The complete guide for building Forgotten Realms characters!

Welcome to Faerûn, a land of amazing magic, terrifying monsters, ancient ruins, and hidden wonders. The world has changed since the Spellplague, and from this arcane crucible have emerged shining kingdoms, tyrannical empires, mighty heroes, and monster-infested dungeons.

The Forgotten Realms Player's Guide presents this changed world from the point of view of the adventurers exploring it. This product includes everything a player needs to create his character for a D&D campaign in the Forgotten Realms setting, including new feats, new character powers, new paragon paths and epic destinies, and even a brand-new character class never before seen in D&D: the swordmage!


The Forgotten Realms Player's Guide is a 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons rules supplement published in September 2008. The book provides options specific to the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for 4th edition player characters, including the swordmage class, and drow and genasi races.

However, players are encouraged to choose from the races and classes presented in this book to create characters for their play in the Points of Light setting. The Dragon Magazine articles provided lore and ideas to incorporate those races and classes in any campaign if a DM saw it fit.