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Garen Thal
Master of Realmslore

USA
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Posted - 03 Nov 2011 :  16:29:49  Show Profile  Visit Garen Thal's Homepage Send Garen Thal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Red Walker

Erik,

Is it too early to assume EoJ will be ePub like Shadowbane?
I think it's fairly safe to assume that EoJ will have an ePub/Kindle release of some sort. It's probably too soon, though, for WotC to have made a final decision about whether it will be e-book-only.

If it is electrons only, though, you can be darned sure I'll be poking someone next GenCon about us seeing a collected Shadowbane Chronicles (Downshadow/Shadowbane/Eye of Justice/associated short stories) volume in print, and soon.
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 03 Nov 2011 :  17:34:37  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
As Garen says, I don't think that decision has been made. Shadowbane as epub only is an experiment, and it's too early to tell how successful it is.

The Shadowbane Chronicles omnibus is a great idea, btw.

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

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Lirdolin
Learned Scribe

Germany
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Posted - 11 Dec 2011 :  15:12:42  Show Profile  Visit Lirdolin's Homepage Send Lirdolin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, maybe the 'experiment' would be more succesfull if Wizards sold Shadowbane to the European market as well (at amazon you can buy 4 books out of 175 wizards e-books here in Germany). As Eric might remember I was hoping to find some new infos on Waterdeep and especially the characters, that i could add to my waterdeep-file. I waited patiently for Shadowbane to arrive at my doorstep for quite some time and then learnd by accident, that it was E-book exclusive. Sad news. Bought myself a e-book-reader and had to learn, that by now it still isn't sold in europe. Sad news again :(
still hoping that shadowbane will see international print or at least e-book publication.
Best wishes
Lirdolin
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Cronje
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Posted - 27 Dec 2011 :  16:45:54  Show Profile Send Cronje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just finished your short story, The Last Legend of Gedrin Shadowbane, and really enjoyed it. Not enough stories about paladins, in my opinion, especially badass ones like Gedrin. My question is this: Is Gedrin a member of the Thalavar family of Westgate, or is his surname just coincidence?
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 27 Dec 2011 :  17:47:43  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
@Lirdolin: Yep, I hear you. It's being looked at.

@Cronje: Thank you for the kind words, and no, it is not a coincidence. He is indeed a member of that family.

Cheers

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Lady Swiftstrike Assassin
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Posted - 30 Dec 2011 :  20:16:08  Show Profile Send Lady Swiftstrike Assassin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Eric!

I was wondering, who came up with the idea to name the 'Lord' of Neverwinter "Neverember"?
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 30 Dec 2011 :  20:53:49  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
Greetings, Lady SA. (Love the screenname--and welcome to the forums!)

In answer, as far as I know, Ed came up with Lord Dagult Neverember, from his name to his appearance to his disposition. Not sure who came up with the concept of involving him in Neverwinter (I suspect it was an in-house decision when they were coming up with the skeleton design for the NWCS). I will say we all had a cheery laugh about it, which I hope you did too.

I was the one who came up with Neverember's "heritage," in which he claims descent from a bastard child of Nasher Alagondar, named "Never" for the city of his origin (and also that he would "never" rule the city). It's along the lines of A Song of Ice and Fire, where "natural" children have surnames derived from their region (Snow, Rivers, etc).

Said adventurer retired in Waterdeep, where he had a child by a woman called "Mirtria Ember" (who was herself the daughter of two well-known NPCs from the pre-Spellplague Waterdeep days), and their offspring combined the two surnames into "Neverember." Whether there is much or any truth to this story--or whether Neverember uses the naming coincidence to justify his rule--is a matter of some debate.

Cheers


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Lirdolin
Learned Scribe

Germany
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Posted - 01 Jan 2012 :  07:41:04  Show Profile  Visit Lirdolin's Homepage Send Lirdolin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

@Lirdolin: Yep, I hear you. It's being looked at.



