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      Topic: Dwarven Realms/Kingdoms...
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 14, 2024 2:34 pm   Subject: Kordan Badaxe
    I remember reading about a dwarven king in the Jotens named Bad Ax(e), but I can't find any reference with a Google search.

    Google can't help you? Challenge accepted!

    I believe that the referenc ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 21
    Views: 9205

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 07, 2024 5:28 pm   Subject: Gygax Magazine
    I just got my last issue of Gygax Magazine from the mail order, and am taking some time to write up my thoughts about it. This was a short lived magazine, so comparing it to some of the others, that ...
      Topic: In Praise of The Codex of Greyhawk
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 7
    Views: 4757

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:47 am   Subject: my campaign notes
    To mtg:

    As far as what I actually have used in my campaigns, I only used the Mageholm in Rel Deven and the School of Fire to any large degree.

    For Mageholm, I had my party immediately followin ...
      Topic: 20 Years on Canonfire
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 6
    Views: 436

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:34 am   Subject: 20 years and counting!
    Bravo to a great twenty years! Your contributions to the Greyhawk lore echo throughout the internet! I, for one, hope to see another twenty years of excellence from your pen!

    Respectfully,

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

    Replies: 7
    Views: 4757

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2024 1:09 pm   Subject: Codex of Greyhawk
    Now that I just got my article on magic schools posted here,

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1314&mode=&order=0&thold=0


    I want to direct ...
      Topic: Magic Schools
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 14
    Views: 748

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:15 pm   Subject: Thanks
    No worries! Thanks for all the work it takes to administer this website!

    O-D
      Topic: Magic Schools
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 14
    Views: 748

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2024 6:21 pm   Subject: article in the queue
    To all you administrators out there:

    Any word on when the next articles will be posted? This one has been in the hopper for a couple weeks now. No biggie if there are other things going on, just ...
      Topic: Magic Schools
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 14
    Views: 748

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2024 7:14 am   Subject: Magic Schools
    To all,

    I got another article in the queue, and I want to go over my thought process for it while waiting for it to post. One of my personal favorite articles on CF is the series of "Wizards Libra ...
      Topic: Death Knight Mounts
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 1
    Views: 815

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 5:40 pm   Subject: Mounts for the Death Knights
    Nice bit of lore to pass on. I liked the write ups of the death knights in the Living Greyhawk Journal and this adds more character to them.

    Thanks for posting!
      Topic: Thread Necromancy
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 7
    Views: 34748

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:58 pm   Subject: The infinite layers of the Abyss
    To all,

    All right, I see that the articles are now posted. Let me explain a few things about my thought process.

    I divided the thread into three articles (there was a lot to go through in the t ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2023 7:00 pm   Subject: follow up book reading
    One more thing - I was in my base library and found the novelization of Rod of Seven Parts written by Douglas Niles. So I had to check it out!

    It....was a thing. Bottom line is that it was forget ...
      Topic: Adding Megadungeons to Greyhawk
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 8
    Views: 2157

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2023 8:38 pm   Subject: placing megadungeons
    My kinda go-to for placing generic D&D adventures was in the mountainous area between Ratik and the Frost Barbarians. In my campaign, I set up a semi civilized "boom town" type settlements in tha ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 21
    Views: 9205

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2023 8:19 pm   Subject: Australian Realms
    As I was rooting about on the internet, I came across a magazine that I did not know about before - Australian Realms. There are issues on the internet archive website and I checked them out.

