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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Skeleton Key Games releases e-Adventure Tiles: Arcane Express

Skeleton Key Games cartographer Edward Bourelle had created a new downloadable PDF that's worth a look for Eberron DMs planning cross-country adventures:

e-Adventure Tiles: Arcane Express

The $7.99 PDF features 25 full-color pages illustrating the interior (and roof) of an enchanted train. In addition to the page-sized maps, it includes smaller map components that can be used to plan out the design of the train. Its one-inch squares are the appropriate scale for fantasy miniatures, including the D&D Miniatures skirmish game.

Monday, November 29, 2004

New Official Site Updates

Dragonshards: Gnomes of Zilargo, Part 1. Kieth Baker delves into telling us about the Zilargo Gnomes.

Under the Glass: Cursed Magic Items. In this article Sean K Reynolds focuses on cursed items in the Eberron Setting.

Web Enhancement: Eberron World and Planar Calander Utility. This really nifty program lets you keep track of the moon phases and planar positions for Eberron given any inputted date.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Wizards hosting Eberron Virtual Dungeon Delve

Here's a post from the Wizards chat calendar:

Join a party of adventurers exploring the wonders of Eberron, trying to thwart the evil machinations of the sorcerer Paramel. Virtual Dungeon Delve is a one-shot, timed online adventuring experience. Can you complete your mission before its too late? Join us in the Wizards_Presents room of the Wizards of the Coast chatsite on Saturday, November 27, at 3 p.m. PT (6 p.m. ET). The event lasts 1.5 hours. Pregenerated characters are available here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Mark of Heroes Campaign Site Preview

Happy Holidays! The RPGA Mark of Heroes campaign's official site should go online in the first week of December. As a special holiday treat, Wizards of the Coast has decided to put up a very detailed preview of the D&D Campaign. Included are the campaign rules, character, progress and magic item sheets.

In addition, all of the fastplay characters are now available! The fastplay characters are:

  • Shifter Barbarian

  • Gnome Cleric

  • Human Fighter

  • Elf Ranger

  • Changeling Rouge

  • Kobold Wizard

No dragonmarked characters, but we do have a kobold!

Though it's just a preview, there is one piece missing:

If you play a fastplay character with that miniature, it unlocks a bonus that works exactly like a Campaign Card but is tailored for that particular character.

These bonuses are not described in the fastplay sheets as they are in the LotGR campaign.

All of the miniatures are from the current set (Aberrations), although the Man-at-Arms for the Human Fighter is a resculpt of a Harbinger miniatures. The Breland Ledger will investigate to see if both figures can be used. Four new fastplay characters will be introduced when Deathknell is released in March of 2005.

Marked For Death "Novel Approach" Dragon Article Info

Matt Forbeck, author of the upcoming novel Marked for Death, has made a post on his site on an upcoming issue of Dragon that will include stats for his book. Here's a snippet:

I also revised a "Novel Approach" article about the book for an upcoming issue of Dragon Magazine. This comes complete with stats for a smaller, party-sized airship and a living fireball spell. This article should appear in the same issue as a prefatory short story that introduces four of the characters from Marked for Death as they investigate a mysterious crater on the edges of the Mournland.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Official Site Updates

Dragonshards: Church of the Silver Flame, Part 2. Keith brings us information on Priests, Paladins, Frairs, Curruption, Quests, Prayers, Temples and so much more in the latest Dragonshards!

Steal This Hook!: War-Weary Souls. Doug Bayer tells us a little about survivors of the Last War and how to develop them into hooks for your game.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Web Enhancment for Sharn: City of Towers

Lyrandar Tower a web enhancement for Sharn: City of Towers has been released.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Product Catalog Update at WotC

New products have been posted at the WotC catalog! Pictures are not yet available for the Eberron DM Screen or Eberron Player Character Sheets, but two new sourcebooks are detailed:

The Five Nations

"A geographical sourcebook for play in the Five Nations of the Eberron world.

Five Nations offers players a rich source of information about playing and dealing with characters from the Five Nations of the Eberron world. As any play in the Eberron world is likely to involve the Five Nations or characters from them, the book is useful to anyone involved in an Eberron campaign. The individual nation chapters include information on culture, geography (including maps), guilds and factions and, new prestige classes, equipment, creatures, spells, magic items, and adventure sites."

Explorer’s Handbook

"The ultimate sourcebook for players wishing to explore the world of Eberron.

The Explorer’s Handbook showcases the multi-continental aspect of the Eberron setting. The chapter on travel discusses instantaneous and played-out travel and provides deck plans for airships, the lightning rail, and galleons, plus other methods of conveyance. A chapter on Explorer’s Essentials offers information on travel papers, preassembled equipment kits, how to join the Wayfarers’ Foundation, and more. This handbook will encourage you to explore the entire world rather than remain fixed in one region."

