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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Korranberg Chronicle - Issue 2

The latest issue of the Korranberg Chronicle has been published.

Issue #2 includes weather reports across Khorvaire, the very first Ask Atgar column, Deep Trouble in Sharn and much much more! Check it out.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Two Eberron Products on WOTC's 2005 Catalog

The WOTC 2005 Product Catalog for January through April has been released.

January:
Grasp of the Emerald Claw by Bruce R Cordell
(Adventure)

April:
Races of Eberron (Eberron Accessory) by Jesse Decker, Matthew Sernett, Keith Baker, Gwendolyn F. M. Kestrel.

Originally Scooped at www.enworld.org (Thanks Merric and Eric Noah!)


Monday, July 26, 2004

Eberron Forum Watch - 7/26

Welcome to another installment of Eberron Forum watch.
Here are some recent intresting threads that you fans may want to read.

Official Site Forum:

Khorvese Alphabet: An enterprizing Eberron fan designed an alphebet for Khorvaires Common Trade Tounge. You can see the glyphs/characters here.

Eberron Character Portraits: Official Forum member DMAC posts character portraits he's drawn for Eberron. One shining example is his Warforged Master Inquisitive. More can be found at his site www.yodaboys.com.

Epic PC's in Eberron: How to handle Epic Level play, in Eberrons low level world.


EnWorld Forums:

Eberron TV?: Eberron as a TV Show



New Eberron Fan Site + Review

A new fan-run site based on an Institution of Information from Eberron has hit the net.

Morgrave University: The Eberron Wiki is online. Their first Eberron related article is a review of the ECS.

Welcome to the 'net Morgrave University!

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Worldwide D&D Game Day

The latest update at Wizards of the Coast includes a few Eberron scoops. At this year's Gen Con Indy, WotC will host D&D Open - Shards of Eberron. In addition, there are some details on retailers distributing a standalone version of everyone's favorite module:

"Saturday, October 2, 2004, participating game stores will present two adventures well stocked with hapless monsters to slay. Bring some friends to adventure with or meet some new gaming buddies at the event. The mini adventure, Lair or the Mad Alchemist, provides a great introduction to D&D, while The Forgotten Forge offers the thrill of a full-scale adventure set in the exciting new world of Eberron."

Official Site Hosting Eberron Live Chat

Friday July 30th, at 8pm EST, the Official Website is hosting a live chat with Keith Baker.

Register your accounts ahead of time as there is usually a few hour wait for confirmations.

Dungeon 115 Preview

Dungeon magazine issue 114 includes a preview of an Eberron adventure in Dungeon 115:

Steel Shadows by Keith Baker
A killer is stalking the warforged of Sharn. Some say the murderer is a vengeful spirit, while others blame human bigotry and fear. Can the adventurers expose the truth that lies hidden in the depths of Sharn? A D&D Eberron adventure for 7th-level characters.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Using Dragon magazine for your Eberron campaign

The Eberron Journal has updated again with new Conversions content.

Converting Dragon #309

This is the first in a series of articles that will examine recent Dragon magazine articles through an Eberron-oriented perspective. It tackles the article in the "war" issue, a very relevant topic for the people of Khorvaire.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Dragonshards - Heroic Journeys

The Official Site has posted the latest Dragonshards article, Heroic Journeys.

Thoughts about D&D Online

While pen-and-paper Eberron fans focus on Wizards of the Coast releases, work is currently underway on D&D Online, a massively-multiplayer RPG. A couple of noteworthy news items:
 
Last week, Stratics Central posted an interview with Eberron Keith Baker, which describes the tone of Eberron in the context of D&D Online.
 
Computer gaming site MMORPGDot has posted an editorial on how D&D Online will be affected by its placement in the world of Eberron. (Thanks to Joni-san for the link.)
 
For more D&D Online information, check out GameBanshee and IGN Vault.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Eberron Chat Transcript now available!

