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by Lord Dynel
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castle Keepers Guide
Replies: 10
Views: 5337

Re: Castle Keepers Guide

Both Toolbox books are pretty fantastic. As is the 1e DMG. I find the Gygaxian Fantasy series helpful at times, too. But yeah, T1Hound, the CKG is a pretty good resource.
by Lord Dynel
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Addicted to Megadungeons
Replies: 21
Views: 9330

Re: Addicted to Megadungeons

Admitting you have a problem is the first step man...good job! :D I like megadungeons, but I can't say "addicted." I have all the classic D&D/AD&D ones (ToEE is probably my all-time favorite) and I really like Castle of the Mad Archmage (especially with CZ added to it). Megadungeons, if well thought...
by Lord Dynel
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Class and a Half
Replies: 21
Views: 7307

Re: Class and a Half

I think barbarian/half-fighter would work pretty well. There are some synergies that make it pretty nice. serl touched on Intimidate. Intimidate with a high AC from good armor makes the barbarian very "tanky" (pardon the MMO terminology!), especially since you won't lose hit points for the combo, ei...
by Lord Dynel
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Rogue Class Abilities
Replies: 8
Views: 3973

Re: Rogue Class Abilities

Yeah, I should have stated what the last three fellows said in their posts, and Omote in particular makes a good point. If it's a reasonable mundane or easy task - such as climbing an oak tree or descending a knotted rope - I wouldn't have a PC make a check. Just tell me what you're doing and contin...
by Lord Dynel
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Rogue Class Abilities
Replies: 8
Views: 3973

Re: Rogue Class Abilities

Is there a game mechanism in C&C wherein the rogue gets a bonus in his class abilities attempts that other classes do not? In general, the only time level is added (except for generic saves) is when the class has the ability, even if the attribute is not Prime. That means that all rogues always get...
by Lord Dynel
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Spell Reversals
Replies: 12
Views: 5092

Re: Spell Reversals

Keep in mind too that for every decision you make outside of the 'norm' as it were, you are going to have to carry that forward through the rest of the campaign which can build up into a LOT of paperwork and a pain in the arse to keep track of. This is the point I was getting at in my previous post...
by Lord Dynel
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What is needed for a successful ‘high magic’ setting ??
Replies: 13
Views: 5226

Re: What is needed for a successful ‘high magic’ setting ??

Rgr, and I LOVE FR as a setting. Back in the day - 1e & early 2e (gray box and a few supplements mostly Moonshae, The North, and Savage Frontiers, and some in the Dale and Cormyr areas) - I played in and ran games in the setting. I absolutely agree, Lurker. Grey Box with the 1e and early 2e stuff i...
by Lord Dynel
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 408
Views: 197094

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

I got Terraforming Mars for Christmas. I've played it twice so far and both games played differently, an aspect that I really look for in boardgames. And my wife loves playing, too, which is nice! I really enjoy it.
by Lord Dynel
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What is needed for a successful ‘high magic’ setting ??
Replies: 13
Views: 5226

Re: What is needed for a successful ‘high magic’ setting ??

Delve into any Forgotten Realms campaign setting for a good primer on high magic.

To me, high magic means multiple magic-users in every town, magic item ubiquity (and accessible at low levels), magic shops, magic schools, wizard battalions in armies...stuff like that.
by Lord Dynel
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Spell Reversals
Replies: 12
Views: 5092

Re: Spell Reversals

Slight tangent - Is there an official rule on reversed spells? Looking through the PHB, I could not find anything that spoke to it. Some systems state that the reverse has to be learned separately, while others state that once you know a spell you know its reverse. This might be one of those "CK dis...
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2012
Views: 551106

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Well, I don't post here that often - most of what I read is C&C - however, thanks to LD and others in the middle earth discussion a few weeks back, I have been reading The One Ring & Adventures in Middle Earth (the 5.e version of TOR). I'll say it is a great feel for the setting and some interestin...
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: NOT buying new stuff is hard...
Replies: 34
Views: 17236

Re: NOT buying new stuff is hard...

I'm not buying...much...but I agree it's hard. This time of year, our family has little rule that we can't buy things for ourselves starting October 1. So that helps with my buying. It is very addiction-like, but that makes me wonder. If my game(s) of choice were "dead systems," and I completed the ...
by Lord Dynel
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Returning Home
Replies: 24
Views: 9159

Re: Returning Home

Welcome back, Snoring Rock. I've recently returned to C&C, too, from a hiatus. Almost the same thing as you - players wanted to try 5e out. Even though the ones who did left my group, we continued because we were enjoying it and because they had some investment in their characters. We're actually ab...
by Lord Dynel
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2012
Views: 551106

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Top Secret! Aergraith mentioned in the other games thread that Merle released a new version. I pulled out my old boxed set (which is in fabulous condition) for a re-read. For those that have this game, check out Darlene's rendering of Emma Peel (page 55) ~ awesome!!! 8-) We might have different ver...
by Lord Dynel
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mythical Companions vs. Book of Familiars?
Replies: 8
Views: 4906

Re: Mythical Companions vs. Book of Familiars?

