2021 Forgotten lowest Realms Campaign Guide, 4th lowest Edition online sale

2021 Forgotten lowest Realms Campaign Guide, 4th lowest Edition online sale

2021 Forgotten lowest Realms Campaign Guide, 4th lowest Edition online sale

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Dark perils and great deeds await!

Welcome to Faerûn, a land of amazing magic, terrifying monsters, ancient ruins, and hidden wonders. The world has changed since the Spellplague, and from this arcane crucible have emerged shining kingdoms, tyrannical empires, mighty heroes, and monster-infested dungeons. The Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide presents a world of untold adventure; a land of a thousand stories shaped by the deeds of adventurers the likes of which Faerûn has never seen before.

This book includes everything a Dungeon Master needs to run a D&D campaign in the Forgotten Realms setting, as well as elements that DMs can incorporate into their own D&D campaigns. The book provides background information on the lands of Faerûn, a fully detailed town in which to start a campaign, adventure seeds, new monsters, ready-to-play non-player characters, and a full-color poster map of Faerûn.

About the Author

RICHARD BAKER is a senior game designer at Wizards of the Coast as well as a New York Times best-selling author of the Forgotten Realms novel Condemnation.

BRUCE R. CORDELL is an Origins award-winning game designer for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. He has also written several Forgotten Realms novels.

ED GREENWOOD is the creator of the Forgotten Realms setting, as well as the author of numerous Forgotten Realms novels and roleplaying game products.

CHRIS SIMS is a game designer for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and has worked on numerous 3rd-Edition game supplements and adventures.

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PghDrake
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Mixed Feelings
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2013
I still have the original boxed set of the Forgotten Realms from way back when. I loved it because it gave me a wonderful base and didn''t require me to do everything exactly as they wanted - I remember worrying that it would just be a big module. The concept of... See more
I still have the original boxed set of the Forgotten Realms from way back when. I loved it because it gave me a wonderful base and didn''t require me to do everything exactly as they wanted - I remember worrying that it would just be a big module. The concept of pre-written campaign worlds back then was fairly new so I didn''t know what to expect.

In memory of that I think they did a good job with this book, as most things here are generalized and open-ended for what you want. You aren''t pigeon-holed into very specific things.

Overall though, this is not at all the supplement that the boxed set or even later publications like 3e was. You will find yourself looking around more for information on things that you once held dear, only to find very little information written up about them. For one example, the Ruins of Myth Drannor were written up very well in previous publications, and now they are a little more than a small write up explaining that the elves have re-populated the area. The feeling I got from that was "well it''s your fault for not keeping up with the Forgotten Realms by reading all of the books and following every source of information about it". Another example is how they reference the portals and that very few of them are left, but don''t explain exactly what they do - so if you don''t already come to 4e with this knowledge, you don''t know what to do with that information.

There are other points of note that they did a good job with, however. For example the introduction on "how things have changed" is generally a good and helpful read if you aren''t completely up to date on the major changes.

I''m glad I have the book because like I said above at least it gives me a base of operations. I appreciate that there have been a lot of changes, but instead of cramming a bunch of general information into ~280 pages, I wish they would have provided us with a robust world with more character than this. I would have happily paid more for that.

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Stag
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Fantastic Resource, even for 5e
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
I still use this setting for my 5e campaign. It is rich in detail and story hooks with just enough info for you to build off. It goes into detail on factions and NPCs that can easily be dropped into any fantasy world. I love it.
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Jason Bryant Cohoon
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A great guide to a brand new D&D setting....wait
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2012
My review of this book is a two-sided coin. As far as a guide to a fantasy campaign setting, this book is a really good one. It provides enough information to give DM''s ideas and a foundation to build on without providing so much that there is no room for... See more
My review of this book is a two-sided coin.

As far as a guide to a fantasy campaign setting, this book is a really good one. It provides enough information to give DM''s ideas and a foundation to build on without providing so much that there is no room for creativity.
It provides a lot of "fluff" (story info) and not much "crunch" (game stats info) which I believe is a good thing in a campaign guide. The illustrations are few but very well done.
My only complaints are that they placed the introductory adventure and items at the beginning of the book, when they would have been better served at the back.

However...

