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Eberron Campaign Setting 
15th-Dec-2003 04:28 am
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Greetings to all,
I have a question for those more knowledgeable than I. I know that there are a lot of older 2nd Edition settings that are getting a 3rd Edition face lift. I was just curious if Eberron was one of them, or is it a whole new setting. Also I do believe it is supposed to be a "high seas" setting is it not. Thanks in advance all.

Quartermane
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15th-Dec-2003 05:57 am (UTC)
It's a whole new setting. From the preview material, it's much more urban than "high seas" oriented, though it may have a few maritime aspects as well.
15th-Dec-2003 05:58 am (UTC)
Eberron is a brand new setting. It is the setting that won the Setting Search contest that Wizard's held last year.

I don't think its supposed to be "High Seas". From the previews I've seen, its going to be more steam-and-sorcery than other D&D games.
16th-Dec-2003 07:08 am (UTC) - Oops
Apologies,
I thought I had read it was supposed to be a more "high seas" setting. Sorry about that but thanks to all for the info.

Quartermane
18th-Dec-2003 11:10 am (UTC) - Re: Oops
There's another preview out in the newest Dragon. There's nothing about sailing mentioned at all. The focus isn't necessarily urban, either, as I first throught -- it's just a society where magic is everywhere. Remember when you were looking through the FR material and you wondered why though there was all this magic about peasants weren't using magical scythes that automatically harvested grain? Eberron covers that issue by having magical farming implements, streets lit up by continual flame, magic-powered airships, and the like. Despite all that, it doesn't seem that the setting is quite as high-powered as FR -- I don't see Elminsters and deities running amok here.

The campaign setting seems very Indiana Jones or Lost World-like (though not to the extent of Mystara's Hollow World) and there are certain swashbuckling elements (and action points, a la d20 Modern) -- perhaps that's why you felt the setting might be a high seas one.

I might point out that I like the 7th Sea setting, though it's not d20. =)
18th-Dec-2003 03:37 pm (UTC) - Swashbuckling Adventures
Oh but good sir it is, sorta. AEG has created Swashbuckling Adventures which is 7th Sea D20. The three core books are Swashbuckling Adventures; Heros, Monsters, and Villians of Theah; and Swashbuckling Arcanum and those are straight D20 rules. But all the suppliment books (Cathay Info Book, Ships and Sea Battles) that they have released lately have D20 rules and Roll and Keep rules for the original 7th Sea system. And I am working (slowly) on getting a game of SA running among my friends.

Quartermane
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