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So, Reaper just released the free PDF of "Volume One" of the Tales from the Green Griffin for the Bones VI Kickstarter! 

The Green Griffin is absolutely *incredible*.   There's so much there it could absolutely be an adventuring locale for a party for years!!   So much so, I thought I would put it in my favourit setting, the World of Greyhawk!

In the Kickstarter, it's been mentioned that the taxidermy'd griffin head above the hearth of the inn is a separate piece, So, one could replace it with another piece if one wanted!  In the Free City of Greyhawk, there's an incredibly famous inn owned secretly by Lord Robilar, called the Green Dragon Inn!   I've frankly considered taking the head of another mini (obvs. a green dragon) and placing it on a tiny wall-mount plaque, and putting it over the hearth in the GG set! 

 

So, I thought I would start a conversation about it ... Where might you put the Green Griffin in Greyhawk?  Dullstrand?  Womtham? Rel Astra?  ... ohh!  Rel Astra would be cool!  😉
Do you have any thoughts on adapting it to the Free City itself?  It has a wharf and a dock, so it'd have to be in a river/port city? 
Would you use it as an inn that's already there?  Would you drop it in as a whole new place?

 

I'd love to hear what other fans of Reaper's setting would do!
I wanna use this cool Reaper stuff so much it's killing me!

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5 minutes ago, Adrift said:

I love your enthusiasm but don’t use Greyhawk!

LOL!!   Well, thanks!  

It's funny to me, because I'm the Editor-in-Chief of the Oerth Journal magazine ... and there's grammar-humor I adore.

Like those Oxford-comma memes one sees about Lenin and Kennedy. 

I'm gonna assume you mean you don't personally use Greyhawk.  
It could be read that you don't want me to!   LOL! 
"I love your enthusiasm, but don't use Greyhawk, [it's awful]!" 

<juvenile giggling>

 

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Haha, you got me there! I have no stake in telling people what systems/campaign settings to play. I don’t run in the Greyhawk setting. Thus, I have no input to provide on how to optimally drop it into that setting. However, I didn’t want you to feel unwelcome, or ignored.

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5 minutes ago, Adrift said:

Haha, you got me there! I have no stake in telling people what systems/campaign settings to play. I don’t run in the Greyhawk setting. Thus, I have no input to provide on how to optimally drop it into that setting. However, I didn’t want you to feel unwelcome, or ignored.

I do appreciate that quite a bit!

It's nice to know there's someone reading my Greyhawk rantings!  LOL! 

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I'm planning on using this in my Exandria campaign (Critical Role Universe). I absolutely love how reaper gives us these gems to drop in wherever we fancy! Not too familiar with Greyhawk so no ideas to add there, but I am planning a sort of "tavern-crawl" clue-mystery themed one shot and it all starts and ends at the Green Griffin.

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Use it wherever you like.

I've been running games in and around the Griffin since I was in High School. It's appeared in Greyhawk, the Realms, and in many of my own original settings.

Nowadays, the Griffin is parked in Barrowgate in Eastern Vestonia nestled on one side of the river valley a short but brisk walk to the edge of the Westbarrow Hills.

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The feel of the Green Griffin thus far really fits my idea of Greyhawk.  Especially as a fit for the Green Dragon Inn. 
I think I could probably run about a hundred adventures based there, with the PCs continually going back to the tavern/inn as their base of operations.  They could literally just set up there, and never have to deal with the whole "I wanna buy a house" thing!  There's everything they could generally need, including things like a tailor, blacksmith, sage, and more! 

 

We know from the PDF that there's canalway entrances to the Green Griffin.  The Redfork River flows nearby.  In Greyhawk, it would be the Selintan.  There's references to the River District and Garden District in Barrowgate, and the Free City of Greyhawk has identically-named districts.  
The only difference, I s'pose, would be that the canalways beneath the Green Griffin would have to be a little longer to reach the Selintan.  But, there's actually a main waterway that coincides with the way the Green Dragon is laid out. The Green Dragon is on Cargo Street in the River Quarter, straight in from the nearby Cargo Gate.  It is about 900ft from the Cargo Gate (give or take), and only a couple hundred feet from there to the actual Dockway on the River.  (It's location R2, in the GH books if anyone is interested)  But, beneath it, there's a main waterway of the sewers which provides water to a couple of fountains and other buildings.  These are the same kinds of "oval-shaped tunnels" described under the Green Griffin! 

 

The more I read, the more excited I get! 

