Arelith and D&D Edit
NWN is based on the 3rd Edition Forgotten Realms(FR) settings of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) rules. Arelith may have a lot in common with the D&D lore, but Arelith does not equal D&D. Arelith has its own rules and settings that override some of those from D&D and FR.
The timeline of Arelith is also stopped on events that happened in 3rd edition. This influences especially pantheons of Deities (e.g. Lloth is alive and active).
Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Edit
D&D is originally Pen and Paper(PnP) fantasy role-playing game. In addition to official publications exists many expansions, settings, fan-arts, and "house rules" created by individual Dungeon Masters(DM). Therefore some resources on internet may be not compatible with each other and include contradicting information.
Arelith takes place in Forgotten Realms(FR) settings with numerous "house rules".
The Forgotten Realms is a fictional alternate world that has been published as a campaign setting for D&D in many editions. It is D&D extension, but some of the rules and information from original D&D are overridden by FR settings.
Toril, occasionally known in the past as Abeir-Toril is the name of the planet on which the Forgotten Realms is primarily set and of which Faerûn is the main continent. It is an Earth-like planet with certain obvious influences and similarities from the real world and fantasy fiction. Arelith is distant island on it. More information can be found on Forgotten Realms Wiki.
D&D 1st editionEdit
Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)
- short stories by Ed Greenwood (1967)
- Realms timeline near the end of 1357 DR.
AD&D 2nd edition Edit
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)
- campaign setting was rewritten
- Realms timeline near to the end of 1367 DR. (It takes place after the events of the Time of Troubles in 1358 DR.)
D&D 3.0 edition (NWN and Arelith) Edit
Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000-2002)
- Realms timeline advanced to 1372 DR
D&D 3.5 edition Edit
Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition (2003-2007)
- Realms timeline is not advanced.
D&D 4th edition Edit
Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008-)
- Many changes in Deities, settings and rules.
- All the events from year 1372 DR and afterward DID NOT happen as far as Arelith's setting is concerned.
The d20 System Edit
Some information found freely on Internet can be based on d20 system. They are often well compatible with D&D 3rd edition, but not always specific for Forgotten Realms that is base of Arelith settings.
"The d20 System is a role-playing game system published in 2000 by Wizards of the Coast originally developed for the third edition of D&D. The system is named after the 20-sided dice which are central to the core mechanics of many actions in the game. Much of the d20 System was released as the System Reference Document (SRD) under the Open Game License (OGL) as Open Game Content (OGC), which allows commercial and non-commercial publishers to release modifications or supplements to the system without paying for the use of the system's associated intellectual property, which is owned by Wizards of the Coast." (Wikipedia)
External Links Edit
- Forgotten Realms on Forgotten Realms Wiki