Hey guys, some of you may know me from AL already Since I recently started DM’ing for AL as well, I wanted to ask if there is any interest in the following. With the new Season 8 of AL, the option of running adventures in Eberron was introduced, and I have an interest in trying out an AL table for Eberron.
What is Eberron? In short, it is an alternative setting or world in the D&D universe. The “standard” AL plays in the Forgotten Realms setting, which is a high fantasy setting (magic is powerful, legendary monsters are commonplace, and gods often intervene directly in mortal affairs). Eberron, on the other hand, is a pulp action or fantasy noir setting with steampunk influences (magic is used for mundane purposes, magic mixes with science in technology or is used in place thereof). To give you some examples: there is a playable race called “Warforged” which are essentially sentient war robots, there are magic-powered trains called “Lightning Rails” connecting the major cities in a high-speed travel network, and there are so-called “Dragonmarks” that give characters born with them special abilities - and that’s just some of the weird shit that’s going on in Eberron I like the vibe of the setting, so I would be interested in trying it out!
However, it is not straight-forward to switch AL characters between Forgotten Realms and Eberron. Eberron utilizes character options that are not available in the standard Forgotten Realms setting, so any character using those will not be able to play at a non-Eberron AL table. Some characters from standard AL might be eligible for Eberron, but it would frankly be a waste not to dip into some of the options Eberron provides.
In short, the rules for character creation in Eberron AL are:
- Race and Class. The Player’s Handbook, Xanathar’s Guide to Everyhting, Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron and bugbears, goblins, and hobgoblins from Volo’s Guide to Monsters are allowed - all of them at once, without the usual +1 restriction of AL! However, no other alternative sources (such as Swoard Coast Adventurers Guide) are allowed.
- Stats. Point-buy or standard array are allowed.
- Other stuff. Essentially, all other rules of Season 8 AL apply. You can find the Eberron AL summary for players here: https://media.wizards.com/2018/dnd/downloads/ALPG_Eberronv11.pdf
Since this is all so different (rules as well as flavor) from our usual AL games, I would not run Eberron off the cuff, only if there is a demand and the willingness to make an AL character specific for Eberron. However, since I’m hyped about the setting, I’m also willing to run it as soon as the minimal requirements are fulfilled (i.e. at least 3 players)
So if any of you have an interest, or further questions, just let me know here!