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Seravin
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Posted - 27 Feb 2016 :  16:10:27  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I liked the Sellswords Trilogy and the Clerical Quintet. I'm over the underdark and northern Sword Coast area. Bob creates some great characters and has genius plot ideas at times, but I would love him to stop writing about Drizzt and Drow, and take on something new and different again. Maybe a whole trilogy set in the Dales or the Moonsea.
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sfdragon
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as much as I too would like to see 1 stop shop heroes, we must remember 1 thing and this thing is what is likely to make it not happen. depends on what wotc wants Salvatore to write

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Shadowsoul
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Posted - 01 Mar 2016 :  17:02:36  Show Profile Send Shadowsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm tired of Salvatore and Drizzt.

I'm tired of the same old "winning by the skin of my teeth but doesn't feel like that anymore because it's been going on for years now" theme to the Drizzt books. I want more lore related novels that don't always involve multiple recurring characters.

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
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CorellonsDevout
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Posted - 01 Mar 2016 :  17:48:40  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
More lore would be nice, even within the Drizzt books

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Shadowsoul
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I think Drizzt has run it's course to be honest. It's like a series you liked in the beginning but then got tired of it because it dragged the same old thing on and on.

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
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Tanthalas
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Why is it that when people get tired of something they always argue that it should end even if others still enjoy it?

Sir Markham pointed out, drinking another brandy. "A chap who can point at you and say 'die' has the distinct advantage".
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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 01 Mar 2016 :  21:04:04  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

Why is it that when people get tired of something they always argue that it should end even if others still enjoy it?



Because this is a poll where you are encouraged to voice your opinion about the topic.

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Shadowsoul
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Posted - 01 Mar 2016 :  21:30:09  Show Profile Send Shadowsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri

quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

Why is it that when people get tired of something they always argue that it should end even if others still enjoy it?



Because this is a poll where you are encouraged to voice your opinion about the topic.



FTW!

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Tanthalas
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Posted - 01 Mar 2016 :  23:04:35  Show Profile Send Tanthalas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri

quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

Why is it that when people get tired of something they always argue that it should end even if others still enjoy it?



Because this is a poll where you are encouraged to voice your opinion about the topic.



That actually doesn't answer the question, it just dodges the issue.

Do people just hate it that others still enjoy something so they don't want them to have it?

Sir Markham pointed out, drinking another brandy. "A chap who can point at you and say 'die' has the distinct advantage".
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Irennan
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Italy
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Posted - 01 Mar 2016 :  23:37:51  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri

quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

Why is it that when people get tired of something they always argue that it should end even if others still enjoy it?



Because this is a poll where you are encouraged to voice your opinion about the topic.



That actually doesn't answer the question, it just dodges the issue.

Do people just hate it that others still enjoy something so they don't want them to have it?



I think that the matter is another. People want to have something else alongside Drizzt. He alone takes 2 of the 4 yearly novels (and has already about 30 novels dedicated just to his storyline), while the rest of the Realms would be left to rot, if it wasn't for Ed going out of his way to include lore tidbits in his books, or for Erin Evans who has chosen a different, unusual location for her latest book.

Add to this the fact that, while the Drizzt books are once again heavily focused on the drow and Lolth, an event as huge as the return of the Dark Seldarine, new alliances within it, and all that entails, doesn't even get mentioned...

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 02 Mar 2016 :  00:12:18  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri

quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

Why is it that when people get tired of something they always argue that it should end even if others still enjoy it?



Because this is a poll where you are encouraged to voice your opinion about the topic.



That actually doesn't answer the question, it just dodges the issue.

Do people just hate it that others still enjoy something so they don't want them to have it?



Not really. Polls on this site are where you discuss the topic at hand. If you glance at the votes so far you will see that more than half of the people want to see Salvatore move on and write about something else. For Salvatore to do that, then Drizzt has to end.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 02 Mar 2016 :  00:15:31  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri

quote:
Originally posted by Tanthalas

Why is it that when people get tired of something they always argue that it should end even if others still enjoy it?



Because this is a poll where you are encouraged to voice your opinion about the topic.



That actually doesn't answer the question, it just dodges the issue.

Do people just hate it that others still enjoy something so they don't want them to have it?



I'm pretty sure no one has actually said "I don't care if others like it, it should end" as much as they have said "I'm done with it and would like to see it end."

It's like having a preference for Coke over Pepsi. Saying you prefer Coke isn't a statement that no one should drink Pepsi.

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Seravin
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Posted - 02 Mar 2016 :  01:49:27  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Drizzt doesn't have to die/end, we could just take a break from him again and focus on some new characters (or underused ones like Artemis who has been MIA for like 4 novels now) for a while from Bob and WotC.
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CorellonsDevout
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Posted - 02 Mar 2016 :  01:58:35  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't want Drizzt to die. If the series is going to end--and as much as I love Drizzt, I would like to see it wrapped up--I would like it to end happily.

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BenN
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Japan
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Posted - 02 Mar 2016 :  02:06:52  Show Profile Send BenN a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In a perfect world with WoTC having unlimited resources, I'd be perfectly happy with RAS continuing with Drizzt, as long as there were additional novels being written (by him or someone else) covering new characters, new storylines, new areas of Faerun, and updated/new lore.

