Wizards of the Coast revealed big news on Monday, with the announcement of its new Dungeons and Dragons book Eberron: Rising from the Last War. In addition to new details about the war-torn continent of Khorvaire and character customizations, the book also introduces the artificer class, which is the first official new class made available for the 5th edition of D&D since the release of the Player’s Handbook in 2014.
“Fans have been clamoring for more Eberron ever since we digitally released the Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron last year on the Dungeon Master’s Guild,” said Nathan Stewart, Vice President of the D&D franchise at Wizards, in a statement. “Eberron: Rising from the Last War is the culmination of hundreds of playtests and player feedback sessions, and we think fans looking for something new will enjoy adventuring through a world with magically powered trains, airships, and mechanical beings.”
The world of Eberron fuses technology and magic, offering an industrial take on fantasy storytelling. Likewise, the artificer class fuses magic and tech, offering players a chance to incorporate the two during gameplay. Eberron: Rising from the Last War also features 16 new race/subrace options and 12 magical dragonmark tattoos, in addition to a new game feature called “group patrons,” which provides parties with shared background features to help define adventurers’ roles in the post-war world.
New tools for DMs include an overview of Khorvaire, a gazetteer of the towering city of Sharn, maps of lightning-powered trains and industrial workshops, adventure hooks, and details for designing adventures that take place after the Last War. A campaign for adventurers heading into the Mournland is included as well.
Eberron: Rising of the Last War hits shelves on November 19, 2019, with two cover choices: the main cover by Ben Oliver and the alternate cover by Vance Kelly. To coincide with the book’s release, the D&D Adventurers League will release a new season of stories called The Oracle of War, which takes its players on a discovery of incredible treasure in the magically devastated Mournland. To learn more, visit dndadventurersleague.org.
For more information on Eberron: Rising from the Last War, please visit dungeonsanddragons.com.