Design & Development
By Mike Mearls and Stephen Schubert
Be sure to check out this month's playtest version of the monk class!
Mike: At long last, the monk joins the roster of 4e character classes. I've always loved monks. From the 1st Edition days of 2d4 hit points at 1st level and the nigh-unstoppable grand master of flowers, the idea of a martial artist venturing into the unknown alongside paladins and bards appealed to me.
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About the Authors
Mike Mearls is the Lead Designer for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. His recent credits include H1: Keep on the Shadowfell and Player's Handbook II.
Stephen Schubert works for Wizards of the Coast as the lead developer for the Dungeons & Dragons game. He has provided development and design work for many 4th Edition D&D products, including the Monster Manual, Player's Handbook 2, and Monster Manual 2.