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DandyTandy
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Jan 15, 2018
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I'm surprised that SCAG is dead last - in terms of useful /necessary information for character creation (new domains/orders/paths/etc, race info in relation to the world) it comes second only to Xanathar's IMO. Granted, SCAG is also about 50 metric tons of fluff, which isn't everyone's thing, and Xanathar's adds /SO/ much more in comparison - just wasn't expecting it to be bottom of the barrel.
Jan 15, 2018
calvin.jones
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Jan 15, 2018
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SCAG (to me) is more useful as a DM tool
Xanathar's has some of the same sub classes, plus a TON of character creation tools
Jan 15, 2018
DandyTandy
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Jan 15, 2018
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I completely agree - from the stance of character creation, Xanathar's is infinitely more useful - I personally voted for it over SCAG. I was more getting at the idea that one would assume that there are more players than DMs out there, and that it may follow that books that deal with character creation - even if only tangentially, as is the case with SCAG - might be a bit more popular than those that are strictly geared for the DM, like Volo's.
On the other hand, though, I've never DMed a game and I acquired Volo's quite a bit before SCAG, if I recall correctly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Jan 15, 2018
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