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    Question #6

    What is your favorite fest in Greyhawk
    Needfest
    16%
     16%  [ 3 ]
    Growfest
    5%
     5%  [ 1 ]
    Richfest
    11%
     11%  [ 2 ]
    Brewfest
    66%
     66%  [ 12 ]
    Total Votes : 18

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    Journeyman Greytalker

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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:35 am  
    Question #6

    What's your favorite fest and why.
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:15 pm  

    Oh, baby, it just has to be Needfest. The others are totally groovy but, come on, the Feast of Fools? A chance to mock those more fortunate than oneself and get away with it is too much for this Hobniz to miss.

    The pompous laid bare, the mighty stripped of power, the weak with strength, the unloved.......well, actually they're still unloved but you can't have it all.

    And, did I mention how careless folk are with their purses whilst having fun?

    What a hoot!
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:21 pm  

    Gotta be Brewfest. And I quote, " In Elmshire, the week is spent in restful, carefree music, drinking, and dancing. In Hardby it is spent with fistfights, riots, and ensuing hangovers. In Narwell it is celebrated with ale-brewing contests, horse races, beatings, and robbery. In Safeton it is celebrated with nervous violence and nightly orc hunts."

    Riots, fistfights, drinking, drunken horse-races, orc hunts? How could there be a better holiday?
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:28 pm  

    Beer and wine (after coffee) are near and dear to my heart. Wink Brewfest, hands down. I might be a follower of The Summoner, but during Brewfewst Lanthorn definitely parties with the followers of Olidammara! Besides, as a high school teacher, I have 150 reasons to 'party.'

    Happy

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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:52 pm  

    Fine beers and wine.
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:28 pm  

    Beer. Wine. Mayhem. 'Nuff said. Smile
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:13 pm  

    For me, Richfest.

    The sacred days of Sotillion - good food, drink, and company. It's the week of the relief of your burdens in high summer. The smell of jasmine and a free meal in the Garden Quarter of Greyhawk near the Temple of Pelor on Giving Day. Laying in the grass, listening to the cicadas sing with both moons full overhead with the one's you love to celebrate the close of Midsummer's Day.

    And if you're wanting more action, accompany a party of elves marking their fabled day of creation, Agelong, to go hunt orcs or perhaps get caught up in guarding your favorite guild's entry in a citywide contest to claim the heavily sought after prestigious Medal of Zagyg.
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:15 pm  

    smillan_31 wrote:
    Gotta be Brewfest. And I quote, " In Elmshire, the week is spent in restful, carefree music, drinking, and dancing. In Hardby it is spent with fistfights, riots, and ensuing hangovers. In Narwell it is celebrated with ale-brewing contests, horse races, beatings, and robbery. In Safeton it is celebrated with nervous violence and nightly orc hunts."

    Riots, fistfights, drinking, drunken horse-races, orc hunts? How could there be a better holiday?


    Throw in some scantily clad women and these are the vital essences of my being.

    BREWFEST! Cool

    Later

    Argon
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:37 pm  

    illustr8or wrote:

    The sacred days of Sotillion - good food, drink, and company. It's the week of the relief of your burdens in high summer. The smell of jasmine and a free meal in the Garden Quarter of Greyhawk near the Temple of Pelor on Giving Day. Laying in the grass, listening to the cicadas sing with both moons full overhead with the one's you love to celebrate the close of Midsummer's Day.


    To hell with being an illustrator! You, sir, are a POET! Happy
    Watch out, skald-barbarian, you have competition. Wink

    -Lanthorn
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:39 pm  

    Argon wrote:


    Throw in some scantily clad women and these are the vital essences of my being.

    Argon


    2nd that sentiment (reminds me of seeing a nudist colony on South Padre Island when I was a kid driving alongside the beach...my grandpa surely enjoyed it!) Who said they had to wear anything? Razz

    -Lanthorn
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:52 pm  

    Thank you, Lanthorn!
    I bow to your bardic sense of spinning yarns that show us the human under-pinings of why some men become heros and others become scoundrels in the fight for good or evil in Greyhawk. Smile
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:05 pm  

    NEEDFEST!

    http://melkot.com/wogcomic/needfest2/needcover.htm
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    Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:41 pm  

    Yes! Laughing
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    Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:25 am  

    Alas, poor Growfest.
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    Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:36 am  

    Tis true. I guess, though, if you don't Grow it, then harvest it, you cannot Brew it! Wink

    -Lanthorn, Libation Specialist Happy
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    Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:54 am  

    Richfest - two full moons, super lycanthropy day! For its annual role as an adventure hook.

    (Though in real life I like the autumn - and a beer)
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    Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:07 am  

    Tsk! All my beloved friends . . . revealing their alcoholism! Shocked

    Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Needfest! (Hey! Hot/warm Cider has an alcohol content!) Shocked Razz

    Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Mwahahahahahahahahaha!
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    Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:59 am  

    smillan_31 wrote:
    " In Elmshire, the week is spent in restful, carefree music, drinking, and dancing.


    This denizen of said parish declines the dancing but accepts copious bacon and mushroom fancies in lieu of nimble footed poncing about.

