Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Rise of the Githyanki

Back in the 80's some time there was a Githyanki astral dungeon published in Dragon Magazine. It was an awesome mind-bending high-level dungeon on a floating asteroid castle with towers and rooms sprawling in every direction in an Escher-like contravention of the laws of gravity.

There's something spectacularly awesome about the Githyanki.* Thus I declare this Githynaki week, with three vaguely Githyanki-flavored dungeons for your pleasure.

Trivia: Did you know that Githyanki were created by Charles Stross for his D&D campaign?

* If you are one of those small minority of Githyanki-haters, please don't despair. Next week I'll have some dungeons with Kobolds and giant spiders in them or something.


Blogger Timrod said...

I'm actually a githyanki hater--though "indifferencer" is closer to the mark--but this astral dungeon of which you speak sounds fantastic!

Who's Charles Stross? Besides the inventor of Githyankis, of course.

June 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Blogger Unknown said...

Some people just don't like the Githyanki; it's a sad truth of gaming. :(

Charles Stross is a science fiction writer. I've only read a tiny bit of his stuff, but what I've read was cool.

June 4, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Blogger Timrod said...

It's true. Part of it is that they're the poster boys for the Fiend Folio--not everyone's favorite monster compendium--part of it is that they were the primary opponents of a particularly uninteresting campaign I was once a part of.

June 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM


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