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    Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:58 am  
    The "Official" 2011 Greyhawkery Blog Thread

    This sticky thread is now the home for my occasional Greyhawk Webcomic postings hosted through my more frequently updated blog, Greyhawkery. Please join in on the fun. Feel free to post comments on topics and comics here or in the threads on the blogposts. Enjoy!

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/

    Link to 2010 Webcomic thread:

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3982


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    Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:01 pm  

    Looking forward to following your blog page.
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    Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:11 pm  

    Thanks ol chum! I hope you've been keeping busy yourself. In the meantime, everyone check this out:

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/01/must-see-dragonchess.html
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    Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:01 am  

    Already "there" with you, "mentor" of mine! Evil Grin
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    Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:20 pm  

    Cool stuff. You've got another follower!

    Saludos,
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    Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:36 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/01/virtuosos-of-villainy-eli-tomorast.html

    A look at my favorite villain of all time.
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    Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:10 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/02/greyhawk-rugby-league.html

    Are you ready for some RUGBY!!!
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    Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:09 am  

    Which code of rugby do the good folks of Greyhawk play; League or Union?

    Are they Northerners or public schoolboys, in other words.

    "A game for gentlemen, played by thugs" Smile
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    Ragr wrote:
    Which code of rugby do the good folks of Greyhawk play; League or Union?

    Are they Northerners or public schoolboys, in other words.

    "A game for gentlemen, played by thugs" Smile


    lol. That's a good question Ragr. Looking at the teams I vaguely recall the Watchmen and Grey College being on the thuggish side, while the UMA and Clerks were a bit light in the loafers. UoF and Bardschool fell inbetween, while the Brothers in Arms well were adventurers so they played rough.
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    Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:51 pm  

    What are you going to call your (American) football league? What would the Flanaess call its Superbowl anyway? Evil Grin

    Nice, Mort. I like it!
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    Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:00 am  

    Mystic-Scholar wrote:
    What are you going to call your (American) football league? What would the Flanaess call its Superbowl anyway? Evil Grin

    Nice, Mort. I like it!


    Superbrawl?
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    Ragr wrote:
    Superbrawl?


    Superbrawl Exclamation Hey Mickey! (Ragr) I like it! Evil Grin Laughing
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/02/ghost-tower-of-inverness-in-4e.html

    Some of the goings on at Wizards again.
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    Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:18 am  

    I can honestly say that......

    .......I just don't get it.

    I mean, I know it's all about diversifying and finding a market but.....

    .......huh Confused

    This is like the time somebody feebleminded me.
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    Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:41 am  

    Ragr . . . I think we've all just been hit with feeblemind! Evil Grin

    A sad day for rpg's. rolleyes
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    Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:32 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/02/unnatural-deserts-of-flanaess.html

    Deserted!
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    Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:30 am  

    Really interesting, mort.

    So, is this laziness on the part of writers? Or is it an admission that the wastelands in question are not sited correctly and no normal explanation for their existence would hold water ( Evil Grin ) with natural history experts?

    Unfortunately, geography was never my strong suit so I don't have any answers.
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    Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:48 pm  

    Great catch on the Bright Desert already having desert tribes, Mort! Good work, dude.
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    Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:37 pm  

    I have zero problems with the Flanaess's desert regions being of magical origin. I don't want the Flanaess to have natural deserts. How many deserts does Europe have? Anyone can slap a desert on some random part of a map and claim it's always been like that. I call that giving up. That's not creative. Creative is developing an interesting fantasy explanation for the terrain that's substantially different from the explanations for the other deserts, which provides plot hooks for adventures set in the setting. Both the Bright Desert and Barren Wastes backstories are pretty hooky and useful.

    If someone came up with a magical or mythic explanation for every single terrain hex, from the Lortmil Mountains to the Adri Forest to the Plains of Greyhawk, I'd be happy. What have natural explanations done for me lately?

    Incidentally, I blame the Burning Cliffs, and their portal, on Tzunk using the Codex of the Infinite Planes to invade the City of Brass from there (note the Tomb of Tzunk's Hands is right nearby). Whether that has anything to do with the Barren Wastes, though, is another question (probably not, since it has nothing to do with Sargent's subterranean lizardfolk).

