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      Topic: Greyhawk Wars: Nyrond militia question
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 7
    Views: 2536

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:35 am   Subject: Greyhawk Wars: Nyrond militia question
    I'm working on the background of a character who served in the Nyrond militia during the Greyhawk wars...

    ...I just noticed that this was back in 2005, so this is a little late (Laughing Embarassed), but ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Wars: Nyrond militia question
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 7
    Views: 2536

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:20 am   Subject: Re: Greyhawk Wars: Nyrond militia question
    I'm working on the background of a character who served in the Nyrond militia during the Greyhawk wars.

    I know that during that time, the different provincial armies had differing compositions.... ...
      Topic: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 8
    Views: 628

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:08 am   Subject: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    ...Ogon Tillit is a cleric, the ruler of a nation of clerics, so why haven't the wounds he suffered in Tenh healed? ...

    -I thought LG turned it into a slow-motion assassination thru' poisoning?

    ...
      Topic: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 8
    Views: 628

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:50 am   Subject: Re: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    ...So my question is - What do you think the great mysteries of Greyhawk are?

    My examples to get the ball rolling:

    ...What is the mysterious backstory and heritage of Cobb Darg, Mayor of the Cit ...
      Topic: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 10
    Views: 686

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:55 am   Subject: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    ...That said, there's no reason Imperial-era Suel couldn't have colonies in the Flanaess or other continents, worlds, or planes. It doesn't mean they necessarily ruled any of the land between the colo ...
      Topic: Where is Gygax's Peak of the Nightlord?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 3
    Views: 484

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:48 am   Subject: Re: Where is Gygax's Peak of the Nightlord?
    ...Here is some of the setting description:

    Unska and Bogran are human settlements...

    "You might place the village of Unska in any remote mountainous region..."

    "The Black mountain that rea ...
      Topic: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 10
    Views: 686

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:03 am   Subject: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    ...There is an entire Lost City of the Suel in the northern Suss forest so that according to published material the Suel were very active in the area.

    -I don't remember the city's age from Artifac ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 69
    Views: 33543

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:33 am   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    Oerth's magic apparently runs in ley-lines where magic is enhanced or stronger... it might be interesting to trace...

    I'm not sure what interpretation would be best. Should ley-lines be eternal, wi ...
      Topic: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 6
    Views: 1159

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:23 am   Subject: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    ...The main perk PC thieves get from joining the guild in City of Greyhawk, besides not being killed by the guild for freelancing (if caught a second time), is free training, which might not be releva ...
      Topic: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1109

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:19 am   Subject: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    Praytell, then, what you think upon which side of this debate you believe the clergy falls, in general. For, or against, taxes, as part of the portfolio of Zilchus...

    -To sum it up, it would depen ...
      Topic: Military Ranks in Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 13
    Views: 6505

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:02 pm   Subject: Re: Military Ranks in Greyhawk
    I am wondering if there has ever been an article or supplement that detailed the military ranks in use in the Great Kingdom or Ahlissa. In particular, I'm curious about the Glorioles Army and the Army ...
      Topic: Military Ranks in Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 13
    Views: 6505

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:51 am   Subject: Military Ranks in Greyhawk
    A more formalized ranking system is one of those anomalies from real-life medieval Europe that I can accept in the Flanaess, with titles such as Sergeant, Colonel, Admiral and General...

    -13th and ...
      Topic: Military Ranks in Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 13
    Views: 6505

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:30 am   Subject: Military Ranks in Greyhawk
    If you're looking for Old School , references, I don't have it on me right now, but Kuntz's article in Dragon #59 (March 1982) “The Great Kingdom and the Knights of Doom”, mentions a few Great Kingdo ...
      Topic: Dragon 342 Olidammara
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 3
    Views: 1013

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:22 am   Subject: Re: Dragon 342 Olidammara
    ...One very important bit of Greyhawk lore in the article, however, is that Sean K. Reynolds reconciled the story of Olidammara being captured by Zagyg with the idea that Olidammara wasn't one of the ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4206

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:52 am   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    I don't have my sources with me, so bear with me...

