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    Grandmaster Greytalker

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    Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:58 pm  
    Who are you?

    Any of you Canonneers playing Greyhawk player characters?

    I'm Geodine the Unearthed, gnome druid of Seogin Earthcaller kicking it around Zggsberg.
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    Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:14 pm  

    Who the heck is Seogin Earthcaller and where -- on Oerth -- is Zggsberg? Confused

    Not playing right now, my friend. Been on the move, as you know. I'm in the Houston area now and will undoubtedly have a much better chance of finding a gaming group here. Happy

    But I think I'll leave my main charater "retired," and just roll up a new one for the "new" group, that I hope to find/join. Cool

    I've always played a Sorcerer, or a Magician -- I enjoy the many subtleties of magic. But I've been giving thought to trying it with a "new" twist -- for me, that is -- and do the Cleric thing, this time around. My only hold up, as it were, is which God I should follow with my new character.

    A couple of the Gods -- that I like -- only allow their Clerics to use weapons that I don't really like, for the character I envision. Razz

    When I get it figured out, I'll let you know. Wink
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    Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:52 pm  

    Mystic-Scholar wrote:
    I'm in the Houston area now and will undoubtedly have a much better chance of finding a gaming group here. Happy


    Me, too, for a while at least. Maybe we can scare up a game sometime.

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    Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:18 pm  

    Cool, I hope you get a group. Im in a play by post over the net.

    Check out DM Prata's dietybase for Segojan, a gnome earth/magic god, and a whole buch of other GH gods. Very cool old school.

    http://knights-n-knaves.com/dmprata/Deitybase.pdf

    I spelled it wrong, it is Ysggburgh, which is a town Gygax put near castle Zaggy. Basically another version of Greyhawk city and castle. In the version I'm playing, it is set just south of there.
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:37 am  
    Who are you?

    Well, I can't say tha tI am in a game right now, but as a DM I have been more in "author mode" lately ...

    So, there's these guys ...
    Francis Coburne of Longspear - Shield bearer extrodinaire and bodyguard
    Meritaelin Vindreskaya - Rhennee bargeman Lasher (wihch some my recognize from my "Laughing Turtle" article a couple of postfests ago.
    Cal Carver - a paladin convicted of tombrobbing looking for his parents who'd bodies had been stolen

    And right now I am working on a wemic NPC to go with a piece of art that I am doing for the new postfest ... a sort of gladiator type fellow.
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:06 am  

    Oerthman, scaring up a game sounds good, I'll have to get with you on that and . . . sorry we highjacked your maps post! Embarassed

    Wolfsire, cool list. Have you applied any stats -- portfolio, domain, etc. -- for Segojan Earthcaller? (Didn't see any on that particular list, or did I miss something?) Confused

    And 'playing by post on the internet' must make for one loooong game. Evil Grin

    Icarus, I've been reading my way through all the past articles. I'll be looking for Meritaelin Vindreskya in the "Laughing Turtle." Happy
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:19 am  

    I’ve played for most of my D&D ‘career’ in Greyhawk but mostly in two experiences. My introduction to D&D was with a group that played together for about eight years and then I dropped out of playing for several years until Living Greyhawk enticed me back in. I played LG for about eight years as well.

    Since the demise of LG I don’t have anything running in Greyhawk, and am involved in a campaigns in Eberron, Forgotten Realms, and Middle Earth

    I’ve had perhaps two dozen Greyhawk characters but the main four are:

    My original greyhawk character (1st and 2nd edition)
    Amberle Elesedale - 14th level half-elven Ranger from the Wild Coast

    Living Greyhawk Campaign (3rd edition)
    Varthalon Fitz-Amanodel – 16th level gray elven Arcane Trickster from Celene/Nyrond
    Rolep o Pelor – 10th level human (Oeridian) Arcane Hierophant from Nyrond
    Jean’edar Farstrider – 10th level human (Attoli) Spellsword from the County of Urnst
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:44 am  

    (Don't mean to side track the thread, but you guys should check out Mort's new Webcomic. Awesome stuff! He even managed to include that warrior chick from the movie Heavy Metal! Laughing)

