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      Topic: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca
    Chevalier

    Replies: 15
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:57 pm   Subject: Keolandish Dating and Lingua Franca
    In the long long ago I posted an article on my version of linguistic history in the Flanaess - basically I posited that it makes more sense to have Common be a mix of Oeridian and Suel than Oerid/Bakl ...
      Topic: Bone March and North Province
    Chevalier

    Replies: 24
    Views: 6523

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 8:30 am   Subject: Bone March and North Province
    mtg - Grey Citadel as Bellport is interesting, though you'd have to change out the waterfall I suppose. I've located that one in the Yatils, where the Velverdyva comes down out of the mountains into t ...
      Topic: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 8:11 am   Subject: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    On the Avon Fyn/Avon Ffyn - If we're adhering to Welsh, as most of the Geoff nomenclature tends to, then Afon/Avon should be river, yes. I find the translation of the name interesting: Afon Ffyn is Ri ...
      Topic: Bone March and North Province
    Chevalier

    Replies: 24
    Views: 6523

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:21 pm   Subject: Bone March and North Province
    I've located two Necromancer Games mega-adventures in Bone March: the city of Tsar nestled under the mountains in the west, and Rappan Athuk in the east, in the hills just outside of the Loftwood. Knu ...
      Topic: Beneath the Temple of Elemental Evil
    Chevalier

    Replies: 5
    Views: 2642

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:24 am   Subject: Beneath the Temple of Elemental Evil
    Very nice! Thoughtfully integrated with the existing module and effectively ties up the perplexing EEG loose ends. It's a pleasure to see the result of your research and musings - looking forward to t ...
      Topic: Languages of Greyhawk
    Chevalier

    Replies: 10
    Views: 3637

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:07 pm   Subject: Languages of Greyhawk
    I also wrote an article here on Canonfire (I think it's called An Alternative Linguistic History of the Flanaess) describing my take on the human languages of the Flanaess.
      Topic: Burning Cliffs
    Chevalier

    Replies: 5
    Views: 2315

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:07 pm   Subject: Burning Cliffs
    Hey all - apologies if this has been posted previously; I am not much up on the forums the last few years. I just ran across an Atlas Obscura article on the Smoking Hills of Canada - and I would guess ...
      Topic: Sons of Anarchy
    Chevalier

    Replies: 0
    Views: 3843

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:40 pm   Subject: Sons of Anarchy
    Wondering if anyone else is a fan or has considered the series as an inspiration for a campaign...obviously would be a thieves' guild sort of setting, with local guilds competing for regional supremac ...
      Topic: Tharizdun's Nature
    Chevalier

    Replies: 34
    Views: 25976

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:25 pm   Subject: Tharizdun's Nature
    Longish post ahead. After reading Scott Sz's Cold Text Files posts on the Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun a few years back, I did a bit of my own close reading and thinking. Most of this is based on tha ...
      Topic: Famous religious figures of Oerth
    Chevalier

    Replies: 22
    Views: 20715

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:32 am   Subject: Famous religious figures of Oerth
    In a post three or four years ago, I posited that Hendrenn Halgood (town in Nyrond, I think) was likely named after a local saint or religious hero - Halig-good = holy-good in Anglo-Saxon.
      Topic: A history of the elves of Oerth
    Chevalier

    Replies: 16
    Views: 16007

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:18 pm   Subject: A history of the elves of Oerth
    This is great stuff! Considerably different than my version of Elven history (which I will get around to publishing on here someday...) but plenty of material I could borrow and fit in.
      Topic: Oerth vs. Earth and planar/dimensional logic
    Chevalier

    Replies: 13
    Views: 9550

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:26 pm   Subject: Oerth vs. Earth and planar/dimensional logic
    Probability Travel, now that I think about it, seems similar to the travel between worlds, or between "narratives" on the same world, that occurs in Neal Stephenson's novel Anathem.
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:40 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    Tolkien's own drawings and paintings of Smaug depict a six-limbed dragon.

