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      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:27 pm   Subject: Gear and Equipment
    The Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared" and with all the crazy things a typical D&D campaign can throw at you, you better take heed of this advice. So there have been many resources over the years d ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    Osmund-Davizid

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:28 pm   Subject: Imagine Magazine
    Since I am on the topic of British magazines, let's talk about Imagine.

    The aforementioned magnanimity by Mr Gygax towards White Dwarf evidently came to an end around about 1983, when TSR Hobbies U ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1539

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:58 pm   Subject: White Dwarf Magazine
    Now for a big one: White Dwarf.

    This was a British periodical published by Games Workshop in the early years of RPG's - 1977. This was first made in the days before Games Workshop even had a shop ...
      Topic: 3e Drow of the Underdark
    Osmund-Davizid

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 6:35 pm   Subject: Vault of the Drow in OJ
    Additionally,

    Do not forget in the Oerth Journal Number 14 was an in depth article on Erelhei-Cinlu. I think it was for third edition.

    It is another very good take on the Vault of the Drow set ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1539

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun May 23, 2021 9:51 am   Subject: Polyhedron
    If Dragon and Dungeon were sister publications, then Polyhedron is their cousin.

    This magazine began as part of the subscription to RPGA (Role Playing Gamers Association). It really was more of a ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1539

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:34 pm   Subject: Dungeon Magazines
    The first magazine I will look at is the sister publication of Dragon - Dungeon.

    It was created in the mid 80's by TSR Inc. It started off as an offering every other month. Intended to be a pure ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 1539

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:04 pm   Subject: Best of Other Magazines
    I make it no secret that I am a big Dragon Magazine fan. The print run of this magazine is just an absolute treasure trove for any gamer. I have a thread on this forum going through what I think are ...
      Topic: Ring of Five Questions @Greyhawkery
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 27
    Views: 3466

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:18 pm   Subject: Ring of Five Questions
    OK, this looks like fun!

    Q1. What is your favorite realm or region in the World of Greyhawk setting?

    My favorite is Keoland, as it is/was the basis for my adventures I have DM'd and for the art ...
      Topic: Thifirane and Vhalantru - A Love Story?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 0
    Views: 806

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:03 pm   Subject: Thifirane and Vhalantru - A Love Story?
    While I was re-reading the Shackled City adventure path for my review of the series, I have an issue that I just can't keep out of my head - the apparently weird relationship between the beholder Vhal ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:14 pm   Subject: Animals - mundane and otherwise
    For zoological information, Dragon Magazine should be the last place you look. Still, much like the 'Ecology of' series of articles, there have been many bestiary articles about normal animals and pl ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:41 pm   Subject: Cons - Shadow over Istivin
    Now the negatives.

    Cons: I did not like the way the adventure was set out. Specifically the middle portion. Your PCs are given clues that a renegade giant priest is the key to dispelling the evi ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:32 am   Subject: Pros - Shadows of Istivin
    First the positives!

    Pros: I have said before that I love the adventures that also give us a gazetteer, and this one has a map and location key for the city of Istivin as well as for the land of S ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:28 pm   Subject: Summary of Shadows of Istivin
    First off, a summary of the adventure path.

    This adventure series takes place 18 years after the events of GDQ Queen of the Spiders. Back then, Lolth wished to add Sterich to her list of conquests ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:04 pm   Subject: Mini Adventure Path - Istivin City of Shadows
    I mentioned before that there were some other adventures in Dungeon that can be considered small adventure paths all their own. One of them was a mini campaign that was published in the time between ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:15 pm   Subject: Dragon Metaphysics
    Lareth brings up an excellent series of articles from Dragon. Not really Greyhawk, but in my opinion, very topical to the D&D fantasy setting are those articles about the Nine Hells.

    Those a ...
      Topic: In Praise of The Codex of Greyhawk
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 3
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:25 pm   Subject: In Praise of The Codex of Greyhawk
    To all of those Greyhawkers out there,

    I was going through my notes and materials and came across some of my folders where I kept articles about Greyhawk I printed off the net. This made me think ...
      Topic: Cities of the Flanaess interactive map
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 6
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:05 pm   Subject: Sea Princes intel report
    I briefly described a couple things on Monmurg in my Keoish Intelligence Report from the Sea Princes. Mostly it is a place in civil unrest, with a necromancer's laboratory working overtime to apply u ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:57 am   Subject: Add-on adventures to Savage Tide
    The adventure from Dungeon Issue 114 was called "Torrents of Dread"

    FYI

    O-D
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:56 am   Subject: Add-on adventures to Savage Tide
    You reminded me of a couple of additional adventures that could be added to the Savage Tide series.

