Eberron: Rising from the Last War Coming For D&D In November

A new D&D camapign setting has appeared on Amazon -- Eberron: Rising from the Last War. It's slated for November 19th, at $49.99.

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Explore the lands of Eberron in this campaign sourcebook for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

This book provides everything players and Dungeon Masters need to play Dungeons & Dragons in Eberron—a war-torn world filled with magic-fueled technology, airships and lightning trains, where noir-inspired mystery meets swashbuckling adventure. Will Eberron enter a prosperous new age or will the shadow of war descend once again?

• Dive straight into your pulp adventures with easy-to-use locations, complete with maps of floating castles, skyscrapers, and more.

• Explore Sharn, a city of skyscrapers, airships, and noirish intrigue and a crossroads for the world’s war-ravaged peoples.

• Include a campaign for characters venturing into the Mournland, a mist-cloaked, corpse-littered land twisted by magic.

• Meld magic and invention to craft objects of wonder as an artificer—the first official class to be released for fifth edition D&D since the Player’s Handbook.

• Flesh out your characters with a new D&D game element called a group patron—a background for your whole party.

• Explore 16 new race/subrace options including dragonmarks, which magically transform certain members of the races in the Player’s Handbook.

• Confront horrific monsters born from the world’s devastating wars.

There is an alternate cover for game stores:

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WotC's Jeremy Crawford confirmed that "The book incorporates the material in "Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron" and adds a whole lot more."
 
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Duan'duliir

Devil of Chance
Echoing a lot of people, that cover's a real disappointment, even with the cute little creature on it. Someone in a discord server I'm on said "The cover looks like a poster that the warforged barber would have up in his hair salon." and once they said that I couldn't unsee it.
 

MarkB

Hero
And of course... my players are all entering the Mournlands right now in my campaigns, which means the adventure in the book is probably going to be three months too late. :)
Right there with you. Not that I mind in general terms, since I'm customising the Mournland somewhat anyway, but I'd love to see some Mournland monsters - living spells, carrion crabs etc.
 

R_J_K75

Explorer
Is this basically the hardcover for the Wayfinder's Guide?
I just read on another website where I saw the announcement that although there is some repeated information the Wayfarers Guide was meant to be its own standalone product according to Mike Mearls, so they are both different books. Saw that on my google feed on my phone and when I clicked on the Amazon link to pre-order I couldnt go back to the original page or else Id include the link. It was some site Id never seen before.
 

megamania

Community Supporter
I agree the art doesn't draw me in. Not very pulpish at all. The Warforged looks robotic vs organic. But on the positive- maybe I will look into 5th ed now.
 

mankyle

Explorer
To me it looks as if they had used Photoshop on an Angelina Jolie Picture...

I agree it doesn't look too Eberron'ish to me. I would have asked por a Sharn landscape with airships and lightning rails on the background and maybe one or two characters on the front
 

iserith

Magic Wordsmith
Just in time for me to have already completed my current Eberron game.

Descent was also announced at the tail end of my Planescape campaign.

I might run them as reunion shows or prequels.
 

R_J_K75

Explorer
Is the elf a famous Eberron NPC I should be aware of?
Not that Im aware of but its been quite some years since Ive read anything Eberron. IIRC one of the main concepts of Eberron was that all the key NPCs are lower levels and the PCs were supposed to be the heroes. This was in contrast to the Forgotten Realms where the ultra powerful NPCs could swoop in and save the day at anytime.
 

gyor

Adventurer
The only thing that intrigues me is the Party Background mechanic The Patron, I have a feeling this mechanic will find it's way into BG 3 and even into other D&D 5e books I don't think it will be an Eberron exclusive. In fact I would not be surprised if Larian Studios came up with the idea first and are having WotC use Eberron as a test drive first.

And yes I don't like the cover either.
 

RSIxidor

Explorer
I must be the only person who likes the cover, though I think it's just on the wrong product. Feels like it would be more at home on the cover of some kind of novel. I want my RPG books to evoke the adventuring spirit and I don' think this does well.
 

jhilahd

Explorer
I'm pretty sure the cover is a mock-up or comp/placeholder. This has been done on other WotC books prior to official release. I'm sure it'll either be better or reworked OR completely different upon release.
 

lyle.spade

Explorer
The cover's pretty lame...what's why Pikachu's little brother on her shoulder?

But I won't buy it for the cover - I'll get it because Eberron is the best, most original DnD setting. I didn't like the mechanical changes for 4e, and didn't keep any of those books, but I have all the 3x volumes, ready to serve as background. I'm glad that they're supporting the setting with a physical product.
 
Never mind the cover, the title (Rising from the Last War) is a bit meh too, isn't it? I'm not entirely sure what it means, but I can think of better titles off the top of my head: e.g. Echoes of the Last War.
 

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