    ...Pyremius: Well, first of all, what does it say about Suel culture that they believe the goddess of hearth-fire, Ranet, can be poisoned and usu ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4206

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:06 am   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    This was originally printed in dragon (I forget which issue):

    https://sites.google.com/site/trebourne/the-story/history-of-the-suloise

    It's not necessarily canon, but Len Lakofka is the source o ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 36
    Views: 4206

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:39 am   Subject: Re: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperi
    ...The Suel have three gods of the sea; Osprem, Xerbo and Procan. Which denotes a large sea faring culture. Seeing as the three gods represent Law, Neutrality and Chaos, the Suel see the Sea as both a ...
      Topic: Spindrift isles
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 3
    Views: 1428

    PostForum: Touring the Flanaess   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:44 am   Subject: Spindrift isles
    Just fan sources, but...

    A different take on the fate of Restenford:

    http://pirates.griffcrier.com/lands/new_restenford/index.htm

    ...where Restenford is conquered and the inhabitants flee. I ...
      Topic: Where is "Restenford"?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 12
    Views: 9455

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:10 am   Subject: Where is "Restenford"?
    BUMP.

    ..."The Hand of the Highwayman" spells it Restenford as well, and the main plot involves the elves of Lendore Isle trying to gain control of one of the few remaining human-controlled towns on ...
      Topic: Spindrift isles
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 3
    Views: 1428

    PostForum: Touring the Flanaess   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:49 am   Subject: Spindrift isles
    One more:

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3677

    ... An 11 page web enhancement for WoTC's 3.0 "Song and Silence", by David Noonan, John D. Rateliff, a ...
      Topic: Scrying
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 9
    Views: 7795

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:45 am   Subject: Scrying
    I think the time zone issue can be solved with a simple item that continuously detects scrying...

    ...a little late for that particular mission, but maybe latter... Wink

    http://www.canonfire.co ...
      Topic: Sunless Citadel and Forge of Fury in Geoff
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 1
    Views: 1655

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:04 am   Subject: Re: Sunless Citadel and Forge of Fury in Geoff
    ...Anyway my question, if you were placing the Sunless Citadel and Forge of Fury in Geoff, what areas would you be looking at?

    Wow. This has been ignored for a while. Maybe you should have put this ...
      Topic: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 19
    Views: 2718

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:36 am   Subject: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    ...I'll have to read up more on the flying city, but I'm not so keen on it flying. I figure it can be some Suel that received an omen about the Devastation and fled.... with a city. I will check t ...
      Topic: How to make Greyhawk more "medievalsy"?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 8
    Views: 2309

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:21 pm   Subject: How to make Greyhawk more "medievalsy"?
    ...not all would be fluent or even proficient with the "Common" tongue used by merchants, the well-traveled, scholars/priests, and the upper classes who are more likely to deal with foreigners...
    -I ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 69
    Views: 33543

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:45 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    ...Things like this, where magic vanished and non-human races disappear with it, always leave a bad taste in my mouth.

    Why should I be invested in the plights and passions of the elves or dwarves ...
      Topic: Keoland's RW Analog
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 45
    Views: 5900

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:25 pm   Subject: Keoland's RW Analog
    IIRC, U1-U3 explicitly describes Saltmarsh as having a 14th Century English seaside feel.

    FWIW, I set my heavily modified version of "The Taming of Brimstone" (Dragon Magazine #71 Boothill module) ...
      Topic: Adventure Seed - The Kobold Menace
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 1
    Views: 1182

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:06 am   Subject: Re: Adventure Seed - The Kobold Menace
    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/u/6089/kob.jpg


    The wizard Kazimierz guarded by three stout warriors, Bede, Witus, and Teofil battle a force of invading kobolds beneath the streets of Istivin...

    -I ...
      Topic: Adventures and Module location in the Flanaess map
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 43
    Views: 8066

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:05 am   Subject: Adventures and Module location in the Flanaess map
    Armistice from Dungeon #84 is already there.

    -Oops! My excuse will be that I missed it because I would have expected it slightly to the NW...
      Topic: Adventures and Module location in the Flanaess map
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 43
    Views: 8066

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:35 pm   Subject: Adventures and Module location in the Flanaess map
    Maybe the Nebo Valley, Laruska, and Buzhemni from "Armistace" in Dungeon #84?

