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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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Tim 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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Nathan M March 28, 2018 1:14 am UTC
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Just received my pod version. The original scan has small pencil marks and notes written in the book that were not cleaned up for the PDF or the print version. See pg.24 for checkmarks next to Crystalmist and Hellfurnaces. pg. 26 has a note written in the Timberlands table.Unacceptable! Is there no oversight when these booklets are scanned in?

As for all those wondering about poster maps, there are none. This is a print on demand booklet. None of the pod files will ever have a poster map. They will always be 8.5"x 11" sections of the original maps as individual pages .
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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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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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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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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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