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      Topic: PREAMBLE
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 14
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2024 12:33 pm   Subject: PREAMBLE
    At level 10, the priestess of Iuz is pretty high up in his hierarchy. She's almost certainly an agent of one of the Boneheart, a trusted agent of one of the Greater Boneheart priestesses or a very tr ...
      Topic: Philidor
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 7
    Views: 6366

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2024 4:16 pm   Subject: Philidor
    I have not done anything with Philodor and don't plan to for two main reasons. The first is that I don't need an extremely powerful NPC who breaks the rules in my game like Philodor does. The second ...
      Topic: City of Greyhawk Plot Hook
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1713

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2023 7:20 pm   Subject: City of Greyhawk Plot Hook
    Is this a one-shot in an existing campaign or a one-shot for something like a convention game?

    Either way, I wouldn't recommend it because in the former case it is basically picking on the players ...
      Topic: Samwise’s Alternative Recent Greyhawk History
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3201

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2023 9:21 am   Subject: Samwise’s Alternative Recent Greyhawk History
    I like that if the PCs screw up, it doesn't destroy the setting. It makes it interesting instead.

    I might add that if the PCs mess up Return of the Eight, then the Iggwilv/Tuerny alliance could co ...
      Topic: Vampires- why Chaotic Evil?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3122

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 24, 2023 4:10 am   Subject: Vampires- why Chaotic Evil?
    I look at vampires from a societal point of view rather than a personal order point of view. By their very nature, vampires feed upon society and do not build it. I think Chaotic is suitable for tha ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2023 1:12 pm   Subject: Boxed Set Adventures
    I regarded Return to the Tomb of Horrors as a campaign-killer simply because it has the original Tomb of Horrors in it. If they softened the original Tomb, then it might be workable. Though I'm also ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2023 1:07 pm   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    The final installment of the original The Enemy Within campaign, Empire in Flames is written by Carl Sargeant and has a reputation of being liked by no one.

    The PCs make their way to the Empire's c ...
      Topic: The obscure groups of Greyhawk's 2nd edition AD&D reviva
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 7
    Views: 3702

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2022 12:20 pm   Subject: The obscure groups of Greyhawk's 2nd edition AD&D reviva
    I like that idea! To take my reference to Passing Shadow from Iuz the Evil, I would also make her the same as the thief "Shadow" mentioned in City of Greyhawk (under the Thieves' Guild in the High Qu ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2022 12:06 pm   Subject: Boxed Set Adventures
    I don't actually like the Night Below on the account that the aboleth are too deadly for my tastes with their domination and mucus membrane attacks. Their 2nd edition stats list the number appearing ...
      Topic: What do the People of the Testing want?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 12
    Views: 5391

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2022 12:01 pm   Subject: What do the People of the Testing want?
    Admission: I don't like Tolkien, so elves going to an island has no special place in my heart.

    I dislike the People of the Testing because a) they are a piece of 90s RPG design that believed scatte ...
      Topic: What do the People of the Testing want?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 12
    Views: 5391

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2022 12:25 pm   Subject: What do the People of the Testing want?
    I ignore the takeover of the Lendore Isle. "Elves retreating to an island" doesn't interest me.

    Looking at what they've done, why not have the People of the Testing really be following the edicts ...
      Topic: Who Won the Free City of Greyhawk Oligarch in 598 CY?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3784

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:52 am   Subject: Who Won the Free City of Greyhawk Oligarch in 598 CY?
    I'll be honest that I never kept up with Living Greyhawk at all. The times I played at a convention, I felt the adventures weren't that good, and I had no belief that the people involved knew anythin ...
      Topic: 2e Greyhawk and Moral "Gray Areas"
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8494

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 2nd Edition   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:38 am   Subject: 2e Greyhawk and Moral "Gray Areas"
    It's probably worth mentioning that Gygax himself opened the possibility of non-evil or at least less evil drow in D3 Vault of the Drow.