If you are looking for a really great Forgotten Realms world guide, this isn''t it. The setting described within has many of the same names for places (Baldur''s Gate, for example) but it is by no means the same world. The Spellplague has so thoroughly changed the face of this setting that it bares almost no resemblance to its origins.
This a good thing if you are one of those people who hated the old Realms, and a terrible tragedy if you enjoyed it.
In short, this book introduces a brand new D&D setting. It''s a really interesting setting, and worth playing, but it''s not Forgotten Realms. At least, it''s not the Realms Ed Greenwood designed.
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Michael Aikman
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A minor flaw made this a 4 star
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2017
I loved the book, even if it felt like all the chapters were backwards. Only reason I didn''t give this a 5 star was because some sort of glue was on the cover and the edge of about 50 pages. A minor detail but annoying. Other then that prompt delivery and a great price made... See more
I loved the book, even if it felt like all the chapters were backwards. Only reason I didn''t give this a 5 star was because some sort of glue was on the cover and the edge of about 50 pages. A minor detail but annoying. Other then that prompt delivery and a great price made this a must buy.
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Sipos Rastislav
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It should come with a map, but it was removed.
Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2020
I received ordered book; Forgotten realms: Campaign guide. But it came without map, which should be included but was removed. I''d like the seller to send the map too, as I deem it an integral part of the book. If the book came with the map, the rating could be 3,5 - 4... See more
I received ordered book; Forgotten realms: Campaign guide. But it came without map, which should be included but was removed.
I''d like the seller to send the map too, as I deem it an integral part of the book. If the book came with the map, the rating could be 3,5 - 4 stars.
The rest of book is in overall good shape, except for the missing map.
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Richard
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Not for 5e but almost necessary for it
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2021
5e is woefully inadequate in not having it''s own forgotten realms campaign setting book, which would be nice since much has changed. But it is possible to extrapolate or run a 5e campaign in this setting pretty easily
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Bethany Steves
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No map in mine
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019
Great book and resource, even for 5e DMs. Mine did not come with a map of Faerun as described (even though it appeared to be factory sealed).
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Mardo
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
The mini campaign in the back of the DM''s Guide was better than this
Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2012
Having been away from D&D for several years, I was shocked at the changes made with the 4th Edition. But since I had already invested a considerable amount of money in the new manuals I decided to give it a shot. I found the game playable, if not nearly as good as the... See more
Having been away from D&D for several years, I was shocked at the changes made with the 4th Edition. But since I had already invested a considerable amount of money in the new manuals I decided to give it a shot. I found the game playable, if not nearly as good as the original. Unfortunately, I can''t say the same about the 4th Edition Forgotten Realms manual. Other reviewers have said plenty about its many faults so I won''t repeat them. But there is one thing that really irritates me about this purchase that I haven''t seen mentioned. What I really find frustrating from a DM''s point of view is that though the book describes an entire world, there are very few locations that would make a suitable setting for an extended campaign. About half of the areas are controlled by evil creatures and there are entire nations of monsters. The typical party of good-aligned demihumas would have to live in hiding or be disguised by powerful illusions to prevent them from being instantly attacked and either killed or imprisoned by the ruling authorities. This might be good for an espionage campaign like a fantasy version of James Bond, but it really isn''t traditional D&D. And of the areas that would make suitable campaign settings, the likely climax would be a major war which would require a mass combat system that 4th Edition simply does not have. Many areas also lack sufficient adventure hooks to keep a party occupied for any length of time. I found the minicampaign in the back of the DM''s Guide to be a much better setting than the 4th Edition Forgotten Realms. I would suggest that DM''s either expand on it or simply create there own. Don''t waste your money on this book.
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Mike Borwn
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2013
Everything you need to move your players forward into a new world. It has plenty of adventures to start a campaign with and lots and lots of content. Cant wait to get it all read.
Everything you need to move your players forward into a new world. It has plenty of adventures to start a campaign with and lots and lots of content. Cant wait to get it all read.
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Marton
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Good source book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2014
Good content, good layout, good aesthetics. This together with the Forgotten Realms Players Guide will give you everything you need to create characters and run campaigns in this setting.
Good content, good layout, good aesthetics. This together with the Forgotten Realms Players Guide will give you everything you need to create characters and run campaigns in this setting.
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J. Rogers
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Great, but not essential for 4E fareun
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 30, 2011
I know people have been bashing the ''new'' realms but 4E dnd has all of the old realms classic stuff but without the ''drizzt'' or ''mystra'' metagame that seemed to be evolving from the novels that were being published. Long story short the godess of magic got killed and there...See more
I know people have been bashing the ''new'' realms but 4E dnd has all of the old realms classic stuff but without the ''drizzt'' or ''mystra'' metagame that seemed to be evolving from the novels that were being published. Long story short the godess of magic got killed and there was a bit of an explosion called the ''spellplague''. This created some sort of magical waste-land type areas which are full of bizarre and fantastical things. In addition bits of the earth float so there''s floating island called ''earthmotes'' In addition about 50% of the redundant gods and deities have been culled (thank Shar!) However if this upsets you (and I don''t see why - god bloat was annoying...) you can still play fareun just with no earthmotes and no spellplage. Infact I''m currently playing a game where earthmotes are *rare* but it''s still prespellplague. In a way I am glad as 4th edition has broken the ''by the book'' mould that made 3E so rigid. Contents wise : there''s a map, lots of useful information. It is by no means essential if you have the old FR settings but I do find it a lot easier to read.
I know people have been bashing the ''new'' realms but 4E dnd has all of the old realms classic stuff but without the ''drizzt'' or ''mystra'' metagame that seemed to be evolving from the novels that were being published.

