New realms book out next summer.

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Originally posted by Brian R. James

[br]Lest anyone think I’ve jumped ship, don’t be too hasty.


 


For those that may not be aware, I'm currently leading the design of a new Realms sourcebook due out next summer. [:p]


 


Golarion is a fantastic setting, but the Forgotten Realms will always be my first love.






Saw this over at candlekeep. Color me excited.  

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awesome
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Color me too!
Sweet. This is pretty awesome news.

Always happy to see BRJ in action.
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Just a quick note on the MMORPG as an insult comparison... MMORPGs, raking in money by the dumptruck full. Many options, tons of fans across many audiences, massive resources allocated to development. TTRPGs, dying product. Squeaking out an existence that relys on low cost. Fans fit primarily into a few small demographics. R&D budgets small, often rushed to market and patched after deployment. You're not really making much of an argument when you compare something to a MMORPG and assume people think that means bad. Lets face it, they make the money, have the audience and the budget. We here on this board are fans of TTRPGs but lets not try to pretend none of us play MMORPGs.
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Something like Tactical Shift is more magical than martial healing.
Telling someone to move over a few feet is magical now? :| I weep for this generation.
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Matt is saying that a big DDI Realms project is coming...

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Sweet.  Let the speculation begin?  Cormyr?  Icewind Dale!? 
I'll go with the Moonshae's... it's an area I'm not very interested in, so it's sure to be the first pick.

Not that it much matters to me in the first place, can't say any 4e books have really caught my interest, though one never knows I suppose, it could be the first.

"Be careful to choose your enemies well.  Friends don't much matter.  But the choice of enemies is very important."  

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What thread is this announcement in?  The linky only goes to the general forum listing...  Very interested, thanks!
Fixed the link...


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I'm hoping its the Grand History of the Realms Ultimate Edition but I doubt it is. Cool
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I'm hoping that its afix to the frcg including the domains for each deity/ primal spirit/arch fey/ this and that.

and that character pages on tehtyr that were not in the character guide...



but I doubt that too   
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I hope it's either Cormanthor, Narfell or Raumathar.
I hope it's either Cormanthor, Narfell or Raumathar.



did you mean Cormanthor,Narfe; or Rashemen??

Raumathar fell long ago, before the dark times, before the empire and after an ampire or two.....

back when.... okay I got nothing   
a mask everyone has at least two of, one they wear in public and another they wear in private.....
I just want a hint. Something, anything. I'm stoked that BRJ is on this project. That's how you know it's going to be good.
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Could it be the new Undermountain book?
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Undermountain is supposed to be released in April. Thats what was being said around GenCon. BRJ has hinted that it might be like a Grand History Book...

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Pretty sure Brian's project isn't Undermountain, if only because of the timing (as 18DELTA notes). It's something else. Something big. And cool. And Brian R. James.

Cheers
Thanks for confirming that erik, that is a great relief. While my DM side looks on the Undermountain offering with a degree of "YAY" my FR fan side is less incandescently overjoyed. This other announcement though, now that sounds like something my FR fan side might get idioticly excited about ;).

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Thanks for confirming that erik, that is a great relief. While my DM side looks on the Undermountain offering with a degree of "YAY" my FR fan side is less incandescently overjoyed. This other announcement though, now that sounds like something my FR fan side might get idioticly excited about ;).

Halls of Undermountain releases in April (www.amazon.com/Halls-Undermountain-Dunge...).

I am very much looking forward to see what Mr. James and his design team are working on for a summer release.  Alas, I am out of the loop on that.
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Originally posted by Brian R. James

[br]Lest anyone think I’ve jumped ship, don’t be too hasty.


 


For those that may not be aware, I'm currently leading the design of a new Realms sourcebook due out next summer. [:p]


 


Golarion is a fantastic setting, but the Forgotten Realms will always be my first love.






Saw this over at candlekeep. Color me excited.  



Seems to be Menzoberranzan (found via this thread).

It makes sense, with the rest of the other products, The Urban Underdark - Dungeon Tiles and Vaults of the Underdark Map Pack

Brian R. James was also a contributor of the 2010 Underdark supplement as well, although the focus of that one was on the Core World Setting, not Forgotten Realms.

Sweet!! Good find.

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The Drow fanboi in me approves this selection!
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