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      Topic: Incorporating Asian and African culture into Oerik
    Despotrix

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:26 am   Subject: Incorporating Asian and African culture into Oerik

    Most people are set on using the Touv and the Amedio for an African area, though this is not any sort of African plains area.

    The Touv live in Hepmonaland, not the Amedio. Hepmonaland contains ...
      Topic: New CANONFIRE! Website Theme Feedback
    Despotrix

    Replies: 8
    Views: 7536

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:52 am   Subject: New CANONFIRE! Website Theme Feedback
    Comments on articles are STILL disabled. You guys have been told how to correct this, without reallowing spam attacks, at least twice.

    We were told the new theme (which is ugly by 1997 standards, ...
      Topic: {C&C}All C&C Greyhawkers Rally here.
    Despotrix

    Replies: 14
    Views: 17861

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Other Game Systems/Editions   Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:57 pm   Subject: Re: {C&C}All C&C Greyhawkers Rally here.
    Let\\\\\\\'s just get ourselves together so we know how many of us are here. From here we can utilize this forum. Also let us thank Cebrion for giving us this chance! Happy

    Do you actually plan to ...
      Topic: Greytalk- How to join in, plus Q & A.
    Despotrix

    Replies: 53
    Views: 46969

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:50 pm   Subject: Greytalk- How to join in, plus Q & A.
    Well, for the second week in a row, none of the options posted here work for me.

    My guess, after looking at the chat network status data, is that the problems you are encountering are coming from t ...
      Topic: Gleemax vs Canonfire
    Despotrix

    Replies: 36
    Views: 21502

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:41 pm   Subject: Gleemax vs Canonfire
    The main sticking point is that anything you post there you cannot publish yourself, even if it specifically doesn't contain anybody else's IP. I'd say that pretty much means you are giving up rights ...
      Topic: Return to Tamoachan - Dungeon 141
    Despotrix

    Replies: 22
    Views: 17959

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:23 am   Subject: Return to Tamoachan - Dungeon 141
    OK, now that I have the magazine, here's a breakdown of the Tamoachan bits:

    Savage Tide Spoiler Warning!
    If you haven't played through this adventure yet, you might want to skip past this post!
    ...
      Topic: Met Alpha- Barrier Peaks/Tamoachan Redux
    Despotrix

    Replies: 25
    Views: 16870

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:54 am   Subject: Met Alpha- Barrier Peaks/Tamoachan Redux
    Ii Nedraw is obviously an homage to Jim Ward and MA, there's no question.

    However, like 99% of similar anagrammatical homages and references in greyhawk material, it should probably be nothing more ...
      Topic: The Expedition Series
    Despotrix

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9082

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:48 am   Subject: The Expedition Series
    While I agree that poster maps would be preferable, especially considering the scale of Castle Greyhawk compared to Castle Ravenloft, the current format wouldn't stop me from buying the product.

    I ...
      Topic: Return to Tamoachan - Dungeon 141
    Despotrix

    Replies: 22
    Views: 17959

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:38 am   Subject: Return to Tamoachan - Dungeon 141
    Honestly, did you really expect any different?

    The purpose of the material in Dungeon is to fluff up the adventure path, not develop greyhawk. The Olman play no real part in the AP, so they will be ...
      Topic: Dragon Mountain box set
    Despotrix

    Replies: 15
    Views: 7882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:42 pm   Subject: Dragon Mountain box set
    they are in their home turf and should have the advantage.

    Ok, but that advantage should come from ambushes, fortifications, and mastery of the traps the Dwarves built. Not from breaking the rule ...
      Topic: Dragon Mountain box set
    Despotrix

    Replies: 15
    Views: 7882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:49 pm   Subject: Dragon Mountain box set
    Kobolds, as presented in the current edition of D&D at least, are every bit as intelligent as humans. Their average INT is 10, and when played as a PC, they recieve no penalty to their INT score. Aver ...
      Topic: Asian Greyhawk?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3767

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:36 pm   Subject: Asian Greyhawk?
    If you ask me, Greyhawk doesn't need an asian realm. Looking at the two major settings that have, so far, attempted to shoehorn every possible real world cultural analogy on to their globe, the result ...
      Topic: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 87
    Views: 35487

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:30 pm   Subject: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Coming in from a completely different angle, DMGII presents an advanced writeup of the town of Saltmarsh in remote southern Keoland, complete with nifty map. The town is intended as a jumping off poi ...
      Topic: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 87
    Views: 35487

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:25 pm   Subject: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?

