Here Are The Races In The New Eberron Book

According to WotC's Jeremy Crawford, the following eight races appear in Eberron: Rising from the Last War.

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Official versions of previous playtest races: Warforged, Changelings, Kalashtar, Shifters.

Playable versions of: Goblins, Bugbears, Hobgoblins, Orcs.

He goes on to clarifiy that "The playable orc in "Eberron" is a bit different from the orc in "Volo's Guide to Monster's." The playable goblinoids in "Eberron" use the same traits as the ones in "Volo's."
 
Russ Morrissey

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PsyzhranV2

Explorer
I would they wouldn't do much to the orcs apart from removing the intelligence penalty to bring them in line with the general playable race policy. They possibly could do with a bit of help to stop them being inferior to half orcs. I can't think of anything in Eberron lore that would make them really distinguishable from half orcs.
Easiest thing for them to do IMO would be to give them a +1 to Wis to emphasize their Druidic roots. That and replacing Aggressive with something more useful please and thank you!
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
I guess we have to admit the goblins from Warcraft with their steampunk touch may have been a great influence.

Eberron is the best world to play PCs from "monster" races.
 

Bitbrain

Adventurer
I would be interested in how you (or anyone else) would stat an Eberron orc PC race.
I just took the Half-Orc from the PHB and changed the following:

1). +1 to wisdom, instead of constitution.
2). Insight proficiency, instead of Intimidation.
3). Detect Magic and Protection from Evil and Good 1/long rest each, instead of Savage Attacks.

The Orc Life Cleric in the party was happy with the changes. She said that she felt like her character really could have been from “some kind of 19th century-Lord of the Rings-mirror universe”.
 

Kobold Avenger

Adventurer
The presence of Goblins as a core race in Pathfinder 2, might also be part of the increased significance of Goblins, even though their Goblins seem to be more of the psychotic Gremlin types.
 

Parmandur

Legend
They'd be foolish to NOT have Greyhawk -- specifically Castle Greyhawk -- as a 50th anniversary release. (Of course, there's all the drama around Gail Gygax, though, so it might not be worth it from a financial standpoint.)
I think we will see something around 2024, God willing and the creek don't rise.
 

Desh-Rae-Halra

Explorer
It'll be the 3rd book that has Goblin PC stats, I'm of the opinion Goblins should have been in the PHB to begin with. I feel they might be more popular than the other 3 in many campaigns, as being small and "funny" makes them more acceptable or sympathetic out of the other "antagonistic" humanoid races.

I'm glad they're doing it for Eberron since those races have a big and different presence in the campaign that they don't typically have in others.
If you like goblins, you might like Pathfinder 2. They are a core race now
 

R_J_K75

Explorer
The way things are going, a Greyhawk book will probably happen eventually: however, several settings are ahead in line, and we may see several books use Greyhawk piecemeal first, as Ghosts of Saltmarsh does.

When WotC surveyed peopel regarding their favorite settings for D&D, there three tiers:

1. Forgotten Realms (covered), Ravenloft (covered), Eberron (covered), Dark Sun, Planescape, and Dragonlance

2. Greyhawk and Spelljammer

3. Everything else (Mystarra, Birthright, etc.)

In addition to this book, expect to see Dark Sun, Dragonlance and Planecape before Greyhawk. Maybe even Spelljammer, who knows? Greyahwk might be 50th anniversary material, if you ask me.
Personally I cant wait for the JAKANDOR: ISLAND OF WAR 5E conversion. :LOL:!! That probably sold maybe 8 copies ever, I think that box set sat on my local Media Play shelf until they went bankrupt. All kidding aside...

I think you might be on to something with Greyhawk, they may do a whole year of that stuff that year. Or maybe some Dragonlance thrown in at that time. Ive never played either so I would rather they wait to adapt those to 5E. I'd like to see them role Planescape and Spelljammer into one hard back book or boxed set. I know they are technically 2 separate settings but I think they compliment each other enough to justify that like they did in 4E. Id like to see them return to the campaign setting format rather than the mega adventures that we've been getting. But thats just my opinion, I really miss the cool fold out maps from the 2E days.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Personally I cant wait for the JAKANDOR: ISLAND OF WAR 5E conversion. :LOL:!! That probably sold maybe 8 copies ever, I think that box set sat on my local Media Play shelf until they went bankrupt. All kidding aside...