    Under the Rakes random encounter (page 16): "The bands with ...
      Topic: The obscure groups of Greyhawk's 2nd edition AD&D reviva
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 7
    Views: 3702

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:28 am   Subject: The obscure groups of Greyhawk's 2nd edition AD&D reviva
    The Greyhawk revival by WotC was short lived before it got turned into Living Greyhawk in the 3.x days and whatever happened in the pages of Paizo's Dragon and Dungeon magazines.

    There were a coupl ...
      Topic: Cuthbert, Verbobonc, and Heresy
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3283

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:46 am   Subject: Cuthbert, Verbobonc, and Heresy
    Let's look at it from the perspective of the town.

    Replacing feudalism with a modern, progressive Western-style democracy in a few weeks to couple of months isn't going to go last. What happens wh ...
      Topic: Mountain Range Population Figures
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 9
    Views: 3903

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2022 11:31 am   Subject: Mountain Range Population Figures
    For reference, the Gnomish Vale in Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth consists of 675 gnomes (with 3 giant badgers) and is described as "a large clan of gnomes". It also pegs a hex as being 3.5 miles.
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:08 pm   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    I hadn't seen either that blog or The Gates of Firestorm Peak before. I am personally not fond of putting too much Mythos-inspired things in my game, but it could work!
      Topic: Kimbertos Skotti Lizhal
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4755

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:40 pm   Subject: Kimbertos Skotti Lizhal
    It was a long time ago, but I want to say that someone on the AOL Greyhawk message board suggested that he look like James Doohan.
      Topic: Archbold's queen
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 27
    Views: 11252

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:17 am   Subject: Archbold's queen
    Don't worry! In my personal version of Greyhawk, Thrommel went in disguise as "Avras" and joined an adventuring company to do good like a young paladin should. When the Company of Nine came back to ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:06 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    I am having a really hard time making my way through The Horned Rat because it's pretty stupid.

    The idea is that the skaven (the Chaos humanoid rat race that is kept secret from the general populat ...
      Topic: Contract with Assassins' Guild
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 15
    Views: 4628

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:55 am   Subject: Contract with Assassins' Guild
    At this point, it becomes less of Vesper's detesting dwarves and more of the necessity for upholding the Assassin Guild's reputation. If there is another repulsed abduction attempt, then I think the ...
      Topic: Archbold's queen
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 27
    Views: 11252

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 9:49 am   Subject: Archbold's queen
    Hi there
    And if we imagined the opposite. The queen discovers the plot against Thrommel in which her second son soaks and the SB which eliminates her.

    Marklands lists Sewarndt as 25 and "beginning ...
      Topic: Seven Wonders of the Flanaess
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 8
    Views: 4759

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2022 10:47 am   Subject: Seven Wonders of the Flanaess
    I would probably be less inclined to use buildings or structures and instead go with "the Seven Legendary Artifacts of the Flanaess."

    The Machine of Lum the Mad
    The Mighty Servant of Leuk-O
    Baba ...
      Topic: Sea of Dust maps?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2585

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2022 10:40 am   Subject: Sea of Dust maps?
    Thanks!

    And, wow, Randy Richards and the World of Greyhawk Fan Club. That takes me back.

    I think with Anna Meyer's maps, I'll have the area, and I'll populate it as I want.
      Topic: Sea of Dust maps?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2585

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:18 am   Subject: Sea of Dust maps?
    I was wondering if anyone had maps of the Sea of Dust. I have an idea for a Greyhawk campaign that would use that area.

    The idea would be that the Twin Devastations didn't happen and the Suel Impe ...
      Topic: Saints in the Flanaess (according to Pluffet Smedger)
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3633

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:46 am   Subject: Saints in the Flanaess (according to Pluffet Smedger)
    I've always been a bit mixed about wiping away pretty much everything that happened in From the Ashes. I don't think that FtA was a good fit for Greyhawk, and I question whether it fits D&D at al ...
      Topic: Thassalos creation
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3616

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:38 am   Subject: Thassalos creation
    Don't forget Jumper and Vayne! Illusionists aren't barred from casting Alteration spells.

