RICHARD BAKER is an award-winning game designer who has written numerous game products, including the Gamma World Roleplaying Game, the Conquest of Nerath board game, and the Dark Sun Campaign Guide. He's a New York Times bestselling author of Forgotten Realms novels such as Condemnation, The Last Mythal trilogy, and The Blades of the Moonsea series. Rich is currently the D&D lead designer at Wizards of the Coast.
ROBERT J. SCHWALB works as a freelance designer for Wizards of the Coast. His recent credits include Player's Option: Heroes of Shadow and Book of Vile Darkness. Robert lives in Tennessee with his incredibly patient wife, Stacee, and his pride of fiendish werecats, but is happiest when chained to his desk, toiling for his dark masters in Seattle.
Masters of fire and earth. Lords of air and water. This tome is the definitive sourcebook for creating and playing characters with ties to the Elemental Chaos and the primordial beings that dwell there. It shows how the elements can influence heroes of the natural world and presents elemental-themed character options for players.
In addition to discussing elemental power and presenting new character themes with strong story hooks, this book includes three new class builds--the elementalist, the sha'ir, and the shugenja--and new feats and paragon paths designed to tie existing characters more closely to the Elemental Chaos.