Wow, time really flies and it's already August! 4th edition is already 3 months old.
First of all, WoTC's Previews for August and Beyond is up. You should most certainly check it out for the upcoming releases WoTC has to offer for D&D.
Also, there are two important things happening this August which is already marked on my calendar. First, is gaming's promised land; GenCon.
Second, is the more or less anticipated release of the 4th Edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide.
In case some of you haven't noticed, Amazon.com has posted a different cover for the campaign guide than what is posted on WoTC's site.
I'm glad that they've taken Drizzt off the cover. Despite how much I love Drizzt as a character and his novels, I still think that they should be self contained. However, his popularity during 3.x has made him an icon for FR that puts him on the same level as Elminster.
What happened to Elminster? Is his old bones still busy making leeway with the ladies or the Spellplague has made him an uncool character?
He was synonymous with the Realms when I first came to know it.
Remember, this is STILL the Realms and it's not all about dual-wielding scimitars (and Elminster can still wipe the floor with Drizzt anytime, heheheh).
But before you get your hands on it, did you miss the excerpts?
Church of Shar
Eminence of Araunt
The Great Dale
The Warlock Knights of Vaasa