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Posted by: Mr_Miscellany on Jan 10, 2013 at 08:53:44 AM
I read something Sean K. Reynolds posted over on the Paizo.com messageboards and it really resonated with me.
So much so that I wished I could go back in time and use a version of what he wrote (the last sentence in particular; see below) to respond to all the negative jerks that were bashing the 4E Realms Every. Single. Chance. They. Got. on the Candlekeep.com and WotC Realms Forums:
"Here's the thing: It's REALLY easy for you to be a negative person. Skip it. Don't bother posting a reply. Don't say "people still play WOW?" Don't say "all the cool people are playing some other game." It doesn't make you look smart, or funny, or cool; it makes you look like a jerk. And not only is "don't be a jerk" part of the rules for this message board, it's right up there in my post. I like playing WOW....
Posted by: Mr_Miscellany on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:51:20 AM
Nowadays, if you see people categorize the Realms fan base, they will often split it into one of two categories: pro-4E Realms or anti-4E Realms. This leads to another, similar division: old fans (or "the old guard") and new fans.
However, as the title in this blog post claims (and not just suggests), there are more than two categories of Realms fans.
For example, there are those of us who like the Realms in its entirety, warts and all. Most of these kinds of Forgotten Realms fans have enjoyed what the Realms has to offer for longer than the Spellplague and its attendant effects on the Realms has existed in print.
I’m an example of this kind of fan. I’ve explored the Realms for over twenty years. That includes lots of f D&D game play (as DM and player), novel reading, fan-fiction...
The Shattered Realms, the Sellplague, the Smellplague, $E: civil discussion, opinion sharing, edition wars and you
Posted by: Mr_Miscellany on Jan 23, 2012 at 01:06:48 PM
At the time of the announcement of 4th Edition D&D at GenCon came a parallel announcement about something called the Spellplague.
I know this because I was there at GenCon. I sat in the front row at the Realms seminar that introduced the Spellplague and listened to the likes or Ed Greenwood and Rich Baker talk about it.
After this announcement there was a predictable outcry...