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DDO News for Week of 10/23 to 10/29

No DDOcast this week!

Lantern Joe Episode 240 will be aired live on November 5th @ 3PM EST (Noon PST / GMT -4). Sig and I are off to enjoy our Anniversary! But don’t worry next week we’ll bring you more news on Update 12 on Lamannia.

This Week in DDO News

Update 12: Vaults of the ARtificers Officially Announced

DDO Update 12 Vaults of the ArtificersInfo on Update 12 was released today and officially titled Vaults of the Artificers! Update 12 will be coming soon to DDO live servers, but you can now preview it on the Lamannia servers.
Update 12 Summary here >>
Offical DDO U12 Annoucement >>

Update 12 Events on Lamannia: Oct 29th @ 12PM EST

We’re looking for players brave enough to face Challenges on Lamannia tomorrow, Saturday Oct 29th! Those who play the Challenges can receive treats for Lamannia and for their live characters too! Join myself and 404Error (And maybe other Devs) from 12:00 PM Eastern to- 4:00 PM Eastern as they hand out treats for good little adventurers!
Read more details at the DDO Lamannia Forums >>
Offical DDO U12 Announcement >>

Turbine’s 2011 Annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Air Ship Pumpkin CarvingIt’s that time of year again: the weather turns colder, the leaves turn colorful, and spooky fun turns up everywhere. It also means it’s the perfect time for a pumpkin carving contest! Turbine is looking for the best pumpkins in the following categories:

  • Asheron’s Call
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online
  • The Lord of the Rings Online

What you win for best DDO Pumpkin:

  • 3000 Turbine Points for the DDO Store
  • Custom Forum Title: “Dragonmark of Spooky (2010)

View Contest Details here >>
View Last Year’s Pumpkins here >>

DDO Dev Team describe Update 12’s Challenge quests!

U12 Tribute to Doctor Who - Time ChallengeDDO Design Director Ian “MadFloyd” Currie, Web Content Developer Kyle “FordyTwo” Horner, Associate Content Designer “FlimsyFirewood”, Content Designer Phil “The Rocking Dead” Speer, Senior Community Specialist Amanda “Tolero” Grow and (the heroically-named) Content Designer Steve “Steelstar” Rogers chat about time travelers, new Challenges, ogre bathroom breaks and much more in the latest Developer Q&A!
Read the Full Interview here >> 

Mabar Festival Now thru Nov 2nd!

You’ll know the festival is active when the sky above House Jorasco’s Airship Tower turns blood-red, and the undead take advantage of the endless night to roam freely through Delera’s Graveyard. The festival takes place primarily in the graveyard, so get your undead-slaying gear and make your way there! Everyone, including free players, can visit the public Graveyard even if they don’t own the Delera’s adventure pack!
Read More on the Mabar Festival here >>

Mabar Lag!

GOT LAGUsers reporting lag in the Mabar festival area and in the Spectral Dragon zone. MajMalphunktion responds: “My team does not create lag, and all I can do is report it.We are just one spoke in the wheel. The issue is more complex than ‘the dragon is out!!!’. We are working on it.”
Read & Comment on the Forums here >>

All U12 Challenge Quests now Open on Lamannia, including Epics!Lamannia

  • Lavacaves: Colossal Crystals – Huuuuuge Crystals have been discovered deep within the volcanic caverns. Kobolds love shiny crystals and the Union has decided that they MUST have one of them! Go Go Go!
  • Lavacaves: Time is Money – The Time Foreman is short on Crystals but has plenty of time to trade!How long can you last?
  • Lavacaves: Circles of Power – The Kobold Mining Union has found a large amount of crystals deep inside a volcanic cavern! Filled with dangerous enemies, the Union needs your help. Additionally, Mysterious circles of unknown energies can be found throughout the caves… Maybe it is possible to harness their power!
  • Extraplanar Mining: The Dragon’s Horde – The Kobold Mining Union is in need of your help once again! This time, they’ve chosen a new location to gather Crystals from…an Extraplanar Palace that the dragon Auraxyllon has created to store his wealth.
  • Extraplanar Mining: Labor Shortage – Back inside Auraxyllon’s Palace, a new Foreman has taken over the Union. Time is short and Crystals are still needed to meet the quota! Every second counts!
  • Extraplanar Mining: Buying Time – A grizzled old Commander Foreman is working with his crew on the Extraplanar Palace. Unfortunately, He is down to his last few workers and needs your help to fill his quota.

