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      Topic: Legality of Slavery in the Flanaess
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:57 pm   Subject: Legality of Slavery in the Flanaess
    Ivid the Undying mentioned widespread serfdom in the Great Kingdom.

    In RW Russia, the legal status of serfs was so low that is was de facto slavery. In Western Europe, it tended to mean that you o ...
      Topic: Quintessential Greyhawk Qualities?
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:54 pm   Subject: Quintessential Greyhawk Qualities?
    Can we have an actual description of quintessential Greyhawk without bashing another setting? That just tells us what you think GH isn't.

    Passion outside of Earthdawn just tells me you feel strong ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:50 pm   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    I don't play Greyhawk, but I find the activities of this board useful and interesting. I don't have anything against it, either.

    I was asked about 3rd and I gave my opinion. If you have played a ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:04 pm   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    I stopped playing 2e and didn't play any D&D until 3rd. I wouldn't consider going back.

    It is similar enough that you'll pick it up quickly. Humanoids have character levels (base is level 1 warri ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:28 pm   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Epic characters have Epic responsibilities and Epic consequencces for their actions. Tenser and Mordenkenian know this and act like it. It is essential for Epic play or your campaign will degenerate ...
      Topic: The Beauty of Niole Dra
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:12 pm   Subject: The Beauty of Niole Dra
    With that description it isn't Rome. Byzantium would be closer but what it really sounds like Muslim Spain. Fortunately, a lot of their architecture survives in Southern Spain. That might help.
      Topic: The agenda of Celene
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:53 pm   Subject: The agenda of Celene
    Humans dominate GH to a greater extent than a lot of other fantasy settings, especially FR. I can't see human dominance not make the elves extremely concious of the possible repercussions from meddli ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 69
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2004 8:48 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    Obviously, Mortellan doesn't like playing Epic level GH. Don't let that stop you. Even he admits that parts of GH are Epic, he just doesn't want his players to have it. Some campaigns are more hig ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 69
    Views: 45474

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:59 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    I agree on the magic shops, it is just not that common. You could have custom work and trades going with mage guilds or heroes, but it wouldn't be something just lying around. You would have to work ...
      Topic: Quintessential Greyhawk Qualities?
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 42
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:43 pm   Subject: Quintessential Greyhawk Qualities?
    Well said Chatdemon. Being much more knowledgable about FR than GH, I couldn't have stated your rebuttals. FR bashing serves no one, particularily in this topic. We aren't doing GH versus FR. We a ...
      Topic: Real Estate?
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 19
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:37 am   Subject: Real Estate?
    Okay, this is coming from someone with a B..A. in History, specializing in Medieval.

    The King does not own all land under the so-called feudal system. Period. Full stop. Land generates both food ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 44
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:14 am   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Paragon creatures are cool, no doubt about it. It allows you to create uber badass versions of your favorites. Think the movie The Ghost and the Darkness, but moreso with displacer beasts, beholders ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 69
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:11 am   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    Wrong order. The "force" is a magic rip off, but we don't hold that against Star Wars because

    (1) it never attempts to be anything but Space Opera with a mythological base

    (2) when it is done ...
      Topic: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 18
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:08 am   Subject: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    Criticism strengthens a setting, not weakens it. I like FR, but that doesn't mean that I think everything ever written about it is golden and should be preserved unchanged for all eternity. When I di ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 44
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 12:25 am   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    If you use the stats that are in 3.0 Dieties and Demigods you need to be well past 40th level before you can start taking on shmuck demi-gods, which is probably why epic boards are full of fully munch ...
      Topic: Prestige Classes In Greyhawk
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2004 1:39 pm   Subject: Prestige Classes In Greyhawk
    It helps to read the full class description. The arcane archer get free magic arrows and an arrow of death attack at high level. A reasonably intelligent player should think "do I need free magic a ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 44
    Views: 50855

    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:46 pm   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    I second Cruel Summer Lord (like the name BTW). The wizard boards are horrible, except for games mechanics issues. I like starting play at the higher end of low level or lower end of mid, but there ...
      Topic: Prestige Classes In Greyhawk
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 7:12 pm   Subject: Prestige Classes In Greyhawk
    You have it wrong.