    Haven't posted much the last year or so - I got this crazy idea to open a used bookshop and that eats a lot of time. Good t ...
      Topic: A Flan Culture of the Rakers
    Chevalier

    Replies: 14
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:36 pm   Subject: A Flan Culture of the Rakers
    GMan, that's a great idea, and I may need to steal it (with credit, of course) for my own upcoming History of the Flan article.
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:05 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    I've been composing a review of the movie, but it's very long, so won't post it now.

    Just a brief sidenote - none of the content in the movie is from The Silmarillion, because Jackson et al don't ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:03 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    I've always pronounced it "smog" in my head, but I'm pretty sure the "correct" pronunciation (as JRRT intended) was indeed "smowg" (rhymes with cowg). I'm at work right now, but tonight I'll try to l ...
      Topic: Flann
    Chevalier

    Replies: 9
    Views: 6809

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:00 am   Subject: Flann
    I never interpreted Vlek as an invader, so I consider Vlek and Vlekstaad to be names in the NE Flan language.

    I go into this in more detail in my article on linguistics in the Flanaess, and in an a ...
      Topic: Flann
    Chevalier

    Replies: 9
    Views: 6809

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:43 pm   Subject: Flann
    Me, I use Slavic names for the NE Flan. Fits in with Vlek.
      Topic: False Iuz's
    Chevalier

    Replies: 14
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:19 am   Subject: False Iuz's
    Mortellan, I'm glad it inspired you! Maybe for a holiday special. You're definitely plenty busy without it, what with Castle Greyhawk and the campaigns you run...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:16 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    They've typically had episode 9 be the big one - Ned Stark in season 1, the Battle of the Blackwater in season 2, Red Wedding in season 3 - and then use the final episode to wrap things up a bit. The ...
      Topic: False Iuz's
    Chevalier

    Replies: 14
    Views: 10244

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:58 am   Subject: False Iuz's
    Hmmm...maybe this gave Iuz the idea to impersonate Vatun.

    For some reason, I'm envisioning a Greyhawk Comix strip where the priesthood tests a series of Iuz pretenders with Iuz trivia questions. O ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:20 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    There was no show on Sunday the 26th - they skipped Memorial Day weekend because of low ratings in previous seasons. Last night was #9, next week is the season finale.

    Two storylines mostly wrap ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:01 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    I thought Tyrion had the line of the night: "And now my watch begins." The whole wedding was well done, I thought. Overall, seems to be winding up for the big finish over the last two episodes, thou ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:05 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    My gut feeling is that at least some characters will have a happy ending, despite all the crap they go through. It's possible he'll go full Hamlet and everyone dies, but to me that seems less likely ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:12 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    Me, I'm not debating "lawful," mostly because neither GRRM nor the show's writers have taken D&D alignments into account, and I have no plans to adapt the characters into D&D format. I like t ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:09 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    M-S - I'm not saying Daenerys is right, though opposing massive institutional slavery certainly isn't a bad idea. Should she just ignore it and take the gold instead? My point is we can't expect her ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
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    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 4:18 pm   Subject: Game of Thrones
    In the author's defense - what happens to Theon isn't told in the books until much later, and in flashback, and in much less vivid detail.

    Daenerys - this is her figuring out how to rule. She's ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:09 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    I totally agree about Olenna - it's been really fun to watch her. Diana Rigg is excellent in this role. And her scene with Tywin was a treat.

    A lot of Jon Snow's arc is progression from naivete t ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:57 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    MINOR SPOILERS


    Oh, I know that's the likely intent; I was trying not to give it away for non-readers. What I'm curious about is whether they'll go on with the sacrifice, develop a new storyline ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:20 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    I'll have to check out those charts, Smillan. I've looked at some other fansites, but not that one yet. Amazing how these families are all intertwined - as noted in the "Black Ice and Fire" thread, ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:22 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    So...back to the show:

    I'm curious about what they're doing with Gendry. It seems like his character is being combined with Edric Storm, which I understand for adaptation purposes, but it seems to ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:28 pm   Subject: Game of Thrones
    I've been watching. I thought episode 3 was especially good. Loved the punk version of "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" over credits - perfect ending to a mood-whiplash episode.
      Topic: Is this real?
    Chevalier

