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Kuje
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Posted - 28 Sep 2005 :  19:26:28  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

Wooly's right, although there are exceptions. In any case, I have no current plans to write about Gareth's early days. It's conceivable that some other novelist does, but if so, I haven't heard about it.
If I'm not mistaken, these adventures were actually covered in some early FR adventure modules, where the players took the roles of Gareth and his buddies. Perhaps someone else can tell us for sure if I'm right or wrong.



Your thinking of the 1e Bloodstone modules that were tacked into FR but I don't think you got to play as Gareth.... Granted 2 of those modules are part of the 4 sourcebooks I'm missing so I could be wrong. And there is the 2e Bloodstone sourcebook writen by RAS.

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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 28 Sep 2005 :  19:37:41  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The later modules listed Gareth, Friar Dougald, and the band as pregenerated PCs that you could play.

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Kuje
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Posted - 28 Sep 2005 :  21:13:55  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

The later modules listed Gareth, Friar Dougald, and the band as pregenerated PCs that you could play.



Ah. Like I said, I only have 2 of the 4. :)

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 28 Sep 2005 :  23:30:08  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

And there is the 2e Bloodstone sourcebook writen by RAS.



FR9 The Bloodstone Lands. 'Twas the first Realms supplement I ever purchased. It stats out Gareth and crew, too.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 30 Sep 2005 :  03:18:36  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
May I slip in a brief plug for something that isn't a Realms product? I have a story in the new anthology Magic Tails, edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Janet Deaver-Pack and published by Daw Books. It's a volume of fantasy stories about cats. If it sounds like your cup of tea, I hope you'll check it out.
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The Sage
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Posted - 30 Sep 2005 :  03:24:36  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
I've been keeping an eye out for this book for a while now.

I love cats! I've got two myself -- one named Erwin and the other Schrödinger .

And having fantasy stories about cats is one of the reasons why I'll be picking up this anthology. The other is because you've also got a story inside Richard .

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Wooly Rupert
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I love cats! I've got two myself -- one named Erwin and the other Schrödinger .


You actually named a cat Schrödinger? I don't know if that's disturbing, inspired, or both!

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Kuje
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Posted - 30 Sep 2005 :  04:09:45  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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quote:
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I love cats! I've got two myself -- one named Erwin and the other Schrödinger .


You actually named a cat Schrödinger? I don't know if that's disturbing, inspired, or both!



I agree. That's a bit creepy. :)

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The Sage
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Posted - 30 Sep 2005 :  05:29:07  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
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I love cats! I've got two myself -- one named Erwin and the other Schrödinger .


You actually named a cat Schrödinger? I don't know if that's disturbing, inspired, or both!



I agree. That's a bit creepy. :)

Hehe... My naming of the cat as Schrödinger was actually quite a bizarre circumstance.

I was playing around with a few suggestions for a few days... about possible feline names, but I couldn't come up with anything that I really liked. I'd previously had another cat named de Broglie (another story entirely), so I then decided to continue with this trend and settle again on a physicist's name -- but which one? It was largely because of my indecision that I decided on Schrödinger, mostly because of the "cat paradox" and the uncertainty that arises in the experiment relating to the knowledge about whether the cat is alive or dead. It was this uncertainty that inspired my naming of this cat.

Whether that's disturbing, inspired, or both... I'm not sure . But in my usual round-about way, it made plenty of sense .

And it was purely co-incidence that my other cat is named Erwin... which is in no way related to my thoughts about Schrödinger. Erwin's name came from a dream the Lady K had about the Lady of Pain from PLANESCAPE, but I'd rather allow her to tell that story .


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The Twin Scimitars
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Posted - 03 Oct 2005 :  03:49:19  Show Profile  Visit The Twin Scimitars's Homepage  Send The Twin Scimitars an AOL message Send The Twin Scimitars a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a cat named Guenwhyvar.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 03 Oct 2005 :  05:42:54  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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I have a cat named Guenwhyvar.



I believe RAS does, as well... I think that's where the name for Drizzt's cat came from. (And the name is, of course, another spelling of Guinevir, which evolved into Jennifer).

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TomCosta
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Richard, just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying Queen of the Depths. A great Realms book with a great mix of Realmslore and game influence, while still preserving the readability. Just excellent. And I'd hazard to say you are improving as a writer to boot. Best, Tom Costa.
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 14 Oct 2005 :  07:13:20  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Tom. I appreciate it.
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Freakboy
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Posted - 16 Oct 2005 :  14:54:24  Show Profile  Visit Freakboy's Homepage Send Freakboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Richard,

I just wanted to stop in and tell you how much I appreciate your work on the Year of Rogue Dragons Trilogy. I just finished reading both the Rage and the Rite in the last couple of weeks. Wow am I impressed. I really love how you are such a student of the Realms. Little things like how you will have spellcasters use recognizable spells from Realms suppliments really shine in all of the books I've read that you've written.

I also have to express my gratitude at how willing you are to delve in to Realmslore to find interesting characters for your books. A half-golem dragonslayer - genius. Avariel Bladesinger who wishes he was human - again genius. Arctic Dwarf - Love it. Song Dragon Sorceress - Phenominal. Smoke Drake Vampire - Amazing. Not to mention your creation of Phauran, who is my favorite character in all the Realms. Your ability to write memorable characters is the thing I think that stands out best in your writing, and it has made me a huge fan of your work.

Keep up the great job and I can't wait to read the Ruin when it realeases at the beginning of 06.

Thanks again for your great work.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 16 Oct 2005 :  14:58:36  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Freakboy. I'm glad you're enjoying it.
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Kajehase
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This is just a quick thank you for Queen of the Depths, what can I say - pirates, dragons, things with fins that show some brains, Jorunhast, and a bit more. You really couldn't fail to win me with this one. Well done, sir. Well done.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 18 Oct 2005 :  22:10:21  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad you liked it, Kajehase.
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Steven Schend
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Posted - 19 Oct 2005 :  04:25:39  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Glad to hear Jorunhast makes an appearance. Now I don't regret not shoe-horning him into a meeting with Khelben in my book.

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George Krashos
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Yep, I can't wait to see this one in my hobby store. Read the sample chapter on the WotC website and it's whetted my appetite for more.

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Wooly Rupert
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I've got the book, and it's next on my list. Right now, I'm working on a non-Realms book Ed kinda plugged a couple of times in his thread: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

Seeing that Jorunhast is in it makes me want to read it more. As soon as I read Kajehase's post, I double-checked to make sure the book was next in the pile.

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The Sage
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quote:
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I've got the book, and it's next on my list. Right now, I'm working on a non-Realms book Ed kinda plugged a couple of times in his thread: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

Seeing that Jorunhast is in it makes me want to read it more. As soon as I read Kajehase's post, I double-checked to make sure the book was next in the pile.

Aye! Queen of the Depths is next on my list as well... just as soon as I finish THUD! and Knife of Dreams.

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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 03 Nov 2005 :  15:37:15  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thought someone might like to know that I've done another FR story for Dragon Magazine. It tells how Dorn and Raryn, two of the protagonists from The Year of Rogue Dragons, first met. It will likely run in the first half of 2006.
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 23 Dec 2005 :  14:45:43  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Merry Christmas, gang!
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 23 Dec 2005 :  16:55:29  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Merry Christmas to you, too, Richard!

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Chosen of Moradin
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Merry Christmas, Richard!

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