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by Sir Osis of Liver
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help making first dungeon
Replies: 13
Views: 8313

Re: Help making first dungeon

Nice job! When I write, I try to keep a few things in mind: 1.I try to provide the opportunity for each character to have his/her moment of glory. 2. As mentioned, party tactics are key; I'm not beneath including an encounter that could result in a TPK if not thought through. 3. Traps are a fun way ...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con IX March 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 62287

Re: Gary Con IX March 2017

Sabenchor Ascendant An adventure for Castles & Crusades By Gerald L. Buldak Sir Osis of Liver Author of Brindisium Adventures If you endeavor to see the next sunrise, never trust the hobgoblin linguist. --Ancient Elven Proverb A patrol from one of the keeps on the border between Brindisium and the ...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con IX March 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 62287

Re: Gary Con IX March 2017

I have three 4-hour sessions between Friday (pretty much all day) and Saturday a.m. I'll post the summary, if people want.
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Who's running games at Gary Con VIII
Replies: 9
Views: 14397

Re: Who's running games at Gary Con VIII

After a 1-year (unintended) hiatus, I'm slated to make my not-so-triumphant return to the wonderful world of GaryCon. I have submitted 3 sessions of a new event. I'll let you know when/if it gets accepted. [EDIT] I saw a green check mark next to all three sessions. Looks like we're on, unless I'm mi...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why'd you choose the forum name and profile pic you did?
Replies: 18
Views: 5133

Re: Why'd you choose the forum name and profile pic you did?

An ode to one of my favorite Looney Tunes cartoons, and I didn't want to be known as the other knight from that cartoon (Sir Loin of Beef).
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 28
Views: 15540

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas to all the Trolls, and to everyone I've met and with whom I've gamed, because of the Trolls. I hope you all had a wonderful day. Trollzah!
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suck Factor 11 Has Been Found
Replies: 39
Views: 6693

Re: Suck Factor 11 Has Been Found

Feel better soon.
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: News & Subscription Services (Troll's Tusk, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, C&C Society)
Topic: Help us name the new TLG vehicle!
Replies: 37
Views: 30661

Re: Help us name the new TLG vehicle!

I'm surprised that nobody has offered up The Siege Engine yet.

Cleaver the Caddie
The Elephant's Back

Sorry...it's too early in the morning, and I haven't had enough coffee for this kind of creativity. Let me see what comes out when I get it in gear. :?
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Adventure Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Adventure Hooks

My brother has gotten in the habit when running adventures to, at the end of on adventure, to offer a number of rumors in the region and ask the party which one they explore. I tend to use a funnel system, so if I have spent a bunch of time preparing a dungeon or something similar, there are a numb...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Adventure Hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Adventure Hooks

Get your hands on a copy of Insidiae. Hooks galore.
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47547

Re: A question...

Better than talking about the game that shall not be named. C&C or nothing! :twisted: What... Rifts? I know the character creation process will make you want to tear your eyes at times but refusing to name it is a bit harsh. ;) On a serious note: Great thread folks -- I think this goes to show that...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47547

Re: A question...

Besides, John, I'd rather be in a geek-off than a political debate. ;)
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47547

Re: A question...

seskis281 wrote:Ok, we've officially derailed into a geek-off.

:)
Better than talking about the game that shall not be named. C&C or nothing! :twisted:
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47547

Re: A question...

And, for the record, I'm a 24th level gnome illusionist with rune mark as my supporting class. Some Persistent Images, and messing around with runes. The pen is mightier than the sword. But is it really a pen, is it really a sword, and what will your tarrasques do when I drop Tiamat on them? Burb a...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47547

Re: A question...

Hmmm... high-level Fighter/Wizard vs. a high level Barbarian? :twisted: Bets on this action anyone? Of equal total levels? Sure :) Let's make it fun and say both class & half, 24 primary level with 12 as the effective half class support, though since the Crom-worshiper disdains magic so much make m...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47547

Re: A question...