    Though I read the rules for creating scrolls, and I think that none of the Boneheart would be willing to t ...
      Topic: The Enmity of Syrul
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 4
    Views: 2900

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:20 pm   Subject: The Enmity of Syrul
    I'd have that particular PC receive a holy vision from Syrul, but he or she believes it to be the particular deity he or she worships. In it, Syrul promises a blessing and would the PC accept? Say i ...
      Topic: The Toymaker and the Archdevil
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 7
    Views: 3151

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:14 pm   Subject: The Toymaker and the Archdevil
    Let's run down the archdevils. I'm not sure what point in time you're using, so I'll include the different ones across different editions.

    Tiamat - corruption of a mortal is not her style, she's m ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 24
    Views: 6388

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:59 pm   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    Iggwilv is not on the path of divinity because doing so means following certain rules and accepting certain constraints. Iggwilv accepts none other than those of her own choosing.

    I will admit tha ...
      Topic: Original Lord of Hommlet?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 4
    Views: 2919

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:01 am   Subject: Original Lord of Hommlet?
    Why not have Lareth be the legitimate heir, thought dead when the Temple slew or abducted his family? That way he pumps up the pretender and then can dramatically appear with proof of his legitimacy. ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:17 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    We're going to look at Something Rotten in Kislev, the original adventure 5. In full disclosure, I did not run this one; I ended my group at Power Behind the Throne for various reasons. This is also ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:11 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    A flesh golem would work thematically, I'm just not sure it would work mechanically. I estimate the PCs would probably be level 4 or 5 by that time, and a golem would seem to be a bit too much for th ...
      Topic: Origins of the Tower of Silence
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 14
    Views: 5340

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:02 am   Subject: Origins of the Tower of Silence
    Vecna originally built the Silent Tower to act as the tailpipe for his Doomgrinder juggernaut. Unfortunately for him, Kas attacked him before he was able to assemble the two parts.

    I say the above ...
      Topic: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 14
    Views: 4496

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 4:53 am   Subject: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk
    The boxed set is pricey, but you can also get the PDF (or printed softcover) from DriveThruRPG. It's not nearly as good as the original, of course, but if you're more interested in the text, it does ...
      Topic: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 14
    Views: 4496

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 5:32 am   Subject: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk
    I don't think the centipede should raise interest. If it is clearly a familiar, it is less of an issue than pseudodragon familiars that are allowed to roam the city by themselves.

    From the City of ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 10:54 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    I also forgot to say that if you are running it as a one off and unconnected to the rest of the series, I would suggest placing it in the Duchy of Urnst and having the Seer of Urnst as the secret vill ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 10:46 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    There's a split for the next one. Something Rotten in Kislev is the original fifth adventure, but the latest version of WFRPG came out with the Horned Rat. My plan is to look at both of them, though ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 10:40 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    The third main adventure is The Power Behind the Throne (adventure 4) written by Carl Sargeant. Like Shadows Over Bogenhafen, it is restricted to one city, but this time it is Middenheim, the center ...
      Topic: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 10
    Views: 4487

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:09 am   Subject: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    I've always looked at the claims of Suel purity as more of what tack the Scarlet Brotherhood took to wrest away authority from the remaining magic-users of the Suel Imperium. Eventually, they reached ...
      Topic: City of Greyhawk random encounter table?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 8
    Views: 4264

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:56 am   Subject: City of Greyhawk random encounter table?
    The City-State of the Invincible Overlord might have a good table, as well.

    Though if you are homebrewing a table, then I would actually use a mixture of the 1st edition DMG and the "Random Encount ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:14 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    The second main adventure is Death on the Reik (adventure 3). This adventure lacks the focus of Shadows Over Bogenhafen. After a brief skirmish with some mutants on a boat, the PCs take the merchant ...
      Topic: Eclavdra's level in GDQ1-7
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 7
    Views: 9807

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:57 am   Subject: Eclavdra's level in GDQ1-7
    Since D3 makes it clear that Eclavdra was either raised or cloned if she died in G3, it could always be that the earlier sample that she was cloned from was Cleric/Fighter 10/4 instead of her more exp ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:36 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    Sorry for the delay on this. I started writing it and then got distracted by other things. You know how it is.

