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Richard Baker is an American author that writes science fiction and fantasy. He is best known for his work on Dungeons and Dragons.

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Order of Alternity RPG Series

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1 Red Starrise 1998 Description / Buy
2 Alternity Gamemaster Guide 1998 Description / Buy
3 The Last Warhulk (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Breaker of Empires Series

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1 Valiant Dust 2017 Description / Buy
2 Valiant Dust 2017 Description / Buy
3 Restless Lightning 2018 Description / Buy
4 Restless Lightning: Breaker of Empires, Book 2 2018 Description / Buy
5 Scornful Stars 2019 Description / Buy

Order of D&D 4th ed Adventures Series

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1 Thunderspire Labyrinth: An Adventure for Characters of 4th-6th Level (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
2 King of the Trollhaunt Warrens (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Blades of the Moonsea Series

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1 Swordmage 2008 Description / Buy
2 Corsair 2009 Description / Buy
3 Avenger 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: The Last Mythal Series with Philip Athans

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1 Forsaken House 2004 Description / Buy
2 Forsaken House 2004 Description / Buy
3 Farthest Reach 2005 Description / Buy
4 Farthest Reach 2005 Description / Buy
5 Final Gate 2006 Description / Buy
6 Final Gate 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Star Drive Series with Martin H. Greenberg, Philip Athans, William H. Keith Jr., Roland J. Green, Thomas M. Reid

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1 On the Verge ( By: Roland J. Green) 1998 Description / Buy
2 Starfall ( By: Martin H. Greenberg, Philip Athans) 1999 Description / Buy
3 Zero Point 1999 Description / Buy
4 Two of Minds ( By: William H. Keith Jr.) 2000 Description / Buy
5 Gridrunner Novel ( By: Thomas M. Reid) 2000 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: The War of the Spider Queen Series

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1 Dissolution ( By: Richard Lee Byers) 2002 Description / Buy
2 Insurrection ( By: Thomas M. Reid) 2002 Description / Buy
3 Condemnation 2003 Description / Buy
4 Extinction ( By: Lisa Smedman) 2004 Description / Buy
5 Annihilation ( By: Philip Athans) 2004 Description / Buy
6 Resurrection ( By: Paul S. Kemp) 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Anthologies Series

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1 Realms of Valor ( By: Christie Golden, Jean Rabe, Ed Greenwood, R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham, James Lowder, Douglas Niles, Troy Denning, David Cook, Scott Ciencin, Mark Anthony) 1993 Description / Buy
2 Realms of Magic ( By: Christie Golden, Jean Rabe, Brian M. Thomsen, Ed Greenwood, R.A. Salvatore, Dave Gross, Elaine Cunningham, Mary H. Herbert, Jeff Grubb, J. Robert King, Kate Novak, Roger E. Moore, Douglas Niles, David Cook, Tom Dupree, William W. Connors, Mark Anthony, Allen C. Kupfer) 1995 Description / Buy
3 Realms of the Underdark ( By: Brian M. Thomsen, Ed Greenwood, Elaine Cunningham, J. Robert King, Roger E. Moore, Mark Anthony) 1996 Description / Buy
4 Realms of the Arcane ( By: J. Robert King) 1997 Description / Buy
5 Realms of Mystery ( By: J. Robert King) 1998 Description / Buy
6 Realms of the Dragons ( By: Ed Greenwood) 2004 Description / Buy
7 Realms of the Dragons II ( By: Erin Tettensor) 2005 Description / Buy
8 Realms of the Elves ( By: Philip Athans) 2006 Description / Buy
9 Realms of War ( By: Philip Athans) 2008 Description / Buy
10 Realms of the Dead 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Double Diamond Triangle Saga Series

