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The Blue Sorceress
Learned Scribe

107 Posts

Posted - 24 May 2005 :  04:29:07  Show Profile  Visit The Blue Sorceress's Homepage Send The Blue Sorceress a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Well, I rather liked the various characters. I was particularly fond of the Lathanderite cleric. I knew it couldn't possibly turn out well when he ended up dead. When the party cleric goes down it's time to pack things in, head to the nearest town, and start looking for a temporary replacement-healer.


A mistake my parties always made. Funny, we never had a healer for very long -- I think the whole assumption was "Build up our offensive capabilities SOOOOOOOOO much that we kill all the baddies before they get more than 1-2 hits off." That strategy never worked out too well.


I had a DM that sent us through that huuuuuuge dungeon they have in the maps section over at WotC. We went in at 18th level and came out 21st, but our healing consisted of my rogue/psion/soulknife's one healing power and the fighter's intelligent sword that could cast heal 1/day.


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I liked the premise of the story too. It seems like the sort of game that evil dragons would play to occupy the centuries. At least when they're not protecting their hordes and killing other dragons and stealing their hordes and eating royal virgins and whatnot.


Oh, that's the sequel -- where we find out that Alin's really a distant relative of the Obarskyrs and, well. . . But I shouldn't spoil it. And besides, that could get real dirty, real fast. [/quote]


Ah, but he's not a virgin anymore, is he?


I pulled that trick on my players once, making them have to foil a plot involving a Sharess church, a ritual, and an "anointed virgin" who turned out to be, well, a man. The looks on their faces -- precious.
[/quote]


I take it these were players of the male variety? All the guys I play with are always craking dirty jokes and such, since they're all still teenagers, but as soon as I decide to play a bisexual male half-elf they get all squeemish... pfft!

So anyway, back on topic, Ghostwalker. I read and enjoyed the "sample" in the back of the RotDII anthology. You write a lovely fight scene. I've always enjoyed revenge stories, so I'm looking forward to reading this one when it comes out.

-Blue

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

I see your walrus and raise you a carpenter
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 24 May 2005 :  18:44:59  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by The Blue Sorceress

I had a DM that sent us through that huuuuuuge dungeon they have in the maps section over at WotC. We went in at 18th level and came out 21st, but our healing consisted of my rogue/psion/soulknife's one healing power and the fighter's intelligent sword that could cast heal 1/day.


Sounds SOOOOOOO familiar.

Players in my games are always on the lookout for big healing items like that -- before I joined up with the group ages ago, they thought that "healing potions" carried the "heal" spell, which most of them would need after every battle. That's how vicious and deadly most of their encounters were. I brought a little moderation to the table. But if you're reading anything I write in the future and the adventurers seem to be woefully overmatched, well, it's just my upbringing.

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Ah, but he's not a virgin anymore, is he?


And what a way to go.

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I take it these were players of the male variety? All the guys I play with are always craking dirty jokes and such, since they're all still teenagers, but as soon as I decide to play a bisexual male half-elf they get all squeemish... pfft!


Never had a lot of luck bringing in female players. Small valley town. That kind of thing.

That said, I generally rather like female RPGers -- in my experience, they've tended to be more into it and more gungho, making for more intense games.

And non-hetero-sexuality? Unfortunately, not with a couple of the members in my group. My writing, though -- that's a different story.

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So anyway, back on topic, Ghostwalker. I read and enjoyed the "sample" in the back of the RotDII anthology. You write a lovely fight scene. I've always enjoyed revenge stories, so I'm looking forward to reading this one when it comes out.



I shall strive not to disappoint.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 24 May 2005 :  18:49:55  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Prince Forge of Avalon

I enjoyed your short story and your exert for your book, I have to agree with Blue Sorceress, I actaully caught on rather quickly and I remember asking myself " why isn't anybody else catching on to this?" hehehe I knew it was goig to turn out badly for them even though I liked the characters.

I'm looking forward to your book, Thanks for the good reads!!



Thanks! Any particular favorite parts. . .?