    Oh, and Dockalong is in Dungeon #89, not Dragon #89, of course.
      Topic: Adventures and Module location in the Flanaess map
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 43
    Views: 8066

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:06 am   Subject: Adventures and Module location in the Flanaess map
    How about Dockalong/Wedding Bells in Dragon #89?
    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=71937
      Topic: Seeing what interest in a Greyhawk music album
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 14
    Views: 2918

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:36 am   Subject: Seeing what interest in a Greyhawk music album

    "One night in Rookroost and the world's your oyster
    The bars are temples but their pearls ain't free
    You'll find a god in every golden cloister
    And if you're lucky, then the god's a she
    I can fe ...
      Topic: Seeing what interest in a Greyhawk music album
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 14
    Views: 2918

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:35 am   Subject: Seeing what interest in a Greyhawk music album
    "One night in Rookroost and the world's your oyster
    The bars are temples but their pearls ain't free
    You'll find a god in every golden cloister
    And if you're lucky, then the god's a she
    I can feel ...
      Topic: Oerth Journal #34 is out
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 1
    Views: 1294

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:33 am   Subject: Oerth Journal #34 is out
    I was taking a peak at Fergus of the Greenjerkins. What year is the "current" year?
      Topic: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 21
    Views: 3828

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:24 am   Subject: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    jamesdglick, I'm considering running Danger of Dunwater, so I'll look out for that detail...

    -I don't remember the players being asked to eat sahuagin, but it's possible for them to infiltrate the ...
      Topic: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 21
    Views: 3828

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:43 am   Subject: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    It comes up in:

    Danger at Dunwater;

    "The Prince of Redhand".
      Topic: Square mileage of each country of the Flanaess is done
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 18
    Views: 4371

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:24 am   Subject: Square mileage of each country of the Flanaess is done
    ...It takes about 3 acres worth of food to feed an adult peasant each year. Most times, there are three fields (fallow, seed crop, food crop). So about 9 acres of farmed land per adult. Kids eat less, ...
      Topic: L2 The Assassin's Knot
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 4
    Views: 4332

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:26 am   Subject: L2 The Assassin's Knot
    I read through this relatively recently. If it is not the first published murder mystery for RPGs, it is certainly one of the first.

    I have to ask, for anyone who has either run it or played in it ...
      Topic: Making Elves More Sympathetic?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 30
    Views: 9445

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:01 pm   Subject: Making Elves More Sympathetic?
    ...The elves live their entire lifespans in the here and now, but very few of them actually live that long due to all the real hazards that exist out there. Elves have weaker constitutions than humans ...
      Topic: Origin of Eclavdra's name
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 9
    Views: 5609

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:50 am   Subject: Re: Origin of Eclavdra's name
    ...You might well be on to something with the "Dracula" connection, but I believe Desmodus draculae wasn't officially named until 1988.

    Well, ECLAVDRA includes VLAD (Dracula's actual name).

    May ...
      Topic: Old Movies
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 2
    Views: 3018

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:15 pm   Subject: Re: Old Movies
    Does anybody remember "Hawk The Slayer"?

    Also, trying to remember the name of a TV Limited series that featured a bow named Elb Which shot exploding arrows and a bad guy who drove around in a chari ...
      Topic: Mordenkainen and Rary
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 26
    Views: 7790

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:12 pm   Subject: Mordenkainen and Rary
    ...Rary understood why Mordenkainen supported the Treaty of Greyhawk, which would call a truce and end the fighting, at least temporarily. He knew that Iuz was seriously weakened by the loss of his f ...
      Topic: How is 5th edition different from 1st/2nd edition
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 20
    Views: 5835

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:34 am   Subject: Re: How is 5th edition different from 1st/2nd edition
    ...This is off the top of my head. If you have a particular aspect of 2nd you would like to know how it has changed, let me know.

    -If you wrote that off the top of your head, color me impressed. : ...
      Topic: Faerun has superheroes and Flananess has heroes
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 4
    Views: 2749

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:36 am   Subject: Faerun has superheroes and Flananess has heroes
    Hmmm... This topic would work well under general topics...

