Again, very jealous I can't play in Greyhawk. We had pretty decent turnout for such an under the radar niche event! This photo does not even show three of the tables. So yay.
How'd your games go today, Anthony?
The Greyhawk game began with a good start: new 1st level PCs---2 rangers, 1 dwarf F/T, 1 half-elf druidess, and 1 assassin (!)---exploring the southern verges of the Gnarley forest for a ruined monastery of Wee Jas, seeking its fabled fire opal.
Austin is absolutely my backyard! If you have time I can def grab you for an evening.
Sorry, Houston, not Austin. Running too fast today :(
Yes. Wish we lived closer!
Ditto! I'm be down in Houston at the end of April, and to NTX at the beginning of June, but neither is really in your backyard, alas. We should plan some playing/designing time for NTX if you'll be there again this year?
Inspired by your Austin games on the 26th, I'm going to kickoff my new Wichita Greyhawk campaign then!
Here you go. Might as well give it to you early. ;)
Thanks! I'll take it into consideration. I can tell you already though that I've only used 2 in the past 5.5 years. WG4 and I6. The black temple is creepy but also vague enough that you can use it to house almost any McGuffin. I was working on a module at the time and the party decided to push forward in a different direction. As the PCs level up and start returning to town w/ loads of gold, word gets around. I start bothering them constantly with supplicants at their stonghold, pleading for help with X, Y and Z. The PCs took two of the more serious pleas to heart, interrupting their primary goals in order to keep the locals sufficiently enamored. Thus, in once case it led them to WG4, where I rewarded them by sewing a bit of their main quest into the module's dungeon.
In the other case, I actually disguised I6 simply by changing the name of the keep and the vampire that lived there. I also plopped it onto a seldom used road in the countryside. You can see it on my map of Ormolu that will be published in tomorrow's blog post. It's called Ruby Heart Keep...quite telling in fact if you've ever played or read the module...but my players still have no clue that it's Ravenloft.
That's one of the distinct advantages (and disadvantages!) of running a game set in Greyhawk: there are lots of pre-published modules available, and you can cherry-pick the best to place in the game. OTOH, of course, many folks will already be very familiar with S4, the G-D modules, etc., etc., too.
Awesome. And happy New Year!
Hey, Anthony...as far as 2020 blog posts go, I am curious to know which (if any) old 1E modules you've used in your (current) campaign since starting it up. Any discussion on the issue of integrating this old material is greatly appreciated.
Sounds like a good topic for a blog post to me! :D
Will do. I'm running WG4 in 3D.
This sounds very cool :D Do let us know how it goes, Anthony!