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Alaundo Posted - 05 Nov 2002 : 17:34:44
Well Met and Welcome traveler!

I, Alaundo, Master Scribe and seer of Candlekeep welcome you to the great library of Faerun and the Forgotten Realms. You are now in the Chambers of Lore where you will meet many other scribes and seekers of Realmslore and knowledge. We hope you enjoy your stay here and learn many new things.

Please feel free to introduce yourself with a new topic in this forum category and be welcomed warmly.

If you need any assistance during your stay then please call on me by posting within this forum or via email.

....and now, ill leave you to browse the many tomes we have....
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Alithir Posted - 24 Mar 2021 : 13:11:54
quote:
Originally posted by rredmond

Hail and welcome Alithir!
COVID actually got me and my HS friends together (in three different States) to play some 1e again. I wasn't tricked so much into being the DM, but really enjoy it.
These forums are a perfect place to expand your knowledge. :)
Welcome again and be well!



Thank you Rredmond. Oh I do enjoy being the DM a lot.
rredmond Posted - 24 Mar 2021 : 12:11:09
Hail and welcome Alithir!
COVID actually got me and my HS friends together (in three different States) to play some 1e again. I wasn't tricked so much into being the DM, but really enjoy it.
These forums are a perfect place to expand your knowledge. :)
Welcome again and be well!
Alithir Posted - 24 Mar 2021 : 10:11:47
Hail to thee, fellow scribes, seekers of knowledge and brave adventurers.

I'm Alithir and I've stumbled onto this Library, seeking to improve my knowledge. About 23 years ago I played D&D for the first time (actually not playing but tricked into being DM). Last year due to the covid-19 pandemic I picked it up again.
Me and a group of friends are playing board games about once a month. Since that was no longer possible for us, hopefully temporarily! we started to play D&D. Again being tricked into the DM (there is a pattern starting), I've never partaken as a player. Although I have played many games like Baldur's gate I,II and now III, Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment, so I have a little bit of knowledge.
I hope to expand that bit of knowledge, so I came to the great digital library called the Internet, which led me here.
Oh and I'm a real sucker for Lore!
Alaundo Posted - 09 Mar 2021 : 08:41:27
Well met, Ilsen

Glad you decided to join us within these great halls for many discussions of knowledge and lore. Enjoy thy stay.
Ilsen Posted - 08 Mar 2021 : 18:08:28
My name is Ilsen and I've been lurking your archives for years. I've finally decided to join the community to directly seek your knowledge and support. I'm not a native english speaker, so I hope to be eloquent enough for the high standards of Candlekeep scribes.

Jokes aside, I just wanted to thank you all for the incredible amount of knowledge and wise tips I've been finding in this forum. This place is amazing.
Alaundo Posted - 26 Feb 2021 : 10:45:14
quote:
Originally posted by MordenGreyhawk

First time posting...been using this site for as long as I've been DMing. Never thought I was qualified enough to contribute.
Well. Took over 20 years, but I feel confident enough to both post and reply.

There's a part of me that is extremely happy that even after all this time, the website looks the same as it did when I first stumbled across it all those years ago...



Well met, MordenGreyhawk

Welcome to Candlekeep. I'm glad you decided to reveal yourself within these halls of knowledge. Thank ye for the kind words; the place is old and clunky but it's for the nostalgic value that it remains such (so I keep telling myself )
ElfBane Posted - 24 Feb 2021 : 22:42:05
Well, welcome to the Show. Unfortunately, your liking of the website being the same as it was 20 years ago... will eventually come home to roost. Alaundo does a tremendous job keeping us as current as he can, but eventually the technology will get to a point where we will have no choice but to upgrade. That usually involves INSURMOUNTABLE problems with porting over the vast amount of lore that is here at CK. Also it will be very expensive. So, enjoy it while you can. Good to have you here!
MordenGreyhawk Posted - 24 Feb 2021 : 17:20:36
First time posting...been using this site for as long as I've been DMing. Never thought I was qualified enough to contribute.
Well. Took over 20 years, but I feel confident enough to both post and reply.

There's a part of me that is extremely happy that even after all this time, the website looks the same as it did when I first stumbled across it all those years ago...
rredmond Posted - 14 Feb 2021 : 16:27:02
Welcome new folk! Glad you found your way here!
ColourCodedQuotes Posted - 14 Feb 2021 : 09:10:15
Gotta start somewhere, so I'll start with a post here!

Hello everyone, I've been playing DnD for about 10-11 months now, but have long considered doing so. I've also been DM'ing for about 7 months now, because I just couldn't get enough. I've also fallen with love with the mess that is Forgotten Realms lore, mostly because it *is* a mess, and I love that chaos and uncertainy, and how that can fuel my creativity as both a DM and a character. It means I have a lot of inspiration to pull from where I can riff off of established lore, but I also can just fall back on that same established lore and just say "Most inhabitants of Ten-Towns are a little more accepting of drow because of Drizzt, so yeah you can totally play a drow and it won't result in instant fights in the streets". For any purists out there I apologize; I've already co-opted Ancorhome as the starting point for what was originally a 100% homebrew campaign.

