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      Topic: Lost Goddess of Autumn
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:55 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: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:31 pm   Subject: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    The cool thing about Greyhawk's Blackmoor is it's almost completely undeveloped. The original Arneson lore can be used a la carte.

    Just read the one-paragraph description in the Folio, the GH wiki, ...
      Topic: What are the best 1e modules?
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 1st Edition   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:04 pm   Subject: What are the best 1e modules?
    I know the OP is ancient, but the easier question to ask is, among so many classics, which 1e Greyhawk modules AREN'T worth the bother?

    My list:

    S1-4 Realms of Horrors throws out more informatio ...
      Topic: New Castle Greyhawk module from RJK & Legends of Rolepla
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:54 am   Subject: New Castle Greyhawk module from RJK & Legends of Rolepla
    A much-expanded version of The Living Room was just released! Received my copy very fast. Thrilled to see Kuntz, Ward, Carr, Hammack, and Stormberg working together :)

    https://www.legendsofroleplay ...
      Topic: ToEE: A Lone Thief Botched Two Wishes & Saved Thrommel
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    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:08 pm   Subject: ToEE: A Lone Thief Botched Two Wishes & Saved Thrommel
    A short tale from a Temple of Elemental Evil session last month (SPOILERS). Probably the most heroic nonsense I've ever seen in thirty years of DMing. Got a good response on a FB group so I'm sharing ...
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:10 pm   Subject: Valley of the Mage

    I am running a group through the Power Behind the Throne (a chapter of the Warhammer series the Enemy Within written by Sargent). I am going to say that he does not seem to have any confidence in u ...
      Topic: What age are Greyhawk Fans?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:18 pm   Subject: What age are Greyhawk Fans?
    It's kind of hard to do an online poll because people under forty don't use message boards and people under thirty don't use facebook!

    Most of my players are in their thirties and early forties now ...
      Topic: The Great Western Gate
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:47 pm   Subject: The Great Western Gate
    Looking at the Folio and LGG, Sterich was created to do two things:
    1) "always remain on guard to the west" where monsters come down from the headwaters of the Davish (Guide 36).
    2) "the primary pur ...
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:26 pm   Subject: Valley of the Mage
    ...I can't think of anything else post-Gygax era that is more than mediocre and plenty that is just pure crap. Sargent was an excellent adventure writer for GW but the wrong person for Greyhawk and af ...
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:45 pm   Subject: Valley of the Mage
    Check out Roger Moore's old "Valley Elves in Greyhawk" [url=https://www.oocities.org/timessquare/5878/wogtexts.html]here (scroll down). One document is rules, the other background.

    FWIW, the intro ...
      Topic: How advanced were the Pre-Cataclysmic western empires?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:23 pm   Subject: How advanced were the Pre-Cataclysmic western empires?
    Gygax notes that a line of powerful kings lost the Axe of the Dwarvish Lords in the Invoked Devastation. Maybe the dwarves of the Yatils and Barrier Peaks harried the Baklunish or limited eastern expa ...
      Topic: Winter's Tales
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:55 pm   Subject: Winter's Tales
    First, I image elves being more conscious of the ages of Oerth than other races and the commencement of the "Age of Great Sorrow" would still be a recent event and heavy concern for them.

    The human ...
      Topic: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:38 pm   Subject: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback

    As an aside, who do you think the "neighboring lord" suspected of having Karll's sisters assassinated was? Could it have been Nerof Gasgal (Lord Mayor since 570 CY; Karll became Duke of Urnst in 572 ...
      Topic: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:30 pm   Subject: Timing of Greyhawk Adventures Hardback
    It's strange how many Greyhawk products have been assigned a year equal to real-world passage of time, but modern Greyhawk fans and authors always took a hands-off approach with the "second wave" prod ...
      Topic: Ideas for Dreadwood encounters
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:56 pm   Subject: Ideas for Dreadwood encounters
    The Dreadwood content in Ghosts of Saltmarsh is great.
      Topic: How to "wrap up" Sea Princes?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:31 pm   Subject: How to "wrap up" Sea Princes?
    I imagine the Sea Princes conflict paralleling real-world nations that simply fall into decades of unrest and war.

    The deciding factor is there's no reason to conquer it. The islands have the only ...
      Topic: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:47 pm   Subject: Non-Scarlet Brotherhood monk organizations
    Blackmoor deserves mention here!
    1) monks were originally introduced in Supplement II.
    2) Weining officially established Wastri's cult in Greyhawk's Blackmoor, specifically the Cold Mashes, encourag ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Time Line
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:34 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Time Line

    The material Gygax and Kuntz posted in Dragon is like all material in Dragon 'Unofficial". Dragon magazine was meant for variants and optional ideas. I can quote that many times. Just ran across th ...
      Topic: Gunpowder on Oerth
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:19 pm   Subject: Gunpowder on Oerth

    Ed Greenwood posted his thoughts
    Wow. Does Greenwood ever think of anything Greyhawk hasn't done first?
    His explanation is exactly the same that Mentzer gave for Greyhawk/Aquaria space in 2017:
    ...
      Topic: Best Dungeon Mags
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 6:42 pm   Subject: Best Dungeon Mags
    I'll argue the best twenty issues for GH gamers are the late-2e era, issues #60-80 or so.

    Explanation and a little history:

    Dungeon launched about the same time TSR briefly considered killing G ...
      Topic: The Silent Ones are... Onomancers?
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:30 pm   Subject: The Silent Ones are... Onomancers?
    I'm not familiar with these 5e sources, but for those interested in Onomancy, there is a d20 prestige class in Gary Gygax's Complete Book of Names
      Topic: Somewhere deep in the Pomarj in a forgotten tomb an old god
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:36 pm   Subject: Somewhere deep in the Pomarj in a forgotten tomb an old god
    So, what's with all these sleepy gods mucking about in the Pomarj then. It is the home of the Earth Dragon god as well according to Slavers. Makes ya wonder if there are any more.
    I compiled this l ...
      Topic: Mordenkainen and Rary
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:16 pm   Subject: Mordenkainen and Rary

    Was Serten killed off by Sargent or in Living Greyhawk?
    Both.

    Sargent talked about the archmage Serten in the past tense, effectively "killing" that personage.

    LGJ0 was the first reference o ...
      Topic: Mordenkainen and Rary
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:57 am   Subject: Mordenkainen and Rary
    The actual reason it's called that is that Serten had a low wisdom score and was played as reckless and heedless, so Serten's spell immunity was created to help protect him in battle. It was created ...
      Topic: Mordenkainen and Rary
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:46 am   Subject: Mordenkainen and Rary
    he's smarter, he's more learned in magic, and he has an army of Paynims, Bright Desert nomads, and yugoloth servants
    This is what I've always assumed. Going after Rary is no joke, no matter what th ...
      Topic: Battles of Greyhawk
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:53 pm   Subject: Battles of Greyhawk
    Battle of High Horn in DMGR2
      Topic: Ghosts of Saltmarsh year?
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:01 pm   Subject: Ghosts of Saltmarsh year?

