The guide from the 1983 world of greyhawk boxed set. Starting my first campaign in greyhawk dragonsfoot. Once players completed the war via the three modules, a new boxed set would be published to introduce the new storyline and the new flanaess. Still in the works and hopefully someone will really help me articulate it. As the top 100 hottest sellers list shows, greyhawk is in demand for. By default, windows 10 uses microsoft edge as the default program to open pdf files. I have read the greyhawk wars boxed set pamphlet and constructed my own very basic timeline, but it is very scant on details. In 1991, however, tsr published the greyhawk wars boxed set, followed up by from the ashes in 1992.
I am wondering if anyone has compiled a timeline list of the major events leading up to, and during, the greyhawk wars from 582 to its conclusion in 584. But this is now my official city of greyhawk map for my own game, and. When i said it was the best campaign setting product tsr ever. Players are on the good or evil sides and command armies of various creatures in a battle for control of territory. Greyhawk wars is a boxed game which included an eightpage rulebook. Maps of the flanaess greyhawk current postgreyhawk wars historic pregreyhawk wars other maps. Find great deals on ebay for greyhawk wars and greyhawk from the ashes. Wg8 wg12 are for 2nd edition wg4 forgotten temple of tharizdun by gary gygax wg5 mordenkainens fantastic adventure by robert kuntz and gary gygax.
When the battle comes the times that try the souls of all youll want your armies backed with the wisdom contained within the 32page history of the actual war. At that time, far to the west of the flanaess, two peoples were at war, the. Greyhawk, also known as the world of greyhawk, is a fictional world designed as a campaign. Based on the original undercity map from the city of greyhawk boxed set, this is the only place you will see the undercity using my version of the city of greyhawk. The city of greyhawk advanced dungeons and dragons.
Common knowledge series advanced dungeons and dragons 2nd edition. By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. Buy the city of greyhawk advanced dungeons and dragons. The later boxed version has two maps, a 48page glossography, and an 80page catalogue. Greyhawk setting material page 2 morrus unofficial. As was obligatory for all tsr settings during the 90s, greyhawk was blown up by a big event. New areas are representative of my own campaign only and not of the living greyhawk campaign. The road to tsrs third rpg began with war of wizards 1975.
The armies of iuz swarm over all, and the last bastions of righteousness and purity are shattered into desperate islands in a sea of chaos. That would be anything greyhawk related produced 19861988 aside from the city of greyhawk boxed set it was deliberate to entice gamers to tsrs other settings. The gazetteer also gives an excellent history of the world of greyhawk from the time of the rain of colorless fire that destroyed the suel empire to the the years following the end of the greyhawk wars. Philosophers say that war is always born of lustlust for power and loot. Greyhawk collectors guide morrus unofficial tabletop rpg news. World of greyhawk fantasy game setting 1983 boxed set in 1983, tsr published an expanded boxed set of the campaign world, world of greyhawk 22 usually called the greyhawk boxed set to differentiate it from other editions. There was a period when greyhawk material sucked thanks lorraine. As such, what is presented here is entirely unofficial. In my greyhawk games, i tend to use bits and pieces from many greyhawk products.
This material should be common knowledge to any characters in a greyhawk campaign who have paid the slightest attention to current events or their history lessons. Written by carl sargent and rik rose, this supplement is filled with two solid gaming books and an absolute boatload of maps by diesel who at this point in his career had cast aside all other names. I would avoid the later setting material, because the timeline gos is set in appears to be the original 1e one. The road to tsrs third rpg began with war of wizards 1975, a game of. Usually every week one or two old greyhawk products are rereleased for sale there, like city of skulls and treasures of greyhawk last week. Greyhawk had fans at wizards, prime among them peter adkison, who two years later would make it the default setting for 3e. In general, though, i favor the campaign content from the 1980 folio and 1983 box set, and the updates to that setting from greyhawks world and from the sorcerers scroll columns from dragon magazine, over later. The flanaess awaits a heroic deliverer or an oppressive. When i was running a game the weather was what i said it was.
Nov 29, 2017 and yet the map released in the greyhawk setting box has been. However, the grand carnage of recent years cannot be explained by mere lust. The funny thing for me is that, while i actually approve of them setting ghosts of saltmarsh in original era greyhawk i only got the 1983 boxed set a couple years ago, but it is fantastichow a campaign setting should be done, my ongoing campaign was already set in the 3e era, so i have to find a way to adjust the scarlet brotherhood material to fit a post greyhawk wars setting. This particular guide focuses on the greyhawk campaign setting. Perhaps this holds true for the petty forays and border raids that have plagued the flanaess through history. The final straw was the greyhawk wars boxed set, it was the most stupid piece of crap i bought from tsr that year. In 1992, after the two wgs prequel modules and the greyhawk wars game had been on the market for some months, tsr released the new greyhawk setting, from the ashes, a boxed set primarily written by carl sargent that described the flanaess in the aftermath of the greyhawk wars. This epic boxed set is the ideal means to embroil your veteran heroes in the darkest intrigues of the world of. This table is drawn from the information plotted on my upcoming greyhawk map set. I am hoping that one of you has a more thorough and detailed list. The boxed greyhawk wars was the release that really updated and changed the setting albeit in a very unusual format. So when you doubleclick a pdf file to open it, it will be automatically opened in microsoft edge browser, whether a pdf reader is installed on your windows 10 or not.
