Signup
Welcome to... Canonfire! World of GreyhawK
Features
Postcards from the Flanaess
Adventures
in Greyhawk
Cities of
Oerth
Deadly
Denizens
Jason Zavoda Presents
The Gord Novels
Greyhawk Wiki
#greytalk
JOIN THE CHAT
ON DISCORD
    Canonfire :: Search
    Search found 472 matches
    Canonfire Forum Index
    Author Message
      Topic: Human Moon Worship
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 5
    Views: 205

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:35 pm   Subject: Re: Human Moon Worship
    Oerth has two moons but there seems to be no specific reference to human worship related to them. Is there a human-centric god or goddess of the moons Luna and/or Celene? Am I missing the obvious?
    ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:36 am   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    The fellowship is fracturing... Cry

    Will this become like the Lord Of The Rings, where the narrative cuts between the different groups of heroes?
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 17
    Views: 3366

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:04 pm   Subject: Valley of the Mage
    Interesting information. I was aware of the details of the sundering, as well as the kings departure. Hadnít gotten that incorporated into my lore version as yet. Wasnít sure exactly how to fles ...
      Topic: Valley of the Mage
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 17
    Views: 3366

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:16 pm   Subject: Valley of the Mage
    My take on the Vale of the Mage relies heavily on its history in the LGG. The valley had some sort of malign presence, the drow believe the valley elves were made slaves to some sort of lie, and the l ...
      Topic: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 14
    Views: 507

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 2:36 pm   Subject: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk


    My two large remaining questions are these:

    a) Especially with regard to Greyhawk City watchmen, what do you all think should be minimum amounts for an effective bribe? How little is insulting ...
      Topic: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 14
    Views: 507

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 1:09 pm   Subject: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk


    My two large remaining questions are these:

    a) Especially with regard to Greyhawk City watchmen, what do you all think should be minimum amounts for an effective bribe? How little is insulting ...
      Topic: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 14
    Views: 507

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 8:07 am   Subject: The Traveling Zoo Comes to the City of Greyhawk
    The guard dog probably won't attract much more attention than it would in real life. Even the wolf likely wouldn't, since the 1983 guide says that free cities often grant entry to humanoids, and they' ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Fri May 06, 2022 9:08 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    There's a lot of intrigue surrounding our favorite silver-hearted and self-centered wizard. That knight and his group are still after the party presumably for Aurora's delving too deeply into secrets ...
      Topic: Larrangin of Bissel
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 5
    Views: 612

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:37 am   Subject: Larrangin of Bissel
    Here's my obviously very non-canon version of Larrangin. Keep in mind that the version of Bissel he rules over now is the last bit of a nation that was already rotting from the inside long before the ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:23 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    Shefak's alive and well, the whole party is together again, the rampaging monsters and robots are permanently sealed, the goodly creatures have been freed, and they're off to the next adventure!

    A ...
      Topic: Robin Hood type scenarios in Greyhawk
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 4
    Views: 598

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:16 pm   Subject: Robin Hood type scenarios in Greyhawk
    Another possible "Robin Hood" type campaign might also be in the Vesve if you're striking against Iuz or the Horned Society. This would be an ideal role for a small adventuring band to play, striking ...
      Topic: Eclavdra's level in GDQ1-7
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 7
    Views: 6468

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:36 am   Subject: Eclavdra's level in GDQ1-7
    Since 1E didn't allow demihumans to swap between classes the way humans could, I would say that the G3 levels are correct. It's more feasible that Eclavdra could have advanced in both her classes simu ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:29 am   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    ...Wow.

    This became a tragedy really fast, and one that really puts the "grey" in Greyhawk.

    The mind flayers might have been doing awful things from their colony (or so I'm assuming, given the ...
      Topic: Which Greyhawk City/Town would you most like to see detailed
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 22
    Views: 1478

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:35 pm   Subject: Which Greyhawk City/Town would you most like to see detailed
    All of these would be fine choices. Here are a couple I'd add:

    Rel Astra: This is where it all began, the original capital of the Great Kingdom before the Malachite Throne was moved to Rauxes. It' ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: Post 199: New Best Friend
    What a creature of habit am I. I tried to make my normal Tuesday post on the 14th and couldn't log on. Over and over I tried - and it wasn't until today that I realized they changed the anti-spambot ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:48 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    That ought to show these abominations not to mess with...

    ...say, does your party actually have a group name?
      Topic: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 12
    Views: 1395

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:54 pm   Subject: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's

    The Society of Magi is a politically active body of wizards, required to be full-time residents of the Free City and members of the Wizards' Guild in good standing.