    I've always been confused by Iuz. How do the nations of Good (tm) not go rushing in and dismantling him in a crusade type action. Then I remember. It's Greyhawk. There really aren't any nations o ...
      Topic: Why is Iuz in the Flan Pantheon?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:12 pm   Subject: Why is Iuz in the Flan Pantheon?
    I'm fond of Frederick Weining's old Blackmoor article and its reference, among other things, to Iuz's fear and aversion of the lands and Oerth magic north of his realm. This hints that he has old conn ...
      Topic: T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil Refresh
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:57 pm   Subject: T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil Refresh
    Thanks for sharing more about your background and motives, StylinLP38. You obviously don't need my sandbox lecture! I'm currently preparing to run T1-4 for the first time and I appreciate this thread. ...
      Topic: Vecna Novels?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:17 am   Subject: Vecna Novels?
    Those are just gougers. Put it in your saved search and watchlist and wait for a real auction.
      Topic: T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil Refresh
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:54 pm   Subject: T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil Refresh
    The biggest takeaway I get from reading ToEE, especially T1, is that it is/was a sandbox, a player sandbox, not a DM sandbox. It wasn't a preconceived world, endless DM homework, a 1e supermodule, a 3 ...
      Topic: Vecna Novels?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:34 pm   Subject: Vecna Novels?
    King of the Dead is lich-y, Ravenloft-y, and half Greyhawk!
    ;)
      Topic: Midnight darkness...
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:17 pm   Subject: Midnight darkness...
    Didn't Kuntz include a few altered references to Midnight Darkness in WG8 and/or the Zayene modules?
      Topic: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:17 pm   Subject: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    I don't add too much intentional humor. Laughs happen naturally when players live and die by their wits and dice. A couple exceptions:

    1) The players found an animated toy doll in a relatively-seri ...
      Topic: From the Vaults - writing about Greyhawk rarities
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:10 am   Subject: From the Vaults - writing about Greyhawk rarities
    I've also been looking for Empire of Ghouls for YEARS. Does the new 5e kickstarter reprint/convert it at all? The vague descriptions just say it "builds on" the earlier 3e work.
      Topic: Celadon Fire
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:41 pm   Subject: Celadon Fire
    C2: ruinous taxes on all temples, including good alignments; harsh laws and punishments; in cahoots with the sinister Seer.

    I personally enjoy giving the ruling class in the Duchy of Urnst evil und ...
      Topic: Celadon Fire
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:31 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. Or maybe a magical conflagration broke out if the Seer tried to fo ...
      Topic: OAR #3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:28 am   Subject: OAR #3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
    What do you all think of this so far? I was pretty excited because, unlike OAR #1 & #2, Barrier Peaks has a stronger Greyhawk connection.

    This conversion adds an outdoor hex crawl and another d ...
      Topic: Ivid and the Extraterrestrials?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:54 am   Subject: Ivid and the Extraterrestrials?
    Nice necro! Anyone interested in these tropes should definitely consult Kuntz's The Stalk, and Mentzer's short story, Lich Pitch, describing a very power Aquarian lich active in GH's solar system.
      Topic: Noble Houses Of The Eastern Flanaess
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:48 am   Subject: Noble Houses Of The Eastern Flanaess
    Wow, nobody has the House of Yust in the Great Kingdom yet! Tiny mention in WGR1.
      Topic: Reptile God, Earth Dragon, and FR-style Cults of the Beast
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:32 pm   Subject: Reptile God, Earth Dragon, and FR-style Cults of the Beast
    *The "Snake Lord" in GotF p14.
    *The Suel Snake Goddess.
    *The Faranth god in Dungeon 83, p14.
    *Huhueteotl - Lord of Fire in Dungeon 84
    *Nameless Lacothah and Torhoon gods in Dungeon 77.
    *Immshin, ...
      Topic: Questions about From the Ashes
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 2nd Edition   Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:03 pm   Subject: Questions about From the Ashes
    Remember Bigby was present at the attack too and initially reported dead (see TSR collector cards and Carl Sargent's errata in Dragon)
      Topic: Prime Material gods
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:18 pm   Subject: Prime Material gods
    Random fact: Slade Henson moved Iuz to Tartarus in WGS2 and did an entirely new writeup on the demigod without consulting any previous source (Dragon #67, the WoG box, ToEE, or GH Adventures).
      Topic: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 am   Subject: Brigands, Free Companies, mercenary bands of the Flanaess
    The Alliance of Defiance took down the ToEE according to TSR's collector cards.

    Gnarley Men and The Golden Scimitar in FtA.