Yeah :) And Happy New Year 2012 everyone :)
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Hawkins
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 03 Jan 2012 :  16:27:52  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Erik,

This may be a bit outside of your perview, but can you list which books of which series Shadowbane is a part of, and do you know if all of them are available in Kindle edition? I got a Kindle for Christmas, and since I will have to buy one of the books in Kindle format, I think I will need to get all of them in Kindle edition.

Thanks,
Hawkins

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He went galumphing back. --Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

"Mmm, not the darkness," Myrin murmured. "Don't cast it there." --Erik Scott de Bie, Shadowbane

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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2012 :  16:57:14  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
Well met, Hawkins! Good to see you, as always.

quote:
Originally posted by Hawkins

This may be a bit outside of your perview, but can you list which books of which series Shadowbane is a part of, and do you know if all of them are available in Kindle edition? I got a Kindle for Christmas, and since I will have to buy one of the books in Kindle format, I think I will need to get all of them in Kindle edition.
Shadowbane is part of two different series, the Abyssal Plague and also my own "Shadowbane" series (about the character Shadowbane, wielder of a dead god's power, chosen of Helm, etc).

As for the Abyssal Plague, check WotC's Abyssal Plague hub. The only other specifically Realms Abyssal Plague novel is Bruce Cordell's Sword of the Gods, which happens a few months before Shadowbane.

As for the Shadowbane series, check the series listing on my website, which I will repost here:

- 1462, “Last Legend of Gedrin Shadowbane” (available for free right there or on the WotC SB product page)

- 1479, Downshadow (available in print, Kindle, and Nook, or as part of the Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep collection 1)

- 1480, “Chosen of the Sword” (available for free right there or on the WotC SB product page)

- 1480, “A New Purpose” (available on Shadowbane e-book bundle)

- 1480, Shadowbane (available on Kindle and Nook)

- 1480, Eye of Justice (September 2012)

(There’s probably also a companion story I’m going to write for Eye of Justice that takes place between “Legend” and Downshadow, but we’ll see.)

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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Hawkins
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 03 Jan 2012 :  17:59:18  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow. Thanks for the timely response. Now I just have to find time to read them all. =D

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One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back. --Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

"Mmm, not the darkness," Myrin murmured. "Don't cast it there." --Erik Scott de Bie, Shadowbane

* My character sheets (PFRPG, 3.5, and AE versions; not viewable in Internet Explorer)
* Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Reference Document (PFRPG OGL Rules)
* The Hypertext d20 SRD (3.5 OGL Rules)
* 3.5 D&D Archives

My game design work:
* Heroes of the Jade Oath (PFRPG, conversion; Rite Publishing)
* Compendium Arcanum Volume 1: Cantrips & Orisons (PFRPG, designer; d20pfsrd.com Publishing)
* Compendium Arcanum Volume 2: 1st-Level Spells (PFRPG, designer; d20pfsrd.com Publishing)
* Martial Arts Guidebook (forthcoming) (PFRPG, designer; Rite Publishing)
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 03 Jan 2012 :  18:42:59  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
Do let me know what you think once you do!

Might I suggest you start off with "The Last Legend of Gedrin Shadowbane"?

Cheers

Erik Scott de Bie

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The Sage
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Hmmm. I still need to find a way to obtain "A New Purpose," since the purchase of the Shadowbane bundle on Amazon is still denied to me.

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Entromancer
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USA
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Erik, I got the impression from Downshadow that you are a Batman fan? If so, what do you think of the upcoming finale to Nolan's take on the character?

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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 06 Jan 2012 :  20:59:48  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 Entromancer

Erik, I got the impression from Downshadow that you are a Batman fan? If so, what do you think of the upcoming finale to Nolan's take on the character?

It's a bit obvious, isn't it?

I wanted to channel some of the spirit and use some of the themes. I also like to insert little homages from time to time.

I am excited about the upcoming Dark Knight Rises, though I'm anxious about Batman's fate. Those movies are pretty dark.

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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Therise
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 09 Jan 2012 :  21:42:43  Show Profile Send Therise a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Erik,

Just started reading Ghostwalker, and I'm really enjoying it.

Quick question... Lord Greyt, is he related to more than one of the Silvermoon / Waterdeep noble families?

