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      Topic: Greyhawk Online is ***NOT*** Closing
    Samwise

    Replies: 47
    Views: 31548

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:02 pm   Subject: Re: demands of site closure
    Yes, let's nip something in the bud. There is no one, fan or otherwise, that has any right to demand anything of the owners and administrators of this site.

    We are all greatful for what they do ...
      Topic: The Paladin-King of Miro: a likely candidate
    Samwise

    Replies: 53
    Views: 24658

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: The Paladin-King of Miro: a likely candidate
    However, there may have certainly been settlements ain Dimre before its theocracy was founded, and its possible the Paladin-King had settled in that area a few decades before 420. Perhaps the Paladin- ...
      Topic: The Paladin-King of Miro: a likely candidate
    Samwise

    Replies: 53
    Views: 24658

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:25 am   Subject: The Paladin-King of Miro: a likely candidate
    Having one of my article invoked, I will provide some answers to long time Greyhawkers:

    As Rip notes and surmises, I did have the BoA. As he also notes, there are contradictions between that and ot ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Grumbler #3
    Samwise

    Replies: 28
    Views: 20963

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:02 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Grumbler #3
    Samwise; I don't want to get into a flame war but I thought I was very respectful rather than rude within my post. I am somewhat confused that you feel any criticism of the developments within the plo ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Grumbler #3
    Samwise

    Replies: 28
    Views: 20963

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:37 am   Subject: Greyhawk Grumbler #3
    I am not attacking the writers ability and am willing to see where this ends but I have too agree with Cebrion on a point. Enough with the leadership slaughter; I realize their are those that want rad ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Grumbler #3
    Samwise

    Replies: 28
    Views: 20963

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:23 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Grumbler #3
    Because a lot of this was my madness, I will back up Eric and explain things a bit more thoroughly.

    Why would Turin throw away 20+ years of friendship?
    Well, first of all, it was 20+ years of a po ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Grumbler #3
    Samwise

    Replies: 28
    Views: 20963

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:32 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Grumbler #3
    I don't think I actually read the first two and after this, I thought it was just as funny as Order of the Stick. I surely hope that Salume Sewis is able to continue writing these - even it is for us ...
      Topic: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    Samwise

    Replies: 66
    Views: 42998

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:25 am   Subject: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    I don't think WotC is "evil." But making a good game is an art, and art is not concerned with profit. And unfortunately, the D&D brand is owned by an entity whose primary reason for being is profi ...
      Topic: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    Samwise

    Replies: 66
    Views: 42998

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:42 am   Subject: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    As Vormaerin said.
    If you think that is the history of TSR you simply don't have a clue. The only reason they didn't "bet the farm" at the beginning is because they didn't have a farm to bet. The mom ...
      Topic: Baklunish Won the War
    Samwise

    Replies: 44
    Views: 31502

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:35 am   Subject: Baklunish Won the War
    <rant>

    Ayup. I didn't want to elaborate that much, but there you have it.
      Topic: Baklunish Won the War
    Samwise

    Replies: 44
    Views: 31502

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:33 pm   Subject: Baklunish Won the War
    I have a concern trying to de-Islamify the Baklunish, they have always appeared culturally middle-eastern and the religion/political system of the mix is obviously Islamic circa Ottoman Empire. Even t ...
      Topic: Baklunish Won the War
    Samwise

    Replies: 44
    Views: 31502

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:47 am   Subject: Baklunish Won the War
    Well, replacing Islamification with "Mongolian Golden Horde-ification" is not exactly the best solution, but I will grant you that it is at least better.

    I didn't replace them with the Golden Horde ...
      Topic: Baklunish Won the War
    Samwise

    Replies: 44
    Views: 31502

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:03 pm   Subject: Baklunish Won the War
    Now, if we can just retcon that whole horrible Islamification thing...

    <Cebrion ties a piece of raw meat to the topic and sets Sam loose on it>

    I already did. Why do you think I wrote the ...
      Topic: Baklunish Won the War
    Samwise

    Replies: 44
    Views: 31502

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:24 am   Subject: Baklunish Won the War
    Wow.
    Now that's some hardcore heresy.
    And the analysis is tight. Looking at it spelled out, it seems so obvious.
    Great work!
    Now to do something horrible with it. >: )
      Topic: Irongate & the Iron Hills - Ideas?
    Samwise

    Replies: 27
    Views: 18430

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:46 pm   Subject: Irongate & the Iron Hills - Ideas?
    What's wrong with the hobloggers?

