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by Barrataria
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Selling some C&C stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Selling some C&C stuff

Hi all, I don't see a "classified" section here, so I thought I'd stick it here in hopes a mod will put it in the right place. I'm selling some stuff on ebay, in particular Haunted Highlands mods DB1-2-3 and A1 Assault on Blacktooth Ridge along with Cosmos Builder from Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds. I'm a...
by Barrataria
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Changing the game's currency
Replies: 41
Views: 1337

Re: Changing the game's currency

For those that would like a quickie conversion to silver: decide that all printed references to GP=SP. Add a bronze piece (electrum, whatever) that is 10 to the silver piece. Done. (from a Dragon Magazine article eons ago). This is really just to address the aesthetics issue... for example if there ...
by Barrataria
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Adventure Games Publishing is Closed
Replies: 28
Views: 17115

best wishes

and hope that you do feel called to dabble wherever you see fit in the future. Quote: My subscribers, for putting so much (sadly, misplaced) faith in me Not true at all- you did an impressive job of breathing life into the Wilderlands. And your work (and your very high-quality website) was pretty in...
by Barrataria
Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: Bowbe worshippers
Replies: 10
Views: 4573

<r>And here I thought this thread would be about overeager fans stalking Casey... <br/> _________________<br/> Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Basic, Expert, and Advanced games, free for download or print-on-demand and available now! <URL url="http://www.barrataria.com/">http://www.barrataria.co...
by Barrataria
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Niches, Blockbusters, and the RPG market
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Niches, Blockbusters, and the RPG market

There was an interesting article in the Economist a couple of weeks back discussing the effects of small-scale productions/publications in various markets which has interesting implications for the RPG industry. Across these markets, they've seen that while overall sales have stayed more or less con...
by Barrataria
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Too embarrassing to watch
Replies: 7
Views: 305

<r>Was that Mr. Wonderful he jacked up in the first clip? Always welcome to see that!<br/> _________________<br/> Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Basic, Expert, and Advanced games, free for download or print-on-demand and available now! <URL url="http://www.barrataria.com/">http://www.barrataria...
by Barrataria
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Win 7...
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Treebore wrote: You can set WIN 7 to run as a specific old WIN OS, such as Windows VISTA, XP, or 95. That's been a feature with every version, and it almost never works. It's interesting that the "upgrade" function for XP sounds like it just reformats the hard drive Is it hard to install in a parti...
by Barrataria
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: OK I admit it, I really dislike animated avatars.
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: OK I admit it, I really dislike animated avatars.

Sir Ironside wrote: I also understand that you can use Firefox's Adblock to do this also, but I haven't tried it and really don't know how to do it. Maybe I'll give it a go and if it is a permanent option I'll go that route. Try it. You'll like it. You'll never see popup ads or forum spam again. Yo...
by Barrataria
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Win 7...
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

<r>So (aside from generalized idiocy levels, which we can't ever ignore) what's with the stories of "OMG! Itz so hard to upgrade from XP 11!!!!"?<br/> <br/> Unfortunately I expect when it comes time for a new PC I won't be able to load XP, for one reason or another. I suspect the Vista failure will ...
by Barrataria
Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: V (new)
Replies: 34
Views: 2237

anglefish wrote: Hollywood is "risk taking" bankrupt. Instead of trying new things that might fail, they're trying everything including bait and switch ("I,Robot" and "Battlestar Galatica") to promise investors that core loyal audience is in the wings ready to buy the DVDs in droves. Box office rec...
by Barrataria
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What all are you playing/running?
Replies: 41
Views: 7001

<r>Playing: classic Traveller<br/> <br/> Running: B/X in the World of Stronghold, but on hiatus for a few months now after a player departure...<br/> _________________<br/> Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Basic, Expert, and Advanced games, free for download or print-on-demand and available now! ...
by Barrataria
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Player Mapping
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Joe wrote: And do we really want to spend time overanalyzing doors and wandering empty dungeon halls? I have enough issues with players walking in circles, getting distracted with red herrings, or overfocusing on a clue that I would hate to add even more down time as the players try to figure out w...
by Barrataria
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: A Song of Ice And Fire RP - Houses & Lands
Replies: 1
Views: 872

<r>That sounds pretty cool... could it be useful in worldbuilding in other milieux (oh EGG, where have you and your vocabulary gone ) or is it very rules-driven, like the realm stuff in Birthright?<br/> _________________<br/> Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Basic, Expert, and Advanced games, fre...
by Barrataria
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Mongoose Traveller
Replies: 25
Views: 3630

<r>I'm playing a (technically) MGT game these days. My Referee has some CT books too and seems to mix and match. If you already have CT or MT I don't know why you need MGT too, but if you need something for your kids/players it's fine. But way too pricey IMO.<br/> _________________<br/> Fantasy Role...
by Barrataria
Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Old school dungeon designs book...
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Hrolfgar wrote: Fer that price it better some mighty purty pictures I've seen positive comments about the art (how's that for hearsay ) One of my players liked this; I think it appeared in some form in Fight On or Knockspell or another zine. _________________ Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Bas...
by Barrataria
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I just lost my entire array of bookmarks...
Replies: 14
Views: 110

