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      Topic: changing password
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 2
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    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Support and Feedback   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:16 pm   Subject: changing password
    Much obliged!
      Topic: History / Disposition of Innspa
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 9
    Views: 8354

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:25 pm   Subject: History / Disposition of Innspa
    Firstly, I would imagine Innspa to be heavily fortified and require a significant seige for Nyrond/Almor to topple it. Border and naval skirmishes are one thing, but neither Nyrond nor Almor would be ...
      Topic: changing password
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 2
    Views: 8003

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Support and Feedback   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:14 pm   Subject: changing password
    I cannot find where to change my password. Any help would be spectacular! Thanks.
      Topic: Meditations on the Blue Wizard
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 23
    Views: 20040

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:37 pm   Subject: Meditations on the Blue Wizard
    I like to think of the Blue Wizard as the protector of the Vesve since times long past. It is not one individual, but rather, when the person acting as the Blue Wizard dies another takes his place.
      Topic: Where are they now file; Arkalan Sammal
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 11
    Views: 9687

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:26 pm   Subject: Where are they now file; Arkalan Sammal
    I figure having a cleric (oddly not given a name at 5th level, Uber-Curate?) cast Cure Disease from time to time should keep a chap happily downing the suds with never a bother from the liver. That's ...
      Topic: What would happen to Oerth if the God of Magic was slain?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 58
    Views: 42618

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:18 pm   Subject: What would happen to Oerth if the God of Magic was slain?
    I tend to view Boccob not so much as a god who has the portfolio of magic, but rather, as magic that has been personified as a god. Hence, it is not possible to kill Boccob - for as long as magic exi ...
      Topic: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 405
    Views: 310090

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:13 pm   Subject: Re: A Couple of Questions
    First Name?
    Jay

    Age?
    35

    Location?
    Little Rock, AR - or as the wife and I call it The Cesspool

    When you started playing D&D?
    '88 or '89 my sister started dating this punk that I now ca ...
      Topic: Some Map Help from the Experts
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 8
    Views: 8184

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:52 pm   Subject: Some Map Help from the Experts
    If it is a concern, both the Marklands and Iuz the Evil are post-war maps with Iuz in control of northern Furyondy.

    Also note the maps are rather ugly.
      Topic: Some Map Help from the Experts
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 8
    Views: 8184

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:31 pm   Subject: Re: Some Map Help from the Experts
    It was then that I accidently came across this link.
    It is a section of the map that was included in Iuz the Evil.
      Topic: i cant explain the diference between pholtus and st cuthbert
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 11
    Views: 12840

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:34 pm   Subject: i cant explain the diference between pholtus and st cuthbert
    Pholtus is fire and brimstone evangelical preaching. Pholtus will lead the righteous to an everlasting afterlife of glory!

    Cuthbert is salt of the earth. Common sense evangelism that mortals shou ...
      Topic: Some Rules from the Past ....
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 9
    Views: 7319

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:29 pm   Subject: Some Rules from the Past ....
    I never liked using comeliness. For most purposes, it doesn't seem to have as much roleplaying gravitas as the other stats, and so, is not their equal. Players tended to use it as a dump stat, so ev ...
      Topic: Compact of the gods
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 34
    Views: 21433

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:11 pm   Subject: Compact of the gods
    Just haven't been interested in Greyhawk for a while.....then I recently started a Hommlet campaign. Last session, PCs made a shaky alliance with Lareth to scout out the temple for him.

    Good to se ...
      Topic: Compact of the gods
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 34
    Views: 21433

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:03 am   Subject: Compact of the gods
    Beory obviously . . . works using Cuthbert . . . because the saint has been granted agency she has not.

    Has it ever been "sufficiently" explained as to why Cuthbert receives this special dispensati ...
      Topic: What would you change about Greyhawk?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 58
    Views: 47116

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:56 am   Subject: What would you change about Greyhawk?
    My vision of Greyhawk is radically different from canon. Furthermore, my vision has radically varied over the years such that what I am doing now is nothing like what I was doing in high school - and ...
      Topic: Compact of the gods
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 34
    Views: 21433

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:07 pm   Subject: Compact of the gods
    I can see the lesser gods being squabling Greek-style dieties that make compacts and things.

