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      Topic: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:36 pm   Subject: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    I would happily run a Boot Hill crossover.
    Which, of course, is what happened with Murlynd and company in the Greyhawk campaign. The PCs went to the Old West.
      Topic: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:17 pm   Subject: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
    I like the basic pattern I've read in the published material: the Oeridians were more-or-less just in their dealings with the Flan and demihumans of the Flanaess, while the Suloise were in many cases ...
      Topic: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    NorkerMedic

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    Views: 4142

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 pm   Subject: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    I'm fond of stuff like Bath-time for the Hopping Prophet and Vote for the Goat.

    Marvelous Talking Goat Party!

    Cool


    I also like Dungeonland and Land beyond the Magic Mirror quite a lot ...
      Topic: Common Gods
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 19
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:18 pm   Subject: Common Gods
    That does make sense.

    I think it is likely enough that he had read of the real Saint Cuthbert, at least in passing.
    Saint Cuthbert is not obscure if you are interested in the history of Medieval B ...
      Topic: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 11
    Views: 4142

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:07 pm   Subject: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    Greyhawk includes, as we all know, a number of joke-names, anagrams, zany NPCs, and even a couple of funny and bizarre gods (Wastri, Zagyg).
    Some D&D monsters that are part of the setting are ri ...
      Topic: Common Gods
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 19
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:54 pm   Subject: Common Gods
    Wasn't there some link between Pholtus and the (comedy group) the Firesign Theater?
      Topic: Common Gods
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:52 pm   Subject: Common Gods
    That quotation seems to show just the opposite.
    Isn't Gygax clearly stating that he did not use real world religions in the Greyhawk campaign?
    That means there's no connection with the real Saint Cu ...
      Topic: Common Gods
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 19
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:47 pm   Subject: Common Gods
    That quotation seems to show just the opposite.
    Isn't Gygax clearly stating that he did not use real world religions in the Greyhawk campaign?
    That means there's no connection with the real Saint Cu ...
      Topic: Celadon Fire
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 12
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:38 pm   Subject: Celadon Fire
    Probably just another party of murder-hobos that couldn't be bothered with fire safety.
      Topic: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:15 am   Subject: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
    Ghost Dance sounds cool.

    RE 'Flan-Indians'

    It works well enough for me considering that the Flaenaess was a sort of 'New World' colonized by the 'Old World' Oeridians, Suloise, and Bakluni after ...
      Topic: NPC - Wolves of the Flanaess
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:49 pm   Subject: NPC - Wolves of the Flanaess

    The half-wolf offspring of Mika's wolf companion and the Princess in wolf form.

    SirXaris


    This is how you get beastmen.
      Topic: Oerthly Equivalents
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 17
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:50 am   Subject: Oerthly Equivalents

    I really just meant that spells like fireball take the place of cannonfire.


    Nothing can replace Canonfire! Shocked Razz

    SirXaris


    LOL

    I was expecting that but it still made me ...
      Topic: Oerthly Equivalents
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 17
    Views: 4575

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:12 am   Subject: Oerthly Equivalents
    I figure mages are the cannon of the setting.
    Very mobile cannon! But also squishy at lower levels.

    In a sense. But magic is so much more powerful than guns. And in Greyhawk where magic is powerfu ...
      Topic: Oerthly Equivalents
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:12 pm   Subject: Oerthly Equivalents
    I figure mages are the cannon of the setting.
    Very mobile cannon! But also squishy at lower levels.
      Topic: Oerthly Equivalents
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:45 pm   Subject: Oerthly Equivalents
    I could see England, too.

    The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh does liken Saltmarsh to a 14th Century English coastal town, doesn't it?
      Topic: Common Gods
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 19
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:21 pm   Subject: Common Gods
    On the topic:

    Whenever I have run GH I've used, or at least assumed the existence of, all the gods, demigods, and heroes listed in the WoG boxed set plus whatever other deities and special charact ...
      Topic: Oerthly Equivalents
    NorkerMedic

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    Views: 4575

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:10 am   Subject: Oerthly Equivalents
    I sometimes think a vaguely Byzantine/East Roman vibe might be a good take on Keoland.

    Something along those lines... more the idea that Keoland is the continuation of the Suel Imperium than a new ...
      Topic: Common Gods
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:49 am   Subject: Common Gods
    While I imagine Gygax was aware of the real Saint Cuthbert's existence, I seriously doubt any actual connection was intended.
    Probably, he just thought 'Cuthbert' was a fun name.