Beautiful women are almost NEVER trustworthy in my campaigns, and the players have never really caught on -- not even when the succubus posing as the party enchantress stole the magical artifact they'd worked long and hard to procure (after, of course, sleeping her way through three or four of the characters, which I suppose might have had something to do with it -- can anyone say, James Bond?).

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Prince Forge of Avalon
Learned Scribe

USA
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Posted - 24 May 2005 :  21:37:25  Show Profile  Visit Prince Forge of Avalon's Homepage Send Prince Forge of Avalon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gee Eric,

You have that twisted type of humor I like, hahaha. Nothing like a reverse James Bond to completely befuddle your players and turn them into blithering idiots,.

As far as parts I liked, I would have to say: "Who is your princess now?"
"Y-you are"
"Perfect anwser".

Heck after that even I wanted her!? Phew HOT, hehehehe

PFoA
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The Blue Sorceress
Learned Scribe

107 Posts

Posted - 24 May 2005 :  23:09:33  Show Profile  Visit The Blue Sorceress's Homepage Send The Blue Sorceress a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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I take it these were players of the male variety? All the guys I play with are always craking dirty jokes and such, since they're all still teenagers, but as soon as I decide to play a bisexual male half-elf they get all squeemish... pfft!


Never had a lot of luck bringing in female players. Small valley town. That kind of thing.

That said, I generally rather like female RPGers -- in my experience, they've tended to be more into it and more gungho, making for more intense games.




I'm the only gal who plays in my area. It took a while to earn my stripes in the eyes of the men folk, so to speak. It was sort of funny, the guys went out of their way to 'protect' my characters in the beginning. Granted, we were all about fifteen then, but they were stuck in 'rescue the princess' mode, even when the 'princess' in question was my heavily armored male paladin.


quote:
So anyway, back on topic, Ghostwalker. I read and enjoyed the "sample" in the back of the RotDII anthology. You write a lovely fight scene. I've always enjoyed revenge stories, so I'm looking forward to reading this one when it comes out.



I shall strive not to disappoint.
[/quote]

Do you think you'll end up doing anymore FR novels in the future? Or do you see yourself branching out into non-DnD fantasay writing? Or have you already written something I'm not familiar with?

-Blue

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

I see your walrus and raise you a carpenter
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 25 May 2005 :  00:01:36  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Prince Forge of Avalon

Gee Eric,

You have that twisted type of humor I like, hahaha. Nothing like a reverse James Bond to completely befuddle your players and turn them into blithering idiots,.


Indeed. Works like a charm.

quote:
As far as parts I liked, I would have to say: "Who is your princess now?"
"Y-you are"
"Perfect answer".

Heck after that even I wanted her!? Phew HOT, hehehehe



Yes! I thought it was the right bit of dialogue to do at the time.

And you're supposed to want her. She's entirely too hot to handle. Literally.

Glad you enjoyed!

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Originally posted by The Blue Sorceress

I'm the only gal who plays in my area. It took a while to earn my stripes in the eyes of the men folk, so to speak. It was sort of funny, the guys went out of their way to 'protect' my characters in the beginning. Granted, we were all about fifteen then, but they were stuck in 'rescue the princess' mode, even when the 'princess' in question was my heavily armored male paladin.


Was that perhaps because they were trying to impress you or get in good with you? I know that men sometimes have this urge (conscious or subconscious) to shelter women in games that are traditionally (and wrongly) considered "male-territory" in order to arouse admiration or even romantic feelings. Particularly at 15.

For instance, I was once playing this game of Zombies (if you're unfamiliar, it's like a board game version of every cliched zombie movie you've ever seen), and one of my fellow players was this girl I rather liked, and I purposefully moderated my actions to avoid harming her and even in the end helped her win (by countering counter-actions by opponents) in order to, I said, make the game end. (If you've never played this game, it's the kind of thing that goes on for hours. At that point, we were at 4.) All of this was, of course, so that she'd look a little bit more favorably upon me. Pathetic, eh?

