Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reboot Greyhawk? But Who?

Since PAX East we now know for sure that Wizards of the Coast is going to be bringing back some of the most beloved settings (see 97% is Still Failing 3% of the Time for more); and they're doing it with many of the settings creators. Greenwood is with the Realms, Baker's back with Eberron, but who would come in for Greyhawk? Viable big names attached to the setting in the past would include Robert Kuntz (Gary's co-dm), Len Lakofka,  Jim Ward, Carl Sargent (unheard from since the mid-90s), Roger E. Moore, Sean K. Reynolds, and Erik Mona. So who would you like to see come back to the setting and relaunch it with the new edition? 

Or would you prefer a new author altogether?

18 comments:

  1. Joseph Bloch. I would like Joseph Bloch to do Greyhawk.

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  2. Joseph Block would be a great choice. The person chosen needs to have love for the setting.

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    1. It absolutely has to be someone who is passionate about the setting. Without that, it's doomed to go back to obscurity.

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  3. I would get behind Mr. Bloch. I know Gary Holian is still involved with the Greyhawk community as well and it'd be a shame if one of the four authors of the LGG weren't consulted first.

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  4. In addition, Chris Perkins at Wizards has been a heavy proponent of Greyhawk in the non dormant Dragon/Dungeon mags. Yes a lot of their material was adaptations of old standbys for 4e but under his watch they did write more than a few original Greyhawk adventures as well.

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    1. I had totally forgotten that Chris Perkins was one of us!

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  5. I think, we can cross Erik Mona and Sean K. Reynolds from that list - they're Paizonians, nowadays.

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  6. I think, for nostalgic reason, that Robert Kuntz could be the right choice, but also Joseph Bloch might be. Another good choice might be also Monte Cook.

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  7. Robert J. Schwalb. Creative and prolific, and for other reasons. He would be an excellent choice to spearhead Greyhawk for the new edition.

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  8. Wow, guys, thanks. I really appreciate the votes of confidence!

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  9. Update, cool. Reboot? I don't think that's the word I'd use. Reboots imply a lot, and I don't think anyone would be happy or interested in a "reboot".

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    1. After having the setting essentially ignored for the last few years I'd just be happy with any attention it gets at all - reboot back to the original boxed set or advancement of the timeline.

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