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View Poll Results: Which of these do you think is the WORST D&D setting ever made?

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  • Birthright

    7 10.94%
  • Blackmoor

    0 0%
  • Dark Sun

    3 4.69%
  • Dragonlance

    5 7.81%
  • Eberron

    9 14.06%
  • Exodus

    0 0%
  • Forgotten Realms (or an offshoot thereof)

    5 7.81%
  • Greyhawk

    3 4.69%
  • Hollow World

    5 7.81%
  • Kingdoms of Kalamar

    2 3.13%
  • Mystara

    3 4.69%
  • Planescape

    2 3.13%
  • Ptolus

    2 3.13%
  • Rokugan

    3 4.69%
  • Spelljammer

    15 23.44%
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    Poll needed for worst D&D setting

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    Title says it all. And I don't know how/if I can create one. I was just wondering what would be voted worst setting of all time. My money would be on Eberon and maybe a side bet on Spelljammer.

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    Pah! Maztica... THAT was bad... at least SpellJammer was a unique concept; but come on... "Let's put Aztecs and Incas into Forgotten Realms!!" Please...

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    What would be the list of candidates?
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    Why not all of them? I love the Realms and hate Dragonlance, but others may feel differently.

    All I can remember off top of head: Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, Eberon, Planescape, Spelljammer, Dark Sun, Birthright, Ravenloft, and Dragonlance. I think I may have missed 1 or 2.

    Wouldn't count Maztica, it may suck but is part of the Realms.

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    Hollow World? Mystara? Blackmoor?
    "On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
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    Yea, true... darn, pick the worst out of that list? That's a tough call in my book, they all range from "mediocre" to "truly aweful"

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    What about all the stand alone campaigns that were not actually part of a "world" setting?

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    Lol... I remember buying a boxed set for Mystara on clearance sale at a Kay-Bee Toy store for like $2 many years ago...

    WOW... did it suck... I mean really sucked... so bad it made me not want to play D&D anymore

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    I've never actually played any of them. I mined the lot for stuff I liked, but used my own setting.

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    One setting that irked me in particular was Forgotten Realms. At first, I liked it. It had a solid core, some well written backstory, good geography, etc. I got into the Forgotten Realms after a time, first with a campaign around the Dalelands... then, a later campaign... oh! Waterdeep sounds interesting, let's base it there...

    Then the writers multiplied, and the sourcebooks went crazy, and every month, more and more stuff came out for the Forgotten Realms in far, far away areas from it's core. By the time 3rd edition D&D came out, most of the "important" stuff was happening about 2000 miles from the Dalelands involving groups and people and factions I never heard of, and could care less about... and who could forget god-awful Maztica...

    Forgotten Realms turned into a "WAY too many cooks in the kitchen" complex. Too many writers writing bad books on too many settings and you got everything from Gods falling from the sky to a drow elf that puts a gleam in the eye of every munchkin.

    And what of the Dalelands were it all began? It became a Forgotten Realm, just like the world's namesake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobozz View Post
    Too many writers writing bad books on too many settings and you got everything from Gods falling from the sky to a drow elf that puts a gleam in the eye of every munchkin.
    Goood Ol' Drizzle Dustbin.

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    I'd have to say Eberon, I like Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, and Greyhawk. I'm a little biased with Dragonlance though because it is the first world I played in that drew me in. But I've played the others and the above 3 rank top for me with Eberon being the last with the high magic, technology and the deplorable Warforged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesral View Post
    Goood Ol' Drizzle Dustbin.
    God, a character that no matter how "tragic" Salvatore tries to emphasize he is, you can't ever seem to shed a scrap of pity for him through book after book of awful prose. I somehow made it to book four before I sh**-canned that series.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgamer View Post
    I'm a little biased with Dragonlance though because it is the first world I played in that drew me in.
    Dragonlance was fun; especially when you make it a crusade to kill the more annoying races of the world. Ahh... one of the rare instances where I was a player... Pirate Captain Mordecai Blight. I had a steward played by frat brother named "Crunchy" who was a dwarf. Kender and Gully Dwarves never lasted long in that campaign. One player who played a Kender has his last fateful encounter with Crunchy:

    Kender: Got anything good to eat good Dwarf? I'm hungry!!
    Crunchy: I got's me some Kender Jerky!
    Kender: Ohh!!! I didn't know you knew any Kender who could make jerky! At least not on this trip!
    Crunchy: *I* made the jerky!
    Kender: ... but you're a Dwar....
    Last edited by Frobozz; 03-31-2008 at 09:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobozz View Post
    God, a character that no matter how "tragic" Salvatore tries to emphasize he is, you can't ever seem to shed a scrap of pity for him through book after book of awful prose. I somehow made it to book four before I sh**-canned that series.
    A Mary Sue so perfect that Star Trek fan writers weep at their inadequate perfect characters.


    Quote Originally Posted by Frobozz View Post
    Kender: Got anything good to eat good Dwarf? I'm hungry!!
    Kender, becasue halflings (hobbits) were not annoying enough.
    Last edited by tesral; 03-31-2008 at 09:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesral View Post
    Kender, becasue halflings (hobbits) were not annoying enough.

    For us, Kender became the OTHER white meat!
    YARR!!!

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