    However, I cannot see the greater gods being concerned with such. I see the greater gods as the primal ...
      Topic: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 71
    Views: 54583

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:41 pm   Subject: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    Huh? What difference does it make how many he has purchased? I didn't realize there was a 3-product minimum to care! Happy

    Besides, he said 'at present' - implying there have been others i ...
      Topic: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 71
    Views: 54583

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:15 pm   Subject: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    Otherwise, all I have -- at present -- are the '83 Boxed Set and the LGG. And, of course, the Great Library of Greyhawk Wiki! Happy Cool
    If you have only purchased 2 Greyhawk products ever, a ...
      Topic: The Grognard Rules
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 24
    Views: 20706

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:08 pm   Subject: Re: The Grognard Rules

    5th – Anna must do the maps. Period. Not subject to debate or discussion. Only if Anna is unavailable is any other cartographer acceptable.
    This is the only grognard rule I agree with, and I agr ...
      Topic: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 71
    Views: 54583

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:45 pm   Subject: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    I will be perfectly happy if WotC does any of the following:

    1. Ignores Greyhawk and never publishes any Greyhawk references ever again.

    2. Strip mines all the good Greyhawk references for use ...
      Topic: 10 things great about the 1E DMG
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 28
    Views: 32883

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:48 am   Subject: 10 things great about the 1E DMG
    When I first started gaming, no store in my hometown carried roleplaying books. I would have to mail order them at a mom-and-pop bookstore. I had the Players Handbook and Monster Manual. A friend h ...
      Topic: about maps, travels and distance
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 8
    Views: 7742

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:25 am   Subject: about maps, travels and distance
    King Harold was able to march an entire army some 200 miles in 4 days to meet the Normans at the Battle of Hastings.

    Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas covered ground at an even greater clip when pursuing ...
      Topic: Tides of Oerth
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:13 pm   Subject: Tides of Oerth
    It seems obvious that Jeff Grubb did not worry at all about real-world physics when writing the Spelljammer boxed set. He did, however, give exact distances from Oerth for both moons and the sun. (N ...
      Topic: Tides of Oerth
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:16 pm   Subject: Tides of Oerth
    If you follow the tenets of Spelljammer's Greyspace, the 2 moons are too far away to have much impact. As such, Oerth probably does not have tides.Well now, where would the fun be in that? Besides, ...
      Topic: Tides of Oerth
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 14
    Views: 12570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:45 pm   Subject: Tides of Oerth
    If you follow the tenets of Spelljammer's Greyspace, the 2 moons are too far away to have much impact. As such, Oerth probably does not have tides.
      Topic: A question of scale: Greyhawk mapping and LG metaorg maps
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 5
    Views: 5784

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:49 pm   Subject: A question of scale: Greyhawk mapping and LG metaorg maps
    Each hex is 30 miles north to south. Each hex is somewhere around 700 square miles off the top of my head. The total area of the Flaneass approximates the total area of North America.

    Depending ...
      Topic: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 112
    Views: 79882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:58 am   Subject: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    However, this idea makes me crazy. I think the idea of PCs fighting gods and doing anything other than dying very fast, or getting a geas, is ridiculous. I grant others may think otherwise and look ...
      Topic: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 112
    Views: 79882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:40 am   Subject: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    I dislike this possibility and am quite pleased that subsequent material has kept the gods aloof. But YMMV.
    You should absolutely interpret and use the material in the manner you best enjoy - for Gr ...
      Topic: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 112
    Views: 79882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:09 pm   Subject: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    Best be specific about gods manifesting.

