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      Topic: Top Gods in GH
    Telas

    Replies: 6
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:38 am   Subject: Top Gods in GH
    Thanks for the feedback. I've run across the "Tharizdun as creation deity" meme before. I like it, but not for Greyhawk, at least not for my interpretation. (And that is frankly one of the coolest ...
      Topic: Top Gods in GH
    Telas

    Replies: 6
    Views: 9528

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:32 pm   Subject: Top Gods in GH
    Thanks; that's a good synopsis of it. I guess I was going for more of a "disparate but internally consistent pantheons" approach. Which doesn't make sense, given the jumble of cultures that is Greyh ...
      Topic: Top Gods in GH
    Telas

    Replies: 6
    Views: 9528

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:57 pm   Subject: Top Gods in GH
    Most polytheistic pantheons have a "top god" who is in charge of things, and is usually somehow tied to the creation of the world as it is (Odin, Zeus/Jupiter, Brahmin, etc).

    I'm trying to reinfo ...
      Topic: WotC Website: Tharizdun Destroys Oerth
    Telas

    Replies: 20
    Views: 14357

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:33 pm   Subject: WotC Website: Tharizdun Destroys Oerth
    ...Greyhawk News Special Report: This just in. Oerth destroyed, Ket and Perrenland hardest hit... Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Big T fan here as well. I like this one, especially as a send-off to 3.5. ...
      Topic: Least popular areas of the Flanaess?
    Telas

    Replies: 37
    Views: 21339

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:18 pm   Subject: Least popular areas of the Flanaess?
    I developed the Yeomanry, primarily because it was 'off the beaten path'. Then I found out that LG had some info on it, and I borrowed heavily from what I liked of theirs (especially the Church of Se ...
      Topic: Revisiting Races - Feedback Sought
    Telas

    Replies: 4
    Views: 7560

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:34 am   Subject: SavageHawk Races
    I don't know if anyone here is familiar with Savage Worlds, but I'm using it as the rules system for my next GH campaign. I'm taking the opportunity to return to the flavor of earlier editions, yet a ...
      Topic: Greyhawk specific core classes
    Telas

    Replies: 28
    Views: 15902

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:55 pm   Subject: Greyhawk specific core classes
    From the top: I find that Ranger is too wilderness-specific, and I wanted a light infantryman with spear proficiencies and some wilderness skill. I did admittedly use the Ranger class as a starting p ...
      Topic: Greyhawk specific core classes
    Telas

    Replies: 28
    Views: 15902

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:03 pm   Subject: Greyhawk specific core classes

    I'm curious about your swashbuckler redo, and the monk redo.

    And I've got ask too, though not necessarily Telas - What about the Suel would warrant a special change to the monk class?

    From t ...
      Topic: Greyhawk specific core classes
    Telas

    Replies: 28
    Views: 15902

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:46 pm   Subject: Greyhawk specific core classes
    I base out of the Yeomanry, and I can see both a Yeoman core class (outdoorsy light fighter with spear specialties and a short "favored enemy" list), and a Dustdigger core class (Rogue minus Sneak Att ...
      Topic: Revisiting Races - Feedback Sought
    Telas

    Replies: 4
    Views: 7560

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:33 am   Subject: Revisiting Races - Feedback Sought
    Thanks for the feedback. I see Dwarven settlements as being similar to Tokugawa Japan, with clans competing for power, although there's no central emperor as such. The Shogun position would also cha ...
      Topic: Greyhawk specific core classes
    Telas

    Replies: 28
    Views: 15902

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:12 pm   Subject: Greyhawk specific core classes
    True20 may appeal to some of y'all. Basically, it's d20 with only three classes (Warrior, Adept, and Expert). Feats are gained at every level, and spells are basically feats by another name. And th ...
      Topic: Revisiting Races - Feedback Sought
    Telas

    Replies: 4
    Views: 7560

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:04 pm   Subject: Revisiting Races - Feedback Sought
    I am rewriting huge chunks of GH canon for a recurring home campaign setting. Please let me know what you think...

