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Trivia / Forgotten Realms

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  • Creator Backlash: Ed Greenwood was vocally opposed to the incorporation of the "Ethnic Fantasy" subsettings of Kara Tur, Maztica and The Hordelands into the Realms, arguing that they were too rooted in Historical Fantasy and forgot to focus on the Fantasy aspect of Fantasy Counterpart Culture. Despite his own views, they were included anyway, and have become important pieces of lore to the setting.
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  • Fan Nickname: The Chosen of Mystra are sometimes referred to as "The Justice League", usually derisively.
  • Word of God - Rich Baker, Ed Greenwood, and others, posting on various messageboards.
  • Throw It In!: Where did Drizz't come from? R. A. Salvatore's editor called while he was working on The Crystal Shard and said he needed to add a sidekick. He came up with him on the spot.
  • What Could Have Been: Hasbro (owners of D&D) attempted in 2011 a multi-franchise crossover project dubbed Unit: E that ultimately went nowhere; one page included quick cameos of Drizz't and a Dwarf.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Forgotten Realms Wiki.


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