I just picked up Eberron today, and I like it a lot. But I don't have any prior experience playing it, so I'm wondering if those who have played/run it have any caveats or monitory advice?
tetsujin28 said:I just picked up Eberron today, and I like it a lot. But I don't have any prior experience playing it, so I'm wondering if those who have played/run it have any caveats or monitory advice?
Wycen said:Beyond that, I think not spoiling the mystery of things is an important point. Do not reveal how warforged are made. Sure, a hint or unverified rumor, but don't spell it out like our DM did. Same goes for who the Lord of Blades is. Keep his real background a mystery.
mhacdebhandia said:The Lord of Blades,well, there's a theory in Races of Eberron that he might be a warforged known as Bulwark, onetime advisor to King Boranel of Breland and credited by many with having influenced Boranel's proclamation of warforged freedom and his insistence that universal warforged freedom be written into the Treaty of Thronehold that ended the Last War. After the treaty was signed, Bulwark left King Boranel's service and was never seen again - divination magic cast to learn about him fails, but also fails to prove that he is dead. Boranel very covertly encourages efforts to discover the true identity of the Lord of Blades.
The hardback books released for Eberron so far are:Turanil said:Can someone tell which are all the books released for Eberron, with some info about their contents? Thanks.
Glyfair said:Make sure you understand the artificer, if one is played. It's pretty easy to abuse if not played as written. It's also susceptible to abuse even as written, but not much more than any other spellcasting class.
Turanil said:Can someone tell which are all the books released for Eberron, with some info about their contents? Thanks.
No, not really. There are several theories mentioned in the official books, and none of them are either confirmed or denied. One of the things about Eberron is that it introduces the potential for weird secrets, and then doesn't follow through and answer them, just gives a number of competing rumors and theories. It's generally considered to be a good thing. Those two questions you posted are two such secrets, but there are several others as well.frankthedm said:Could you tell me?
MerricB said:Shadows of the Last War - adventure; PCs travel into the Mournland to recover a schema, sequel to "The Forgotten Forge" in the ECS. Includes a short-story by Keith Baker. = 4 out of 5
stevelabny said:I do believe that frankthedm was specifically asking wycen to tell him what happened in wycens game and not looking for an offical answer. That's how I read his question.
And on that note, I disagree with Wycen, I think a DM SHOULD be willing to answer one or more of the secrets of Eberron if the story requires it. Just don't go giving them ALL away, because you'll still want one around for the nex campaign.
Mark of Death, Day of Mourning, Warforged, Draconic Prophecy, Silver Flame, Xen'drik theres plenty of major mysteries to explore.
D'karr said:That is one of the things I like about Eberron, there are secrets and they are left up to the DM to fill out. Some of the information in the books can even contradict your campaign information and it doesn't affect it because most of the information in the books is composed of rumors.
Well, there are some answers. Five Nations doesn't explain the origin of the Lord of Blades, but it does include his statblock.mhacdebhandia said:Well, the thing about the warforged is that there are no answers per se. Same with the Lord of Blades - the books present theories.