Saturday, November 14, 2009 12:42 PM
From: "Wade Nolen"
Well, you know life has little ironies, sometimes.
It’s kind of funny to me how fast and how far a rumor can spread. In this case, how long a rumor can persist, and how it can come full circle. Maybe it’s an indicator of how long I’ve been scouring the Canonfire forums, or how big of a geek that I really am that I immediately recognized the actual text of this little gem. But, I’ve seen it several times in the past year or so, and I immediately recognized it.
A year and a season ago, in late Summer of last year (August ’08), a fella that many of us know and love, Glen Vincent Dammerung, started a thread on “Canonfire!” and was discussing his ideas of what he thought would happen if they rebooted the GH franchise. Mind you, this was far before the announcement or speculation of an old setting was being revived, or that it would be Dark Sun. At any rate, GVD started the thread, although it has since been taken to great extremes, and apparently has reached Germany is being taken not only out of context, but also far too seriously. It was just GVD putting out what he thought was cool, fun, and what they ought to do. A good read, but nothing even resembling authoritative. But, such is the nature of rumors.
The greatest part is that here it is 15 months later, and it’s come back to us!!
Wade K. Nolen
aka "Icarus "
I'm off to gallivant among the clouds!
" ... and he did fly, and he was seen on the wings of the wind."
From: Tom Roberts [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2009 9:43 PM
Subject: RE: [greytalk] Solution to the "Canon" vs. Otherwise Problem - CORRECTION
On that note, I thought this rumor making the rounds might be of interest to the list.
Anyone care to comment?
If women are so much smarter than men, why do they keep dating us?
> Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 19:26:26 -0700
> From: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [greytalk] Solution to the "Canon" vs. Otherwise Problem - CORRECTION
> > On Fri, 2009-11-13 at 21:01 -0500, Tracy Johnson wrote:
> >> The solution to "Canon" versus anything else may be rather simple.
> -Details snipped for brevity-
> I think the real answer is even more simple, canon is whatever the DM
> and players agree it is. Given the -not currently supported- nature of
> the setting, it really doesn't matter at all beyond that.
> Now, if/when WOTC decides to do something with GH again, the matter of
> canon might be important again, but as Russ and Sam were noting, the
> precedent of the recent Greyhawk Ruins Expedition book doesn't bode
> well for LG derived material, including the bits released to the
> general public on the wizards.com/greyhawk site (that's a handy
> shortcut url to the LG official site, which is archived for posterity
> (for now at least).
> In fact, I don't see much beyond LGG and perhaps EGHR itself being
> held as recent canon by WOTC in the future, simply because the legal
> ownership of the early LG era stuff is muddy (Russ, Sam or other LG
> staff alumni can probably shed more light on the details) and the
> derivative nature of later LG stuff (following up on info in early LG
> stuff for example) might make WOTC shy away from using any of it.
> Bree-yark, baby!
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