    One of the things that I did not like in Savage Tide was the treatment of St Kargoth, the first o ...
      Topic: Pulp Fiction online
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 3
    Views: 1871

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:35 pm   Subject: ROH Press
    During one of the nights on the greytalk chat, someone clued me in on a great site (in english, spanish and italian) of more pulps, lists of old school lost worlds fiction, fantasy writers from Europe ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:05 pm   Subject: More Dungeon Grewhawk materials
    This ends the APs that were made during the print run of Dungeon Magazine. There was another AP that was done in the electronic run of Dungeon, the Scales of War. I understand that this AP was done ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:52 pm   Subject: Assessment of all three APs
    Now to look at the APs compared to each other.

    Reading them all together and looking at them both on their own merits and as part of Greyhawk lore, here is where I think these Adventure Paths stack ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:48 am   Subject: Bazaar of the Bizarre
    Bazaar of the Bizarre was a long running series in Dragon. Dedicated to introducing new magical items to the game, just about every issue had at least one new magical widget that you could spring on ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:20 pm   Subject: Overall Assessment - Savage Tide
    Overall impressions of the Savage Tide AP,

    Just like the Age of Worms before it, this AP is a solid entry to any Greyhawk fan's module collection. It is a positive to set the action set in a remot ...
      Topic: Ideas for Dreadwood encounters
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 5
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:31 pm   Subject: Keoish Internal Security Report
    Let me throw in my two coppers,

    I have an article on Canonfire, Keoish Internal Security Report on Salinmoor that you might find interesting. This article mostly deals with the province of Salinmo ...
      Topic: Pulp Fiction online
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 3
    Views: 1871

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:31 am   Subject: Alert for NSFW
    I realize after I went through the site a bit more that I should include a warning - some of the late Mr Fox's material may fall into the category of Not Safe for Work. Especially some of the cheesec ...
      Topic: Pulp Fiction online
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 3
    Views: 1871

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:06 am   Subject: Pulp Fiction online
    I just discovered this - a website for the works of Gardner F. Fox, a prolific writer of sci-fi and fantasy novels. Many books are available to read right off the website, with a store as well.

    Of ...
      Topic: The "Black Brotherhood" Suel cult
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 19
    Views: 9472

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:40 pm   Subject: Yuan Ti in the Hools
    Regarding the Yuan Ti in the Hools,

    I don't know if PaulN6 was referring to my small piece of lore, but I did an article on the Hold of the Sea Princes which described a city of the yuan ti called ...
      Topic: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 15
    Views: 4215

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:27 pm   Subject: Keoish Intelligence from the Azure
    All right,

    The last of my Keoish Intelligence Reports on the Azure Sea is now posted. This third article was mostly just me using my old notes and/or making up undersea locations. In looking at t ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:37 pm   Subject: NPCs
    One of the big challenges to a DM is having to adopt the roles of all the supporting characters in the game - the NPCs. You have to play the roles of mentors, allies, hirelings, enemies, monsters, an ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:07 pm   Subject: Cons - Savage Tide
    Now for the downsides to the Savage Tide AP:

    Cons: The tone of the series is very swashbuckling, with a lot of sea travel and action involved. That is not everyone's cup of tea. If your game sty ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:40 pm   Subject: Pros - Savage Tide
    So we start with the positives for the Savage Tide.

    Pros: Again, this is a very Greyhawk Adventure Path. While the action takes place in corners of the world that are off the beaten path (and ind ...
      Topic: Baalphegor, the Artificer of Hell
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 8
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:25 pm   Subject: The Reckoning
    As for the Reckoning,

    I did an article on the subject of The Reckoning way back in 2004 and put a little Greyhawk spin on some of the story. For your reading here on Canonfire, please check it out ...
      Topic: Baftis, the False Prophet of Baalzy
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3171

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:21 pm   Subject: Devilish consort art
    If you are interested in some devilish consort artwork, go to www.deviantart.com

    and check out the artwork of a John Dowson, he did a series of drawings on each of the 1e consorts. Just do a searc ...
      Topic: Naval Strengths of the Realms of Greyhawk
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 21
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:07 pm   Subject: Keoish naval intelligence
    Additionally, the article Keoish Intelligence Report from the Azure Sea (recently posted) goes into a couple of my pet theories on Azure naval strength post Greyhawk Wars.

