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by Omote
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 470
Views: 237707

Re: What are you reading?

The Fall of Gondolin, JRR Tolkien.
by Omote
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 10386

Re: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.

Clarification: From what i understand the C&C Classic Basic White Box Set included with this KS is not a reprint of the earlier C&C White Box; it is it's own thing. That's kinda why I am excited about this KS. I love the original C&C White Box, but it needs a new coat of paint, a bit of expansion (1...
by Omote
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Expert or Master Works
Replies: 9
Views: 4556

Re: Expert or Master Works

I use expert craft and greater expert craft items, armor, weapons extensively in my games - even more than magic items in many cases. I've definitely ruled that magic items don't need to be of expert craft or greater expertcraft in order to be magical. The thought is the magic upgrades the equipment...
by Omote
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP rewards for NPCS
Replies: 3
Views: 3040

Re: XP rewards for NPCS

Usually 5% of the XP the NPC would have based on class level with 1st level NPCs about 50 XPs.

~O
by Omote
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A couple of rules questions
Replies: 24
Views: 10687

Re: A couple of rules questions

Few make a magical club or masterwork club or such.. I used this same argument during a campaign once and was assaulted with a bevy of pictures and historical accounts that clubs are probably the most widely used hand weapon in the history of mankind, and that cultures would certainly have made bet...
by Omote
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A couple of rules questions
Replies: 24
Views: 10687

Re: A couple of rules questions

Another rule we added for clubs was that any roll of a natural 1 or roll somehow reduced to 1 or lower results in a broken club. In addition, since we use critical hits in our games clubs don't ever get critical hits.

~○
by Omote
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A couple of rules questions
Replies: 24
Views: 10687

Re: A couple of rules questions

Aergraith wrote:Take away the +1 on the standard club over my dead body! Best weapon for the price!
Now, make it expert crafted of greater expert crafted... Oh, the humanity!

~O
by Omote
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Bundle of holding - Rifts x2
Replies: 11
Views: 7751

Re: Bundle of holding - Rifts x2

OG Rifts.

~O
by Omote
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A couple of rules questions
Replies: 24
Views: 10687

Re: A couple of rules questions

The third one is about the spell Shillelagh: according to the description, it "allows" the enchanted club to deal 1d6+1 damage, which should actually be the normal weapon damage, according to the equipment table... so... is there a typo somewhere? :D The typo is in the equipment table; club damage ...
by Omote
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con XI
Replies: 42
Views: 21114

Re: Gary Con XI

Snagged my reg for GCXI so I plan on attending. Not sure if I am going to run anything or not. I tend to go and play as much as I can. But maybe, just maybe. I played in Anc's game last year and had a great time. Probably the best 4-hour game I played in the entire weekend. I very much look forward ...
by Omote
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best ON SCREEN dragon.
Replies: 15
Views: 9202

Best ON SCREEN dragon.

With the recent discussion of bad fantasy films, let's change it up and and discuss your favorite dragon that has appeared on screen in movies, or television. I'm going to go with the vicious Hungarian Horntail dragon that Harry Potter faces in the Goblet of Fire movie (HP4). The special FX for Harr...
by Omote
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Worst fantasy movie ...
Replies: 70
Views: 42660

Re: Worst fantasy movie ...

If you look on Netflix, there are scores of low-budget, campy, awful fantasy movies out there. Many of these were direct to video, SyFy nonsense, and the like. Until you have seen some of THOSE gems, there is no way anybody could consider Conan The Destroyer, DragonSlayer, or the like the worst fant...
by Omote
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hello, all: my introduction
Replies: 17
Views: 7040

Re: Hello, all: my introduction

I'm a yearly GaryCon attendee, but I am not sure if we met. I go by the terrestrial name Derrick, and pretty much only play C&C and OSR games while at the con. I sometimes wear a sombrero... at GaryCon. If I have played a game with you, great to see you again. If I haven't (the rainbow glasses kind ...
by Omote
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Whats changed?
Replies: 22
Views: 10397

Re: Whats changed?

