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The World of Greyhawk (1e)

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So the players have been complaining that the campaign is too dull, eh? Not enough detail? Why is this country at war with its neighbors? How can trade routes exist with all those wandering monsters? Most importantly, why do all of those unsacked, unlooted dungeons and ruins stand so close to the one big city all of the adventurers in the world hail from?

Rejoice, Dungeon Masters, and relax! All of these questions can be answered by following the example of the volume in your hands. The World of Greyhawk is here, and is suitable for use as the backdrop of a new campaign without changes; or, as an alternative, city, country or geographical descriptions can be used to fill in details for existing campaigns.

The World of Greyhawk is in the form of a gazetteer written by a historian native to the region, and as such includes the calendar systems used by the peoples of Oerth, a history of the major nations over the last thousand years, a discussion of climate in the different regions of the world, and even an appendix listing many runes and symbols (and their meanings) which are found in ancient and magical writings.

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Joe C October 29, 2020 2:29 am UTC
Pod it's nearly Christmas.
P.o.D all the Gazzatteers
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Michael V July 14, 2020 11:48 pm UTC
Can anyone confirm if the POD still has map problems? I absolutely will not purchase this until the maps are complete.
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Timothy S October 29, 2020 3:17 am UTC
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It’s not exactly a map problem; they just photocopied it and made them separate pages in the book. Refuse all you want, but it’s pretty inexpensive.
If you want the full map you can get a PDF of the ‘83 box set, although it is not perfect either.
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Michael V October 29, 2020 9:33 am UTC
On March 18 2018 Robert C reported "Just a heads up, the scans of the maps in the books are missing chunks of the maps. For example the first two north west scans are missing the west east hexes along row 97." This is what I was asking about, I know about the map pages as I have been buying PODs since 2016 and what good is a pdf when I ONLY buy PODs?
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Timothy S October 29, 2020 9:59 am UTC
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I’m reporting for the benefit of anyone else who reads this. It may not be of any good to you personally, but I have purchased the ‘80 folio and the ‘83 set PDFs on here as well as the ‘80 folio POD on this site. As imperfect as they are it’s better than a worn-out forty year old overpriced original from Ebay.
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David B July 11, 2020 6:43 am UTC
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The PDF has been returned to form! It is now the proper 9025_TheWorldOfGreyhawkGazetteer.pdf file again.
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Bill B July 25, 2020 9:04 pm UTC
Can you confirm if the PDF maps are complete and accurate?
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Timothy S July 25, 2020 9:40 pm UTC
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The map was cut into multiple pages and made part of the Folio booklet. The 1983 World of Greyhawk box set is available on pdf and has a large pdf map.
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Jason Z May 29, 2020 10:36 am UTC
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I reported this again as the pdf is still incorrect., I urge frequent reporting to get some attention about this problem.
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Andreas J June 16, 2020 1:50 pm UTC
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I bought this item today and the PDF is correct, so hopefully this issue was fixed.
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Timothy S June 16, 2020 3:52 pm UTC
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Mine is still showing up as the Five Shall Be One module.
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David B July 03, 2020 8:29 pm UTC
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No, the PDF file is named The_World_of_Greyhawk_(1e) but if you open it in your PDF reader it is very clearly still the WGS1 Five Shall Be One module.
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David B May 14, 2020 7:00 am UTC
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As Jason Z notes below, the Watermarked PDF file for this product has somehow been mistakenly replaced with the Watermarked PDF file 9317_WGS1_Five_Shall_Be_One.pdf from the product WGS1 Five Shall Be One (2e).

I sent in a report to DriveThruRPG remarking this fact, but so far no action has been taken other than the “Report this title” link disappearing from the page.

