Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron – Sean’s Pick, 080118

It’s the D&D setting that propelled Keith Baker to international prominence as a writer and designer, the first winner of Wizards of the Coast‘s first fantasy setting search, and it exemplifies Mashup Madness Week perfectly. All the keystone elements of Dungeons & Dragons are here, but with dark, post-global warfare themes, pulp adventure overtones, and techno-magic steam-esque elements like trains and firearms and arcane robots, Eberron shook up the table and reset the board.

The Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron introduces the setting to 5e fans, and it also heralds the launch of Eberron on the Dungeon Masters Guild, where you can create and share your own stuff for the setting.

Eberron was born in 2002 when Wizards of the Coast launched a worldwide search for a new campaign setting. 

Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron brings the eponymous campaign setting to the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. This 175 page book gives you everything you need to create an Eberron story or character, exploring the core themes of the setting and the rules to implement them in fifth edition. It includes an overview of Khorvaire and the fantastic city of Sharn, along with a host of background ideas and story hooks.

Playtest material includes the unique races of Eberron, the mystical dragonmarks (including greater dragonmarks and aberrant dragonmarks), and new magic items; this is a living document, and this content will evolve and be updated in response to feedback.

Sean Patrick Fannon
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