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      Topic: Silent Ones
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:11 pm   Subject: Silent Ones
    I remember reading about them in the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer, though I can't check because I'm at work right now eating lunch. From the looks of it you could simply make it a variant of the Sage ba ...
      Topic: Alternative Warlock Patrons?
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:50 pm   Subject: Alternative Warlock Patrons?
    I've been playing a Pact of Chains Feylock since the release. Tinkering with the game was rather easy and it shows flexibility of the Warlock class. Swapping their Patron spell list changes their pl ...
      Topic: New Greyhawk module
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:41 pm   Subject: New Greyhawk module
    I'll definitely check it out! Thanks!

    But I must confess I'll have to convert it to 4E.
      Topic: Rary and Robliar
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:09 am   Subject: Rary and Robliar
    I changed the fluff for Rary in 4e to link him to the Star Pact Warlock. Though he's a Wizard he studied the mysteries of the Cosmos which eroded his sanity. The Bright Desert is linked to the Fall ...
      Topic: The City of the Gods
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 21
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:07 am   Subject: The City of the Gods
    This is one of the best historical fluff threads I've read. There so many gems to be mined from this. The mulitfaceted history of Blackmoor and its rare quality of remaining forever occulted has alw ...
      Topic: where should i start GH Wars event?
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:05 am   Subject: where should i start GH Wars event?
    I had envisioned DMing a game where the PCs would work from Furyondy to retake the Shieldlands. In the course of the campaign it would be known to them that they're losing the war. The forces of evi ...
      Topic: Iuz in 4e
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:34 am   Subject: Iuz in 4e
    Iuz should be a Solo.

    Reason? The semi-legendary Carl Sergeant wrote in one of his Iuz supplements (I think "Iuz the Evil" but as it's in storage I cannot check): don't allow Iuz to be killed too ...
      Topic: Now that Dark Sun has been announced
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:14 am   Subject: Now that Dark Sun has been announced
    I'm with Rasgon. In order for WotC to bring back Greyhawk, they would have to admit openly and frankly that the basis of 4E's "common understanding of D&D" is pulled from Greyhawk. Forgotten Rea ...
      Topic: A biological reason for opponents
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 21
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:09 am   Subject: A biological reason for opponents
    The problem with everyone's explaination for alignment is it falls into the same postmodern relativistic tripe without ever bothering to address supernatural qualities of alignment.

    Read again:

    ...
      Topic: Paragon Level Adventuring
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 8
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:59 pm   Subject: Paragon Level Adventuring
    I have a hard time believing that people think 4E is slow. Actually, I take that back. I have a hard time believing people when they first play a game then complain how slow the "game" is. Combat t ...
      Topic: 4E Campaign Plot
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:45 pm   Subject: 4E Campaign Plot
    Everyone in the group is pretty sound on their class/race combinations. I've asked for everyone to give me a little information on their character so that I can start tying the rest of them into the ...
      Topic: 4E Campaign Plot
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:15 am   Subject: 4E Campaign Plot
    In 4E you can disconnect the class 'description' from the class itself. Class is more a case of combat style and group role in 4e. Some of the classes are pidgeonholed - such as Bard = leader but cl ...
      Topic: A biological reason for opponents
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 21
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:51 am   Subject: A biological reason for opponents
    So... are humans who CHOOSE to kill and eat whales, dolphins, and porpoises neutral evil?
    Why should they be?

    Name one Holy or Bane weapon that you would allow in a game that smote PCs solely on t ...
      Topic: Victorian World of Greyhawk
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 3
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:46 pm   Subject: Victorian World of Greyhawk
    You should check out Dragon Magazine 277. It's a Steampunk issue that has a snap shot of a futuristic Greyhawk. You could probably download a copy from Paizo.
      Topic: A biological reason for opponents
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 21
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:30 pm   Subject: A biological reason for opponents
    The problem with everyone's explaination for alignment is it falls into the same postmodern relativistic tripe without ever bothering to address supernatural qualities of alignment.

    If alignment is ...
      Topic: 3.5 gather information or not
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 16
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:10 pm   Subject: 3.5 gather information or not
    Gather information is one of those odd skills. It suggests that they can find forbidden info simply by asking around. I've never been fully comfortable with that as a GM. To me, I would see it as a ...
      Topic: 4E Campaign Plot
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:46 pm   Subject: 4E Campaign Plot
    Criticism - I'm against assigning races and classes to players as it interferes with creativity and flexibility. Since no one knows about the Greyhawk setting then why not ask the players what charac ...
      Topic: Converting OD&D and 1e modules to 4th edition (WotC site
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:33 am   Subject: Converting OD&D and 1e modules to 4th edition (WotC site
    That's a big enough amount of material that it would make for a better article than forum post. I recommend that you submit it as an actual article or the Canonfire! front page. Hopefully more peopl ...
      Topic: Converting OD&D and 1e modules to 4th edition (WotC site
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:40 pm   Subject: Shy Tower
    This is a cut 'n paste from my Conversion.

