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Post by Renshai » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:43 pm

I ran Forgotten Realms for years on end. I played a little Greyhawk early on but a bad DM soured me on the setting.

My current favorites are:

Ptolus: what I've seen so far is really good
Iron Kingdoms
Forgotten Realms
Eberron
Kalamar

I'm sure DCC World will be up there at the top of the list when it comes out.

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Post by Maliki » Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:17 am

I'm hoping DCC fits the hits the spot for me, right now I really don't have a favorite, I find enough about most published settings to decide not to use them.

Mystara/Known World would be the closest I've come to really embracing, I liked the 2E box sets, but overall it has the feel of a lot of good individual ideas cobbled together.

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Post by Akrasia » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:13 am

My favourites:

~ Wilderlands (at least most of it)
~ Known World (the original Gazetteers set at 1000 AC)
~ Shadow World (old ICE setting)

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Post by jason.richardson » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:21 am

My favs:

1) The World of Jaessar (my own creation, standard D&D)

2) HarnWorld (published by Columbia Games and usable with any game system)

3) Argyle (published by Silver Oak Studios)

4) Greyhawk

5) Toddland (D&D fantasy world created by my all time favorite DM, Todd Gest).

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Post by Sword Guy » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:20 pm

Okay, add Etherscope. Now begins the search all over again to find anyone willing to actually play in the setting.
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Post by Argamae » Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:12 am

Well, there's so damn many good fantasy settings out there. It is hard to pick one... or even three. But I will give it a try.

MYSTARA - KNOWN WORLD
My entry into the world of old D&D. And what a blast it has been. I collected all the Gazetteers and I will just love it forever. That's the way it often goes with your first true love! :wink:

AL-QADIM
Funny, I never actually played in the setting. But I own it and think that it was a wonderful recreation of that "a thousand and one nights" flair! And I loved the artwork and layout... then again, I am a HUGE fan of the new PRINCE OF PERSIA video games series. You know the ones, don't you? SANDS OF TIME, WARRIOR WITHIN and THE TWO THRONES.

BIRTHRIGHT
It's premise and artwork were just so great. The idea of transferring bloodlines from ancient gods who gave themselves up to save the world has so much BIG TIME heroism and grandeur... I just dig this kind of stuff! 8)
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Post by grodog » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:35 pm

Greyhawk and various homebrews I've played over the years remain my favorite settings. It's good to see that other folks here still hold Greyhawk in high regard :D
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Post by francisca » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:28 am

In no particular order:
Greyhawk
Mystara
Old-School CSIO/Wilderlands
Lankhmar
Thieve's World/Sanctuary (old Chaosium boxed set)

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Post by JediOre » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:07 am

I don't use a campaign world, per se.

The world develops as the party adventures through modules. It makes for a truely unique world with a rich history, namely the backstory of the collected modules and the events that traspire with the PCs.

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Post by Gailbraithe » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:53 am

Forgotten Realms has always been a favorite, particularly the Daggerdale region (I've run the Daggerdale trilogy several times). I love the Zhentarim, and I love watching them get taken down over and over and over again. Plus Faerun really lends itself to stories involving fallen gods, armies of demons, and other super epic level high fantasy.

Mystara is also very cool, and was the first campaign world I got into, but as the Gazeteer series went on, they started playing "one-upsmanship" and the series suffered from bloat quickly. Though I do still think Shadow Elves kick butt over Drow, and I still habitually substitute them for Drow in my campaigns. I'm looking forward to DCC #35 because it reminds me a bit of Mystara (hopefully without the bloat though).

The Wilderlands is the setting for my current campaign, and it's very fun. Best $70 I ever spent, and truly the boxed set that DCC #35 will have to beat. My players are enjoying the multi-colored humans, the barbarian hordes, and the way any sort of overland travel turns rapidly into a tour through the 1st ed. monster manual (owlbears, perytons, and manticore oh my). They're currently working for the Overlord -- I'm running Dungeon Interludes with the Overlord and Black Lotus as the PC's patron, trying to assemble the Occulum before Skullshank (now a Vashar (BOVD) wizard named Nyrodak) can, but as my PCs have learned more and more about what the Occulum does and what the Overlord plans to use it for (summon a demon army to destroy the World Emperor), the more convinced they become that they have to stop their patron too. And then, just to really confuse things, Skullshank is hiding out in the ranks of the Black Lotus themselves!

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Post by Eryx » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:12 pm

I used to really love Dragonlance but the whole Chaos War and the changes made to the setting have spoilt it for me these days. I long for the good old days of DL.

Although there was only 3 books released for it, Dawnforge is another CS that I really like. It has that classic First Age of Middle Earth sort of feel to it that really hooked me.