    A Guide to the World of Greyhawk
    Gary Gygax

    St. Cuthbert, p. 66 "When on the Prime Material Plane he will sometimes appear as a manure-covered yokel, a ...
      Topic: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 112
    Views: 79882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:24 pm   Subject: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    I'm not sure where the first conclusion comes from. I don't see the 4e core deities as at all like anything Gygax ever created, expect where the names are the same names. What are the similarities ( ...
      Topic: Where is "Restenford"?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 12
    Views: 13783

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:14 pm   Subject: Where is "Restenford"?
    FYI, L1 is available as a free download at the WotC site.
      Topic: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 112
    Views: 79882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:51 pm   Subject: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    Thank you for listing actual changes, Rasgon. It is refreshing to see examples and arguments rather than hyperbole.

    Succubi, cambions other than Iuz, lamias, and daemons are pretty minor potato mo ...
      Topic: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 112
    Views: 79882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:20 pm   Subject: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    Anything Wotc produces for 4e that involves Greyhawk but that uses the 4e cosmology is not immediately canon unless and until Wotc reconciles/explains how the 1e/2e/3e cosmology/continuity changed to ...
      Topic: When a character dies....
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 15
    Views: 8585

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:02 pm   Subject: Re: When a character dies....
    How do you all handle the character death situation?

    Holy men across the Flaneass have asked this question of their patrons since time immemorable. The answer they receive is as varied as the patr ...
      Topic: Battle of Critwall Bridge
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 20
    Views: 16381

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:45 pm   Subject: Battle of Critwall Bridge
    True on that, Shadrach. Serves me right for just posting something without looking it up. Much like Manassas in the American Civil War, there have been several battles of Critwall.
      Topic: Battle of Critwall Bridge
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 20
    Views: 16381

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:12 pm   Subject: Battle of Critwall Bridge
    Lady Katarina commanded the army.
      Topic: The Dretch
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 0
    Views: 2410

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:00 pm   Subject: The Dretch
    Roger E. Moore has my favorite writing style among all the authors of the Greyhawk line. He is easy and pleasant to read. Paradoxically, The Adventure Begins is my least favorite development of the ...
      Topic: Flan Tracking & Vecna
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 6
    Views: 4058

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:09 am   Subject: Flan Tracking & Vecna
    I have placed 1 F.T. as the year Vecna conquered the Sulm Empire with his goblinoid horde, slaughtering half the Flan people and driving the rest to flee across the Flaneass. It was perhaps the darke ...
      Topic: Nobles of the Shield Lands
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 13
    Views: 9052

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:04 pm   Subject: Nobles of the Shield Lands
    It is my understanding that, in England, a Baron was not necessarily tied to a location, but rather, held different fiefs all across the nation. Thus, you would not have the Baron of Axeport. Rather ...
      Topic: Stonefist Population
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 4
    Views: 4895

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:36 pm   Subject: Stonefist Population
    Medieval armies were not terribly large. Duke William conquered England with ~10,000 soldiers when England had a population of around 2 million at the time.

    Of critical importance in DnD warfare i ...
      Topic: What GH Deity would you be?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 38
    Views: 28757

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:05 pm   Subject: What GH Deity would you be?
    Most definitely Olidammara, for he has the most fun. Olid is a party animal yup, but for my fun (and money) I would be Norebo because he is lucky in more ways than one. Wink

    Ullite games of chan ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Wars
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 13
    Views: 12998

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:58 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Wars
    I've know three groups who have gone through ToEE, and they ALL found and rescued Thrommel,

    My players killed Thrommel. Of course, they were all half-orcs.
      Topic: What GH Deity would you be?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 38
    Views: 28757

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:51 am   Subject: What GH Deity would you be?
    Most definitely Olidammara, for he has the most fun.
      Topic: How populated is the realm?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 31
    Views: 24095

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:02 pm   Subject: How populated is the realm?
    Remember this was how magic will be applied to the common people

    The common people are a varied lot. Each one has an individual experience with magic.

    Opera House waiters bringing drinks to the ...
      Topic: How populated is the realm?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 31
    Views: 24095

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:23 pm   Subject: How populated is the realm?
    Chendl's broad boulevards are lined with continual light lanterns. The walls are held together with magical mortars creating protection from evil in key areas. Mages who can contribute to defense ar ...
      Topic: Silent Ones
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 16
    Views: 11642

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:44 pm   Subject: Silent Ones
    Thank you for the responses. I like the idea of the Scarlet Brotherhood infiltrating the Silent Ones and sparking a inner power struggle among them, and so, will run with it.
      Topic: Silent Ones
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 16
    Views: 11642

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:09 pm   Subject: Silent Ones
    What sources are you using?

