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Cyrano
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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  12:35:50  Show Profile Send Cyrano a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
(Forgive me if I'm putting this in the wrong section. First time caller)

I'm getting back into roleplaying and the realms for the first time in a good while, and I'm putting together a collection of Realms based expansions and flavour products from 1e up to the present day.

There's one thing I can't find though. Has anyone archived any of the columns from the old Wizards of the Coast/Forgotten Realms website in PDF form - especially Ed Greenwood's Realmslore column?

I've found them saved from the demise of the site online in a couple of places, but it would be handy to have them collated in a PDF document to save.

I suppose this is something I could put together myself, but at 100-odd individual pages, it'd save a devil of a lot of time if someone had already done it.

George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  14:08:53  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have them.

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Cyrano
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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  14:54:57  Show Profile Send Cyrano a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is that a wealth you could be persuaded to share or should I merely congratulate you on a job well done?
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TheIriaeban
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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  14:55:00  Show Profile Send TheIriaeban a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

I have them.

George Krashos



Is there someplace you could store it so that is accessible by us? I don't believe I have all of them, either.

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Cyrano
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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  14:58:55  Show Profile Send Cyrano a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pending an answer, the Elminster Speaks column was archived on the WotC site itself in an 89 page PDF, and there's an active link to a functioning download from the Forgotten Realms wiki article: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster_Speaks
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  17:03:16  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Cyrano

Pending an answer, the Elminster Speaks column was archived on the WotC site itself in an 89 page PDF, and there's an active link to a functioning download from the Forgotten Realms wiki article: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster_Speaks



I had entirely forgotten about that. I wish they'd done that with some of the other article series.

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The Masked Mage
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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  18:02:02  Show Profile Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Cyrano

Pending an answer, the Elminster Speaks column was archived on the WotC site itself in an 89 page PDF, and there's an active link to a functioning download from the Forgotten Realms wiki article: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster_Speaks



I had entirely forgotten about that. I wish they'd done that with some of the other article series.




Agreed. There were several that I thought were good from the online articles. Gone now I imagine.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  18:13:30  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Masked Mage

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Cyrano

Pending an answer, the Elminster Speaks column was archived on the WotC site itself in an 89 page PDF, and there's an active link to a functioning download from the Forgotten Realms wiki article: https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster_Speaks



I had entirely forgotten about that. I wish they'd done that with some of the other article series.




Agreed. There were several that I thought were good from the online articles. Gone now I imagine.




A lot of it's still there, if you can just find a link to it. It's one of the issues I have with their web team -- they constantly rearrange the site, and they never update any links. I know for a fact that there are files on their site from 2000 that you can still download if you know the URL -- but the URLs haven't been posted anywhere on their site since like 2001 or 2002.

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King Libertine
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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  21:34:04  Show Profile Send King Libertine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As said above, https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster_Speaks was all I could find myself. I clicked onto it and my browser crashed, so I don't know if it's my desktop or my browser or a bad link.
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Cyrano
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Posted - 07 Aug 2020 :  21:44:17  Show Profile Send Cyrano a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ah, well, this is very much my point. I feel very lucky to find them still online at all but I'm hoping for a complete bind up in PDF as it's easier to read, save and search. It may be something I put together myself but I thought I'd see if it was out there anywhere first.
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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 08 Aug 2020 :  02:27:33  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by King Libertine

As said above, https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Elminster_Speaks was all I could find myself. I clicked onto it and my browser crashed, so I don't know if it's my desktop or my browser or a bad link.

Link is good, it's the Forgotten Realms Wiki, which has been around for 15 years or so, and is a great repository of information. I'm not sure what browser you're using, or if it my be anti-spam or VPN software that would be blocking it, but I've never had a problem, even with Adblock Plus installed.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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maransreth
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Posted - 08 Aug 2020 :  07:13:23  Show Profile Send maransreth a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Try Realms Help - https://www.realmshelps.net/faerun/lore/index.shtml. I have found a number of the articles, including images and maps, easily available from this site.
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Cyrano
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Posted - 08 Aug 2020 :  11:21:23  Show Profile Send Cyrano a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Looks like the answer is that only the Elminster Speaks column was ever archived in a way that's publicly downloadable as a single file.

If I do get around to turning all the Realmslore columns into a PDF, I'll host and share it somewhere.
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George Krashos
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Posted - 19 Aug 2020 :  23:26:33  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TheIriaeban

quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

I have them.

George Krashos



Is there someplace you could store it so that is accessible by us? I don't believe I have all of them, either.



I'm unfortunately not that tech savvy.

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Kentinal
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Posted - 19 Aug 2020 :  23:46:29  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Maybe when Candlekeep 2 is ready it could host them?
Maybe ask the Sage to do it to be added to the list. To be completed on Sage time.

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