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    Living_Greyhawk Yahoogroup Mailing List FAQ http://groups.yahoo.com/living_greyhawk Section 0: Introduction and Credits DRAFT .9 1. Who wrote this? This
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      Living_Greyhawk Yahoogroup Mailing List FAQ
      http://groups.yahoo.com/living_greyhawk

      Section 0: Introduction and Credits DRAFT .9

      1. Who wrote this?
      This FAQ was written by Andrew Zorowitz with assistance from Mark Middleton.

      2. Who runs the Living_Greyhawk list?
      The Living_Greyhawk mailing list is operated by Mark Middleton with
      assistance from the moderators: (insert moderators here)

      The Circle of Six uses the list but does not manage it.

      3. Who runs Living Greyhawk?
      Living Greyhawk is run by the RPGA (www.wizards.com/rpga) and the Circle of Six, along with many Regional Triad members, and other volunteers.

      4. What is the RPGA?
      The Role Playing Ganming Association is a division of Wizards of the Coast responsible for running Roleplaying Games events.

      Section 1: What is Living Greyhawk?

      1. What is Living Greyhawk?
      Living Greyhawk is a shared campaign world set in the World of Greyhawk
      campaign setting, a mid-fantasy setting. Players from all around the world
      are able to make a character and play them in events at conventions, game days and in-home events anywhere, with a regional system to allow varied flavor between different areas.

      2. Who is the Circle of Six?
      The Circle of Six, also occasionally called the Circle of Ultimate Doom, is
      the organization that is responsible for the overall administration of the
      Living Greyhawk campaign. The sixth circle member, SRM is responsible for the overarching RPGA direction of the campaign.

      3. What resources exist for living greyhawk players?
      The major resource you need as a new player is a copy of the Living Greyhawk Campaign Sourcebook, available in the files section of the Living_Greyhawk list. Other useful resources are listed below in section 4.

      4. What are regions?
      Regions are the basis of the organization of Living Greyhawk. Each real part of the world corresponds to an in-game region, which is run by a volunteer group called a triad. Based on where in the real world you are, and where you are willing to travel, you can experience a variety of different flavors of gaming, corresponding to in-game areas. For example, the Keoland region, corresponding to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is a very political kingdom, whereas Veluna, corresponding to Ohio, is a Theocracy united under the diety Rao. LG has used Regions for 4 years now and its clear that it will not be changed, so no discussions are needed about why its flawed and why it should be dropped or changed.

      5. Grandfathering
      LG does not grandfather PCs. If a feat, spell, Prestige class changes then
      the PC must conform with the latest rules (per the LGCS). ANY questions
      should be taken to the Triad in your state/country. Changes are allowed with the Traid's permission.

      6. How can I order and run Living Greyhawk events?
      In order to order a Living Greyhawk module from the RPGA, you must be a
      herald or higher level GM, which is accomplished by taking the GM Test on the RPGA webpage. From there, in your personal login you can order events, both from your region and metaregion and cores. Cores are available for download immediately, whereas for Regionals and Metaregionals you will need to contact your triad for the modules and ARs. Note that you need to schedule and order events 2 weeks prior to the day of the event.

      7. How can I run a Gameday or a Convention?
      Gamedays are a single day event, generally open to the public, where you can order and run up to 5 modules. They are listed on the RPGA calendar as gameday events. Conventions are similar except that they generally run multiple days, may have an interactive (a special one shot event provided by their regional triad) and must have 25 or more tables run throughout the event.

      8. At what point can I no longer play a module?
      You may not play a module that you have: gained information about that could spoil events in the module or that you have ordered for a homeplay event or that you have ordered for a gameday or convention that has already passed.

      9. What is an Interactive?
      An interactive is a special one-shot event run at a regional convention that
      allows you to affect the regional storyline. These might be LARPs, battles,
      missions or something else entirely. They offer half-xp and half-gp (which
      is decided based on your actual character level, rounded down, not on the
      APL you play at) and some may offer favors, items and other things.

      10. What is a core special?
      Core specials are major exclusive events run at the Big 3 cons in the US and
      at other cons worldwide. Generally there are three per year, one at Winter
      Fantasy, one at Origins (which is later released for home-play) and one at
      the two Gen Cons. Core specials offer often increased rewards and special
      things in exchange for which they are significantly more difficult than a
      traditional event, and cons that have specials give up their right to have
      regional events.