As for 2nd edition, i would also recommend the from the ashes box set and the city of greyhawk boxed set. A depiction of the wars of greyhawk, designed from the dungeons and dragons roleplaying system worldsetting as a standalone war game. For 3rd edition and beyond new publisher wizards of the coast uses the term adventure. Advanced dungeons and dragons 2nd edition series librarything. Listing of deities can be downloaded as a zipped adobe acrobat 5. The greyhawk wars raged across the whole of the flanaess from 574584 cy introduction. Maps of the world of greyhawk, based on the excellent maps by scott wimages have been changed from gif to png to save space. At the end of the greyhawk wars ivid v the former bad guy. The flanaess awaits an heroic deliverer or an oppressive overlord. In 1992, after the two world of greyhawk swords prequel modules and the greyhawk wars game had been on the market for some months, tsr released the new greyhawk setting, from the ashes, a boxed set primarily written by carl sargent that described the flanaess in the aftermath of the greyhawk wars. Darlene pekuls amazing maps for the greyhawk folio and 1983 boxed set, id say.
Greyhawk wars is a fantasy board wargame that was published by tsr, inc. Folk, feuds, and factions 96 page book 24 adventure cards letter sized cards, double sided greyhawk area map the free city of greyhawk map the free city of greyhawk underground map a view of the city of greyhawk poster from the back of the box. Inspired by an outofprint tabletop wargame and built on the triplea engine, greyhawk wars offers worldspanning conflict, diverse factions, and flexible opportunities for. This campaign setting was built upon gary gygaxs original greyhawk campaign, and borrows. The default cc3 symbols will work, but i want to get as close as i can to the. Wgr2 treasures of greyhawk wgr2 wgr3 rary the traitor wgr3 wgr4 the marklands wgr4 wgr5 iuz the evil wgr5 wgr6 city of skulls wgr6 wgs1 the five shall be one wgs1 wgs2 howl from the north wgs2 world of greyhawk boxed set. The boxed version is, needless to say, a significant expansion on the folio. The armies of iuz swarm over all, and the last bastions of.
In greyhawk s case, they took all the seeds of conflict scattered across the original material and triggered them all at once thus the greyhawk wars and with it the new campaign. The game was designed by david cook as a strategic simulation of the eponymous greyhawk wars on the fictional world of oerth, the world of greyhawk campaign setting. For example, adventure paths published by dungeon magazine starting in 2004 were set in the world of greyhawk by default, and have built a new chapter in the history of the setting. Two warring factions attempt to conquer kingdoms and raise huge armies. Those npcs including those on the dead scrolls are still listed here so that this resource can be used by all dms, no matter what year their campaign is set in prewar, postwar, or deep in the thick of the greyhawk wars.
Added into the mix are tradiontal high fantasy concepts like searching for treasure and hiring mercenaries. Commendable though that is, the world of greyhawk s real virtues are as a product. Greyhawk is the name of the jewel of the flannaess, a free city originally under the domination of the kingdom of aerdy, home to the mad wizard zagyg, one of. It lists the module codes some of which i invented, titles, locations and the recommended party levels for the various greyhawk adventures out there. City of greyhawk pdf the city of greyhawk is a boxed set accessory for the world of greyhawk campaign setting, part of the advanced dungeons dragons fantasy roleplaying. The city of greyhawk is a boxed set accessory for the world of greyhawk campaign setting, part of the advanced dungeons dragons fantasy roleplaying.
The novel was designed to promote sales of the boxed set by providing. These boxed sets detailed the epic greyhawk wars between the forces of good and evil in the flanaess and have a darker tone than previous publications for the setting. I would go to the ravenloft boxed set and get out the book, then copy the whole. There are new characters, new abilities, more spells to use, a horde of new monsters, heaps of new magical treasure, and various additions to the suggestions and rules. After the greyhawk wars, it may be the best way to play things out. This epic boxed set is the ideal means to embroil your veteran heroes in the darkest intrigues of the world of greyhawk. Greyhawk setting material morrus unofficial tabletop. They greyhawk wars at the start of 2e led to the scarlet brotherhood moving from the shadows and having a direct impact they directly control the sea princes, for example, which takes away their impact in saltmarsh. Save greyhawk wars to get email alerts and updates on your ebay feed. Boxed set containing the same maps as the first edition, and two books.
As an added twist, characters can be heroes that search out magical items and fight monsters to obtain the items in sideadventures. Board games free delivery possible on eligible purchases. This contained a large 4colour hex map of the area around the. The boxed set also includes an easytoread 8page book of rules, with optional advanced rules for hardcore wargamers. Once players completed the war via the three modules, a new boxed set would be published to.
The home of the greyhawk wiki and a ton of materials for the greyhawk setting. Never done this before and the learning curve was a bear, but still fun. I run a damn war of the lance campaign with elminster and strahd. In greyhawks case, they took all the seeds of conflict scattered across the original material and triggered them all at once thus the greyhawk wars and with it the new campaign.1186 197 1367 532 1454 52 1233 1386 1192 647 1449 678 1048 109 1355 1141 1110 374 1689 1136 987 734 1245 969 187 558 1463 541 938