    A caveat, I wrote these ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:47 pm   Subject: Savage Tide Overview
    The next Adventure Path was bound to be a big one.

    The Savage Tide was previewed in Dungeon 138 and properly began in Dungeon 139 and went to issue 150. There was a series of supporting articles ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:52 pm   Subject: Overall Assessment - Age of Worms
    Overall Assessment for Age of Worms:

    This is truly a Greyhawk adventure. As discussed earlier, notwithstanding some mild name changes, this is made for the Greyhawk fan. The bulk of the action ta ...
      Topic: Erik Mona on this Sunday's Gabbin' Show!
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 7
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:56 am   Subject: Question for Erik Mona
    Just my two cents -

    Does he ever read through these fansites and if he does, which ones are his favorites?

    By coincidence, I was reading through the Age of Worms Adventure Path just now, pleas ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:42 am   Subject: Cons - Age of Worms
    Cons: While I did like the Greyhawk references, there comes a point when all it becomes is name dropping. Case in point - the first adventure in Dungeon 124 has a cairn that dates back to the Battle ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:41 am   Subject: Pros - Age of Worms
    Ok, I am back and will go over the positives and negatives that I found when reading through the Age of Worms Adventure Path. First - the Pros!

    Couple caveats: this is all from me just reading t ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:47 pm   Subject: Age of Worms General Points
    The next Adventure Path was the Age of Worms.

    This is going to take some time to go over, so I will break up my thoughts in a couple threads. I will do a pros, a cons, and an overall post to this ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:28 am   Subject: The Shackled City
    The Shackled City Adventure Path was the first of an ambitious series from Dungeon Magazine. There were eleven adventures spread out starting at Issue 97 and ending at Issue 116. Now there had been ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 28
    Views: 8304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:06 am   Subject: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    In the recent few weeks, I have had the chance to read through many of my old issues of Dungeon Magazine and decided to go through the large Adventure Paths and see how they stack up.

    Now disclaime ...
      Topic: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 15
    Views: 4215

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:24 am   Subject: References for the Sahuagin
    Thanks for looking up my old materials.

    As far as references go, the 2e sourcebook "The Sea Devils" was very good and the Monstrous Arcana adventure series "Evil Tide", "Night of the Shark" and "Se ...
      Topic: Undersea kingdoms of the Azure Sea
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 15
    Views: 4215

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:23 pm   Subject: Other CF Articles
    For some ideas regarding the Azure Sea, I did an article here on CF that you may find useful - "Sahuagin of the Azure Sea".

    Here is a link to it:

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=New ...
      Topic: Burle / Seaton Info
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 11
    Views: 2793

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 9:54 pm   Subject: Answers to some questions
    Thanks for using the article.

    First off the Neheli sacrilege came from the Living Greyhawk lore. In the Living Greyhawk Journal number 1 is an article on Keoland by Gary Holian that described th ...
      Topic: Flanaess Pandemics . . . other than Red Death
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 11
    Views: 2870

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:57 am   Subject: Dragon Magazine reference
    For extra information on plagues and the like, see Dragon Magazine #138 for some good ideas about gaming a plague and putting such a disaster in gaming terms.

    If you have access to the old magazine ...
      Topic: Burle / Seaton Info
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 11
    Views: 2793

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 9:41 am   Subject: My article on CF
    Let me also advertise for my article here on CF:

    Keoish Internal Security Report ref The Viscounty of Salinmoor

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=867& ...
      Topic: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:18 pm   Subject: spell puns
    I agree that the best humor is the type that just comes naturally in the course of gaming, rather then be forced. Pop culture references become dated fast, but for around the gaming table, they can l ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:25 pm   Subject: More Monster Ecologies
    Some more notes about Monster Ecology articles:

    I just remembered another couple things, one particular series of ecologies were the Monster Hunters Association articles in which a group of mages g ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:11 pm   Subject: Monster Ecologies
    The "Ecology of..." series was one of the most popular of Dragon articles. The concept all began in Issue 72 with the Piercer - (that article was actually a reprint from another magazine) and for the ...
      Topic: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
    Osmund-Davizid

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:29 pm   Subject: An adventure with this theme
    For some stench kow goodness - check out Dungeon Magazine # 32, "Ghost Dance". The adventure takes place in Greyhawk and centers around a Horned Society plot to substitute a Rover of the Barrens tote ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:37 am   Subject: Priestly Magic
    I just got done with a quick look at some magic spell concepts. But the art of divine, priestly magic is a bit different.

