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by Geleg
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Speaking of Houserules: Healing
Replies: 12
Views: 1272

Re: Speaking of Houserules: Healing

I do something similar to Dunbruha I let the PCs regain 1d4 HP for resting for 10 min (1 turn) after each fight. I also allow 25% of lost HP to be regained by a night's rest anywhere, and 50% of lost HP to be regained by a night's rest in a safe, comfortable location. This is our group's way of ensu...
by Geleg
Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP for Trolls?
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: XP for Trolls?

yeah, my mind is undoubtedly already lost .... :o I'm content to use BtB monster XP. The problem is home-brewed monsters and classed npcs, which by using the chart will seem to be undervalued when compared to the statted monsters. E.g., a single river troll is worth more - a lot more - than a 5th le...
by Geleg
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So the newest CK screens...
Replies: 24
Views: 1883

Re: So the newest CK screens...

i love the landscape screens, although I never use them for the tables- just for rolling dice behind and keeping my maps and stuff secret. In fact, I use them for the same purpose in my OSRIC game too (although I'm going to have to make combat table overlays to stick onto the screens for that game).
by Geleg
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Omote's Advanced Castles & Crusades (AC&C)
Replies: 14
Views: 2238

Re: Omote's Advanced Castles & Crusades (AC&C)

thanks, Omote. Good stuff there! I like all the helpful combat rules.
by Geleg
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP for Trolls?
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: XP for Trolls?

thanks guys! I'm grateful ... mostly because it confirms that I wasn't losing my mind! ;-)
by Geleg
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP for Trolls?
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

XP for Trolls?

no, I'm not talking about Steve ... ;-) I apologize if this has been treated elsewhere, but I was curious about the standard XP award for river trolls, which according to M&T is 360 + 6/HP. By the chart on p. 6, I don't know how one arrives at that figure. That is, if one were doing it from scratch,...
by Geleg
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

PCs: Cleopatra, level 5 human wizard Flavius Stilicho, level 3 human gallowglass Cara Long-Arrow, level 3 elf ranger Drogden, level 2 cleric Ceras the Knave, level 2 rogue the Deceased Lakontios, level 1 part-human sorcerer Hadhod, level 1 halfling rogue The departed: Naluvya, level 1 human cleric G...
by Geleg
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

PCs: Cleopatra, level 4 human wizard Flavius Stilicho, level 3 human gallowglass Cara Long-Arrow, level 3 elf ranger Drogden, level 2 cleric Ceras the Knave, level 2 knave (Rogue variant) the Deceased Lakontios, level 1 part-human sorcerer Hadhod, level 1 halfling rogue The departed: Naluvya, level ...
by Geleg
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

some explanation on the last entry. The events described took place in sessions held in May and June 2012, for which I have only scanty notes. Instead of skipping the entries for those sessions, I decided I should try to fill in the gaps. My first thought was to just add a few lines according to the...
by Geleg
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

PCs: Gren, level 4 human Bard Godfrey, level 3 human knight Cleopatra, level 4 human wizard Flavius Stilicho, level 3 human gallowglass Cara Long-Arrow, level 3 elf ranger Drogden, level 2 cleric the Deceased Lakontios, level 1 part-human sorcerer Hadhod, level 1 halfling rogue The departed: Naluvya...
by Geleg
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

I dropped by to look up some facts in this thread for the reboot of this campaign (last night), and was shocked to see how many hits it had. Thanks, folks. I do feel sorry I haven't updated in over 6 months. For anyone still interested, I have two sessions from the summer that have not yet been writ...
by Geleg
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Changing the game's currency
Replies: 41
Views: 1811

Re: Changing the game's currency

great thread. I've also been bothered by the monetary and economic systems of D&D (and C&C) for years. 'real' world monetary systems (by which I mean Roman and/or medieval Europe) were bi- or tri-metallic. The romans had bronze coins, used largely in cities by ordinary people for everyday items, but...
by Geleg
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum
Replies: 107
Views: 69079

Re: TLG 8130 Codex Druidum

well I'll be! So it is, Serleran. And, in fact, my Lewis and Short conveniently gives the following entry: Druides, -um (Druidae, -arum). So the genitive plural (masc.) is druidum, making "Codex Druidum" correct. I retract any objection to that phrase! All the more reason, then, to use the correct L...
by Geleg
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Arduin C&C
Replies: 47
Views: 10888

Re: Arduin C&C

this is very cool. Thanks!
by Geleg
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum
Replies: 107
Views: 69079

Re: TLG 8130 Codex Druidum

I hesitate to criticize, but since the 'look' of the codex series seems to be latinate [e.g., 'codex' + 'genitive plural of noun in question'], it might be advisable to emulate Latin as much as is possible. The problem that I see with "codexi" is that it makes it look like the Trolls *think* they ar...
by Geleg
Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum
Replies: 107
Views: 69079

