Paul Westermeyer (aka GMWestermeyer) has given us permission to bring you a Spelljammer netbook he has been working on called Oriental Adventures and Spelljammer: A Guide.
Here is what he told us about his guide:
This summarizes oriental cultures in each of the major D&D settings, as well as in Hackjammer, it also includes an OA only SJ timeline, and my Kara-tur timeline. It includes original material on many of the worlds, especially Forgotten Realms, and a reasonably complete bibliography.
I’ve only quickly skimmed through the 67 page netbook, but there are all sorts of useful information including:
- 8 sections giving you information on Asian content that can be used in Realmspace,
- 4 sections giving you information on Asian content that can be used in Greyspace,
- A section giving you information on Asian content that can be used in Mystaraspace,
- A section giving you information on Asian content that can be used in the Hackjammer crystal sphere,
- 3 sections giving you information on Asian content within the Spelljammer product line,
- A section about the Asian D&D content located on the Mythic Earth,
- A Spelljammer Oriental Adventures Timeline,
- A detailed bibliography, with details of 12 different types of sources that can improve your Oriental Adventures/Spelljammer crossover gaming experience and
- A timeline of Kara-Tur
Being a Paul Westermeyer document, the citations and bibliography are a major part of this, allowing you to follow his research back to all the original sources and formulate opinions based on his research, as well as his conclusions.
This is a must-have PDF for any Spelljammer campaign.
There is a discussion topic over at the Spelljammer forum at The Piazza, where you can discuss Oriental Adventures and Spelljammer: A Guide with other fans and the author himself.