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Rule-of-Three: 06/20/2011
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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.


1 I was wondering what happened to support for the Eberron setting in 4E?

We’re actually running a monthly column in Dungeon by Eberron creator Keith Baker. Each month, Keith will provide more information on the setting. Look for Eye on Eberron, offering "Zarash’ak, the City of Stilts," to be published this month.


2 When you issue rules updates to fix things in the game, what exactly does that mean? If a class can’t fill its role, would you fix that through rules updates?

As part of our rules update process, we look at each book in turn to see where rules need clarification or fixes. In the case of something like a class falling short of its role, we have to walk a fine line between re-developing the class and fixing obviously broken abilities or powers that include errors. We’re more likely to do new design to fix any gaps. For instance, in looking at playtest feedback on the warlock, we might create new design to fill holes people have identified rather than revise the PH material if changing it alters it too much or requires development.


3 Hey, are you guys planning on doing another adventure path, like Scales of War, in the near future?

Right now we're looking at a few adventure arcs that are shorter in length but more focused in design. Since subscribers have access to all of the back issues, we’re going to rely on Scales of War and the printed adventure series that begins with Keep on the Shadowfell to serve as our 1st to 20th level campaigns. However, that does not mean that future adventure paths are off the table.


How can I submit a question to the Rule-of-Three?

Instead of a single venue to submit questions, our Community Manager will be selecting questions from our message boards, Twitter feed, and Facebook account. You can also submit questions directly to dndinsider@wizards.com. 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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