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Thread: Gary Gygax Q&A: part VII
Monday, 31st January, 2005, 06:57 PM #121
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ancient historyOriginally Posted by Col_Pladoh
Just wondering what you thought about the old Judges Guild stuff and what Necromancer's doing with the Wilderlands now. Do you have any contact with Bob Bledsaw? Have you 2 ever gamed together? I've heard the Judges Guild side regarding their old relationship with TSR, wondering if you can shed any light on that ancient history.
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Monday, 31st January, 2005, 07:07 PM #122
There's an editorial on 3.x in there somewhere.Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
On a serious note, if he were wrong then we wouldn't be deluged with 100+ SPAM emails a day.Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
Well I wasn't looking for a means to bug the poor man, just a bit of wishful thinking.There's no chance that Francois will reply to emails, and he threatens to assail me if I happen to reveal his addy. I'd urge him to publish his Orientsl material, but that would be done in French, so precious little help to us here...
Surely there is a bilingual game company in France that could help him publish his work.
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Monday, 31st January, 2005, 07:09 PM #123
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
Heh, sorry, no luck. I am pretty short, however, at least that's what people who are abnoramally tall tell me and used to do a bit of fencingOriginally Posted by Col_Pladoh
It's funny though, Lords of Quarmal is probably my favorite Gray Mouser and Fafhrd story and was partially written by Fischer (he's responsible for 10,000 words of it I guess, never did a word count but that seems to be a good chunk).
Didn't you meet Fritz Leiber at one point? I seem to remember hearing about that. Ever meet Fischer? In all honsety I know little about the man, myself (except that he was even shorter than me, anyway).
OK, now that is an interesting bit about the mind flayers, Colonel! Any chance of you sharing a few stories along those lines? Were they in Castle Greyhawk or some other locale? Which PC's confronted them and what were the results? BTW, given you disllike for psionics in 1e did you change their abilities at all or run them as written (I am assuming you were their originator, unlike for some other monsters)?Anyway, while I was never loath to proliferate critters in my campaign, none that you mention were ever much outside the realm in which they were introduced. Of course. the vast labyrinth of the underdark means that drow and the rest might pop up in any subterranean place. I really liked mind flayers as the disguised evil manipulators of mankind, so they appeared in several places in my campaign.
BTW, as for prizes for the write like Gygax contest, you'll have to ask over on that thread (I am loath even to give it a try!). Who knows, perhaps an autographed 1e Dunegon Master's Guide is in your future!
Monday, 31st January, 2005, 07:32 PM #124
Time Agent (Lvl 24)
Michael Reaves did a truly splendid bit of writing on that episode that was to conclude the D&D Cartoon Show, and it is a shame it never was produced.Originally Posted by jester47
Monday, 31st January, 2005, 11:35 PM #125
Hi Gary. I think it's very cool that you answer questions here. Also, a big thanks and I hope you are well The books I have that you've written are favorites of those in my library.
A couple of short questions. Someone asked if you came up with mind flayers, I'd just like to second that as they are probably my favorite creature. I am using them in my current campaign in much the way you mentioned. Someone also mentioned Futurama, just curious, are you a fan?
Last edited by Raloc; Monday, 31st January, 2005 at 11:36 PM. Reason: Typo demon got me.
Tuesday, 1st February, 2005, 03:48 PM #126
Time Agent (Lvl 24)
The mind flayer I made up out of whole cloth using my imagination, but inspired by the cover of Brian Lumley's novel in paperback edition, The Burrowers BeneathOriginally Posted by Raloc
I watched Futurama often, especially after I appeared in an episode. It ran here at the time we were usually not watching the telly, rather having a before dinner cocktail.
Tuesday, 1st February, 2005, 06:17 PM #127
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
Of course I always wondered... "Why a +1 mace? Surely he'd have access to at least a +5 with some special powers!"Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
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Tuesday, 1st February, 2005, 07:48 PM #128
Time Agent (Lvl 24)
Heh,Originally Posted by mossfoot
Voice talent proposes, the Producer disposes
I did suggest a larger role, regular appearances, above union minimum, and recording done on location in Hollywood, but all I got from that was a horse-laugh... In short, they gave me a script, and those are the lines I spoke.
Tuesday, 1st February, 2005, 08:02 PM #129
Cutpurse (Lvl 5)
Gary, I'm going to try my hand at detailing some of the major encounter areas on the large scale hex map in your excellent D trilogy of modules. Since I want to be as "Gygaxian" as possible, please let me know how much credence I should give to the descriptions of Lolth and Blibdoolpoolp in the AD&D Deities & Demigods book. Did the authors get these two deities right, or did some misconceptions enter therein?
Tuesday, 1st February, 2005, 08:27 PM #130
Thanks for the reply Gary I've always wondered where the mind flayer came from. Happy posting!Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh