Day 4 of the 30-Day D&D Challenge is supposed to be about my favorite gameworld. Well, that’s easy: the 1E world of Greyhawk from the boxed set. It included just enough information to establish a background setting without providing the overwhelming amount of campaign specific data that, in my experience, made the game more about the game world than the characters. (Yes, I’m looking at you, Forgotten Realms.)
We used the Greyhawk boxed set extensively as a backdrop for years. Sure, we may have ventured into other campaigns, such as Dark Sun or the Forgotten Realms or Birthright‘s setting, but we always ended up back in Greyhawk. This was true regardless of edition. My 1E games were largely set in Greyhawk. The same was true with 2E, 3E, 3.5E, and Pathfinder (although it was less true with Pathfinder as I tended to use my own material for that game).
In Other News
My son Christopher and I attended Space City Con 2013 here in Houston this last Friday evening and most of Saturday. I’m going to do a longer post about my thoughts, activities, et cetera, but for now here’s the short version: If I’d paid to get into the convention, I would’ve been really irritated with the experience. I’ve been to several cons over the years, and, in my opinion, Space City Con ranks very near the bottom of them. I don’t won’t to get into too much of the why right now, and I must also admit that it wasn’t all bad.
But, as I tell my students, it’s ontologically impossible for something to be all bad.