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« on: July 30, 2003, 01:17:27 AM »
Doesn't this sound a lot like Dinotopia? Just D&Dized.

I can understand why so much stuff has been included. It has to run for several novel ideas so it has to have a lot for various authors to pick and choose from. Thus the "everything but the kitchen sink" result.
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2003, 12:16:33 PM »
The combination of industrial tech and dinosaurs gives it a "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World" vibe, which is likely what inspired Dinotopia as well. It will be interesting to see that concept expanded to fill an entire world, though, rather than just an isolated island.
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2003, 12:18:31 PM »
cadilacs and dinosaurs anyone.  seams like he stold that right from that tv show. There was even a RPG for it.  And I do beleave there was magic in that game.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2003, 12:42:23 PM »
They have some more info on this setting at the Wizards website

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/eberron

They are also putting monthy previews of it in Dragon magazine.  Its coming out in June iirc, and I want to try it out by running a campaign in it if anyone is interested.
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2004, 09:23:15 PM »
Does anyone know what the action points system is in the game?  I was looking around the Eberron website and they mentioned an action point system several times, but no where did the actualy expalined what this is (from what I read).
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2004, 09:58:19 PM »
In d20 Modern there are action points. And each level you gain a certain amount. And with certain (class abilities I believe) abilities you can spend action points to use them. Or use an action point to re-roll a roll or some other stuff like that.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2004, 10:29:53 PM »
In an issue of Dragon they mentioned some of the stuff you could do with action points.  I believe getting an extra use of barbarian Rage was one thing you could do.  In Modern you can use an action point to add 1d6 to a check or roll, like if you roll bad on a save and need a little boost, spend an action point and you can add 1d6 on top of everything else.  Some class abilities need them, like Holy Warrior PrC you can spend an action point to use a Smite attack, or Fast Hero spend an action point to use Opportunist ability.  Many of the Modern abilities that require action points can be found in D&D where they don't require any such cost, so I suspect you will instead be able to spend action points to gain additional uses per day and things like that.
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2004, 07:29:26 AM »
Thanks, that clears some stuff up.
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2004, 07:23:40 AM »
So anyone have this yet?  Apprenetly it's allready come out, MR. P has it.
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2004, 09:00:39 PM »
You'll be certain to call him Dr. P. But yes, I saw this at Waldenbooks last week. I parused a bit of it, but decided to keep my money for further developments of increased spenditures to use elsewhere on more important matters.
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2004, 06:30:57 PM »
Sprig,  another place to look for an explaination of action points would be in Unearthed Arcana as one of the alternate systems they recommend.  Don't know if you have access to that book or not, but it gives a quick and dirty version of such a system.
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2004, 02:41:27 AM »
I have it, and it is amazing; almost worth all the hype.  New feats, warforged, dragonmark clans, very magic-rich, cool art, great background.  What's not to like.  I am currently perusing the Lone Wolf RPG, but will get a chance to really get into Eberron soon.
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Re: Eberron
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2004, 03:21:04 AM »
Well heck if it's got the Slant seal of approvial then it must be pretty good.
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2004, 09:50:58 PM »
Darn skippy.
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« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2004, 09:54:53 PM »
Like Skippy the peanut butter Skippy, or skippy the unintentional flavor of the week skippy?
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