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      Topic: Learning about our real world via the WoG
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:50 am   Subject: Re: Learning about our real world via the WoG

    Google traduction
    from arab "chakyik" to english "brother"
    Jacques

    It looks like the translator app interpreted "chakyik" as the Arabic word "shaqiq."
      Topic: Learning about our real world via the WoG
    rasgon

    Replies: 16
    Views: 509

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:06 pm   Subject: Learning about our real world via the WoG
    As Scott pointed out in [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9572]this thread, it's likely the Wegwuir were named after the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/w ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 517

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:16 pm   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    When does the scene described in this previous post take place ?

    The Witchwar was 500 years before the events of the adventure path. (The Snows of Summer, page 52; The Witch Queen's Revenge, pages ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 517

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:58 am   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    Most of this is from Pathfinder's Reign of Winter adventure path, and the correspondence between Earth and Golarion dates is based on that as well. Oerth and Midgard dates are based on what the "prese ...
      Topic: List Of Keoish Noble Houses?
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 323

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:49 am   Subject: List Of Keoish Noble Houses?
    I made a list of Keoish houses in this earlier thread: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5411

    Here's a list of Suel houses: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/mo ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 517

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:00 am   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    Iggwilv kidnapped by Baba Yaga ? Who is her father ? A powerful character who protects her in the Feywild. Or a powerful character who entrusted Iggwilv to Baba Yaga.

    I have my own ideas about Iggw ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 517

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:51 am   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv

    Are the Baernaloth "canon" in the world of Greyhawk?
    Jacques

    Why wouldn't they be? Oerth exists in the same multiverse as the planes detailed in sources like Hellbound: The Blood War and Faces ...
      Topic: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    rasgon

    Replies: 17
    Views: 517

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:20 am   Subject: The Mystery of Iggwilv
    The last official write-up of Iggwilv that I am aware of was in The Savage Tide AP, wherein she is a 26th level Wizard/4th level Arch-Mage (30th level spell-caster) living in the Abyss to further her ...
      Topic: Age of Worms - Several Questions
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 418

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:52 am   Subject: Age of Worms - Several Questions


    There's something, believe it or not, not quite epic enough about the finalŤ I want to massage a little but am not quite sure how to do so: to wit, what are the real stakes for Oerth if the PCs f ...
      Topic: Age of Worms - Several Questions
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 418

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:41 am   Subject: Age of Worms - Several Questions
    I don't mind the hijack and I appreciate the answers!

    Does anyone know if it's been listed with some of the events to prophesize the beginning of the age of worms is? I'd love to work that more int ...
      Topic: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    rasgon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 4469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:04 am   Subject: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    Nowhere in either 1e or 3e do I see a nycadaemon ability that allows them interplanar travel. Word of Recall (1e) doesn't work across planes, nor does greater teleport (3e). 1eAD&D calls out tha ...
      Topic: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    rasgon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 4469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:18 pm   Subject: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    The nycadaemon certainly would know about Syrul and Saint Cyril, but my inclination is that, given the vagueness of his charge, he'd probably try to find just any old easy-to-kill Cyril before confron ...
      Topic: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    rasgon

    Replies: 14
    Views: 4469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:03 pm   Subject: Re: Nycadaemon in Greyhawk: Your Opinions Please
    What did he do? The player, on the spot and somewhat flustered, had his character send the nycadaemon off to "hunt down Cyril! We want vengeance on Cyril!"

    Did they spell the name out?

    If not, t ...
      Topic: Age of Worms - Several Questions
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 418

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:17 am   Subject: Age of Worms - Several Questions

    The other option I can think of is could relate to the Necropolis (can't recall the specific name) in what is now the Bright Desert where Kyuss first learned to make his worm zombies.

    The Necrop ...
      Topic: Dalt & Maure Castle
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 601

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:33 pm   Subject: Re: Dalt & Maure Castle
    showing the boy being directed by a mysterious red-haired, green-eyed woman to enter a magical portal that transports him into a dark void only lit by his blazing blue eyes. A dark presence seemingly ...
      Topic: Human Moon Worship
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 558

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:32 pm   Subject: Human Moon Worship
    But I also have elven fertility tied to Celene - elven maids have four cycles per year, and refer to the birth cohorts as 'children of summer', 'children of autumn', etc.