Re: TLG 8130 Codex Druidum

just got the latest Troll's Anvil email update. It's great to see all the creativity pouring from the dens. I'm proud to say my two 5th-printing PHs have arrived and are looking fine. I have one suggestion, though. "Codexi" sounds a bit strange ... since the plural of the Latin 'codex' is 'codices'....
by Geleg
Wed May 30, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

PCs: Gren, level 4 human Bard Godfrey, level 3 human knight Cleopatra, level 4 human wizard Flavius Stilicho, level 3 human gallowglass Cara Long-Arrow, level 3 elf ranger Drogden, level 2 cleric the Deceased Lakontios, level 1 part-human sorcerer Hadhod, level 1 halfling rogue The departed: Naluvya...
by Geleg
Fri May 18, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

Omote - I appreciate it! I have to say that I never laughed as hard at a rpg session as I did this past time - Stilicho's misadventures with carousing nearly brought tears to my eyes. Just finished another session tonight, and I will try to get it down while the memories are still fresh. Another cla...
by Geleg
Thu May 17, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

PCs: Gren, level 3 human Bard Godfrey, level 3 human knight Cleopatra, level 4 human wizard Flavius Stilicho, level 2 human gallowglass Cara Long-Arrow, level 3 elf ranger Drogden, level 2 cleric the Deceased Lakontios, level 1 part-human sorcerer Hadhod, level 1 halfling rogue The departed: Naluvya...
by Geleg
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

a 'heroic' episode?

PCs: Gren, level 3 human Bard Godfrey, level 3 human knight Cleopatra, level 4 human wizard Flavius Stilicho, level 2 human gallowglass Cara Long-Arrow, level 3 elf ranger Astra, level 2 human rogue the Deceased Lakontios, level 1 part-human sorcerer Hadhod, level 1 halfling rogue The departed: Nalu...
by Geleg
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: *TLG WISH LIST* ~ Let the Trolls know what YOU want to see!
Replies: 61
Views: 4438

Re: *TLG WISH LIST* ~ Let the Trolls know what YOU want to s

I'm going to step out on a limb and ask for new adventures set someplace other than Aihrde, and written by some new voices. There are a lot of talented OSR adventure writers out there who might be persuaded to offer some more vanilla fantasy for C&C, if approached and properly enticed.
by Geleg
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

Fourteenth Laisse: In which the Heroes show their Selflessness PCs: Gren, level 3 human Bard Godfrey, level 3 human knight Cleopatra, level 4 human wizard Flavius Stilicho, level 2 human gallowglass Cara Long-Arrow, level 3 elf ranger Gallafrey, level 2 human cleric Astra, level 2 human rogue the De...
by Geleg
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

Thanks, Omote. I confess (and freely tell my players) that I feel free to fictionalize slightly as my memory requires when it comes to write-ups. All the major events occur, but I will sometimes re-imagine conversations. I do sometimes jot down especially memorable lines during play. After a long hi...
by Geleg
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8125 Classic Monsters (Available)
Replies: 336
Views: 108270

Re: Classic Monsters The Manual

just got the pdf, and it looks good.

A typo leaped off the page at me on p. 19, under Behir, though: the Behir is said to attack 'viscously', when it should be 'viciously'.
by Geleg
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: For those of you using Fate Points
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: For those of you using Fate Points

I use the d30 rule that Jeff Rients developed (at least I think it was he). The players love that rule, and love to argue about when it's the best moment to use the big ball o' fun. I also use fate points through a system of my own creation (it predates the CKG, and was also borrowed and modified fr...
by Geleg
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Google Hangout
Replies: 26
Views: 2976

Re: Google Hangout

thanks, guys. Missed that!
by Geleg
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Google Hangout
Replies: 26
Views: 2976

Re: Google Hangout

can I ask a terribly basic/stupid question? It appears that since I have a google account, I can (and did) sign up for google+. But what it looks like to me is basically another facebook social-networking thingie. how do you get it to do video streaming or whatever it is that allows interactive gami...
by Geleg
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How will 5e affect C&C?
Replies: 50
Views: 4239

Re: How will 5e affect C&C?

i'll say that for me, personally, my days of collecting and playing multiple rpgs are over. This has less to do with having found 'the one true path' than it does with a realistic assessment of what I want to get out of gaming. I have limited time for it, and I want it to be fun and easy. This was n...
by Geleg
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

thanks, Omote. I appreciate the feedback. I confess that I felt that the final battle (B2, obviously) was anticlimactic. But the PCs had worked for a long time to achieve their goals, and ultimately the victory was well-deserved. There are still the caves of humanoids to clear out, if they so desire...
by Geleg
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Hard Times in Narsileon
Replies: 38
Views: 26343

Re: Hard Times in Narsileon

to any readers: sorry for the lack of posts. We had a session in mid december, and then not another until mid January. I fell behind on write-ups and finally managed to get them all worked into this one longish post.

hope it may provide some entertainment ....