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by Greg Ellis
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for con-length C&C adventures?
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

<t>A subset of A1 would work. The lair at the top of the ridge would be about right, maybe just a touch too short. You could add some wilderness encounters on the way there.<br/> <br/> The bigger dungeon toward the end would be too long; you would need to trim.<br/> <br/> My experience with cons so ...
by Greg Ellis
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG Wish Products.
Replies: 42
Views: 4257

moriarty777 wrote: Actually, I wouldn't mind seeing 'compilations' of modules in a perfect bound format (corrected as needed of course). Something like the I1-3 nut in one book. Once existing stock of the modules are sold of course. M Yeah, good idea. I was just thinking of something like that myse...
by Greg Ellis
Sun May 31, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Poll regarding magic items
Replies: 38
Views: 4664

Looks really good, Serl.

If you can sneak something more into the Lore section about the guild markings, that might be cool.

"The prominent guild mark on the armor will certainly draw the attention of that guild and also rival guilds."

Something like that.
by Greg Ellis
Tue May 26, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Poll regarding magic items
Replies: 38
Views: 4664

serleran wrote: OK. Here is something I was considering including, and probably still will, just to show the type of thing I was thinking of when starting the poll: Padded Armor of a Padfoot: Originally crafted for an aristocrat turned aspiring rogue, padded armor of a padfoot is a thiefs boon, for...
by Greg Ellis
Fri May 22, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Modules or Not
Replies: 63
Views: 5354

<t>I love modules - I love reading them, and I love running them.<br/> <br/> Some are frustrating, because they're just not very well thought out, and require a lot of re-jiggering and filling in of blanks. I'm not too fond of that experience.<br/> <br/> But then there are others which are just glow...
by Greg Ellis
Mon May 11, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see next?
Replies: 37
Views: 1761

What do you want to see next?

Just out of curiosity - what do you want to see next from the Trolls?

For me - it's more tiny boxed sets, like Towers of Adventure, that can drop into pretty much any campaign, and anywhere.

How about the rest of you?
by Greg Ellis
Mon May 04, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Towers of Adventure & Engineering Dungeons=CK Excellence
Replies: 36
Views: 754

<r>I got two bone-coloured d10's in my box.<br/> <br/> As I mentioned in the other thread:<br/> <URL url="http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=6663&start=29&mforum=trolllordgames"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... llordgames">http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/...
by Greg Ellis
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Recent Score
Replies: 23
Views: 3845

Great find!

Which shop was it?
by Greg Ellis
Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tolkien - Required reading?
Replies: 28
Views: 83

<t>I would put Fritz Lieber higher on that list than Tolkien. Also the Conan stories, some Burroughs, and my current favourite - Andre Norton's Witch World series.<br/> <br/> Personally, I found Tolkien's Ring Trilogy to be ponderously slow and dull. I would hate for anyone to get the impression tha...
by Greg Ellis
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Found: Steve and Davis' lost High School Band
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Which is which?
by Greg Ellis
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG Going Green (MT news and look)
Replies: 57
Views: 6567

<t>Colours and art and layout all look good to me!<br/> <br/> I'm confused by the logos, though.<br/> <br/> Castles C & Rusades? What does that mean? <br/> Will we be touring Castles D & Ungeons next?<br/> <br/> In the bottom logo - is there supposed to be text, or the company name there? I ...
by Greg Ellis
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Operating a con and con goers questions
Replies: 29
Views: 524

<t>Inviting some famous folks to demonstrate their latest products can work in several good ways. It gives a chance for people to play with a master GM, and gives the GM in question an opportunity to promote their latest products.<br/> <br/> If you're thinking Toronto area, Patrick D Laws might be i...
by Greg Ellis
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Operating a con and con goers questions
Replies: 29
Views: 524

If you're hosting in a hotel, and the hotel has a bar, then it's already taken care of, isn't it?

If someone wants a drink, they'll go hang out in the bar and drink.
by Greg Ellis
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Blog up I'm Off
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Rats, I just emailed an order, and then read this.

