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keftiu
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471 Posts

Posted - 17 Apr 2020 :  02:41:22  Show Profile Send keftiu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think my new answer is no, I want hyper-local sourcebooks instead, Dont give me an FRCG, give me more Neverwinter-style releases.

4e fangirl. Here to queer up the Realms.
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The Arcanamach
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 03 May 2020 :  16:55:33  Show Profile Send The Arcanamach a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes because anything that has a chance of giving us new lore is a good thing.

I have a dream that one day, all game worlds will exist as one.
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rodrigoalcanza
Seeker

Brazil
67 Posts

Posted - 03 May 2020 :  22:40:12  Show Profile Send rodrigoalcanza a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by TBeholder
Indeed, 3e era seems like a slide into incoherent mumbling. "Something something, or maybe something else, or maybe let DM decide what to shoehorn where, we can't be bothered". So, won't care about continuity, won't care about quality. A disadvantage of having it run by a big company with corporate bureaucracy, internal politics and little interest in any particular acquisition (unless it's someone's pet project) beyond milking it.



IMO, the 2E era had far more egregious Realmslore gaffes and issues than 3E, other than work done by Ed and Steven Schend. In addition, the "shoehorn Earth-analogues into the Realms"-trope reached its zenith in 2E.

-- George Krashos




I partly agree with you, but it would include Eric L. Boyd. You agree?

I liked a big FRCS, written by the main FR authors (obviously with Ed Greenwood), and that the book had more of an "age of game". Dragonlance style. I think I would only play the pre-Spellplague era. Preferably at its best: 1357 DR.

Forgottgen Realms 1st edition: perfect
Forgottgen Realms 2nd edition: perfect (or almost?).
Forgottgen Realms 3rd edition: very good
Forgottgen Realms 4th edition: ...........
Forgottgen Realms 1st edition: ??? (has done as much as possible)

For this reason, a book with diverse possibilities might appeal to more fans, from all editions. But I understand that it would be more expensive.
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
5986 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2020 :  02:38:40  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rodrigoalcanza

I partly agree with you, but it would include Eric L. Boyd. You agree?




Eric's only substantial work in 2E were the god books. Excellent for what they were, but I think he really hit his straps in 3E when he got to work on more diverse products. The irony is that Eric's most attractive FR craftings remain unpublished. For the moment.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Delnyn
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USA
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Posted - 04 May 2020 :  03:00:38  Show Profile Send Delnyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll take a pass on a 5ed FRCG unless by some ESE (Earth Shaking Event) Hasbro cedes all FR rights back to Ed Greenwood. Not that I am holding my breath.
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rodrigoalcanza
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Brazil
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Posted - 06 May 2020 :  01:37:26  Show Profile Send rodrigoalcanza a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

quote:
Originally posted by rodrigoalcanza

I partly agree with you, but it would include Eric L. Boyd. You agree?




Eric's only substantial work in 2E were the god books. Excellent for what they were, but I think he really hit his straps in 3E when he got to work on more diverse products. The irony is that Eric's most attractive FR craftings remain unpublished. For the moment.

-- George Krashos



Thank you! It's true, you're right! My comment was emotional, because Faiths & Avatar, and the other supplements in this series, are very significant to me. The RPG books here in Brazil were very expensive (and still are!) and difficult to access, especially for a teenager in the 90s. I was very curious about religions, specialist priest and how the gods' avatars were. I struggled a lot to buy Faiths & Avatar and then other FR books, without knowing how to read in English (I practically learned to read English at that moment ... not yet writing, sorry!). So these were my bedside books, daily seeing the names of Eric L. Boyd (and other designers, like Ed and Jeff).

Which ... "Eric's most attractive FR craftings remain unpublished"?
Under Illefarn Anew?


quote:
Originally posted by Delnyn

I'll take a pass on a 5ed FRCG unless by some ESE (Earth Shaking Event) Hasbro cedes all FR rights back to Ed Greenwood. Not that I am holding my breath.



I have this dream almost daily. I can't get enough of dreaming about the wonders that could arise. But I know that in reality this would be very complicated, even due to the size of the FR franchise.
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