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Delwa
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 04 Nov 2016 :  00:20:53  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

Really? They're bringing in tabaxi..... makes me wonder if they won't visit Maztica or Katashaka (or will it just be the Chult Tabaxi, but I thought those were human.... could be wrong).


I read the answer was yes. there's a human tribe called Taxabi, and there's a race.

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Gyor
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Posted - 04 Nov 2016 :  00:53:16  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Juagar/Leopard Tabaxi.
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Gyor
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Posted - 04 Nov 2016 :  00:54:00  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Added some more info.
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Petra_W
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Germany
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Posted - 05 Nov 2016 :  01:02:46  Show Profile Send Petra_W a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can you buy it already?

amazon says 15.11.
But on ebay I could buy the regulat edition now

That confuses me a bit.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 05 Nov 2016 :  01:10:30  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Petra_W

Can you buy it already?

amazon says 15.11.
But on ebay I could buy the regulat edition now

That confuses me a bit.



As I understand it, the special, game store only version is out now, and the regular version will be in a week or two. I could be mistaken on the latter part, though. I do know the special cover is in game stores now, because I laid hands on a copy this afternoon and have been flipping thru it, this eve.

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Fellfire
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Posted - 05 Nov 2016 :  04:05:40  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It seems as if the regular version has hit the shelves (or at least certain shady parts of the 'net) earlier than expected. Will have to call the LGS tomorrow to see about the special edition.

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Gyor
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Posted - 05 Nov 2016 :  11:56:05  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Its also out on Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds right now.
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Gyor
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Posted - 05 Nov 2016 :  12:20:41  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tabaxi section confirms that Tabaxi are from Maztica, but it says they worship the Cat Lord now, not the Maztican Gods, and that they're not isolationist any more, tabaxi won't say what happened, but rumour say strange things have been happening there rescently that changed things.
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sleyvas
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Posted - 05 Nov 2016 :  15:01:31  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gyor

Tabaxi section confirms that Tabaxi are from Maztica, but it says they worship the Cat Lord now, not the Maztican Gods, and that they're not isolationist any more, tabaxi won't say what happened, but rumour say strange things have been happening there rescently that changed things.



Color me intrigued. A lot of what I've been writing up involves "The Eastern and Western Pridelands of Katashaka", and it involved various different types of cat folk (not just tabaxi and wemics).

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Fellfire
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Posted - 05 Nov 2016 :  17:34:47  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is a Very slender tome for 50 smacks. Pretty though.

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Gyor
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Posted - 06 Nov 2016 :  11:30:41  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fellfire

That is a Very slender tome for 50 smacks. Pretty though.



You can get it cheaper from Chapters.ca or Amazon. I spent $36 Canadian with tax on mine, normally its $65 Canadian with tax. Because it was thru Chapters, they are sending it to the local Chapters, no shipping costs.
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chibi_grazzt
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Posted - 13 Nov 2016 :  16:12:31  Show Profile Send chibi_grazzt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why are there 2 threads with the exact same title?

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Gyor
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Posted - 14 Nov 2016 :  19:18:31  Show Profile Send Gyor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sleyvas

quote:
Originally posted by Gyor

Tabaxi section confirms that Tabaxi are from Maztica, but it says they worship the Cat Lord now, not the Maztican Gods, and that they're not isolationist any more, tabaxi won't say what happened, but rumour say strange things have been happening there rescently that changed things.



Color me intrigued. A lot of what I've been writing up involves "The Eastern and Western Pridelands of Katashaka", and it involved various different types of cat folk (not just tabaxi and wemics).



I talked to Matt Sernett who confirmed this Cat Lord is the same Cat Lord from the original MM II, the guy from the Beastlands.

I also just listened to the Gamehole panel. Races in the book were designed to be very distint racial stereotypes.

Novel line hasn't been officially ended, but they have nothing to announce at this time.

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George Krashos
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Posted - 15 Nov 2016 :  06:10:15  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just got this and all it does for me is reinforce that FR is the 5E equivalent of Greyhawk in 3E - a placeholder to drop stuff in and give just a touch of flavour/context. Fine as a monster book. Poor as a Realms product. I feel like a band member on the Titanic.

