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      Topic: Print GH, Electronic GH, CF, Canon and You (Long)
    jwb3

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:59 am   Subject: Print GH, Electronic GH, CF, Canon and You (Long)
    Respectfully, what is the point?

    We pick and choose what we like from whatever source we like. Without WotC's sanction it will never be canonical, regardless of origin.

    There is no meaningful w ...
      Topic: Canon charge!
    jwb3

    Replies: 33
    Views: 21901

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:42 am   Subject: Canon charge!
    ...Your point about Erik Mona is extremely well taken, I think. He epitomizes the approach you describe - petit point Greyawk. Knit one. Pearl two. Wink I find his close, piece-work approach sa ...
      Topic: New Approach to GH Canon?
    jwb3

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    Views: 66868

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:26 am   Subject: New Approach to GH Canon?
    Yap, new material is more official, you are pragmatic indeed. However, even Mona puts the heavy weight to old stuff when he compiles his goodness. Search the Gtalk archives and you will see my point. ...
      Topic: New Approach to GH Canon?
    jwb3

    Replies: 109
    Views: 66868

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:35 am   Subject: New Approach to GH Canon?
    Just to throw in a couple of coppers, I think there's a pragmatism to accepting newer material as more official.

    If Living Greyhawk establishes something today that conflicts with 1980 Gygax materi ...
      Topic: Count Hazendel of Sunndi
    jwb3

    Replies: 46
    Views: 20799

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:09 pm   Subject: Count Hazendel of Sunndi
    "Well, in addition to him being a cleric 5 / fighter 8 / MU 8, keep in mind that one of Hazendel's titles is "Olvensteward of the South". It's unlikely that a human would be granted this title."

    I ...
      Topic: Destroying Greyhawk
    jwb3

    Replies: 34
    Views: 21476

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 18, 2005 2:48 am   Subject: Destroying Greyhawk
    Nell:

    Point taken :)

    I tend to be more of a status quo-type. Even though the exercise may be useful or fun, take too much of GH away and it loses its luster for me.

    Regards,

    Jack
    who pla ...
      Topic: Destroying Greyhawk
    jwb3

    Replies: 34
    Views: 21476

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 3:06 am   Subject: Destroying Greyhawk
    If GH is insufficiently new, different, and vital, why use it at all? Just start a whole new campaign.

    Just a thought :)

    Jack
      Topic: Dungeon #97 story arc
    jwb3

    Replies: 4
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 14, 2005 3:58 am   Subject: Dungeon #97 story arc
    Dungeon magazine themselves, on their 4-piece GH map, placed Cauldron.

    On the southern shore of Jeklea Bay (south of the Sea Princes). There's a point on the coast where the Amedio Jungle meets th ...
      Topic: What are the "Free Regions" in the RPGA?
    jwb3

    Replies: 12
    Views: 7700

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:24 am   Subject: What are the "Free Regions" in the RPGA?
    I like the phrasing of the question -- "triad domination," as if they are a sinister force of evil bent on subjugation of all that they see :)

    Some say they are...

    What areas are free from triad ...
      Topic: Treaty of Greyhawk
    jwb3

    Replies: 7
    Views: 4879

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:19 pm   Subject: Treaty of Greyhawk
    The forces of Good agreed to let From the Ashes remain canon.

    In exchange, Iuz agreed to spare the rest of the Flanaess.

    Who won? I'm not sure.

    :P
      Topic: Ninja Problems - Help?
    jwb3

    Replies: 23
    Views: 11936

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:18 pm   Subject: Ninja Problems - Help?
    Two more cents:

    I've always felt ninjas (and samurai) were a poor fit in GH, and always said no to PCs that wanted to play them.

    First, I think they're culturally out of place; I don't think nin ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Military Ranks
    jwb3

    Replies: 10
    Views: 7365

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:26 am   Subject: Greyhawk Military Ranks
    My approach (and the approach of Gygax, as shown in the original DMG) is in line with FirePower's post.

    Modern ranks come from requirements to standardize duties, seniority and pay within very larg ...
      Topic: If Sunsebb 28th is New Year's Eve, do people have a party?
    jwb3

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3604

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:46 am   Subject: If Sunsebb 28th is New Year's Eve, do people have a party?
    I remember some source stating that Needfest wasn't part of the new year, despite the layout of the original Gazetteer.

    I may very well be wrong -- it's a vague recollection.

    Jack
      Topic: Why aren't Luna, Celene and the Sun gods?
    jwb3

    Replies: 7
    Views: 5725

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:33 am   Subject: Why aren't Luna, Celene and the Sun gods?
    Ancient societies worshiped the sun and moon in the absence of more compelling choices.

    Clerics that worship Pholtus get spells and other benefits, which likewise are bestowed upon his worshippers. ...
      Topic: The Red Death
    jwb3

    Replies: 4
    Views: 4092

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:35 am   Subject: The Red Death
    I have Fate of Istus and REALLY disliked it.

    FoI came out as 2nd edition AD&D was released -- at which point we saw dramatic changes in some character classes, and the disappearance of others. Som ...
      Topic: End of Living Greyhawk?
    jwb3

    Replies: 16
    Views: 10217

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:20 am   Subject: End of Living Greyhawk?
    Veering off-topic a bit, but I felt an urge to get the jab in:

    That would still leave GH as the "default" but I am guessing that status will be altered with 4th Edition.