    Shy Tower

    1. History of the Tower – The Keepers say that the Shy Tower is haunted by the restless soul of Tyrell, the last watchmen. When the goblin h ...
      Topic: Converting OD&D and 1e modules to 4th edition (WotC site
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:51 pm   Subject: Spiderwoods Sidequest
    Here is a copy-n-paste of my file on the Spiderwoods sidequest. It's a level 4 sidequest.

    Spiderwood

    1. A Corpulent Feast – The characters can make a DC 18 Perception check to notice drag marks ...
      Topic: Converting OD&D and 1e modules to 4th edition (WotC site
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 11
    Views: 12280

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:05 pm   Subject: Converting OD&D and 1e modules to 4th edition (WotC site
    I dunno, I've tried reading over that adventure, and its predecessor, and ended up scratching my head wondering what exactly the PCs were supposed to do. It all seemed too random for me. At least with ...
      Topic: Converting OD&D and 1e modules to 4th edition (WotC site
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:59 pm   Subject: Converting OD&D and 1e modules to 4th edition (WotC site
    I converted Return to the Keep on the Borderlands. How would you want me to post it? I don't want any flak from WotC.

    Well, I could give a brief sample of the work and the conversion process. Ea ...
      Topic: St. Cuthburt is to Iuz what ________ is to Vecna
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 9
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:42 pm   Subject: St. Cuthburt is to Iuz what ________ is to Vecna
    I don't like treating Vecna as a deity. His primary enemy should be PC's rather than other deities. By placing Vecna as a Banished Overlord or Ancient Evil rather than a god he becomes a boogey man. ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 130
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:54 am   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    I would have the ancient eras covered in passing fashion in the regional books, but not in such detail that ancient era personas are statted out or anything like that. Artifacts and magic from ancien ...
      Topic: St. Cuthburt is to Iuz what ________ is to Vecna
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:31 am   Subject: St. Cuthburt is to Iuz what ________ is to Vecna
    I don't like treating Vecna as a deity. Therefore, his primary enemy should be PC's rather than other deities. By placing Vecna as a Banished Overlord or Ancient Evil rather than a god he becomes a ...
      Topic: Pre-Rary Bright Desert
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:17 am   Subject: Re: Pre-Rary Bright Desert
    Was it basically just the nomadic remnants of the Sulm trying to eake out a living?

    According to the GH hardback the nomads killed Karll's older brothers in a "border war" so I suspect they were p ...
      Topic: Canon vs. Fandom?
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 16
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:14 am   Subject: Re: Canon vs. Fandom?
    One of the colorful components of Greyhawk fandom is our complete inability to agree on what is canon and what is not, and this is quite unlikely to change any time soom. Perhaps the 83 boxed set is ...
      Topic: Canon vs. Fandom?
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 16
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:41 pm   Subject: Canon vs. Fandom?
    You should write what you want to. Some articles are written to stick to all canon sources while adding new material to it. Others are based on canon but diverge slightly from it. Some are written ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 130
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:15 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    I proposed something very similar to this for any new WoG campaign setting book, as well as for adventures, in way of attempting to come up with a format that would appeal to Greyhawk players regardle ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:58 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape

    . . . blah, history ideas, blah. . . .

    I think this a very sound idea.

    It is generally similar to the idea behind my Chronicles of Keoland series that has started to be published to the CF ...
      Topic: using other settings to expand Oerth
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 25
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:28 pm   Subject: using other settings to expand Oerth
    I like it alot. I do not care for Eberron but it has lots of cool elements that are immenently steal worthy. I too have added Eberron elements, including the Warforged in a similar role as well as t ...
      Topic: Thinking of moving to Greyhawk: need specific location
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:11 pm   Subject: Thinking of moving to Greyhawk: need specific location
    Seeing as the OP posted this thread in 2005, I sure hope they have found a location to start their Greyhawk campaign in. Laughing As many other poeple often have the very same question "Where to get st ...
      Topic: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:05 pm   Subject: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    No, he's talking about the WotC 4e design blog I believe, which he is paraphrasing. Maybe it is still up, and in its original form even. That blog generated a lot of "discussion" prior to the rules ...
      Topic: Kickin' it Old School---Greyhawk Ruins Dungeon Delve
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: Kickin' it Old School---Greyhawk Ruins Dungeon Delve
    hi guys. i decided on a new campaign for the players. we're going to be set in greyhawk before the time the castle ruins were first delved. it wont be a travel thru time sort of thing. it will be s ...
      Topic: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:02 pm   Subject: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    Back on topic. WotC said specifically they wanted to cut back on "travel spells" to make travel part of the adventure

    Isn't this the same company who exhorted DM's to cut out all the niggling deta ...
      Topic: Greyhawk 7
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:57 pm   Subject: Greyhawk 7
    Any spect submission consists of a synopsis, sample, and project outline.

