Sword of the New World + Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited

  • SWDP (Single White Dwarf Priest) seeks Elven paladin level 10-12 for long walks in a dungeon.
    GameSpy has posted a Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach preview based on their experience with the title at GenCon in Indianapolis. Samuel L. Jackson rolled the dice and exlaimed:

    " I came to the 2005 GenCon Game Faire in Indianapolis with only a small
    list of "must-do" items. Sitting somewhere in the top five roughly between "get 'Geek version 2.0' t-shirts for my kids" and "finally buy that plush Cthulhu toy" was "get in some hands-on time with Dungeons & Dragons Online." Okay, I'll admit it, I was a big ol' D&D geek back in the day, and while I haven't had the time to play in many years, I still have a lot of affection for the game. Add to that the idea of building a whole MMO around it and I'm in. Rather than just dive in, though, I decided to wait until after my extended conversation with Dave Eckleberry. I'd wait to see what he had to say about what makes the product distinct and then judge for myself by actually playing the game.

    You can read the Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach Preview at GameSpy.
    More DDO than you can shake a bugbear at:

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Aug 22, 2005
  • Basements get quiet, if only for a moment, to read and wash their dice.
    The official Dungeons and Dragons Online site has posted a developer's diary with Ken Troop, Lead Designer. Gary Gygax would not return our calls, but if he had we are sure he wouldn't have said this:

    " Hey everyone.  I'm Ken Troop, lead designer on Dungeons & Dragons® Online: Stormreach".   This development diary delves into the background behind a very important issue: advancement in DDO.  "

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach Developer's Diary at The Official Site.
    You can read even more about DDO at

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 18, 2005
  • Dragon Glamour Photos.
    TheTheGame has posted some Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach screenshots. Courtney Love was unavailable for comment, but are relatively sure that she is part dragon. We are also relatively sure that she has never said the following:

    " "Dungeons & Dragons Online" will let players travel alone or in parties as they explore the seemingly endless dungeon complexes found beneath the world. Through the dungeons, players will engage in physical and magical combat with hideous foes straight from the pages of the "Monster Manual"(TM) rulebook. "

    You can view the Dungeons and Dragons Online Screenshots at ToTheGame.
    If you liked those screenshots, you'll love what you find at

    Images, Media
    Tue, Aug 16, 2005
  • Dungeons and Dragons. Does that mean that every dungeon has a dragon in it?
    IGN has posted a preview of Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach. Lord Nagafen and Lady Vox have created a dragon support group. The inscription over the lair looks absolutely nothing like this:

    "It's tough being an MMO these days. Or at least, an MMO that isn't
    World of Warcraft. On the fantasy side, they seem to have everything
    sewn up. So what's the appeal of yet another persistent online sword
    and sorcery game? Well, how about one that takes out crafting,
    grinding, auction houses, and focuses on pure Dungeons & Dragons modules? How about one where you don't need to play for weeks just to earn the privilege of spending all your money on a horse? In DDO, slated for early next year, it's the dungeons and the city, and you're whipped from one to the other quickly and cleanly, with the focus on venturing with a party. "

    You can read the entire Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach Preview at IGN.
    More Dungeons and definately a lot more Dragons at

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Aug 16, 2005
  • 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
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