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Keith Baker
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Hey folks!

Having talked to some of my employers, I've got permission to speak in general terms about some of my mysterious projects of the moment.

To begin with, I've been playing 4th Edition D&D in preparation for work on the 4th Edition incarnation of Eberron. And so far, I'm having heaps of fun with it... not only will I be shifting my Eberron campaign to 4E when the time comes, I'm shifting it now. While I think that there's a lot of subjects to cover in a 4th Edition ECS, I also think that people who want to jump in right away will be able to do so with a few tweaks - and I think that D&D Insider will be taking steps to help with that, though I don't know for sure.

On that front, I'm also starting work on a few articles for D&D Insider. I can't provide many details at the moment, but I think it's going to be a good opportunity to explore some of the dark corners of the setting, and you should get to see a few 4E bits designed purely for Eberron!

Beyond that, I'm also wrapping up work on a third Gloom expansion. I can't say much about that, either, but in addition to providing a few new things to play with I've tried to solve some of the common problems I've seen come up in Gloom (it doesn't matter how miserable your family is if you never draw an untimely death!). I'm not sure what the planned release date is for this, but look for more news as we get closer to that date.

And finally, I just received a few Eberron questions in response to an LJ post from last July. So, here's the answers:

I know that the house of making is divided. That Cannith South still does research with the warforged but if found out it would start a war with the 5 nations. Again because of the treaty of Thronehold forbades the house of making to make or research the warforge. Does the treaty hold in Xen'Drik and if not why Cannith South is not using this advatage?

To begin with, "Cannith South" isn't continuing research with the warforged - certain influential people within the house are doing this, using their personal resources. With that said, this question is specifically answered on page 19 of the Dragonmarked sourcebook.

I know that the Dragons fought a war with Demons and Cannith West is under the influence of the Lords of Dust! Should this cause a conflict with the Dragons?

Perhaps it already has. The current conflict between the Lords of Dust and Argonnessen is an extremely cold war - largely oriented around lynchpin events that can shift the Prophecy. The dragons don't care about humanity. So, it's possible the dragons haven't realized what the Lords are up to. It's possible that they're aware of these activities but see nothing in them that impacts Argonnessen. Or it's possible that they are aware and oppose these activities and intend to oppose them - but that to ensure the Prophecy takes the proper path, they need to make use of specific tools... such as the player characters.

Also I know that Cannith East is into research with the undead and given the Undying Courts view on this would they not also be in conflict with each other?

YOU may know Cannith East is interested in the undead, because you have a magic book of secrets - it's not something they project to the world at large. Beyond that, Karrnath has been using undead for longer than CE has, and Aerenal hasn't declared war on them. The Undying Court despises negative undead, but it is also the ruling body of a nation. The Deathguard attacking a Cannith East stronghold would be like a team of Russian commandos blowing up a Microsoft office because they don't like Windows - something that would have severe diplomatic consequences. They may still DO it, just as they might try to destroy Fort Zombie... but they'd have to find a way that couldn't be traced back to Aerenal. Yet one more possible path to involve PCs, if any of your PCs are loyal to the UC!
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