|TSR Series Code:||None|
|Cover Artist:||Todd Lockwood|
|Release Date:||July 1998|
|Format:||One perfect-bound book (160 pages).|
|The villains of the Forgotten Realms novels and products are detailed in this accessory. Game statistics, full character history, details and illustration are provided for each. Sixteen full color plates depict some of the characters in different scenes.|
Lorebook starts with a good premise: bringing the most famous villains
of the FR setting to your campaign. Unfortunately, it really does fall
short on it's promises.
- The cover is nice. Especially Zrie, the lich. He looks really menacing.
- The villains. This sound really ironic, but let me clarify. We
have too many, just too many, powerful wizards who prefer to act through
envoys than by themselves. These same wizards have a very narrow,
"I'm evil for being evil" kind of attitude. The only exception-
and might I add, it is a so-so exception- is Manshoon. We also have
a class on sheer twinkiness when we see Artemis and Jarlaxle's stats.
They could take on avatars, and still have a small chance of winning.
They should have none.
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