Then 3.5 DD has completely changed in comparison to 2nd ADD. I can remember Netheril; At the beginning of the FR campaign, the gods walked the earth, hum Faerun. Elves and dwarfs and orcs are everywhere and the underground is swarming with dark elves and beholders and mind-flayers, whereas wizards and clerics can be encountered in all cities, towns and villages. If that's not high fantasy, it doesn't belong to the sword & sorcery genre.Faraer said:The Realms is assuredly sword and sorcery and not high fantasy: its main mode is brawling picaresque adventure and intrigue, not heightened-tone Quests to Save All.
I'am sorry to contradict you but I have another definition that illustrates well high fantasy:Faraer said:High fantasy is about elevated tone and questing to affect the destiny of the world, and has nothing to do with the degree of presence of nonhumans and magic.
Taurren said:Now with that being said, I've gotten great use of the SK book. I used the "fluff" to create the society that my serpent men devolved from, and used both monsters and items from the book as the base template which I then tweaed to be more Conan-esque before introducing them.