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      Topic: linguistic maps of the Flanaess?
    JoseFreitas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:42 am   Subject: linguistic maps of the Flanaess?
    Yes.

    Though I think that it's not 100% plausible that it could be SO strong as to replace local languages as much as seems implied in canon (at least 1st and 2nd, which I use), but there may be ot ...
      Topic: linguistic maps of the Flanaess?
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 20
    Views: 12255

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:37 am   Subject: linguistic maps of the Flanaess?
    There are two ways of looking at this:

    1. Common is used primarily as a trade tongue, and its usage is like Latin in historical middle-ages, except more used and in many xcases also used as a livin ...
      Topic: Population and Class Levels.
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 59
    Views: 39429

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:41 am   Subject: Population and Class Levels.
    Hmm, ok... So I can just get some Craft or Professional-skill to my PC, then announce that he will have two years of vacation from adventuring and use his skills to slowly get enough XP to raise a lev ...
      Topic: Source material for Hepmonaland
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 9
    Views: 8866

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:15 am   Subject: Source material for Hepmonaland
    Found it. Issue 122, has two articles, "Gaming the Dark Continent" by Roger Moore and "Out of Africa" by Charles Saunders. Both pretty good articles, I may add, mostly new monsters and kickass illustr ...
      Topic: Population and Class Levels.
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 59
    Views: 39429

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:53 am   Subject: Population and Class Levels.
    I would point out also, that Btb 1st edition, there's nothing to stop you from creating a 0-level Blacksmith which fights as a 3rd level Fighter and has 20 hit points and 5 weapon proficiencies. Look ...
      Topic: Source material for Hepmonaland
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 9
    Views: 8866

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:38 am   Subject: Source material for Hepmonaland
    Didn't Roger Moore write an article about fantasy Africa in some old Dragon Magazine issue?
      Topic: big cities and sewer system
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 15
    Views: 11415

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:02 am   Subject: big cities and sewer system
    London in the 17th century had a sewer system, but the truth is that it was not connected to inidividual houses, rather, streets channeled sewage to certain places where it went underground, etc...
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      Topic: big cities and sewer system
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 15
    Views: 11415

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:29 am   Subject: big cities and sewer system
    I would add the Great Kingdom in its heyday (ie.100 to 300 or so). I would also say that most large cities should have at least a basic sewer system, a set of tunnels which connect the major drainage ...
      Topic: coinage of the Horned Society
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 21
    Views: 15947

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:53 am   Subject: coinage of the Horned Society

    So, adventurers who sack some old HS stronghold, put all of the evil buggers inside to the sword, and then make off with chests full of HS stamped coinage are obviously in league with evil? The FI ...
      Topic: coinage of the Horned Society
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 21
    Views: 15947

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:10 am   Subject: coinage of the Horned Society
    Actually, I think that the explanation is simpler. One character or two spending a few HS gold coins is normal. Those coins circulate, they are gold, they get spent. A full chest of them, though, clea ...
      Topic: big cities and sewer system
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 15
    Views: 11415

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:40 am   Subject: big cities and sewer system


    While quite true, much of that knowledge was "lost" during the "Dark Ages," thus the name for that period.
    I don't think "lost" is the proper word. Rather, the structure of society - its capacity ...
      Topic: coinage of the Horned Society
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 21
    Views: 15947

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:39 am   Subject: coinage of the Horned Society
    There is canon source for HS coinage. In Saga of Old City, when Gord travels to the Bandit Kingdoms and meets Gellor, and starts the con to dupe the HS agents who are recruiting mercenaries in Stoink, ...
      Topic: big cities and sewer system
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 15
    Views: 11415

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:29 am   Subject: big cities and sewer system

    On the other hand, the sewers in Gygax's Yggsburg are more advanced, being connected to indoor plumbing, and the citizens could be considered more refined culturally with their wigs and billiard tab ...
      Topic: Account for Wiki
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 3
    Views: 7473

    PostForum: The Great Library of Greyhawk Wiki   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:44 am   Subject: Account for Wiki
    Hi guys,

    Would it be possible for me to receive a login for the GH Wiki?

    Best

    Josť de Freitas
      Topic: more characters from the LJN toy line?
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8173

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:29 am   Subject: more characters from the LJN toy line?
    I suppose an male orc fighter wouldn't be very terrifying if his name was Morc. "Nanu-Nanu, I'm going to eat your entrails!"

    Yes, Morc is lame.... but what about Mork?!

    Happy
      Topic: Pomarj/Suss Forest
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 9
    Views: 7540

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:43 am   Subject: Pomarj/Suss Forest
    There is reasonable canon basis to state that the former Pomarj lords were essentially of Suloise extraction, while Slavers also provides for wild bands of tribesmen which sound as if they are Flan. T ...
      Topic: Ur-flan
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 24
    Views: 15616

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:31 pm   Subject: Ur-flan


    I meant that IF we assume the term "Ur-Flannae" is a designation of race, then it wouldn't make sense to apply it only to wizards. For example, if everyone living in a given town is Irish, it woul ...
      Topic: Highfolk town
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 24
    Views: 16252

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:00 pm   Subject: Highfolk town
    You are obviously right (although I could imagine here or there an exception). In addition, the Flanaess has an incredibly unique geographical identity, since the Nyr Dyv is connected to a system of r ...
      Topic: Highfolk town
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 24
    Views: 16252

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:34 am   Subject: Highfolk town
    Hmmmm.... if people were afraid of floods, no town would be built close to rivers. Since many are (starting with Lisbon, where I live, which is flooded on a more or less regular basis), it sort of pro ...
      Topic: Highfolk town
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 24
    Views: 16252