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1 The Abduction (Short Story) ( By: J. Robert King) 1998 Description / Buy
2 The Paladins ( By: James M. Ward) 1998 Description / Buy
3 The Mercenaries (Short Story) ( By: Ed Greenwood) 1998 Description / Buy
4 Errand of Mercy (Short Story) ( By: Roger E. Moore) 1998 Description / Buy
5 An Opportunity for Profit (Short Story) ( By: Dave Gross) 1998 Description / Buy
6 Conspiracy ( By: J. Robert King) 1998 Description / Buy
7 Uneasy Alliances ( By: David Cook) 1998 Description / Buy
8 Easy Betrayals (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
9 The Diamond (Short Story) ( By: J. Robert King) 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms: Cities Series

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1 The City of Ravens 2000 Description / Buy
2 Temple Hill ( By: Drew Karpyshyn) 2001 Description / Buy
3 The Jewel of Turmish ( By: Mel Odom) 2002 Description / Buy
4 The City of Splendors ( By: Ed Greenwood) 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Forgotten Realms Standalone Books

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1 Pool of Radiance (Short Story) ( By: James M. Ward, Jane Cooper Hong) 1989 Description / Buy
2 Crusade ( By: Larry Elmore, James Lowder) 1991 Description / Buy
3 Into the Void ( By: Nigel Findley) 1991 Description / Buy
4 Pools of Darkness ( By: James M. Ward, Anne K. Brown) 1992 Description / Buy
5 Prince of Lies ( By: James Lowder) 1993 Description / Buy
6 Pool of Twilight ( By: James M. Ward, Anne K. Brown) 1993 Description / Buy
7 Once Around the Realms ( By: Brian M. Thomsen) 1995 Description / Buy
8 Murder in Halruaa ( By: Ric Meyers) 1996 Description / Buy
9 Escape from Undermountain ( By: Mark Anthony) 1996 Description / Buy
10 The Mage in the Iron Mask ( By: Brian M. Thomsen) 1996 Description / Buy
11 The Council of Blades ( By: Paul Kidd) 1996 Description / Buy
12 Dangerous Games ( By: Clayton Emery) 1996 Description / Buy
13 Evermeet: Island of Elves ( By: Elaine Cunningham) 1998 Description / Buy
14 The Shadow Stone 1998 Description / Buy
15 Silverfall ( By: Ed Greenwood) 1999 Description / Buy
16 Pool of Radiance ( By: Carrie Bebris) 2000 Description / Buy
17 We Three Dragons ( By: Ed Greenwood) 2005 Description / Buy
18 Sandstorm ( By: Christopher Rowe) 2011 Description / Buy
19 Prince of Ravens 2012 Description / Buy
20 The Rose of Sarifal ( By: Paulina Claiborne) 2012 Description / Buy
21 The Rose of Sarifal ( By: Paulina Claiborne) 2012 Description / Buy
22 Venom in Her Veins ( By: Tim Pratt) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of AD&D 2nd Edition Birthright Campaign Setting Series

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1 Player's Secrets of Roesone (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
2 Player's Secrets of Tuornen (Short Story) ( By: Dave Gross) 1995 Description / Buy
3 The Book of Magecraft ( By: Jean Rabe) 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Dungeons & Dragons Edition 3.5 Series with Ed Greenwood, Thomas M. Reid, Monte Cook, Ari Marmell, Bruce R. Cordell, Matt Sernett, Chris Thomasson, James Wyatt, Jason Bulmahn, Wizards of the Coast, Eric Cagle, Rich Redman, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jesse Decker, Rich Burlew, Andy Collins, Andrew Finch, P. Nathan Toomey