    Since one Canonfiree has a platinum "Club Mona" card, that offers admittance into the pages of Dungeon without the usual background check, drug test and body cavity search, I'd suggest a Dungeon art ...
      Topic: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 87
    Views: 35487

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:15 pm   Subject: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?

    A more southern origin for the Olman is not a problem in my book. You even have Sam(The Corn King)'s, approval. Wink Why not offer up a "reading" of canon that holds otherwise that would explai ...
      Topic: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 87
    Views: 35487

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:52 am   Subject: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    So now that the hooplah over Rich's ideas has died down, let me correct all of you and explain where the Olman really came from. Happy

    There is a pretty nice patch of grasslands just south of th ...
      Topic: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 87
    Views: 35487

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:41 am   Subject: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Something Chatdemon and I were discussing at the Greychat last night was David Howry's Hepmonaland/pseudo-Africa article in Dragon 189, complete with full color map.


    I've never been all that inte ...
      Topic: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 87
    Views: 35487

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:39 am   Subject: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?

    I wonder why Chatdemon is so determined to make the Olman origin, the Pomarj and throw "canon" out the window, when his ideas, which are very good, can easily be placed in the context of canon simpl ...
      Topic: Dragon Mountain box set
    Despotrix

    Replies: 15
    Views: 7882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:30 am   Subject: Dragon Mountain box set
    Dragon Mountain has some serious design issues, mainly related to the use of Kobolds to challenge 10th level + PCs. What is at first an attempt at a Tucker's Kobolds scenario, and may have actually be ...
      Topic: Lortmils
    Despotrix

    Replies: 40
    Views: 19463

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:23 am   Subject: Lortmils

    Remember unlike other Demi-human battles where the humanoids escape and over time recover the Lortmil were subject to a sustained organized "genocidal" effort above and below ground on a scale never ...
      Topic: Known World
    Despotrix

    Replies: 13
    Views: 5733

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:09 pm   Subject: Known World
    Personally, I like CD's Mystoerth Map better than the Dragon Annual Map, which I found to be kinda dull (Nippon? Sigh. Yawn.), and small. If I were in charge, I'd make Mystoerth "canon" in the the n ...
      Topic: The first message board thread about RPGing that...
    Despotrix

    Replies: 20
    Views: 10043

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:03 pm   Subject: The first message board thread about RPGing that...
    And the relationship between Zuggtmoy, Lolth, Iuz, and St. Cuthbert that underpins a lot of the story is hard to replicate.


    Iuz could be easily replaced by Cyric, St. Cuthbert by Helm. The whol ...
      Topic: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 87
    Views: 35487

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 7:06 pm   Subject: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Snipping the off topic nonsense.

    Does this somehow add something to the conversation that I'm missing?
      Topic: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 87
    Views: 35487

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 7:04 pm   Subject: Dirty Olman Savages? Postfest?
    Now, now chatdemon.
    If you are going to talk about ignoring canon then do it. Don't take half steps and expect the flaws you leave to be ignored.


    You need to reread the article, which I factchec ...
      Topic: Want to suggest a forum Modification?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 10
    Views: 10481

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:59 am   Subject: Re: Anchors for individual posts?
    Also, in email on GreyTalk I asked about the possibility of reciprocating message board posts and listserv (or something like it) emails. Even if this isn't possible with PHPBB, if you know how to do ...
      Topic: Spellbook articles
    Despotrix

    Replies: 6
    Views: 5759

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:53 am   Subject: Re: Spellbook articles

    any feedback is apreciated, whether it be a review of the flavor text, comments on the spells, or what have you.


    The spells are pretty nice, the only thing that would make me even happier with ...
      Topic: Further Considerations of Greyhawk Canon, Or Not
    Despotrix

    Replies: 25
    Views: 14126

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:17 am   Subject: Further Considerations of Greyhawk Canon, Or Not
    In order to prevent confusion when reading articles or posts here on CF, and especially while chatting at GreyTalk chat, there's one important point to remember. Unless otherwise stated and cited, not ...
      Topic: Listing of GH Periodicals
    Despotrix

    Replies: 49
    Views: 34306

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:34 am   Subject: Listing of GH Periodicals
    Yeah, them and Creighton Broadhurst. ButI`m sure they will agree.
    We can also try to update that index then.