    I was just thinking about ...
      Topic: Human Moon Worship
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 558

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:26 am   Subject: Human Moon Worship
    I agree with Rasgon and have used Ehlonna as a moon goddess for the Flanaess.

    My argument for this:

    -similarity to Greco-Roman goddess Artemis/Diana
    -unicorn horn symbol doubling as lunar cresc ...
      Topic: Human Moon Worship
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 558

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:33 pm   Subject: Human Moon Worship
    I use Ehlonna as the goddess of Luna and Sehanine as the goddess of Celene, and assume humans acknowledge both, though they may consider Pholtus, Rao, Lydia, or Lendor to be more important.

    Many o ...
      Topic: Origins of the Tower of Silence
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 633

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:31 am   Subject: Origins of the Tower of Silence


    Thanks for your input, Rasgon, I knew I could count on you for some great ideas.

    Do you have a favourite theory,

    Well, I can discuss pros and cons.

    The big problem with crediting ethergau ...
      Topic: Ghazal
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 1623

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:03 am   Subject: Ghazal
    In Dragon #89, Llerg's "worshipers' alignment" is given as "Barbarians, berserkers, chaotic neutrals, some druids." Only one of these things is an actual alignment in the usual game sense of the term: ...
      Topic: Origins of the Tower of Silence
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 633

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: Origins of the Tower of Silence

    We know that Vecna's Rotted Tower was near present-day Shiboleth. Why did Vecna choose to live there and not in the Tower of Silence, since it clearly existed during his reign?

    Some possible ex ...
      Topic: Unused Races?
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 469

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:00 pm   Subject: Re: Unused Races?
    The uldra make sense in Telchuria, I thought.
      Topic: The change in Cyndor's origin
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 500

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 8:08 am   Subject: Re: The change in Cyndor's origin
    The LGG (2000) echoes that statement... but made Cyndor a specifically Oeridian god.

    Yes, the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer did that with a number of common deities. They made Myhriss Flan, they made B ...
      Topic: Burglary at Greysmere
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 1142

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:22 am   Subject: Burglary at Greysmere
    Here's a dwarven home map: https://www.elventower.com/208-wealthy-dwarven-house/
      Topic: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1097

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:48 pm   Subject: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    Another theory I've loosely mulled over is with the earliest Suel people being survivors of an aboleth slave race but I can't remember right now what my reasons for that were!

    I think ti was to do ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1160

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 8:10 am   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    Travel eastward across the Flanaess, presumably battling through the Suel nations of the Duchy and County of Urnst (which weren't called that until the Kingdom of Aerdy named them that)

    The migrati ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1160

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2022 7:06 pm   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    To switch it to Baklunish, there should then be significant Baklunish influence in the city. Even if the majority of the population were Oeridian, the art, architecture, the cities gods and major pla ...
      Topic: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1097

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:49 pm   Subject: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    An idea I've been playing with is that the Suel Imperium was much more multicultural and diverse than the Scarlet Brotherhood believes, including a Hong Kong-like colony in Suhfang/Shaofeng to the wes ...
      Topic: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1097

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:09 am   Subject: Fate of Istus vs. The Scarlet Brotherhood
    Yeah, they just thought some of the material in Fate of Istus was bad, so they changed it.

    It had become the orthodox position in TSR by the late 1980s that including the monk class in the base AD ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1160

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:23 pm   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    Well, keep in mind that in the Fals Gap it would have been right in the path of the Oeridian migrations, and very likely would have become a majority Oeridian city at that point, regardless of who fou ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1160

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:44 pm   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    That's an interesting background, Rasgon, though I am uncertain if the reference I quote below should instead say 'East' (toward Rauxes) instead of "West".

    The lack of any safe communication with t ...
      Topic: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 1160

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:26 pm   Subject: Location of Gaxxmoor in Greyhawk
    There's a thread The Lost City of Gaxmoor will soon be released as a generic D20 product
    through Sovereign Stone Press. Here is the background as originally written
    for The Greyhawk campaign.
    THE L ...
      Topic: Greysmere & Fionor the Rude: Advice Sought
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 890

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2022 7:05 pm   Subject: Greysmere & Fionor the Rude: Advice Sought
    I'm reminded of an old Dragon article in which a Dragonlance author said she got the hang of Flint Fireforge's voice by thinking of Yosemite Sam.

