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What is currently known about 5E content (Races, Classes, etc)?

Does anybody care to spill the chant (or preferably, the dark) on what is known about Fifth Edition D&D at this point? What classes, races, and other stuff will be included, and how it will be different (or the same) from previous editions? I'd love to see a list stating "These are the classes they've mentioned, these are the races, they're mentioned these planes or that monster", etc. (I know they're mentioned Acheron, for instance, as one of the origin planes for Hell Hounds, as well as the Nine Hells.) Discussion, please?

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For classes I know there is supposed to be the warlock, which will act like a 3.5 pact binder.

Sorcerer had some weird thing about being twin souled or somesuch, not sure if it is still that way.

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There was a vote about the archons. They are going to keep both, evil 4ed archons will be called elemental archons. I think that's ok because in gnosticism matter was considered evil.

Similar is with the devas I think. Biggest problem is CG exemplars, most people want fey eladrin.

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Hmm. Looks like they've mentioned most of the core planar races (i.e Eladrins, Archons, Guardinals, Modrons, Githzerai/Githyanki, Sladd, and Yugoloths). Only one they haven't mentioned to my knowledge is the Rilmani. And it looks like they're going back to Hobbit-style Halflings, judging from some of the art... Also they're giving each class a number of sub-classes, such as Gladiator, Samurai, and Knight for the Fighter. (I know some here don't think that Oriental archtypes such as Samurai need a separate build from a regular Fighter, but if they're gonna do it, it's nice to have it in the core rulebooks rather than have to buy a separate book.)

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Feats and SKills are strictly optional.

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Sometime ago they mentioned the next packet might have 4 additional races, which is probably Half-Elf, Half-Orc and Gnome. They also suggested there might be just be a Planetouched race, with subraces.

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Kobold Avenger wrote:
They also suggested there might be just be a Planetouched race, with subraces.

I would very much like that, just have Planetouched (and within have your aasimar, tieflings, and all the others).

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There are rumors that Planescape will have a greater importance in Core 5e.

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Quale wrote:
There are rumors that Planescape will have a greater importance in Core 5e.

As awesome as that might be, I personally wouldn't hold my breath.

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Wicke wrote:
Quale wrote:
There are rumors that Planescape will have a greater importance in Core 5e.

As awesome as that might be, I personally wouldn't hold my breath.

Looks like they are very much embracing pre-3rd Ed lore (Wind Dukes of Aaqa, etc).

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Wicke wrote:
Quale wrote:
There are rumors that Planescape will have a greater importance in Core 5e.

As awesome as that might be, I personally wouldn't hold my breath.

Looks like they are very much embracing pre-3rd Ed lore (Wind Dukes of Aaqa, etc).

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No mention of Apomps in this article http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Article.aspx?x=dnd/4wand/20130507

Legend says they gehreleths spontaneously from the corpses of beings that have traveled to the lower planes (or Carceri specifically) and died there.

I never liked ultroloth/altraloth names based on diseases, but Phraxas is even worse.

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