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      Topic: What is the offical word From WOTC on Greyhawk?
    Varthalon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:10 pm   Subject: What is the offical word From WOTC on Greyhawk?
    I was thinking that the WotC copywrite issue might be with the author/WotC agreements. I'd was thinking that if they rereleased a module and only changed the statblocks rather than doing a complete o ...
      Topic: What is the offical word From WOTC on Greyhawk?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 32
    Views: 17036

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:54 am   Subject: What is the offical word From WOTC on Greyhawk?
    So far I've been pretty severely disappointed by WotC re-releases of classic scenarios. The Village of Hommlet was especially bad, failing utterly to keep any of the flavor text that made is a classi ...
      Topic: hot like hell!
    Varthalon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 4248

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:01 am   Subject: hot like hell!
    The worst I've ever hit was 50 celsius (122 fahrenheit) living in Phoenix Arizona in 1990. It was so hot that the sidewalks would melt the bottom of tennis shoes.

    The most extreame weather I've ev ...
      Topic: Where to start?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 4037

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:06 am   Subject: Where to start?
    It depends a lot on what you feel will work well for him.

    The Temple of Elemental Evil series is iconic dungeon crawl and should be a good introduction to D&D for someone inexperienced in rol ...
      Topic: Godzilla!
    Varthalon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 9015

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:41 pm   Subject: Godzilla!
    Hmmm, I'm thinking starting with the statistics for a Tarrasque (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/tarrasque.htm) and change a few things... give it a breath weapon, no horn/gore attack, change the C ...
      Topic: Greyhawk in 4th edition true or urban legend?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 9759

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:51 pm   Subject: Greyhawk in 4th edition true or urban legend?
    Urban Legand.

    What we do know:

    Wizards of the Coast is planning on featuring a different campaign world each year.

    For 2010 it is the Dark Sun Setting.

    There has not been any announcem ...
      Topic: Old Adventure Conversions
    Varthalon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 13126

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:50 pm   Subject: Old Adventure Conversions
    I was having a conversation with some gamers regarding this sort of thing and heard that with the new 4th edition monster builder (that you get with a WotC D&D insider subscription) converting dun ...
      Topic: Favorite Greyhawk adventure or accessory
    Varthalon

    Replies: 24
    Views: 13030

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:56 pm   Subject: Favorite Greyhawk adventure or accessory
    For Supplement materials:
    1) The '83 box set
    2) The City of Greyhawk Box Set
    3) The Living Greyhawk Gazetteer
    4) Iuz the Undying
    5) Greyhawk Adventures
    6) Oerth Journal

    For ...
      Topic: Large island north of Ice Barbarians
    Varthalon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 7296

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:56 pm   Subject: Large island north of Ice Barbarians
    Okay...it was the remote lair of an evil bardic avatar of Tharizdun...bwahaha!

    evil female gnomish bardic avatar of Tharizdun!
      Topic: Maldin's Birthday Today...
    Varthalon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 5003

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:41 pm   Subject: Maldin's Birthday Today...
    happy birthday!

    Did you update your character sheet?
      Topic: Aging
    Varthalon

    Replies: 42
    Views: 22026

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:31 am   Subject: Aging
    he led a very full life of adventure and was only 8th-10th level.

    I think part of that is the setting and part the edition. With first edition ~9th level was your 'Name' level. At that point you ...
      Topic: Your Greyhawk Campaign Theme
    Varthalon

    Replies: 28
    Views: 15671

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:54 am   Subject: Your Greyhawk Campaign Theme
    I have found that themes need to change as the game progresses in order to keep things fresh.

    I'd definately agree with that. When I first started playing it was all about the hack and slash and w ...
      Topic: World Mixing aka Planescape Cosmology
    Varthalon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 8782

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:43 am   Subject: World Mixing aka Planescape Cosmology
    In the ensuing years, this "all on one planet" theory grew and grew, 'til there was difficulty deciding how to fit the arctic regions together. long came Oerth, and Faerun, and Mystarra, Al'Qadim, an ...
      Topic: World Mixing aka Planescape Cosmology
    Varthalon

    Replies: 19
    Views: 8782

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:56 am   Subject: World Mixing aka Planescape Cosmology
    When I first started playing we were using Harn as our game world. When the Greyhawk folio was published we really liked it and our DM decided (without telling us) to switch settings.

