My friends and I have pretty recently started playing D&D. We're playing 4th Edition Essentials and I am playing a thief character. Now, we are all still trying to figure things out a bit as we're playing but there is still something I don't understand and can't find any answer to.
When I browse forums about thieves I sometimes see people talking about rapier thieves. However, when I look in Heroes of the Fallen Lands (specifically the thief section) I can't find anything about thieves being able to wield rapiers.
Is it because we're playing Essentials and not the real 4th Edition?