Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Great Greyhawk Survey

I'd like to get a feel for how my fellow Greyhawk aficionados see the potential future of the World of Greyhawk. To that end, I've put together a little survey, and would heartily encourage everyone to let me know your thoughts.

Just a few things to preface this...

Do not read anything into this. I am doing this merely for my own curiosity, and have absolutely no knowledge of what Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro might be planning for the setting.

The following things are off the table. Please don't include them in your survey responses:

  • Gary Gygax's original Castle Greyhawk dungeons. We all want that as our #1, but it just ain't gonna happen.
  • Living Greyhawk material. There are so many issues with rights and legalities and such, it's just not a realistic option. 
  • Computer games. This is solely intended to gauge interest in tabletop games.
Thanks, very much, and feel free to spread this far and wide!

You can find the survey here.

23 comments:

Victor von Doom said...

Thanks for the descent into the brain box.
Been a while since I've been there.

Mystic Scholar said...

Can we choose more than one answer?

Joseph Bloch said...

For most of the questions, yes.

Inferno! said...

Will you be sharing the survey results at some point?

Joseph Bloch said...

Of course! Probably after the holidays.

Nerman Thomas said...

Great survey. I hope our aspiring writers use this info for a few kickstarters. I'm certainly willing to contribute to the cause.

Sam Calderon said...

Cool survey!

Christopher Bishop said...

I really like the survey, and if this is for the express purpose of one-day writing or collating information from old dragon magazines and what not count me in. Hell, count me in regardless. I have been running in Greyhawk since 1981 with no intention of moving elsewhere, even if I move to a different system,

Scott said...

The last question should be set up for multiple answers, but isn't. You need to leave your multiple picks under Other.

Joseph Bloch said...

Yeah, unfortunately I didn't catch it until people had already started voting, so I couldn't change the setup. ::shrug::

Roger G-S said...

I don't think your poll really applies to my campaign, which departs substantially from the World of Greyhawk folio canon, but I'll mention it anyway. It's a "North American Greyhawk" which takes and runs with the idea that Greyhawk was originally run on an upside-down American map with Chicago as Greyhawk and Milwaukee as Dyvers. It uses many of the gods, names and characters from Greyhawk (Nerof Gasgal is Lord Mayor, the Rhennee are there, etc.) For me the most useful thing would be any kind of insight or reminiscences on how the original Gygax campaign was developed and run.

Alex Karaczun said...

Plastered this all over Facebook Greyhawk and AD&D forums. Over 2,000 people reached. Hopefully driving more people this way!

Charley Phipps said...

Great survey!

netlich said...

Well done Joe! Rekindled my yearnings for more Greyhawk! :)

SirXaris said...

I wanted to add that a Greyhawk product I would like to see is an NPC Folio. It should include the history of many (in)famous Greyhawk luminaries, like Mordenkainen, Warduke, and Iggwilv. It should also provide stat blocks for those NPCs at different points in Greyhawk history

For example, Mordy's early history with the Citadel of 8 would be accompanied by his youngish stat block. Two other stat blocks would be provided for him as his story progresses through the establishment of the Circle of 8 and the Greyhawk Wars.

casey said...

FYI I have begun converting my Living Greyhawk mods to Pathfinder, the first one, Blue Scales, Red Secrets, will be on sale soon. Learn more about LG in my book BDKR1: The Unofficial Living Greyhawk Bandit Kingdoms Summary.

grodog said...

Shared on FB in several 1e and GH groups, Joe. Definitely looking forward to the results :D

Allan.

Michael Gross said...

Love it. I can't wait to see what the results are -- and what might be happening in the future...

SirXaris said...

Nice!

Michael Gross said...

Hear, hear! I've played B/X, AD&D, 3e, C&C, and now a hodgepodge of systems. Greyhawk has remained the constant.

Steve Queen said...

I still wish you could finish/fix TOEE!

Sean said...

I'm with SirXaris. I'd love to see an NPC book, especially if it had Warduke and Iggwilv.

Joseph Bloch said...

Responses have been posted:

http://greyhawkgrognard.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-great-greyhawk-survey-results.html