    Other possibilities: Gordon Ramsey, Joe Pesci, Vern ...
      Topic: Greysmere & Fionor the Rude: Advice Sought
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 890

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2022 7:38 pm   Subject: Greysmere & Fionor the Rude: Advice Sought
    Where is the reference to the Greysmere dwarves worshipping Ulaa? Thatís interesting and I havenít heard that before.

    It's from the Greyhawk Player's Guide, page 62. It's one of the concepts Roger ...
      Topic: D&D | C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness | Player introduction
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
    Views: 710

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:33 am   Subject: D&D | C2 Ghost Tower of Inverness | Player introduction
    This is really well done.
      Topic: Bright Desert with moons Luna and Celene
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 745

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2022 7:33 pm   Subject: Bright Desert with moons Luna and Celene
    Good job, StylinLP38.

    For what it's worth, here's a picture from https://i.ibb.co/N22sHhX/Celeneand-Luna.pnghttps://i.postimg.cc/pdKVWXrj/Celene-Luna.pnghttps://i.postimg.cc/RCgSVYSg/Celene-Lunare ...
      Topic: Questions regarding the Viscounty of Salinmoor and Anna's ma
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 1150

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2022 6:33 am   Subject: Questions regarding the Viscounty of Salinmoor and Anna's ma
    The wilderness map in B2 The Keep on the Borderlands is perfect for Bale Keep, by the way, complete with nearby fens and lizard men.
      Topic: Basmajian Arras
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 986

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:36 pm   Subject: Basmajian Arras
    Thanks, rasgon. Yeah, I guess Sargent forgot what heíd done in From the Ashes when he was working on Ivid and reverted to the F13 from the Gazetteer. Still, W11/T5 is a quite unusual combination for A ...
      Topic: Basmajian Arras
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 986

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:53 am   Subject: Basmajian Arras
    Where in From the Ashes is Basmajian Arras listed as a W11/T5? Thatís an unlikely (though not impossible) class combination in AD&D 2E.

    It's on the "Nations of the Flanaess" reference card (Ref ...
      Topic: Basmajian Arras
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 986

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 7:30 pm   Subject: Basmajian Arras
    Well, Carl Sargent wrote both sources, so they're both his version of Basmajian Arras.

    If it's not an error (and it might well be), it's likely Carl Sargent thought better of his original version a ...
      Topic: I'm Slow Sometimes: Wolf Nomads = Uyghurs
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 1033

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2022 6:57 pm   Subject: I'm Slow Sometimes: Wolf Nomads = Uyghurs
    So what would that make the Tiger Nomads?

    Kipchak maybe? Chakyik=Kipchak


    I think you've solved it.
      Topic: Help with Celenian Demographics
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 833

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:00 pm   Subject: Help with Celenian Demographics
    So, if we don't worry about mortality from non-aging causes, I think what you're saying is this:

    1) we assume our faerie town of 1500 has 1 faerie of each age from 1 to 1500

    2) every year someon ...
      Topic: Help with Celenian Demographics
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
    Views: 833

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2022 11:52 am   Subject: Help with Celenian Demographics
    If 1500 are born every 1500 years, that's an average of 1 per year, right? Then you have to account for those who die of disease, violence, childbirth, hippogriff accidents, potion immiscibility, and ...
      Topic: Dorgha Torgu and Stillsong
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 700

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2022 7:47 am   Subject: Dorgha Torgu and Stillsong
    I love the idea, but at first blush I think Stillsong is too beneficent to be Dorgha Torgu. Do you think thatís part of his penance? Because of the great Evil he wrought, heís now Neutral Good instead ...
      Topic: Dorgha Torgu and Stillsong
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 700

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:47 pm   Subject: Dorgha Torgu and Stillsong
    In Oerth Journal #12 (Spring, 2001), Gary Gygax described a "fallen deity" named Dorgha Torgu, who had once been the greater Baklunish god of "Material Dimensions, Material Elements" until he helped p ...
      Topic: Tolstoff Keep: the upstairs
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 873

