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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 15 Dec 2004 :  22:54:40  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
So, in the lastest magic book offering from Sean K Reynolds, he made Steven Schend a saintly paladin in Ilmater's service.

I also recall that in The Wyvern's Spur, there's a reference to an artist, Cledwyll, who is clearly inspired by Clyde Caldwell.

So now I wonder... How many other real-life folks have wound up as Realms characters?

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 15 Dec 2004 :  23:35:31  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I believe I was also the namesake for a bribeable guard in Song of the Saurials too (this about 4 months after I'd started at TSR and was by then Jeff & Kate Grubb's neighbor).

Other real folk namesakes.....very few immediately leap to mind, save:

Saint Sollars the Twice Martyred (Bloodstone area) = Ed Sollars, a TSR wage slave from before my time.

In Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue, whitesmithed decorative armor and "naughty" drow swimwear et al was sold at Boom's Garden in Waterdeep (a thinly veiled reference to former FR editor Karen Boomgarden).

Sorry, folks, but those are the only refs that I can think of offhand right now.

Steven

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Dargoth
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Posted - 16 Dec 2004 :  00:51:42  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
and im willing to bet that Ed Sollars was a Texan wasnt he?

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 16 Dec 2004 :  00:54:06  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

and im willing to bet that Ed Sollars was a Texan wasnt he?



I honestly don't recall, as I've never met the man but remembered the story from Zeb and Jeff.

Now that there Thomas Reid feller's a Texan through and through....as are a number of my relatives, despite births around New England.

Steven

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George Krashos
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Posted - 16 Dec 2004 :  03:29:01  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I always assumed that Steven named his Strohm dynasty of Tethyrian monarchs after Keith Strohm. Eric made me a Morueme dragon in DDGttU and Ed named Hunter Alley in VGtW after two of his original players (Jim and Ian I believe). Ed has noted that the Realms has lots of 'in' jokes, not all of which have yet been revealed. maybe we should ping him on his thread to 'reveal all ...'

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Bookwyrm
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Posted - 16 Dec 2004 :  07:22:55  Show Profile  Visit Bookwyrm's Homepage  Click to see Bookwyrm's MSN Messenger address Send Bookwyrm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know if he well, but it seems that the Hooded One will. (Everything but that hood of hers, at least. )

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 16 Dec 2004 :  17:17:46  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Well, I always assumed that Steven named his Strohm dynasty of Tethyrian monarchs after Keith Strohm.


D'oh! Can you believe I totally forgot about that until just now? Yup, good guy that he is, Keith let me name a dynasty after him in Tethyr.

SES

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cpthero2
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Posted - 01 Oct 2018 :  18:01:57  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Master Rupert,

Thank you for having made this post. I had no idea!

Best regards,




quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

So, in the lastest magic book offering from Sean K Reynolds, he made Steven Schend a saintly paladin in Ilmater's service.

I also recall that in The Wyvern's Spur, there's a reference to an artist, Cledwyll, who is clearly inspired by Clyde Caldwell.

So now I wonder... How many other real-life folks have wound up as Realms characters?


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