[107] Part of this would be Gygax's work,[108] but Len Lakofka and François Froideval had also created material that Gygax wanted to place on Oerth. published 1978, Artifact of Evil (Greyhawk Adventures, #2), Saga of Old City (Greyhawk Adventures, #1), The Price of Power (Greyhawk Adventures #4), The Temple of Elemental Evil (Greyhawk Classics, #4), Queen of the Demonweb Pits (Greyhawk Classics, #5), Sea of Death (Greyhawk: Gord the Rogue, #1), Night Arrant (Greyhawk: Gord the Rogue, #2), White Plume Mountain (Greyhawk Classics, #2), Keep on the Borderlands (Greyhawk Classics, #6), City of Hawks (Greyhawk: Gord the Rogue, #3), The Tomb of Horrors (Greyhawk Classics, #7), Dance of Demons (Greyhawk: Gord the Rogue, #5), Come Endless Darkness (Greyhawk: Gord the Rogue, #4), Descent into the Depths of the Earth (Greyhawk Classics, #3), The Name of the Game (Greyhawk Adventures, #6), Against the Giants (Greyhawk Classics, #1), Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk (Dungeons & Dragons d20 3.5 Fantasy Roleplaying Adventure), Player's Guide to Greyhawk (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons/AD&D), Temple of Elemental Evil (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons module, #T1-4), The Scarlet Brotherhood (AD&D Fantasy Roleplaying, Greyhawk Setting), Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (Dungeons & Drangons: Living Greyhawk Campaign), The Doomgrinder (AD&D/Greyhawk: Lost Tombs Series , No 3), Marklands, Wgr4: Greyhawk Accessory (Paperback), Greyhawk: The Adventure Begins (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons), Return of the Eight (AD&D Fantasy Rolepaying, Greyhawk Setting), Greyhawk Wars (AD&D 2nd Ed Fantasy Roleplaying), Untold Adventures (Mass Market Paperback), Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition), Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana: A Visual History (Hardcover), Greyhawk: Additional Rules for Fantastic Medieval Wargames Campaigns Playable with Paper and Pencil and Miniature Figures (Paperback), The Samarkand Solution (Mass Market Paperback), In Search of the Unknown (D&D, Basic Rules, Module, B1), TSR JAM 1999 (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons), The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (Paperback), Greyspace (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons/Spelljammer Accessory SJR6), Fate of Istus (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons/Greyhawk module WG8), Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (Paperback). Next, the Greyhawk Player's Guide, by Anne Brown, was released. The list of deities was both shrunk and expanded; the thirty-eight non-human deities in the From the Ashes boxed set were eliminated and non-human concerns assigned to a handful of human deities, but the list of human deities was expanded from twenty-four to fifty-four. A fourth WGA module, WGA4 Vecna Lives! Greyhawk, also known as the World of Greyhawk, is a fictional world designed as a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. Game designer Rick Swan noted the apparent lack of a central vision for Greyhawk material, describing the Greyhawk setting up to this point as "a crazy quilt, where odd-shaped scraps of material are randomly sewn together and everybody hopes for the best. From that Rob will draft the level plans for the newest version of the work. In the May 1980 issue,[92] Gygax gave a quick overview of the development of his new The World of Greyhawk folio. Gary Gygax. This tripled the number of deities in the campaign from about seventy to almost two hundred.[147]. This, combined with the fact that Gygax was increasingly involved in other areas of the company, meant that of the seventeen Greyhawk adventures published in the two years after the folio edition, only four were written or co-written by Gygax: In 1981, TSR also published the super-modules D1-2 Descent into the Depths of the Earth and G1-2-3 Against the Giants, both being compilations of previously published modules from the Drow series and the Giant series respectively. Of the three Adventures setting books, Greyhawk Adventures was the only one not written by the creators of the setting. I'll also add that the reason I'd like to see Greyhawk getting a book is because I think the lack of content for that setting is the reason it's unpopular, not anything related to Greyhawk itself. Reference to the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, or Monster Manual in this document refer to the D&D v.3.5 version of these books. At that time, far to the west of the Flanaess, two peoples were at war, the Bakluni and the Suloise. published 2001, avg rating 3.65 — 387 ratings — 23 ratings — [117] However, he lost the rights to all his other work, including the world of Greyhawk and the names