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farinal Posted - 01 May 2018 : 19:12:59
Anyone know any more information on this book? It seems like a sourcebook for the Adventurer's League.

Cover of the book: https://ibb.co/hO3u3n
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John Daker Posted - 18 Jul 2018 : 20:15:13
Any chance of a Print on Demand (physical copy) release of Border Kingdoms?
Wooly Rupert Posted - 15 Jul 2018 : 15:39:39
quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

You are forgetting however the rules of business. Something may be making a profit and doing well (even beating all it's competitors), but if ut doesnt meet the expectations the company set itself (even if they were unrealistically high) then it could still be considered a failing product and ultimately withdrawn. Business is daft more often than not



Considering that they're still making 5E material, that further indicates it's doing well.

Besides, we're not talking about business practices. This tangent was over whether or not D&D had been destroyed, which it clearly has not been.
dazzlerdal Posted - 15 Jul 2018 : 11:07:25
You are forgetting however the rules of business. Something may be making a profit and doing well (even beating all it's competitors), but if ut doesnt meet the expectations the company set itself (even if they were unrealistically high) then it could still be considered a failing product and ultimately withdrawn. Business is daft more often than not
Matrix Sorcica Posted - 15 Jul 2018 : 09:34:51
quote:
Originally posted by Shadowsoul

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Last time I checked, D&D was still around and doing well. This rather much argues against the point of it being destroyed.



Depends on how you look at it.

Music is still around but I'm afraid it's a far cry from the quality it used to be.



So everything used to be better? You're just getting old, my friend
Wooly Rupert Posted - 08 Jul 2018 : 00:31:55
quote:
Originally posted by Shadowsoul

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Last time I checked, D&D was still around and doing well. This rather much argues against the point of it being destroyed.



Depends on how you look at it.

Music is still around but I'm afraid it's a far cry from the quality it used to be.



Opinion and sales are not the same thing. You may not like something, but if it's moving a lot of units and making a nice profit for the owners, then it's doing well.

I've no interest in the 5E ruleset, myself, but from what I've read, it's put D&D back on top of the RPG ruleset -- a position they'd lost to Pathfinder, during the 4E era. And they're continuing to put out new stuff... So, other than your opinion of it's worth, all factual indicators are that it's doing well.
Shadowsoul Posted - 07 Jul 2018 : 23:32:04
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Last time I checked, D&D was still around and doing well. This rather much argues against the point of it being destroyed.



Depends on how you look at it.

Music is still around but I'm afraid it's a far cry from the quality it used to be.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 07 Jul 2018 : 03:52:09
Last time I checked, D&D was still around and doing well. This rather much argues against the point of it being destroyed.
The Masked Mage Posted - 07 Jul 2018 : 02:50:54
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Masked Mage

You had respect for WOTC?



Even now, I'll question a lot of WotC's decisions, but I don't go for the all-out "WotC is evil!" or "Everything WotC touches turns to crap!" routine that some others do. I try to give them the benefit of the doubt.



I go with the WOTC effectively destroyed D&D for money shortly after they managed to effectively destroyed MTG for money.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 07 Jul 2018 : 02:13:55
I finished reading the book yesterday. My only complaints are that I would have liked to have seen more maps and a larger one for the region, and that it could have used one more pass from an editor -- there were several typos and such that jumped out at me.
Gyor Posted - 06 Jul 2018 : 21:25:33
I got my PDF as well, it's a little more adult then other stuff in 5e, it mentions escorts, festhalls, brothels, and so on, which no other product has in 5e to my knowledge, so your characters know where to go to get laid in the Border Kingdoms, which really amuses me more then it should.

I look forward to seeing Gameholecons adventurers.
Eilserus Posted - 16 Jun 2018 : 19:16:12
Bought my copy last night and did a quick skim through. Very nice! Now to make time for a thorough reading. :)
George Krashos Posted - 15 Jun 2018 : 12:44:21
quote:
Originally posted by Bragi

I can't wait to dive in to this over the weekend. Now the question is, what do I do with all of these Polyhedron Magazines.



I photocopied all the articles and PDF-ed them long ago. Much easier to access that way.