      Section 2: List Policies
      1. This new document just came out, what do you think?
      While we know that everyone is excited to talk about a brand new rules
      document, there is a rule on the list designed to give people time to
      actually read over and think about a new document before they post about it.
      It works as follows: When a new document is posted, it cannot be discussed
      until 9am the day after the next business day after it is released. So, for
      example, if a new LGCS is released on Monday, the first time to discuss it
      is 9am Wednesday. This doesn't apply to draft documents - those shouldn't be
      discussed on the living_greyhawk list at all, but instead on the Draft
      Discussion List.

      2. Dead Horse Topics
      Certain topics are not considered acceptable for discussion on the Living
      Greyhawk list for various reasons. Here are the topics that are not
      considered acceptable and why:
      a. Real Life Religion - doesn't accomplish anything, just leads to arguments
      and trolling.
      b. Alignment Discussions - doesn't accomplish anything
      c. Changing the regional structure
      d. Making major changes in D&D 3.5 by adding a home campaign fix to Rules.

      3. LG is better than\worse than something.
      The list is not the place to discuss the relative merits of the Living
      Greyhawk campaign compared to other campaigns and gaming environments.

      4. "The Circle\Triad\Volunteers suck!"
      All of these volunteers VOLUNTEER lots of their time towards the campaign.
      While constructive discussion is useful and usually appreciated, insulting
      the people who spend hundreds of hours letting you play in a free game is
      not cool.

      5. "Class\Alignment\Feat X sucks!"
      This list is not the place to gripe about these things, which cannot be
      changed by anyone involved in Living Greyhawk. Balance is done primarily by
      Wizards of the Coast R&D.

      6. When will this new book be added to Living Greyhawk?
      The circle, as volunteers, almost never get books before they are released
      to the public. As such, they need to get and review the book before they can
      decide if it will be added to the game. Generally, the LGCS is updated twice
      per year, and new books will be added to the options available to players at
      that time, but exceptions might be made. Asking about it on the list doesn't
      help.

      Books Currently Waiting to be Added to the Campaign:
      Complete Divine - June 15th, 2004

      Books which we know will be added in the future:
      Complete Arcane - date TBD (ie sometime AFTER its published)

      7. When will this old book be added to Living Greyhawk?
      Most books that have been out for a while and have not been added to the
      campaign yet will not end up being added as options for players. Some of
      these books have been discussed by the Circle at length, some are just
      clearly not appropriate for LG. Asking about these books and begging for
      them to be added is just an exercise in frustration for you and list
      members.
      Some books not usable in LG:
      a. Book of Vile Darkness - not for heroic PCs, allowed for writers
      b. Book of Exalted Deeds - either not for standard heroic PCs or
      impossible to arbitrate in a living environment, allowed for writers.
      c. Players Guide to Faerun - Forgotten Realms
      d. Expanded Psionics HB - LG does not use Psionics for PCs.
      e. Manual of the Planes - Not for PCs, although some parts may be used
      by writers.
      f. Any book from a NON WOTC company (even if its d20) - No book from a
      non WOTC company will ever be used in LG.


      Section 3: Rules questions that just wont die (this needs some work. Sadly
      theres not much we can definitively say.)

      1. Incorporeals and Arrows
      After much discussion, the current conclusion is that Incorporeal can be hit
      by arrows fired from magical bows.

      2. Bucklers and two handed weapons
      (hopefully we can hash this out)

      Section 4: Other Resources

      1. L-G Webpage
      The LG webpage is http://www.living-greyhawk.com - it contains all of the
      necessary information to play.

      a. Diety Document -
      http://www.living-greyhawk.com/Downloads/Living%20Greyhawk%20Deitires%201.3.
      pdf

      2. WOTC Web Site (a plethoria of documents)
      a. D&D FAQ - http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article.asp?x=dnd/er/er20021018a
      b. The RPGA part of the web site - http://www.wizards.com/rpga

