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D&D 3E/3.5 5E Eberron - should it be closer to 3.5E or 4E/

Which should 5E Eberron be closer to be?


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Ratinyourwalls

First Post
I'm talking about the hamfisted way they forced the 4E races like Tieflings, Dragonborn, and Eladrin into Eberron + the changes to dragonmarks specifically.

Opinions?

Should Eberron be retconned in 5E?
 

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Shroomy

Adventurer
While I would personally prefer that the dragonmarks return to their 3.5e state (though its not a deal breaker by any stretch of the imagination), I'm fine with the rest of the 4e updates. In particular, the eladrin feyspires are all kind of awesome (a couple of them got nice treatments in the DDI).
 

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amerigoV

Guest
The Minions under 4e help with the pulp feel that 3.5 struggles to replicate.
 

Vael

Hero
While I would personally prefer that the dragonmarks return to their 3.5e state (though its not a deal breaker by any stretch of the imagination), I'm fine with the rest of the 4e updates. In particular, the eladrin feyspires are all kind of awesome (a couple of them got nice treatments in the DDI).

Yeah, I'd agree with this. Also, I wouldn't mind seeing Eberron's cosmology restored to 3.5, but the addition of the eladrin feyspires was really awesome. The Thorn novel "The Fading Dream" is practically canon in my view of Eberron. Eberron wasn't really all that altered on it's trip to 4e.

What's more important to me is how 5e's Artificer class is developed. The 3.5 Artificer was too fiddly, but insanely flexible. 4e's Artificer lost too much of that flexibility and felt too much like just another arcane caster. I liked it, but it wasn't quite there.
 


Mr. Wilson

Explorer
I liked most of the 4th Edition updates, but agree that Dragonmarks need to be more like they were in 3rd Edition.

Honestly, it was mostly the same.
 

Tallifer

Hero
Except for the Fey Spires (which are awesome), there is hardly any difference that I could see. (Including the possibility of characters as rare new races is just part of D&D: every edition has to allow the kitchen sink into the mix: it is up to the table at home to decide.)

I did not study the mechanics of 3.5 dragon marks since I had no knowledge of the 3.5 rules, but dragon marks worked very well in the Fourth Edition. Perhaps some of the 3.5 mechanics could be blended in, if there was some cool stuff missing.

Regardless, I will happy with any sort of Eberron in the Fifth Edition.
 

delericho

Legend
Honestly, I'll be a bit surprised if we see Eberron getting any significant support in 5e, at least for a goodly number of years.

Given that the 4e races appear to be dropping significantly in profile with 5e, I think I would prefer they went with the 3.5e version of the setting. But it honestly doesn't matter to me all that much.
 

Spatula

Explorer
I'd like to see the racial restrictions back on the Dragonmarks. Otherwise, it doesn't seem to me that 3e Eberron and 4e Eberron are really all that different.
 

Siberys

Adventurer
Other than the Feyspires, there really wasn't anything changed, and certainly nothing major. I mean, Tieflings have been in Ohr Kaluun as long as we've known what Ohr Kaluun was (so, since whenever SoS was released), and D-born's addition was in the most logical place they'd fit, and their very rare to boot. And the dmark change? Only in the rules. Flavor-wise, they were still race-restricted.

IOW, d. - "There's a difference?"

And I should know. Eberron is my thing.

EDIT: I'm not actually 100% sure on the Tiefling bit. They've certainly been in the setting from the start, though, and honestly, ancient magocracy that trafficked with fiends? Yeah, Tieflings fit there. The other place they're seen a lot is the Demon Wastes, and that's regardless of edition.
 
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Spatula

Explorer
I suppose there was a conceptual change to Dragonmarks in 4e, from providing extra magical abilities to enhancing your existing abilities. I'm basically neutral on that topic: either approach works for me.
 


On Puget Sound

First Post
One of the guiding principles of Eberron was "If it's in D&D, it can exist somewhere in Eberron." Subject to the GM's approval, of course, Eberron was always written so as to be able to accommodate any content that came after it. 4E just gave us some canon for those elements rather than leaving it up to each GM to figure out.
 




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