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by Akrasia
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12456

Thanks for the updates, Xaltotun.
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by Akrasia
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: M&T 3rd printing problems?
Replies: 18
Views: 2280

Re: M&T 3rd printing problems?

I take it that the soft cover version will not be widely available? moriarty777 wrote: ... the missing shark stats being the most glaring error... I take it, then, that this is a good way to check whether a copy of M&T is one of the 'fixed' copies or not? Thanks. _________________ While it is unlike...
by Akrasia
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: M&T 3rd printing problems?
Replies: 18
Views: 2280

M&T 3rd printing problems?

<r>I vaguely recall reading somewhere that there were some problems with the 3rd printing of M&T (editing issues, iirc).<br/> <br/> Is this in fact the case? I'm thinking of picking up a copy in the near future.<br/> <br/> Thanks. <br/> _________________<br/> While it is unlikely to interest mos...
by Akrasia
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

jaybird216 wrote: I can tell the difference between any of those folks (plus Caldwell and Holloway) at the slightest glance. Unless you mean that they were all going for something along the lines "fantasy realism". I'd agree with that in a general sense (aside from Holloway). Yes, what I meant is t...
by Akrasia
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

Omote wrote: Wow, while I only quoted you in part, one of Elmore's distict attributes in my mind is his portrayal of life in certain works of his. I cite both the cover of the recent DragonLance book, Races of Ansalon (also the same art inside cover to the AD&D 2nd Edition Players handbook) as well...
by Akrasia
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12456

<r>I have to say that I'm kind of amazed that not more people are using this adventure. Sure it will never be completed, but the box set is pretty amazing. It is my favourite C&C product to date. It would be sad if this were to sink into obscurity ... <br/> _________________<br/> While it is unl...
by Akrasia
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

gideon_thorne wrote: Actually, as I understand it Otus is working in the computer games industry. In the graphics/visual side of things. gideon_thorne wrote: And, I hate to say it, but anyone who calls Elmore bland has no aesthetic sense about art what so ever. I find Elmore's figures to have a kin...
by Akrasia
Fri May 15, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: [HH] Black Libram of Nartarus
Replies: 42
Views: 20478

<r>I just got this, and quite like it! I really like the way that necromancers are handled by the book -- any spellcasting class can become a necromancer. That should make for a nicely varied set of antagonists for the PCs.<br/> <br/> The book isn't just for the HH, and can be used easily in any fan...
by Akrasia
Wed May 13, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: May's level of Castle (Mad Archmage) Greyhawk up...
Replies: 38
Views: 2099

gideon_thorne wrote:
*chuckles* Mate, when I said 'all that stuff is gone', I meant it. That includes deleted.
Yet again gideon_thorne leaves me dumbfounded.
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by Akrasia
Wed May 13, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12456

<r>Thanks for the write up, Xaltotun. I quite enjoyed it. Your campaign setting sounds rather interesting.<br/> <br/> I look forward to learning what happens once the characters reach the castle environs!<br/> _________________<br/> While it is unlikely to interest most of you, here is my 'cunning' ...
by Akrasia
Wed May 13, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12456

Xaltotun wrote: ... That night, the group indulged in some drinking and partying in the Green Griffin with the locals, tasting the delicious and famed wine of the city. A local bard asked Eela to dance with her, and she agreed, generating feelings of envy and frustration in young Arborus. Drunk, he...
by Akrasia
Wed May 13, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12456

Xaltotun wrote: ... Player characters: Eela, 2nd level female lawful good elven fighter/magic-user, 16 Borg Jrgen, 2nd level male chaotic neutral human fighter, 16 Chandresh Saini, 1st level male lawful neutral human monk, 14 Gronaldo, 1st level male chaotic neutral halfling magic-user, 15 Non-play...
by Akrasia
Sat May 09, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Star Trek Movie
Replies: 45
Views: 1339

slimykuotoan wrote: ... I think it's a film where the people who haven't really been into Trek, will like it immensely. ... Great! Sounds like I'll really like this film. (People who are 'really into Trek' thankfully are not the target audience for this film.) _________________ While it is unlikely...
by Akrasia
Thu May 07, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Shatner reacts to Star Trek Movie Trailer
Replies: 35
Views: 1430

Simon Pegg is Scotty?

Sold!
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by Akrasia
Thu May 07, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12456

Thanks for posting your campaign log, Xaltotun. I hope to read it later tonight or tomorrow.

