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8-25-2011 @ 8:19PM
I'd say the idea of the "meat shield" was always in D&D, but that it was a part of the game that the guy with lots of health/armor would stand between you and the bad guy so you could sling spells or heal folks.4e introduced the MMO mechanics to D&D, but the "idea" of a fighter being the guy that takes the hits and gets the heals was always around, it's just that players/ DM's could handle the "realism" in a way aside from having to invent "threat'.
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