    Replies: 28
    Views: 16584

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:28 pm   Subject: Is this real?
    First, apologies for the thread necromancy. But I'm rereading the Guide to the World of Greyhawk (the glorious boxed edition from 1983) and found something bearing on the discussion that may explain ...
      Topic: The Serpent and Magic
    Chevalier

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:23 am   Subject: The Serpent and Magic
    Mydrianor, I've always thought as well that Tharizdun is a good candidate for the Serpent. Though Mystic-Scholar's viewpoint of a non-subtle, direct Tharizdun is also valid, and other suitable interp ...
      Topic: Hyborian Greyhawk
    Chevalier

    Replies: 1
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:55 am   Subject: Hyborian Greyhawk
    I've been reading your blog, and find it really thought-provoking...I was especially blown away by the Leng Desert - that immediately makes the Bright Desert much more interesting for me, and I'm alre ...
      Topic: Origin of Hendrenn Halgood?
    Chevalier

    Replies: 8
    Views: 4270

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:36 am   Subject: Origin of Hendrenn Halgood?
    Alternate interpretations:

    Hendren (when spelled with one n) is also a real-world surname and place name. I've seen some name-history sites claim this derives from hendron or hendon, supposedly ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:55 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    Strictly speaking, there's none of The Silmarillion in The Hobbit movie. The film rights to The Silmarillion are separate, and have not been sold to anyone. Most of the extra stuff comes from the ap ...
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:54 am   Subject: Game of Thrones
    I like what they've done with Tywin too - particularly replacing Bolton with Tywin at Harrenhal, thus putting Arya and Tywin together...those were some of my favorite scenes last season.
      Topic: Game of Thrones
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 95785

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:56 pm   Subject: Game of Thrones
    I'm watching it! I got hooked on the books a looong time ago - I worked in a bookstore then, and actually read the galley of the first book before it was published. We were all big fans at the store ...
      Topic: Reign of Winter AP in Greyhawk - Perrenland or Stonefist?
    Chevalier

    Replies: 3
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:12 am   Subject: Reign of Winter AP in Greyhawk - Perrenland or Stonefist?
    I can see arguments for both, but I'd probably place Irrisen between Stonefist and the Ice Barbarians (you'd have to alter Irrisen's geography a bit, but that's not too hard to do). The Cruski are ab ...
      Topic: Hyborean Greyhawk
    Chevalier

    Replies: 12
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:05 am   Subject: Hyborean Greyhawk
    I was also taken by the calendar he posted in the blog - sets up long meta-seasons, similar to Song of Ice and Fire but with more regularity. I don't know if I'd import it into my campaign, but I thi ...
      Topic: Celbits and Jebli
    Chevalier

    Replies: 21
    Views: 11643

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:56 am   Subject: Celbits and Jebli
    I'll second (third? lost track) the assertion that "drow" has no relation to JRRT.

    The name "duergar" almost certainly derives from real-life dverg (Norse I think) or dwerg (Old English) - so whi ...
      Topic: Orc Stereotypes
    Chevalier

    Replies: 58
    Views: 24020

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:58 am   Subject: Orc Stereotypes
    I endorse the idea of good, even non-evil humanoids being a rarity, unless a group of players actually enjoys the resulting moral quandaries (though they would likely come up in urban campaigns anyway ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:37 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    M-S my friend, I completely agree about what's lost when leaving out Faramir/Eowyn. On the whole, the treatment of Faramir was probably my least favorite part of the movies. Not only is the sense of ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:10 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    As I said, I understand why people wouldn't like these changes. Though a movie without change wasn't feasible.

    I know Aragorn/Eowyn is one-sided, yes; hence "magnified" as my description. Not tha ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:13 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    M-S has the skinny on the trolls. Also I think that the great darkness Sauron sent out from Mordor via Orodruin (Dawnless Day through the Pelennor) would help his minions - with the sun blotted out b ...
      Topic: Ettercaps
    Chevalier

    Replies: 4
    Views: 2506

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:39 pm   Subject: Ettercaps
    Thanks for the summary, Smillan! I went back to look at the illustrations I have - remarkable how they've changed from the Fiend Folio picture (which as you note, doesn't really show the side-fangs). ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:32 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    Sorry for being unclear - what surprises me about Khazad-dum existing when the balrog hid under Caradhras is not that it existed - it was the oldest dwarven city, and dwarves further west had particip ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
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    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:17 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    One balrog was named, at least - their captain, Gothmog, who was killed by Ecthelion during the sack of Gondolin.

