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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 27 May 2004 :  19:20:07  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
James Ryman just proceeded on the basis of what was in the story. He didn't contact me. I've found that's pretty much SOP in book and magazine publishing. The artist almost never communicates directly with the writer.
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SiriusBlack
Great Reader

USA
5517 Posts

Posted - 27 May 2004 :  19:28:36  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

James Ryman just proceeded on the basis of what was in the story. He didn't contact me. I've found that's pretty much SOP in book and magazine publishing. The artist almost never communicates directly with the writer.



That's what I thought took place which is why I was impressed when I heard Todd Lockwood consulted Elaine Cunningham when he did cover art for some of her paperback novels.

Thank you again.
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 29 May 2004 :  16:59:10  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished reading "New In Town." Thank you for a fun read that let us see Taegan before he got some experience in dealing with other cultures. I think James Ryman's art certainly captured the wide eyed look of a small town lad in the big city.

I look forward to reading more about Taegan as he continues to survive anything an author might throw at him.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1770 Posts

Posted - 30 May 2004 :  04:35:00  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glad you enjoyed it, Sirius.
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qstor
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Posted - 30 May 2004 :  21:06:54  Show Profile  Send qstor an AOL message Send qstor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hi there,

Do you any form of D&D? I know RA Salavatore has a weekly game.
Just curious..keep up the great work.

Mike

"There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom" G'Kar

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1770 Posts

Posted - 30 May 2004 :  21:23:50  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, I run a D&D game once a month, and play in one that convenes just about as infrequently.
In my time, I've also GMed and/or played Champions, DC Heroes, Vampire, and Call of Cthulhu, but I'm not doing anything with any of those systems at the moment.
Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you're enjoying my stuff.
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Dargoth
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Australia
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Posted - 10 Jun 2004 :  11:17:32  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Some one asked a rather interesting question iver at WOTC regarding the effects of Rage

Are Dragons now more common on Random monster tables in the Year of Rogue Dragons?

“I am the King of Rome, and above grammar”

Emperor Sigismund

"Its good to be the King!"

Mel Brooks
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1770 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2004 :  14:05:02  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Let me respond to that after a


SPOILER WARNING




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SPOILER WARNING




You might tend to encounter chromatics more often, because they're out rampaging across the countryside. When you did encounter them, they'd tend to be in groups (the flights), and, obviously, they'd be full of homocidal bloodlust.
This assumes that Sammaster and the Cult of the Dragon haven't yet managed to calm too many of the chromatics and shepherd them into their secret strongholds to get turned into dracoliches.
You would definitely tend to encounter metallics less often, because so many of them are hibernating in their secret refuges as per Lareth's plan.
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Dargoth
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Australia
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Posted - 10 Jun 2004 :  14:31:26  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rich


Is the Dragon Rage "Global" or limited to the Eastern side of the realms? (ie the areas that where covered in Rage)

“I am the King of Rome, and above grammar”

Emperor Sigismund

"Its good to be the King!"

Mel Brooks
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SiriusBlack
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USA
5517 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2004 :  14:44:29  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

Thanks Rich


Is the Dragon Rage "Global" or limited to the Eastern side of the realms? (ie the areas that where covered in Rage)



I hope it's global given the two anthologies that will apparently be devoted to this event.
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Kameron M. Franklin
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
228 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2004 :  17:09:16  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

and, obviously, they'd be full of homocidal* bloodlust.


I couldn't help but think of a smart quip when I read this, but think I'll refrain from sharing it in case some might find it offensive.

*emphasis added

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
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Richard Lee Byers
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Posted - 10 Jun 2004 :  18:19:30  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I do know how to spell. It's typing that gives me trouble.
The Rage is global.
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Kameron M. Franklin
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228 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2004 :  19:23:18  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And here I thought you were trying to make some sort of social statement about the sexual preferences of dragons.

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

Edited by - Kameron M. Franklin on 10 Jun 2004 19:24:08
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Sarta
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Posted - 10 Jun 2004 :  23:23:44  Show Profile Send Sarta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Besides the correct word should have been xenocidal.