    ...Looking at the hardcovers for Fifth edition (Ghosts of Saltmarsh and Yawning Portal (mostly) excepted, of course) I'm struck by how wor ...
      Topic: How is 5th edition different from 1st/2nd edition
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 20
    Views: 5835

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:09 am   Subject: Re: How is 5th edition different from 1st/2nd edition
    ...I was wondering just how different because it seems to be very popular, especially with younger players...

    -Yeah, I've noticed. Trying to get the younger crowd into D&D 3.5 is almost impossi ...
      Topic: How is 5th edition different from 1st/2nd edition
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 20
    Views: 5835

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:08 pm   Subject: Re: How is 5th edition different from 1st/2nd edition
    Mostly mechanics...

    -In a lot of ways, proficiencies work the same as in AD&D 1.5 or AD&D2.

    Attacks and saving throws are calculated by adding bonuses based on level, as in D&D 3X, w ...
      Topic: Divine Offspring
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 6
    Views: 2746

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:56 pm   Subject: Divine Offspring
    ...Maybe Captain Xendros, the tiefling merchant who appears in Ghosts of Saltmarsh, is Iuz's daughter; there's no indication that this is true, but it could be true if you wanted. Her ancestry isn't o ...
      Topic: The Faithful Quartermasters of Iuz
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 6
    Views: 6041

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:29 pm   Subject: The Faithful Quartermasters of Iuz

    ...The question we should ask isn't why Iuz would trade and exchange ambassadors to other realms, it's why he wouldn't. Even during the Cold War, the USSR had embassies in London and Washington... ...
      Topic: Regional Products of the Flanaess By Nation (Expanded)
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 7
    Views: 2816

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:06 am   Subject: Regional Products of the Flanaess By Nation (Expanded)
    ...So, how much trade is there in the Flanaess? Certainly more than in Medieval Europe, but no more than in the Renaissance or Roman Empire...

    -The Greeks and Romans got diamonds from India, and th ...
      Topic: Regional Products of the Flanaess By Nation (Expanded)
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 7
    Views: 2816

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:02 pm   Subject: Regional Products of the Flanaess By Nation (Expanded)
    Regional Products of the Flanaess By Nation (Expanded)

    ...Cloth - (Almor, Bissel, Celene, Ekbir, Furyondy, Geoff, Gran March, Great Kindom, Medegia, North Province, Nyrond, Ulek Duchy, Urnst County ...
      Topic: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 11
    Views: 4142

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:01 pm   Subject: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    Boss Dhaely of Chicago, uh, I mean, Stoink. Wink

    Post-Gygax, but Atonosoff, the gnomish cleric of Murlynd:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Vincent_Atanasoff
      Topic: Gnomes of the Flanaess
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 2
    Views: 1708

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:26 pm   Subject: Gnomes of the Flanaess
    Atanasoff (Gnome)[Cleric of Murlynd 5][NPC]
    Slavers

    The PCs are likely to run into him, and his future ally Fina Fen Kela, at the Keep on the Borderlands in 578 at a time when he was a Clr3 of Fl ...
      Topic: Wild Coast CY570
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 23
    Views: 12177

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:43 am   Subject: Wild Coast CY570
    There was an adventure in the back of Greyhawk Adventures (with the 0 level character rules) set in Elredd, I think.

    -The short adventure was "House of Cards", set in Elredd. Ward, Greyhawk Adventu ...
      Topic: Celadon Fire
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 12
    Views: 4330

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:37 am   Subject: Celadon Fire
    ...A worshipper of Huehueteotl accidentally over-connected with the Elemental Plane of Fire. Oops! Based on the time of publishing, this would have been ca. 593 CY.

    ...actually, the NPC's name was ...
      Topic: Celadon Fire
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 12
    Views: 4330

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:42 pm   Subject: Celadon Fire
    ...I recall reading something years back about an influx of fire elementals, but I can’t find my source and now am unsure if I didn’t just invent that myself. Middle age is rough.

    -I just happened ...
      Topic: Orc Tribes Catalogued?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 36
    Views: 20501

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:34 pm   Subject: Orc Tribes Catalogued?
    ...there's a lot of overlap on this list. Which ones?

    ...well, first: Jublizoi = Hill Renders (FTA Campaign Book, p. 26).