    A perfect op ...
      Topic: Obsidian Citadel
    Varthalon

    Replies: 29
    Views: 20087

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:21 am   Subject: Re: Obsidian Citadel
    Firstly, a question about the dragon. The Living Greyhawk Gazetter clearly shows a black dragon for his mount. Did Mordenkainen piss off the silver in some way and it left his service? Or was it slain ...
      Topic: Your Greyhawk Campaign Theme
    Varthalon

    Replies: 28
    Views: 15671

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:50 am   Subject: Your Greyhawk Campaign Theme
    Greyhawk was my original introduction to D&D back in the 80s. That campaign ran for over ten years starting out in first edition and when second edition came out we kind of hybridized the two rul ...
      Topic: Worst piece of crap on Oerth....
    Varthalon

    Replies: 54
    Views: 28791

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:17 pm   Subject: Re: worst mods evar!
    What we (the holders of the Greyhawk torch) REALLY need is a review database of LG mods. Which are the diamonds worth tracking down and bringing to light... which are the lumps of dirty coal best left ...
      Topic: more info about leomund?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 7473

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:54 pm   Subject: more info about leomund?
    Len authored L1 The Secret of Bone Hill and L2 The Assassin's Knot and received credit for authoring L3 Deep Dwarven Delve.

    He indicated on the Dragonsfoot forums that he wrote the adventure and su ...
      Topic: more info about leomund?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 7473

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:27 pm   Subject: more info about leomund?
    It was in this [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2057&start=0]Thread here.

    There was a question regarding the similarity in names between the god ...
      Topic: Moniker For The Nameless One Behind The Screen
    Varthalon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 9594

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:49 am   Subject: Moniker For The Nameless One Behind The Screen
    But "Dungeon Master" sounds like you're some type of torturer... and the players must be punished.
      Topic: more GH material revival for 4ed?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 61
    Views: 28558

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:49 pm   Subject: more GH material revival for 4ed?
    Man, even looking at WotC products makes me feel like I'm walking through a swap meet with people screaming at me to buy their wares.

    Flipping through the 4e DMG I noticed that miniatures and dunge ...
      Topic: The jelly dungeon....
    Varthalon

    Replies: 23
    Views: 17282

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:08 pm   Subject: The jelly dungeon....
    I found a list on EN World of the various monsters you could include:

    The post is [url=http://www.enworld.org/forum/general-monster-talk/215478-all-different-types-oozes.html]All the Different Type ...
      Topic: The jelly dungeon....
    Varthalon

    Replies: 23
    Views: 17282

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:08 am   Subject: The jelly dungeon....
    I kind of wondered about a "Cult of Jubilex" a bit ago and came up with something you might use. I started pondering on how some of the more powerful oozes (like black puddings) gain sentience when t ...
      Topic: Moniker For The Nameless One Behind The Screen
    Varthalon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 9594

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:55 pm   Subject: Moniker For The Nameless One Behind The Screen
    Same thing for me "DM" or "GM" I'll use either.
      Topic: The Stone Citadel of Dawn
    Varthalon

    Replies: 9
    Views: 5544

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:00 am   Subject: The Stone Citadel of Dawn
    I was going to mention the movie Labyrinth, especially for it's Escher scene. I would imagine that the gear could be found being used by the occupants of the citadel (stone guardians, golems, element ...
      Topic: dragonborns and tieflings ?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 22
    Views: 22210

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 4th Edition   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:46 am   Subject: dragonborns and tieflings ?
    For 4th edition Greyhawk...

    The races that remained fairly the same (half-elf, dwarf, elf, halfling, etc) I've just updated things as they were (elves still come predominately from Celene, Highfolk ...
      Topic: Help a Greyhawk artist out...
    Varthalon

    Replies: 76
    Views: 30536

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:58 pm   Subject: Help a Greyhawk artist out...
    Brian---make the dwarf nude, and give him some arm/leg/chest hair Happy (and with a slight shift, you can use the hellhound's flame breath to hide his genitals too).


    ....chestnuts roasting on a ...
      Topic: Help a Greyhawk artist out...
    Varthalon

    Replies: 76
    Views: 30536

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:07 am   Subject: Help a Greyhawk artist out...
    our party has decided to relax themselves in while all of their gear is layed in piles on rocks while they take a dip. I decided to have the bathing M-U leaning on a rock as the boulder is coming down ...
      Topic: Help a Greyhawk artist out...
    Varthalon

    Replies: 76
    Views: 30536

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:01 am   Subject: Help a Greyhawk artist out...
    Two spells that I'd love to see, but I think would be very difficult if not just impossible to do in a picture:

    Giant flings the rock and the Mage transmutes it to Mud in mid throw. The party is u ...
      Topic: GH novels- best and worst?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 22
    Views: 11405

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:46 pm   Subject: GH novels- best and worst?
    I'll put in my two cents...