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:21 pm   Subject: Tolstoff Keep: the upstairs
    It'd probably be easiest to just make the second floor identical to the first, then. I'd give the chapel a high ceiling, so that it's as tall as both stories put together, and just give the rest of th ...
      Topic: The "Cowled Lady" stats?
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 778

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:57 pm   Subject: The "Cowled Lady" stats?
    I know absolutely nothing about this character, but if you're going to convert her to your preferred system/edition anyway, you might as well design her yourself according to the needs of your campaig ...
      Topic: Tolstoff Keep: the upstairs
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 873

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:42 pm   Subject: Re: Tolstoff Keep: the upstairs
    It appears in the main fortress the only way upstairs is the staircase in area #8. Does that kind of suggest that the second floor might not be all that bigómaybe just overtop areas 2 & 7? Or wou ...
      Topic: O Blinding Light!
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 32407

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:53 am   Subject: Re: O Blinding Light!
    O starborn gods, coalescing Astral forces
    The sun and moons bind you to Order's truth!
    Once you ruled us as powers and principalities
    Till Pholtus returned from the supernal spheres!

    Indulging ...
      Topic: O Blinding Light!
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 32407

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2021 6:32 pm   Subject: O Blinding Light!
    To the tune of "O Holy Night" (Adolphe Adam, 1847):

    O Blinding Light! Blind us to temptation!
    Overwhelm our sight for in blindness do we see!
    O starborn gods, coalescing Astral forces
    The sun an ...
      Topic: Methods of travel between paralell Oerths (and the like)
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 6404

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2021 5:20 pm   Subject: Methods of travel between paralell Oerths (and the like)
    I like the idea of the "dimension of probability" that separates parallel worlds.

    I do wonder about the astral/ethereal dimensions, though. The Inner Planes and Outer Planes are usually drawn as a ...
      Topic: Which Greyhawk NPCs would you most like to see detailed?
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 1524

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:10 am   Subject: Which Greyhawk NPCs would you most like to see detailed?
    Well, if the question is about a main setting book, I think the focus should be on present day characters the PCs are likely to frequently encounter.

    I wouldn't bother with major rulers, then, exce ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 3179

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:25 pm   Subject: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk

    The things to keep in mind are that, if you follow the outline of the original, the emperor dies without a suitable heir, and a civil war between the two religious factions is stopped by a divine si ...
      Topic: The births of Fharlanghn and Celestian
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 9:02 pm   Subject: The births of Fharlanghn and Celestian
    In the earliest days of humanity, all humans lived in the city of Desh, which was shaped like a rectangle and surrounded by tall walls. Originally Desh had only been a single room, but when the famili ...
      Topic: Vecna resources since 2009
    rasgon

    Replies: 21
    Views: 5521

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:28 pm   Subject: Vecna resources since 2009
    4e's Open Grave was already mentioned in this thread as a source, but I just noticed that book details a character called "Osterneth, the Bronze Lich." Osterneth "is an ancient lich from a kingdom los ...
      Topic: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 15
    Views: 3179

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:38 am   Subject: Re: Adapting the Enemy Within to Greyhawk
    Greyhawk has the advantage of having an entire Outer Planes to draw from, so making the extraplanar entity involved a deity, demon, devil, daemon, or demodand is up to the DM.

    I think Graz'zt wou ...
      Topic: Suel Houses
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 12413

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:05 pm   Subject: Suel Houses
    Perhaps Slerotin's apprentices (three in number) happened to be descendants of the technically extinct House Urnst?

    The Living Greyhawk Gazetteer said: "The main body of Suloise migrants passed th ...
      Topic: Suel Houses
    rasgon

    Replies: 13
    Views: 12413

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:31 pm   Subject: Suel Houses
    I noticed that The Scarlet Brotherhood, on page 3, has Kevelli Mauk and his students encounter "two minor noble Suel houses that had passed through Slerotin's Tunnel several years earlier, and the enl ...
      Topic: Foods of the Flanaess?
    rasgon

    Replies: 16
    Views: 2119

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:29 pm   Subject: Foods of the Flanaess?
    So a Medegia can be like a Sicilian pizza

    Greyhawk pizza is Chicago style.
    Dyvers pizza is Detroit style.
      Topic: Proctor Chronos, Lady Tolerance, and Master Entropy
    rasgon

    Replies: 1
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:12 pm   Subject: Proctor Chronos, Lady Tolerance, and Master Entropy
    I thought I'd write an explainer about these mysterious entities, since the novels they're from are hard to find and there's not much online.

