While I recuperate from recent day’s events (birth of a baby daughter), allow me to write a short post for my faithful reader(s)…
While resting somewhat comfortably at the hospital and being part of the support cast for my wife and daughter, I spent plenty of times peering through my DnD manuals, listening to RPGBloggers’ GenCon Panel and thinking about Internet marketing strategies.
I cracked open my 4th ed Forgotten Realms player’s handbook for the first time and skimmed through the new races and classes…
I was flabbergasted and overcome with glee when I saw the new Jedi class.
Okay, so they misspelled it and wrote « Swordmage » instead – but let this typo not fool you: this is the class to play to be a Jedi.
Extra coolness seems to abound if you also are of the elemental-related Genasi race.
So you are a melee fighter (which I really love in 4e – I never ever wanted to play melee classes in ADnD). And this fighter uses a sword… but… check this out:
- You can use spells to add lightning to your sword (lightsaber!)
- You can use skills to have a shield to deflect attacks (FORCE shield)
- You can call your sword back to your hand from 50 feet away (THE FORCE! Man, the FORCE!!)
If that ain’t a darn Jedi, I don’t know what a Jedi is!
‘Nuff said, I’ll want to roll a Genasi Jedi Knight soon – even if its just an NPC.