    The 3e Iconics (Lidda, Jozen, et al) show up everywhere, in the Scourg ...
      Topic: Tale of the Comet , GH placement
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:07 am   Subject: Tale of the Comet , GH placement
    It might be worth mining the Tale of the Comet novel for placement ideas. It's probably generic pulp, but author Roland Green was slated to write the later, unpublished, Expedition to the Barrier Peak ...
      Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:30 am   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
    Tarelton covered most of the reasons. Plausible deniability is one of the biggest IMO.

    Note that besides speedy mustering, adventures also travel MUCH faster than armies. They ride fast, maybe eve ...
      Topic: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society...
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:25 pm   Subject: Re: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society
    So do I need to read the Gord novels?
    Yes! The first three are awesome and contain tons of useful material. The next two are worthwhile and enjoyable. The last two (Dance of Demons & Come Endless ...
      Topic: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society...
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: Re: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society

    The Horned Society doesn't have a specific devil as its patron. The Horned Society member from "Strike on the Rabid Dawn" worshiped Asmodeus, and Erac's Cousin, if you believe the theory that he's t ...
      Topic: Night Below in Greyhawk
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:41 pm   Subject: Night Below in Greyhawk
    I've always liked LG's placement of Night Below and, canonically, it would have to be somewhere in that region anyway to be within striking distance of the Sunless Sea.

    The second best placement, I ...
      Topic: Demigods of Oerth
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:20 pm   Subject: Demigods of Oerth
    Remember that you need not constrain the list of deities to just demi-gods/hero-deities. When the orignal list of the Nine was made, the gods had not been so precisely defined according to a system o ...
      Topic: Acceptable Anomalies?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:54 pm   Subject: Acceptable Anomalies?
    I err on the side of limiting anomalies: no field or full-plate armor (per Ivid the Undying and pre-Unearthed Arcana Greyhawk); no dungeon-punk accessories, black-studded armor, or ridiculous mauls fr ...
      Topic: Lots of new GH love on Drivethru
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:49 pm   Subject: Lots of new GH love on Drivethru
    The link works. It's a filter for printed products by WotC. At the top of the page is the section of hottest titles, then newest (look here), then the list of everything. The first four newest titles ...
      Topic: Lots of new GH love on Drivethru
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:53 am   Subject: Lots of new GH love on Drivethru
    Four new PODs in two weeks and they're all Greyhawk:
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/44/Wizards-of-the-Coast?filters=0_0_0_44294_0
      Topic: Does Greyhawk Reflect Its Creators?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:46 am   Subject: Does Greyhawk Reflect Its Creators?
    The nature of Gygax's modules is more a reflection of the hobby at the time than his personal preferences. The evolution of D&D was closer to wargaming then. "Adventure paths" are a very modern co ...
      Topic: Against the Slave Lords - Story Help
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:02 am   Subject: Against the Slave Lords - Story Help
    The sleeping things beneath the Drachensgrabs have come up a few times and is a favorite topic of mine. Two more exist that haven't been mentioned yet. It seems virtually every GH author who saw that ...
      Topic: How Did Skepticism Justify Clerical Magic?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:33 pm   Subject: Re: How Did Skepticism Justify Clerical Magic?
    my only conclusion is that the Skeptics were a bunch of pseudo-philosophical fools. We know of only one ruler who actually tried to put their nonsense into practice, and it got him killed.
    Perhaps t ...
      Topic: Hextor and the Lords of Hell
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:49 pm   Subject: Hextor and the Lords of Hell

    Ivid the Undying states that Hextor's faith is "the single most powerful in the land."
    ...
    Hextor doesn't compete for worship with Baalzephon, and there's no reason to believe that absent his fami ...
      Topic: Hextor and the Lords of Hell
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:40 pm   Subject: Hextor and the Lords of Hell

    This is because Gygax made it a rule that gods couldn't reside in the Nine Hells. See "Greyhawk's World" in Dragon #64.
    Oh cool! I never noticed this ruling. However, Hextor's home on Acheron rema ...
      Topic: Hextor and the Lords of Hell
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:39 am   Subject: Hextor and the Lords of Hell
    The wiki for Hextor references his "understanding of sorts with the Lords of the Nine and the orc and goblin pantheons" which comes directly from Bastion of Faith p87 and was probably written by Erik ...
      Topic: Bard colleges or schools?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:00 pm   Subject: Bard colleges or schools?
    +1 on the schools in OJ#15.