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dungeon Master's Guide ( By: Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet) 2000 Description / Buy
2 Player's Handbook ( By: Monte Cook, Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet) 2000 Description / Buy
3 Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerun (Short Story) ( By: James Wyatt) 2001 Description / Buy
4 Monster Manual III ( By: Matt Sernett, Chris Thomasson, Eric Cagle, Rich Redman, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jesse Decker, Rich Burlew, Andrew Finch, P. Nathan Toomey) 2003 Description / Buy
5 Player's Guide to Faerûn 2004 Description / Buy
6 Expanded Psionics Handbook ( By: Bruce R. Cordell) 2004 Description / Buy
7 Frostburn: Mastering the Perils of Ice and Snow ( By: Dan Scott, Wolfgang Baur, James Jacobs, Steve Ellis, George Strayton, Doug Kovacs, Steve Belledin, Mitch Cotie, Ed Cox, Dennis Crabapple McClain, David Griffith, David Hudnut, Dana Knutson) 2004 Description / Buy
8 Hyperconscious: Explorations in Psionics ( By: Bruce R. Cordell) 2004 Description / Buy
9 Shining South ( By: Thomas M. Reid, Penny Williams, Chris Thomasson, Chris Sims) 2004 Description / Buy
10 Libris Mortis: The Book of the Undead ( By: Bruce R. Cordell, Andy Collins) 2004 Description / Buy
11 Complete Arcane 2004 Description / Buy
12 Sharn: City of Towers ( By: James Wyatt) 2004 Description / Buy
13 Lost Empires of Faerûn 2005 Description / Buy
14 Sandstorm: Mastering the Perils of Fire and Sand ( By: Bruce R. Cordell, J.D. Wiker, Jennifer Clarke-Wilkes) 2005 Description / Buy
15 City of Splendors: Waterdeep ( By: Ed Greenwood) 2005 Description / Buy
16 Stormwrack 2005 Description / Buy
17 Magic of Incarnum ( With: Frank Brunner, James Wyatt, Stephen Schubert) 2005 Description / Buy
18 Heroes of Horror ( By: James Wyatt) 2005 Description / Buy
19 Champions of Valor ( By: Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds) 2005 Description / Buy
20 The Doom Of Listonshire (Short Story) ( By: Ari Marmell) 2006 Description / Buy
21 The Red Hand of Doom (Short Story) ( With: James Jacobs) 2006 Description / Buy
22 Power of Faerûn ( By: Ed Greenwood) 2006 Description / Buy
23 Tome of Magic: Pact, Shadow, and Truename Magic ( By: Ari Marmell) 2006 Description / Buy
24 Tome of Battle 2006 Description / Buy
25 Dragon Magic ( By: Owen K.C. Stephens) 2006 Description / Buy
26 Complete Mage ( By: Ari Marmell, Skip Williams, Penny Williams, Kolja Raven Liquette) 2006 Description / Buy
27 Dungeonscape: An Essential Guide to Dungeon Adventuring ( By: Jason Bulmahn, Rich Burlew) 2007 Description / Buy
28 Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk ( By: Erik Mona, James Jacobs, Jason Bulmahn) 2007 Description / Buy
29 Premium 3.5 Edition Dungeons & Dragons Spell Compendium ( By: Wizards of the Coast) 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Painted Turtle Series

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1 Amos Walker's Detroit ( By: Loren D. Estleman) 2007 Description / Buy
2 Travelin' Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger ( By: Gary Graff) 2009 Description / Buy
3 Techno Rebels ( By: Dan Sicko) 2010 Description / Buy
4 MC5 Sonically Speaking: A Tale of Revolution and Rock n Roll ( By: Brett Callwood) 2010 Description / Buy
5 Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City ( By: John Gallagher) 2010 Description / Buy
6 The Stooges Head On: A Journey Through the Michigan Underground ( By: Alice Cooper, Brett Callwood) 2011 Description / Buy
7 Revolution Detroit: Strategies for Urban Reinvention ( By: John Gallagher) 2013 Description / Buy
8 Images from the Arsenal of Democracy ( By: Charles K. Hyde) 2014 Description / Buy
9 The Art of Memory: Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids, Michigan ( By: Thomas R. Dilley) 2014 Description / Buy
10 Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure ( By: Maureen Dunphy) 2016 Description / Buy
11 The Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Grace, Grit, and Glory ( By: Laurie Lanzen Harris, Paul Ganson) 2016 Description / Buy
12 Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes ( By: Heather Shumaker, Jordan Wannemacher) 2017 Description / Buy
13 Greetings from Detroit: Historic Postcards from the Motor City ( By: Dan Austin) 2017 Description / Buy
14 Brewed in Michigan: The New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State ( By: William Rapai) 2017 Description / Buy
15 Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit ( By: Michael H. Hodges) 2018 Description / Buy
16 The Faygo Book ( By: Joe Grimm) 2018 Description / Buy
17 The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait ( By: Linda Solomon) 2019 Description / Buy
18 Northern Harvest: Twenty Michigan Women in Food and Farming ( By: Emita Brady Hill) 2020 Description / Buy