<r>For a while, if I had an XP reboot (like after a power outage), it would delete all my bookmarks. That hasn't happened lately, but it got me in the habit of backing up my bookmarks.<br/> _________________<br/> Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Basic, Expert, and Advanced games, free for downloa...
by Barrataria
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Making Orisons and Cantrips unlimited a problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

serleran wrote: If I were to do this, I would probably create a limited list (more limited than the current spell list, that is) of things which could be done, or have the effects be generated by the personality of the character -- for example, a guy who wants his mage to be a "fire wizard" could p...
by Barrataria
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: [PHB.4] Still not in stores.
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Hrolfgar wrote: Went to ask about getting a 4th print at my FLGS today. Found out the store had closed for good on Saturday . BUT DID THEY TELL YOU WHEN THE BOOK IS COMING IN _________________ Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Basic, Expert, and Advanced games, free for download or print-on-deman...
by Barrataria
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The age-old question - homebrew or published world?
Replies: 34
Views: 2929

Aladar wrote: Way back in the day, our old gaming group each took a section/country of the campaign world we were working on and fleshed it out. Then we were going to put it all together and make one big area. Each of us would DM any adventures in our own area, then play in the other areas. I recal...
by Barrataria
Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The age-old question - homebrew or published world?
Replies: 34
Views: 2929

Treebore wrote: See? If I am going to put all that effort, or money, into it, may as well get a bunch of the PC's, histories, etc... written up. Money? Everything on those sites is free (except the actual CC3 software, which you don't need just to mooch their free maps). I'm just teasing mostly, bu...
by Barrataria
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The age-old question - homebrew or published world?
Replies: 34
Views: 2929

Treebore wrote: Why don't I just do my own world from scratch? Simple. I suck at doing maps. So I find settings with pretty maps and make them my own. Boo Treebore! Don't listen to my pessimistic penpal. There are loads of free resources... try the Cartographers' Guild http://forum.cartographersgui...
by Barrataria
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Wow, I'm glad my games don't sound like this.....
Replies: 17
Views: 2786

huh

<r>I am so far removed from current gaming culture I can't express, but it all sounds very, very metagame-y to me. In fact, it sounds remarkably like the Warhammer guys I overhear at the not so FLGS once in a while.<br/> <br/> I have had many players not interested in roleplaying, but this is really...
by Barrataria
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Take a trip
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Avenue Q!

<r>Is most excellent, particularly for folks with fond memories of Sesame Street.<br/> <br/> We saw it in NY and then took my sister to a show in SF... the best part of the second show was the uptight tourist and her college-age daughter who sat next to us and sort of grimaced offendedly throughout ...
by Barrataria
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: [PHB.4] Still not in stores.
Replies: 15
Views: 664

I know Steve is not exactly looking for...

<r>more email these days, but if the store has problems after the times described here pass, do contact him as there can be problem with the distributors (I met a buyer at an FLGS not long ago who complained to me about getting the PHBs and Steve was glad to hear of the problem...)<br/> ____________...
by Barrataria
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The age-old question - homebrew or published world?
Replies: 34
Views: 2929

make your own!

<r>Actually, C&C's release was the first thing that inspired me to try to make a world from scratch. Like you I had only used Greyhawk and KW for previous games, but I thought I would try a blank slate to make a place for the various new aspects of C&C. <br/> <br/> I've found it to be one of...
by Barrataria
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Paypal competitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 119

Bidpay?

<r>I vaguely recollect some off-brand payment thingie but I think they mysteriously disappeared around the time Ebay bought PayPal...<br/> _________________<br/> Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Basic, Expert, and Advanced games, free for download or print-on-demand and available now! <URL url="h...
by Barrataria
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Does Nature Ever Call Your PC's???
Replies: 34
Views: 1937

ThrorII wrote: I changed the money weight. I just find the concept of 1/10 pound (1.6 oz) coins a joke. Who wants a mule to haul lunch money? My favorite thread returns! That's my pet peeve. There were a few articles in Dragon and one more recently in the Dragonsfoot zine about this. Someone on ano...
by Barrataria
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rebuilding My Stash
Replies: 6
Views: 509

<r>Awesome- I got a MSI Wind for $299 a few months back and I absolutely love it...<br/> _________________<br/> Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Basic, Expert, and Advanced games, free for download or print-on-demand and available now! <URL url="http://www.barrataria.com/">http://www.barrataria.c...
by Barrataria
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Druid: switching the focus from animals to plants ...
Replies: 15
Views: 180

<r>I'd suggest you take a look at the Mutant Future rulebook which you can download free from Goblinoid Games. There are a whole bunch of weird plants you might be able to use.<br/> <br/> Also if you look at the Tome of Horrors or in the old MMII you'll see the "thorny", a plant-like dog companion o...
by Barrataria
Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Big Iron Vault #2 hits century mark
Replies: 5
Views: 462

<r>Looks like an interesting and different perspective, so good for you. I'll be watching for it!<br/> _________________<br/> Fantasy Roleplaying Supplements for Basic, Expert, and Advanced games, free for download or print-on-demand and available now! <URL url="http://www.barrataria.com/">http://ww...