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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  02:43:35  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Eytan strikes again! The last preview of the Magic Item Compendium features Eytan's article on how to incorporate new concepts from the book into the Forgotten Realms. Once again, I think he has done a bang up job of finding interesting bits of existing Realmslore and tying it to these new concepts.

Great work Eytan!

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/ps/20070306a

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  05:56:18  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
Cheers to Eytan!

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Kuje
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  06:03:32  Show Profile  Send Kuje an AOL message  Click to see Kuje's MSN Messenger address  Send Kuje a Yahoo! Message Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lliira is misspelled, repeatedly. :)

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The Sage
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Nice to see a nod toward the Scarlet Mummers, though.

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EytanBernstein
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  09:06:25  Show Profile  Visit EytanBernstein's Homepage Send EytanBernstein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I take full credit on the name misspelling. Sure, it's possible for editors to catch these things, but we can't blame them for this sort of thing.

http://eytanbernstein.com - the official website of Eytan Bernstein

Edited by - EytanBernstein on 07 Mar 2007 09:10:39
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Uzzy
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  11:26:03  Show Profile  Visit Uzzy's Homepage Send Uzzy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lliira? Scarlet Mummers? Yippie!!!

And don't worry. Everyone seems to misspell Lliira.

Edited by - Uzzy on 07 Mar 2007 11:26:54
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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  14:39:56  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wonderful article, Eytan! I´m really thrilled with the new open possibilities of items and lore...

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Kuje
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quote:
Originally posted by Uzzy

And don't worry. Everyone seems to misspell Lliira.



Not everyone misspells her name. :)

But eh. I wasn't blaming anyone, I was just saying it's misspelled.

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Skeptic
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quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein

I take full credit on the name misspelling. Sure, it's possible for editors to catch these things, but we can't blame them for this sort of thing.



You mean it's too hard for them to use a spellchecker with a custom dictionary that includes the most common FR/D&D names (like the gods and famous NPCs) ?

Now I understand why there is so many erros in stat blocks

Edited by - Skeptic on 07 Mar 2007 16:08:12
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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  16:15:20  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just was thinking... this article, the mention of the Scarlet Mummers, and the other article of Eytan, concerning the new classes, put me to think in make a "Realms adaptation" of the Cloaked Dancer PrC (Complete Scoundrel), linked with the Mummers lore.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Skeptic



Now I understand why there is so many erros in stat blocks



'Tis an ironic typo, if it wasn't intentional.

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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  17:55:11  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Skeptic



Now I understand why there is so many erros in stat blocks



'Tis an ironic typo, if it wasn't intentional.



It´s wroted in brazilian portuguese

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Uzzy
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  18:12:02  Show Profile  Visit Uzzy's Homepage Send Uzzy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chosen of Moradin

I just was thinking... this article, the mention of the Scarlet Mummers, and the other article of Eytan, concerning the new classes, put me to think in make a "Realms adaptation" of the Cloaked Dancer PrC (Complete Scoundrel), linked with the Mummers lore.



I would help with that, if you were serious about it.
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  18:40:22  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Skeptic

quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein

I take full credit on the name misspelling. Sure, it's possible for editors to catch these things, but we can't blame them for this sort of thing.



You mean it's too hard for them to use a spellchecker with a custom dictionary that includes the most common FR/D&D names (like the gods and famous NPCs) ?

Now I understand why there is so many erros in stat blocks



I actually agree, here. I don't have an axe to grind or anything (nor am I out to "blame" anyone), but isn't it the job of the editor to catch errors?

Nevertheless, good work, Eytan.

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Edited by - Rinonalyrna Fathomlin on 07 Mar 2007 18:40:57
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Sian
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  18:55:08  Show Profile  Visit Sian's Homepage  Click to see Sian's MSN Messenger address Send Sian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
i love it ... though it also would be interesting if someone is able to make the same deal with classes such as Favored Soul, Warlock and Swashblucker *grins*

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EytanBernstein
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  21:19:51  Show Profile  Visit EytanBernstein's Homepage Send EytanBernstein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Favored Soul and Warlock are on the way soon.

