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    Also, and I've just learned this (and think it's 50% awesome 50% hilarious), the adventure takes place in Phandelver, 5 years after the events in the starter's box.

    I don't know why but I absolutely love that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    Do they?
    Well Oscar Wilde did at least. But he was quite fond of parody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giltonio_Santos View Post
    Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue was already making the Realms look silly like three editions ago. There's nothing easier to ignore than setting stuff that doesn't fit your taste...
    Chris Perkins on Dragon Talk recently called out Aurora's While Realm Catalogue as one of the best and most perennial D&D products in his opinion, particularly given that it is edition proof. And he is the guy in charge of what makes things canonical in the Forgotten Realms, and directly responsible for Acquisitions Inc.'s tone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
    Chris Perkins on Dragon Talk recently called out Aurora's While Realm Catalogue as one of the best and most perennial D&D products in his opinion, particularly given that it is edition proof. And he is the guy in charge of what makes things canonical in the Forgotten Realms, and directly responsible for Acquisitions Inc.'s tone.
    It was certainly one of my favorites, back in the day.
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    So popular there isn't a review of it on EW's review section...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyor View Post
    Booooo. The Forgotten Realms is the high water mark for D&D.
    I understood your point of view until this....


    "My favorite part of DMing is making whatever interests the characters important. Or at least seem important." - James Wyatt

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkidAce View Post
    I understood your point of view until this....
    If you mentally add "...for me" at the end, it is a very reasonable and fair statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    Do they?
    Some do, like Matthias!

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthia05718273 View Post
    Well Oscar Wilde did at least. But he was quite fond of parody.
    Not quite. "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." - Oscar Wilde
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
    If you mentally add "...for me" at the end, it is a very reasonable and fair statement.
    I was just annoyed at FR beings dissed honestly, so I put out some push back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parmandur View Post
    Depending on one's taste, the Wizards Three can be adduced as proof that the FR is peak D&D: classic camp. And that's what I don't get about the attempt to gatekeep against AI counting as the "real" FR: Greenwood's worldbuilding was always camp-friendly, this fits in perfectly.
    I'm fine with camp, AI goes a dozen shades beyond camp or humour like Misc, into actively damaging the emersive quality of the setting. It's not really the humour that bothers me, it's that the forms it takes make no sense in FR. How are their modern style corporations in FR, where is the legal code and international law such organizations require to function.

    And I'm not gate keeping, disliking the quality of the content is not gate keeping, I'm not forbidding AI to play in FR, I just wish they put more effort into does this Quality X make any kind if sense in FR, not just is it funny.

    I'd rather they'd done this with one if the other streaming groups, who might have funny stuff, but in a way that respects the setting and makes sense.

    Heck I'm even fine with the Verdan, aka the Gobliniod Millenials, it's mostly the goofy corporate references and similar stuff that bugs the crap out of me, not the Verdan, not the use of humour (within reason), its all the stuff that makes no sense in FR. Now maybe the book will explain how a modern idea of a corporation works in FR.
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