Here is a quote from the start, to tempt you over:
What he says here is different to what was said back in Eberron Campaign Setting. He explains why at the end of his article.Keith Baker at keithbaker.com wrote:Sidebar: Aberrant Dragonmarks
Posted on May 6, 2019
The twelve dragonmarks are tied to specific bloodlines and passed down through families. They are reliable and predictable, and their powers are constructive. They create; they heal; they protect. But there is another kind of dragonmark: marks that are unpredictable and dangerous to both the bearer and the people around them.
—Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron, page 111
I’ve talked about aberrant dragonmarks before, including this dragonmark article and this canon Dragonshard article. But I wanted to take a moment to talk about the evolution of aberrant dragonmarks and the role they’re intended to play in the setting.
From the beginning, the idea was that the aberrant dragonmarks are in essence the direct opposite of the “true” dragonmarks… that if the pure marks are believed to be a blessing from Siberys, the aberrant marks are the cursed touch of Khyber. A few critical points…
Here is an earlier article he wrote about aberrant dragonmarks, that also might interest you: Eberron Flashback: Aberrant Dragonmarks
What do you think?
Have you been running aberrant dragonmarks the old way or the new way? Has Keith convinced you to switch the way you run them?