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      Topic: Whispers of war (Update)
    JohnD

    Replies: 2
    Views: 6052

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 1:25 pm   Subject: Whispers of war (Update)
    How do you get around Drow being feared and attacked on sight by surface dwellers?
      Topic: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    JohnD

    Replies: 682
    Views: 443522

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:22 pm   Subject: Anna's Atlas of the Flanaess
    Hi Everyone!

    I have made a zip file with all the heraldry from my map:

    Thank you!
      Topic: Blun, Keoland
    JohnD

    Replies: 6
    Views: 4847

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:30 pm   Subject: Re: Blun, Keoland
    Need a map for a village to set the next adventure for my 5e group in. The map of Nulb fits the location perfectly, these guys will probably never get over to Verbobonc, and most importantly, none of ...
      Topic: 5e House Rules for Greyahwk Campaigning
    JohnD

    Replies: 13
    Views: 14224

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:21 pm   Subject: 5e House Rules for Greyahwk Campaigning
    Thank you for these suggestions.
      Topic: Tabletop emulator
    JohnD

    Replies: 14
    Views: 14173

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:20 pm   Subject: Tabletop emulator
    Surprised it's not been mentioned, but Fantasy Grounds is an excellent virtual table top program.

    Edit: Nothing like inadvertently engaging in thread necromancy, but my comment about FG stands.
      Topic: 3.5e ToEE - Seeking Thoughts
    JohnD

    Replies: 0
    Views: 3891

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 3.0e/3.5e/d20/Pathfinder   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:19 pm   Subject: 3.5e ToEE - Seeking Thoughts
    I'm DMing a group through ToEE using 3.5e rules; we're playing on-line using the Fantasy Grounds VTT (highly recommended to anyone who finds themselves without a local face-to-face group).

    The part ...
      Topic: Undead rope climbers?
    JohnD

    Replies: 13
    Views: 9105

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 2nd Edition   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:05 am   Subject: Undead rope climbers?
    The Ghoul Stiriges can just fly.
      Topic: Doppleganger Shapeshifting
    JohnD

    Replies: 10
    Views: 7622

    PostForum: Greyhawk- AD&D 2nd Edition   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:15 am   Subject: Doppleganger Shapeshifting
    I'd say this is a natural ability that can't be caught by Detect Magic.

    As others have said, there are other ways of finding it out though.
      Topic: Favorite Monsters (from DM's seat)
    JohnD

    Replies: 27
    Views: 18610

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:28 am   Subject: Favorite Monsters (from DM's seat)
    Thassaloss (Greater or Lesser)
    Owlbear
    Gelatinous Cube
    Stirge
    Grell
    Son of Kyuss
    Necrophidius
    Varrangoin
      Topic: C&C Grayhawk
    JohnD

    Replies: 5
    Views: 8717

    PostForum: Greyhawk- Other Game Systems/Editions   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:00 am   Subject: C&C Grayhawk
    I'm running several Greyhawk campaigns using the Castles and Crusades rules via the Fantasy Grounds VTT. Very little needs to change going from AD&D to C&C... it is almost effortless and a tr ...
      Topic: Nyrond Adventures in Pasadena, CA
    JohnD

    Replies: 13
    Views: 13834

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:49 pm   Subject: Nyrond Adventures in Pasadena, CA
    Cool stuff.
      Topic: Why is Iuz a Cleric/Priest?
    JohnD

    Replies: 29
    Views: 21985

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:15 pm   Subject: Why is Iuz a Cleric/Priest?
    Nothing to offer to the debate, other than to say I love reading this stuff! Happy
      Topic: On-line Campaign looking for 1-2 players
    JohnD

    Replies: 0
    Views: 4730

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:20 pm   Subject: On-line Campaign looking for 1-2 players
    I'm running a Greyhawk game using Fantasy Grounds. Looking for a couple of players to bolster an existing group. No prior FG experience required.

    We play every 2nd/3rd Friday from 8-11 PM Central ...
      Topic: Looking for an online Greyhawk campaign
    JohnD

    Replies: 8
    Views: 23896

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:01 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for an online Greyhawk campaign
    Preferably 2edition skills and powers campaign so I can recreate a worshiper of Kelanen that I played long ago but I'd be willing to play just about any edition to honest.

    Does anyone have any idea ...
      Topic: " ... re-birth of a fantasy setting ..."
    JohnD

    Replies: 99
    Views: 43415

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:43 pm   Subject: " ... re-birth of a fantasy setting ..."
    What did you think of the other books?
    IMO Tomb of Horrors is the best of the bunch.

