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    Quote Originally Posted by haakon1
    Ha! That's like how I play poker. Staying alive is good enough to make to the second last to die, most times. :\
    I really don't like gambling, but playing poker with a group of friends and associates is enjoyable aslong as the stakes are such that even the big loser for the night is not out more than he would normally spend on a night's entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh


    Somehow I don't believe that was done by the veteran OAD&D audience, for I have received far too many comments panning the Q1 module and it is worth noting that the rating was given for the module combining its predacessors, G 1-3 and D 1-3, not just Q1.

    If the Abyss is a maze design on a towel, I am at a loss, completely overwhealmed

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    well, thats not my opinion, i just found it at wikipedia...eheheh

    mr gygax, what do u think was the best adventure u wrote? would u change anything about it? do you think it would have the same impact now?

    (oh, the email you posted have returned! gggax@genevaonline.com ....
    i even tried variations, but it didnt work. maybe its full, or something.
    if u like, i can post my email to you )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Ah well,

    I had what I consider a much more interesting plan for the conclusion of the G-D series, one in which the PC party could loose the Elder Elemental god or send him into deeper isolation, thus assisting Lolth to become more powerful. By very astute play, they could have thwarted the designs of both evil entities. The Demonweb Pits were indeed envisioned as mze like, but there were to be no machines therein.

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    Perhaps you could release such adventure, skipping references to WotC's IP, not much different from what your Castle Zagyg is. People will know what is about. I bet that even the panel that elected Queen of Spiders as the best adventure ever would buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossik
    well, thats not my opinion, i just found it at wikipedia...eheheh
    No reflection on you, certainly.

    mr gygax, what do u think was the best adventure u wrote? would u change anything about it? do you think it would have the same impact now?
    Ask me which of my childred is my favorite...

    Why on earth would I spend time with such pointless speculation?

    (oh, the email you posted have returned! gggax@genevaonline.com ....
    i even tried variations, but it didnt work. maybe its full, or something.
    if u like, i can post my email to you )
    The correct addy is:

    ggygax@genevaonline.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron
    Perhaps you could release such adventure, skipping references to WotC's IP, not much different from what your Castle Zagyg is. People will know what is about. I bet that even the panel that elected Queen of Spiders as the best adventure ever would buy it.
    I could, but it isn't likely. Not much market potential for as OAD&D product, And I don't write for new D&D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    No reflection on you, certainly.


    Ask me which of my childred is my favorite...

    Why on earth would I spend time with such pointless speculation?

    Cheers,
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    ow, i see....sorry about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Saint is not a term that is exclusive to the Christian religion, and St. Cuthbert was more of a joke than otherwise. Consider the advicacy of pounding sense into someone's head by dint of blows from a club.
    Once again, Gary, I see intentionality where it might not have been. I have been assuming that you based a chunk of the cleric class's spell list on the miracles performed by St. Cuthbert in Bede's Life of Saint Cuthbert. The Create Water, Flame Strike spells and various other seemed to indicate you were, at some point, deriving the cleric spell list from actual medieval miracles.
    I do not advocate any use of actual religion in an RPG. Any references I have made to Arab-like civizilations do not include any hint of Islam in them. the same holds for Judaism and Christianity. As a matter of fact, I did not write Deities and Demigods, nor did I use it in my campaign.
    This I'm very glad to hear; people focus on the Fiend Folio as the mistaken text in AD&D but I have to say that Deities and Demigods is the book that ultimately caused me to take a long sabbatical from AD&D in the mid-80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    As for the chief antagonist, it was meant to be Exlavdra on behlaf of the EEG, with the minions of Lolth, not the demoness per se., being second and a counterweight to the former as noted. The latter will fight against the Eilservs and tolerate for a time the presence of a PC party that is discommoding their foes.
    Heh. My explanation of Q1 is that it's a plot by Eclavdra to kill or weaken Lolth. Send a party of foolish surface-dwellers against the demon-spider and see what happens. Weaken her enough and perhaps the EEG can then take control...

    Of course, I don't accord Lolth status as a deity, seeing her as a malign figure who has lured many disaffected elves away from their true gods; she's definitely slayable by groups of great power and intelligence. (Even if foolish enough to be tricked by Eclavdra).

    D3 was the first module I ever bought. The GD series remains as a series I've yet to run or play. It's on my list of things to do, but there are lots of interesting things happening in my current campaign that spawn more adventures, of course!

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    Anyway, I ain't hard to recognize, and I'll likely be at the Troll Lord Games booth pretty often. I am told that they'll have a four-space island next year, so the booth shoould be fairly easy to locate.

    Cheers,
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    And you'll have to put up with me and my folks as well.. bwah ah ah ah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossik
    ow, i see....sorry about that
    Heh,

    No need to apologise

    If I didn't like something I wrote, I would have no business offering it for publication, having it in print.

    The fact is I am essentially a pragmatist in regards to such matters as have passed. There is too much before to be looking back.

    Cheers,
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