Drizzt! He's one of my favorites, but I have never made a drizzt D&D character, not even a drow character, unless you count NPCs. Drizzt (the story, that is) is growing. The books are being reprinted so a new generation can read them. I created this forum just so people can talk about their favorite drizzt books. (Even though that may be kind of stupid.) I'll just say my favorite part in all of Legend of Drizzt is when we meet him in The Crystal Shard and he is ambushed by monsters. I didn't like some of the later drizzt books because they don't capture the spirit of fantasy rpg very well. The '80s were the beast years for D&D. The Greyhawk books and FR books were great. I just started reading D&D stuff in 2006, but I've been a gamer (in the realms, too) for a while. Drizzt has been created by many gamers as a character, and I don't like that. Can't people leave Drizzt alone, in a manner of speaking? Well, I shouldn't expect that of anyone because the salvatore drizzt books have had a tremendous impact on many creative gamers. And that starts off our "discussion."
I'm just saying that drizzt is in Baldur's Gate, which is a bit annoying. It strongly contradicts some stuff... BG and LOD are in different time periods, and in the game he's just someone who defends your group. That's total abuse of Drizzt.
The Forgotten Realms don't get much attention compared to say, Lord of the Rings or Star Wars, so we should be glad that the Realms has a character like Drizzt to help with promotion. Salvatore writes what sells, and despite the fact that some people will no doubt think, "not another load of Drizzt fiction," if people weren't interested then I'm sure he would be writing about something else by now. Think of Drizzt like a key that will unlock the strange fictional world of the Realms. You need him to get people into the world, but once the door is open, you just discard him and concentrate on whatever it is about the Realms that interests you.
I like drow, but never read one Drizzt novel. But yeah, most people seem to either love or hate the character, a few sensible of us just don't care either way - the Realms is so much more than any one character :)
Hey Ya'll, I'm new to this Forum and I was wondering if anyone had heard of a possible movie for Drizzt, I know he's been featured in a video game before, but I think a movie would be cool as well. I also have another question for you guy... and gals. Maybe it's just me, but I love the overall theme of the books, about how a young guy can start out in an evil society, one that teaches selfishness and where neglecting the gold rule is ok as long as it benifits your household. Even though Drizzt was brought up in that society he learned to break away, I guess I'm not sure if that was because of his father or his own will (maybe both), but I love stories where someone who seems to be destined for evil, turns around and does good. Probably one of my favorite parts in the whole Drizzt saga is when he has his first encounter with surface elves and decides to spare the little girl. He had all of the "peer-pressure" in the world to do what his clan members would have wanted him to do, but instead, he does the complete opposite in saving a life instead of destroying it. Not to sound too corny or anything, but I sometimes wonder if I were brought up in a society like that, would I have chosen to be different, or would I have stayed in the Underdark to do evil.
The subject of a movie featuring Drizzt is one that comes up time and time again in Forgotten Realms discussions. I think that after the spectacular failures of the D&D-based movies in the past, and the relatively narrow audience the Realms enjoys, it's difficult for the movie studios to commit big bucks to produce a Realms-based movie. I personally would watch it, but would anyone else?
Though the Drizzt series are great and if you think of it a movie would also be great. I think it would be a waste to make a movie about this. You know what normally happens to a story that is translated from a book to a film, the quality drops drastically. Look at "The Lord of the Rings".. The books are really good, but when you look at the 3 movies the first is okay and the rest is just battle and sentimental crap (not that i don't like the battles)! A better solution would probably be a TV serie, like they did with "The Legend of the Seeker" (one book is one season), because this is a way to tell almost the whole the story. I still think this TV serie is also crap, but okay.. You will always get this Hollywood touch to it and not everyone will like certain characters!
I would say just stay with the books and imagine everything for yourself!