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Bolares

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Unlike Elminster, the Realms most popular character and frequent frustrater of forum posters, Drizzt Do'Urden, unsurprisingly got a card (with variants!) in the very first Forgotten Realms Magic set. ;) Oh, and so did Minsc/Boo.

For real though, i hope to see Horny Gandalf make an appearance in this next one!
actually, in recent market researches, wizards found out that the Xanathar is the most popular D&D character right now. It got me by surprise, but thinking about it... it makes sense.
 

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Northern Phoenix

Adventurer
Since they hardly support their novel readers, that wouldn't be a surprise.
Drizzt is the only guy still getting novels though!:love:
actually, in recent market researches, wizards found out that the Xanathar is the most popular D&D character right now. It got me by surprise, but thinking about it... it makes sense.
but while I'm not surprised a 5e gamebook character would be more popular than a novel character, i can't really understand why Xanathar specifically, over any of the other main book guys like Strahd, Tasha, and so on, or maybe one of the ones from the Intro scenarios.
 

Bolares

Hero
Drizzt is the only guy still getting novels though!:love:

but while I'm not surprised a 5e gamebook character would be more popular than a novel character, i can't really understand why Xanathar specifically, over any of the other main book guys like Strahd, Tasha, and so on, or maybe one of the ones from the Intro scenarios.
Xanathar's guide is pretty popular, and the character was very resonant. Also the book is out for a while now, so more people have interacted with him than tasha...
 




Urriak Uruk

Gaming is fun, and fun is for everyone
Which contributes to the over sampling of 5e fans over novel and previous edition fans well. It creates a distorted image. Hence by the no Elminster being in AFR backlash caught them by surprise.

I mean, there's no way that the folks who only read D&D novels is anything more than a tiny fraction compared to the 5E fanbase. I can see novel readers being a big group in the days of Dragonlance's peak or something, but now? There are barely any D&D novels anymore period.

The "Where's Elminster" thing seemed to be more about folks wondering where the character most associated with Ed Greenwood was. Which is fair, although Ed has himself said he prefers other characters, including Mirt.
 

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