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It's pretty informative, confirming (for me at least, since I wasn't sure before)
- Characters will have points to spend - You can put points in any element, but you will never have the class specials other than your own class - Turn times will most likely be 5 turns per year - It sounded like you will be good at the two adjacent elements, so a champion will be best at wood, but also good in water and fire.