    Hoblogger = Hobniz (halfling) + logger
      Topic: Cuthbert, Not As Old As You Think
    Samwise

    Replies: 18
    Views: 10819

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:52 am   Subject: Cuthbert, Not As Old As You Think
    I'll still go with my version of Cuthbert in OJ 20.
    Happy
      Topic: Oerthblood
    Samwise

    Replies: 25
    Views: 17560

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:13 pm   Subject: Oerthblood
    Over mesa grande?

    I'll never get over mesa grande . . .

    But I'm more interested in who will be giving out oerthblood magic items to people.
      Topic: Oerthblood
    Samwise

    Replies: 25
    Views: 17560

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:26 pm   Subject: Oerthblood
    I'm still flashing over that mesa.

    But what about the Oerthblood rules?
      Topic: Oerthblood
    Samwise

    Replies: 25
    Views: 17560

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:53 pm   Subject: Oerthblood
    So has anyone else bothered reading about the official version of Oerthblood yet or what?
      Topic: Motley Questions
    Samwise

    Replies: 14
    Views: 10120

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:35 pm   Subject: Motley Questions
    1) Not that I can think of.

    2) I don't believe a full canon list of Aerdi Overkings exists.

    3) They are plot macguffins. They let you ignore travel times whenever it suits your purposes.

    4) N ...
      Topic: Sorcerer
    Samwise

    Replies: 7
    Views: 4190

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:07 am   Subject: Sorcerer
    They've added heritage options for sorcerers with celestial, fiendish, and fey bloodlines. They are nowhere near as developed as those for dragons as of yet.

    Warlocks in no way replace sorcerers. T ...
      Topic: an artifact of Vecna
    Samwise

    Replies: 8
    Views: 10482

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:46 pm   Subject: an artifact of Vecna
    FC I is awesome.
    FC II is nearly as good.
      Topic: Greyhawk becoming too high-powered?
    Samwise

    Replies: 47
    Views: 28746

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:27 pm   Subject: Greyhawk becoming too high-powered?
    Why is that a problem?
    Are these 1st level NPC commoners with magic items? Or are they medium level NPCs with various trinkets? What is the overall value of what these NPCs have that makes knowing th ...
      Topic: Greyhawk becoming too high-powered?
    Samwise

    Replies: 47
    Views: 28746

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:54 am   Subject: Greyhawk becoming too high-powered?
    Piffle.

    Break out your copy of Temple of Elemental Evil and check the amount of magic in that. It has not one, not two, but three rods of smiting. I've run it three times, and each time there has b ...
      Topic: OJ 20 - Of Oerth and Altar - Early History of the Velverdyva
    Samwise

    Replies: 2
    Views: 3849

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:33 pm   Subject: OJ 20 - Of Oerth and Altar - Early History of the Velverdyva
    Those aren't my aphorisms, they are from T1 The Village of Hommlett.
    And yes, Cuthbert needed some background history.
    Actually, my two articles are linked. It was thinking about the differences bet ...
      Topic: OJ 20 - Of Oerth and Altar - The Middle Faiths
    Samwise

    Replies: 2
    Views: 3436

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:07 pm   Subject: OJ 20 - Of Oerth and Altar - The Middle Faiths
    Thanks.
    I've never really been satisfied with the excessive "tree-hugger" portrayal of druids and nature faiths, and wanted to present an alternative to them. I also wanted to delve a bit into the ef ...
      Topic: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    Samwise

    Replies: 66
    Views: 42998

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:29 am   Subject: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    You think TSR didn't want to make money before it was "transformed"?
    You really think they put out products with no thought as to the profit?
    And are you suggesting that WotC did this solely because ...
      Topic: Zombies and skeletons, no big deal?
    Samwise

    Replies: 19
    Views: 8748

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:06 am   Subject: Re: IMC
    However, what I like more is the use of a the mob template from DMG2. A horde of the nasty creatures, acting as one mindless unit really changes things up on the PCs : )

    Don't do it.
    The mob temp ...
      Topic: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    Samwise

    Replies: 66
    Views: 42998

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:28 pm   Subject: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    I also don't believe they require a lot of 3rd edition knowledge for Rob's Maure levels and do the mechanics editing for him, so it really comes down to hubris.