Read more about the Epic versions here >>

U12 Shroud Update on Lamannia Make us Cry with Joy!The Shroud Arraetrikos

  • When completing the Shroud, instead of a generic list of level-appropriate random gear, you will now get a selection of Shroud ingredients, which can include anything from small/medium/large ingredients to power cells, Shards of Power, and more!
  • Extra chests will appear at the end of phase 5 on higher difficulty settings
  • One additional chest will appear on hard difficulty
  • Two additional chests will appear on elite
  • Arraetrikos went on a diet, and now has fewer hitpoints on hard and elite.

Read more about the Shroud updates and comment at the Lamannia Forums >>

Update 12 on Lamannia Highlights: Update to +3 Tome Drops

U12 and +3 TomesUnbound +1 and +2 tomes now drop at slightly lower levels. Unbound +3 tomes can now drop in regular (high level) treasure. (That release note means “You can get them in lower level dungeons than before”. We basically shifted everything down a bit.)
Read up on the status of +3 Tomes in game >>

DDO Store Sale Items now thru Nov 3rd

20% off Favored Soul, Anti-Mummy Elixirs, Mummy Rot Cures, and Lesser Anti Beholder Crystals and fast travel items. Also get a free sample of Draught of Midnight with cupon code T5VB8D
More on DDO Store Sales >>

DDO Community News

The Eberron Chronicle – Another week of community highlights for DDO

Crafting with Courtney – Howling Wearwolf – +1 Screaming Module of Bleeding

Ten Ton Hammer’s Update 12 –  Vaults of the Artificers Hands-On Preview with Paiz & Glin

Massively’s Hands-on with Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Update 12: Vaults of the Artificers – Rubi Bayer goes over the highlights of Update 12

And of course…Happy Halloween!

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Mabar Festival! Now Thru Nov 2nd!

You’ll know the festival is active when the sky above House Jorasco’s Airship Tower turns blood-red, and the undead take advantage of the endless night to roam freely through Delera’s Graveyard. The festival takes place primarily in the graveyard, so get your undead-slaying gear and make your way there! Everyone, including free players, can visit the public Graveyard even if they don’t own the Delera’s adventure pack!

Enjoy some tricks and treats!

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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 19

Courtney crafts an Iron Defender module that’s downright scary!

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Update 12 Vaults of the Artificers

Info on Update 12 was released today and officially titled Vaults of the Artificers! Update 12 will be coming soon to DDO live servers, but you can now preview it on the Lamannia servers.

Vaults of the Artificers features new challenge system, where you earn some pretty awesome loot!

  • VIPs get unlimited access to all Challenge quests at all times
  • Free and Premium players can buy the Challenge Pack. And just like Adventure packs, its a one time purchase that gives you unlimited access.
  • Free and Premium players can also buy Single Access tokens
  • Try before you buy! Each day, players can get a Daily Challenge Token.  You can use this token to try out a challenge at anytime.
  • And much like Adventure Guest Passes you can buy Challenge Guest Passes for a friend.

Read more about Update 12 Here >>

And of course, what everyone has been waiting for, the ability to unlock the Artificer class with favor earned in the new U11 and U12 quests. There are also some new features available for purchase in the DDO Store:

  • New Platinum Sharing for characters on the same account on the same server. VIPs get the first tier automatically.
  • Four new Armor kits, two are for warforged
  • Challenge Powerups: buffs that help you get an edge inside Challenge quests.
  • Challenge power ups
  • Purchase and use Gold Seal hirelings two levels above your character.

Read more about the new U12 features here >>

Also released today, a Dev Diary Q&A with Design Director Ian “MadFloyd” Currie, Web Content Developer Kyle “FordyTwo” Horner, Associate Content Designer“FlimsyFirewood”, Content Designer Phil “The Rocking Dead” Speer, Senior Community Specialist Amanda “Tolero” Grow and (the heroically-named) Content Designer Steve “Steelstar” Rogers.