Rigon wrote:I've thought about getting this from time to time, but it is a low priority for me too.

R-
Especially since I've got BoF. I'll certainly fill out the Codex series before picking this up, is my thinking.
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mythical Companions vs. Book of Familiars?
Replies: 8
Views: 4906

Re: Mythical Companions vs. Book of Familiars?

I wondered the same thing so I asked Tim. Here is his response: Assuming you mean the C&C Mystical Companions, the Mystical Companions book is a revised, cleaned-up edition of the original Book of Familiars. It doesn't have any changes; the layout is cleaned up, it's in color, and all of the d20 3....
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mythical Companions vs. Book of Familiars?
Replies: 8
Views: 4906

Mythical Companions vs. Book of Familiars?

I've tried looking but haven't had a whole lot of luck. Can someone give me a rundown on the differences between Mythical Companions and The Book of Familiars? Are there any? I only own the latter, but I was trying to discern if there are any differences with Mythical Companions or if it was just a ...
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 27809

Re: 5th Edition

All the time it took to just to stat out some goblins is what drove me from PF to C&C. You really don't need ability scores to make a monster interesting. Add an extra attack bonus, mix in a class ability or two, maybe adjust AC or HP is all it takes. Yep, I can understand that. At first, when 3e f...
by Lord Dynel
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Middle Earth Mashup
Replies: 28
Views: 14148

Re: Middle Earth Mashup

accckk, blood, ash and doom !!! I've gotten the player book for both The One Ring & the 5e version ... I want to play in a Tolkien setting !! (And yes my wife is annoyed I got both, apparently "but it is Tolkien" isn't justification enough for her...) The one ring looks interesting, but I would wan...
by Lord Dynel
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone doing historical settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 8070

Re: Anyone doing historical settings?

Thanks for the replies. Looks like most people are pretty much like me - they have them (I'm missing the latter few, but have the early C&C releases) but they're not doing much other than borrowing from them. They caught my eye the other day and started thumbing through one (Nordica) and got inspire...
by Lord Dynel
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Rune Lore/Back Pack news..
Replies: 4
Views: 3267

Re: Rune Lore/Back Pack news..

I just hope we get all the Runes this time around. :)
by Lord Dynel
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Saving Throws
Replies: 20
Views: 9264

Re: Saving Throws

...I don't use...Illusionist healing spells... I'm not sure about the Illusionist healing...think that's a touch goofy... I'm working on something for those that don't like illusionist healing, which is my #1 problem with it C&C. Not anything super spectacular, just some decent alternate spells. I'...
by Lord Dynel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: level of C&C output
Replies: 21
Views: 8116

Re: level of C&C output

Adventurer's Backpack is still not out...I know the Troll Lords probably don't do this full time...it's a side job of a side hobby....but I'm confused why more RPG companies don't function more like actual companies and hit deadlines etc. I don't mind it taking a while. I understand. And no, it's p...
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Middle Earth Mashup
Replies: 28
Views: 14148

Re: Middle Earth Mashup

Frankly, I'm too old to learn new systems. I'm sure I'll get there at some point (most likely), but I still like learnign new systems. They're certainly not as easy to grasp as they used to be but I still find them fascinating. I learned The Dark Eye mechanics over the summer and while at first I d...
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone doing historical settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 8070

Re: Anyone doing historical settings?

LORD D Q: Do you use Greeks as the predominant religion across the world? A: Only in Greece controlled areas.. Romans never conquered and Judeo-Christian is at best a Cult IF someone wants to play it, but no one ever has wanted to do so. Even our Jewish friend opted for a Celtic Druid. Norse in the...
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone doing historical settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 8070

Re: Anyone doing historical settings?

I'm going to start a caveman game set in a near-total ice age. Spells and such will be around, but they're not like usual casting... not intended for combat, anyway, without magic items. I think I'll allow sasquatch/yeti PCs. There was a neat concept for a video game earlier this year called Farcry...
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 27809

Re: 5th Edition

OK, Lets flip this on its Ear.. now that we have conversion notes from CnC to 5e... anyone got conversion notes from 5e to CnC? I do it the same way I've done 3E and 4E material, cut off whatever I don't want to keep, and just turn any feats, skills and similar into "abilities". When it comes to cl...
by Lord Dynel
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2012
Views: 551106

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Absolutely. The AEC is spectacular. I really hope Dan gets a combined LL+AEC cooking sometime in the near future. He's already confirmed this is the book he is working on right now. I think Dan Proctor also mentioned a Kickstarter in October 2017, though it looks like he might miss that target date...