    Hubris?
    Someone in any of this is a ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Ruins the new LG Core Arc
    Samwise

    Replies: 9
    Views: 4377

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:44 am   Subject: Greyhawk Ruins the new LG Core Arc
    And the LG arc isn't being "built around" the adventure, it is being built around the LG campaign and the location in general.
      Topic: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    Samwise

    Replies: 66
    Views: 42998

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:41 am   Subject: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    I really, REALLY doubt WotC is afraid of stepping on the toes of the Castle Zagyg project. They don't seem reverent enough.!

    Reverent enough?
    The dungeon under Greyhawk is some sort of divine loca ...
      Topic: Coin denominations, precious metals and weight?
    Samwise

    Replies: 18
    Views: 10655

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:29 pm   Subject: Coin denominations, precious metals and weight?
    So does that mean that there isn't even much point in different states minting their own currencies?

    No, it means there isn't much point to devoting dozens of hours to making pages of rules, and th ...
      Topic: Coin denominations, precious metals and weight?
    Samwise

    Replies: 18
    Views: 10655

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:05 pm   Subject: Coin denominations, precious metals and weight?
    I also notted how moneychangers were available to adventurers and other travelers to trade some of their money in for the accepted currency-Furyondian merchants would not simply accept Greyhawk coins ...
      Topic: Copper and silver coins?
    Samwise

    Replies: 15
    Views: 8644

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:19 am   Subject: Copper and silver coins?
    Again, the "economic system" of D&D isn't one. It is just a scorekeeping tally. Varying prices beyond a very limited, very story-based, point primarily achieves messing up that scorekeeping method ...
      Topic: Copper and silver coins?
    Samwise

    Replies: 15
    Views: 8644

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:13 pm   Subject: Copper and silver coins?
    Even if you use iron and brass and bronze the system is still not going to resemble anything like a functional economic system.
    So why worry about it?
    Besides, its a lot more fun to talk about havin ...
      Topic: Coin denominations, precious metals and weight?
    Samwise

    Replies: 18
    Views: 10655

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:59 am   Subject: Coin denominations, precious metals and weight?
    Also note that the economic system of the D&D is deliberately simplfied to the point of not even being worthy of being called an economic system. It is little more than a method of keeping score o ...
      Topic: Elven village design
    Samwise

    Replies: 16
    Views: 10963

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:28 pm   Subject: Elven village design
    Wood elves function as both hunters and ordinary warriors for the greater elven nations. Their communities are typically laid out as well camoflaged military camps, with additional space for their dep ...
      Topic: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    Samwise

    Replies: 66
    Views: 42998

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:46 am   Subject: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    I remain wary of any attempt to publish this iconic dungeon that doesn't involve either Gygax or Kuntz and fear that it must become a work of compromise. Hopefully it will at least have some decent ma ...
      Topic: On the Drow of the Flanaess: History, Culture and Nation
    Samwise

    Replies: 16
    Views: 10211

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:08 pm   Subject: On the Drow of the Flanaess: History, Culture and Nation
    Certainly not. I was just frustrated that people seemed to be judging various works based on how canonical or not they are.

    Actually the major criticisms seem to be on the structure of the article ...
      Topic: Anyone reviewed Cityscape?
    Samwise

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3994

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:30 am   Subject: Anyone reviewed Cityscape?
    I've got Cityscape.
    I find it to be a very weak product. Whatever was intended simply doesn't come through. I don't think it adds anything significant to city design or adventuring that hasn't been s ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:00 am   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Isis - Ishtar - Inanna - Hecate - the Morrigan - Hel
    Plus all the dozens of variations I'd have to go digging up to remember.
    Magic and Death have been "girl" deity spheres if influence from the daw ...
      Topic: On the Drow of the Flanaess: History, Culture and Nation
    Samwise

    Replies: 16
    Views: 10211

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:47 am   Subject: On the Drow of the Flanaess: History, Culture and Nation
    There are several things.