    I do see Sulm as something of an Egypt-parallel, with a fertile river that's now lost. Or perhaps more like Mystara's forgotten Kingdom of Nithia.
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    I know what you mean Rasgon. I guess the point I have been having trouble articulating is, the terrain type of deserts have some special sort of allure when it comes to fantastical background stories. Greyhawk did it, Realms did it, heck all of Athas is probably made from magic (psionics I have no idea). I would also bet there are deserts in popular fantasy lit are magical as well. Is it something about magic destroying/despoiling healthy terrain? The Invoked Devastation could just as easily caused the Baklunish Empire to deluge or become overgrown with brambly forests, but it didn't, just as the Rain of Colorless Fire could've just harmed living creatures leaving an emptied, ruined but intact land. I don't disapprove of magic deserts, its just one of those things that intrigues me as a pattern in world building.
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    mortellan wrote:
    The Invoked Devastation could just as easily caused the Baklunish Empire to deluge or become overgrown with brambly forests.


    That would be a delicious twist; a magical cataclysm that destroyed a civilization resulting in a land of devastating natural beauty and bounteous natural resources.

    That's got me thinking. Cool
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/02/greyhawk-comic-303-gods-in-space.html

    It's baaaaack! Evil Grin
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    Ragr wrote:
    mortellan wrote:
    The Invoked Devastation could just as easily caused the Baklunish Empire to deluge or become overgrown with brambly forests.


    That would be a delicious twist; a magical cataclysm that destroyed a civilization resulting in a land of devastating natural beauty and bounteous natural resources.

    That's got me thinking. Cool


    The Amedio.
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    Wolfsire wrote:
    Ragr wrote:
    mortellan wrote:
    The Invoked Devastation could just as easily caused the Baklunish Empire to deluge or become overgrown with brambly forests.


    That would be a delicious twist; a magical cataclysm that destroyed a civilization resulting in a land of devastating natural beauty and bounteous natural resources.

    That's got me thinking. Cool


    The Amedio.


    There's nothing in the old supplements to indicate the Amedio was a result of cataclysm so I'm guessing it's from something I didn't buy. Shackled city?
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    Ragr wrote:
    mortellan wrote:
    The Invoked Devastation could just as easily caused the Baklunish Empire to deluge or become overgrown with brambly forests.


    That would be a delicious twist; a magical cataclysm that destroyed a civilization resulting in a land of devastating natural beauty and bounteous natural resources.

    That's got me thinking. Cool


    Yeah, me too, but not in the same way as you. I'm biting into the brambly forest, which is taking me back to Disney's Sleeping Beauty with the forest of brambles and thorns around the cursed castle, and of course Disney's baddest-**** villain, Maleficent. It's also making me think of the various small cursed forests in GH and other D&D sources, such as the Twisted Forest in the Pomarj, although the "trees" of the latter were arguably never really trees.
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    Yeah thats a good comparison smillan.

    Twisted Forest. Hrm, magically created terrain!
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    Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:27 am  

    The way I'm thinking revolves around my old favourite, moral ambiguity.

    A civilisation is shattered by a magical disaster (of their own making or by the hand of others) and millenia later a paradise has grown with fruit literally falling into the hands of the few survivors who know nothing of the past. There is little predation from animals/monsters so this society is a pacifistic one that doesn't even have weapons (they are vegetarians, which may backfire with some players Laughing ). Underneath their feet the remnants of the civilisation lurk totally unnoticed. Until one fateful day. An expedition arrives from far off having stumbled across the knowledge of the lost civilisation; these are adventurers seeking treasure, or; a canticle of evil spell users seeking the powers, or, and my favourite; a group of people from a land beset by blight, drought or devastation seeking to learn how the misuse of magic can result in a benign outcome. These interlopers meet the indigenous population and...........

    Who will the pc's be? The pacifists (real stretch for some). Or, the newcomers.

    Sorry, mort. Total thread hijack. Brain running too hard. Need tea.
    You did start this, though.
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    Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:26 am  

    Don't worry Ragr, I'm hijacking the thread too:

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/02/mearls-legends-and-lore.html
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    Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:34 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/02/funny-thing-happened.html

    Apparently I'm starting a new Greyhawk campaign. rolleyes
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    Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:32 am  

    Good luck with the new campaign, mort.

