5E Greyhawk is the official setting for Ghosts of Saltmarsh

Doesn't the FR location make Saltmarsh = Highcliff? Or is Highcliff only in Neverwinter Nights 2? Curiously, in NWN2 Highcliff is being troubled by lizardfolk.

Also, that would make the Saltmarsh map upside down, with north at the bottom.
 
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lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
I don’t know why I’m so shocked that they placed a Greyhawk town in Greyhawk, but I am.

I HAVE BECOME THE FORGOTTEN REALMS, DEVOURER OF WORLDS.
 

Jacob Lewis

The One with the Force
What about Dark Sun?! Why can't I play this in Dark...

Oh! Guess that actually won't work without great bodies of water or ships. Hang on...



Spelljammer! Why can't I play this with Spelljammer?!
 

Ash Mantle

Adventurer
What about Dark Sun?! Why can't I play this in Dark...

Oh! Guess that actually won't work without great bodies of water or ships. Hang on...
Sure you can! Just replace any reference to sea or water with desert or sand :D ie, Isle of the Abbey. With hostility toward the Desert Princess running high, Eliander sponsors an expedition to clear Abbey Dune and establish a base there. Its location makes it an ideal lookout point for any desert-based threats.

On a more applicable matter though, I recall a someone's re-imagined map of our world where all of the world's oceans and seas suffered from desertification, turning all the countries in the world into a great landlocked mass, it was glorious.

Spelljammer! Why can't I play this with Spelljammer?!
Sure you can! Just replace any reference to water with space :D
Smuggler. Tool Proficiencies: Vehicles (space).
 
You all are so enamoured with your GH vs FR measuring contest that you ignore that fact this has a MYSTARA placement section!

New setting book in 2020. I'm calling it.
 

Bacon Bits

Explorer
What about Dark Sun?! Why can't I play this in Dark...

Oh! Guess that actually won't work without great bodies of water or ships. Hang on...
There's the Silt Sea which is partially navigable with silt skimmers, which usually look like massive ship/wagon hybrids that work well in the shallows, or else silt ships that are levitated telekinetically via psionics. You just have to beware of all the giants. If you want a marsh there's the Salt Meres of Bodach. It's Athasian silt rather than water, but it's the same result.
 

Ralif Redhammer

Adventurer
I hope that the Adventurers League rules will still allow for it to be set in Greyhawk – I’ve been planning on running this with my AL group after Tomb of Annihilation. But I’ve think that I am destined to disappointment.

I mean, I love the Forgotten Realms and all, but I’ve been feeling a Greyhawk itch of late.
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
You all are so enamoured with your GH vs FR measuring contest that you ignore that fact this has a MYSTARA placement section!
As I told one ex, "How can you miss something if you never cared about it in the first place?"

;)
 

Parmandur

Legend
You all are so enamoured with your GH vs FR measuring contest that you ignore that fact this has a MYSTARA placement section!

New setting book in 2020. I'm calling it.
That was my initial thought, too: technically, we already have a licensed 5E version of Mystara, in the Isle of Dread hardcover. I wouldn't be surprised if that factored into including Mystara here: set Saltmarsh in the Known World, use the Goodman Games Isle of the Deep scenario as a follow-up adventure for veteran sailor PCs.
 

vpuigdoller

Explorer
That was my initial thought, too: technically, we already have a licensed 5E version of Mystara, in the Isle of Dread hardcover. I wouldn't be surprised if that factored into including Mystara here: set Saltmarsh in the Known World, use the Goodman Games Isle of the Deep scenario as a follow-up adventure for veteran sailor PCs.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe some Known World (Mystara) setting information and maps (continental map), sort of like a gazetteer is included in OAR #2: Isle of Dread as was in the original publications.
 

Parmandur

Legend
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe some Known World (Mystara) setting information and maps (continental map), sort of like a gazetteer is included in OAR #2: Isle of Dread as was in the original publications.
You are correct: not only that, there are three separate Known World Gazeeters, as the two reprints of the original have one each, and the 5E adaptation has all of the same material as well. In retrospect, I think the choice of Isle of Dread and the whole book was designed to play nicely into GoS.
 

darjr

I crit!
It’s a very nice synergy. One that WotC and Goodman games has said they wish to continue.......
 

David Howery

Adventurer
I haven't followed anything about GH or FR since 2E days, so a question... has GH ever been officially updated since the days of Living Greyhawk? I know it gets mentioned a lot in the later editions, but has anyone actually updated it?
 

Parmandur

Legend
I haven't followed anything about GH or FR since 2E days, so a question... has GH ever been officially updated since the days of Living Greyhawk? I know it gets mentioned a lot in the later editions, but has anyone actually updated it?
Not really: other than Living Greyhawk stuff, it was just used for flavor text in 3.x books and Dungeon/Dragon magazine stuff.
 

David Howery

Adventurer
Not really: other than Living Greyhawk stuff, it was just used for flavor text in 3.x books and Dungeon/Dragon magazine stuff.
okay. I have to admit, I always preferred the older versions of GH, everything before the Wars (I like to pretend they didn't happen). Mainly because GH was a very 'build it yourself' world that the PCs could actually have an affect on. FR was amazingly detailed, but there was always a lot of stuff going on that the PCs couldn't affect... which is one of the reasons I didn't like the whole GH Wars thing....
 

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