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Hawkins
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Posted - 24 Oct 2011 :  16:32:48  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
quote:
Originally posted by Brian R. James on Google+

Submitted the final draft of my first assignment for Paizo. It was quite a change of pace switching from being a Forgotten Realms loremaster to a Golarion neophyte, but I think I did the Pathfinder setting proud. Coming in 2012!

I can't wait to learn more about this!

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The Red Walker
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Posted - 24 Oct 2011 :  20:53:35  Show Profile  Visit The Red Walker's Homepage  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hawkins

quote:
Originally posted by Brian R. James on Google+

Submitted the final draft of my first assignment for Paizo. It was quite a change of pace switching from being a Forgotten Realms loremaster to a Golarion neophyte, but I think I did the Pathfinder setting proud. Coming in 2012!

I can't wait to learn more about this!




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Brimstone
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Posted - 24 Oct 2011 :  22:46:31  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sweet!

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
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words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
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Shemmy
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Posted - 25 Oct 2011 :  05:41:01  Show Profile  Visit Shemmy's Homepage  Send Shemmy an AOL message  Send Shemmy an ICQ Message Send Shemmy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sweet :)

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The Sage
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Posted - 25 Oct 2011 :  08:37:56  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm pleasantly surprised by this news.

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Ayunken-vanzan
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quote:
Originally posted by Shemmy

Sweet :)



Yes, indeed!

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Diffan
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Posted - 25 Oct 2011 :  18:18:43  Show Profile Send Diffan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
looking forward to it!

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Marc
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Posted - 27 Oct 2011 :  09:18:26  Show Profile Send Marc a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Paizo knows talent

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Brian R. James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

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Posted - 27 Oct 2011 :  18:07:27  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the support folks!

The Paizo assignment was an exciting opportunity for me, and I cannot wait to see the final product. In fact, the subject matter is one that I wish would get more attention in the Forgotten Realms. How is that for cryptic? :-)

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Matt James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

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Posted - 28 Oct 2011 :  02:02:12  Show Profile  Visit Matt James's Homepage Send Matt James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am wrapping up work on a Paizo project as we speak. My contribution is small, but it's good to branch out and stretch one's legs.

Brian and I have been fortunate with game design, and I know I can speak for both of us when I say that we're rabid fans as many of you are. It's truly humbling to see our stuff get printed, especially since all of those years growing up immersed in various fantasy worlds.

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Quale
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Posted - 28 Oct 2011 :  08:11:06  Show Profile Send Quale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There's a lot of Pathfinder products that I wish they were in the Realms, great news
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Markustay
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Posted - 31 Oct 2011 :  15:27:33  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Something just hit an iceberg? <smirk>

I also second Quale's sentiments, as I am sure many of us feel.

Anyway, congrats guys, and good luck with your new endeavors.


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Brian R. James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

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Posted - 31 Oct 2011 :  18:14:55  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lest anyone think Iíve jumped ship, donít be too hasty.

For those that may not be aware, I'm currently leading the design of a new Realms sourcebook due out next summer.

Golarion is a fantastic setting, but the Forgotten Realms will always be my first love.

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Brimstone
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Posted - 31 Oct 2011 :  22:32:51  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
SWEET!!!

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"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

Edited by - Brimstone on 31 Oct 2011 22:34:46
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Dark Wizard
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Posted - 01 Nov 2011 :  00:08:44  Show Profile  Visit Dark Wizard's Homepage Send Dark Wizard a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brian R. James

Lest anyone think Iíve jumped ship, donít be too hasty.

For those that may not be aware, I'm currently leading the design of a new Realms sourcebook due out next summer.

Golarion is a fantastic setting, but the Forgotten Realms will always be my first love.



Wait a minute. Is this news of yet another Realms game setting book due out next year? Is 4E Realms finally getting some semblance of regular book releases?
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Matt James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

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Posted - 01 Nov 2011 :  00:38:02  Show Profile  Visit Matt James's Homepage Send Matt James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just got news of a big Realms project for DDI. You guys are in for some treats. Happy Halloween!

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Rils
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Posted - 02 Nov 2011 :  14:56:03  Show Profile Send Rils a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Such a tease... :)

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Brimstone
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Posted - 28 Nov 2011 :  07:04:47  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Menzoberranzan City of Intrigue!