    Gnomes don't yet exist, because I can't find a way to make them "not Halflings" ...
      Topic: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Telas

    Replies: 44
    Views: 29312

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:33 pm   Subject: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    It's pretty simple; there are no classes, levels, or Hit Points.

    Abilities and Skills are described by a die size (d4, d6, etc), and almost all dice rolls "explode" if the max is rolled (roll again ...
      Topic: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Telas

    Replies: 44
    Views: 29312

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:20 pm   Subject: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    I skipped 2nd ed as well. We really dodged that bullet, eh?

    I'm cautiously optimistic about 4E, but we'll see... My take on the RPG market is that it's trying to emulate WoW and various anime or ...
      Topic: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Telas

    Replies: 44
    Views: 29312

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:05 pm   Subject: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Eileen: Thanks. We've crossed swords (or weapon/spell/ability of choice Wink ), but I don't think any apology is necessary for showing emotion when one is talking about something near and dear. ( ...
      Topic: Bane and Pelor FR and GH
    Telas

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9629

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:56 pm   Subject: Bane and Pelor FR and GH
    Interesting topic here. Thanks to everyone who chipped in on ancient religions.

    When I launched my Yeomanry campaign, I borrowed heavily from Living Greyhawk's Yeomanry region, and their "Church o ...
      Topic: Pelor...God of Agriculture?, Bahamut...typical human deity
    Telas

    Replies: 57
    Views: 33686

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:27 pm   Subject: Pelor...God of Agriculture?, Bahamut...typical human deity
    Bahamut's an odd choice... I wonder if he's hinting at something in the future of his campaign (those dastardly and cunning dragons!). I hope he didn't just thumb through the domains, looking for the ...
      Topic: Demonomicon of Graz'zt
    Telas

    Replies: 13
    Views: 9180

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:16 pm   Subject: Demonomicon of Graz'zt
    Holy schnikees...

    The paragraph on Eclavdra is a near-mirror of what happened in my GH. Although I borrowed a bit of it from Canonfire.

    If this is the future of Dragon, it should be okay. But ...
      Topic: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Telas

    Replies: 44
    Views: 29312

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:21 am   Subject: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Yup. Fast combats are more fun. If the Saving Throw of the twenty Orcs is approx 50%, then 10 of them make it, etc.

    Also, if a critter has only a few more hit points than minimum damage, I usua ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Reimagined
    Telas

    Replies: 9
    Views: 10910

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:22 am   Subject: Greyhawk Reimagined
    I like it!

    I'm doing a few things differently, but I really like your approach. I may borrow your Valley Elves entirely...

    I don't want to get too deep into the details (I like things being ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Reimagined
    Telas

    Replies: 9
    Views: 10910

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:06 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Reimagined
    Definitely.

    I'm going for simplicity and familiarity to a modern audience whenever possible. I hate playing in FR because I have to memorize all these new cultures, abilities, etc...

    For in ...
      Topic: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Telas

    Replies: 44
    Views: 29312

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:06 am   Subject: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Do we have it as a given that there will be one attack roll for multiple targets?

    I'm not seeing that anywhere, but I haven't searched too terribly hard, either.

    Telas
      Topic: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Telas

    Replies: 44
    Views: 29312

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:03 pm   Subject: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    A 4E Stat Block, from the D&D Game Day mini:

    SPINED DEVIL
    Medium Immortal Humanoid (Devil)
    LEVEL 6 SKIRMISHER

    INIT +5 SPD 5 FLY 7
    Senses: nethersight. Perception +5
    Resist fire 20
    Attac ...
      Topic: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Telas

    Replies: 44
    Views: 29312

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:55 am   Subject: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    The "passive save" is pretty much the same as the "players roll all the dice" option in Unearthed Arcana. Unless I'm missing something...

    the best source I've seen for 4E info is the ENWorld page ...
      Topic: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    Telas

    Replies: 44
    Views: 29312

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:02 pm   Subject: WOTC 4th Edition Forums, Saving Throws and Blogs
    WARNING: Unpopular opinions may follow.

