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      Topic: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:26 pm   Subject: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    Tolerance of what?

    Who are the Velunese authorities intolerant towards? Evil cultists?
    Witches who practice black magic?


    People in an evil society could be very tolerant. They might raise no ...
      Topic: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:34 pm   Subject: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    VARIANT
    .

    Pelor is the source of all light and life and power. He came into being before any other beings of power, born when the sun's light first burned in the primal darkness of Oerth's Crysta ...
      Topic: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:17 pm   Subject: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    Rasgon, that"Craster's Keep'" take on it could mesh with my crazy lumberjack suggestion.
    Who does not love creepy inbred cultists in the back country?

    I read "no drawing" as meaning specifically ...
      Topic: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:27 am   Subject: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    RE Sutemi's idea of " imperfect worship"


    I don't think Heiroenous has to dictate all the exact customs and traditions he wants his worshippers everywhere on the Oerth to follow, down to facial h ...
      Topic: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:32 am   Subject: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    Lumberoneous!



    Eileen, PM sent.
      Topic: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:16 pm   Subject: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    My main question is what is going on culturally/politically that makes this reactionary version of Heironeous's faith appealing? Regardless of the initial inspiration, whether a psychotic break or gen ...
      Topic: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:07 pm   Subject: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    RE polygamy and other customs

    I don't see what this has to do with alignment.

    And I don't see anything else on the list that makes women "second class." Even if I did, I don't see how that woul ...
      Topic: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:01 pm   Subject: An idea: A strange cult of Heironeous, Mayaheine and Pelor
    It is so different from my take on religion in GH that I would not use it.
    But that does not mean it is bad.

    Some questions:

    Prohibition on drawing images of the three gods perplexes me.
    Why ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:26 pm   Subject: Sources
    But for my part I think I would prefer to place Rhesdain nearby. The Darlene map is quite large and thus leaves plenty of room for small principalities.

    I think even if you make it one of Perrenla ...
      Topic: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:19 am   Subject: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    RE Demihumans and magical decline

    I don't see any particular connection.

    Several demihuman races are actually less magical than humans. Namely; dwarves, Halflings, and gnomes ( gnomes in regard ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:42 am   Subject: Sources
    RE Child's Play

    I have seen a copy and read reviews, but I do not own one.
    So please pardon any mistakes in what follows.

    My impression of the module is that the PCs are tasked with stopping a ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:32 am   Subject: Sources
    RE: Oriental monks and the SB


    I don't see anything I would describe as problematic.
    It all ties up quite nicely, with no big holes in logic or missing links.

    Rather, I would describe it as un ...
      Topic: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:37 am   Subject: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    It is interesting that some guys group things like some monsters from Barsoom and the crashed spaceship section in Exp. to the Barrier Peaks in with pun names.

    I get that some guys want a more " To ...
      Topic: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:37 am   Subject: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    It is interesting that some guys group things like some monsters from Barsoom and the crashed spaceship section in Exp. to the Barrier Peaks in with pun names.

    I get that some guys want a more " To ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:26 pm   Subject: Sources
    , I believe in Monster Mythology. I have recently nabbed a copy. Good book. Generic, but because of that easy to use with GH.

    There are some subtle Greyhawk references (or, more specifically, From ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:24 pm   Subject: Sources
    Fenmarel, a bit of an outcast himself among the Seldarine, and one who assists elves in wild areas, is perhaps a better choice as a patron Power.

    -Lanthorn

    Yeah, I've tried to make that case, si ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:15 pm   Subject: Sources
    Fenmarel, a bit of an outcast himself among the Seldarine, and one who assists elves in wild areas, is perhaps a better choice as a patron Power.

    -Lanthorn
    He may be a better match, if:


    1 You ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:52 pm   Subject: Sources
    I should dig my copy out of the bedroom gaming crate.

    But, yeah, Doctor Doom sounds fun!

    RE Ehlonna and the Valley Elves

    Maybe she is their primary deity from a long way back, but in recent ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:41 am   Subject: Sources
    I do prefer polytheism as the rule.
    Thus the gnomes would worship Ehlonna, but not as their only deity.
    Ditto the Tree People's worship of Lirr.

    I also prefer the Mage to be neutral instead of ev ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:24 pm   Subject: Sources
    Cloud forest might work.

    Seems temperate here:
    www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Valley_of_the_Mage

    I like that.

    I also dig the arboreal humans. Lirr makes sense to me.

    Heffalumps c ...
      Topic: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:12 pm   Subject: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    It has never once come into play, but I rather do like the idea that the art of magic will someday fade on the Oerth, or at least in the Flanaess.

