Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I is for Iuz



Iuz the Evil.  The Old One.  Old Wicked.  The cambion son of Graz'zt and Iggwilv rules a broad swath of the Flanaess, his Empire bearing his name.  He is the scourge of Greyhawk.

A good villain inspires an adventure.  A great villain inspires a campaign.  

I turned to the Greyhawk setting in 1992, when I first began thinking about running DnD.  Several of my friends had read some portion of Forgotten Realms novels and I didn't want to feel ignorant as a DungeonMaster.  But what made me decide on Greyawk was the cover for  Iuz the Evil.

For me, Iuz is the archetypal villain for DnD and the benchmark that I compare all of my villainous creations.  Gary, I can't thank you enough.

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