I’ve just picked up a bit of news regarding Forgotten Realms in 4E D&D. It seems that all my worrying for what they’ll do with Eilistraee might be pointless. After all, my worry was that if they did something bad with her then there wouldn’t be any further details we could use in future releases. But I’ve just heard that there’s likely to not be any future releases, period.
According to The Gamer Dome
(and confirmed by EN World
) it has been revealed at the GAMA trade show that there will be three Forgotten Realms books (all published later this year) and then it’s done. After this they’ll move to other settings, one per year and each also getting only three books before they move on. Which settings they’ll do next to Forgotten Realms and Eberron hasn’t been revealed, but on the list of settings they’re considering are Greyhawk, Ravenloft, Dark Sun, and Spelljammer.
The three books for the Forgotten Realms are (and note that The Gamer Dome’s list is incorrect): Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
(meant for Dms only), Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide
(meant for players mainly), and FR1 Scepter Tower of Spellgard
Now, it has been noted that Eberron will also get DDI updates. It’s possible that they’ll do this for other settings too, but this has not been confirmed. Either way you’ll likely have to subscribe their their ridiculously priced DDI program to get these updates.
So for me, at the moment, it seems that it’ll be two more books to buy (I see no point in buying an adventure book), possibly next to the 4E base books, and then that’s it, byebye Wizards. But I guess we’ll see.
To be honest, not something that makes me happy. The only good thing here is that there’s a chance now that they’ll release other settings again that people enjoyed in the past. And who knows; might just visit that Eilistraeen moon in Spelljammer (yeah, not bloody likely).