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by Fiffergrund
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Set against a charge
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

Re: Set against a charge

Set vs. charge + grease spell.

Enjoy
by Fiffergrund
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: First time I have ever had to do it
Replies: 19
Views: 1580

Re: First time I have ever had to do it

I've had to do it once. It wasn't fun, but it was necessary.

The climactic scene was in the University library meeting room, with 15 gamers seated around a table, and me telling 7 of them to get lost.

The games got SO much better after that, though.
by Fiffergrund
Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tomb of Horrors for C&C?
Replies: 43
Views: 4567

Re: Tomb of Horrors for C&C?

Recommendation #1, Prior to Anything Else

Make them play C&C with other modules first. Preferably a good 3-4 game sessions, at LEAST.

The paradigm they are used to - that it must be on the character sheet in order to do it - will kill them in ToH quicker than the sphere of annihilation.
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SIEGE Check: What's the Downside?
Replies: 33
Views: 2380

Re: SIEGE Check: What's the Downside?

serleran wrote:I really dig the word Insouciance.

I like it. It's one of those words that looks more sinister than it really is, by a long shot.
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47527

Re: A question...

serleran wrote:The times have changed.

If I can participate in a thread and it be civil still.

Oh my.

All that pandering to the hypocrites has finally paid off.

Reminds me of something Doc Holliday might have said in Tombstone.

12 years ago on Dragonsfoot, I had a hard time finding a civil thread at all :)
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Gygax Lost TSR
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: How Gygax Lost TSR

The part that is really sad, though, is how Williams and TSR then went after Gary AFTER those events.... Dangerous Journeys and his efforts were derailed in a very vindictive way, and today there would be no way it would be seen as being covered under D&D proprietaries. It wasn't merely that they f...
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Gygax Lost TSR
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: How Gygax Lost TSR

The part that is really sad, though, is how Williams and TSR then went after Gary AFTER those events.... Dangerous Journeys and his efforts were derailed in a very vindictive way, and today there would be no way it would be seen as being covered under D&D proprietaries. It wasn't merely that they f...
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47527

Re: A question...

The thread stays open for the time being because people are still being respectful. I happen to think reasonable people can disagree about WOTC's approach (and it IS gaming related) without slinging mud, and other than the one notable exception, this has been the case. I hope it continues to be the ...
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47527

Re: A question...

People wear their rubber wristbands to project the right image and the right "causes." For most of these people, the cause is less important than the ability to look "concerned" to their social group and to pat themselves on the back for a superficial gesture. I see WOTC's approach in exactly the s...
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Gygax Lost TSR
Replies: 12
Views: 3156

Re: How Gygax Lost TSR

That filled in a couple of holes in my knowledge of those events. Very interesting read.
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So, this happened.
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: So, this happened.

Nice! real ice water - not warm water with ice put in at the last second = +1000
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SIEGE Check: What's the Downside?
Replies: 33
Views: 2380

Re: SIEGE Check: What's the Downside?

Anything is possible with the right conditions. Swim up a waterfall? Sure, might want some powerful magic though, like some gauntlets of swimming and diving (or whatever those were) or hell, just fake it and fly. Of course, that wouldn't truly be "swimming" though so I guess it might not be possibl...
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47527

Re: A question...

I received a request to lock this thread, too. I'm not going to do so just yet, but I'm watching it. I'm not calling out any particular comment because I don't think anything crossed the line. I'm just concerned it might go that way. Having said that, I imagine that WOTC's decision-making, on all fr...
by Fiffergrund
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world burn
Replies: 69
Views: 10315

Re: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world bu

I disagree. Why would you argue with the artist? The kind of people I am talking about need to be driven away. Being polite is fine i suppose. holding your tongue because you might offend a cultural marxist is pure lose. Western civilization is dead. People politely and non-offensively stood by whi...
by Fiffergrund
Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SIEGE Check: What's the Downside?
Replies: 33
Views: 2380

Re: SIEGE Check: What's the Downside?

