[livingworld] LivingWorld Meeting Pre-Report
- Cross-posted from the LivingWorld Discussion List
In case you don't know me, I'm Erik Mona. I'll be one of five members who will
effectively "run" the Living Greyhawk campaign, along with Robert Wiese, TSR,
and a WHOLE lot of RPGA members throughout the country.
That you've signed up from this TALK list suggests that you're interested in
learning more about what is sure to become a very big, very exciting project
for the RPGA. I just got back from a series of weekend meetings at Wizards of
the Coast, where Robert, Cisco Lopez-Fresquet and I met with various business-
end folks to determine what exactly this campaign is going to look like, and
how it's going to interact with the TSR product lines, both for Greyhawk and
for the "Core" brand of D&D products.
Cisco is well known to most of us as the Living City rules guru. He will also
be a member of the five member Council who will administrate the campaign.
Those of you who are Greyhawk fans will note that we're calling ourselves the
"Circle of Five," for now. Those of you who are logic fans will notice that
two members does not a "Circle of Five" make.
Therefore, we're still looking for three more qualified members to take up the
gauntlet and join us in our plot to create a perfect world. Or at least a
really cool campaign. :)
There are plenty of ways to help out with the campaign, though. In case you
haven't heard, the Living World, or Living Greyhawk campaign (we haven't even
chosen an official name for it, yet!) will involve splitting the real-world
into a number of different regions. Each of these regions will take the role
of a specific country in the Flanaess, the main continent of the Greyhawk
Each of these regions will be administered by what we're calling a "Regional
Triad," three members who will, effectively, run the campaign in their given
region, with guidance from the Circle of Five when it comes to international
events and overall campaign plot threads, rules, etc.
By decentralizing things a bit, we hope to empower RPGA members everywhere to
really take ownership of a corner of this campaign and shape it to fit their
style of play (within a set of pre-determined and agreed-upon goals, of
So, to begin, we're looking for people to fill the remaining "Circle of Five"
and "Regional Triad" positions. Keep your eyes peeled on the official RPGA-
News mailing list for exact details of what each of these positions entails,
and how to go about applying for the positions. We'll also announce the
regional breakdown, which has been primarily based on hard numbers, focusing
on areas of high network activity.
Though very preliminary plans for the Living Greyhawk campaign have been
floating around for almost a year, the campaign itself is only now beginning
to take shape. We're really trying to empower members to make Living Greyhawk
_their_ campaign, so in that light, I'd like to officially open online
discussion of the campaign.
Cisco, Robert and I, as well as the friendly folks at TSR, have a lot of big
ideas for the campaign, ideas that we think are pretty darn cool. There are
only so many of us, though, and a lot of you. Most of the _really_ cool stuff
hasn't even been thought up yet.
So start thinkin'! Out loud, please. :)
Let's try to keep discussion of the campaign off the main RPGA-Talk list, and
focused here on the Living World egroup discussion list. I'm cross-posting
this to RPGA-Talk, in hopes that people will read it and jump on over to the
list created specifically for discussion of the new campaign.
For info on how to join the list, point your browser to:
(Thanks to Mark Middleton for setting up the list.)
Anyway, this campaign is going to be really, really exciting. I'm certain many
of you have lots of questions, so perhaps it's best to just start off by
asking everyone to ask away. I'll try to do my best to answer any question
that's put to me.
Let's get it started!
Living Greyhawk Administrator
TSR Greyhawk Guru
Guy About to Lose a LOT of Free Time :)
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