An edited transcript of last night's excellent designer Q&A is now available. Our very own BrooklynKnight (also known as ArthurQ and Brueklen d'Cannith) moderated the Q&A session, which featured Bill Slavicsek, Christopher Perkins, and Keith Baker. The chat provides plenty of new details about the world of Eberron, as well as hinting at some of the Eberron releases planned for the next 18 months. It's a must-read for any Eberron fan!
 
Eberron Designer Q&A Session
 
We're hoping these chats can become regular events, scheduled to coincide with major Eberron releases. Stay tuned for details about a possible chat around the release of Whispers of the Vampire's Blade and Sharn: City of Towers. Thanks again to the designers who participated!
 
If you maintain a D&D or Eberron fan site and would like to host a copy of this transcript, click here for a blank HTML version.

New fan-created spells at the Eberron Journal

The Eberron Journal's Lore section has updated with a new article, containing war-oriented spells that DMs can place as "treasure" for wizards exploring the Mournland.
 
Lost Spells of the Last War

Shadows of the Last War Art Gallery

The Official Site has posted the Art Gallery for Shadows of the Last War.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Live Q&A With Eberron Designers Tonight

Tonight, July 16th, at 8pm EST (-5 GMT) the Eberron chatroom will be hosting a live chat with an all-star panel of Eberron designers. Our guests will be Keith Baker, Bill Slavicsek, and Christopher Perkins.
 
The chat will be held in an IRC chatroom on chat.psionics.net in #eberron. If you need help in joining the chatroom, you can find information by clicking here or on the chatroom link to the left.

Korranberg Chronicle now live!

The largest fan project since the launch of the Eberron campaign setting is finally here. The Korranberg Chronicle is a collection of fan-created news stories within the context of everyone's favorite Zilargo newspaper. It is essentially a collection of adventure hooks in an entertaining story format, and it's available both as viewable HTML and a downloadable PDF, which means it's perfect for printing out and handing to players. Check it out!
 
The Korranberg Chronicle
 
When you're reading the Korranberg Chronicle, be sure to check out the Ask Atgar section. Atgar's column relies upon your "in-character" Eberron questions, so click here to e-mail him today!

New reviews at RPGnet

RPGnet has posted two new reviews of the Eberron Campaign Setting book. Jake Waltier's review is very positive and detailed. Nate Bruinooge's review is takes a more frank approach, one that is positive but objective enough to be useful to someone who's still "on the fence" about the campaign setting.
 
Jake Waltier's Review
 
Nate Bruinooge's Review

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

New demographics generator at the Eberron Journal

Inspired by the recent Dragonshards article, official forum member and Eberron expert Takasi has created a great new program to generate demographics for the world of Eberron. You type in a population number and the generator shows the breakdown of PC and NPC classes within a given region. It's now available in the Eberron Journal's Lore section. Try it out!

Eberron Demographics Generator

Adventure seeds for Eberron DMs

Looking for ideas to spark your next adventure? Every Eberron DM should check out a new thread developing at the official forums:

Eberron Adventure Seeds

Read through the very creative ideas and add your own!

Eberron: Marked for Death

The latest update at Matt Forbeck's website reveals the title of his first Eberron novel, due in February 2005: "Marked for Death." It also mentions a short story and some game content that he's writing for a future issue of Dragon magazine. Check it out!

Eberron and Dragon

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

A closer look at The Queen With Burning Eyes

While it has been in subscribers' hands for a while, Dungeon #113 hit store shelves only recently. This issue features the Eberron adventure "The Queen With Burning Eyes" by James Wyatt.

The conclusion of the adventure is left open-ended, but if your game group is playing through the Queen With the Burning Eyes, you might want to see how the creator himself continued afterward. James posted this in his blog almost a month ago, but it's particularly relevant now.

For fun details from James Wyatt's D&D campaign, click below:

Beyond the Queen With Burning Eyes

Some players, especially those who do not own a D&D Miniatures Entry Pack, may find the adventure's map difficult to use. For an alternate map, click below:

Dagda's Queen With Burning Eyes Map

Monday, July 12, 2004

New Dragonshards article and City of Towers info

The Latest Dragonshards article at the Official Website has been posted.

