World of Greyhawk

The "Old Greyhawk" Information Page
Last updated 2/1/05 by Michael Falconer (ulmo@mux.net)


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Greyhawk


INTRODUCTION

Greyhawk (referring to the dungeons of Castle Greyhawk) was the home campaign of E. Gary Gygax. Out of it grew the published D&D rules and later the AD&D rules, and also a rich fantasy world setting called the World of Greyhawk.

Robert J. Kuntz, a longtime player in the Greyhawk campaign, was also the DM of a campaign world known as Kalibruhn which was "adjunct" to the world of Greyhawk. When Gygax made Kuntz co-DM of Greyhawk, their two worlds and even their primary dungeons merged. When Gygax parted ways with TSR, Kuntz continued to publish material for the "World of Kalibruhn" through his own company.

David L. Arneson's Blackmoor and Lenard Lakofka's Lendore Isles are other old-time home campaigns that found their way onto corners of the World of Greyhawk map. Frank Mentzer's Aquaria introduces a new continent set in the same world.

The following bibliography is an attempt to list all of the original Greyhawk resources. First is included the complete TSR works (D&D-related) of Gary Gygax, most of which has either a direct or indirect bearing on the World of Greyhawk, followed by his post-TSR Greyhawk novels. Following that are those Greyhawk works which were overseen by Gygax and received his stamp of approval, as well as any subsequent works by Kuntz, Arneson and Lakofka, who are certainly authentic sources for their campaigns.

Novel Covers

Compilations of modules were generally poorly done, by tying together modules that have little in common, and/or by a good degree of detail being lost in the process. The exceptions are G1-2-3 and D1-2, which have all the original information in practically the original format, plus extra information (pre-rolled player characters).

This is not an attempt to invalidate Greyhawk material that has come since the Gygax era. Rather, I am merely the sort who is interested in the beginnings and roots of things, and I believe that it is important to know what has come before in order to appreciate what came after. The following forms the basis and common culture for Greyhawk fandom.

A "0000" in place of a TSR stock number indicates that the item is/was published by a company other than TSR, or that TSR printed the product without a stock number.

I have included, where possible, hyperlinks to online stores where you can purchase the titles (which usually means a high-quality scan).


THE ESSENTIALS

As the complete list is rather lengthy, I here attempt to assemble a short list of products essential to a basic understanding of the foundations of Greyhawk. All of the following are by Gary Gygax.

The Game: The original AD&D Monster Manual, Players Handbook, and Dungeon Masters Guide are all integral to a proper appreciation of the World of Greyhawk.

The World: The 1983 boxed edition of the World of Greyhawk provides maps and detailed information about the lands themselves. This is the true Greyhawk bible.

The Modules: G1-2-3 Against the Giants, T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil, S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun, and WG5 Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure are those modules which are essential to any Greyhawk fan.

The Novels: Finally, the richest and fullest realization of the World of Greyhawk may be found in the novels. You will particularly not want to miss the first four: Saga of Old City, Night Arrant, Artifact of Evil, and Sea of Death.


GARY GYGAX (Greyhawk Campaign)

D&D Rules
6002 Chainmail 1971 (w' Jeff Perren)
2002 Dungeons & Dragons 1974 (boxed set) (w' Dave Arneson) (free download 1 2 3)
0000 Warriors of Mars 1974 (w' Brian Blume)
2003 Greyhawk 1975 (w' Rob Kuntz)
2005 Eldritch Wizardry 1976 (w' Brian Blume)
2007 Swords & Spells 1976
AD&D Manuals
2009 Monster Manual 1977
2010 Players Handbook 1978
2011 Dungeon Masters Guide 1979
9025 The World of Greyhawk 1980 (folio)
1015 World of Greyhawk 1983 (boxed set)
2016 Monster Manual II 1983
9116 AC4 The Book of Marvelous Magic 1984 (w' Frank Mentzer)
2017 Unearthed Arcana 1985
Dungeon Modules
9016 G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief 1978
9017 G2 The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl 1978
9018 G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King 1978
9019 D1 Descent Into the Depths of the Earth 1978
9020 D2 Shrine of the Kuo-Toa 1978
9021 D3 Vault of the Drow 1978
9022 S1 Tomb of Horrors 1978
9026 T1 The Village of Hommlet 1979 [WG1]
9033 S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks 1980
9034 B2 The Keep on the Borderlands 1980
9035 Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits 1980 (w' Dave Sutherland)
9061 S4 The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth 1982 [WG3]
9065 WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun 1982
9072 EX1 Dungeonland 1983 [GC1] (free download)
9073 EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror 1983 [GC2] (free download)
9112 WG5 Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure 1984 (w' Rob Kuntz)
9147 T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil 1985 (w' Frank Mentzer) [WG2]
9153 WG6 Isle of the Ape 1985
0000 The Slayer's Guide to Dragons 2002 (w' Jon Creffield)
0000 The Slayer's Guide to Undead 2003 (w' Jon Creffield)
0000 Maure Castle 2004 (w' Rob Kuntz)
Compilations of Modules
9058 G1-2-3 Against the Giants 1981
9059 D1-2 Descent Into the Depths of the Earth 1981
9179 GDQ1-7 Queen of the Spiders 1986
9209 S1-4 Realms of Horror 1987
Novels
8240 Saga of Old City 1984
0000 Night Arrant 1987
8241 Artifact of Evil 1986
0000 Sea of Death 1987
0000 City of Hawks 1987
0000 Come Endless Darkness 1988
0000 Dance of Demons 1988
0000 Pawn of Chaos 1996 (ed. by Edward Kramer)
Gamebooks
0000 The Ice Dragon 1985 (w' Flint Dille)
0000 The Green Hydra 1985 (w' Flint Dille)
0000 The Crimson Sea 1985 (w' Flint Dille)
0000 The Fire Demon 1986 (w' Flint Dille)

Gygax also wrote many articles for Dragon Magazine.


