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|Saturday, July 18th, 2009|
Hey, Austin gamers
I'll be doing another signing at Dragon's Lair, for the release of the Eberron Campaign Guide. It starts at midnight on Monday the 20th. (Well, since it's midnight, it's technically Tuesday, but you know what I mean.)
Directions available here: http://dlair.net/austin/austin-lair/store-info/
Hope to see some of you there. :) Current Mood: awake
|Monday, June 8th, 2009|
Hey, Austin gamers!
I'm going to be doing a signing at Dragon's Lair, for the midnight release party for the 4E Eberron Player's Guide
. It's on Monday the 15th (though I suppose, technically, it'll be Tuesday by then, but you know what I mean). If you're in the area, stop by, say hey, maybe even pick up a copy and get it signed. (I'll be happy to sign anything else I worked on, if you'd like.)
You can find address and directions at www.dlair.net.
Hope to see you there. Current Mood: excited
|Thursday, August 9th, 2007|
Hey there! I'm an Old-school player from way back in the "blue box" days who is just now dipping my toes in the game again.
My question: I've begun by making a new character: a cigar-chomping warforged fighter named "Sarge"(He ran a small unit of other warforged in the Last War and the name stuck; Imaigine a metallic John Wayne from "The sands of Iwo Jima". Because of his limited ability to taste he LOVES cheap, stinky cigars...)
Anyway, I've decided to use the warforged fighter racial substitution levels from the start, but it seems there are no good feats available for second-level characters. I was considering "construct lock", but I was afraid that that the relative scarcity of constructs makes it a waste.
|Friday, June 22nd, 2007|
Poll on non-mainstream hobbies
For my journalism class, I'm conducting a small survey on non-mainstream hobbies with two friends of mine. We're targeting D&D gamers amongst other hobby groups.
If you have some time, it'd be great if you could fill out the survey. It consists of 17 questions and can be found here
I hope this post is not off-topic; if it is, feel free to delete, of course.
|Wednesday, June 20th, 2007|
After getting into a fight about Changeling philosophies presented in RoE, I decided to make some more, as I felt that there were still some gaps in potential mindsets for changelings, how they view their shapechange abilities, and how those can be used in the life and times of your average changeling. Changeling PhilosophiesWearers
Change Shape is a tool. It is a means to an end. Where Becomers change their shape to form a complete identity with its own sets of thoughts, quirks, and preferences, the Wearer considers their forms a Mask. The Mask is limited to its use. If the Mask is merely a way to do something to not tie back to them, then they will not spend too much time on it - "It's my opposite, that's good enough". This Mask is like a diversion picked at random, and is tossed away. But if it's going to be a Regular mask (like some would see their Work clothes), then the Wearer puts a lot of detail into it. Because this Mask is how they want the world to see them when in this role. "You only know who I want you to know."
Regardless of how many forms they have, Wearers have one core concept of identity, of who they are, known as a Face. And the various Masks a wearer has fits on over the Face, but never interfering with the Face's identity. A Mask may have its own behavior, but that is purely to make that Mask more convincing, to further the Wearer's goal at that time.
When it comes to exposure, some Wearers bare themselves as changelings as a form of advertisement for whatever they may do. Others, for the safety of their professional secrets, conceal their nature behind their Face while having other semi-regular, temporary, or random masks filed away. For instance, an undercover operative may have a Mask they use when undercover, but once that mission is over, they return to their Face.Barers
Change shape is merely an extension of their identity and expression. "I wear my face on my sleeve." To change shape is little more than to change clothes for the approrpriate situation. No matter what form the Barer takes, their personality and mannerisms do not change beyond what is appropriate for the ir setting. Their shape change abilities reflect their mood or mindset at that time: if they are going looking for fun, they wear an attractive appearance; if they are going to work, their appearance reflects professionalism and astuteness; if they are in a bad neighborhood, they assume an appearance no one will mess with; if they are relaxing at home, their appearance is something the Barer finds relaxing and comfortable.
A Barer's appearance fits their mood. Some Barers are so intuned with their emotions that their shape and appearance reflect this - when happy, their features grow bright and cheerful, when angry they draw up into horrid visages, when depressed they are sullen and drooped, and when sick, they appear withered and sickly.
