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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:18 pm 
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Starting out a group of neophyte DCCers, a teen group. Trying to decide if I want to introduce them to Greyhawk or just use the 1e modules. I would have to start out by converting the Greyhawk gods to Patrons, a bit of work. It would be a labor of love, but I do have a family, job all that good stuff, so looking for a little help if possible? Blackmoor perhaps, hmm?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:57 pm 
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My advice is to take a small section of Greyhawk like Homlet and the area around it and really flush it out. You don't need to convert all the gods. Just convert one or two of them as most people in that area only worship those.

Have the party start out just villagers and run them through a funnel. You will really have to do very little actual conversion just be aware there are some major differences. DCCRPG just is a much grittier darker (in general) rule system.

As the party starts to level up (eventually they will start living and leveling, eventually) you can keep adding to your notes and melding the flavor of Greyhawk with DCCRPG.

Remember in Homlet, The Adventurers don't go to the Dungeon! The Dungeons come to them!


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After much thought for a couple days. I have decided to go with Little Keep on the Borderlands, as my conversion. This will allow me to do patrons in a piecemeal fashion as you suggested. I have run through this module a few times as a youth and will very much enjoy sharing it with a group of novices. Making Karameikos much darker and grittier will be the largest challenge. The magic item proliferation will need to disappear of course.


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TheWizurd wrote:
After much thought for a couple days. I have decided to go with Little Keep on the Borderlands, as my conversion. This will allow me to do patrons in a piecemeal fashion as you suggested. I have run through this module a few times as a youth and will very much enjoy sharing it with a group of novices. Making Karameikos much darker and grittier will be the largest challenge. The magic item proliferation will need to disappear of course.


Take a look, then, at the Brave Halfling Treacherous Cobtraps and Vile Worm adventures. If they were not directly inspired by KotB, they should have been.

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Gameogre wrote:
My advice is to take a small section of Greyhawk like Homlet and the area around it and really flush it out. You don't need to convert all the gods. Just convert one or two of them as most people in that area only worship those.

Have the party start out just villagers and run them through a funnel. You will really have to do very little actual conversion just be aware there are some major differences. DCCRPG just is a much grittier darker (in general) rule system.

As the party starts to level up (eventually they will start living and leveling, eventually) you can keep adding to your notes and melding the flavor of Greyhawk with DCCRPG.

Remember in Homlet, The Adventurers don't go to the Dungeon! The Dungeons come to them!

Solid advice. I wouldn't want to undertake a project like converting all of World of Greyhawk at one time. Focus on a few key elements and convert a little at a time. What you don't want is to spend a bunch of time working on things that the players never encounter or you never need to use.

As far as patrons go, all you need are (1) those followed by PC's, and (2) those followed by the bad guys. Other patrons may trickle into the campaign as the game sessions continue.

Another thought is that you might start your conversions by looking at the folio version of Greyhawk. It doesn't have as much material and I think that a lot of what's there isn't statted out for any system. It might be easier to work from a general outline and build from scratch than it would be to take a newer product and have to actually convert everything. Just thinking out loud.

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I started with the folio. That is where AD&D started of course. From what I remember, there wasn't much on deities in that book. Greyhawk deities pretty much came from the modules from what I remember, but I was 10 when it came out, so my memory might be a little fuzzy.


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