Next week, the Society of Torch, Pole and Rope is turning the calendar back to 1987 and taking a field trip to the Forgotten Realms. I started writing a single day’s post about my own experiences in Ed Greenwood’s homegrown campaign world and discovered that I’ve got more to say than will fit in a single post.
I can already hear the eyes rolling in their sockets but bear with me. We’re going to look back at what Faerun used to be and why that boxed set changed the way I look at D&D, rather than concentrate on what it has become. There may even be a “war story” or two before we’re done. James Maliszewski’s been down this path before me and I’ll direct you to his “In Praise of Ed Greenwood” and “Greenwood Replies” posts if you want to reacquaint yourself with the destination before the blog buses leave.
Since the Forgotten Realms has a way of polarizing the Barony of Eld, I thought a fair warning of next week’s content might be due. Come back the following Monday if you want to avoid the subject altogether. Otherwise, pack a lunch and bring your permission slips.