Dragonshards: Demographics

This latest issue confronts the issue of NPC's, Their Classes, the population, and how many npc's of a given level are in any given town or city. Thanks again to Keith Baker for some incredible writing!

While you're at the official site, check out the latest In the Works D&D preview article, which reveals a new detail about Sharn: City of Towers, a regional sourcebook planned for November. According to the article, the sourcebook will include a CD with "feature film-caliber original music" inspired by the Eberron campaign setting.

Sunday, July 11, 2004

New translator on the Eberron Journal

The Eberron Journal's Lore page, a collection of fan-created Eberron content, has updated again. This time, it's with a "translator" that turns English into words that sound like the lanugage of Aerenal and Valenar elves. It features language work by Skye "Masterful Norg" Freeman and an impressive programming job by Oliver "Knight Otu" Frank.

Common to Elven Translator

Shadows of the Last War in stores

Word is hitting the web that the first Eberron adventure, Shadows of the Last War, is now in stores. It isn't everywhere, though, so call your friendly local gaming store before you run out to get it.

Official forum member Dwilgar posted a brief [url=http://boards1.wizards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=273669]review[/url].

Saturday, July 10, 2004

New Eberron monsters every week

Official forums member ieattrollsforbreakfast (just call him Trolls) has embarked on a weekly quest to create original monsters that are at home in the Eberron campaign setting. Challenge your players with these great new monsters!

Monster of the Week #1: Riedran Crysteel Golem

Monster of the Week #2: Spark Moth

Friday, July 09, 2004

New Drow details in WOTC article

The latest Elite Opponents article on the Wizards of the Coast Home Page reveals some new information about the mysterious drow.

According to the article in Eberron Drow have a unique bond with scorpions, not spiders.

To Quote:
"In the traditional settings of the Dungeons & Dragons game, the drow are closely associated with spiders. The Eberron campaign setting, however, associates dark elves with scorpions instead."

The article, written by Andy Collins then goes on to list a Drow Tauric Scorpion. The listing can be found near the middle of the article.

New Conversions and Lore Articles

The Eberron Journal updated today with new articles in its Conversions and Lore sections!

Complete Warrior Classes: Wondering how to place Complete Warrior classes and prestige classes in an Eberron campaign? Look no further than this article, which offers suggestions for making the Complete Warrior's generic classes Eberron-specific.

Complete Divine Classes: It may be a while before all the deities featured in the Eberron Campaign Setting book have official prestige classes. Why wait? Use the mechanics of classes from the Complete Divine with the flavor presented in this article and enjoy an extensive new set of options for players.

The Cult of Four: The "Complete Divine Classes" article features suggestions for pulling shugenjas away from their Asian roots and making them a secret society of element worshippers in Eberron. Use this organization to tie shugenjas together!

In addition to these great updates, we're in the process of revamping the site to shift our focus from previews to ongoing coverage. The left-hand navigation you see on this page will be the new standard for the entire site, and some older sections will be phased out. Stay tuned for more original content!

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Help the Breland Ledger!

Are you interested in helping scoop Eberron related news to the Breland Ledger?

If you want to help us out, then send your email scoops to brelandledger@gmail.com and include the alias you want to be credited under.

What kind of news are we looking for? Mostly any tidbits about Eberron found on messageboards. Our in-house reporters already monitor the Official Website and Enworld for any official updates.

Keep an eye on the official forums and ENworld message boards for any tidbits of information released by the WotC Developers. If you think someone has made an interesting post or created some fan work for Eberron that might be useful for everyone, send that along!

The Breland Ledger thanks you in advance for your help!

Eberron Forum Watch - 7/8

Here's a roundup of some interesting topics in Eberron-themed threads across the net.

