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?

08 – Changelings and Shifters

Kristian and Keith have a “freeform” discussion about changelings and shifters.

Outline

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:00:24 – Why Changelings and Shifters Seem Underused
  • 00:04:50 – Shifter Communities
  • 00:08:00 – Shifter Culture, Classes, and Lineage
  • 00:13:20 – Inspiration for Creating Shifters
  • 00:20:33 – Lycanthropic Purge
  • 00:35:44 – Changeling Identity
  • 00:55:09 – Complete Guide to Doppelgangers
  • 01:00:31 – More on Changeling Identities
  • 01:06:54 – Dragonmarks Article: Changelings
  • 01:07:22 – Think about what the character’s ability means to you?
  • 01:07:59 – Consider That Everyone Knows Changelings Exist
  • 01:09:25 – Oooh! A Changeling Pretending to Be a Shifter
  • 01:09:50 – Wrap up

Warforged Warlock – Kristian

Jeremiah asks:

I listened to the most recent episode on warforged. Warforged are probably my favorite D&D race ever, and I pretty much play one whenever the DM lets me. I particularly enjoyed the discussion on warforged wizards and sorcerers. I was wondering, in particular, what types of entities would a warforged warlock likely make a pact with.

Kristian answers with some additional contributions from Keith and Wayne.

Also, DND Beyond coincidentally posted a video of Mike Mearls discussing the Warlock’s relationship to their patrons.