of all the other characters he had ever used in TSR material. In the two years after the Greyhawk boxed set appeared, TSR published eight adventures set in Greyhawk. Finally, The Eyes Have It and Nightwatch from the TSR Books line are set in Greyhawk but doesn't go out of their way to draw attention to this fact. When the overking Ivid V came to the throne, the oppressed peoples rebelled. The world itself started as a simple dungeon under a castle designed by Gary Gygax for the amusement of his children and friends, but it rapidly expanded to include not only a complex multi-layered dungeon environment, but also the nearby city of Greyhawk, and eventually an entire world. Gygax also added many more new regions, countries and cities, bringing the number of political states to 60: Needing original placenames for all of the geographical and political places on his map, Gygax sometimes resorted to wordplay based on the names of friends and acquaintances. In the Greyhawk setting, the planet Oerth has four continents. More recently, the 5th edition adventure book Ghosts of Saltmarsh is set in the Greyhawk setting. A Guide to the World of Greyhawk Fantasy Setting book Volume III 3 1983 EUC. In 1992, after the two World of Greyhawk Swords prequel modules and the Greyhawk Wars game had been on the market for some months, TSR released the new Greyhawk setting, From the Ashes, a boxed set primarily written by Carl Sargent that described the Flanaess in the aftermath of the Greyhawk Wars. But there was still the matter of the unpublished dungeons under Castle Greyhawk. [7][8][9] To this end, Gygax created a fantasy supplement for the Chainmail ruleset for medieval miniatures that he was co-writing with Jeff Perren. [109] Frank Mentzer, Creative Consultant at TSR at the time, wrote four RPGA tournament adventures taken from his home campaign setting of Aquaria (published by TSR as the first four of the R-series modules: R1 To the Aid of Falx, R2 The Investigation of Hydell, R3 The Egg of the Phoenix, and R4 Doc's Island). Often I played more than that. Dungeons & Dragons fictional campaign setting, This article is about the role-playing game setting. "Core setting" materials that subtly include Greyhawk history have proved popular and Wizards of the Coast continues to produce books in that vein. ", Arneson: "[The concept of a fantasy campaign] just grew and shortly [the plastic castle] was too small for the scale I wanted. That was expanded to two, then four map sheets, with the thieves' quarter and Rob's Green Dragon Inn shown. Largely based on Aztec and Incan cultures, this adventure introduced the first published deities of the Greyhawk campaign: Mictlantecuhtli, god of death, darkness, murder and the underworld; Tezcatlipoca, god of sun, moon, night, scheming, betrayals and lightning; and Quetzalcoatl, god of air, birds and snakes. In 1986 and 1987, only three Greyhawk modules were released, A1-4 Scourge of the Slave Lords, S1-4 Realms of Horror and GDQ1-7 Queen of the Spiders, all being collections of previously published modules rather than new material. Likely two large continents would have been added. Despite the massive amount of world and storyline development, none of the Living Greyhawk storylines or changes to the setting were considered official, since the regional adventure modules were produced by volunteers; this material only received a cursory vetting by RPGA campaign administrators, and no review by WotC personnel. ", Gygax: "The original map of Greyhawk city was one sheet of graph paper with colored boxes indicating various places where PC would go--inns & taverns, armorers, money changers & banks, gemners & jewelers, city buildings, guilds, etc. [14][15], After about a year and half of play, Arneson (Blackmoor) and fellow gamer David Megarry (Dungeon! 995 ratings — [88] Knowing that there would be some players looking for a town in which to base their campaign, and others interested in politics or warfare,[89] Gygax tried to include as much detail as possible about each region, including a short description of the region and its people, the title of its ruler, the racial makeup of its people, its resources and major cities, and its allies and enemies. Condition is "Used". The material in "GREYHAWK" is noted so as to distinguish new rules, additions to existing rules, and suggested changes. [125] However, this adventure was canceled after Gygax left TSR, and the catalog number WG7 was reassigned to a new adventure, Castle Greyhawk, released in 1988. 