The Final Announcement from The Descent Live Stream: Eberron Hardcover

The final announcement at the end of The Descent stream is a hardcover book for the Eberron setting!
No details have been announced, but Nathan Stewart closed out the live stream event for The Descent by proclaiming the final book out this year would be a hardcover setting book for Eberron.
 
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Birmy

Explorer
...they did a karaoke cover song of ACDC's "TNT" but changed the lyrics to "DND"...I don't want to disparage the musical talents of the people who performed it, but the end result was not as witty as you might thing it is from just the description...
Like last year, the musical bits were strange--careening between impressive and embarrassing, often within the same performance.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Welp. I officially don't know what they're doing anymore, and I don't think they do either. Everything made sense through 2017 or so, but since then it's been one wrong turn after another. :erm:
People have been asking for this since 2014. Eberron is one of the most popular settings, and they finally bailed down how to do setting books last year with Ravnica.
 

pukunui

Adventurer
Welp. I officially don't know what they're doing anymore, and I don't think they do either. Everything made sense through 2017 or so, but since then it's been one wrong turn after another. :erm:
Kinda like the *other* D&D, am I right? ;)
 

Kurotowa

Adventurer
From the Twitch Chat, it sounds like it will be a different book than Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron.
If I had to lay a bet, I'd say different but not All New, All Different. It'll have new material and expanded material but won't throw out anything. The rules bits like races and magic items and Dragonmarks as substitute subraces will carry over. The setting bits will be expanded from the rather brief current entries. Add in the Artificer once it's done, add some new art and maps, add a Monsters and NPCs section. Bam, that's probably 90% of your hardcover right there.
 

Parmandur

Legend
If I had to lay a bet, I'd say different but not All New, All Different. It'll have new material and expanded material but won't throw out anything. The rules bits like races and magic items and Dragonmarks as substitute subraces will carry over. The setting bits will be expanded from the rather brief current entries. Add in the Artificer once it's done, add some new art and maps, add a Monsters and NPCs section. Bam, that's probably 90% of your hardcover right there.
Mearls laid out what they would do early on: reuse the crunch, all different fluff, so it is not a repeat purchase.
 
Not what I wanted, but acceptable.

Wonder if my old prediction is right, that they're mainly gonna do setting books when they can put a class into it (assuming The Artificer is in this book). They just have to release a Dark Sun book with the Psion and I will be right.

Hopefully it will add some extra player stuff than just the Artificer and the races, like a few new subclasses or maybe some new fighting styles (long shot, but I can hope.). Hopefully they also have some more monsters, cause I wanna fight some Daeklyr.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Not what I wanted, but acceptable.

Wonder if my old prediction is right, that they're mainly gonna do setting books when they can put a class into it (assuming The Artificer is in this book). They just have to release a Dark Sun book with the Psion and I will be right.

Hopefully it will add some extra player stuff than just the Artificer and the races, like a few new subclasses or maybe some new fighting styles (long shot, but I can hope.). Hopefully they also have some more monsters, cause I wanna fight some Daeklyr.
Ravnica didn't have a new Class, though I would expect a Psion in Dark Sun.
 

a.everett1287

Explorer
Welp. I officially don't know what they're doing anymore, and I don't think they do either. Everything made sense through 2017 or so, but since then it's been one wrong turn after another. :erm:
Huh?
Hasn't this been fairly frequently requested?

Are you sure you know what you're talking about at all, or are you just wanting to hear your head roar?
 

kenmarable

Explorer
Exactly what I was expecting, otherwise it would have been over 2 and a half year wait from Wayfinder’s to a full hardcover version. Seemed really unlikely they would do another classic setting first.

Now, if they make it a regular cycle and this summer have a Planescape PDF and open it up on DMsGuild, that would be wonderful!
 

Parmandur

Legend
Exactly what I was expecting, otherwise it would have been over 2 and a half year wait from Wayfinder’s to a full hardcover version. Seemed really unlikely they would do another classic setting first.

Now, if they make it a regular cycle now and this summer have a Planescape PDF and open it up on DMsGuild, that would be wonderful!
I wouldn't be surprised if they did a Dark Sun playtest with a Psion.
 

kenmarable

Explorer
WotC doesn't broadcast their intentions at best and is willing to wholesale mislead their fans at worst.
Um, what? Releasing a mini version of the setting last year that they even said was the precursor of a hardcover, having Adventure League games based in the setting, and in just the past few months multiple playtest versions of a class deeply tied to the setting isn’t really blatantly broadcasting their intentions? I’m not sure any way to be more obvious until they actually announced the product!
 

jayoungr

Adventurer
Well. I was really hoping for Planescape/Spelljammer
They told us months ago that it wouldn't be Spelljammer. Alas.

Also: I was happy about this until I checked out the thread. I won't lie--the negativity here is bringing me down somewhat. I'm sure I'll recover, but reading this thread wasn't good for me.
 

kenmarable

Explorer
I wouldn't be surprised if they did a Dark Sun playtest with a Psion.
Yep, I fully expect that to happen as well, just don’t know when. I’m hoping next year (because I *really* want Planescape this year). With how slow they want to be in expanding the crunch, I’d say slightly better odds that they would wait until after Artificer is fully released and see how things with that go before getting more serious with Psion. But I have no idea. I enjoy Dark Sun, too, so I’d be happy with that. But who knows? (Outside of WorC, of course!)
 

a.everett1287

Explorer
They told us months ago that it wouldn't be Spelljammer. Alas.

Also: I was happy about this until I checked out the thread. I won't lie--the negativity here is bringing me down somewhat. I'm sure I'll recover, but reading this thread wasn't good for me.
Never use these discussions HERE as barometers of quality. Especially here.


I'd also like to know what about Eberron seems to throw some people into these sort of passive-aggressive (or straight aggressive) fits. It's a pretty cool setting.
 

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