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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 22 Dec 2010 :  20:38:05  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Interesting. May have to add some of this to my list of "things to hunt down".

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Alystra Illianniis

Interesting. May have to add some of this to my list of "things to hunt down".



The Finder's Stone trilogy is one of the few trilogies I readily recommend to all fans of the Realms. Few authors have showcased the Realms as well and show as much regard for the setting as Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb. And that's the same Jeff Grubb that helped turn Ed's notes into the Old Grey Box.

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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 22 Dec 2010 :  20:53:34  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wait- you mean there's ANOTHER one?!! LOL!!

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Ayrik
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Looking through my 1E/2E FR stuff, I see Jeff Grubb's name beside Ed Greenwood's on almost every product. He was clearly instrumental in creating the Realms as we all know (or knew) it - and a ton of other D&D rulebooks and novels beyond the Realms - far more involved than I'd initially thought. Kate Novak's name is easily recognized from many novels, but somehow ol' Grubby always seemed more like an "extra name" listed in the credits ... until now.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Arik

Looking through my 1E/2E FR stuff, I see Jeff Grubb's name beside Ed Greenwood's on almost every product. He was clearly instrumental in creating the Realms as we all know (or knew) it - and a ton of other D&D rulebooks and novels beyond the Realms - far more involved than I'd initially thought. Kate Novak's name is easily recognized from many novels, but somehow ol' Grubby always seemed more like an "extra name" listed in the credits ... until now.



Not only did he help turn Ed's notes into all those old Realms sourcebooks, some of his own contributions made their way in, too -- like the goddess Waukeen or the name Abeir-Toril.

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Christopher_Rowe
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Jeff Grubb wrote the Realms comic from DC that Rags Morales drew back in the day as well. Fond memories.

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Matt James
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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Apparently the book I read was right in the middle of the Watch novels...
Yeah, that was probably a bad place to start.
quote:
Getting back to character races, I just recalled that I've long been interested in the loxo...
I've always liked the loxo. It's just too bad that there's virtually nothing about the Loxoth homeworld in the previous lore either.

Sharmra Lornra may know -- if you can survive long enough to ask her.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

Huh, coulda sworn they were an FR race... I know at least one is in the Realms; maybe that was throwing me off.

We're told, in 3e's Shining South [and previous lore] that the Loxo arrived in Faerūn by spelljammer.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Arik

Looking through my 1E/2E FR stuff, I see Jeff Grubb's name beside Ed Greenwood's on almost every product. He was clearly instrumental in creating the Realms as we all know (or knew) it - and a ton of other D&D rulebooks and novels beyond the Realms - far more involved than I'd initially thought. Kate Novak's name is easily recognized from many novels, but somehow ol' Grubby always seemed more like an "extra name" listed in the credits ... until now.



Not only did he help turn Ed's notes into all those old Realms sourcebooks, some of his own contributions made their way in, too -- like the goddess Waukeen or the name Abeir-Toril.

Yep. I'd search through past discussion scrolls on the subject, and Ed's compiled replies too, for more elaborate chatter of Jeff's grand contributions to the Realms.

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azare
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well i chose human for the basic reason that i like to picture myself as my pcs
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MalariaMoon
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I chose human because I thought no-one else would and I felt sorry for them. More fool me!
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ChieftainTwilight
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I go with Half-Orc, because of the myriad complex social situations it involves, the potential for great background history and storytelling, the exercise in culturally divided frames of mind, and the intricate advantages and disadvantages they have in various fields of Adventuring (both in typical terms and Urban settings).

and a heart can only break so many times
and I've been to hell and back so many times
and I've seen folks walk away so many times
but just like anyone else I gotta stand up by myself
and a heart can only break so many times
a heart can only break so many times
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Jakuta Khan
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well,

have to Hold the standard of the Goblinoids up here....