Well, we live together now, so hey. Guess it worked.

All in all, I think female gamers are awesome, just as I more than appreciate female characters. I'm known amongst my D&D buddies as the one who has a balance of male and female characters (about 40/60, I think). My second most powerful and first favorite character is female, a rather fine lady who ended up marrying one of the other PCs, controlled by a good -- and male -- friend of mine. It was a love potion thing, not homoerotic repression.

You mentioned that one of your first characters was a "heavily armored male paladin." Do you find yourself playing mostly male characters, mostly female characters, or a balance of the two?

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Do you think you'll end up doing anymore FR novels in the future? Or do you see yourself branching out into non-DnD fantasay writing? Or have you already written something I'm not familiar with?


I'll frame my responses so as not to spoil any surprise or, worse, call down the big bad NDA monsters. To three questions, three answers:

You can count on it. Absolutely. Written yes, published not yet.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)

Edited by - Erik Scott de Bie on 25 May 2005 00:05:58
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The Blue Sorceress
Learned Scribe

107 Posts

Posted - 25 May 2005 :  01:51:36  Show Profile  Visit The Blue Sorceress's Homepage Send The Blue Sorceress a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Was that perhaps because they were trying to impress you or get in good with you? I know that men sometimes have this urge (conscious or subconscious) to shelter women in games that are traditionally (and wrongly) considered "male-territory" in order to arouse admiration or even romantic feelings. Particularly at 15.


Wouldn't surprise me if that was the case. If it was I quickly cured them of that idea by giving them heck for it one day after their attempts to 'protect' me nearly got the whole party killed. I got dropped to half hit points in one blow and then the lot of them dropped what they were doing and rushed to my aid. Never mind the fact that even down to half I had more HP than anyone else in the party. They got a talking to after that fight and I told them in no uncertain terms that they next time they tried something like that I'd find a suitable thwacky stick and hit them with it.


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For instance, I was once playing this game of Zombies (if you're unfamiliar, it's like a board game version of every cliched zombie movie you've ever seen), and one of my fellow players was this girl I rather liked, and I purposefully moderated my actions to avoid harming her and even in the end helped her win (by countering counter-actions by opponents) in order to, I said, make the game end. (If you've never played this game, it's the kind of thing that goes on for hours. At that point, we were at 4.) All of this was, of course, so that she'd look a little bit more favorably upon me. Pathetic, eh?

Well, we live together now, so hey. Guess it worked.


Nah, it's not pathetic at all. Congrats, by the way.


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You mentioned that one of your first characters was a "heavily armored male paladin." Do you find yourself playing mostly male characters, mostly female characters, or a balance of the two?



Mm... early on that male paladin was rather unique, but the longer I've been playing the more male characters I've played. Over all it's about 50/50. My first character was female though, a NG halfing druid with a pet dire wolf she called, "Wuffie." I don't think there's anything better than having the bad guys laugh when you threaten to sic your Wuffie on them and then have their expressions become ones of absolute horror when said Wuffie turned out to be the size of a large horse.


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Do you think you'll end up doing anymore FR novels in the future? Or do you see yourself branching out into non-DnD fantasay writing? Or have you already written something I'm not familiar with?


I'll frame my responses so as not to spoil any surprise or, worse, call down the big bad NDA monsters. To three questions, three answers:

You can count on it. Absolutely. Written yes, published not yet.
[/quote]


NDA's... *sigh*

Now, here's an interesing question for you. Your novel is in the Fighter's series, do you have any preference in what sort of characters you like writing? Any particular class you find easy to get down on paper? Any you find difficult?

-Blue

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

I see your walrus and raise you a carpenter
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 25 May 2005 :  05:53:34  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by The Blue Sorceress

Wouldn't surprise me if that was the case. If it was I quickly cured them of that idea by giving them heck for it one day after their attempts to 'protect' me nearly got the whole party killed. I got dropped to half hit points in one blow and then the lot of them dropped what they were doing and rushed to my aid. Never mind the fact that even down to half I had more HP than anyone else in the party. They got a talking to after that fight and I told them in no uncertain terms that they next time they tried something like that I'd find a suitable thwacky stick and hit them with it.




quote:
Nah it's not pathetic at all. Congrats, by the way.


