Wizards Update Eberron Art & Descent Into Avernus Available!

September 17, 2019 by brennon

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Wizards Of The Coast have been talking more about the upcoming sourcebook for Eberron, Rising From The Last War recently and we also got to see a much better cover popping up online too!

Eberron Rising From The Last War - Wizards Of The Coast

The new cover (which unfortunately isn't in the best quality image-wise) shows off a pair of characters getting ready for combat whilst some dark creature watches from above. This is a much more interesting cover when compared to the previous one and puts the Warforged front and centre alongside the alternative culture and world of Eberron. You can find out more about what's in the book here...

  • Meld magic and invention to craft objects of wonder as an artificer—the first official class to be released for fifth edition D&D since the Player’s Handbook.
  • Enter the world of Eberron in a 1st-level adventure set in Sharn, the City of Towers
  • Dive straight into your pulp adventures with easy-to-use locations, complete with maps of train cars, battle-scarred fortresses, and fallen warforged colossi.
  • Explore Sharn, a city of skyscrapers, airships, and intrigue and a crossroads for the world’s war-ravaged peoples.
  • Flesh out your characters with a new D&D game element called a group patron—a background for your whole party.
  • Explore 16 new race/subrace options including dragonmarks, which magically transform certain members of the races in the Player’s Handbook.
  • Confront horrific monsters born from the world’s devastating wars.
  • Prepare to venture into the Mournland, a mist-cloaked, corpse-littered land twisted by magic.

...and as part of this interview Wizards did here too.

It all seems very cool and it would be fun to see more people diving back into Dungeons & Dragons with the incredibly deep and different world of Eberron. The classic dungeon delves are still there but there's also an element of intrigue and diplomacy to explore too.

Descent Into Avernus

As well as the upcoming release of Eberron: Rising From The Last War in November today also marks the release of Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus.

Descent Into Avernus - Wizards Of The Coast

Head into the darkness and fight demons by the bucket load with this set of adventures, monsters and more for playing a campaign which has you tackling some pretty apocalyptic threats.

  • This heroic Dungeons & Dragons adventure book takes players from levels 1 to 13 as they journey through Baldur's Gate and into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells.
  • Baldur's Gate is among the most iconic locations in fantasy culture. A mist-cloaked metropolis on the Sword Coast, it’s a place of history and a home to heroes.
  • The book introduces the infernal war machines to fifth edition D&D—battle-ready vehicles, which you can customize as you blast off into the Blood War.
  • Dungeon Masters will entice their heroes with devils' deals, designed to lure adventurers with the ultimate temptations of power and treasure.

I like the idea of starting out with this with new characters, pushing them to explore an entirely different type of campaign which goes beyond the goblins and wolves they'd normally be kicking off with. You could, of course, open things up and include this alongside your existing campaign to put a twist on things.

Are you going to be snapping up these books for Dungeons & Dragons?

"The classic dungeon delves are still there but there's also an element of intrigue and diplomacy to explore too..."

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