    Turn ...
      Topic: Thread Necromancy
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 7
    Views: 34748

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:22 pm   Subject: Thread Necromancy
    One of my favorite threads from my time on CF is the one in which it was a challenge/collaborative effort to come up with layers of the Abyss. The challenge was to make up an Abyssal layer, name anot ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:02 pm   Subject: final thoughts on Blood Wars
    So my overall assessment of the Blood Wars is that if a) you enjoy the Planescape setting as an addition to your Greyhawk experiences, it is a keeper and b) if in your Greyhawk campaign you do a lot o ...
      Topic: Locations in the Azure Sea
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 6
    Views: 2284

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2023 6:07 pm   Subject: couple answers to questions
    OK, a couple questions to answer here:

    MTG - the location of Mantor was never written down, but I envision it in the north-central Azure, just south of the Sea of Gearnat at around R3 or Q3 - 111 o ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2023 4:40 pm   Subject: Cons of the Blood War
    The Cons:

    The negatives to this boxed set really are a reflection of the issues I had with the Planescape setting as a whole. I disliked the overuse of the first person "thieves cant" style narrat ...
      Topic: Twenty Years on Canonfire!
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 10
    Views: 3018

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2023 9:48 pm   Subject: Twenty Years on Canonfire!
    To all,

    I see as I made a post last night that I have been an official Greytalker here on Canonfire since 2003! Now I lurked for a time before I officially joined, but have been active ever since, ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2023 9:23 pm   Subject: The positives of the Blood War
    Robo spam aside, let us get into the pros and cons of this boxed set!

    Pros: The three adventures in this boxed set are not overly high level, but can be easily scaleable for higher level play. T ...
      Topic: Locations in the Azure Sea
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 6
    Views: 2284

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2023 7:05 pm   Subject: Sinking Isle
    Vulcan,

    You are correct - the Sinking Isle is in the Greyhawk Hardback book. But it is located near the Sea Barons, not in the Azure. The origins of that location are mysterious, the sahuagin ar ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2023 7:02 pm   Subject: Hellbound: The Blood War
    When I was DM'ing my brother and his friends, we made it to the Q1 module. That offered infinite possibilities for lower plane adventuring. We were having a great time traveling from portal to porta ...
      Topic: Locations in the Azure Sea
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 6
    Views: 2284

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2023 6:18 pm   Subject: Locations in the Azure Sea
    So I just had my underwater city idea posted. I confess that my big reason was to try and expand out some locations in the vast expanse of emptiness that is the Flannaess' oceans.

    This is an are ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2023 6:02 pm   Subject: Rats!
    Spammer account - rats! I thought someone was interested in the thread! Oh well.

    Anyway...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2023 11:17 am   Subject: Final notes
    As kind of a bonus, let me make a couple comments on a similar module: Axe of the Dwarvish Lords. It is part of the 2nd edition Tomes series, but was not a boxed set. It appears to me to be somewha ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2023 1:53 pm   Subject: Overall Assessment
    My Overall assessment of Dragon Mountain is colored by my experience with it.

    I enjoyed running it as a DM and going through the adventure, more or less as written. Some of the weirder aspects go ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2023 8:42 pm   Subject: The minus side of the review
    Now for the cons:

    As I mentioned before, some of the extra wild cards sprinkled into the dungeon to mix things up from just fighting rank-and-file kobolds may just rub you the wrong way. There is ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
    Views: 23312

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2023 8:07 pm   Subject: Another note
    Here is another note -

    Recently, I have been on a kick buying and going through third party Greyhawk products. One of the publishers has a proposed series of adventures set in the (name fuzzed up ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2023 3:32 pm   Subject: First the positives
    So first I will discuss the positive aspects of this boxed set.

    I must confess, when we played this back in the day, we really enjoyed it. I think there is a way to play this adventure as written ...
      Topic: Vampires- why Chaotic Evil?
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3122

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2023 6:23 pm   Subject: Vampire alignments
    There was a discussion of differing alignments of vampires in the Dragon Magazine article "Mind of the Vampire" in Issue 162 that is worth checking out.

