ExTSR wrote:Whee, thread resurrection!
We do that stuff around here. It's better than starting a second topic to discuss an old topic.
If Greyhawk is on Oerth, then mine is too.
I am firmly in the "if it was published it was published" camp, when it comes to the topic of "does this exist?" Publishers can bring out later products that conflict with earlier ones, but they can't go around to everyone's house and demand they hand back products they no longer support (for whatever reason).
Ultimately, fans get to decide if they want to use Aquaria or not use it, right? So if Aquaria fans want to put keep it on Oerth, it's good to have topics where people can work out the best way to do that.
ExTSR wrote:The continent of Aquaria is east of the Solnor, distant (big as the Pacific, Gary once noted).
I like Chainmail (the Sundered Empire) too and was wondering how to get the two to work together a while back. Some folks seemed to think that Western Oerik was the same location as Aquaria. But you are calling it a continent. That sounds like the two might be able to co-exist.
ExTSR wrote:There were times when he used or toyed with assorted variations... Aerth, Oerth, Oyth, Uerth & Urth, and more.
I've heard of that. Did Gary toy with moving Aquaria to one of these alternate-Oerths? Didn't you have a city that vanished? (Sorry, I'm still waiting for an "Aquaria Campaign Setting" Kickstarter or something that I can refer to.) Would that have been shunted to an Alternative-Oerth, if Gary and you had stayed at TSR?
ExTSR wrote:The original '70s campaign map was from Valon sector (JG). Similarities (including names!) can be found in R3-R4 and Convert.
I don't think I know that old stuff. I did hear about game society maps evolving into Greyhawk. Maybe I need to start a Valon sector topic to discuss how much Aquaria is on it.
I did buy Convert. I'm waiting to find out if R1, R2, R3 and R4 are going to get put out as Print on Demand products by DMs Guild. I'll probably snag To the Aid of Falx
at a minimum. (I don't think there is a connection with the Spelljammer planet of the same name any more, but I would like to include some references to your adventure if I expand the SJ planet that has the same name.)
ExTSR wrote:Over the decades I cleansed it of other folks' work and potential copyright stuff.
Hmm. I wonder if the word "Oerth" is trademarked or copyrighted.