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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 19 Jul 2010 :  15:04:37  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 think you might have mentioned it, yes.

I'm very happy with how it's turning out, and I think it's going to be a fitting addition to the Realms lexicon.

Not to mention lots of butt-kicking, either for goodness or otherwise.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 19 Jul 2010 :  21:53:04  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Just an update, y'all:

Finished the first draft of Shadowbane and sent it off to my editor Friday. I think it turned out pretty well, with a lot to offer n00bs and long-time fans of the Realms alike, and also people who've read my stuff before and people who have no familiarity with it at all.

Also, I know the James Brothers are going to go nuts over one specific part.

Cheers



Do you have a pair of brothers murdering a Sage most heiniously?

Can you tell us how long after Downshadow this one starts?

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Garen Thal
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Posted - 19 Jul 2010 :  21:57:30  Show Profile  Visit Garen Thal's Homepage Send Garen Thal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie
Also, I know the James Brothers are going to go nuts over one specific part.
Oh, dear. Is this related to the playtest session last GenCon, or something after the fact?
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 19 Jul 2010 :  23:19:46  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 The Red Walker

Can you tell us how long after Downshadow this one starts?
This is subject to change, mind you, but as written now, it takes place about a year after the events of Downshadow.

quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

Oh, dear. Is this related to the playtest session last GenCon, or something after the fact?
You mean does it have a suitably scantily clad Twilight draping herself languorously across Matt James's lap and whispering sweet nothings in his ear?

Er, no, that's not quite the reason.

Cheers

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'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 Red Walker
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Posted - 20 Jul 2010 :  02:21:31  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Can you tell us how long after Downshadow this one starts?
This is subject to change, mind you, but as written now, it takes place about a year after the events of Downshadow.

quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

Oh, dear. Is this related to the playtest session last GenCon, or something after the fact?
You mean does it have a suitably scantily clad Twilight draping herself languorously across Matt James's lap and whispering sweet nothings in his ear?

Er, no, that's not quite the reason.

Cheers



Phewww! that takes away the risk of a James bros/twilight sandwich

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963

Edited by - The Red Walker on 20 Jul 2010 02:22:21
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sfdragon
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unless it contained Twilight and her twin.... hahahahaha

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 20 Jul 2010 :  03:42:56  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Can you tell us how long after Downshadow this one starts?
This is subject to change, mind you, but as written now, it takes place about a year after the events of Downshadow.

quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

Oh, dear. Is this related to the playtest session last GenCon, or something after the fact?
You mean does it have a suitably scantily clad Twilight draping herself languorously across Matt James's lap and whispering sweet nothings in his ear?

Er, no, that's not quite the reason.

Cheers



Phewww! that takes away the risk of a James bros/twilight sandwich

Linkified that for you.

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Bakra
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Posted - 20 Jul 2010 :  14:47:25  Show Profile Send Bakra a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ashe Ravenheart

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Can you tell us how long after Downshadow this one starts?
This is subject to change, mind you, but as written now, it takes place about a year after the events of Downshadow.

quote:
Originally posted by Garen Thal

Oh, dear. Is this related to the playtest session last GenCon, or something after the fact?
You mean does it have a suitably scantily clad Twilight draping herself languorously across Matt James's lap and whispering sweet nothings in his ear?

Er, no, that's not quite the reason.

Cheers



Phewww! that takes away the risk of a James bros/twilight sandwich

Linkified that for you.



You are a sick scribe Ashe. I think Garen was referring to the play session for Monument of the Ancients.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 20 Jul 2010 :  16:03:20  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why are those three guys stealing Erik's Moves??

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 20 Jul 2010 :  16:10:19  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've long considered a carrier in crafting inane dance music. Thus far, fantasy has proved the more interesting (but probably less lucrative) choice.

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 Sage
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Be wary, friend Erik! I've heard rumours that "the beat" will eventually get you.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 20 Jul 2010 :  19:06:57  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I've long considered a carrier in crafting inane dance music. Thus far, fantasy has proved the more interesting (but probably less lucrative) choice.

Cheers



Yeah and you have to keep crafting new tales, the other way...if you can find that ellusive beat, its good for at least a whole album, and maybe a career!

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Erethar
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Posted - 21 Jul 2010 :  13:31:25  Show Profile  Visit Erethar's Homepage Send Erethar a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Congrats to another novel Mr. deBie!

One Question though: almost all FR novels, standalone or otherwise where part of a line (all of you previous ones, for example)

Do you know if this one is part of another theme-based stand alone novel-line? Or did wizards changed there rules regarding F novels?

