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Rils
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  16:01:55  Show Profile Send Rils a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
The new issue of Dragon+ is out. Read Page 8 - Fans of Volo won't be disappointed.

http://www.dragonmag.com/5.0/#!/article/106799/101184427?loadFresh=true&title=06_08_Travel%20Talk%3A%20Ravenloft

Dugmaren Brightmantle is my homey.

Irennan
Great Reader

Italy
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  16:12:11  Show Profile Send Irennan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, thanks for sharing!

To all Facebook-using FR fans, you might be interested in checking out this page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/450517575051806/
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Artemas Entreri
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  16:48:18  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Volo in Ravenloft? Meh.

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Delwa
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  17:06:33  Show Profile  Visit Delwa's Homepage Send Delwa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Saw it. Can't wait to read it when I get home.

- Delwa Aunglor of Tangled Trees
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Fellfire
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  17:22:00  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just downloaded this app. From the many negative reviews, I don't have high hopes, however I am not experiencing any of the issues being complained about, yet.

With this new app out, can anyone tell me the status of DDi and the two magazines? Are they done? Still accessible?

Misanthorpe

Love is a lie. Only hate endures. Light is blinding. Only in darkness do we see clearly.

"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but.. blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me." - Bane The Dark Knight Rises

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Fellfire
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  17:35:01  Show Profile Send Fellfire a Private Message  Reply with Quote
DO NOT USE this app. I just downloaded a wallpaper. Simple right? No. It wiped all of the home screens on my tablet. Shortcuts, apps, preferences, bookmarks..everything. I have no idea if I can get it all back. Piss on you Wizidiots.

Misanthorpe

Love is a lie. Only hate endures. Light is blinding. Only in darkness do we see clearly.

"Oh, you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but.. blinding. The shadows betray you because they belong to me." - Bane The Dark Knight Rises

Green Dragonscale Dice Bag by Crystalsidyll - check it out

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moonbeast
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USA
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  18:15:40  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri

Volo in Ravenloft? Meh.



Don't knock it before you've read it. I just finished reading it, and I enjoyed this Volo's "travelogue" completely. And of course, it was written by Ed Greenwood.

It had Volo, Elminster, Strahd, the Vistani…. and the article gave us a brief preview of the upcoming Curse of Strahd adventure. A very enjoyable read, thanks to Ed Greenwood!


Edited by - moonbeast on 19 Feb 2016 18:16:45
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Rymac
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USA
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  19:29:23  Show Profile  Visit Rymac's Homepage Send Rymac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Definitely gonna download it and read it. I wonder if the Ravenloft angle is how they will get around the 100 year gap between the travelogues written in the 1300s DR to new ones written in the 1400s DR.

"Oops, sorry Volo. Although you escaped the Mists of Ravenloft, around 100 years has passed in the Forgotten Realms since you left."

- Ryan
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Artemas Entreri
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USA
3068 Posts

Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  19:48:04  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rymac

Definitely gonna download it and read it. I wonder if the Ravenloft angle is how they will get around the 100 year gap between the travelogues written in the 1300s DR to new ones written in the 1400s DR.



That would certainly be a new way to keep popular characters around well beyond their expiration date.

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moonbeast
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USA
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  20:33:05  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This Volo's travelogue hints strongly that van Richten (another one of D&D's legendary NPCs) is alive and well…. quite possibly lurking somewhere in Barovia?
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Rils
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USA
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  20:41:46  Show Profile Send Rils a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, the app is tricky, it's much much easier to read online using the link in the OP.

I'm not familiar with the original Ravenloft module, but I imagine there's a lot of easter eggs for those who know what to look for. The mention "If you meet a fellow named von Richten, introduce yourself, you'll like him" made me chuckle.

And Artemas, as others said, don't knock it till you read it. It's not "Volo in Ravenloft", its "Volo takes a surprise visit to Ravenloft and we see his short visit through his unique perspective." A fun read, and good to see our intrepid traveloguer back in business!

Dugmaren Brightmantle is my homey.
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deserk
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Norway
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  21:26:02  Show Profile Send deserk a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is a really strange and annoying choice, a Volo's Guide article for something that isn't even in the Realms. Was the point of it just to be clickbait?
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Eilserus
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Posted - 19 Feb 2016 :  23:49:12  Show Profile Send Eilserus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rymac

Definitely gonna download it and read it. I wonder if the Ravenloft angle is how they will get around the 100 year gap between the travelogues written in the 1300s DR to new ones written in the 1400s DR.

"Oops, sorry Volo. Although you escaped the Mists of Ravenloft, around 100 years has passed in the Forgotten Realms since you left."



I got the impression Volo was some sort of undead during that time.
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Zanthox
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USA
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Posted - 21 Feb 2016 :  11:03:32  Show Profile Send Zanthox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm glad they are bring Volo back, at least a bit. I'll have to download the latest issue.
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moonbeast
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USA
329 Posts

Posted - 22 Feb 2016 :  17:44:15  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Volo volare!

sorry, couldn't resist
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Artemas Entreri
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USA
3068 Posts

Posted - 22 Feb 2016 :  17:58:04  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deserk

This is a really strange and annoying choice, a Volo's Guide article for something that isn't even in the Realms. Was the point of it just to be clickbait?



Hopefully this is just the beginning of a regularly published Volo tour written by Ed where Volo is writing about obscure areas of the Realms.

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Artemas Entreri
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Posted - 22 Feb 2016 :  18:07:24  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moonbeast

quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri

Volo in Ravenloft? Meh.



Don't knock it before you've read it.



quote:
Originally posted by Rils


And Artemas, as others said, don't knock it till you read it.



I'm not knocking anything. I love Volo. I love Ravenloft. I also love spaghetti and ice cream, but I would never think of eating both mixed together.

Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way. -Steve Martin

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moonbeast
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Posted - 23 Feb 2016 :  14:34:52  Show Profile Send moonbeast a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri
I'm not knocking anything. I love Volo. I love Ravenloft. I also love spaghetti and ice cream, but I would never think of eating both mixed together.

Clearly you've never tried strawberry ice cream on top of pork chops. So delicious.

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Artemas Entreri
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USA
3068 Posts

Posted - 23 Feb 2016 :  15:05:09  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by moonbeast

quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri
I'm not knocking anything. I love Volo. I love Ravenloft. I also love spaghetti and ice cream, but I would never think of eating both mixed together.

Clearly you've never tried strawberry ice cream on top of pork chops. So delicious.




Hmm, that sounds like one of those pregnant woman cravings...

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