5E Please Support Eberron!

Hellcow

Adventurer
For anyone who doesn't know me: Hi! I'm Keith Baker, the creator of the Eberron campaign setting. I've been doing what I can to push for new official support for the setting in the future, and in the meantime I've been providing unofficial support on my website. But the fact of the matter is that I don't know how much interest there really is in continued support for Eberron. So if you want to see more Eberron, I need your help.

I'm currently involved in two different charity RPG projects. On October 25th I'm participating in Extra Life as part of the D&D team, and on November 2nd I'm creating and running an Eberron adventure for ChariD20. My request is simple: if you want to see more Eberron, please donate one dollar to one of these causes. If you can donate more, please do; they are both good causes (childrens' hospitals and child literacy), and if you donate $10 to ChariD20 you'll get a copy of the adventure I'm making. But more than anything I am asking the people who want to see more Eberron to stand up and be counted. So if you can, please donate $1 to one of these causes - and share these links with anyone you know who would like to see more Eberron. Thank you!

Donate to Extra Life

Donate to ChariD20
 

SigmaOne

Visitor
Best of luck. I've never played Eberron, but it's clearly had a lasting impact on D&D and thus the hobby. I'd love to pay money for a shiny 5e Eberron book.

Godspeed!

Edit: P.S. I donated $5, because even though 5 isn't enough, 1 really isn't. Hope I can still be counted.
 

jrowland

Visitor
remember, even a $1 donation is a person Keith can point to and say "look at all these people! Lets publish this bad boy in 5E"

So $1 is enough to support Eberron...

But more is better to support the charities
 

Mercule

Adventurer
Following links, right now.

As for interest, I can speak only for myself. I'm a 30+ year veteran of D&D. After the first year or so, almost all that time has been behind the screen. And, other than a couple of vague hand-waves, early on, I've almost exclusively built my own settings. I've bought a number of published settings, though, to happily loot. There have been a couple (Greyhawk, Ravenloft) that have provided significant inspiration and a couple (Dragonlance, Dark Sun) that were intriguing and great fun to read about.

Eberron is the only time I've looked at a fantasy setting created by another person and wanted to just use it. Normally, I grab some of the best ideas and think "this would be better if..." and pull it in and twist it. All the best elements in Eberron work best because they're in Eberron -- and they're great elements. After playing 5E for a couple months, I took almost all of my 3E/3.5E books to a used book store. Looking at my bookshelf, I kept three. All of them are Eberron source books.

I couldn't give a rat's tail about the Realms; my money is down for Eberron the day the preorder is posted, especially if your name is at the top of the authors' list.
 

Hellcow

Adventurer
Thanks everyone! And I'm certainly not trying to tell anyone what to do. For me this is simply an opportunity to actually a real idea of how many people really are interested in seeing new Eberron material. So I'm just asking you to vote with your dollar... just to give that dollar to charity.

Thanks again for your time and support!
 

DMZ2112

Chaotic Looseleaf
Good luck, Keith. I want to see all D&D settings supported in D&D5. No world left behind!

...Even if Eberron /is/ too good for the Great Wheel. ::narrows eyes, purses lips::
 

Syntallah

Visitor
Best of luck to you Keith! I have enjoyed Eberron for many years, and will gladly contribute to a worthy cause in order to continue to do so!
 
On the other hand, just to play Devil's advocate for a moment, do we really need a new Eberron sourcebook? I still have my 3e and 4e sourcebook and using these, it would be relatively effortless to run an Eberron campaign for 5e.
 

Hellcow

Adventurer
On the other hand, just to play Devil's advocate for a moment, do we really need a new Eberron sourcebook? I still have my 3e and 4e sourcebook and using these, it would be relatively effortless to run an Eberron campaign for 5e.
In some ways, a 5E Eberron sourcebook would likely be aimed at new players who have never used any other system. Personally, I'm interested in the opportunity to explore other aspects of the setting in more detail. Much of the attention has been focused on the Five Nations, and I'd love to shine more light on Droaam or Darguun. Eberron has a unique cosmology, but its planes have never been explored in much depth. And so on. While we would likely need a new core sourcebook for people who know nothing about the setting at all, I'm always excited about the opportunity to continue to explore those parts of the world that are still in shadow. At the moment I can do my unofficial Q&As, but I can't provide any sort of concrete Eberron support.
 
In some ways, a 5E Eberron sourcebook would likely be aimed at new players who have never used any other system. Personally, I'm interested in the opportunity to explore other aspects of the setting in more detail. Much of the attention has been focused on the Five Nations, and I'd love to shine more light on Droaam or Darguun. Eberron has a unique cosmology, but its planes have never been explored in much depth. And so on. While we would likely need a new core sourcebook for people who know nothing about the setting at all, I'm always excited about the opportunity to continue to explore those parts of the world that are still in shadow. At the moment I can do my unofficial Q&As, but I can't provide any sort of concrete Eberron support.
Actually, that's brilliant. It's true that until now, Eberron has been centered around Sharn and the Five Nations. Without changing anything, you could present the setting from a wilder, more untamed part of the world and it would change everything.
 
I would rather see Eberron released as a series of awesome adventure paths that delved more into the history and backstory of these unique locations. With a player's guide and updated campaign source coming later.
 
Keith, have you considered trying to get Eberron licensed out like Dragonlance with Margaret Weis Productions some years ago?

Realistically WotC will probably focus on the more standard fantasy Forgotten Realms and only tangentially support other settings, perhaps working towards a new setting in a couple years. I mean they could come out with a book for Eberron, Greyhawk, Mystara, etc, but chances are they wouldn't really develop them. If you want to develop other parts of the setting, your best chance might be in some kind of licensing situation.
 

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