For the main books, there is little to no changes other than cosmetic for the current PHB, M&T, and CKG. I couldn't speak for any other book in the C&C line. M&T is getting a redo pretty soon (2019?) where TLG is going to combine the M&T, Classic Monsters, as well as monsters that have appeared in i...
by Omote
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castles & Crusades - Barbarian Intimidation
Replies: 5
Views: 3787

Re: Castles & Crusades - Barbarian Intimidation

These are strictly my takes on the ability, and how I have or will play it when these questions come up. Though I try to go by the book, or by the spirit of the book rulings as much as possible. 1.) When the barbarian refuses to attack an intimidated enemy, or simply misses their roll to hit, the ef...
by Omote
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castles & Crusades - Barbarian Intimidation
Replies: 5
Views: 3787

Re: Castles & Crusades - Barbarian Intimidation

Per the 7th Printing of the C&C PHB : INTIMIDATE (CONSTITUTION): Barbarians offer an imposing display of ferocious raw power. They instinctively realize that victory lies in the wine-besotted, soft demeanors of their foe and that brute force works best when combined with overwhelming terror. Barbari...
by Omote
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Advanced Labyrinth Lord Kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 7665

Re: Advanced Labyrinth Lord Kickstarter

I'm a fan of Labyrinth Lord, and I backed the hell out of this KS. For the most part, I believe the base Labyrinth Lord + Advanced Edition Companion combined book will be virtually identical to the previous edition, just all contained in a single tome. Dan Proctor isn't going to change anything, tha...
by Omote
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CKG "PUSH"
Replies: 3
Views: 2755

Re: CKG "PUSH"

As per the RAW, no damage is caused with a PUSH combat manuever. However, I could see normal punch damage being added in there as well. If the STR check is failed, the defender of the push attack is pushed back 1-10 feet. For me, 1d10 is rolled. 1-5 the defender is pushed back 5' (or 1 square). 6-10...
by Omote
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Killing an unconscious, held, or paralyzed victim
Replies: 12
Views: 6184

Re: Killing an unconscious, held, or paralyzed victim

Kayolan wrote:
Captain_K wrote:Also, for historic sake... anyone recall if that's in the old PH or DMG for say old ADD? Just curious where we all "learned it"... ah old DnD tribal knowledge.
DMG, page 72:

An unconscious opponent can be trussed or slain in 1 round.
How about sleeping dragons, golems, Unklars?

~O
by Omote
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 14408

Re: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings

Sounds better and better. Keep gettin' those kinks worked out. A better book up front makes for a better selling product in the long term.

~O
by Omote
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Addicted to Megadungeons
Replies: 21
Views: 10742

Re: Addicted to Megadungeons

Persimmon, if you're up at Weird Realms post a note up at that store that you are looking to run or play in a game. They'll hook you up. There's a few groups in that immediate area. On your main point, I've played through Rappan Athuk once and run it twice. RA is definitely my fave megadungeon of al...
by Omote
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Upcoming Conventions
Replies: 29
Views: 11729

Re: Upcoming Conventions

If you are in the Ohio area, there is a good little (about 700 attendees) gaming convention called Con-On-The-Cob (Richfield OH). http://cononthecob.com/ November 8-11, 2018. Over 5-8 years or so, this convention's games have gone more towards the Pathfinders, 5E, current Shadowrun, tournament style...
by Omote
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 14408

Re: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings

+1 Fate Point for Talyn. You've earned it.

~O
by Omote
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 470
Views: 237707

Re: What are you reading?

I picked up the English edition of the The Grey Witch: Record of the Lodoss War. It's a novelization of the first handful of episodes of the classic OVA from the 90s. Recently the SO has been interested in Lodoss War again, and we started talking about the RPG possibilities of playing in that settin...
by Omote
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's Your CK Style?
Replies: 14
Views: 6887

Re: What's Your CK Style?

I think we're cut from the same cloth for the most part. I certainly cannot come up with such a well-defined CKing style as you, but I think I follow many of the same concepts. The one thing that I LOVE to do as a player is count details hard. Resource management to me as a player is key, and I love...
by Omote
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 14408

Re: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings

Thanks for your efforts Talyn! We really appreciate your efforts in making C&C and its books even better. *bows*

~O
by Omote
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Upcoming Conventions
Replies: 29
Views: 11729

Re: Upcoming Conventions

Origins is alright. It certainly has had it's ups and downs, and was pretty damn good in the early 2000s. But a lot of Origin's thunder was stolen by GenCon. Now that GenCon is a mighty behemoth that some gamers are looking to get away from (like me), Origins seems to be on the upswing for the past ...
by Omote
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Upcoming Conventions
Replies: 29
Views: 11729

Re: Upcoming Conventions

MARcon in Columbus Ohio. GaryCon in Lake Geneva, WI. I want to attend GameHole Con but I have an awful time getting those dates off, plus the hotels sell out too quickly. I would like Origins to become my new GenCon (I'm retired from GenCon for a while), but not enough OSR stuff to play in there and...
by Omote
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: When something is declared "dead"...
Replies: 28
Views: 10399

Re: When something is declared "dead"...

When it has mattered, any character that became dead (spells, effects, etc.) also reduced their HP down to -10 if the description of said ability or effect didnt specifically state what happens to HP. Otherwise, -10 HP and any ability score reduced to 0 (in my games) also makes the character dead. ~O