Read the full DDO Dev Q&A here >>

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DDOcast 239

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DDOcast is a weekly DDO podcast created by fans for fans! We discuss nearly everything related to Dungeons and Dragons Online – Eberron Unlimited.

Episode 239 is ready! Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3. You can find DDOcast on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace and Cyberears.com.

Samius joins Sig and Anne to say fairwell to Lessah and the DDO Cocktail Hour. We also go over the latest DDO news including Update 12 on Lamannia, Mabar Festival, Pumpkin Carving Contests and more! We also have segments: Ecgric’s Premium Perspective, Rhreebus’ Top 10, and Deadnettle’s Puzzler

This episode’s music is DAMAGE by 3D6. 3D6 is a nerdy punk/rock band out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Their songs feature topics such as Dungeons and Dragons, comics, video games and robots. You can learn more about 3d6 and purchase their songs on iTunes and on their web site: http://www.reverbnation.com/3d6

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DDOcast Episode 239 (10-22-11)

0:00:44 Intro
0:02:11 DDO News
0:18:57 DDOCast News
0:19:41 Sponsors
0:21:44 Round Table
0:23:52 Lich Line Caller: Tobrell Bromances with Samius
0:25:30 Back to CTH
0:30:07 Lamannia U12 Release Notes
0:41:46 Ecgric’s Premium Perspective: The Vale
0:51:32 Lich Line Caller: Deadnettle Puzzler LIVE with the Ustream Chat Room!
0:58:29 Rheebus’ Top 10 Feats (part 1)
1:09:36 What’s Up in DDO With You?
1:19:34 DDO Community News
1:28:54 Lich Line Caller: CSIStormreach Seeks Arty Advice
1:31:36 Back to Lightning Post Msgs
1:35:04 General Gaming News
1:39:14 Last call
1:40:02 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 1:42:01

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DDOcast 239 - A DDO Podcast

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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 18

Courtney makes a great item for your Artificer’s Iron Defender!

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DDO Lamannia U12 Release Notes

Lamannia

Posted today on the DDO Lamannia Forums!

Welcome to the Lamannia Update 12 Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. These notes are subject to changes and additions.

Try Challenges on Lamannia!
Introducing Challenges, available for preview on Lamannia! These repeatable quests feature multiple objectives and mini-games with a broad range of choices!

  • Complete the objectives to collect rewards you can barter with for better loot.
  • Choose your specific level of difficulty – each Challenge supports a broad range of character levels.
  • Try to best your high score each time you play.
  • Multiple variants available with different strategies, time limits, and rewards.

Challenge Scores
Scoring is based on both a point value and a Star ranking.

Point scores determine how many reward items you will receive once the time runs out! Try to beat your personal best high scores, or compare your score with your friends’ scores!

Additionally, each Challenge has five specific star objectives. Each objective you complete rewards a blue star. For every star you earn, you earn favor points for House Cannith. Each Challenge variant has a different set of star objectives, and can offer different types of monsters, mechanics, powerups, goals and time limits.

  • You must complete the first star objective to receive items and XP for the Challenge.
  • If you complete all 5 star objectives in one run of a Challenge at its maximum available CR level, all of your blue stars will turn to gold – you’ll earn bonus favor and bonus experience!
  • Players over level (5 or more) will not be rewarded items or XP, but may still earn favor from star accomplishments.

Accessing Challenges
Visit House Cannith to participate in Challenges! Look for the challenge boards to accept your desired Challenge variant. There are multiple ways to gain entry to a Challenge:

Challenge Packs

  • The Adventure Pack grants full access all the time, any time! Free to VIPs!
  • Guest passes can be purchased to grant your friends access to challenges for a limited amount of time.

Challenge Tokens
Challenge Tokens are used to access individual Challenges one time

  • Free Daily Challenge Token
    • Visit Kariya ir’Vannis in House Cannith, near the Cannith Gorgon statue, to receive access tokens into that day’s free Challenge!
    • The available Challenge will change every day, so check back daily to see which Challenge Kariya has to offer!
    • Premium users will receive bonus Challenge tokens from Kariya!
    • Challenge tokens can be used for entry into a Challenge, or spent on one-use bonus items using the “Cannith Supply Vault” located inside the Challenge at the beginning.
  • Universal Access Token
    • Purchase a universal token for single-use access to one Challenge of your choice.

