Fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons players have been clamoring for it for years. Diehard fans have homebrewed content for it. Popular streamers like Maze Arcana have embraced it wholeheartedly. And now it’s here. Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron dropped at both the Dungeon Master’s Guild and D&D Beyond, opening the door to a whole new world of adventure. The book provides an overview of the core themes of the D&D campaign setting and rules to connect Eberron to current campaigns. The continent of Khorvaire and the great city of Sharn are covered inside, along with races like kalashtar, shifters and the megapopular warforged, dragonmarks, magic items, and a guide to further reading to learn more about Eberron.
Eberron comes to fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons
Released the same day as the official announcement for another new D&D campaign setting — the D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica — Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron is a guidebook to the beloved campaign setting first introduced in D&D 3.5. Eberron creator Keith Baker is joined by writers Ruty Rutenberg, Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls and Kate Welch to bring this incredible setting to fifth edition D&D.
The book is available for PDF download at the Dungeon Master’s Guild, and also in the D&D Beyond marketplace. Character options for those who’ve unlocked the content on DDB are already available for character building using the same sliders where players can select to include Critical Role, Playtest and Homebrew content. Incidentally, there is a slider for Magic: The Gathering content too.
“Eberron is the only campaign setting I’ve run that isn’t homebrew in my 30 years of playing D&D. Both 3.5 and some one shot games on the channel for 5E.” – Nerdarchist Dave
Like countless fans of this awesome D&D campaign setting around the world, everyone here at Nerdarchy was tremendously happy for this surprise release. While it’s no secret we run games in our own unique homebrew campaign settings, the world of Eberron captures our imaginations in a unique way. The concepts, themes and scope approach the fantasy genre in such an original way.
“Eberron is an exciting place to play as it combines magic and technology, bringing a new level of fun and interactivity to the Dungeons & Dragons system. I am excited to play the worlds most popular roleplaying game in such a setting.” – Nerdarchist Ted
In addition to Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, a new Unearthed Arcana released the same day makes the Races of Eberron available as playtest content from the D&D campaign setting, too. In the free document Unearthed Arcana: Races of Eberron you’ll find changelings, kalashtar, shifters and warforged to test out in your D&D games.
Down below you can find links to all the new and upcoming content released and announced July 23, 2018.
“I got hooked on Eberron through the 3.5 stuff, but it was the novels and Dungeons & Dragons Online that really grabbed hold of me even more. It felt like every creature, NPC and character had secrets and hidden motives, adventures were desperate and the overall sense of rich history drew me in.” – Nerditor Doug
Wizards of the Coast press release for Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica and Wayfinders Guide to Eberron
Wizards of the Coast is psyched to announce the first collaboration on a major product between Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering with Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica releasing everywhere on November 20. The book will contain everything fans need to play D&D in the world-spanning city of Ravnica, the fan-favorite Magic setting populated by ten rival guilds, each with its own ethos and agenda. Wizards is also announcing D&D fans can now return to a magic-heavy noir setting with Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, a new document written by Keith Baker available online now. The exploration of these settings is a testament to how fan excitement can shape where D&D travels to next.
“Fans of Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering have been asking for years about when these two amazing brands would play together. With the huge surge in popularity of D&D and Magic’s commitment to bring the lore and storytelling to life, the timing seemed perfect. Ravnica is full of adventure possibilities and I can’t wait for fans to jump in to embody a member of one the iconic guilds. I will personally be making a new character for Rakdos.” – Nathan Stewart, director of D&D
Since the inception of Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition with the public playtest involving more than 175,000 fans and continuing with the current record-breaking success of the brand, the focus has been on listening to fan feedback. D&D is excited to travel to Ravnica and Eberron in 2018 and other planes beyond in 2019!
Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron Introduction by Keith Baker
“Eberron was born in 2002 when Wizards of the Coast launched a worldwide search for a new campaign setting. I imagined a world of swashbuckling adventure and dark fantasy, a place where magic formed the foundation of civilization. Over the course of the next year I worked with a team of amazing artists and game designers to refine and develop that core idea, and the end result was the Eberron Campaign Setting. In the years that followed, a host of authors, designers, and dungeon masters across the world have continued to expand and explore this setting.
This book brings Eberron to the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, providing an overview of the core themes of the setting and the rules to connect them to current campaigns. It explores the continent of Khorvaire and the great city of Sharn. The Wayfinder’s Guide provides ideas and hooks for compelling adventures, as well as an appendix with a list of sources you can use to learn more about the setting.
Bear in mind: this book presents my vision of Eberron. This is the world I run at my own table, and the way that I’ve converted its ideas to the fifth edition rules. All of the material here is presented for playtesting and to spark your imagination. The game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your campaign but not refined by final game design and editing. They aren’t officially part of the game and aren’t permitted in D&D Adventurers League events. If Wizards of the Coast decides to make this material official, it will be refined based on your feedback and then appear in a D&D book. Beyond that: Eberron is your world as much as it is mine. I hope that this book provides you with inspiration, but don’t be limited by my ideas or decisions. Think of this as something you can build upon, not a codex of absolute law.
Welcome to Eberron: let’s explore!”
Get your hands on Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron and more
- Wayfinders Guide to Eberron at Dungeon Master’s Guild
- Wayfinders Guide to Eberron at D&D Beyond
- Unearthed Arcana: Races of Eberron
- D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica hardcover book
- D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica map pack
- D&D Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica dice
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