submit questions directly to So, if you’d like to have your question answered in the Rule-of-Three, just continue to participate in our online community—and we may select yours!

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