    Proctor Chronos, Madame Tolerance, and Master Entropy a ...
      Topic: Vecna Adventure Help?
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 1157

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:25 am   Subject: Vecna Adventure Help?
    Does anyone have any non-ghoul caster undead? Priestly, preferably. I'm just not sure what I want to go with.

    Mummy priest of Orcus: https://www.5esrd.com/database/creature/mummy-priest-of-orcus ...
      Topic: Vecna Adventure Help?
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
    Views: 1157

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:26 am   Subject: Vecna Adventure Help?
    Darakhul high priestess: https://www.5esrd.com/database/creature/ghoul-darakhul-high-priestess/
    A high priestess of Vecna, this intelligent ghoul teaches her flock that secrets are best discovered by ...
      Topic: Southeastern Oerik as Southeastern Asia
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 948

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:52 pm   Subject: Southeastern Oerik as Southeastern Asia
    I hadn't heard of [url=https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/144820/YoonSuin]Yoon-Suin before; it looks interesting.

    I was thinking of putting [url=http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/mahasarpa.pdf]th ...
      Topic: Southeastern Oerik as Southeastern Asia
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 948

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:20 am   Subject: Southeastern Oerik as Southeastern Asia
    Just a rough attempt at mapping real life cultures on to southeastern Oerik in what I think is a sensible way (based on https://i.postimg.cc/SNsgXvqD/Southeast-Oerik.png
      Topic: City of Summer Stars and Hunger
    rasgon

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    Views: 1349

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:47 pm   Subject: City of Summer Stars and Hunger
    Sam Weiss's article "Za'aith Ruaala: The Olven Kingdom of Asternyx" in Oerth Journal #22 also covers some history and context for the City of Summer Stars, and might be worth looking at.
      Topic: City of Summer Stars and Hunger
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:33 am   Subject: City of Summer Stars and Hunger
    I tried to look up published adventures with similar ideas:

    But something has gone terribly wrong. Refugees from Myereth, terrified and confused, are flooding into other elven cities. They speak of ...
      Topic: City of Summer Stars and Hunger
    rasgon

    Replies: 8
    Views: 1349

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:18 am   Subject: City of Summer Stars and Hunger
    The City of the Summer Stars (Pocket Domain)

    On the Demiplane of Dread known to some as Ravenloft, in Darkonís Forest of Shadows, one can sometimes come across tribes of bronze-skinned humans, gari ...
      Topic: Methods of travel between paralell Oerths (and the like)
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:26 pm   Subject: Methods of travel between paralell Oerths (and the like)
    What about the "Inner Plane Probability Lines (the 7th dimension)" referenced in Unearthed Arcana under Hierophant Druid?

    I thought I remembered--and it might be from the Gord the Rogue series--tha ...
      Topic: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:02 pm   Subject: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's
    Where exactly in TAB does it say that? My copy is literally in tatters and I can't remember that reference.

    Page 7, left column, under the "The Center of Magic" heading.

    Kieren Jalucian may or ...
      Topic: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:57 am   Subject: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's
    Well, CruelSummerLordís comment brings me to my next question: What is actually known about the Society of the Magi? and maybe I should blow that up instead?


    The Society of Magi is a politically ...
      Topic: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's
    rasgon

    Replies: 12
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:13 am   Subject: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's
    "Sorcerous Societies of the Flanaess" by Gary Holian in Oerth Journal #3 is worth looking at.

    According to Fate of Istus, Verbobonc has a guild called the Silver Consortium, which includes mages, a ...
      Topic: Black Moon Chronicles Map Q
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:13 pm   Subject: Black Moon Chronicles Map Q

    Did you enjoy the Black Moon Chronicles (BMC)?