    It's my second favourite festival.
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    Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:09 pm  

    Ragr wrote:
    smillan_31 wrote:
    " In Elmshire, the week is spent in restful, carefree music, drinking, and dancing.


    This denizen of said parish declines the dancing but accepts copious bacon and mushroom fancies in lieu of nimble footed poncing about.

    It's my second favourite festival.


    Dude, do not let Farmer Maggot catch you stealing his mushrooms. His dogs will eat you.
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    Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:34 pm  

    Mystic-Scholar wrote:
    Tsk! All my beloved friends . . . revealing their alcoholism! Shocked


    Mystic, as Benjamin Franklin said (I do believe), "Beer is proof that God wants man to be happy." Happy

    -Lanthorn the Reverer
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    Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:09 pm  

    Lanthorn wrote:
    . . . as Benjamin Franklin said . . . "Beer is proof that God wants man to be happy."


    You consider Franklin an "authority?" Tsk! I'll help you, for the Bible speaks of more than just beer. Wink

    Isaiah 25:6. For those few who honestly might not know how to read that (they exist and have no reason to be ashamed): The book of Isaiah, chapter 25, verse 6.
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    Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:41 pm  

    Or as an old drunk from my neighborhood use to say. "No need to fear, if you can't f*** or fight, just have another beer". Wink

    "Hey, you got any spare change?" "I need a drink." Surprised

    Its true.

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    Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:23 am  

    "You consider Franklin an "authority?" Tsk! I'll help you, for the Bible speaks of more than just beer. Wink

    Isaiah 25:6. For those few who honestly might not know how to read that (they exist and have no reason to be ashamed): The book of Isaiah, chapter 25, verse 6."

    Hitherforth, you shall be called Bible Scholar. You know "Poster Formerly Known as Mystic", there are other books out there, too...methinks you are actually a priest of Pholtus in disguise! Shocked Which means... I am NOT actually a homunculus after all! Happy yeah, for me.

    @Argon, I will lend you some money. Just beware those dreaded 'beer goggles.' What you think is an elf maiden sitting at the bar might become an annis the very next morning!!! Laughing

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    Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:10 am  

    Lanthorn wrote:
    . . . methinks you are actually a priest of Pholtus in disguise! Which means... I am NOT actually a homunculus after all! . . . yeah, for me.


    Blasphemer! Evil

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    What you think is an elf maiden sitting at the bar might become an annis the very next morning!!!


    Man, that recalls to memory: A friend once told me that he had never gone to be with an ugly woman . . .

    . . . But he sure woke up with a few! ROFL
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    Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:39 pm  

    off topic, but give a look to this

    http://dungeonsanddrawings.blogspot.com/2012/08/god-month-fharlanghn-dweller-on-horizon.html
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    Mystic-Scholar wrote:


    A friend once told me that he had never gone to be with an ugly woman . . .

    . . . But he sure woke up with a few! ROFL


    Oh, man ain't that the truth!Shocked Hey in Bangkok it could be worse!Surprised

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    Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:21 pm  

    Argon wrote:
    Hey in Bangkok it could be worse!


    You mean in the land where their "queens would not excite" me? Shocked

    Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:26 pm  

    Murrayhead's one hit wonder: "One Night in Bangkok"
    Great old 80's reference.

    -Lanthorn, 80's Music Sage
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    Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:45 am  

    Lanthorn wrote:
    Murrayhead's one hit wonder: "One Night in Bangkok"
    Great old 80's reference.

    -Lanthorn, 80's Music Sage


    ...so go back to your pagodas, your masage parlors...

    Which place in the Flanaess would be the decadent tourism spot?

    Greyhawk seems too easy. Dyvers, too.

    I recently bought the Age of Worms article on Alhaster (to get back-datable stuff for 577-578). It seems like a freak show at the palace, but the rest of the town is just rough. Rauxes and Edgefield would probably be the same way.

    One night in Rookroost and the tough guys tumble... Razz

    Edit: I just looked it up. The song actually came from the musical Chess. I did not know that...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Night_in_Bangkok

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_(musical)


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    Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:24 am  

    Nice, James! Happy

    Sad to say and admit, but I actually have that song on my iTunes. In fact, I'm gonna listen to it...

    Cool

    -Lanthorn

    Tourist place? Sounds like a 'zemo follow-up poll to me...
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    Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:36 am  

    Lanthorn,

    If anyone knows the Tourist place for ultimate debauchery, it should be our poll or pole master baronzemo. Razz Laughing

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    Argon wrote:
    Lanthorn,

    If anyone knows the Tourist place for ultimate debauchery, it should be our poll or pole master baronzemo. Razz Laughing

    Later

    Argon


    Quite right!!! Happy
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    Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:39 pm  

    Most decadent tourist spot? My bet would be on the city Erelhei-Cinlu.

    What happens in Erelhei-Cinlu, stays in Erelhei-Cinlu...
    probably because it died as a result. Laughing
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    Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:42 pm  

    Hey, I'm not the one who started the "Casey Kasem top 40 flash back of the 80's" here Evil Grin
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