2009 saw Kuntz release Daemonic & Arcane, a collection of Greyhawk and Kalibruhn magic items, and The Stalk, a wilderness adventure. Shortly after the release of the boxed set, Gygax discovered that while he had been in Hollywood, TSR had run into serious financial difficulties. Artifact of Evil 3. However, several centuries later, the Empire became decadent, with their rulers losing their sanity, turning to evil, and enslaving their people. What we will do is to take the best of the lot and put that into a detailed format usable by anyone. ", Gygax: "The whole of the combined material Rob and I put together would be far too large for publication, 50 levels or so. [citation needed], Before Saga of Old City was released in November 1985, Gygax wrote a sequel, Artifact of Evil. 113 ratings — A campaign setting that I've been revisiting since the 90s, this site has rules for both AD&D 3rd Edition and 5th Edition. The main story vehicle would be a war fomented by an evil half-demon named Iuz that involved the entire Flanaess, which would allow TSR to radically alter the pattern of regions, alliances, and rulers from Gygax's original setting. By entering the lowest level in Greyhawk Castle, he was propelled by a magical slide to what would be modern day 'China.' The boxed set detailed the situation on the Flanaess in the aftermath of the Greyhawk Wars. published 1978, avg rating 3.98 — published 1991, avg rating 4.00 — boardgame) traveled to Lake Geneva in November or December 1972 to pitch their respective games to Gygax, who at that time was a representative of the Guidon Games company. Unlike the darker feel of From the Ashes, where the Flanaess was overrun by evil, Moore returned to Gygax's world of adventure. Although he returned to his keyboard after a seven-month convalescence, his output was reduced from fourteen-hour work days to only one or two hours per day. Because they had often made up details of play sessions as they went,[156] they usually just drew a quick map as they played, with cursory notes about monsters, treasures, and traps. This they did, and around 9 PM ... they had to come back from such imaginary derring-do, put their index card character sheets aside, and get ready for bed. The Archclericy of Voll, originally a vassal to the Viceroyalty of Ferrond, became known as Veluna and claimed independence from the Great Kingdom of Aerdy in 254 CY. Holmes himself See also: However, by this time, Gygax was in Hollywood on a semi-permanent basis, approving scripts for the Saturday morning Dungeons & Dragons cartoon series and trying to land a deal for a D&D movie. The massive multiplayer Living Greyhawk campaign, which started in 2001, used The Adventure Begins as a starting point, and advanced the timeline of the campaign ahead one year for each of real-world time. The set is in lightly used . I enjoy playing fighters, rangers, thieves, clerics, and multi-classed sorts in OAD&D, but the magic-user is usually most fun for me. Consider the advocacy of pounding sense into someone's head by dint of blows from a club. 350 ratings — here. ", Sargent:"The cult of Mayaheine is one considerably on the increase in beleaguered non-evil Flanaess lands, for Mayaheine is a demipower of protection and survival. After all, how else could such a place exist? Oddly enough, even though it was actually a German kit, years later I learned that it was actually a model of a castle in Sicily. One book has slight curl at top, no damage of any other kind. I got to roll the stats for that character after Rob [Kuntz] determined he was a loyal henchman of Mordenkainen. guide for creating AD&D 3 characters in your Greyhawk campaign. The most significant of these include: The 1988 hardback book Greyhawk Adventures; The 1992 boxed set From the Ashes (which included updated versions of the Darlene maps) The 1998 sourcebook Greyhawk: … When Mordenkainen was at a level I considered too high for normal adventuring, I used the money he and his associates had amassed to construct the said fortress. They had had a marvelous time and wanted to keep playing. In 1983, TSR published an expanded boxed set of the campaign world, World of Greyhawk,[104] which is usually called the Greyhawk boxed set to differentiate it from other editions. Error rating book. Was this your way of saying that Greyhawk is dead and that fans should turn away from TSR's version with disdain?" ", Q: "What direction would have Greyhawk gone? The DM's vendetta pursued Robilar all the way back to his castle, which he was forced to abandon. The current release consists of the three D&D core rulebooks v.3.5. The leftmost maps, from books 1 and 2, are straight-up Greyhawk. [96], The folio edition had thirty two pages, and information about each region was condensed into a short paragraph or two. World of Greyhawk Campaign Setting (1st edition boxed) Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (3rd edition) Greyhawk Adventures (1st edition hardcover) From the Ashes (2nd edition boxed) The C&C Society, as it was known, served enthusiasts of miniature wargaming in the Middle Ages and published an occasional newsletter known as the Domesday Book. The "Orient" was actually to be past them, closer to the West Coast of Oerik... Len Lakofka had an eastern continental addition as well as the Lendore Isles, so what I planned to so, Gygax: "I was alerted to a problem: Kevin Blume was shopping TSR on the street in New York City. [4]:24 Several years later, when TSR produced the original World of Greyhawk folio (1980), Gygax was asked to produce a map of the world and decided to create something new which still featured many of the locales from his original world of Oerth but with all-new geography. 