Hobgoblins, of course.
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Cleric Generic
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Posted - 12 Jun 2011 :  18:47:54  Show Profile  Visit Cleric Generic's Homepage Send Cleric Generic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Half-Golem Pseudonatural Vampiric Gnomes... or failing that, Dwarves!

Cedric! The Cleric Generic and Master of Disguise!

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ChieftainTwilight
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how the hell can you have a Half-Golem Vampire? o_O; and is it possible to have a Psuedonatural Vampire? mean... maybe, if he were a Vampire first and then became psuedonatural... horrific apotheosises like that fit the theme well.

and a heart can only break so many times
and I've been to hell and back so many times
and I've seen folks walk away so many times
but just like anyone else I gotta stand up by myself
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Gouf
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Dwarves! I did a lot of halflings for the longest time back in the 90's. But this century, the dwarves I play really get my inner role player heart pumping.

:D

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Xnella Moonblade-Thann
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Half-elves. Kinda hard for me not to love them, especially since that's what got me into D&D in the first place. I think it's cool that, in time, they learn to walk among both the human and elven worlds, although among polite elven society they may not be warmly welcomed. Plus the fact in pathfinder they are more like a true hybrid of elf and human makes them more appealing to me.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Cleric Generic

Half-Golem Pseudonatural Vampiric Gnomes...
I wouldn't mind hearing more about them.

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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 25 Jun 2011 :  04:59:07  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What about half-dragons? Where's the love for them? And I'm talking about the original 2nd ed ones, where it had to be a true shape-shifting type of dragon to produce one, and was thus limited to the three strongest metallic races, as well as deep, steel, and song dragons. I bought the Council of Wyrms book when it first came out, and I've loved the half-dragons ever since. I was appalled at what 3rd and 4th ed did to them visually. They basically became two-legged dragons with hands instead of claws.... I prefer the more humanoid appearance they originally had.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Alystra Illianniis

What about half-dragons? Where's the love for them? And I'm talking about the original 2nd ed ones, where it had to be a true shape-shifting type of dragon to produce one, and was thus limited to the three strongest metallic races, as well as deep, steel, and song dragons. I bought the Council of Wyrms book when it first came out, and I've loved the half-dragons ever since. I was appalled at what 3rd and 4th ed did to them visually. They basically became two-legged dragons with hands instead of claws.... I prefer the more humanoid appearance they originally had.



As mentioned previously, I concur. Though I bought the Council of Wyrms as a boxed set, first, and got the book much later.

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quote:
Originally posted by Alystra Illianniis

What about half-dragons? Where's the love for them? And I'm talking about the original 2nd ed ones, where it had to be a true shape-shifting type of dragon to produce one, and was thus limited to the three strongest metallic races, as well as deep, steel, and song dragons.
Song dragons are my favourite of the various "wyrm-types." In fact, some of the most prominent NPCs in my 20+ years' worth of Realms campaigns, have been song-dragons.

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quote:
Originally posted by Alystra Illianniis

What about half-dragons? Where's the love for them? And I'm talking about the original 2nd ed ones, where it had to be a true shape-shifting type of dragon to produce one, and was thus limited to the three strongest metallic races, as well as deep, steel, and song dragons. I bought the Council of Wyrms book when it first came out, and I've loved the half-dragons ever since. I was appalled at what 3rd and 4th ed did to them visually. They basically became two-legged dragons with hands instead of claws.... I prefer the more humanoid appearance they originally had.



They are lovely pets.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dennis

They are lovely pets.


-Methinks the Half-Dragon wouldn't particularly appreciate that.

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Alystra Illianniis
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Posted - 27 Jun 2011 :  17:23:30  Show Profile  Click to see Alystra Illianniis's MSN Messenger address Send Alystra Illianniis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Agreed. Besides, wouldn't that count as slavery? Tsk, tsk....

@Wooly. *sigh* Sadly, I never found the boxed set. Did not even know there was one until years later, by which time TSR had become WotC, and we were well into the 3rd ed era.

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