Romancing the Stone Giant
by Christopher Perkins
A couple Gen Cons ago, Ed Greenwood asked me whether we (by which I mean the royal “we”) had plans to do anything with Cormyr, the kingdom in the heart of Faerûn. He then pitched an idea for a series of Forgotten Realms® articles based on a Cormyr treatment that freelance writer Brian Cortijo had worked up in his spare time.
Last year around this time, it dawned on me that I’d put Ed’s summertime proposal completely out of my mind. On a rainy December day in Seattle, I was brainstorming themes for the magazines, and two of the words that appeared on my list were “romance” and “royalty.” Neither of these ideas sounded strong enough to carry a whole month, but they sure sounded great together.