Thursday, October 3, 2019

New Articles: Introducing Greyhawk

Hey Greyhawkers! Wow, okay, I don't know how I overlooked this excellent contribution to the community (I'm a notorious slacker), but over at Greyhawk Online is a new columnist: John Roy and his initial offering is titled, A Fifth of Greyhawk: Introducing 5E Players to Oerth. Be sure to also check out Part 2 of this series. For those who don't remember, Mr. Roy did an excellent article on Greyhawk for Dragon+ back in February. A lot of what our community is invested in lately is outreach and education of new players getting into the World of Greyhawk. John is certainly a good new high profile voice and I'm glad to have him involved.

Read his articles and get in on the discussion. Enjoy!


David Leonard said...

Great to hear new voices keeping the best setting alive.
Greyhawk is better than The Forgotten Realms, IMHO, in that isn't bogged down by fandom lore; it's a skeleton upon which you can flesh out whatever region you wish in your own image. Like court intrigue? The Great Kingdon/Alhissa. Something with a Byzantine flavor? Ket and Bissel. Something with a Lord of the Rings vibe? Furyondy. I love the Northeast: Ratik and the Barbarians, the Pale, the Bandit Kingdoms. Perrenland excites me too, these days; Iggwilv's domain looms in the Yatils, Ket and the Highfolk and the Nomads and Iuz surround it. What can I say, I'm a Northern Ontario boy. Cold climes call to me.
Thanks to you, too, Mike. I'm enjoying you enthusiasm.

Mike Bridges said...

And thanks to you for the response. We have a strong community that never goes away, even if the official owners of the setting keep it on a mantle. The fandom will always keep the torch burning.

Ekin said...

Greyhawk has been there for many years now! I think 5e will do well with old edition fans.