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by anvil242
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Star Treck RPG
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

Re: Star Treck RPG

Momentum = Determination in the above example. 1 momentum spent gives 1 extra d20 to roll. Determination is more powerful and harder to get, and that extra dice bought with determination is 2 successes. I will be the first to say that there are things about 2d20 that I don't like (extended work trac...
by anvil242
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ethereal Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Ethereal Plane

One might argue that an etheric ghost must translate to the material plane to interact in any way with regular old folks, but can shift back and forth at will. One could also argue that this is why magic weapons are required to hit in the first place and that this situation is already accounted for ...
by anvil242
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Star Treck RPG
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

Re: Star Treck RPG

That is a heck of a deal for a system that's a ton of fun (once you get the hang of it). If you are a Trek fan, you should get it. That $41 gets you a LOT of material, and 13 adventures.
by anvil242
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2012
Views: 550963

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Star Trek Adventures for a new campaign starting next Sunday, Corona virus willing
by anvil242
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 408
Views: 196924

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

Played Firefly:The Game with wife and son yesterday. Beautiful game, sketchy mechanics
by anvil242
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 408
Views: 196924

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

New Years day game of Star Trek Ascendancy with the newest races, Vulcans & Andorians added. Vulcans won with their secret agenda.
by anvil242
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 6060

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Thanks. Very helpful. Looks like I'm off to DrivethruRPG
by anvil242
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 6060

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Nice review, thanks. Are the conspiracy rules tied to the system, or are they useful for C&C as is?
by anvil242
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2012
Views: 550963

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Currently reading Outbreak Undead 2nd edition in preparation for our annual Christmas Zombie game. The rules are simple enough, but presentation leaves a little to be desired.
by anvil242
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hold Undead Spell
Replies: 11
Views: 2552

Re: Hold Undead Spell

I think there should be a save, at least for the more powerful undead. Stunning a vampire seems pretty powerful for a 5th level cleric
by anvil242
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Feline Fiends in the Castle!
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

Re: Feline Fiends in the Castle!

Instead of a tiger, it could be a displaced panther. Same stats, just some local flavor
by anvil242
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading light novels?
Replies: 10
Views: 2673

Re: What are you reading light novels?

I just finished "A Houseless God and Other Tales" by Trolllord Steve, I guess that counts. Light page count anyway
by anvil242
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: AC in a Grim Gothic setting
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: AC in a Grim Gothic setting

How about clerical blessings as wards against evil translated into bonus to AC?
by anvil242
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Zweihänder Revised Core Rulebook read-through
Replies: 32
Views: 7160

Re: Zweihänder Revised Core Rulebook read-through

I'm really enjoying your rundown of this system. It makes me wonder if I did something similar would I actually read a rule book cover to cover?
by anvil242
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Worst fantasy movie ...
Replies: 68
Views: 34451

Re: Worst fantasy movie ...

The Hobbit was originally planned to be 2 movies, written as 2 movies and shot as 2 movies, but the studio decided to make it a trilogy after the first movie was release, and Jackson had to scramble to add enough stuff to make a third movie, including rebuilding many sets and bringing the actors bac...
by anvil242
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 16
Views: 7427

Re: Tome of the Unclean

It's black & white throughout
by anvil242
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 408
Views: 196924

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

The holiday weekend saw two games of Scythe (we're playing the Rise of Fenris campaign) and Age of Mythology. We used to AoM all the time 10 or more years ago, but it's showing it's age now. Still, nothing a house rule or two couldn't fix.
by anvil242
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 456
Views: 218188

Re: What are you reading?

Tiamat's Wrath, book 8 in "The Expanse" series by James S.A. Corey. I flew through the first 7 books, 5 short stories, and the comic book, but am taking my time with this one since there are no more books yet. I understand there will be at least one more, but as this one only came out a couple of we...
by anvil242
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Video Game(s) are you playing
Replies: 113
Views: 67522

Re: What Video Game(s) are you playing

I just started the Mutant: Year Zero game on my PC. Humble Bundle has it for $12 this month if you buy the monthly subscription. You can cancel again right away if you don't want to pay every month
by anvil242
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?
Replies: 30
Views: 7669

Re: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?

My "current" campaign has a half orc monk with skills learned in gladiatorial arenas. He has a human paladin for an aunt, and a half elf rogue as another aunt (I'm still not clear on this particular family tree). He is played as a character with some anger control issues, explaining the monk class a...
by anvil242
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 408
Views: 196924

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

We played Nemesis with 5 players. Recently kickstarted "Alien" type survival game. 5 people, 3 escaped, 2 dead, 2 met victory conditions. It took about 2.5 hours with two new players. The game is fun, not all that complicated, difficult to win, and the figures are beautiful, I can't wait to paint th...
by anvil242
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Aufstrag Arising Box Set in the wild yet?
Replies: 20
Views: 7234

Re: Aufstrag Arising Box Set in the wild yet?

Wasn't this originally boxed as "The Umbrage Saga"?
by anvil242
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Introducing The Crusader. A podcast about Castles & Crusades
Replies: 22
Views: 8741

Re: Introducing The Crusader. A podcast about Castles & Crus

Which facebook group are you always talking about? I've been enjoying the cast, particularly the "Deep Dives". Please include page references when you can.
by anvil242
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 408
Views: 196924

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

We played Firefly: The Board Game on Saturday with what we thought might be a quick mission. This time we only played for 6 hours :D
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by anvil242
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Fate system ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3954

Re: Fate system ?

It's a "narrative" system as opposed to the "Goal Oriented" system we're used to. It uses 6 sided dice with + and - symbols on them, 2 each plus 2 blanks. It requires a great deal of engagement and creativity from all involved as you have to narrate how you use a skill, how to add a stunt, and what ...
by anvil242
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 408
Views: 196924

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

This weekend was Terraforming Mars with the Prelude and Venus expansions and Cards against Humanity
by anvil242
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Prime Directive's Tricode System - an overlooked gem?
Replies: 4
Views: 4395

Re: Prime Directive's Tricode System - an overlooked gem?

I bought it when it came out but was never able to talk any of my friends into playing it. I have played both the Gurps and D20 versions, although just as vanilla trek rules. I had a lot of fun with the Gurps version. It was a decent filler between FASA's version and Last Unicorn Games version. My g...
by anvil242
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: AA for 5E
Replies: 13
Views: 8607

Re: AA for 5E

To be honest, the more I learn about 5e, the more I think I made the right choice picking C&C. I recognize that 5e is very popular and where the money is, and I know the trolls are running a business, but I have AA so I don't need another version using rules I don't like. As I read this post back it...