Sarta
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Richard Lee Byers
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USA
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Posted - 11 Jun 2004 :  00:42:38  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I checked my trusty dictionary, Sarta, and you may be right. "Xenocidal" may be the better choice. Although it appears that one definition of "homicide" is a person who kills another, and in the FR, a dragon is a person. So if I wanted to dig in and fight, I could put an argument that my word choice is technically correct.
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Dargoth
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Australia
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Posted - 11 Jun 2004 :  16:46:38  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another question for Rich

Does the Rage effect creatures that have Dragon Blood like Half Dragons & Dragonkin?

“I am the King of Rome, and above grammar”

Emperor Sigismund

"Its good to be the King!"

Mel Brooks
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1770 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2004 :  19:39:17  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dargoth, I would say yes, to some degree. In other words, some half-dragons and dragonkin would go flat-out bonkers berserko crazy, like true dragons, some would alternate between psychotic episodes and lucidity, some would become more hostile, irascible, and prone to violence, and some would feel little or not effect.
As a rule of thumb, the more closely a hybrid beastie resembled a true dragon, the more leery I'd be of getting amywhere near it during a Rage.
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rumblebelly
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Turkey
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Posted - 11 Jun 2004 :  20:55:12  Show Profile  Visit rumblebelly's Homepage Send rumblebelly a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi there MR Byers, this may sound weird but
I'm translating your book "dissolution" into my native tongue
and I want to ask you smth, if you don't mind

in chapter 8 before pharaun reveals that Lolth is gone he says to Ryld, who's caring for his sword;"is this how you attend to mind-boggling revelations? I suppose I'm lucky you don't have to use the JAKES."

what does he mean by the JAKES ?
is it an idiom or a saying which I do not know?

thanks for your time :)

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SiriusBlack
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5517 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2004 :  21:05:56  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rumblebelly
what does he mean by the JAKES ?
is it an idiom or a saying which I do not know?

thanks for your time :)



I'm not Mr. Byers. However, I believe in that passage, "Jakes" refers to an outdoor privy or outhouse.

I hope that helps and apologies if I'm mistaken.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1770 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2004 :  21:24:07  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You're right, Sirius. The jakes is the latrine.
Just out of curiosity, rumblebelly, what is your native language?
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 11 Jun 2004 :  21:50:14  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

You're right, Sirius. The jakes is the latrine.



Cool. And to think all my English teacher thought I did was stare at Laura Elpern's legs in class and never listened to anything she was teaching.

By the way rumblebelly, thanks for mentioning the scene. As I get ready to go over that novel and the others in the series in anticipation of next month's release of Annihilation, I think that comment by Phauraun clearly shows his verbal wit and irreverant attitude that helps make the series fun to read. Cheers to Mr. Byers and everyone else for giving Realms fans such a colorful character...who will probably be killed by Paul Kemp.
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rumblebelly
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Turkey
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Posted - 11 Jun 2004 :  21:54:28  Show Profile  Visit rumblebelly's Homepage Send rumblebelly a Private Message  Reply with Quote
To Turkish
I also Translate RAS novels
actually I'm co-editoring the spider queen series with my colleague

btw, great work MR Byers
I love the new face of Menzoberranzan (especially the silken rack, you know what I mean ;) )

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norticus
Acolyte

Turkey
6 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2004 :  22:01:56  Show Profile  Visit norticus's Homepage Send norticus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hi mr byers
im the one rumblebelly is talking about :)

btw dissolution is my first novel in translation and i hope all the Turkish fr fans will love the WotSQ series

thanx for your help, its wonderful to be able to contact the writer as a translator...
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1770 Posts

Posted - 12 Jun 2004 :  02:40:41  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info and the kind words, rumblebelly. And, norticus, you're more than welcome. Seems to me that any writer with a lick of sense would be happy to assist the guys translating his stuff into another language.
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Dargoth
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Posted - 12 Jun 2004 :  03:37:39  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote


Would the effects of the Rage be best described as working the same way as a "Permanent" Confusion spell on the Dragon/Dragon Blood creature?

“I am the King of Rome, and above grammar”

Emperor Sigismund

"Its good to be the King!"

Mel Brooks
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