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10-13-2006, 01:30 PM
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Check out this new article Wizards of the Coast posted recently:

Character Class: Dead Levels (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/cwc/20061013a&dcmp=ILC-RSSDND)

Dead Levels

Farcaster
10-13-2006, 02:21 PM
The idea of having minor abilities between levels on levels that normally don't receive anything special is kind of interesting, but... Admittedly, I am almost always DM, but I don't think I've ever viewed a level as "dead". There are always skill points to be had, hps, and a number of other advantages. I was particularly surprised that they think that the first 20 levels of cleric have 19 dead levels. If anything, every other level would be dead -- at most! -- since you don't get any new spells.

Nonetheless, the perks are interesting. Although, I'm not sure they are enough to assuage anyone from going the multi- or prestige-class route.

ronpyatt
10-14-2006, 01:20 AM
That is so cool. I always think of those dead levels are lame. Those dead levels are often the reason I multi-class. If the Sorcerer had a little bit of "filler" in those dead levels, it would go a long way for me keep a single class.