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Chronicles of Eberron

Join Eberron setting creator Keith Baker for another journey across the realms of Eberron, from the trackless void of the Astral Plane to the unknown depths of the Barren Sea. Chronicles of Eberron takes a deeper dive into Keith’s vision of Eberron, with expanded mechanics and detailed illustrations that bring the world to life.

This companion to Exploring Eberron contains lore and new options for players and Dungeon Masters alike. Play a Tairnadal champion with the Oath of Veneration, explore the mysteries of the Dark Six with the Aspiration Domain, or—if you dare—wield the forbidden magic of the Shadow. Learn more about the nobility of Khorvaire, the people of Riedra, and the stormsingers of Lorghalan. Face deadly new foes, from the daelkyr Avassh and Mordain the Fleshweaver to the infamous Grim Lords of Farlnen!

In addition to delving into hidden corners of the world, Chronicles of Eberron provides broad guidance useful for any Eberron campaign. What does the average person from Khorvaire actually know about the Draconic Prophecy? What's the best way to start a new Eberron campaign? How can you add more flavor to a long journey, and how do you challenge high-level characters? The answers to these questions and more lie within this tome, wrested at great risk from the Library of Ashtakala. Eberron awaits!

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Part 1: The Library
Chapter 3: Nobility of Galifar
Chapter 15: The First War


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Interior Pages: The Year of Blood and Fire

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Zachary G January 05, 2023 1:32 am UTC
I second the desire for and hope that there's a Fantasy Grounds version coming out. I'll buy the physical edition, but adulthood has seen face to face ground proving damn near impossible to arrange versus online, and having a module with everything sorted is much more convenient than trying to convert it myself.
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Harold H January 21, 2023 12:33 pm UTC
Same here! Bring on the digital bundle!
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Alessandro D January 02, 2023 5:09 pm UTC
Will it be translated in Italian?
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LORENZO R January 11, 2023 1:40 pm UTC
I hope so as Exploring Eberron did. Maybe Needgames is thinking about it.
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Julius W December 14, 2022 10:41 pm UTC
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How do you track the physical book shipment. Ordered 12/05.
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William T December 14, 2022 9:39 pm UTC
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Love the book thus far. Tiny gripe: I wish the chapters on the table of contents had numbers, so when references to them (pg 8, Dragon section says "See Chapter 15"), that I know which chapter they were referencing without having to count the orange headings on the table of contents.
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Daniel F December 09, 2022 2:04 pm UTC
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I believe there is an error that made it to print - On page 183 - The feat Psionic Shaper in the 3rd bullet point reads "• You learn the bestial spirit (TCE) spell, which you can cast without a spell slot or components. There is no such spell !

There is a spell called Summon Beast (TCE pg.109) which begins "You call forth a bestial spirit."

I like this work very much. The Aspiration Domain and the Veneration Oath are quite good!
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James W December 07, 2022 10:04 pm UTC
What exactly are all of the additional character options listed in the mechanics index? I can see the list, but what are they all?
Blessing of the Fang - supernatural gift?
Boons of the Overlords - epic boons?
Feat: Shadow's Metamagic - a new feat? additional metamagic options?
Feats: Psionic - one new feat or multiple?
Metamagic: Forbidden - is this related to the feat above?
Spells of the Six - this one is obviously new spells
Variant: Forbidden Magic - is this an optional rule?

Thanks in advance!
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Joseph M December 07, 2022 11:43 pm UTC
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Blessing of the Fang is a supernatural gift. Boons of the Overlords are also supernatural gifts. Both are dark in nature and are designed to work both as PC abilities as well as additional flavoring for NPC stat blocks.

The Shadow Metamagic are a series of "Forbidden Metamagic options" which are primarily accessed via the Shadow's Metamagic feat, but could be taken even without the feat by a sorcerer with the DM's permission. All of the options are balanced against existing metamagic by offering power at some related cost (e.g. life payments)

There are multiple psionic feats, complementing the one's in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything by invoking other psionic disciplines (e.g. Psionic Nomad)
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James M December 04, 2022 4:45 am UTC
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Great book but disappointed to see that several parts of it are copied straight from past articles which were free. It's also shown as the book has a lot of "in my campaign" and a few "in this article" which doesn't really suit a book that brings information to the setting. Is it handy? Yes, but could have been easily re-written into a third-person view.

I also found it a bit odd that 'overlords' is not capitalized in the text, I would have thought it would be 'Overlords' due to being the name of a group or title when referring to a single one.
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Benjamin K December 04, 2022 4:10 pm UTC
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The articles weren't ever really "free" though—Keith always worked on them with financial support of his Patreon backers and covered material that was voted on. The material also includes art, editing, layout, and mechanics as well as being aggregated into a single document that make it easier to search. The idea was always that the material presented explicit options from his personal view of the setting, not anything definitive that you must do.