    I didn't intend "appeared" to mean "came into being" - after all, the thing had fle ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:42 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    Mystic-Scholar, I think you're quite right. I should have included the initial appearance of the Balrog in my timeline up the thread:

    1980 Balrog appears in Moria, slays the dwarven king (Durin V ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:56 am   Subject: the Hobbit
    Thanks Lanthorn and SirXaris! Yeah, I used a lot of brain space on those books.

    As jamesdglick says, they do have cockney accents in the book, but it does seem like their voices ought to be lower, ...
      Topic: Slavs of Greyhawk?
    Chevalier

    Replies: 35
    Views: 19418

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:26 am   Subject: Slavs of Greyhawk?
    Much like Smillan, I give a Slavic flair to the North Flan peoples - stronger where they survive largely intact, as in Stonefist and Tenh (Rus), and weaker where they've been overrun by other cultures ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    Chevalier

    Replies: 135
    Views: 85386

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:54 am   Subject: the Hobbit
    Re: Moria - indeed the dwarves do briefly establish themselves there post-Hobbit. In The Fellowship of the Ring (book, not movie) Gloin tells Bilbo of Balin's expedition to retake Moria (Ori and Oin ...
      Topic: Lum, Tuerny, Leuk-o, Ehlissa
    Chevalier

    Replies: 69
    Views: 33016

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:20 pm   Subject: Lum, Tuerny, Leuk-o, Ehlissa
    And another thing I wonder: How did Graz'zt, a demon lord so powerful he rules three planes, contends with Demogorgon and Orcus for primacy in the Abyss, and is rumored to be the son of various power ...
      Topic: Lum, Tuerny, Leuk-o, Ehlissa
    Chevalier

    Replies: 69
    Views: 33016

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:12 pm   Subject: Lum, Tuerny, Leuk-o, Ehlissa
    Re: dynastic succession from Garasteth to Cranden.

    Sargent's description of double marriages and house renaming seems overly complicated. In the Aerdy histories and genealogies I created for my ca ...
      Topic: Ranet
    Chevalier

    Replies: 8
    Views: 4993

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:04 am   Subject: Ranet
    Here I'm going to plug my "Legend of Pyremius and Ranet" article, which is decidedly not canon. In the story Pyremius uses poison _and_ a knife to kill her (a god of assassins has to be thorough). W ...
      Topic: Let's make a dungeon adventure......
    Chevalier

    Replies: 6
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:23 am   Subject: Let's make a dungeon adventure......
    Room 3
    The archway leads to a 20x20 vaulted chamber, with stout wooden doors (both locked) to the left and right. A single torch burns low on the wall by the left-hand door. The floor is blackened ...
      Topic: Let's make a dungeon adventure......
    Chevalier

    Replies: 6
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:02 am   Subject: Let's make a dungeon adventure......
    SirXaris, I have a room to post, but I want to make sure I understand the end of your description: I can't quite picture the double archway divided by a 10-foot hallway. Does that mean a hallway wit ...
      Topic: Thoughts on the "early life" of Nerull
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:34 am   Subject: Thoughts on the "early life" of Nerull
    Thread Necromancy! which given the topic, seems appropriate. ;)

    Just a few things to add to this discussion.

    First, I agree that Nerull doesn't seem a caretaker of the dead so much as someone ...
      Topic: Death Frost Doom (Possible Spoilers)
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:05 am   Subject: Death Frost Doom (Possible Spoilers)
    So I recently bought this adventure in PDF form, and find myself entranced by its diabolical possibilities. I saw it reviewed on Grognardia, and I think I've seen it mentioned by GreyhawkGrognard, ...
      Topic: The Eye(s) of the Beholder
    Chevalier

    Replies: 100
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 2nd Edition   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:00 am   Subject: The Eye(s) of the Beholder
    I don't have a stake in this discussion/debate, so have not posted, but I have been reading avidly as tensions rose to levels not seen since earlier days of Canonfire!. In support of Lanthorn's call ...
      Topic: Animal totems for Old Faith gods
    Chevalier

    Replies: 26
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:27 pm   Subject: Animal totems for Old Faith gods
    More wonderful comments! Thanks especially to Lanthorn and Mystic-Scholar for your thorough responses.

