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grodog
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Nov 16, 2021
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Thought you might get a kick out of this (found on FB), Anthony: =) Allan.
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grodog
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#1 Site Stalker
Sep 12, 2021
In OSR
My Castle Greyhawk PCs are overdue, in one or two cases, to hit level four, so it's now or never, and I seeded the entry into Zjelwyin Fall in last night's session. I have to figure out exactly how my background changes require me to rework the module (if at all), since the PCs will be acting as agents of the local clergy of Celestian and not looting the tomb, but instead retrieving an item stored there previously by mutual arrangement. I haven't decided if they'll be charged to either snag the item (a scroll or book of prophecy or something related) directly, or wake the lich to donate two objects to him in order to remove their desired object, or both (with #1 being the plan, and #2 the backup in case they awaken him or he is already awake) They may also be protecting a pair of nubile twin acolytes (modelled off of the classic Virgin Records logos at https://rarerecordcollector.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/v-2012-kevin-coyne.png), but I haven't decided if keeping them alive may be too challenging or not.... I think that Shodreth Drhachod (I added the "r" to the surname) has this working relationship with Celestian and his clergy, where Celestian helped to fashion and sustain Zjelwyin Fall and in return the lich helps to guard and secure items that he and his clergy wish to remain highly-secure. Still noodling, but excited to be bringing this adventure to the table if the PCs take the hook (which I think they'll be inclined to do, since it involves the priesthood paying for their current and next-level training costs, or something equivalent)! =) Allan.
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grodog
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Aug 30, 2021
In OSR
For those who haven’t heard yet, Doug Rhea is now at home in hospice care :( https://www.facebook.com/groups/310434204630/permalink/10159272929014631/ for more info Allan.
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grodog
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#1 Site Stalker
Aug 16, 2021
In AD&D
Anthony--- I met with a fellow NTX RPG Con attendee today, and we were chatting through some of his publishing ideas and challenges, and I shared your various books with him. He's a writer/designer as well as an illustrator, and was very impressed with the unique design aesthetic that you bring to your works =) Allan.
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grodog
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#1 Site Stalker
Apr 01, 2021
In OSR
So Jon and I are planning to attend and have a booth at the NTX again this year. Kansas has gotten its act together more-quickly on vaccinations, and we'll both have had our 2nd doses by the end of April. So unless the world relapses significantly between now and June, we are working toward attending NTX in-person this year. I hope to see some of you there! =) Allan.
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grodog
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#1 Site Stalker
Mar 20, 2021
In AD&D
From http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=9380 It's been a long time coming, but due to popular demand, Canonfire has decided to revive the Postfests! What is a Postfest? A Postfest is a shared design project where members of Canonfire (or anyone who wishes to participate) agree to write articles on the same topic. They are turned in by a deadline, then shared all at once. Reading and goodness ensues. For example, here was a Postfest on Villains from the early days of Canonfire: http://www.canonfire.com/cf/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=18 Inspired by this weekend and Lord Gosumba’s fundraiser topic, “Underdark Uprising”, this Postfest will focus on Greyhawk’s Underdark. We’ll use a broad definition of the Underdark that includes hollows within mountains (i.e. Slerotin’s tunnel), caverns below the earth (i.e. Vault of the Drow), the Rift Canyon, and ancient underground ruins upon which new cities have been built (i.e. Narwell). Topic ideas might include: New or Existing Entrances to the Underdark Mysterious Places in the Underdark Underdark Races and Monsters Ecology of the Underdark and Wilderness Survival NPCs from the Underdark Magical Items or Artifacts that focus on the Underdark We’ve made a few changes to the traditional Postfest: First, we won’t be voting on the submissions anymore. It's all in good fun, but if people want to give writers some feedback, I’m sure they’d love it. Second, we’re going to post the submission to Canonfire as usual, but we also plan to compile all the submissions into a Greyhawk Underdark PDF that will be available for everyone to download. We are considering compiling some of the old Postfests, likewise. Third, if you participate, we are thinking of giving back some suitable loot (perhaps a printed copy of the PDF) for some randomly selected participants, or everyone if we can swing it. Due date is March 19th, about a month from now, a week before Gary Con. Any questions, send them to psmedger@canonfire.com Allan.
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grodog
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Mar 13, 2021
In AD&D
I’m running two mid-level Castle Greyhawk events (levels 6-9 PCs), and one session of Rob Kuntz’s Into the City of Brass for Paul Stormberg. Details at https://grodog.blogspot.com/2021/02/i-submitted-two-five-hour-delves-into.html Allan.
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grodog
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Jan 14, 2021
In AD&D
I thought this might catch folks' ears: Allan.