80 ratings — [95] Gygax later said he thought a system of fourteen charts for determining the weather was too cumbersome, and he personally didn't use it in his home campaign. [162], Oerth /ɔːrθ/[163] is the planet on which the World of Greyhawk is located. The publication of Greyhawk Adventures came just as TSR released the 2nd edition of Dungeons & Dragons. 552 ratings — No visible stains, cover is straight and glossy. [19][20]:98 Two of his children, Ernie and Elise, were the first players,[21] and during their first session, as Tenser and Ahlissa,[20]:99 they fought and destroyed the first monsters of the Greyhawk dungeon; Gygax recalled them as being either giant centipedes[22] or a nest of scorpions. 126 ratings — 55 ratings — In 2003, it was 593 CY.). published 1998, avg rating 3.35 — What is the best setting book for Greyhawk? According to game designer Jim Bambra, "The second edition was much larger than the first and addressed itself to making the World of Greyhawk setting a more detailed and vibrant place. Gygax decided he would recreate something like his original thirteen level dungeon,[154] amalgamating the best of what could be gleaned from binders and boxes of old notes. As the players began to explore more of the world outside of the castle and city, Gygax developed other regions and cities for them. The general culture was pseudo medieval European. published 2000, avg rating 3.28 — "[1] Gygax did not issue monthly or yearly updates to the state of affairs as presented in the folio since he saw 576CY as a common starting point for every home campaign; because each would be moving forward at its own pace, there would be no practical way to issue updates that would be relevant to every Dungeon Master.[87]. [4]:24 Gygax also connected Dave Arneson's Blackmoor to his world by including a country by that name in Oerth. [36] Their reward was to be instantly transported to the far side of the world,[37] where they each faced a long solo trek back to the city of Greyhawk. It was an octagonal castle with eight wall towers and a central keep with much space between the outer wall and the inner works because of the number of troops housed in this fortress. published 1985, avg rating 3.54 — 72 ratings — He felt that some players would be happiest playing in a mainly good country and fighting the evil that arose to threaten it; others might want to be a part of an evil country; and still others might take a neutral stance and simply try to collect gold and treasure from both sides. Thus the geography then assumed was pretty close to that of earth. After the maps were done and the features shown were named, I wrote up brief information of the features and states. To provide the level of detail needed for such a venture, WotC published the Living Greyhawk Gazetteer, the most in-depth examination of the world of Greyhawk ever produced, and the official starting point for not only the campaign, but also for all home campaigns from that point forward. After his death, Gygax Games, under the control of Gary's widow Gail, took over the project, but no more volumes of the Castle Zagyg project have been published. In addition to Mordenkainen, seven of the wizards were previously existing characters from Gygax's original home game: Bigby, Otiluke, Drawmij, Tenser, Nystul, Otto, and Rary. Although TSR and WotC had each in turn owned the official rights to the World of Greyhawk since the first folio edition was published in 1980, the two people most responsible for its early development, Gary Gygax and Rob Kuntz, still had most of their original notes regarding the fifty levels of dungeons under Castle Greyhawk. In the novel version the Circle was expanded to encompass other PCs in my campaign such as Tenser. guide for creating AD&D 3 characters in your Greyhawk campaign. In 1998, the storyline was advanced even further, to 591 CY, by The Adventure Begins softcover. Although Living City was relatively successful, RPGA wanted to expand the scope of their new campaign—instead of one city as a setting, the new campaign would involve thirty different regions of Greyhawk, each specifically keyed to a particular country, state, or province