    On the topic of ...
      Topic: Common Gods
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 19
    Views: 5058

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:12 pm   Subject: Common Gods
    While I imagine Gygax was aware of the real Saint Cuthbert's existence, I seriously doubt any actual connection was intended.
    Probably, he just thought 'Cuthbert' was a fun name.


    On the topic of ...
      Topic: Oerthly Equivalents
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 17
    Views: 4575

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:26 pm   Subject: Oerthly Equivalents
    I sometimes think a vaguely Byzantine/East Roman vibe might be a good take on Keoland.
      Topic: Oerthly Equivalents
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 17
    Views: 4575

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:10 pm   Subject: Oerthly Equivalents
    I suppose I regard Geoff, Bissel, and Gran March as rough equivalents of the Crusader States in that they are buffers of a pseudo-European civilization against the vaguely 'Saracen' hordes of the West ...
      Topic: Project - Daemons and Demons and Devils of the Flanaess
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:24 am   Subject: Project - Daemons and Demons and Devils of the Flanaess
    Let's not forget such classics as Gonorrheaus and Diarrheaus.Razz


    But seriously, I like daemons/yugoloth.
    I'm interested to see if anybody has thoughts on the relationship between NE daemon ...
      Topic: Common Gods
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 19
    Views: 5058

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:00 am   Subject: Re: Common Gods
    Why are the Common Deities not part of a cultural group? Who do they belong to? Are they themselves linked together as are the Suel Gods, a pantheon? Where do they come from with regards to the gre ...
      Topic: Orcish Lifespan
    NorkerMedic

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    Views: 4998

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:23 pm   Subject: Orcish Lifespan
    Erythnul's blood creates ogres, among other monsters.

    Those could presumably breed.
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:44 pm   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    DMPrata reminded me that there is the Monastery of the Grey Cowl, mentioned in UK2 The Sentinel.
    The NPC monk from it is LN.
      Topic: Hold of the Sea Princes: gods (pre-Wars, variant)
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:42 pm   Subject: Hold of the Sea Princes: gods (pre-Wars, variant)
    I had the impression that Quern was alone in his Hermitage and the other monks lived outside Berghof. The monk met travelling says the Monastery of the Grey Cowl is 'many leagues' to the north.

    But ...
      Topic: Hold of the Sea Princes: gods (pre-Wars, variant)
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:49 pm   Subject: Hold of the Sea Princes: gods (pre-Wars, variant)
    Thanks for making the Deity Database, by the way. It's great stuff.
      Topic: Hold of the Sea Princes: gods (pre-Wars, variant)
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:45 pm   Subject: Hold of the Sea Princes: gods (pre-Wars, variant)
    I’d add the following:

    Allitur
    Delleb
    Nerull
    Norebo
    Obad-hai
    Olhydra
    Osprem
    Pelor
    Sotillion
    Syrul
    Xerbo
    Zilchus

    These fit the listed regional alignments most closely:

    Xerbo N
    Oba ...
      Topic: Orcish Lifespan
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:43 pm   Subject: Orcish Lifespan
    Nice find, but that's not the one I had in mind.

    It's whatever the September 1984 issue is. The article is entitled "Survival is a Group Effort," pages 8-12.

    This article covers age ranges fo ...
      Topic: Orcish Lifespan
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 17
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:50 am   Subject: Orcish Lifespan
    You all tapped into the sources I would use, but I recall somewhere reading an article in an older "Dragon Magazine" issue about humanoid lifespans. I will see if I can't unearth it somehow...

    -La ...
      Topic: Amedio fever
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:52 am   Subject: Amedio fever
    Another thing I just realized, and I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned, yet.
    There's a user who used to be pretty popular on the boards here, Chibirias mka Maria DelTorre, was a huge advocate of th ...
      Topic: Amedio fever
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 16
    Views: 4739

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:25 pm   Subject: Re: Switching Dakon out for Beastfolk
    Anybody here use the Amedio much?
    Care to share your own ideas for developing the region or your opinions regarding the published TSR/WotC/Paizo material?

    #2 beastmen replace dakon
    Both species a ...
      Topic: Moonshaes(FR) in GH
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 2
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:15 pm   Subject: Moonshaes(FR) in GH
    The Northern hemisphere is a better fit for the Moonshaes as described in the sourcebook, agreed.