    Sorry, CSL.
    But I am not knocking your preferenc ...
      Topic: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:07 pm   Subject: Define Your Ideal Greyhawk
    1 Sense of humor. The world can be grim, but there's no lack of weird and whimsical stuff.

    2 sci fi garnish with the fantasy stew. Barsoom, Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. Etc.

    3 regional ident ...
      Topic: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:57 pm   Subject: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    Going for the chrome dome Anton LeVay look is a clue to Mordenkainen's creeping alignment shift.
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:51 pm   Subject: High Level NPCs
    Wow.

    Rejecting GH modules out of hand? Lame!
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:19 pm   Subject: High Level NPCs
    So when does Vecna/Halmadar kill most of the Circle?

    582 CY?

    Edit: Greywiki says 581, months after Jallarzi joins.
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:15 am   Subject: High Level NPCs
    Indeed, great help with the development/ publication history!

    Thanks, Vestcoat.
      Topic: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:53 am   Subject: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    I think the issue with a neutral serving his own interests above all else is that he then becomes neutral evil.

    But maybe that is what just what happened with Rary?

    And Mordenkainen may be delu ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:19 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    Okay, I've finally seen the Battle of Five Armies, and my final opinion is, to paraphrase Patton Oswalt, if I actually had a time machine, I would go back to around 2006 or 2007 and kill Peter Jackson ...
      Topic: the Hobbit
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:18 pm   Subject: the Hobbit
    I may be in the minority here.

    B minus For LoTR movies and Hobbit movies, I would say. The films are badly paced. Slow. Too much extended hiking across NZ time. And when the action heats up, Jacks ...
      Topic: Merry Christmas
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:02 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas
    Indeed!
      Topic: Merry Christmas!
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:27 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas, guys.

    Stay safe on the roads, if you are traveling.


    Best wishes,


    -CM
      Topic: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:05 am   Subject: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    5e takes it a step further, Neutral is for beings that have the frontal lobes to consider law vs. chaos and good vs. evil, while beasts are unaligned. I guess this depends on what edition of the align ...
      Topic: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:46 am   Subject: Re: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    Your reference to the rilmani makes me think of Planescape. And that reminds me to ask:
    You are Rip Van Wormer, right?

    Yes.

    Coolios.

    I don't get on Planewalker or similar boards very often, ...
      Topic: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:15 am   Subject: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    What I am trying to articulate is that militant True Neutral makes little sense. I mainly mean the insistence on maintaining neutrality between good and evil as an ideological position.

    This kind o ...
      Topic: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    IMO, True Neutral works for Druids, if they remain focused on nature rather than human society and morals. It also makes sense for certain apathetic or fatalist cults, like Istus and Boccob.

    If y ...
      Topic: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:21 am   Subject: True Neutral, The Balance, and GH
    First, something to set the tone:


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k8ws_APXilE




    For purposes of this thread, I am defining True Neutral as the Gygaxian "Balance" alignment, the one described ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:43 pm   Subject: High Level NPCs
    It does seem that Allton is a member of the upper tier of the Circle of Eight, like Bigby is, rather than one of the Circle's lesser members like the henchmen from Vecna Lives!.

    Allton was, after ...
      Topic: NorkerHawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:45 pm   Subject: NorkerHawk
    Telenovelas of the Suel Imperium

    With 100% more passionate kissing and angry face- smacking.
      Topic: NorkerHawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:53 pm   Subject: NorkerHawk
    Does Xerbo take exception to Kord mating with Osprem?

    There could be a story in that.
      Topic: A Greyhawk without?
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:35 am   Subject: A Greyhawk without?
    Robilar may split with Rary if you go by material in the latest published module featuring him.
      Topic: A Greyhawk without?
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:33 am   Subject: A Greyhawk without?
    Removing the Circle of Eight as a faction might actually strengthen the forces of good. (If Iuz is also removed, as the OP suggests). The Circle is arguably as much a hindrance to the forces of weal a ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:19 am   Subject: High Level NPCs
    So it looks as if the first TSR published reference to the Circle of Eight comes in 1985, in Isle of the Ape.
    Which means I was correct that the Circle of Eight is not in the Folio or the WoG boxed s ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:22 am   Subject: High Level NPCs
    But I am interested in what the Citadel looked like, and how it differed in composition and purpose from the Circle of Eight ( as presented in City of Greyhawk.)

    I don't remember where I read this ...
      Topic: Sources
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:28 pm   Subject: Sources
    Which sources do you consider core, essential, or most useful to your conception of GH?
    What stuff do you not use at all, or borrow from in part?

