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Jeremy Grenemyer Posted - 07 Sep 2012 : 06:51:34
EDIT: with WotC's boneheaded decision to revamp their website URL without providing redirects, it's impossible to use many of the links on this scroll.

If you're having trouble clicking through to an article, try this archive link.

Thanks go to our resident hamster, for turning up the Forging the Realms archive link.

***********************

Hello All,

Forging the Forgotten Realms: Mirt Strides Out of the Mist is the first of a new weekly series by Ed Greenwood, wherein Ed talks about the Realms, where it came from and how he runs the Realms as a DM.

Already looking forward to next week's article!

This is free content on the main page. No DDI subscription necessary.


(Tip of the hat to Plaguescarred on the WotC forums for posting a link to this article there.)
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TBeholder Posted - 30 Apr 2018 : 15:33:05
quote:
Originally posted by Marco Volo

Articles are all here https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/hidden-holds-realms but a pain in the ... to collect.

Not all, see above in the thread. Only from late 2013.
Marco Volo Posted - 29 Apr 2018 : 09:13:47
Hello all,

Did someone compiled the "Forging the Realms" serie of articles in one document ?

Articles are all here https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/hidden-holds-realms but a pain in the ... to collect.
Delwa Posted - 07 Apr 2015 : 22:55:11
quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

Did somebody just invoke my name?


Daz, if that was referring to me, no. I was talking about my own attitude.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 07 Apr 2015 : 22:53:00
quote:
Originally posted by Jeremy Grenemyer

Regardless, the level of pessimism around here is getting pretty tiresome. In how many threads do we need to see the exact same complaints aired by the same people for the umpteenth time?

Would it kill anyone to try enjoying the Realms for a change?



I must agree. The constant pessimism is quite wearying... And assuming the worst possible conclusion from everything WotC does and does not do is also tiresome.
Jeremy Grenemyer Posted - 07 Apr 2015 : 22:21:32
quote:
Originally posted by Eilserus

Ed created his own publishing company to have FR work farmed out to him?
Not to have FR work farmed out, but to publish what Ed wants to publish amongst a group of other projects.

Regardless, the level of pessimism around here is getting pretty tiresome. In how many threads do we need to see the exact same complaints aired by the same people for the umpteenth time?

Would it kill anyone to try enjoying the Realms for a change?
dazzlerdal Posted - 07 Apr 2015 : 21:34:34
Did somebody just invoke my name?
Delwa Posted - 07 Apr 2015 : 20:34:22
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

What you guys see as a negative I see as a positive.

Do you think Ed has stopped writing? 'The World's busiest man' is constantly writing new material for FR. He says so himself (through THO). Do you think he does this just for fun? (Okay... he probably does... but still..) I think the stuff he is writing is all going to be applied to something else, and thats why these articles have gone on the 'back burner'.

He's being hush-hush. WotC is being hush-hush. We know he's working on FR lore. We also know others (who we all love and respect) are at it as well. We know Ed has started a new publishing venture. We know WotC is going with freelancers for all its future products.

Yes... I don't see this 'dark patch' as gloom & despair... I see it as the darkness just before the dawn.

And I could very well be wrong. It does happen occasionally (). I don't know anything more then just about anyone else here - I'm just connecting the dots.



Thanks for that. The dark cloud of pessimism was rearing its ugly head lately.
Eilserus Posted - 07 Apr 2015 : 18:38:35
Ed created his own publishing company to have FR work farmed out to him? I don't think my heart could take that kind of excitement. Seriously hope that happens. We're a campaign guide and about 48 Volo's Guides behind schedule! Heheheh.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 07 Apr 2015 : 18:36:34
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

What you guys see as a negative I see as a positive.

Do you think Ed has stopped writing? 'The World's busiest man' is constantly writing new material for FR. He says so himself (through THO). Do you think he does this just for fun? (Okay... he probably does... but still..) I think the stuff he is writing is all going to be applied to something else, and thats why these articles have gone on the 'back burner'.

He's being hush-hush. WotC is being hush-hush. We know he's working on FR lore. We also know others (who we all love and respect) are at it as well. We know Ed has started a new publishing venture. We know WotC is going with freelancers for all its future products.

Yes... I don't see this 'dark patch' as gloom & despair... I see it as the darkness just before the dawn.

And I could very well be wrong. It does happen occasionally (). I don't know anything more then just about anyone else here - I'm just connecting the dots.



That's certainly an interesting conjecture, and could explain a lot. I hope you're right!
Irennan Posted - 07 Apr 2015 : 17:49:14
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

What you guys see as a negative I see as a positive.

Do you think Ed has stopped writing? 'The World's busiest man' is constantly writing new material for FR. He says so himself (through THO). Do you think he does this just for fun? (Okay... he probably does... but still..) I think the stuff he is writing is all going to be applied to something else, and thats why these articles have gone on the 'back burner'.

He's being hush-hush. WotC is being hush-hush. We know he's working on FR lore. We also know others (who we all love and respect) are at it as well. We know Ed has started a new publishing venture. We know WotC is going with freelancers for all its future products.

