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?

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