From the ENworld boards:

What is "pulp"?
Wide Open Spaces
Call of Cthulhu meets Eberron
Travelling Eberron (This thread was inspired by our very own d'Sivis gnome's map!)
Spells for Warforged

From the official forum:

Movies and Films for Inspiration
What's the highest-level NPC in a given city?
Sharn's 16th level mayor

Last but not least, Kildaere d'Sivis has updated her map to version 1.3.
It can be found here. The tired gnome claims that she wont be updating her map for a long while, so let's wish her a good rest! Thank you for a job well done, Kildaere!

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

IRC Q&A with Eberron Designers

Eberron's designers, Keith Baker, Jesse Decker, Bill Slavicsek and Christopher Perkins will be attending a live Q&A on Friday July 16th at 8pm EST. The chat will be held in an irc chatroom on chat.psionics.net in #eberron.

If you have an IRC Client, simply click on the link above. If not, you may download one at www.mirc.com. If you don't want to use an IRC Client, go to ENworld's Chat Room. After connecting, type /join #eberron.

Depending on turnout the chat will be moderated. Prepare your questions in advance!

Happy Birthday, Hellcow!

Eberron creator and all-around great guy Keith Baker turns 35 today. If you see him online or on the forums, wish him a happy birthday!

Another great fan-created map

Yesterday, the Breland Ledger reported the addition of an excellent map to Jhonen Olain's Eberron Journal, a PDF created by Kildaere. If you're looking for another option, though, look no further than a new map created by forum member Sebby.

Sebby's map is a large JPG image, suitable for printing on eight 8.5"x11" pages. It adds national borders, towns, and Lightning Rail lines to the map printed in the Eberron campaign setting book. The end result is a map that looks very much like the original maps it's based on.

The map is currently hosted at two sites. Click one of the links below to download it!

Sebby's site

Sancus.off.net

Korranberg Chronicle fan project underway

A group of Eberron fans at the official forums are embarking on a cool new project ...and it's not too late to join the team!

While nearly everyone who read the Eberron Campaign Setting book was left wishing for a virtual version of the Five Nations' most popular news source, a fan called Flamy (and his growing group of collaborators) is determined to make it happen. The Korranberg Chronicle is now under construction and writers are lining up to participate in the project.

Think you can write adventure hook-filled fiction while maintaining a journalistic style? If you're a skilled writer who's interested in contributing, check out the discussion that launched the project. Then head to the Yahoo! forum to offer your skills as a chronicler, or check out the framework that's currently being built for the site.

Original "Let's Make the Korranberg Chronicle" thread

Korranberg Chronicle Yahoo! Group

Future home of the Korranberg Chronicle

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Fan creates comprehensive Khorvaire map

When the Eberron Campaign Setting book was released without an all-inclusive fold-out map, some fans were disappointed. The recently-released Dragon #113 featured a beautiful map of Khorvaire, but it showed only natural geography and the names of nations (as already seen in the middle of the Eberron Campaign Setting book). Eberron fans still wanted to see a map of Khorvaire that showed cities while linking Lightning Rail lines and roads.

The fans demanded it, so other fans worked to make it happen. The best of these efforts, by forum member kildaere007, is now featured on the Eberron Journal and several mirror sites. Click below to check it out!

Comprehensive Map of Khorvaire

A few fans have gone further with Kildaere's image, turning the PDF file into JPG format and even placing it into a ZIP file as 8 page-sized images. These are large files, so if you have trouble downloading the map from a particular site, try another. Whichever format you choose, enjoy the map and thank Kildaere here!

Monday, July 05, 2004

Religion Overview and Shadows of the Last War

The official Eberron homepage updated with two new articles over the Fourth of July weekend. Keith Baker turned in another Dragonshards article, the first in a series about religion. It begins by describing Eberron's religious traditions in general terms. The site also updated with a brief article announcing that the first published Eberron adventure, Shadows of the Last war, will be in stores this month.

Dragonshards - Religion in Eberron

Shadows of the Last War article

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Eberron art by Darren Calvert

Fan-favorite RPG artist Darren "Yodaboy" Calvert has posted some great new Eberron images on his personal site. Check them out!

Warforged Master Inquisitive and Shifter Monk

Shifter sketch

Warforged sketches