ROB KUNTZ (Kalibruhn Campaign)

D&D Rules
2003 Greyhawk 1975 (w' Gary Gygax)
2006 Gods, Demi-gods & Heroes 1977 (w' Jim Ward)
AD&D Manuals
2013 Deities & Demigods 1980 (w' Jim Ward)
Dungeon Modules
9112 WG5 Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure 1984 (w' Gary Gygax)
0000 M1 Prisoners of the Maze 1987, 2001
0000 M2 Dimensions of Flight 1987, 2001
0000 M3 Tower Chaos 1987, 2002
0000 M4 The Eight Kings 1987, 2002
0000 Garden of the Plantmaster 1987, 2003
9253 WG8 Fate of Istus 1989 (w' Nigel Findley, Dan Salas, & Stephen Inniss)
0000 Dark Druids 2002
0000 Sir Robilar's City of Brass 2004 (w' Jeff Knight)
0000 Maure Castle 2004 (w' Gary Gygax)

DAVE ARNESON (Blackmoor Campaign)

D&D Rules
2004 Blackmoor 1975 (free download)
0000 The First Fantasy Campaign 1977
Dungeon Modules
9172 DA1 Adventures in Blackmoor 1986 (w' David Ritchie)
9175 DA2 Temple of the Frog 1986 (w' David Ritchie)
9191 DA3 City of the Gods 1987 (w' David Ritchie)
0000 The Haunted Lighthouse 2003

LEN LAKOFKA (Lendore Isles Campaign)

Dungeon Modules
9045 L1 The Secret of Bone Hill 1981 (free download 1 2 3 4)
9057 L2 The Assassin's Knot 1983 (free download 1 2)
9844 L3 Deep Dwarven Delve 1999

FRANK MENTZER (Aquaria Campaign)

Dungeon Modules
6060 R1 To the Aid of Falx 1982
6061 R2 The Investigation of Hydell 1982
6062 R3 The Egg of the Phoenix 1982
6063 R4 Doc's Island 1982
Compilations of Modules
9201 I12 Egg of the Phoenix 1987 [R1-4]

MISCELLANEOUS

AD&D Manuals
9031 The Rogues Gallery 1980 (by Brian Blume w' Dave Cook & Jean Wells)
2012 Fiend Folio 1981 (ed. by Don Turnbull)
Dungeon Modules
9023 B1 In Search of the Unknown 1979 (by Mike Carr)
9027 S2 White Plume Mountain 1979 (by Lawrence Schick)
9032 C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan 1980 (by Harold Johnson & Jeff R. Leason)
9038 C2 The Ghost Tower of Inverness 1980 (by Allen Hammack)
9039 A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity 1980 (by Dave Cook)
9040 A2 Secret of the Slavers Stockade 1981 (by Harold Johnson w' Tom Moldvay)
9041 A3 Assault of the Aerie of the Slave Lords 1981 (by Allen Hammack)
9042 A4 In the Dungeons of the Slave Lords 1981 (by Lawrence Schick)
9046 I1 Dwellers of the Forbidden City 1981 (by Dave Cook)
9062 U1 The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh 1981 (by Dave Browne w' Don Turnbull)
9063 N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God 1982 (by Doug Niles)
9064 U2 Danger at Dunwater 1982 (by Dave Browne w' Don Turnbull)
9066 UK1 Beyond the Crystal Cave 1983 (by Dave Brown, Tom Kirby, & Graeme Morris)
9076 U3 The Final Enemy 1983 (by Dave Browne w' Don Turnbull)
9101 UK2 The Sentinel 1983 (by Graeme Morris)
9111 UK3 The Gauntlet 1983 (by Graeme Morris)
9205 DA4 The Duchy of Ten 1987 (by David Ritchie)
0000 The Lost City of Gaxmoor 2002 (by Ernie and Luke Gygax)
Compilations of Modules
9167 A1-4 Scourge of the Slave Lords 1986
Novels
0000 Quag Keep 1978 (by Andre Norton)

ONLINE RESOURCES

Gygax Links
22 Questions on Tharizdun
City of Greyhawk Map (key) redrawn from City of Hawks
Gygax-Games (archives) mailing list
Questions & Answers
Thus Spake Gary Gygax: Ye Secrets Revealed! (pdf only)
Kuntz Links
Annotated Bibliography
Barbarous Coast
City of Rauxes redrawn from Fate of Istus
Erac's Cousin (pdf)
Interview (pdf only)
Journey to the City of the Gods (pdf)
Lord Robilar & Co. (pdf)
Pied Piper Publishing web board
The Three Artifacts of the Demonsenders
To the City of Brass (pdf) prelude to City of Brass
Other Links
Acaeum D&D knowledge compendium
Blackmoor (archives) mailing list
Blackmoor fan site by Havard Faanes
Classic Fantasy Gygax's inspirations
Doomsday Games a great forum
Gord's Greyhawk notes by Chris Siren
GreyTalk (archives) mailing list
O Blinding Light hymn of Pholtus
Saga of Old City notes by Erik Mona
St. Trowbane (pdf only) deity writeup by Gene Weigel
Wizards.com Greyhawk Vault

Please send any comments to Michael Falconer at ulmo@mux.net.