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The Sage
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Posted - 09 Mar 2013 :  04:46:40  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
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How many of these articles are there? Did they start in Sep '12 or do they go back further somewhere?

The first article in this series was the original article linked in Jeremy Grenemyer's opening post for this scroll. I've since linked to each and every article release from that time.

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Posted - 15 Mar 2013 :  04:06:28  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ed provides another insightful glimpse into everyday life of the Realms, with Horl, Breeder of Mules.

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Posted - 16 Mar 2013 :  15:19:50  Show Profile Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by The Masked Mage

How many of these articles are there? Did they start in Sep '12 or do they go back further somewhere?

The first article in this series was the original article linked in Jeremy Grenemyer's opening post for this scroll. I've since linked to each and every article release from that time.


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Woot! Ed provides some love for gnomes and dwarves with this week's "Forging the Realms" article:- The New Underways.




This I like.

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It's incredibly uplifting for me to read that my own process of writing NPC's into my Realms often mirrors that of Ed's own workings, as per the latest "Forging the Realms" article:- Elkaskyn Horncastle.

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Posted - 30 Mar 2013 :  09:23:10  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ed's latest addition to his "Forging the Realms" series has now been uploaded to the Wizards site:- The Wizards Did It.

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Another new look into the secret workings of Ed's campaigns, with The Lone Wizard.

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This week's "Forging the Realms" offers some interesting Realms-based financial insights:- Noble Investments.

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Posted - 12 Apr 2013 :  17:17:20  Show Profile Send sleyvas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I liked the Elkaskyn Horncastle and Noble Investments one. In fact, I really liked the Noble Investments one for a more real world reason. If you portray the nobles of the realms as instead the well off investors/small businessmen of America, you can see the similarities of how they help shape the world economy so much more than the government giving out allocations. It behooves the realms to have nobles, and those nobles who are wise prosper... those that aren't, fail. Failure can be a good thing, one it seems the kings of the realms understand.

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Great article! Talk about more Cormyr lore.

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Ed really has been giving my favourite Realms race a lot of love, lately, and this continues with his latest foray into "Forging the Realms" -- Imroad Gaskulyn.

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Posted - 27 Apr 2013 :  03:58:55  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ed's latest sojourn into the territory of rarely-covered Realmslore features a rather odd topic... The Stench Carts.

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There's one in every good campaign, and Ed explores the theme in his latest "Forging the Realms" with The Talkative Tavernmaster.

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Ed offers some fun creative thinking on character wealth in The Cargo that Bites Back.

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The Lost Crown of Athalantar.

And that's all I'm sayin'...

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quote:
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The Lost Crown of Athalantar.

And that's all I'm sayin'...



I like this article ALOT!

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quote:
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The Lost Crown of Athalantar.

And that's all I'm sayin'...
Great article all the way around. I like the bit about differentiating between crowns of elven and dwarven make.

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quote:
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Hello All,

Forging the Forgotten Realms: Mirt Strides Out of the Mist is the first of a new weekly series by Ed Greenwood, wherein Ed talks about the Realms, where it came from and how he runs the Realms as a DM.

Already looking forward to next week's article!

This is free content on the main page. No DDI subscription necessary.


(Tip of the hat to Plaguescarred on the WotC forums for posting a link to this article there.)



Thank you for getting out the word. I have posted this over at dragonsfoot as well.


John

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This week's article -- The Haunted Armor of Lornalar -- offers another fascinating insight into Ed's Realms.

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Ed focuses on bogs, marshes, and river mouth flats this week, with:- The Mistnetters of the Swamps.

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quote:
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Ed focuses on bogs, marshes, and river mouth flats this week, with:- The Mistnetters of the Swamps.
Great article for getting DMs to use swamp locations.

I like the bit about clearwater and its use by Marsembans to hide things in their own waterways.

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quote:
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This week's article -- The Haunted Armor of Lornalar -- offers another fascinating insight into Ed's Realms.




Someone's been watching iron man. If anything, I see this armor being an instrument of the church of Helm.

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Well, no. The Haunted Armor existed (in Ed's home campaign and notes, because we Knights had some passing involvement with it) before any movie starring any Marvel characters was ever made. I'll grant you Iron Man appeared in the Saturday morning animated cartoon around that time, and that Ed was a huge buyer and reader of comics back in the days when Gwen Stacey was still alive in Spiderman, but . . .
Ed's writing some brand-new stuff and dusting off ancient treasures and writing about them in a new way for this column. I'm enjoying it hugely, and waiting for things and events and characters and power groups I know to pop up.
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Ed does haunted castles right with this week's "Forging the Realms" article:- How to Haunt a Castle.

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Ed ventures into Cormyr once more with this week's "Forging the Realms" offering:- Sedition and Eskrynís Hot Bestseller.

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Whip me if I am breaching code of conduct, but if anyone's interested I have compiled all "Forging the Realms" - articles so far and put them together in a PDF file with page numbers and a list of contents to easily find the article. I'm working on doing the same for "Adventure Locales".
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Whip me if I am breaching code of conduct, but if anyone's interested I have compiled all "Forging the Realms" - articles so far and put them together in a PDF file with page numbers and a list of contents to easily find the article. I'm working on doing the same for "Adventure Locales".

That's cool.

As it is, some of us have long been adherents to saving Wizards Realms online content to Word or PDF files, with varying degrees of success.

It's a particularly useful habit to have when Wizards start shifting/removing content from their website and it becomes more difficult to find/access.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Caladan Brood

Whip me if I am breaching code of conduct, but if anyone's interested I have compiled all "Forging the Realms" - articles so far and put them together in a PDF file with page numbers and a list of contents to easily find the article. I'm working on doing the same for "Adventure Locales".

That's cool.

As it is, some of us have long been adherents to saving Wizards Realms online content to Word or PDF files, with varying degrees of success.

It's a particularly useful habit to have when Wizards start shifting/removing content from their website and it becomes more difficult to find/access.



Indeed. I've long saved the interesting content to Word files, and have way more than I care to organize. I also save interesting lore from these forums to text files.

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Funny that you should mention saving lore to text files and having way more than is possible to organise.

I am currently gathering all lore (and I mean all) I can find on the forgotten realms; places, people, gods, artefacts, organisations, which I am then organising and cross referencing. Its sad I know but it makes it easier to DM if all the information is in one place and organised.

Currently I have gathered almost all the 3rd edition lore from sourcebooks and quite a few 2nd edition sourcebooks (the volo's guidebooks).

Currently as it stands I have 87 mb of word documents (with maps pictures included) and I reckon I am only 10% of the way through. There truly is a staggering amount of lore out there, and the best bits are on these forums.

Unfortunately because I have lifted the lore out of books I don't think I could ever share it with anyone should I finish it.

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Staggering and overwhelming.
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