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Forgotten Realms - forgotten no more?

Glyfair

Villager
Bruce Cordell discusses the Forgotten Realms campaign setting he's been working on in this blog entry.

One tidbit:
Two, realms forgotten will be forgotten no more, and Ed Greenwood is personally behind that vision; who better? It is awesome.
Anyone steeped in Realmslore know what that might mean?
 

Sitara

Villager
I can attempt to infer:

1)Relams that have been forgotten and lost will make a return. (ex: we alrady know Netheril is back and here to stay and make a major impact. Th eOrc Kingdom is back as wll.)

2)Other continenets than Faerun will be explored. I just bet you that one of them will contain the Dragonblooded warlords and Tiefling Warlocks waging constant war against each other. :)
 
Sitara said:
I just bet you that one of them will contain the Dragonblooded warlords and Tiefling Warlocks waging constant war against each other. :)
If it does I'll have to check it out just to see whether or not they ripped off the key themes from my homebrew's Eternal War. Especially given that I posted a description on these boards during 2005 when they say they started designing 4e.
 

Seravin

Villager
I believe I saw someone posit a month or so ago that there were two realms. The current one, Toril, and the one the elves fled from, Abeir.
 
Ironic, this retconning. Wasn't the "Forgotten Realms" title derived originally from the Realms being forgotten by modern Earth -- the Realms having once been liked by portals to our own world?
 

Mark Hope

Explorer
Olgar Shiverstone said:
Ironic, this retconning. Wasn't the "Forgotten Realms" title derived originally from the Realms being forgotten by modern Earth -- the Realms having once been liked by portals to our own world?
Yeah, that was the story back in the day. Not sure if this tidbit is referring to that, though. But that's what it made me think of.
 

megamania

Community Supporter
Forgotten or Reclaimed? The Orc Kingdom has been carved out in the Salavore books. It was not "forgotten".
 

Uzzy

Villager
It's probably something to do with the return of Abier to Toril, which was mentioned in Bruce Cordell's Stardeep book. Abier is full of Aberrations, mainly Aboleths.
 

glass

Villager
Mark Hope said:
Yeah, that was the story back in the day.
Yep, that was the original meaning, but it was de-emphasised for fear of lawsuits from parents of kids who got injured searching for portals...


glass.
 

Faraer

Villager
Chris Perkins, in a recent interview, said that "Ed is taking the lead on this, and a lot of the work he's doing on the campaign guide is focused on places beyond Faerûn." Bruce is at least partly referring to this.
Mark Hope said:
Yeah, that was the story back in the day.
It's still the case, Bruce is just wordplaying slightly.
 

DragonLancer

Villager
Olgar Shiverstone said:
Ironic, this retconning. Wasn't the "Forgotten Realms" title derived originally from the Realms being forgotten by modern Earth -- the Realms having once been liked by portals to our own world?
Thats what crossed my mind as well. I bet it won't be anything to do with that though. :(
 

spades1013

Villager
I'm betting on Impiltur for one. Krash has done a lot of work with it, it was featured heavily in Champions of Ruin and Champions of Valor and a couple of Dragon articles. The Demonlands would be perfect for Tieflings and it's known as "The Forgotten Kingdom".
 

dystmesis

Villager
I thought by 'forgotten no more', he meant WotC is no longer ignoring forgotten realms it in favor of greyhawk and eberron and will seriously do stuff for it, like they're going to have RPGA FR again, etc.
 

jdrakeh

Villager
dystmesis said:
I thought by 'forgotten no more', he meant WotC is no longer ignoring forgotten realms it in favor of greyhawk and eberron and will seriously do stuff for it, like they're going to have RPGA FR again, etc.
The absolutely huge catalog of FR material for D&D 3x compared to the two whole Greyhawk supplements surely does not indicate that WotC was ignoring FR in favor of Greyhawk. At all. As for Eberron, while it received much love, the 3x FR catalog still surpasses it in number of published products.
 

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