    I believe we're not getting any firm details because WotC is still changing the ruleset as they go along. One of the podcasters mentioned that he pulled out ...
      Topic: 4e Points Of Light & Greyhawk
    Telas

    Replies: 89
    Views: 56254

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:37 am   Subject: 4e Points Of Light & Greyhawk
    Saracenus: Thanks for posting that. I too had heard rumors and hints about the dissolution of TSR, and filtered them through my own experiences with D&D and business. But now I know for sure. ...
      Topic: Suel Lich 3.5 Conversion?
    Telas

    Replies: 6
    Views: 7758

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:55 am   Subject: Suel Lich 3.5 Conversion?
    I used Suel Liches in a campaign that just ended. They work great.

    Why Humans? They pick Human hosts because they're Suel, the most xenophobic of Human subraces. Nothing else is good enough for ...
      Topic: 4e Points Of Light & Greyhawk
    Telas

    Replies: 89
    Views: 56254

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:32 am   Subject: 4e Points Of Light & Greyhawk
    I really don't see the problem with the "points of light" concept. One of the reasons GH isn't as settled/populated as (say) Europe in the late Middle Ages is that there are a lot of nasty critters o ...
      Topic: Reshuffling Devils and Demons in 4e - Oh My!
    Telas

    Replies: 58
    Views: 42433

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:49 am   Subject: Does it matter?
    Honestly, does it matter what "core" D&D does with the outer planes? Eberron was entirely different from the core, and it manages fine. So will Greyhawk.

    Rasgon did ping something... if you w ...
      Topic: Advice for a new campaign
    Telas

    Replies: 7
    Views: 3853

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:12 pm   Subject: Advice for a new campaign
    Keep it simple... These are beginning gamers, and will need to take baby steps first.

    There are some excellent resources out there, some of which may be right up your alley.
    http://www.rolepl ...
      Topic: Hunting for a specific piece of knowledge...
    Telas

    Replies: 4
    Views: 4693

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:15 am   Subject: Hunting for a specific piece of knowledge...
    Watch out... when mine is silent, she's just building up back-pressure for a major blast.

    "It's quiet... too quiet." Wink

    T
      Topic: Saltmarsh and Keoland
    Telas

    Replies: 6
    Views: 6014

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 7:03 pm   Subject: Saltmarsh and Keoland
    I have a conversion, but I don't remember where I got it....

    (That sounds worse than it is; I'm sure it's legit, just can't remember the source. ENWorld?)

    Telas
      Topic: Hunting for a specific piece of knowledge...
    Telas

    Replies: 4
    Views: 4693

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 7:01 pm   Subject: Hunting for a specific piece of knowledge...
    my google fu achieves the impossible! I must have went up a level when I won the debate with my wife Wink

    Did you hear a little bell go off?

    Oh, wait - that's COMPUTER roleplaying games... ...
      Topic: Sad News: Dungeon and Dragon are cancelled as print mags
    Telas

    Replies: 36
    Views: 21319

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:44 am   Subject: Sad News: Dungeon and Dragon are cancelled as print mags
    This is the second license pulled in a few months. WotC pulled the license from Codemonkey Publishing for the E-Tools updates.

    Per Erik Mona's posts yesterday on the Paizo forums, they were happ ...
      Topic: It's been a long, strange journey.
    Telas

    Replies: 6
    Views: 6244

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:31 am   Subject: It's been a long, strange journey.
    Welcome to the forums.

    Don't worry, most of us acknowledge the volumes of text written on Faerun (they make a great doorstop Wink ), but we generally find the elbow room in Greyhawk to be much ...
      Topic: Amedian Agriculture Update
    Telas

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9687

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:31 pm   Subject: Amedian Agriculture Update
    It's not my approach, either, but I was informed that it was the "standard".