Oh, regarding "negative difficulty": The way I've played from day 1 is that any roll that, modified, is less than the base target number is automatically a failure. That way, the player always knows where they stand if they miss that base number. I use a +6 prime modifier, so targets are always 18. ...
by Fiffergrund
Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SIEGE Check: What's the Downside?
Replies: 33
Views: 2380

Re: SIEGE Check: What's the Downside?

I don't prohibit what characters can attempt. I wouldn't ever say "you can't try that". Oh, I do. Ever since the "Swim Up the Waterfall" DC in 3.0. Quantum mechanics notwithstanding. :) Besides, once I open the door to "anything is possible," I also open the door to "roll for everything." I can't r...
by Fiffergrund
Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world burn
Replies: 69
Views: 10315

Re: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world bu

serleran wrote:Just give us back The Stump and we can be done with this mamby-pamby social kissing.
I remember the Stump. :) A finer venue for shit-slinging never existed. Except for Washington DC.
by Fiffergrund
Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A question...
Replies: 258
Views: 47527

Re: A question...

So, I read the entire thread. I don't much go for self-congratulation and obvious exploitation. Does every product have to have a rainbow sticker on it in order for a certain demographic to feel they can use it? Nonsense. Apparently, every bar in Toronto believes so, but only during certain times of...
by Fiffergrund
Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world burn
Replies: 69
Views: 10315

Re: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world bu

Just one final thought - What I said wasn't "rubbish" and it wasn't "passive-aggressive." I got into more than my share of political arguments with none other than Mr. Peter Bradley on various incarnations of TLG forums. Then I realized that this isn't the place for that, and that it drives people a...
by Fiffergrund
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world burn
Replies: 69
Views: 10315

Re: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world bu

Thanks. We all would like to think that we're refined or educated, and that we've some sort of evolved consciousness that allows us to understand the Way Things Must Be, while everyone else is the Other that can't possibly have a point or two now and then. The sad part is that so many don't understa...
by Fiffergrund
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Who is a moderator?
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Who is a moderator?

I forced reactivation on her account. If her email address is the same, she should be able to restart it. If not, have her email me directly, please: cmcanfield@gmail.com
by Fiffergrund
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Who is a moderator?
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Who is a moderator?

I'll take a look, but not sure I can do anything other than reset her password.
by Fiffergrund
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world burn
Replies: 69
Views: 10315

Re: 15 minutes on wotc forums = I want to watch the world bu

How many people posting here remember the old forum policy about political topics?
by Fiffergrund
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Would 2e AD&D kits work for C&C?
Replies: 43
Views: 4483

Re: Would 2e AD&D kits work for C&C?

Back in about 1997, kits killed my 2E game deader than dead. Because I was nice and wanted to let people use their shiny new splatbook.

So I think it's obvious where I come down on this.

And get off my lawn, whippersnapper.
by Fiffergrund
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So why CAN'T the Polymorph spell be used to maintain...
Replies: 28
Views: 2298

Re: So why CAN'T the Polymorph spell be used to maintain...

I need to check the descriptions in the first printing - if PO and PS are the same effect now, then something has changed. C&C 1P was = AD&D, I believe. PS was nerfed in favor of a higher level PO equivalent. As I recall in AD&D, the Poly spells had an aging effect on the caster, though my memory ma...
by Fiffergrund
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Silly
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: Silly

M-o-o-n that spells Hodor.
by Fiffergrund
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you run C&C with the flavor of a certain D&D edition?
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: Do you run C&C with the flavor of a certain D&D edition?

I think when I picked up C&C I found it worked a lot like how I THOUGHT AD&D worked when I was 14, and I liked that. It's the spirit of AD&D. I think I probably really don't know what "an AD&D 1e way" means, especially to someone else. This rings very true to me. I never played AD&D "correctly" as ...
by Fiffergrund
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you fudge die rolls? Creature Stats? On the fly?
Replies: 29
Views: 2595

Re: Do you fudge die rolls? Creature Stats? On the fly?

Die rolls? Almost never, unless it's a random encounter table, and I've already told myself certain results are re-rolls. Monster stats? All the time. If I created the encounter to begin with, there's nothing forcing me to keep it as written, if it was written down at all. As long as I'm not unfair ...
by Fiffergrund
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Aufstrag
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Aufstrag

Kick. ass.