    Not exactly a college, but Wee Jas has a bardic order of Keepers in OJ#7.

    A lot of bardic instruction won't be as formal as the Bardschool in Greyhawk or the organiza ...
      Topic: Announcement: Search through Dragon Magazine and others
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:43 pm   Subject: Announcement: Search through Dragon Magazine and others
    +1 for OJ#15. I've used Magna Alumnae a bit IMC.

    OJ#7 also has a bardic order of "Keepers" devoted to Wee Jas described in her article.

    The flavor text in the Complete Bard's Handbook has some ...
      Topic: Bridge and Road Tolls
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:47 pm   Subject: Bridge and Road Tolls
    It makes sense for tolls to be collected on the bridge itself to reduce evasion. Because rivers are also often borders, there may also be inspections, customs, and taxes.

    IMC, road tolls are colle ...
      Topic: Mordenkainen's OTHER Fantastic Adventures
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:14 pm   Subject: Mordenkainen's OTHER Fantastic Adventures
    I recently ran WG5 and the players really enjoyed playing the Citadel of Eight pregens, peeking "behind the screen" at their stats and personalities, and having a little influence on GH history. This ...
      Topic: Why aren't we discussing more here?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:42 pm   Subject: Why aren't we discussing more here?

    Something I've recently realized (because I'm slow probably, or because I've been disengaged for 15 years) is that so much content is at essence, just about the creator.
    Yeah, there's fewer collabo ...
      Topic: Why aren't we discussing more here?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:49 pm   Subject: Why aren't we discussing more here?
    A macro trend that's impacting everything is people don't read as much.

    I've been posting, blogging, and getting in flame wars about Greyhawk, old video games, politics, and music since 1996 and t ...
      Topic: Multi-classing
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 2nd Edition   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 10:42 am   Subject: Multi-classing
    I like level limits so much, I use the original ones from the 1e PHB in my 2e campaign (Unearthed Arcana and the 2e DMG kept raising them).

    Demihumans are meant to multiclass and they're meant to ...
      Topic: When does Furyondy know that Iuz is back?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 10:14 am   Subject: When does Furyondy know that Iuz is back?
    WGR5 supports your source from the Wars! box, "Iuz's banishment was long indeed, one reason why the defenders of good were slow to respond to his reappearance."

    Considering Tenser and Bigby were pr ...
      Topic: What Keeps You Coming Back To Greyhawk?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:01 pm   Subject: What Keeps You Coming Back To Greyhawk?

    But not monetizable... which is why the best part of Greyhawk is the relative lack of source material. They stopped making material at just about the right time.
    +1.

    I found GH in 1992. I was tw ...
      Topic: Suel God of War
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:42 pm   Subject: Suel God of War
    A Suel war god doesn't sit well with me. Here's some ideas for the sake of argument. Cool thread!

    Rather than give the Suel a traditional war god, it's more interesting to ask "how do the Suel appr ...
      Topic: Blackmoor Culture
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:42 pm   Subject: Blackmoor Culture
    Blackmoor is a grab bag of great fantasy cultures and I would start by listing everything you plan to use from its different incarnations (Arneson's Blackmoor, Ritchie's Blackmoor, Gygax's, Weining's, ...
      Topic: Cairn of the Skeleton King
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:46 pm   Subject: Cairn of the Skeleton King
    Cool. I never knew the Thrommel connection and I like it. Didn't Gygax also say the SB was behind Thrommel? Is this another one of the answers he flip-flopped on over the years?
      Topic: Cairn of the Skeleton King
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:48 am   Subject: Cairn of the Skeleton King
    I agree Nyrond is best, but I'm torn between there and western Urnst. On one hand there's the Archibold nod, on the other, I think a Rob Kuntz module with "Cairn" in the title belongs in the Cairn Hi ...
      Topic: New official PRINTED Greyhawk Module
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:33 pm   Subject: New official PRINTED Greyhawk Module
    Now that we all bought the PDF last month, we can go back and buy a hardcopy of the new Barrier Peaks module. Happy Confused