    The Celbit, which, coincidentally, also happens to be the Flann word for ...
      Topic: Celadon Fire
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 12
    Views: 4330

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:16 pm   Subject: Celadon Fire
    Yeah, the fire could be Justinian's goons racketeering to punish woodland priests and druids for joining the Temple Coalition Revolt...

    -What's the precedent for making Justinian a bad guy?
      Topic: Oerthly Equivalents
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 17
    Views: 4575

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:11 pm   Subject: Re: Oerthly Equivalents
    Been there, done that Laughing Wink
    http://www.canonfire.com/cf//modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4291&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

    ...my input starts on p. 2.

    ...
      Topic: Orc Tribes Catalogued?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 36
    Views: 20501

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:26 am   Subject: Orc Tribes Catalogued?
    ...I forget the issues, but initially, Gyagx wrote a letter to the editor giving Moore some praise for his demi-human and humanoid articles, but also some caveats. Later, in a "Sorcerer's Scroll" colu ...
      Topic: Wild Coast CY570
    jamesdglick

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:04 am   Subject: Wild Coast CY570
    There was an adventure in the back of Greyhawk Adventures (with the 0 level character rules) set in Elredd, I think.
      Topic: Orc Tribes Catalogued?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 36
    Views: 20501

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:39 am   Subject: Orc Tribes Catalogued?
    We know that Zief has a high orc population (Where they are even somewhat accepted in society), but do we know what tribe or tribes the orcs belong to?

    -I'm guessing that most of the Ziefi orcs are ...
      Topic: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 20
    Views: 6370

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:12 am   Subject: Re: Breeds and Varieties of Animals



    Greyhawk - “...Small, grey hawks which populate the region.”

    ...

    -Greyhawks put in an appearance at the abandoned keep where the Tharizdun cult hangs out in "Cradle of Madness", Dungeon # ...
      Topic: The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, the duergar, bodaks
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 7
    Views: 2977

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:09 am   Subject: Re: The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, the duergar, bodaks
    ...Gygax wrote that "these avatars do not necessarily understand their own status, or even know of their source." Perhaps Arinanin himself had somehow evolved into an avatar of Tharizdun, or had been ...
      Topic: The all too familiar Bleh!
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 12
    Views: 6347

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:41 pm   Subject: Re: Take the best
    ..I think that feats are the best addition over 2e, but to each their own...

    -I agree, but that's one of the things that D&D 5 went retro on. Too bad.

    I find that the 3e system is very satis ...
      Topic: Amedio fever
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 16
    Views: 4739

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:27 pm   Subject: Amedio fever
    ...Also, a much more recent generic module (Dungeon #100 +, D&D 3.5 era) was an adventure dealing where the adventurers deal with a royal exile and his band trying to survive on a jungle coast. II ...
      Topic: Ratik
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 25
    Views: 18364

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:15 pm   Subject: Ratik
    Dragon #57 has info' on 578-579 Greyhawk*, including a detailed description of the defeat of the Vilr Rune Tribe in the battle of the Loftwood, with hints at the TO&E of Ratik's regular army, whic ...
      Topic: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 41
    Views: 27146

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:18 am   Subject: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    ...If you're wondering why I depict Keoland as the military whipping boy of the large Flanaess kingdoms, I'm just building on the LGG's description of all the wars Keoland's lost over the centuries. K ...
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 22
    Views: 6171

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:11 am   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    Are adventurers really such a separate thing from the military?
    Many adventurers are mercenaries...

    Almor, early 579 CY:

    "...the western nobility has raised sizable regiments based at and aroun ...
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 22
    Views: 6171

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:05 pm   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    In Greyhawk Wars, each of the six major countries had 5 command groups (one of them led by the ruler), and 5 groups of "heroes" who could also function as command groups.
      Topic: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 20
    Views: 6370

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:11 pm   Subject: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
    Dragon #263 mentions "black Labradors" in temples of Delleb; Delleb's companion is a "black labrador retriever" named Shadow. One of [three] possibilities here:

    1) The author screwed up with "Labra ...
      Topic: Amedio fever
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 16
    Views: 4739

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:44 am   Subject: Amedio fever
    There are a few adventures from Dungeon Magazine that are intended to be placed in a jungle, though I cannot remember their names off hand...

