Baklunish Empire, Dungeons & Dragons, Gods of Greyhawk, Greyhawk

Let’s Talk about Al’Akbar of the World of Greyhawk

Unless you're really into the world of Greyhawk it's unlikely that you've encountered the demi-god Al'Akbar and the True Faith that surrounds his worship. So let's talk a little bit about that. The Palace Guard by Ludwig Deutsch The first mention of Al'Akbar came in the Strategic Review Volume 2, No. 2 from April 1976… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Al’Akbar of the World of Greyhawk

Greyhawk, Posters

Greyhawk: Where We’re All Against the Giants

One of the things that I find so fascinating about the world of Greyhawk is how so many people choose to live on the shores of they Nyr Dyv even though it's got terrible storms, sea monsters, disappearing islands (that just as suddenly reappear), pirates, and all manner of unnamed dangers. Yet people keep on… Continue reading Greyhawk: Where We’re All Against the Giants

Dungeons & Dragons, Greyhawk, Greyhawk Wars, Greyhawk Wars Research

LRGCB: The Elements of a Story

I mentioned last week that everyone should read Chapter 2: DM's Guide to the City Campaign because it provides a ton of advice for game masters of all stripes and today I wanted to focus on the six elements of a story that Douglas Niles identified. These elements are: VillainForeshadowingMysteryChallengeTimingReward Let's talk a little bit… Continue reading LRGCB: The Elements of a Story

Dungeons & Dragons, Dyvers

What Drove the Dramatic Increase in Dyvers’ Population?

In the World of Greyhawk boxed set the City of Dyvers has a population of 53,000 when you take in not only the city itself but its surrounding territory. By the time the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer is published the city has grown in population to 128,000 - more than doubling the original number! What drove… Continue reading What Drove the Dramatic Increase in Dyvers’ Population?

Greyhawk Wars, Greyhawk Wars Research

Everyone Should Read Chapter 2 of Gem of the Flanaess

Shut up. I realized that I just posted yesterday that the City of Greyhawk stuff will all be on Mondays, but I just finished Chapter 2 of the first booklet: Gem of the Flanaess and everyone should read this chapter. DM's Guide to the City Campaign is a love letter to game masters everywhere as… Continue reading Everyone Should Read Chapter 2 of Gem of the Flanaess

Dyvers, Posters

Dyvers: Maybe You Should Start a World War?

One of my favorite things about Dyvers is how quickly they tend to move in opposition to the city of Greyhawk. It's not quite so contrarian that they would hold their breaths if Greyhawk told them oxygen were necessary, but they're pretty quick to step up and challenge Greyhawk on their bullshit. With their alliances… Continue reading Dyvers: Maybe You Should Start a World War?