Wizards of the Coast Opened the Forgotten Realms!
Well, the 5th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons is now out right? Guess what else they just did; yes, they have opened the Forgotten Realms up for publication by individual contributors! It looks like it is time for one of my works to finally see publication. More about that later, check out what WotC has done:
Awesome I think. It is a rare opportunity for many who would like to see their work published from either their home campaigns or something that they simply decided to work up. Fan work is often VERY good and deserving of publication. As an example, check out this amazing map from "Isle of Ixinos" that Mark Taylor made:
Mark Taylor is possibly the finest Forgotten Realms Cartographer I've ever met! His attention to detail on his maps is second to NONE...in fact, many authors that I have talked to prefer his maps; and even Ed Greenwood has said so much in praise of Mark's Forgotten Realms maps that Mark even ended up as the Art Director/Cartographer for Ed's new fantasy world!
Having seen these things and reviewed the new Open Gaming License regarding 5e and the Forgotten Realms; expect to soon see a Forgotten Realms title from me and Mark Taylor!
Essentially, the Isle of Ixinos is the place where the She-Wolves Mercenary Company comes from (detailed in the Forgotten Realms book "Gold and Glory"); a land ruled by women and men are second-class citizens at best. It is a hard place where the women endure training from childhood that molds them into some of the most powerful warriors in the Forgotten Realms. The Isle of Ixinos: Nation of Warrior-Women pulls only from Canon materials; though much has been added, it was our goal to make sure that nothing was contradictory to canon material. There will be a need to re-work some of the mechanics (originally this book was made for 3.5 edition D&D); but it should progress quickly and be available soon!
I hope you will check it out when it becomes available; and more than that, I hope you enjoy it!