Sur le Web, ces 30 derniers jours

mardi 17 octobre 2017

  • Greyhawk Comic Rewind: Boccob
    Howdy Greyhawk gang! Today I'm looking back on a random Greyhawk comic strip from June 22nd, 2006. This one is very dated in fact because the idea stemmed from a defunct forum that discussed material from a defunct magazine. Sheesh! p.s. in case you aren't aware, the deity without a shirt is (...)

mercredi 11 octobre 2017

  • Greyhawk A-Z: Deities Part 2
    Hello again Greyhawk readers. I'm making another attempt to alphabetically survey various topics about Greyhawk. Last time I did People, this time I'm bringing back Deities. Ready? Let's begin: Allitur. Wow, so here's a deity I know nearly zero about that is quite cool in reality. Lawful Good (...)

lundi 9 octobre 2017

  • Greyhawk Gods in 5E
    As I've been posting my progress on my Greyhawk 576 material for 5th Edition, someone asked if they could see a list of all the deities I'm planning on including. So here it is, subject to change, of course. Names marked with an asterisk are already done, with full write-ups including a unique (...)

mercredi 4 octobre 2017

  • Ogre coming to Steam
    I normally hate video games, but this looks amazing. I've been a huge fan of the game since the 70's, including the miniatures version, and this looks like a very worthy addition to the family. Now I'll have to figure out how to get a Steam account, just for (...)

  • Unusual Greyhawk Facts
    Hey Greyhawk fans! I don't have much going on this week, except maybe that I started running the classic Forge of Fury from the 5E Tales From the Yawning Portal adventure compilation. FoF isn't a Greyhawk module, but I've had an easy time retrofitting it to the Flanaess. Since I just got (...)

samedi 30 septembre 2017

  • Review: Marvel's Inhumans (spoiler-free)
    I watched the first two episodes of Marvel's Inhumans last night (I did not see the Imax screening a few weeks ago). This is a property that has had a sort of rocky history at Marvel studios; it was originally supposed to be a movie, and then it got downgraded to a TV series at ABC. (...)

mercredi 27 septembre 2017

  • 1981 TSR Hobbies Catalogue
    Welcome Greyhawk mavens and fans of D&D. As I showed off last week, I recently purchased an old Expert Boxed set and within this box (no dice unfortunately) was a mint copy of the 1981 TSR Hobbies game catalog. Oh my is there a lot of stuff in here. Strap in for a nostalgia ride! I love the (...)

vendredi 22 septembre 2017

  • Project Oasis now on sale!
    Hey all! Just a reminder that my post-apocalyptic RPG setting, Project Oasis, is on sale as part of OBS's Setting Sale. One third off is a pretty sweet deal! For those who haven't heard of it, Project Oasis is my gonzo post-apocalyptic setting, written for Mutant Future and Apes Victorious, but (...)

mardi 19 septembre 2017

  • 45th Birthday Week
    Ahoy Greyhawk scum! Last week was my 45th birthday (groan) and while I didn't get anything useful done, I did have a good old time. My friends and I went to the local Renaissance Fair for the second straight year. It was a blistering, sunny 90+ degrees out but I drank beer, conspired with (...)

mercredi 13 septembre 2017

  • Greyhawk Poll: Best Place to Retire
    Welcome again Greyhawkers, this week I review my latest fan poll on the "Best Place to Retire a Character" in Greyhawk. I know just getting a PC to the point of retirement is hard, but where would they be most comfortable to settle down and spend their hard earned treasure in peace? Let's find (...)

mercredi 6 septembre 2017

  • Frank Mentzer's Empyrea
    Hey Greyhawkers. Most you by now have seen the news about an upcoming Kickstarter for Empyrea, Frank Mentzer's home campaign that was nominally supposed to be set to the west across the Solnor Ocean in the World of Greyhawk. Even better this will be a boxed set and the announcement promises (...)

lundi 4 septembre 2017

  • Quick Greyhawk 5th Edition Update
    Real quick update on the 5E Greyhawk material. The Greyhawk 576 Players Manual is very far along. Races, classes, backgrounds, feats, spells, and quick descriptions of the Lands of the Flanaess are done. 23 gods out of 70 are completed, 13 are mostly done, and the rest still need to be started. (...)