    General clerical healing under the 1st and 2nd edition rules was discuss ...
      Topic: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society...
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 21
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:34 pm   Subject: Other Articles on the Horned Society
    Osmund-Davizid here,

    Thanks to Rasgon for the reference to my article on Agents of the Horned Society. Not to toot my own horn, but I also did a few more articles on the Horned Society, mostly bec ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:26 pm   Subject: Magical Spellcasting Theory
    Magic and spellcasting were very common articles in Dragon. Now having new spells was always welcome, but generally those types of articles were not especially memorable. But the articles that dug i ...
      Topic: Why Do You Like Or Dislike From The Ashes?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 19
    Views: 8916

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:32 pm   Subject: My thoughts on FtA
    I will go on record for being a FtA fan! Mostly because I liked Carl Sargent's writing style - he always gave just enough details to make things interesting without doing too much for you. I think t ...
      Topic: Old Con Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4282

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:01 pm   Subject: other useful bits of lore
    Also, check out Dragon Magazine Issue 241 for an article on the Lerara as background and as a PC race. The title is "Legacy of the Suel" and gives some more background information. The Lerara portio ...
      Topic: Old Con Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 5
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:52 pm   Subject: Lost Passage of the Suloise
    Additionally,

    In the World of Greyhawk 1983 boxed set, in the Glossography book, there was this exact scenario listed in the adventures section. So that would make the events canonical, I would th ...
      Topic: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 32
    Views: 17094

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:58 pm   Subject: Great Thread
    This is a great thread! It exemplifies what I liked about Greyhawk in general and Canonfire in particular:

    that each of us is using just little bits of published information to create whole histor ...
      Topic: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 32
    Views: 17094

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:48 pm   Subject: Keoland in the Greyhawk Wars part 4
    In the final analysis of the Greyhawk Wars, it is not clear how much combat Keoland actually saw. One of the big mysteries is what did the massive force mobilized by the Treaty of Niole Dra do while ...
      Topic: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 32
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: Keoland in the Greyhawk Wars part 3
    Continuing on with my analysis of Keoland's war record in the greatest of Greyhawk's wars...

    The Pomarj thrust into the civilized lands was stopped by the Principality of Ulek's forces. The Prince ...
      Topic: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 32
    Views: 17094

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:33 pm   Subject: Keoland in the Greyhawk Wars part 2
    Keoland in the Greyhawk Wars

    Sources and citations are from The Greyhawk Wars Adventurer's Book

    Starting in CY 583, the Empire of Iuz began its campaign against its southern neighbors - the Shie ...
      Topic: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 32
    Views: 17094

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:58 pm   Subject: Keoland in the Greyhawk Wars part 1
    I feel obliged to defend Keoland's martial honor:

    I think largely history is written by the "winners" and if we view the canonical lore from the Greyhawk supplements as general collections of histo ...
      Topic: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 32
    Views: 17094

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:33 pm   Subject: Imperial Keoland
    Bah! Long live Imperial Keoland! Obviously the OP has been subscribing to some sort of propaganda.

    My post-GH Wars campaigns focuses on a movement afoot to restore the Imperial Keoland expansio ...
      Topic: Best links to other resources
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 8
    Views: 6073

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:17 pm   Subject: link to fan made modules
    I forgot another great link. Follow this thread for a bunch of fan made D&D modules:


    http://odd74.proboards.com/thread/9723/olde-school-modules-adventures-free



    Again, my emphasis is o ...
      Topic: Best links to other resources
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 8
    Views: 6073

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:53 pm   Subject: Thanks for the links
    These are great links! This is exactly what I was talking about, sharing other spots for content really are the labors of love for the setting.