If you look at past official and unofficial materials talking about the overlords the word is never capitalized.
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Matthew B December 04, 2022 4:11 pm UTC
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I can't speak to editing decisions, but I can say that this is an expansion and compilation of those articles, and was not marketed as anything else. Keith, also, always writes with the caveat that In His Eberron or that Kanon is less authoritative than WotC canon, whatever we as a fandom may think. So this is precisely what it was intended to be. And honestly? I love having the additional material, and am happy to support Keith.
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Laura H December 04, 2022 6:00 pm UTC
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Little-o "overlords" is how it's been capitalized ever since the third edition sourcebooks, similar to "daelkyr." It is not a proper noun, it simply describes a certain category of beings. :)
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JOSEPH C December 04, 2022 6:08 pm UTC
https://keith-baker.com/age-of-demons/ shows he appears to favor 'Overlords' and 'Overlord', but does use 'overlord'. And because I happen to be reading City of Stormreach (3.5) right now, 'Overlords' and 'overlord' appear to be the prevailing uses. On his blog specifically, he seems to favor 'Overlords', but in Exploring Eberron he uses 'overlords'.

At best it's inconsistent :)
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JOSEPH C December 04, 2022 6:25 pm UTC
I've bought everything else Keith has published here, and I've been reading his blog for a decade. Eberron is literally my favorite campaign setting. I'm probably going to buy this even if I think it's shady, because I've gotten so much free content and insight from Keith's blog, and I truly appreciate all the time and effort he's spent on it.

I haven't bought this yet, because it seems too much like copy paste, repackage, sell as new. I don't agree on your marketing assertion. I read his post about the product on his blog, and you're inferring this was marketed as an expansion of articles he wrote. He highlights topics, which happen to be the same as articles he's written already, and says they are in the book. He never addresses the fact that every section of this book is an article he's written and will be deleting. "In Chronicles of Eberron, I expand on many of my favorite topics" is not the same as saying 'Hey everyone, I took larger articles I wrote, spruced them up, reframed them,...See more
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Laura H December 04, 2022 6:47 pm UTC
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Yes, Keith's blog differs in capitalization from his published books, because his blog is not edited, it's a rough draft from a human being's memory. Exploring Eberron and Chronicles of Eberron reflect the polished final product after it has gone through editing and beta reading. :)
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Nathan E December 04, 2022 7:27 pm UTC
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"It seems too much like copy paste, repackage, sell as new."

Chapter 4, on adding new races an integrating them into Eberron, is 3 times larger than the article that inspired it. It's not the only one, the Discord community was expecting largely repackage and refined articles and instead were floored by the amount of new content and spent ages combing through and discussing it. Not to mention the new monsters, subclasses, spells, metamagic, feats and weapons. To assert this is to insult the amount of time effort and passion that went into making this project worth the price.

"He never addresses the fact that every section of this book is an article he's written and will be deleting."

This was discussed frequently and made clear to virtually everyone months before it went live. And the only reason it was deleted was because of the DMsGuild Community Content Agreement, 4.b

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JOSEPH C December 04, 2022 8:37 pm UTC
You're cherry picking, and ignoring the point I made about the 3.5 source book. Let people think things are odd when the thing they think is odd has been inconsistent for more than a decade. I'm sure the editors of the City of Stormreach also thought it was a final product and well polished :)
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JOSEPH C December 04, 2022 9:21 pm UTC
"This was discussed frequently and made clear to virtually everyone months before it went live." This seems to be based on you being in the Discord community, and I'm sure others get it from being patrons on Patreon. I'm in neither of those things, and I don't think it's a reasonable expectation to expect everyone who wants to buy this product be in either or both of those communities.

This PDF is being published on DM's Guild. Where on here does it highlight the core of the book is a dozen (probably a baker's dozen) articles taken from his blog and revamped?
The articles are taken from his blog, and he announced the book less than two weeks before its release on that same blog and deleted the original articles in question. Where is it highlighted there that he was/had deleted articles because they were the core of the product? I get that maybe you knew it months in advance, but that message obviously didn't get to everyone because 3 people have brought it up here.

I would...See more
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Nathan E December 04, 2022 9:41 pm UTC
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I was addressing your other comment, and didn't see anything about the 3.5 sourcebook because that discussion wasn't relevant to any point I wanted to make and was already addressed by other people. But fine. I'll address that too if you like.

"https://keith-baker.com/age-of-demons/ shows he appears to favor 'Overlords' and 'Overlord', but does use 'overlord'."

Oh my, it's almost like articles like this are rough drafts of concepts that he does in his free time that arn't heavily edited or extensively proofread imagine that.

"Reading City of Stormreach (3.5) right now, 'Overlords' and 'overlord' appear to be the prevailing uses."

3.5 had 1-2 Hardcover D&D books released a month. Editing and proofreading was extensively flawed and the pace was breakneck. Regardless, linguistically, overlords are a category of fiends, akin to archdevil, which is not capitalized. If you want proof of that, read Escape from Avernus.


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Nathan E December 04, 2022 9:57 pm UTC
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Note: It looked like you were responding to me with the first reply do to DMsGuild comment formatting. Which is why I was confused about 3.5 being brought up.
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Keith B December 05, 2022 9:46 pm UTC
This is spelled out in the introduction to the book. It's available in the free preview, but here it is for reference.