    First and foremost, you rely too much on paraphrasing of monster manual entries. That might be fine for a rule book, but it is very poor when presented as simple discourse ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:25 pm   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Yes, there is a disconnect with the relations to non-Suel deities, one that can be traced rather directly to SKR. I think that is part of a general disconnect with the racial composition of the Flanae ...
      Topic: an artifact of Vecna
    Samwise

    Replies: 8
    Views: 10482

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:50 pm   Subject: an artifact of Vecna
    It had to be one of the early references, no later than VL!
    Again, it was mostly a random thought, some way to work other elements of background I like into Vecna.
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:55 pm   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Wee Jas guards souls and really does frown on the raising of undead, unless the souls are non-Suel in which case raise all the undead you want to. She’s totally against theft of souls from her, but ev ...
      Topic: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Samwise

    Replies: 16
    Views: 7653

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:39 am   Subject: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    The Drow weapons thing was retconned in the FR accessory Underdark, which also has a section on Faerzress.

    They have a special weapon and armor enhancement called, conveniently enough, "Drowcraft." ...
      Topic: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Samwise

    Replies: 16
    Views: 7653

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:22 pm   Subject: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Is there a link or info on what exactly Oerthblood is?

    Not that I recall offhand.

    Which product did it first appear in?

    From the Ashes I think, with more in Ivid the Undying.

    I was flickin ...
      Topic: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Samwise

    Replies: 16
    Views: 7653

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:12 pm   Subject: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Oerthblood.

    We've discussed it several times in the chat, and it most likely that Oerthblood should be treated the same as Faerzress. Indeed, if -zress is taken as -blood, then other than the world ...
      Topic: Slavers - Slave lords supermodule
    Samwise

    Replies: 15
    Views: 11172

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:40 am   Subject: Slavers - Slave lords supermodule
    A lesson I learned a very long time ago:
    Don't mess with a player's character.

    Don't take his stuff, particularly in the forced manner presented in A3/4.
    Don't give him scars or remove body parts ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:50 pm   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Hmmm . . .

    Wee Jas represents a different aspect of magic than Boccob - she uses magic rather than embodying an abstract concept of it.
    Wee Jas represents a very different aspect of death than Ner ...
      Topic: New Info on Southern Oerth
    Samwise

    Replies: 14
    Views: 7534

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:45 pm   Subject: New Info on Southern Oerth
    Yes, this article does start out with all the stuff GLH has been saying, some of which I've elaborated on, about Keoland, the Suel migrations, and the southern seas. In fact, since those comments on t ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:20 am   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    In theory that is true Vormaerin, in theory.
    The problem is, certain complaints focus exclusively on the undead creation aspect of necromancy, and how that has been redacted from Wee Jas. Look at som ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:36 am   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Wee Jas is a deity of undead (and dragons) in the same sense that Nerull is a deity of demodands, Syrul is a deity of hags, and Trithereon is a deity of sea lizards. Wee Jas is a goddess of necromancy ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:53 pm   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    If dracomancy is an arcane spellcasting class, presumedly she is.

    As it happens, between the Draconomicon, Races of the Dragon, Dragon Magic, and the PHB II, there are 2 base classes and multiple p ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:03 pm   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    I'm not going to hassle of pulling out the CD ROMs just to get a quote, but the Dragon article by LL ties Wee Jas to "lawful" undead. It wasn't "creating undead with abandon", but they were acceptabl ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:57 pm   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Wee Jas has _always_ been involved with the undead - from the get go. It was the misguided desire to "distinguish" her from Nerull, and then Boccob, that saw her portfolio only later bowdlerized. Th ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:11 pm   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    1st edition Wee Jas permitted the creation of undead horrors with no qualms, but required that clerics ask before resurrecting the dead. 2nd edition Wee Jas sometimes permitted the creation of undead ...
      Topic: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Samwise

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31761

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:15 am   Subject: Core Beliefs: Wee Jas
    Wee Jas was turned into a patron of necromancers in 3E Core.
    Some people are incapable of separating the two concepts of "death" and "magic" from "undead horrors that defile the soul" and like that c ...
      Topic: Creation Myths & Afterlife
    Samwise

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9263

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:42 pm   Subject: Creation Myths & Afterlife
    Actually, PS is canon for D&D in general.
    Sigil appears in the Manual of the Planes, and references to events and characters from PS era Sigil appear in the Core Beliefs: Vecna article.
    As for " ...
      Topic: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    Samwise

    Replies: 28
    Views: 12483

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:38 pm   Subject: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    "On the main continental land mass, the Suel retained a foothold only in the southwest and in the lands that would eventually belong to the Scarlet Brotherhood."

