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5E Eberron Primer

Reynard

Legend
I am soon (a few weeks) starting an Eberron campaign with folks who are longtime D&D players, experienced 5e players and Eberron newbs. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good Eberron primer so the players can get a good sense of the setting and player character options? I don't mind if it is official or fan made but it should be short. Getting players to read 100 pages of back story and setting description is just impossible.

Thanks!
 

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ChaosOS

Adventurer

Eltab

Hero
If you cannot Persuade or Intimidate or Deception your players into reading at least the opening chapter or two of Eberron: Rising From The Last War then maybe they could take an Insight check to realize doing so would be a good idea, or an INT check to think "We should learn a bit about the lay of the land."

The 4e Dark Sun book had a two-page intro "Eight Characteristics Of Athas". If Eberron does not have something similar, it might be worth an hour one evening to write one.
 

ChaosOS

Adventurer
If you cannot Persuade or Intimidate or Deception your players into reading at least the opening chapter or two of Eberron: Rising From The Last War then maybe they could take an Insight check to realize doing so would be a good idea, or an INT check to think "We should learn a bit about the lay of the land."

The 4e Dark Sun book had a two-page intro "Eight Characteristics Of Athas". If Eberron does not have something similar, it might be worth an hour one evening to write one.

Chapter 1 has that in the pre-crunch preamble. It's also worth mentioning chapter 2 is both the most succinct and player friendly gazeteer out of any setting guide I've read. For dedicated lore hounds like me it was lacking in the sense that almost all the information was a rehash, but the new presentation style with newspapers was fun and there were a few new things (Thurimbar in Zilargo comes to mind - apparently it's a musical mecca)
 

Reynard

Legend
Hi, I worked on the Eberrronicon. Almost the entire thing is available in the full preview, the only bit that's behind the paywall is the two appendices. I'd also suggest joining the Eberron discord for more help.

Thanks!I will definitely give it a look.
 


Reynard

Legend
Rising From the Last War, Eberronicon, and Exploring Eberron should serve ya well. EE is almost out.
These are fine for me getting all the info on Eberron for running the game. I was specifically asking for a "pamphlet length" Eberron primer for my players who don't know much or anything about the setting.
 

SkidAce

Hero
Supporter
@Reynard , usually books like that have an overview page near the beginning that could be used as a pamphlet.

I will check after work.
 

Azuresun

Explorer
I wrote up something similar for my own ongoing game, which might be some use?

 

Reynard

Legend
I wrote up something similar for my own ongoing game, which might be some use?

That's really great. Thank you.
 

TwoSix

The hero you deserve
Supporter
I wrote up something similar for my own ongoing game, which might be some use?

That's really good! Thanks for sharing.
 

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