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Player wants to play a Stock broker / Trader. How do I Implement a lightweight trading system?

I would not attempt to design a stock market trading system unless you and a majority of the players are personally interested in historical trading enough to put a lot of work in. It's a complex ...
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Were warforged starting ages ever explained?

It's a subtle nod to the fluff From page 22 of the Eberron Campaign Setting: Older warforged tend to be fighters or barbarians. The more recently created warforged, especially those less than five ...
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Is there an alternative word to be used in place of Humanoid?

People In each of your examples the term "humanoid" could be replaced with "people". A more common-language approach may be easier to work in-game than trying to shoehorn a more ...
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How can I explain a race from Eberron showing up in Faerûn?

Eberron and Faerûn might be connected, possibly It is the default of D&D campaign settings that they are connected to one another through the “multiverse,” which refers to all the other planes ...
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Trying to do a time skip, but how do I justify it to my players?

You can simply justify it by saying that for mechanical/story reasons, you don't want them to do it. They can come up with the specifics. Ideally, just be up front with it when they build their ...
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Which nations did the Warforged fight for in the Last War on Eberron?

House Cannith perfected modern, sentient warforged in 965 YK. The Treaty of Thronehold, which ended the Last War and required House Cannith to destroy the Creation Forges, was in 996 YK. All (legal) ...
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How much will studying magic in an academy cost?

It's going to be up to the DM 5e doesn't cover schooling costs for Wizards, but I'll leave it to others better versed in D&D lore to see if it's covered in other editions and, if so, to update ...
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What is "Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron"?

It's a digitally published book by Wizards of the Coast You can read the description of this playtest material on D&D Beyond and via DMsGuild. It is described as: Eberron was born in 2002 when ...
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Where in the 5e multiverse is Eberron?

Eberron's connection to wildspace was never defined in canon. Spelljammer ended with AD&D 2e, while Eberron made its debut in D&D 3.5, with the result being that the two settings have little ...
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How can I explain a race from Eberron showing up in Faerûn?

4e's Dragon #371 ("Origin Stories: Incorporating Races", pages 40-42) discussed the idea of Warforged in Faerûn, mentioning the following five possibilities: a one-off wizard experiment a product of ...
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Can a changeling increase their Charisma by +3 at character creation?

Yes +3 to Charisma is a legitimate choice and also slightly better than adding the +1 to a different stat most of the time. It's also not a typo but intentional, as evidenced by Crawford agreeing ...
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Could sorcerer's blood double as dragon's blood?

Dragon's Blood is not literally the blood of a dragon. From the Eberron Sourcebook Sharn: City of Towers on page 161 Dragon's Blood: This dark fluid is not literally dragon's blood; it derives its ...
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Is electricity understood well enough in Eberron to produce current and simple electrical devices?

You are operating under a misconception: lightning and electricity in Eberron (and most D&D worlds) does not work like it does in reality. This is to some degree just simplification; it would not ...
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House Deneith vs...House Deneith?

Dragonmarked, a supplement dedicated to the Dragonmarked Houses, lacks any information on this issue. The Forge of War, an adventure written during the Last War, brings this issue up at the outset of ...
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How much does it cost to manufacture a conductor stone?

This is up to you The short answer is that I think creating such a conductor stone would likely cost about 50 gp and take about 5 days of work in a 5e framework. But you as a DM have total liberty to ...
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Is there an alternative word to be used in place of Humanoid?

Folk(s) Means same as "people", especially "common people", or other somehow defined group of people. Examples: Townsfolk. Folk of the realm. Poor folk. Hey folks! Those pitiful ...
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How to counter high-level players using scry and teleport / How to maintain intrigue?

Also see ways to prevent teleportation. Ways to prevent scrying Many countermeasures to the 4th-level Sor/Wiz spell scrying [div] (PH 274-5) and the 7th-level Sor/Wiz spell greater scrying [div] (PH ...
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Are Valenar elves and Aereni elves different races of elves?

Originally, Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron stated that both high elves and wood elves are found among both the Aereni and the Valenar, so these groups are not subraces. Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron does ...
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Can my Order of Scribes wizard gnome with the Mark of Scribing cast Silence to survive her 120 ft fall?

Silence has no damage When you are a Scribes wizard casting a wizard spell you can "temporarily replace its damage type with a type that appears in another spell in your spellbook … of the same ...
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Trying to do a time skip, but how do I justify it to my players?

Since this is at the start of play, you can actually mess around a bit narativistically . You officially start play, 4 years after that adventure. Narrate that scene a bit, and then do a flash-back ...
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Have Living Spells been published in 5e?

They can be found in Eberron: Rising from the Last War With the official release of the Eberron sourcebook – Eberron: Rising from the Last War – living spells were finally converted to fifth edition ...
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House Deneith vs...House Deneith?

They had an 'unwritten policy' that Deneith Mercs wouldn't fight each other From The Forge of War... The problem is brought up here (p66): After the outbreak of war among the Five Nations, House ...
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Does the race of half-elves on Khorvaire in Eberron have its own name?

The technical term is "Khoravar". From the section on half-elves in the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron (p. 77-78), under the heading "The Khoravar": When two half-elves conceive, ...
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Are Warforged required to eat and drink?

Warforged don’t need to eat or drink As per the book Eberron: Rising From the Last War, the official fifth edition source for Eberron, Warforged have the Constructed Resilience trait, which confers ...
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Is electricity understood well enough in Eberron to produce current and simple electrical devices?

In a word, no. I have some expertise in the world of Eberron, and I have a degree in electrical engineering, and I am quite confident in this. We have no reason to suspect transistors themselves would ...
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Trying to do a time skip, but how do I justify it to my players?

I have had similar instances in the past involving required time-skip, or what I call "interrupted adventuring" for one reason or another. There is a few things I would recommend doing. First and ...
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Do warforged have souls?

It's canonically ambiguous. Like many of the big mysteries in Eberron, this question is left to the DM to decide. This type of intentional moral and cosmological ambiguity is a big part of the theme ...
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What are the starting countries for races in Eberron (PHB, VGtM, GGtR, SCAG, WGtE)?

Much of this information can be found in Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron,¹ but beyond that I am relying a good amount on the original descriptions of Eberron² found in the 3.5e Eberron Campaign Setting, ...
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Can a changeling increase their Charisma by +3 at character creation?

Not anymore, as of the 2020 errata As noted in Please stop being evil's answer, this was previously allowed by the rules, and even confirmed by rules designer Jeremy Crawford as a valid reading of the ...
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Is there an alternative word to be used in place of Humanoid?

Different languages are different. We translate it all to English anyway, so the word that means that body-shape really is "humanoid" for us, with the etymology that entails. If Common is a ...
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