    They're not talking merely about " ...
      Topic: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    Samwise

    Replies: 28
    Views: 12483

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:45 pm   Subject: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    Not even the location and language tables from Dragon #52 where Suel isn't on the list for Duchy Urnst?
    Or the difficulty in dealing with more nice Suel roaming about?
    Particularly the difficulty wi ...
      Topic: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    Samwise

    Replies: 28
    Views: 12483

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:26 pm   Subject: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    Yes, I know. My point is, that contradicts the other quotes about the central Flanaess being racially mixed, as well as the other references I've cited.
    I think someone just forgot to do some cross-c ...
      Topic: Good VS Evil
    Samwise

    Replies: 12
    Views: 5637

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:04 pm   Subject: Good VS Evil
    In 3E it would have.
    In 3.5, it won't help you.
    They changed how the feat works so it only allows you to use weapons for a creature larger than your size, it won't let you use a two-handed weapon ...
      Topic: Good VS Evil
    Samwise

    Replies: 12
    Views: 5637

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:59 am   Subject: Good VS Evil
    but anyway everything should be alright if the pc gain the Monky-grip feat... right?

    In 3E it would have.
    In 3.5, it won't help you.
    They changed how the feat works so it only allows you to use ...
      Topic: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    Samwise

    Replies: 28
    Views: 12483

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:47 am   Subject: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    The real problem with Urnst and the Suel is that it shouldn't be a bastion of the Suel.
    From the folio and glossography:
    "The County of Urnst is populated by a mixture of peoples, most being of Oeri ...
      Topic: Good VS Evil
    Samwise

    Replies: 12
    Views: 5637

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:26 am   Subject: Good VS Evil
    Now, we are talking about the last problem: we must decide what kind of penality suffers a Medium creature wielding a two-handed weapon (designed for her hand) in one hand...

    I think that this situ ...
      Topic: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    Samwise

    Replies: 28
    Views: 12483

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: Cultural Analogs - was Greek-Style Character (smillan31)
    2) a comparatively large population (periodically refreshed by late migrants early in post-Migration history from the relatively nearby homeland)

    A neat trick considering said homeland was utterly ...
      Topic: Furyondy & Keoland
    Samwise

    Replies: 9
    Views: 4460

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:11 pm   Subject: Furyondy & Keoland
    I imagine that Keolanders see the Short War as 1) like many southerners view the Civil War even 140+ years later or 2) like the Arabs view the Crusades even hundreds of years later or 3) like American ...
      Topic: Furyondy & Keoland
    Samwise

    Replies: 9
    Views: 4460

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:53 pm   Subject: Furyondy & Keoland
    Yes, a lot of this makes sense. Furyondy has much more important matters to deal with, most notably the evil empire on its northern doorstep. Keoland, for its part, fully deserves its reputation as ...
      Topic: Furyondy & Keoland
    Samwise

    Replies: 9
    Views: 4460

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:36 am   Subject: Furyondy & Keoland
    Probably the first thing to consider is the timeframe. The Short War ended over 150 years ago. In a real world comparison, it ended around the time of the Mexican-American War.
    Then consider that th ...
      Topic: The Furyondian Military
    Samwise

    Replies: 11
    Views: 7016

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:59 pm   Subject: The Furyondian Military
    So other than taking the 'h' out of Arthur, what is supposed to be here from the Arthurian legends?
    A happy kingdom doomed to collapse?
    If the basis for Artur betraying Belvor is to develop an Arthu ...
      Topic: The Furyondian Military
    Samwise

    Replies: 11
    Views: 7016

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:25 am   Subject: The Furyondian Military
    Which still isn't on the level of pulling a MacBeth.
      Topic: The Expedition Series
    Samwise

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9082

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:54 am   Subject: The Expedition Series
    I've made it clear that I dislike the maps and the delve format.

