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*Please note that a portion of the full-spread map (at the center near the seam) is obscured/missing due to the scanning process.*


The year is 591 CY. The World of GREYHAWK has changed a lot, as nations topple and leaders plot. Whole realms are "lost"; others have crumbled; still others have advanced, becoming new powers in the Flanaess. So where are you going to find all the news? And more to the point, where in the City of Greyhawk can you find some iinteresting gossip, cheap-but-good ale, and fellow adventurers to share it with?

A Dungeon Master's dream, this 128-page guide gives you what you need to start a Greyhawk campaign - or to update an exisiting one:

  • Extensive histories of the Flanaess and the Domain of Greyhawk
  • A place-by-place description of the City of Greyhawk 
  • A 16-page map booklet with new and updated maps of towns and adventuring sites in the central FlanaessUpdates on famous people - good and bad
  • The seeds for thousands of new adventures

This book will give your adventuring parties experiences they'll never forget. The World of Greyhawk is back - and it's better than ever!

For players of all levels.

Product History

Greyhawk: The Adventure Begins (1998), by Roger E. Moore, is the third and final book in Wizards of the Coast's 1998 Greyhawk relaunch. It was published in July 1998.

Updating to the Fourth Era. Though the Player's Guide to Greyhawk (1998) was the first book set in the new era of 591 CY, this one, The Adventure Begins, is the book that actually explains how Greyhawk got from "From the Ashes" (1992-1993) to the "Fourth Wave" (1998-2000).

Expanding Greyhawk. Over half of this book revamps materials from The City of Greyhawk (1989), which was previously revised in From the Ashes (1992).

A Paired Book. A Player's Guide to Greyhawk by Anne Brown was released a month previous to this GM's Guide.

About the Creators. Moore would later say that "working on Greyhawk was a special treat" and that he "loved" working on The Adventure Begins. He admitted that it was hard to complete, but said also, "it was worth the trouble." After The Adventure Begins, Moore would author just one more major RPG product (to date), Demihumans of the Realms (1999).

About the Product Historian

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Charles F July 15, 2022 5:20 pm UTC
How is the print version versus the scanned version? Does it still cut off some of the maps at the edges? The scanned version looked terrible. Was that fixed?
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Mitchell N May 16, 2022 12:56 am UTC
this one doesnt appear to have the discount on it for the may sale - is this an error?
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Cody B February 18, 2021 10:14 pm UTC
POD please!
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Stephane L May 17, 2020 3:26 pm UTC
Hi !
Added into my wishlist, waiting it will be IN PRINT !
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Andrew R January 28, 2019 4:37 am UTC
I was wondering about the quality of the scan, particularly the Greyhawk Domain map. I have seen some "scans" online and the map is cut off and if printed it would be incomplete. Is the map scanned correctly and can it be put togther (when printed) to form a complete map?
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Rachael S January 01, 2018 11:10 pm UTC
Dear publisher, I bought this on in 2006 along with several other titles.
As you are no longer affiliated with that company how do I get my purchases downloaded?
Is there a method to import my DRM to this site?
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