Ah, Greyhawk. This, the first of TSR's campaign settings for its classic Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game, has been in print since 1980. Then, it was a small booklet with two beautiful maps (the classic Darlene maps, the greatest accomplishment in fantasy cartography...ever). That was expanded to an 80-page booklet in 1983, in a boxed set with a supplementary 32-page booklet.
Then, in the late 1980s, for reasons which will not be stated here, Gary Gygax, creator of Greyhawk and the AD&D game itself, left, and Ed Greenwood's Forgotten Realms became AD&D's flagship line.
Greyhawk languished in (reportedly) poor novels and modules for several years, and in the early 1990s, the accessory "Wars" debuted, totally changing the face of the Flanaess, the world of Greyhawk. Now Good was in trouble, and Evil had the upper hand on all fronts.
Out of this time came the From the Ashes boxed set, and its wonderful supplements, such as the Marklands and Iuz the Evil, all by Carl Sargent.
Unfortunately, the line was canned by TSR before Sargent's masterpiece, Ivid the Undying, was published. Some segments of that work were published in Dragon Magazine (#204, 206, 208), and the entire work was eventually uploaded in text format to America Online, and later to TSR's website.
The fans of Greyhawk were, needless to say, not happy about the cancellation of the line. Vocal campaigns were soon begun to bring the World of Greyhawk back into print. In fact, it's the AOL board that got me interested in Greyhawk in the first place, so I tracked down the aforementioned 1983 boxed set; I've been a fan ever since.
Good news lay in the 1998 Wizards of the Coast catalogue; Greyhawk was coming back! In May 1998, Roger E. Moore's module Return of the Eight was published, heralding the return of Greyhawk itself. In June and July, respectively, were the Player's Guide to Greyhawk and the Adventure Begins. Coming in the next few months (this is written on August 7, 1998) are the Star Cairns, the Crypt of Lyzandred, and the Doomgrinder, all of which seem to have some promise as flexible dungeon modules.
Now that I've confused you, here's a list of projects I intend on doing for Greyhawk (these will be links as they are completed):
The Baklunish Lands:Ket
People of the Flanaess:the Baklunish
People of the Flanaess:the Rhennee
The Baklunish Lands:Ekbir
Well, I hope you enjoyed this.
To the throne room...