    It's a political group, not a ...
      Topic: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 12
    Views: 1395

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:07 pm   Subject: Wizards Guilds other than Greyhawk's
    Yes, the master of the Wizards' Guild has a seat on the Directing Oligarchy. So does the head of the "Society of Magi", whatever that's supposed to be. And while the wizards are more powerful on paper ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:06 am   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    Ah, the whims of the dice...

    They can turn the Fellowship of the Ring into the Three Stooges.
      Topic: Foods of the Flanaess?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 16
    Views: 1840

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:46 am   Subject: Foods of the Flanaess?


    Yeah, that's fair enough. And good point about 'ethnically authentic-sounding names." I sometimes forget that it's been more than 1,000 years since the Great Migrations, and that there's been a lo ...
      Topic: Foods of the Flanaess?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 16
    Views: 1840

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:11 pm   Subject: Foods of the Flanaess?


    And I think of "Flan" as a catchall category imposed by the invaders of yore to distinguish indigenous inhabitants from Suloise and Oeridian settlers. I don't think all Flannae would necessarily r ...
      Topic: Foods of the Flanaess?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 16
    Views: 1840

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:46 am   Subject: Foods of the Flanaess?
    We can probably discern a lot of the cuisine of different human cultures by examining their real-life counterparts:

    -The Flan would make good use of pemmican and bannock as traveling foods, much a ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:58 am   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    Hopes and prayers for Shefak. Cry

    And don't feel too bad about tipping your players off on the will o' the wisp. They were probably already on edge given that almost everything on the ship has ...
      Topic: A SWARM of Articles are incoming!!!
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 6
    Views: 4874

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:36 am   Subject: A SWARM of Articles are incoming!!!
    The worst part is that they're immune to critical hits. Confused
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:14 am   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    Alright, they killed the intellect devourer!

    I love watching how your players and their characters have grown, the interplay between them, and their effectiveness in combat.

    I've probably said ...
      Topic: Religion, Myth, and Ritual Among the Rovers of the Barrens
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 7
    Views: 5162

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:05 am   Subject: Religion, Myth, and Ritual Among the Rovers of the Barrens
    It is hard to believe that this thread has been buried so deep and for so long in the past threads of the forum. Personally my Rovers are Kozak's not Amerinds but that bit of confusion goes back to th ...
      Topic: A SWARM of Articles are incoming!!!
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 6
    Views: 4874

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:47 am   Subject: A SWARM of Articles are incoming!!!
    Awesome! Happy

    Don't get too comfortable, though-there's more where that came from!
      Topic: Greyhawk city and neighbors
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 2
    Views: 925

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:48 pm   Subject: Greyhawk city and neighbors
    For me, Greyhawk and Dyvers are allies in name only, as they are with the Duchy of Urnst. Both of these states are probably more enemies than allies, given their heated border and trade disputes. Fury ...
      Topic: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 7
    Views: 1423

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:36 pm   Subject: (Un)Holy water...faith specific?
    I'd choose option #3, but with the caveat that most clerics will prefer to use holy water generated by their own faiths. If possible, if they acquire any holy or unholy water from another faith, they ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:09 am   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...


    The Barrier Peaks module, and the monsters in it, do have a strange place in Greyhawk history. On the one hand, Gygax seemed to be using the 'alien origin' to explain some of the odder 1e monster ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:09 am   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    I was wondering if, in your Greyhawk, all of the creatures aboard the starship were aliens, or if something like the intellect devourer was native to Oerth. Did the ship crew find the intellect devour ...
      Topic: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 8
    Views: 1746

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:26 pm   Subject: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk


    -I thought LG turned it into a slow-motion assassination thru' poisoning?

    I didn't follow LG, so I wouldn't know. I explained it by having Panshazek the Vile infect Tillit with a demonic parasi ...
      Topic: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 8
    Views: 1746

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:57 pm   Subject: Greatest Mysteries of Greyhawk
    What is up with the elves in general?

    The LGG's entry on the Valley of the Mage describes how a lot of the valley elves left the Valley and unloaded a collection of scrolls, an oaken chest and som ...
      Topic: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1817

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:21 pm   Subject: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing


    I don't understand your point to this post? There is a the lost city of the suel in the Suss? If the Suel were confined to the Sea of Dust how did they come in conflict with the Baklunish? Would m ...
      Topic: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 10
    Views: 1817

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:53 pm   Subject: Adventure Idea - Land Clearing
    I never thought the Suel Imperium extended into the Flanaess proper. If it did, then I doubt there would have been as much conflict in the Sheldomar Valley when the Suel refugees fled through the Pass ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 69
    Views: 37344

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:37 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic
    I dislike the whole concept of "future Oerths" in and of themselves, particularly if it implies a canonical fate for many of the peoples and elements of the world. It's one thing for Howard, Moorcock ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 11:43 am   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    Your players have really come into their own in their tactics and their role-playing. I love their semi-dysfunctional interactions and their still supporting each other in spite of it all, and their a ...
      Topic: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 6
    Views: 2228

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:22 pm   Subject: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    Thanks, everyone!

