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The Sage
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Posted - 15 Oct 2013 :  08:00:51  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ah, look what I found here... Ed's latest "Forging the Realms" article:- I Gloat in Your General Direction!.


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Markustay
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Posted - 15 Oct 2013 :  14:06:31  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
WOW...

Talk about serendipitous.

Unless Ed reads this thread, and has a sly sense of humor.

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Posted - 22 Oct 2013 :  07:56:36  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ed provides some fascinating insights into a rather unexpected topic for this week's "Forging the Realms" article:- Monster Breeding for Fun and Profit.

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Wooly Rupert
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Ed describes a mysterious magical device, the Flask of Dreams

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Markustay
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Posted - 29 Oct 2013 :  13:50:53  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great article - one of my new favorites.

I like the 'slow game' concept. Lately I have been toying with the idea of an FR Illuminati-like organization, thats sits 'above and beyond' even the powerful secret organizations we know of. This article hints that such may actually exist.

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The Sage
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Posted - 30 Oct 2013 :  02:33:42  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My internet connection seems to be working properly again... I hope.

So, for that reason partly, and to undermine the Furry Hamster's effort to usurp my position as Candlekeep's Official Poster of Links to Ed Greenwood's "Forging the Realms" Series of Articles at Wizards of the Coast, I present the latest addition:- Flask of Dreams.


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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 30 Oct 2013 :  03:09:15  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

My internet connection seems to be working properly again... I hope.

So, for that reason partly, and to undermine the Furry Hamster's effort to usurp my position as Candlekeep's Official Poster of Links to Ed Greenwood's "Forging the Realms" Series of Articles at Wizards of the Coast, I present the latest addition:- Flask of Dreams.





Silly Sage. If you weren't so busy living up to your actual Candlekeep title, you would have beat me to the post!

Or are you going to continue to blame SageNet?

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The Sage
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Posted - 05 Nov 2013 :  07:00:35  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ed provides a curious map for our perusal in this week's "Forging the Realms" article:- Thaelon Morgyr's Map.

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Posted - 05 Nov 2013 :  07:17:32  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sage beat me to it!

I'll add that for those of you who have a copy of the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, you will find the "Trade Routes and Resources" map on pages 88-89 of that tome becomes all the more useful after reading this latest of Ed's Forging the Realms articles.

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Markustay
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Posted - 05 Nov 2013 :  21:00:08  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you switch the names around... Morg Thaelon?

Nah... couldn't be.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 05 Nov 2013 :  21:07:57  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like the article, but it was a bit sloppy, on the part of the WotC web folks, to have included the last bit from the last article as part of this one.

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Posted - 06 Nov 2013 :  05:55:22  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I like the article, but it was a bit sloppy, on the part of the WotC web folks, to have included the last bit from the last article as part of this one.

Good catch.
This made me wonder if they don't have a cut and paste style template where they copy Ed's latest article text into a form and then hit publish.

Though, after thinking about it, I wondered if Ed didn't unintentionally use the same last sentence twice without realizing it (assuming he wrote the last two articles one after the other).

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 06 Nov 2013 :  11:04:18  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jeremy Grenemyer

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

I like the article, but it was a bit sloppy, on the part of the WotC web folks, to have included the last bit from the last article as part of this one.

Good catch.
This made me wonder if they don't have a cut and paste style template where they copy Ed's latest article text into a form and then hit publish.

Though, after thinking about it, I wondered if Ed didn't unintentionally use the same last sentence twice without realizing it (assuming he wrote the last two articles one after the other).



When I read the article, I thought the last bit was a bit jarring, and rather similar to the previous entry -- then I went back and saw they were the same. I really don't think it fits, and the fact that the wording is identical is why I think it was a screwup on the part of the web folks.

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Wooly Rupert
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And I beat the Sage again.

Ed tackles a rather smelly subject with the Lord of the Sewers

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arry
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Posted - 12 Nov 2013 :  13:32:54  Show Profile Send arry a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wonder what time-period this lore is set in?
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Markustay
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Posted - 12 Nov 2013 :  13:38:26  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The ambiguous 5e 'no time' period.

At least, that would be my guess.

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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That's about right, Markus. The time period is unreliable. ;)

For those that really want to know, often you can infer the earliest date that the article applies to by noting the dates given for events that happened in the past that are also mentioned in the article.

For me, unless an article clearly points out the date, I assume it's 1479 DR or later.

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The Sage
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Posted - 13 Nov 2013 :  02:22:52  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In a blatant disregard for Wooly's earlier efforts , I present Ed's latest "Forging the Realms" article:- Lord of the Sewers.

...

I really do like the concept of fungi-farms in an RPG setting. And I'm kind of surprised that I haven't explored this previously in my Realms... especially since the myconids regularly rank among my favourite monstrous-types. Well, Ed's changed that!

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Markustay
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Posted - 13 Nov 2013 :  14:01:07  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You guys need to stop this - the gremlins are going to get out again if you two stay distracted.

quote:
Originally posted by Jeremy Grenemyer

For me, unless an article clearly points out the date, I assume it's 1479 DR or later.
And here I assume that the 'real' (unofficial) date is that of Ed's Realms, which would be just prior to 1e, somewhere in the early 1350's. I always figured he wrote everything from that perspective (unless specifically tasked to do otherwise).

Anyhow, there you go - thats the benefit of ambiguity: each of us can imagine it being in whatever time we prefer.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

You guys need to stop this - the gremlins are going to get out again if you two stay distracted.



Sage is the Keeper of the Gremlins.

I'm the Keeper of the Calishite Dancing Girls.

Guess which one of us has more fun at our duties?

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The Sage
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Posted - 14 Nov 2013 :  02:18:05  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
*The Sage hazards to note that Wooly's most recently reply actually worked into something very different in his mind...

...

... particularly, the second line reading "I'm the Keeper of the Calishite Dancing Gremlins."*



In which case, he can have all the fun he wishes for...

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This week Ed presents a rare look into priesthoods of the Realms with The Four Quests of Radiance.

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Jeremy Grenemyer
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Posted - 19 Nov 2013 :  08:48:40  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, that was a great read.

I hope we get more like that for other deities, both good and evil.

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hashimashadoo
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Though I wonder which was the typo 'in 1358 DR' or 'with the Spellplague about to erupt'. Considering later dates given in the article it could be a confusion between the Spellplague and the Era of Upheaval.

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Posted - 19 Nov 2013 :  16:51:37  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it's pretty straightforward in that Tymora appears to have foreseen the Spellplague and taken steps to avert disaster vis-a-visher clergy and worshipers, with the later dates referring to the outcomes of those efforts.

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