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EytanBernstein
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Posted - 07 Mar 2007 :  21:21:43  Show Profile  Visit EytanBernstein's Homepage Send EytanBernstein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rinonalyrna Fathomlin

quote:
Originally posted by Skeptic

quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein

I take full credit on the name misspelling. Sure, it's possible for editors to catch these things, but we can't blame them for this sort of thing.



You mean it's too hard for them to use a spellchecker with a custom dictionary that includes the most common FR/D&D names (like the gods and famous NPCs) ?

Now I understand why there is so many erros in stat blocks



I actually agree, here. I don't have an axe to grind or anything (nor am I out to "blame" anyone), but isn't it the job of the editor to catch errors?

Nevertheless, good work, Eytan.



Yes, but designers can make the jobs of editors easier by trying harder to avoid errors like this. As for stat blocks, well, I can't claim to know much about how many times these things go through, but I can say that they have proven to be a problem for nearly every designer I know. I've talked extensively with the guys over in development and they've indicated that they are working hard to find a new system for how to edit them.

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 08 Mar 2007 :  02:07:35  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein

Yes, but designers can make the jobs of editors easier by trying harder to avoid errors like this.



True enough.

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Xysma
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Posted - 17 Mar 2007 :  04:36:46  Show Profile  Visit Xysma's Homepage Send Xysma a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein

Favored Soul and Warlock are on the way soon.



I really like the Warlock article, in fact all of your articles have been excellent. I've been referring all of my players to your articles. My group seems to really like the beguiler, knight, and duskblade classes, and this was exactly what we needed to add more Realms flavor to the classes. Thanks!

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EytanBernstein
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quote:
Originally posted by Xysma

quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein

Favored Soul and Warlock are on the way soon.



I really like the Warlock article, in fact all of your articles have been excellent. I've been referring all of my players to your articles. My group seems to really like the beguiler, knight, and duskblade classes, and this was exactly what we needed to add more Realms flavor to the classes. Thanks!



Thanks. I'm really glad to hear that people are getting use of these articles.

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Dargoth
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Posted - 17 Mar 2007 :  10:30:37  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by EytanBernstein

Favored Soul and Warlock are on the way soon.



Ill be interested to see what youve done with the favoured souls

For my own campaign Ive made them a new class that have only recently started to appear in the realms since the Time of Troubles and are ussually most common in the area where that god spent Avatar crisis.

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Favoured Souls are the result of a Non divine spellcasting being coming into prolonged contact with an Avatar. While a number of Favoured Souls where adults or children during Time of Troubles sages who have studied the subject have found that most Favoured Souls where either concieved or carried during the Time of Troubles. Favoured Souls are not a gods children but are mortal children who where exposed to an avatars before they where born

Favoured Souls of Bane have appeared in Zhentil Keep, Scardale and Tantras

Favoured Souls of Torm have been found in Tantras

Favoured Souls of Helm have appeared in Northen Cormyr and Waterdeep

Favoured Souls of Mykrul have appeared in Waterdeep (it is unknown who is granting there spells)

Favoured Souls of Tymora have apeared in Arabel

Favoured Souls of Mystra have appeared in Northern Cormyr

Favoured Souls of Sune have appeared in Tezzir

Favoured Souls of Talos have appeared in Tsurlagol

Favoured Souls of Sharess have appeared in Calimport

Favoured Souls of Selune have appeared in Waterdeep



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khorne
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Posted - 17 Mar 2007 :  11:44:14  Show Profile  Visit khorne's Homepage  Click to see khorne's MSN Messenger address Send khorne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eytan, are you going to do an article about how to incorporate the classes that use incarnum into the Realms?

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EytanBernstein
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That's not a bad idea, Dargoth, and what I've written certainly could be reconciled with it, though I went a slightly different route, as you will see.

As for Incarnum, I am planning on covering it eventually. I can't guarantee it or say when it will be (certainly after the more standard classes have been covered), but it is on my list, along with classes from both Tomes, psionic classes, and some other more esoteric ones.

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