    Keep on the Borderlands might as well not have the Greyhawk brand on it - there's nothing in there except for o ...
      Topic: " ... re-birth of a fantasy setting ..."
    JohnD

    Replies: 99
    Views: 43415

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:04 pm   Subject: " ... re-birth of a fantasy setting ..."
    Fingers crossed it's Greyhawk.

    Fingers, toes and everything else crossed it doesn't suck.
      Topic: Looking for a Greyhawk Pbem or IRC game to play.
    JohnD

    Replies: 11
    Views: 27584

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:55 am   Subject: Looking for a Greyhawk Pbem or IRC game to play.
    Not sure what user name the person goes by here, but someone PMed me on the Fantasy Grounds website because of my post (above). Just wanted to say I've responded (in case he hasn't gone back to check ...
      Topic: Looking for a Greyhawk Pbem or IRC game to play.
    JohnD

    Replies: 11
    Views: 27584

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:33 pm   Subject: Looking for a Greyhawk Pbem or IRC game to play.
    To the OP - I have just started running a 3.5 campaign in Greyhawk using Fantasy Grounds as a medium, with Mumble for voice communication.

    If you are interested, contact me at the Fantasy Grounds w ...
      Topic: xDD
    JohnD

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2720

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:47 pm   Subject: xDD
    Gotta hand it to him... hiding in the weeds for 7 years waiting to ambush us with a witty post like that.
      Topic: Updating the U series *possible spoilers to follow*
    JohnD

    Replies: 19
    Views: 8359

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:37 am   Subject: Updating the U series *possible spoilers to follow*
    How about having the "old time" the module was played 20 years in the past.

    Some grizzled oldsters in the area remember the happenings with a lot of embellishments thrown in (good fodder to get ext ...
      Topic: Options for On-line Greyhawk Gaming?
    JohnD

    Replies: 2
    Views: 21414

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:02 am   Subject: Options for On-line Greyhawk Gaming?
    I'm thinking about starting an on-line Greyhawk campaign.

    Very few people I know seem to be able to spare an evening every few weeks to get together reliably (myself included).

    Aside from NWN an ...
      Topic: Running a game as a new DM -- the Good and the Bad
    JohnD

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4070

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:59 am   Subject: Running a game as a new DM -- the Good and the Bad
    The great thing about DMing is that you don't need to know everything... you just need to look like you do infront of your players.

    Assuming you are dealing with mature, intelligent people (I know. ...
      Topic: Running a game as a new DM -- the Good and the Bad
    JohnD

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4070

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:38 am   Subject: Running a game as a new DM -- the Good and the Bad
    Isn't there an Irongate the province and an Irongate the city?

    Don't worry about it... let the players figure it out. If they show up in the wrong place waving their medalion around expecting pref ...
      Topic: greyhawk olympics
    JohnD

    Replies: 9
    Views: 5794

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:37 pm   Subject: greyhawk olympics
    I'd guess that very few events would happen because of all the skulduggery and assassinations going on in the background.

    Beyond that, I have to think the Scarlett Brotherhood would bring home most ...
      Topic: Whither Orlane Before the War?
    JohnD

    Replies: 8
    Views: 6855

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:57 pm   Subject: Whither Orlane Before the War?
    The module makes it sound like it's something of a no man's land between Gran March and Keoland, actually. It's a wild, recently settled region, vulnerable to humanoid raids, a point of light in the w ...
      Topic: Iuz Soul Husks
    JohnD

    Replies: 43
    Views: 31058

    PostForum: Welcome to Greyhawk!   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:35 am   Subject: Iuz Soul Husks
    Would love to receive this if you're still in the giving mood.

    nwndm@gmail.com

    Please and thank you! Happy
      Topic: anna's maps for sale!
    JohnD

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4258

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:32 am   Subject: anna's maps for sale!
    I went with I think the 24"x36" option in full color and laminated.

    IIRC it was just over $30 CDN (did this over a year ago).
      Topic: anna's maps for sale!
    JohnD

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4258

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:22 pm   Subject: anna's maps for sale!
    Already did this myself with the Ulek map... emailed a copy to my local Staples business supply store and had them print a large version of it.

    Looks great on the wall in my basement. Smile
      Topic: alcohol at your games
    JohnD

    Replies: 45
    Views: 30028

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:00 pm   Subject: alcohol at your games
    I on the other hand really worry about cleanlivers who feel the need to preach or guilt trip at every oppertunity.
    Hang on just a second.