    *shrug*

    Search for "coffee" in the archives, and you'll find the thread.
      Topic: Governance in the Suel_Imperium
    Telas

    Replies: 21
    Views: 10458

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:54 pm   Subject: Governance in the Suel_Imperium
    I remember the Suel Liches, but didn't know if they were canon or not. Thanks for answering that.

    A society covertly (or overtly) run by liches would definitely be ...different, and this may acc ...
      Topic: Amedian Agriculture Update
    Telas

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9687

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:48 pm   Subject: Amedian Agriculture Update
    Garg's got it. Coffee is not a native species to the areas used as a template for Hepmonaland. So it's not canon.

    I definitely use it. Coffee grown on Brotherhood-run plantations, and used to ga ...
      Topic: 333 gems of Tharizdun
    Telas

    Replies: 3
    Views: 3532

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:02 pm   Subject: 333 gems of Tharizdun
    The Big T is my baddie, too. It's not canon, but here's how I do it.

    There are shrines, temples and major temples of Tharizdun. Shrines can be anywhere (but usually aren't), temples are very rare ...
      Topic: Governance in the Suel_Imperium
    Telas

    Replies: 21
    Views: 10458

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:24 pm   Subject: Governance in the Suel_Imperium
    Lots of good points here. I think the Suel Imperium was most like Tokugawa Japan - arrogant, caste-bound and stagnant.

    Was the process of Lichdom discovered back then? The implications are pret ...
      Topic: I'm a hardcore Greyhawk fan mostly because...
    Telas

    Replies: 13
    Views: 6079

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:40 pm   Subject: I'm a hardcore Greyhawk fan mostly because...
    It's a versatile setting that I like customizing.

    There are a lot of other reasons, but I like GH because of the elbow room. I can find a place for nearly everything in GH, and design it the way I ...
      Topic: Amedian Agriculture Update
    Telas

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9687

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:32 pm   Subject: Amedian Agriculture Update
    ...and someone had to go mention coffee.

    My own heresy (he confesses) is having the Scarlet Brotherhood introduce "djaffa" or "mokka" to the Flanaess... Ever wonder how they get their contacts and ...
      Topic: Psionics in Greyhawk
    Telas

    Replies: 27
    Views: 22547

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:17 pm   Subject: Psionics in Greyhawk
    Understood. I don't want to 'jack this topic, but my rationale is both crunchy (monks are very powerful in a low magic setting) and fluffy (monks as traditional adventurers don't make much sense - al ...
      Topic: Psionics in Greyhawk
    Telas

    Replies: 27
    Views: 22547

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:21 am   Subject: Psionics in Greyhawk
    No psionics here, largely because of perceived game balance issues and partly because of "I don't want any more rules" issues. Wink I'm one of those who think they're as a PC class. There's an ...
      Topic: Old vs. New Wee Jas
    Telas

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5000

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:28 am   Subject: Old vs. New Wee Jas
    I've always looked at Tharizdun as far more subtle (and therefore powerful) than he's usually given credit as being. Think of the computer Neuromancer in William Gibson's novel; it subtly moved peopl ...
      Topic: Old vs. New Wee Jas
    Telas

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5000

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:27 pm   Subject: Old vs. New Wee Jas
    Actually, I've got most of it done, I'm primarily curious as to what others think the reaction will be of Wee Jas and her faithful.

    SPOILER ALERT: My group better not be reading this. You know who ...
      Topic: Heroes of Horror Campaign Idea (Set in the Flanaess)
    Telas

    Replies: 8
    Views: 7398

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:33 am   Subject: Heroes of Horror Campaign Idea (Set in the Flanaess)
    Nothing detailed to add, just kicking some ideas around...

    Read up on the Midnight campaign setting for ideas. It's very similar to what you're describing. I wouldn't borrow whole cloth from it, ...
      Topic: Favoured Soul
    Telas

    Replies: 1
    Views: 3494

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:23 am   Subject: Favoured Soul
    I haven't run any yet, but you're right - certain gods just demand Favored Souls over Clerics.