Dragon 326 and Upcoming Issues in 2005

Erik Mona, editor of Dragon and Dungeon magazines, has posted on EN World about Eberron and Dragon magazine:

I've just approved 5-6 Eberron articles by Keith Baker and 4-6 significant Forgotten Realms articles by Ed Greenwood to be published over the course of 2005.

We're also taking a serious look at all of the new "departments" that were introduced in Dragon 323 and will be cutting some of them over the course of the next few issues.

In the same thread, EN World member thalmin posts some info about issue 326:

The Ecology of the Rakshasa actually does have a sidebar on "variant breeds." The first is Rakshasas in Eberron, the second is Rakshasas in Monster Manual III.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Official Site Updates and Beta Test Info

For those individuals intrested in the Dragonshard beta test, be aware that your computer must be up to the following specs;

2 Ghz
512 MB RAM
64 MB video card

Official Site Updates:

Under the Glass: Race Relations and Prejudice, Sean K Reynolds breaks down just how Eberron Races get along with one another.

Dragonshards: Church of the Silver Flame, Part 1, Keith Baker tackles this wide spread religious organization and puts the spotlight on it to give you a better feel for how the church functions, what its beleifs and tenets are, and how to use them in your game.

Dragonshard RTS Beta Sign Ups

Liquid Entertainment has posted on their Dragonshard RTS forum that beta sign ups have begun.

Summer 2005 Products at Amazon

EN World member Swiftbrook has spotted WotC products over at Amazon:

June 1st, 2005

July 6th, 2005

July 27th, 2005

Aug 24th, 2005

Sept 7th, 2005

Sharn: City of Towers Blowout

Still don't have your hands on Sharn: City of Towers? Satisfy your appetite for the first new Eberron sourcebook since the setting's launch with updates at the official site. As if last week's selection of awesome excerpts wasn't enough, this weekend featured more teaser content.

Marvel at the art gallery for beautiful paintings that show the architectural and cultural diversity of Sharn's greatest city. Then, hit Mat Smith's November previews article for another meaty excerpt and a few new details on Grasp of the Emerald Claw.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Korranberg Chronicle - Issue 8

Issue 8 of the Korranberg Chronicle is now online at http://www.kchronicle.com.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Developer Chat Log on the Official Forums

A log of our most recent developer chat is now online! Our October 22 online Q&A with Keith Baker was hosted by chat.psionics.net and moderated by Brueklyn d'Cannith. It covered topics including Sharn: City of Towers and 2005's Races of Eberron.

Hosting problems have kept us from posting it on the Eberron Journal, so visit the official forums and check it out!

Chat Log: 10/22 Q&A with Keith Baker

Monday, November 08, 2004

Official Site Updates 11-08-04

New Updates at the Official Site today:

Steal This Hook!: Life-or-Death Countdowns. Adventure hooks in which heroes race a countdown to disaster. How will the PCs react when the difference between living and dying is a matter of a few crucial days, hours, or seconds? By Doug Beyer

Dragonshards: Dwarves of the Mror Holds, Part 2. Dwarven character, fashion, battle tactics, magic and more! By Keith Baker

Friday, November 05, 2004

Sharn: City of Towers Designer Interview

WotC has posted a Sharn: City of Towers Designer Interview with Keith Baker and James Wyatt. In addition to highlighting the City of Towers book contents, they give us a few previews of future material:

  • Grasp of the Emerald Claw Adventure
  • Races of Eberron
  • The City of Towers novel
  • Marked for Death novel
  • Miniatures
  • The D&D Open adventure at Gen Con Indy, Shards of Eberron, will appear in Dungeon
  • Another geographical sourcebook for Eberron, also due out in 2005
  • A different kind of Eberron sourcebook
  • A new Eberron book (James Wyatt's first novel)

  • Thursday, November 04, 2004

    Mark of Heroes FAQ

    The Official Site has posted a Mark of Heroes FAQ.

    Sharn Wallpapers

    The Official Site has graced us with Sharn: City of Towers Wallpaper and Screensaver!

    Some Examples:

    Monday, November 01, 2004

    Official Site Updates

    Wow what an active day at WOTC.

    Here are the latest updates:

    Dragonshards: Dwarves of the Mror Holds, Part 1. Keith Baker delves into the culture Dwarves and their Mror strongholds.

    Under the Glass: Goblin Uprising. Sean K Reynolds delivers a great new article focusing on the goblinoids of Eberron. They ran the world before, and they want it back!

    A Glorious City: 10 Reasons Why Your NPC's Want You to Get To Sharn: City of Towers . An Article by Darrin Drader.