    Greyhawk is not the D&D ...
      Topic: I Spit on the Old One
    jwb3

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9721

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:06 pm   Subject: I Spit on the Old One
    OK, gotta back off part of my previous statement :(

    I love the material I've seen in Dungeon. Right or wrong, I don't give WotC credit for that.

    What I do give them credit (or blame) for is RtT ...
      Topic: I Spit on the Old One
    jwb3

    Replies: 15
    Views: 9721

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:24 pm   Subject: I Spit on the Old One
    Two more cents:

    I often suspect that Greyhawk has been handed over (almost) completely to Living Greyhawk to avoid conflicts.

    One would think, however, that the popularity of LG demonstrates the ...
      Topic: Demi-Human: an insulting epithet?
    jwb3

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4011

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:14 am   Subject: Demi-Human: an insulting epithet?
    I agree 'demi-human' is more appropriately an OOC term.

    On the other hand, GH is not a collection of particularly enlightened societies (look at widespread half-orc prejudice). When I'm DM humans ...
      Topic: 3E stats for Circle of Eight?
    jwb3

    Replies: 7
    Views: 6020

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 4:45 am   Subject: 3E stats for Circle of Eight?
    With respect to Rick, I think most of his NPCs don't originate from canon sources -- though he's done a nice job with his NPC archive.

    Regards,

    Jack
      Topic: 3E stats for Circle of Eight?
    jwb3

    Replies: 7
    Views: 6020

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:44 pm   Subject: 3E stats for Circle of Eight?
    For clarification, are you interested in strictly 3.0/3.5 stats, or are older version of interest to you?

    Jack
      Topic: THROMMEL!!! AARRGGH!!! (RttToEE spoilers- you were warned!)
    jwb3

    Replies: 34
    Views: 18363

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:05 pm   Subject: THROMMEL!!! AARRGGH!!! (RttToEE spoilers- you were warned!)
    I was actually quite disappointed in Return to ToEE. In particular, I thought it leaned to much on rehashing old plot elements (Thrommel is an ideal example -- he's been done, move along).

    I think ...
      Topic: Old School Maps
    jwb3

    Replies: 10
    Views: 9025

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:54 am   Subject: Old School Maps
    Regarding four-page poster maps:

    Microsoft Excel can do it. Insert your image into Excel, then go to Print Setup. You can instruct the computer to 'fit to' 2 pages by 2 pages (or whatever). It m ...
      Topic: Old School Maps
    jwb3

    Replies: 10
    Views: 9025

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 22, 2004 4:27 am   Subject: Old School Maps
    For those who want and/or understand the usefulness of Photoshop's layers, Adobe makes the lower-end product Photoshop Elements; it uses the same .psd format. It's around $50 (I think) -- not cheap, ...
      Topic: Just a good module
    jwb3

    Replies: 10
    Views: 7215

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:19 pm   Subject: Just a good module
    I used to read Roger Zelazny a lot. One of the remarkable qualities of his work was an implied depth in the characters. In one book the protagonist had just returned from the birthday of a friend's ...
      Topic: Abyssal Layers
    jwb3

    Replies: 6
    Views: 4371

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:16 am   Subject: Abyssal Layers
    There use to be 666 layers (I think -- source?).

    There isn't a complete listing out there and I think that's good for three reasons:

    1) It gives the DM creative license to populate the layers as ...
      Topic: About elves and distance
    jwb3

    Replies: 15
    Views: 10372

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:19 am   Subject: About elves and distance
    Good point, Crag. Overall public welfare seems to be higher, and that would most certainly have an effect. Even literacy is quite high in the Flanaess.

    The costs given for things cure disease and ...
      Topic: About elves and distance
    jwb3

    Replies: 15
    Views: 10372

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:51 pm   Subject: About elves and distance
    Regarding the population of the Flanaess, I never had a problem with the low populations of EGG's WoG. WotC, however, felt there was an inconsistency and skyrocketed the populations in the LGG.

    Th ...
      Topic: About elves and distance
    jwb3

    Replies: 15
    Views: 10372

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:52 pm   Subject: About elves and distance
    1) My take is that there are two uses of the word fey: one is a scholarly (and game-accurate) use, that identifies sprites and such things as fey; the other is a common-use meaning that covers a wide ...
      Topic: Olven calendar
    jwb3

    Replies: 15
    Views: 12631

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:46 am   Subject: Olven calendar
    Yet another two cents of mine:

    I agree that the Olven reckoning likely doesn't reflect the beginning of their history, but rather some culturally significant event (first Rhalta named, who knows?). ...
      Topic: Crook of Rao - Fiends Gone Forever?
    jwb3

    Replies: 17
    Views: 8354

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:49 am   Subject: Crook of Rao - Fiends Gone Forever?
    I don't play LG too much right now (lack of opportunity rather than lack of interest), but I think this is being answered in the campaign.

    I know little, and there are significant spoilers there, b ...
      Topic: Elven subraces. What are the pertinent differences?
    jwb3

    Replies: 13
    Views: 7555

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:54 am   Subject: Elven subraces. What are the pertinent differences?
    FR hasn't become the default, though it's influence may be in there. The beginning of the MM 3.5 entry for elves still has them at five feet tall (and slender).

    I think one BIG thing encouraging a ...
      Topic: Elven subraces. What are the pertinent differences?
    jwb3

    Replies: 13
    Views: 7555

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 6:03 am   Subject: Elven subraces. What are the pertinent differences?
    Elves are about five feet tall, fully a head or more shorter than humans (except grey elves, that are "taller," and valley elves/grugach are fully 6'). They are also notably slight in build, somethin ...
     
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