D&D 5E Keith Baker Presents Closing Doors On Eberron

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Keith Baker has announced that his Eberron-based publishing company will be ending production after 4 years. The company, led by Eberron creator Keith Baker, produced four incredibly popular books on the Dungeon Master's Guild--Exploring Eberron, Chronicles of Eberron, Dread Metrol, and Eberron Confidential. There is one more book planned--Frontiers of Eberron: Quickstone will be released by Visionary Production and Design who will also be continuing publication of the four existing books.

Eberron is an official D&D world, and was introduced to 5E with Eberron: Rising form the Last War in 2019.

We appreciate all the support and enthusiasm that our fans brought these past four years, and it is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that on June 30, 2023 KB Presents will be closing its doors. It has been a joy and honor to bring you our version of Eberron and we are incredibly proud of what we have created.

As we pursue new challenges and opportunities, we leave the existing works under the stewardship of Visionary Production and Design (https://twitter.com/visionarypnd). This includes the following Dungeon Masters Guild titles:

Exploring Eberron: Exploring Eberron - Dungeon Masters Guild | Dungeon Masters Guild
Chronicles of Eberron: Chronicles of Eberron - Dungeon Masters Guild | Dungeon Masters Guild
Dread Metrol: Dread Metrol: Into the Mists - An Eberron / Ravenloft Crossover - Dungeon Masters Guild | Dungeon Masters Guild
Eberron Confidential: Eberron Confidential - Dungeon Masters Guild | Dungeon Masters Guild

If you would like to continue supporting the former KB Presents production team, you can find us at:

Laura Hirsbrunner, Editor: Laura Hirsbrunner
Imogen Gingell, Designer: Imogen Gingell
Wayne Chang, Producer: Adventuring Zone
Keith Baker, Lead Designer: Twogether Studios

Our final book, Frontiers of Eberron: Quickstone, is slated for release in the latter half of 2023 and will be published under Visionary. We appreciate your taking this journey with us and we look forward to our paths crossing once again.

Thank you!
 
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Phandelver is set in the Realms. Unless they're making a new setting with the same marketable proper nouns, like they did with Ravenloft?
And the first two are rehashed magic the gathering content and 3rd is explicitly a setting neutral collection of individual plots that can be used as something more but it is also located within an established plane of the forgotten realm so also not a new setting.

The critical role contents the closest thing that they have to a unique setting.
 

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dave2008

Legend
Phandelver is set in the Realms. Unless they're making a new setting with the same marketable proper nouns, like they did with Ravenloft?
Yes, I know. Kara-Tur and Maztica are also "in the realms" but are their own settings too. I originally thought Phandelver was going to be the same, but it appears that will not be the case - as I noted.
 

dave2008

Legend
And the first two are rehashed magic the gathering content and...
However, they are settings WotC created. They are their creation, a good deal "newer" than most D&D settings, and new to D&D. You can can dismiss them if you want, but I see no logical reason to do that. They fit the bill to me.
3rd is explicitly a setting neutral collection of individual plots that can be used as something more but it is also located within an established plane of the forgotten realm so also not a new setting.
The radiant citadel is set in the established multiverse (as are all D&D settings, included Eberron), not specifically the Forgotten Realms. However it is also specifically a setting itself, like all of the other D&D settings in the D&D multiverse (which is all official D&D settings).
The critical role contents the closest thing that they have to a unique setting.
I didn't include that one as it is more distant than the MtG settings which were created by WotC. Exandria was not created by WotC. However, I guess in some respects it is similar to Eberron though I don't know the legal arrangement that brought Exandria to D&D. It seems to be different than what made Eberron possible. So maybe we should included it? That would bring the new settings so far back up to 4 (with Phandelver removed) and the 5th new setting to be released next year.

PS - I forgot Arcavios (another MtG crossover). So that makes 5 currently with the 6th to come next year. And that one will not be a MtG crossover.
 

The MTG settings existed prior to the Next playtest by nearly a decade. I can't see how that is new by any stretch of the imagination nor is the Ethereal Plane or cities in it. It's a woven in part of FR cosmic wheel. All this is is Planescape with a different name for the city without any actual meat on the bones. I don't see a single "this is what makes this a unique setting" calling card but maybe I missed it on my first read.
 

JoeyQueerAF

Dungeon Master
I signed up as a Patreon specifically to stay in touch with whatever his incredible talent creates. Eberron is very likely going to be the next campaign world I run my players through, his article on incorporating Spelljammer into Eberron is excellent!
 

vecna00

Speculation Specialist Wizard
The MTG settings existed prior to the Next playtest by nearly a decade. I can't see how that is new by any stretch of the imagination nor is the Ethereal Plane or cities in it. It's a woven in part of FR cosmic wheel. All this is is Planescape with a different name for the city without any actual meat on the bones. I don't see a single "this is what makes this a unique setting" calling card but maybe I missed it on my first read.
That cosmic wheel predates the Forgotten Realms. Forgotten Realms is a part of that cosmic wheel. The cosmic wheel does not exist because of the Forgotten Realms.
 

That cosmic wheel predates the Forgotten Realms. Forgotten Realms is a part of that cosmic wheel. The cosmic wheel does not exist because of the Forgotten Realms.
I'm not arguing the forgotten realms is new. Also I'm not the expert on the forgotten rounds because I hate kitchen sink settings but wasn't it not technically attached until the times of troubles and under that model every prime plane has its own ethereal plane that coincides with it?
A new city within an existing plane of existence can be a setting but I don't see how this one fits the bill yet. It's a Chuck e cheese Sigil.
 

vecna00

Speculation Specialist Wizard
I'm not arguing the forgotten realms is new. Also I'm not the expert on the forgotten rounds because I hate kitchen sink settings but wasn't it not technically attached until the times of troubles and under that model every prime plane has its own ethereal plane that coincides with it?
A new city within an existing plane of existence can be a setting but I don't see how this one fits the bill yet. It's a Chuck e cheese Sigil.
Here's the part that I was referring to:
It's a woven in part of FR cosmic wheel.
The Great Wheel is not the "Forgotten Realms Cosmology," it's the D&D Cosmology that Forgotten Realms is a part of.
 

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