Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:07 pm
Steps for a DM new to Greyhawk to get oriented
Here are some suggested steps for a DM new to Greyhawk to quickly select an appropriate country/region to set a campaign in. This is by no means the only way to go about it, but a suggested path to help a new DM quickly narrow down their options with the least effort.
1- Download a Map of the Flanaess (a Sticky Topic in this forum has suggested links).
2- Read the Introduction to Greyhawk Topic by Roger Moore in this forum.
3- Read the 1980 World of Greyhawk Gazetteer. It is quite short so makes for a quick read. It will give you an overall feel for the campaign world.
4- Read through the half-page (Postcard) country topics provided in this forum section. Either use the Touring the Flanaess interactive map (top left corner of the Home page menu) or go here:
5- Once you have read the country half-page (Postcard) information provided in this forum, select a few countries that you believe fit the kind of campaign you and your players want to play in.
6- Read the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer, focusing on the countries you selected. Narrow it down to the country you like best.
7- Read the country specific resources (if any) provided in the country half-page (Postcards) write-up.
8- Read the rest of the general Greyhawk resources listed in the sticky post of this forum with a focus on the country you selected.
9- Do a search on Canonfire to read up on articles and posts concerning your selected country.
Richard Di Ioia (aka Longetalos)