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grodog
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Dec 24, 2020
In OSR
Public Facebook post from BadMike: https://www.facebook.com/groups/310434204630/permalink/10158709756169631/ Allan.
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grodog
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Nov 02, 2020
In AD&D
My bibliography of Lenard Lakofka's gaming work: https://grodog.blogspot.com/2020/11/an-index-of-the-dungeons-and-dragons-works-of-lenard-lakofka.html I'm sure it's far from complete, but its good enough to share as a reasonable start! We also just wrapped a tribute to him on Jay Scott's twitch show, in case that's of interest: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/789299083 Allan.
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grodog
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Sep 22, 2020
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In case you know anyone who'd be interested, Anthony?: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6713881806531379200/ I know John from his old Pagan Publishing days. Allan.
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grodog
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Sep 17, 2020
In AD&D
Fans of Castle Greyhawk will find Matt Bassil's latest article of interest: https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/dungeons-dragons-castle-greyhawk-lost-dungeon I was interviewed for the piece =) Allan.
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grodog
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#1 Site Stalker
Jul 27, 2020
In AD&D
In case folks haven't heard about this virtual convention for Greyhawk fans yet, here's some info/details, from Jay Scott, the convention organizer (via Facebook):     I hope everyone is staying safe during these times! It is good to see things starting to open up once again!     To continue with the online gaming momentum, I am organizing a brand new convention: Virtual Greyhawk Con 2020! This is a "Fan Content", not for profit convention, that will take place the first weekend of October, 2nd-4th.     I have commitments from NINE of my Twitch Community Live Streamers, over two continents, to provide World of Greyhawk content for those wishing to experience some of the best ever made Campaign Setting for D&D. Also we will have fantastic seminars from the likes of the great Anna Meyer, and main Sponsorship from Troll Lord Games.     For continuing information, please go to the following: https://tabletop.events/conventions/virtual-greyhawk-con-2020     Our Virtual Greyhawk Con 2020 Discord Server is setup at: https://discord.gg/yHyG75     More information during Twitch Live Streams: https://www.twitch.tv/lordgosumba Events that are already registered can be searched at https://tabletop.events/conventions/virtual-greyhawk-con-2020/schedule#?query= VGHC Key Dates Registration and Event Submission............July 1st, 2020 Event Registration............August 1st, 2020 Last Day Event Submission............September 28th, 2020 Virtual Greyhawk Con............October 2nd to the 4th, 2020 I submitted events this evening:  I'm going to playtest a previously-unexplored portion of my "Iounic Caverns" level in my version of Castle Greyhawk (on Friday and Sunday afternoons), and will submit another TBD Greyhawk event for Saturday.  I'll also participate in the wrap up seminar on Sunday night. More info at https://tabletop.events/conventions/virtual-greyhawk-con-2020 Allan.
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grodog
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Jul 02, 2020
In AD&D
I posted a tribute to Jim Holloway's work at https://grodog.blogspot.com/2020/07/jim-holloway-rpg-artist.html He will be missed! Allan.
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grodog
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May 29, 2020
In AD&D
More campaign planning, on the planar side of things: https://grodog.blogspot.com/2020/05/planar-architecture-for-grodog-greyhawk-campaigns.html Allan.
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grodog
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May 06, 2020
In OSR
Thought these might catch your eye, Anthony: http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?p=266977#p266977 http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?p=266654#p266654 =) Allan.
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grodog
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Mar 27, 2020
In AD&D
Details at https://grodog.blogspot.com/2020/03/virtual-garycon-celebrating-greyhawk-seminar.html Allan.
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grodog
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Mar 26, 2020
In AD&D
In case you've not seen the updates from Doug and Mike via FB, Anthony: Please don't panic... we still don't know if we will or won't be able to have the Con on June4th-7th... all current shelter in place orders are until April 3rd... an of course could be extended .... I am hoping we can still have the Con, even if it only turns out to be 150 people.... but again, we'll have to wait and see.... The TableTop Events notice about going offline at the end of April makes it harder... since I'll have to come up with the alternate solution... I can print. export etc all the info so I have it on hand, just not near as convenient as having a site with the data handy... I am working on solutions... hang in there... From https://www.facebook.com/groups/310434204630/permalink/10157960454164631/ Allan.
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grodog
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Mar 12, 2020
In Unrelated Topics
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hookieduke/ritual-0 Reminded me a bit of the style of the Beardsley art from your blog post a bit ago, Anthony. Thought you might want to check it out. Allan.
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grodog
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Feb 25, 2020
In AD&D
Anthony--- I completed most of the redesign work on the Gem Dragons, just haven't had time to finish writing them up. Should be very soon though =) Allan.
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grodog
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