Saturday, May 17, 2008

Greyhawk Lore Project

As promised, here is the first installment of my Greyhawk Lore project. It's almost 100 pages long and updates will be forthcoming as I comb more of the various websites for material.

Essentially, I'm trying to systematically go through all of the Q&A threads on places like Dragonsfoot, ENWorld, Pied Piper, etc. and cut-and-paste the various Greyhawk-specific posts by folks like Gary Gygax, Rob Kuntz, Scott Gregg, etc. Each tidbit is sourced with a link to the original post. They are then collected in an .rtf file to make it easy for the Greyhawk lore-hound to do a search on a given topic in his or her favorite text editor. Search for "Robilar", for example, and you'll get a plethora of posts on the subject of that particular worthy.

Of course, this is all very specific to the World of Greyhawk Fantasy Setting. It misses all the other discussions, certainly the majority. I highly encourage those interested to read the complete conversations, as they give invaluable insights into the personalities and inspirations behind the legends of the original fantasy role-playing game and campaign; this is specifically intended for those who are looking for particular pieces of information on how the original Greyhawk campaign was played.

1 comment:

grodog said...

Hey Joe, you may want to check out this thread over on the Acaeum: http://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7105&highlight=

Allan.