Thanks!

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Mm... early on that male paladin was rather unique, but the longer I've been playing the more male characters I've played. Over all it's about 50/50. My first character was female though, a NG halfing druid with a pet dire wolf she called, "Wuffie." I don't think there's anything better than having the bad guys laugh when you threaten to sic your Wuffie on them and then have their expressions become ones of absolute horror when said Wuffie turned out to be the size of a large horse.


Glorious. Nothing was more intimidating, though, than Boopsie the weasel, the 21st level wizard's familiar, who -- thanks to the familiar's ability to "share" self and personal-target spells -- when said wizard casts shapechange and becomes a wyrm silver dragon, turns right into another one right beside him.

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Now, here's an interesing question for you. Your novel is in the Fighter's series, do you have any preference in what sort of characters you like writing? Any particular class you find easy to get down on paper? Any you find difficult?



Tough question. I love writing a good sword fight, so naturally I gravitate toward warriors, roguish duelist types, rangers, and paladins. I also rather like druids -- comes from always wanting to play one and never getting around to it -- and, of course thieves (my first AD&D character was a thief). My spell slingers usually end up being combat-oriented types (because that's how our campaigns often went).

This is an odd claim to make, but I'm also a big multiclass player / writer, so most of my characters don't conform to a single class, and I usually stat out characters as I go to keep their abilities consistent.

I don't find any class particularly difficult, but I suppose it'd be better to ask readers whether I write them convincingly.

To answer more succinctly, I have the most writing experience with fighters, rangers, rogues, and druids, and if I had a preference, it'd be for those four.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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The Blue Sorceress
Learned Scribe

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Posted - 25 May 2005 :  09:05:39  Show Profile  Visit The Blue Sorceress's Homepage Send The Blue Sorceress a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Glorious. Nothing was more intimidating, though, than Boopsie the weasel, the 21st level wizard's familiar, who -- thanks to the familiar's ability to "share" self and personal-target spells -- when said wizard casts shapechange and becomes a wyrm silver dragon, turns right into another one right beside him.



I wish I'd thought of that.

Weasels must be a popular animal because I've been in several groups that had one or more characters with either a weasel familiar or a weasel animal companion (or in one case, a halfing paladin whose special mount was a celestial dire weasel.)


quote:
Tough question. I love writing a good sword fight, so naturally I gravitate toward warriors, roguish duelist types, rangers, and paladins. I also rather like druids -- comes from always wanting to play one and never getting around to it -- and, of course thieves (my first AD&D character was a thief). My spell slingers usually end up being combat-oriented types (because that's how our campaigns often went).

This is an odd claim to make, but I'm also a big multiclass player / writer, so most of my characters don't conform to a single class, and I usually stat out characters as I go to keep their abilities consistent.



Makes sense. With the flexibility afforded by multiclassing you have more room to make characters in stories more realistic. Character end up changed in significant ways by their experiences, and that's reflected in what they know and what they can do.


This sword-fighting talk reminds me of something else. How long have you studied fencing and what do you think of saber? Feel free to let me know if my incessant queries are bothering you.

-Blue

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

I see your walrus and raise you a carpenter
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 25 May 2005 :  17:21:57  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by The Blue Sorceress

This sword-fighting talk reminds me of something else. How long have you studied fencing and what do you think of saber?


Not all that long, really. I've only had real training since January, to be honest, but my maestro has long referred to me as an exceptional student. Sword-play is just so fun.

I love saber. I'm working on getting my kid brother to take it up.

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Feel free to let me know if my incessant queries are bothering you.



Bah!

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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The Blue Sorceress
Learned Scribe

107 Posts

Posted - 25 May 2005 :  22:18:24  Show Profile  Visit The Blue Sorceress's Homepage Send The Blue Sorceress a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Not all that long, really. I've only had real training since January, to be honest, but my maestro has long referred to me as an exceptional student. Sword-play is just so fun.

