11 – The Lords of Dust

Keith, Wayne, and Kristian discuss the Lords of Dust and their complex schemes.

Outline

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:52 – Readings
  • 00:04:25 – Why Rakshasa; “Overlords” vs. “Rajahs”
  • 00:08:20 – Overlords embody a concept of evil
  • 00:11:47 – Exposing the PCs to The Lords of Dust’s plans without spoilers
  • 00:17:10 – The Lords of Dust feeling “too big”
  • 00:25:37 – Only use on one or two grand-scale villains
  • 00:27:41 – Threats for specific genres
  • 00:29:14 – Focus on a specific objective, not the epic scheme
  • 00:29:42 – The essence of the Overlords and the Lords of Dust
  • 00:33:05 – Why the rakshasas don’t just rule the world
  • 00:37:30 – Complex manipulations of the prophecy
  • 00:44:47 – Make your own Overlord
  • 00:45:37 – The Overlords are not allies
  • 00:47:04 – The world knows very little about the Overlords
  • 00:48:44 – Overlord names, titles, and themes
  • 00:52:25 – For Players
  • 00:52:57 – Progressively scaling up the enemies
  • 01:02:04 – Using the story to shape your character’s perspective
  • 01:02:45 – Warlocks and Overlord patrons
  • 01:04:45 – Trappings for class abilities
  • 01:06:39 – Wrap up

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