02 – The Last War

The hosts discuss The Last War and the significant impact it had on the continent of Khorvaire as well as how it might influence the characters within the world.

Outline

  • 00:00:00 – Opening
  • 00:01:07 – What is The Last War?
  • 00:09:25 – Innovations of the Last War
  • 00:11:14 – Shift of Power toward Dragonmarked Houses
  • 00:18:40 – Warforged as Living Reminders
  • 00:20:01 – Warforged Finding a Place in the World
  • 00:22:54 – New Nations of Khorvaire
  • 00:24:19 – Droaam Not Recognized As a Nation
  • 00:26:29 – Why Was Darguun Recognized?
  • 00:30:26 – Summarizing the Last War
  • 00:36:05 – Not a Constant War
  • 00:37:48 – The Impact on PCs
  • 00:38:15 – Everyone Was Affected
  • 00:39:52 – A Starting Point for Character Backgrounds
  • 00:42:48 – Kalashtar in the Last War
  • 00:48:52 – Aberrant Dragonmarked as Brelish Special Ops
  • 00:49:26 – Psychological and Physical Wounds
  • 00:54:48 – Understanding Trauma
  • 01:02:32 – Interludes and Flashbacks
  • 01:03:44 – ‘Sibling Rivalry’
  • 01:08:19 – How to Use the Last War As a GM
  • 01:10:51 – The Mournland as a New Nation
  • 01:11:50 – Cyran Refugees
  • 01:13:35 – Former Enemies
  • 01:16:14 – War-torn Landscape
  • 01:19:02 – ‘Steel Shadows’ in Dungeon #115
  • 01:20:57 – Keith Wishes for More Exploration of Magical Innovations
  • 01:23:12 – Heroes of Battle (D&D v3.5)
  • 01:24:01 – Wrap Up

2 Replies to “02 – The Last War”

  1. I was finally able to hear it without interruptions! Amazing input on the war, how to make the war weigh in to the characters at the start of a campaign (even the crude descriptions).

    Was it me or “thanks, everyone” at the end sounded very much like “thanks, Eberron”? Hahaha

    I’ve been inspired to work on some 5e backgrounds tied to specific nations for Eberron.

  2. Thanks heaps for this podcast – really enjoying it so far 🙂 (though, I’m running a little behind 😉 )

    Really love the span of the Last War. “The Forge of War” was mentioned, and the comment that you could do an entire podcast about it was made. Please do! I did enjoy that book, but would love to hear your views on it, too, and further background / changes you’d make in your own campaigns.

    I did run a campaign spanning the Last War back in the 3e days; I took my players (who were all mostly new to the Eberron setting) through key points in the war, with the occasional time-montage or ‘locked in a stasis bubble’ to get through all the many decades. Ended up with them possibly redirecting, possibly causing, or possibly limiting the Cyre disaster. (That is, even after they completed the adventure, they weren’t sure if they caused the Mourning, if they limited it, or if they redirected it. Or, I guess, if they had anything to do with it at all!) That felt like an appropriate way to tidy up the history lesson 😀

    Anyway, thanks again for the podcast, and I look forward to listening to much more!

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