    It's interesting. I've been meaning to post about it here. I did enjoy it. It's... a weird, sometimes frustrating story. The protagonist, Wismerhill ...
      Topic: Black Moon Chronicles Map Q
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:19 am   Subject: Black Moon Chronicles Map Q
    There was an http://img.over-blog.com/600x450/0/12/14/75/map-01.jpg

    The comics themselves (which I read for the first time a month or so ago) don't have any continental maps as such, though there a ...
      Topic: Alhaster (Pop 4,700)(Redhand)[TWN]
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:59 am   Subject: Alhaster (Pop 4,700)(Redhand)[TWN]
    Alhaster got a lot of detail in Dungeon #131's "The Prince of Redhand" and "Backdrop: Alhaster." In that issue, Alhaster looks like [url=https://boardgamegeek.com/image/5639163/dungeon-issue-131-feb-2 ...
      Topic: Mystara's Known World nations on the Flanaess map
    rasgon

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    PostForum: Greyhawk- Heresy!   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:30 am   Subject: Mystara's Known World nations on the Flanaess map
    I had the idea of mapping the Known World nations on to the map of the Flanaess to make more room (because the Known World is very small).

    https://i.postimg.cc/GtnMqZk0/mystarahawk.png

    Wendar: C ...
      Topic: Origins of the Oerth Deities
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 1460

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:48 pm   Subject: Origins of the Oerth Deities
    Follow up Q: so is there anywhere in any sort of D&D canon, like even for another "D&D"-based world like the Forgotten Realms or Golarion, where the nature of the gods is elucidated? Like what ...
      Topic: Origins of the Oerth Deities
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:01 pm   Subject: Re: Origins of the Oerth Deities
    Anyone know of a thorough treatment regarding the origins of the Oerth deities? That is, which god/desses are/were human-ish beings that ascended to godhood, which are "powers" in the universe that we ...
      Topic: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    rasgon

    Replies: 7
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:14 pm   Subject: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    The spell draw upon holy might from 2nd edition's Tome of Magic specified that the holy water used in the spell had to be blessed by a high priest of the character's faith, but doesn't specify that th ...
      Topic: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:08 pm   Subject: Re: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    1) Holy Water and Unholy Water is faith specific, meaning that holy (and unholy) water created by a cleric of Trithereon, Pelor, Hextor, Iuz, etc. can ONLY be used by members of that faith, and nobody ...
      Topic: New Infinities and their Greyhawk Equivalents
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:06 am   Subject: Re: New Infinities and their Greyhawk Equivalents
    Emerald Lake (not mentioned on Darlene's Map) located at the source of the Hool River

    This is the same as Lake Spendlowe, which is shown to be the source of the Hool River in UK2 The Sentine ...
      Topic: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:52 pm   Subject: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    We know what happened to Thrommelóhe's in a coffin in the Inky Chamber beneath the Temple of Elemental Evil, disguised as a vampireóbut not why. Who were his kidnappers? What were their aims? Was it M ...
      Topic: Great Religious Rivalries of Greyhawk
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:35 am   Subject: Great Religious Rivalries of Greyhawk
    Zilchus v. Kurell
    Olidammara v. Kurell
    Hextor v. Erythnul
    Gruumsh v. Maglubiyet
    Garl v. Kurtelmak
    Baphomet v. Yeenoghu
    Lolth v. Zuggtmoy
    Mephistopheles v. Baalzebul
    Graz'zt v. Raxivort
    Iuz v ...
      Topic: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:16 am   Subject: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    My best guess from the description in Artifact of Evil is that the Lost City of the Suel in the Suss is a pre-Suel, pre-Flan, probably pre-human ruin the migrations-era Suel built over and occupied fo ...
      Topic: Lost Goddess of Autumn
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:51 pm   Subject: Lost Goddess of Autumn
    accidentally omitted Wenta and miscatagorized Raxivort as an Oeridian deity.
    Raxivort's categorization wasn't an error. TSR policy in the early nineties prevented Sargent from mentioning out-of-print ...
      Topic: Missing Oeridian Power portfolios
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:55 pm   Subject: Missing Oeridian Power portfolios
    As I said in From the Ashes accidentally omitted Wenta and miscatagorized Raxivort as an Oeridian deity.

