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      Topic: monster-spawning regions
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 10
    Views: 7885

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:24 pm   Subject: monster-spawning regions
    I'm somewhat inspired by CAS's Ubbo Sathla, and also by Harn's Ilvir and his Invashu creations. I don't know that I'd use a god, per se, although a foul avatar of Beltar breeding monsters in the DeepO ...
      Topic: New Greyhawk PC Portrait
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 9
    Views: 7284

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:15 am   Subject: New Greyhawk PC Portrait
    I absolutely love that that last picture! It reminds me of the Humungous from Mad Max II :)
    I'll second the sentiment that its been a long time since I've seen BW art that's this crisp and smooth. ...
      Topic: Inherent Racial Natures?
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 10
    Views: 9472

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:16 am   Subject: Inherent Racial Natures?
    Another note. I think itís interesting how the mechanics of the game can affect an implied cultural relationship. I think itís implied that the demihumans of BCMI D&D have a very homogenous cult ...
      Topic: Inherent Racial Natures?
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 10
    Views: 9472

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:06 am   Subject: Inherent Racial Natures?
    ...One thing I've always found strange about things like Oriental Adventures is that they seem more inclined to try and recreate an authentic cultural experience, discarding the trappings of the game ...
      Topic: Iggwilv was... [spoiler warning]
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 35
    Views: 26873

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:35 am   Subject: Spoilers here...
    I don't know if there is an earlier source, but it is definitely mentioned in Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk.

    [edit] whoops, I was a little slow on the draw :)
      Topic: Khelben Arunsun
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 23
    Views: 15689

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:19 am   Subject: Khelben Arunsun
    There was a big movement during the TSR days to link together all of their game worlds into one sort of 'multi-verse'. It was strongest in the 90's but you can see it as early as Murlynd's adventures ...
      Topic: What version of the game is being played the most?
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 34
    Views: 31419

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:45 pm   Subject: What version of the game is being played the most?
    I started as a player with 1st ed., but didn't really get serious about D&D until High School when I ran TOEE converted to 2nd. edition (and it basically took all of high school to finish). By th ...
      Topic: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 112
    Views: 80038

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:02 am   Subject: Village of Homlet 4e Coming
    Cosmology changes are annoying, but they don't necessarily have to break a setting. Counter to my gut feeling, sometimes no explanation for the changes is the best thing.
    As Saracenus pointed out, l ...
      Topic: The Five Blades of Corusk
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 1
    Views: 12404

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:50 pm   Subject: The Five Blades of Corusk
    These swords are great, thanks for sharing. I especially like your inclusion of the current owners - nice touch!
    There are a couple of things that I noticed while reading that I think can be improve ...
      Topic: Thorvid
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 15
    Views: 14150

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:59 am   Subject: Thorvid
    Ah Spellfire, brings back some good memories of high school, trying to get Strahd's card.
    From what info. I could gather, Thorvid's card did have the Greyhawk label attached to it. However, the Sp ...
      Topic: Greyhawk Wars
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 13
    Views: 13058

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:56 pm   Subject: Greyhawk Wars
    Wow, I'm really surprised that this many people found Thrommel. I mean, I knew some campaigns would, but it isn't what I would call easy. Maybe my players and I are just slow, but the first time I e ...
      Topic: Boccob and the Greyhawk Wizard College
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 12
    Views: 8612

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:11 am   Subject: Boccob and the Greyhawk Wizard College
    I've never used the affiliations option from PHB II in my campaign but I have used the prestige class, Mage of the Arcane Order from the Complete Arcane to represent members of the Greyhawk Mages guil ...
      Topic: Need suggestions; What's in the back of that wagon?
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 8
    Views: 8116

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:39 pm   Subject: Need suggestions; What's in the back of that wagon?
    ...by using the rules for (I'm gonna burn in hell for this one) a warforged.

    Sorry this is off-topic, but I'm, glad to see that I'm not the only one who likes Warforged. None of my players chose t ...
      Topic: Player experience in Greyhawk
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 15
    Views: 11268

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:51 pm   Subject: Player experience in Greyhawk
    To tell you the truth in the 2nd and 3rd ed. games I've DMed I've never seen a link between the speed of level progression, character growth, and/or meaningful interaction with the game world.
    The xp ...
      Topic: Alternate History
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8676

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:14 pm   Subject: Alternate History
    That's true, I forgot the Barbarians and the SB were already there. I wonder what the Brotherhood's grand plan would be if the Imperium still existed? Maybe they would see the Imperium as corrupt an ...
      Topic: Alternate History
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8676

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:14 pm   Subject: Alternate History
    If they were somehow able to avert the Twin Cataclysms then I definitely see a cold war situation with both sides fortifying the border between their nations. Tensions would be very high, both the Su ...
      Topic: What Year is it in your campaign? (Re: Greyhawk Reimagined)
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 27
    Views: 21817

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:25 pm   Subject: What Year is it in your campaign? (Re: Greyhawk Reimagined)
    I'm running a next generation Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil set in CY 594. The campaign is just two years old in real time which accounts for only about seven months of game time.

    I chose ...
      Topic: githyanki, GH, and psionics
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 25
    Views: 17104

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:17 pm   Subject: githyanki, GH, and psionics
    I used psionics quite a bit during second edition and included them in my long running Temple of Elemental Evil Campaign. In the Complete Psionics Handbook they state that psionics were taught to the ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 130
    Views: 89636

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:11 pm   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape


    Dude, this is awesome. I love how each of the cultists is dressed in a different era's interpretation of the cult - nice touch! Mordy does seem to get more sinister with each edition... Laughing ...
      Topic: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 130
    Views: 89636

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:25 am   Subject: Next Gen GH Begins to Take Shape
    I can see what you guys are saying, and this opinion obviously isn't popular... but to me, a world without these villains is not Greyhawk. Tharizdun, Iuz, and Vecna are used so much because they are ...
      Topic: Brain Raid
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 6
    Views: 5025

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:32 am   Subject: Brain Raid
    I've always loved the Illithids as evil overlords, and Giants make good pawns for them since they generally have low Will saves. The only hitch you might find is that given the Giants' high CR you'll ...
      Topic: Endless Quests
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 8
    Views: 7356

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:35 am   Subject: Endless Quests
    Yes, Fighting Fantasy!

    I remember the old D&D paperbacks but aside from the artwork they really didn't do anything for me (I did have a puzzle set though that was the cover that had that elf sn ...
      Topic: WotC Website: Tharizdun Destroys Oerth
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 20
    Views: 18690

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:17 am   Subject: WotC Website: Tharizdun Destroys Oerth
    I liked this article, but I'm a big fan of everything Tharizdun. It could be criticized for name dropping, but I thought it did a good job of tying into the (sometimes disconnected) history of materi ...
      Topic: The Oerth Below
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 6
    Views: 5678

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:10 pm   Subject: The Oerth Below
    The funny thing is that most of the FR underdark stuff was inspired by the classic Vault of the Drow adventure. If you have it, that adventure as well as Descent into the Depths of the Earth are all ...
      Topic: The Chronicles of Acererak
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 5
    Views: 8646

    PostForum: Readers Workshop   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:59 pm   Subject: The Chronicles of Acererak
    That sounds very interesting. I picked up Return when it came out and never got a chance to play it, although I've always wanted to. The coolest part about updating it for 3.5 is incorperating all t ...
      Topic: Greyhawk - Far Realm connections?
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 7
    Views: 7313

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:06 pm   Subject: Greyhawk - Far Realm connections?
    Yeah, the Far Realm was created by Bruce Cordell in The Gates of Firestorm Peak at the end of 2nd edition. It was made a part of the core cosmology from the very begining of 3.0 with its inclusion in ...
      Topic: Age Before Ages Info
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 11
    Views: 8935

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:38 pm   Subject: Age Before Ages Info
    Wow. Rasgon, that's some impressive research! I just thought I'd tack on a couple of thoughts.

    It doesn't quite jive with the tanar'ri origins in Faces of Evil, but the Fiendish Codex, as well as ...
      Topic: The Ancient Flanaess - Little Help?
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 25
    Views: 18276

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:55 pm   Subject: The Ancient Flanaess - Little Help?
    Happy Thanks for the maps Rasgon, they really help put the ancient civilizations into context. Vecna, Ahlissa, and the ancient Flan are always being hinted about and alluded to, but its hard to conc ...
      Topic: So what are you doing on Worldwide D&D Day?
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 25
    Views: 13653

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:58 pm   Subject: So what are you doing on Worldwide D&D Day?
    Worldwide D&D day is great, its the one day a year when my players let me take a break from DMing and I get to be a player. Plus you get all sorts of cool free minis (which was a good ploy, I nev ...
      Topic: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 72
    Views: 49304

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:49 pm   Subject: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk
    I am very excited for this product. Having never had the chance to play or DM in the great dungeon in previous editions (just never happened for some reason) I am looking forward for my chance. I pa ...
      Topic: A Play that might interest you
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 2
    Views: 5307

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:22 pm   Subject: A Play that might interest you
    UPDATE:
    Less than a week to go until Geek-Gasm hits the stage at the Toronto Fringe Festival. We are very excited to announce that everyone who comes to the opening show (Saturday, July 7th, 1:45) w ...
      Topic: Awesome kuo-toa shrine model
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 5
    Views: 5359

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:31 pm   Subject: Awesome kuo-toa shrine model
    Wow! That Bliddoolpoolp statue is awesome! Gives me inspiration to start working on my model of Imix for the conclusion of the Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil (I'm sure I still have at least ...
      Topic: A Play that might interest you
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 2
    Views: 5307

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:52 pm   Subject: A Play that might interest you
    Just an update:

    We now also have a Facebook page if that is preferred to MySpace - lets hope those rumors about CIA monitoring aren't true :). Just search for Geek Gasm or follow this link:

    htt ...
      Topic: A Play that might interest you
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 2
    Views: 5307

    PostForum: The Backalley   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:59 pm   Subject: A Play that might interest you
    Hellow fellow Hawkers, I'm not sure where everyone lives here, but if anyone is from southern Ontario (or are visiting Toronto at the begining of July) you might be interested in checking out a play t ...
      Topic: Drow of the Underdark: Erelhei-Cinlu revisited
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 5
    Views: 5324

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:28 pm   Subject: Drow of the Underdark: Erelhei-Cinlu revisited
    I hope it's going to be based on the article by Fred Weining in Dragon #298 (and its sequel in Dragon #300). That was a very good, serious look at the setting.

    I agree, the vault articles were amaz ...
      Topic: Temple of elemental evil
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 9
    Views: 4809

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:31 pm   Subject: Temple of elemental evil
    Thanks

    I am indded planning to run RTTOEE. I would like the PC children to be the children of the Heroes that sacked the Temple.

    Cool! I am currently doing the exact same thing and we are o ...
      Topic: Request for Information on Tharizdun
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 1
    Views: 3640

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:07 pm   Subject: Request for Information on Tharizdun
    Here is a link to an interview with EGG where he answers many questions concerning Tharizdun:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20021224010520/www.greyhawk-codex.com/codex/greyhawk/religion/tharizdunq.htm
    ...
      Topic: Comets & Astrology
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 36
    Views: 27103

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:01 pm   Subject: Comets & Astrology
    This isn't Greyhawk specific, but issue 340 of Dragon is all about astrology, so if your player is looking for things for their character (spells, feats, ideas) its a great resource. It covers the in ...
      Topic: Silverwood
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 2
    Views: 3175

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:33 am   Subject: Silverwood
    The Shadar-Kai (from Fiend Folio) might be cool to use if you want to utilize Vormaerin's fey idea but really like the dark aspects of the Drow. There's a really good 'ecology of...' article on them ...
      Topic: About the nine swords of Kelanen
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 27
    Views: 17494

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:44 am   Subject: About the nine swords of Kelanen
    How have peoplr handled the 'aswering' ability handled in 3.5? I was thinking of giving wielders an attack of opportunity (possibly combined with True Strike?) against any one opponent who has hit th ...
      Topic: Forces of Iuz
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3633

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:12 am   Subject: Forces of Iuz
    That's true about the northern crusade, but all I needed to know was a good sampling of Iuz's forces (the relative mixture of which races and classes). Pre-crusade material for the area is fine since ...
      Topic: Forces of Iuz
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3633

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:07 pm   Subject: Forces of Iuz
    Perfect, thats exactly what I was looking for. Thanks
      Topic: Forces of Iuz
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 4
    Views: 3633

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:41 am   Subject: Forces of Iuz
    I'm starting a campaign soon that begins on the northern border of Furyondy (but won't be there for long). I want to start it off with an encounter with a raiding party from Iuz. The LGG doesn't rea ...
      Topic: Who has done a 3.5 Greyhawk sourcebook or is working on one?
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 15
    Views: 10689

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:31 am   Subject: Who has done a 3.5 Greyhawk sourcebook or is working on one?

    4E in 2008 - soon or distant - YMMV. To me, its just around the corner.

    Am I completely out of the loop? Where is everyone getting this 4th edition in 2008? Is this just an educated guess, or ...
      Topic: Mordenkainen on the Blood War
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 28
    Views: 13364

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 2:01 pm   Subject: Blood War
    And when I saw that the strand that spoke of the Blood War passed through the lower planes and then directly through the heart of mankind, I truly knew fear."


    According to the old 2E boxset Hell ...
      Topic: Far Realms
    VictorVonDave

    Replies: 7
    Views: 4408

    PostForum: World of Greyhawk Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: Far Realms
    Well the Book of Aberrations is out and an accompanying article by Bruce Cordell in Dragon. He wrote Gates of Firestorm Peak which is among my favorites not implicitly set in GH. Has anyone else used ...
     
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