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      Topic: Baklunish Magic
    TregMallin

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    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2023 4:25 am   Subject: Re: Baklunish Magic
    Baklunish Magic

    THE ZASHASSAR

    *snip*

    The Sha'ir is a subclass of Occultist whose patron is a noble Genius.

    *snip*

    THE MAGIC OF THE ELEMENTS
    Elemental magic is a long-standing Baklunie ...
      Topic: What's new on Greyhawk Grognard?
    TregMallin

    Replies: 109
    Views: 34193

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri May 12, 2023 4:29 am   Subject: What's new on Greyhawk Grognard?
    I talk about combining various modules to create the ultimate Castle Greyhawk.



    Thanks especially for this one. (Also good to see you up and about again.)
      Topic: Fax (Wild Coast) map
    TregMallin

    Replies: 7
    Views: 8697

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun May 07, 2023 11:54 am   Subject: Fax (Wild Coast) map
    Here is my version of Fax, for my new Slave Lords campaign. Had the art commissioned from a (really horrible) sketch I drew. If there is interest I can post the history and key.



    This appears ...
      Topic: Druidic Circles
    TregMallin

    Replies: 20
    Views: 7289

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2023 1:35 pm   Subject: Druidic Circles
    I like what was done with the Old Faith at The Setting to End All SettingsBeory - the spirit of the Oerth itself;
    Elohnna - the Spring Lady of fertility and new life. Patron of all rangers (they all ...
      Topic: The Gods of the Paynims
    TregMallin

    Replies: 13
    Views: 4897

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2023 5:04 am   Subject: Re: The Gods of the Paynims


    I like the idea of the Payni as a surviving remnant of the old pantheistic way of life, and the use of al-Qadim to fill in some spaces.

    What confuses me is the role of the greater genie-kind a ...
      Topic: The Gods of the Paynims
    TregMallin

    Replies: 13
    Views: 4897

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2023 5:39 am   Subject: Re: The Gods of the Paynims
    From LGG :
    "Al'Akbar (ahl AHK-bar) first came to prominence in the days following the Invoked Devastation, when he was called by the gods of the Paynims to restore the Baklunish people to the path o ...
      Topic: Third Party GH Adventures
    TregMallin

    Replies: 13
    Views: 6666

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2023 10:19 am   Subject: Re: WHD and Wicked Studios
    I will second the advice to check out Wicked Studios and William Henry Dvorak's materials. One critique I have of a lot of third party games is the art, or lack thereof. Often times there is no inte ...
      Topic: Names derived from deities
    TregMallin

    Replies: 19
    Views: 11236

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2023 10:09 am   Subject: Names derived from deities
    I was thinking about this a little lately, too. Was contemplating some old Flan place that had once been "Pelorodunum" as an analogy to Lughdunum, for instance.

    This list is definitely food for tho ...
      Topic: Reddit Tip: Adapting Waterdeep Dragon Heist to the Free City
    TregMallin

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5086

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:34 am   Subject: Reddit Tip: Adapting Waterdeep Dragon Heist to the Free City
    I don't think so.

    In Greyhawk: The Adventure Begins, it mentions that where the Millstream exits the city, occasionally gems, coins, and the random bone wash out. Given where it flows underground ...
      Topic: Reddit Tip: Adapting Waterdeep Dragon Heist to the Free City
    TregMallin

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5086

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2023 6:52 am   Subject: Reddit Tip: Adapting Waterdeep Dragon Heist to the Free City
    Ah yes: "here, catch!"

    It seems to me Gord did go back for it.
      Topic: Reddit Tip: Adapting Waterdeep Dragon Heist to the Free City
    TregMallin

    Replies: 8
    Views: 5086

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2023 5:14 am   Subject: Reddit Tip: Adapting Waterdeep Dragon Heist to the Free City
    I've played through the adventure, and it could easily be ported over to Greyhawk. Considering who built the city, all manner of unknown areas are just waiting to be found below the city. I might cons ...
      Topic: Mountain Range Population Figures
    TregMallin

    Replies: 9
    Views: 4795

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 5:48 am   Subject: Mountain Range Population Figures
    I'd go with a very small number of humans for actual mountain ranges.

    Looking at a place like Afghanistan, it's population density back in the early 1960s was 14 people / km2 (or about 36 people / ...
      Topic: Mountain Range Population Figures
    TregMallin

    Replies: 9
    Views: 4795

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 8:15 am   Subject: Mountain Range Population Figures
    I'd go with a very small number of humans for actual mountain ranges.