    Since Andy Miller was using From the Ashes as his source, he took the reference card at its ...
      Topic: Lost Goddess of Autumn
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:50 pm   Subject: Lost Goddess of Autumn
    What happened was that the "Powers of Greyhawk" reference card in From the Ashes accidentally omitted Wenta and miscatagorized Raxivort as an Oeridian deity.

    When he was writing his Oeridian deitie ...
      Topic: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:11 pm   Subject: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    According to the City of Greyhawk boxed set (Folk, Feuds, & Factions, page 42), members of the guild are expected to pay 10% of their incomes to the guild.

    The 2nd edition Den of Thieves acces ...
      Topic: The Greyhawk feel?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:58 pm   Subject: Re: No respect, no respect, nyuk, nyuk, nyuk
    I've read WG7 and I'm not offended by your comment. I did read how someone else had a good time with it and I'm glad he and his friends did.

    Positive review:

    I think you mean this one: https:/ ...
      Topic: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:43 am   Subject: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    The temple of Zilchus in Leukish was razed because the clerics refused to pay Justinianís exorbitant temple tax.

    I think clerics of Zilchus aren't required to respect taxes that will ruin them (and ...
      Topic: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:51 am   Subject: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    I think the god of "Power, Prestige, Money, Business, and Influence" is as much a god of government as he is a god of commerce.

    Further, I don't think that government and commerce are entirely sepa ...
      Topic: Where Should I Place the Tolstoffs?
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:27 pm   Subject: Where Should I Place the Tolstoffs?
    The description in Exemplars of Evil states that Tolstoff Keep is "at the edge of a large, stinking swamp" so it'd make sense to place it at the edge of the Mistmarsh.

    Is there any reason not to us ...
      Topic: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:29 am   Subject: Re: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad


    So this genius mastermind's plan to separate people from their powerful magic is to lure them into a maze full of nigh-impossible riddles that many people might just use their magic to simply hack ...
      Topic: stats for Gord the Rogue
    rasgon

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:16 am   Subject: stats for Gord the Rogue
    Very interesting. The link seems to be dead though.

    It's hosted here now: https://greyhawkonline.com/gordmain/
      Topic: Warnes Starcoat
    rasgon

    Replies: 5
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:45 am   Subject: Warnes Starcoat
    "The man who would become Warnes Starcoat was born..." is such a strange phrasing. If you're going to be precious and emphasize that he wasn't who he'd eventually grow to be, I think it's more likely ...
      Topic: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
    Views: 2360

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:35 am   Subject: Re: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    ...so what's the premise of Lyzandred's crypts? I Googled the module and it implies Lyzandred has some underlying scheme in mind.

    Lyzandred is an ancient Baklunish survivor of Suloise atrocities, a ...
      Topic: ToEE start
    rasgon

    Replies: 3
    Views: 1366

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:56 am   Subject: Re: ToEE start
    I've been slowly reworking my 3.5 ToEE conversion. The last time I ran it I had the players start in Verbobonc instead of having them ride up from the Wild Coast. But I was just wondering why Gygax w ...
      Topic: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    rasgon

    Replies: 10
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    Heck I suspect "Lyzandred" is a partial anagram of Reynold's name.

    Probably not, since Carl Sargent first named the character (and established his love of puzzles) in From the Ashes (Campaign Book ...
      Topic: Adventuring Company Needed
    rasgon

    Replies: 2
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:36 am   Subject: Adventuring Company Needed
    Hm. could use them.

    (The date comes from Return to White Plume Mountain, page 4, which says the Brotherhood stole Blackrazor, Whelm, Wave, and Frostrazor from beneath White Plume Mountain "some one ...
      Topic: Homebrew Castle Greyhawk
    rasgon

    Replies: 4
    Views: 1604

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:17 pm   Subject: Homebrew Castle Greyhawk
    It's worth looking at [url=http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/gh_castle.html]grodog's Greyhawk Castle Archive for ideas.
      Topic: Oerth, Uerth, Aerth, Yarth, Earth...
    rasgon

    Replies: 6
    Views: 4160

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:08 pm   Subject: Oerth, Uerth, Aerth, Yarth, Earth...
    I started another thread back in 2007: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2507

    ...where I detailed my interpretations of those five worlds. I wrote that be ...
     
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