Greyhawk was FULL of weird sh*t
Wayne Rossi linked to Mike Mornard’s comment on the odd74 forum that “Greyhawk was FULL of weird sh*t”, and observed that over the years Greyhawk has earned an unfair reputation as vanilla fantasy.
Greyhawk was FULL of weird sh*t. Once you got below the fifth or sixth level the odds of encountering anything “usual” except as a wandering monster was virtually nil. Go look at Rob Kuntz’ “Bottle City” for an example. It was ALL weird!
Look at the “Trick and Traps” or the “Monstrous Tricks and Combination Monsters” sections of Supplement 1, for example! That’s certainly wackier than most of the Greyhawk material we saw coming out of TSR in the AD&D era. I remember getting the AD&D Greyhawk box, and finding it pretty boring. Maybe I should take a second look….