    Looking at a place like Afghanistan, it's population density back in the early 1960s was 14 people / km2 (or about 36 people / ...
      Topic: The Night Below campaign Print on Demand
    TregMallin

    Replies: 5
    Views: 4839

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 5:36 am   Subject: Re: The Night Below campaign Print on Demand
    Just recently, I found out that the old 2nd edition boxed set, the Night Below, was on the 'Drive Through RPG' print on demand list. So I checked it out and splurged and got myself the hardbook copy. ...
      Topic: Pelor & Pholtus in the Oeridian Pantheon
    TregMallin

    Replies: 3
    Views: 4057

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:19 am   Subject: Pelor & Pholtus in the Oeridian Pantheon
    I thought of Pelor as a Flan analog to Baldr--insofar as Jacob Grimm's etymology of Baldr really followed from "white" to "shining" to "strong"--and Pholtus as an analog of the "lord of the daylit sky ...
      Topic: iuz and his clerics
    TregMallin

    Replies: 4
    Views: 5974

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:14 am   Subject: iuz and his clerics
    What if, in the framework of 5e, his clergy are really more like warlocks?
      Topic: Osson raid
    TregMallin

    Replies: 7
    Views: 4218

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun May 08, 2022 4:46 am   Subject: Osson raid
    Timely topic! We had discussed this in the Canonfire Discord just last night. I haven't studied this even as closely as GH Musings has, but yes if the original author was inspired by Spartacus or real ...
      Topic: Osson raid
    TregMallin

    Replies: 7
    Views: 4218

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 6:48 am   Subject: Osson raid
    Here's a topic from 2004 that discusses Osson of Almor and (maybe?) contemplating a drive to Rauxes: http://www.canonfire.com/cf//modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=365

    Sure enough:
    ...
      Topic: Larrangin of Bissel
    TregMallin

    Replies: 5
    Views: 3916

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:35 am   Subject: Larrangin of Bissel
    It's not much but here's something. The part that I've seen over and over is the association with the Knights of the Watch.

    The March of Bissel is a feudal monarchy owing fealty to Gran March and V ...
      Topic: I'm Slow Sometimes: Wolf Nomads = Uyghurs
    TregMallin

    Replies: 7
    Views: 4692

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:09 am   Subject: I'm Slow Sometimes: Wolf Nomads = Uyghurs
    Thanks for sharing that. That connection never hit me either until right now that I read this.

    I always figured them for being like Dacians--the wolf being important in their symbology--but Uyghers ...
      Topic: Which Greyhawk City/Town would you most like to see detailed
    TregMallin

    Replies: 22
    Views: 7902

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:35 pm   Subject: Which Greyhawk City/Town would you most like to see detailed
    I'll cast a vote for Stoink.

    That seems to have been the perpetually "coming soon" from Dragon Magazines past.
      Topic: Jason Zavoda RIP
    TregMallin

    Replies: 16
    Views: 71316

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:43 pm   Subject: Jason Zavoda RIP
    My condolences to all who knew him well.
      Topic: A Cane for Selczek Gobayuik
    TregMallin

    Replies: 1
    Views: 2970

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:43 am   Subject: Re: 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
    TregMallin

    Replies: 16
    Views: 8519

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:52 am   Subject: Clergy of Zilchus: Views on Taxation
    I don't see there being a definitive answer on this, since a position taxation is unlikely to be found in the holy texts of Zilchus. And in any guess I don't know that the church is completely aligned ...
      Topic: Help Needed with an Adventure
    TregMallin

    Replies: 13
    Views: 6040

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:35 pm   Subject: Help Needed with an Adventure
    Other than the doppelgänger, what monsters are there, from any edition, or any mythology, or any source really, that could plausibly impersonate someone as important as a Countess?

    I've never known ...
      Topic: Help Needed with an Adventure
    TregMallin

    Replies: 13
    Views: 6040

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:23 am   Subject: Help Needed with an Adventure
    One thing that occurred to me about Sir Xaris' elven noble idea is that "Tillahi's estate" is located in northern Celene on Anna's map, Tillahi being the elven countess who, at least in CY 579, is pri ...
      Topic: Help Needed with an Adventure
    TregMallin

    Replies: 13
    Views: 6040

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:39 pm   Subject: Help Needed with an Adventure
    One thing that occurred to me about Sir Xaris' elven noble idea is that "Tillahi's estate" is located in northern Celene on Anna's map, Tillahi being the elven countess who, at least in CY 579, is pri ...
      Topic: Oerth, Uerth, Aerth, Yarth, Earth...
    TregMallin

    Replies: 6
    Views: 7013

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:21 am   Subject: Re: Oerth, Uerth, Aerth, Yarth, Earth...