jeudi 31 août 2017

  • Castle Greyhawk: Chapter 1 Full
    Hey Greyhawk fans. As you may know I've been doing a Castle Greyhawk webcomic with co-creator Scott Casper for several years. Well as many have already seen over at the main site, we have finally got the first chapter collected into one PDF download! Read at your leisure now. Go back from the (...)

samedi 26 août 2017

  • Wizards of the Coast Survey
    Hey all! Thought I'd boost the signal on the survey that Wizards of the Coast is running. In and amongst several other things, they ask about which settings folks would like to see 5E material for. I thought that the readers of the Greyhawk Grognard blog might have an opinion on that. Ahem. You (...)

vendredi 25 août 2017

  • Greyhawk Meets Game of Thrones
    Greetings Greyhawk mavens. Today I'm going to muse on the medieval fantasy comparison of GRR Martin's popular "Game of Thrones" series and how it could enhance your Greyhawk campaign. You don't need to run an actual GoT RPG when you have Greyhawk after all. This setting was set up with a war (...)

dimanche 20 août 2017

  • GenCon Stuff I Missed
    Heya Greyhawkers! I didn't go to GenCon and after seeing news on ENWorld, I'm really regretting seeing the GenCon50 Museum. I had no idea it was going to have this many old school artifacts on display. I already saw alot of the art on display at Garycon earlier this year, but the museum they (...)

jeudi 17 août 2017

  • Mortellan Interview on the RPG Academy
    Hey Greyhawk fans and RPG players alike! I may not be at GenCon this year but I do have something exciting to show everybody! I recently did a podcast interview for The RPG Academy's "Show & Tell" feature. You can now listen to me ramble on about Greyhawk, Canonfire, Greyhawkery, art and (...)

mercredi 16 août 2017

  • GenCon 50 and Gamerstable Returns
    Ahoy Greyfolk! Sadly this week is Gen Con 50 week and while I've known for a while I wasn't going (sold out of 4-day badges!) and I further don't feel I'll miss anything epic, it still kind of makes me feel glum to not be among the gamer crowds like I've done for the last decade. On the bright (...)

vendredi 11 août 2017

  • Heironeous "the Invincible"
    In yesterday's article about the evolution of how gods and clerics were treated in various editions, I used the Greyhawk deity Heironeous as an example, and promised a 5E treatment of him. And thus today's article. To recap, the various editions waxed and waned with special powers, spells, and (...)

  • Exciting News from Frank Mentzer!
    Press Release: Historic Dungeons & Dragons® Campaign Returns Loxley, Madison WI, August 11 2017 Legendary game designer Frank Mentzer, famed for his worldwide version of the Dungeons & Dragons® game, has teamed with fiction author Ted Fauster to revisit one of the earliest known D&D® (...)

  • New D&D Merch
    Hola, Greyhawkers! I like Twitter alot and one of the accounts I follow is @Wizards_DnD. Today, the fine folks at Wizards announced the Tomb of Annihilation dice set tin coming out in September. Are you ready to be conquered by Acererak's marketing genius? This brief post ties into one I had a (...)

jeudi 10 août 2017

  • Deity Evolution in D&D (and a brilliant idea for 5th edition!)
    Deities have always held a weird sort of spot in D&D. On the one hand, since the veritable beginning of the game, they were pretty much treated like monsters. The Gods, Demigods, and Heroes supplement for the LBB version of the game basically treats them like more powerful demons. Ares is a (...)

dimanche 6 août 2017

  • Greyhawk Poll: Best Defended City
    Welcome back friends of Greyhawk! Today I examine the results of my latest poll, Which City is Best Defended? I handpicked six good locations, but if there is any good ones I left out feel free to correct me cause why not? Let's dig in... The Free City of Irongate won the poll by a landslide (...)

mardi 1er août 2017

  • A Tale of Great Customer Service
    About two weeks ago, I noticed something strange about my 5th Edition Player's Handbook. The pages were coming out of the book. That is, the glue that connected them to the spine of the book seemed to be losing its strength, and whole chunks of pages were coming loose. Naturally, this makes the (...)