    A few years ago my players spent an extended amount of time in the Keoland region and you are absolutely right about the variety of different types of adventures that can be set there. We had pirates, undersea, exploring the jungle, intrigue and even the destruction of one of the lesser Death Knights. The only thing I've yet to do there is run Sinister Secret Of Saltmarsh; one of those mods I've long wanted to run but just never seems to coincide with players in the right place at the right level.

    Still not tempted by 4e, then? Shocked
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    4e is fun to play, Ragr. I just don't feel tempted AT ALL about converting Greyhawk stuff to 4e when I've never DMed the system before. I've had way more experience converting stuff to 3.5 and Paizo of course put out ample stuff to cannibalize that I may not even need to do that.
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    "Return to Snowy . . ." er, I mean ". . . Greyhawk," eh? Shocked

    'Bout time! Laughing

    Glad to hear it, Mort! Read the blog, sounds like you guys are going to have a GREAT time! Happy Cool

    Wish I was there, buddy. Cry

    Can't wait to read your posts on the game. Wink
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    Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:59 am  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/02/virtuosos-of-villainy-andrade-mirrius.html

    I give you, Andrade Mirrius! Evil Grin
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    Food for thought.

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/03/excerpt-nomenclature-of-greyhawk.html
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    Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:12 am  

    mortellan wrote:
    I give you, Andrade Mirrius! Evil Grin


    You might want to read my comment on that! Evil Grin
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    mortellan wrote:
    Food for thought.


    Commented. You bring out some good stuff there. Love the blog, Mort. Keep it coming man. Wink
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    Mystic-Scholar wrote:
    mortellan wrote:
    I give you, Andrade Mirrius! Evil Grin


    You might want to read my comment on that! Evil Grin


    Ulp! Well I figured Mirrius' name was plastered on enough GH products he was safe to write about, but I left out the names and motivations of the lesser Cult members just in case someone were to use them. I wasn't totally spoilerish.
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    Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:23 am  

    Good stuff, mort. Like Mystic, I'd forgotten about that explanation.

    I've often wondered what you call someone from Idee.

    Ideeain? Ideeosk?

    Or, my front-runner, an Ideeot.
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    Laughing Laughing Laughing

    Ideeot! Hey Ragr! I like it! Happy Cool

    "Hi. Where are you from?"

    "Idee."

    "Oh! You're an Ideeot!" Evil Grin Laughing
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    Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:55 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/03/anchors-aweigh.html

    Ahoy!

    Also check out this thread for additional discussion on ship rules:

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4407
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    Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:00 am  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-module-howling-hills.html

    Check it out. Congrats go to CF's Glad27 on providing the cover art as well!
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    Yep! Commented. Wink

    Glad is awesome. Happy

    Trying to get him to do a Calender of Greyhawk's "Greyladies" . . . says he's too busy making money! Razz

    Tsk! Evil Grin

    Love ya Glad! Cool
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    You can make money drawing? What the hell have I been doing all this time??? Razz
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-article-famous-gems-and-jewels-of.html

    GVD's latest in case you missed the frontpage....
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    Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:10 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/03/sentient-races-of-greyhawk.html

    An interesting list of old school D&D monsters, compliments of Jason Zavoda.
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    Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:02 am  

    Actually, mort, Moon Doggy is derived from Blink Doggy which itself has its roots in Snoop Doggy.
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    Ragr wrote:
    has its roots in Snoop Doggy.


    Gag! Barf! Embarassed

    C'mon Ragr! I just ate! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/03/fiction-that-infamous-key-part-4.html

    Mystic Scholar does it again! An homage at that!
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/03/gh-comic-304-unwanted-advice-from.html

    Captured!
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    Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:09 pm  

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    Thanks, Mort. You're too kind. And, yes, there will be more cameos for the illustrious Mortellan. I will be seeking his "advice" often. Evil Grin

    And you should know that Theocrat Issak is soon to appear, as is our very own Anna, "Goddess of Geography" here at Canonfire!