Yes... I don't see this 'dark patch' as gloom & despair... I see it as the darkness just before the dawn.

And I could very well be wrong. It does happen occasionally (). I don't know anything more then just about anyone else here - I'm just connecting the dots.



If WotC farmed the development of the FR to Ed and his new publishing company, it would be their best move regarding the Realms up to now, and I'm sure that many fans would be very happy with that (I would surely be).
Markustay Posted - 07 Apr 2015 : 17:45:24
What you guys see as a negative I see as a positive.

Do you think Ed has stopped writing? 'The World's busiest man' is constantly writing new material for FR. He says so himself (through THO). Do you think he does this just for fun? (Okay... he probably does... but still..) I think the stuff he is writing is all going to be applied to something else, and thats why these articles have gone on the 'back burner'.

He's being hush-hush. WotC is being hush-hush. We know he's working on FR lore. We also know others (who we all love and respect) are at it as well. We know Ed has started a new publishing venture. We know WotC is going with freelancers for all its future products.

Yes... I don't see this 'dark patch' as gloom & despair... I see it as the darkness just before the dawn.

And I could very well be wrong. It does happen occasionally (). I don't know anything more then just about anyone else here - I'm just connecting the dots.
Derulbaskul Posted - 06 Apr 2015 : 20:34:07
quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

Still no awesome new articles.

Out of interest when was the last time anyone even looked at an article on the WoTC website. I look in about once a month to scan for a Forging the Realms article and when I don't see one I quickly close it.

I used to check the website 3 or 4 times a week in 3e days (wyrms of the north was awesome), stopped completely with 4e and then had a brief revivial with Forging the Realms.

I wonder if everyone else is the same and I wonder if WoTC have noticed a lull in their web traffic?



I no longer check the site at all and just wait for ENWorld to report something interesting. I also dislike the way the new site is organised to minimise utility.

However, as a 4E DM and DDi subscriber, I still enjoy the perfectly functional previous site that has been archived. :)
Wooly Rupert Posted - 04 Apr 2015 : 02:47:07
quote:
Originally posted by xaeyruudh

Wooly's hopes will be cruelly raised by seeing activity in this thread again.



Nope, I've learned my lesson.
xaeyruudh Posted - 04 Apr 2015 : 02:34:57
Wooly's hopes will be cruelly raised by seeing activity in this thread again.
froglegg Posted - 04 Apr 2015 : 00:36:31
Still nothing.




John
Delwa Posted - 27 Mar 2015 : 21:56:25
I still check the website weekly. I've given up hope of seeing Realms stuff for awhile, but the Sword Coast Legends game is looking intriguing, and I like the GF9 miniatures (not the Wizkids miniatures.)
Irennan Posted - 27 Mar 2015 : 21:44:56
I have almost stopped using their D&D page too. However not everyone is interested in FR, most players/DMs mainly care about the new crunch column that WotC are periodically releasing, so I don't think that Ed's article being -sadly- dropped will make a significative difference.
dazzlerdal Posted - 27 Mar 2015 : 20:52:05
Still no awesome new articles.

Out of interest when was the last time anyone even looked at an article on the WoTC website. I look in about once a month to scan for a Forging the Realms article and when I don't see one I quickly close it.

I used to check the website 3 or 4 times a week in 3e days (wyrms of the north was awesome), stopped completely with 4e and then had a brief revivial with Forging the Realms.

I wonder if everyone else is the same and I wonder if WoTC have noticed a lull in their web traffic?
froglegg Posted - 21 Feb 2015 : 15:26:25
It's not looking good at all.




John
Eilserus Posted - 28 Jan 2015 : 23:04:19
Well there was a recent remark on Enworld that stated articles would be returning. Let us hope we see the return of the Bearded One then!
Delwa Posted - 28 Jan 2015 : 22:59:58
Sorry, Wooly. I thought of that after I posted. I shall go Atone now.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 28 Jan 2015 : 21:18:51
Dang it... I saw this thread pop up, and I eagerly clicked the link, hoping we'd finally gotten new Edlore. Y'all got my hopes up!

I'm going to go cry in a corner, now.


Jeremy Grenemyer Posted - 28 Jan 2015 : 21:15:31
Thank you for taking the time, Delwa. Very much appreciated.
Delwa Posted - 28 Jan 2015 : 20:31:39
Just in case anyone is interested, I finally went through and completed the archive in my signature. Up till now I only had everything forward of March of '14. Everything listed in the WotC Archive is there in a Google Drive folder, saved in PDF format. If you find something amiss, or an article I somehow overlooked, holler and I'll do what I can to fix it.
Jeremy Grenemyer Posted - 16 Dec 2014 : 04:46:50
quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

I'm happy if there is an intention to release it, even 20 years down the line. However in the case of Teziir it is obvious there is no intention or even capability of releasing the information. It is instead being suppressed deliberately for ammunition, probably by both sides.
I don't see how WotC and Paizo have the time to fight with each other. Where's the money in it?

And if they were fighting, wouldn't we have heard about it already?

Energy would be better spent reaching out to Paizo and WotC to ask them to release the article.

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