Richard Baker Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Ploughshares Spring 1999 1999 Description / Buy
2 Bite-Sized Offerings 2015 Description / Buy
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Born in 1941 in Florida, Baker has been a writer, a creative director, and a game developer. As a child, the author never dreamt that his resume would feature such roles and achievements.

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Richard Baker studied English in college. Following his graduation in 1988, the author joined the US Navy, landing a position on the USS Tortuga as a deck officer.

Baker was a Junior Grade Lieutenant by the time he left. A husband to his college sweetheart and a father to two girls, Baker’s love for reading was sparked at a young age. His hometown library had a science fiction section that no one had bothered to update in a very long time.

But that did not matter to Baker who dug his way through Tolkien’s works before exploring the likes of Robert Heinlein, Robert E. Howard, and Doc Smith. The people who know Baker will tell you that he loves the Golden Age of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

And you wouldn’t be wrong in presuming that his interests were shaped by that science fiction section of his hometown library. The author started playing Dungeons and Dragons in 1979.

He had a passion for the game. As such, once he left the army, he sent an application to TSR, the people behind Dungeons and Dragons. Richard Baker was on the hunt for a new career but he did not actually expect TSR to give him a job.

And yet they responded positively to his resume, asking the author to complete a writing test. Whatever he eventually produced must have piqued the interest of the right person at TSR because they scheduled an interview and then hired him.

Baker had done some writing before but none of his work had ever been published. So he was treading into unchartered waters when TSR brought him aboard in 1991.

The author’s role was pretty diverse. He spent quite a bit of time writing for the product lines at the company. He also produced articles for a number of magazines. Some of his more notable achievements include the work he did on the Forgotten Realms.

He also played a significant role in the Birthright campaign’s design. While he was quite proud of the Birthright boxed set (winner of the Origins Award), Baker’s crowning achievement is Alternity.

While his work on Dungeons and Dragons merely built upon the efforts of other creators, Richard Baker was part of the team that crafted Alternity from the ground up. The undertaking was exhausting but Baker also learned quite a bit.

That being said, Baker was always grateful for the opportunity TSR gave him to write stories set in established universes. He found it much easier to maneuver his plots because he did not have to do all the hard work of giving the settings their depth.

His only objective was to use the worlds that other people had created to tell his own stories, and that was a process he enjoyed.

Best Richard Baker Books

Baker has imputed some of his success to the fact that he writes what entertains him, with some of the best titles in his bibliography including:

Forsaken House: The demonic elf monsters of House Dlardrageth were defeated and imprisoned by the residents of the elven realms a long time ago. But now they have returned and they will stop at nothing to claim what they perceive to be their birthright.

Araevin is an elf mage who knows that the glades of the High Forest have been infected by a dangerous enemy. Araevin must sacrifice his sanity to stop their conquest in its tracks.

Forsaken House takes place in the world of the Forgotten Realms. It is the first novel in the Last Mythal series.

Farthest Reach: The second novel in the Last Mythal series finds Araevini Teshurr at Tower Reilloch from where he hopes to understand the magical knowledge the Nightstar gave him. Once he realizes that the mages have nothing more to teach him, he embarks on a new journey, one that will bring him to his betrothed.

Meanwhile, Queen Sarya was defeated by the elves but she isn’t ready to surrender. Now she has an ally, a demon prince with whose help she hopes to decimate the elven army that will seek her out.

When Does The Next Richard Baker book come out?

Richard Baker doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Forgotten Realms: R.A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen 4 Volume Set - Condemnation / Extinction / Annihilation / Resurrection and was released on April, 4th 2021. It is the newest book in the .

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