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by CKDad
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What I've Done On My C&C Vacation
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

What I've Done On My C&C Vacation

Howdy, folks! Been awhile. As mentioned elsewhere I haven't run or played C&C except at cons for about three years. Not feeling like I had much to offer I took a vacation from this forum as well. I'm back, poking around while contemplating running a megadungeon crawl using C&C in the near future. So...
by CKDad
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Where'd they all go?
Replies: 55
Views: 16922

Re: Where'd they all go?

*a friendly wave* Curious coincidence that this thread is up on my first visit back to these forums in many months. Speaking purely for myself, for the last few years I have been playing games other than C&C. I actually took a break from this style of fantasy gaming, except for convention play, abou...
by CKDad
Thu May 15, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con VII dates announced
Replies: 6
Views: 4637

Re: Gary Con VII dates announced

Booked my room on Tuesday. And I'm promising myself to only run two or three games (plus the traditional Divine Right game on Friday) next year so I can actually play some games.
by CKDad
Thu May 08, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Operating Systems
Replies: 60
Views: 8908

Re: Opinions on Operating Systems

CKDad, What's your opinion of the Ghostery add-in for Firefox? Any good? Thanks. Had a chance to look into this today. It's interesting, and it may help somewhat limiting what people track about you - but I'm becoming less convinced of the viability of tools like these really making a difference as...
by CKDad
Wed May 07, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Operating Systems
Replies: 60
Views: 8908

Re: Opinions on Operating Systems

Dachda - haven't run into that one yet, but will check it out.
by CKDad
Wed May 07, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Operating Systems
Replies: 60
Views: 8908

Re: Opinions on Operating Systems

On a more positive note, some proactive steps you can take: - Use a browser plug-in like NoScript. - And an ad-blocking plug-in. - Don't use Java unless you absolutely have to. - AV and anti-malware software that has a reputation-based system (like Malware Bytes) can sometimes ID & block some traffi...
by CKDad
Wed May 07, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Operating Systems
Replies: 60
Views: 8908

Re: Opinions on Operating Systems

Anti-virus won't help you with this. :roll: :lol: There are TONS of vulnerabilities in the NT based OS that can never be patched. That is what Security s/w is for. It takes malicious code to take advantage of OS holes. That CODE can be detected, blocked and/or eliminated. PLEASE take time to get ed...
by CKDad
Tue May 06, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Board/Card Games Are You Playing?
Replies: 119
Views: 18992

Re: What Board/Card Games Are You Playing?

I'm about to start playing in a month-long "League" of the Game of Thrones boardgame at my FLGS. We'll see how an old school wargamer fares against a crop of Eurogamers, heheh...
by CKDad
Tue May 06, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Operating Systems
Replies: 60
Views: 8908

Re: Opinions on Operating Systems

A word of advice about staying on XP: don't. Now that support for it has been discontinued, vulnerabilities will no longer be patched. The attacker community is actively going after these vulnerable machines now. They're not just going after your personal data (and logins that they'll capture via ke...
by CKDad
Tue May 06, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: FLGS RPG Section Shrinking
Replies: 23
Views: 2142

Re: FLGS RPG Section Shrinking

For those of you with local game stores that are struggling, ask if they participate in GAMA. If so, they need to track down the presentations and talks by the manager of my FLGS, Paul Butler. Paul looks like he stepped out of the pages of 1st edition Shadowrun, but he has decades worth of retail kn...
by CKDad
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: Gary Con V (2013) C&C Society Tournament Adventure
Replies: 0
Views: 2703

Gary Con V (2013) C&C Society Tournament Adventure

(Cross-posted from the C&C Society G+ group) I'd meant to share this some time ago, but SWEET BABY MORDIUS HOW DID IT GET TO BE MARCH 2014 ALREADY? Ahem. Anyway, here's a link to the Gary Con V Castles & Crusades Society Tournament, penned by yours truly with able assistance from Gerry "Sir Osis" Bu...
by CKDad
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con dates finalized for 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 11700

Re: Gary Con dates finalized for 2014

While I'm looking forward to GaryCon and seeing so many friends again, I definitely went a bit overboard on running games - two sessions of Shadowrun, one of Mongoose Traveller, my now-traditional Divine Right game on Friday, and a session of Gerry's C&C tourney offering. I managed to get in one gam...
by CKDad
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 410
Views: 212685

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

In the past couple of weeks I've managed both some OGRE (just the classic scenario while teaching my son) and a nice playing of Eclipse, the big discovery/empire builder board game. I've got to say that the elegance of design in Eclipse, where the components and mechanics work fairly seamlessly toge...
by CKDad
Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Class Abilities and the Prime Attribute
Replies: 229
Views: 33420

