While at GenCon 2018 we got to sit down with Keith Baker creator of the Eberron — one of the official D&D campaign settings. Eberron was launched via a contest during third Edition Dungeons & Dragons. It was then updated to fourth edition D&D. Now on the DM’s Guild you can pick up the Wayfarer’s Guide to Eberron the 5E D&D conversion. On Sept, 21, 2018, Adventurers League started offering an Eberron Campaign. Normally Adventurers League is PHB +1. For the Eberron campaign it will be Player’s Handbook, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, and bugbears, goblins, and hobgoblins from Volo’s Guide to Monsters.
If you aren’t familiar with Eberron it’s a arcana punk setting. It takes place after a 100-year war between what is now the five nations of Khorvaire. The catalyst for the ending of the war is a apocalyptic event known as the Mourning. It wiped out Cyre, one of the warring nations, and no one knows what happened, leaving behind a haunted wasteland. Nothing like the threat of an apocalypse to bring people together.
D&D campaign setting — Eberron
Eberron is a rich world full magic, intrigue, and almost everything from 5E D&D plus previous editions of the game. Keith Baker maintains a website where he offers up ideas and thoughts on his creation. Over on the DM’s Guild you can find the older books from previous editions of D&D for sale as PDFs. While I’ve always felt you can play any type of game in nearly any of the D&D campaign settings, Eberron just seems to lend itself to wide variety of fantasy genre mash-ups.
- Want a western feel? Look at the Grey Wall settlement on the out skirts of Droaam, the nation of monsters, where wandslingers can square off at high noon
- Want to run high flying urban adventures? You should look at the City of Towers — Sharn, built on a manifest zone that allows air magic to function easier. When I say high flying I mean it literally
- Want dungeon delves? There are plenty of those in Xen’drik as well as scorpion-worshiping drow [NERDITOR’S NOTE: And the pirate-founded city of Stormreach!]
- How about a game full of politics and intrigue? I give you the City State of Zilargo, homeland to the mark of scribing and the gnomes. Agents of Zilargo deal in secrets
That is just a handful ideas off the top of my head.
Need even more resources for Eberron? Then perhaps you should consult a sage.
HEROEs! I’ve collected all tweets about #Eberron from master @HellcowKeith and WotC band @RutyWoot More than 150 answers that dig the lore and the questions arised with the new amazing Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron Ready for a Lightning Rail trip? https://t.co/5reQrTaQs6
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My name is Dave Friant I’ve been gaming off and on for over 27 years. But here is the thing it’s always been a part of my life I’ve kept secret and hidden away. I’ve always been ashamed of the stigma that gaming and my other nerdy and geeky pursuits summon forth.
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