Ditto me on this too.Yeah, I even do this now when I run a game in the Realms. Choose my spot in the timeline and drop my campaign in there.
What weird sexual stuff? All I remember is that Ed's heroes act like I'd expect adventurers to act: Like soldiers on I have to point out that pretty.
if I could xpAs far as I'm concerned, this is another indication of how creatively bankrupt D&D Next is- but then I've always hated Elmunchkin and The Forgettable Realms. But hey, if you want your characters to wade through puddles of spooge while acting as servants at one of Mystera's parties, more power to you.
The example that comes to mind is the scenario Greenwood likes to recount where the characters have to delivery an urgent message to the queen, and find they have to wade through a huge bath full of an orgy in progress. And that's just one of the creepy or sexist crap Greenwood came up with.
As far as I'm concerned, this is another indication of how creatively bankrupt D&D Next is- but then I've always hated Elmunchkin and The Forgettable Realms. But hey, if you want your characters to wade through puddles of spooge while acting as servants at one of Mystera's parties, more power to you.
I find wading through sewers and/or the blood of enemies far more creepy and disgusting than wading through a bath where an orgy is being held.
I like FR for the rich setting, and the details it added, and the history. I don't really use all the high-level NPCs.
Yeah, this is what I do. I run FR like Greyhawk.
I'd prefer to reset back to the Grey Box, but failing that would accept a "here's several historical eras to play in" set of choices.
The most important thing WotC can do is have the game setting and novels get a divorce. Let the novel story line progress off in whatever direction its Realms-shattering events want; the game setting should stay static so individual DMs can decide how they want it to progress.
The "realms shattering events" were all driven by the game, not the novel authors. R.A. Salvatore is on record as being very opposed to the Spellplague in particular.
I guess I've never understood "canon" at all. Use the parts you want, throw out the rest.
This text has absolutely no place in the RPG setting book - it totally trivialises anything that the PCs might accomplish in the setting.
I have little patience with 1st level characters who think they're the Kings of the World. You want to deal with the kinds of problems that Elminster is dealing with? Work for it. You want to be as important as Han Solo? Earn it.
Players who whine because there are demi-gods in the world when their PCs don't get to start as demi-gods are spoiled children. It takes the concept of "player entitlement" and cranks it up 99 on a scale of 1-10.
"Oh no! My viking PC is totally trivialized by the existence of Thor!"