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:31 am   Subject: Highfolk town
    The Darlene map cannot be trusted regarding the exact position of cities inside hexes. For reasons not clear to anyone, all cities were moved to the center of hexes. There are a few "official" errata, ...
      Topic: 1st Editon Modules - Greyhawk Campaign
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 14
    Views: 10434

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:21 am   Subject: 1st Editon Modules - Greyhawk Campaign
    Assassin's Knot and Secret of Bone Hill (L1 and L2) are great lower level modules. Secret can be downloaded for free from WotC's site, at the older editions downloads area. It's supposedly set in the ...
      Topic: 1st Editon Modules - Greyhawk Campaign
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 14
    Views: 10434

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:19 am   Subject: 1st Editon Modules - Greyhawk Campaign
    Assassin's Knot and Secret of Bone Hill (L1 and L2) are great lower level modules. Secret can be downloaded for free from WotC's site, at the older editions downloads area. It's supposedly set in the ...
      Topic: Distinguishing GH from FR
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 32
    Views: 24083

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:55 am   Subject: Distinguishing GH from FR
    My point was that Greyhawk was consciously assembled from a variety of sources. Gary and Rob were rather vehement about not using the "official" campaign or any of their character's stats. And man ...
      Topic: Overgod
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 37
    Views: 28117

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:39 am   Subject: Overgod
    Although no source I would consider canon specifies or states the existence of an OG, careful reading of the Gord books, especially those from Sea of Death onwards, would seem to permit the idea of an ...
      Topic: Distinguishing GH from FR
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 32
    Views: 24083

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:58 pm   Subject: Distinguishing GH from FR
    Yeah, I loved those articles. I photocopied them all and had them in a binder. I sent Ed a letter one day, and got an answer later. The next year I sent him a copy of a book on my father's painting (h ...
      Topic: Distinguishing GH from FR
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 32
    Views: 24083

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:41 pm   Subject: Distinguishing GH from FR
    The FR was not developed through game play, it was developed as Ed's setting for his fantasy stories. It existed WAY before Ed started gaming and it wasn't until later that he started gaming in it. Mu ...
      Topic: Distinguishing GH from FR
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 32
    Views: 24083

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:20 am   Subject: Distinguishing GH from FR


    FR's NPCs are, from what I've seen, much more likely to act based on idealism or values of good and evil. Greyhawk's NPCs are rather more pragmatic; just because they're both of good alignment do ...
      Topic: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 693
    Views: 570476

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:26 am   Subject: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    Hi Anna,

    Regarding the research thing, I note that you do not include some sources that I, for instance consider as "canon". The Gord novels are a good example of that, as they include a lot of thi ...
      Topic: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 693
    Views: 570476

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:00 am   Subject: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    I wanted to say simply, just in case anyone had missed it, ANNA ROCKS!!! Not only does she make the best maps, but she is also super-nice and helping. There, I said it, thanks Anna, let's keep the thr ...
      Topic: B series, where would you put it
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 14
    Views: 9405

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:56 am   Subject: B series, where would you put it
    I agree that Return is a crappy "greyhawk" module, but it's a good module, and a reasonable introductory campaign. It's GH only in name, to the point that the editors didn't even bother to change some ...
      Topic: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 693
    Views: 570476

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:23 pm   Subject: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    I am flabbergasted by the maps!!

    I have a question though, how do I download the maps? I can see the jpegs, but there seems to be no right click option to save trhem. I can't get the PDFs to load.
      Topic: Time Period - when do you play in Greyhawk
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 38
    Views: 20448

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:18 pm   Subject: Time Period - when do you play in Greyhawk
    I've always played in pre-Wars Greyhawk, because... well, because I started playing in the pre-Wars Greyhawk! My GH started in 1984, which is a good 7 or 8 years before the release of From the Ashes, ...
      Topic: Population levels in Greyhawk
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 29
    Views: 15210

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:25 am   Subject: Population levels in Greyhawk
    I've always thought of the Flanaess as containing a mix of dangerous and less dangerous areas. The central Flanaess, Keoland and parts of the Eastern Flanaess being civilized and (moderately) safe al ...
      Topic: List of Sages & Savants of Greyhawk
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 28
    Views: 14177

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:50 am   Subject: List of Sages & Savants of Greyhawk
    The Gord the Rogue novels provide a few more:

    Doctor Prosper, he is Gord and San's tutor in the first novel, and also appears in City of Hawks. He is old and retired, and maintains a small house wi ...
      Topic: Population levels in Greyhawk
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 29
    Views: 15210

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:41 am   Subject: Population levels in Greyhawk
    I have the new Gazeteer, but I don't really use it. I have it because I collect all GH stuff in any case. But in my GH there were no Wars. I started playing it in 84, and although I bought From The As ...
      Topic: Population levels in Greyhawk
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 29
    Views: 15210

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:58 pm   Subject: Population levels in Greyhawk
    I don't buy the Red Death thing. Population pretty much comes back to its previous level pretty fast, in a generation, unless the disease lingers around with regular outbreaks (as happened with the Pl ...
      Topic: Population levels in Greyhawk
    JoseFreitas

    Replies: 29
    Views: 15210

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:28 pm   Subject: Population levels in Greyhawk
    The problem with pop levels in GH goes way back to the 83 boxed set (or even folio) and, unfortunately, to a trained historian it sort of rankles in a way that makes "suspension of disbelief" that muc ...
     
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