of the real world. ", Arneson: "See, I had this neat German plastic kit [of a castle]. Greyhawk Feats for 5E. published 2011, avg rating 4.41 — When I was running a game the weather was what I said it was. The core group, the regulars, were much more concerned with developing their PCs, interacting with each other and some NPCs in character. [5] Arneson claimed a territory he named Blackmoor, a setting he had already begun developing in his home campaign, and Gygax reserved for himself a territory on lake Nyr Div. The puns and jokes often referenced modern culture—the Amazing Driderman, King Burger, Bugsbear Bunny, and the crew of Star Trek—and the module also included an appearance by Gygax's Mordenkainen in a movie studio. Although it detailed new spells and character classes that had been developed in the dungeons of Greyhawk, it did not contain any details of their Greyhawk campaign world. The nearest would house cultures akin to the Indian, Burmese, Indonesian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Japanese. The first book, Atlas of the Flanaess, was a replacement for Gygax's original World of Greyhawk boxed set, with some changes. Although Kuntz did not own the creative rights to Robilar and no longer worked at TSR, he unofficially suggested an alternate storyline that Robilar had been visiting another plane and in his absence, a clone or evil twin of Robilar was responsible for the attack.[130]. Gygax: "More my way of saying that since T$R had killed the setting with trash releases, it was time to wipe out the shame by obliterating the setting. The two part fold out map of the area was rendered by Darlene Pekul, the same artist who had produced the original map for the folio edition of World of Greyhawk. [10], Around the same time, in Minneapolis–St. published 1990, avg rating 3.67 — Members thereafter began claiming territories, including member Dave Arneson who was an officer of the organization and frequent contributor to the newsletter. Book catalogs published in 2005 indicated several more volumes in the series would follow shortly, but it wasn't until 2008 that the second volume, Castle Zagyg: The Upper Works, appeared. TSR also released five new World of Greyhawk (WG) adventures which used the Greyhawk Adventures banner: In 1990, TSR also published WGR1 Greyhawk Ruins, a module and source book about Castle Greyhawk by TSR writers Blake Mobley and Timothy Brown. published 2007, avg rating 3.51 — 74 ratings — [80] The book's title was borrowed from Rose Estes' Greyhawk Adventures line of novels and used the same front-cover banner design. When I played my PCs, I was always meddling in politics and had a large army, so some warfare was played out with Rob as the DM. The following year, in conjunction with this boxed set, TSR published a trilogy of World of Greyhawk Adventure (WGA) modules by Richard & Anne Brown—WGA1 Falcon's Revenge, WGA2 Falconmaster and WGA3 Flames of the Falcon—set in the city and centered on a mysterious villain called The Falcon. From United States Customs services and international tracking provided. [160] Kuntz had to withdraw due to other projects, although he continued to work on an adventure module that would be published at the same time as the first book. "[80] This edition quadrupled the number of pages from the original edition to 128, adding significantly greater detail. None of these projects, other than a few of the adventure modules, were published by TSR. The slow and laborious process came to a complete halt in April 2004, when Gygax suffered a serious stroke. [74] However, some of the players wanted Gygax to create and customize a specific deity so that cleric characters could receive their powers from someone less ambiguous than the gods. How different would it be today?" I flew back from the West Coast, and discovered the corporation was in debt to the bank the tune of circa $1.5 million. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition Greyhawk Adventures WARS Box Set … City of Hawks (November 1987), by Gary Gygax. The city of Greyhawk was located on the [Great] lakes in about the position that Chicago is, and Dyvers was north at the Milwaukee location. Instead of a group of eight companions based in the Obsidian Citadel who left periodically to fight evil, the Circle became eight wizards led by a ninth wizard, Gygax's former character Mordenkainen. The third, Murlynd, was a character that had been created by Gygax's childhood friend Don Kaye before Kaye's untimely death in 1975. Darlene Pekul's large 4-color 2-piece fold-out map of the Flanaess included in Gygax's setting was reduced to a small black & white map printed on the inside cover of the Atlas. Each region would produce its own adventures, and in addition to these, RPGA would provide worldwide Core adventures. Other than those articles, Greyhawk was only mentioned in passing in three other issues until Gygax's "Gord the Rogue" short story in the August 1985 issue Dragon. [13] Arneson drew from numerous sources but quickly incorporated the fantasy supplement of Chainmail into his games. Kuntz: "Robilar's name is derived from Gary's novel, Q:"What was the largest party Robilar ever adventured with (I mean, with other player characters)?" That then was too much for my wants, which spurred me to seek solo adventures when possible. 