Is someone else answering the "orders" email address while Steve's away?
by Greg Ellis
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Operating a con and con goers questions
Replies: 29
Views: 524

<r>How big do you want this thing to be, jmann? Do you want to do this for commercial gain? Or is it just because you want to play games?<br/> <br/> You can have a gamer gathering without going to all of the trouble of running a formal con - you just need a place to do it and a group of people who a...
by Greg Ellis
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lake Geneva Con Canceled
Replies: 52
Views: 1508

Quite right - my mistake. I had the LGGC #1 stuck in my head - July 29-31, 2005. It wasn't until later (#2 or #3) that the con got moved up to June. Quote: my siblings and I will memorialize my father in our own way Of course you will; as you should. I have very fond memories of your dad. He was a v...
by Greg Ellis
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lake Geneva Con Canceled
Replies: 52
Views: 1508

Rhuvein wrote: The complaints should be directed at Steve!!! We want the LGGC!!! You're kidding, right? Steve needs a business reason to run a con. There's a lot of money at stake, time spent and busy work to do in arranging and promoting and staffing, risk of loss of investment, etc. With all of h...
by Greg Ellis
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lake Geneva Con Canceled
Replies: 52
Views: 1508

Egg of Coot wrote:
Greg, you ought to come on up the Thunder Bay one winter so you can see just lucky you are down in Toronto . . .

The Egg

Yeah, I spent a winter in Sudbury one year. Not somewhere I would chose to live, I think.
by Greg Ellis
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lake Geneva Con Canceled
Replies: 52
Views: 1508

<t>Wisconsin in March? No thanks. I live in Canada, so I know a thing or two about winter.<br/> <br/> Much as I lament the loss of Gary, and understand why you'd like to keep the con as a memorial, I just can't see it being a pleasant trip at that time of year. <br/> <br/> Besides, do you really wan...
by Greg Ellis
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lake Geneva Con Canceled
Replies: 52
Views: 1508

Rats!

LGGC was an annual highlight for me. I made a lot of great friends and a lot of great memories there.

I'm very sad to see this fade away.

You Trolls deserve a "well done" for your efforts on this con in the past.
by Greg Ellis
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Running a Con Game
Replies: 19
Views: 369

<r>You might find some useful opinions in this thread:<br/> <URL url="http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=5361&mforum=trolllordgames"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... llordgames">http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=5361&mforum=trolllordgames</L...
by Greg Ellis
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Help -- game product liquidation
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Dragonsfoot.org
by Greg Ellis
Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Its Been A Crazy Year
Replies: 28
Views: 1393

Troll Lord wrote: I do want to echo Roberts comments. You guys make this a while lot easier and these boards are just down right nice to visit. Its probably because of Deogolf's Hippy Karma !!! Wow! You know, I'm very fond of Deogulf, but it would never occur to me in a million years to use a word ...
by Greg Ellis
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Its Been A Crazy Year
Replies: 28
Views: 1393

<t>Having worked in the corporate world for many years, I'm very familiar with the catch-phrase "refocussing on our core competencies".<br/> <br/> It's generally used as a nice way of telling folks that some chunk of the business has been sold off, or shut down, or otherwise cut loose. Usually some ...
by Greg Ellis
Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: More News . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 431

Are we sure this isn't a simple misunderstanding?

When we say "yeah, we closed the bar" up here in the Great White North, what we mean is "we were at the bar until it closed, and then they kicked us out, eh?"
by Greg Ellis
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Other Rpgs & the Crusader
Replies: 26
Views: 8713

Personally, I'd prefer to see Crusader become 100% Lejendary Adventure, but that seems rather unlikely. I suppose we can tolerate some C&C content now and again, if we must...
I would NOT like to see any Hasbro stuff (3E, 4E, Magic, whatever). Other smaller publishers, sure.
by Greg Ellis
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Crusader Feature Requests
Replies: 34
Views: 12770

Julian Grimm wrote: What I think should go out is, the convention blogs. This can be done on the website. Fiction should be reduced or used for short issues or saved for a later publication. I like the convention logs, although I agree that they could be shorter; less page-count. Ditto for the fict...
by Greg Ellis
Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Amazing cover on #8 - congrads to Jason
Replies: 1
Views: 2265

Amazing cover on #8 - congrads to Jason

Wow, that's a great cover on issue #8 - really, REALLY well done.

Nice work Jason.
by Greg Ellis
Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Crusader Feature Requests
Replies: 34
Views: 12770

ps - I also enjoy the "trials and tribulations of the industry" articles, like Joe Goodman's in issue #7.

"How things came to be in the ancient past of gaming" is always an interesting read as well.
by Greg Ellis
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Crusader Feature Requests
Replies: 34
Views: 12770

<t>I'd be interested in the board game reviews, as long as they're somewhat relevant to the general tone of the mag, and kept fairly brief.<br/> <br/> Encounters is a great idea; I'd love to see material that can be used in games, especially:<br/> <br/> new treasures (esp. magic items)<br/> <br/> ne...