    But why would you do this in a thread at Paizo? They aren't the ones who published Expedition to Castle Ravenloft, or who will be pu ...
      Topic: The Furyondian Military
    Samwise

    Replies: 11
    Views: 7016

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:50 am   Subject: The Furyondian Military
    I don't see how treachery by an Arthur analog could ever be used as the basis for an Arthurian themed setting.
    Betraying your King to seize personal power is so far from anything Arthurian as to inva ...
      Topic: Longevity
    Samwise

    Replies: 13
    Views: 12921

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:45 am   Subject: Longevity
    Heh. Given that one of the most common complaints about the changes in demihumans between editions is the shorter lifespans of elves, I'd say this is extremely heretical. Particularly since you put al ...
      Topic: Spelljammers, Serraine, and Warforged
    Samwise

    Replies: 5
    Views: 7686

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:34 am   Subject: Spelljammers, Serraine, and Warforged
    I thought Blackmoor as Sharn was just fine. Wink
      Topic: The Furyondian Military
    Samwise

    Replies: 11
    Views: 7016

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:26 am   Subject: The Furyondian Military
    I am struck by the continued deliberate contradictions of established canon.

    First, apparently it seems forgotten that Furyondy lost the Greyhawk Wars. They won the rematch, but the peace for that ...
      Topic: Met Alpha- Barrier Peaks/Tamoachan Redux
    Samwise

    Replies: 25
    Views: 16870

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:10 pm   Subject: Met Alpha- Barrier Peaks/Tamoachan Redux
    C1 as part of Greyhawk is a bad kludge.

    You are right, let us never mention it here at Dragonsfoot again!

    Hmmm?
    Dragonsfoot?
    Since when is being critical of some adventure a refusal to recogni ...
      Topic: Spelljammers, Serraine, and Warforged
    Samwise

    Replies: 5
    Views: 7686

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:47 pm   Subject: Spelljammers, Serraine, and Warforged
    With all the talk of crashed spaceships, how about some of the magical equivalents?

    Spelljammers are established in Greyhawk, both from Greyspace and WGR 1 Greyhawk Ruins.
    We can do a snatch and g ...
      Topic: Met Alpha- Barrier Peaks/Tamoachan Redux
    Samwise

    Replies: 25
    Views: 16870

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:28 pm   Subject: Met Alpha- Barrier Peaks/Tamoachan Redux
    C1 as part of Greyhawk is a bad kludge.
    S3 is cool, but is best kept limited.
    If you really need spaceships in GH, use spelljammers. They can also serve as awesome magic airships! A fleet of them fo ...
      Topic: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Samwise

    Replies: 33
    Views: 14794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:11 pm   Subject: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Less than half a page versus almost 4 pages on the standard version.
    Again, the BoVD rejects relativism except as a peculiar variant that will cause disruption to several subsystems of your game. It ...
      Topic: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Samwise

    Replies: 33
    Views: 14794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:37 pm   Subject: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Oh, that bit about AWAKENED bears and bears wrestling- freakin' awesome. I hope you'll let me steal that.

    Shocked

    1. I was kidding.
    2. Technically, if I let you, it isn't stealing. Laughing
    3 ...
      Topic: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Samwise

    Replies: 33
    Views: 14794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:12 am   Subject: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    I agree for the most part. I think this is likely at the heart of the matter when the topic under consideration is one which would be classified as "bad" or "evil" by modern standards (if not others). ...
      Topic: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Samwise

    Replies: 33
    Views: 14794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:21 pm   Subject: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    If there is a precedent for it, it isn't anachronistic.
    So the semantic value of that fiat declaration of design standards is completely null.

    And then of course there is Piper's observation about ...
      Topic: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Samwise

    Replies: 33
    Views: 14794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:16 pm   Subject: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    An ordinary man with a spear against a lion is hardly fair enough for Heironeous. Someone would have to cast detect game mechanic and keep the CR's within reason.
    Kord might go for slightly more lops ...
      Topic: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Samwise

    Replies: 33
    Views: 14794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:50 pm   Subject: Re: hail caesar!
    Greyhawk is a fantasy city in a polytheistic world. These are not medieval Europeans. They are not Christians. There isn't a powerful, unifying Church that opposes blood sports on principle. Instead, ...
      Topic: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Samwise

    Replies: 33
    Views: 14794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:30 pm   Subject: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    I think arguments of "anachronism" have limited merit when discussing a fantasy setting that draws inspiration from a variety of historical periods and fiction that is likewise unrooted to a specific ...
      Topic: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Samwise

    Replies: 33
    Views: 14794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:12 am   Subject: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    I've been in some pretty harsh games of soccer . . .