    They're both already "written," just not on the Front Page yet. Wink
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    Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:00 pm  

    Mort, I had trouble posting on you blog, but I though you might be interested in this thread:

    http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/37800/MAQUAHUITL-Aztec-Swords-WAR-CLUBS-COUP-STICKS
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    Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:02 pm  

    It looks like an oar that was weaponized. Deadly!
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-article-vile-roots.html

    Well done, Leahcim!
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/03/demonomicon-juiblex-faceless-lord.html
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    Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:13 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/04/greyhawk-reading-sea-of-death.html

    Good Gygaxian info on the Baklunish lands from the Gord series.
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    Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:14 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/04/sea-princes-campaign-3-haunted-cellar.html

    More Saltmarsh!
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    Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:07 am  

    I couldn't get your blog to accept my post regarding EGG's Sea of Death, Mortellan, so here it is:

    I'm guessing that any name Gary Gygax came up with himself for the WoG, he got to continue to use; any name invented by someone else (eg Dave Arneson) was kept by TSR or that other person as copyright.

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    Thank you Xaris! Even I have trouble with posting comments on my own blog on that blogger site. Sometimes it takes 1-2 clicks before it even gives me the security word to type in. Sorry bout that.

    As to your comment, yeah I agree, but its weird that he could still use the EXACT map of the Flanaess if IP was even a concern. At the time I thought all he managed to keep hold of was Gord and the characters in the books.
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-article-famous-gems-jewels-of.html

    As shown on the CF front page, another excellent piece by GVD.
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    Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:56 pm  

    Its a good time in the Hawk. Those scallywags need to fill their chests with some long lost crow gems. :-)
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    Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:57 am  

    Great reading about the Gygax book, mort. I've never owned them and they're near impossible to get hold of in England.

    As I was reading I wondered how things may have turned out had EGG retained control of the setting or, for that matter, AD&D. Perhaps we got a good idea from all his other game design work post Wotc but......well, just idle thoughts I suppose.

    Keep us non-owners informed of your findings.
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/04/greyhawk-reading-more-sea-of-death.html

    For those who haven't read my latest findings.

    Yeah Ragr, the novels have been a surprise from a DM standpoint. As for the story itself, it's not the best novel I've ever read. One minute I'm riveted, the next I'm bored and skimming. I dunno.
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    Can't argue with that assessment, Mort. Wink
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    Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:35 pm  

    Yeah...

    Here was my attempt at meshing in SoD: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=899

    Unfortunatley, the maps went missing. Mort, I should still have them if I need to resend or link them.
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    Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:10 am  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/04/game-of-thrones-greyhawk.html

    Game of Thrones!
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    Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:38 am  

    Great stuff, mort. My GH campaign has been heavily influenced by the writings of GRRM and, although my campaign is currently set in 593, your idea of an earlier timeline for GH is a good one.

    The truth is I actually switched to using BRP instead of Pathfinder as a direct result of re-reading the Westeros books; massive hit points and feely available spells just do not suit the feel.

    There is an absolutely lovely sourcebook for a d20; A Game Of Thrones by Guardians Of Order/White Wolf. This features really evocative artwork based on the first book and a really innovative re-thinking of d20 that makes for bloody combats; magic is a hard fit, however, if you're looking to adapt it to GH.

    Let's hope the series lives up to expectations. Enjoy. Cool
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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/04/greyhawk-reading-sea-of-death-notes.html

    Yoll-Yoll-Yoll!!!
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    Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:19 am  

    Great summary, mort. Now all I've got to do is wait until a second-hand copy of the book becomes available for less than 30. Mad
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    Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:10 pm  

    http://melkot.com/wogcomic/index.htm Point your browsers to here for my comic site and archives for the time being or follow along with my current issues from Greyhawkery.

    Thanks Maldin!

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/04/gh-comic-305-fellowship-broken.html
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    Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:28 pm  

    Welcome to Maldin's Greyhawk, mort!

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    Maldin wrote:
    Welcome to Maldin's Greyhawk, mort!


    Show off! Evil Grin
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    Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:20 pm  

    I've been shilling Maldin's site in the comic for years, good to see him return the favor a thousand-fold.
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    Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:28 am  

    LOL Its true, you've done a great job of shilling different aspects of my website over the years. Its the least I can do! Laughing I've also updated my sitemap so that your WoG comic appears there right in the middle for easy navigation. Wink

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    Cool! It's neat to see the comic as part of that many tentacled sitemap of yours.
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    Mutual fan club anyone? Laughing Evil Grin
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    Sun May 01, 2011 12:57 pm  

    Get a room. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    Tue May 03, 2011 10:15 am  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/dmg-reflections-potion-miscibility.html

    Mystic Scholar and Ragr, take two of these and call me in the morning.
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    I never had the courage to use that table.
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    Wed May 04, 2011 10:00 am  

    Gulp. Gulp. Mmmmnnn! Fruity.

    WOW, I feel 10th level. Cool

    Glug! Glug! A hint of asparagus about that one.

    Wooooo!!! I'm invisible. Evil Grin

    Burp! Burp!

    Shocked

    BANG!!!!

    Embarassed
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    Ragr the halfling, R.I.P.

    Moving right along...


    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/gh-comic-306-literate-orcs.html
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    Mon May 09, 2011 4:32 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/mighty-thor.html

    the hammer strikes!
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    Mon May 09, 2011 6:39 pm  

    I don't we will get to see this in 3d.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6enKhHs85M&feature=related
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    Fri May 13, 2011 10:10 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/sea-princes-campaign-4-raise-anchor.html

    Ahoy!
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    Sat May 14, 2011 12:20 pm  

    If you haven't read it, I would recommend Wilber Smith's novel "Birds of Prey" for pirate ideas.
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    Sun May 15, 2011 12:55 am  

    Good stuff, mort.

    Any objection if I borrow (okay, if you must, steal) some of your locations and names?

    My campaign's often in that part of the world.

    Oh, BTW, that explosion just turned out to be flatulence. Confused
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    Steal away Ragr, in fact I insist. Some of the place names I've myself culled from other people's stuff (chatdemon's area maps for one might be a saving grace to my research).

    While I'm responding to you Ragr....

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/fiction-knot.html

    Congrats on the first posted article/story. Sorry I didn't cover it sooner but there ya go!
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    Tue May 17, 2011 1:28 am  

    Thanks, mort.

    Cebrion threatened me with all manner of suffering if I didn't stop writing drivel and contribute something meaningful. Evil Grin

    So I did (hopefully).

    2 years later. Smile
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    Sat May 21, 2011 2:29 am  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/end-is-nigh.html

    Yeah I went there...
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    Tue May 24, 2011 10:41 am  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/postfest-xv-sanctigaard-and-demesne-of.html

    Well done Sir Xaris!
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    Tue May 24, 2011 8:30 pm  

    Mort,

    Love the appearance of your blog great job designing it. By the way mixing potions can be permanent how do you think I became a gas in the first place! Shocked
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    Tue May 24, 2011 9:01 pm  

    Yikes! Potion of Gaseous Form! What was the other potion, Argon?
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    mortellan wrote:
    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/postfest-xv-sanctigaard-and-demesne-of.html

    Well done Sir Xaris!


    Thanks, mortellan, for promoting my article on your website. It is always gratifying to be the recipient of such acclaim and I applaud you for doing it for me and Ragr and others here on Canonfire! Smile

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    Tis nothing, Sir Xaris. I will always promote those who add to the wealth of CF. Heck, I used to do comics based on the front page articles. Now that was alot of work!
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    Wed May 25, 2011 11:32 pm  

    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-prediction-for-future-greyhawk.html

    Hmmm...
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    mortellan wrote:
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    Hmmm...


    My buddy has been play-testing a game that sounds very similar for a decade and a half, but hasn't pitched it yet because he doesn't think it's perfect. rolleyes

    I think it's great as it is and warned him that someone else would steal his idea if he didn't pitch it soon. Neutral

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    http://greyhawkery.blogspot.com/2011/05/postfest-xv-pyert.html

    Another good showing by Ragr! He's on a roll!
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    Mon May 30, 2011 2:07 am  

    Always beware a rolling Halfling. Cool

    Many thanks for the kind words, mort, and that was a nicely relevant bit of artwork too.

    Thanks again. Happy
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    Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:27 pm  

    http://melkot.com/wogcomic/title/wogstrip307a.htm

    Your favorite show and mine is back!
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    Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:52 pm  

    Always enjoyable, Mort. Glad to see that Graz'zt hasn't lost his touch. Wink

    Keep 'em coming, my friend. And, FYI, I'm back home now, so look for Part 6 soon. You make another appearance. Evil Grin
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    "Laugh or die" had me in stitches.


    So I guess I.........er.........opted for the former.

    I really hope no-one really nails the retro thing so well that I have no choice but to change systems again; my players will then insist upon the latter option.
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