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7th-Nov-2005 11:47 pm
Dat Vas TIGHT!
I got my Eberron Campaign Setting in the mail today.

I think I'm in love
8th-Nov-2005 04:51 am (UTC)
In that case, please let me direct you to www.brelandledger.com and www.eberronjournal.com

And my chatroom #eberron on chat.psionics.net (IRC)
8th-Nov-2005 04:53 am (UTC)
Any chance you're going to be trying a play-by-email group with Eberron? I've been aching for the chance to play and with no local gaming groups I'm sadly losing out.

Great setting though, yeah?
8th-Nov-2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Is your icon from IronClaw/JadeClaw? The artwork reminds me of their primary artist, whose name escapes me currently, and I'm too lazy to look it up.
8th-Nov-2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Actually no, but I do have both of those settings. Are you thinking of Jordan Greywolf?

The picture is done by Samwise, artist supreme from Blizzard. Check out more of his stuff at www.sonsofthestorm.com.
8th-Nov-2005 11:33 am (UTC)
i love eberron,,its not at all designed for high level play,,but its a really kick ass setting
8th-Nov-2005 12:05 pm (UTC)
I disagree with the comment about high-level play. There is opportunity, it just has not been expanded upon by WotC. Xendrik is primed for epic level encounters. Sure, giants may only be in the 8-14 range of CR's, but that's before you give a storm giant 7 levels of sorcerer, or a fire giant 8 levels of barbarian.
Also, Argonessen (sp?). A continent full of dragons. Only the highest levvels would survive a mission there.
There are a ton of possibilities ffor high-level gaming in Eberron, but most of them haven't been detailed in sourcebooks yet.
8th-Nov-2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
I think mrbadluck was more expressing dissatisfaction with our current game. We're playing an eberron campaign right now and everyone is 16th or 17th level, it's been going on for two years. Once you get to that level, the game can become irritating, but I think that's any world. Wooh, fight a dragon..wooh, fight a small army...wooh, fight a mindflayer, pitfiend and assorted demons all with our ungodly amount of magic items and weapons. I don't like epic level games, though. Seriously, how long can you take it before it starts to get boring? Eventually all of your characters are so powerful they'd better have a damn good reason for remaining in the party, because they really don't need to anymore. My current character by all rights should have jumped ship weeks ago.

Eberron is a fantastic setting, very final fantasy. Warforged are fun, as well as artificers. Just watch on the artificers. Again, once you hit a really high level they become magic item making machines, it's sick.
8th-Nov-2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
I've always found the easiest way to challenge high-level parties is to pit them against other parties-- after all, at high levels, they'll be pretty big names in the world. And there will be those out there who think they're hot stuff who will try to take down the party just cause-- or because they may be a threat to their plans.

Send a mercenary band of lvl 16 characters after them, for instance. Can be PHB races or something like Orcs or Goblins or Ogres or Minotaurs or Dopplegangers or what-have-you. But that'll be far more interesting than slaying dragon after dragon ad nauseum. Especially if the DM varies the parties and the strategies-- a band of fighters will operate differently than a druidic circle, or a clan of rangers, or a party of wizards.

Haven't played Eberron yet, so I can't apply specifics, but I imagine that even in Eberron the above concept would still apply. It also keeps the party together; when one has enemies/rivals seeking one out, one tends to band with one's party members more closely.
9th-Nov-2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
Our DM has been doing a good job of mixing it up some for us. Our last gaming session consisted entirely of one 3.5 hour battle. 5 of us against 3 seriously big baddies. I think the difficulty lies in coming up with a group that will challenge us without guaranteeing that they will kill us. Between the whole party we've got a serious amount of magical items that cover a broad spectrum of attacks/defenses/etc. and creating an interesting and fun scenario can take some effort. Again, I think, more than anything, we're all getting a bit tired of Eberron. I'm involved in another game during the week, but not everyone in our party is. We all need something new.
9th-Nov-2005 04:01 am (UTC)
it is sick,,the other problem with high level artificers,is without your toys your pretty much a high level scrub infusions,altho cool arent very usefull once in any kind of combat,,the wand adept prestege class is great,,but at this point i have a rediculouse amount of wands that will never beat anything worth fightings spell resistance,,its like playing a cleric with no clericy powers,and more majik items that one pc can wear at once
8th-Nov-2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
I love it too, even though I thought I'd hate it from the description. Go figure.
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