I'm having a great time, and I hope y'all do as well.
Wizard 14 Posted - 11 Feb 2021 : 13:27:44
Hellos from Greece. I love the aesthetic of the forum and the main website. I'm a complete beginner as far as DnD goes. I grew up away from cities and nobody I knew played DnD, but I was attracted by the game nonetheless. I started reading the Dragonlance Saga recently, as well as the Dragonlance Chronicles (i.e. I'm reading the stories and the graphic novel adaptations). I'm getting to know the game better so I can organize a campaign for friends and family (I'm thinking 2e ADND).
I prefer the earlier editions of DnD mainly because of the art and the adult aesthetic, but also because of the simple mechanics.
I'll stick around and read as much as I can. Thanks for having me
Imagus Posted - 10 Feb 2021 : 03:20:45
Hi folks!

My name is Imagus, and I hail thee from Down Under. I'm searching for knowledge and good conversation about the Realms and all things D&D. I hope I can contribute however tiny my own lore may be.

Praise you for the opportunity.

Cheers!
rredmond Posted - 21 Jan 2021 : 20:48:13
Welcome Athreeren!
Be well and be welcome!
AJA Posted - 21 Jan 2021 : 00:40:28
quote:
Originally posted by Athreeren
Hello everyone! I am amazed by the erudition of the sages here, and the level of attention given to the most minute details, to make the Realms feel like a lived place. I look forward to having all my strangest questions answered in ways that will certainly lead to more!

Welcome welcome, Athreeren! The best bit of advice I can offer is, if you ask a question (strange or otherwise!) and don't happen to get any reply;

ask another!

Athreeren Posted - 20 Jan 2021 : 10:08:51
Hello everyone! I am amazed by the erudition of the sages here, and the level of attention given to the most minute details, to make the Realms feel like a lived place. I look forward to having all my strangest questions answered in ways that will certainly lead to more!
Alaundo Posted - 29 Nov 2020 : 12:13:51
Well met, Candelero58

Welcome to Candlekeep. There are many knowledgable scribes herein and a vast amount of tomes of lore to feast your eyes upon. Enjoy your stay.
Wooly Rupert Posted - 28 Nov 2020 : 16:22:00
quote:
Originally posted by Candelero58

Hello! Greetings from Spain. Sorry because my English isn't full.
I have read the FR novels in Spanish, but not all are translated so I start to read the novels in English. I hope I can learn more in this forum.



Don't worry about your English. It's a sad truth that a lot of folks that speak English as a native tongue still can't speak it well.

(and even fewer have anything even approaching fluency in another language)
Candelero58 Posted - 28 Nov 2020 : 10:08:08
Hello! Greetings from Spain. Sorry because my English isn't full.
I have read the FR novels in Spanish, but not all are translated so I start to read the novels in English. I hope I can learn more in this forum.
Alaundo Posted - 07 Sep 2020 : 23:14:02
Well met, new Scribes.

Glad to see some new faces wandering around these halls of knowledge. Enjoy thy stay herein.
kythorn12 Posted - 07 Sep 2020 : 14:56:23
Hello, everyone. Like Wendolyn above me, I'm not new to running games, but I'm just starting to run my games in this world. I've always been a big fan of the Baldur's Gate games, and I'm looking forward to learning more about the Forgotten Realms.
Wendolyn Posted - 03 Sep 2020 : 16:23:16
Greetings all!

Started my Dungeons and Dragons journey back in 2nd edition AD&D and have been playing and proselytizing ever since. I've mostly done my own homebrew campaigns, but over the past few years I've started gravitating more and more to running sessions set in the Forgotten Realms and I have found this forum a great resource. I still have so many burning questions about the realms, like "where do souls come from?" and the best leads I've got have always come from the scribes of Candlekeep. So I decided to stop lurking and join in the fun!
tangelo1023 Posted - 24 Aug 2020 : 17:51:40
Hi, happy to be here. Been chronologically reading everything in the Realms and I'm hoping to finish before BG3 is out.
PattPlays Posted - 07 May 2020 : 02:05:04
Yo, hype to me getting my first star after literally just talking about Out Of The Abyss for 3 years.
@Patt
AJA Posted - 07 May 2020 : 01:44:46

quote:
Originally posted by AliMaClan
I wonder if any kind and learned soul would direct me to the "must reads" section of the library?

"Everything is a 'must read'" is the only correct answer here, AliMaClan! Best solution is to figure out exactly what you're interested in, and start a thread on it (or do a search to see if there is one already).


And The Cavalier, we're all friendly here! And passionate, as well.

....and a bit weird, too (pay no attention to the giant hamster over in the corner)



PattPlays Posted - 06 May 2020 : 23:01:10
I have got to say that this place has been my secret weapon for running my various modified OOTA runs.

Thank you scholars.
@Patt

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