    You started the topic, and asked everyone else what their ...
      Topic: If you melted down Black Ice, would you get black water?
    JohnD

    Replies: 27
    Views: 15639

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:17 am   Subject: If you melted down Black Ice, would you get black water?
    While it's interesting to theorize what it could be, don't discount the downstream impacts of what you decide.

    If it's anything different than simple water, there'd be a small period of time when t ...
      Topic: World of Greyhawk/ Canonfire annual gathering?
    JohnD

    Replies: 24
    Views: 12683

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:59 pm   Subject: World of Greyhawk/ Canonfire annual gathering?
    Couldn't something be held via Vent or TeamSpeak or something similar?

    Would loose on the face to face interaction, but cheese doodles, Mountain Dew and gratuitous bouts of gas are still possible, ...
      Topic: Why I play SOLO
    JohnD

    Replies: 38
    Views: 15668

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:32 am   Subject: Why I play SOLO
    People who like this hobby invariably come across those who don't do so well interacting with others in Real Life.

    That's why finding a good group of people who are "normal" (what is normal depends ...
      Topic: Why I play SOLO
    JohnD

    Replies: 38
    Views: 15668

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:56 am   Subject: Why I play SOLO
    Sounds like you stumbled into a crappy group. They're not all like that.

    Still, this does hi-light that it frequently is often difficult to find a good group to join.
      Topic: Mercenary company - where would it fit the best?
    JohnD

    Replies: 7
    Views: 3129

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:50 am   Subject: Mercenary company - where would it fit the best?
    What about the mercenaries getting a good offer from your PCs to join up?

    That would be seen as a pretty decent job... travel with skilled adventurers, do some odd support combat duty and provide c ...
      Topic: L4 done and to be online this weekend
    JohnD

    Replies: 7
    Views: 3511

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:40 am   Subject: L4 done and to be online this weekend
    Awesome!

    This is one of my most loved module series... looking forward to it.
      Topic: Mercenary company - where would it fit the best?
    JohnD

    Replies: 7
    Views: 3129

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:59 am   Subject: Mercenary company - where would it fit the best?
    From your initial supposition, I assume you have it in mind that the leadership of this group, if not all/most of the rank/file fighters are evil alignment?

    If so, your initial thoughts could be ap ...
      Topic: Lareth the Beautiful
    JohnD

    Replies: 31
    Views: 18348

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:22 am   Subject: Lareth the Beautiful
    I believe he's also in RttToEE.
      Topic: Castle of the Mad Archmage - Level 7 Now Available
    JohnD

    Replies: 11
    Views: 5859

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:10 am   Subject: Castle of the Mad Archmage - Level 7 Now Available
    Thanks for this!

    I know module/adventure building can be a thankless and unappreciated task... thank you so much for keeping this project going.
      Topic: PnP Style NWN Campaign
    JohnD

    Replies: 1
    Views: 20914

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:20 am   Subject: PnP Style NWN Campaign
    This may be too late a response to help you out, but you should post on the BioWare message boards and over at www.neverwinterconnections.com which is a matchmaking site for MP games.
      Topic: My Players are Lemmings
    JohnD

    Replies: 15
    Views: 7854

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:49 pm   Subject: My Players are Lemmings
    I have to wonder if you are enjoying DMing for this particular group enough to care or try beyond what you've already done.
      Topic: PbEM Greyhawk 3.5e Game - Players Needed
    JohnD

    Replies: 1
    Views: 20250

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:20 pm   Subject: PbEM Greyhawk 3.5e Game - Players Needed
    Two players contacted.

    Still have room for someone willing to play either a Cleric or a Rogue.
      Topic: PbEM Greyhawk 3.5e Game - Players Needed
    JohnD

    Replies: 1
    Views: 20250

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:37 pm   Subject: PbEM Greyhawk 3.5e Game - Players Needed
    Hi all. I'm looking to start a 3.5e based Greyhawk PbEM game.

    Starting level is 2nd with maximum GP as assigned at 1st level (before play I'll let you know if you have anything beyond starting gea ...
      Topic: Living Greyhawk Journal
    JohnD

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2165

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:26 pm   Subject: Living Greyhawk Journal
    Well, how the heck did I miss that?

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
      Topic: Living Greyhawk Journal
    JohnD

    Replies: 3
    Views: 2165

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:11 pm   Subject: Living Greyhawk Journal
    Can someone please tell me how many issues of the LGJ were published and where?

