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The Forgotten Realms: Campaign Set (Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting)

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Within this box is everything needed to visit the fabulous Forgotten Realms. The 96-page player's book contains entries on all known areas, cities, people, and things, presented in alphabetical order. Numerous maps outline the more well-known cities and lands. The 96-page DM's book contains all the information pertinent to running a campaign set in this fantasy world, from ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by TSR
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David Sarkies
Oct 28, 2012 rated it liked it
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The third AD&D world
28 October 2012

I probably shouldn't be commenting on this particular book, if you actually can call it a book, because it is really a box containing two books and two maps and details a world that doesn't exist, but I have used it and have referred to it so many times during my roleplaying life that I probably should actually include it amongst the books that I have read. Anyway, this is a product (a better word to use than book) that details a fantasy world that was cre
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This is a boxed set containing two 96-page perfect-bound booklets and four poster-sized maps.

This served as the introduction to a new setting for the 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game. One booklet held general geographical and cultural information on the Realms, and the other was oriented to use by Dungeon Masters. Two of the maps joined together to give an overview of the setting as a whole (an area about twice as large as the United States), while the other two joined together to
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I've had this boxed set for over 20 years, but I recently re-read it and it almost feels like I've come to this with fresh eyes. I have the 3e FR hardback, and the 2e boxed set (although it's somewhere buried deep in my parents basement, if it's even still there, and I have not seen in some years), but I think the slim volume labeled "The Cyclopedia of the Realms" might be my favorite iteration of this campaign setting. It's sparser, more open to interpretation. The setting is mostly focused on ...more
Jun 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I use these books even into the days of my Palladium campaign. Very useful books and loaded with roleplaying tidbits. Definitely a must have.
B.  Barron
May 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Best setting ever - only pre-packaged setting I ever used.
Ryland Lee
Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Best setting for fantasy rpg.
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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A most important milestone in the roleplaying industry. This bo set was the first Forgotten Realms product published by TSR for Dungeons and Dragons. With this box, stories and world building became important, if not dominant. It also raised the bar very high for other RPG campaign settings, simply by being rich, flavorful and by having dept. Still today it is worht a read if you are doing a campaign or if you are just curious about the FR. A classic.
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was the good version of Forgotten Realms, actually on par with Greyhawk, before it all went down the silly superhero comic book drain.
Donald J. Bingle
My Shadowdale adventure in this boxed set was a chance for me to work with the greats of gaming.
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Ed Greenwood is the creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world, which became the setting for his home D&D game in 1975. Play still continues in this long-running campaign, and Ed also keeps busy producing Realmslore for various TSR publications.

Ed has published over two hundred articles in Dragon magazine and Polyhedron newszine, is a lifetime charter member of the Role Playing Game Associa
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