    So here's my update list:
    Beory: bear. Lanthorn really sold me on this. Earth, hibernatio ...
      Topic: Animal totems for Old Faith gods
    Chevalier

    Replies: 26
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:41 pm   Subject: Animal totems for Old Faith gods
    Rasgon: The lynx is a great call for Sotillion, thanks. Bubastis is a nice visual for what hers would look like, though I think her priests would have to settle for a more mundane version.

    Smil ...
      Topic: Animal totems for Old Faith gods
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:36 pm   Subject: Animal totems for Old Faith gods
    Thanks for your suggestions, Rasgon. I am indeed looking just for mundane, or mostly mundane, animals; "common" magical beasts like unicorns are OK, though I think ki-rin are too far out. I've seen ...
      Topic: Animal totems for Old Faith gods
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:49 am   Subject: Animal totems for Old Faith gods
    So I'm working on identifying corresponding animal totems/symbols for gods in my version of the Old Faith (Beory, Ehlonna, Pelor, Obad-hai, Nerull, plus Atroa, Sotillion, Wenta, Telchur). These would ...
      Topic: Illithid's Qualith script
    Chevalier

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    Views: 7898

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:47 am   Subject: Illithid's Qualith script
    I can see the tech-savvy illithids designing a machine to print this script. With levers, and buttons, and dials, and a hatch you can get inside if you need to fix it, and claw-like arms to feed pape ...
      Topic: The Days of the Week
    Chevalier

    Replies: 32
    Views: 13392

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:50 pm   Subject: The Days of the Week
    Mystic-Scholar, I'm not sure I see the connection you're making here - perhaps Moldvay is referring to medieval cabalism instead of Jewish law as practiced during the era of the kingdom of Israel? Or ...
      Topic: Two great tastes that taste great together
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:06 am   Subject: Two great tastes that taste great together
    I think Ratik could work well; it has all some diverse geography, it's fairly remote, and has a conquering race (Oeridians) and an underclass. Tenh, though, has no coast, so Wake of the Watcher would ...
      Topic: Pathfinder APs in Greyhawk
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:04 am   Subject: Pathfinder APs in Greyhawk
    Hey! This looks like my thread in the 3E/Pathfinder forum, which should have had a named more like this one.

    I like Bone March as a Kingmaker location - definitely lawless, variety of landforms, f ...
      Topic: She looks like...
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:15 am   Subject: She looks like...
    I'm guessing the character Ageelia from the Gord books? Can't remember which, maybe Sea of Death. In that case, she's not a character that actually was illustrated by Elmore, but one that he would h ...
      Topic: Two great tastes that taste great together
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:10 pm   Subject: Two great tastes that taste great together
    Thanks MTG! I agree on Council of Thieves - Cheliax transfers to the Great Kingdom nicely. Easy to sketch out the Hellknights as a branch of Hextor's church...or to have the Naelax infernal contract ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Flags/Banners
    Chevalier

    Replies: 21
    Views: 16059

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:47 am   Subject: Greyhawk Flags/Banners
    Boslok the Elder wrote:


    I still have the nagging question of who's coat of arms is that on the '83 cover flag? It sorta looks like the Fax (Wild Coast) coat of arms but it has a blue stripe betwe ...
      Topic: Must Watch Must Avoid Movies
    Chevalier

    Replies: 50
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:09 am   Subject: Must Watch Must Avoid Movies
    I would add The Thirteenth Warrior, a thinly veiled Beowulf movie based on Crichton's novel Eaters of the Dead. Though it's pretty low-magic, there is some mystical stuff, and it has several scenes t ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Common - Profound Pronounce
    Chevalier

    Replies: 13
    Views: 5702

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:13 am   Subject: Greyhawk Common - Profound Pronounce
    Invoked for the first time! I will need to look over these to give a proper response - haven't worked with any sort of phonemes in 20 years. But this is really cool.

