I'm trying to read them in order, and don't have the second one yet, so I've only read the first one. The first two are TSR, so should be Greyhawk. I suppose the changes forced onto the rest by the Gygax/TSR split must turn the rest into a modified "Gordhawk". I bet it would take an expert, like yourself, to go through them and infer what would have happened if the rest were written with Gary Gygax still at TSR.ripvanwormer wrote:The first one is the best one, in my opinion. The second one adds a number of characters from Gary Gygax's home game. The first two are both basically canon (at least, Erik Mona said they were). The third one was pretty good and adds to the detail on the Baklunish lands and the Sea of Dust. The next two venture into the planes and have much less to do with Greyhawk.Big Mac wrote:I already have those on my wishlist. I've only read the first one, so far, but I really enjoyed it. I loved the interaction between the Beggar's Union and the Thieves Guild and thought it made a very interesting contrast to the side of Greyhawk shown in Nightwatch. (We should really have a Gord the Rogue topic in this forum, but I don't really want to talk to much about the series until I've bought them all. I've already found out one or two spoilers! )
The stuff on the planes could be interesting. It makes me wonder if those later novels map well onto the Great Wheel/Planescape cosmology or if the cosmology used ("Gordscape" ) is totally different from Planescape.
Do you think the books depict Gary's concept of the D&D planes, in a nudge-nudge "this is an alternative name for a well known outer plane" way?
Or is this something that Gary totally rebooted to make it seem different enough from
Or do you think this is the cosmology he always used in his home games?
There is an excuse the re-read that section (or maybe the entire novel).ripvanwormer wrote:Gord himself is briefly mentioned in Nightwatch, as the notorious thief Blackcat.
I've always loved the contrast between Gord the Rogue and Nightwatch. If they ever bring back the Greyhawk novels (and I personally think they should), I'd love to learn more about both Blackcat and Garett Starlen.