Monday, March 3, 2008

Greyhawk Anagrams and Origins

If you've ever adventured in Greyhawk (or wondered about some of the terms showing up in D&D 3rd edition's default setting), you'll definitely want to scope out this page. It list many of the names and locations of Greyhawk, and from whence their names derived. Who knew that the mysterious Egg of Coot came from a cranky wargaming grognard of Dave Arneson's aquaintance? Sure, "Drawmij" is Jim Ward backwards, but what about Tasha, of Tasha's Hideous Laughter? According to the site (and Gary Gygax:)
Tasha was a very young girl, a D&D fan who wrote her first letter to me in crayon. She suggested the laughter spell, so her name was used in the version I created based on her suggested details.
Always good to know!


Dr-Rotwang said...

Dude! I'm scouring the internets, now, to find lists of unusual and/or archaic words. Not easy.

This is a GREAT resource, Zach. High Five!

grodog said...

Thanks for the plug, Zach: I found this via some old thread on theRPGsite :D