Results for tag: eberron
Posted by: The_Jester on Jun 28, 2012 at 07:08:55 PM
The hook behind 5e, what really makes the edition special, is its emphasis on customization. Instead of the game telling you how to play, it will let you play the way you want, emulating the edition you want. 5e will have “rule modules” that can be used to customize and redefine rules, options that can be dropped into a game or used to build a campaign.
What are the must-have modules? Which optional rules that simple have to be included as soon as possible? Here’s my list:
By Any Other Name
First, I need to get one quick thing off my chest. WotC needs to rename the optional rule packages. The term “modules” is a little confusing, having been already used to describe adventures. Using “module” is a little like using “level”. D&D has...
Posted by: davidgiven on Jun 1, 2012 at 09:08:21 AM
Great night of the Bake in Vandales Garage.
We got a good start with a good crew--DM James was in top form.
Brett's new character Varas is starting to get some personality.
Cameron had eaten Cherries before the game which was not a good plan.
Ryan's cleric is awesome--really starting to turn the battles around.
My dice are fully matured.
Andrew has fantastic dice as well--we also has the Mistborn rules in PDF which is awesome.
Snacks were out of control.
Our mini's worked out very well--here is Ryan's Therin facing off against the Lich while Basquiach watches.
Final battle this week was epic.
This 10 was the highest roll I got in the first three hours
Later I did get a crit on Abjure undead for 55--the table high
And a simple crit on at At-Will power that was rather frustrating--my first round did ...
Posted by: Veritatis on May 21, 2012 at 08:51:49 PM
I guess everything started many years ago. Stan Lee created Earth's Mightiest Heroes, one of my favorite groups of super heroes. A few decades later, Keith Baker created Eberron, my favorite campaign setting ever. A few years ago, my players turned their characters into their own version of the Avengers. And now, having watched the movie four times already, I think it was a perfect time to write this.
How would the Avengers look like if they were instead Eberron's Mightiest Heroes? The idea is to "re-create" the famous superheroes as D&D 4e characters, of course, with a little eberronian feeling. I must warn this is not an optimized version of the character, but a flavorful one which main intent is to find evocative details which reminds us of the superhero when playing it.
Posted by: davidgiven on May 11, 2012 at 12:08:58 PM
Another great Bake in Vandale's Garage!
Cameron found this for Mother's Day
Wildly innapropriate! I am happy with my dice for Akuba.
Cameron is happy with his Mother's Day Gift!
I am still pretty disguested by it!
Cameron thinks it is very very funny
Andrew is not so sure!
seating is a little tight compared to the space we had at Watson's last time.
DM James and Brett were ready to Rumble.
Lots and lots of Role playing this week--two solid hours.
Ryan was having a blast!
Snakes were completely out of control this week.
DM James had some tricks up his sleave to be sure.
Bit Ruan was ready for him
Cameron missed last session and kind of eased into this session.
We are starting to get consistent mini's for the PC's.
And Ryan & James rolled very well--this is one of Ryan's three crits:
I scored a crit with ...
Posted by: davidgiven on Apr 27, 2012 at 08:47:20 AM
Last night we played at Watsons & had another great night at the Bake!
Eric was a great host.
Andrew was in fine form--I blame him for most of what happened!
DM James was awesome as always--Brett had a blast!
Great Table with a lot of room--but I did forget a lot of stuff--Dice & Wet Erase pens most importantly.
Lots of investigation until we stumbled apon a Devil in a Pool of Shadow under the Church of the Wind.
Even with Three Strickers and a Defender The Bake easily crushed our foes--11th level is fantastic.
I got a much needed round 3 crit--Watson also got one late in the encounter as did Vandale but I failed to capture their rolls--they may have been using the iPlay4e integrated roller.
Posted by: embertiger on Mar 29, 2012 at 05:09:17 PM
In my home Eberron campaign, I wanted to give out Dragonshards as big treasure items. However, I found that none of my players would really get much benefit out of the few found in the Eberron player's guide. I decided to put some universal effects on dragonshards to make them sought-after items by taking an item most PCs will have and expanding it out. Here they are:...
Eberron Shard of Expansive Power Level 6+ Uncommon
This dragonshard shows its true power when you attack multiple foes at once.
Level 6 1,800 GP Level 26 1,125,000 GP
Level 16 45,000 GP
Wonderous Item (Dragonshard)
Property: You gain a +2 item bonus to damage rolls with area attacks using
Posted by: davidgiven on Mar 23, 2012 at 03:23:20 PM
Another great night at vandale's Garage with The Bake
I was earlier then normal this week, but still feeling a little sick--Vandale had the Classic Alternitive channel on which made everything awesome!
Still very much loving my character & this campaign--I think we are currently working through a printed module.
DM James is doing an amazing job--his descriptive skills were on fire--likely because we started the session by telling a lot of Aristocrat Jokes.
Cameron & Andrew were in great form--Cameron has moved to a tablet which seems to encourage a lot more roll play from him--just awesome good times!
Brett has a new character, which is another elven ranger type, and he is still ruling.
The session was mostly investigation / interactions with a brief flurry of amazing combat!
Ryan was in ...
Posted by: Veritatis on Mar 18, 2012 at 09:58:56 PM
A heavy-intrigue pre-war campaign loosely based on Game of Thrones
Of course, for such a campaign to run smoothly, you have to make the players select the province they want to come from (one of the five nations-to-be). The campaign starts just before King Jarot's death. For intrigue-enhancing purposes, I established a few changes in the canon:
First, I killed Jarot's first wife (whoever she was) and re-married him...
Posted by: davidgiven on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:25:40 AM
Anther great week at Vandales Garage! I am starting to get more comfortable with my character, the adventure, and the rest of it...Likely time for me to die and start a new character.
This month the Bake adventure was role play heavy--I do not think any attack rolls were even made! DM Jame got in a lot of funny voices and clever clues
I was playing the great Akuba, shardmind avenger--who is currently level 10! My personality of otherworldly weirdness does not really help that much with sessions where investigation is the key. In fact, it runs contrary to the heavy espionage of Eberron. But I am having fun derailing the adventure--so it is ok--but I do need to work on developing a little more sophistication. I think my hatred of Scholars--the desire to 'scare' them is my new focus.
Posted by: eriksdb on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:03:56 AM
Well Met, All--
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