Long story short the godess of magic got killed and there was a bit of an explosion called the ''spellplague''. This created some sort of magical waste-land type areas which are full of bizarre and fantastical things. In addition bits of the earth float so there''s floating island called ''earthmotes''

In addition about 50% of the redundant gods and deities have been culled (thank Shar!)

However if this upsets you (and I don''t see why - god bloat was annoying...) you can still play fareun just with no earthmotes and no spellplage. Infact I''m currently playing a game where earthmotes are *rare* but it''s still prespellplague.

In a way I am glad as 4th edition has broken the ''by the book'' mould that made 3E so rigid.

Contents wise : there''s a map, lots of useful information. It is by no means essential if you have the old FR settings but I do find it a lot easier to read.
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croitz1
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Super
Reviewed in Germany on October 8, 2013
Hallo, ich weiss nicht was alle Welt gegen die neuen Forgotten Realms hat, ich finde sie super. Ein frischer Wind weht durch das Kampagnenset welches schon ein wenig angestaubt war. In allen möglichen Kampagnen gibt es immer wieder Bezüge auf katastrophale Ereignisse welche...See more
Hallo, ich weiss nicht was alle Welt gegen die neuen Forgotten Realms hat, ich finde sie super. Ein frischer Wind weht durch das Kampagnenset welches schon ein wenig angestaubt war. In allen möglichen Kampagnen gibt es immer wieder Bezüge auf katastrophale Ereignisse welche die Welt grundlegend verändern, jetzt hat das halt mal in einer laufenden Kampagne stattgefunden....... und die ist super geworden. Alles ist sehr viel düsterer und unvorhersehbarer geworden als in den Editionen vorher. Insbesondere der Lovecrafttouch mit der Abolethic Sovereignity ist meines Erachtens eine super Sache. Ich muss dazu erwähnen das ich die Forgotten Realms seit der ersten (deutschen) grauen Box kenne, also seit AD&D 2nd. Edition. Die Wizard sind einen mutigen Weg gegangen mit dem neuen Set, wohl wissend das es sehr viel alte Spieler verprellen wird. Ich gehöre aber auch zu den wenigen welche die 4th. Edition gut finden, vielleicht liegt es daran. Als negativ empfinde ich das man zum Spielen noch die FR. Players Guide braucht, und das die Karten schlecht sind.....und die sind jetzt allerdings RICHTIG schlecht. Wenn man sich die liebevoll getalteten Karten der 3th. Edition anschaut und diese mit der aktuellen vergleicht fragt man sich was sich die Wizards dabei gedacht haben, deswegen gibt es von mir auch nur 4 Sterne. Alles andere ist super.
Hallo, ich weiss nicht was alle Welt gegen die neuen Forgotten Realms hat, ich finde sie super. Ein frischer Wind weht durch das Kampagnenset welches schon ein wenig angestaubt war. In allen möglichen Kampagnen gibt es immer wieder Bezüge auf katastrophale Ereignisse welche die Welt grundlegend verändern, jetzt hat das halt mal in einer laufenden Kampagne stattgefunden....... und die ist super geworden. Alles ist sehr viel düsterer und unvorhersehbarer geworden als in den Editionen vorher. Insbesondere der Lovecrafttouch mit der Abolethic Sovereignity ist meines Erachtens eine super Sache.
Ich muss dazu erwähnen das ich die Forgotten Realms seit der ersten (deutschen) grauen Box kenne, also seit AD&D 2nd. Edition. Die Wizard sind einen mutigen Weg gegangen mit dem neuen Set, wohl wissend das es sehr viel alte Spieler verprellen wird. Ich gehöre aber auch zu den wenigen welche die 4th. Edition gut finden, vielleicht liegt es daran.
Als negativ empfinde ich das man zum Spielen noch die FR. Players Guide braucht, und das die Karten schlecht sind.....und die sind jetzt allerdings RICHTIG schlecht. Wenn man sich die liebevoll getalteten Karten der 3th. Edition anschaut und diese mit der aktuellen vergleicht fragt man sich was sich die Wizards dabei gedacht haben, deswegen gibt es von mir auch nur 4 Sterne. Alles andere ist super.
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Wayne
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Nice update to the lore of Forgotten Realms after the Spell Plague
Reviewed in Canada on January 5, 2013
Like all core books of dungeons and dragons this one did not disappoint. If you have seen a core book before do not expect anything different from the Formula used by Wizards for Dungeons and Dragons. Only disappoinment was the 4th edition ruleset itself.
Like all core books of dungeons and dragons this one did not disappoint. If you have seen a core book before do not expect anything different from the Formula used by Wizards for Dungeons and Dragons. Only disappoinment was the 4th edition ruleset itself.
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