— George Krashos
Wooly Rupert Posted - 15 Jun 2018 : 09:52:33
quote:
Originally posted by Bragi

I can't wait to dive in to this over the weekend. Now the question is, what do I do with all of these Polyhedron Magazines.



I'll take them off of your hands.
Bragi Posted - 15 Jun 2018 : 07:41:24
I can't wait to dive in to this over the weekend. Now the question is, what do I do with all of these Polyhedron Magazines.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 13 Jun 2018 : 17:01:53
quote:
Originally posted by Irennan

Awesome! Getting it as soon as I come home.



I immediately downloaded it, and popped a copy onto my thumb drive so I could look at it at work... Sadly, though this is a slow work day, I've got other, more pressing priorities.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 13 Jun 2018 : 15:18:24
quote:
Originally posted by The Masked Mage

You had respect for WOTC?




This was obviously many moons ago, before I was active here. I'd signed up, here, but I wasn't active until WotC banned me and I had just two options: sign up again under a different name and not acknowledge that my prior login had been banned, or call it off and just never post there again. I chose the latter.

At the time I was referring to, though, when the WotC person said they didn't need to ask us what we wanted -- at that time, the only questionable thing they'd done was ban discussions of novels in a rather heavy-handed fashion.

Even now, I'll question a lot of WotC's decisions, but I don't go for the all-out "WotC is evil!" or "Everything WotC touches turns to crap!" routine that some others do. I try to give them the benefit of the doubt.
dazzlerdal Posted - 13 Jun 2018 : 10:57:38
Some is enough for me because I know it will be of excellent quality.
Irennan Posted - 13 Jun 2018 : 10:46:05
Awesome! Getting it as soon as I come home.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 13 Jun 2018 : 10:00:50
It's out!

The Border Kingdoms: A Forgotten Realms Campaign Supplement

quote:
Welcome to the Border Kingdoms!

According to the sage Meriadas of Westgate: “The Border Kingdoms are the most favored destination for adventurers who want to proudly and boldly conquer a realm or establish their own new kingdom. Lords, counts, dukes, kings and emperors rise, proclaim themselves, and are swept away with the speed and regularity of waves crashing upon a shore.”

This fall Gamehole Con will be releasing original adventures set in the Border Kingdoms for the Adventurers League organized play program. To get the excitement going, we are sharing our campaign bible with you. It contains over 100 pages of lore about the Border Kingdoms and was written by Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms!

This product includes:

  • Over 100 pages of lore about the Border Kingdoms in PDF format

  • A high resolution map of the Border Kingdoms in PDF format

George Krashos Posted - 13 Jun 2018 : 09:04:37
quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

Any new original timeline lore?



Some.

-- George Krashos
dazzlerdal Posted - 13 Jun 2018 : 08:36:20
Any new original timeline lore?
George Krashos Posted - 13 Jun 2018 : 08:31:34
It is updated for the current timeline of the Realms and while some of the information is repeated, much is not. It also details several BK places that Ed never got to go to in the original article series and then later on the WotC website series.

-- George Krashos
The Masked Mage Posted - 13 Jun 2018 : 07:21:40
You had respect for WOTC?
Wooly Rupert Posted - 03 May 2018 : 02:47:46
quote:
Originally posted by Demzer

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I just hope that it covers more than the series of WotC articles did... Those articles were great, but they abruptly kicked that series to the curb.



That's one of the things I hate, series of articles stopping clearly way before their time. In my Realms notes there are more than a couple of series names with the references to the magazines numbers and then "why does it stop?!? [expletives]"



Long ago, before my banning from the WotC forums, I was participating in a discussion on web features. The general consensus was "they did X, Y, and Z, and they were all awesome, but then they dropped them and we'd like them back!"

That was when I commented that maybe WotC could do a poll or something and simply ask people what they wanted... And a WotC staffer came in and commented that they had no need to do that; they had their own ways of determining what we liked and wanted.

That one post made me lose a hell of a lot of respect for WotC.
Demzer Posted - 02 May 2018 : 22:05:14
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I just hope that it covers more than the series of WotC articles did... Those articles were great, but they abruptly kicked that series to the curb.



That's one of the things I hate, series of articles stopping clearly way before their time. In my Realms notes there are more than a couple of series names with the references to the magazines numbers and then "why does it stop?!? [expletives]"

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