Currently though, it has to be the DCC world which has merged with my homebrew CS.
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Post by WereSteve » Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:03 pm

Michael Proteau wrote:My favorite is the Old (and recently revived) Judges Guild setting the Wilderlands, especially when connected with Dave Arneson's Blackmoor setting as it was in the First Fantasy Camapign. There are so many possibilities in the combined setting, low magic sword and sorcery, high magic, science fantasy with lost or hidden and terrible technology, urban adventures in the City State or Blackmoor, or vast wilderness to explore and classic dungeon crawls around every corner.
Still my favorite setting albeit with a minimized science fiction influence as far as relics left over from prehistory. Time does wonders for technology not to mention the relative stability of certain materials. Now if only Tula, Rallu, and Virdistan would come to fruition ... but ... for now I will be quite content with the new modules coming out in partnership with Goodman.

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Post by tacojohn4547 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:43 pm

The first and only campaign setting I've ever used in 25+ years of gaming is the Judges Guild Wilderlands of High Fantasy & City State of the Invincible Overlord for OD&D. Of course I bought the d20 release of the same by Necromancer Games, but I'm still using the OD&D version since we choose to play D&D using the AD&D rules.

I have picked up numerous other settings over the years, but didn't seem to ever grow tired of the Wilderlands. So, I kept on using what worked for my groups. Among those settings I've picked up, these would be the candidates for anything new, should the Wilderlands not work:

Greyhawk - 1st Edition AD&D
DCC Known Realms - 3rd Edition
Mystara - OD&D
Yggsburgh - Castle Zagyg - C&C
First Fantasy Campaign - Blackmoor - OD&D & d20


Yeah, yeah. I know...I'm so old school. :wink:

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Post by moriarty777 » Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:20 am

When I started playing AD&D in the late 80s, the Forgotten Realms was my Campaign Setting of choice. Dragonlance was fun and a good friend of mine had his Setting that he created. Spelljammer, as quirky as it was, was a great distraction.

I started getting my *fill* with the Realms ... shortly before WOTC bought up TSR.

Since then, and especially with the release of 3rd Ed, I've been concentrating on creating some material for my own setting until I very recently came across TLG's Erde Campaign Setting (which is now C&C's official setting). I found that some of the feel I was trying to go for was already present in this detailed little gem. Some of the crazy ideas I have had are just becoming dumped within this setting.

DCC 35 has attracted my interest though!

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Post by bighara » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:09 am

For D&D, my favorite is Mystara/Known World. We'll see if DCC35 changes that when I get it for Xmas (as a gift or for myself, one way or the other).

I'm going to throw a non-D&D setting out here as well, just because it's been such a blast for me over the years. Warhammer FRP's Old World. Nothing says fun like battling mutants and cultists in the sewers only to end up with blasted sanity and a bad case of Galloping Scumpox! :D
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Post by Frukathka » Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:56 pm

As per official campigns, I have to say Ravenloft, it has always caught my interest as I am a lover of gothic and horror movies.

As per third-party settings, I have to say Broncosaurus Rex. I love dinos and I love alternate histories dealing with the Civil War.

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Post by Jack Spartan » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:44 pm

Birthright was excellent and I'm thrilled to see that there's another Harn fan on this forum, but for my all-time favorite . . .

Dark Sun! As a DM, you gotta love a setting that offers so many unexpected ways for the characters to kill themselves . . . :twisted:
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Post by Scottenkainen » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:45 am

Gotta be Greyhawk!

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Post by Steinkel » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:30 am

Well, we use:

Wilderlands of High Fantasy

Gazetteer of the Known Realms

Ptolus

Blackmoor

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Post by jason.richardson » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:47 am

jason.richardson wrote:My favs:

1) The World of Jaessar (my own creation, standard D&D)

2) HarnWorld (published by Columbia Games and usable with any game system)

3) Argyle (published by Silver Oak Studios)

4) Greyhawk

5) Toddland (D&D fantasy world created by my all time favorite DM, Todd Gest).
I posted this prior to the release of Áereth.

The World of Áereth is now one of my favs too.

And I don't know why I left Forgotten Realms off as it is one of my ALL TIME favs.

cheers!

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Post by Treebore » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:58 am

Where can I find info on Argyle?
Castles and Crusades is my game of choice!

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Post by Treebore » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:00 pm

Nevermind, found it. I am one of those who don't pay that kind of money for a PDF. If its ever on sale for under $10.00 it would be good to let me know.
Castles and Crusades is my game of choice!

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Post by jason.richardson » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:07 pm

Treebore wrote:Nevermind, found it. I am one of those who don't pay that kind of money for a PDF. If its ever on sale for under $10.00 it would be good to let me know.
Okay, this page lists the PDF for $9.95:

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/advanced_ ... n_artist=1

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Post by Treebore » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:09 pm

jason.richardson wrote:
Treebore wrote:Nevermind, found it. I am one of those who don't pay that kind of money for a PDF. If its ever on sale for under $10.00 it would be good to let me know.
Okay, this page lists the PDF for $9.95:

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/advanced_ ... n_artist=1
:lol:

Thanks!
Castles and Crusades is my game of choice!

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Post by CharginCrusader » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:44 pm

I used to game in Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms, and Kalamar.

I have been gaming in Aereth lately and have been pleasantly surprised.
It is a very rich campaign world, love it.

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