    The first main adventure is Shadows Over Bogenhafen (adventure 2). Naturally, it ta ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:34 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    Those are reasonable suggestions, but I am not sure if the adventure series is worth the effort of adapting everything to an earlier time period. I guess it depends on how much extra work you want to ...
      Topic: Help with Celenian Demographics
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 7
    Views: 3319

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2022 10:57 am   Subject: Help with Celenian Demographics
    Demographics also need to account for immigration in and out of the community. If it's very safe, then more faeries may go there. It would be offset by residents leaving for other towns or other rea ...
      Topic: Jason Zavoda RIP
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 16
    Views: 70217

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:08 pm   Subject: Jason Zavoda RIP
    My condolences to all the knew him.
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:58 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    The Enemy Within is the first part of the Enemy Within campaign. The original release involved mostly source material for the Empire and an introductory adventure which is called "Mistaken Identities ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:52 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    Graz'zt works. I'm not even sure whether it needs to be someone on the level of a demon prince/archdevil; a duke of Hell or the Abyssal equivalent would work just fine.
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:14 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    Let's go over some technical details first.

    While Paizo's adventure paths are designed to take a character from level 1 to 20, the Enemy Within is not going to do that. The bulk of any experience ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 22
    Views: 9482

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:57 am   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    The Enemy Within is a series of six Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying (hereon abbreviated as WFRPG) adventures and source material published from 1986-1989. They are highly regarded and considered the de ...
      Topic: NPCs from My Campaign
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 127
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:54 am   Subject: NPCs from My Campaign
    In your campaign, what's the reason Rary has gone to the Bright Desert? I'm curious.
      Topic: Naome, Hell's Diplomat
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 0
    Views: 2554

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:36 am   Subject: Naome, Hell's Diplomat
    Ed Greenwood describes Naome as being "highly regarded in the hells for her settling of disputes where others have failed" (Dragon #75), and that's a good basis for her. She settles disputes between ...
      Topic: Lilith, the Ambitious Princess of Hell
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 0
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:38 pm   Subject: Lilith, the Ambitious Princess of Hell
    Lilith is, of course, completely different from Lilis. She's Moloch's consort. Ed Greenwood has her "held in high regard by many witches on the Prime Material Plane" but abilities do her no favor in ...
      Topic: Lilis, the Shrewd Princess of Hell
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 0
    Views: 2619

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:33 pm   Subject: Lilis, the Shrewd Princess of Hell
    With Lilis, Ed Greenwood made her the controller of a spy network "said to be second only to that of Asmodeus". She is also very close to Dispater's provost, but they are both "unswervingly loyal to ...
      Topic: Foods of the Flanaess?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 17
    Views: 7550

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:29 pm   Subject: Foods of the Flanaess?
    I'd look at it as a technique issue more than anything else.

    Which ethnic group is most likely to have figured out that beating eggs and then continuing to beat them changes their properties for ba ...
      Topic: Glasya, the Princess of Corruption
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 2
    Views: 2728

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:53 am   Subject: Glasya, the Princess of Corruption
    On one hand, I feel that the Scarlet Brotherhood is too regimented to fall prey to Glasya's manipulations. She might manage the odd agent here and there (I want to say that the low level monk in Grey ...
      Topic: What are the best 1e modules?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 26
    Views: 30842

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:04 am   Subject: What are the best 1e modules?
    My personal favorite is D3 Vault of the Drow because it should be played as a delicate balancing act of factions and intrigue. But Drowmania casts an unfortunate light on it.

    I know the OP is anci ...
      Topic: Glasya, the Princess of Corruption
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 2
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:43 am   Subject: Glasya, the Princess of Corruption
    It's taken me too long to get back to this, but I am here to start on the second half of Hell's consorts. Maybe I'll do a post for Tiamat's consorts; I haven't decided.

