Post by dorkknight23 on May 20, 2011 2:48:12 GMT -5
Having listened to what everybody's had to say, I'm going to continue going with Eberron. PM me with character concepts, sheets, and the like, people! If you need help understanding the setting, TVTropes gives a decent overview of the thematic elements of the setting:
Eberron is the newest setting for Dungeons & Dragons. It's a Dungeon Punk setting influenced by pulp serials, Indiana Jones and Film Noir, as opposed to classical High Fantasy. Eberron has taken a different path compared to most D&D settings in that it averts and subverts most classical D&D tropes (Color-Coded for Your Convenience for example).
The setting focuses on the continent of Khorvaire, which has just concluded a hundred-year long war between five nations that has left a once-unified kingdom shattered. But even though the articles of peace have been signed, everyone knows that the enmity still lingers, and a new Cold War is being fought in the shadows of the four remaining thrones. The world of Eberron is full of Chessmasters, from the lowly mob boss that wants to rule the underworld of his city to an entire race of extraplanar Eldritch Abominations that have used a century-long Xanatos Gambit to bring an entire continent under their control. And above of all this is the mysterious Draconic Prophecy and those who seek to control it; and by extension, the very fate of Eberron itself. Cue the Big Damn Heroes.
I might try and schedule a preliminary get-together to test Tinychat out, as well, more details on that as it develops.
House Orien (human) scion with no stomach for the lifestyle, adventuring to get away from an overbearing family. Kind of a nerd (though a likable one) more at home with his playthings than with people.
For those that don't know, Artificers are weak pseudo-spellcasters with very limited combat ability, but they're expert craftsmen and make good skill monkeys (i.e. they have Trapfinding)
I went out and picked up The Dragon Below Trilogy from Eberon setting. I got a weekend starting this morning and will read them >< i think ill want to play a dragon of some kind though XD
You can't actually play a dragon (unless you've got Dragon #300, which gave 20 level class versions of all the dragons...), but there is a 20 Level class in Players Handbook 2 called The Dragon Shaman, and a Dragon-related Prestige Class the name of which I can't remember right now in the Eberron core book.
Oh, and I can't recommend enough the Eberron book trilogy "The Dreaming Dark" Wonderful series, even if it does end rather abruptly and with a pretty stupid revelation.
Last Edit: May 20, 2011 7:47:07 GMT -5 by WildKnight
Fortunado: yes, he named himself. He's an elf, orphaned and grown in the shadows of Sharn, the greatest city in the world. He's a city-elf, through and through. Street smart, cynical, but fun-loving and a secret romantic. He's scraped by as a thief on the mean streets all his life, but he dreams of more. Charismatic and quick, Fortunado always wanted to be a great warrior, but he makes the best of the opportunities that come his way. He sees himself as a dashing, witty hero, saving damsels and slaying villains. In truth, he's more likely to rob the damsel and work for the villain, but even a lowly cutpurse can dream, right?
"Why does everyone say my name like it means shut up?” –Jubilee X-Men#10