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      Topic: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:42 pm   Subject: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?


    I very much like the idea of cultures being as unique as they can be. There will always be comparisons to real world things, as that is that is the point of reference we have; the baseline that we ...
      Topic: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:30 pm   Subject: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?

    People of the Plentiful hunting grounds was most likely added by the person fleshing out Gygax's notes. Very telling is the original 'Ataman'.

    My main objection is that Amerind culture makes no ...
      Topic: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    CruelSummerLord

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    Views: 580

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 7:13 pm   Subject: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    Okay, time for a question that's been nagging at me for a long time but that I only remembered to ask now. Anyone who worked on the LG Naerie campaign would be especially welcome.

    In reading the r ...
      Topic: Amedio fever
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 3:02 pm   Subject: Amedio fever
    Another thing I just realized, and I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned, yet.
    There's a user who used to be pretty popular on the boards here, Chibirias mka Maria DelTorre, was a huge advocate of th ...
      Topic: Good Scarlet Brotherhood?
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 9:12 pm   Subject: Good Scarlet Brotherhood?
    It's at rpg.net, in the D&D/fantasy d20 subforum, in the "Let's Read" thread for the 3e Book of Vile Darkness. (A thread mainly discussing how terrible the book was.)

    Post 1,188.

    https://fo ...
      Topic: The Troublesome Electrum Piece
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:48 am   Subject: The Troublesome Electrum Piece
    What if we just declare electrum to be a base element along with all the other metals D&D uses for coinage? All of the other coin metals have their own entries on the real periodic table, so why s ...
      Topic: Which Nations Have Proper Cavaliers?
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 6:41 pm   Subject: Which Nations Have Proper Cavaliers?

    Certainly nothing wrong with Native American Flan for your own campaign, but care to dispute the points I made about Flan being a conglomeration of European peoples such as Balts, Helvitii, celts, g ...
      Topic: Which Nations Have Proper Cavaliers?
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 7:46 pm   Subject: Which Nations Have Proper Cavaliers?
    I agree with SirXaris that knights are separate from cavaliers. Wizards, rogues and clerics could all fill various roles in the Knights of the Watch or the Knights of Luna, and they would still be ful ...
      Topic: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 11:09 am   Subject: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?

    Can you post or page reference the Amerind illustration?

    I was recently reading a Gygax quote about the published setting where he talks about using it instead of his home campaign version. The ' ...
      Topic: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 10:10 am   Subject: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?

    The Flan=Amerind seems to come down to the Rovers entry. Who-ever wrote the blurb for them was thinking Amerind but Gygax's notes were describing them as Cossacks.



    Some Post-Gygax material o ...
      Topic: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 50
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 3:17 pm   Subject: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?

    Gygax's home campaign was based on the north american map. The published Greyhawk setting is not. Also you are confusing physical appearance with culture. The areas depicted as having unadulterated ...
      Topic: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 50
    Views: 10584

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 8:52 am   Subject: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?


    The Flan=Amerind seems to come down to the Rovers entry. Who-ever wrote the blurb for them was thinking Amerind but Gygax's notes were describing them as Cossacks. Their chief is an Ataman which i ...
      Topic: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 50
    Views: 10584

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 8:14 pm   Subject: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    This kind of topic has always been of great interest to me and I can see value to both CSL and rasgon's approaches. For me the key is to foster consistency in my gaming world to help create a strong s ...
      Topic: Bone March and North Province
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:41 pm   Subject: Bone March and North Province


    The Bone March-Ratik alliance is not exactly secure. Gary Holian told me about the Key of Spinecastle, which inspired me to have Count Dunstan as the provisional Marquis. He needs the Key for the ...
      Topic: Bone March and North Province
    CruelSummerLord

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    Views: 2781

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:06 am   Subject: Bone March and North Province
    I also love the mix of political intrigue and humanoid combat/dungeon crawls that exists in the Bone March, Ratik and North Province area. My own take on the Greyhawk Wars involves Bone March being ef ...
      Topic: Blackmoor Land of a Thousand Witches
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:02 pm   Subject: Blackmoor Land of a Thousand Witches
    This thread made me want to ask-what's Blackmoor's general society and culture like? Most of the canon sources don't really describe what everyday life is for Blackmoorians or what their character is ...
      Topic: Making Elves More Sympathetic?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 30
    Views: 3548

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: Making Elves More Sympathetic?
    Okay, three more elven questions:

    1) Is CruelSummerLord's article from the postfest the only speculation/follow-up/source for what's going on in the Spindrift Isles? It's the only thing I've ever s ...
      Topic: Making Elves More Sympathetic?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 30
    Views: 3548

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:14 pm   Subject: Making Elves More Sympathetic?
    I've been thinking a lot about elves lately, so I hope it won't be interpreted as threadjacking if I post a few of my own questions:

    For those playing editions after 1e, did you retain the elven ...
      Topic: Making Elves More Sympathetic?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 30
    Views: 3548

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:35 pm   Subject: Making Elves More Sympathetic?
    There are two trends I hate in fantasy gaming and fiction. The first is making the elves a "perfect" race that are somehow more enlightened, more moral, more skilled, and overall better than humans in ...
      Topic: Oerth Journal #31 has released!
    CruelSummerLord

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    Views: 1193

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:05 pm   Subject: Re: Thanks
    One thing I'd like to ask is whether Oerth Journal articles have to be 'canon-compatible'.

    The reason I've never submitted anything to the OJ is because I always thought material had to be compati ...
      Topic: The Faithful Quartermasters of Iuz
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:09 pm   Subject: The Faithful Quartermasters of Iuz
    You know, I'm glad the Rant of a Malcontent is well-received.
    A lot of folks got a little bent when Ghosts of Saltmarsh came out because of the agent of Iuz in the small, out-of-the-way town of Saltm ...
      Topic: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
    CruelSummerLord

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:35 pm   Subject: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
    I just don't see an american indian culture fitting into a european-middle-eastern - eastern european style fantasy setting when there are plenty of primitive nomadic cultures from these regions to st ...
      Topic: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 11
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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:25 pm   Subject: Re: Absurdity, zaniness, puns, and other funny stuff
    Greyhawk includes, as we all know, a number of joke-names, anagrams, zany NPCs, and even a couple of funny and bizarre gods (Wastri, Zagyg).
    Some D&D monsters that are part of the setting are ri ...
      Topic: Did The Silver Wolf Chapter Go Through?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 2
    Views: 437

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:25 pm   Subject: Did The Silver Wolf Chapter Go Through?
    Thank you so much!

    I hope I wasn't a pest about this-I couldn't even remember if I submitted it or not!
      Topic: Did The Silver Wolf Chapter Go Through?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 2
    Views: 437

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Help and Feedback   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:41 pm   Subject: Did The Silver Wolf Chapter Go Through?
    I hate to ask this, but did I post the latest chapter of For Crown Or Country, the one titled Total Party Kill? I've noticed it doesn't usually take this long for something to be uploaded after submis ...
     
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