Blackstaff Tower Forgotten Realms Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep #1 Review È 2

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Blackstaff Tower Forgotten Realms Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep #1A Call for Heroes Forgotten Realms PDF #10003 A young group of friends stumble across a terrifying conspiracy that holds the heir to the Blackstaff the defender of the city of Waterdeep in terrible danger These friends must search deep within themselves to become the. One recurring critiue of Wizards' DD novels is that they read as though the authors all simply turn their campaigns into fiction if this were true the three authors in this omnibus must have the most creative DMs on the planetThese three novels collectively provide three very different perspectives on life in one of the Forgotten Realms' most prominent cities Waterdeep Each focuses on a particular area of the city or an aspect of its society We're taken to two different slums and get a glimpse into the life of the Blackstaff the most preeminent wizard in the cityJohnson's Mistshore and de Bie's Downshadow are excellent pieces of Realms fiction far outshining Salvatore's recent Neverwinter novels Schend's Blackstaff Tower would be the weak link of this trio in my opinion Nevertheless taken as one combined entity the volume really shines

Review Blackstaff Tower Forgotten Realms Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep #1

Blackstaff Tower Forgotten Realms Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep #1 Review È 2 Ä [Epub] ➟ Blackstaff Tower Forgotten Realms Ed Greenwood Presents Waterdeep #1 Author Steven Schend – Gwairsoft.co.uk A Call for Heroes A young group of friends stumble across a terrifying conspiracy that holdHeroes their city needs to save its champion from those who would see both brought low Ed Greenwood beloved author and creator of the Forgotten Realms presents the first book in a brand new series dedicated to showcasing both the City of Splendors and our most talen. A fantasy in the classic sense the villains are mindlessly evil wizards the heroes are either dashing charismatic rogues 3 or 4 of them beefy warriors just the one for now or beautiful sorceresses 2 of them and every obstacle seems tailored specifically to the abilities of the hero trying to overcome them to the point where it feels contrivedAbsolutely no one grows or learns from their experiences with the possible exception of Vajra whose character development we have to mostly infer because so much of it happens while she is either comatose or insaneWorst of all the villains could not have succeeded even if the heroes had done nothing In fact part of the reasons one of the bad guys gets so far is because he steals an artifact from the heroes that he had no other way of getting without it he would have been killed by magical traps that he was literally under magical compulsion to trip The heroes need to intervene as a result but if they had stayed out of it from the start nothing of value would have been lostAside from all that it's okay I guess It's a familiar style of fantasy so it feels comfortable like an old couch and the writing and dialog are alright Actually if you play DnD and plan to run the Waterdeep Dragon Heist module I consider this reuired reading several WDH nonplayer characters come directly from this book and the story gives you some insight into who they are and how they interactOsco the Halfling is a useless waste of a character though and the book was worse for having him in it

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Ted up and coming authors Blackstaff Tower PDF A series of stand alone adventures this book and the series to which it belongs were written specifically for those readers with no prior knowledge of the Forgotten Realms making it an excellent entry point for new reade. As an introduction to Ed Greenwood's Waterdeep series Schend lays a sturdy foundation There were some pacing issues but otherwise this was an enjoyable piece of pulp fantasy establishing many aspects of the environment in modern Waterdeep Vajra's journey back to sanity and the full realization of her powers was the part that truly shone but unfortunately I felt it was obscured by some of the other characters A good start to the first volume of the Waterdeep omnibus