    I would go farther, presenting a draft license at the first sitdown. I would avoid too many specifics because untimately, ...
      Topic: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:34 pm   Subject: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    Yes, but your fighters weren't creating clones of themselves or enchanting items or any number of other non-fightery things. Happy

    I do like the idea behind curtailing travel spells, but fly co ...
      Topic: using other settings to expand Oerth
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:23 pm   Subject: using other settings to expand Oerth
    Greyhawk has a dubious history of technology, which not every fan has embraced. I took the liberties to yank the Warforged from Eberron and drop them into Blackmoor as the clockwork army of an ancien ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:07 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    @DwarffromNyrond - I completely agree. Any treatment of the GH setting should focus on PCs, not on the exploits of NPCs.

    I've been thinking of a way to reconcile the GH timeline. The biggest feat ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:35 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    I like the concept WotC has used to jump ahead a 100 yrs and re-establish the Forgotten Realms campaign for the 4th Ed game, yet still utilizing previous material as historical reference. Cool N ...
      Topic: Greyhawk 7
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:19 pm   Subject: Greyhawk 7
    2) Return to the Keep on the Borderlands - the best intro module ever rewritten.
    This is Greyhawk?
    *holding it in my hands right now*

    Yes it is! Laughing
      Topic: Thinking of moving to Greyhawk: need specific location
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:51 pm   Subject: Thinking of moving to Greyhawk: need specific location
    Everyone is giving good examples but there are still a few more. That's the beauty of Greyhawk - it fits to your campaign. I treat the Yeomanry like ancient Greece, Athens with the Scarlet Brotherho ...
      Topic: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:54 pm   Subject: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    "Inform those players who have opted for the magic-user profession that they have just completed a course of apprenticeship with a master who was of unthinkably high level (at least 6th!)." --DMG p. ...
      Topic: Greyhawk 7
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:03 pm   Subject: Greyhawk 7
    Any spect submission consists of a synopsis, sample, and project outline. I just assumed that would be the case. WotC determines whether or not a project is too ambitious (too big). A realistic pro ...
      Topic: Greyhawk 7
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:00 am   Subject: Greyhawk 7
    Hmm... I can't pretend to fully understand the legal constraints on licensing Greyhawk products. If I had to choose 7 (why not 10?) products I would choose those I feel are most iconic.

    1) 1983 B ...
      Topic: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 55
    Views: 43065

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:13 pm   Subject: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    I don't want to turn this into a flame thread but it's pretty clear that you're just making a knee jerk reaction and you're dead wrong on several areas.

    The major difference between the previous ed ...
      Topic: 4E Class Feature Options, Feats, Paragon Paths, etc
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:12 pm   Subject: 4E Class Feature Options, Feats, Paragon Paths, etc
    Anything that greatly changes the way a character is played should be a Class Feature, not a Feat. Rather than make the Unarmed Fighting a feat (which is quite powerful for a feat) it should be a "Cl ...
      Topic: An idea for 4E in Greyhawk
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:48 pm   Subject: An idea for 4E in Greyhawk
    I do have the advantage of running a campaign while the books are released Laughing

    At first I wanted to keep Tieflings and Dragonborn in the background but the players were more interested than I wa ...
      Topic: An idea for 4E in Greyhawk
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:54 am   Subject: Re: An idea for 4E in Greyhawk

    Questions to answer:
    1. Where will we place the village/small town?
    I started at Kendall Keep in the Yeomanry. It borders a hostile brigand nation (Sea Princes who are a vassal of the Scarlet Br ...
      Topic: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    AtomicPope

    Replies: 55
    Views: 43065

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:48 pm   Subject: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    I don't see how 4e has majorly changed Greyhawk. In fact, there are many core changes that are beneficial to the history of Greyhawk. Take Teleportation and Planar Travel. In all previous editions, ...
      Topic: Death to Boccub! Or, Death to Boccub?
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:34 pm   Subject: Re: More ramblings!
    If Boccub was born with divinity, then all magic should be granted by him. Shouldn’t it? Even other deities must answer to Boccub on matters of the arcane if he is an Over-deity of magic, just like My ...
      Topic: Death to Boccub! Or, Death to Boccub?
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:24 pm   Subject: Re: Death to Boccub! Or, Death to Boccub?
    Unlike FR, Oerth gods aren't sticking their D!@K in everything and must follow the Pact of Nonintervention. In FR the PC's are little more that motes of dust in a world filled with active gods and Ep ...
      Topic: Death to Boccub! Or, Death to Boccub?
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:01 pm   Subject: Re: Death to Boccub! Or, Death to Boccub?
    Coincidently, I have been playing with the same idea as WotC has with the new 4thE Forgotten Realms having a spell plague, caused by the death of the god of magic. This now allows everyone to not have ...
      Topic: Greyhawk no longer Core D&D world!
    AtomicPope

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:01 am   Subject: Greyhawk no longer Core D&D world!
    I seriously hope they don't drop Greyhawk. I'm a hardcore fan of the setting. I've played in every setting but GH has stuck with me the most, even over my own Embarassed

    I fear that if WotC drops G ...
     
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