I have mentioned the Vampire from time to time, but always with a drawn-in breath of ‘if you want?’ or something like that. A warning, a gentle one, but a warning nonetheless. The vampire, you see, for all that it is part of this game system I like and does something I like, doesn’t do it very well.
How Heroes of Shadow made me angry enough to sand back and repaint an entire variant class.
Let’s talk about that one time 4e ignored its own design philosophy and made a really stupid decision about party goats.