    I know that some of my pronun ...
      Topic: Vatun, Telchur and Devils
    Chevalier

    Replies: 4
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:40 pm   Subject: Vatun, Telchur and Devils
    I even changed Telchur's alignment for my campaign to LN, to make his association with Belial more plausible, and to further differentiate him from Vatun. I've got Vatun as the embodiment of the chao ...
      Topic: Postfest XVII(Richfest 2012): Inns & Taverns of Greyhawk
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Postfest Forum & Archive   Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:56 pm   Subject: Postfest XVII(Richfest 2012): Inns & Taverns of Greyhawk
    I'll be writing up an inn in Blue, in the Pomarj...run by hobgoblins.
      Topic: Two great tastes that taste great together
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:43 pm   Subject: Two great tastes that taste great together
    Great points, DLG. This is something I considered, and it could certainly work for many people who wanted to use the Pathfinder adventures without moving them off-world. They've already included int ...
      Topic: Two great tastes that taste great together
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:32 am   Subject: Two great tastes that taste great together
    For a long time I've pondered how best to use Pathfinder APs and adventures. The main question for me was whether to keep Golarion and Oerth separate, or blend them somehow. I didn't long entertain ...
      Topic: some Tamoachan lore/background from Harold Johnson
    Chevalier

    Replies: 12
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:05 pm   Subject: some Tamoachan lore/background from Harold Johnson
    I've never seen the 4th edition remake, or the KODT; I have seen the original, and I know it was a tournament setting. I should have specified that I was commenting on the general unlikelihood that a ...
      Topic: some Tamoachan lore/background from Harold Johnson
    Chevalier

    Replies: 12
    Views: 6800

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:20 pm   Subject: some Tamoachan lore/background from Harold Johnson
    Oh, I know _why_ it took them that long, but I'm still impressed with their dedication! And some archaeologists weren't so picky about the structure, so long as they found some treasure in the vaults ...
      Topic: some Tamoachan lore/background from Harold Johnson
    Chevalier

    Replies: 12
    Views: 6800

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:12 am   Subject: some Tamoachan lore/background from Harold Johnson
    This is fascinating! I love the description of excavating the blocked stair, and the expression of the explorer's/adventurer's mindset: if they took this effort to block it, what's down there must b ...
      Topic: Mapping Beyond the Flanaess
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:50 am   Subject: Mapping Beyond the Flanaess
    These are beautiful maps, Joe, and highly inspirational! I think I may finally build my own versions this summer. I have a technical question for you - I bought the Hexographer pro version a while b ...
      Topic: Article Submission Question
    Chevalier

    Replies: 15
    Views: 11689

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:55 am   Subject: Article Submission Question
    Article is away - I had already sent to the "editors" account. And now the placeholder is submitted as well. Sorry this was so much trouble. I hope reviewers will be kind!
      Topic: Article Submission Question
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:00 pm   Subject: Article Submission Question
    Oh sure, if I wanted to do it the easy way. :)
    Seriously, I was trying my best to use the submit article page, since that seems to be the preferred format, reserving the email for my last resort. ...
      Topic: Article Submission Question
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:45 pm   Subject: Article Submission Question
    Thanks DLG - I tried different fonts including Arial, no go. I ran it through two different "scrubbers" online, saved as plaintext, nothing has worked...I think I'm down to typing the whole thing fro ...
      Topic: Article Submission Question
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:03 am   Subject: Article Submission Question
    Bah! Something is still going wrong. I've taken out all italics; I don't have any bold, underline, or font changes. Hm. Let's see...I'm copying from a Word 97-03 document, my browser is Safari...u ...
      Topic: Article Submission Question
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:59 pm   Subject: Article Submission Question
    OK, now I feel a bit dim. I've finally finished the article, and went to fill out the Submit an Article form. Filled in the blanks, copied in my document, hit preview - and I got the PHP-NUKE page t ...
      Topic: Wild Coast CY570
    Chevalier

    Replies: 23
    Views: 12176

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:47 am   Subject: Wild Coast CY570
    You can retro-engineer from Slavers to get some approximation of pre-wars Wild Coast. I don't have it handy, but I think maybe two of those three cities are treated there.
      Topic: Article Submission Question
    Chevalier

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    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:07 am   Subject: Article Submission Question
    Thanks Cebrion and Galen!

