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MTBlack
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Posted - 07 Apr 2020 :  02:23:26  Show Profile Send MTBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Ed Greenwood was a consultant on this project, which promises to be the most comprehensive guide to Candlekeep ever published! It will launch by the end of April.

Sign-up to my mailing list for a 20% discount on launch. http://bit.ly/mtblacksignup

You can click here to see the cover - https://twitter.com/MTBlack2567/status/1247331125757788161

Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 07 Apr 2020 :  02:47:13  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That looks intriguing!

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Alaundo
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Posted - 07 Apr 2020 :  11:59:06  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Now that certainly has my attention. I look forward to seeing more of this tome.

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sleyvas
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USA
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Posted - 07 Apr 2020 :  14:21:40  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just wondering, what might this entail? Are we going to see something like a long list of book names that are in the Keep with details about how that book might help you? Or more of a map and NPC compilation? Maybe some rules on how to use the Keep to improve research on something in a 5e campaign? Details on Keep defenses? New spellbooks like what was done in the 1e gray box with new spells listed? New class options for someone involved in some way with Candlekeep?

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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MTBlack
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Posted - 08 Apr 2020 :  01:33:01  Show Profile Send MTBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's the Blurb:

Elminster’s Candlekeep Companion aims to be the definitive guide to Candlekeep in DUNGEONS & DRAGONS fifth edition. Players and Dungeon Masters can use this book to create characters and adventures relating to Candlekeep and the knowledge it contains.

Chapter 1 provides new character options for creating Candlekeep-inspired characters.

Chapter 2 presents a general overview of Candlekeep, such as requirements for entry, major locations, and the monastic order known as the Avowed.

Chapter 3 includes an in-depth look at the Great Library of Candlekeep, its rules, and the books contained therein.

Chapter 4 details ideas for creating Candlekeep adventures. It also includes an adventure by M.T. Black, for use in Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus.

Chapter 5 contains new magic items and spells found in Candlekeep and its vaults, including magical books, tomes, and grimoires.

Chapter 6 provides new monsters and NPCs, such as bookworms and Mirrym, the Sentinel Wyrm.
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sleyvas
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Posted - 08 Apr 2020 :  22:04:27  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You may enjoy this thread which can help you populate Chapter 5. The subject was "Tomes of esoteric lore in Unther"

http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22383

It was basically some musings for titles of books that MIGHT come from Faerunian history. I know people can get punchy when making up stuff like this, so I freely allow you to use anything that I personally came up with in that thread. It might also give you ideas. I won't say its "gold", but I think there's some nuggets there.

Alavairthae, may your skill prevail

Phillip aka Sleyvas
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TomCosta
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Posted - 09 Apr 2020 :  01:37:57  Show Profile Send TomCosta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Don't forget Confrontation at Candlekeep adventure.
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Ayrik
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Canada
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Posted - 09 Apr 2020 :  02:41:35  Show Profile Send Ayrik a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd like at least 24 hours notice if you're going to be showing my room to adventurers. And please don't disturb my quasit, he tends to bite strangers.

[/Ayrik]
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TomCosta
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
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Posted - 10 Apr 2020 :  17:36:47  Show Profile Send TomCosta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Would love a good map of the place. The existing maps (Baldur's Gate video game and snippets of places from some adventures like Confrontation at Candlekeep) don't come close to mirroring the images of the place.
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MTBlack
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Posted - 12 Apr 2020 :  23:09:03  Show Profile Send MTBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomCosta

Would love a good map of the place. The existing maps (Baldur's Gate video game and snippets of places from some adventures like Confrontation at Candlekeep) don't come close to mirroring the images of the place.


It includes a very cool map
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TomCosta
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Posted - 14 Apr 2020 :  01:49:28  Show Profile Send TomCosta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Excellent. That warms the cockles of my heart. Thank you.
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MTBlack
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Posted - 28 Apr 2020 :  13:48:56  Show Profile Send MTBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This is now live! It includes an amazing map and lots of great lore...

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/311436/
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3147 Posts

Posted - 28 Apr 2020 :  14:17:10  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just bought a copy!

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 28 Apr 2020 :  16:47:53  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am, officially, working from home right now... But I still hopped onto my home computer just to make this purchase.

(The DM's Guild and associated sites will load on my work computer, but they're painfully slow -- and I can't easily transfer files off of the work computer, due to corporate security policies)

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Edited by - Wooly Rupert on 28 Apr 2020 16:49:06
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 28 Apr 2020 :  18:10:12  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dang it!

Okay, so not only did I spring for the separate map before noticing it was included, I just checked my email and found a "Hey, get this new thing for 20%!" notice in there.

That'll teach me not to make purchases in a hurry...

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Candlekeep - The Library of Forgotten Realms Lore
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MTBlack
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Posted - 28 Apr 2020 :  23:14:08  Show Profile Send MTBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi folks, we really appreciate the purchases!
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Alaundo
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Posted - 29 Apr 2020 :  09:52:26  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Purchased yesterday. A lovely looking product and seems very comprehensive. Looking forward to delving in!

Alaundo
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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 30 Apr 2020 :  00:53:25  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, purchased and very pleased. Good stuff.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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MTBlack
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Posted - 30 Apr 2020 :  04:26:10  Show Profile Send MTBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, folks - it is encouraging to hear this feedback :-)
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The_Silversword
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56 Posts

Posted - 12 May 2020 :  19:02:23  Show Profile  Send The_Silversword an AOL message Send The_Silversword a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just picked it up. beautifully done, that map is gorgeous! Candlekeep is such an iconic locale. Nice to finally see it in detail. Kudos to everyone involved. Hoping for a print version.

I survived the Spellplague and all I got was this stupid sig.
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MTBlack
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Posted - 15 May 2020 :  23:36:24  Show Profile Send MTBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thankyou! The same team is working with Ed to detail *another* iconic Forgotten Realms location, one that has also been underserviced. I look forward to announcing it!
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The_Silversword
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Posted - 17 May 2020 :  13:16:48  Show Profile  Send The_Silversword an AOL message Send The_Silversword a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ooohhhhh! can't wait!

I survived the Spellplague and all I got was this stupid sig.
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Seravin
Master of Realmslore

Canada
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Posted - 17 May 2020 :  13:18:21  Show Profile Send Seravin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MTBlack

Thankyou! The same team is working with Ed to detail *another* iconic Forgotten Realms location, one that has also been underserviced. I look forward to announcing it!



Brilliant! Thanks and keep us posted.
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