One of the truly wonderful things about Dungeons and Dragons has always been the amount of choice given to players. Beyond the basic rules, the game’s world really is up to the Dungeon Master and those who play the game. Some people, though, want a bit more to work with.
Instead of inventing things whole cloth, they want a world in which their story can be set. There have been a number of settings released for Dungeons and Dragons since the beginning, giving players many options for how their worlds can work.
Few have been quite so popular or quite so memorable as that of the Forgotten Realms RPG setting.