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Thomas M. Reid
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

334 Posts

Posted - 24 Feb 2004 :  19:56:08  Show Profile  Visit Thomas M. Reid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hoondatha

The only real point in the book where I sat back in confusion was at the very end, where the matron Ssipriina goes from offering an escape to being described as "insane" and trying to kill them all. That's quite a switch, and I couldn't figure out what triggered it. Could you enlighten me?

Sure. Basically, it was two catalysts. Part of it was because she was originally negotiating with her life; Quenthel was dangling the possibility of healing the poison in Ssipriina's system in exchange for an escape route. Ssipriina was cooperating because it was the only way she could save herself. But when Quenthel reneged on the agreement (as drow are wont to do), Ssipriina figured, "what the heck; I'll kill them all!"

The other part of it is a little more subtle. She was simply off her rocker because of the poison itself. When I was writing that, I sort of imagined her as practically rabid and crazed, caught in the death throes of the poison but still full of hate and determined to bring everyone down with her. She didn't actually have foam coming out of her mouth, but she was darn close to it.

quote:
My only other wonder is how drow levitation was being dealt with in 3e/WotSQ books. I know it used to be limited use, but now the characters are doing it practically at will (I don't think I could figure out how many times they levitated during that one day). So obviously there's been a rules change. What are the new rules?

This one was tricky. Basically, the drow cannot levitate as an innate ability any longer (though there is some feat they can acquire in the game system rules that permits such), but most of the higher ranking nobles wear magical House brooches that enable them to do most of the same things they used to do naturally. Whereas before, they were limited in the number of uses per day, now they can do it at will. But only those who have a magic brooch get to do so, which is why some of the group could and some had to be carried.

Thomas

"A knight is not truly virtuous, only truly resolved to be so."

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Teflon
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Posted - 26 Feb 2004 :  19:57:50  Show Profile  Visit Teflon's Homepage Send Teflon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I got a few quick questions if you dont mind.

Any plans on the spider mage Jalefyin?

Also will there be any solo books featuring the assassin Nimor?

Thanks a bunch.

In any battle, the mightiest weapon is one that strikes unseen.

A Warrior or Wizard may be invincible in open battle, with their foes before them, but even they must sleep sometime, and cannot parry the knife that comes from behind.


-The life of a assassin.
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Thomas M. Reid
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

334 Posts

Posted - 27 Feb 2004 :  19:34:18  Show Profile  Visit Thomas M. Reid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Teflon

Any plans on the spider mage Jalefyin?
Also will there be any solo books featuring the assassin Nimor

I think you're confusing which books are which; neither of those characters appear in Insurrection, which is the one I wrote for the WotSQ series. So no, I have no plans to pursue any fiction with either of those characters. If you're just asking in a general sense, I have no idea if anyone else has something in the works.

Thomas

"A knight is not truly virtuous, only truly resolved to be so."

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BobROE
Learned Scribe

Canada
106 Posts

Posted - 08 Mar 2004 :  06:16:40  Show Profile  Visit BobROE's Homepage Send BobROE a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas M. Reid



For anyone who's interested, I just found out today that one of my latest projects is finally being released. I have designed a couple of d20 supplements for RASalvatore's DemonWars setting, and the most recent one, Enchanted Locations, is due to ship to stores on Monday. I know it's neither FR or novel related, but I wanted to mention it anyway for those of you who enjoy Bob's Corona series.

Thomas



Have you ever wanted to write any FR d20 supplements?
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Thomas M. Reid
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

334 Posts

Posted - 08 Mar 2004 :  15:54:47  Show Profile  Visit Thomas M. Reid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BobROE
Have you ever wanted to write any FR d20 supplements?


I actually just finished writing one. It's not listed in WotC's catalog yet, though, so I can't say anything else about it.

I served as the Creative Director for the FR line for a couple of years just before Wizards bought TSR, so I had my hand in numerous FR products from before 3E.

Thomas

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 08 Mar 2004 :  18:24:56  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas M. Reid
I actually just finished writing one. It's not listed in WotC's catalog yet, though, so I can't say anything else about it.



Does it look like it will be released this year?
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Thomas M. Reid
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

334 Posts

Posted - 09 Mar 2004 :  02:36:37  Show Profile  Visit Thomas M. Reid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack
Does it look like it will be released this year?

Yes. I believe it's slated for November. Shouldn't be too much longer before that third trimester catalog hits, then I can talk about it.

