Monthly Archives: December 2016

The very first Realms short story—as opposed to just a Mirt story—has been given away in chapbook form (photocopied, folded, and stapled by me) and given away at a Milwaukee-era GenCon, with the full approval of TSR. We often tried to give fans some “neat little lore keepsake” at the annual GenCon conventions, “just because.” […]

A perennial question posed to me is why the name “Forgotten Realms”? Did it come from some clever brand manager at TSR, or—? The short answer to the second question is: no, it came from me. There were no such things as “brand managers” fifty years ago; the word “brand” didn’t yet have the connotation […]

In honor of the Realms 50th Anniversary, we’ll be releasing 50 columns penned by Ed Greenwood, the Archmage himself. Almost two decades ago, as I pen this, something that had developed unofficially—regarding a certain whimsical old wizard of hidden depths hight Elminster—became official policy at TSR, Inc, then the publisher of the Forgotten Realms® line […]

In honor of the Realms 50th Anniversary, we’ll be releasing 50 columns penned by Ed Greenwood, the Archmage himself. Take Shakespeare’s aging, overweight ne’er-do-well rogue of an old swindler, Falstaff, add a dash of Guy Gilpatrick’s hard-drinking seagoing engineer Glencannon and the merest whiff of Poul Anderson’s wily spacefaring trader Nicholas van Rijn, and you […]

In this first tale since the Sundering!  Included some gaming goodness like Mirt character stats, artifacts and a new spell(!). Check out the fun over at the Dungeon Masters Guild!  

It’s true!  Even Mirt sometimes likes to get pretty! This week, we enthusiastically announced the release of our first tale on Dungeon Masters Guild – Woo! And Wizards of the Coast saw it and also got excited, and asked us to even augment the content! We loved the vision, and so we took down the […]