    ... In Dance of Demons, Gord's companion Gellor has become ruler of the nation of Hy Brazeal in what is Ærth's equivalent of South America, and the kings of Avillon—Ærth's equivalent of the Britis ...
      Topic: Ring of Five Questions @Greyhawkery
    TregMallin

    Replies: 27
    Views: 12816

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:41 am   Subject: Ring of Five Questions @Greyhawkery
    Mine were back in Round 8 https://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2020/10/ring-of-five-questions-round-8.html, but here they are:

    Q1. What is your favorite realm or region in the World of Greyhawk setting ...
      Topic: Warlock of coot
    TregMallin

    Replies: 1
    Views: 5117

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:51 pm   Subject: Warlock of coot
    Which pact goes thematically with the Egg of Coot?

    A little quick search for the Egg of Coot led me to a tidbit about how it liked to write on latrine walls, in the sky, etc.

    So how about Pact o ...
      Topic: Setting Night Below in Greyhawk Part 1 -Verbobonc
    TregMallin

    Replies: 1
    Views: 4219

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:22 am   Subject: Setting Night Below in Greyhawk Part 1 -Verbobonc
    Are you going to use the kidnapped apprentice hook? If so would the young magic user have been apprenticed to Burne?
      Topic: Seeing what interest in a Greyhawk music album
    TregMallin

    Replies: 14
    Views: 8259

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:38 am   Subject: Seeing what interest in a Greyhawk music album
    "O Blinding Light" is from a Firesign Theatre sketch. Gygax was purportedly a fan: https://doomsdaygames.proboards.com/thread/877/inside-temple-pholtus

    I had meant "to the tune of" but yeah...this ...
      Topic: Seeing what interest in a Greyhawk music album
    TregMallin

    Replies: 14
    Views: 8259

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:04 pm   Subject: Re: Seeing what interest in a Greyhawk music album
    This sounds like a great idea! I will listen to the Battle Emridy Meadows when I get the chance.

    Speaking of songs, there have been a number of them suggested in my own campaign....
    ...
    4. O Bli ...
      Topic: Gunpowder on Oerth
    TregMallin

    Replies: 10
    Views: 7916

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:01 pm   Subject: Gunpowder on Oerth
    Isn't saltpeter a material component for the Fireball spell?

    Bat Guano and Sulfur were the material components back in AD&D, anyway.
      Topic: Masters of the Azure
    TregMallin

    Replies: 3
    Views: 4674

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:54 am   Subject: Masters of the Azure
    Thanks! I've asked the authors directly through FB messenger (after locating them through the Greyhawk Resources group) and will update here if/when I learn more.

    That's great. I am intrigued.
      Topic: Masters of the Azure
    TregMallin

    Replies: 3
    Views: 4674

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:21 pm   Subject: Masters of the Azure
    The GreyTalk archives has an entry with a brief synopsis of the series (edit) that was teased and then not actually given. My bad.

    https://greytalkarchives.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-survived-gencon99- ...
      Topic: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    TregMallin

    Replies: 4
    Views: 4784

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:23 am   Subject: When Did Idee Become Idee?
    Okalasna? Sounds like an anagram for Onalaska, near LaCrosse.

    Was that an addition by the LG regional team?
      Topic: I Started a New Greyhawk Campaign Last Night
    TregMallin

    Replies: 10
    Views: 12630

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:17 am   Subject: Re: I Started a New Greyhawk Campaign Last Night
    I want to tell the players that I've started the campaign at the start of CY 576. The S4 text says it's taken 2 sen'nights to get to the start. What day is it?


    Cutting to the chase... 2 sen'nig ...
      Topic: Greyhawk - Arms and Military By Nation and Type NOTE: 576c
    TregMallin

    Replies: 7
    Views: 9088

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:46 am   Subject: Greyhawk - Arms and Military By Nation and Type NOTE: 576c
    This post is going to have me going back to see the fine differences in pole arms again.

    And check out the Sultan of Zeif! Equipping his men with two-handed swords. I would have imagined them carry ...
      Topic: Origin of Eclavdra's name
    TregMallin

    Replies: 9
    Views: 8779

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:32 am   Subject: Origin of Eclavdra's name
    I dropped by the Internet Anagram Solver which lets you use multiple words.