    But at least you have a decent reason for it.
    ("For the story" is generally self-justifying, even if anachronistic.)
      Topic: Maure Castle in Dungeon
    Samwise

    Replies: 17
    Views: 8245

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:41 am   Subject: Maure Castle in Dungeon
    The Seekers reek of cheese?
    In what way are they gratuitously abusive of the rules, or suggestive of Monty Haul style gaming?

    But I guess not everything RJK writes is worthy of kow towing praise. ...
      Topic: Question about LG adventures
    Samwise

    Replies: 29
    Views: 18436

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:40 am   Subject: Question about LG adventures
    You don't have to go to a convention, just an event. When people order their first home game they usually get a bunch of membership cards, so all you have to do is find someone close by running an eve ...
      Topic: The inspiration for the Wanderer (and the Spectre)?
    Samwise

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5799

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:22 am   Subject: The inspiration for the Wanderer (and the Spectre)?
    According to a bit of apocrypha, the Walker is walking with a purpose. He is tracing out a symbol on the ground that will remove Medegia (the city) and its taint from the Oerth.
      Topic: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    Samwise

    Replies: 33
    Views: 14794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:57 am   Subject: Greyhawk City Arena and blood sports
    While chivalric tournaments were bloody, they were still distinctly different from the overt bloodsports of Roman days.
    Nor can it properly be said to be a distinctly "American sensibility," or even ...
      Topic: Hand, Eye, and Sword
    Samwise

    Replies: 9
    Views: 10283

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:47 pm   Subject: Hand, Eye, and Sword
    No, Kas was chosen because he was treacherous.
    More like an anti-Edmund from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
    The old magic was evil betraying evil.
    The older magic was sacrificing yourself t ...
      Topic: Religion in Furyondy
    Samwise

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8132

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:13 pm   Subject: Religion in Furyondy
    Right. I was just noting the opposite element. The quality (or lack thereof) of the LGG list is not enough to justify ignoring previous material that uses the same deities. I guess I just phrased it p ...
      Topic: Religion in Furyondy
    Samwise

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8132

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:22 am   Subject: Religion in Furyondy
    The LGG lists are petty silly in many people's opinions, primarily because they were obviously done with the core deities in mind over the setting history. That doesn't change that Cuthbert, Zilchus, ...
      Topic: Religion in Furyondy
    Samwise

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8132

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:29 pm   Subject: Religion in Furyondy
    So Cuthbert, who appears prominently in Temple of Elemental, and was said by Gygax to be the true patron of Veluna, is "too often encountered" if placed in Furyondy?
    The same Cuthbert who directly op ...
      Topic: DMGII Saltmarsh
    Samwise

    Replies: 38
    Views: 18270

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:23 pm   Subject: DMGII Saltmarsh
    How exactly could you run anything in those areas before?
    You obviously couldn't run an adventure focusing on the efforts of an empire in the Wild Coast or Hold of the Sea princes to consolidate or e ...
      Topic: Hand, Eye, and Sword
    Samwise

    Replies: 9
    Views: 10283

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:19 pm   Subject: Hand, Eye, and Sword
    Another random heretical thought on Vecna:

    What if these are all aspects of Vecna?
    That is why they take people over so completely, and the Sword won't kill Vecna, but will work if you have one of ...
      Topic: Xagig Yragurne
    Samwise

    Replies: 1
    Views: 5126

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:01 pm   Subject: Xagig Yragurne
    Zagyg vs Xagig!

    Sounds like an epic battle to me.
    What could be done with this?
      Topic: Religion in Furyondy
    Samwise

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8132

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:53 pm   Subject: Religion in Furyondy
    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=815&mode=thread&order=0&thold=-1

    I guess Cuthbert has been forgotten in Furyond.
    Zilchus seems to have become ...
     
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