Now more specifically to Greyhawkery, this same announcement also brings a slight blow to "4e-Hawk". Apparently they have decided to cancel the upcoming magic item accessory, Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium.
|What?! Cancelled? CURSES!!!!!|
"...a book of magic items designed to inject more story and descriptions into magic items. Not just a bland history, but a real story hinted at by the item’s description."
Well shucks, I guess I got my wish. Mordenkainen won't be demoted to a magic item shop-hedge wizard in 4e. Satire aside, it really could've been a good book fluff-wise, but maybe Greyhawk dodged a bullet here. Who knows? This blogger predicts that the Emporium may still be salvaged by Wizards albeit in the form of a collectable card set (yeash) comparable to recent products they have put out. I kind of agree here, they would not let a book full of magic items go to waste, so one way or another they will see print.
Personally what's a shame in all this is that MME was really the only Greyhawk relevant news I could squeeze out of attending Gencon last year. Here's hoping for something better in Gencon 2011...