    Gord the Rogue books: not great writing but good to read for a greyhawk fan. Series started fairly decent but the writing got worse at the series progressed

    Rose Est ...
      Topic: Introductions and a little Greyhawk art by me...
    Varthalon

    Replies: 267
    Views: 172928

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:48 pm   Subject: Introductions and a little Greyhawk art by me...
    I love the level of detail... things like the stitching in the clothing and the engraving on the bracers and ax. Beautiful!

    Oh and....


    They

    are

    all

    about

    to

    die
      Topic: Psionics in Greyhawk
    Varthalon

    Replies: 27
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:16 am   Subject: Psionics in Greyhawk
    I have always liked the idea of psi but have never liked the implementation. Erik Mona's old "Baklundish Delights' gives a good roleplaying reason for psionics in the campaign but mechanically:

    1s ...
      Topic: Announcing: Black Blade Publishing
    Varthalon

    Replies: 5
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    PostForum: Collector's Corner   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:26 pm   Subject: Announcing: Black Blade Publishing
    Hmmm, nice. I like most of Goodman Games adventures. Even their later 3.5 edition stuff kept the "old school" feel.
      Topic: Mord's Hair
    Varthalon

    Replies: 64
    Views: 33721

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:43 am   Subject: Mord's Hair
    I think that he really just lost it all in a premature delayed blast fireball detonation. Embarassed Rather than admit he mistimed his spell he claimed it was intentional because he 'liked the look' ...
      Topic: What book are you reading right now?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 112
    Views: 63122

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:49 pm   Subject: What book are you reading right now?
    David Weber's Safehold series (very much like Horatio Hornblower with some SciFi blended in it).
      Topic: Town of Greatrock
    Varthalon

    Replies: 31
    Views: 17852

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:04 am   Subject: Town of Greatrock
    Are you married as well? The best type of friend... one that won't steal your girl or your beer.
      Topic: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    Varthalon

    Replies: 71
    Views: 38824

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:02 am   Subject: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    I would love more supplimental materials for Greyhawk. Things along the line of the 83 box set and the LGG that talk about the nations, their leaders and populations, the characteristics of the vario ...
      Topic: Alignment Interaction in Societies
    Varthalon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 7172

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:30 am   Subject: Alignment Interaction in Societies
    Another issue to add to the mix is racial alignment tendencies, which also aren't hard and fast but probably have more to do with an individuals alignment than the region in which they live. Both cul ...
      Topic: Sea Barons Campaign
    Varthalon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 11302

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:23 am   Subject: Sea Barons Campaign
    This might not be exactly what your looking for as its more other materials you might raid for ideas and alternative rules than Sea Baron area ideas, but look into Alderac Entertainment Group, Adamant ...
      Topic: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    Varthalon

    Replies: 71
    Views: 38824

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:48 am   Subject: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    I believe that the detail in which a campaign setting is covered is a matter of style and there isn't a right way or a wrong way. Greyhawk has always had that minimalist approach that many fans love ...
      Topic: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    Varthalon

    Replies: 52
    Views: 26937

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:39 am   Subject: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    I think the probability of a D&D movie is higher than ever before... With the success of LotR and Harry Potter producers are more willing to risk Fantasy movies than ever before. That being said, ...
      Topic: Invisible Medusas and other dirty dungeon master tricks.
    Varthalon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 3539

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:13 pm   Subject: Invisible Medusas and other dirty dungeon master tricks.
    I posted a comment on another thread about a memorable battle in which my players were having a hard time fighting an invisible foe. They finally managed to dispel the invisibility... only to discove ...
      Topic: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    Varthalon

    Replies: 52
    Views: 26937

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:25 am   Subject: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    I am kind of curious about how they are going to do Dark Sun. I never had a group play on Athas but I had all the materials and it's an interesting campaign world... and brutal. In the original vers ...
      Topic: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    Varthalon

    Replies: 71
    Views: 38824

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:53 pm   Subject: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    The biggest possibility for rewind time for a reboot would be pre invoked devastation/rain of colorless fire. If WotC felt they couldn't do an edition conversion without a RSE then right there is one ...
      Topic: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    Varthalon

    Replies: 52
    Views: 26937

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:46 pm   Subject: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    So by 2012 (unless the Mayans are right)

    Repent! Repent! The end of Greyhawk is coming!

