Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited

  • It's ironic that both the original pen and paper Dungeons and Dragons and the new computerized virtual Dungeons and Dragons will be played in basements.
    GameSpot has posted a preview of Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach. Basements across the nation went quiet for a few minutes while Dungeons and Dragons fans read the following:

    " We recently had a chance to catch up with Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, the upcoming online game from developer Turbine Entertainment and publisher Atari. The new game will be based out of the massive town of Stormreach which exists on Eberron, a new world created for the game's recently revised 3.5 Edition rules. The town will be broken up into seven different districts, or wards, from which you can find many, many different quests and adventures from various characters in town. The game has been in development for some time and has entered a closed alpha testing state; beta will begin, according to Turbine president Jeff Anderson, "soonish." "

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Preview at GameSpot.
    The undisputed #1 Dungeons and Dragons Online Site is waiting for you at

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Aug 16, 2005
  • Probes Turbine. [They wrote it, not us.]
    MMORPG has a Dungeons and Dragons Online Interview posted featuring Ken Troop of Turbine Entertainment. Macho Man Randy Savage crashed through our front door and mumbled something that could easily have been this:

    "Ken Troop answers Mike's questions in the third installment of this series."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online Interview at MMORPG.
    More interviews, more screenshots and just plain old more Dungeons and Dragons Online at

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Aug 15, 2005
  • Minotaurs Ain't All Bad...

    DDO Stormreach is out with another monster profile, this time examining the role that minotaurs will play. Apparently they're not all bullies ("bull"-ies? get it?).

    Once the tormented slaves and beasts of burden of an ancient giant empire, today the minotaur of Xen'drik is a fearsome creature that stands a full foot or two over the typical inhabitant of Stormreach. These bullheaded shaggy humanoids aren't all completely devoted to evil - some of them have been seen peddling goods inside the city. In this they are no different than the common avaricious dwarf - though perhaps a bit more appealing to look at. Outside of the settled regions, minotaurs are almost completely devoted to violence and a militant defense of their territory. Venturing into such dangerous territory is exactly the sort of peril that brings an adventurer fame and fortune.

    The complete monster profile at the DDO official site (free registration required).

    Sat, Aug 13, 2005
  • DDO Delayed?
    GameSpot is reporting that Dungeons and Dragons Online has been delayed until the first quarter of 2006. This Vin Diesel fact is actually true.Vin Diesel played pen and paper D&D. His character name was Malkar:

    "Players eager to get their hands on Atari's upcoming Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach will have to wait a little bit longer, as the game's release has slipped from November back into the first quarter of 2006."

    You can read the Dungeons and Dragons Online Delay Report at GameSpot.
    While you're waiting for DDO get all the latest scoops on the game at

    Thu, Aug 11, 2005
  • Tears of joy stream from basements everywhere.
    Turbine has announced that the Dungeons and Dragons Online Alpha has begun. Bugbears dodging magic missiles sent in the following:

    "Turbine is pleased to announce that the public Alpha for Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Stormreach has officially started! This is the first phase of the public Alpha and we are very excited to share our work with our fans. Following our successful showing of the game at E3 and the incredible response we received from players, we have made quite a few significant improvements and additions to the game. We look forward to hearing the feedback from our Alpha players and incorporating it to make Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Stormreach even better."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online Alpha Announcement at The Official Site.
    Basements full of DDO information are your at

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Wed, Aug 10, 2005
  • Dwarves and Giants... Fair Fight or Dev Megalomania?

    The latest in a series detailing the various mobs you'll run into in DDO has hit the official site, this time recounting a duel between a few good-guy dwarves and a bad-guy Fire Giant. The only other story we could find about a dwarf and a giant involved Bridget the Midget, and parents will want to prevent their kids from google-ing that one!

    Note that you'll need to register for full official forums access to get the full article (it's free!), but here's a teaser:

    Watching a dwarf fight a giant is an interesting sight - the dwarves are trained to combat larger foes and dodge about the blows of their larger cousins with surprising ease. Zarn brought his greataxe down, sundering the giant's armor, giving Khovis the opportunity to deal a grievous blow to his opponent with his holy warhammer.

    Meet a Fire Giant here!

    Features, Previews
    Sat, Aug 06, 2005
  • DDO Artwork Welcomed!
    Maya, our Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Community Manager, announces a new feature designed to bring DDO fan art into the limelight:

    "This is a newly planned feature to showcase artwork and screenshots of DDO or DnD submitted by community members. I will regularly select new pieces to be featured. Each time a new piece is selected, there will be a newspost with descriptions of the picture and a mention of the artist/photographer. In addition to this, a picture block on the right-margin for the site will display a thumbnail which would link to the full picture.

    If you want to get more exposure, this is a good way to go about it... everyone visiting will see it!"

    Check out the announcement in the TTH DDO forums for more details on how to participate!

    Thu, Aug 04, 2005
  • DDO Dev Diary Discovered.
    The official Dungeons and Dragons Online site has posted a developer's diary featuring Zyrca. The diary is titled, 'Things I've Seen That Made Me Smile'. Strangely absent from the list was coming to work without pants on. That's always a real hoot around here:

    "I'm Zyrca, I've been here at Turbine a couple of years now. When I got here, I started out working on the live team on Asheron's Call. If you played Asheron's Call, you may remember me from such things as the "Violet Ball" and for setting up the code that would set my monitor on fire should a 100% crafting interaction fail. Now I'm a game systems engineer helping build Dungeons & Dragons Online. Today, I want to share some of the things I've seen and heard while working on DDO that brought a smile to my lips."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online Developer's Diary at The Official Site.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 04, 2005
  • Early adopters rejoice as the DDO Alpha invites are sent out.
    Turbine has announced that the first alpha testing invitations have been sent out for Dungeons and Dragons Online. May the whining, niggling and complaing begin:

    "We’re pleased to announce that we’ve sent out the first round of Alpha acceptance e-mails. Our internal Alpha has gone very well, improving by leaps and bounds on an almost daily basis, and now it’s time to take the next step: giving you, the public, your first real look at Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Stormreach. This project has been in development for over two years now, and we’re very excited to share our hard work with you."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Alpha Testing Announcement at The Official Site.
    For even more DDO information visit the DDO Community.

    Tue, Aug 02, 2005
  • Dungeons and Basements - Ruleset 3.2 has posted a Dungeons and Dragons Online Interview featuring David Eckleberry, Lead Systems Designer at Turbine. The virtual dice rolled and the virtual DM yelled:

    "In the second bi-weekly Q&A, David Eckelberry, the Lead Game Systems Designer, answers five questions from Staff Writer David Souza. Within he discusses death, raiding, and much more."

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online Interview at

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Aug 01, 2005
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