    For me the core is the WoG boxed set, with seconda ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:54 pm   Subject: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic, we seem to be on the same page and I get that GH is GH with or without the famous personages, but I want to correct a few misconceptions.
    (Mordenkainen) does not even show up in the Fol ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:54 pm   Subject: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic, we seem to be on the same page and I get that GH is GH with or without the famous personages, but I want to correct a few misconceptions.
    (Mordenkainen) does not even show up in the Fol ...
      Topic: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:46 am   Subject: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    The Shackled City

    Many slaves toil in Cauldron's mines, workshops, and quarries that the city. By law, all wear chains. This has earned the nickname " The Shackled City."
    Slaves also provide mos ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:33 am   Subject: High Level NPCs
    Hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Katanas.
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:10 am   Subject: High Level NPCs
    THARIZDUN


    He stands alone at the end of time, filled with the power of eternal darkness.
    (Monster Mythology, yo)


    And HEAVY METAL!!!

    Okay, had to get that out of my system.
      Topic: Unknown and Petty Gawds of Greyhawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:32 pm   Subject: Unknown and Petty Gawds of Greyhawk
    Dragon #293 had a really interesting article on small gods, dividing them up into ancestral gods, heroes, saints, and gods of the land. They include Tumblemoon, a divinity worshiped by rabbits and a s ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:28 pm   Subject: High Level NPCs
    IMHO the issue with FR was never the number of high level NPCs (as per the 1987 boxed set and 1E products there were probably as many as GH) but rather how they were used and abused by TSR / WotC.

    ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:52 pm   Subject: High Level NPCs
    Just to be clear, I really like the City of Greyhawk boxed set. I think Niles, Sargent, and Rose did a great job. It is my favorite city sourcebook(boxed set, in this case) for any game. I like the ma ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:21 pm   Subject: High Level NPCs
    Circle of Eight?

    It was not introduced until 1989, IIRC. It's easy enough to just say no such group exists.
    After all, it did not exist until it was made up by TSR designers after Gygax left, usin ...
      Topic: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:07 am   Subject: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    Looks cool. It appeals to my love of all things necromantic and Wee Jas.
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:52 am   Subject: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

    As my post indicated the Circle of Eight was used only as an example of a group of high level individuals who might get involved in a crises (for any number of reasons as you indicated ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:46 am   Subject: High Level NPCs
    When I ran GH with B/X (thus using the 1--14 for humans and lower for demihumans scale) I adjusted NPC levels accordingly.
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:40 am   Subject: High Level NPCs
    Circle of Eight?

    It was not introduced until 1989, IIRC. It's easy enough to just say no such group exists.
    After all, it did not exist until it was made up by TSR designers after Gygax left, usin ...
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:12 am   Subject: High Level NPCs
    LOL, World of typo.


    World of Greyhawk
      Topic: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:07 pm   Subject: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    Pretty cool, Rasgon.

    Who are the Tolax? Are they from SKR's Scatlet Brotherhood book? Some guys you made up?

    I like that you include a Petty Gods reference with the Islanders.
      Topic: High Level NPCs
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:07 pm   Subject: High Level NPCs
    I use the WoD boxed set as my principal source for the setting. It does not appear overpopulated with high level types. They are mostly rulers.
    The vast majority did not even have names listed in the ...
      Topic: Unknown and Petty Gawds of Greyhawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:58 pm   Subject: Unknown and Petty Gawds of Greyhawk
    I knew Rasgon would get in on this. ;)

    I am a big fan of the small gods stuff in GH. It seems like a natural fit with demigods, local deities, heroes, and so on.
      Topic: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:44 am   Subject: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    Those are all fun takes on it.

    My slaves vary in ethnic origins, although many are Suloise from the Amedio. But they can also come from among the native poor, debtors, and felons.
    You can't tell w ...
      Topic: Unknown and Petty Gawds of Greyhawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:17 pm   Subject: Unknown and Petty Gawds of Greyhawk
    This thread is for integrating into GH the deities of Unknown Gods (Judges Guild) and the gods of Petty Gods.

    If a contributor hasn't got a copy of Unknown Gods, he won't be able to do much about ...
      Topic: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:52 pm   Subject: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    It looks like Ehlonna is also worshipped. Maybe just in Berghof, or maybe in other areas as well.
    Her rivalry with Obad Hai could spice things up if I use both powers in the Hold.

    Either her cult ...
      Topic: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:46 pm   Subject: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    Tortuga, nice!


    I am looking at gods next.