    Thanks for sharing and if anyone else out there has ...
      Topic: In Search of Asberdies (Info, that is)
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 20
    Views: 10647

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:52 pm   Subject: An alternate source
    As an alternate version of this lich, Nathan Irving did an article that had a different backstory and had some good fluff to add to the character's history. This was done on the old Codex of Greyhawk ...
      Topic: Best links to other resources
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 8
    Views: 6073

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:04 pm   Subject: Best links to other resources
    There are a great many bits of RPG supplements on the internet. Some are top notch, others less so. At the top of my list are, of course, the Oerth Journal and the articles here on Canonfire. But I ...
      Topic: Trollbar in three parts
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 0
    Views: 2794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:04 pm   Subject: Trollbar in three parts
    To all,

    I see that my latest articles got posted. I had to break it up into parts, had too much material to cram it all into one article. I wanted to touch on developing a known location from Iuz ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:06 pm   Subject: Interior Art
    While the old run of Dragon boasted great artwork, sometimes the interior art fell into the age old editing trap of reusing old images. Sometimes you would find pieces of artwork from other sources c ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:05 pm   Subject: Cover Art
    The old run of Dragon boasted great artwork, and nowhere was that more evident than on the covers. So many of them were just classical examples of what fantasy art is all about. Indeed, what attract ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:10 pm   Subject: The Comics
    Kinda following up from the last post about humor in the magazine - Dragon had some good comics running in it in the early years. Dragonmirth was usually pretty good, but there were also some series ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:42 pm   Subject: Da Funnies
    There were typically three themed issues per year in Dragon's heyday. I described the best of the June issues (Dragon themed) and October issues (Undead themed) earlier. The controversial one was th ...
      Topic: Best high level adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 22
    Views: 14782

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:35 pm   Subject: And a few more
    I also thought of a few more:

    A Paladin in Hell is placed in a generic setting, but can be modified to Greyhawk pretty easilly. Very difficult, involving players travelling to the Hells by way of ...
      Topic: Best high level adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 22
    Views: 14782

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:49 pm   Subject: A few more
    Here's a few more:

    One Greyhawk specific adventure that was high level in 2e was from the WGR2 Accessory "Treasures of Greyhawk". It was "A Sword for a Hero", and it is essentially just a red drag ...
      Topic: Rushmoors Resources
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 15
    Views: 12633

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:00 pm   Subject: Rushmoor Locations
    My two coppers:

    Check out an article on the Fading Lands in Oerth Journal # 9. The "Maze of Skin" is a freaky mystery that is in the heart of the Rushmoors.

    Additionally, one of the early fan m ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:56 pm   Subject: Dragon articles
    Dragon Magazine had a tradition that on its anniversary month (June) the issue would be about, appropriately enough, dragons. This themed issue through the years had many an article about making dra ...
      Topic: Favorite Monsters (from DM's seat)
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 27
    Views: 19807

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:14 pm   Subject: my vote getters
    My campaign started out with the U1-3 series, so I grew to love the sahuagin as the best nemesis race for my PCs. You don't even face them until the last module of the series, and they are too tough ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:41 pm   Subject: Adventures in Dragon
    Adding on to Mempter's last point:

    Adventures in Dragon only came out sporadically in the early issues, and ended altogether in issue number 111 (with a few exceptions). So I always regarded havin ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:45 pm   Subject: My Favorite Fictions
    I confess that I would often just skip the fiction part of my Dragon Magazines and just focus on the gaming articles. The game content was what I got the subscription for, the stories were just an ad ...
      Topic: Biggest Impact your PCs have had on the Flanaess
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 11
    Views: 7760

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:06 pm   Subject: Impact on the world
    At the end of my player's story arc, they helped the forces of Keoland expel the SB occupiers in the Hold of the Sea Princes, eventually becoming the Viceroys of the newly minted "Sea March" for the K ...
      Topic: The Greatest Greyhawk Villain of All Time
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 23
    Views: 17378

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:58 pm   Subject: How about the Overking?
    I want to throw in a vote for Overking Ivid and the House Naelex. Reading over the histories of how Naelex ascended to the Malachite Throne and the ruling of Aerdy after that makes for good drama. A ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:37 pm   Subject: Armor & Weapons Articles
    Some more great articles from Dragon...

    In my opinion, good articles are ones that can legitimately teach you something. "The History of the Shield" in Issue #57 was a great article for that. Whi ...
      Topic: Spooky Greyhawk Locations
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 9839

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:23 pm   Subject: Other creepy places
    I got a couple:

    One I liked is the Bronzeblood Haunt in Furyondy. An exception to the civilized good nation of Furyondy is this crumbling castle, where rumors of blood cults and depravity abound. ...
      Topic: How to "wrap up" Sea Princes?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 14
    Views: 9039

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:04 pm   Subject: Keoland won!
    In my campaign, Keoland eventually ground out a victory in Westkeep, and expanded out from there to eventually take the whole of the land.

