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The only five-level class in the book, designed for converting enemies rather than killing them. A class open only to elves and closely tied to their in-game mythologies. That meant a lot of meetings and a lot of feedback from the fans. Then, especially for the spells, we looked for niches we hadn’t filled yet. For example, there’s a lot of design space left for high-level druid and cleric spells, so we tilted the balance of the spell list a little toward the upper levels.
This page was last edited on 6 October 2017, at 23:03. This article is about the role-playing game setting. Greyhawk closely identified with the development of the game from 1972 until 2008. Greyhawk, and eventually an entire world.
He sometimes replaced typical medieval weapons with magical spells, or used dragons and other fantastical monsters in place of soldiers. Barony of Blackmoor to explore its dangerous dungeons. Don’t Give Up the Ship! Paul Napoleonic gaming group was in touch with Gygax’s Lake Geneva group, and Arneson mentioned the dungeons of his Blackmoor game that the group was playing on alternate weekends. Gygax was interested, so during a visit to Lake Geneva in the autumn of 1972, Arneson ran a session of his Blackmoor dungeons with Gygax as a player.
Gygax took two weeks to write up 50 pages of rules as well as designing “Castle Greyhawk”, and preparing the first level of a dungeon that lay beneath it. During the same session, Ernie and Elise also found the first treasure, a chest of 3,000 copper coins which was too heavy to carry, much to the children’s chagrin. After his children had gone to bed, Gygax immediately began working on a second level for the dungeon. About a month after his first session, Gygax created the nearby city of Greyhawk, where the players’ characters could sell their treasure and find a place to rest.
As the players began to explore more of the world outside of the castle and city, Gygax developed other regions and cities for them. North America, adding new cities and regions as his world slowly grew through ongoing adventures. Gygax also continued to develop the dungeons underneath the castle. By the time he was finished, the complex labyrinth encompassed thirteen levels filled with devious traps, secret passageways, hungry monsters, and glittering treasure. Old Greyhawk Castle” was 13 levels deep. The first level was a simple maze of rooms and corridors, for none of the “participants” had ever played such a game before.
The second level had two unusual items, a Nixie pool and a fountain of snakes. The third featured a torture chamber and small cells and prison rooms. The fourth was a level of crypts and undead. The fifth was centered around a strange font of black fire and gargoyles.
The sixth was a repeating maze with dozens of wild hogs in inconvenient spots, naturally backed up by appropriate numbers of Wereboars. The seventh was centered around a circular labyrinth and a street of masses of ogres. The eleventh level was the home of the most powerful wizard in the castle: He had Balrogs as servants. The remainder of the level was populated by Martian White Apes, except the sub-passage system underneath the corridors which was full of poisonous critters with no treasure. Level twelve was filled with Dragons.