    Nice stuff there, Varthalon. Cool

    I'm really glad to see that you've actually included a couple of humans in your character list! Laughing Laughing

    In my readings, I've noticed that many of today's players seem to shy away from playing a "human." I noticed that "you," yourself, are "actually" a Grey Elf! Shocked Laughing

    May I ask; What's up with that? Do actual humans hate being human, or something? Confused

    Just asking. Cool
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:03 am  

    I'm almost always DM, but I have had a few PCs over the years. The one that comes to mind at the moment is Bob the Fighter. I made this guy up when I was about 10 years old and couldn't think of a cool name. He was called "Bob" because part of one ear was missing. He couldn't remember his real name. Bob had a pretty short career, dying nobly in the Caves of Chaos as he held off a minotaur's onslaught in order to save his friends. Sometime later (when I was about 30), Bob was resurrected because other PCs needed information he had regarding the origins of one of his former traveling companions. Having had his fill of adventuring, Bob now lives in Twilight Falls, a few miles down the road from Hommlet. He is a silent partner in a tavern there and spends most of his time gossiping with other old-timers, swapping tales with passing adventurers, and napping in the sunshine. His big, grouchy hound dog (aptly named "Dog") is usually napping somewhere nearby.
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:49 am  

    Talisien Shorewarden, half-aquatic elf Druid/Ranger, trudging through the Saltmarsh series using C&C.
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:17 am  

    Lord Percard a 17th level illusionist turned shadow mage that I started at the age of 9 and played for many, many years. He now resides in the City of Greyhawk area as an information/ adventure source for my players.
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:18 am  

    Oh, and for Mystic-Scholar, he is human.
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:48 am  

    Lord_Percard wrote:
    Oh, and for Mystic-Scholar, he is human.


    Whooo-hooo! Alright Lord Percard!

    (Query: Since the players are human, is it possible for them to be xenophobic towards humans! Shocked Confused )
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:14 am  

    So are you asking if self-haters play AD&D?
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:32 am  

    Naw! I'm almost positive they do! Laughing Laughing
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:57 am  

    Currently playing Andolphas Hecker of Diamond Lake, 2nd level cleric of Wee Jas, in a Whispering Cairn play by post. Hopefully that gets me somewhat back in the good books on this site, after mentioning elsewhere that I'm DMing in another setting... but let's not derail the thread... Smile
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:59 am  

    Mystic-Scholar wrote:

    Wolfsire, cool list. Have you applied any stats -- portfolio, domain, etc. -- for Segojan Earthcaller? (Didn't see any on that particular list, or did I miss something?) Confused

    - I'm pretty sure the Dietybase cites the origial Dragon mag that addressed that that. Probably in the back. Portfolio, etc, is in wiki and elsewhere. I'm also sure that later editions have covered stats too. You said "list", did you follow the links? It is far from just a list.
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    And 'playing by post on the internet' must make for one loooong game. Evil Grin

    - very much so, but it is just as fun, and incredibly more convenient. I doubt I could manage to swing an ongoing table game.
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:02 am  

    gargoyle wrote:
    Talisien Shorewarden, half-aquatic elf Druid/Ranger, trudging through the Saltmarsh series using C&C.


    That sounds pretty cool. Watch out for Jack Raptureweed!

    http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=784
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:09 am  

    Mystic-Scholar wrote:
    Whooo-hooo! Alright Lord Percard!

    (Query: Since the players are human, is it possible for them to be xenophobic towards humans! Shocked Confused )



    Hmmm, traditionally the greek or latin word for an object is used in conjunction with -phobia to describe a fear of that thing. With the Greek it would be called Anthropophobia except that is already the term of a phobia of people and groups of people (not distinguishing by race or racial subtype) since the greek word for 'people' and 'humankind' is the same word (I guess the ancient greeks didn't consider elves, dwarves, etc people).

    We run into the same problem with the latin as the latin word for human is Homo Hominis which as been used to define a different fear.

    We could probably use the Latin "Humanus" which could be defined as "Pertaining to man." although it is contextually usually dealing with the cultural refinements of mankind... being humane or posh. Does Humanusphobia work?