    Razz
      Topic: Who are you?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31163

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:42 pm   Subject: Who are you?
    One of my favorite monsters I used was invisible. The party was thrashing around trying to find what was attacking them and then finally managed to dispel the invisibility....

    It was a Medusa.

    ...
      Topic: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    Varthalon

    Replies: 52
    Views: 26937

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:50 am   Subject: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    I think that what WotC (or any other Gaming company) should do (or have done) is produce a good set of core rules and then leave them alone. Perhaps once a year or every other year publish an update ...
      Topic: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    Varthalon

    Replies: 52
    Views: 26937

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:20 pm   Subject: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    Hmmm,

    Greyhawk was the main world of 1st edition... then almost nothing for second edition and then the main campaign again in 3rd edition... not enough data points but perhaps it will establish a ...
      Topic: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    Varthalon

    Replies: 52
    Views: 26937

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:04 pm   Subject: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    They will do Dominaria or Alara next (gods I hope I'm kidding).
      Topic: World of Greyhawk Maps
    Varthalon

    Replies: 65
    Views: 44467

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:30 pm   Subject: World of Greyhawk Maps
    The City of Flumph looks interesting! ;)

    I hear the folks there are very bright ((wink-wink-nudge-nidge)) Laughing
      Topic: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    Varthalon

    Replies: 71
    Views: 38824

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:08 am   Subject: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    Now I'll give you my answer to that question for myself

    My main complaint with WotC's treatment of the introduction of 4e to the Forgotten Realms was the use of a "Realms Shattering Event" (RSE) to ...
      Topic: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    Varthalon

    Replies: 71
    Views: 38824

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:07 am   Subject: When WotC revisits Greyhawk again
    With the announcement that Dark Sun is the 2010 campaign setting many fans, myself included, breathed a heart-felt sigh of relief that WotC wouldn't be dabbling their clumsy fingers into our beloved c ...
      Topic: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    Varthalon

    Replies: 52
    Views: 26937

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:11 am   Subject: Dark Sun is the 2010 Campaign
    Over all I'd have to say I'm happy with WotC... Sure they are fun to complain about, but they have done a good job at keeping the game alive and thriving in the face of MMORPGs, CCGs, and console game ...
      Topic: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    Varthalon

    Replies: 112
    Views: 61350

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:34 am   Subject: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    My main complaint against the new version is that is stripped the village of all the little things that didn't have anything to do with the adventure but gave the entire thing a personality. For exam ...
      Topic: Who are you?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31163

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:59 pm   Subject: Who are you?
    I thought the clinical term for fear of people was Demophobia.

    Yes.... and no. Demophobia (and it's variant names) is a fear of people. But does that mean a fear of humans or a fear of people? W ...
      Topic: Who are you?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31163

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:11 pm   Subject: Who are you?
    I’ve had perhaps two dozen Greyhawk characters but the main four are:

    My original greyhawk character (1st and 2nd edition)
    Amberle Elesedale - 14th level half-elven Ranger from the Wild Coast

    L ...
      Topic: Who are you?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31163

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:09 am   Subject: Who are you?
    Whooo-hooo! Alright Lord Percard!

    (Query: Since the players are human, is it possible for them to be xenophobic towards humans! Shocked Confused )


    Hmmm, traditionally the greek or latin word f ...
      Topic: Who are you?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 62
    Views: 31163

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:19 am   Subject: Who are you?
    I’ve played for most of my D&D ‘career’ in Greyhawk but mostly in two experiences. My introduction to D&D was with a group that played together for about eight years and then I dropped out of ...
      Topic: Introductions
    Varthalon

    Replies: 16
    Views: 9382

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:10 pm   Subject: Introductions
    Don't you mean "Oh the halflingity" ?


    Hmmm, "Halflingity" that's a curiously hard to pronounce word.
      Topic: Help - Greyhawk map archive
    Varthalon

    Replies: 45
    Views: 21674

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:21 pm   Subject: Help - Greyhawk map archive
    The greater heresy may be that, for the time being, I have made FFG's Midnight my primary campaign setting, over Greyhawk...