    Glasya is difficult to writ ...
      Topic: Cthulhuhawk idea - The Shadow out of Saltmarsh
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 1
    Views: 2640

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:43 am   Subject: Cthulhuhawk idea - The Shadow out of Saltmarsh
    I am going to be honest, I dislike the Cthulhu mythos and prefer to keep it out of Greyhawk. This extends to making things like Cthulhu with the serial numbers filed off; I just don't think it fits D ...
      Topic: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 10
    Views: 4744

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:41 am   Subject: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    It was designed to be modular, so cutting down the number of rooms from 50 to something more manageable is possible. Since it all takes place in a demiplane, you can also steal rooms from other modul ...
      Topic: Warnes Starcoat
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3549

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:23 am   Subject: Warnes Starcoat
    "The man who would become Warnes Starcoat was born..." is such a strange phrasing.

    If I recall, he adopted the name "Starcoat" after the item he found (or maybe created). I want to say that was in ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 36
    Views: 13597

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:16 am   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    (Also, I had forgotten about the "Binders." Did anyone develop them further?)

    The Binders are almost certainly another name for the Sha'ir from Arabian Adventures. The members of the AOL message b ...
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 19
    Views: 7872

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:04 pm   Subject: Valley of the Mage
    Good to know and thanks for sharing this! I've never had a chance to chat about his non-D&D products much. I picked up Lichmaster, Empire in Flames, and Power Behind the Throne over the last coupl ...
      Topic: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 19
    Views: 7891

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:01 pm   Subject: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    If you don't want to use a flying city, how about using a city in a demiplane? That has a more Greyhawk feel to it.
      Topic: Cozbi, the Terror Princess of Hell
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 2
    Views: 3517

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:31 am   Subject: Cozbi, the Terror Princess of Hell
    You will get no argument here. I feel that designers have two ways to build up their new additions/design to a game: they either show why their creation is good or they tear down existing creations t ...
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 19
    Views: 7872

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:15 pm   Subject: Valley of the Mage
    If you don't like Sargent, I can see how post-Gygax Greyhawk would be a bust. I'd encourage you to give him another shot, though. His modules demand real problem-solving, with a great mix of stealth, ...
      Topic: Ring of Five Questions @Greyhawkery
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 27
    Views: 11730

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:06 pm   Subject: Ring of Five Questions @Greyhawkery
    Q1. What is your favorite realm or region in the World of Greyhawk setting?

    Furyondy. I like the nobility of the land, contrasted by their hostile neighbors.

    Q2. If you could actually be one Gr ...
      Topic: Cozbi, the Terror Princess of Hell
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 2
    Views: 3517

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:59 am   Subject: Cozbi, the Terror Princess of Hell
    It was difficult to figure out what to do with Cozbi. I considered her a little uninspiring until I approached her mechanics from a role-playing perspective. Some of her unusual spell-like abilities ...
      Topic: Imprisoned Gods
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4839

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:30 pm   Subject: Re: Imprisoned Gods
    Outside of the various imprisoned gods in Castle Greyhawk, do we have many other imprisoned deity-level figures in Oerth?



    I'm not sure if there is a definitive list, but excluding Zagig's 9 and ...
      Topic: Imprisoned Gods
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4839

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:44 pm   Subject: Imprisoned Gods
    It seems as if you are a divine power that visits Oerth, you're going to get imprisoned at some point*. I'm thinking that it might be worthwhile to stop considering divine imprisonment as a "big" thi ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 36
    Views: 33639

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:30 pm   Subject: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Ed Greenwood's Nine Hells articles (75, 76, 91) are some of my favorite articles.

    I like the article in 111 about magic items that focus a spellcaster's spell into another spell; it allows some ver ...
      Topic: Recycling the old into new
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 3
    Views: 4702

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:22 pm   Subject: Recycling the old into new
    I do have Gaxmoor. When I flipped through it, its encounters weren't suitable for my group.

