I'm personally a greyhawk fan. I'm more so a Greyhawk fan when Carl Sergeant got around to writing 3 sourcebooks for the setting. The best thing about it to me is that it is one of the oldest, and most developed. It is based on real western European themes, with the right about of Magic, Dragons, and glorious Dungeon delving. Nothing to much or way over the top as found in other game settings IMO. All around well concieved, and very well executed setting.
Before the Realms got stupid with all their "Chosen" cow flop later on it was a stupendous package. I loved the Land of Fate and I thought Maztika well done, and you've got to remember, those too are Forgotten Realms material.
Drax-"There times that try the soul, times that try the man and times that try to try a man's soul."
Kellin-"What does that mean?"
Drax-"Nothing. But it kept you occupied while the summoning was completed. Now, look behind you... and dispair."
I would have put up Maztica and the Land of Fate, however there are not enough choices available in the Poll section. I do like Maztica myself... to bad the production values were so low on the FR MAztica stuff. oh well.
"CHUMIKAH!" "New jersey rules you backwoods, retarded creep.". Duke Omote Landwehr, Holy Order of the FPQ ~ Castles & Crusades Society
Post by Chaos_Rider on Oct 20, 2003 13:59:49 GMT -5
It was a hard decision, but I had to choose the Realms, just because of the sentimental value. My first serious game was set in the Realms, and I have played there for nearly 11 years now.
That does not rule out my love for home-grown game settings in the least, due to the flexibility and the freedoms you have in creating your own masterpiece as a game setting. In that aspect, you are only limited by your own imagination. (and any other ideas that others in your group may add)
That being said it really is a coin toss, although I am surprised that no one chose Dragonlance. Even though some of Dragonlance is really cheeseball, there are some fun times that can be had with the setting!
I voted for Greyhawk, as that's what we used back in the 80's. I still have the boxed set. I also loved the Forgotten Realms stuff that came our in the early 90's - boxed set and the supplemental game accessories, FR1, FR2, etc. Then I quit playing for about a decade, and I hardly recognize the Realms now. But still great.
Post by DngnMstrBailey on Nov 4, 2003 10:39:42 GMT -5
I'll stick with the Realms. And yes, Maztica and Al-Qadim are also on the world of Toril (the realms). I have both of those box sets, both of the Undermountain box sets, and the Menzoberranzen box set. I am currently updating two original (Basic) D&D modules (X4 and X5) to 2nd Ed Al-Qadim stats.
Post by Nikolai Plogojowitz on Jul 30, 2004 14:27:34 GMT -5
Due to my undying love for all things undead (pardon the pun), i must choose ravenloft. I was always fascinated by the darker side of adventuring, so the haunted mood of Ravenloft was perfect. I have some great memories of the various adventures in Ravenloft. Whenever I am DM for a new campaign, I almost always pick Ravenloft as the setting
Post by Black Robed One on Aug 22, 2004 7:19:41 GMT -5
Although I actually prefer 3.0 edition to 2nd edition, the World of Toril/Forgotten Realms campaign setting is my favorite. Isn't it strange that my online campaign takes place mostly in the World of Oerth/Grayhawk campaign setting?