In the days before the Dungeon Masters Guild, there was no opportunity to create new Eberron content. I couldn’t legally release new lore or mechanics—but I could answer questions. I started doing just that on my website, Keith-Baker.com, and over the years, I’ve written hundreds of articles. But that quantity is a blessing and a curse; some topics are more generally useful than others, but they’re needles in a very large haystack. Beyond those questions and answers, I couldn’t give players and Dungeon Masters new tools to work with until the Dungeon Masters Guild opened up Eberron for new creations.

These pages you hold in your hands—or, potentially, these pixels you see on your screen—contain the answers to some of my favorite questions. This book blends practical advice (“How do I start a new campaign? How do I handle travel?”) and deep lore detailing...See more
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Keith B December 05, 2022 10:04 pm UTC
I've been working on this book throughout this year. Every article chosen has been carefully reviewed and revised. In some case this involves significant expansion; my original article on Adding Ancestries only included a general theory, while Chronicles includes 13 specific scenarios that triples the amount of content. Even where the revisions are more subtle, we considered what mechanical content would complement the content and commissioned art. The original articles were effectively first drafts; here they have been expanded and finalized.

As for the voice, when I started working on revising the articles many months ago, I did try translating them into third person. Ultimately I didn't like it. This book ISN'T a standard sourcebook; it's more of a conversation. Again, the introduction specifically says "Remember that what you’re hearing in these pages is my personal voice."

There seems to be an implication that the articles were taken down because they were "snatched...See more
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Stephane S December 26, 2022 8:14 am UTC
It's awesome to get all this content you created over time gathered all in one place, in print and thus getting a second pass on content-review and editing. Really Great! Can't wait to get my hands on it.
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Phillip B December 03, 2022 7:02 pm UTC
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Is there any possibility of this being a Fantasy Grounds module like Exploring Eberron?
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Zander K December 03, 2022 12:42 am UTC
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A+ Book, a convenient collection of knowledge on Eberron with new expansions into corners not really seen in most books about the setting.
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Jason L December 02, 2022 5:07 pm UTC
I was hoping the next book would have more Artificer subclasses...
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Lewis P December 02, 2022 3:09 pm UTC
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Hey KB, I love, you, but- is this book *really* a $28 USD collection of the free articles that you removed from your blog with 5% extra material? Or am I misunderstanding?

If I'm wrong, let me know and I'll delete this comment.
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Nathan E December 02, 2022 7:37 pm UTC
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Art, professional editing, better layout, etc. By comparison the articles are a rough draft which, btw, had to be deleted per DMsGuild's rules in order to distribute the book period. The book maybe based on the articles but it's not a pure 1 to 1 reprinting. Also, don't forget we're also getting Monster stats, subclasses, spells, metamagic, weapons and more. If I had to choose between not having this book at all in order to keep the articles, or removing the articles to get this book I know what I'm taking.

Edit: Including the expert from the DMsGuild Community Content Agreement for proof on the fact the articles had to go down:

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Timothy B December 02, 2022 7:43 pm UTC
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let's see original art, actual mechanics, better layout and editing, POD options, and the fact it is all now condensed and fleshed out compared to the articles. And as for the articles dmsguild has this rule (b) Except for short promotional excerpts used to promote your Work, you may not display, recreate, publish, distribute or sell your Work (or derivatives thereof) outside of the Program administered on OBS websites or through other platforms or channels authorized or offered by Owner.
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Rene A December 02, 2022 1:18 pm UTC
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+1

Good observation. It was be a bummer if the spine wasn’t like Exploring Eberron.
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Arnaud B December 02, 2022 10:32 am UTC
On the preview picture, it looks like there is no "red flame" on the spine of the book (where "KEITH BAKER" is written) as it was on Exploring Eberron. Is that picture reliable ?
It sounds picky, but I'm always a little disappointed when the spines are not homogeneous in the bookshelf.
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KB P December 02, 2022 1:31 pm UTC
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Thank you for your inquiry! The “red flame” is trade dress copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast and cannot be used on DMs Guild products.
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William B December 02, 2022 4:27 am UTC
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Is there a way to add the pdf to my purchase after the fact? I've ordered the premium hardcover and just noticed it might not arrive for up to eight weeks (which is totally understandable). It would be great if I could access the pdf in the meantime and pay the difference for that option. (sorry for complicating things :/ )
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KB P December 02, 2022 1:33 pm UTC
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Not a problem! You can contact DMs Guild support https://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and they can sort that out for you!
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Culley M December 01, 2022 5:41 pm UTC
What is the difference in the standard and premium hardcover?
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Miles M December 01, 2022 5:46 pm UTC
yes i would also like to know
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KB P December 01, 2022 6:11 pm UTC
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Thank you for your question! DMs Guild has a support article about this: https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/articles/209936943-What-is-the-difference-between-B-W-Premium-Color-and-Standard-Color-
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Culley M December 01, 2022 6:43 pm UTC
Thanks, basically the premium color is premium. It looks a lot better then the standard inkjet style.
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