Monday, May 16, 2011

Spotted: Dungeons and Dragons Eberron Campaign Guide

*Title ctd. A Fourth Edition D&D Suplement
Where: N-train
Who was reading? A fair-skinned pencil pusher wearing a mildly professorial jacket of indeterminate fabric--some mind-boggling variation on plaid tweed that seemed to involve corduroy or possibly even velour. 
His manner and appearance were reminiscent of a young Severus Snape. Circa James Potter's reign of terror at Hogwarts.
The book was opened to: a map of Karrnath, but his eyes spent more time flickering about the car than focusing on the page.
Which begs the question: Why would you run the risk of being seen reading such a potentially embarrassing book in public, only to NOT read it?
From the publisher: "Featuring all of the character elements from the core rulebooks, this updated version of the Eberron world is a must for any gamer that likes the magic-as-technology, film noir, high-adventure campaign setting that was chosen from over 15,000 game submissions."
This one was a near miss for me. While I'm a huge fan fan of magic-as-technology and film noir-based gaming, I absolutely insist that my high-adventure campaign settings be chosen from a submissions pool of 16,000 or higher.


  1. This post has a charisma of 14 and a verbal dexterity of 9. But why no witty labels? Are they hiding beneath an Elven cloak of invisibility?

  2. That knave was reading but not reading the Eberron Campaign Guide *Gasp* in public to show the other train riders who is the baddest DM in all the 7½ kingdoms. Thats what's up. Check it.