I think you might be on to something with Greyhawk, they may do a whole year of that stuff that year. Or maybe some Dragonlance thrown in at that time. Ive never played either so I would rather they wait to adapt those to 5E. I'd like to see them role Planescape and Spelljammer into one hard back book or boxed set. I know they are technically 2 separate settings but I think they compliment each other enough to justify that like they did in 4E. Id like to see them return to the campaign setting format rather than the mega adventures that we've been getting. But thats just my opinion, I really miss the cool fold out maps from the 2E days.
The adventure books have been stealth setting books for the Forgotten Realms, more than they are "Paths" liek the old Dungeon Magazine series.
 

R_J_K75

Explorer
The adventure books have been stealth setting books for the Forgotten Realms, more than they are "Paths" liek the old Dungeon Magazine series.
I buy them to mine for content here and there because I write my own adventures/campaigns. I get some use out of them but I haven't run any printed 5E adventures. They're too long and we don't play often enough so it would take too long to get through them.
 

Parmandur

Legend
I think "popularity" is relative. Its easy to say that Eberron is more popular than Greyhawk when theres nothing to compare it to. Most of whats been offered to consumers over the last 20 years is either Forgotten Realms or Eberron products.
Possibly, but in terms of "people asking us to sell them a product," that's pretty important for WotC decision making.
 

SuperTD

Explorer
For me, my tolerance to the amount of repeated or "filler" material (like name lists) depends on how much new material there is overall in the book. If they spend 30 pages reprinting dragonmarks, magic items and races that still leaves 290 pages of new content. That's an extra 100 pages on Xanathar's which itself managed to spend 18 pages on random name generators. This will be the second biggest book after the Monster Manual and joint with Dungeon of the Mad Mage, so I think they get more leeway for reprints.
 
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R_J_K75

Explorer
Possibly, but in terms of "people asking us to sell them a product," that's pretty important for WotC decision making.
I considered this and got to thinking of the demographic of players relative to WotC surveys. I wonder what age group is asking for what campaign settings? Have they made the poll results available? I took quite a few of the surveys but didnt see the results but admittedly I didnt look for them either. I dont take the UA surveys as I dont use any of it or playtest the material so I dont think my opinion matters and will just skew the results. Im confident that they are listening to what the majority of those surveyed want as opposed to what they just think will sell. I think I read somewhere that 5E is their most successful, is this correct?
 

Parmandur

Legend
I considered this and got to thinking of the demographic of players relative to WotC surveys. I wonder what age group is asking for what campaign settings? Have they made the poll results available? I took quite a few of the surveys but didnt see the results but admittedly I didnt look for them either. I dont take the UA surveys as I dont use any of it or playtest the material so I dont think my opinion matters and will just skew the results. Im confident that they are listening to what the majority of those surveyed want as opposed to what they just think will sell. I think I read somewhere that 5E is their most successful, is this correct?
They haven't released exact numbers, and don't talk about the results as openly as they used to, but here is the latest they gave us on Settings:


I do not imagine that much has changed. These surveys apparently draw in 7 figures of respondents regularly, soooo it is difficult to skew them individually.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I would they wouldn't do much to the orcs apart from removing the intelligence penalty to bring them in line with the general playable race policy. They possibly could do with a bit of help to stop them being inferior to half orcs. I can't think of anything in Eberron lore that would make them really distinguishable from half orcs.

I quite like the Volo hobgoblin, they would make good artificers.
I’d want a bonus to wisdom, and maybe something that feels like natural aggressive impulse has been honed to fight abominations, like the ability to make an OA when someone casts a spell against you or subjects you to a saving throw?
 

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