    To add to the list, my favorite baddie - Tharizdun. The lack of a hierarchy and the individual callin ...
      Topic: Old vs. New Wee Jas
    Telas

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5000

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:16 am   Subject: Old vs. New Wee Jas
    Taking whatever canon positions you prefer (Folio, LGG, GVD, SKR, etc), please discuss the following.

    A Suel temple of Wee Jas that closed on the cusp of the Twin Cataclysms (i.e. over a thousand y ...
      Topic: Need help from rules lawyers - skills.
    Telas

    Replies: 4
    Views: 5185

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:59 am   Subject: Need help from rules lawyers - skills.
    Sure enough, as soon as I say, "I haven't seen an official WotC interpretation..."

    Noted. Not necessarily agreed with, but noted. For the purposes of max ranks: once a class skill, always a class ...
      Topic: Need help from rules lawyers - skills.
    Telas

    Replies: 4
    Views: 5185

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:25 pm   Subject: Need help from rules lawyers - skills.
    That's about right, although some people interpret cross-class Max Ranks as increasing at half value when the character gains levels. In other words, our 3rd level Fighter taking a rank of Wizard onl ...
      Topic: Campaign background idea
    Telas

    Replies: 4
    Views: 2999

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:35 pm   Subject: Campaign background idea
    No, but there's no reason it can't be applied there equally; good idea. The mechanic is borrowed directly from Dispel Magic, and the DC is already established.
      Topic: Greyhawk becoming too high-powered?
    Telas

    Replies: 47
    Views: 28745

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:02 am   Subject: Greyhawk becoming too high-powered?
    Levels in various editions do not correlate. In 1st edition, 9th level was pretty much the threshold for epic play. In 3rd edition, 20th level is that threshold. Everything else scales off of this, ...
      Topic: Those Greedy Powerhungry NPCs and what to do about them!
    Telas

    Replies: 34
    Views: 20259

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:44 am   Subject: Those Greedy Powerhungry NPCs and what to do about them!
    Makes sense... give them levels of "-tagonist" as needed. Pro- or an- as dictated by their association with the PCs.

    Telas
      Topic: Greyhawk becoming too high-powered?
    Telas

    Replies: 47
    Views: 28745

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:05 pm   Subject: Greyhawk becoming too high-powered?
    Just a couple of comments... directed at nobody.

    NPC classes aren't as bad as assumed in a few posts here. A fairly low-level NPC can take 10, use masterwork equipment, and have a few assistants a ...
      Topic: Those Greedy Powerhungry NPCs and what to do about them!
    Telas

    Replies: 34
    Views: 20259

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:10 pm   Subject: Those Greedy Powerhungry NPCs and what to do about them!
    To keep myself and my wife sane, I just use the "mobile bubble of reality" approach; as the adventurers level, they run into NPCs of appropriate levels. No, it's not consistent, but it's under the ra ...
      Topic: Campaign background idea
    Telas

    Replies: 4
    Views: 2999

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:23 am   Subject: Campaign background idea
    If you're running 3rd edition, this may help... I got frustrated with the "all or nothing" nature of certain spells in the repertoire.

    Remove Disease - This spell no longer automatically remove al ...
      Topic: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Telas

    Replies: 16
    Views: 7653

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:30 pm   Subject: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    If you have access to it, the FR Underdark book has any number of hazards and dangers in it.

    I'd also hit the original description of Drow abilities and tactics in the D modules. Basically, they ...
      Topic: Sell me on Living Greyhawk
    Telas

    Replies: 6
    Views: 6334

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:11 am   Subject: Sell me on Living Greyhawk
    Thank you for the history of LGH. I had heard the phrase "Greyhawk the bodies" before, but couldn't fix it in my mind with my meager experiences playing Year Five modules. Now it makes sense.