    I like what I took to be a subtropical Korinn archipelago from the module, Treasure, Hunt, though, ...
      Topic: Hold of the Sea Princes: gods (pre-Wars, variant)
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:23 am   Subject: Hold of the Sea Princes: gods (pre-Wars, variant)
    GODS OF THE HOLD OF THE SEA PRINCES

    Bralm (cult protects slaves but endorses slavery at the same time)
    Celestian (honored by sailors in general and navigators in particular)
    The Green Man (farmer ...
      Topic: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 20
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:54 am   Subject: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
    I'd be interested in considering what the Flanaess's buffalo population would be like. The Flan could (and may still do in some parts of the world) use techniques like 'buffalo jumps' to drive them ov ...
      Topic: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:52 am   Subject: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
    Paghsat is the 'evil genius of the prairies' in The Enchanted Buffalo, a story by L. Frank Baum.
    He isn't described in detail.

    But I like the idea of a devil-bison as a patron of the Horned Soci ...
      Topic: Moonshaes(FR) in GH
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 2
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:19 pm   Subject: Moonshaes(FR) in GH
    Moonshaes and Korrinn Archipelago

    location relative to Flanaess:
    SE across ocean, in Oerik’s southern hemisphere
    climate:
    subtropical in the Korrinn Archipelago, like Cornwall
    cool maritime in ...
      Topic: Ratik
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 25
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:44 pm   Subject: Ratik
    Maybe you can get the guy to add a citation?

    Cool
      Topic: Alignment Map Guide page 44
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:22 am   Subject: Alignment Map Guide page 44
    My WoG boxed set has a map that shows three alignments for Celene: NG, LN, TN.


    I run pre-Wars and without any attempt to adhere closely to later published sources (though I'm very happy to use th ...
      Topic: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:35 am   Subject: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    I’m curious—what other Greyhawk material appeared in Imagine magazine?

    Very little, I think. .

    The magazine developed its own campaign setting, Pellinore. That's a flat world with a weird world ...
      Topic: Orcish Lifespan
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 17
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:41 am   Subject: Re: 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 ...
      Topic: Alignment Map Guide page 44
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:16 pm   Subject: Alignment Map Guide page 44
    The one I find most interesting on that table is Celene: LN. I remember looking at that and going, the most elven of elven nations is LN?

    Later books corrected that to CG--but I keep wanting to r ...
      Topic: Amedio fever
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 16
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:22 pm   Subject: Amedio fever
    Sounds cool.

    My take on the Sea Princes' slaving is that they are not ordinarily launching slave raids. Instead, they mount expeditions looking for cat pelts, dye-woods, exotic timber, and any othe ...
      Topic: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:41 pm   Subject: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    Kirt--

    That astrological material sounds pretty sweet! Have you guys published it anyplace? Fanzine? DMsGuild product?

    THE STARS DISPOSE...


    Raymond--

    I barely knew Imagine existed until ...
      Topic: Amedio fever
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 16
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:15 pm   Subject: Amedio fever
    Anybody here use the Amedio much?

    Care to share your own ideas for developing the region or your opinions regarding the published TSR/WotC/Paizo material?

    I'm thinking of running a game set ther ...
      Topic: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:42 pm   Subject: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    I like that planar idea.

    THE STARS ARE RIGHT!
      Topic: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:05 pm   Subject: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    The Players Guide to Greyhawk (AD&D2E) doesn't describe constellations but it does give Baklunish taboos, exactly twelve, based on birth months. The Baklunish are specified as casting horoscopes.
      Topic: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:01 pm   Subject: Twelve Constellations Mentioned by Gygax
    I think White Dwarf published a GH horoscope.
    EDIT
    No, it was Imagine Magzine.

    # 2.

    The months have pictures alongside them which must presumably be the constellations for the horoscope.

    I ...
      Topic: Prime Material gods
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:29 pm   Subject: Prime Material gods
    Random fact: Slade Henson moved Iuz to Tartarus in WGS2 and did an entirely new writeup on the demigod without consulting any previous source (Dragon #67, the WoG box, ToEE, or GH Adventures).

    Movi ...
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:02 pm   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations


    Dragon #299 details an order of monks dedicated to Nerull, drawn from the novel Oath of Nerull by T.H. Lain.


    I'm looking at it now. The same article gives a write-up of Ember's order, The Ena ...
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:33 am   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    The WoG boxed set includes modified clerics with special weapons and powers.
    Glossography p 38.
    In AD&D1E I'd do the same thing for elf clerics with edged weapons.