    Including her house name, Eclavdra Eilserv, you get some real interesting ones:

    Eviller Cadavers
    Larval Deceivers
    De ...
      Topic: Why aren't we discussing more here?
    TregMallin

    Replies: 10
    Views: 8116

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:21 am   Subject: Why aren't we discussing more here?
    It's not the easiest site to deal with from a phone.

    To tap out anything much more complicated than this message here I'd have to be sitting at a PC, and that's a shrinking amount of my free time.
      Topic: R.I.P. Carl Sargent (Sept 12, 2018)
    TregMallin

    Replies: 14
    Views: 13748

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:19 am   Subject: R.I.P. Carl Sargent (Sept 12, 2018)
    I'd been reading up on Night Below recently and hadn't realized that he was gone until just now.

    My condolences to his family and friends.
      Topic: Methods of travel between paralell Oerths (and the like)
    TregMallin

    Replies: 10
    Views: 9777

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:23 pm   Subject: Methods of travel between paralell Oerths (and the like)
    What about the "Inner Plan Probability Lines (the 7th dimension)" referenced in Unearthed Arcana under Hierophant Druid?

    I thought I remembered--and it might be from the Gord the Rogue series--that ...
      Topic: Find Familiar - Where's my Nerfbat.
    TregMallin

    Replies: 5
    Views: 13233

    PostForum: Greyhawk- D&D 5th Edition   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:20 pm   Subject: Find Familiar - Where's my Nerfbat.
    I read over the description in the 5e PHB...

    There is a 100 foot limit on how far the familar can be from the PC and still have that communication link back.

    Temporarily dismissing the familiar ...
      Topic: Oerth vs. Earth and planar/dimensional logic
    TregMallin

    Replies: 13
    Views: 13490

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:24 am   Subject: Oerth vs. Earth and planar/dimensional logic
    I believe this is what EGG meant when he referenced "walking the lines of probability" in the description of the hierophant druid of the Unearthed Arcana. Basically the ability to walk from one versi ...
      Topic: The daughter/son of Zilchus and Sotillion?
    TregMallin

    Replies: 19
    Views: 17295

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:54 pm   Subject: The daughter/son of Zilchus and Sotillion?
    Flovaus possible mottos:

    Go big or go home.
    All in!
    Anything worth doing is worth over doing
      Topic: Battle of Emridy Meadows in Last Dungeon before Hiatus
    TregMallin

    Replies: 10
    Views: 9206

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:04 pm   Subject: Battle of Emridy Meadows in Last Dungeon before Hiatus
    I think this is it --

    -It's the one that doesn't have a link. Confused Laughing

    That's what I get for not subscribing to Dungeon. Razz

    I hear they come up with a lot of good GH stuff.

    It ...
      Topic: Empire of Lynn, Tharquish Empire, etc.
    TregMallin

    Replies: 191
    Views: 167943

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:23 pm   Subject: Re: JG Map with Equator
    But I didn't get the impression that it was that far north from the JG map:

    http://www.acaeum.com/jg/ModPhotos/1978a.jpg

    It's on the very top of that map, though (area 5, and just above it), abo ...
      Topic: Empire of Lynn, Tharquish Empire, etc.
    TregMallin

    Replies: 191
    Views: 167943

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:43 pm   Subject: probably just a coincidence but...
    Did you know, that the famous Empire Carpet pitchman was named... Lynn Hauldren? He was advertising Empire in the Chicago market since 1977.

    Empire of Lynn?

    Yeah, okay. Probably was just a co ...
      Topic: Greyhawk ideas
    TregMallin

    Replies: 13
    Views: 11029

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:45 am   Subject: Greyhawk ideas
    What if the Island they were trying to raise is non other than the Ilse of Woe?
    Interesting thought, but what would be the Rehnnee motivations to do so? I view them as gypsy types (so some what chaot ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Pronunciation Q&A
    TregMallin

    Replies: 36
    Views: 30309

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:41 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Pronunciation Q&A


    Now, how about some of those Olman names? Isn't Tezcatlepoca pronounced 'The cats dance the poka'? Razz

    SirXaris
    SX

    Well, no. It's pronounced just like it's spelled. Happy
      Topic: Greyhawk Pronunciation Q&A
    TregMallin

    Replies: 36
    Views: 30309

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:04 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Pronunciation Q&A
    Suel. Is it Sool or SOO-el? Or Sue-EL? (I guess I've gone with "sool" which rhymes with fool.)
     
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