LOL - Once again we run up against biology terms versus socially accepted stuff - intersex is the preferred medical term now-a-days and that seems to also be the one preferred by humans which would have been considered hermaphrodites 20 or 30 years ago. Hermaphrodite is still a term used to describ...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47547

Re: A question...

And, FWIW, Julian was spot-on. Gaming is escapism from real life for me too.
by Sir Osis of Liver
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47547

Re: A question...

Because biologically there are two genders. In Troll lords short stories and npc rosters (check out bluffside) they are very progressive displaying a wide range of npcs and characters with different sexualities . But biologically there are only 2 genders. Its not backwards it is just common sense p...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47547

Re: A question...

Because biologically there are two genders. In Troll lords short stories and npc rosters (check out bluffside) they are very progressive displaying a wide range of npcs and characters with different sexualities . But biologically there are only 2 genders. Its not backwards it is just common sense p...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Minis painted by jdizzy
Replies: 96
Views: 89553

Re: Minis painted by jdizzy

The rust effects on the swords and shields of the skeletons were awesome! Well played, sir!
by Sir Osis of Liver
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Storytellers' Thesaurus Kickstarter
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Storytellers' Thesaurus Kickstarter

I didn't get the pdf. How does this differ from the GFW stuff, especially Insidiae? I generally like Jim's work, but with a complete set of the GFW books on my shelf, plus a copy of Toolbox, how much novel material is there to justify getting in on the Kickstarter?
by Sir Osis of Liver
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Current Music in Your Player?
Replies: 25
Views: 3711

Re: Current Music in Your Player?

Stuff that's played lately...

AC/DC Dirty Deeds (by request of my 4-year old daughter... It's her favorite song)
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Mahler 9 - Maazel/NY Phil
Tchaik 6 - Solti/CSO
Various Gamma Ray
by Sir Osis of Liver
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 91723 The Storyteller's Thesaurus
Replies: 6
Views: 6453

Re: TLG 91723 The Storyteller's Thesaurus

If this were released in print, I would definitely pick it up.
by Sir Osis of Liver
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Troll Tusk 50
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Troll Tusk 50

I don't think I ever got my copy of the Tusk. :(
by Sir Osis of Liver
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: GaryCon Update
Replies: 3
Views: 3574

Re: GaryCon Update

Thanks, man! Glad you enjoyed it! Rogue missed the pit trap, eh? :twisted:

Did anybody from your group take the monk? With his HP, he was pretty tough to pass up.
by Sir Osis of Liver
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: GaryCon Update
Replies: 3
Views: 3574

GaryCon Update

Great time this year! Thanks to all who played in the Society tournament game. Much fun was had, and Seskis's table took away top honors. Thanks to CKDad and Seskis for running the tournament with me, and for all who played in it! Looking forward to next year's con. Thanks to Steve for running a gre...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Crusader 27
Replies: 24
Views: 20191

Re: Crusader 27

Submission sent to Todd.
by Sir Osis of Liver
Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con dates finalized for 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 11913

Re: Gary Con dates finalized for 2014

Work is in progress, CKDad. 2 encounters fleshed out, everything else in outline form and waiting for me to wrap it up. In the middle of giving/grading exams. Once that settles down, I will work on fleshing out the rest.
by Sir Osis of Liver
Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Am I on a Nostalgia Trip?
Replies: 39
Views: 3456

Re: Am I on a Nostalgia Trip?

For me, the magic happens when I get to play at the table of an awesome CK. GaryCon is great for that. It's a magical experience when you find you get sucked into a master storyteller's world for a few hours. As one who enjoys being on both sides of the screen, it's even better to try incorporating ...
by Sir Osis of Liver
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assassins in your game
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: Assassins in your game

They have worked far better as a "Class and a half" than when ran purely as an Assassin. I haven't tried them with class and a half, but I have had a straight-up multiclass cleric/assassin in a game group. It's a great RP tool, because the character is the royal assassin, so the cleric is the front...