    Check the credits on that article. Creighton and chatdemon, the latter of whom I c ...
      Topic: Chariots of the (Olman) Gods?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3411

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:27 am   Subject: Chariots of the (Olman) Gods?
    Here's an idea, how about actually treating the Olmans and their real world source cultures with a little dignity and respect? It's bad enough that Sean Reynolds had to paint the entire Olman culture ...
      Topic: Listing of GH Periodicals
    Despotrix

    Replies: 49
    Views: 34306

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:46 pm   Subject: Listing of GH Periodicals
    Embarassed
      Topic: Wanted to Play: Forum Based Greyhawk Game
    Despotrix

    Replies: 8
    Views: 4636

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:34 am   Subject: Wanted to Play: Forum Based Greyhawk Game
    they should have a section on canonfire for greyhawk pbp games :D

    We've floated the offer before. If you have a game and need a forum for it, just ask. I can create it in the Special Projects and H ...
      Topic: Legality of Slavery in the Flanaess
    Despotrix

    Replies: 42
    Views: 28042

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:56 am   Subject: Re: More disjointed thoughts
    Some additional disjointed thoughts:

    The Yeomanry and Keoland are dead set against slavery, that has been their bone to pick with the Sea Princes all these years.

    Well, Keoland's beef with the ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Folio Question
    Despotrix

    Replies: 12
    Views: 7599

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:47 am   Subject: Greyhawk Folio Question

    I just got my issue of DUNGEON, and I found the little blurb about the new GREYHAWK MAPS in future issues of the Mag. Absoluelty titilating!


    If they could get the guys who do the FR maps these ...
      Topic: Which edition of the core setting book introduced you to GH?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 30
    Views: 16614

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 2:31 am   Subject: Which edition of the core setting book introduced you to GH?
    Two reasons:

    1) Supp 2: Blackmoor was actually produced before Supp 1: Greyhawk. Check the dates in the original printings to confirm this.

    2) Supp 2: Blackmoor contains an adventure, an early v ...
      Topic: Which edition of the core setting book introduced you to GH?
    Despotrix

    Replies: 30
    Views: 16614

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu May 27, 2004 12:33 am   Subject: Which edition of the core setting book introduced you to GH?

    This originally started in the "Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback" section as a poll suggestion. Then a Canonfire administrator turned it into a poll for me. Then it was moved by an administra ...
      Topic: On the Nature of He Who Shall Not Be Named
    Despotrix

    Replies: 4
    Views: 4560

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:43 pm   Subject: On the Nature of He Who Shall Not Be Named
    Nice work!

    I really like the idea of dropping hints about details while still leaving things ambiguous. Let's a DM use the material whether she agrees with this take on canon or not, since it's als ...
      Topic: This Tharizdun thing has gotten out of hand.
    Despotrix

    Replies: 26
    Views: 18887

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 6:03 am   Subject: This Tharizdun thing has gotten out of hand.
    Shocked
    Worse even than the return of Tharizdun himself, these musings have awakened the sleeping evil behind Canonfire! that is Taras!
    Shocked
    Be afraid!
    Laughing
    (And welcome back Taras, we m ...
      Topic: Tenets of Pelor
    Despotrix

    Replies: 9
    Views: 7003

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:08 pm   Subject: Tenets of Pelor
    Sorry guys, that typo was killing me! Smile

    Tennant is a city in Iowa.
    Tenant is someone who occupies rental property.
    Tenet (or more awkwardly, Tenent) iis a doctrinal policy of an organizat ...
      Topic: Attention OJ staff and contributors!
    Despotrix

    Replies: 1
    Views: 2757

    PostForum: The Oerth Journal   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:13 pm   Subject: Attention OJ staff and contributors!
    Is everyone able to access the OJ Staff private forum OK?

    It looks like Marc set up the usergroup for you guys, so everyone on his list should have full access to that forum folder. If anyone is ha ...
     
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