    The LGG states that the Silent Ones expressed disquiet over the rise of the Scarlet Brotherhood. Oerth Journal 3 is a virtually verbatim precurser of the LGG entry. ...
      Topic: Silent Ones
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 16
    Views: 11642

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:52 pm   Subject: Silent Ones
    The Silent Ones protect the last vestiges of Ancient Suel magic. The Scarlet Brotherhood seeks to rebuild a Suel empire. Are there any connections between the two?
      Topic: WoTC mines Oerth
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 82
    Views: 51103

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:50 am   Subject: WoTC mines Oerth
    My compaint is simply that they place money decisions before the interest of the fan base. Sad What does it get them?

    In the 70's and 80's, the tabletop roleplaying industry was expanding. T ...
      Topic: WoTC mines Oerth
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 82
    Views: 51103

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:52 am   Subject: WoTC mines Oerth
    OleOneEye! Cool

    Hallelujah brother! Happy

    That gets no argument from me! Laughing

    It cuts both ways, Mystic. Without gaming companies making hard business decisions, they would not be ...
      Topic: WoTC mines Oerth
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 82
    Views: 51103

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:01 am   Subject: WoTC mines Oerth
    The WotC bashing on this forum is beyond old.

    Funny thing about it is, I thought the scuttlebutt blamed TSR for actively attempting to kill off the Greyhawk line. Mayhaps the business decisions of ...
      Topic: WoTC mines Oerth
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 82
    Views: 51103

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:02 pm   Subject: WoTC mines Oerth
    I always thought one of the beauties of Greyhawk was that its elements were scattered to the four winds. I didn't learn about Tenser, Bigby, or Mordenkainen from a Greyhawk book - but from the standa ...
      Topic: Undead Realm in the Flanaess
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 18
    Views: 13436

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:33 pm   Subject: Re: Undead Realm in the Flanaess
    So, I just wondered if Delglath (or someone else) would make or should make an attempt in the World of Greyhawk, fail, and create an undead nation in the Flanaess.
    I rather considered Delglath to alr ...
      Topic: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 65
    Views: 50210

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:58 pm   Subject: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    Sorry, I know next to nothing about mythology.

    Unlike in fantasy campaigns, one's patron deity was usually determined by where one was born (mediterranean religions particularly) or one's social st ...
      Topic: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 65
    Views: 50210

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:45 pm   Subject: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    Sorry, I know next to nothing about mythology.
      Topic: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 65
    Views: 50210

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:06 pm   Subject: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    For this reason, I leave it up to the individual Gods to decide the fate of their worshipers, much like the situation in the Forgotten Realms world of Faerun.

    Would people worship individual Gods? ...
      Topic: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 65
    Views: 50210

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:55 am   Subject: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    *Be a worshiper of the god of the cleric your fellow party members are petitioning to bring you back.

    *If you are not a worshiper of that god, but better just have preformed some sort of service t ...
      Topic: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 65
    Views: 50210

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:31 pm   Subject: Raising Dead/Resurrection in Greyhawk
    I tend to think of the gods as being very polytheistic. A farmer would say prayers and give offerings to the Agricultural Gods when planting and harvesting, Berei to protect his home, Heironeous when ...
      Topic: Alternate History
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8654

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:36 am   Subject: Alternate History
    . . . For the suel this war was ideological . . .
    What makes you think the Suel were being ideological rather than real politick? The Scarlet Brotherhood were hardly an important factor during the ...
      Topic: Alternate History
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8654

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:23 pm   Subject: Alternate History
    The Suel-Baklune War was one of attrition over many decades. It appears the Baklunes were slowly winning. Suel houses were fleeing the basin before the Twin Cataclysms. Some Suel houses were in nea ...
      Topic: Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 5
    Views: 9684