  • Greyhawk Comic Rewind: Magic Swords
    Well met Greyfriends, here's a couple classic comics of mine from 2007 concerning the hero-deity of swords, Kelanen. A hell of a lot of research went into these. Good lore. Enjoy! June 7th, 2007: This week we check in on the ever-popular Prince of Swords, Kelanen. To put it bluntly, Kelanen is (...)

samedi 29 juillet 2017

  • More on Eclavdra's Motives
    Recently I've been going through some of the motives for the machinations at the heart of the Giants/Drow modules (originally G1-3, D1-3, and Q1, republished as GDQ1-7). A correspondent had asked something about my analysis, and that prompted me to look at the primary sources, and I noticed (...)

vendredi 28 juillet 2017

jeudi 27 juillet 2017

  • The Sundered Empire
    Many moons ago, WotC published a remake of Chainmail, the venerable antecedent of D&D, as a modern miniatures wargame with several factions fighting for control of the panoply of the dead god of war. The setting for the game was called The Sundered Empire, and was deemed canonically to be (...)

mercredi 26 juillet 2017

  • Greyhawk A-Z: People Part 2
    I thought I'd take another crack at this fun listing article. Check out my last one posted three years ago! This is just some descriptions with quick commentary. Maybe you'll learn something or maybe you'll just be amused.. Enjoy! Althea: One of Iuz the Evil's top priestesses in the Boneheart. (...)

samedi 22 juillet 2017

  • 5 Reasons to Visit the Bright Desert
    Welcome again Greyhawkers. Today I continue my article series, "5 Reasons to Visit..." If you haven't read my seven previous installments, check this link to the Best of Greyhawkery and peruse those and many more good posts. The subject of the day is: 5 Reasons to Visit the Bright Desert! The (...)

  • 5 Reasons to Visit Iuz
    Welcome Greyhawk readers as I resurrect one of my article series, "5 Reasons to Visit..." If you haven't read my six previous installments, check this link to the Best of Greyhawkery and peruse those and many more of my finest work. Now onto the subject of the day: 5 Reasons to Visit Iuz! Well, (...)

  • Christmas in July sale!
    OneBookShelf is running its annual "Christmas in July" sale, and naturally BRW Games is participating. That means you can get everything in the BRW catalog at deep discounts: Click here to see the whole kit and kaboodle. What's that? You want specifics? Well, roll these around your brain and (...)

mercredi 19 juillet 2017

  • Ten Places in Greyhawk
    It's been a slow week Greyhawk-wise. Let's try a random list of 10 Places in Greyhawk I've Never Used. (In a campaign that is; mind you I've been playing Greyhawk for 35 years so I've had plenty of opportunities.) A couple caveats, one I'm not talking "Beyond the Flanaess" or any (...)

lundi 17 juillet 2017

  • Cthulhu Wars: Reviews and How to Play Videos
    Now that the Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 Kickstarter is on its malevolent way (and met its goal within an hour or two of launching!), I thought it might be interesting to show off the game itself, with a few videos from various folks. First, we have a short and sweet "how to play" video from the (...)

  • Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3 Kickstarter Now Live
    Hey all! I'll have a bigger CW themed post coming up later today, but I wanted to give a quick notice that the Onslaught 3 Kickstarter just went live. Please head on over there and check it out (especially check out the awesome minis!). __________ Disclosure: I was sent a bag of Cthulhu Wars (...)

samedi 15 juillet 2017

  • Game Industry Interview: Arthur Petersen
    Following up on my interview with Ed Healy, I am pleased to present another behind-the-scenes interview with someone responsible for bringing Cthulhu Wars to life; Arthur Petersen, Project Director for Petersen Games. As the previous interview, I wanted to get some behind-the-curtain sort of (...)

