Friday, July 20, 2012

My Altered Oerth Campaign

The recent fog of indecision that had obscured my vision has lifted. My muddled brain has returned to clarity. I've made a decision, and it's one with which my players and I are happy.

I am going to be running another Castles & Crusades campaign at my VFLGS (VERY Friendly Local Game Store), All Things Fun! This time, I'm running things in the venerable Greyhawk setting, something I've wanted to do for a long time. Any advice regarding resources (both online and otherwise) and other Greyhawk tips/tidbits would be appreciated, of course. Heck, if you just want to share stories of your own Greyhawk adventures, feel free to do so!

The campaign is called Altered Oerth, and as the name implies I'm going to be changing things up from "canonical" Greyhawk lore. Sure, some things will be recognizable to fans of the setting, but there will be other aspects that I am changing, including (but not limited to) the pantheon of gods. I've always thought the original Greyhawk pantheon was overcrowded, not to mention the fact that many of the gods' names were veritable tongue twisters.

In the coming days I'll be posting here about some of my changes, as well as my house rules for the campaign, etc. The first session is next Wednesday night (7/25/12). So if you'll excuse me, I have to continue my prep work!


  1. I've had a yearning to do the same sort of thing with Greyhawk, since my players know too much about the setting (or think they do). I'm looking forward to following your progress with this Drance. :-)

  2. I can't wait to see what you come up with, especially concerning your pantheon. I'm a fan of all things Greyhawk and will promote any new variations of the setting you devise.

  3. @Dave: glad to hear from you, and I hope I don't disappoint either you the reader or my players with this campaign!

    @mortellan: you and Joe Bloch at Greyhawk Grognard are two of my top resources at the moment, so thanks! However, I don't want to let you down, but I need to tell you that my pantheon is, uh...going to be very similar to the one used for 4th Edition D&D! Eh, hope you still like me! :-/ I'm going to post on that decision soon enough...

  4. Naw, there's practical reasons for consolodated pantheons. Extensive pantheons might be classic for a setting's backdrop, but in choosing for player character clerics for instance it's burdensome to have a hundred choices.

  5. I'll be in South Jersey over the holidays, Anthony, if you want to get together and chat Greyhawk sometime :D