Amph The Realm of Fae'Run: Forgotten Realms discussion (Books, games etc)

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  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  2. Jedi_Drizzt Jedi Master

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  3. Darth-Spider-Queen Jedi Knight

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    Indeed. :)

    Drizzt, which are your favourite Salvatore's works?
  4. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Look like the Realms are in for a major re-vamp over the next year. Maybe they will make them fun again.
  5. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    I want to start reading the books and i was wondering which one would be good to start with. Also if you have an order of all the books that would be great.:)
  6. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    That's hard to answer, the setting is so huge and been around for quite a while. There's a whole bunch of different series that are often unrelated to each other.

    I'd say RA Salvadore's Icewind Dale Trilogy, starting with The Crystal Shard. He's a good author, his characters have become fantasy staples, and its one of the first FR novels written so you don't need to know anything about the setting.
  7. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    I'd say start with the Dark Elf Trilogy. Then move on to the Icewind Dale trilogy. And then the Legacy of the Drow. Awesome novels :D
  8. Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Grand Master

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    While a certain Australian mod will ban me to Pluto for saying this:p , I would start with the Dark Elf trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn are all equally fantastic.
  9. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    Ok so for sure the Dark Elf Trilogy should go first. I saw a big old book of that at B&N so i will probably go there when i have the money. Thanks guys.:)
  10. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Grand History of the Realms came out.

    Also heard Ed Greenwood is going to be heavily involved with the "reboot" next year, which is good because he invented the place.
  11. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    What are they doing to "reboot" this world?

    I still never finshed book 3 of Icewinddale.

    Those damn spiders still irrate me to think about. (refere to pg 6 in this thread)
  12. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Nobody knows exactly. A Dungeons & Dragons edition is coming out next year, and the game and FR are intimately tied. In the new game magic will work differently, so that has to be addressed canonically in the world's story.

    Something about a "Spellplague" and the timeline is jumping ahead. The number of gods will probably be cut down drastically, and some of the ridiculously overpowered characters will be given the axe or changed.

    I guess I didn't mean "reboot." All of the previous novels will still be cannon. It's more like the status quo is changing.
  13. JEDI-SOLO Force Ghost

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    So then some of the story is going to about the future of Fae'Run? That kinda sounds cool. Cut back on the Spiders!!
  14. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Not the future, novels will be set 10 years (100 years?) later from present novels and go from there.
  15. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    Oh my friend is letting me read his Dark Elf Trilogy. It's really good, im enoying it alot. I still have a ways to go, Drizzt is entering the Academy. Oh the fun there is to come.:p
  16. Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Grand Master

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    Just wait until the graduation ceremony.[face_devil]
  17. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    I finished the first book. I loved it. I like the panther. Masoj and Alton were idiots. Drizzt is to smart and powerful for them. Poor Zak, but im sure he is smiling down on Drizzt and spitting on the Spider Queen and the rest of the Drow Elves. I cant wait to see what happens next. I havent started on Exile yet but will try and get on that soon.:)
  18. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    That's brilliant. :p
  19. Lank_Pavail Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, the Grand History of the REalms gave us a peek at what's next for 4th Edition D&D. Personally, I'm not liking what I'm seeing.
  20. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    I think it might be a good change, at least getting rid of all the uber-powered guys. They bug me.
  21. Lank_Pavail Jedi Grand Master

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    See, it doesn't bug me as much. It gives the feeling that the Realms has existed for a long time, and a lot of adventuring's been done, power has been gained, lost ad changed hands in all sorts of ways. The complication appeals to me. Besides that, the whole 'points of light' motif they want for 4th Edition to aim for is also a turn off. I liked the Realms being a semi-wild, but semi-civilized place, where Good was strong, but had to be ever watchful. Now it seems too much like the other settings. THe Realms has lost its uniqueness, which was a huge draw to me.

    Ah well.
  22. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    I'm not really sure if I like the 4th edition from peeks and bits I've managed to glimpse so far.
    I think this similar thing best explains why:
    [image=http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/Amarth775/n5824622_31940830_46.jpg]
    :p

    I feel comfortable with the 'old' (though not really that old) system.


    However, the history book looks really interesting. I didn't see here in Forbidden Planet London, nor in the other D&D shop I visit quite often,, but I'll get it sooner or later.
  23. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    Anybody read the Orc King yet?
  24. Yodas-evil-twin Jedi Grand Master

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    I saw it at Barnes and Noble yesterday, but I had already spent over $60 on dvds for my cousins, so I didn't buy it.
  25. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I keep hearing that the timeline will be advanced 10 years with the publishing of the 4E D&D. Anyone know anything about that? I guess when it comes to the Chosen of Mystra and the long lived Drizzt it should not be a big deal.
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