I love saber. I'm working on getting my kid brother to take it up.



I took fencing (foil) for about a year when I was 17 and I've been wanting to get back into ever since. Sadly the fencing club at my college always meets when I have classes or other responsibilites. I've consoled myeself by joining the equestrian team. Have you ever been interested in riding? If not I can heartily recommend it. After a while the barn smell becomes theraputic, no joke.

-Blue

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 25 May 2005 :  22:28:04  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by The Blue Sorceress

I've consoled myeself by joining the equestrian team. Have you ever been interested in riding? If not I can heartily recommend it. After a while the barn smell becomes theraputic, no joke.



The times I've tried riding I've always felt somewhat sorry for the horse. Not that I'm especially hefty, but when you're 6'6.6" in height, you just have a certain minimum weight, you know? About 225-230 lbs. Now if only I could get some plate armor. . .

It's probably just been incidental, and I haven't found the right (BIG) horse.

That said, I do like riding, even if I'm not too skilled at it, even more than I like driving (I'm from California).

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)

Edited by - Erik Scott de Bie on 28 May 2005 02:20:17
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SiriusBlack
Great Reader

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Dear Erik Scott de Bie:

I noticed the following blog entry the other day

quote:

I can ALMOST talk about the secret projects. Well, one of them anyway. ALMOST! Until then, it's *ahem* *ahem* hush hush. . .



Are we looking at a week? month? Or how long til you can stop being a tease.
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 27 Jun 2005 :  19:13:09  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SiriusBlack

Dear Erik Scott de Bie:

I noticed the following blog entry the other day

quote:

I can ALMOST talk about the secret projects. Well, one of them anyway. ALMOST! Until then, it's *ahem* *ahem* hush hush. . .



Are we looking at a week? month? Or how long til you can stop being a tease.



That depends more on certain publishers than it does on me. Shouldn't be more than a week. Promise, cross my heart and hope to fly. . . away before the irates come!

Cheers


Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 28 Jun 2005 :  03:46:37  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie
That depends more on certain publishers than it does on me. Shouldn't be more than a week. Promise, cross my heart and hope to fly. . . away before the irates come!

Cheers



Fair enough. Thanks.
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Paec_djinn
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Sirius, Erik has finally revealed to us the secret project and guess what? It's Realms related.

Anyway, a direct quote from his blog:
quote:
First off (secret project #1):

I found out recently that Wizards of the Coast is accepting a novel proposal of mine called "The Depths of Madness," for publication in March 2007 (yeah -- long term? You ain't kidding) as part of a series called (dare I mention it? I don't know if it's been publicly announced. . .) THE DUNGEONS.

The Dungeons. . . kind of a followup to the Cities, about to be ended by the venerable (not in an old sort of way) Ed Greenwood and the stylish Elaine Cunningham, and the class series of novels (Rogues, Priests, Fighters, and Wizards), continuing the trend of 3 or 4 parters based on a single theme. To my knowledge, the Dungeons will consist of 4 novels, released throughout 2007 and 2008, all by lower/middle prestige Realms authors (my fellow Young Dragons and those somewhat more experienced than we, but no spoiler big names like Ed, Bob, Elaine, Paul, Thomas, Lisa, or either of the Richards). That's all I really know -- no idea who my fellows on this series will be. And I could always be wrong about any of that.

Anyway, the outline's due August 2, so I'll devote the next week or so to getting that hammered out, and the first draft's due in January. . . not that I think it'll take that long, but hey.

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 05 Jul 2005 :  11:53:32  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Paec_djinn

Sirius, Erik has finally revealed to us the secret project and guess what? It's Realms related.