    It' ...
      Topic: Demihumans More Widespread Than Orginally Thought!
    Telas

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:20 am   Subject: Demihumans More Widespread Than Orginally Thought!
    Ask your DM?

    Laughing

    Telas
      Topic: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Telas

    Replies: 16
    Views: 7653

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:45 pm   Subject: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Can someone please give me a brief description of what Oerthblood is?

    It's what folks on this thread are calling "faerzress", which is what the Drow in the Forgotten Realms call an underground radi ...
      Topic: Your Experience with Greyhawk 3.5
    Telas

    Replies: 15
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:04 pm   Subject: Your Experience with Greyhawk 3.5
    A couple of things I like about 3.5 and GH.

    First off, you need a setting of some kind, unless you just want some episodic dungeon crawling.... I picked Greyhawk.

    Why?

    Everyone knows where N ...
      Topic: Props in your games
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:14 pm   Subject: Props in your games
    Ditto on the proper minis setting the proper atmosphere. I was running some Dwarf Rogues, and used two plastic WotC Dwarven Artificers for the minis. Of course, these minis look just like the [url=h ...
      Topic: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:25 am   Subject: Alternative name for faerzress in Greyhawk campaigns
    Why don't the Dwarves used Oerthblood? Damned good question. A couple of possible answers:

    Because Dwarven culture respects the Oerth, while Drow culture exploits it. Oerthblood is not to be use ...
      Topic: Props in your games
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:40 pm   Subject: Props in your games
    Not like you do, but I use a few.

    Potions are represented by 2 dram vials, with a numbered scrap of paper in them. Drink the potion, hand me the vial.

    Scrolls are floss bobbins, numbered. A bu ...
      Topic: Iuz's real parentage
    Telas

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:41 pm   Subject: Iuz's real parentage
    Or Iggwilv was messing around with summoning demon lords, so Orcus put on his Graz'zt-mask and paid her a visit, dropped some pillow-talk, and let out a few secrets.... Iuz was conceived that night. ...
      Topic: The nature of the Gods
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:11 am   Subject: The nature of the Gods

    In the last Sandman graphic novel they show a short scene with Bast the Egyptian cat goddess....she is now just old and shrivelled and not her once powerful self

    She's basically a cat lady? It' ...
      Topic: Question about D&D V3.5
    Telas

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:31 pm   Subject: Question about D&D V3.5
    I agree - start at first level with each of the archetypes covered, so you get the gist of each of them. Many of the spells have changed in subtle ways (Web is amazingly overpowered in the right situ ...
      Topic: The nature of the Gods
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:22 am   Subject: The nature of the Gods

    they are politicians... OH MY GOD Laughing

    (butthead)

    "Huh-huh. You worship... politicians. Huh. Huh-huh..."

    (/butthead)

    Wink

    Telas
      Topic: The nature of the Gods
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:18 am   Subject: The nature of the Gods
    If the nature of the deity changes as the nature of worship changes, what happens if you have two groups worshipping the same deity in very different ways?

    I think gods can have multiple, contradi ...
      Topic: Maure Castle in Dungeon
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:51 pm   Subject: Maure Castle in Dungeon
    Murlynd's clan has been known to counter the ancient relic of "Dibbs" by the utterance of the other-worldly enchantment, "Shotgun".
      Topic: The nature of the Gods
    Telas

    Replies: 26
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:35 pm   Subject: The nature of the Gods
    I prefer the Terry Pratchett approach - divinity is dependent upon worship, or at least belief. Deific beings exist in a potential state until someone defines them with a name and belief, at which po ...
      Topic: Pre-Cataclysmic Wee Jas
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:02 am   Subject: Pre-Cataclysmic Wee Jas
    Congratz!! I'm hoping it comes out well before I finish the temple.

    Any other advice, O Redesigner of Deities? Wink

    Telas
      Topic: Pre-Cataclysmic Wee Jas
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:35 am   Subject: Pre-Cataclysmic Wee Jas
    Other Wee Jas resources...