Thomas

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 09 Mar 2004 :  03:46:41  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas M. Reid

quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack
Does it look like it will be released this year?

Yes. I believe it's slated for November. Shouldn't be too much longer before that third trimester catalog hits, then I can talk about it.

Thomas



Thank you. This year? Well then it's either the Lost Empires book that Richard Baker already hinted at or a new regional supplement. I know you can't confirm or deny.

Vhaeraun be praised perhaps someone listened to my prayers as to the Vilhon Reach being updated. After all, your story in Arrabar and Lisa Smedman's new novel in Hlondeth make that area a hot bed of activity right now.

Edited by - SiriusBlack on 09 Mar 2004 03:47:48
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Dargoth
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Posted - 17 Mar 2004 :  06:27:19  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thomas

Earlier you mentioned that theres an FR supplement you worked on coming out in the last quarter is it still coming out?

Gaming Report got a hold of WOTCs releases for the rest of the year and theres no FR Supplements after Serpent Kingdoms in July

link to article

http://www.gamingreport.com/article.php?sid=12177&mode=thread&order=0

Thanks

Dargoth

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Thomas M. Reid
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

334 Posts

Posted - 20 Mar 2004 :  04:05:48  Show Profile  Visit Thomas M. Reid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

Earlier you mentioned that theres an FR supplement you worked on coming out in the last quarter is it still coming out?

Gaming Report got a hold of WOTCs releases for the rest of the year and theres no FR Supplements after Serpent Kingdoms in July


As far as I know, it is. But I'm not "in the loop" on everything, so it's entirely possible it got moved back. However, that list does not look complete. I'll see if I can find out and get back to you.

Thomas

"A knight is not truly virtuous, only truly resolved to be so."

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Dargoth
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Posted - 20 Mar 2004 :  04:22:55  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas M. Reid

quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

Earlier you mentioned that theres an FR supplement you worked on coming out in the last quarter is it still coming out?

Gaming Report got a hold of WOTCs releases for the rest of the year and theres no FR Supplements after Serpent Kingdoms in July


As far as I know, it is. But I'm not "in the loop" on everything, so it's entirely possible it got moved back. However, that list does not look complete. I'll see if I can find out and get back to you.

Thomas



See this is what happans when you dont check into Candlekeep often enough Thomas!

Actually the Fire Storm has been and gone, poor Rich had to put the Inferno on the FR Gen and Realm list on this issue. Apparently the list is incomplete and Rich confirmed we are getting a third FR book around October

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 20 Mar 2004 :  15:40:58  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas M. Reid
As far as I know, it is. But I'm not "in the loop" on everything, so it's entirely possible it got moved back. However, that list does not look complete. I'll see if I can find out and get back to you.



Thank you for doing so. Not "in the loop????!!!!" What? Oh wait, I get it, that way you always have a plausible denial in case something happens. Clever thinking. Those drow characters in Insurrection taught you something.
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 03 Apr 2004 :  16:58:33  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congratulations...

to Thomas M. Reid for your Pen & Paper award for

Best RPG-Related Novel/Anthology: Forged, by Thomas M. Reid (Oathbound - Bastion Press)

http://www.pen-paper.net/awards.php

That's quite a feat given some of the names within the category that were against you. But, the above novel is fine work and I'm happy for you.

Cheers.

SB
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Thomas M. Reid
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

334 Posts

Posted - 08 Apr 2004 :  19:03:12  Show Profile  Visit Thomas M. Reid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack

Congratulations...

to Thomas M. Reid for your Pen & Paper award for

Best RPG-Related Novel/Anthology: Forged, by Thomas M. Reid (Oathbound - Bastion Press)

http://www.pen-paper.net/awards.php

That's quite a feat given some of the names within the category that were against you. But, the above novel is fine work and I'm happy for you.


Hey, Sirius.

Thanks for the congrats!

I'm sorry it took me so long to respond; I was laboring under a deadline for which I was late and needed to finish before I could indulge in a little message-board browsing.

Anyway, I appreciate the sentiments, and the award. It's always gratifying to be noticed in such a manner.

Thomas

"A knight is not truly virtuous, only truly resolved to be so."

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 08 Apr 2004 :  21:36:32  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas M. Reid
I'm sorry it took me so long to respond; I was laboring under a deadline for which I was late and needed to finish before I could indulge in a little message-board browsing.

Anyway, I appreciate the sentiments, and the award. It's always gratifying to be noticed in such a manner.