    The author, Nigel Findley, postulated that d ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 26, 2023 4:36 pm   Subject: Dragon Mountain initial thoughts
    Dragon Mountain: the boxed set

    I think this was supposed to be a flagship product for the 2nd edition, judging from the old ads I saw for it. It has a huge megadungeon, a dragon, and promised to b ...
      Topic: Third Party GH Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 5257

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 20, 2023 1:23 pm   Subject: New pdf release
    This just came out this month,

    Rob Kuntz has released his Dark Druids module in pdf format this month. I scooped it up and have been going through it. I think it is a great piece for the old scho ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2023 10:58 am   Subject: some final thoughts
    Some final thoughts on the Rod of Seven Parts:

    In my research on the boxed set, I found a site that has a nice summary and information updated by editions on the Rod and other aspects of the advent ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2023 8:17 pm   Subject: Overall thoughts on RoSP
    So my overall assessment:

    I wanted to like this adventure. I did like the attempt to bring back the original pieces of lore in the 2nd edition and spend some time to really detail an artifact of p ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2023 7:50 pm   Subject: The negatives
    Now on to the negatives -

    Cons: While the hunt for the Rod of Seven Parts would seem to be a natural epic adventure, I could not get into the story. While your adventurers were tracking down the p ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2023 4:48 pm   Subject: Pluses for Rod of Seven Parts
    So for the positives:

    With the aforementioned Dragon magazine article, the adventure is easily placed in Greyhawk. While there are no specific references to Oerth in the module - it is a generic 2 ...
      Topic: Third Party GH Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 5257

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2023 11:10 am   Subject: Hool Halflings in Dreadmire
    Here is an obscure one:

    Randy Richards wrote a series of articles ages ago on an AOL Greyhawk board about "Bayou Halflings". These guys lived in the edges of the Hool marshes and developed a disti ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2023 10:02 am   Subject: Rod of Seven Parts basics
    The next box on my shelf is 1996's Rod of Seven Parts. Now this was an artifact that dates way back to the earliest days of the hobby. In the 2nd edition era, TSR wanted to start up a series of maxi ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2023 6:46 pm   Subject: other points
    Good points Vestcoat,

    I think I gave the benefit of the doubt to the designer to focus on the tomb and make the other locations more generic for mass consumption. 2nd edition AD&D was a tough ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:49 pm   Subject: One more thought on RttToh
    One final thought on the adventure, I do like the acknowledgement by the designer of the potential dangers to the characters the module presents. This is clearly illustrated by the pictures throughou ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2023 12:26 pm   Subject: Overall Assessment of RttToH
    My overall assessment of Return to the Tomb of Horrors is a mixed bag.

    As a piece of Greyhawk lore, by all means, this is a nice product to add to your collection. It makes the motivations of the ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2023 1:21 pm   Subject: Great find!
    Grodog,

    Great find! I heard of this little promotional but never saw it before. Thanks for posting! Anyone know of any other Tomb of Horror ties ins/homebrews/additional materials? If so, pleas ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2023 7:25 pm   Subject: Now for the negatives
    Now for the cons,

    As stated before, this adventure is very tough. When you add in the original Tomb of Horrors into it, it just makes a meatgrinder of a game. The last act of the adventure takes ...
      Topic: Third Party GH Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 5257

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2023 10:17 pm   Subject: fuzzing up the name conventions
    TregMallin,

    You would be correct, just like edmundscott said earlier in this thread, this is the City of Rookroost with the name fuzzed up.

    On that point, it is fun to see how each game designe ...
      Topic: Third Party GH Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 5257

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2023 8:47 am   Subject: WHD and Wicked Studios
    I will second the advice to check out Wicked Studios and William Henry Dvorak's materials. One critique I have of a lot of third party games is the art, or lack thereof. Often times there is no inte ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2023 8:59 am   Subject: The Pros
    The positive aspects of Return to the Tomb of Horrors:

    I did like the effort made to make the tomb become more of a dynamic location. Having a school of necromancy spring up at the tomb struck me ...
      Topic: Third Party GH Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 5257

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2023 6:52 am   Subject: Casl
    You guys are on the same wavelength as I! I just got finished reading through the Marquessa series from Casl entertainment and I am glad I got it. I am certainly going to be looking at some of the o ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
    Views: 23312

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2023 6:37 am   Subject: Overall assessment of Maure Castle
    So overall,

    Maure Castle offers a lot to the Greyhawk fan. Updates a 1e module, gives you loads of adventure hooks, creates a top tier villain, has room for expansion, and leaves a lot of mysterie ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
    Views: 23312

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:07 pm   Subject: The negatives
    There is not really a lot to say negatively about this AP/megadungeon.