    I normally run AD&D2E, ...
      Topic: unnamed race, Sea of Dust
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:29 pm   Subject: unnamed race, Sea of Dust
    Has anything been done , whether fan material or published commercial work, on the tall blue-black, curly haired, slant-eyed people in the Sea of Dust? They come from some region further to the south.
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:49 pm   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    some possibilities:

    1 Zuoken was LN as a mortal until Xan Yae's wisdom converted him to TN.

    2 Xan Yae's clerics/priests (who possess some monkish abilities) are TN.
    Monks who revere the twiligh ...
      Topic: Deities and Demigods (hardback) in GH
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:11 pm   Subject: Deities and Demigods (hardback) in GH
    One of my fellow players in the infancy of my campaign played a magic-user who worshiped Arioch.

    BLOOD AND SOULS!

    I like Arioch.

    These days I make it a rule to avoid using specific named devi ...
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:38 pm   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    On a related note, has the alignment discrepancy between monks (lawful) and Xan Yae and Zuoken (both true neutral) ever been explained?

    Sure, Xan Yae, being a goddess, can be explained away as not ...
      Topic: Prime Material gods
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:21 pm   Subject: Prime Material gods
    Thanks, Rasgon.


    I don't normally use Planescape material. I'll stick to the older stuff for this one.

    It won't likely matter much.
      Topic: Prime Material gods
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:08 am   Subject: Prime Material gods
    In the WoGH boxed set and Dragon articles, several gods are specified as living on the Prime Plane; Iuz, Ehlonna, Obad-Hai, Fharlanghn, Wastri, Zagig (Prime/C.O.), and Olidammara.

    Beory's home plan ...
      Topic: Alignment Map Guide page 44
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:16 am   Subject: Alignment Map Guide page 44
    The Scarlet Brotherhood gets a bad rap. That mountain/plateau region is straight-up LN. No sneaky snake of Lawful Evilness in sight.

    But Kro Terlep and Ekul do not appear to lie within the shaded r ...
      Topic: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:05 am   Subject: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
    Bronze Band. Sounds fun.



    Tang the Horrific worked as a merc for a while, according to Greyhawk Adventures, IIRC.
      Topic: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:06 pm   Subject: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
    Oh, and while they aren't mercs, I suppose the Levellers from the Complete Book of Villains count as brigands.

    I like those guys too.
      Topic: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:04 pm   Subject: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
    Cool.

    I'm thinking of adapting the brigands and thugs from Polyhedron #145: The Men of the Fox and the Guild of Blades.
    I just need to decide where to place them.
    Probably wherever fits that is a ...
      Topic: Deities and Demigods (hardback) in GH
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:16 pm   Subject: Deities and Demigods (hardback) in GH
    Which, if any D&DG gods and heroes and creatures do you use in GH?

    Central American Mythos for the Olman?

    Odin?

    Any of the Melinobenean or Nehwon material?
    I wonder if Kos doesn't fit ...
      Topic: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:07 pm   Subject: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
    I figure a significant number of brigands and bandits may actually be out of work mercenaries. They prey on the peasantry and merchants if nobody hires them to fight in the wars of lords and cities. ...
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
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    Views: 6171

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:52 am   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    Interesting link!
    Thanks.

    You did already say it twice, but my question does tangentially bring up something which may deserve its own thread: free companies and mercenary war-bands of the Flaenes ...
      Topic: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:01 am   Subject: Slaves, serfs, unfree, indents
    Returning to this topic after a long time running other games and other settings, I have some different thoughts.
    I'm going to use the alignment map as a guide along with published hints.

    Greyhawk ...
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:15 am   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    Are adventurers really such a separate thing from the military?
    Many adventurers are mercenaries, no?
    Lords can hire them the same way they'd hire a bunch of crossbowmen or pike-men, only adventurer ...
      Topic: Militant Neutrality
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:02 am   Subject: Militant Neutrality
    ignore this ms Evil Grin
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:52 pm   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    I like to keep monks exotic in the central Flanaess.

    I'm fine with them being mostly from the Baklunish West or the Tilvanot Peninsula.

    I'll have to consider whether an Olman monk tradition sur ...
      Topic: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
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    Replies: 20
    Views: 6370

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:02 am   Subject: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
    I would also like flying cats.

