Let's Roll: Forgotten Realms

Siskoid has finally bowed down to public pressure and produced an episode about Dungeons & Dragons. But it's too big a topic, so he and his guests, fellow DungeonMasters Fred Melanson and Jonathan Schaefer-Hames, are drilling down into the specifics of D&D's default setting - the Forgotten Realms! What's so great about this world and why has it become THE choice of sword & sorcery adventuring? Plus, GameMaster advice and your feedback from our previous episode. Let's Roll... NOW ON ITS OWN FEED!

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Here are some images relevant to this episode of Let's Roll:
Dungeons & Dragons' Forgotten Realms setting designed by Ed Greenwood; cover art by Keith Parkinson. Faerûn, the original boxed set's map:
Some of the heroes of the Forgotten Realms, miniatures by Ral Partha, paint jobs by Siskoid - from left to right: the Magister, Bruenor (best eye-job I ever managed), and Elminster.
We start our character sheet section with Siskoid's bard from the early 90s, in AD&D 2nd's terrible dark green, really-hard-to-pencil-in sheets:
Next up is Fred's Viking drummer in Siskoid's variant 2nd ed. "BarD&D", which music points, etc.
And from Jonathan's current 5th edition campaign, here's Coffee and Comics' Clinton Robinson's noble warrior:
And here's Maggie's character from the same campaign, in the D&D Beyond format:
A good adventure to start with, in 5th ed.:
And some of our favorite Forgotten Realms products...
Credits: Community's "Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons", starring Jonathan Banks, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, and Joel McHale; the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon's "Day of the Dungeon Master", starring Don Most and Sidney Miller; and "Dungeons & Dragons Theme" by Justin Caine Burnett.

 All ready? Let's roll!