Eberron is probably the most boring, bland, generic, cookie cutter, uninteresting DnD world ever created. 2012-06-02, 10:10 PM. The endgoal is to use this event as a catalyst to shape Eberron uniquely from the very beginning in my game, according to the actions of the players. It's also because of Eberron's unique cosmology and setting, similar to Athas/Dark Sun. An astral beacon is an 8-inch sphere formed from silver and crystal, with the dragonshard at the core; it is often encased in lead or embedded in the floor of a chamber to prevent enemies from stealing or smashing the sphere. Eberron, aside from their -own- Planes, has no knowledge of "other worlds" (not even as "rare secret knowledge known only to a select few"--NOBODY in Eberron knows.). Eberron then gave … Breland When the players land, this is an event that reshapes the cosmology of their Khorvaire's known world, or at least prompts that discourse. Whether this was one of the moons of Eberron or another planet beyond our ability to see through the crystal sphere, I don’t know. Crystal Spheres. If so, is it much further away than the moons? Spoilers. Eberron There was a post some time back in r/tombofannihilation about making some of the eponymous Tomb have Earth relics and references because the BBEG is known for traveling the planes and spheres, albeit not explicitly how. What sort of problems am I going to run into introducing characters from Toril into this world of pulp and espionage, where their characters and, mechanically speaking, their features are not native to this world? This thread is being started so that the conversation about the Eberron Crystal Sphere that has started in the Hullo Thread can continue without hijacking that thread. It almost sounds like going to Eberron is still going to be near campaign-ending just given the power level of things, but if I can't work this out--and I won't know that until I begin working on the campaign itself--then at worst it still makes a nice introduction to the setting before we retire the characters. E. Eklev Registered User. Grumpygoat Fuck fascists. For example, the Crystal Sphere of the Dragonlance setting (Krynnspace) was noted as being cold. Summoning, Communing, and Planar Travel would probably also be the biggest “not what I expected” change if the Players are familiar with normal Plane Of Fire stuff but not Eberron’s Fire Plane. Anyhow, now I'm like... do I wait until Exploring Eberron before I start trying to get a 5th Edition Eberron game going? This suggests that Eberron's solar system is at least in a crystal sphere, meaning that it's somewhere in wildspace. by Big Mac » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:05 am, Post I only play for the gameplay. An arcane focus is a tool, and only provides its benefits while you’re actively using it. Dragonshards are among Eberron's most important resources. The three sections of Eberron's world, Siberys, Eberron and Khyber, each produce a distinct form of dragonshard, with a unique appearance and distinct magic affinity. They would have a session or two drifting through space, stumble upon Eberron by happenstance (in-character) and the rest would follow suit. The initial prototyping and concepting was done by Jason Booth, Dan Ogles, Cardell Kerr, Ken Troop, and Michael Sheidow, in coordination with Wizards of the Coast, the current publisher of the Dungeons and Dragons pen and paper game. Githyanki technology, otherwise, is fairly similar to Eberrons own with Psi… When the players land, this is an event that reshapes the cosmology of their Khorvaire's … So I have a bit of a lofty goal for introducing Eberron to my players. Maybe this will be very short-lived, maybe it will be an epic planeshifting adventure, and maybe it will be filled with lots of paperwork! Oh and a portal or portals to Eberron exist in Sigil. My plan is to slowly introduce strange elements from other settings throughout the jungle (like dragonshards) that the players can't identify or make any sense of. Billion potential new believers are something every deity would be … In Spelljammer, each 'setting' was it's own Crystal Sphere, which could enforce it's own local rules. Phlogiston The planets in a given campaign setting were encased in a crystal sphere. Show All; Hide All - Top - End - #17. by Big Mac » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:15 pm, Post Mnemnosyne. Some of which are from Eberron. Whatever the case, they claim that their planet was conquered in a Xoriat invasion countless years ago. Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, teleport, creator must have the Mark of Passage. Eberron - Rising From the Last War - Free ebook download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read book online for free. Spoiler: Show . But I also want this to be a major development that shakes the world, so that point is fine. Does Arrah orbit Eberron? We're currently in the very beginning of Tomb of Annihilation (no spoilers). Now I wonder, with Taylor having a piece of Eberron with her would this possibly bring Earth Bet to the attention of the Sovereign Host? It's origin story tells of three primordial dragons who fought and slew each other. No spelljammer has ever visited from another Crystal Sphere. In these sphere he was a young world forming which would soon be able to bare life, this world would later be known as Eberron. Also Eberron is said to be a fixed point in the crystal sphere. Its outer shell had stars inscribed and even moving upon it, explaining why we saw stars. In Khorvaire, arcane focus items are recognized as weapons: if gu… )The 4th edition cosmology of the Eberron campaign setting is divided into three main parts. (Or maybe the crystal spheres around Eberron, that Ender mentioned, are supposed to be made of obsidian and brass. Siberys, the Dragon Above, died fighting Khyber, the Dragon Below. A wizard's journal, recounting the tales of many arcane experiments. Crystal Spheres; A crystal sphere (also known as a crystal shell) is a gigantic spherical shell which contains an entire planetary system. My idea is that he has populated the Tomb with other-wordly items, beings, and enemies. Thanks for giving me some stuff to think about. Ugh. Athas's crystal sphere was just plain impenetrable, iirc. The tumbler rolls when in motion across the ground, but a magic stabilization device built into the vessel keeps its occupants level as it goes. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Eberron has manifest zones, which may be weird, wild magic too. Should the group be able to reach Eberron it is a low magic setting and they would be much more powerful than almost all of the NPCs (I don't know whether this has changed since 3.5, but the assumption back then was that Eberron was generally low level, and low albeit pervasive magic). Spelljammer is a campaign setting for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd edition) role-playing game, which features a fantastic (as opposed to scientific) outer space environment.. Spelljammer introduced into the AD&D universe a comprehensive system of fantasy astrophysics, including the Ptolemaic concept of crystal spheres. Eberron . CONSTRUCTION. From Gargantuan Dragons to sealed cases, we offer miniatures from every set of D&D Minis. by dulsi » Tue May 10, 2016 2:30 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited. A red gemstone shaped like a … Thus, they employ Illithid Nautaloids while travelling around the Crystal Sphere of Eberron. For point 2 I was just going to deal with this in narration. by Big Mac » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:46 am, Post by Jaid » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:14 am, Post At the conclusion of the campaign they'll be given a choice: go back, deal with tying the knot on this story--or continue with more stuff if they've changed their minds--or hop on the spelljammer they've found, and take a trip to Eberron. 3 concerns me more than anything else. ... Eberron is the first post-2e setting listed. Cost 20,000 gp. D&D took some early real-world celestial concepts and ran with them, so as to allow the different campaign worlds to remain connected but separate. D&D 5e says that all settings including Spelljammer are part of a unified D&D multiverse, but doesn't describe those interconnections in terms of crystal spheres or wildspace. Some issues, most of which you can choose to ignore as you may run the setting as you please. Eberron, where the crystal sphere has cracked recently, which in Khorvaire's chronology has been the foundation of their entire civilization in the form of the various dragonshards. Ravnica was just resently discovered, the material plane is a big place, may have a Crystal Sphere, Tito kind if confused the issue. Also, which way does Arrah (or Eberron) orbit? So I have a bit of a lofty goal for introducing Eberron to my players. Edit: There's a time dilation element. by DaemonAngel » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:01 pm, Post by Big Mac » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:43 pm, Post In general, the Githyanki only use these vessels with their Astral Dreadnoughts to make in-sphere travel as they much prefer to use interdimensional Gatespells to travel across the universe by hopping through the Plane of Shadow. Validated User. And if I should...any suggestions? Edit: To emphasize the alien and exotic nature of Chult. A casual, friendly place for the lovers of DnD (D&D). There are more nefarious dangers afoot in the grand scheme of things, considering why the sphere is cracked and why there is a spelljammer in the Tomb, but that's another thing entirely. The logic of how this all plays out isn't important; I'll settle that in due time. In addition, a ring of clear crystal windows are set into the sides of the sphere, fixed according to the perspective of the passengers. A crystal sphere, sometimes called a crystal shell, was a gigantic spherical shell that contained an entire planetary system. During one of these searches he came across a fledgling crystal sphere on the Prime Material, a new sphere of worlds which for some unknown reason seemed to have fallen under the radar of the gods themselves. :), (Full disclosure, I already posted this on r/Eberron and crossposted it to r/DnD). i for one would like to see a 2nd edition conversion of the artificer, but i suppose that's not quite the conversion you were thinking of, While brain storming one night this is what it came up with, Re: Shardspace - the Eberron Crystal Sphere, game mechanics of the Sharn Manifest Zone. You can really fit anything you want in there when you are running it, and you can make it work the way you want. Dragonshards are rock or crystal fragments originating from the three legendary dragons of Eberron's creation myth. Crystal spheres may contain multiple worlds and are navigable … According to some planescape books it's possible to get into the Crystal Sphere, but Athas is a hellhole so why would you want to go there, as it's much harder to get out than in. TrollandToad.com has a huge selection of Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures. Eberron is the primary inhabited planet within the crystal sphere known as Shardspace. But they might think I've just adopted these elements for my campaign. The forum for discussing the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons...and more, Post Shardspace - the Eberron Crystal Sphere Post by Big Mac » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:05 am This thread is being started so that the conversation about the Eberron Crystal Sphere that has started in the Hullo Thread can continue without hijacking that thread. TrollandToad.com has a huge selection of Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures. /r/DMAcademy is a subreddit for Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters to ask questions - new and experienced, all are welcome. They weren't interested in staying in Chult for the entire 1-20 experience, so I came up with an idea. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. We've talked about dealing with their characters at the end of campaign, since it only goes to level 11-13 or so. This document a selection of magic items drawn ... is made from crystal or stone aligned to one of the planes. Releasing the Lords Of Dust (powerful Raksashas) or other sealed Elder Evil type things from the “underdark” (and it’s different than normal Underdark too) should probably feel more like “releasing a tarrasque, not the only tarrasque, just one of many”. Anyways, its a great setting. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Is it going to create more problems than it's worth for the next freeform campaign, or should I continue developing this insane idea? Githyanki are the only race in Eberron that have access to SpelljammerTM technology due to their contact with the Illithids. But I want to drop my players off in Eberron, where the crystal sphere has cracked recently, which in Khorvaire's chronology has been the foundation of their entire civilization in the form of the various dragonshards. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Especially given whose ship they've arrived in. by Big Mac » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:07 pm, Post Which means that Eberron has no link whatsoever to any other D&D setting or world. Spelljammer to Eberron's Cracked Crystal Sphere. We're currently in the very beginning of Tomb of Annihilation (no spoilers). That's why I've chosen to "crack" the sphere (which is its own sort of cosmic horror). For point 1 I did know Eberron was closed off. I'd like to create a Crystal sphere for Eberron for a Spelljammer campaign since the obviously technologically inclined nature of the entire world it would be marvelous and so very appropriate . A crystal dagger, it is engraved with the symbol of a flaming skull with a rune covered ring around it. I can see Eberron being a hard to enter/leave crystal sphere and a spelljammer being mistaken as a custom made airship. There are Greater Deities there, and even if Earth Bet isn't exactly a Crystal sphere six(?) Eberron's Crystal Sphere is cracking, dropping those shards, and possibly eventually allowing say a Spelljammer to visit. While you are holding the orb and take damage of the type ... is a stone sphere one foot in diameter, engraved with mystic sigils. Later, this initial team was moved to work on Turbine's other title in development … That's what I want them to think. A nexus crystal can be destroyed by invoking its plane shift power as the bearer steps through a gate. The PCs will arrive in "present day" Eberron. Go to the Bazaar in Sharn or any enclave of House Cannith and you’ll find a wide selection of arcane focuses to choose from. (Note: For cosmology prior to Eberron fourth edition rules, please see: Eberron Cosmology. For a wandslinger, the choice of an arcane focus carries the same weight as a duelist deciding between a rapier or a maul. by Jaid » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:16 am, Post Doing so destroys the crystal and the gate, and the resulting magical explosion causes 18d10 points of damage to creatures within a 2-mile-radius burst of either side of the gate ( … The Party being in Sarlona (land of the psychic body-snatchers), or accidentally going to Argonessen, are probably the two most likely “suddenly overwhelmed by greater power that is well organized”. My question is this: Eberron is a different beast, and obviously I'm not intimately familiar with it. Not "freeze you in seconds" but more "Wear warm clothes" cold. Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach was developed by Turbine, Inc. over the course of approximately two years. If Eberron was the winning entry for that create a new world competition, I'd HATE to see some of the losing entry. This is to my understanding partly because Spelljammer is was (wink) exclusively 2E material, and Eberron was made for 3E. For travelling by Spelljammer, it would also be very difficult if not impossible to find, Eberrron and even if you did you would find a world with many horrible moons (representing the planes in that setting) and a ring of dragon shards (the remains of the progenitor dragon Siberys) inhabited by horrifying abominations. Wildspace; Wildspace is similar to the outer space of science fiction, with planets, asteroids and stars, but with different physics. The Prime Material plane (also seen as Prime Material Plane) was the plane in which Toril and the surrounding cosmos existed. Quick questions: Eberron has days and nights, sunrise and sunset. Heck, might do a campaign where the Day of Mourning was caused by the Illithids and the players might find a Nautiloid. Do you use a wand of Fernian ash to focus your fire bolt, or do you harness defensive energies with a Risian orb? A glass sphere containing ooze, still alive; it sometimes causes green acidic liquid to gush out of the sphere. Eberron is very explicitly isolated from the normal D&D cosmology, so it is almost impossible to plane shift from a world like Faerun, Oerth, Krynn, etc to Eberron. I would love to … We've talked about dealing with their characters at the end of campaign, since it only goes to level 11-13 or so. On a meta level at least some of my players know about Eberron, and Planescape, and Spelljammer. Press J to jump to the feed. Welcome Wanderer! From Gargantuan Dragons to sealed cases, we offer miniatures from every set of D&D Minis. I'd prefer the planes be as limited as they've always been, at least for the time being. 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