    I'm curious what kind of usual connection a thieves guild representative way out in Diamond Lake would have with the guild. My sense is maybe once a month an operative travels ou ...
      Topic: The Greyhawk feel?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 8
    Views: 1822

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:33 am   Subject: The Greyhawk feel?
    I posted a thread about 5 years ago called [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6238&highlight=]Define Your Ideal Greyhawk where people discussed the t ...
      Topic: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 6
    Views: 2228

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:00 pm   Subject: organizational details for Greyhawk Thieves Guild
    I wrote an article about the [url=http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=654]Greyhawk Thieves' Guild for a postfest many moons ago. It's in the form of a legal char ...
      Topic: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 15
    Views: 2430

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:20 pm   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.

    And that exploded into the Temple Coalition Revolts, where pretty much every faith w ...
      Topic: A Cane for Selczek Gobayuik
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 1
    Views: 1054

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:20 am   Subject: A Cane for Selczek Gobayuik
    As I imagine it, one of the reasons Selczek Gobayuik is so disliked is partly because of his habit of constantly smoking the most obnoxiously bad-smelling pipeweed and Baklunish hashish he can find. T ...
      Topic: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 15
    Views: 2430

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    Hello All,

    Got into a debate with a fellow DM/player and had to agree to disagree in the end. I won't tell you who had what position, but it came down to this, and I want YOUR collective input to ...
      Topic: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 10
    Views: 2192

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:48 pm   Subject: Re: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad

    Lyzandred is an ancient Baklunish survivor of Suloise atrocities, and he's made it his unlife's goal to separate dangerous magic from dangerous people.

    "If the worst offenders were those who hun ...
      Topic: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 10
    Views: 2192

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:53 pm   Subject: Re: Epic Rant: Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad


    What's the answer to puzzle #1? I don't care! Here's why. Much like with the sphinx in WPM, characters can bypass these challenges and just fight the encounter. However unlike WPM, this isn't opti ...
      Topic: Military Ranks in Greyhawk
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 13
    Views: 7541

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:20 pm   Subject: Military Ranks in Greyhawk
    A more formalized ranking system is one of those anomalies from real-life medieval Europe that I can accept in the Flanaess, with titles such as Sergeant, Colonel, Admiral and General. These are even ...
      Topic: Help Needed with an Adventure
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 13
    Views: 2624

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:04 pm   Subject: Help Needed with an Adventure
    How about a band of spriggans? They're to gnomes what drow and duergar are to elves and dwarves. They can morph between giant and gnome size, so they can do either frontal assaults or stealth attacks, ...
      Topic: Blazonry
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 7
    Views: 2459

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 7:13 pm   Subject: Blazonry
    Does anyone know what the symbol on Tenh's heraldry is? I can't find it amongst the glyphs in the Guide to the World of Greyhawk but it looks kind of anthropomorphic to me.

    I take it as the Flan wo ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 36
    Views: 6949

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:57 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium


    Although Kord is not my favourite deity I think you underestimate his influence. He's still one of the three most powerful deities in the pantheon and the grandson of the leader of that pantheon. ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 36
    Views: 6949

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:17 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    My depiction of Korenth Zan was heavily inspired by Robert Gould's illustrations of Elric, and so the Suel Imperium as I imagine it was heavily inspired by Michael Moorcock's Melnibone, in particular ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 36
    Views: 6949

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:02 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium


    The actual Suel people would have been more influenced by the gods they worshipped. These gods actually exist, have priests, cast miracles, and directly impact the lives, and souls, of the people. ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 36
    Views: 6949

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:05 am   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium


    My gut feeling has always been that the common folk don't have the time to be as invested in Good vs Evil due to the fact they're busting a gut tilling fields, surviving plagues and generally surv ...
      Topic: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 36
    Views: 6949

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:59 pm   Subject: The effect of Suel gods on the makeup of the Suel Imperium
    Awesome thread topic, and exactly the kind of thing I love to speculate on.

    The first thing that comes to mind for me is that most of the Suel during the Great Migrations were thoroughly vile. The ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:26 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...



