Lore Call for the Candlekeep Compendium

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Well Met!

This is a Lore Call for the Candlekeep Compendium.

Candlekeep is looking for individuals interested in contributing to a new volume of works about the Forgotten Realms.

With your help, the once dormant Compendium can be revived and resume its place as the shining example of the very best in contributions to the Forgotten Realms by Realms fans the world over.

Discussion about the Compendium on Candlekeep's forums can be found HERE.

See you there!
but I thought you left there
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Not very observant are ye.

Helm the Vigilant One is very displeased with you...    

HAND OF KARSUS!

 

 

On topic. They needed to do this sooner IMO...

HAND OF KARSUS!

 

 

but I thought you left there





Not very observant are ye.

Helm the Vigilant One is very displeased with you...    




but since his disapearance, I converted to Mielikki...
a mask everyone has at least two of, one they wear in public and another they wear in private.....
Thought there were some potential ownership/legal issues with WotC's 4e OGL or whatever the hells they called it for 4e stuff, which was why they stopped publishing it... if so, I'm glad it got settled, ultimately it was only hurting D&D in general, and the Realms in particular.  Not that I ever used the Compendiums much, except as a bit of inspiration here and there for my own stuff, but that's not really the point.

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

- Oscar Wilde

On topic. They needed to do this sooner IMO...

Agreed.

On that note, I'm setting my sights on Laerakond.

Not that I ever used the Compendiums much, except as a bit of inspiration here and there for my own stuff, but that's not really the point.

Well, now it's time for you to give back. ;)

I bet some of your home Realms game stuff would look pretty good in a future Compendium article.

So...just who are you at Candlekeep (that is, if you've signed up)?

The roll of scribes would look a lot better with a Stigger listed on it!

Just sayin.

Heh, could be.  My one and only problem with it is the site itself... everytime I log on there, I get a headache within a few minutes from the color schemes available.  Just does a number on my eyes.  Haven't checked back in a while though to see if there's any other options to keep my brain from hurting.  Should probably do that soon.

Nope, just reregistered (it's been ages), and sadly it still wreaks havoc on my eyes.

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

- Oscar Wilde

Nope, just reregistered (it's been ages), and sadly it still wreaks havoc on my eyes.

Bummer. Sorry to hear that Stigger.

They're working on a Candlekeep Version 2 right now. Hopefully when it arrives you'll be able to get a screen format that doesn't cause your eyes problems.

I bet you'd have a lot of cool stuff to say.

Or I'd get lynched for seriously screwing around with canon, especially where churches were concerned...

Somehow I doubt my take on the churches of Lliira, Sune, Eilistraee, Loviater, and Auril would sit well with a whole lot of purists, since they only follow the lore in the vaguest senses, and pretty much fly in the face of the novels.  But who knows, maybe I'll put something together and toss it out there just to mess with some heads.

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

- Oscar Wilde

Actually used some compendeum material for an adventure some 8 or 10 years ago did a bunch of research on areas and ancient history.  I stumbled over some things that worked really great for our homebrew realms game, I think it was 3rd edition then.  But the strange part was years later as I caught up in my novel reading I came across material in the novels that sounded and was as much like what my players experienced it became even more exciting to read.  Even some of the encounters were similar, though I refrain from giving the authors name or the title of the book.  I went back to find the material I used a couple of PC's later and never have found those documents again.  Haven't delved as deep as I did then but Candlekeep is a wealth of wonderful and useful material.  It had a whole history having to do with Damara being covered by a sea way back in ancient Realms lore up to the year of Rogue Dragons.  Great Stuff!!!Laughing
Or I'd get lynched for seriously screwing around with canon, especially where churches were concerned...

Somehow I doubt my take on the churches of Lliira, Sune, Eilistraee, Loviater, and Auril would sit well with a whole lot of purists, since they only follow the lore in the vaguest senses, and pretty much fly in the face of the novels.  But who knows, maybe I'll put something together and toss it out there just to mess with some heads.

As a big fan of Lliira and Loviatar, I'd be interested in what you'd put together.

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"I don't like X, they should remove it." "I like X, they should keep it." "They should replace X with Y." "Anybody that likes X is dumb. Y is better." "Why don't they include both X and Y." "Yeah, everybody can be happy then!" "But I don't like X, they should remove it." "X really needs to be replaced with Y." "But they can include both X and Y." "But I don't like X, they need to remove it." "Remove X, I don't like it." Repeat. Obstinance?
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Until you've had an in-law tell you your choice of game was stupid, and just Warcraft on paper, and dumbed down for dumber players who can't handle a real RPG, you haven't lived. You haven't lived.
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Lady and gentlemen.... I present to you the Edition War without Contrition, the War of the Web, the Mighty Match-up! We're using standard edition war rules. No posts of substance. Do not read the other person's posts with comprehension. Make frequent comparison to video games, MMOs, and CCGs. Use the words "fallacy" and "straw man", incorrectly and often. Passive aggressiveness gets you extra points and asking misleading and inflammatory questions is mandatory. If you're getting tired, just declare victory and leave the thread. Wait for the buzzer... and.... One, two, three, four, I declare Edition War Five, six, seven eight, I use the web to Go!
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D&D should not return to the days of blindfolding the DM and players. No tips on encounter power? No mention of expected party roles? No true meaning of level due to different level charts or tiered classes? Please, let's not sacrifice clear, helpful rules guidelines in favour of catering to the delicate sensibilities of the few who have problems with the ascetics of anything other than what they are familiar with.
56760448 wrote:
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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Adding options at the system level is good. Adding options at the table level is hard. Removing options at the system level is bad. Removing options at the table level is easy. This is not complicated.
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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.
Given the laziness and morbid obsesity amongst D&Ders, being able to convince someone to get on their feet, do some heavy exercise, and use their words to make them be healthier must seem magical.
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D&D definitely improves mental health; Just as long as you stay away from these forums ;)
Heh, could be.  My one and only problem with it is the site itself... everytime I log on there, I get a headache within a few minutes from the color schemes available.  Just does a number on my eyes.  Haven't checked back in a while though to see if there's any other options to keep my brain from hurting.  Should probably do that soon.

Nope, just reregistered (it's been ages), and sadly it still wreaks havoc on my eyes.



My only complaint with Candlekeep is that the boards are probably the worst organised boards on the internet. There are multiple overlapping categories and some categories attract too few posts while others attract too many. It's a horrible mess.

However, the content is fantastic once you find it (and note to first time Candlekeepers: find Ed's threads and also Eric Boyd's for some great free Realmslore).
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Hmmm... maybe I'll put something together and stick it up as a blog here on this site.  Probably sometime mid to late next week, too much going on this weekend, none of which I'm particularly looking forward to.

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

- Oscar Wilde

CK has been reluctant to do a project like this so I'm heading one up over on Loremaster.

loremaster.org/forumdisplay.php?50-Forgo...
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Ooooo I wanna play! I've got some killer Feywild fun stuff and I'm currently puttin my PCs through the ringer in Laerakond.



Check out the project. We're conforming to themes with the first being on Villans (or anything associated with villianeous acts, organizations, etc...) 

loremaster.org/showthread.php?524-The-Lo...
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