5E New Eberron Book Details From WotC

WotC’s Jeremy Crawford appeared on Twitch last night with Bart Carroll, discussing the upcoming D&D setting book Eberron: Rising from the Last War. Lots of details within!

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- Overview of Eberron, emphasized potentials for adventure and post-WWI pulp style of setting.

- Dragonmarked Houses as fantasy Corporations, playable Dragonmarked characters as race rules in the book

- Rules and stories for playing, Warforged, Changlings, Kalsthar, Shifters, Goblins, Hobgoblins, Bugbears, Orcs. Playable Orc is different fro mthe Volo's Guide rules to reflect the different story (no intelligence malus, few other tweaks, still usable for other worlds, these are PC Orcs as opposed to Monster Manual Orcs like Volo's).

- Full rules for the Artificer, including a new feature in this book for making Common and Uncommon magic items

- Aberrant Dragonmark Feats are in the book

- Group patron rules for organizations the late 19th-early 20th century style: newspapers, criminal syndicates, universities, spy rings: fourth choice after Race-Class-Background that the party makes together, has new fluff background features to give characters and adventure hooks

- Possibility of the party becoming their own patron, example being creating your own Crime Syndicate

- All of the above is Chapter 1 material

- Chapter 2 is a Gazeeter of Korvaire and the world: delves into great nations, the religions, touches on otehr continents

- Chapter 3 is a zoom in on Sharn, a microcosm of the setting, great place for Noir intrigue

- Chapter 4 is a 100 page adventure creation toolkit comparable to Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica: wealth of adventure building tables, maps, organization information, first level adventure set in Sharn. Reveals brand new information about the Mournland, for instance, during the war they created not just regular Warforged and Warforged Titans but also Warforged Colossi the size of skyscrapers: one of the maps is of a fallen Warfored Colossi as a dungeon @doctorbadwolf

- Section in "massive" chapter for creating adventures about Eberron's cosmology, and how it relates to Great Wheel multiverse, left to DM to decide how sealed off Eberron is by the Progenitor Dragons

- There are extended magical item economy rules in chapter 5, Common magical items are plentiful: buying, selling, crafting rules and price lists.

- Eberron specific monsters and NPCs in the sixth and final chapter, covering things like Daelkyr, Living Spells (3 different Living Spells in the book including Living Cloud Kill, and a template for making more) and various specific NPCs

 
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doctorhook

Adventurer
While I'm pretty much neutral on the cover topic, I really really appreciate that, at least in Eberron, we're done with oversized-head halflings.
Haha good point! In my headcanon I’d already taken to ignoring all bighead halflings, so I honestly didn’t even notice it till you mentioned it, but you’re totally correct!

Man do bighead halflings look dumb.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
A pretty underwhelming cover to me, though it sets a good tone. I mostly don't really like the colors, and the warforged looks very Iron Man to me.

I can't really decide which one I like more. This one I think, but neither really excite me.
Yeah, not sure why they didn’t put the Dino front and center at least, make the warforged a very classic example of the race, or at least do something more like other Eberron books involving airships and/or lightning rails.
 

doctorhook

Adventurer
Yeah, not sure why they didn’t put the Dino front and center at least, make the warforged a very classic example of the race, or at least do something more like other Eberron books involving airships and/or lightning rails.
Yeah I agree, but I complained about the singular giant head dominating the cover, so I gotta show appreciation for the marked improvement shown here.
 

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