    Dungeon Magazine #10, and maybe 15 and 22:

    http://ww ...
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 22
    Views: 6171

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:36 am   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    Are adventurers really such a separate thing from the military?
    Many adventurers are mercenaries, no?

    -I think I posted that. Twice. Wink

    ...I like the old class name: 'fighting-man' better ...
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 22
    Views: 6171

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:58 am   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    ...PCs with high levels obviously makes them stand out versus regular Soldiers, but magic makes them unique and able to literally move mountains, despite their small numbers.


    -Armies and navies h ...
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 22
    Views: 6171

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:19 am   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    ...And why isn't the ruler recruiting adventurers for his armies, anyway?

    -I think they do...


    ...0-level, even elite 1st-level, soldiers would be lucky to even lay eyes on a drow before they d ...
      Topic: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 20
    Views: 6370

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:45 am   Subject: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
    Weisshunds at the Temple of St. Cuthbert in Greyhawk.

    The Adventure Begins, p. 89.
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 22
    Views: 6171

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:33 am   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    ...Maybe I'm just thinking too hard and should just try something easy to get the players from first level to level 2.

    -Two different times, I've had PCs start out at 1st level while still serving ...
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 34
    Views: 10769

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:09 am   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    In T1 there is the Monk Toruko, "a Bakluni from unknown parts."

    -How did we all forget that?! Embarassed
      Topic: Moons et al of Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 19
    Views: 5873

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:46 am   Subject: Moons et al of Greyhawk
    From Saga of Old City, pages 341-343:

    ...the two young adventurers watched their husky associate carefully examine and separate the many-colored array into two smaller piles—diamonds, rubies, emera ...
      Topic: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 9
    Views: 4017

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:12 am   Subject: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
    ...The thing for me is that I don't the physical trappings of genre-mixing such as the spaceships and texts borrowed from other franchises, but I am intrigued by the more "intangible" tropes. The kind ...
      Topic: Minor, obscure Deities
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 40
    Views: 16433

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:22 am   Subject: Minor, obscure Deities
    ... Canon isn't even consistent on it-given that the Flan are essentially pretty much Native Americans, it's kind of odd that they get their own pantheon of original gods while all the Olman deities a ...
      Topic: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 41
    Views: 27146

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:13 am   Subject: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    RATIK CONTINUED, AND REVISIONS:

    ...The Gray Riders of Ratik:

    The Gray Riders are a small number of highly skilled and experienced riders who relay classified military and political message ...
      Topic: The "Introduce Yourself" Thread
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 400
    Views: 232654

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:18 pm   Subject: Re: Crimsondeth23
    But editions aside--Greyhawk is Greyhawk!

    -"EDITIONS CHANGE. GREYHAWK ENDURES."

    Welcome Crimson Death!
      Topic: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 41
    Views: 27146

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:53 am   Subject: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    CONTINUE AND REVISIONS:

    Monthly Pay:

    Apprentice Craftsman: 1 gp. …

    Private, Marine: 1˝ gp. …

    Private (Sailor): 1 gp. ...

    There was no regular navy before 586; Pay for Privat ...
      Topic: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 41
    Views: 27146

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:35 am   Subject: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    ...Keep in mind this is the country that lost a land war to the Sea Princes.

    Once more. They. Lost. A Land War. TO. THE. SEA PRINCES....

    -IIRC, that disaster at Westkeep was combination of swam ...
      Topic: Beyond The Flanaess Contribution Questions
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 5
    Views: 8469

    PostForum: Beyond the Flanaess   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:59 am   Subject: Beyond The Flanaess Contribution Questions
    BUMP!

    I guess not?
      Topic: The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, the duergar, bodaks
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 7
    Views: 2977

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:57 am   Subject: Re: The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, the duergar, bodaks
    ...In Michael Kasparian's interview

    -There was that adventure in Dragon, where a follower of Tharizdun hooked up with his sister in order to create an avatar of Tharizdun. How the baby turned out ...
      Topic: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 41
    Views: 27146

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:54 am   Subject: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    Wow-you definitely put a lot of thought into this...

    -Yeah. You outta see my master's thesis. Laughing

    ...While I appreciate your using my work, please do not take it as a definite state on canon, ...
      Topic: Questions about From the Ashes
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 13
    Views: 6288

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 2nd Edition   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:23 am   Subject: Questions about From the Ashes
    ..Note that Robilar should be there for this fight...