    I know the initial 18 or so "issues" were included with Dragon magazine, at which point they switched over to Dungeon ...
      Topic: Free Companies
    JohnD

    Replies: 12
    Views: 5824

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:21 pm   Subject: Free Companies
    No one's done it so far, but it's not a bad idea.

    There's a lot of really interesting information on the formation of companies, and company vs company battle, in The Black Company sourcebook by Gr ...
      Topic: finishing t1- what would Lareth do?
    JohnD

    Replies: 20
    Views: 5926

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:37 pm   Subject: finishing t1- what would Lareth do?
    If the PCs had killed Lareth, a 10th level assassin would have been dispatched to Hommlet to take retribution on them.

    Lareth knows he can't infiltrate the village, nor can he openly attack because ...
      Topic: WGR1 Greyhawk Ruins / WG7 Castle Greyhawk Question
    JohnD

    Replies: 7
    Views: 2437

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:40 pm   Subject: WGR1 Greyhawk Ruins / WG7 Castle Greyhawk Question
    If you pay even $0.01 for it you've been taken for more than it's worth.
      Topic: Getting D & D Second Edition Stuff
    JohnD

    Replies: 11
    Views: 6565

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:04 pm   Subject: Getting D & D Second Edition Stuff
    I'm sure if you don't mind pdf versions, you can find a torrent of options available to you. Wink
      Topic: t1-4 questions
    JohnD

    Replies: 56
    Views: 20753

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:46 pm   Subject: t1-4 questions
    It can't be completed because at the start of T1, there is only the tower in Homlett, with the rest of the castle just "roughed" in denoting general areas of construction that's going on (or about to ...
      Topic: Looking to join Greyhawk PBEM
    JohnD

    Replies: 2
    Views: 21041

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:01 pm   Subject: Looking to join Greyhawk PBEM
    I'd be interested in a good PbEM to take part in as well.
      Topic: Least popular areas of the Flanaess?
    JohnD

    Replies: 37
    Views: 19277

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:53 am   Subject: Least popular areas of the Flanaess?
    The Gran March project was started for two reasons:

    1) it was a very neglected piece of real estate, particularly since it was wedged between Geoff, Keoland, and Bissell.

    2) it was so undevelo ...
      Topic: Distinguishing GH from FR
    JohnD

    Replies: 32
    Views: 16601

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:50 am   Subject: Distinguishing GH from FR
    In Greyhawk, the PCs are important and have impact on what goes on around them.

    In FR, PCs are almost relegated to bit players because of all the epic level NPCs walking around.

    Also, in FR ever ...
      Topic: Defunct currency of Greyhawk?
    JohnD

    Replies: 16
    Views: 8072

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:46 pm   Subject: Defunct currency of Greyhawk?
    ID BB BZ CC SN EL GO PP
    ID 1 1/5 1/50 1/250 1/1000 1/5000 1/50000 1/55000
    BB 5 1 1/10 1/50 1/200 1/1000 1/100 ...
      Topic: Why it is important to proofread
    JohnD

    Replies: 11
    Views: 6143

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:06 pm   Subject: Why it is important to proofread
    Nah. Just senility. I've been hanging out over at the Pied Piper Publishing Boards with the other grognards and it's starting to catch up with me. Wink
    I wonder what Freud would have said about thi ...
      Topic: Defunct currency of Greyhawk?
    JohnD

    Replies: 16
    Views: 8072

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:45 am   Subject: Defunct currency of Greyhawk?
    Back when I was running a campaign I worked out a conversion system... I'll dig through my notes in the basement and see if I can find something.
      Topic: What NWN Greyhawk inspired worlds are active ?
    JohnD

    Replies: 4
    Views: 25959

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:47 pm   Subject: What NWN Greyhawk inspired worlds are active ?
    For NWN2, check out:
    http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=NWN2Gameworlds.Detail&id=5

    Although not so "active" anymore, for NWN, check out:
    http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Gameworld.Detai ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Greynet Servers Neverwinter Nights
    JohnD

    Replies: 12
    Views: 22259

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:19 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Greynet Servers Neverwinter Nights
    I was excited to get on to a GH server after finally getting the game but was grossly disappointed in the experience once connected.

    Are you sure you were on the Greyhawk Lords server?

    I'm not i ...
      Topic: Do you play Neverwinter Nights?
    JohnD

    Replies: 7
    Views: 14752

    PostForum: Campaign Journals & General Online Play   Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:42 pm   Subject: Do you play Neverwinter Nights?
    You really have to try on-line play for NWN to make its full impact on you.
     
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