      3. Other Lists
      Other lists that might provide additional useful information:
      a. Infinite Monkeys - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Infinite_Monkeys
      b. LGDMs - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LGDMs
      c. LGwriters - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LGWriters
      d. Your Regional List - look in the LGCS for the list for your region.
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      Living_Greyhawk Yahoogroup Mailing List FAQ http://groups.yahoo.com/living_greyhawk Section 0: Introduction and Credits DRAFT .9 1. Who wrote this? This
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        Living_Greyhawk Yahoogroup Mailing List FAQ
        http://groups.yahoo.com/living_greyhawk

        Section 0: Introduction and Credits DRAFT .9

        1. Who wrote this?
        This FAQ was written by Andrew Zorowitz with assistance from Mark Middleton.

        2. Who runs the Living_Greyhawk list?
        The Living_Greyhawk mailing list is operated by Mark Middleton with
        assistance from the moderators: (insert moderators here)

        The Circle of Six uses the list but does not manage it.

        3. Who runs Living Greyhawk?
        Living Greyhawk is run by the RPGA (www.wizards.com/rpga) and the Circle of Six, along with many Regional Triad members, and other volunteers.

        4. What is the RPGA?
        The Role Playing Ganming Association is a division of Wizards of the Coast responsible for running Roleplaying Games events.

        Section 1: What is Living Greyhawk?

        1. What is Living Greyhawk?
        Living Greyhawk is a shared campaign world set in the World of Greyhawk
        campaign setting, a mid-fantasy setting. Players from all around the world
        are able to make a character and play them in events at conventions, game days and in-home events anywhere, with a regional system to allow varied flavor between different areas.

        2. Who is the Circle of Six?
        The Circle of Six, also occasionally called the Circle of Ultimate Doom, is
        the organization that is responsible for the overall administration of the
        Living Greyhawk campaign. The sixth circle member, SRM is responsible for the overarching RPGA direction of the campaign.

        3. What resources exist for living greyhawk players?
        The major resource you need as a new player is a copy of the Living Greyhawk Campaign Sourcebook, available in the files section of the Living_Greyhawk list. Other useful resources are listed below in section 4.

        4. What are regions?
        Regions are the basis of the organization of Living Greyhawk. Each real part of the world corresponds to an in-game region, which is run by a volunteer group called a triad. Based on where in the real world you are, and where you are willing to travel, you can experience a variety of different flavors of gaming, corresponding to in-game areas. For example, the Keoland region, corresponding to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is a very political kingdom, whereas Veluna, corresponding to Ohio, is a Theocracy united under the diety Rao. LG has used Regions for 4 years now and its clear that it will not be changed, so no discussions are needed about why its flawed and why it should be dropped or changed.

        5. Grandfathering
        LG does not grandfather PCs. If a feat, spell, Prestige class changes then
        the PC must conform with the latest rules (per the LGCS). ANY questions
        should be taken to the Triad in your state/country. Changes are allowed with the Traid's permission.

        6. How can I order and run Living Greyhawk events?
        In order to order a Living Greyhawk module from the RPGA, you must be a
        herald or higher level GM, which is accomplished by taking the GM Test on the RPGA webpage. From there, in your personal login you can order events, both from your region and metaregion and cores. Cores are available for download immediately, whereas for Regionals and Metaregionals you will need to contact your triad for the modules and ARs. Note that you need to schedule and order events 2 weeks prior to the day of the event.

        7. How can I run a Gameday or a Convention?
        Gamedays are a single day event, generally open to the public, where you can order and run up to 5 modules. They are listed on the RPGA calendar as gameday events. Conventions are similar except that they generally run multiple days, may have an interactive (a special one shot event provided by their regional triad) and must have 25 or more tables run throughout the event.

        8. At what point can I no longer play a module?
        You may not play a module that you have: gained information about that could spoil events in the module or that you have ordered for a homeplay event or that you have ordered for a gameday or convention that has already passed.

        9. What is an Interactive?
        An interactive is a special one-shot event run at a regional convention that
        allows you to affect the regional storyline. These might be LARPs, battles,
        missions or something else entirely. They offer half-xp and half-gp (which
        is decided based on your actual character level, rounded down, not on the
        APL you play at) and some may offer favors, items and other things.

        10. What is a core special?
        Core specials are major exclusive events run at the Big 3 cons in the US and
        at other cons worldwide. Generally there are three per year, one at Winter
        Fantasy, one at Origins (which is later released for home-play) and one at
        the two Gen Cons. Core specials offer often increased rewards and special
        things in exchange for which they are significantly more difficult than a
        traditional event, and cons that have specials give up their right to have
        regional events.