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 28 Nov 2011 :  14:12:02  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

Menzoberranzan City of Intrigue!

So much meh.

I mean, I'm a huge Drizzt fanboi. Always have been. But this just makes me believe more and more that WotC is not making Dungeons & Dragons anymore. Instead they are making Drizzt: The Roleplaying Game.

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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Erik Scott de Bie
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Posted - 28 Nov 2011 :  17:59:45  Show Profile  Visit Erik Scott de Bie's Homepage  Send Erik Scott de Bie an AOL message Send Erik Scott de Bie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, I don't know, Menzoberranzan is SO MUCH BIGGER than Drizzt. Drizzt is that tip of the iceberg.

I mean, just Liriel alone is a huge story of its own, not to mention the War of the Spider Queen.

I wouldn't sell WotC short here--or Brian, if Menzo is indeed what he's talking about.

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Ashe Ravenheart
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Posted - 28 Nov 2011 :  18:07:51  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wish them well with the book. I've just become a bit burned-out in regards to the dark elves. *shrug*

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

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Brimstone
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Posted - 29 Nov 2011 :  00:27:27  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I am kinda burned out on WotC Drow also.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
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The Sage
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Posted - 29 Nov 2011 :  01:29:45  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Erik Scott de Bie

Oh, I don't know, Menzoberranzan is SO MUCH BIGGER than Drizzt. Drizzt is that tip of the iceberg.
I'm inclined to agree.

While I was initially a little disappointed in the region this tome will cover, I'm still hopeful that the designers involved will recognise that there is still much left to be said about the [in]famous city of the drow.

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Markustay
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Posted - 29 Nov 2011 :  21:01:00  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It gets too much attention, though. Technically, its just a minor city. If Drizzt wasn't from there, we probably would have never heard of it. I still can't understand why Lolth went there during the ToT - Main setting characters be damned - it made NO sense, IMHO. Even the 3e Drow supplement focused on an entirely different city (and world).

RAS/Drizzt is like FR's Black Hole, and everything must warp and be sucked into it. Not only did Lolth go there during the ToT (a world she noticed later in life, if you read Evermeet), but then she choose a Chosen from there (or whatever the heck that person was called - it was her chosen, but not a Chosen). Why must everything Drow-centric revolve around Toril and Menzo? Once again, it makes little sense.

And I can think of a great way to reconcile that, but why should I? Thats their job.

Hmmmm... maybe I will anyway (I can't help myself) - just say the Menzoberra wasn't so 'kinless' after all - the Seldarine simply erased all knowledge of her family history (in other words, she was a descendent of Araushnee). That would cover all bases, I think. After all, Araushnee should have been a Dark Elf, and therefor a (pre-Toril) Ilythiir. Then we can finally say "Thats why she focuses on Menzo so much".

Throw us a bone here.

On the other hand, why was this even in the thread about Brian and PF/Golarion?

EDIT: Just looked at the cover again - is that a place-holder? They don't put authors names on the cover anymore? And whats with that art - it looks just like the cover of the FRCG (and Neverwinter, come to think of it). Has it become mandatory to show some sort of flying reptile over a city now, even in a subterranean setting?

Cheese-Louise... show some damn originality, would you?

(And this has NOTHING to do with Brian, or any other author/designer for that matter. This looks more like an 'art dept.' thing, or some muckity-muck's decision on a running theme).


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Brimstone
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Posted - 30 Nov 2011 :  03:43:37  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brian R. James

Lest anyone think Iíve jumped ship, donít be too hasty.

For those that may not be aware, I'm currently leading the design of a new Realms sourcebook due out next summer.

Golarion is a fantastic setting, but the Forgotten Realms will always be my first love.


Thats why I posted this in this scroll...

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep

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Matt James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

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Posted - 10 Dec 2011 :  04:56:35  Show Profile  Visit Matt James's Homepage Send Matt James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Markustay, it's probably best to wait for the product to come out first. The whole judging the book by cover thing and all ;)

It looks to me like a placeholder.

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Edited by - Matt James on 10 Dec 2011 04:57:07
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