Re: Class Abilities and the Prime Attribute

I think I'm with Treebore's line of thinking: if it's a class skill, it gets treated as if the attribute was a prime, whether that character has it as prime or not. While it's not functionally very different from what you were initially proposing, from a "Will this make sense to a new player or CK?"...
by CKDad
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 410
Views: 212685

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

I think that if it's left in the box, it will be fine. We did pull that tray out to look at it and one of the corners had split, so you might want to check that and apply a bit of duct tape. Not certain any further reinforcement will be needed.
by CKDad
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 410
Views: 212685

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

Punched, assembled and sorted the counters from one of my two sets of OGRE, Designer's Edition last night. Took my son & I 2.5 hours. We'll get a game in at some point in the next couple of days, and will be taking it over my FLGS charity Game-a-thon on Friday.
by CKDad
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: GaryCon VI Registration open
Replies: 2
Views: 2922

Re: GaryCon VI Registration open

Event registration opened up last week. I'm running a session of the C&C Society tournament that Sir Osis is writing, as well as running some Mongoose Traveller and Shadowrun in my own right. I'm also running my Divine Right boardgame on Friday.
by CKDad
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: GaryCon VI Registration open
Replies: 2
Views: 2922

GaryCon VI Registration open

Right now it's just registration for the con itself. They're opening up event submissions this weekend, with event registration to follow later (I think Dale said January, but I'm not 100% sure).

www.garycon.com
by CKDad
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Shadowrun 5th Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: Shadowrun 5th Edition

Omote, I think you'll find 5th is somewhat streamlined compared to 4th. For one thing, they've pretty much synched everything into the Skill + Attribute mechanic - no more craziness about the Matrix rules being sometimes that, sometimes Skill + Program, sometimes Commlink Attribute + Program, etc. C...
by CKDad
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 13 Years!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 958

Re: 13 Years!!!

Catching up a little later here and just saw the recent rough patch. Glad you pulled through. Here's to many more good years.
by CKDad
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Shadowrun 5th Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Shadowrun 5th Edition

I'm finally up and running on the new edition (nothing like running five sessions over a three-day convention to get one up to speed) and it's pretty much the best version of the game since 2nd edition. They've kept the new pieces from 4th that made sense - the change to the resolution mechanics, th...
by CKDad
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con dates finalized for 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 11700

Re: Gary Con dates finalized for 2014

Booked my room at the Lodge as well. And I guess I need to look at Gerry's draft of the GC tournament scenario soon...
by CKDad
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Kickstarters and Preorders, The Bane of Present-Day Gamers
Replies: 32
Views: 2835

Re: Kickstarters and Preorders, The Bane of Present-Day Game

Arduin wrote:
Treebore wrote:
The personal preferences are the "market realities".
Of course. It's just the size of that market is very small, relatively.
Do you have some actual statistics to back up your assertions regarding the size of print vs. PDF sales?
by CKDad
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Kickstarters and Preorders, The Bane of Present-Day Gamers
Replies: 32
Views: 2835

Re: Kickstarters and Preorders, The Bane of Present-Day Game

I've backed many game-related kickstarters, and almost all have seen some sort of delays. Some of these have been victims of their own success (see OGRE, which became such a massive game SJG & partners are having to develop entirely new packaging). Others have run into problems with members of the t...
by CKDad
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Where are you in the A-series?
Replies: 11
Views: 8604

Re: Where are you in the A-series?

Never got past Rising Knight after a TPK in Balon Nakt. The group requested that we play in a different part of the world, so we began up in the Hanse states and have since moved across the sea into the Northlands.
by CKDad
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Most powerful/favourite magic weapon your character had
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Re: Most powerful/favourite magic weapon your character had

My long-ago 1st edition paladin Dirtral Galermaine came into possession of a +2 longsword that did double damage versus chaotics. This turned out to be an incredibly effective weapon, which he used to disembowel legions of bad guys. It also became a story hook as the GM would occasionally would have...
by CKDad
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PHB 4th printing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Re: PHB 4th printing?

Catching this late. Are you still looking? I have a bunch of 4th printing books, though I'd need to review their condition.
by CKDad
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where are the Demons?
Replies: 35
Views: 2441

Re: Where are the Demons?

Demons and devils appear in the Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde book.
by CKDad
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: friggin work firewall
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re: friggin work firewall

I actually have to advise against doing what serleran and Arduin recommend. Deliberately bypassing security controls - however nonsensical - can get you fired in many places.