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:06 pm   Subject: Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil
    Play up Tobuk (sp?) and the River Rats raiding along the river and the PCs encountered a handful of raiders. It nudged them toward Nulb. (My players hate Tobuk more than any other NPC in the adventu ...
      Topic: evil acts of the circle of the 8?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 14
    Views: 10941

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:32 pm   Subject: evil acts of the circle of the 8?
    To me, this thread epitomizes how silly a concept "Balance" is. More power to those trying to stretch it into a workable concept if they like it.
      Topic: Greyhawk Through a 4th Edition Darkly (Gencon)
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 22
    Views: 17353

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:02 am   Subject: Re: Greyhawk Through a 4th Edition Darkly (Gencon)


    Why would you say that? The Great Wheel is used to show how belief shapes reality. But Greyhawk normally uses planar connections simply as a fantastical adventure location without worrying about ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Through a 4th Edition Darkly (Gencon)
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 22
    Views: 17353

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:04 pm   Subject: Re: Greyhawk Through a 4th Edition Darkly (Gencon)
    The "problem" with a 4e GH boils down, IMO, to two issues:

    1) Forced changes to the cosmology. These are well documented, so I won't repeat them. I will note that the idea that GH would be allowe ...
      Topic: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 55
    Views: 60396

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:33 pm   Subject: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    The 4e DMG is the most ROLEplay oriented DMG ever produced.
    Funny, I find the 4e DMG to be too gamey, what with its focus specifically upon designing encounters. As some examples, in designing a war ...
      Topic: Canon vs. Fandom?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 16
    Views: 10311

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:14 pm   Subject: Re: Canon vs. Fandom?
    I was recently perusing an article from the article area here that referenced the current ruler of a country as the step daughter of a count. Yet the Greyhawk Gazeteer I read right after that said the ...
      Topic: Vecna / Iuz Modules
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3975

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:32 am   Subject: Re: Vecna vs Asmodeus
    But the Vecna modules would be cool as well. So at our low level of 5, we're ready for Vecna Reborn but not high enough for Vecna Lives. So with the levels as they are for that what would be the recom ...
      Topic: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 55
    Views: 60396

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:01 pm   Subject: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    Anybody can use a potion, and even a scroll now,

    My fighters used to cast scrolls all the time. Granted they were protection scrolls, but I pretty much always had a couple.
      Topic: Greyhawk 7
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 14
    Views: 7355

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:28 pm   Subject: Greyhawk 7
    2) Return to the Keep on the Borderlands - the best intro module ever rewritten.
    This is Greyhawk?
      Topic: Greyhawk 7
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 14
    Views: 7355

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:27 pm   Subject: Greyhawk 7
    Were I to pick 7, they would be:

    1. Living Greyhawk Guide
    2. Marklands
    3. Iuz the Evil
    4. Ivid the Undying
    5. Scarlet Brotherhood
    6. City of Greyhawk
    7. Against the Giants
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 130
    Views: 89469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:51 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    Your proposal sounds great, GDV - of course I am one of those old time gamers who cares nothing about bringing others into the setting. The only thing I would want to change would be the order. Crus ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 130
    Views: 89469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:53 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    I suppose I have to accept being the odd man out on this one. Taking the giant invasion of Geoff and Sterich as an example. Sterich is liberated, no PC involvement. However, the liberation of Geoff ...
      Topic: githyanki, GH, and psionics
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 25
    Views: 17055

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:09 pm   Subject: githyanki, GH, and psionics
    I have also long had the house rule that lead stops magic. No teleporting, scrying, or anything as long as the room is totally encased in lead. The poor man's way to stop wizards.
      Topic: He-Man and Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 12
    Views: 8996

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:07 pm   Subject: He-Man and Greyhawk
    My son has recently got into He Man, and yes, the short stories can almost exactly be copied over as adventures. Whoever wrote He Man had to be a gamer.
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 130
    Views: 89469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:05 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    OldOneEye: Even if you do things as you just laid out, everyone's results are going to vary, so any development done off of adventures will be forced for a lot of people anyways. For instance, most ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 130
    Views: 89469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:09 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    [quote="DwarffromNyrond"]How about Greyhawk; the Dark Ages?/quote]

