The current edition of D&D (5th) has adventures in the Forgotten Realms set in 1489-1493 DR.

During what years in the Forgotten Realms are adventures from each edition set?

(Answers should include 5th edition, for completeness)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Zwiq's answer here about edition-changing events in FR might be helpful related reading. \$\endgroup\$ – Carcer May 25 '19 at 11:27

The AD&D 1st Edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Gray Box) is set at the start of 1358.

The AD&D 2nd Edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting box is set at the start of 1368.

The D&D 3rd Edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting book is set in 1372.

The D&D 4th Edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide book is set in 1479.

The D&D 5th Edition adventure Princes of the Apocalypse is set in 1491 and Waterdeep: Dragon Heist in 1492.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you back up these dates with sources? \$\endgroup\$ – David Coffron May 25 '19 at 12:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ For the first four, the sources are the boxes and books I listed. For 5th edition I changed it to better sources. \$\endgroup\$ – Yora May 25 '19 at 14:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ While readers, I'm sure, understand that the listed boxes and books are this answer's sources, readers don't know how this answer got those dates. (I know that the FRCS for 3e, for instance, is, like, 300 pages long so just saying It's in there!, while a good start, could be more helpful.) Could this answer quote a sentence from each source so as to indicate these dates are accurate then locate that sentence in the source with a page number? \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan May 25 '19 at 14:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'd prefer a simple page number. Direct quotes don't add anything to the quality of this answer. They would actively hurt readability. \$\endgroup\$ – Akixkisu May 25 '19 at 14:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Akixkisu RE: "[T]hat seem like obtrusively cluttering an incomplete answer." I'm not sure what that means. Nonetheless, I admit that plopping a parenthetical page number after each entry would leave the answer less cluttered than locating the information contextually, but, absent context, a reader must dig out the original sources to confirm the answer's accuracy. As this answer stands—or even with the addition of just a page number—, the reader doesn't know how this information was gleaned. \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan May 25 '19 at 14:59

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