I would recommend against purchasing this product until this issue gets fixed if you want to have The World of Greyhawk Folio.
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Timothy S May 14, 2020 7:16 am UTC
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The replaced it in my library archive as well.
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Jason Z April 05, 2020 9:36 am UTC
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This is coming up as wgs1 the five shall be one module instead of the folio
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Timothy S October 08, 2018 5:27 am UTC
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My download is all blank pages and then the maps.
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Timothy S November 29, 2018 2:34 pm UTC
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FYI: It is an iPad problem. It works fine on the computer.
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David M March 22, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
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Just received my print on demand version. It is very well done. The print is a bit faint but very readable. The map is made up of (9) 2-sided pages bound into the book. If you are buying for the map, you may want to do the print plus pdf. Then you could take the pdf to Kinkos for a full size map. I prefer print products so I did not purchase the PDFs and cannot comment on the product. I really appreciate having Classic D&D products available in print at non-collectible prices. Thanks Wizards of the Coast.
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Robert C March 18, 2018 8:08 pm UTC
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Just a heads up, the scans of the maps in the books are missing chunks of the maps. For example the first two north west scans are missing the west east hexes along row 97.
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Dan D July 21, 2018 9:26 pm UTC
Why can they not fix this. Is it possible the company no longer has a good quality original and are not even willing to try to buy one off a fan to use as a second-best "master" to scan from?
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Rachael S April 30, 2020 6:59 am UTC
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Heck Dan, the company wont even accept a fan scanned copy of old TSR products even. I have better scans of several items and they won't even let me give them a copy of my scans... :-(
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Scott W March 16, 2018 11:06 am UTC
Will it have the full size maps printed out or just page sized pieces in the bound book?

It’s definitely worth POD if you get the map as full size
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Randy H March 16, 2018 12:55 pm UTC
Yeah, I kind of need to know the same before I buy. Big map or no big map? That's at least half the reason for buying this.
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David M March 22, 2018 6:23 pm UTC
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See my review.
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Rachael S March 29, 2018 9:18 am UTC
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if you are looking for the poster maps, did you guys know that pazio is still selling the posters that they made in the old dungeon magazines? http://paizo.com/products/btpy8fs1?Greyhawk-Poster-Map-All-Four-Quadrants for $10
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Dan D July 21, 2018 9:25 pm UTC
I bought those - print and pdf - Fantastic maps, the only problem being that they are Post Wars which is not the period I played in back in day. I'd prefer the Darlene maps of original Greyhawk.

I cannot say enough great things about the Dungeon map version though as a map of Greyhawk it is beautiful. I just dislike the Nation-changes or I'd be satisfied with that option as quality of scan is good too.

I keep hearing "the drift isn't bad" and the like - but if I am to pay for one (vs scanning my original) - I'd be doing it to get a GOOD map. Not a "close" to good.
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Timothy S May 14, 2020 7:12 am UTC
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I do have those, but the later edition maps are not useful if you did not follow the GH Wars timeline.
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Timothy S October 29, 2020 3:22 am UTC
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I’m sure if they refitted their printers to produce full-sized original maps then the POD product would end up costing more than most people are willing to pay. They print and ship their books from regional printers, or at least mine was only three hours away from my town.
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Rachael S March 15, 2018 3:57 am UTC
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Well I just ordered the POD version. When I get it, I will review the production for everyone. I own 2 original versions of this folio and 2 more of the boxed set but I bought this for two reasons. 1) play copy 2) support POD of my old games. As the things I missed the 1st time around come back in POD i'll get them. Thank you DMsGuild for these POD.
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March 14, 2018 12:40 am UTC
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What does this look like? Is it everything from the folder put into one book? I can't imagine its like the original.
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Timothy S May 14, 2020 7:15 am UTC
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Yes, one softcover booklet. The map is cut up and bound, but otherwise everything is fine.

On the other hand, if you purchase the ‘83 World of Greyhawk on this site there is a big pdf map.
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Rich F March 13, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
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So I see this was last updated May 11, 2017, but only put on sale today. What took so long?
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Graham L March 13, 2018 11:45 pm UTC
I think this has just now been made available for Print-on-Demand.
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