Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:07 pm  
Steps for a new DM to get oriented in Greyhawk

Here are some suggested steps for a DM new to Greyhawk to quickly select an appropriate country/region to set a campaign in. This is by no means the only way to go about it, but a suggested path to help a new DM quickly narrow down their options with the least effort.

1- Download a Map of the Flanaess (a Sticky Topic in this forum has suggested links).
http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9207

2- Read the Introduction to Greyhawk Topic by Roger Moore in this forum.
http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9208

3- Read the 1980 World of Greyhawk Gazetteer. It is quite short so makes for a quick read. It will give you an overall feel for the campaign world.

4- Read through the half-page country topics provided in this forum section. Either use the Touring the Flanaess interactive map (top left corner of the Home page menu) or go here:
http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=89

5- Once you have read the country half-page information provided in this forum, select a few countries that you believe fit the kind of campaign you and your players want to play in.

6- Read the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer, focusing on the countries you selected. Narrow it down to the country you like best.

7- Read the country specific resources (if any) provided in the country half-page write-up.

8- Read the rest of the general Greyhawk resources listed in the sticky post of this forum with a focus on the country you selected.
http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9155
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Richard Di Ioia (aka Longetalos)