    I am currently running The Enemy Within campaign via Roll20, and I think there are some parts that can b ...
      Topic: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 19
    Views: 7991

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:15 pm   Subject: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    I went back to look at the Oerth Journal, and I was confusing that with a thread on Dragonfoot where 3 different people asked Gygax about Prince Thrommel's abductor and received 3 different answers, o ...
      Topic: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 19
    Views: 7991

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:22 am   Subject: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    If Sewarndt was 25 in the Marklands, he would have been 10-12 when the Lorinar sisters were assassinated. And, he's Neutral, not evil.

    I'll plug my Nyrond's princes post.

    http://www.canonfire.c ...
      Topic: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 19
    Views: 7991

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:41 am   Subject: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    Org Nenshen or Arentol would be candidates, as well. Either would have been members of the Directing Oligarchy, which is probably close enough to being a lord. You could even have it be that the **** ...
      Topic: The "Black Brotherhood" Suel cult
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 19
    Views: 14635

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:37 am   Subject: The "Black Brotherhood" Suel cult
    I am going to admit that I have never been particularly fond of Tharzidun, so having a portion of the Scarlet Brotherhood worship him does not work for me at all.

    I would just take any reference in ...
      Topic: ToEE: Two Questions
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 9
    Views: 5239

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:32 am   Subject: ToEE: Two Questions
    I'd probably have it that Zuggtmoy and Iuz came to an agreement about the Cult of Elemental Evil prior to Iuz's imprisonment. Then, Zagig imprisoned Iuz, and Zuggtmoy puts it aside.

    In the 550/560 ...
      Topic: Bensozia, Puppetmaster of Hell's Court
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 0
    Views: 3492

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:43 pm   Subject: Bensozia, Puppetmaster of Hell's Court
    This is the next in my series of posts about the consorts of Hell. It took me a little while to figure out the right spin for her, but then it clicked.

    It is said that Bensozia speaks not, save by ...
      Topic: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 8
    Views: 8772

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:34 am   Subject: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    Osmund-Davizid,

    It is a completely reasonable take on things. However, the Reckoning still leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The first is that it puts Asmodeus so far ahead of all the archdevils. ...
      Topic: Baftis, the False Prophet of Baalzy
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 6
    Views: 6704

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:46 am   Subject: Baftis, the False Prophet of Baalzy
    This is the continuation of my series of Consorts of Hell where I am looking primarily at the 1st edition sources. I am not a fan of what 2nd edition did to the Nine Hells, and I don't recall if any ...
      Topic: Baftis, the False Prophet of Baalzy
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 6
    Views: 6704

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:39 pm   Subject: Baftis, the False Prophet of Baalzy
    Baftis was originally referenced in Gary Gygax's preview of the devil section of the Monster Manual II in Dragon #75. However, when MM2 was published, she was not included on the list of the hierarch ...
      Topic: L2 The Assassin's Knot
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 4
    Views: 6651

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:59 pm   Subject: L2 The Assassin's Knot
    I am okay with letting the players fail, but I think that setting them up for failure is another thing. I think that is where L2 and Shadows Over Bogenhafen end up failing to be fair.
      Topic: 19
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 1
    Views: 5169

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:54 pm   Subject: 19
    One thing that comes to mind is the stats for Murlynd in EX2: The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror. It's not the quasi-deity version quite yet (doesn't match the boxed set stats), and he has Int 19.
      Topic: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 8
    Views: 8772

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:52 pm   Subject: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    The Reckoning of Hell ended up being the explanation for the changes to the Nine Hells between 1st and 2nd edition. There was going to be a big battle between Baazebul's and Mephistopheles's factions ...
      Topic: L2 The Assassin's Knot
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 4
    Views: 6651

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:06 am   Subject: L2 The Assassin's Knot
    I read through this relatively recently. If it is not the first published murder mystery for RPGs, it is certainly one of the first.

    I have to ask, for anyone who has either run it or played in it ...
      Topic: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 8
    Views: 8772

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:18 am   Subject: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    I did take a look at Caermor. I generally like Nigel Findley's work, but this was not a good adventure for AD&D. It is perfectly fine as a Warhammer Fantasy RPG adventure though.