  • Game Industry Interview: Ed Healy
    When Cthulhu Wars from Peterson Games first Kickstarted a few years ago, I was all over it. Not only is it a fun strategy board game in and of itself, but it's got a theme I really enjoy (Lovecraft), and the figures are absolutely amazing (and conveniently work with 25/28mm scale figures - more (...)

vendredi 14 juillet 2017

  • Lolth in "Vault of the Drow"
    Over on the G+ Greyhawk group, William Tiller asked a great question. I was going to answer there, but it got a little long, so I figured I'd post it here. He asked: Why are the PCs going after Lolth? I know why they go after Eclavdra- she is trying to take over the surface world. But as far I (...)

mercredi 12 juillet 2017

  • Greyhawk Initiative?
    Some of you old school gamers who follow D&D news or social media probably have heard about the latest Unearthed Arcana document by head honcho Mike Mearls. The new idea that he's floated about is called "Greyhawk Initative" a variant system of tracking combat for 5E that he introduced at (...)

mardi 11 juillet 2017

  • Lovecraft in Greyhawk
    The very early history of Gary Gygax's World of Greyhawk Fantasy Setting had more than a few mentions of H.P. Lovecraft's "Cthulhu Mythos." Michael Falconer put the problem neatly on the (now-defunct) Pied Piper Publishing message boards: Surely some influences [of fantasy literature] are (...)

vendredi 7 juillet 2017

  • Review: Spider-Man Homecoming (spoiler free)
    I just got back from seeing Spider-Man Homecoming. The theater was almost full, and I saw the regular digital version (no 3D, no IMAX). Short version; this is one of the best MCU films to date. It's perfect. The new MCU version of Spider-Man was introduced in last year's Captain America Civil (...)

mardi 4 juillet 2017

  • Poll Result: Villain Sent to Ravenloft
    Welcome Grey Travelers! Today I muse over my latest reader poll, which villain should be sent to Ravenloft next? This is in reference to the fact the Arch-lich Vecna and a certain other lich from the Adri Forest named Azalin were both transplanted from Oerth to the Ravenloft setting due to the (...)

  • Happy Independence Day

mardi 27 juin 2017

  • Article: Female D&D Authors
    I came across this amazingly good article by Cecilia D'Anastasio on Kotaku titled Dungeons & Dragons Wouldn't Be What It Is Today Without These Women. It's well researched and tells about the contributions of women like Jean Wells, Penny Williams, Rose Estes and our favorite map-maker (...)

mercredi 21 juin 2017

  • The Suel Migration into Zindia
    I've long had an idea in the back of my mind that the Suel might just have played a role in Oerth similar to that which the Aryan tribes played in Indian history. Inspired by this article in The Hindu and this opposing one at Swarajaya, I thought it might be a good opportunity to flesh out the (...)

mardi 20 juin 2017

  • GenCon 2017
    Quiet week at Greyhawkery. Hey it looks like I won't be going to GenCon this year. If I do it'll be for one night and very last minute planned. I'm not entirely sure I'll miss much as most of the big games I'm interested in have already announced plans or released their stuff at other dates. (...)

samedi 17 juin 2017

  • The Egg and I
    Returning to one of my favorite subjects -- the Temple of Elemental Evil, Elder Elemental God, etc. -- I wanted to explore a bit of Greyhawkiana that is at once both obvious on the surface, but pregnant with possibilities once one delves just a little deeper. I speak of the platinum egg that (...)

mardi 13 juin 2017

  • New Greyhawk Map! Ulakand Mesa
    Well met, Greyhawkers! Today I'm sharing a map I did a month ago featuring Ulakand, the capital of Ull in the Baklunish West. Anyone who knows me, knows I am the #1 source of fan-made Ull material. I adopted little undeveloped, unwanted Ull back in 2004 by doing several articles for Canonfire. (...)

mercredi 7 juin 2017

  • TSR 1992 Fall-Winter Catalog
    Hello Greyhawk and D&D enthusiasts! Today I was digging around in my collection and found this gem, the TSR 1992 Fall/Winter Catalog! In light of D&D's much hyped products and story events, I'd like to tell you millennial gamers that 1992 was a very good era for the D&D. It was the (...)

dimanche 4 juin 2017

  • Artist Needed
    I find myself in need of an artist for a project that's coming up. However, this is not like most of my art requests, which are b&w line art. For this, I need a full face (no background) that's full color, computer generated. I will need several minor iterations of a basic image, to reflect (...)

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vendredi 20 janvier

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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vendredi 2 août 2013

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