    Given the geography, demography, and dominant alignment( Neutral) I think:

    Bralm?
    Joramy (Common deity, neutral aligned, Hell-furnaces fit portfo ...
      Topic: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:59 am   Subject: More on the Hold of the Sea Princes
    http://unfrozencavemandicechucker.blogspot.com/2013/02/ethnology-of-greyhawk-who-lives-in-hold.html

    First, thanks to the blogger for writing a fun blog.

    Next, using these ideas as I develop my v ...
      Topic: Amazons of Oerth
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:58 pm   Subject: Amazons of Oerth
    Jakandor is, of course, an Advanced Dungeons and Dragons source, so there is some work required to bring it up to date (in our case, it started out as AD&D, then moved to d20 and now is PF).

    Bu ...
      Topic: Amazons of Oerth
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:35 am   Subject: Amazons of Oerth
    CM,

    At that point in the campaign, there was a lot of maritime play. Midlevel stuff was mostly pirates, after about 12th level or so, moved more onto exploration; especially using Rick Miller's Oer ...
      Topic: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:02 am   Subject: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    Note:

    I admire and appreciate the work that SKR and Mona have done on GH.
    Bigtime.
    So I hope nobody reads my comments about customization and taking things in a different direction as negative cr ...
      Topic: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:39 am   Subject: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    Besides Sasserine and Cauldron, there is Fort Blackwell on the tip of the Amedian peninsula. It is featured in The Savage Tide AP and in my adventure in the Canonfire! Chronicles, #1. Wink

    Sir ...
      Topic: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:13 am   Subject: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    RE Amedio coast cities, I like what you suggest.


    If I do not add actual large cities on the jungle coast, I will use Sasserine and Cauldron, but modified. Maybe the Olman were the true founders ...
      Topic: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:04 am   Subject: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    Why bother with all that, risking your life in the green hell, when you can just drop anchor on the coast and buy captives from any of several native tribes? Much smarter.

    If communities on the Am ...
      Topic: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:43 am   Subject: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    Interesting notes, especially the last two.

    I'm assuming something closer to 576 than the LG era. Do you see any connections between the slave-taking by the Yellow Sails and the Slavelords (IMC th ...
      Topic: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:01 am   Subject: The Hold of the Sea Princes and Yeomanry, slavery
    I will share some of my very sketchy notes for a possible future campaign based/ starting in that area.


    Slave stuff in The Hold

    Slaves' conditions and origins

    Slaves here enjoy some protect ...
      Topic: Amazons of Oerth
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:14 am   Subject: Amazons of Oerth
    Pretty hardcore,Rasgon!

    I like the Erythnul reference. He's one of my favorite evil gods.
      Topic: Amazons of Oerth
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:01 pm   Subject: Amazons of Oerth
    Fun stuff, guys!

    RE GreyMage and the SB book by SKR, Mist Kingdom

    Yes, I have the book complete with the map.

    Has your campaign involved a lot of piracy, sea and island exploration, maritime ...
      Topic: Amazons of Oerth
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:20 am   Subject: Amazons of Oerth
    Do Amazons dwell in Hardby, as the Minifigs line suggests?

    Hepmonaland?
    Amedio?

    West of the Paynims?

    They have a listing as monsters in AD&D 2E, with the Greyhawk logo on the page.

    An ...
      Topic: Why was worship of Trithereon banned in Keoland?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:59 pm   Subject: Why was worship of Trithereon banned in Keoland?
    Riots. Boom, answer. Trithereon cultists are a bunch of malcontents and rabble rousers. I would not be surprised if cult activity faced official disapproval in a number of realms. LG regimes, too, n ...
      Topic: Crossbreeding Produces Sterile Offspring?
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:08 am   Subject: Crossbreeding Produces Sterile Offspring?
    From what I understand, female ligers are fertile, while male ligers are sterile. Crossbreeds of polar and grizzly bears are always fertile. Mules and hinnies are rarely fertile. It depends on how clo ...
      Topic: Crossbreeding Produces Sterile Offspring?
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:06 am   Subject: Crossbreeding Produces Sterile Offspring?
    Grateful for the interest, but rather surprised most responses involve canonical and fractional comments.

    Frankly; I would have thought the motivational aspects are more tantalizing. For instances; ...
      Topic: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:24 pm   Subject: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    All of that makes sense to me.


    In my next game, I will likely add dozens of petty states, protectorates, vassal states, and so on to the Flanaess. There's certainly plenty of room for them on the ...
      Topic: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:37 pm   Subject: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    Scarlet Brotherhood : Nazi +Soviet +Assassins (the sect)

    Yeomanry: Maybe like the Westermark from the Conan stories by REH? So sort of Drums along the Mohawk with Medieval trappings.
    Could also b ...
      Topic: Introductions and a little Greyhawk art by me...
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    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:22 pm   Subject: Introductions and a little Greyhawk art by me...
    I've seen the OP's art on Dragonsfoot.