    Isn't this pretty much what Sargeant did with From the Ashes to be reversed by Greyhawk 98 and LGG?
      Topic: githyanki, GH, and psionics
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 25
    Views: 17055

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:41 am   Subject: githyanki, GH, and psionics
    A permanent Dimensional Lock on the room would eliminate the githyanki's ability to Plane Shift.
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 130
    Views: 89469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:33 am   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    Future development of Greyhawk should involve the PCs. The biggest problem with From the Ashes and the subsequent Greyhawk 98/Living Greyhawk reset is that so many major events occurred outside the p ...
      Topic: Imperial warfare
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 8
    Views: 4669

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:15 am   Subject: Imperial warfare
    To be a little more specific, I am only looking at the height of the Great Kingdom - when it stretched from the Quaglands to Greyhawk to the Solnor. I am not that versed in Sheldomar lore, but didn't ...
      Topic: Imperial warfare
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 8
    Views: 4669

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:31 pm   Subject: Imperial warfare
    Anyone have any thoughts why the Great Kingdom and Keoland never went to war for domination of the Flaneass?
      Topic: GH version of the Keep on the Shadowfell
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 1
    Views: 6965

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:57 pm   Subject: GH version of the Keep on the Shadowfell
    I am halfway through the Keep on Shadowfell, but my group did not start in Greyhawk. We went with Nentir Vale. I now regret that choice and am going to retrofit the campaign into Greyhawk. While I ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 130
    Views: 89469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:53 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    I would like a relaunch of Greyhawk to begin with an adventure path devoted to the Great Crusade. PCs would lead the battle against Iuz's minions, free the remainder of the Shield Lands, slaughter th ...
      Topic: March of Sterich
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 23
    Views: 16400

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:42 pm   Subject: March of Sterich
    I've never run Liberation of Geoff. Does it work without G1–3 (if one presumes those modules were completed several years prior)? Can one go straight into "G4–6"? I always assumed it was like Retur ...
      Topic: Disapointments In Spell Changes
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 16
    Views: 18302

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:13 am   Subject: Disapointments In Spell Changes
    The blandness of spellcasting is definitely one of the biggest problems with 4th edition. Hopefully, later supplements will enliven things.

    However, for the purposes of the Greyhawk world, the 4th ...
      Topic: Preliminary thoughts on integration of 4e into Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 29
    Views: 32717

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:06 am   Subject: Preliminary thoughts on integration of 4e into Greyhawk
    Which brings me to my major bleat - NPC creation in 4e. Uuuaarrggghyuk. Meaning I'm not a fan. Why cant my NPCs have a race and a proper class like they did in 3e?

    They can.
      Topic: Living Naval Architecture
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5444

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:40 am   Subject: Living Naval Architecture
    It looks like a nice example of a small "race-built" galleon in the English style, and there are some references to galleons in canon.

    Do you have any thoughts on what drives the construction of ga ...
      Topic: Understanding Greyhawk politics
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 5
    Views: 5434

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:22 pm   Subject: Understanding Greyhawk politics
    Sunndi declaring itself a kingdom is entirely symbolic. In the ranks of peerage, the difference between a king and a duke is vast. While canon states nothing to the effect, I would like to think tha ...
      Topic: The Rising Cost of D&D
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 26
    Views: 31997

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:22 am   Subject: The Rising Cost of D&D
    I was looking at it from the point of view that much of the material was sitting on the shelf unused once purchased. If one spends say $100-$150 a month on average towards gaming (books, ink for the p ...
      Topic: The Rising Cost of D&D
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 26
    Views: 31997

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:46 pm   Subject: The Rising Cost of D&D
    I have always found roleplaying to be a cheap hobby. Here in about a week when I pick up the 3 core books for 4e, it will cost about the same as both my wife and I gassing up our cars on the same day ...
      Topic: Ruins of Chendl
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 19
    Views: 11860