    While I'lll always love my Greyhawk I am big enough to admit that the M ...
      Topic: Introductions
    Varthalon

    Replies: 16
    Views: 9382

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:15 am   Subject: Introductions
    Yup... what Bubba's never mentioned was that the whispering madness in his mind is actually.... Yodeling. Razz
      Topic: But I want a map...and a wand of fireballs!
    Varthalon

    Replies: 27
    Views: 16551

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:13 am   Subject: But I want a map...and a wand of fireballs!
    I was probably the most overboard we ever got... and it was something that we built up to for a long time (tons of research into fighting dragons, research into how to brew potions of protection again ...
      Topic: Introductions
    Varthalon

    Replies: 16
    Views: 9382

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:17 pm   Subject: Introductions
    Oh, and remember the Lederhosen. Any picture of an evil halfling assassin of Tharizdun needs to have him in knee length suspendered leather short pants.



    **shudders** - the madness, the madness ...
      Topic: But I want a map...and a wand of fireballs!
    Varthalon

    Replies: 27
    Views: 16551

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:57 pm   Subject: But I want a map...and a wand of fireballs!
    I had a particularly nasty DM when I first got into D&D in 1st edition. He was a great storyteller and had amazing plot arcs that lasted all through the eight years we played together, but he und ...
      Topic: But I want a map...and a wand of fireballs!
    Varthalon

    Replies: 27
    Views: 16551

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:00 pm   Subject: But I want a map...and a wand of fireballs!
    I like Bubba's idea.

    Another would be to load them up. Let your players buy it all... and then have them run into a trap with a Disjunction on it or a good old first edition monster... the Disench ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Dieties/Gods in Basic
    Varthalon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 9849

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Basic D&D   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:41 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Dieties/Gods in Basic
    I agree with Raymond's original post that its probably a matter of Gary's game evolving. If I had a player having problems with it I'd probably explain it away as regional names and worship practices ...
      Topic: Sons of the Sea Princes
    Varthalon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 2510

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:35 am   Subject: Sons of the Sea Princes
    This might not be exactly what your looking for as its more other materials you might raid for ideas and alternative rules than Azure sea ideas, but look into Alderac Entertainment Group, Adamant Ente ...
      Topic: Shadow
    Varthalon

    Replies: 1
    Views: 1955

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:10 pm   Subject: Shadow
    The only thing I can remember seeing is an older article here on Canonfire about the Jacinth of Inestimable Beauty that briefly mentions that the Shadow is a female half-drow, at least 16th level, and ...
      Topic: Alternative locations for the Tomb of Horrors
    Varthalon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9196

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:39 am   Subject: Alternative locations for the Tomb of Horrors
    The Saltmarsh Series (U1-3) might give you some material, especially for a swamp/sea border area.

    Trollpyre Keep in southern Sunndi was the home of the death knight Sir Loran... a death knight mi ...
      Topic: Monks in Greyhawk
    Varthalon

    Replies: 29
    Views: 16971

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:05 pm   Subject: Monks in Greyhawk
    I've always played my monks with the Baklundish style from Erik's Baklundish Delights article that Rasgon has already mentioned.

    You got me thinking and googling around though and I found [url=http ...
      Topic: Gods walk the Oerth!
    Varthalon

    Replies: 51
    Views: 23540

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:08 am   Subject: Gods walk the Oerth!
    Hmmm... if it was as you describe, and Lynwerd & Sewardnt were magically drawing power for the fight from their supporters on the ground, what was the mechanism? This could go back to what I propo ...
      Topic: Damn you Columbus!
    Varthalon

    Replies: 23
    Views: 15697

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:18 am   Subject: Damn you Columbus!
    And yet the banks remain open on Talk Like a Pirate Day. No respect. No respect at all.

    I know... and they don't even give your withdrawals in doubloons, they still insist on that stupid paper stuf ...
      Topic: Vlekstaad
    Varthalon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3608

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:44 am   Subject: Vlekstaad
    Population was about 2,200 until it was attacked and burned to the ground in 588 by a horde of Rovers of the Barrens. It is slowly being rebuilt, depending on when your timeline is would influence ho ...
      Topic: Portraying Iuz
    Varthalon

    Replies: 9
    Views: 11073

    PostForum: Greyhawk- EpicHawk   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:59 am   Subject: Portraying Iuz
    I think the key to any fight with the old one is that he wouldn't let it happen...

