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by Pat Payne
Fri May 15, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: HH in GH!
Replies: 10
Views: 10589

Re: HH in GH!

Casts "Raise Thread" again :D Actually, I'm looking for a Free RPG Day demo I'm going to be doing next month to possibly go the other direction, and place "The Village of Hommlet" in the Highlands. Do some of these ideas make sense for changes? Saint Cuthbert's temple in Hommlet becomes a Church of ...
by Pat Payne
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Sticky: C&C cancelled due to WOTC lawsuit.
Replies: 73
Views: 14724

Re: Sticky: C&C cancelled due to WOTC lawsuit.

I was tricked. I guess it is bad on me that I do not put such ass hatery off the table as it concerns WotC. I wish WotC WOULD do something this stupid. It would put C&C's name out there ever more and would make for a great counter-suit and income for the Trolls. Any judge with more than one brain c...
by Pat Payne
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Sticky: C&C cancelled due to WOTC lawsuit.
Replies: 73
Views: 14724

Re: Sticky: C&C cancelled due to WOTC lawsuit.

my first experience with C&C was around 2009 or so You created your account here in June of 2008, so you must be off by a bit. Perhaps, he signed up here to talk about TLG's d20 Lion in the Ropes or Mortality of Green and not C&C! :D Nah, I plead crappy memory and throw myself on the mercy of the c...
by Pat Payne
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Putting my miniatures together...
Replies: 28
Views: 10947

Re: Putting my miniatures together...

I've noticed that there isn't a forum section for minis or gaming accessories... and there probably is a reason that this noob doesn't know about... But since this thread has survived... I'll add to it. 1st off... I SUCK at painting... I am a better art critic than I am an artist... so be it. But I...
by Pat Payne
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Your favorite deity
Replies: 35
Views: 5670

Re: Your favorite deity

In fairness, not from OGAM, but my favorite RPG deity is Saint Cuthbert from Greyhawk.

"Stubborn heads are not made of glass." An awesome quote.
by Pat Payne
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Sticky: C&C cancelled due to WOTC lawsuit.
Replies: 73
Views: 14724

Re: Sticky: C&C cancelled due to WOTC lawsuit.

First off, Slimy, you evil, evil man. :lol: :P After another long absence from the boards, I saw this headline and briefly plotzed. But to pick up from the conversation, my first experience with C&C was around 2009 or so, when I happened to see the PH at my (now late and lamented) FLGS, Third Planet...
by Pat Payne
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Black Box classes in action?
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Re: Black Box classes in action?

Looking at them, I assumed that they were mostly intended to be NPC classes, for CKs to create memorable henchmen, since they all seem to be somewhat overclocked versions of the core classes.
by Pat Payne
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:21 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: 1644

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

Fudge only when necessary to make game better. Better is good. Fire is bad. ~O "...Richard Baseheart is good." I steadfastly refuse to fudge in a way that harms the players. But if I really don't want them to die for some reason (what can I say? I'm an old softie... :D ) I'll fudge a natural 20 int...
by Pat Payne
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Proper use of C&C logos?
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Proper use of C&C logos?

If this isn't the right part of the forums, please move it to where it ought to go. Thanks! Hi -- Since my Saturday group plays in a public place (a Coffee Bean in Torrance), I was thinking of putting up a small sign using the C&C logo to attract any other Coffee Bean customers who might be gamers i...
by Pat Payne
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Horseback/foot chase rules?
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Horseback/foot chase rules?

Maybe I'm just blind, but where in the PH/CKG are rules for chases, either on foot, or horseback or both? My players got themselves into a bit of a problem last session (got captured by the Scarlet Brotherhood when one of the party members had an unfortunate bout of honesty concerning the party's tr...
by Pat Payne
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What is kosher and what is not with regards to fan material.
Replies: 26
Views: 5678

Re: What is kosher and what is not with regards to fan mater

Relaxo wrote:As long as you coat the fan material in a thick layer of pure salt, it should be kosher.
What happens, though if one of the NPCs is a large ham? :lol:

(From the 1942 "To Be or Not to Be" : "Mr. Ravitsch, what you are, I couldn't eat.")
by Pat Payne
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quick suggestion for the M&T
Replies: 8
Views: 2657

Re: Quick suggestion for the M&T

I'll have to check my copy when I get home -- I don't remember tables like that being there, though there is an extremely cool and useful (though not for the purposes I was looking for :) ) "ecologies" section for most of the M&T monsters.
by Pat Payne
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quick suggestion for the M&T
Replies: 8
Views: 2657

Quick suggestion for the M&T

Now that everything's gonna be printed in color, if it's not too late, could I make a suggestion for the next printing of the M&T? Encounter tables by environment might be nice -- breaking down the monsters into the different environments they most likely would be found in.

Just a thought. :)
by Pat Payne
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Over 65 THOUSAND and over 540 backers!
Replies: 23
Views: 8221

Re: Over 65 THOUSAND and over 540 backers!

Wow. Something just crashed Kickstarter. Wonder if it was the awesome of the drive's last day :D
by Pat Payne
Fri May 23, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How can C&C possibly work?
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: How can C&C possibly work?