    The fighter ones are among the best. Fighters have the most feats to burn to qualify and the requirements aren't usually worthless feats (Skill Focus: Knowledge[religion] for th ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:57 pm   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    No it doesn't work that way, although the munchkins that can be found on some epic boards act like it.

    I have run a campaign that took the characters from 5th to 25th level in the course of a year ...
      Topic: Ways to wind down a good game?
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 4
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:46 am   Subject: Ways to wind down a good game?
    Let them know what you are going to do in advance, don't spring it on them. And have references to them in the next campaign. One of my players loves that his former character is a saint, especially ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 44
    Views: 50855

    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:41 am   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Tenser and Mordenkenian screw with the world. Why are you surprised that your players do?

    How does the sword screw with your economy? Do people actually buy 90,000+ gp swords?
      Topic: Prestige Classes In Greyhawk
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 20
    Views: 14360

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:34 am   Subject: Prestige Classes In Greyhawk
    My friend, the prestige classes in Tome & Blood should not scare you. Most of them are feeble and none of them are more powerful than a straight wizard. There are broken prestige classes out there, ...
      Topic: Games without XP...anyone else?
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:31 pm   Subject: Games without XP...anyone else?
    I've been completely happy with any D&D experience chart. 1st edition xp for gold was silly and I saw a lot of expoitation of 2nd edition xp award methods. 3rd works okay, but doesn't favor problem ...
      Topic: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:28 pm   Subject: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    The setting was short on specifics and not organized in a DM friendly way. A setting needs more detail, more spice, and more examples on where to stick dungeons. I got a map filled with countries an ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:14 pm   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    I agree that by the time characters get to double digits then nations/organizations will probably want them to do things for them. That doesn't mean they will.

    1) PCs are usually outside the power ...
      Topic: Low magic campaign
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:41 pm   Subject: Low magic campaign
    So is greater magic weapon if you want oil of sharpness and few permenent items.

    Greyhawk never struck me as particularily low magic either. Powerful magic was rare, but the official modules had a ...
      Topic: Quintessential Greyhawk Qualities?
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:31 pm   Subject: Quintessential Greyhawk Qualities?
    The race and nationality comments are true to FR as well. While Cormyr, the Moonsea, Sembia, the Swordcoast and the Moonsea are clearly European this contrasts with Tethyr, the Shaar, the Hordelands, ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:14 pm   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Epic level play isn't about God slaying, but you won't get that impression from the wizard boards. Epic is what happens when you advance a character to Drizzit or Tenser's levels. A shmuck Demon Lor ...
      Topic: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:45 pm   Subject: Epic Level Greyhawk!!!!!
    Greyhawk has plenty of material suitable for epic play.

    1) Ancient Dragons

    2) Evil demigod in residence

    3) Epic signature characters like the Cirlce of Eight

    4) Organizations of powerful n ...
      Topic: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 18
    Views: 13995

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:38 pm   Subject: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    I can't speak for the other products (not having read them), but I found the information in the boxed set to be sketchy and superficial.
      Topic: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    Enslaved_DM

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:48 am   Subject: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    It isn't the DMs fault if the boxed set doesn't tell him jack, which is Greyhawk's problem. Thin racial descriptions don't help either. Bohemia and Prussia are both German and quite different. Nor ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 69
    Views: 45474

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:11 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    Why does magic have to go away?

    I understand that the Age of Magic is ending, but that just means people aren't calling it the Age of Magic anymore. It implies that people considered magic to nota ...
      Topic: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 18
    Views: 13995

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:05 pm   Subject: What's Wrong With Greyhawk
    The problem with GH as a setting is that it was designed as a backdrop. This is fine if all you are doing is dungeon crawling, but it is terrible if you want to do anything else. I would have loved ...
      Topic: Quintessential Greyhawk Qualities?
    Enslaved_DM

    Replies: 42
    Views: 31278

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:14 pm   Subject: Quintessential Greyhawk Qualities?
    Okay, this is my first post, but not my first time at the site. You guys do good work, keep it up.

    I must agree that the article was a straw man attack on the Realms. A well run Greyhawk campaig ...
     
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