4E Realms was awful, but it's water under the Boareskyr Bridge. Let's make 5E Realms truly shine!
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
4586 Posts

Posted - 10 Jan 2012 :  00:23:52  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 Therise

Just started reading Ghostwalker, and I'm really enjoying it.
Well met, Therise! I'm glad you're enjoying, and I hope that trend continues.

One small caveat: I suggest you flip to the last fifty/sixty pages or so and make sure it's not about Drizzt Do'Urden or Jarlaxle. If it is, it's not because I'm a rabid fanboy--it's a misprint, and you should return the book to get a new, correct one. )

quote:
Quick question... Lord Greyt, is he related to more than one of the Silvermoon / Waterdeep noble families?
Hmm, good question. I don't think I established that in the book, but one can assume that being a former, well-traveled, well-loved, charismatic adventurer (and a bard at that), one can assume he's left a trail of natural born children in his wake, some of which he may or may not know about. It is established he's had a series of mistresses/wives, who've met unfortunate fates, and his own direct issue have largely met similar untimely ends (see the GW companion story, Wayfarer).

Of his family, we know he has a sister who is married into the Venkyr family of Everlund. She married the widower Rom Venkyr, Arya's father, making Greyt step-uncle to Arya (and making Meris her step-cousin). Which you'll probably see is a little creepy, as you get farther in the book.

I don't think Greyt has any more significant familial connections in the pre-Spellplague era, though his line actually continues (in a subtle way) through to the present day (1480). See my story in Realms of the Dead.

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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Therise
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Posted - 10 Jan 2012 :  00:45:53  Show Profile Send Therise a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

quote:
Originally posted by Therise

Just started reading Ghostwalker, and I'm really enjoying it.
Well met, Therise! I'm glad you're enjoying, and I hope that trend continues.

One small caveat: I suggest you flip to the last fifty/sixty pages or so and make sure it's not about Drizzt Do'Urden or Jarlaxle. If it is, it's not because I'm a rabid fanboy--it's a misprint, and you should return the book to get a new, correct one. )

LOL! No, there's no Drizzty drizztness in this book. At least not so far. I am, however, really enjoying "Walker" and the three Silver Knights, particularly Arya!

quote:
quote:
Quick question... Lord Greyt, is he related to more than one of the Silvermoon / Waterdeep noble families?
Hmm, good question. I don't think I established that in the book, but one can assume that being a former, well-traveled, well-loved, charismatic adventurer (and a bard at that), one can assume he's left a trail of natural born children in his wake, some of which he may or may not know about. It is established he's had a series of mistresses/wives, who've met unfortunate fates, and his own direct issue have largely met similar untimely ends (see the GW companion story, Wayfarer).

Of his family, we know he has a sister who is married into the Venkyr family of Everlund. She married the widower Rom Venkyr, Arya's father, making Greyt step-uncle to Arya (and making Meris her step-cousin). Which you'll probably see is a little creepy, as you get farther in the book.

I don't think Greyt has any more significant familial connections in the pre-Spellplague era, though his line actually continues (in a subtle way) through to the present day (1480). See my story in Realms of the Dead.

Cheers


Ooh, interesting. If he manages to survive the novel, I might steal Greyt for an adventure idea in Waterdeep with a visiting noble.

4E Realms was awful, but it's water under the Boareskyr Bridge. Let's make 5E Realms truly shine!
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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 10 Jan 2012 :  16:51:02  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 Therise

quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

One small caveat: I suggest you flip to the last fifty/sixty pages or so and make sure it's not about Drizzt Do'Urden or Jarlaxle. If it is, it's not because I'm a rabid fanboy--it's a misprint, and you should return the book to get a new, correct one. )

LOL! No, there's no Drizzty drizztness in this book. At least not so far.
Well that's a relief. There was apparently a batch of copies of Ghostwalker cooked up that misprinted the last 50-100 pages of the Silent Blade into my book. Maybe they just thought it was that cool? I don't know.

quote:
I am, however, really enjoying "Walker" and the three Silver Knights, particularly Arya!
Cool. Fun meta-knowledge: I've decided that if I were to write the book over again, the ghostwalker wouldn't have a name, even one like "Walker"--he'd just be referred to as "the ghostwalker."

quote:
Ooh, interesting. If he manages to survive the novel, I might steal Greyt for an adventure idea in Waterdeep with a visiting noble.
Urge to spoil . . . resisted!

