Dungeons and Dragons players will be going back to Eberron in the 5th edition of the roleplaying game, and it may be sooner than we think.
During the last few seconds of D&D’s live streamed event, The Descent, head of Dungeons and Dragons Nathan Steward announced the team is working on a hardcover book for the Eberron campaign setting.
“[Greg] Tito told me not to say too much, so all I’m gonna say is hardcover Eberron, that’s happening. Did I spoil too much?”
While it isn’t anything more than a tease, the book may be released before the end of the year. The Descent also teased plenty about the next book from the publisher, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus.
Created by Keith Baker and written by Bill Slavicsek and James Wyatt, Dungeons and Dragons first published the setting in 2004. It was chosen from more than 11,000 other entries for a new setting contest held by Wizards of the Coast two years before.
It’s a blend of science fiction meets fantasy. While many D&D settings may contain their own versions of technology, the world of Eberron uses magic to build skyships, railway systems and introduced the Artificer class for players. The class is basically a wizard who casts spells through objects and builds their own robotic partner.
The Eberron Campaign Setting became playable as a 3.5 edition in 2004. It was updated to 4th edition in 2009 and recently released an online version for the 5th edition on Dungeon Masters Guild, called Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron. However, it is unclear if the hardcover book will be Wayfinder’s Guide, but it seems unlikely due to the secrecy behind the announcement.
That’s the basics of the Eberron setting. You can watch the announcement on Dungeons and Dragons Youtube channel. We will have to wait until later this year to find out more for the upcoming book.
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