Available CR Levels
Supported level ranges for each Challenge differ; as you enter a Challenge, you may use the level selection drop down menu to chose the Challenge level you wish to play. The majority of Challenge variants are also available (separately) in Epic CR levels. Note that selecting a Challenge below your character level can result in XP and reward penalties for your party, though it will not impact your ability to earn favor.

Rename Tokens
It is now possible to change your character’s name, surname, and your pet’s name – visit the DDO Store to purchase a Rename Token! Visit the Character -> Name Changes category and select which name you’d like to change. A one-use Parchment will be delivered to your inventory. (Note that names must still comply with the Code of Conduct)

  • To change your first name, activate the Name Change Parchment (First Name) from your inventory and type in your new name. Special characters and spaces are unavailable in first names.
  • To change your surname, activate the Name Change Parchment (Surname) from your inventory and type in your new name. You may use spaces and apostrophes in your surname, but other special characters and numbers are unavailable.
  • To change your pet’s name, activate the Pet Name Certificate from your inventory. Open your pet’s character sheet by right clicking on their health bar. Click the “rename pet” button. Special characters and spaces are unavailable for pet names.
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Update 12, Open for Business on Lamannia!

Lamannia

Lamannia is back online with the first portion of our U12 preview! Come take a look at a few of our new Challenges. Release notes and Known Issues will be posted shortly. (As soon as Tolero finishes sorting them out!)

KookieKobold, DDO Lamannia Coordinator
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DDO Tutorial Videos!

From of Hikaro of ThePCGamingVortex, great for new players! You can subscribe to his channel here!

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DDOcast 238

DOWNLOAD MP3 (Right click and "Save As")

DDOcast is a weekly DDO podcast created by fans for fans! We discuss nearly everything related to Dungeons and Dragons Online – Eberron Unlimited.

Episode 238 is ready! Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3. You can find DDOcast on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace and Cyberears.com.

This week Sig and Anne are here to deliver you DDO news while the DDO Forums were down. (DDO Forums are now back up as of 3:30pm PST!) We also talk about the new House Cannith Alchemical Crafting system and Shamgar has another Epic Education on the Demon Queen. We also go over our latest emails and messages from the Lightning Post!

This episode’s music is THE DRUNKEN GNOME ILLUSIONIST and SCREW YOU DM by DAN THE BARD. Dan the Bard writes, performs and records songs about Dungeons and Dragons! Dan is an accomplished musician and storyteller. You can learn more about Dan the Bard and purchase many of his fine albums and songs on his website: http://bard.phoenixlore.com/

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DDOcast Episode 238 (10-15-11)

0:01:02 Intro
0:02:09 DDO News: Oh-nos! Forums Down! U11.1 Now Live!
0:10:37 DDOcast Show News: No Live show on Oct 29th
0:10:51 Sponsor Break
0:12:15 Round Table: House Cannith Alchemical Crafting
0:21:40 Epic Education with Shamgar
0:27:10 What’s Up in DDO?
0:31:36 DDO Community News
0:36:09 Tribute to DDO Cocktail Hour
0:38:54 Lightning Post
0:49:15 General Gaming News
0:50:23 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 00:52:22

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A Video that should have been for DDO’s new Update 11: Secrets of the Artificers

DDOcast 238 - A DDO Podcast

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DDO Forums Still Down!

As an additional precaution we recommend that all players change their passwords by visiting https://myaccount.turbine.com. Please remember to use unique, hard-to guess passwords that are not associated with other online services or sites, and always look for and report unusual activity in your account to Turbine customer support.

Turbine Support

Update 10/18/2011: DDO forums are fixed and are now up and running!

Hey gang, its been nearly 4 days since the forums went down.  Still no word on when they’ll be up or why they went down (only some speculation). But Turbine has updated their Forum Status page and suggested that you change your passwords at https://myaccount.turbine.com/

IMPORTANT:  We’ve gotten reports from players getting a Phishing emails asking for your account information! DO NOT click on links from these emails! DO NOT give them your account information!  Turbine or any sound company would ask for your account and private information over email!

