it was never in an 'official' Greyhawk material. I first heard of it from Mark Ratner when he was telling me about the demise of his character Rolf. Gary elaborated on this. The name was changed, but the character was included in the Yggsburgh book.
Post by geneweigel on May 30, 2008 18:54:43 GMT -5
I find anything said by Arneson to be of way more sketchy merit.
See? I'm right back to my old habits again! You bastards!
Seriously, Gary told me that story a zillion times. Plus don't forget what Mark Ratner told me when he said he never heard of the Striped Mage:
I never recall him being called the striped mage, or Klinchak, but that name might have been given him later. After 1976 I was only able to play when I came to WI for cons. In 1975/76 he was the only NPC wizard in town. Rob's brother (I believe he was/is named Tim) had a monk character who did many strange things, I could see him painting a tower that way. He could have become known as the striped mage as a result.
According to Mr G Sir BM was flakin circa 75. This might be a dig now that ol G is gone and the other agreeing to it is most likely him sucking up to him (which I witnessed first person by the way. )
I love these sort of little Easter Eggs that Gary left in his work over the years. Weird and interesting little scenarios that you later come to learn had some basis in the old LG campaign. The striped mage, BTW is the most powerful magic-user in Yggsburgh. I had the pleasure of developing his nemesis, Dalbid Yeerouf, a thief/magic-user of most diabolical predilections.