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Fantasy steampunk setting Eberron finally comes to Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

The artificer class returns, bringing magical tech to 5e

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Cover art for Eberron: Rising from the Last War featuring a woman with a bat on her shoulder. Wizards of the Coast

Dungeons & Dragons’ beloved Eberron setting is finally getting a 5th Edition adventure. Wizards of the Coast announced a new sourcebook on Monday, Eberron: Rising from the Last War, due to be released this fall.

Eberron, a world with magical airships and floating cities, brings a fun steampunk element to the fantasy roleplaying game. Originally conceived as the winning entry in a competition to create a new D&D setting, the world of Eberron is more pulpy and noir-inspired than the traditional Forgotten Realms. Eberron was available in both the 3.5 and 4th Editions of D&D, and now it’s making its way to 5th Edition.

Wizards of the Coast released a prototype PDF last year called Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, but Rising from the Last War marks the first official 5e adventure set in the war-torn world.

In addition to an adventure set in the misty, mystical Mournland, Rising from the Last War brings Eberron’s artificer class to D&D 5th Edition. The first new class added to 5e, the artificer uses arcane science to create magical inventions and infuse objects with magical powers. Also returning are Eberron’s dragonmarks, magic sigils that appear on a character’s body, and dragonmarked houses, powerful families descended from dragonmarked ancestors who wield their considerable influence from the shadows.

Cover art for Eberron: Rising from the Last War showing an airship flying over a fantasy city.
The special alternative cover is only available at local game stores.
Wizards of the Coast

Not everything in Eberron: Rising from the Last War is recycled, though. New to this edition is a new mechanic called the group patron. According to Wizards of the Coast, the group patron allows parties to share a joint background, helping to flesh out backstories and explain why your group is adventuring together.

Eberron: Rising from the Last War is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but a special alternate cover will only be available at local game stores. The hardcover book costs $49.95 and will be released on Nov. 19. Digital pre-orders are available for $29.99 at D&D Beyond.

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