    There are at least two types of those in AD&D Second Edition. One is 'cat, flying' and the other is the tressym.
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:26 pm   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    The SB book by SKR mentions a possible connection between Wastri and the Scarlet Brotherhood. A historical figure named Kevelli Mauk, I think, who might actually be Wastri or else one of his early cle ...
      Topic: Tale of the Comet , GH placement
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:06 am   Subject: Tale of the Comet , GH placement
    Where in the Flaeness would you guys place this campaign module?
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:30 am   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    EDIT


    I'll move the tangential stuff to another thread, later.

    RE monks:

    Wastri! RIBBET!

    He seems like a suitable patron for a monastery of wicked toad-brothers.
    Or for the Siv, which a ...
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:44 pm   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    Why not send both?

    And why isn't the ruler recruiting adventurers for his armies, anyway?
    Can he grant titles of nobility, land, serfs, and the right to rebuild ruined castles (dungeons inhabited ...
      Topic: Militant Neutrality
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    Replies: 9
    Views: 2681

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:39 pm   Subject: Militant Neutrality
    Dejavuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Well, I've gone back over old ground, it seems.

    Thanks as always for the answers and ideas, guys.
      Topic: Militant Neutrality
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:43 pm   Subject: Militant Neutrality
    Greedy tomb-robbers and wizards of questionable morals presumably prefer Good neighbors but need the Evil guys to provide certain services and opportunities...

    But I have always seen the Circle o ...
      Topic: Militant Neutrality
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:52 pm   Subject: Militant Neutrality
    One thing I will do is find new homes for any gods listed as living in Concordant Opposition, as I'm doing away with that plane.

    I'll probably place them on the Prime if they are nature gods or the ...
      Topic: Militant Neutrality
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    Replies: 9
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:47 pm   Subject: Militant Neutrality
    Greetings,

    Personally I DO use Neutral as an alignment and would not counsel ditching it. A Neutral character, or being, doesn't necessarily kick a puppy today b/c they helped an old lady yesterda ...
      Topic: Reptile God, Earth Dragon, and FR-style Cults of the Beast
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:29 pm   Subject: Reptile God, Earth Dragon, and FR-style Cults of the Beast
    Lolth, the Demon Queen of Spiders
    Cat Lord
    Other animal lords (Wolf Lord, Hawk Lord, Lizard Lord, etc.)
    Camazotz (Olman god of bats)
    Quetzalcoatl (Olman god; appears as a couatl)
    Tezcatlipoca (O ...
      Topic: Reptile God, Earth Dragon, and FR-style Cults of the Beast
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:27 pm   Subject: Reptile God, Earth Dragon, and FR-style Cults of the Beast
    Get your hands on "Monster Mythology." There might be some stuff in there you might like.

    -LanthornI have it.

    Time to yank it from the shelf...
      Topic: Militant Neutrality
    NorkerMedic

    Replies: 9
    Views: 2681

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:45 pm   Subject: Militant Neutrality
    One of the few notable features of GH that has never appealed to me is 'militant neutrality.'

    When alignment is a cosmic conflict between Law and Chaos, Neutrality can be a valid intermediate pos ...
      Topic: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
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    Replies: 9
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:33 am   Subject: Re: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
    -I've seen people say that (it's on of JRR Tolkien's assumptions, IIRC), but I don't see why why 18th Century tech' would have to kill off the elves, or even magic. Magic would still be handy to have ...
      Topic: Reptile God, Earth Dragon, and FR-style Cults of the Beast
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:43 am   Subject: Reptile God, Earth Dragon, and FR-style Cults of the Beast
    Forgotten Realms includes a crazy amount of published material, and I find that some of it adapts well to Greyhawk.
    The Cults of the Beast, which Greenwood introduced with the FR pantheon in Down to ...
      Topic: Minor, obscure Deities
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    Replies: 40
    Views: 16433

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:32 pm   Subject: Minor, obscure Deities
    The description of Flan traits seems more Ethiopian than any sort of Amerind to me, although I could see it either way.

    I also think the unmixed/typical Baklunish are described as looking a lot mor ...
      Topic: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:19 pm   Subject: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
    I once ran The Lost City adapted to WoG with the pyramid being placed under the Black Ice, heated by ancient steam tunnels and with automated food vats featuring as strategic resources.
      Topic: Minor, obscure Deities
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:16 pm   Subject: Minor, obscure Deities
    Scahrossar was mentioned upthread.

    She's described as being Olidammara's estranged sister.
      Topic: Night Below in Greyhawk
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:03 pm   Subject: Night Below in Greyhawk
    I like the Sea Princes best for Night Below.