    There's the very excellent dissection and ressurection of Wee Jas by GVDammerung at this very site.
    http://www.canonfire.com/cf//modules.php?name=News&file=article ...
      Topic: Pre-Cataclysmic Wee Jas
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:19 am   Subject: Pre-Cataclysmic Wee Jas
    ... and maybe the goddess involved herself (and her clerics) into the cataclysm affair in order to obtain more powers into the death area...


    Excellent! The Suel see it as a goddess coming to the ...
      Topic: Pre-Cataclysmic Wee Jas
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:33 am   Subject: Pre-Cataclysmic Wee Jas
    I'm kicking around an ancient temple of Wee Jas, that was abandoned around the time of the Twin Cataclysms.

    As most of the legends say, Wee Jas acquired the Death portfolio as a result of her act ...
      Topic: Midnight
    Telas

    Replies: 7
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:14 pm   Subject: Midnight
    Let me add to the chorus that you really couldn't plug all of Midnight into Greyhawk.

    For instance: In Midnight, the gods are separated from the world, except for Izrador, the Dark One. This me ...
      Topic: pronounciation
    Telas

    Replies: 3
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:17 am   Subject: pronounciation
    No worries... this keeps HF on topic as much as possible... :-)

    CF's a great site, especially if you don't let the arguments over what's "canon" keep you from using it in your campaign.

    Telas ...
      Topic: Sell me on Living Greyhawk
    Telas

    Replies: 6
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:53 am   Subject: Sell me on Living Greyhawk
    I can't sell you on the LG campaign, but there's nothing wrong with using it as source material for a home campaign.

    From what I've seen, the LG stuff is very choppy and episodic, and each module ...
      Topic: Gazazeteer
    Telas

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    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:46 am   Subject: Gazazeteer
    I have not seen it in a legitimate PDF, but there are copies available on ebay and amazon.

    Telas
      Topic: Midnight
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:21 am   Subject: Midnight
    Caveat: I have a lot of Midnight supplements, and have read through them all, but haven't run the game yet.

    Midnight looks like a tough campaign to run, but I think a lot of it depends on how it's ...
      Topic: Tharizdun's Prison
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:16 am   Subject: Tharizdun's Prison
    It's a bit cliche or heretical, but he's imprisoned at the center of the Oerth. (Got the idea here, not sure from whom...)

    When he awakes, the world will be destroyed. But for now, only distant e ...
      Topic: pronounciation
    Telas

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2882

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:12 am   Subject: pronounciation
    I could be wrong, but: "sa HWA gin" (hard g like in gun, not gin). I used to use the more difficult "sa HOO uh gin" (also hard g).

    Not familiar with Nume Eor, but I'd probably use "NOO meh YOR" (a ...
      Topic: What I did with Eclavdra
    Telas

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:32 pm   Subject: What I did with Eclavdra
    Well, the renegade House Morgath didn't get too big of an army before needing food and other resources, so they headed for flatter areas. Maybe 500 or so living... twice that in undead. A better loc ...
      Topic: What I did with Eclavdra
    Telas

    Replies: 3
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:06 pm   Subject: What I did with Eclavdra
    Nearly 30 years ago, the goddess Lolth set into motion a plan to indirectly control parts of the surface world through the Giants. The plan failed, largely due to a band of brave adventurers who defe ...
      Topic: Third Party Supplements: What Ones Have You Used & Where
    Telas

    Replies: 13
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:21 pm   Subject: Third Party Supplements: What Ones Have You Used & Where
    Can we include the ones we wrote ourselves? :D

    Seriously, I usually cherry-pick anything I'm using, rarely going whole-hog with any supplement. I borrowed some Monk stuff from a few places for my ...
      Topic: Canon vs Canon
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:11 pm   Subject: Canon vs Canon
    Hell, canon in the real world is pretty vague and conflicting.

    Did OJ kill his ex-wife? Where's Jimmy Hoffa buried? And who did whack JFK, anyway?

    I always look at conflicts of fact as conflic ...
      Topic: Longevity
    Telas

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:14 am   Subject: Longevity
    Actually, "better" in that instance meant, "more inclined to be benevolent" than "more inclined to be munchkined". Wink

    For that, you need an independant d20 supplement, written by someone in ...
      Topic: Longevity
    Telas

    Replies: 13
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:18 pm   Subject: Longevity
    Yup; I completely agree that the races need to be different... Although not so alien that they're unplayable. Confused

    But "different from" is not "better than", and that's the vibe I was getting, ...
      Topic: A newbies questions about maps
    Telas

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    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:06 pm   Subject: A newbies questions about maps
    To add to Anced's comments... Make GH yours.

    You'll see a lot of discussion on this site about what's "canon" and what's not. Feel free to chime in, but don't let canon determine your version o ...
      Topic: Return to Tamoachan - Dungeon 141
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:00 pm   Subject: Return to Tamoachan - Dungeon 141
    Allo, guten tag, bonjour, Canonfire!

    Sorry, I got married, turned 40, and was gaming three times a week. That, and working about 50 hours a week.

    I'm back, at least for a bit.

    Coffee anyon ...
      Topic: A newbies questions about maps
    Telas

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    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:51 am   Subject: A newbies questions about maps
    If you can, get the 4 Dungeon maps... there are locations for a number of the modules mentioned here, and a number of threads on paizo's boards (and I believe here) for other sites.

    The LGG book' ...
      Topic: Return to Tamoachan - Dungeon 141
    Telas

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:12 am   Subject: Return to Tamoachan - Dungeon 141
    I'm going to have to go with Despotrix.

    I'm playing through the Shackled City AP now, so I can't exactly open the book and check it out, but IIRC, the SCAP book was much more detailed than the Dun ...
      Topic: Longevity
    Telas

    Replies: 13
    Views: 12921

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:04 am   Subject: Longevity
    Regarding the "demi-humans don't war on themselves" comment...

    It's not something concrete I can point or link to, except maybe a long-remembered comment or two of 'Race X rarely fight amongst the ...
      Topic: Longevity
    Telas

    Replies: 13
    Views: 12921

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:40 am   Subject: Longevity
    Like most game issues, the longevity of Elves is workable; a decent DM can usually handle it through faulty memory, apathy, lack of direct knowledge, etc.

    But I don't want to have to work around ...
      Topic: Longevity
    Telas

    Replies: 13
    Views: 12921

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:14 am   Subject: Longevity
    I never bought into the "Elves live forever, but can't remember anything but the last century" answer that seems to be the default.

    From a design standpoint, I kept the Grey Elves long-lived just ...
      Topic: Longevity
    Telas

    Replies: 13
    Views: 12921

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:38 am   Subject: Longevity
    (This isn't terribly heretical, but it does have some pretty far-ranging effects.)

    I'm frustrated with Elves and other races' longevity. It really throws a curveball into some of the mysteries tha ...
      Topic: 3.5e Greyhawk Player's Guide project - format overwiew
    Telas

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:06 pm   Subject: 3.5e Greyhawk Player's Guide project - format overwiew
    ...might it not be better to get things set up and ready to go for 4th edition (which from some rumors I've heard is being introduced at GENCON Indy 07).

    I don't know what you've seen, but I don' ...
      Topic: Demihumans More Widespread Than Orginally Thought!
    Telas

    Replies: 14
    Views: 11604

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:54 pm   Subject: Demihumans More Widespread Than Orginally Thought!
    For example in the Duchy of Ulek, with 32% of the population being Half-Elf, that shows that there is either a lot of racial tolerance, irresponsible intermingling, or perhaps a population that is bec ...
      Topic: Question about D&D V3.5
    Telas

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:40 pm   Subject: Question about D&D V3.5
    Has anyone suggested Castles and Crusades as an alternative to d20 or AD&D? A one-line description could be "AD&D, simplified with the d20 task resolution mechanic, and a simplified version o ...
     
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