Eberron (for Dungeons & Dragons)
Published by Wizards of the Coast
Created by Keith Baker
Developed, designed by Bill Slavicsek, Keith Baker, & James Wyatt
Edited by Michele Carter, Christopher Perkins, & John Rateliff
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds, Dennis Kauth, Rob Lazzaretti, Dave Allsop, Kalman Andrasofszky, John Avon, Ted Beargeon, Beet, David Bircham, Tomm Coker, Rafa Garres, Frazer Irving, Andrew Jones, Dana Knutson, Ron Lemen, Lee Moyer, Lucio Parrillo, Martina Pilcerova, Steve Prescott, Anne Stokes, Mark Tedin, Franz Vohlwinkel, Kev Walker, Sam Wood, & James Zhang
320-page full-color hardcover; $39.95
If you're one of the thousands who submitted a one-page treatment for Wizards of the Coast's world-setting competition, you may want to go ahead and skip this review. But if you're still here: Eberron, the winning entry in the $100,000 contest to select a new world for Dungeons & Dragons fans to play in, is the winner in more ways than one.
The kingdom of Galifar on the continent of Khorvaire enjoyed centuries of peaceful succession until King Jarot finally laid his burden down. Going against the long-standing tradition, his five children made attempts to secure the throne for themselves instead of taking subordinate positions to the eldest. Long story short: A war that lasted just over a century and has only recently resulted in the Treaty of Thronehold, which has torn the five constituent nations apart and sewn them crazily back into 12 countries. One of those nations, . . .
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Article publication date: September 17, 2004
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