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Patrakis
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  05:22:22  Show Profile Send Patrakis a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
This article is quite intriguing. I thought i'd share it here.

http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Article.aspx?x=dnd/bookwyrms/20120605

It seems Ed will be very involved in the next version of the realms.

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Eilserus
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  05:32:28  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ed at the helm of the ship? Totally stoked if that's gonna be the case!
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  10:49:54  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That sounds very promising...

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Thauranil
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  11:59:54  Show Profile Send Thauranil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It would be great is Ed was heading up the development of the next version of FR. My Fingers are crossed.
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Dennis
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"...in some ways the Realms has veered away from Ed's original vision."

-And they realized that just now? Oh well, better late than never.

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Matt James
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  13:03:25  Show Profile Send Matt James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dennis


"...in some ways the Realms has veered away from Ed's original vision."

-And they realized that just now? Oh well, better late than never.



That's not really fair, Dennis . They are acknowledging the issue and are taking steps to correct it. This didn't happen today, or this week.
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Wooly Rupert
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I guess now I can mention that Ed himself told me that he's very pleased with how Wizards is approaching the Realms now. He couldn't offer any further info (and I'd not share without his OK, anyway), but him saying that was enough to give me hope.

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if Ed is in charge than things will be better.

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It is best for Wizbro to let the creator of Forgotten Realms all alone to decide the future of Faerun .....

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"Ed Greenwood is the Realms."

'Nuff said!

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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  14:37:38  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I guess now I can mention that Ed himself told me that he's very pleased with how Wizards is approaching the Realms now. He couldn't offer any further info (and I'd not share without his OK, anyway), but him saying that was enough to give me hope.


With that quote from a very wise hamster, I'm willing to say I'm 90% sure I'll switch to DnDNext. Provided, of course, the boat doesn't veer too far off its present course. I liked the playtest so far, so the rules don't bother me. From a guy who is so horrible at learning gaming systems he swore he'd never change from 3E even if something better came along simply due to the headache of learning a new system, that means a lot.
I was leary of the lore... but with this, even if they keep things and move on, I'm sure Ed will give me something I'll enjoy.

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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  15:08:54  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow. It does sound like they are listening to us (this, along with comments from the Brothers James and Erik stating that the current Realms design team is much more Realms friendly, gives me a good feeling about the Realms to come ). That does not mean that I will be switching rules sets again, but I will most likely start purchasing Realms products again.

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The recognition of the published setting's drift from its own nature and the move to rectify it is very welcome. The front-and-centre placement of Elminster in the news -- part of that same drift -- seems an unforced misstep.
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Rils
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  15:52:57  Show Profile Send Rils a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

"Ed Greenwood is the Realms."

'Nuff said!



You forgot the rest of the line... :)

"The pantheon of other authors writing in the Realms are also the Realms. And hey, you're the Realms as well."

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  16:57:32  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If Ed is at the helm of the boat, I hope they assemble a grood crew to run the ship. There are parts of the Realms that are awesome because other designers have written and expanded those parts, so give him the best team possible I say.

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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  17:21:39  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just lost my bladder...

Seriously though, I'm so interested in knowing what will be offered now!

AD&D for me!
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Markustay
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  18:33:14  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is some damn sexy news.

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Eilserus
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  18:50:53  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's really good news. Maybe Wizards will bring on board some of the great loremasters of the 2E era too. Definitely stoked about this. If Ed is driving the ship, he needs a pirate hat!
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Markustay
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  20:14:53  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh... you mean like Erik Boyd? {smirk}

Perhaps his recent re-participation isn't so 'innocent' after all. One can only hope.

All we need now is Steven Schend, and I can honestly say I think the new Realms (I won't say "the 5e Realms" - that associates it with the rules too much, me thinks, and its supposed to be edition-neutral from what we understand) will be very much like the old realms, and thats pure win IMHO.

So there shouldn't be an 'old realms', or a '4e realms', and certainly NOT a 5e realms...

There should ONLY be The Forgotten Realms, in all its glory.

And now THAT sounds suspiciously like Eric's thread...

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Edited by - Markustay on 05 Jun 2012 20:16:00
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Eilserus
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  20:48:08  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yep, Boyd, Schend, I'm sure there's a few others I can't think of at the moment, but lot of good loremasters from the 2E days. :)
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  20:52:15  Show Profile  Send Lord Karsus an AOL message Send Lord Karsus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
-A Forgotten Realms with Ed Greenwood as one of the primary active designers, with the staff and resources that WotC has to offer is a good thing.

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Markustay
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  21:15:23  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lets not forget GK and 'the James Gang'.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  21:50:43  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Lets not forget GK and 'the James Gang'.



And Gray Richardson.

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Shemmy
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Posted - 05 Jun 2012 :  23:29:50  Show Profile  Visit Shemmy's Homepage  Send Shemmy an AOL message  Send Shemmy an ICQ Message Send Shemmy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, they've certainly got my attention now. :D

Color me interested!

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Therise
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Posted - 06 Jun 2012 :  00:36:53  Show Profile Send Therise a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For 5E Realms design? Just Ed, please.

He doesn't need a team adding their individual "creative" input. Too many cooks will spoil the soup.


4E Realms was awful, but it's water under the Boareskyr Bridge. Let's make 5E Realms truly shine!
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Patrakis
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Posted - 06 Jun 2012 :  00:43:35  Show Profile Send Patrakis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Maybe the Next Realms :)

quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Oh... you mean like Erik Boyd? {smirk}

Perhaps his recent re-participation isn't so 'innocent' after all. One can only hope.

All we need now is Steven Schend, and I can honestly say I think the new Realms (I won't say "the 5e Realms" - that associates it with the rules too much, me thinks, and its supposed to be edition-neutral from what we understand) will be very much like the old realms, and thats pure win IMHO.

So there shouldn't be an 'old realms', or a '4e realms', and certainly NOT a 5e realms...

There should ONLY be The Forgotten Realms, in all its glory.

And now THAT sounds suspiciously like Eric's thread...


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