    -You mean (ahem) Bilarro... Wink Laughing
      Topic: Save yourself 1,000 words - IMAGE HEAVY
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 22
    Views: 24963

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:58 am   Subject: Save yourself 1,000 words - IMAGE HEAVY
    BUMP!

    Doing a little thread necromancy. I just found thos photo (or illustration, you can not be sure these days) and i tought it just have to be posted here. Desert and mountains, probably in the ...
      Topic: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 41
    Views: 27146

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:53 am   Subject: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    A deeper anaysis (with some edits) for Ratik's navy:

    I assume that CSL meant 20 active vessels. In my campaign [currently 578], the Navy (such as it is) is mobilized on a system similar to the ...
      Topic: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 41
    Views: 27146

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:05 am   Subject: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
    I've been a little distracted, but it's time to finish Ratik. Let me know if you see any problems.


    "Despite the chaotic tilt of Ratik’s population, most Ratikkans showed up for active-duty servic ...
      Topic: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society...
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 21
    Views: 5933

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:10 am   Subject: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society...
    I don't have much to add, except that the City of Greyhawk boxed set (I believe it was this product) had an adventure card called "To Slay a Hierarch." There was a 13th level cleric hiding out in a h ...
      Topic: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society...
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 21
    Views: 5933

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:37 am   Subject: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society...
    Jim Ward originally described Guiliana Mortidus in Greyhawk advnetures when the Horned Society was still in operation and she was a mid-ranking priestess (deity or pantheon unnmamed).

    ... Iuz destr ...
      Topic: Night Below in Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 25
    Views: 11359

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:57 am   Subject: Night Below in Greyhawk
    ...The linkage is perfect and I always put Haranshire in the Yeomanry as well...

    -I don't know. Rasgon mentioned the nobility issue (which, as he points out, can be worked around), but I've always ...
      Topic: Lots of new GH love on Drivethru
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 10
    Views: 3894

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:49 am   Subject: Lots of new GH love on Drivethru
    I just bought Night Below thru' RPG Net. It cost me $25.13 including S&H. On Amazon, it would have cost over $100.00... Exclamation

    How is the quality and lay out? I have the original box set and it' ...
      Topic: Where to start?
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 9
    Views: 3254

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:41 am   Subject: Where to start?
    ...The Keep on the Borderlands

    -Ah! But the debate on where to put B2:
    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5880&highlight=

    http://www.canonfire.com ...
      Topic: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 31
    Views: 23403

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:33 am   Subject: Best of the Dragon Archive Issues
    Favorites:

    Dragon #62: https://annarchive.com/files/Drmg062.pdf

    ...I actually had a poster version of #62 on my wall.

    Dragon #63: https://annarchive.com/files/Drmg063.pdf

    Dragon #94: http ...
      Topic: Night Below in Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 25
    Views: 11359

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:44 pm   Subject: Night Below in Greyhawk
    When I wrote "feudal", "feudal/manorial" would have been more accurate. It is true that Carman and Parlfray are often described as "owning" the lands in Haranshire, but that doesn't necessarily mean a ...
      Topic: Night Below in Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 25
    Views: 11359

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:56 am   Subject: Night Below in Greyhawk
    Living Greyhawk placed Haranshire in the Yeomanry.

    https://i.postimg.cc/Jtwt4vt2/Yeomanry.pnghttps://i.postimg.cc/ZRtdqWgc/Yeomanry.pngNight Below mentioned a group of marauding lizard men under th ...
      Topic: Night Below in Greyhawk
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 25
    Views: 11359

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:04 pm   Subject: Night Below in Greyhawk
    Looks like I don't have to start a new thread. Smile

    I just bought Night Below, and I'm still studying it. I bought it because the The Greyhawk Modules by Location Index ( http://www.canonfire. ...
      Topic: Lots of new GH love on Drivethru
    jamesdglick

    Replies: 10
    Views: 3894

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:18 am   Subject: Lots of new GH love on Drivethru
    I just bought Night Below thru' RPG Net. It cost me $25.13 including S&H. On Amazon, it would have cost over $100.00... Exclamation
     
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