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by DMSamuel
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 9
Views: 5880

Re: Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
by DMSamuel
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Call Lightning - underpowered spell ?
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Call Lightning - underpowered spell ?

So I have two comments about this... 1) I believe the spell is basically a port over from 1e AD&D and it reads very close to it... both take 10 minutes to cast, both produce 1 bolt every 10 min, both are level 3 druid spells... 2) There are a couple lightning based wizard spells that are meant to do...
by DMSamuel
Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quench spell & magic candles ?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Quench spell & magic candles ?

Also note - the quench spell also works on one magical item, so if it is one candle, even magical with magical flame, the quench spell will still quench it.
by DMSamuel
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quench spell & magic candles ?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Quench spell & magic candles ?

I would rule that the flame is non-magical, therefore it can be extinguished by Quench. The candle itself being magical just means that it can last for an extreme amount of time without melting down, or the wick always takes even the smallest spark and lights... that doesn't change the fact that the...
by DMSamuel
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Temple of Elemental Evil to C&C(convertion problems).
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Temple of Elemental Evil to C&C(convertion problems).

I am going to put a couple of examples; Giant Lizard from the Adventure X P 189, Giant Lizard from C&C XP 40 + 4. Giant Tick from the Adventure X P 141; Giant Tick from C&C XP: 20+2. There must be some kind of error on the typo in the adventure so I guess I'll have to go with the xp assigned to the...
by DMSamuel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Detect Thoughts spell
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Detect Thoughts spell

So my official ruling - it's your game and you should do with it what you want, you won't break C&C no matter which of these you decide, but if you want a researched answer, here it is: Here is the Basic D&D ESP Spell description (page 41, player's book): "This spell will allow the magic-user to "he...
by DMSamuel
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 469
Views: 236739

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished reading One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence... it takes place in the 80s and the main characters play 1e DA&D... there is also time travel, a heist, and a tiny bit of character growth.
by DMSamuel
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 469
Views: 236739

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline... people told me to read it, that I would enjoy it, years ago... they were right - I love the book! So much of my 80s upbringing is in that book!
by DMSamuel
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Cleric Spells
Replies: 12
Views: 1539

Re: Cleric Spells

My setting is polytheistic, and I see the cleric of a particular deity as calling upon that deity to grant them their divine powers. They don't ignore the other deities, but they have a special affinity for their divine patron. They are also well versed in ALL of the deities in terms of what they re...
by DMSamuel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Cleric Spells
Replies: 12
Views: 1539

Re: Cleric Spells

I change the available spells by deity in my homebrew world. It's been a while since I refreshed that - I should probably look at it again.
by DMSamuel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Great Scimitar
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Great Scimitar

Wouldn't the extra cost of the great scimitar be the explanation as to why it is superior to both the scimitar and the two handed sword? If the great scimitar is two handed, the only difference between it and the two handed sword is 1 less EV, but you pay almost double the cost. I considered leavin...
by DMSamuel
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Great Scimitar
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Great Scimitar

I would houserule that the Great Scimitar IS a 2-H weapon. My reasoning is thus: 1) The Scimitar (non-Great) does 1d6 damage, weighs 3 pounds, costs 15gp, and is a 1-handed weapon. 2) The Great Scimitar does 2d6 damage (2x the scimitar), weighs 6 pounds (2x the scimitar), costs 55gp (more than 2x th...
by DMSamuel
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 4283

Re: What's up

It's a format of communication for a different purpose - it is meant for real time conversations and information exchange, not for saving ideas and text for posterity. Forums can keep things for posterity, discord doesn't. It's not that discord is bad - heck, I'm a TLG Discord moderator - I like it ...
by DMSamuel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 4283

Re: What's up

It seems slower than these, so I haven't gone there in a while, even though I am a Knight.
by DMSamuel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 4283

Re: What's up

Yeah - the issue with Discord is that it's ephemeral... the conversations move past and then on to a new one. The forums are more permanent and more easily searchable.
by DMSamuel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A question
Replies: 16
Views: 2014

Re: A question

Haha - nice. That eating kidney imagery is great!
by DMSamuel
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Happy 4th of July!
Replies: 29
Views: 14663

Re: Happy 4th of July!

Lurker wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:16 am
With the insanity of this year, I hope you all have a good safe 4th and we as a country remember our roots and come together on our shared common ground.
Hear! Hear!!
by DMSamuel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 597234

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Yeah - I have the Castle Zagyg box and Yggsburg book, and the East Mark Gaz... and a couple of the town supplements... have a lot to read :P
by DMSamuel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 597234

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

About to start reading Yggsburg...
by DMSamuel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 4283

Re: What's up

Probably... and Bifford is trying to enliven the forums!
by DMSamuel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 4283

Re: What's up

Bifford wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:36 pm
With, or without, the frogs?
Either way - if there is a bulltoad attached to my pint I'll be okay - It will eat the mosquitoes and flies that come to try and bite me
by DMSamuel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A question
Replies: 16
Views: 2014

Re: A question

In my game I make a judgement call regarding whether the target can get a chance to see/hear the rogue. 1) If the rogue is sneaking up on someone, outside of combat, to strike... if it is reasonable that the rogue could do so, based on the circumstances, then I let the rogue make the attack without ...
by DMSamuel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 4283

Re: What's up

Why, I do Declare! It's Mac Golden up here in the forums! Hi Mac!

Bifford - pass me one of those
by DMSamuel
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Picked up C&C -very disappointed...
Replies: 24
Views: 4435

Re: Picked up C&C -very disappointed...

The real question is...

Are you still disappointed?


:P
by DMSamuel
Fri May 29, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Evade vs Parry
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: Evade vs Parry

It is up to the CK to determine which types of combat maneuvers are allowed at the table. You are correct that evade seems like a lesser powered option when compared to parry. I can't see a case where the CK would allow BOTH of those - more likely the CK would allow one as an optional combat maneuve...
by DMSamuel
Sun May 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Hanged Man in Airhde
Replies: 1
Views: 1497

Re: Hanged Man in Airhde

That adventure is designed/written by Davis, so it probably takes place in Inzae, the sort of more grimdark sister world of Aihrde.