    But yeah, support Greyhawk. First print release of a new official GH mo ...
      Topic: Fax (Wild Coast) map
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:27 pm   Subject: Fax (Wild Coast) map
    Doesn't The Adventure Begins have a small b/w map of the post-war ruins of Fax?
    Edit: it does. In the map booklet + a short paragraph. But I wouldn't call it good, though. Definitely needs some creat ...
      Topic: Suel temple in Gnarley/Welkwood Forest?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:48 pm   Subject: Suel temple in Gnarley/Welkwood Forest?
    I assume you mean The Lost City of the Suloise?

    Wizards posted this short article:
    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=lg/lgmp/20061219a

    Gygax has a few details in Artifact of Evil. Greyhawk A ...
      Topic: Indexing Sources, Greyhawk Journal
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:49 pm   Subject: Indexing Sources, Greyhawk Journal
    If you can't find word-searchable LGJ pdf's elsewhere, drivethrurpg now has a couple officially available.
      Topic: Indexing Sources, Greyhawk Journal
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:08 pm   Subject: Indexing Sources, Greyhawk Journal
    Some software like PDF-XChange Viewer will crank through mountains of PDF's on your hard drive looking for keywords without opening them manually -- IF your PDF's are word searchable and someone did t ...
      Topic: Broken search function?
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    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:49 am   Subject: Broken search function?
    Forum search hasn't worked for me for a long time. Can't view old posts on my profile. Forum search link still broken and has to be changed manually.

    Usual error is: "Could not delete old search id ...
      Topic: Minor, obscure Deities
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:48 pm   Subject: Minor, obscure Deities
    OK, finally sitting at my computer with my GH documents. Compiling GH's gods was probably my first pet project for the setting going back to '95. They're virtually limitless.

    The Quag Keep deities ...
      Topic: Minor, obscure Deities
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:40 pm   Subject: Minor, obscure Deities

    Zol Darklock comes from castle Greyhawk. Nuff' said. Wink

    Other deities mentioned in WG7 include Genericus Brant the Universally Bland, Aunt Bee (demon queen of bees), and Su Shi (goddess of ra ...
      Topic: Looking For Drow Modules
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 am   Subject: Looking For Drow Modules
    DCC Saga of the Witch Queen (available for 1e) contains the Lost Passage of the Drow and a lot of GH nods. No major drow settlements, but there's a fair sized dungeon with drow living areas.

    WotC's ...
      Topic: Keep on the Borderlands
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:58 am   Subject: Keep on the Borderlands
    Russ Taylor's old "repair" article is required reading for Return to the Keep on the Borderlands:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20051230043312/http://www.cmc.net:80/~rtaylor/greyhawk/repair.txt

    Auth ...
      Topic: Online Greyhawk seems to be hotting up!
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:20 pm   Subject: Online Greyhawk seems to be hotting up!
    Yeah, lots more action than there was five years ago. Fan community is probably the best it's been since Living Greyhawk and the mid-Nineties before that. Getting hard to keep up with my year in revie ...
      Topic: R.I.P. Carl Sargent (Sept 12, 2018)
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:36 am   Subject: R.I.P. Carl Sargent (Sept 12, 2018)
    I'm going to be lazy and respond to lots of comments without quoting anyone...

    Yes, Sargent was never a TSR employee.