However, things being as they are, if RAS is going to be one of the very few authors writing FR novels, I'd prefer it if he branched out to something other than Drizzt & the Companions.

Assuming that he's sticking with the current storyline, I'd like to see:

More Artemis, Dahlia & Doum'wielle.
Less Drizzt & Catti Brie
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Kyrel
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To me, the Drizzt series should have ended with Drizzt's seeming death before "The Companions" and all the old friends came back in new forms. The various Companions had IMO had a good run at that point, and they'd pretty much all had a decent ending to their chronicles. It had pushed Drizzt along and into the arms of a new set of companions (like elves should have to over the decades/centuries), and his rather monocromatic worldview of good and evil had been challenged. I saw all of that as a good thing, and something that, if continued, would have had me asking for more Drizzt books. As it is, bringing the Companions back killed it for me.

So, let's have something new. Let's see some new characters and adventurers show up on the scene and be products of their time in the Realms. Let's give the Realms some new characters with new backgrounds and personalities we can explore over the course of the next X number of books.
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CorellonsDevout
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Posted - 04 Mar 2016 :  17:02:18  Show Profile  Send CorellonsDevout an AOL message Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Personally, I would have been upset if the series ended with Last Threshold. Because the series has dragged on so long, it deserves a good ending. I am glad the Companions have returned. I didn't like the arc where Drizzt was with Dahlia.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 04 Mar 2016 :  18:41:07  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CorellonsDevout

Because the series has dragged on so long, it deserves a good ending.



What's a good ending at this point?

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Tanthalas
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Posted - 04 Mar 2016 :  21:09:13  Show Profile Send Tanthalas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert
I'm pretty sure no one has actually said "I don't care if others like it, it should end" as much as they have said "I'm done with it and would like to see it end."

It's like having a preference for Coke over Pepsi. Saying you prefer Coke isn't a statement that no one should drink Pepsi.



I'd say a more accurate comparison would be:

It's like having a preference for Coke over Pepsi and wanting Pepsi to stop being produced.

It's one thing to say that you're tired of something and want to move on to something else, it's a whole another story to want something to die out alongside your interest in it.

Given that RAS keeps signing contracts to make more Drizzt books, I'd say that at the very least he wants to keep making money off of Drizzt, and given that people keep buying Drizzt books (myself included) there's also people interested in reading more Drizzt.

I can easily understand wanting books about new characters and locations, but wanting Drizzt books to stop being released doesn't necessarily mean that RAS will start writing about new characters and locations. There's also the real possibility that he'd stop writing in the Realms altogether (which also wouldn't mean that he'd be replaced by another writer).

Sir Markham pointed out, drinking another brandy. "A chap who can point at you and say 'die' has the distinct advantage".
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sfdragon
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Posted - 04 Mar 2016 :  23:08:49  Show Profile Send sfdragon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
the drizzt series does not have to end for a new set to start, as I said 1 shop new heroes book. 1 book, 1 set new heroes, 1 shop and then once and done. never likely hear from them again.

why is being a wizard like being a drow? both are likely to find a dagger in the back from a rival or one looking to further his own goals, fame and power


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Sothron
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I like Drizzt and the Companions a good deal but honestly I would love to see a series based just off Artemis Entreri, Jarlaxle and that crazy dwarf with the twin morning star weapons.
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Firestorm
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Posted - 15 Mar 2016 :  13:24:06  Show Profile Send Firestorm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I feel like Wizards has expedited ending FR altogether in the past few years.

It just feels more and more like the writing on the wall is glowing

Certainly they have culled all but 3 authors from writing in the world, and even Ed has begun other projects for his own new world that involves a lot of other realms authors.
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Irennan
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Posted - 15 Mar 2016 :  14:02:22  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Firestorm

I feel like Wizards has expedited ending FR altogether in the past few years.

It just feels more and more like the writing on the wall is glowing

Certainly they have culled all but 3 authors from writing in the world, and even Ed has begun other projects for his own new world that involves a lot of other realms authors.



As far as I know, If Ed doesn't get a contract for at least 1 FR product/year, the rights will revert to him. I think that WotC is more or less forced to have at least 1 Elminster novel or sourcebook per year, if they want to keep the Realms.

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Firestorm
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quote:
Originally posted by Irennan

quote:
Originally posted by Firestorm

I feel like Wizards has expedited ending FR altogether in the past few years.

It just feels more and more like the writing on the wall is glowing

Certainly they have culled all but 3 authors from writing in the world, and even Ed has begun other projects for his own new world that involves a lot of other realms authors.



As far as I know, If Ed doesn't get a contract for at least 1 FR product/year, the rights will revert to him. I think that WotC is more or less forced to have at least 1 Elminster novel or sourcebook per year, if they want to keep the Realms.


Whohoo.

Meanwhile longtime realms fans no longer get a bunch of good novels a year from a larger number of great authors. Only a few.

All the stuff they promised to follow the sundering...shelved. All the great authors we no longer get books for....oops, can't pay them a decent wage now can we.
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Irennan
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quote:
Originally posted by Firestorm
Whohoo.

Meanwhile longtime realms fans no longer get a bunch of good novels a year from a larger number of great authors. Only a few.

All the stuff they promised to follow the sundering...shelved. All the great authors we no longer get books for....oops, can't pay them a decent wage now can we.



I surely wasn't cheering at the perspective of a reduced number of publications.

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