Guess I made my saving throw.

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Erik Scott de Bie

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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 10 Jan 2012 :  19:43:51  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
Well met! For those who are interested, I've collected some thoughts about the just-announced 5e system and its impact on the Forgotten Realms. Specifically, three steps to make the Realms the Best of All Possible Worlds.

Thoughts?

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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Thelonius
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All the points are completely fair, some of them have even been discussed in 'ere. This can be an oportunity to fix some mistakes and to make the Realms greater than they were before; though also is an oportunity to create far more havoc. Thinking it slowly got to say that I'd also like to see some 1e, 2e, 3e material as I'm rather new to the Realms, I'd love to see some old stories or flavours. All the points are perfectly shareble, at least for me. Can't wait to see what new things this edition brings buit, I'm also feelin' a bit restless about it... If I should add something, I got to say that I feel some curiosity about some races I haven't "touched" much, i.e. genasi, tieflings, .... and I'd love to see some more delving into their "arrival" to the Realms story, though this has nothing to do with the new edition really....

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Zireael
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Poland
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I agree wholeheartedly with you, Erik, about 5e...

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edappel
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Brazil
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Hello Erik...
I can see a big influence of "aSoInF" on your books... Bastards surnames, "Arya" and so on...
So, what's your feeling about George R. R. Martin? And how did that series really make up your books and writing style?

Thanks.

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Erik Scott de Bie
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 13 Jan 2012 :  15:52:56  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
Well met, Edappel,

quote:
Originally posted by edappel

I can see a big influence of "aSoInF" on your books... Bastards surnames, "Arya" and so on...
While it is true that Martin's work influences me, a number of these things aren't actually inspired by him, mostly because I had started writing Ghostwalker before I even knew Martin existed, much less anything about his work. "Arya," for instance, comes from the word "aria," which is a musical term meaning a beautiful interlude (which she is) that interrupts an opera (which the novel is). It is a happy coincidence that it ended up being a character in Song of Ice and Fire, though my editor and I exchanged emails about it once I discovered the similarity. She advised me that "there are plenty of Guinevieres in Fantasy," meaning no one really has control of a single particular name, no matter how popular. (It'd be kinda dumb to use Bilbo, Drizzt, Elminster, or Erevis Cale, though, I imagine!) So we left it as-is, and I'm pleased with it.

The bastard names thing is something I just thought made sense, so I've incorporated it. That's more of an homage to Martin. And when you think about it, yeah, bastards need surnames too. Meris is named "Wayfarer" because he's not officially recognized as Greyt's son. In the Neverwinter Campaign Setting, Vars Never gets the same treatment.

quote:
So, what's your feeling about George R. R. Martin? And how did that series really make up your books and writing style?
I love Martin's books, and as I said, they exercise some influence on my style. My story "Wayfarer" (available for free as a download on my website, http://erikscottdebie.com/ghostwalker) is probably the single most "Martin-esque" piece that I've written. I think he exemplifies "gritty" in the fantasy genre--where violence has real consequences, evil is self-justifying and never dumb, and good doesn't always win--and that's something to which I feel a certain kinship. (Though there are some people out there who feel that "gritty" means something else--Martin is just MY definition.)

But I don't think Martin is much MORE influence than other authors, like Neil Gaiman, Robert E. Howard, Jacqueline Carey, Paul Kemp, Bob Salvatore, etc., the list goes on. All writers are a product of what they read.

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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Ayrik
Great Reader

Canada
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Posted - 13 Jan 2012 :  16:09:42  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Erik Scott de Bie

Well met! For those who are interested, I've collected some thoughts about the just-announced 5e system ...

Thoughts?
I think you're insane to invite such talk into your scroll, lol.

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