    I do think t ...
      Topic: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 8
    Views: 8772

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:03 pm   Subject: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    I've been looking at the consorts of the Nine Hells recently and have been putting together some thoughts on them. I'm going with the 1st edition versions because I am not sure how much has been done ...
      Topic: A particular kind of poisoning in Furyondy
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 5
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:52 am   Subject: A particular kind of poisoning in Furyondy
    I think anyone who uses a potion of longevity as a "poison" to stop a marriage is just nuts.

    Take the potion yourself and outlive the bastard.

    I think you're missing the point of what the poison ...
      Topic: A particular kind of poisoning in Furyondy
    LarethTheBeautiful

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:15 am   Subject: A particular kind of poisoning in Furyondy
    I know I made a comment about the expense of the potion, but I looked at the price of some poisons to compare them.

    In the 1st edition DMG, a single dose of Ingestive E is 1000 gp (page 20), the sa ...
      Topic: A particular kind of poisoning in Furyondy
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 5
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:41 pm   Subject: A particular kind of poisoning in Furyondy
    Poison is illegal in Furyond, as befits a land ruled by a paladin king. However, there is a particular type of poison involved to prevent marriage alliances that some find too worrying. It is very e ...
      Topic: Nyrond's princes
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 0
    Views: 7497

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:28 pm   Subject: Nyrond's princes
    The way that Nyrond handled Sewarndt and Lynwerd always bugged me because it is the most obvious and lazy thing to do. After all, the book that sets it all up lists Sewarndt as being Neutral. It is ...
      Topic: Oerth Journal #33 is out
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 6
    Views: 7160

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:16 pm   Subject: Oerth Journal #33 is out
    That's an interesting use of the Regalia of Power. In my game, I have the Orb of Evil under the guardianship of a paladin; he was chosen by his former adventuring party as the one who could best keep ...
      Topic: Recycling the old into new
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 3
    Views: 4702

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:30 pm   Subject: Recycling the old into new
    In my current Greyhawk game, I was trying to come up with a new scenario for my players and idly leafing through RPG products I had. I happened to pick up Ruins of Adventure which is probably better ...
      Topic: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 15
    Views: 8048

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:15 pm   Subject: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    If you're looking at using/altering non-Greyhawk material, I thought that Kenzer's Beneath the Waves was pretty good.
      Topic: Good Scarlet Brotherhood?
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 11
    Views: 6394

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:08 am   Subject: Good Scarlet Brotherhood?
    In my game, there has been a lawful good Scarlet Brotherhood member who is an ally of the party. I've got a faction of the Brotherhood that is more focused on order and battling chaos, so they are mo ...
      Topic: Oerth Journal #31 has released!
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 13
    Views: 9131

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:10 pm   Subject: Oerth Journal #31 has released!
    I must admit that I was a little disappointed at the Alliance of Defiance article. I had hoped for a little more than just a summary of the cards, perhaps some addition lore spun around the character ...
      Topic: So I was reading a book the other day...
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 13
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:02 pm   Subject: So I was reading a book the other day...
    I feel that it is worth mentioning that the Demon Hand (Greyhawk Adventures 5) is not the last novel starring Mika-Oba. That would be The Name of the Game (Greyhawk Adventures 6). If you skipped it, ...
      Topic: Another origin for the thri-kreen on Oerth
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 0
    Views: 6370

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: Another origin for the thri-kreen on Oerth
    Where did the thri-kreen come from? Well, they are actually descendants of the Vrusk from Star Frontiers. A Vrusk ship was sent to rescue those on the ship that made up the Expedition to the Barrier ...
      Topic: Orcish Lifespan
    LarethTheBeautiful

    Replies: 17
    Views: 9460

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:03 am   Subject: Orcish Lifespan
    Anyone have an idea on the lifespan of orcs? I haven't been able find anything.

    The 1st edition DMG has half-orcs in a range of 12-80 for the Young Adult to Venerable categories. Based on that, I ...
     
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