Ed Greenwood Quotes
“Cuando te ataquen con magia, corre, reza o arroja piedras; muchos magos no son más que un fraude, y puedes salir airoso aun cuando tu corazón tiemble. O bien puedes permanecer tranquilo y murmurar cualquier cosa mientras mueves fluidamente tus manos. Algunos practicantes del arte son tan cobardes que pueden salir huyendo ante esto. Y, en cuanto a los otros, al menos, cuando los hombres hablen de tu muerte días más tarde, dirán: "Nunca supe que fuese un mago; lo mantuvo en secreto todos estos años. Debe de haber sido un tipo inteligente". Desde luego, algunos no estarán de acuerdo con esto.”
“ADVENTURERS AVAUNT! There is no greater plague upon the lands than the chartered adventurer. Crown-sanctioned mischief makers, brigands whose thefts, casual murders, rapine and pillage are excused where the same things done by a cobbler or a milkmaid would be answered with severings of hands or other appendages, plus brandings—or all of those and hanging or death by drawing between four horses. Yet there is no more necessary plague. Adventurers make even kings think twice about cruelly oppressing all who pass within reach, teach prudence to high priests and even rogue wizards, and are almost the only curb upon the numbers of dragons and other large and monstrous beasts. On the whole, I think the balance comes out about even. What makes us keep adventuring charters instead of burning them along with their bearers is the entertainment adventurers afford the populace. In hamlets and at waymoots, after one’s grumbled about the weather, taxes, the latest rumors of war and orc raids, and the all-too-paltry gossip about the indiscretions of royalty and nobility, there’s little else to talk about but the foolish escapades of adventurers. Thundaerlel Maurlatrimm
Four Decades of Innkeeping
published in the Year of the Highmantle”
- Date of birth: January 01, 1959
- Born: in Toronto, Canada.
- Description: Ed Greenwood is the creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world, which became the setting for his home D&D game in 1975. Play still continues in this long-running campaign, and Ed also keeps busy producing Realmslore for various TSR publications.
Ed has published over two hundred articles in Dragon magazine and Polyhedron newszine, is a lifetime charter member of the Role Playing Game Associaton (RPGA) network, has written over thirty books and modules for TSR, and been Gen Con Game Fair guest of honor several times.
In addition to all these activities, Ed works as a library clerk and has edited over a dozen small press magazines.
Invented the character Elminster from the popular Forgotten Realms RPG series. Currently resides in an old farmhouse in the countryside of Ontario, Canada.