Saturday, January 2, 2010

An Interesting Greyhawk Link

Here.

6 comments:

grodog said...

Looks like Grendelwulf's been busy ;)

Allan.

irbyz said...

*g* Is that what I get for appropriating "legendarium" (more commonly used for Tolkien, of course), for M.A.R. Barker on Wikipedia and elsewhere? Or just a co-incidence... ^^

Nice link. :)

Grendelwulf said...

@LotGD: Thanks for noticing. :) You and many others have inspired me. I will be continuing.

@grodog: ...& speaking of inspirers ;) I was encouraged by your website long ago and often wondered why there weren't more like it. Than I thought, why not make one also. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "Be the change you want to see in the world".

@irbyz: Honestly, it is a coincidence. I was sorting some boxes of books, came across my copy of Tolkien's Legendarium and his son Christopher's History of Middle Earth series and BANG! I thought, how cool would it be to see a History of Oerth or Castle Greyhawk, etc.

There are alot of writings, fragments, & interviews that not everyone can find in one place. Some are hard to find, have been out of print, or even vanished from the internet over the years.

I want to do my part in keeping the fires burning.

Ciao!
Grendelwulf

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

Grendelwulf: I had no idea at first that the site was yours. Very nice. Keep up the good work. :)

irbyz said...

@Grendelwulf: heh, heh... Good call! Had come in from a different angle as I'd used that word informally in the past for various people, but I couldn't resist borrowing it more formally for Phil once his "The Forgotten Tolkien" article appeared in Der Spiegel.

> There are alot of writings, fragments, & interviews that not everyone can find in one place. Some are hard to find, have been out of print, or even vanished from the internet over the years.

And those that are around almost invariably have (c) issues to a degree that makes it a very time consuming issue to word around in a fair use manner, or by précising.

Iceberg syndrome seems to be pretty widespread (and almost worse for the likes of Barker, for example, despite enthusiastic archiving and resource pooling there as his original players didn't even have access to the background/historical material and he has never really gone into depth on that) but there's a /lot/ to be said for attempting coalesce the remaining 10%. Thanks! :)

> "Be the change you want to see in the world".

That's a good quote for the hobby in general. :)

grodog said...


> "Be the change you want to see in the world".

That's a good quote for the hobby in general. :)


Excellent points, on both fronts! I'm looking forward to your project in 2010, Grendelwulf: another beacon in the "points of light" darkness ;)

Allan.