since I am fairly new to FR I was wondering what time span was covered in the different edition-spanning campaign settings for FR. Specifically, what was the default starting year of the AD&D 1st edition FR campaign setting and to what year has it advanced in 5E?
I have my players start with the LOST MINE OF PHANDELVER but there is no specific date mentioned. Only that the eruption of Mount Hotenow was about 30 years ago (p.30 under "Ruins of Thundertree").
I tried to read different timelines for the Realms but they left me confused for the most part. Thanks for any pointers!