Greyhawk Grognard, ces 30 derniers jours

Blog de Joe Bloch - Amateur de longue date de Greyhawk et rédacteur du fan module "Castle of the Mad Archmage"



dimanche 11 septembre 2016

  • Happy 50th Birthday, Star Trek
    I was just a bit too young to remember watching Trek when it was in first-run on television (but I was alive then, and it's certainly possible that I was present while the TV was on), but I vividly remember watching it in reruns in New York City, on channel 11 right at dinner time on weeknights (...)

mercredi 24 août 2016

  • Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate now available
    This is something that I've been looking forward to for a long time. Back when I was writing The Golden Scroll of Justice, my own take on a fantasy wuxia/Chinese folklore based RPG supplement, I came across Brendan Davis's Wandering Heroes of Ogre Gate RPG, which covers roughly the same sphere. (...)

vendredi 29 juillet 2016

  • Worldographer: Hexographer 2 Kickstarter
    The new Kickstarter for the next generation of Hexographer, now christened Worldographer, is now live. You can find it here. Looks like there are a ton of great new features, a whole new selection of isometric icons and terrain features, an undo/redo feature, a really easy to use coastline (...)

mardi 19 juillet 2016

  • Shore Leave 2016
    So I got back from this year's Shore Leave convention and had an absolute blast. The highlight for me was getting to meet Michael Forest, the actor who played Apollo in the classic Star Trek episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?" and reprised the role in the Star Trek Continues episode "Pilgrim of (...)

mercredi 13 juillet 2016

mardi 12 juillet 2016

  • Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier Kickstarter
    Hey all! Just wanted to give a very quick plug for the Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier Kickstarter. It's a book basically describing a nigh-unknown corner of early RPG history; Grenadier miniatures, which were quite the staple in our gaming group in the early 1980's and beyond. They seem to be (...)

dimanche 3 juillet 2016

  • Thoughts on Q2
    Timothy Brannan over at The Other Side blog has an interesting post about the never-extant module Q2, a hypothetical sequel to the (in)famous Q1, Queen of the Demonweb Pits. He makes an interesting point that, as published, Q1 sort of stands out as a sole solitary example of its series; even (...)

vendredi 1er juillet 2016

  • 5E Sorcerers of Greyhawk
    Sorcerers are rare on Oerth, but not completely unknown. More often than not, those with innate sorcerous ability will hone their skills with more traditional wizardly study, becoming truly formidable spellcasters combining the learned magic of a wizard with the intuitive understanding of a (...)

mercredi 29 juin 2016

vendredi 1er avril 2016

samedi 12 mars 2016

  • Giant rat
    Dude, this is seriously the "rat, giant (Sumatran)" from the Monster Manual. Here's some trivia - the (Sumatran) part of the entry header comes from a throwaway mention in one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" stories. In "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire", reference is made to (...)

  • Giant rat
    Dude, this is seriously the "rat, giant (Sumatran)" from the Monster Manual. Here's some trivia - the (Sumatran) part of the entry header comes from a throwaway mention in one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" stories. In "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire", reference is made to (...)

  • Giant rat
    Dude, this is seriously the "rat, giant (Sumatran)" from the Monster Manual. Here's some trivia - the (Sumatran) part of the entry header comes from a throwaway mention in one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" stories. In "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire", reference is made to (...)

mercredi 9 mars 2016

  • 5E Sorcerers of Greyhawk
    Sorcerers are rare on Oerth, but not completely unknown. More often than not, those with innate sorcerous ability will hone their skills with more traditional wizardly study, becoming truly formidable spellcasters combining the learned magic of a wizard with the intuitive understanding of a (...)

mardi 8 mars 2016

  • Greyhawk's College of Balance for 5E Bards
    Bard characters in the World of Greyhawk may choose from the following college, in addition to the choices listed in the Player’s Handbook. COLLEGE OF BALANCE Bards in the College of Balance are closely aligned with the Old Faith of Druidry, and are talented performers who are interested in (...)

samedi 5 mars 2016

  • 5E Barbarians of Greyhawk
    Barbarians hail from either the extreme north or the extreme south of the Flanaess, and come in three general types. Those in the north hail from one of the four groups of horseback-traveling nomads – the Tiger Nomads, Wolf Nomads, Rovers of the Barrens, and Hold of Stonefist. Those in the (...)

  • Greyhawk Races for 5E
    DWARF Dwarves as described in the Player’s Handbook can be found in many regions of the Flanaess. In some cases, dwarven nobles rule over regular states rather than simply hill- or mountain-based enclaves, such as the Principality of Ulek, and either way they are regarded as fully the equal of (...)

jeudi 3 mars 2016

  • Campaigning in the World of Greyhawk
    There is a wealth of official published material detailing the major places, persons, and events of the Flanaess. The published, or canon, material starts in the Common Year (CY) 576, and goes through CY 591. In those 15 years, the setting undergoes enormous changes both in detail and in tone. (...)

