We have read ‘Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything’. We believe the magical items, spells, and subclasses are very well balanced, interesting to use, and bristling with role-play potential. So .... drumroll ... we are happy to announce that the subclasses, optional class features, spells, and magical items will be allowed in the East Marches!
We have decided NOT to allow the Character Options (re-assigning attribute score increase, swapping proficiencies, custom lineage, changing skills, changing subclass) in the first chapter of the book YET.
The reason for this is that we feel it offers players the opportunity to build characters that are much more capable than other characters in the adventuring party. It is important to us that every player in the party feels their character can contribute to the adventure in equal measure. We will re-evaluate this decision in the next six months using our experiences and the experiences of others playing around with these rules.
Now those that have read the book will want to play around with the material. That is why we will allow a one time only change of your characters’ subclass, spells, feats and proficiencies before the start of the new season on January 1st 2021.
Please note: you will keep your characters name, class, race, background story etc. The only things you can change is your characters' subclass, spells, feats, the attribute score increases at 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th and 19th levels, and your character's proficiencies.
Please also note we will share the new East Marches Pantheon with you before the start of the new season (this contains excellent material to use when revising your EM characters).