Even though I could not attend Gen Con this year, I've been whining about the fact in my posts over the past few days in case you missed them, I have been doing my best to keep up with what is going on. For that I have to give thanks to my RPG blogging brethren as a great deal of info has come from them, but I also check the various company websites daily.
Today I was on WotC's site looking at their daily Gen Con coverage and general Forgotten Realms info when I found this little tidbit.
"What happened to other areas of the Realms?
In part, Maztica has been moved to Abeir; Kara-Tur is mentioned briefly in the Hordelands section of the FR Campaign Guide."
Does this mean I will have updated material for my Maztica Campaign? As I have mentioned before I have very little experience or knowleged when it comes to playing in the Realms. The only time I've used the setting was way back in 2e and that was exclusively in Maztica. Even though I have ordered the 4e FR setting, I must confess a bit of ignorance here. From the way it sounds on my end Maztica is not wholly gone, but merged with another part of the realms. Which seems to be contrary to previous information and good news for me.
The article also has somef informaiton about happenings and changes in the Realms and the NPCs that inhabit the setting such as Elminster and Drizzt.
So if you are an FR fan and you didn't make it to Gen Con read the whole article here.