876 ratings — Come Endless Darkness (March 1988), by Gary Gygax. Created by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, and originally published by TSR, now owned by Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro, the Greyhawk setting is one of the most loved and deepest detailed settings in the history of role-playing. ", Gygax: "I have laid out a new schematic of castle and dungeon levels based on both my original design of 13 levels plus side adjuncts, and the 'New Greyhawk Castle' that resulted when Rob and I combined our efforts and added a lot of new levels too. In 2009, WotC released The Village of Hommlet, by Andy Collins, which updated Gary Gygax's original 1st edition Village of Hommlet to the 4th edition rules. In other cases, when Gygax created a new magical spell for the game, he would sometimes use the name of a wizard character from his home campaign to add verisimilitude to the spell name, such as Melf's acid arrow, Melf being a character created by his son Luke. published 1985, avg rating 3.29 — published 1987, avg rating 3.44 — Living Greyhawk Gazetteer (Dungeons & Dragons: Living Greyhawk Campaign) [ Erik Mona, Frederick Weining, Gary Holian, Sean K Reynolds] on updated on NOV I still do not play in Greyhawk; but I still love this book. ", Gygax: "The castle and dungeons came about a month before the first, one-page map of the City of Greyhawk. This brief introduction to Greyhawk is for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. ", Gygax: I did intend to expand the WoG setting to cover the complete planet... No real work had been done on this project, though, when I parted from TSR at the end of 1985. ", Gygax: "Had I remained in creative control of the D&D game line at TSR one of the projects I planned was the complete development of the Oerth world setting, and production of source nodules for the various states and outstanding features of the Flanaess—such as the Roft Canyon, the Sea of Dust, etc. From the Ashes was followed in 1993 by a series of Sargent sourcebooks and modules providing additional information regarding the updated setting, including The Marklands , … $ Buy It Now. avg rating 3.64 — campaign where much of DUNGEONS & [email protected] and ADVANCED Already famous among fantasy garners, Greyhawk also served as the setting. For instance, Perrenland was named after Jeff Perren, who co-wrote the rules for Chainmail with Gygax; Urnst was a homophone of Ernst (his son Ernie); and Sunndi was a near-homophone of Cindy, another of Gygax's children. The only two references to Greyhawk were an illustration of a large stone head in a dungeon corridor titled The Great Stone Face, Enigma of Greyhawk and mention of a fountain on the second level of the dungeons that continuously issued an endless number of snakes. [4]:25 Players in the earliest days of this campaign mostly stayed within Castle Greyhawk's dungeons, but Gygax envisioned the rest of his world as a sort of parallel Earth, and the original Oerth (pronounced "Oith", as with a Brooklyn accent) looked much like the real-world Earth but filled with imaginary cities and countries. In its 1986 Summer Mail Order Hobby Shop catalog, TSR had listed a new Greyhawk adventure called WG7 Shadowlords, a high-level adventure to be written by Gary Gygax and Skip Williams. ", Q: "I'm curious as to, in the early D&D games, how much character and personality did the players put into the PC's?" 219 ratings — The superhero was very likely to come out unscathed, much to the fury of my opponents. Rather than using his own map, which was simply the real-world Earth overwritten with his cities, towns and regions, he decided to create a new world called Oerth. The eighth was new: the female wizard Jallarzi Sallavarian. The Greyhawk Classics book series by multiple authors includes books Against the Giants, White Plume Mountain, Descent into the Depths of the Earth, and several more. Of Saltmarsh, as the setting for each character background given in the late spring of 1971, article. 2Nd edition of Dungeons & Dragons characters you have material about the role-playing game setting what we will do to. `` Mordenkainen was adventuring in Rob 's dungeon when he found out that wanted. 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