    Except it can be a matter of taste. The things that make this adventure a positive can also be a negative: the mystery and r ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
    Views: 23312

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:46 pm   Subject: Positives for Maure Castle
    The positives of this AP:

    As I said above, Maure Castle represents perhaps the biggest megadungeon in Greyhawk, with at least 18 levels to the castle's lower levels, access to other planes, and the ...
      Topic: Third Party GH Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 5257

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:02 pm   Subject: BRW Games
    So to kick things off, I will start with the games that started my interest in cataloging these third party games - BRW games (also known as Greyhawk Grognard's adventures).

    Now, I admit I have bee ...
      Topic: Third Party GH Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 13
    Views: 5257

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2023 1:45 pm   Subject: Third Party GH Adventures
    Lately, there has been a big controversy over the Open Gaming Licence of Dungeons and Dragons. While I am not going to discuss the ins and outs of that issue, it raised in me the idea of discussing t ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 21
    Views: 9205

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:14 pm   Subject: The Space Gamer
    Another magazine that was often featured in the advertisements of Dragon was The Space Gamer. Now, from the title, you would think that its focus was not on D&D and you would be right. The magaz ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
    Views: 23312

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:29 am   Subject: Maure Castle and WG5
    So we finally get to Maure Castle!

    This adventure path has the potential to be larger than any of these other ones, at least in terms of sheer number of modules. This castle (it can be more classi ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:18 am   Subject: Some more preface to the boxed set
    Before I dive into the pros and cons of the adventure itself, there are some additional materials I want to cover.

    In the original Tomb of Horrors, there was a list of six possible locations for th ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:23 pm   Subject: Return to the Tomb of Horrors
    Now I am getting into my actual boxed collections, and let's start with the big one: Return to the Tomb of Horrors!

    The basics: in the box we have one large 160 page adventure book, a booklet of ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 36
    Views: 33639

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:37 pm   Subject: Some locations to drop into your campaigns
    Some little extras that Dragon published were not adventures per se, but were little maps with NPCs and back stories that could be dropped into existing campaigns. A few that stuck out in my mind wer ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:51 pm   Subject: Night Below Summary
    So my overall assessment of Night Below is that this is something that a Greyhawk fan should definitely have in their collection. Various people have placed it in the Flanaess, and it fits very well ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2022 6:27 pm   Subject: The Cons of Night Below
    Now for the downsides.

    Cons: The adventure path takes your PCs from first level all the way to tenth and beyond. That is a lot of progress to make and under the old edition rules, your PCs are no ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2022 7:21 pm   Subject: The Positives of Night Below
    Starting with the positives of Night Below:

    Pros: This setting, while officially neutral, really is a Greyhawk adventure in tone and style. The designer, Carl Sargent, wrote many of the 2nd ed su ...
      Topic: Reddit tips for Ghosts of Saltmarsh
    Osmund-Davizid

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:16 am   Subject: Canonfire Articles
    And do not forget there are a ton of articles here on Canonfire about Saltmarsh, Seaton, and the region in general. Use any or all of them to supplement whatever campaigning you do in this area. Fra ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:02 am   Subject: The Night Below
    So to start off, I am going to break one of my own rules - I am reviewing a boxed set which I do not own the box. I got the Night Below on print-on-demand recently and have been reading and rereading ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 42
    Views: 11630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:04 pm   Subject: Reviewing box sets
    Ok, first let me give my ground rules for these reviews.

    I am sticking to boxed sets of adventures. The aforementioned boxed sets were campaign supplements or city settings, not adventures. So I ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 7:36 pm   Subject: Overall Assessment of Seeds of Sehan
    Looking at this mini Adventure Path as a whole, I am of the opinion of "take it or leave it". Two parts are really just dungeon crawls and the only part that gave the World of Greyhawk something diff ...
      Topic: Boxed Set Adventures
    Osmund-Davizid

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 12:51 pm   Subject: Boxed Set Adventures
    For a while there in the First and Second edition time frame, there were a lot of official TSR boxed sets released. The idea of a boxed set is that you could have multiple soft cover books of informat ...
      Topic: Name that woodland
    Osmund-Davizid

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:47 pm   Subject: Name that woodland
    And if I can jump into this discussion:

    There were two CF articles on this forest that were submitted in a Postfest a long while ago.