    You mentioned in a previous thread that the party is going to shrink in size a bit. How many PCs will be in the party once some of them leave? One of the reasons I love your thread is because I ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:19 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    The journey just getting to the Starfall has been just as exciting as actually starting to explore it. Your players are all very, very lucky to have you as their DM.

    You mentioned in a previous th ...
      Topic: Blackmoor Life, Society And Culture
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 1
    Views: 1958

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:30 pm   Subject: Blackmoor Life, Society And Culture
    In heychadwick's thread on discussing where to set Rime Of The Icemaiden in Greyhawk, it was noted that Blackmoor is almost completely underdeveloped. I really enjoyed Fred Weining's article on Blackm ...
      Topic: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 19
    Views: 4237

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:15 pm   Subject: Rime of the FrostMaiden in Greyhawk?
    If you're looking for the edge of civilization with a lot of less-than-moral frontiersmen and roughnecks, with a bunch of nearby barbarian types, then why not use some of the northernmost Bandit Kingd ...
      Topic: The Honor Of The Crown Chapters?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 5
    Views: 2269

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Support and Feedback   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:54 am   Subject: The Honor Of The Crown Chapters?
    Awesome! Thanks so much!
      Topic: The Honor Of The Crown Chapters?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 5
    Views: 2269

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Support and Feedback   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:45 pm   Subject: The Honor Of The Crown Chapters?
    Have Chapters Six through Eight gone through alright?
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:25 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    So who generally plays Umbra? Is she a DMNPC, or do your other players take turns playing her? I notice she hasn't done much in the last couple of sessions.
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:00 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    You make me eager for Tuesday afternoons. I love large parties and your campaign logs are a pleasure to read.

    How familiar are your players with Greyhawk canon and the contents of the classic modu ...
      Topic: Distribution Of High And Sylvan Elves?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 2
    Views: 1992

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:38 pm   Subject: Distribution Of High And Sylvan Elves?
    I was reading through the 1983 boxed set books the other day, and I noted how many encounter tables listed sylvan elves, and how few listed high elves. High elves only seemed to be common in places li ...
      Topic: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 21
    Views: 5299

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:05 pm   Subject: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    You could also go with 'killing and then eating anyone with a soul is Evil, but doing the same to creatures with spirits isn't (necessarily) so.'

    That makes sahuaghin and orcs fine to eat. And elv ...
      Topic: What age are Greyhawk Fans?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 19
    Views: 4225

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:19 am   Subject: What age are Greyhawk Fans?
    I'm 38, so I might be a kid by Greyhawk standards. I first started contributing to Canonfire when I was 20, so there's that too.

    As to what the attraction of the setting is for me, it may have to ...
      Topic: How advanced were the Pre-Cataclysmic western empires?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 12
    Views: 3264

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:30 pm   Subject: How advanced were the Pre-Cataclysmic western empires?
    I like Vestcoat's, Vlucan's and WingOfCoot's explanations about why the empires didn't grow into the Flanaess proper, and I'd add that the Yatils and Crystalmists provided formidable natural barriers. ...
      Topic: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 21
    Views: 5299

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:38 pm   Subject: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    One of the players in my campaign was a Lizardman Druid. he always chopped lumps off of any kills in order to stock up on provisions, regardless of what/who it was.

    His justification was that it wa ...
      Topic: The source of greyhawk magic
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 69
    Views: 37344

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:45 pm   Subject: The source of greyhawk magic


    My thought was that between 591 and 998 CY, the Great War for the fate of the Oerth (and ultimately the multiverse) will be fought, where to win, the forces of Balance (or at least everyone who do ...
      Topic: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 21
    Views: 5299

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:28 pm   Subject: What's for dinner? or "I eat the shark-man"
    It wouldn't necessarily be evil, but I think a lot of humans and demihumans would be disgusted at the idea of eating monsters like lizard men, minotaurs, koalinth and sahuagin, largely because they're ...
      Topic: The Great Western Gate
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 12
    Views: 3320

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:17 pm   Subject: The Great Western Gate
    The Great Western Gate might be metaphorical, in that Sterich (and arguably Geoff and the Yeomanry) are the gates protecting the Sheldomar lowlands against the giants of the mountains. They were most ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:37 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...

    A ditz, definitely. A harridan? Nah, more like a vixen or minx.

    I have some reflections on Alignment in this campaign between posts 108 and 109. Let me say here that for this, my first 5e ga ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:26 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    Boy, Willa doesn't like Aurora at all, does she? What's Aurora's alignment, anyway? I've seen you describe her alternately as a harridan, a ditz, etc.
      Topic: Ring of Five Questions @Greyhawkery
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 27
    Views: 5932

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:39 pm   Subject: Ring of Five Questions @Greyhawkery
    Q1. What is your favorite realm or region in the World of Greyhawk setting?