    My rough draft was 2400 words, so I should be OK on the length unless I get really windy.

    It's not crazy heretical; I'm changing a few things in order for the whole t ...
      Topic: Article Submission Question
    Chevalier

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    Views: 11689

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:07 am   Subject: Article Submission Question
    Hello! Sorry to clog the forum, but I couldn't find this in the FAQ.

    1) Is there a maximum length for an article? At what point would you require/recommend an article be broken into smaller piece ...
      Topic: Most and Least Favourite Greyhawk Modules
    Chevalier

    Replies: 88
    Views: 53743

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:46 am   Subject: Most and Least Favourite Greyhawk Modules
    Favorite: Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun.

    Runners-up: T1-4 (Hommlet/Temple of Elemental Evil), G1-3, Return of the Eight

    Least Favorite: Gargoyles (blech!), UK1 Beyond the Crystal Cave. That ...
      Topic: Dwarves and Suel
    Chevalier

    Replies: 1
    Views: 2108

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:15 pm   Subject: Dwarves and Suel
    It occurred to me recently that the Dwarves of the Flanaess have two big reasons to harbor a bitter grudge against the Suloise. I didn't find anything on the topic via the forum search, so I've writt ...
      Topic: Favorite background music
    Chevalier

    Replies: 54
    Views: 32986

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:35 am   Subject: Favorite background music
    Good stuff on here! I would add the Henry V soundtrack - good combat music, and the music from the St. Crispin pep talk is good for role players who want to give a rousing speech before they storm a ...
      Topic: What the heck is this monster?!
    Chevalier

    Replies: 6
    Views: 4153

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:28 pm   Subject: What the heck is this monster?!
    Hmmm...half-fiend four-armed gargoyle, escaped from the Tomb of Horrors? The sword might be the soul of an evil, genocidal mortal warlord, melted in an abyssal forge then cooled in the Styx. It's no ...
      Topic: Your GH Fiction Influences
    Chevalier

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    Views: 13203

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:20 pm   Subject: Your GH Fiction Influences
    As with others, lots of Tolkien influence, especially dwarves, elves, and halflings. I replace a lot of canon elf-names (Melf?!?! I know the origin story, but gah) with names derived from Tolkien's ...
      Topic: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    Chevalier

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    Views: 232649

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:09 pm   Subject: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    Name: Joe

    Age: 38 (a popular answer)

    Location: Columbia, MO

    Started: 1981. Got basic box in 1982, expert box in 1983, Greyhawk box in 1984. I really liked AD&D, skipped 2nd edition, ...
      Topic: City of [insert something here]
    Chevalier

    Replies: 20
    Views: 13317

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:05 pm   Subject: City of [insert something here]
    It's not technically Greyhawk, but you can get there from here:

    Moil, the City that Waits.

    I have a feeling that Rel Astra should be the City of the Stars, but I can't say I've seen it in print. ...
      Topic: Where does the name 'Ulek' come from?
    Chevalier

    Replies: 24
    Views: 12073

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:01 pm   Subject: Where does the name 'Ulek' come from?
    Praise from Caesar(s)!

    Nice to have the big names' approval. DMPrata - it occurs to me that those are my pronunciations too. But maybe Flan (or whichever language you want the word "Ulek" to be ...
      Topic: Where does the name 'Ulek' come from?
    Chevalier

    Replies: 24
    Views: 12073

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:56 pm   Subject: Where does the name 'Ulek' come from?
    I meant to post this a long time ago, but forgot...

    A simple solution to the name's origin (in-world) might lie in the name of the goddess Ulaa, beloved by dwarves and other demihumans, especially ...
      Topic: Cairn Hills Marches
    Chevalier

    Replies: 14
    Views: 5895

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:07 am   Subject: Cairn Hills
    Unlike some other posters, I enjoyed the Age of Worms series immensely. At the very least, you could mine these issues for map content, NPCs, and other ideas, even if you have no intention of using t ...
     
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