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Forging the Forgotten Realms: A DM's Kit for Running the Forgotten Realms


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  • Names of the Forgotten Realms: compiled lists of First and Last names from Forgotten Realms modules, adventures, and vignettes!
  • The full Calendar of Harptos 12-month calendar, plus the entire Roll of Years!
  • A chapter on making the rules match the setting, or expanding your campaign to new locations like Kara-Tur and Al-Qadim!
  • The all-new Underdark Survival Guide chapter, featuring new hazards and terrain!

Forging the Forgotten Realms: A DM's Kit for Running the Realms makes new and experienced DMs into Forgotten Realms campaign pros by giving them world-specific character names, campaign calendars, date conventions, and tons of useful tables and advice!

Compiling several existing resources that are specifically geared towards making the Realms more user-friendly, this guide also contains several new and expanded pieces that will help new DMs understand Faerun better and help experienced DMs find useful options and variants or employ fun new results that fit the theme and lore of the Forgotten Realms.

Expand your campaign today!

Compiled, edited, and designed by Tim Bannock. Layout and graphic elements by Elena Naylor. Calendar designed by Elena Naylor & Tim Bannock. Interior stock art by Arcana Games.

If you like what you see here, check out Tim Bannock's other RPGs, supplements, and collaborations!

DMs Guild:


Old School Hacks series:

Old School Hacks Vol. 1: Hexcrawling - Wilderness Exploration and Random Encounters   Old School Hacks Vol. 2: Player Roles

Full-length adventures:

Modrons, Mephits & Mayhem! - Adventure for Levels 5-8   Curse of the Gumdrop Ooze

Campaign tools, handouts, and custom Dungeon Master Screen inserts:

The Hag’s Hexes   Forging the Forgotten Realms: A DM’s Kit for Running the Realms   Calendar of Harptos   Optional Rules & Random Tables Indexes   Curse of Strahd DM's Kit & Screen   Out of the Abyss DM's Kit & Screen

Free adventures and previews:

The Dam Kobolds Expansion! - An expansion for Encounters in the Savage Jungles   Modrons, Mephits & Mayhem (Free Preview Edition)

Tim Bannock is an RPG enthusiast since 1985. He got his start in the RPG industry as a game reviewer, then an editor and playtester working with Inkwell Ideas and several indie publishers. He now designs, writes, and handles project management for releases on the Dungeon Masters Guild and the Cortex Plus Creator Studio through DriveThruRPG.

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Tim B February 21, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
UPDATED 2/21/2018!

New cover, all new layout, and a complete re-write of two sections:

*The Options/Random Tables section has been completely revised to discuss and provide tips and tricks for altering your campaign to cover Kara-Tur, Al-Qadim, and specific gaming styles outside of the normal dungeon romp.

*The former Underdark chapter -- which basically rehashed material from Out of the Abyss -- has been completely revised with dozens of new Underdark hazards, survival tips, dangers, and cool stuff for both Dungeon Masters and players.
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