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      Topic: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    WingofCoot

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:57 pm   Subject: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    My take isn't exactly any of the above mentioned options.

    First, I do agree with Jason's point that (Un)Holy Water is a magical item once created, albeit divine in nature rather than arcane.

    Sin ...
      Topic: Encounter - THEM!
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 2
    Views: 387

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:00 pm   Subject: Encounter - THEM!
    That is really cool. I like the zombies of thieves' guild victims, and crocodiles in sewers (Saltmarsh is warm enough that it actually makes sense for them to be there, unlike NYC... Laughing )
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    WingofCoot

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    Views: 33543

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:57 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    If the 1E/Gygaxian theory of magic as interplanar energy transfer is accepted, Tharizdun might be "drawing off" energy from Oerth into his prison.

    This could be fixable, either by more completely s ...
      Topic: Dragon 342 Olidammara
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 3
    Views: 1012

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 9:10 pm   Subject: Dragon 342 Olidammara
    Yes, that's a good resolution of the issue IMO.
      Topic: POSTFEST: Greyhawk’s Underdark
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 18
    Views: 8551

    PostForum: Postfest Forum & Archive   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:26 am   Subject: POSTFEST: Greyhawk’s Underdark
    Do we post material in this thread?
      Topic: A "Familiar" Question
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 7
    Views: 1735

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:06 pm   Subject: A "Familiar" Question
    Yeah, I think this depends on editions. If the familiar is essentially a spirit being (celestial/fiend/fey) as in 5E, I don't think it would 'age' at all.

    AD&D familiars are magically-boosted a ...
      Topic: What age are Greyhawk Fans?
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 19
    Views: 2730

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:03 pm   Subject: What age are Greyhawk Fans?
    I can't choose two options Laughing

    (I'm 30, so do I pick "20-30" or "30-40"?)
      Topic: Keoland's RW Analog
    WingofCoot

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:48 am   Subject: Keoland's RW Analog


    Honestly, I just think it's because it came from TSR's UK division and the authors tried to make most of their stuff as English as possible.

    I'm sure this is the out-of-universe reason, yeah.
    ...
      Topic: How to make Greyhawk more "medievalsy"?
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 8
    Views: 2309

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:13 pm   Subject: How to make Greyhawk more "medievalsy"?

    -The Norse (the RW Cold Barbarian analog), and medieval people in general, actually bathed quite a bit, at least before the Little Ice Age, when bathing fell out of fashion.

    I think there's a bro ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 69
    Views: 33543

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:09 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    However, FWIW, I like the cycles theory. For something where it might matter to the players, I offer this: Is there some way to modify the cycle, one way or the other? If so, what?

    Well, if you acc ...
      Topic: Keoland's RW Analog
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 45
    Views: 5900

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:14 pm   Subject: Keoland's RW Analog

    The Greyhawk Player's Guide (p.8) actually details the temperature zones for the Flanaess. As written most of the Flanaess, including the Sheldomar is temperate

    Yeah, that combined with the 30 de ...
      Topic: Keoland's RW Analog
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 45
    Views: 5900

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:59 pm   Subject: Keoland's RW Analog
    To me, a lot of the Greyhawk nations' implied (or even outright stated, in the case of Saltmarsh being like a medieval English fishing town) "cultural equivalents" imply a significantly cooler culture ...
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 12
    Views: 2277

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:56 pm   Subject: Valley of the Mage

    If anyone has any stats on Basilev, the demiurge, or Gellor, or the city of Bardillingham, please post them here for reference.

    The 1980 World of Greyhawk folio lists the Mage of the Valley (no ...
      Topic: How to make Greyhawk more "medievalsy"?
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 8
    Views: 2309

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:48 pm   Subject: How to make Greyhawk more "medievalsy"?
    "Medieval" is a broad category (both in time and space) and some of these things will be more or less true depending on what time/place the setting is inspired by.

    If it's more "Dark Ages" (Migrati ...
      Topic: How advanced were the Pre-Cataclysmic western empires?
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 12
    Views: 2203

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:19 pm   Subject: How advanced were the Pre-Cataclysmic western empires?
    Nations don't *always* expand to their potential limits.

    Imperial China and Japan have both had rather long isolationist periods, and China before the 20th century generally had a fairly small sphe ...
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 12
    Views: 2277

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:07 pm   Subject: Valley of the Mage

    If anyone has any stats on Basilev, the demiurge, or Gellor, or the city of Bardillingham, please post them here for reference.

    The 1980 World of Greyhawk folio lists the Mage of the Valley (no ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 69
    Views: 33543

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:59 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    The WoG sourcebook states that;

    "All planes and times are open to Boccob. He is able to draw either positive power or negative force from the appropriate plane

    Very good point! I think that is ...
      Topic: The Great Western Gate
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 12
    Views: 2299

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:25 pm   Subject: The Great Western Gate
    If the pass is abandoned, probably it's no longer a practical route, whether because of monsters, bandits, avalanches, landslides, sinkholes, weather, planar anomalies, or some other reason. If that i ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 69
    Views: 33543

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:19 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    I would imagine that as originally published, Greyhawk would have used Gygax's 1E theory of the nature of magic found in the 1E DMG, p.40.

    As described, the verbal components are "charged with ener ...
      Topic: Vecna resources since 2009
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 20
    Views: 3535

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:59 pm   Subject: Vecna resources since 2009
    The 5th edition Dungeon Master's Guide mentions Vecna as a purported author of the Book of Vile Darkness (page 222) and his Eye and Hand artifacts are detailed on page 224.

    Page 10-11, which uses t ...
      Topic: Square mileage of each country of the Flanaess is done
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 18
    Views: 4371

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:59 pm   Subject: Square mileage of each country of the Flanaess is done
    Cool, thanks!

    Yes, different assumptions can give a variety of pictures.
      Topic: Square mileage of each country of the Flanaess is done
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 18
    Views: 4371

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:58 am   Subject: Square mileage of each country of the Flanaess is done
    My reasoning for higher percentage of people living closer together is purely from a defensive point of view due to large magical predators.

    Ah, OK, that makes sense!

    I think there would still b ...
      Topic: Square mileage of each country of the Flanaess is done
    WingofCoot

    Replies: 18
    Views: 4371

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:41 am   Subject: Square mileage of each country of the Flanaess is done
    Part of the reason the densities are so low might be very broadly drawn borders. The "city-states" (Greyhawk, Hardby, Irongate) have rather large areas listed.

    The city itself surely must be a few ...
      Topic: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    WingofCoot

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    Views: 232648

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:29 am   Subject: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    Age: 30
    Location: Texas, USA

    I did a bit of D&D growing up, but didn't get seriously involved (with a long-running, regular group) until 5th edition, about 5 years ago. I only really got into ...
     
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