    It's really nice stuff. I like the action and humor I see in these pieces.
      Topic: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:00 pm   Subject: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    Seems legit.

    Though " feudalism" is problematic in historiography, it is well suited for use a a game term.
    IMO and YMMV

    Tangent alert:
    Tarleton, have you increased populations?
    Or are the se ...
      Topic: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:01 am   Subject: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    Slavery is rampant in the Great kingdom, according to Ivid the undying.

    I should re read that one
      Topic: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:38 am   Subject: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    Slavery in Nyrond seems to come up sometimes. Is this from one of the AD&D 2E books?
      Topic: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:41 am   Subject: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    Interesting stuff, guys!

    I am still developing my notes. I start with the Free City of Greyhawk.


    Free City of Greyhawk:Slavery is legal, but no one is born a slave in the city or its outlying ...
      Topic: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:11 pm   Subject: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    Which realms or regions have forms of slavery? What about serfdom? Indentured servitude? Debt peonage?
    Other forms of bondage and/or unfree status?

    As usual, I don't care much about a strictly ca ...
      Topic: Crossbreeding Produces Sterile Offspring?
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:05 pm   Subject: Crossbreeding Produces Sterile Offspring?
    Never really considered this in any detail but have had cross-breeds have offspring in my campaigns (generally half elves).

    I have always followed a rule, though, that only two elf parents can prod ...
      Topic: Crossbreeding Produces Sterile Offspring?
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:29 pm   Subject: Crossbreeding Produces Sterile Offspring?
    I prefer crossbreeds to be sterile as a general rule.
    But of course a Wish could be employed to get around the problem.
      Topic: NorkerHawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:26 pm   Subject: NorkerHawk
    The Greywiki states that they are siblings.

    I don't see what is so awkward about it. Egyptian mythology has this, too.

    YMMV
      Topic: Estes lore, Norton lore, etc.
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:54 am   Subject: Estes lore, Norton lore, etc.
    And although it's not credited, Landron: God of Order, Winds and the Seasons, Landron has fallen out of favor with the people of the Flanaess and now enjoys worship in only large centers of religion, ...
      Topic: Estes lore, Norton lore, etc.
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:04 am   Subject: Estes lore, Norton lore, etc.
    Coolios. Thanks, Rasgon.
      Topic: Estes lore, Norton lore, etc.
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:54 pm   Subject: Estes lore, Norton lore, etc.
    Can somebody give me a summary of the lore (whatever one thinks of its canonical status) from the Rose Estes GH novels?


    What about Quag Keep (Andre Norton)?

    Other GH authors?

    I do not care ...
      Topic: NorkerHawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:43 pm   Subject: NorkerHawk
    Alignment


    I am strongly considering adopting the AD&D 1E rule that prohibits clerics from being True Neutral.

    That may be a Druid only thing.

    I will have to look it up.I don't recall if ...
      Topic: NorkerHawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:25 pm   Subject: NorkerHawk
    I see Celestian as a god of death, too. As god of far journeys and the Astral Plane, he acts as a psychopomp, watching over souls as they cross over to the Outer Planes.

    Sehanine has a similar rol ...
      Topic: Clerics, Celibacy, Marriage & Divorce
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:25 pm   Subject: Clerics, Celibacy, Marriage & Divorce
    And doesn't it mention in The Adventure Begins that St Cuthbert high priestess Eritai Kaan-Ipzirel of Greyhawk City has been divorced something like 5 times?

    -Lanthorn
    I don't have that one.

    ...
      Topic: Clerics, Celibacy, Marriage & Divorce
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:03 pm   Subject: Clerics, Celibacy, Marriage & Divorce
    I like Rasgon's Classical approach to this. Celibate and chaste huntresses of Ehlonna look good to me.
    Local cults can differ from common patterns.

    I think celibate Hextorians and Heironean pries ...
      Topic: Clerics, Celibacy, Marriage & Divorce
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:23 pm   Subject: Clerics, Celibacy, Marriage & Divorce
    There is a married priestess of Saint Cuthbert in the Gnarleywood, according to the CoGH boxed set.
      Topic: NorkerHawk
    CombatMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:47 am   Subject: NorkerHawk
    I boost Wee Jas's profile in part because I like having a prominent non-evil deity of death.
    I go with her alignment as listed in the boxed set. She is lawful neutral. No evil tendencies.
     
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