D&D General "I have played in or run a D&D campaign set in Greyhawk." (a poll)

True or False: "I have played in or run a D&D campaign set in Greyhawk."

  • True.

    Votes: 140 66.0%
  • False.

    Votes: 72 34.0%

Richards

Legend
My first two completed 20-level 3.5 campaigns, Wing Three and The Kordovian Adventurers Guild, were both set in a modified version of Greyhawk; in the first one, the PCs' headquarters was actually in Greyhawk City. Now I'm running a completely homebrewed 3.5 campaign of my own creation, but one of the players in that campaign is also DMing a 3.5 Greyhawk campaign called Ghourmand Vale, in which I get to be a PC for a change. All three campaigns are set on the same modified Oerth, the second campaign taking place roughly 20 years after the first and the third campaign talking place immediately after the completion of the second.

Johnathan
 

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haakon1

Adventurer
My first two completed 20-level 3.5 campaigns … All three campaigns are set on the same modified Oerth, the second campaign taking place roughly 20 years after the first and the third campaign talking place immediately after the completion of the second.

Johnathan
I am currently running two campaigns in 3.5e in the same Greyhawk with different players. And a 3.5e campaign that end was in the same Greyhawk too, but with almost no overlap because it was Shackled City Adventure Path.
 

Turgenev

Hero
I'm currently running a 5e D&D game for a handful of new players. It is set in southern Keoland (potential to end up at Saltmarsh). I use the Greyhawk box set as my basis so my games are around 70% homebrew, 30% Greyhawk lore.

Cheers,
Tim
 
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Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
To clarify, this means any ongoing consistent game set in recognizable Greyhawk using one of more of its setting products and or modules.

Only nominally. Back in the day, the first D&D campaign I played in was basically dungeon-hopping through the various official modules. A lot of hack and slash stuff, in which the world outside the adventure really didn't mean much of anything.
 

Yaarel

Mind Mage
I couldnt answer either True or False.

I have played D&D 1e-ish. The default is too create ones own setting. But by using 1e races, monsters, items, one is to some degree utilizing aspects that are also the Greyhawk setting. We even imported the City of Greyhawk, but only the city itself.
 

Yaarel

Mind Mage
If the Oerth setting of the City of Greyhawk updated to todays sensitivities concerning ethnicity, gender, orientation, and so on. How much of Oerth would survive scrutiny?
 

grimslade

Krampus ate my d20s
True. 1E, 2E, 3.xE, and I am about to run my family through Lost Mines of Phandelver set in Sterich but starting in Keoland in Gradsul in place of Neverwinter. King Kimbertos and House Rhola are trying to expand the Empire again by helping their poor cousins in the March stabilize the war-torn, empty land. The Seekers are searching for a mysterious artifact and the Wyrd of the Silent Ones is trying to keep it out of mortal hands. Should be fun!
 


pemerton

Legend
It's a long time since I've had a sustained D&D campaign in Greyhawk. But I've used it for a lot of Rolemaster, Burning Wheel and most recently Torchbearer.
 


I voted false because I can't say for sure that I did, but I suspect I may technically have at some point, at least in playing in an adventure set there.
 

Riley

Hero
Yes, I've played and run years-long Greyhawk campaigns.

But I am old enough that our first Greyhawk campaign used Greek and Norse gods in lieu of Oeridian and Suel, because the Greyhawk-specific gods hadn't been published yet.
 

Emirikol

Adventurer
Totally agree with the parts I quoted.

Reminds me of the joke my dad (an English professor) used to tell about the college student who complained Shakespeare is full of cliches …

Greyhawk is the origin of D&D, so it’s just regular D&D, because everything else was played later. Ed Greenwood had FR in mind before D&D, and Dave Arneson played in Blackmoor first, but Greyhawk was the home world of the first generation of both game designers and players. Everything else was in its wake.

There is a great presentation on why Blackmoor is on the Castles & Crusades 1971 club map by Gygax (which became Greyhawk).


 

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