Yes, I made reference to it in this thread.
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sillaric_culdanin
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Erik, just wanted to say that I think you and the rest of the Young Dragons rock, you all are just what FR needs. Don't misunderstand, I've read all the FR greats too and loved every word, you guys bring a fresh attitude. BTW if you want a great rush try rapier dueling (custom made blunt edged rapiers with a hard foam "cork" on the tip). And if you really want to ride, look into a well trained draft breed (Irish Draft or Shire) or a French Thoroughbred (thats what I ride regularly and I weigh about 235. Cheers!

Last living Paladin and Adept of the Ruby Legion of Alankier
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 04 Aug 2005 :  06:22:22  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by sillaric_culdanin

Erik, just wanted to say that I think you and the rest of the Young Dragons rock, you all are just what FR needs. Don't misunderstand, I've read all the FR greats too and loved every word, you guys bring a fresh attitude. BTW if you want a great rush try rapier dueling (custom made blunt edged rapiers with a hard foam "cork" on the tip). And if you really want to ride, look into a well trained draft breed (Irish Draft or Shire) or a French Thoroughbred (thats what I ride regularly and I weigh about 235. Cheers!



Gosh, I'll bet you say that to ALL the Dragons.

But seriously -- thanks for the vote of confidence.

Does that mean you read my story? What did you think?

Good recommendations -- I'll have to keep the horses in mind!

Rapiers are totally choice. Not sure I'll be putting down my saber any time soon -- seriously, it's practically cemented to my hand -- but you never know. I'm looking to buy myself a nice rapier and a nice dueling epee eventually -- not to use, mind, but just for show. After all, genuine swords hurt people, you know. ()

Fencing is excellent, whatever weapon you've got in hand.

Cheers!

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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The Hunting Game was wicked, I am in general a huge Realms Anthology fan (Realms of Valor was the very first FR book I ever purchased and started my current addiction to FR back in hmmmm maybe 93-94?). Have to agree with Prince Forge on favorite part....you'd have to know my wife to understand why I liked it quite so much. Were you stoked to be able to pick Ghostwalker (IMO the coolest PrC for fighters yet developed for 3E)for your fighters series book? There is a smith (yes an actual smith) in Truckee, CA, or at least there was some years ago when my gaming group wanted our rapiers, that creates custom weapons and armor to suit and used to take orders by phone and had a website, I'll try to find the link again...

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Posted - 04 Aug 2005 :  07:23:56  Show Profile  Visit sillaric_culdanin's Homepage Send sillaric_culdanin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, and BTW the saber is my favorite weapon, I have a collection of decorative blades in my den. If we could find a safer way to do full contact with a true saber we'd be all over it...

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Acolyte

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Posted - 04 Aug 2005 :  07:25:15  Show Profile  Visit sillaric_culdanin's Homepage Send sillaric_culdanin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And to Blue Sorceress, I'm putting together a new group... 2 gals and 2 guys for players...who says D&D can't be about equal rights!

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 05 Aug 2005 :  02:04:20  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do personally find the ghostwalker PrC to be awesome. I've never actually played one (though I've made the character, just never used 'im). Ghostwalker's totally due for a 3.5 update. Maybe if people like the book. . .

We shall see.

I vacation occasionally near Truckee. Beautiful area up there.

It's funny -- my best friend gives me the worst time about that line.

" 'Who's your princess now?' C'mon, Erik!"

Snicker snicker.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

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Crennen FaerieBane
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Erik,

Don't know if you've been asked this question or not... but your Realms of the Elves story - what Elven subrace does it include? Or does it have more than one? Or are you even allowed to say?

C-Fb

Still rockin' the Fey'ri style.
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quote:
Originally posted by CrennenFaerieBane

Erik,

Don't know if you've been asked this question or not... but your Realms of the Elves story - what Elven subrace does it include? Or does it have more than one? Or are you even allowed to say?

C-Fb



I imagine I can say this much: It includes two different Elven subraces (and the potential for a third) amongst three elves.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

Signature of Shameless Self-Promotion +6: Order my sixth novel, Shadow of the Winter King (Amazon, e-signing, Dragonmoon Press)

Also check out my Realms work, most recently Shadowbane: Eye of Justice, out now on e-readers everywhere! (Kindle, Nook)
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