Never fear! DDO team is active on the Facebook with small news bits.  They’re also on Twitter posting riddle games. If you’re looking for a place to post your DDO bugs visit the DDOQABlog on the MyDDO site.

If you’re looking for something to do, you can listen to our latest episode, DDOcast 237, or tune in this Saturday for DDOcast 238 LIVE on Ustream.

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DDOcast 238 Sat 10/15 @ 3PM EST (Noon PST / GMT -4)

Boy this week is a news week! With the forum down you can spend some time with us! We’ll talk about the new Alchemical Crafting system found in the House Cannith quests.

Can’t listen to the live show? That’s okay,  MP3 will be released via iTunes, Cyberears, and Zune on the following Monday (US Pacific Time, some time late-ish. Maybe early if we’re feeling industrious).
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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 17

Courtney makes a necklace that to keep anyone healthy!

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DDO Forums Down for over 12 Hours!

We have identified a potential issue in the forum system. As a precautionary measure we have disabled our forums while we investigate. We will bring the forums back online when we complete our work. We thank you for your patience.

Turbine

This from Ten Ton Hammer, LOTRO today:

Earlier today we received an unconfirmed tip that Turbine’s database for The Lord of the Rings Online had been breached. The tip pointed us to tech site Tweaker, which claims that the database for Turbine’s The Lord of the Rings Online had been compromised and was open to anonymous users. The forums for Turbine’s Dungeons & Dragons Online, Asheron’s Call and The Lord of the Rings Online have are currently down for maintenance. Whether or not this rumor has substance and or if it’s just coincidence is unknown at the moment.

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DDOcast 237

DOWNLOAD MP3 (Right click and "Save As")

DDOcast is a weekly DDO podcast created by fans for fans! We discuss nearly everything related to Dungeons and Dragons Online – Eberron Unlimited.

Episode 237 is ready! Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3. You can find DDOcast on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace and Cyberears.com.

Yes its 237, even though Sig says 236 in the cast 😛

This week Shamgar from Epic Education join Sig and Anne to talk DDO news and the Lamannia U11 Patch 1 Notes. Shamgar also takes us through a detailed walkthru of the new U11 raids, Lord of Blades and The Master Artificer. We also have a new segment from Deadnettle’s DDO Puzzler. We even have a Crunchy Bits Basics on Hit Points.  And a special interview with MajMalphunktion, our favorite Turbine QA forum cruiser!

This week’s music is POCKET PARAFOIL BY ALEX MAUER from his 2008 album 9999. Alex is a classic console music composer creating chipset and 8-bit tunes using 9 different game systems, such as the Nintendo NES. If you like what you hear, you can buy his albums on his website at http://www.alexmauer.com/

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DDOcast Episode 237 (10-08-11)

0:00:35 Intro
0:01:30 DDO News + Lamannia U11 Patch 1 Notes
0:17:35 Sponsor Break
0:18:33 Round Table Talk: U11 Raids – Lord of Blades & Master Artificer
0:50:42 DDO Puzzler with Deadnettle!
0:52:56 Interview with MajMalphunktion of Turbine!
1:15:15 Whatcha been up to in DDO?
1:20:22 DDO Community News
1:24:29 Crunchy Bits Basics: Hit Points
1:38:04 Lighting Post: +3 Tomes BAH!
1:41:03 General Gaming News
1:46:27 Last Call & How to Win Shamgar’s Turbine Points!
1:48:27 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 1:50:02

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DDOcast 237 - A DDO Podcast

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Now on Lamannia: Update 11 Patch 1

Lamannia

Changes include party UI fixes, artificers now functioning with vet status, and also The Mabar Festival is active! Here are some high lights for Lamannia’s latest patch!

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Early Show + Interview Special! Ep 237 on Sat 10/8 @ 2pm EST (11am EST / GMT -4)

DDOcast 237 - A DDO PodcastHey Kobold Kids!

We’re going for an early show this Saturday, simply because we’re heading out to the H.P. Lovecraft Show at the Seattle Art Museum that same afternoon. Yes, its horrid that we’d choose some horror fun over DDOcast, but it is the month of Halloween and we aim to celebrate!