    My adventurers were granted viceroy status over the newl ...
      Topic: Sea Princes questions
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 10
    Views: 9310

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:10 pm   Subject: Sea Princes
    There were two official modules, UK2 "The Sentinel" and UK3 "The Gauntlet" - that are set in the Sea Princes region. There are also a couple modules set in the Hool Marshes near the Sea Prince border ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:18 pm   Subject: Undead Monsters
    I too, have enjoyed the "Ecology of ..." articles, and the best of them would take up a posting all its own. But some of the monster articles I enjoyed the most were not necessarily from the Ecology ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:18 pm   Subject: Ecology of articles
    Note: I have a post describing my personal favorites of the "Ecology of ..." articles, further down this thread.

    O-D
      Topic: Most Unloved GH Canon
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 98
    Views: 69621

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:49 pm   Subject: Fate of Istus
    I was reminded of my least favorite bit of canon - the plotline of Fate of Istus.

    It was an attempt to bridge the 1st edition with the 2nd, but the plot was just too forced. Istus was testing hu ...
      Topic: Most Unloved GH Canon
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 98
    Views: 69621

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:48 pm   Subject: Fate of Istus
    I was reminded of my least favorite bit of canon - the plotline of Fate of Istus.

    It was an attempt to bridge the 1st edition with the 2nd, but the plot was just too forced. Istus was testing hu ...
      Topic: Any news on Issue 2?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 7
    Views: 9161

    PostForum: Canonfire! Chronicles   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:53 pm   Subject: Article for CC
    Sounds great,

    I may want to re-look at my submission for editing purposes. It is the Trollbar article, have you had the chance to give it a once-over?

    O-D
      Topic: Any news on Issue 2?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 7
    Views: 9161

    PostForum: Canonfire! Chronicles   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:53 pm   Subject: Article for CC
    Sounds great,

    I may want to re-look at my submission for editing purposes. It is the Trollbar article, have you had the chance to give it a once-over?

    O-D
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:32 pm   Subject: Lists, lists, lists
    One thing that Mr Gygax was a big fan of, was lists. The first edition AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide is full of them. As far as magazine articles go, these list type articles usually yield several ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 31
    Views: 22570

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:01 pm   Subject: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    One of my prized possessions is the Dragon Magazine Archive collection. I ordered it as soon as it came out (I guess that was the year 2000 or so) and have enjoyed it ever since. I have been forced ...
      Topic: Keoish Intelligence Reports
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 0
    Views: 4834

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:41 pm   Subject: Keoish Intelligence Reports
    I have now done a few articles on different areas of the Oerth from the Keoish perspective. My personal background is military, so I wrote them up as if an espionage agency was sending out agents to ...
      Topic: Any news on Issue 2?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 7
    Views: 9161

    PostForum: Canonfire! Chronicles   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:22 pm   Subject: Any news on Issue 2?
    I loved the first issue and have submitted an article for the next one. Is there any movement on the second issue of CF Chronicles?
      Topic: Dragon Magazine Tribute Video
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4741

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:09 am   Subject: Dragon Magazine Tribute Video
    I was web surfing and found a great video on YouTube. Has some great accompanying music with it. Check it out, copy the link below or just go to YouTube and search for "dragon magazine covers".

    C ...
      Topic: Devil cultists in Greyhawk
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 35
    Views: 21644

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:19 pm   Subject: My take on the Horned Society - Iuz wars
    Never to miss a chance to link to my own articles, my take on the Horned Society/Iuz war was touched on in a couple articless here on Canonfire:

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=News&am ...
      Topic: When do the Humanoid gods get involved?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 6
    Views: 4127

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:36 pm   Subject: Another solution
    Let me weigh in,

    Another thing to consider is that the deities of the humanoids would also grant assistance to their peoples in order to enact revenge indirectly on such an adventuring party. That ...
      Topic: Paladin of Hextor
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3708

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:50 pm   Subject: Holy Warriors of Greyhawk
    Here is another example:

    An older reference is the "Holy Warriors of Greyhawk" article. I found it on the old Codex of Greyhawk website. The site itself is defunct but can be accessed via the way ...
     
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