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dazzlerdal
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Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  10:00:34  Show Profile Send dazzlerdal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Go into software development. Its a lot like that

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Cyrinishad
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Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  14:31:08  Show Profile Send Cyrinishad a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Shadowsoul

quote:
Originally posted by Cyrinishad

I am happy that they are continuing the trend of revealing that every world is connected to the Realms in some way, shape, or form... There is really zero downside to this, it just creates more possibilities... and overtly confirms the assumptions that many of us have been operating under for decades... That ultimately all Portals lead to the Realms.



I don't because it's a cheap sales pitch and it's lazy design. It also doesn't mesh with all the years of lore we've gotten in the past.



It actually does mesh with all the years of lore we've gotten in the past... You are simply mistaken, sir... Furthermore, I hope their so-called "cheap sales pitches" and "lazy designs" continue to bring people back to the Realms... And please stop being so negative and derisive in everything you post, it must be exhausting to maintain so much discontent.

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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
2856 Posts

Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  14:34:26  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Damn Cyricist talking sense. What in the Nine Hell's is going on around here...

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 09 Mar 2017 14:35:02
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Shadowsoul
Senior Scribe

Ireland
638 Posts

Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  15:57:14  Show Profile Send Shadowsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KanzenAU

Even the earliest FR books talked about visitors from other planes being in Waterdeep. There was a whole book about Realmspace and travelling between crystal spheres written over 20 years ago. The Wizards Three implied links for years.

You've made up your mind though, don't see anyone convincing you. Certainly no one's going to force you to buy the product! If it doesn't suit whatever you want to do with your life, you certainly shouldn't drop any of your hardearned cash on it.

It's just a bunch of old adventures with a dash of Realmslore as an intro to spice things up, I don't really get the fuss tbh. I like the 5e system and I'm playing in the 1490s Realms, but I'm not even sure I'll pick this up myself, other than to give Tomb of Horrors a whirl sometime (though not in my FR game).



Planar travel is common but planar travel isn't what is being discussed. Traveling to the various planes doesn't mean you could then just jump to Oerth. The Realms has always mentioned other worlds but nothing specific. Spelljammer is a whole different thing entirely. Nothing about Spelljamming has been mentioned around this book and I assure you it won't be. Also, wouldn't most travelers using Spelljamming be hanging out in Skullport and not the Yawning Portal?

“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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Shadowsoul
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Ireland
638 Posts

Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  16:03:36  Show Profile Send Shadowsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cyrinishad

quote:
Originally posted by Shadowsoul

quote:
Originally posted by Cyrinishad

I am happy that they are continuing the trend of revealing that every world is connected to the Realms in some way, shape, or form... There is really zero downside to this, it just creates more possibilities... and overtly confirms the assumptions that many of us have been operating under for decades... That ultimately all Portals lead to the Realms.



I don't because it's a cheap sales pitch and it's lazy design. It also doesn't mesh with all the years of lore we've gotten in the past.



It actually does mesh with all the years of lore we've gotten in the past... You are simply mistaken, sir... Furthermore, I hope their so-called "cheap sales pitches" and "lazy designs" continue to bring people back to the Realms... And please stop being so negative and derisive in everything you post, it must be exhausting to maintain so much discontent.



I own all the old FR stuff so no it doesn't really mesh, I'm afraid you are the one who is mistaken. Don't tell me what I can and cannot talk about because people like you are what tire me out. Giving my opinion on a forum doesn't tire me out at all. I haven't broken any of the CoC here. Where is your proof all the Realms fans are being brought in? If you playing 5th edition D&D and using the AP's then you are playing in the Realms by default. Not sure where get the idea that 5th edition is bringing in loads of FR fans.

“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!”
#8213; J.R.R. Tolkien

*I endorse everything Dark Wizard says*.
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Shadowsoul
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Ireland
638 Posts

Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  16:05:01  Show Profile Send Shadowsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dazzlerdal

Go into software development. Its a lot like that



Been there done that. I find consulting to be a lot better as well as the pay.

“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!”
#8213; J.R.R. Tolkien

*I endorse everything Dark Wizard says*.
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  17:31:31  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Shadowsoul

I own all the old FR stuff so no it doesn't really mesh



Considering that we do have known travel to and from other settings to the Realms (including at least one from Nehwon!), it does mesh that people from elsewhere could wind up in the Realms, or that someone from the Realms could have traveled to another campaign world.

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Brimstone
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USA
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Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  17:46:13  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What better place to swap tales of dangerous(possibly exaggerated) dungeons from many lands and worlds than a typical D&D Tavern. Sure it being the Yawning Portal should be about Undermountain, unfortunately it isn't. Kind of looking forward to this now.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
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Cyrinishad
Learned Scribe

197 Posts

Posted - 09 Mar 2017 :  21:47:48  Show Profile Send Cyrinishad a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Shadowsoul
I own all the old FR stuff so no it doesn't really mesh, I'm afraid you are the one who is mistaken. Don't tell me what I can and cannot talk about because people like you are what tire me out. Giving my opinion on a forum doesn't tire me out at all. I haven't broken any of the CoC here. Where is your proof all the Realms fans are being brought in? If you playing 5th edition D&D and using the AP's then you are playing in the Realms by default. Not sure where get the idea that 5th edition is bringing in loads of FR fans.



I wouldn't presume to tell you or anyone else what they can or cannot talk about. I merely asked you to try and share something positive, instead of being continually negative and derisive... I even said "please". But, if you find "people like me" tiresome, I'll see if I can find you a pillow.

My evidence that Realms fans are being brought in is entirely anecdotal... As in the people that I know who had moved away from the game have come back, and the next generation of kids in my family have started playing. So, that's a 1000% increase in the number of Realms fans in my local gaming scene. Seems like a resounding success to me... And yes, the simple fact that the Realms is the default setting for D&D means we're making every new fan of D&D into a fan of the Realms... and that's a good thing.

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Edited by - Cyrinishad on 09 Mar 2017 21:53:57
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Shadowsoul
Senior Scribe

Ireland
638 Posts

Posted - 10 Mar 2017 :  06:50:30  Show Profile Send Shadowsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

What better place to swap tales of dangerous(possibly exaggerated) dungeons from many lands and worlds than a typical D&D Tavern. Sure it being the Yawning Portal should be about Undermountain, unfortunately it isn't. Kind of looking forward to this now.



Could have been the perfect opportunity to reveal a bit of Planescape, Sigil more importantly seeing as it's the City of Doors. They could have even introduced a bit of Spelljammer.

“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!”
#8213; J.R.R. Tolkien

*I endorse everything Dark Wizard says*.
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 10 Mar 2017 :  10:04:21  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And since the book isn't even out yet, we don't know that it doesn't do that.

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