#RPGaDAY2018: Day 12 — Alternate Prompt: Favorite Campaign Setting

Wasn’t really feeling today’s prompt or any of the alternates, to be honest, so instead, I thought I would bring this up, seeing as how Wizards are now brandishing three settings about: Forgotten Realms, Ebberon, and Ravnica.

To be perfectly honest, I prefer homebrew, but if I have to pick a published world not my own, and limiting myself to my preferred game system, it would have to be Greyhawk,

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Mordenkainen, Bigby, Melf, Tenser… the names alone sparked my imagination in those earliest days of playing D&D. Knowing they were characters in a campaign called Greyhawk, shepherded by Gygax himself, well that was enough.

Add that most of the modules we owned were keyed there, and well, it’s little wonder that it held a huge draw.

Now, all these years later, it is nostalgia that causes me to look back fondly on that world and those characters.

As much as D&D is and has been the Forgotten Realms these past few decades, for me, D&D has always been Greyhawk, because that was where it began for me. While I may have been quick to build my own world, I populated it with those early modules and thus my world and Gary’s were stirred together, like a witches’ cauldron of fantasy intrigue and adventure.

Keep your Realms, your Ebberon, your Planescape, your Dark Sun, et al. If I have to play in someone else’s sandbox, I want it to be Gygax’s.

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  1. Chad Eagleton says:

    I always liked the more bastard children, so: Spelljammer, Dark Sun, and Ravenloft.

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    1. Hard to argue with Ravenloft.

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      1. Chad Eagleton says:

        I think I was one of the only people buying books when White Wolf had the license for that little bit. Haven’t played the Curse of Strahd for 5e yet though.

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      2. Chad, 5e does the original justice and has a couple new additions that make it worth the visit.

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