From: (No Name Available) [Archimagus@AOL.COM]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 1998 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: [GREYTALK] Round 3 - Stump the Greyhawk Team
« Other RPGA material includes: The entire "Rats" series and the "Star Legacy" series are also placed clearly in Greyhawk. These modules include maps of the city of Littleberg, an ancient city of the magi, an obelisk, the Tower of the Seer, Zamure the arch mage, the Citidel of Power, parts of Greyhawk city, a close up of Veluna and many maps of lairs beneth the Hellfurnace Mountains; a place called the Caverns of Fire and Death, and another called Zurith's lair, including: Valanous the Anti-Paladin, a Duegar lair, Blackscale the Dragon,and a mitheral mine, and deep beneth the hellfurnaces is a Staff of the Magi. Other choice Greyhawk info includes: the preperations for an impending war between Veluna, Highfolk, and Furyondy against the Horned Society (This dates the modules), maps of a pass through the Lortmils, information on the Knights of the Hart,and a Rhennee barge.
Most of this was written between 83' and 85' and was part of a series of RPGA/TSR sanctioned tournaments. It meets all of the requirements to be considered canon.
Should it be considered Greyhawk? the answer ... yes really.
Will it be? the answer. .. nope.
These Rats/Star tourny's were written primarily by Kevin Melka and Keith Polster. Although players playing these tournaments were given RPGA points, the tourny's were run separately from the "official" RPGA tournaments. Only during the last few years was the RPGA ever really involved with the Star tournaments. Before then, Kevin and Keith wrote the tournaments, provided the judges, etc.
As far as I remember the RPGA only contribution was "marshalling" the tournaments and providing room assignments. Although I have copies of many of the tournaments, they are very farcical and would probably not be popular to many as "canon".
So if one were interested in examining some of them how would we go about getting a copy? »
The RPGA would have copies to some of them. Others would be only available from Kevin or Keith (although at least one tournament, I think I have the original maps, so I'm not sure they would have copies of those.)
If both Kevin and Keith tell me its alright, I could probably provided copies. But without their permission, its a non-starter as both are long-term friends.