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Posted by: eriksdb on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:03:56 AM
Well Met, All--
I and about twenty other authors (including Paul Kemp, Elaine Cunningham, Ari Marmell, Marcy Rockwell, and more!) are involved in the Crossing the Streams contest--a promotional event where we're giving away our own books, as well as those of the others! You can sign up for my contest and/or any of theirs (linkes at my blog entry below).
February 29 is the last day to enter!
Posted by: eriksdb on Jan 9, 2012 at 05:14:20 PM
I thought it was time to dust off the old WotC blog and make my statement about 5e and its bearing on a narrative that has been a big part of my life for two decades: the Forgotten Realms. So here goes!
This raises the question of the fate of the Forgotten Realms in 5e. According to EN World, The Forgotten Realms will be supported from the start, and a video game art studio from China has been hired to fully detail the Realms. I asked if going forward support would be continued for the current time after the Spellplague and the Neverwinter Campaign. A WotC spokesperson answered, "The Forgotten Realms has a rich history and we will support all of it. It is for the gamers to decide which time...
Posted by: eriksdb on Dec 18, 2011 at 09:52:39 PM
Some of you may know about Shadowbane, and some of you may be hearing the name for the first time. But here are some thoughts on this whole big Forgotten Realms series I'm writing. (Originally posted on my website: erikscottdebie.com/2011/12/18/weaving-a-...)
The Shadowbane series is all about my ephemeral, troubled hero: Kalen “Shadowbane” Dren.
When he first appeared as Shadowbane in Downshadow (book 1), Kalen was an uncompromising thief-turned-paladin who routinely bent the law in his one-man war against evil. He is chosen by the dead god of guardians, Helm, and gifted with a powerful magic sword (Vindicator) to cleanse the world of darkness.
Posted by: eriksdb on Sep 19, 2011 at 05:06:25 PM
Posted by: eriksdb on Jul 26, 2011 at 08:49:04 AM
Jaleigh Johnson is the author of numerous Forgotten Realms novels, her most recent of which is Unbroken Chain: The Darker Road. She sat down recently to talk about darkness, emotional trauma, and ferocious battle—all the good things that come from writing about the shadar-kai.
Q. The Darker Road is the sequel to your novel, Unbroken Chain. Without any major spoilers, can you catch up those of us who haven't read the first one in a while? What's the peril?
I guess you could say Ilvani is the peril—she’s both in peril and she is the peril—heh, enigmatic enough? Ilvani came late to the story in Unbroken Chain, so almost as soon as I’d gotten confirmation that there was going to be a second book, I knew it would be hers. The shadar-kai witch comes face...
Posted by: eriksdb on Jan 20, 2011 at 10:42:50 AM
My good friend Andrew (a.k.a. Wulf Waters) runs the Faerun-RP website, a play-by-post roleplaying website devoted to stories told in the Forgotten Realms setting, and he's in the market for more members.
Posted by: eriksdb on Nov 5, 2010 at 10:29:01 AM
The WotC Bookclub in November is going to be discussing Jeff Mariotte's Dark Sun novel, City under the Sand. Go check it out!.
Also, for those still interested in the Downshadow discussion, I’m going to be compiling a guide in the forum for handy reference. If you’re still reading and want to discuss it, or you haven’t heard of it before and want to get some thoughts out, check out the guide:
community.wizards.com/bookclub/go/thread...>Novel Discussion Guide
Posted by: eriksdb on Oct 10, 2010 at 12:55:40 PM
How well do you know your FR Authors? Every Monday you can expect an update to the author roundtable, featuring many of our best Forgotten Realms authors’ answers to the world’s most important questions, right here on this blog. Submissions for new questions welcome through private message.
READER: What’s your favorite metaphor?
Ed Greenwood (author of The Sword Never Sleeps): I have a hard time singling out favorites. “Throwing light” is one I have always liked. Life as a journey from Robert Frost’s A Road Not Taken, of course. Sylvia Plath’s comparison (in her poem Cut) of the blood from her cut thumb to the running of a million soldiers: “redcoats, every one.” Yet if pressed for just one metaphor, I’ve got to go with ridiculous humor. Wodehouse is giggling...
Posted by: eriksdb on Oct 6, 2010 at 07:52:01 AM
My Forgotten Realms gaming group has decided that three weeks is entirely too long to wait after their cliff-hanger Sunday session, so they insisted on meeting again tonight (a mere 3 days later) to continue the saga.
I take that as high praise--and the fact that they really, REALLY hate the recurring villain who's been plaguing them, and this session is their first chance to strike back at her. But will it go as planned?
Posted by: eriksdb on Sep 29, 2010 at 09:47:48 AM
I thought I'd post on the subject of meta-knowledge, and not just what's going on with players but also the DM.
For those not up on the concept, "meta-knowledge" means knowledge you-the-player might have, but your character would not have. This could include knowledge about how to make an internal combustion engine and thus make a MINT in a fantasy campaign world, as well as canonical secrets about who the true master of the Zhentarim is (or probably is, if your DM has changed things for his game, which he should indeed do).
Obviously meta-knowledge is something we have to deal with at the table, but the question I want to ask today is, even if we don't use our meta-knowledge, does it sometimes color our characters' perceptions and actions?
Sometimes we think of something as a bigger...