If you have an interest in the history of roleplaying games you will be familiar with Greyhawk, Gary Gygax's home campaign. It became the backdrop for many of the early modules that shaped the way players and gamesmasters approached the nascent RPG hobby. Jospeh Bloch's Greyhawk Grognard blog helps keep that flame alive and examines this campaign setting in great detail.
(1) How long have been blogging, and how’d you get into it in the first place?
My game blog (Greyhawk Grognard) will be 10 years old this month. I was really disappointed in how the various online forums were run, and wanted my own space to share ideas.
(2) What do you blog about, and how frequently do you post?
Greyhawk Grognard focuses on old-school gaming (RPGs, board games, wargames, and miniatures), focusing on the World of Greyhawk. Sometimes I'll write other pieces that are more sci-fi/fantasy fandom related, including movie reviews. Nowadays I post about once or twice a week.
(3) How does your blog stand out from all the rest?
The Greyhawk content. I do really in-depth deep dives into some of the classic Greyhawk modules like Temple of Elemental Evil and the Giants/Drow series, and post other pieces on Greyhawk that are either analysis or provide practical stuff to use in your game, or both.
(4) What’s the best (and worst) thing about blogging?
Best: When I come up with a concept or an insight that's been overlooked for many years. Those pieces really make me smile.
Worst: Thinking up something to write about, and not wanting to feel too reactive to what other people are covering.
(5) Do you have any self-imposed rules (or guidelines) for your blog?
I try to steer clear of politics lately. I just want to focus on games and fandom.
(6) Name one blog everyone should be reading (other than your own).
Quest for Fun! It's a terrific insight into how to run a game store, and I think it's really interesting to see how things work on the other side of the counter at your FLGS.
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