    Man... its enough to make someone verbophobic (fear of words)


    Wolfsire wrote:
    I'm Geodine the Unearthed, gnome druid of Seogin Earthcaller kicking it around Zggsberg.)


    Dude, I love the name. Geodine the Unearthed is a cooly earthy name and title for a gnome worshipping Seogin.
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:42 am  

    Since 1995 I have only run games online, beginning with "Into the Land of Black Ice" (PbP), "Penance of the Damned" (chat-based), "Beneath the Pinnacles of Azor'alq" (PbP), and now "Heirs of Turucambi" (chat-based). Throughout them all a single NPC has made her presence known. I am her voice, and thus she is my character of sorts.

    http://web.me.com/aeolius/turucambi/Blog/Entries/2009/1/21_The_Hubris_of_Hags.html
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:00 pm  

    Wolfsire: I've followed some of the links, but not all -- yet. Yep, there are a lot of them! Cool

    Varthalon: That works for me! We'll refer to those types as being Humanusphobic! Wink

    Twiceborn: Haven't tried playing "on-line" -- bit of a computer neophyte here. My skills aren't that good, but they're improving. Perhaps soon. Embarassed

    Aeolius: Going to check out your link, maybe I can learn to play on-line by reading. Thanks for the link! Happy
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:30 pm  

    While I am a terrific fan of Greyhawk and set my games there, unfortunately my other friends who play D&D are fans of <shudder> Forgotten Realms, and they run their games there. Cry So the only time I get to use one of my characters in Greyhawk is when I NPC them in for bit parts.

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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:43 pm  

    I currently DM but have played many characters over the years the best I can possibly think of was one of my first (right from Basic, Expert an into 1st & 2nd)

    Human Magic-user Rockhaven currently based in the Vesve Forrest. Last time I played him he was 19th level but I have used him several times since as a plot device or get out of jail card for players and have bumped the level up to 30th (group is getting very high level and couldn't have them out doing him).

    I have found the resent views of players moving away from humans and more to races that offer a little more (elf, planetouched etc)
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:11 pm  

    Varthalon wrote:
    I’ve had perhaps two dozen Greyhawk characters but the main four are:

    My original greyhawk character (1st and 2nd edition)
    Amberle Elesedale - 14th level half-elven Ranger from the Wild Coast

    Living Greyhawk Campaign (3rd edition)
    Varthalon Fitz-Amanodel – 16th level gray elven Arcane Trickster from Celene/Nyrond
    Rolep o Pelor – 10th level human (Oeridian) Arcane Hierophant from Nyrond
    Jean’edar Farstrider – 10th level human (Attoli) Spellsword from the County of Urnst


    A bit more on my characters:

    Varthalon

    Jean'edar

    Rolep but Rolep isn't fully updated in that link, he was a Druid 3 / Wizard 3/ Arcane Hierophant 4 at the end of the Living Greyhawk campaign.

    Amberle I don't have a link for (she was pre-internet Shocked ) She was a first edition ranger fighting with twin short swords or a short bow. She was always fairly short for a half-elf and about mid-career suffered a major injury (dropped from a Roc at high altitude) and healing her left her at the grand stature of 4ft 2in. Most of her adventuring career (with one major side trip where we were trapped on Avernus for a year) was spent in or around Perrenland, Grand March, Geoff, Sterich, Yeomandry, Sea Princes, Keoland, the Wild Coast, and the City of Greyhawk. She was a good person and a steadying influence in an otherwise chaotic adventuring party but had a dark reputation with those that didn't know her personally... she kept hiring NPCs to help her out but the other party members would use them for cannon fodder. After awhile rumors began to circulate that people that hired on with her tended to never be seen or heard from again.
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    Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:50 pm  

    im DMing, but my npcs are:

    Turgor Redbeard, dwarven fighter. He refuses to wear anything at his torso, as he is proud of his scars. silly dwarf not so found of a bath.

    Petefour, the bard. The inside joke is that he is the forth Pete in the group, and all the others were henchmen who died.

    Avran Eudor, cleric of Heironeous. A 61 years old cleric in great shape but with a fragile back.
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