The upcoming Unbroken Chain also seems to stand in its very own, so to speak.

anyways, add me to your sold-count.
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 21 Jul 2010 :  15:05:46  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 Erethar

One Question though: almost all FR novels, standalone or otherwise where part of a line (all of you previous ones, for example)

Do you know if this one is part of another theme-based stand alone novel-line? Or did wizards changed there rules regarding F novels?
I don't think the thematic stand-alone series were part of a *rule,* so to speak, but more of a marketing schema to give stand-alone novels a little more *oomph* for pattern FR readers.

To explain, a stand-alone novel by itself has to stand on its own merits and has to be marketed seperately from others, so it's hard for a new author to make a splash with a pure stand-alone. Add it to a series with several other stand-alones, however, and the books market one another, as even if no one's ever heard of the author before, they might have read and enjoyed the others.

For instance, if you like Steven Schend's writing and enjoyed Blackstaff Tower, for instance, you might like Mistshore, Downshadow, etc., the rest of the Eddie Presents series, even if you've never read a book by Jaleigh, Rosemary, Erin, James, or myself.

From a publishing standpoint, WotC gets to train up a new author without tossing them into the cold alone--there's safety in numbers--and they don't have to market each book individually as much (saving time and money).

From a reader's standpoint, it seems like a great way to try out a new author without the commitment of a whole grand story such as a trilogy or other series.

But that's just my own personal take on the situation, and it doesn't really answer your original question . . . which I'm not actually going to answer, except to say (like a good rhetorician) that a certain assumption the question makes isn't exactly accurate.

That said, I'll leave it as a tease for now.

quote:
The upcoming Unbroken Chain also seems to stand in its very own, so to speak.
Having had the good fortune of reading said novel, I'm glad to see Jaleigh striding forth to tell her own story, outside of a shared series. Who knows? Her own series might well follow, and that's a possibility I'm definitely looking forward to. I highly recommend this one.

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 Red Walker
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Posted - 14 Aug 2010 :  01:43:15  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie




quote:
The upcoming Unbroken Chain also seems to stand in its very own, so to speak.
Having had the good fortune of reading said novel, I'm glad to see Jaleigh striding forth to tell her own story, outside of a shared series. Who knows? Her own series might well follow, and that's a possibility I'm definitely looking forward to. I highly recommend this one.

Cheers



I think that Jaliegh announcing that she does indeed get to do a flow up to The Unbroken Chain, featuring a few of those characters , is about the coolest thing since you announced Shadowbane!

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Lady Kazandra
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Posted - 14 Aug 2010 :  08:21:53  Show Profile  Visit Lady Kazandra's Homepage Send Lady Kazandra a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I've long considered a carrier in crafting inane dance music.
Just out of curiosity Erik, had you followed this path, what would you have named yourself?

"Once upon a time the plural of 'wizard' was 'war'." -- The Last Continent, by Terry Pratchett

Edited by - Lady Kazandra on 14 Aug 2010 08:22:38
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quote:
Originally posted by Lady Kazandra

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I've long considered a carrier in crafting inane dance music.
Just out of curiosity Erik, had you followed this path, what would you have named yourself?




MCdB!

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Lady Kazandra

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I've long considered a carrier in crafting inane dance music.
Just out of curiosity Erik, had you followed this path, what would you have named yourself?




MCdB!

Actually, I was thinking "Doctor de Bie." But Wooly's suggestion has merit too.

MCdB... Spin that wheel!

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 14 Aug 2010 :  18:43:11  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think esbd would work too. Pronounce it es bad and you ca cross into hip hop r&b once in a while!

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 16 Aug 2010 :  01:41:05  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
You guys are awesome.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

'Tis easier to destroy than to create.

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 16 Aug 2010 :  21:51:20  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

You guys are awesome.

Cheers




And that makes you prety damn lucky to have all this awesomeness directed at you

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Garen Thal
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Posted - 16 Aug 2010 :  21:54:30  Show Profile  Visit Garen Thal's Homepage Send Garen Thal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

You guys are awesome.

Cheers




And that makes you prety damn lucky to have all this awesomeness directed at you
It's not luck, exactly. It's convection. Being absurdly tall, Erik cannot but be exposed to the rising waves of awesome that gather around his head, trapped from floating into the ionosphere by the ceiling.
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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 16 Aug 2010 :  22:07:33  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 try not to let it go to my head, but I was born with this disability of excessive height.

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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The Red Walker
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Posted - 16 Aug 2010 :  23:13:37  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

I try not to let it go to my head, but I was born with this disability of excessive height.

Cheers



Or with a shortage of shortness

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sfdragon
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Hey Eric, can you tell us if Crossroads Keep from nwn2 will make it in the nwcg?

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