Wednesday, February 13, 2019
City of Greyhawk - Gygax or Maldin - Which version?
Gygax Post-TSR City of Hawks
LGJ #2 Version
As I delve deeper into a new Greyhawk campaign I find myself struggling between which version of the City of Greyhawk map to use. As seen above Gygax produced a rough sketch version of the city for his novel City of Hawks (A much more detailed version can be found at the Mage of the Striped Tower blog).
While the differences are quite marked I'm not sure how much of an effect they have on the character of the city or the ability to incorporate Gygax's city descriptions into Maldin's version. Maldin's is much more detailed and he has added the Gygax street reference material to the LGJ#2 map as well as a host of other descriptive material.
In general I'm a do it yourself kind of DM but I'm not great with city maps (or wilderness maps) and the amount of effort Maldin has put into his version is very appealing. My only negative reaction is my post-Gygax TSR bias.