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LRCGB: Greyhawk and Higher Learning

The City of Greyhawk Boxed set often provides its readers with tantalizing bits of information that are thrown out without any additional connections beyond what it assumes are the most obvious to its readers. Here the book focus on three schools: the University of Magic Arts, Grey College, and the School of Clerkship. These schools… Continue reading LRCGB: Greyhawk and Higher Learning

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LRCGB: In Defense of Greyhawk They Stand, Sort of

The defense of the City of Greyhawk is a bit of a question mark. So the first defense is the New City Wall[1]. This has been tested by a few bandits and "bands of ruffians"[2] but has never encountered any serious efforts to overcome it. This is coupled by the Old City Wall which serves… Continue reading LRCGB: In Defense of Greyhawk They Stand, Sort of

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Money and Power, Part 2: Guilds and Unions

One of the things that I think many of us struggle with is whether to use "guilds" or "unions" in our games. So as we're dealing with the financial juggernaut that is the City of Greyhawk we need to take a minute to talk about the difference between the two and to explain when one… Continue reading Money and Power, Part 2: Guilds and Unions

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Let’s Read the City of Greyhawk Boxed Set: When You Talk About Money, You’re Talking About Power

The text states: The exact amount of financial dealings going on in Greyhawk is impossible to calculate, for it passes through many hands, leaving its mark in countless ways. Suffice to say that no place on the Flanaess sees as much value pass through its gates during the course of a year . . ."Niles,… Continue reading Let’s Read the City of Greyhawk Boxed Set: When You Talk About Money, You’re Talking About Power

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It’s All About the Trade, Part 2: Factories

I was thinking a bit more about factories in the City of Greyhawk last night and it occurred to me that some people might not understand the significance of having factories in the city as they've never worked in a factory, and might not know anyone who has, so they may not understand the sort… Continue reading It’s All About the Trade, Part 2: Factories

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Let’s Read the City of Greyhawk Boxed Set: It’s All About the Trade

Greyhawk began it existence like many towns located along a river, as a trading town. For the City of Greyhawk their proximity to the great lake, the Nyr Dyv, made them a prime location for goods traveling from what would become the independent nations of Furyondy, Urnst, and Nyrond back to the heart of the… Continue reading Let’s Read the City of Greyhawk Boxed Set: It’s All About the Trade

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Let’s Read The City of Greyhawk, Part 2: Climate

The text states: The city is not subject to the extremes of the weather across the Flanaess. This fact is important to the poorer denizens of the Slum Quarter, who often must sleep without a roof over their heads . . ."Niles, 3 This seems to imply that the City of Greyhawk is home to… Continue reading Let’s Read The City of Greyhawk, Part 2: Climate

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Let’s Read: City of Greyhawk, Part 1: Demographics

The most interesting thing about the first few pages of the City of Greyhawk comes from its demographics: The city contains all sorts of people, and a few other sorts of individuals. About 80% of the city's population are native Greyhawkers, with another 14% humans from about the Nyr Dyv, Rhennee, barbarians from the north… Continue reading Let’s Read: City of Greyhawk, Part 1: Demographics

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Let’s Read The City of Greyhawk Boxed Set: Introduction

This month I've been finding myself thinking more and more about the Greyhawk Wars, to the point where it has practically taken over the second series of Greyhawk Posters, and I've decided that any time I get this fixated on an idea that the only way to deal with it is to actually do it.… Continue reading Let’s Read The City of Greyhawk Boxed Set: Introduction

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An Incomplete Chronology of the Greyhawk Wars

One of the things about a complex cannon of events in a world like Greyhawk is that you quickly find yourself confused about what happened when, to whom, and how it all got there to begin with. The Greyhawk Wars, which I'm clearly preoccupied with of late, are just such an event. What complicates the… Continue reading An Incomplete Chronology of the Greyhawk Wars