I can only speak for myself and my group, but after repeated rules arguments playing 3e, we went to C&C and at this point, will never go back. It works near perfectly for us. In fact, I've been able to play 1e AD&D modules completely on the fly right at the table with no issues.
by Pat Payne
Fri May 16, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: TSR HR Series VS TLG Codex Series
Replies: 28
Views: 2058

Re: TSR HR Series VS TLG Codex Series

Sorry - I lived under a rock from 1987 to 2008. What's the TSR HR series? Back in the '90s, TSR released a bunch of Historical Resource books -- covering Charlemagne's Empire, the Vikings, The Romans, The ancient Greeks, the Crusades, and the later Renaissance, up to (IIRC) the Thirty-Years' War. P...
by Pat Payne
Mon May 12, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monster and villain tactics
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Monster and villain tactics

One thing to remember with most monsters is that while they may have low intelligence, they're not imbiciles. Granted not all of us have knowledge of advanced tactics, but remembering that orcs and kobolds are smart enough to do feigned retreats to lead unwary pursuers into an ambush or to use cover...
by Pat Payne
Mon May 12, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Too tough?
Replies: 13
Views: 1230

Re: Too tough?

Only problem with that is that, in my experience, is that by the time they figure out they should run, its too late. Yeah, that's always true. Myself included! :lol: Then, there are those who never figure it out, even when they have clues dumped on their head like anvils... I can remember a paladin...
by Pat Payne
Mon May 05, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: C&C is now in Redlands, CA!
Replies: 7
Views: 4554

Re: C&C is now in Redlands, CA!

We've been trying to meet weekly, and we game on Saturday afternoons.
by Pat Payne
Fri May 02, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: So what do YOU want to see?
Replies: 17
Views: 9143

Re: So what do YOU want to see?

If there was a way to swing it legally, I'd love to see character stats for some of the classic pulp heroes, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage, The Spider, etc.
by Pat Payne
Fri May 02, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seeing some very positive statements abouot the ...
Replies: 11
Views: 1864

Re: Seeing some very positive statements abouot the ...

Treebore wrote:Haunted Highlands books.
I've got the PDF of the Player's Guide, and I am very impressed. I've already got plans to use the expanded humanoid races (Orc, Goblin, Kobold, Etc.) to make new and unique NPCs in my campaign.
by Pat Payne
Fri May 02, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: LFP in Torrance, CA
Replies: 0
Views: 6265

LFP in Torrance, CA

Hey, I'm looking for about four or so players to fill a gaming group at a Torrance-CA-area Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. We've got two players (the remnants of an at-one-time eight-or-so strong group that sadly drifted apart) and a CK at the moment, and the party is in the very near future going to be goi...
by Pat Payne
Fri May 02, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 3D printed metal dice.
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: 3D printed metal dice.

He was also insanely lucky with those dice... makes me almost want to consider banning metals at the table just to give the CK an even break :lol: After taking a quick look, it is apparent that some of these dice are going to be REALLY biased in rolling due to having more metal on one side(s) than ...
by Pat Payne
Fri May 02, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: C&C is now in Redlands, CA!
Replies: 7
Views: 4554

Re: C&C is now in Redlands, CA!

Hey, dcfitch, would Torrance be too far for you? I'm running a C&C campaign that's looking for players.
by Pat Payne
Fri May 02, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 3D printed metal dice.
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: 3D printed metal dice.

If you love funky dice there is a new(ish) set of 3D printed metal dice that you can find here are Shapeways. These are some of the coolest dice sets I've seen to date. (I understand that they do plastic dice also.) Here is a video of the process to 3D metal printing. It doesn't show them making th...
by Pat Payne
Thu May 01, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help us decide what to put on our screens!
Replies: 19
Views: 778

Re: Help us decide what to put on our screens!

I may be in the minority (I hope not.) but I'd find the "Light Underground" table to be useful. It is one of those rules that I think I'd use a lot if it was right there, on the screen. If it wasn't on the screen I'd probably end up not using it as I try not to flip through books, searching for rul...
by Pat Payne
Thu May 01, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 4x6 Character Sheets
Replies: 14
Views: 1241

Re: 4x6 Character Sheets

That is a cool little card there -- perfect for CKs to keep as a backup charsheet :)
by Pat Payne
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Darth Vader's nervous breakdown.
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Darth Vader's nervous breakdown.


One thing -- could you have at least put a "NSFW" tag on there? I just about had a heart attack when, at the office, I played this and suddenly James Earl Jones is uttering the word "N****rtown..."
by Pat Payne
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How much info on the 'religions'?
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Treebore wrote: Pretty basic, no where near the info of say the AWESOME "Book of the Righteous" from Green Ronin, or the old 2E Faith and Avatars books. Still, plenty to make me find it evocative of many adventure ideas, and the most I have ever been excited by a write up of the American Indian myt...
by Pat Payne
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Introduction Thread -- Say Hi!
Replies: 927
Views: 40929

<t>[quote="Go0gleplex"]The wife and I checked out the two local game stores here in Salem...one had about 50 game books in it period. The other had a bit more of a selection...but only 4th ed, Flames of War, and Warhammer 40k. In discussing the local "scene" with both stores, neither were interested...