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Regis87

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You know, without your further readings edit I never would have discovered that perilous gateways page. Thankyou, it actually has tons of info that isn't anywhere else, including that Baphomet of all creatures has a following in the city. Gem Hound (talk)

Thank you! 🤗 --Regis87 (talk) 16:07, March 16, 2020 (UTC)

Kara-Turan SpiritsEdit

Hello Regis87! After all the great work you've done on Kara-Turan monsters, maybe you would like to improve the article section on the spirits of Kara-Tur? Just a thought... Daranios (talk) 15:45, March 16, 2020 (UTC)

Oh thanks! I wasn't even aware there was a KT section on that page. I can totally spiff it up, unless you were wanting too? --Regis87 (talk) 16:07, March 16, 2020 (UTC)
Nah, I put in all I found within reasonable time back then. I would appreciate if you'd add any additional stuff you have come across during your Year of Monsters spree. Daranios (talk) 20:26, March 16, 2020 (UTC)

List of video games Edit

Hi. I see that my edit was reverted. I am sorry, I hope I did not upset you. I would like to discuss with you some of my opinions about games classification (I highlight that to assure you I want to be reasonable).

  1. Hillsfar: characters can be transferred between this game and others in the Gold Box - Moonsea series; I think it is a good reason to include it in that group.
  2. Eye of the Beholder for GBA: it is a turn-based game in the style of the Gold Box, whereas the Dungeon Master clones combine action-based combat and tile-based movement (the "combat dance").
  3. Ravenloft & Planescape: they are not set in the Forgotten Realms; I would put them in a separate section.

Hope to read you soon. ---Abacos (talk) 18:21, April 24, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions! This week-end, I am going to re-organize the list into a table similar to List of comic books. I can add a column or color to indicate a Gold Box game with a note about them outside the table. --Regis87 (talk) 21:24, April 24, 2020 (UTC)

Nice page. Let me see...

Gold Box engine
Moonsea series
Characters can be trasferred between these games
Pool of Radiance Turn-based open world 1988
Hillsfar (game) Action-based open world 1989
Curse of the Azure Bonds (game) Turn-based open world 1989
Secret of the Silver Blades Turn-based open world 1990
Pools of Darkness (game) Turn-based open world 1991
Savage Frontier series
Characters can be trasferred from Gateway to Treasures (but also from Silver Blades to Gateway).
Gateway and Neverwinter Nights (AOL) share the same identical layout of Neverwinter city and surroundings.
Neverwinter Nights (AOL game) MMORPG 1991-1997
Gateway to the Savage Frontier Turn-based open world 1991
Treasures of the Savage Frontier Turn-based open world 1992
Standalone games
Pirates of Realmspace uses the Gold Box combat engine.
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace Turn-based open world 1992
Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures Game-making software 1993
Gold Box tributes
Turn-based dungeon crawls (unlike the true Gold Box games, that were open worlds).
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor Turn-based dungeon crawl 2001
Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder (GameBoy Advance) Turn-based dungeon crawl 2002
Dungeon Master clones
Eye of the Beholder
Action based combat and tile-based movement.
Eye of the Beholder (game) Action-based dungeon crawl 1991
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon Action-based dungeon crawl 1991
Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor Action-based dungeon crawl 1992

And so on... I love tables, did you know? ---Abacos (talk) 14:29, April 25, 2020 (UTC)

Hi. I feel a need to chime in with a few points:
  • This is not a computer gaming wiki, but a Forgotten Realms lore wiki. As such, we don't classify games by engines or game-type, we classify them by series.
  • In your initial edit, you changed "series" to "pair". A pair can still be a series, such as in the case of the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance series.
  • We don't include all Dungeons & Dragons games here. In fact, we don't include almost all of them, only the ones with links to Forgotten Realms lore.
  • If the other game(s) you added to the list of video games actually have a Forgotten Realms relation, please add them! That would be hugely appreciated.
Thanks for your contributions. If you are more interested in categorizing games by engines and type, you might consider taking your skills to http://goldbox.fandom.com. If you are into lore, there are lots of video game pages that need their items, creatures, locations etc, filling out.
Thanks again, and happy gaming! ~ Possessed Priest (talk) 20:26, April 25, 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Possessed Priest. I see now the scope of this wiki, and I agree with everything you said.
Just one thing: if a character is exported from Hillsfar (game) to Curse of the Azure Bonds (game), some extra content is unlocked, linking the plot of the two. I think this would be a reason enough to add the former in the Pool of Radiance series. What do you think?
Maybe sometimes I am lost in translation. Anyway, if the English language allows the "series" word to refer to two items only, so be it. In my homelanguage it would be wrong to say, e.g.: "I ate a series of biscuits" if I only ate two.
I added Iron & Blood: Warriors of Ravenloft just because it is the third and last Ravenloft game, although a forgettable one. I was wondering why the first two were included here in the first place, but you answered that already. Cool!
Actually, I am an administrator on StrategyWiki. The Forgotten Realms video games include more than 50% of all D&D games ever released. I found this wiki looking for more information about the video games. ---Abacos (talk) 21:26, April 25, 2020 (UTC)
"Anyway, if the English language allows the "series" word to refer to two items only, so be it."
Yes, in English, "series" is simply more than one thing in a row, that is, one coming after the other. ~ Lhynard (talk) 23:03, April 25, 2020 (UTC)
I think it could go either way, though it probably should be on the list. The manual states that the party ventures to Phlan (Pool of Radiance), then Hillsfar (Hillsfar), and then to Tilverton (Curse of the Azure Bonds): "Like most heroes, however, the adventurers who freed Phlan did not stay around. It is known that they took a boat from Phlan to the City of Hillsfar across the Moonsea. From there it is rumored that they traveled south and west in search of further adventure." For me, this is enough to add it to the series page (though with a note of explanation, as Hillsfar is completely different to the rest of the series in terms of style, and is often skipped). Hopefully this wiki satisfied your need for some Forgotten Realms video game lore (but there is still a lot to do)! ~ Possessed Priest (talk) 23:30, April 25, 2020 (UTC)

Ping!Edit

Can you check your messages or the Talk page before progressing further? Cheers. ~ Possessed Priest (talk) 16:37, April 26, 2020 (UTC)

Hey! i just converted the list into a table. I kept the same order, and added a note about the EotB GBA game. You can go in and make any edits you feel are required. --Regis87 (talk) 17:07, April 26, 2020 (UTC)

DragonfireEdit

Hiya. i added all the index that was missing (might need to organize the items, there are a lot). The next step could be tying it to the cannon, i have the approximate realm year and there are events worth mentioning. Not sure where to stick the summary of the story events though. cheers. Artyom.pavlov (talk) 21:22, May 17, 2020 (UTC)

Awesome, thank you! I can organize the index if needed. For the story, you can create a section called Plot after the Gameplay section and write it there. As for the DR date, it might need a note detailing why its approximate. Cheers! --Regis87 (talk) 21:44, May 17, 2020 (UTC)
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