I played a Magic User in Greyhawk .. THE Greyhawk... for a while. Up to 6th or 7th level when I retired him because I was tired of him and went back to my 8th level fighter.
My favorite adventure was as a 1st level MU. I had heard about an entrance to the 3rd level of Greyhawk and went down.
With 3 HP and a Charm Person spell.
A 1st level MU.
In Greyhawk Castle.
With Gary Gygax reffing.
I hit 2nd level at the end of the night with enough XP to be one shy of 3rd.
I ran, I snuck, I threw lanterns (fire, oil, and a handle in one convenient package!), I ran, and I ran some more.
It was still one of the best single evenings of gaming I've ever had.
So, I have heaps and heaps of "no fucking sympathy" for people who complain it's boring to play a low level MU.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I've been trying to get an interview with Mike "Old Geezer" Mornard for months now, but it always seems something comes up to throw a wrench into those plans. Fortunately, Mike is very active on a number of forums and regularly posts reminiscences of his days in Gary Gygax's Greyhawk campaign. Here's a recent one Jim Raggi pointed out to me, which I think provides some insight into the Old Ways: