This latest supplement release from Wizards of the Coast coincided with the beginning of this season of Encounters. As has been the trend of late the quality of the materials within this volume is fairly high and there is a good deal of interesting information provided within for both players and dungeon masters.
The book goes into decent detail about the Feywild including the politics, intrigue and places found there. There are also three new playable races and three new classes, or rather new flavors of existing classes. The new races are:
- Pixie – a favorite with our group back in 2nd edition and just as much fun now.
- Satyr – male only goat men a la Greek mythology
- Hamadryad – female only tree spirits also from Greek mythology (which I did not realize before writing this article).
- Berserker – a new version of the Barbarian class that is both a defender and a striker
- Protector – a new druid build that brings in the Druid Circle class feature
- Skald – a Bard with an aura that allows allies to heal themselves
- Witch – a new take on the Wizard that is actually taught by his/her familiar
This is by far my favorite game supplement for Fourth Edition so far. We have already incorporated the Skald into our ongoing campaign and may bring in one other class from the book and I definitely want to use some of the areas listed within the book during a future adventure. Who wouldn’t want to adventure on The Isle of Dread and fight with dinosaurs and interact with Yuan-Ti? If your campaign or character is going to integrate any Feywild elements I’m sure you could get along just fine without this supplement but having it bring a wealth of flavor and great ideas to help make the Feywild feel more complete.