 

Of course, the other possibility is to simply place the Green Griffin elsewhere in the River Quarter of Greyhawk, perhaps right near the city wall, so there's still a "Riverview Lane" in th4e form of River St. or Water St just off The Strip, almost right up on top of the Cargo Gate.  There's a bluff along the Dockway with the city wall above it, so Water St. could feasibly  look down on the Dockway! 


The entirely of the Green Griffin basically takes up a whole city block.  It's roughly 321ft x 361ft.  That's two football fields side by side!! So, it's gonna take up a noticeable portion of the River District, and it would be as powerful and as impressive as the history given in the PDF implies. 

The layout, I think, would either be at the location of the Green Dragon (R2), nestled in the entire block between Cargo St. and Horseshoe Rd.  with an alley to the east, or it would sit a few hundred feet west of there, in the block created by Water St., River St. and The Strip.  

 

I can't wait to see what "Volume Two" includes!! 

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6 hours ago, WKNolen said:

So, Reaper just released the free PDF of "Volume One" of the Tales from the Green Griffin for the Bones VI Kickstarter! 

The Green Griffin is absolutely *incredible*.   There's so much there it could absolutely be an adventuring locale for a party for years!!   So much so, I thought I would put it in my favourit setting, the World of Greyhawk!

Very kind of you. Glad you're likin' the ol' pile of bricks.

If the Green Griffin is your jam, make as much noise at possible.

If there's interest, we have a much longer and more detailed gazetteer on the Griffin. The Green Griffin at a Glance was written off my full 40 page GG gazetteer. I developed all the extra material for my own use over the last two years and includes full writeups on just about everybody you could stumble across at the Griffin and that includes the full staff, notable personages, and tons of adventure seeds. There's also a full treatment on all the other businesses, services, available at the Griffin including a few pages of menu. 🙂

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28 minutes ago, ReaperWolf said:

If the Green Griffin is your jam, make as much noise at possible.

If there's interest, we have a much longer and more detailed gazetteer on the Griffin.

I'd love to see more fluff for the GG!

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32 minutes ago, ReaperWolf said:

Very kind of you. Glad you're likin' the ol' pile of bricks.
If the Green Griffin is your jam, make as much noise at possible.
If there's interest, we have a much longer and more detailed gazetteer on the Griffin. The Green Griffin at a Glance was written off my full 40 page GG gazetteer... [ a whole bunch of awesome stuff!]  🙂

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O ... M ... G!!   
Mr. Wolf (Joeseph?  Joe?)  —
That sounds **incredible**!!!  
Off I go to the Comments section of the boards to make some noise and promote the hell out of a larger GG PDF!! 

 

Do you think you could say whether there's gonna be a print edition of either version at, like, ReaperCon, or on the website?

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1 hour ago, ReaperWolf said:

I've been running games in and around the Griffin since I was in High School. It's appeared in Greyhawk, the Realms, and in many of my own original settings.

Nowadays, the Griffin is parked in Barrowgate in Eastern Vestonia nestled on one side of the river valley a short but brisk walk to the edge of the Westbarrow Hills.

A.) it's awesome you've already used the Griffin in Greyhawk, yourself, amongst other settings! 

B.) Is there a world map or something that shows all the nations and cities referred to in your Reaper books?  Has Reaper ever put out a world-book?

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1 hour ago, WKNolen said:

A.) it's awesome you've already used the Griffin in Greyhawk, yourself, amongst other settings! 

B.) Is there a world map or something that shows all the nations and cities referred to in your Reaper books?  Has Reaper ever put out a world-book?

World book?
Cities like Barrowgate gasetteer?

Good ideas. 😉

2 hours ago, WKNolen said:

O ... M ... G!!   
Mr. Wolf (Joeseph?  Joe?)  —
That sounds **incredible**!!!  
Off I go to the Comments section of the boards to make some noise and promote the hell out of a larger GG PDF!! 

 

Do you think you could say whether there's gonna be a print edition of either version at, like, ReaperCon, or on the website?

Joseph is cool. 😄

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5 hours ago, ReaperWolf said:

Use it wherever you like.

I've been running games in and around the Griffin since I was in High School. It's appeared in Greyhawk, the Realms, and in many of my own original settings.

Nowadays, the Griffin is parked in Barrowgate in Eastern Vestonia nestled on one side of the river valley a short but brisk walk to the edge of the Westbarrow Hills.

 

I may borrow it for one of our GURPS campaigns.  I like the idea of an Inn that travels.  Or maybe some of the doors open to other realms....

 

 

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