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5E Tons of Exploring Eberron Previews

Exploring Eberron, the new sourcebook, is nearly here, and Keith Baker has been sharing previews! So many previews! Below are some of them, but if you check out Keith's InMyEberron Twitter stream and keep scrolling down, you'll find more, and more, and more!

This book is looking gorgeous. It will be arriving on DMs Guild soon.

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That Goblin is counting at us, clearly its evil, quick kill it. Seriously does anyone ever use the different made up languages? I had to take French 101 from middle school through my senior year of high school and barely passed, how will I ever get through Goblin?

Looks like a nice addition to the Eberron shelf think I'll get it when its out.
 

That Goblin is counting at us, clearly its evil, quick kill it. Seriously does anyone ever use the different made up languages? I had to take French 101 from middle school through my senior year of high school and barely passed, how will I ever get through Goblin?

Looks like a nice addition to the Eberron shelf think I'll get it when its out.
I had my character recently engage in Undercommon with a Drow we captured. Course I didn't go the extra 50 miles by pretending to say the language, we just had the convo on "English" but everybody acted like they couldn't understand what my guy and the Drow were saying to each other.
 


I had my character recently engage in Undercommon with a Drow we captured. Course I didn't go the extra 50 miles by pretending to say the language, we just had the convo on "English" but everybody acted like they couldn't understand what my guy and the Drow were saying to each other.
Kind of what I was getting at, side convos in English because 1 character in a party speaks gnoll has been common in my game since forever. Cant, Planar Speak as well as Realms colloquialisms as well. But I tried once to add some of the Calishite language to a session when the players went to Calimshan and were from the North so effectively making them outsiders. After they realized I wasn't having a stroke and speaking in a strange language it was pretty funny but I decided then and there that I would never do it again. Even though the scene turned out pretty funny it was more trouble than its worth.
 

Kind of what I was getting at, side convos in English because 1 character in a party speaks gnoll has been common in my game since forever. Cant, Planar Speak as well as Realms colloquialisms as well. But I tried once to add some of the Calishite language to a session when the players went to Calimshan and were from the North so effectively making them outsiders. After they realized I wasn't having a stroke and speaking in a strange language it was pretty funny but I decided then and there that I would never do it again. Even though the scene turned out pretty funny it was more trouble than its worth.
Honestly, the ONLY DND made up language you can use, if ya know it, is the Elven that you jack from Tolkien.

But I don't know.HOW you'd do Draconic, Undercommon, etc etc.
 

Honestly, the ONLY DND made up language you can use, if ya know it, is the Elven that you jack from Tolkien.
Read the Hobbit and LotR but my pea brain only got through a page and a half of the Silmarillion. I couldn't keep the names and characters straight. I don't think theres much hope for me incorporating JJR Elven anytime soon, especially since 2/3 of my players haven't read it. One of the major hurdles Ive found with adding any kind of superfluous fluff to a campaign is having player buy in, which can be difficult to get at times.
 


Phenomen

Explorer
I'm running Eberron's Oracle of War campaign and my players love it. It would be nice to expand the game beyond Mourningland / Breeland in our next campaign. Thanks Keith for such an awesome setting!
 


MarkB

Legend
But I don't know.HOW you'd do Draconic, Undercommon, etc etc.
You could borrow some of the dragon linguistics from Skyrim. Undercommon could be based on Old English. Have it turn out to be based in the same roots as Common, and actually closer to those roots - it's the uncouth surface races who have twisted and debased it over the centuries.
 


Seriously does anyone ever use the different made up languages?
Not only do I use these languages heavily in my campaign, if some enterprising conlang type decided to write up a product with common phrases, naming conventions, etc., for all the standard D&D races and the primary D&D monster civilizations (like the giants), I would buy it a heartbeat.

As it is, I've been using English to Klingon translators for Orcish, which works pretty well, but I'd much rather have a book I can have on my shelf and PDF library that stands alone.

EDIT: I also use this Thieves Cant PDF from DMs Guild at my table. My son, who plays a rogue, won't play without it. It's easy to use, you won't sound silly using it, and it rewards characters making Perception or Investigation checks to spot the communication.
 


Fenris-77

Small God of the Dozens
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Not only do I use these languages heavily in my campaign, if some enterprising conlang type decided to write up a product with common phrases, naming conventions, etc., for all the standard D&D races and the primary D&D monster civilizations (like the giants), I would buy it a heartbeat.

As it is, I've been using English to Klingon translators for Orcish, which works pretty well, but I'd much rather have a book I can have on my shelf and PDF library that stands alone.

EDIT: I also use this Thieves Cant PDF from DMs Guild at my table. My son, who plays a rogue, won't play without it. It's easy to use, you won't sound silly using it, and it rewards characters making Perception or Investigation checks to spot the communication.
Did you know that High Valerian is available on Duolingo? As is Klingon. I thought that was cool.
 
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cbwjm

I can add a custom title.
If this shows up on DnDBeyond then I might check out the character options, other than the few bits and pieces in this article, do we know what will be in the book?
 


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