    Iuz, being the lord of pain, wickedness, and deceit, as well as an extremely powerful and cunning creature, has th ...
      Topic: Gods walk the Oerth!
    Varthalon

    Replies: 51
    Views: 23540

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:34 pm   Subject: Gods walk the Oerth!
    I'm not sure which thread your referring to but it sounds a lot like a Living Greyhawk scenario... The Nyrond region had a major plot arc called the “Call to War” series of scenarios that cumulated in ...
      Topic: Introductions and a little Greyhawk art by me...
    Varthalon

    Replies: 267
    Views: 172928

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:58 pm   Subject: Introductions and a little Greyhawk art by me...
    I think it might actually work... if the party can get into the portable hole and close it from the inside the buellete would ram right into the ground where they had just been. Up comes the worm and ...
      Topic: Society of the Oerth Dragon
    Varthalon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 3374

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:44 am   Subject: Society of the Oerth Dragon
    Interesting.

    It sounds like you've based the idea off of the Cult of the Earth Dragon from Slavers! Is that correct? If so, is the secret society and the cult the same organization, different par ...
      Topic: what about the novels?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 29
    Views: 14515

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:47 am   Subject: what about the novels?
    Actually Gygax wrote all 7 of the Gord books, of which only the first 2 were published by TSR though.

    I thought Rose Estate wrote the majority of the Gord novels.
      Topic: La Grande Cuisine Flanaise
    Varthalon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 6672

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:08 pm   Subject: La Grande Cuisine Flanaise
    The WOTC website has a random tavern generator that I use occasionally when I'm not feeling creative myself. It produces the name, bartender, NPCs, rumors, and a pricelist

    http://www.wizards.com/d ...
      Topic: What book are you reading right now?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 112
    Views: 63122

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:36 am   Subject: What book are you reading right now?
    Just a warning Rossik....

    Late spicy dinner + falling asleep while reading Cthulhu = the most disturbing dreams I think I've ever had.

    Wink
      Topic: Dark ranger
    Varthalon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 5418

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:29 am   Subject: Dark ranger
    You might consider making him a nice paragon of goodness. A protector of the innocent and the natural order of the Marshland...

    But then he found Blackrazor and before he knew what he was dealing ...
      Topic: What book are you reading right now?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 112
    Views: 63122

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:16 pm   Subject: What book are you reading right now?
    Just saw the announcement that Elizabeth Moon is publishing some more books in her excellent Deeds of Pakanisan series that she wrote in the 80s.

    The main character of the series is a female paladi ...
      Topic: Spell Creativity; 3.5 & Pathfinder
    Varthalon

    Replies: 9
    Views: 8105

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:38 am   Subject: Re: Spell Creativity; 3.5 & Pathfinder
    I'm particularly interested in Baklunish magic and have been rummaging for good spells out of the old Al'Quadim books.

    One spell I've always thought would have a great Baklunish flavor (Istus and a ...
      Topic: Anyone travelled into Greyhawk's far future? What's there?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 8054

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:30 am   Subject: Anyone travelled into Greyhawk's far future? What's there?
    Its possible that it would develop like Eberron, with Technology and Magic working together.

    Alternatively they could follow seperate but lateral evolutions... magic would develop slower since on ...
      Topic: Spell Creativity; 3.5 & Pathfinder
    Varthalon

    Replies: 9
    Views: 8105

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:47 pm   Subject: Spell Creativity; 3.5 & Pathfinder
    A little off topic but close...

    Wizard with toad familiar (or other simular very small familiar). Give the familiar a Hand of the Mage (magic item that allows the wearer to cast mage hand at will) ...
      Topic: Spell Creativity; 3.5 & Pathfinder
    Varthalon

    Replies: 9
    Views: 8105

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:29 pm   Subject: Spell Creativity; 3.5 & Pathfinder
    Stone to Flesh: the arcane Create Food spell. An essay on its uses and limitations.

    By Varthalon Fitz-Amanodel.

    As with many arcane spells, Stone to Flesh has applications other than its primary ...
      Topic: Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth 596CY
    Varthalon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9588

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:11 pm   Subject: Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth 596CY
    Or if they know she's been slayen throw in a nice twist of her being resurrected and re-undeaded (made that word up me-self) and back in residence.

