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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 27 Aug 2011 :  17:53:56  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

I always loved the Forgetten Realms Adventures...great info on cities and deities



It was one of my first Realms resources, and remains a fave -- there's just so much good lore in there!

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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by entreri3478

I always loved the Forgetten Realms Adventures...great info on cities and deities



It was one of my first Realms resources, and remains a fave -- there's just so much good lore in there!

Indeed. I've a spare copy in my "secondary-library."

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Ayrik
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Posted - 28 Aug 2011 :  02:43:06  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
FRA is the most worn out and oft-used setting book at my tables, every player has one (or more) copies, it is consulted more frequently than the legendary FR0 Grey Box or any of the 3E Realmslore, it is perhaps used as often as the PHB and DMG. Even when the campaign moves across different planes and worlds. Absolutely indispensable.

Of course our gaming is primarily 2E based. FRA might be less accurate and useful in later-edition Realms settings.

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Nilus Reynard
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Posted - 06 Oct 2011 :  05:32:20  Show Profile Send Nilus Reynard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I had to go with Faiths & Pantheons. I have bought two copies of that book so far. The first one I used so many times that the pages started to come out of it, so I bought a second so I had one in good condition.

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Mantis
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Posted - 08 Oct 2011 :  09:07:02  Show Profile Send Mantis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
had to go with Faiths and Pantheons. The gods are such a huge part of Faerun and this book goes into SO much detail that you cant help but want to fall to your knees and pray lol
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 08 Oct 2011 :  13:27:43  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mantis

had to go with Faiths and Pantheons. The gods are such a huge part of Faerun and this book goes into SO much detail that you cant help but want to fall to your knees and pray lol



If you like the detail in that one, track down the 2E deity books -- Faiths & Avatars, Powers & Pantheons, and Demihuman Deities. Faiths & Pantheons is good, but the three books I named are the go-to source for Realms deities.

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crazedventurers
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Posted - 12 Oct 2011 :  18:07:49  Show Profile  Visit crazedventurers's Homepage Send crazedventurers a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Excluding the OGBS, it has to be Cloak and Dagger, simply because you can run a lifetimes worth of gaming from that one source book.

I don't see it as edition specific so it counts! :)

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mensch
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Posted - 13 Oct 2011 :  17:04:39  Show Profile  Visit mensch's Homepage Send mensch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use "Faiths and Pantheons" quite often. Curiously I almost never use the Campaign Setting (3e), possibly because my campaign is set in the Unapproachable East (Thesk and environs) and an excellent book has been written on that subject.

The most useful resource has got to be "Lost Empires of Faerūn" as it contains histories from key areas in Faerūn and a vast amount of plothooks, both explicitly described (like the nice lore on Eltab) and buried in lots of nice historical data. Another contender would be "The Grand History of the Realms", I use the ancient maps in that book quite often, but the overall, canonical timeline is something I can't do without, especially when I'm trying to keep the narrative of my campaign in focus with the existent lore.

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Marc
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At the moment it is Power of Faerun. I have the Border Kingdoms along with the River Kingdoms.

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idilippy
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Posted - 15 Oct 2011 :  19:00:03  Show Profile Send idilippy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, lately I've also been using Power of Faerun along with the Border Kingdom's web articles to work on expanding the diplomatic opportunities of my campaigns based around a modified Kingmaker AP.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 15 Oct 2011 :  23:29:25  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by crazedventurers

Excluding the OGBS, it has to be Cloak and Dagger, simply because you can run a lifetimes worth of gaming from that one source book.

I don't see it as edition specific so it counts! :)

Cheers

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Another personal fave. I still mourn the fact that the Harper Schism was brushed aside and the Manshoon Wars ended when 3E came out.

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Marc
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Posted - 17 Oct 2011 :  10:38:30  Show Profile Send Marc a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by idilippy

Yeah, lately I've also been using Power of Faerun along with the Border Kingdom's web articles to work on expanding the diplomatic opportunities of my campaigns based around a modified Kingmaker AP.



good idea

I'm planning eventually to expand the conflict with Pitax and involve all the kingdoms.

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Knightfall
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Posted - 22 Jan 2012 :  05:24:51  Show Profile  Visit Knightfall's Homepage Send Knightfall a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by warlockco

Player's Guide to Faerun, updates many feats, spells, and PrCs.


I voted for Races of Faerun, but I have to agree with you -- the player's guide is just as useful.
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Kiaransalyn
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Posted - 22 Jan 2012 :  12:03:52  Show Profile Send Kiaransalyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's hard to say which one is my favourite, but currently I'm enjoying 'The Power of Faerun' at the moment.

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Jakk
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Posted - 01 Feb 2012 :  04:50:18  Show Profile Send Jakk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I voted LEoF, but Magic of Faerun and Power of Faerun are close second and third. Serpent Kingdoms and City of Splendors are excellent as well. I'm really hoping we see a much higher ratio of lore to crunch in 5e; the new title coming up at the end of this year looks very good indeed.

Playing in the Realms since the Old Grey Box (1987)... and *still* having fun with material published before 2008, despite the NDA'd lore.

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