Since Sampo Haarlaa and I cannot leave a campaign that ended thirteen years ago alone, we were interviewed yesterday on the Legends & Lore show on Twitch about Living Greyhawk and what we got up to in the Principality of Naerie. It was a part of their ongoing series of Living Greyhawk interviews with Circle and local Triad members. It is really important work, because for a campaign of such size — of tens of thousands of players and thousands of released modules — it vanished very swiftly. The scenarios cannot be distributed, the Yahoogroups are gone, the old RPGA forums are offline with only spotty Wayback Machine coverage, and the association itself was dissolved in 2014. Greyhawk Online is doing valuable work by archiving some of the old regional homepages.
It was a megalomaniacal project that rather got away from its creators. It was too big to be controlled and too lively to be contained, and the creative spirit in it was sometimes intoxicating. It was far from perfect, but it was unique, and it was ours. The world will not see its like again.
Anyway, here is the interview. I had great fun, apart from the real-world sports interruption at Sampo’s end towards the conclusion. For context, the Danish player Christopher Eriksen collapsed on the field in the Denmark — Finland game at the UEFA Euro 2020 (yes, 2020) tournament and had to be taken to the hospital. His condition is stable.