This level of comfortable shapechanging is common to Barers; they are not ashamed of their abilities, and do not hide them unless it would be prudent at the time to do so. But to resist changing when they feel like it is seen as denying an aspect of themselves, like a Gnome who intentionally avoids reading or speaking.
The importance here is that the Barer has one core concept of identity. Their appearance never effects who they are, but merely what they want to be preceived or how they are feeling at that moment. This is often why many Barers only take their "true" form with intimate partners, as there they are their most "naked" and vulnerable. Friends of Barers sometimes consider them overly flamboyant, while other changelings often consider Barers as a whole drama queens.( Read more...Collapse )
|Sunday, May 27th, 2007|
Not what I thought was going to happen.
My players have come across minions of the Lord of Blades (henceforth LOB) a number of times and are getting quite annoyed by them. They're seriously considering going after LOB himself soon and this brings up a few issues.
1) He's actually not that hard, they're level 8 and I think they'd be in with a good chance against him directly(especially since they've gone for a fair bit of anti-warforged/construct stuff).
2) He's a god and can grant spells to his worshippers etc(at least that's how I read it), but has no divine spells himself or funky god-like abilities-seems rather odd.
3) Finding him and getting past his minions is going to be tricky certainly-should be good for killing them off before they get there at the moment.
4) LOB is one of the major NPCs from the setting, somehow it doesn't seem right to have him killed off.
5) The stats I've got for LOB are quite old and from Dragon.
So what to do? Let them go for it, obviously, but should it be possible for them to succeed(they are prepared to wait a bit 'til they're harder)? Should LOB be harder than the stats I have?
Anything else? Current Mood: contemplative
|Saturday, May 12th, 2007|
i just found this community. i've been DMing eberron for a few months now. i've used the Forgotten Forge as an introductory adventure, and continued into the shadows of the last war with one group. i just started another group into the adventure.
has anyone done the eyes of the lich queen campaign yet?
|Saturday, April 14th, 2007|
Sarlona without Psionics?
For those of you who have the "Secrets of Sarlona" book: Is it worth anything for a DM who isn't using psionics in the campaign? I was going to ignore any source material concerning Sarlona and the Quori, but EBS gives a version of the Kalashtar that doesn't require actual psionics in the game.
|Monday, February 12th, 2007|
Seeking campaign book suggestions
I'm kicking off an Eberron campaign, but our first game won't be for another three weeks so I have time on my hands. The PCs will start out in Sharn (I'm beginning with the adventure in the back of the Eberron Campaign Setting
book. Currently the only supplement I have is Sharn: City of Towers
, which was a GREAT value.
I'd like to familiarize myself with the game world a little more but the plethora of Eberron titles are confusing, and some of them sound like a re-hashing of the material already presented in ECS. So my question is, if you could buy only one or two supplements for the Eberron setting, which book(s) would you choose, and why?
To narrow this down further I should add that I have NO interest in psionics, so the Sarlona supplement is probably a complete waste of money for me. I don't know why humans left Sarlona for Khorvaire. I'll come up with an answer for that question somewhere down the road.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
|Tuesday, July 4th, 2006|
Gaming in the 909?
Hey all, I just moved to Upland, CA, and I really would like to find a regular gaming group to get into. Preference is anything DnD 3.5, major preference for Eberron. Anyone here from the area/know somebody/know a better place to ask?
PS to make this somewhat more contextually appropriate, I'm looking to create a warforged character who's creators saw fit to infuse him with demonic flesh. I'm looking for something other than a class (planned is duskblade or hexblade) to add that flavor, but I don't really like the bloodline levels. What are some other options?
|Monday, April 17th, 2006|
Just a quick question:
I've got a party of four; Warforged cleric, Shifter barbarian/ranger, Changeling monk and half elf thief.
I've been running them through the Wizard's adventures as far as Shadows of the Last War (so far: planning on starting Whispers of the Vampire's Blade tonight).
The question is I'm wanting to give them some Eberron themed magic items (don't mind about balance as such) nothing too expensive and probably more cool than power affecting.
I am having problems coming up with anything other than I'm considering one of the construct homunculous things if they can be assigned to non-atificer types.
Oh, they are based in Sharn, are members of an adventurer's guild and do have a patron of sorts.
EDIT: The items don't have to be magical as such, and eberron specific isn't a firm requirement. They're gifts from the group's patron (who has access to the best artificers etc).
|Friday, April 14th, 2006|
|Saturday, April 1st, 2006|
Warforged and Armor
I have a question for the community.
Does a warforged have to be proficient in heavy armor before taking the Adamantine Body feat? For example, can a Warforged Artificer take Adamantine Body, even though the class is only proficient with light and medium armor?
I realize everyone will have an opinion, but I can't show simple opinions to my DM. if you have an answer, I need some kind of official reference. I have already checked the latest D&D FAQ and the Eberron Campaign Setting errata.
Thanks to all.
|Tuesday, March 21st, 2006|
Have any of you had any experience in the Mournland? How did your DM describe it? Was it dangerous for your party? What levels were you and what kind of things did you encounter?
In my Wednesday game we're going to have to go there soon, and I was wondering what kind of experiences (if any) the rest of you had there...
(of course I realize this can vary 98% from campaign to campaign, just curious how my character might feel hearing about the experiences of others) Current Mood: curious
|Friday, March 17th, 2006|
A few Clarity questions about dragonmarks.
1. Is activating a Dragonmark a standard action?
2. Does activiating a Dragonmark incur attacks of opportunity?
3. Are spell componenets required when using a Dragonmark?
4. Can activating a dragonmark be used as a readied action? (I assume yes for this one)
5. Is having a dragonmark considered possessing of a spell like ability?
6. Can possession of a dragonmark meet the prerequisites for the Dragon Disciple Prestige class?
7. Are there Verbal or Somatic components required for dragonmarked abilities (read, can I use one if bound and gagged)?
8. Do dragonmarks function within an antimagic field?
9. If I have a dragonmark ability that is the equivalent of a 1st level spell, will a globe of Invulnerability protect the person it is on from my dragonmark?
The book is not very helpful in giving you tactical rules information about these
Where on a person's body do these marks appear?
And When you have the least mark, and you obtain the Lesser mark (as with the dragonmarked heir prestige class) Does it REPLACE your least mark (ie add to it) or is it a second mark in ADDITION to your previous mark? If it is a second mark, where does IT appear. (or is that completely up to the character)
crossposted to dnd3e Current Mood: contemplative
|Tuesday, March 7th, 2006|
PCGen Data Sets?
Anyone here try the Eberron Data Sets for PCGen? Any opinions on how well they work? How's the ordering process through Code Monkey?
|Tuesday, February 28th, 2006|
|Monday, February 27th, 2006|
So, Eberronites. For those of you that read Dragon Magazine: What kind of Eberron articles do you want to see?
I've been wanting to write some articles, but I can't decide what
to write. The problem though, is what Dragon will accept. From their subscription requests:
Published Worlds: We don't mind reviewing articles that stem from a published world, but we are not interested in presenting articles that are deeply rooted in any particular world. An article describing a race from Spelljammer that is useful in all D&D games without requiring the Spelljammer setting or ships-in-space motif is fine, but an article that delves deeply into the politics of a region in Greyhawk or the rites of a religion in Forgotten Realms is not useful enough to most readers. So, given this, what kind of articles are possible?
So, with those requirements, what do you want to see?
Getting Eberron Started
Hey, folks! Just found the community last week! Joined up right away. Glad to see a community around Eberron.
So, I'm really dying to get into an Eberron game. My local gaming group broke up some time ago and I've found no one else near where I live that'd be willing to give it a shot, so I'm kinda out of luck.
However, I've been playing for a little over a year in a regular D&D game which is done by email. It's working out really, really well. I'm wondering if anyone in this community would be willing to try out an Eberron play-by-email game. It's not quite as fun as a table game, but it certainly fills the need well. If you're interested, please post a reply and I'll work on gathering contact info and getting the group started.
I'm a relatively new gamer (started in the last 6 years) and haven't ever playin an Eberron game. This means I'd rather not GM the thing, but will if forced. Let me know if you're interested! Current Mood: curious