Rose Estes, Endless Quest, Greyhawk, and an RPG Legend

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    When most people think of RPG legends, they think of those authors who created games, settings, and memorable characters. Since so many of these settings have become living universes that outlived their creators, though, a huge debt is owed to those authors who helped to maintain and grow the worlds after their creation. One such author is Rose Estes, an author who not only helped to keep Greyhawk alive after Gygax but who also managed to help D&D to younger audiences at a time when it was even more of a niche pursuit. Rose Estes deserves her place in the pantheon of real RPG legends. Personal Life As you might imagine, –> Read More
     
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    I remember this book... vaguely...

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    Oh Man, I had a bunch of those Endless Quest books when I was a kid! There were a great step up from Choose Your Own Adventure books. I think "Circus of Fear" by Estes was my favorite.

    Those Greyhawk books weren't what you might expect - they were deeply wacky. They weren't straight or serious at all - for example the main character, a wolf nomad, got kidnapped and sexed up by a harpy, and while he was escorting a princess who's been turned into a wolf, she and his wolf had half-human, half-wolf puppies, and then in later books the half-harpy daughter and half-wolf son grow up and fall in love. Yeah.

    Very tongue in cheek. I like that quite a bit, the creativity and imagination without being trying-too-hard funny.
     
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