    I've always been particularly fascinated by the Grand Duchy of Geoff, showing how old and new cultures might blend togeth ...
      Topic: The Honor Of The Crown Chapters?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 5
    Views: 2269

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Support and Feedback   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:21 pm   Subject: The Honor Of The Crown Chapters?
    You submitted Chapter One: Seeing the Forest And The Trees *twice*, and also Chapter Four: A Simple Question *once.*


    Missing Chapter Two and Chapter Three.

    Damn it, that's what I thought. Sorr ...
      Topic: The Honor Of The Crown Chapters?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 5
    Views: 2269

    PostForum: Canonfire! & GreyTalk Support and Feedback   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:06 pm   Subject: The Honor Of The Crown Chapters?
    I have a few more chapters of The Honor Of The Crown ready, but I can't remember which ones I've submitted to Canonfire beyond the first one. Can somebody confirm them for me?
      Topic: Keoland's RW Analog
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 45
    Views: 8784

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:40 am   Subject: Keoland's RW Analog
    In writing Keoland, I've had a strange combination of royalist France and Imperial Russia, along with modern America, of all places. Strange combination, I know, but hear me out.

    The imperial Fren ...
      Topic: It started in Saltmarsh...
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 317
    Views: 91521

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:53 pm   Subject: It started in Saltmarsh...
    I've read through this whole thread, and I just wanted to say bravo. You make the setting come alive with all the little details, and I love how you're willing to go your own way when it benefits your ...
      Topic: Winter's Tales
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 13
    Views: 4687

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:34 pm   Subject: Winter's Tales
    Aside from the obvious suggestion of Vecna, the destruction of House Malhel could be equally disturbing. Depending on how old the elf storyteller is, she might actually have lived through those events ...
      Topic: The Scarlet Guide To Conquest For Fun And Profit
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 4
    Views: 4729

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:39 pm   Subject: The Scarlet Guide To Conquest For Fun And Profit
    Thanks for linking to this CruelSummerLord!

    I enjoyed reading your articulation of the Brotherhood's steps.

    Regarding the Fodder step, since it sounds like you've retained Sargent's depiction of ...
      Topic: How to "wrap up" Sea Princes?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 14
    Views: 10488

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:01 pm   Subject: How to "wrap up" Sea Princes?
    Hopefully folks won't mind me resuscitating so many old threads, but as I read old discussions, I sometimes feel moved to respond and hope that others who expressed past interest might update the comm ...
      Topic: Naval Strengths of the Realms of Greyhawk
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 21
    Views: 15062

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:25 pm   Subject: Naval Strengths of the Realms of Greyhawk
    Most of what is posted below is from my own version of things, so take it with as many shakers of salt as you want.

    The LGG noted that the Hold of the Sea Princes had the single best fleet in the ...
      Topic: L2 The Assassin's Knot
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 4
    Views: 5027

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:51 pm   Subject: Re: L2 The Assassin's Knot
    I read through this relatively recently. If it is not the first published murder mystery for RPGs, it is certainly one of the first.

    I have to ask, for anyone who has either run it or played in it ...
      Topic: Earthly Cultural Analogies In The Flanaess And Beyond?
    CruelSummerLord

    Replies: 50
    Views: 20951

    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

    Replies: 50
    Views: 20951

    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

    Replies: 4
    Views: 2895

    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

    Replies: 16
    Views: 5983

    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

    Replies: 11
    Views: 4186

    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

    Replies: 20
    Views: 6292

    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

    Replies: 9
    Views: 3990

    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

    Replies: 9
    Views: 3990

    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

    Replies: 50
    Views: 20951

    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

    Replies: 50
    Views: 20951

    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
    Views: 20951

    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: 20951

    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: 20951

    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

    Replies: 24
    Views: 8081

    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

    Replies: 24
    Views: 8081

    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

    Replies: 38
    Views: 15425

    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: 11610

    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: 11610

    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:

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

    Replies: 30
    Views: 11610

    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 ...
     
    Page 1 of 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
    All times are GMT - 8 Hours
    Jump to:  




    Canonfire! is a production of the Thursday Group in assocation with GREYtalk and Canonfire! Enterprises

    Contact the Webmaster.  Long Live Spidasa!


    Greyhawk Gothic Font by Darlene Pekul is used under the Creative Commons License.

    PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
    Page Generation: 0.55 Seconds