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:52 pm   Subject: Ruins of Chendl
    Could the King (Thrommel III?) who made the descision to abandon Dyvers as a capital have made a similar compromise? Perhaps the Great Families would have made it a condition of unification that none ...
      Topic: WotC Merges Forums
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 26
    Views: 25761

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 4:43 pm   Subject: WotC Merges Forums
    While it is annoying that Greyhawk no longer has a dedicated forum on the WotC boards, the truth of the matter is that there had not been much of interest posted on their Greyhawk forum in a long, lon ...
      Topic: Three Crowns
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 29
    Views: 15832

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 5:38 pm   Subject: Three Crowns
    The stars may represent the Great Kingdom, Keoland, and Ferrond. Placing Ferrond as a star is propaganda to show that it is the equal of the two empires.
      Topic: Reshuffling Devils and Demons in 4e - Oh My!
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 58
    Views: 56231

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: I Lolth a demon first or a god first?

    So what is the Greyhawk story on the drow becoming drow? What was Gary Gygax thinking when he created them?

    Vault of the Drow, Gary Gygax, 1978, "Ages past, when the elvenfolk were but new to t ...
      Topic: 4th edition Playtest Reviews
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 11
    Views: 10740

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 6:41 am   Subject: 4th edition Playtest Reviews
    In regards to the reviewers comments about 4th edition reminding him of a collectable card game, how do you feel about this issue?

    My playtesting of 4e has only consisted of running some mock battl ...
      Topic: Me Grognard. This Greyhawk.
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 55
    Views: 60396

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 7:06 pm   Subject: Re: Demons no more, yay!
    So in regards to Grazz’t as a Demon Prince posing as a sophisticated creature that eats with utensils and doesn’t need to wear a bib is quite odd to me considering the grand scheme of things of the me ...
      Topic: Aligning Greyhawk weather with the real world
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 30
    Views: 23501

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 5:22 am   Subject: Aligning Greyhawk weather with the real world
    That is a very good idea.

    Furyondy = Ohio
    Iuz = Quebec
    Greyhawk/Dyvers = Washington DC
    the Barrens = Dakotas
    Pomarj = South Carolina
    Southern Keoland = Louisiana
    Perrenland = Idaho
    Ekbir/Zie ...
      Topic: Death to Boccub! Or, Death to Boccub?
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 15
    Views: 16891

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 4:56 am   Subject: Re: Death to Boccub! Or, Death to Boccub?
    Clerics need to get back to their roots and that is performing ceremonies, rituals, agriculture and weather help, exorcisms, healing and turning undead!
    For a village priest, give a basic NPC access ...
      Topic: Preliminary thoughts on integration of 4e into Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 29
    Views: 32717

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 4:34 am   Subject: Preliminary thoughts on integration of 4e into Greyhawk
    I never had the Folio, so I do not know how it introduced the setting.

    The 83 boxed set, in my opinion, defined the setting.

    Greyhawk Wars/From the Ashes introduced massive changes. While I did ...
      Topic: Preliminary thoughts on integration of 4e into Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 29
    Views: 32717

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:45 pm   Subject: Preliminary thoughts on integration of 4e into Greyhawk
    I find it interesting that so many people have talked of altering Greyhawk to suit 4e, rather than vice versa. New core changes, like tieflings being a common race, should be altered to suit the camp ...
      Topic: Preliminary thoughts on integration of 4e into Greyhawk
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 29
    Views: 32717

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:09 pm   Subject: Preliminary thoughts on integration of 4e into Greyhawk
    The biggest problem to me is the difference in the campaign-philosophy baggage that 4E seems bound and determined to interject into every setting. The "points of light" design philosophy, specifically ...
      Topic: Ouch.. the "Quests" post is hurting my brain..
    OleOneEye

    Replies: 16
    Views: 15165

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:55 pm   Subject: Ouch.. the "Quests" post is hurting my brain..
    I am with you, Rob. I have given bonus XP for completing missions or story arcs ever since I started playing the game. Quests don't really seem any different. Writing the quest on an index card see ...
     
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