Oh, my poor blog. It’s been nearly a week since my last post – and slightly more than that since I started my new job. (Think there’s a connection?)
Corporia has suffered a bit, too. Since my last post, I’ve only added about a page and a half, so it’s a good thing that it’s mostly editing left.
Thus, I may need to resort to blogging with my mobile during my lunch hour – which is what I’m doing now. But anyway…
I was listening to the Roll for Initiative podcast during this morning’s drive, where they were talking about 1st edition D&D’s Greyhawk setting. That put me in mind of the unpublished “Greyhack” supplement for the HackMaster setting, and some of the hidden in-jokes I put on the map. (The names all had to be changed from the original as part of the parody publishing requirements.)
As with the “Temple of Existential Evil”, I hid British comedy references – this time based solely off of the “Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps”.
Some I remember are: turning “Geoff” into “Gaz” (both a TP character and, appropriately enough, a Brit nickname for “Gary”), “Keoland” into the kingdom of “Keogh” (another TP character’s surname) and one of the wooded forests becoming the “Nickwood” (a producer).
Those are all I remember now, without a copy of either map, but I thought you might find even that interesting.
As for me, now it’s time for pudding.