-- George Krashos

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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 15 Nov 2016 :  07:19:26  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
buts its all so generic and bland. generic and bland is good right? its the new interesting.

That was all sarcasm by the way. i dont even know why it is tied to FR, it has almost nothing to do with it.

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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

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Posted - 15 Nov 2016 :  08:43:20  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Because FR IS D&D now.

And by slapping 'Volo' on it they hope to get the last few remaining setting fans left to buy it. Maybe if they just stopped and thought about WHY they have fewer fans with each product release they'd have been able to steer-clear of that iceberg.

On the flipside, I - and by extension, 'we' - can have all the fun with the setting we want now. I'm happily doing maps again, knowing damn well they'll never be anything to contradict them (like how 4e and the Spellplague made all my maps 'null & void'). Anything THEY say or do is irrelevant. In death, they've set it free.

As setting fans, we have everything we'll ever need. You only need the D&D products if you plan to play D&D. I don't think they're even doing novels anymore, are they? Its like doing novels in the SW universe - completely pointless now. Everything's apocryphal.

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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 15 Nov 2016 :  10:48:40  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Im already converted to the fansigner (fan-designer) movement. Ill be using your maps for my regional setting guides (as long as you dont mind).

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Eilserus
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Posted - 16 Nov 2016 :  00:23:24  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Just got this and all it does for me is reinforce that FR is the 5E equivalent of Greyhawk in 3E - a placeholder to drop stuff in and give just a touch of flavour/context. Fine as a monster book. Poor as a Realms product. I feel like a band member on the Titanic.

-- George Krashos



I hear that. I'm thinking of getting this, but I've more or less written off WotC and to wait for Ed to hit up the DM Guild with some goodness we've all wanted for years now.
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Gelcur
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Posted - 18 Nov 2016 :  05:28:00  Show Profile  Visit Gelcur's Homepage Send Gelcur a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And here I hoped we were going to get an excerpt from Volo's Complete Guide to the Behaviour of Nymphs.

Silly question, do they explain how Volo survived so many years?

The party come to a town befallen by hysteria

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DM: What are you looking for?
Rogue: Whatevers in the store.
DM: Like what?
Rogue: Everything.
DM: There is a lot of stuff.
Rogue: Is there a cart outside?
DM: (rolls) Yes.
Rogue: We'll take it all, we may need it for the greater good.
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George Krashos
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Posted - 18 Nov 2016 :  06:16:50  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ed has told me that he did a web piece explaining how Volo survived the Spellplague etc, but WotC never put it up on the website.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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moonbeast
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Posted - 18 Nov 2016 :  07:25:04  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gelcur


Silly question, do they explain how Volo survived so many years?



Maybe Volo had been eating magical rutabagas, which prolonged his lifespan immensely.

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Markustay
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Posted - 18 Nov 2016 :  08:20:16  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In Game of Thrones, no one lives.

In the Forgotten Realms, no-one ever dies.

VERY comic-bookish, IMO.

"Come, play in the Forgotten Realms! Where the only characters who don't matter are YOURS!"

Thats should be their new ad campaign.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 18 Nov 2016 :  10:17:12  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pretty sure it's been mentioned that Volo spent some time either magically imprisoned and/or in an unaging form like a statue, for his own protection.

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shades of eternity
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Posted - 18 Nov 2016 :  22:50:34  Show Profile  Visit shades of eternity's Homepage Send shades of eternity a Private Message  Reply with Quote
ha I remember that spell from 2nd edition.

that's absolutely hilarious if true. :D

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Irennan
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Posted - 18 Nov 2016 :  23:06:39  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Ed has told me that he did a web piece explaining how Volo survived the Spellplague etc, but WotC never put it up on the website.

-- George Krashos



He put at least part of it in Death Masks. Mystra made him a chosen. She did that as a contingency (since she had foreseen the Spellplague) and hid parts of her essence in the most unsuspectable people, Volo among them.

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