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  Topic: Pagshat, the Devil-Bison
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 5
Views: 320

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: 9
Views: 282

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: 63

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: 63

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 ...
  Topic: Help Me Create the Dreamscape of Tarsellis
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 18
Views: 625

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:55 pm   Subject: Help Me Create the Dreamscape of Tarsellis


The 1e version of Dragon of Dreams is just sitting, unread and unused, in my storage closet so I'll dig it out and see what there is to mine there. The idea of getting some of the players to play ...
  Topic: Help Me Create the Dreamscape of Tarsellis
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 18
Views: 625

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:05 am   Subject: Help Me Create the Dreamscape of Tarsellis
Alternatively, have you played the video game Final Fantasy VII?

In it, the hero Cloud suffers a mental breakdown when his memories are shown to be false and the villain twists his perceptions to ...
  Topic: Help Me Create the Dreamscape of Tarsellis
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 18
Views: 625

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:50 am   Subject: Help Me Create the Dreamscape of Tarsellis
If you don't mind using Dragonlance sources, then the 1E adventure 'Dragons Of Dreams' and the 3E update 'Dragons of Spring' describe the Silvanesti Nightmare. The adventure centers around the nightma ...
  Topic: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 20
Views: 816

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:11 pm   Subject: Breeds and Varieties of Animals
I'd be interested in considering what the Flanaess's buffalo population would be like. The Flan could (and may still do in some parts of the world) use techniques like 'buffalo jumps' to drive them ov ...
  Topic: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 22
Views: 803

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:39 pm   Subject: Why send 5 adventurers when I have a perfectly good army.
There are a few reasons:

1) As others have pointed out, adventurers have plausible deniability. Adventurers don't have many of the same political considerations tying them down that rulers might. ...
  Topic: Minor, obscure Deities
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 30
Views: 4174

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:57 am   Subject: Minor, obscure Deities
Apocatequil and Xilonen: mentioned in Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan

The Scarlet Brotherhood (page 64) claims that Apocatequil is another name for Tezcatlipoca. I think that Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan ...
  Topic: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 41
Views: 18235

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:44 pm   Subject: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)


-To some extent, there's the old Dragon articles and Living Greyhawk's Nyrond Gazeteer 593 gave an update on Nyrond's navy. Other than that, there are the force cards from the Greyhawk Wars game. ...
  Topic: How Did Skepticism Justify Clerical Magic?
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 10
Views: 1211

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:27 pm   Subject: How Did Skepticism Justify Clerical Magic?
The revival of this thread got me thinking, and I wonder whether Braeden and Holthchilde were overstating their case. Aside from places like the Pale, Iuz and probably Medegia, most Flanaess governmen ...
  Topic: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 41
Views: 18235

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:02 pm   Subject: Armies of Oerth (starting with Ratik)
Wow-you definitely put a lot of thought into this. While I appreciate your using my work, please do not take it as a definite state on canon, which I regularly ignore when I come up with something I l ...
  Topic: So I heard there was something called the Horned Society...
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 21
Views: 1142

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:58 am   Subject: Re: Other Articles on the Horned Society
Let me know if you find these useful.

Yes they will be helpful, even if only by guiding where I go with my campaign.

Thanks for all the help everyone!

I agree that they seem to have been in ...
  Topic: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 9
Views: 1054

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:53 pm   Subject: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
I leave out everything and play pure fantasy, as that is why I got into D&D to begin with. I enjoy genre-specific settings for the most part. Genre-mixing is all too often poorly done, and so pres ...
  Topic: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 9
Views: 1054

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:14 pm   Subject: Tropes And Conventions From Other Genres?
The debate on "acceptable anomalies" at Canonfire had a contribution by Tarelton that clearly explained for me why I'm so against the idea of things like robots, spaceships and laser guns in my versio ...
  Topic: Acceptable Anomalies?
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 19
Views: 1656

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:17 pm   Subject: Acceptable Anomalies?
I try to keep my vision more medieval...

Eyeglasses -- believed to have been invented in 1285
Potato -- discovered circa 1492
Tomato -- discovered circa 1492
Tobacco -- discovered circa 1492
C ...
  Topic: Acceptable Anomalies?
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 19
Views: 1656

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:07 pm   Subject: Acceptable Anomalies?
What kind of modern "anomalies" do you accept in your version of Greyhawk? By anomalies, I mean things that didn't necessarily exist in the real-life Middle Ages and were created more recently, but th ...
  Topic: Lolth Then & Now
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 8
Views: 986

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:15 pm   Subject: Lolth Then & Now
To me, many planar lords such as the arch-devils, demon princes, oinodaemon, the lords of the elemental planes, and other such deities can all grant spells if they are worshiped by mortals, as the bel ...
  Topic: Spoils of War (for hired soldiers)
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 5
Views: 877

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:04 pm   Subject: Spoils of War (for hired soldiers)
Building on tarelton's comments, given that Greyhawk is a world with a lot of bulk coinage, gems and other related materials available as plunder, the promise of lining one's pocket with that kind of ...
  Topic: Order of the Hart membership (esp. Veluna)
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 16
Views: 2200

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:12 pm   Subject: Order of the Hart membership (esp. Veluna)
More questions, with my take added:

There are roughly 70 Knights in Veluna (something like that), but doubt they are equally divided across the Dioceses (and Archdiocese). I imagine there are more ...
  Topic: Does Greyhawk Reflect Its Creators?
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 4
Views: 900

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:57 pm   Subject: Does Greyhawk Reflect Its Creators?
Other D&D campaign settings have reflected some of the preferences or beliefs of their creators. The multiple conspiracies and gambit pileups in Forgotten Realms apparently mirror the kinds of plo ...
  Topic: Order of the Hart membership (esp. Veluna)
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 16
Views: 2200

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:00 pm   Subject: Order of the Hart membership (esp. Veluna)
Regarding the finances of the Furyondy and Veluna branches, I think we are looking too closely at a cash economy like our modern one, and not considering that this is a semi-medieval world.

The pri ...
  Topic: Order of the Hart membership (esp. Veluna)
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 16
Views: 2200

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:16 pm   Subject: Order of the Hart membership (esp. Veluna)
1) I think that while the Knights are largely independent of the governments of the states they're affiliated with, the states pay many of the Knights' costs. I see their independence as mostly being ...
  Topic: How Did Skepticism Justify Clerical Magic?
CruelSummerLord

Replies: 10
Views: 1211

PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:50 pm   Subject: How Did Skepticism Justify Clerical Magic?
Okay, this all makes a lot more sense. The LGG didn't really describe what exactly the Skeptics believed in, so I assumed it had to do with atheism, which in turn left me wondering how they explained ...
 
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