  • Coming soon: Airfix the wargame
    When I was a kid, I had a ton of World War II model figures. Infantry, jeeps, tanks, mostly in 1:72 scale, and mostly from Airfix. This was before I had ever heard of wargaming or RPGs (before there were any RPGs, for the most part); I just liked to collect the figures, and (sometimes) paint (...)

  • New 5E Background: Woodsman (Greyhawk)
    Here is the first in what may well turn into a series of new material for D&D 5th edition, specifically with a Greyhawkian twist. But I'm sure enterprising DMs could always adapt it to other settings. Background: Woodsman You were born and raised in the deep forest, as have your fathers and (...)

mercredi 2 mars 2016

  • What'd I miss?
    Hey all! Back from my respite, and game-blogging should resume its normal sedate pace. Anything big happen while I was gone, other than DMsguild? A few wayward Kickstarters here and there, no doubt, but things seem pretty much the same as they did three months ago. Hel, James Spahn's White Star (...)

mercredi 23 décembre 2015

  • ADD Players Manual 40% off Today Only
    Briefly coming off hiatus to announce that the Adventures Dark and Deep Players Manual is today's "Deal of the Day", only $5.97 for the pdf. That's an incredible deal, if I do say so myself. Happy Holidays!

lundi 30 novembre 2015

dimanche 29 novembre 2015

  • Castle of the Mad Archmage - 50% off today only
    Update: Thanks to everyone who participated in the sale! It set some records! How's this for a Black Friday deal? The Castle of the Mad Archmage adventure book is 50% off, today only, in pdf format. That's less than five bucks for more than thirteen levels of old-school megadungeon goodness, (...)

vendredi 20 novembre 2015

  • More pig faced orcs (now in 15mm!)
    Last year, I posted that I had found some nice, and relatively inexpensive, true 25mm pig-faced orcs, and some shots of them pre- and post-painting. Well, something I've been looking for for years are 15mm pig-faced orcs, to use in miniatures wargaming. Well, Splintered Light Miniatures has (...)

  • Coming soon: Airfix the wargame
    When I was a kid, I had a ton of World War II model figures. Infantry, jeeps, tanks, mostly in 1:72 scale, and mostly from Airfix. This was before I ad ever heard of wargaming or RPGs; I just liked to collect the figures, and (sometimes) paint them (not very well at all, me being about 7 years (...)

jeudi 19 novembre 2015

  • We're Number One!
    Wow! Thanks to you, the Golden Scroll of Justice is currently the number one best selling product on RPGNow.com. Thanks, guys and gals. That sort of support means a lot.

  • We're Number One!
    Wow! Thanks to you, the Golden Scroll of Justice is currently the number one best selling product on RPGNow.com. Thanks, guys and gals. That sort of support means a lot.

mercredi 18 novembre 2015

  • Golden Scroll of Justice now available
    The Golden Scroll of Justice lets you bring your old-school RPG into a whole new world of wuxia/kung fu action based on Chinese mythology, history, and folklore. The book contains: Two new PC races: the shanxiao (monkey-man) and gouren (dog-man)Two new character classes: the wu and the fangshi, (...)

  • Golden Scroll of Justice now available
    The Golden Scroll of Justice lets you bring your old-school RPG into a whole new world of wuxia/kung fu action based on Chinese mythology, history, and folklore. The book contains: Two new PC races: the shanxiao (monkey-man) and gouren (dog-man)Two new character classes: the wu and the fangshi, (...)

samedi 14 novembre 2015

jeudi 29 octobre 2015

  • Another Golden Scroll art preview
    With everything aligning so that I expect a November/early December release of the Golden Scroll of Justice wuxia/kung-fu plus mythic China old-school rule supplement, I just couldn't keep this beauty to myself...

samedi 24 octobre 2015

  • A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore - more than half off today only!
    Hello! Just wanted to let everyone know that A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore is the Deal of the Day today over at OneBookShelf. You can get the pdf for the ludicrously low price of $4.23! So if you were interested in seeing the new character classes (bard, jester, mystic, savant, and (...)

jeudi 22 octobre 2015

  • Golden Scroll of Justice - art preview
    My wuxia/mythic China book is right on schedule for a November/early December release, just in time for your Yuletide shopping needs. Most of the art is in hand, the editor is dutifully editing, and the rest of the art is on schedule to be delivered by the end of this month. Thought I'd whet (...)

  • Golden Scroll of Justice - art preview
    My wuxia/mythic China book is right on schedule for a November/early December release, just in time for your Yuletide shopping needs. Most of the art is in hand, the editor is dutifully editing, and the rest of the art is on schedule to be delivered by the end of this month. Thought I'd whet (...)