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by Akrasia
Thu May 07, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12456

Buttmonkey wrote: ... As noted by Treebore, I killed the campaign back in October when Gygax Games yanked the CZ license from TLG (boo!). Why? It seems that there is a lot of adventure to be had in the CZ:UW box set, even if no additional products are published for it. _________________ While it is...
by Akrasia
Fri May 01, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12456

Xaltotun wrote: ... But if you'd like to know how it goes, I could post play reports here. Xaltotun If you have the time to post such reports, I know that I'd be happy to read them! _________________ While it is unlikely to interest most of you, here is my 'cunning' blog: http://dailyakrasia.blogsp...
by Akrasia
Fri May 01, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: The New Covers (PHB, M&T)
Replies: 8
Views: 5273

The New Covers (PHB, M&T)

<r>I think that I may have posted my opinions of the new C&C covers in the wrong forum. So here they are again! <br/> My reactions: <br/> <br/> 1. The dark green is rather unappealing. <br/> <br/> 2. The new M&T illustration looks cool! <br/> <br/> 3. Why the *$%@ is a 4e D&D Tiefling on...
by Akrasia
Fri May 01, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

Also, people, it is 'Otus', not 'Otis'!
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by Akrasia
Fri May 01, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

gideon_thorne wrote: ... But lets deal with this by one determining factor. Money.... As this recent interview indicates, Erol Otus seems to have been successful at making a living as an artist: http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=25306#more Perhaps he's not as wealthy as B...
by Akrasia
Fri May 01, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12456

Anyone running CZ:UW?

<r>Is anyone running Castle Zagyg: Upper Works in their C&C campaign? (With or without CZ: Yggsburgh.)<br/> <br/> If so, how is it going? I'd be grateful for any 'actual play' reports, as I'm contemplating using CZ:UW soon (but without CZ:Y).<br/> <br/> Thanks! <br/> _________________<br/> While...
by Akrasia
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

<r>What do you mean by 'old school companies'? I'm glad that TLG is doing well, but are you claiming that TLG is doing better than Goodman Games and Kenzer? <br/> <br/> Anyhow, I'll concede your point that 'old school' art may have a restricted appeal (although some people would consider Easley and ...
by Akrasia
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

<r>So if a product sells well with art that you happen to dislike, then that must be because of factors unrelated to that art, whereas if a product sells well with art you happen to like, obviously the art helped with sales! Okay, I can see how this is going to go...<br/> <br/> Irrespective of its a...
by Akrasia
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

<r>Well, Peter, I guess that we'll just have to see how well Hackmaster Basic sells for Kenzer with its 'old school' Otus cover. I suspect that you may find yourself rethinking what you take yourself to 'know'.<br/> <br/> For the record, I'm fine with most C&C art. I'd just like more variety. (A...
by Akrasia
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

gideon_thorne wrote: The kind that sells a book to the widest population, like any sensible publisher. And you know that 'old school' art would fail to do this? Please. It seems that Goodman Games has done quite well with its 'Dungeon Crawl Classics' line. Moreover, judging by the response to the O...
by Akrasia
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

<r>Jason Walton's stuff is indeed very cool. <br/> One of my favourite fantasy artists these days is Peter Mullen. His style bears a family resemblance to Otus's work, but nonetheless manages to be unique. Here is a link to his online 'gallery': <URL url="http://www.freewebs.com/mullenart/art.htm">h...
by Akrasia
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Erol Otus Art!
Replies: 70
Views: 31873

gideon_thorne wrote: The ubiquitous 'old school' style art is not what TLG is looking for. "Ubiquitous"?!? Man, I wish Otus's work was ubiquitous! Um, exactly what style art is TLG looking for? _________________ While it is unlikely to interest most of you, here is my 'cunning' blog: http://dailyak...
by Akrasia
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG PDF sale!
Replies: 30
Views: 2383

<r>Huh. I just noticed that the PDFs for the PHB and M&T are not for the most recent printing (which is too bad IMO).<br/> <br/> Will PDFs for the new versions be available at some point? I'll likely get the hardcopy versions eventually in any case, but I like to have PDFs as I travel a lot.<br/...
by Akrasia
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG PDF sale!
Replies: 30
Views: 2383

<r>Sadly, I no longer reside in Ireland (left in June). <br/> Happily, I now divide my time between Milwaukee and Toronto. <br/> _________________<br/> While it is unlikely to interest most of you, here is my 'cunning' blog: <URL url="http://dailyakrasia.blogspot.com/">http://dailyakrasia.blogspot.c...
by Akrasia
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG PDF sale!
Replies: 30
Views: 2383

Hmmm ... good stuff. There are a few things to get.
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While it is unlikely to interest most of you, here is my 'cunning' blog: http://dailyakrasia.blogspot.com/