Manifest Zone - The Eberron podcast that explores the tabletop fantasy RPG setting
By Keith Baker, Wayne Chang, Kristian Serrano, and Scott W.
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Manifest Zone is a podcast exploring the many themes and features of Eberron as a tabletop role-playing game setting. Each month, hosts Keith Baker, Wayne Chang, Kristian Serrano, and Scott W. discuss how to use the setting's lore in your campaign either as a GM or player. Between episodes, the hosts also answer questions from listeners through a series of short audio segments called the Speaking Stone.
||Clean09 – Kalashtar||Kristian and Keith "dream" about kalashtar.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChangeling Classes – Scott||Keftiu writes in, "I love changelings a lot, but it feels like they’re always forced into the role of the sneaky, deceptive Rogue. Do you have any other clever or unexpected classes you think fit the race well?||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 – Changelings and Shifters||Kristian and Keith have a "freeform" discussion about changelings and shifters.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWarforged Warlock – Kristian||Jeremiah asks, "I listened to the most recent episode on warforged. Warforged are probably my favorite D&D race ever, and I pretty much play one whenever the DM lets me. I particularly enjoyed the discussion on warforged wizards and sorcerers.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 – Warforged||Keith, Wayne, and Kristian discuss warforged (and how they're not robots).||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 – Elves||Keith and Kristian discuss the Aereni, Tairnadal, and Valenar elves of Eberron.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDragon Con 2017 – Running Eberron for a Con Game||Keith and Kristian catch up at Dragon Con and discuss Keith's panels and running Eberron for a con game or as one-shots in general.||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Episode for August 2017||Due to scheduling conflicts and travel, we're unable to record and release an episode for the month of August 2017.||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 – Daelkyr and Cults of the Dragon Below||Keith, Wayne, Kristian, and Scott discuss the Daelkyr and cults of the Dragon Below. Outline Introduction Dragonmarks: The Daelkyr and their Cults Comparing to Lovecraft and Far Realms Xoriat Random detail: mind flayers Daelkyr Good starting villains E.||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaths of Light and Inspiration – Kristian||David Mitchell asks, “Hi guys, I was wondering about how you guys use the paths of light / inspiration. Are they philosophies or religions? Do they have priests or just monks. Could you have clerics for them. How do they differ aesthetically.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Silver Flame and Other Religions – Keith||Kevin asks, "Can a member of the Church of the Silver Flame also be a part of other religions, like the Sovereign Host? I know Tira Miron was a paladin of Dol Arrah, but I cannot find anything that says if or how her faith was changed by it.||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAncient Religions – Keith||Brandon asks, "What were the ancient religions of the Dhakaani empire (or, for that matter, the giant empire of Xen'drik)? Would they be variations on the Host and the Six, or an entirely different pantheon?||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 – Religion||Keith, Kristian, and Wayne discuss religion in the world of Eberron. Outline Dragonshards – Religion in Eberron Dragonmarks 4/11: Religion, Faith and Souls Clergy vs. divinely empowered Religion is about faith; both are subjective Temples are for spir||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDragonmark Sizes – Keith||Graham asks, "I know you mentioned that a Siberys mark would cover the whole body, but how are are the other types of marks supposed to be?" Keith argues the complexity of the mark vs. the size.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEspionage in Eberron – Scott||From David Mitchell: "Hi guys just wanted to ask a question about how you guys see and use the rivalry between house phiarlan specialising in intelligence with the investigators of house Medani and how they compete with the kings lanterns the zilargo t.||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnemies of the Dragonmarked Houses – Wayne||Billy Rigby asks, "Dragonmark Houses are powerful, the 12 have a foothold on Khorvaire but who is against them? Who's the enemy of the 12? It seems like they have no overall threat against them other than each other and other businesses.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConflict with Aberrant Marked – Keith||Gabriel Krotkov asks, "Keith mentioned that the standard houses began the War of the Mark partially to suppress the "source of power" coming from aberrant marks. What economic threat did the aberrant marks pose to the houses?||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 – Dragonmarks and Dragonmarked Houses||Keith, Scott, and Kristian discuss using dragonmarks and the dragonmarked houses in an Eberron game.||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDarguun and Valenar at the End of the Last War||Graham asks: "How was it that Darguun and Valenar were not given to the Cyran refugees?"||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeutrality of Dragonmarked Houses in the Last War – Scott||Scott chimes in with his answer to Gil's question regarding the Neutrality of the Dragonmarked Houses during the Last War.||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeutrality of Dragonmarked Houses in the Last War – Kristian||Gil asks, "What is the expectation of a dragonmarked house and/or a nation from a dragonmarked member assigned to support a national army unit on the front line? There is usually a lot of questions/conflicts that come up when there is a mixed PC party .||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPre-war Cyre – Scott||Scott follows up on Ian's question about "pre-war" Cyre, specifically in regards to inspirations for Cyran culture and personality.||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPre-war Cyre – Keith||Ian asks, "Can you please talk about your personal inspirations for the Pre-War government and everyday life of Cyre? The Day of Mourning is such a great inspiration for PCs, but its hard to give them guidance on character histories or frame NPC motiva.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvolvement of Dragonmarked Houses in the Last War – Kristian||Gonzalo Campoverde Arce, "How were the Dragonmarked Houses (beyond Cannith, Deneith and Jorasco) involved in the Last War?"||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 – The Last War||The hosts discuss The Last War and the significant impact it had on the continent of Khorvaire as well as how it might influence the characters within the world.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOther Systems for Eberron – Scott||Scott W. shares his thoughts and experiences regarding other systems for Eberron.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPronunciations for the Five Nations – Keith||Keith answers the question, "How do you pronounce the names of the nations of Khorvaire?"||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOther Systems for Eberron – Kristian||What systems other than D&D have you ran or suggest running Eberron in?||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Our Q&A Segment, The Speaking Stone||Introducing The Speaking Stone, a standalone segment featuring audio responses to listener questions.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 – Introductions||The cast introduces themselves and discusses what defines Eberron as a setting, what it has to offer GMs, and what expectations players should have.||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Eberron is alive and well in the new edition thanks to the love and care Mr. Baker shows for his spark.
Love Eberron and love this podcast
Eberron is the setting I love the most in Dungeons and Dragons and getting to listen to this amazing group of people do this podcast is so wonderful. I am truly looking foward to every new episode and cannot wait to hear what you all have in store for us.
David w/Tales from the Fandom podcast
Really excited to see how this shapes up
I love Eberron, and I was excited to hear about this podcast. Overall, it's a very good start. Everyone involved has slightly different perspectives, and obviously has passion for the setting. There are a few areas for improvement, however: particularly editing and direction. There were several places where the dialogue got sidetracked, or audio quality was bad, that could have been cut out cleanly without hurting the show. And a few times, the show veered into "let me tell you about what happened in my last campaign" territory, which isn't necessarily a problem in moderation, but didn't really add anything to the conversation.