    There was mine, the Thelwood Horror:

    http://www.canonfi ...
      Topic: Best of Other Magazines
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 21
    Views: 9205

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:46 pm   Subject: Different Worlds Magazine
    Now we have Chaosium entering in the magazine business with "Different Worlds". The premiere issue was from 1979 and it was run as a general purpose RPG magazine throughout most of its run to 1985.
    ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
    Views: 23312

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:23 am   Subject: The negatives of Seeds of Sehan
    Now the bad news.

    The cons: The first two adventures in this mini path are really just dungeon crawls. Nothing wrong with a good dungeon crawl, but there was nothing that really stood out with th ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
    Views: 23312

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:06 pm   Subject: Seeds of Sehan the Pros
    OK, here are the positive points for the Seeds of Sehan:

    Pros: The setting takes place in a far flung corner of Oerth that has not seen a lot of action - the Yatil Mountains in the far northwest. ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
    Views: 23312

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:45 pm   Subject: Summary of the Seeds of Sehan
    Here is a summary of the Seeds of Sehan mini adventure path. Spoilers to follow!

    Just outside of the city of Exag is a burial tomb that lies over a pool of sentient evil slime. Kinda Lovecraftian ...
      Topic: Adventure Paths from Dungeon Magazine
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 40
    Views: 23312

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2022 1:04 pm   Subject: Seeds of Sehan mini adventure path
    In my re-reading of old Dungeon magazines, I came across another mini adventure path from near the end of the print run of Dungeon. It was "The Seeds of Sehan" and it ran in three parts In Dungeon 14 ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 36
    Views: 33639

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 5:55 pm   Subject: Miscellaneous articles
    After hundreds of issues and across a couple different editions of the game, there was just a lot of stuff to read about in these issues. So let me toss out a few articles in the 'grab bag' category ...
      Topic: The Night Below campaign Print on Demand
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3736

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:21 am   Subject: Hardcover printing
    Correct:

    The hardback version has the entire boxed set as one big book. It is about an inch thick and contains everything that was in the box before.

    That is: 3 64 page books for the adventure ...
      Topic: The Night Below campaign Print on Demand
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3736

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:29 pm   Subject: The Night Below campaign Print on Demand
    Just recently, I found out that the old 2nd edition boxed set, the Night Below, was on the 'Drive Through RPG' print on demand list. So I checked it out and splurged and got myself the hardbook copy. ...
      Topic: Greysmere & Fionor the Rude: Advice Sought
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 10
    Views: 4315

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2022 7:20 am   Subject: Dwarf Etiquette
    This sounds like a fun role playing scenario! If you have access to the old Dragon Magazines, check out issue number 245 for an article on dwarf etiquette by Christopher Perkins. There is a lot of r ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Osmund-Davizid

    Replies: 36
    Views: 33639

    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

    Replies: 21
    Views: 9205

    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: 21
    Views: 9205

    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

    Replies: 5
    Views: 5194

    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: 21
    Views: 9205

    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: 21
    Views: 9205

    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: 21
    Views: 9205

    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: 11730

    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: 3059

    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: 36
    Views: 33639

    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: 40
    Views: 23312

    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: 40
    Views: 23312

    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: 40
    Views: 23312

    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: 40
    Views: 23312

    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: 36
    Views: 33639

    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: 7
    Views: 4757

    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
    Views: 15144

    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: 40
    Views: 23312

    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: 40
    Views: 23312

    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: 4479

    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: 40
    Views: 23312

    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: 40
    Views: 23312

    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: 36
    Views: 33639

    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: 40
    Views: 23312

    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
    Views: 5096

    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: 4479

    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 ...
     
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