11 – The Lords of Dust

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

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  • 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.

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09 – Kalashtar

Kristian and Keith “dream” about kalashtar.

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  • 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?