* '''Published:''' 16th October 2012 * '''Publisher:''' Wizards of the Coast * '''Author:''' Ed Greenwood * '''Format:''' 160 page hardback * '''Rules:''' D&D 4th Edition * '''Product:''' * [[http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Ed_Greenwood_Presents_Elminster%27s_Forgotten_Realms|Forgotten Realms Wiki]] * [[https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/132610/elminsters-forgotten-realms|RPG Geek]] * [[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=19409|RPG Net]] * '''Reviews:''' * [[http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/10/16/book-review-ed-greenwood-presents-elminsters-forgotten-realms|Geeks of Doom]] * [[http://grognardia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/all-this-and-faerunian-lingerie-too.html|Grognadia]] * [[http://blogs.evtrib.com/nerdvana/books/elministers-forgotten-realms-well-met-indeed/81658/|Nerdvana]] * [[http://www.neuroglyphgames.com/en-world-review-elminsters-forgotten-realms-by-wotc|Neuroglyph Games]] * [[http://www.playunplugged.com/2012/12/review-ed-greenwood-presents-elminsters-forgotten-realms/|Play Unplugged]] * [[http://roleplayerschronicle.com/?p=28393|Roleplayers Chronicle]] * [[http://wineandsavages.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/review-elminsters-forgotten-realms-part.html|Wine and Savages]]
The Forgotten Realms is the most successful and widely known D&D campaign setting ever created, and it owes its existence to creator Ed Greenwood.
This 160-page hardcover book describes the campaign setting as it lives and breathes in the imagination of its creator. Through the alter ego of Elminster, Archmage of Shadowdale, Ed Greenwood presents the Realms as a setting where companies of crazed adventurers are born and have rich lives, and where they get to call the shots. In this book, Ed presents a world where friendships are forged, endless intrigues unfold, and heroes wage war against the monstrous inhabitants of famous dungeons and untamed wildernesses.
For the Forgotten Realms fan, this book provides a rare glimpse into the setting as imagined by its creator, with new information on its visible and clandestine rulers, various merchant and trade princes, the churches and mercenary companies of the Realms, renown magic-users and secret societies, adventuring companies, and the web of alliances and enmities that connect them. The book is aimed at all Forgotten Realms enthusiasts, including players of every edition of the D&D game.