About Ed

A few words about Ed Greenwood.

Ed Greenwood is the creator of the Forgotten Realms. He first began in 1967 at eight years old, writing fiction set in his imagined world. He created the Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting for his own D&D games in 1975, and its popularity with other gamers through Dragon Magazine led to TSR’s purchase of the setting in 1986.

I wanted the Realms to be not a nice place, not a safe place, but I wanted it to be a place I wouldn’t mind exploring and spending time in. As in nicer than the real world when you’re a lonely nerdy kid, which I was.

Ed Greenwood
Ed Greenwood close up in an orchard

One of Ed’s ambitions is to fully detail the entirety of the Forgotten Realms, fleshing out every place in full detail, but he admits that this is an unrealistic goal and is unlikely ever to be achieved.

When not writing Realmslore or yet another book, Ed keeps himself busy on Twitter, attending conventions, and working as a library clerk in Canada where he lives at a farmhouse in Ontario.