26 August 2019

Darlene Greyhawk Gothic Font

Darlene Artist's wonderful Greyhawk font, showing-off some of the dungeon level titles from my version of Castle Greyhawk!

You download the free-for-non-commercial-use font from https://www.facebook.com/groups/1471065309863986/permalink/2082384232065421/

In the text file of the download, Darlene includes details on how to purchase a commercial license as well.  

Some additional context/details from Anna Meyer, who sponsored Darlene's development of the font:
I helped Darlene create a font featuring the famous script of the Greyhawk logo. It took awhile but here it is, version 1 of the Greyhawk Gothic font.

It is released as Creative Commons -BY -NC -SA 4.0 so you can use it for all your gaming needs as long as they are not for commercial purposes. 

You can grab it here: http://bit.ly/GreyhawkGothic-Font
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After I downloaded the font, I played around with it using some of my Castle Greyhawk dungeon level titles:


22 August 2019

"Celebrating Greyhawk - A Fandom Renaissance" GaryCon XI - seminar video recording now available

Luke Gygax just posted the video from our "Celebrating Greyhawk - A Fandom Renaissance" seminar at GaryCon XI to his YouTube channel:

Thank you Luke, for arranging to record the seminars and for keeping GaryCon a great place for Greyhawk gaming, year-in-and-year-out!


The Spinel Ossuarium - Reliquary of St. Kargoth

The Spinel Ossuarium - Reliquary of St. Kargoth, Grand Marshal of the Demonic Knights of Doom

Sacred to the faiths of Erythnul and St. Kargoth, The Spinel Ossuarium is known to house the ashes and bone fragments of St. Kargoth's mortal form.  Previously anointed as Grand Marshal of the Demonic Knights of Doom, Kargoth's conflagration in Mentrey marked the end of his mortal existence as his body was consumed in his fiery descent into death knighthood.

The central skull gemstone of The Spinel Ossuarium is of dark rust-red luster, and was Kargoth's unholy symbol in life.   The unholy symbol is encased in red-gold and platinum, and inset with twenty-two diamonds, one for each Demonic Knight of Doom in the order, with a baleful jacinth crowning the amulet for Kargoth himself.  The whole is mounted upon a double-stranded thick red-gold chain that cannot be broken if worn by the faithful.

Known powers for The Spinel Ossuarium operate at 28th level and include:
  • Continuously radiates Protection from Law and Protection from Good in a 20' radius at double-strength; the hue of the aura is as of drying blood
  • Detect Good at triple duration and range 6/day
  • Commune twice per week with St. Kargoth, once per month with Erythnul; up to 5 questions may be asked
  • Eruption of Discord, as Symbol, at 18" range with 50' radius area of effect twice per month
  • Radiates Protection from Good in a 400' radius sphere at quadruple-strength for 28 hours once per month
  • When unholy water is poured through the reliquary, the unholy water tints red with the blood of Kargoth, and inflicts +2 damage.  If unholy sacred red wine of Medegian vintage is poured through the reliquary and harvested in a unhallowed bloodstone font, the wine will transform into an unholy elixir of healing:  if consumed by a neutral or evil character, it cures as 2-9 hit points of damage; if drunk by the faithful of Erythnul or St. Kargoth, it heals as Keoghtom's Ointment, curing 9-12 points of damage, curing disease, and neutralizing poison; good characters drinking it must save vs. poison at -4 or die, with successful saving throws inflicting 18-24 (2d4+16) points of damage and the effects of a symbol of pain for one day per point of damage sustained.

The Fables of Burdock describe further powers which may or may not be actual, most centering around the ability to create or to summon the Blood Shades of St. Kargoth---whether these were powers of the relic or of Kargoth himself are mysteries revealed only to the Prelates of Terror.

GP Value: 135,000 gp based on its monetary value alone

Thanks for The Red Priest (TRP) at The Knights & Knaves Alehouse, who inspired this creation:  http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16096


16 August 2019

grodog interview on Twitch TV, Sunday 18 August @ 7:30pm EDT

Jay Scott, one of the gamers I know in South Jersey, runs a Twitch TV channel dedicated to his 30+ year 1e campaign set in the World of Greyhawk. 

While visiting with him on my last trip back home, he asked about having me on his show, which will be live-streamed on Sunday this weekend.  Here's his announcement:

Sunday Evening on the Lord Gosumba Channel

Hello Friends and Greyhawkers! Finishing up a wonderful vacation week with family at the shore! On this Sunday's Gabbin at Lord Peak's Haven #58, my special guest will be Allan T. Grohe Jr., the grodog!

We will discuss Allan's multitude of accomplishments to the D&D and gaming community, his love of the World of Greyhawk, and share what Allan and his company, Black Blade Publishing, are working on currently.

Also, we will discuss some intriguing Greyhawk topics, including, Castle Greyhawk and Castle El Raja Key, Greyhawk Artifacts, rules variants for homebrew Campaigning, and using third party D&D Adventures in the World of Greyhawk setting. I cannot wait to delve into this discussion!

As always, we will welcome questions and participation from the audience! See you Live Stream, Sunday, 8/18, 7:30 PM EDT! https://www.twitch.tv/lordgosumbahttps://www.twitch.tv/lordgosumba
Perhaps I'll see a few of you on Sunday night in the audience :D