    Alternatively... a powerful illusionist has moved ...
      Topic: The Tomb of Horrors
    Varthalon

    Replies: 23
    Views: 13524

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:55 pm   Subject: The Tomb of Horrors
    I didn't really enjoy it from a player's point of view... either it killed you if the DM was playing it straight, or the DM had to pull punches and give you extra clues to steer you from danger, or so ...
      Topic: Funniest. LG. Module. Misprint. Ever.
    Varthalon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 3208

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:19 pm   Subject: Funniest. LG. Module. Misprint. Ever.
    Right off I can't think of any big ones, (unlike our University newspaper that put had a page 1 headline in 4 inch font that read "Regants Pontpone Building President's Mouse" (the issue was that they ...
      Topic: Spell Creativity; 3.5 & Pathfinder
    Varthalon

    Replies: 9
    Views: 8105

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:00 am   Subject: Spell Creativity; 3.5 & Pathfinder
    the 3.x version of Dancing Lights has a "medium sized humanoid" option. Many was the time when my wizard, not wanting to use a spell that may be more useful later on but still wanting to be useful, s ...
      Topic: What is your favorite place for a campagin in Greyhawk?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5041

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:13 am   Subject: What is your favorite place for a campagin in Greyhawk?
    I'd agree with Mort about Greyhawk city. In fact, one of the reasons I like the World of Greyhawk is that Greyhaek city is fairly well developed with some great flavor, but if I want to put my own fl ...
      Topic: Spell Compendium
    Varthalon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 17442

    PostForum: Published Material Reviews & Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:05 pm   Subject: Spell Compendium
    Probably the most comprehensive list I've seen is from the Living Greyhawk campaign and can be downloaded at:

    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=lg/welcome

    Under "Campaign Documents" look for ...
      Topic: What version of the game is being played the most?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 34
    Views: 21832

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:05 am   Subject: What version of the game is being played the most?
    Predominantly 3x but with liberal use of 1e and 2e materials, particularly magic. I've also stripped out feats and other energy sucking elements of 3x, making things simpler to prep and run (adding f ...
      Topic: Who is Elayne Mystica (and Cobb Darg) ?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 26
    Views: 17454

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:40 am   Subject: Who is Elayne Mystica (and Cobb Darg) ?
    I've always thought that one of the things that has made this such an interesting question for people was Gary Gygax's frequent uses of anagrams for names. Cobb Darg is just unusual enough to tease t ...
      Topic: Goblin Cleric of Pelor
    Varthalon

    Replies: 11
    Views: 4851

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:42 pm   Subject: Goblin Cleric of Pelor
    Reminds me of something.... I seem to remember a Troll paladin of Pholtus or someone in a scenario or two running round the Pale in living greyhawk.

    Interesting reactions from players...

    A troll ...
      Topic: What is your favorite place for a campagin in Greyhawk?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5041

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:17 pm   Subject: What is your favorite place for a campagin in Greyhawk?
    It was a great idea, and very aggravating for us players (but in a good roleplaying way).

    Nothing like rolling into town a town fresh from a dungeon crawl and ready to chill in a tavern and unload ...
      Topic: Who is Elayne Mystica (and Cobb Darg) ?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 26
    Views: 17454

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:09 pm   Subject: Who is Elayne Mystica (and Cobb Darg) ?
    I've always been kind of liked the gold dragon idea myself.

    Both have small wiki's about them though...

    http://www.canonfire.com/wiki/index.php?title=Elayne_Mystica
    http://www.canonfire.com/w ...
      Topic: What is your favorite place for a campagin in Greyhawk?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5041

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:46 am   Subject: What is your favorite place for a campagin in Greyhawk?
    Favorite place - Wild Coast, although I also like being mobile, being able to get all over the place in Greyhawk.

    Favorite villain: Ombi to Dwarf caused us all sorts of problems and the Scarlet Bro ...
      Topic: What version of the game is being played the most?
    Varthalon

    Replies: 34
    Views: 21832

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:26 am   Subject: What version of the game is being played the most?
    I started gaming in 1st edition in Greyhawk. When second edition came around we transitioned to it in our original Greyhawk campaign.

    A few years after 2nd edition started our group broke up, we h ...
      Topic: The 10 Things of Greyhawk
    Varthalon

    Replies: 21
    Views: 13114

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:05 pm   Subject: The 10 Things of Greyhawk
    I hope WotC doesn't publish a 4th edition Greyhawk Sourcebook.

    It saddens me that Greyhawk has for so long been treated as an unwanted step-child by WotC but its better than having them trash the w ...
     
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