PRINCE ARDANO SILVERBOW'S JOURNAL OF CALIDIIRA
Please don't stop the updates!
They are appreciated. Your work is awesome.
I hope you complete the final diamond series one day Mr Dyer as it’s been thrilling to relive all those old gold box moments....thanks again.
Shoot - I can make room on my top ten for another Benderfer module - I'll just group all of Ray's mods and make them number ten (right below Heirs of Skull Crag) and say something like "An ambitious project, to be sure, and executed with with skill. But the Realms series lacks an overall story line, and thus lost my interest after Module #52. Mr. Dyer should spend more time reading master storytellers such as Tolstoy and integrate those lessons into his own substantial work. We expect better.
If you do begin playing through Ray's designs, you'll soon think 39 is not nearly enough!
Wow, Ray! You are, if not the Lord Almighty, at least a demipower.
The conversion was superb, and the original creation...magic.
Thank you for all of your hard work and (many) generous contributions to the UA community. The Realm campaign is definitely one of UA's greatest treasures –a true masterpiece.
P.S. BTW -- just curious if there are any new developments re. "Legendary Descent"?
But after a long hiatus from UA, what I AM doing instead of working on my design, is playing gamer6.dsn of Ray's Realm campaign.
You know you play too much UA when...
You have a complete installation of UA at work, including the latest version of UAShell, all the editors, Ray's Realm designs, and the working version of your nameless module for levels 1-15.
Only the best conversions of AD&D modules around are on The Realm by Ray. If you liked the old paper AD&D's you will love all his games... there is Game00 - Game 38 + Game R1-R3 when he finishes, He is still working on the last 10 but start downloading them now and you won't regreat it.
I have never tried to alter wall sets until recently. Playing the Realm series made me see what a powerful impact changing the walls could be.
I must congratulate you for your Herculean efforts, Ray. I, among many others, have truly enjoyed your work.
You know, I really enjoy playing the realms modules for UA. It truly is the closest thing I've found to the Gold Box games since the games themselves. And since I don't get to play the pen-and-paper version of D&D anymore it is the closest thing i've come to that as well.
I know the artwork is not the best sometimes, but flash isn't always that important in playing a game. Gameplay is consistently good throughout the realms and that is what counts. I have d/l everything you have so far and hope you continue to produce these gems and jewels of the FRUA community.
The group I played with when I was a kid tried to play the "Lost City" module but never finished it. When I saw it on the realms page, I knew I had to play it through. Thank you for rekindling old memories and re-sparking an interest in all matters D&D.
Keep up the good work and good quality.
Just a brief email to let u know I am enjoying the Realm. It
was a pleasant surprise to log on to
Okay. Who are you and what have you done with Ray? It was... bright and... festive. Not at all what we expect from the lich lord we've all come to know and love. Tell the truth, Mr. Flopsy Ears redesigned the page without you, right?
Seriously, though. That's very cool. I loved the snow globes! And the top ten list was hysterical. :)
Love the Adventures...keep 'em coming
Hello, first I'd like to say, your games are the best!!I played the Westlands about a year ago and was completely enchanted. I can only remember a couple other games Ive enjoyed as much... anyway recently I got all nostalgic about it so I came over to your page and decided to start all over with the Southlands! :)
First of all I would like to say that your "Realm" adventures, in my opinion, are the best existing module series for FRUA. Your mod designs have literally provided hours of dungeon crawl excitement. Your use of hacks, artwork, etc. is always superb. Your implementations of mods such as "Tales of Enchantment", "Prophecies of Brie", and (the most recent mod I played) Baltron's Beacon would all, in my mind, get 10s for their originality, quality, and design innovation. The hard and wonderful mod design work of developers like you is definitely one thing that helps FRUA live on, after 7+ years!
I really wish I lived in the states and could meet up with some of you guys and play p&p games. Meanwhile, I play FRUA not to let the habit down. Special thanks to the creators of the realm. It really makes me travel in time (to my teenage).
I will still keep reading your messages and once in a while give my opion. looking forward to reading the updates for The Realm which seems to be my only FRUA intrest left at the moment
Keep up the great work on transcribing those modules... for people like me who have no group to play a pen&paper d&d it is the closest I can get to it.
Keep up the great work, I love it.
Hiya :) I've been enjoying the wonderful Realm Campaign you've put together. Thanks for taking the time to put those modules together. Takes my back to my pen and paper days :)
There's one problem though. I'm currently playing the last module from the Realm :( I was just wondering if there will be anymore coming in the future? Will you be doing the North/South/Final Diamond campaigns, or is it time to move my party on to another mod?
Well, thanks again for breathing new life into those old p&p mods. Great job..
You know, Ray, you continue to astound me. Where in the world do you find the energy to keep pumping these things out? And how in the world do you continually make them such top quality in such a short amount of time?
Clue me in on your secret, and then share some of that energy with the rest of us..
First off I'd like to say that I love your modules. I've played many in the past and must say they are the first games since Pools of Radiance that brings back that same ol feel as POR did back in 88 or so. Thanks for taking the time to create these masterpieces. I can't figure out why, but FRUA is the only game I have played since it originally came out and gone for months even years without playing it. Then one day I'd fire it back up and would play again for months. This process must have happened at least 5 or 6 times since the game first appeared for the PC. I love FRUA and just never get bored of it. I must admit my last two instances of re-discovering the game was solely due to you and your module conversions. Thanks a lot, they really capture that original Goldbox feel. I hope you continue to create such fine work :)
I've only recently begun playing the Realm games because I
was originally discouraged by the difficulty of Keep on the Borderlands. I
stuck with the game, however, and raised my first level party to around level
four. Here is a collective review of the first three games I played, Keep on
the Borderlands, the
The artwork of the Realm games is generally of rather poor
quality. The frames in Keep on the Borderlands and Horror on the Hill are ugly
recolors of the default;
All of the Realm games feature excellent ckit and item hacks. From the death text to the "Leave the Realm?"-type strings, and especially the items, the hacks added to my enjoyment of the games. My favorite item was the adder staff I found; it's been so useful against things like ogres.
Just wanted to say that I think your modules in the Realm are wonderful...in fact they are the most entertaining UA modules I have ever played!
i just started playing "the vieled society" and it is awesome! i plan on secret of saltmarsh next.my wife had been playing various games on the internet, but now i have her hooked on your series.
even better than dwarven clerics are gnomish mages!
Im not sure wether I should thankyou or give you a cursed long sword, for creating the UA modules of the realm. Ive finished the Eastlands and have almost completed the west lands. I can't seem to get enough. Some great work on conversions!
I haven't touched UA for about 2 years and needed some good mods to "inspire" me again.
I have a problem though (2 actually)... I haven't been able to download very effectively from your web pages and have resorted to down loading from a frua module listing with hundreds of mods. This could be the problem with the issue I have. I am attempting to play the ravenloft adventure (game21) but after the opening credits etc. when it goes into game mode I get a "please insert disk 1 in drive A" error message. Could you advise on a solution? I use CD rom for my UA so I don't know where to go to fix this. Is there a problem with the mod (if so do you have a patch) or is the problem with my system.
The other problem is that I am so addicted to the realm
that girlfriend, work, food etc... have all taken a secondary role. Scary.. but
Thanks in advance.
I have been playing Ray's 'Realm' series and am enjoying myself immensely!
I like the "follow me" equipment so my PCS can jump betwixt mods w/out starting over with inferior items or having them altered to some strange thing. :)
I am also impressed with the handling of treasure... done with a combination of Character Inventory items, Quest-Items, gemstones and jewelry, and 'converting' the base coinage found to a lump GP value! Well done!