        Section 2: List Policies
        1. This new document just came out, what do you think?
        While we know that everyone is excited to talk about a brand new rules
        document, there is a rule on the list designed to give people time to
        actually read over and think about a new document before they post about it.
        It works as follows: When a new document is posted, it cannot be discussed
        until 9am the day after the next business day after it is released. So, for
        example, if a new LGCS is released on Monday, the first time to discuss it
        is 9am Wednesday. This doesn't apply to draft documents - those shouldn't be
        discussed on the living_greyhawk list at all, but instead on the Draft
        Discussion List.

        2. Dead Horse Topics
        Certain topics are not considered acceptable for discussion on the Living
        Greyhawk list for various reasons. Here are the topics that are not
        considered acceptable and why:
        a. Real Life Religion - doesn't accomplish anything, just leads to arguments
        and trolling.
        b. Alignment Discussions - doesn't accomplish anything
        c. Changing the regional structure
        d. Making major changes in D&D 3.5 by adding a home campaign fix to Rules.

        3. LG is better than\worse than something.
        The list is not the place to discuss the relative merits of the Living
        Greyhawk campaign compared to other campaigns and gaming environments.

        4. "The Circle\Triad\Volunteers suck!"
        All of these volunteers VOLUNTEER lots of their time towards the campaign.
        While constructive discussion is useful and usually appreciated, insulting
        the people who spend hundreds of hours letting you play in a free game is
        not cool.

        5. "Class\Alignment\Feat X sucks!"
        This list is not the place to gripe about these things, which cannot be
        changed by anyone involved in Living Greyhawk. Balance is done primarily by
        Wizards of the Coast R&D.

        6. When will this new book be added to Living Greyhawk?
        The circle, as volunteers, almost never get books before they are released
        to the public. As such, they need to get and review the book before they can
        decide if it will be added to the game. Generally, the LGCS is updated twice
        per year, and new books will be added to the options available to players at
        that time, but exceptions might be made. Asking about it on the list doesn't
        help.

        Books Currently Waiting to be Added to the Campaign:
        Complete Divine - June 15th, 2004

        Books which we know will be added in the future:
        Complete Arcane - date TBD (ie sometime AFTER its published)

        7. When will this old book be added to Living Greyhawk?
        Most books that have been out for a while and have not been added to the
        campaign yet will not end up being added as options for players. Some of
        these books have been discussed by the Circle at length, some are just
        clearly not appropriate for LG. Asking about these books and begging for
        them to be added is just an exercise in frustration for you and list
        members.
        Some books not usable in LG:
        a. Book of Vile Darkness - not for heroic PCs, allowed for writers
        b. Book of Exalted Deeds - either not for standard heroic PCs or
        impossible to arbitrate in a living environment, allowed for writers.
        c. Players Guide to Faerun - Forgotten Realms
        d. Expanded Psionics HB - LG does not use Psionics for PCs.
        e. Manual of the Planes - Not for PCs, although some parts may be used
        by writers.
        f. Any book from a NON WOTC company (even if its d20) - No book from a
        non WOTC company will ever be used in LG.


        Section 3: Rules questions that just wont die (this needs some work. Sadly
        theres not much we can definitively say.)

        1. Incorporeals and Arrows
        After much discussion, the current conclusion is that Incorporeal can be hit
        by arrows fired from magical bows.

        2. Bucklers and two handed weapons
        (hopefully we can hash this out)

        Section 4: Other Resources

        1. L-G Webpage
        The LG webpage is http://www.living-greyhawk.com - it contains all of the
        necessary information to play.

        a. Diety Document -
        http://www.living-greyhawk.com/Downloads/Living%20Greyhawk%20Deitires%201.3.
        pdf

        2. WOTC Web Site (a plethoria of documents)
        a. D&D FAQ - http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article.asp?x=dnd/er/er20021018a
        b. The RPGA part of the web site - http://www.wizards.com/rpga

        3. Other Lists
        Other lists that might provide additional useful information:
        a. Infinite Monkeys - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Infinite_Monkeys
        b. LGDMs - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LGDMs
        c. LGwriters - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LGWriters
        d. Your Regional List - look in the LGCS for the list for your region.
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