Friday, February 17, 2017

Explorations of Other Settings

As long time readers will no doubt testify, I love me some Greyhawk. I make posters about the setting, write blog posts exploring it, and generally just fly my Greyhawk Flag high. But lately I've been thinking a lot about diving into a new setting and just kind of finding out what else is out there beyond the borders of the Dyvers and the known shores of my humble world.

Judge of Ages by John Harris

Where to explore though?

To be perfectly honest the lands and environs of our shared fantasy worlds are too numerous to even attempt to name them all, so instead I'm going to limit the choices to the books I currently own and can fairly confidently explore as a result. Let's see, looking at my bookcase that gives me a few choices: Blackmoor, the Forgotten Realms (Neverwinter), the Forgotten Realms (general), Dark Sun, Ravenloft, Palladium World (PFRP), the Old World (WFRP), Mystara (Karameikos), Red Steel, Alternity, the Iron Kingdoms (IKFRP 3rd Edition variation), Talislanta, Post Earth (Gamma World 1st Edition), Eberron (3rd Edition variation), Eberron (4th Edition variation), Dragonlance (1st Edition), Dragonlance (Tales of the Lance variation), Dragonlance (3rd Edition variation), Star Frontiers (Alpha Dawn Basic/Expanded), Chaos Earth (RIFTS), Hollow World (2nd Edition variations), Al Qadim, Once & Future King (Amazing Engine), and Bughunters (Amazing Engine).

I'm a bit hard pressed to make a decision on these so I'm going to throw a poll up on the right to let you guys help me pick. For the ones with more than one entry I'm going to put them up once and then, if they win, we'll have a run off for which one you all find the most interesting. Right, so, good luck to your favorites. Vote early; choose as many as you like, and vote often.


8 comments:

  1. Talislanta in the lead? Who saw that coming two days in?

    I was convinced that the Realms would be first. Even had a clever title worked up . . .

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    1. Talislanta is all that matters, thus no clever title required.

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  2. Post Earth was my first vote but I can't find it on the poll. :(

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    1. Weird. I could have sworn that I put that on there.

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    2. The poll is also missing Ravenloft and Al Qadim, Maybe others?

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  3. I am not seeing a poll. Am I miss understaning?

    As one who loves setting, and loves IP settings, and generally despises most RPG fantasy settings, I have to ask...why not your own?

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    1. Should be in the upper right hand corner above my Google Plus badge.

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    2. As for why not my own, basically because I have a lot of books sitting around collecting dust that I haven't cracked open. That needs to change or they need to get gone. I'm going for the change as my local used book store is only giving me about 1/200th the value for each book as they'll resell it for.

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