  • Golden Scroll of Justice - art preview
    My wuxia/mythic China book is right on schedule for a November/early December release, just in time for your Yuletide shopping needs. Most of the art is in hand, the editor is dutifully editing, and the rest of the art is on schedule to be delivered by the end of this month. Thought I'd whet (...)

mercredi 21 octobre 2015

  • In Memoriam
    Blue lives matter

  • On Settings
    There is something of a conversation going around certain corners of the OSRisphere about settings. Are they needed? Are they a good thing? Is there value in someone else's setting when you're doing your own? And so forth. Most of this discussion seems to have been inspired by a quasi-review of (...)

dimanche 18 octobre 2015

  • Iggwilv's Horn
    I would like to think this photo taken in the Alps would have been the inspiration for Iggwilv's Horn (although I know it's not the case). The fact that the cloud makes the effect is just perfect.

vendredi 16 octobre 2015

  • Mixing Module Styles
    A question for the Peanut Gallery. When you're running or playing in an adventure module, do you like it to have a single consistent "tone" (role-playing, combat, exploration, dungeon crawling, etc.), or do you like to mix it up and have different styles? For instance, I'm working on a project (...)

jeudi 15 octobre 2015

  • Darker Paths 3: The Demonolater now available!
    And now, just in time for the festive Halloween season, a new addition to the Darker Paths line of evil character classes for your 1E-compatible game, the Demonolater. Demonolaters are priests who serve demon lords and ladies. The character class is a sub-class of cleric, but each demon lord (...)

jeudi 8 octobre 2015

  • 31 Days of Halloween: Grimoires
    Grimoires, or magical books, are a tradition in European magical circles that goes back at least a thousand years (further, if one counts the Classical magical tradition). They are not merely spell books, although they do contain spells. They combine essays on esoteric knowledge, philosophy, (...)

mardi 6 octobre 2015

  • Review: Empire of Imagination
    Nice homage to the cover of "Unearthed Arcana"Note: This is a repost from June, but since the book is due out today, I thought it was worth another look. Michael Witwer's Empire of Imagination (coming October 6, but available at Amazon) is a biography of Gary Gygax, an individual who will need (...)

  • 31 Days of Halloween: Dark Offering
    For today's entry, here's a gruesome little preview of the upcoming Darker Paths 3: The Demonolater. Demonolaters are a sub-class of cleric, priests of the demon princes of the Abyss, with custom spells, special powers depending on their particular patron demon, and more. One of the new spells (...)

samedi 3 octobre 2015

  • The Ugly Duckling
    Over at Greyhawkery, Mike Bridges makes the point that, from the standpoint of a "modern" reboot, the World of Greyhawk setting is something of a mess. It's a patchwork of different sources, including entire campaign settings ported into Oerth; from Gary Gygax, to Rob Kuntz, to Frank Mentzer, (...)

jeudi 1er octobre 2015

  • Admin note
    You may have noticed something new in the upper-left corner of the blog; a link to my "non-gaming blog" over at www.josephbloch.com. I've decided to move everything that isn't about gaming over there, so you'll find reviews of and news about television shows, non-gaming books, and movies, posts (...)

  • Deconstructing Clerics
    Now that my first swing at doing a religion-specific subclass of cleric, rather than just doing a tweak or two to the existing cleric class, as was the norm for a long time (see my notes on the Greyhawk Adventures book for some examples), is out the door and off to the editor, more of my (...)

  • 31 Days of Halloween: Some songs to start us off...
    It's that magical time of year, boys and ghouls! I'm going to try to make a post every day this month, in honor of Halloween (aka Samhain, aka All Hallow's Eve, etc.). Some will be spooky, some will be songs, some will be gaming related, but hopefully all will be fun. Here's my first entry, a (...)

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Oerth Journal 28

dimanche 12 mai 2019

Février 2019 : Parution du numéro 28 du Oerth Journal
Lisez-le

Oerth Journal 27

vendredi 20 janvier 2017

Il a mis 5 ans à arriver, mais il est là...

Sur le Web : Canonfire

Greyhawk Reborn !

samedi 21 novembre 2015

Greyhawk Reborn is a new living-style campaign based in the legendary World of Greyhawk using the D&D 5E rules !

Sur le Web : Greyhawk Reborn

Best of Greyhawk # 15

lundi 26 août 2013

Voici le 15e fichier qui compile les meilleurs articles postés sur le forum Greyhawk d’AOL (Juillet - Aout 1996).

Best of Greyhawk #15

Canonfire Chronicles

vendredi 2 août 2013

Un petit frère (un fork amical) à Oerth Journal, vient tout juste d’être publié. Il contient plus de 150 pages, essentiellement d’aventures, rédigées par les amateurs et les spécialistes du monde de Greyhawk.

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