10 – Dragons

Scott, Keith, and Kristian explore the role of dragons in the world of Eberron.

Outline

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:10 – Readings
  • 00:02:55 – The impact of dragons
  • 00:08:14 – Not XP fodder
  • 00:10:05 – Almost living gods
  • 00:12:20 – The dragons of Argonnessen and the Chamber
  • 00:14:27 – The Draconic Prophecy
  • 00:18:17 – Colors not bound by alignment
  • 00:18:52 – Mastering shape changing for ‘espionage’
  • 00:22:49 – How and when dragons choose to interfere
  • 00:27:18 – Rogue dragons
  • 00:30:42 – Bringing Argonnessen into your campaign
  • 00:36:06 – Dragon-themed archetypes for players
  • 00:41:28 – Playing a Seren
  • 00:42:06 – Playing a dragonborn
  • 00:42:51 – ‘But I want to play a half-dragon sorcerer’
  • 00:44:16 – Dragon worshippers
  • 00:47:52 – The role and place of dragonborn
  • 00:51:37 – Original dragonborn in Races of the Dragon
  • 00:54:17 – Final thoughts
  • 00:55:46 – How to Play a Red Dragon Like and Evil Genius
  • 00:57:22 – Wrap up

09 – Kalashtar

Kristian and Keith “dream” about kalashtar.

Outline

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:00:57 – Gearing up for Eberron: Mind Games in Eberron
  • 00:01:18 – Races of Eberron
  • 00:01:33 – Dragonshards Articles
  • 00:01:48 – Design Intent
  • 00:05:54 – Oneiromancy in Occult Lore by Atlas Games
  • 00:07:04 – Dragon Magazine #324: Living Nightmares
  • 00:07:17 – Sarlona as a Separate Campaign Setting
  • 00:07:37 – The Effects of Psionics on Civilization
  • 00:13:09 – Core Concepts of Kalashtar
  • 00:21:32 – Not the Same Quori as During the Age of Giants
  • 00:23:54 – Psychology and Culture
  • 00:26:25 – Personality Shaped by Type of Quori spirit
  • 00:29:52 – Psicrystal as a Manifestation of the Quori Spirit
  • 00:31:10 – Kalashtar Warlock Pact with Quori Spirit
  • 00:32:50 – Three Main Approaches with Kalashtar
  • 00:35:59 – Path of Light
  • 00:43:15 – Alignment Restrictions Be Damned
  • 00:45:51 – Communities across Eberron
  • 00:47:32 – Think about Your Quori Spirit
  • 00:48:46 – Why Not Advertise the Shadow War?
  • 00:50:09 – How DMs Can Use the Shadow War
  • 00:53:14 – The Dreaming Dark Has Two Fronts
  • 00:56:56 – Inception [Film] as Inspiration (no pun intended)
  • 00:59:26 – Dreaming Dark Playing Chess
  • 01:05:21 – Wrapping Up
  • 01:07:23 – Next Topic?

Changeling Classes – Scott

Keftiu writes in:

I love changelings a lot, but it feels like they’re always forced into the role of the sneaky, deceptive Rogue. Do you have any other clever or unexpected classes you think fit the race well?

Scott shares his experiences and suggestions.

Additionally, Keith presented some ideas in a blog post on Changelings, Shifters and Lycanthropes as a follow up to our previous episode.