    TSR owns the Ivid rights. The copyright text in the modern fan-formatted ve ...
      Topic: R.I.P. Carl Sargent (Sept 12, 2018)
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:14 pm   Subject: R.I.P. Carl Sargent (Sept 12, 2018)
    For the heck of it, I just sent an email to drivethrurpg informing them of Carl's passing and asking if they might consider a new POD release of From the Ashes or Night Below, to honor Carl's contribu ...
      Topic: Why Do You Like Or Dislike From The Ashes?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:31 pm   Subject: Why Do You Like Or Dislike From The Ashes?
    Good point. On the plus side, the two short adventures in the Campaign Book are quite good.
      Topic: Maps of Veluna City and Mitrik
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:36 am   Subject: Maps of Veluna City and Mitrik
    Veluna City is in Dungeon Magazine #41
      Topic: Why Do You Like Or Dislike From The Ashes?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:30 pm   Subject: Why Do You Like Or Dislike From The Ashes?
    Ditto about the subject line being wrong. Zeb did the damage and Sargent will forever get the blame.

    Somewhere on these forums, I've already written about Gary's plotlines inevitably being headed t ...
      Topic: new ideas for linking classic modules together
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:45 pm   Subject: new ideas for linking classic modules together
    Ditto. WGA1-3 needs lots of work. Unlike most mediocre modules, I think they're worth the elbow grease. There's just something about their mix of urban sleuthing, dungeon crawls, wilderness, and mass ...
      Topic: Heironeous calls off his paladins for six months - opinions?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:58 pm   Subject: Heironeous calls off his paladins for six months - opinions?
    Your idea would be inline with WG8 (Istus' test), GA (avatars battling in the streets of Greyhawk City), and RttRoG (Nerull aiding PC's because some Iuzites pooped on a few of his shrines), but kind o ...
      Topic: new ideas for linking classic modules together
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:55 am   Subject: new ideas for linking classic modules together
    Awesome! I'll check it out.
      Topic: new ideas for linking classic modules together
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:01 pm   Subject: new ideas for linking classic modules together
    Now that we have over two dozen official and unofficial remakes and sequels to Against the Giants, I strung together an alternate Giants series on the barbarian peninsula to relieve the Crystalmists ...
      Topic: Newish Greyhawkish Modules Published, ish
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:10 pm   Subject: Newish Greyhawkish Modules Published, ish
    Finally ordered them all tonight (print). Can't wait.
      Topic: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:22 pm   Subject: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
    Speaking of comparing armies, someone on Lord of the Green Dragons did an "armies of Oerth" series in 2010. Don't think they got to Keoland, but it's interesting.

    http://lordofthegreendragons.blogs ...
      Topic: Living Greyhawk Plotlines?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:08 am   Subject: Living Greyhawk Plotlines?
    How about this: we have two dozen Meta-Region boards right here on the forum that have been collecting dust for ten years. Let's use those. It's easy. There's zero startup. No one needs any special ac ...
      Topic: Ships and the Sea
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:16 pm   Subject: Ships and the Sea
    Hi Jason, welcome to the forums. I don't know the what went down, but I was sad to see you delete much of your content from dragonsfoot. And I'm glad to see you now talking shop here and on the FB gro ...
      Topic: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 3:34 pm   Subject: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
    CruelSummerLord,

    Good points and I concede you're right. Keoland has never enjoyed any long-term expansion. Maybe their history of defeats shows that the Suel STILL aren't as martially competent a ...
      Topic: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:06 pm   Subject: Is It Just Me, Or Does Keoland Always Lose?
    I disagree with the OP. Keoland is oldest, most successful empire in the Flanaess. They conquered everything they could without open warfare against the GK, Celene, or the far west. Former vassals are ...
      Topic: Polymorphing Undead
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    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 2nd Edition   Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:32 pm   Subject: Polymorphing Undead
    With these kind of questions, a good resource is the Sage Advice sticky on the 2e board of the Dragonsfoot forums. Do a control+f keyword search on each page.
    https://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewf ...
      Topic: Newish Greyhawkish Modules Published, ish
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:28 pm   Subject: Re: Newish Greyhawkish Modules Published, ish

    If you find them, buy them and let everyone here know how to get a hold of them.
    Got in touch with Carlos. Nothing to worry about with the modules -- they'll be available again soon. Follow the FB ...
     
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