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Greyhawk Adventures contains information about Greyhawk deities and clerics, major non-player characters, monsters, geography, spells of the setting's famous magic-users (such as Bigby and Otiluke), magic items of the setting, rules for playing zero-level characters, and six short adventures.
The supplement was compatible with both the 1st and 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules. The contents of Greyhawk Adventures represent a transitional state between the 1st and 2nd edition AD&D rules. For example, the NPCs in the Hall of Heroes include monks, a 1st Edition character class not included in the 2nd Edition rules. On the other hand, the "Monsters of Greyhawk" chapter uses the 2nd Edition's system of rolling two ten-sided dice (2d10) for monster morale, rather than the 1st Edition's d100-based morale system.
Greyhawk Adventures was written by James M. Ward, with cover art by Jeff Easley, and was published by TSR, Inc. in 1988 as a 128 page hardbound book. The book was the thirteenth and final hardback manual published for the 1st edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules, though a note on its cover states the book is also compatible with the 2nd Edition. The book features interior illustrations by Easley, Jeff Dee, Diesel, Larry Elmore, Jim Holloway, Erol Otus, Dave Sutherland, Dave Trampier, and Gary Williams.
Greyhawk Adventures is unusual among AD&D hardcover manuals in that the author solicited input from the gaming community about what subjects to include in the book before publishing it. Ward later credited the 511 letters he received as the major impetus for including the rules for zero-level characters and adventures, both topics that had not been previously included in hardcover AD&D manuals.
Unlike many of the AD&D manuals, Greyhawk Adventures was not reissued for the 2nd or 3rd editions of D&D, although much of its content was incorporated into other supplements. All but two of the monsters introduced in Greyhawk Adventures, for example, reappeared in the Greyhawk Adventures Monstrous Compendium appendix (ISBN 0-88038-836-6).
Greyhawk Adventures takes its name and logo from a series of novels written by Gary Gygax and Rose Estes, published by TSR in the 1980s. The logo was later used on several 2nd Edition AD&D products, such as City of Skulls and The Marklands.
- Review: White Wolf No. 13 (1988)
- World of Greyhawk Fantasy Game Setting
- From the Ashes
- Greyhawk: The Adventure Begins
- Living Greyhawk Gazetteer
- Greyhawk Adventures at the Pen & Paper RPG database
- Later AD&D Manuals at Acaeum.com
- Greyhawk Adventures at the TSR Archive.
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