Interview with MajMalphunktion

We also have a special surprise for everyone: we were able to snag an interview with MajMalphunktion! Its a short and casual profile interview with our favorite forum-crusing QAer. Tune in as we air this pre-recorded chat about QAing with Turbine and DDO.

And of course, we’ll talk the latest news in DDO, maybe get some crunchy things going on!

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The Shard Axe & Marcy at Literary Escapism

The Shard Axe by Marcy RockwellLooks like Marsheila Rockwell is promoing her new book, The Shard Axe, over at Literary Escapism as a guest author. She’s even posted an exciting excerpt of her new book. Read the full article here!

About Marsheila Rockwell

Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell is an author, poet, editor, engineer, Navy (Seabee) wife and mother of three wonderful sons. She is a member of the SFWA, IAMTW, and SFPA and her work has been nominated for the Rhysling Award for the last five years running. Her first novel, Legacy of Wolves, was published by Wizards of the Coast in 2007 and her latest, The Shard Axe (the first official Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited tie-in novel), was just released from Wizards in September. She is currently working on the sequel. You can find out more about her latest projects here: www.marsheilarockwell.com.

About Literary Escapism

Literary Escapism primarily reviews Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. However, we will also accept a limited number of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Steampunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian and any of the following with fantasy or paranormal elements: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Historicals, Romance and Young Adult. www.literaryescapism.com

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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 16

Courtney makes a kama that boosts healing!

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DDOcast 236

DOWNLOAD MP3 (Right click and "Save As")

DDOcast is a weekly DDO podcast created by fans for fans! We discuss nearly everything related to Dungeons and Dragons Online – Eberron Unlimited.

Episode 236 is ready! Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3. You can find DDOcast on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace and Cyberears.com.

This week Sig and Anne chat about the latest Drama-Lama, +3 Tomes in the DDO store! And we have a Crunchy Bits Build for Artificers (Finally!) We got some mighty fine segments: Eberronian Chef with Adan, Back to the Lab with Strype, and a DDO Top 10 with Rheebus the Rogue! We also have a super sized mail bag just in from the Lightning Post.

Today’s Music is PIECES OF EIGHT by CAPTAIN BOGG & SALTY an Oregon based Pirate Rock Band off their album PEGLEG TANGO. You can buy their album on Amazon or visit their website at http://boggandsalty.com/

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DDOcast Episode 236 (10-01-11)

0:00:36 Intro
0:01:49 DDO Game News
0:11:22 Sponsor Break
0:13:19 DDO Round Table: +3 Tomes in Store
0:21:52 DDO Top 10 with Rheebus the Rogue
0:24:26 Eberronian Chef with Adan
0:26:42 Back to the Lab with Strype McClaine
0:37:27 What are We Doing in DDO?
0:38:39 DDO Community News
0:44:06 Crunchy Bits: Artificer Build
0:55:35 Lighting Post: Newbie advice, Epics, Mabar Nerf & No-Drama Plz!
1:14:18 General Gaming News
1:17:42 Closing

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LINK for Crystal Cove is back! Now thru Oct 9th

LINK for Known Issues post U11 Patch 1

LINK for Eladrin on Artificer & Augment Summoning

LINK for Eberronian Chef Website

LINK for +3 Tomes in the DDO Store

LINK for Account Security Reminder

LINK for Power cell drop rate to increase

LINK for DDO Store Sales

LINK for Airzlyn has created a dance track featuring kobold voice work from Crystal Cove!

LINK for Shade’s Guide to Euphonia’s Challenge – Treasure of Crystal Cove

LINK for DDO Quarterly Wall Papers

LINK for Crafting with Courtney: Lucky and Angry, and imbues a Shard of Good Luck onto Khyber’s Fury

LINK for The Eberron Chronicle

LINK for DDM’sRealms’ Master Torches in the Crystal Cove Special Event

LINK for DDOWiki Trouble!

LINK for Wayfinder struggles to unlock Crystal Cove

LINK for Freakonomics Podcast: The Upside of Quitting

LINK for LOTRO’s Rise of Isengard Expantion now Live

LINK for “City of Heros: Freedom” Free-to-Play goes live

LINK for Star Wars: The Old Subscription Model

DDOcast 236 - A DDO Podcast