The Realms WILL Be Updated!

WotC's Chris Perkins and Mike Mearls both mentioned the possibility of Forgotten Realms updates on Twitter today. A chap called Montgomery Headstrom tweeted at both of them - to Perkins he said "I don't understand why you guys did the Sundering if you weren't going to update the Realms. Can you clarify that for me?" and the Mearls he said "if WOTC isn't interested in updating the realms would corporate allow kickstarter drive to let Ed Greenwood do it?" Both replied to his his comments, confirming that they do, in fact, intend to update the Realms. Thanks to Adrian for the scoop.

Montgomery:
if WOTC isn't interested in updating the realms would corporate allow kickstarter drive to let Ed Greenwood do it?
Mike Mearls: who sez we aren't interested in updating it?

Montgomery: I don't understand why you guys did the Sundering if you weren't going to update the Realms. Can you clarify that for me?
Chris Perkins: The Sundering allowed us to bring back things that the setting had lost over the years. We ARE updating the Realms.
 
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Agamon

Adventurer
I know that this might sound unintuitive, as the 3e setting was changed by 4e, which was again changed by 5e, and the timeline has advanced quite a bit, but plopping PotA into 3e FR requires zero work and works fine. I'm running it in my 3e setting game, and only making changes to suit my particular campaign, not the setting.

I own all 4 editions of settings, and it would easily work in the 1e and 2e settings easily, as well. The 4e setting is the only one that would require some elbow grease to fit it in.

That doesn't help those that would prefer the new shiny, I realize, but it does work, and work well.
 

Hussar

Legend
The Sundering is too FR specific. Once you clean out all the spin/PR and look at the actual products, the APs are generic adventures set in a setting called the Forgottem Realms. By design the APs can happen in any campaign world. The setting info in there is minimalist because events like the Sundering prevents genericness. APs are not the way they will update the FR.

These tweets can be filled in the same drawer as comments about the OGL and PDFs. Fun to analyze and speculate on, but they do not mean much. You know, cause nothing exist unless it is officially announced.
Wow, Mearls really did shoot your dog didn't they? Never miss a chance to drag that back up. You and [MENTION=40171]Shashara[/MENTION]k should start a club. :mad: :erm:

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Since there is an FR wiki, and it's free, and it's open to anyone, what more information would a new book actually contain?
 

Kramodlog

Adventurer
Wow, Mearls really did shoot your dog didn't they?
And a personal attack, not an actual argument. the funny thing is I never mentioned Mearls.

Never miss a chance to drag that back up.
The truth, it hurts.

So, nothing contradicting what I said.

Since there is an FR wiki, and it's free, and it's open to anyone, what more information would a new book actually contain?
There is so much wrong here I do not where to start.
 

Kramodlog

Adventurer
So, [MENTION=55961]goldomark[/MENTION], what exactly were you referring to with this:
Doublethink to be over dramatic?

The tweets and comments at cons (When Perkins mentioned the OGL and PDFs), aren't official announcements. Alhtought I would say a designer representing WotC at a seminar during a convention is a bit more official than comments on a designer's personal account on twitter, but that is another debate. To come back to unofficial annoucements, well we know that a product can be not-cancelled *wink wink* when they are not announced officially. So how are we supposed to react to the tweets? Pretend they haven't been said so whe they are not cancelled we aren't disappointed? Be enthusiastic and be mad when we are told you cannot cancel something that hasn't been announced? If you do not want us to know something is being worked on or might be released, do not mention it in the first place.

The tweets wouldn't be problematic if WotC communciated more. But it doesn't. Its designers do. Unofficially. It is worse of a bad situation.
 

Shasarak

Villager
Wow, Mearls really did shoot your dog didn't they? Never miss a chance to drag that back up. You and [MENTION=40171]Shashara[/MENTION]k should start a club. :mad: :erm:

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Since there is an FR wiki, and it's free, and it's open to anyone, what more information would a new book actually contain?

What! It was Mearls that shot my dog!

All these years I have been blaming Crawford dressed up in the WotC Ninja Costume!
 
For me, at least, it is too late. 4th edition Forgotten Realms has permanently soured me for the entire setting. I just can't find it in myself to care for it anymore.
 

Hussar

Legend
So, [MENTION=55961]goldomark[/MENTION] and [MENTION=94143]Shasarak[/MENTION], in a thread that has nothing to do with cancelled products, your reason for bringing up Mearls' tweet was what?
 

Shasarak

Villager
Liar! You just crucified Mearls now! Why? WHY?
No wonder Mike does not come around here: Not only do you get hassled for canceling products that you did not announce but you also get hassled for canceling posts that you did not post!

Man, you should have seen what Mike did not post the other day, it was brutal!
 

Kramodlog

Adventurer
No wonder Mike does not come around here: Not only do you get hassled for canceling products that you did not announce but you also get hassled for canceling posts that you did not post!

Man, you should have seen what Mike did not post the other day, it was brutal!
Stop oppressing Mike!

/rolls in a ball and cries
 
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jayoungr

Explorer
Just a thought but you could create your own world and then have fun with that more than using a pre-constructed world. You can set it up so that you can use modules to enhance your own setting. Have you tried it as it is a lot of fun.
To be fair, some people like playing in an existing setting--part of the fun is in getting to enter a place that has caught your imagination. Making your own setting, while fun in other ways, doesn't scratch quite the same itch. So I get that part.
 

Jeff Carlsen

Adventurer
Jeff,

Just a thought but you could create your own world and then have fun with that more than using a pre-constructed world. You can set it up so that you can use modules to enhance your own setting. Have you tried it as it is a lot of fun.
I've certainly created my own worlds before. It can be quite rewarding. But it also means that I become the only window into the setting for my players. The thing I like about using an existing campaign setting is the ability for us all to invest ourselves in the shared fiction of that world.

I started with Lost Mind of Phandelver, have been creating my own stuff, and an about to move the party into the Tyranny of Dragons adventures. I'm using it as a chance to get to know a setting some of my players already love but that I've never played in.
 

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