I think that the idea is to encourage submissions that show how folks make Greyhawk their own. That could mean parallel universes, additions/changes to existing Greyhawk canon, mashups like you describe below, etc.Infinite Oerths in spring 2020? That sounds like parallels universes.
Some fun ideas in there!I have thought about something like "Shadowhawk", a (until secret) post-apocalypse demiplane rebuilt by the god Vecna, with some links to Ravenloft (demiplane of the dread) and the cult of the elemental evil are still causing troubles because this demiplane was their "sacred land". It wouldn't be really a gothic version of Grey hawk but more like "epic metal". The high-tech is known, but this can't be used because no-magic energy (fuel or electric batteries) is "absorbed" by odd alien spirits. High-tech is possible but so expensive as standar magic.
Some more specifics from the OJ editor:Infinite Oerths in spring 2020? That sounds like parallels universes.
Original post on FB @OERTH JOURNAL #32 is looking for your ideas!
Hey there, everyone!!
So, the #OerthJournal doesn't always have themes, but, when it does … [insert Most Interesting Man in the World joke].
But, on a serious note: we just finished the "Folks, Feuds, and Factions" theme, and we're doing another theme for #GaryConXII (Mar 25th, 2020) where OJ#32 will be in print!
And we've been asked to help authors understand what the theme is, so here's a little info:
All of the different things #Greyhawk fans do to make our own unique versions of GH! A primer for fans to show ideas and examples of the minor and sometimes radical changes people make to their games.
Our email contact information, as well as social media info for contact of your choice, are available on the website.Or, feel free to ask questions here!
Some article ideas, if you're considering writing:
- or a campaign with Melf as the lead NPC or where Mordenkainen works solely for Good
- "Alternate timelines" that've appeared in some various products
- or perhaps an Ice Age barbarians game in the Thillonrian peninsula
- or one where the Circle of Eight wasn't reformed and Tenser is dead
- or one in which iron drabs are still common coinage
- or where the Pomarj took the entire Wild Coast or engaged in Diplomacy with the Domain of GH and the Urnst states
- or one where the characters get to play as ghosts when they die
It can be a fiction short story, a narrative piece, an expository article looking at differences that make campaigns unique, a piece of art illustrating the Keep in the Free City as having been destroyed, alternate descriptions of NPCs, alternate takes on deities (Norebo is evil and cruel?), new deities replacing old (Nerull replaced by a kind god of death), or even campaign details describing an organization or something from your own game!
Get in touch with us, and ask about submitting an article!#