    I imagine that Haranshire is a relatively cool upland region, though not so elevated as Beghof (from the Sentinel and the Gauntlet, UK 2 and 3).
    Like B ...
      Topic: How Did Skepticism Justify Clerical Magic?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:33 pm   Subject: How Did Skepticism Justify Clerical Magic?
    I assume that the Skeptics were not atheists but rather followers of a humanistic philosophy. They admitted that the Powers existed but challenged the worship of the Powers and the influence of clergy ...
      Topic: Wondering About the Fantastical Parts of Greyhawk
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    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:47 am   Subject: Wondering About the Fantastical Parts of Greyhawk
    I have to qualify 'humanocentric.'


    The population figures, even in the 3e materials, reflect a pretty low population density for humanity.
    Why?

    Look at the encounter tables and monster lists ...
      Topic: Ehlonna & Obad-hai: Reason for Antipathy
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:42 am   Subject: Ehlonna & Obad-hai: Reason for Antipathy
    Romance gone bad, perhaps.

    With the idea that Ehlonna is part of both the Flannae and elven pantheons, I thought she could actually be the daughter of Obad-hai with an elven deity (Rillifane Rallat ...
      Topic: Ehlonna & Obad-hai: Reason for Antipathy
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:13 pm   Subject: Ehlonna & Obad-hai: Reason for Antipathy
    Romance gone bad, perhaps.
      Topic: What Keeps You Coming Back To Greyhawk?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:07 pm   Subject: What Keeps You Coming Back To Greyhawk?
    1 Darlene map

    2 the City of Greyhawk

    3 The Fading Lands and other places of wonder and mystery

    4 villains and evil sects: The Scarlet Brotherhood, Horned Society, Iuz, etc.

    5 lots of spell ...
      Topic: Cold Iron and Silver Weapons
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:26 pm   Subject: Cold Iron and Silver Weapons
    RE Silver, I like the idea that silver weapons are indeed fashioned from silver. That's why you really only see arrowheads and daggers; small piercing weapons, and bludgeoning weapons like silver-hea ...
      Topic: Cold Iron and Silver Weapons
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:07 pm   Subject: Cold Iron and Silver Weapons
    'Cold iron' is poetic language for a sword or similar weapon made from iron.

    So far as I know, it's only been portrayed as a special material in some RPG stuff and recent fantasy fiction.


    I'v ...
      Topic: Suel God of War
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:57 pm   Subject: Suel God of War
    IA IA
    THE PROLONGED OF LIFE!
      Topic: Suel God of War
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:18 pm   Subject: Suel God of War
    I figure Vatun is an aspect of Odin.

    Odin as part of the original GH campaign, was he not? Sir Robilar worshiped him?

    He was, yes. The question is whether you want to make him an actual part of ...
      Topic: Suel God of War
    NorkerMedic

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:00 pm   Subject: Suel God of War
    I figure Vatun is an aspect of Odin.

    Odin as part of the original GH campaign, was he not? Sir Robilar worshiped him?
      Topic: Why Do You Like Or Dislike From The Ashes?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:40 pm   Subject: Why Do You Like Or Dislike From The Ashes?
    LIKE

    The Fading Lands!

    specialty priests/spheres

    Domain of Greyhawk material

    card-stock mini-adventures


    DISLIKE

    Some, but not all, of the Greyhawk Wars timeline and results
      Topic: Religion in the World of Greyhawk
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:03 pm   Subject: Re: Religion in the World of Greyhawk

    Do people see themselves as members of a specific faith... e.g. they only go to the Church of Saint Cuthbert and all other gods are false/dangerous/otherwise irrelevant?


    Not as a rule, no. But ...
      Topic: Forgotten Realms Gods in Greyhawk
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    Replies: 5
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:25 pm   Subject: Forgotten Realms Gods in Greyhawk
    I think you edited this and removed the references to the elemental rulers (Akadi, Grumbar, Istishia, Kossuth), who I think are all appropriate for Greyhawk (since Oerth touches the elemental planes j ...
      Topic: Rot an elf forest and afflict the elves
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:49 pm   Subject: Rot an elf forest and afflict the elves
    I'm thinking of a scenario is which Zuggtomy (or possibly FR's god Moander, whom I may import to WoG) rots an elfin forest and afflicts the elves living there with a nasty disease.

    Where do you guy ...
     
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