Thomas



You are welcome again. Laboring under a deadline? FR related or something else?
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A Shade of Blue
Acolyte

Denmark
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Posted - 08 Apr 2004 :  23:35:11  Show Profile  Visit A Shade of Blue's Homepage Send A Shade of Blue a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Mr. Reid

I think I read somewhere that you have been working on Shining South, a Realms supplement scheduled for November.

Can you tease us a bit about the contents?
Please?
Pretty please?
Pretty please with sugar on the top?

There are 10 kinds of people, those who understands binary and those who don't.

Don't comment on my english!
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Alaundo
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 08 Apr 2004 :  23:49:10  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by A Shade of Blue

Hi Mr. Reid

I think I read somewhere that you have been working on Shining South, a Realms supplement scheduled for November.

Can you tease us a bit about the contents?
Please?
Pretty please?
Pretty please with sugar on the top?



Well met

You may want to read this scroll, it contains a snippet of information on the forthcoming tome and mayhaps be a better place to keep related questions

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Arivia
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Canada
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Posted - 08 Apr 2004 :  23:58:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alaundo

quote:
Originally posted by A Shade of Blue

Hi Mr. Reid

I think I read somewhere that you have been working on Shining South, a Realms supplement scheduled for November.

Can you tease us a bit about the contents?
Please?
Pretty please?
Pretty please with sugar on the top?



Well met

You may want to read this scroll, it contains a snippet of information on the forthcoming tome and mayhaps be a better place to keep related questions



Try including the link, Alaundo.
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SiriusBlack
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USA
5517 Posts

Posted - 09 Apr 2004 :  04:09:20  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arivia
Try including the link, Alaundo.



Here's the link Alaundo was trying to point out.

http://www.candlekeep.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2187

That's a good thread to ask questions about The Shining South book since the author created it.
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Alaundo
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Posted - 09 Apr 2004 :  09:47:51  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Arivia

Try including the link, Alaundo.





I'm getting to old for this Mislaying scrolls is a bad sign. My apologies, fellow Scribes.

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Thomas M. Reid
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

334 Posts

Posted - 09 Apr 2004 :  13:43:14  Show Profile  Visit Thomas M. Reid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack
Laboring under a deadline? FR related or something else?

I just completed the first draft of The Ruby Guardian, the second book of the Scions of Arrabar trilogy. It's with the editor now, and in about a month or so, I'll get his comments back and begin the revisions.

Thomas

"A knight is not truly virtuous, only truly resolved to be so."

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 09 Apr 2004 :  17:05:03  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas M. Reid

quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack
Laboring under a deadline? FR related or something else?

I just completed the first draft of The Ruby Guardian, the second book of the Scions of Arrabar trilogy. It's with the editor now, and in about a month or so, I'll get his comments back and begin the revisions.

Thomas



I was hoping it was that piece of work which I am eagerly looking forward to. Revisions? It's not perfect the first time around?

Thank you for the reply.
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Lord Rad
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Posted - 09 Apr 2004 :  19:12:50  Show Profile  Visit Lord Rad's Homepage Send Lord Rad a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas M. Reid

I just completed the first draft of The Ruby Guardian, the second book of the Scions of Arrabar trilogy. It's with the editor now, and in about a month or so, I'll get his comments back and begin the revisions.

Thomas



Now this is what im talking about!! Im so anxious to get my hands on this next book. Sapphire Crescent was fantastic (sorry if ive said this numerous times before but it grabbed me from start to finish).

I dont suppose theres any chance of getting a peek at the cover art yet?

Lord Rad

"What? No, I wasn't reading your module. I was just looking at the pictures"
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Thomas M. Reid
Forgotten Realms Designer & Author

334 Posts

Posted - 10 Apr 2004 :  04:49:35  Show Profile  Visit Thomas M. Reid's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rad

I dont suppose theres any chance of getting a peek at the cover art yet?

No, not yet. I've seen a version of it, but it wasn't a final, and until it shows up in a public place (WotC website or Amazon), I shouldn't be spilling those beans. Won't be much longer now, however.

Thomas

"A knight is not truly virtuous, only truly resolved to be so."

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 10 Apr 2004 :  06:11:12  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Thomas M. Reid
No, not yet. I've seen a version of it, but it wasn't a final, and until it shows up in a public place (WotC website or Amazon), I shouldn't be spilling those beans. Won't be much longer now, however.

Thomas



Can you tell us the name of the artist responsible for the cover?
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