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Forgotten Realms

The Forgotten Realms is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy role-playing game. Commonly referred to by players and game designers alike as "The Realms", it was created by game designer Ed Greenwood around 1967 as a setting for his childhood stories. Several years later, Greenwood brought the setting to the D&D game as a series of magazine articles, and the first Realms game products were released in 1987. Role-playing game products have been produced for the setting ever since, as have various licensed products including sword and sorcery novels, role-playing video game adaptations (including the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game to use graphics), and comic books. The Forgotten Realms is one of the most popular D&D settings, largely due to the success of novels by authors such as R. A. Salvatore and numerous role-playing video games, including Pool of Radiance (1988), Baldur's Gate (1998), Icewind Dale (2000) and Neverwinter Nights (2002).

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Forgotten Realms - Reception
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List Of Regions In Faerûn
... and other locations on the continent of Faerûn from the Forgotten Realms setting ... These locations have appeared in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons and Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the multiple series of novels set in the ... Also note that there are separate lists for cities and nations of the Forgotten Realms setting ...
List Of Dungeons & Dragons Monsters (1974–1976) - TSR 2005 - Dungeons & Dragons Supplement III: Eldritch Wizardry (1976)
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List Of Forgotten Realms Nations - Murghôm
... related to real-world Israel/Canaan, however certain details in the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting sourcebook suggest that the area is likely inspired by Cossack culture ... The Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting describes the Murghômi as speakers of Mulhorandi and believers in the Mulhorandi Pantheon, and describes Murghôm as a “daughter state ... Richard Baker, Forgotten Realms author and game designer, explained the Murghômi in a discussion on the Wizards Community, the official message board of ...
Leira (Forgotten Realms) - Publication History - Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition (1989-1999)
... Leira was described in the hardback Forgotten Realms Adventures (1990), the revised Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting (1993) in the "Running the Realms" booklet, and Faiths Avatars (1996 ... Her clergy was further detailed in Warriors and Priests of the Realms (1996) ... Her relationships with the nonhuman deities in the Forgotten Realms was covered in Demihuman Deities (1998) ...

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