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by ArgoForg
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: He slammed C&C.
Replies: 67
Views: 28357

Re: He slammed C&C.

All I can do is shake my head. Ending slavery was a moral crusade. Getting women the right to vote was a crusade. Innumerable very noble and laudable happenings throughout history have come from personal, moral or civic crusades. If you choose to only focus on the negative aspects of a single word a...
by ArgoForg
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: WhosYerCon (Mar 31-Apr 2)
Replies: 0
Views: 4897

WhosYerCon (Mar 31-Apr 2)

(Crossposted from the KotC forum!) Hey, all! I'll be running (most likely) two sessions of C&C at this Midwest (Indianapolis) Con, possibly more! I've done it three of the last four years and had a blast every time. Further details about WhosYerCon can be found at the WhosYerGamers site, http://whos...
by ArgoForg
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gen Con 2016 Retrospective
Replies: 3
Views: 5752

Gen Con 2016 Retrospective

Those of you who might not realize, Gen Con is a local con for me (Indianapolis, born and bred), so it’s an absolute natch that this is my favorite con… the sheer amount of people is always astounding, as is the sheer amount of available games and fun-- and while we can never stay and enjoy it all (...
by ArgoForg
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN
Replies: 8
Views: 8286

Re: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN

I'm going to have to try to get over there next year..this year it just wasn't in the books for me. GenCon seems way too crowded these days, sadly. No real excuse since I'm less than an hour away from the Con, and having recently found C&C, it's re-sparked the old-school gamer in me. You really sho...
by ArgoForg
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Are the color books worth replacing my "old" editions?
Replies: 25
Views: 9909

Re: Are the color books worth replacing my "old" editions?

Honestly, on top of the color, I think the pages are more sturdy, myself. Either way, I really like the color books.
by ArgoForg
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Lost City of Gaxmoor Print Version?
Replies: 3
Views: 6592

Lost City of Gaxmoor Print Version?

Any chance this will be available by Gen Con? (I ask because I'm already looking to put back money)
by ArgoForg
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Sample Scoring system for C&CS/KOTC Convention Games
Replies: 4
Views: 5421

Re: Sample Scoring system for C&CS/KOTC Convention Games

That actually doesn't sound like a bad idea at all, and I really do like the idea of awarding good role play and teamwork as well as simple strategy. There's a part of me me that almost thinks we should offer the players a chance to rate the CK so that he or she might realize areas for improvement, ...
by ArgoForg
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN
Replies: 8
Views: 8286

Re: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN

Day Two was, if possible, an even bigger success than Day One! I ran the Missing Ring scenario again, for a new group of players that had everywhere from passing to good familiarity with various editions of D&D, and everyone really had a blast! A couple things that really made the session great for ...
by ArgoForg
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN
Replies: 8
Views: 8286

Re: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN

miller, My bad on not being more clear there-- I was giving Treebore a heads up because the adventure I ran is one that I've submitted to him for the Domesday book, and I noticed a pretty sizable error in it that I need to fix up. But I'm glad to help out the Society wherever I can! More details nex...
by ArgoForg
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN
Replies: 8
Views: 8286

Re: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN

Day one was an astounding success! I ran the Missing Ring short I prepared for Domesday to a group that was mostly new to the game, and they all really enjoyed it! Some of them may be back tomorrow at my next session, if I have open seats! BTW, Treebore, I totally noticed a immense foul up on my par...
by ArgoForg
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: TLG Portal
Replies: 8
Views: 2552

Re: TLG Portal

Honestly, I think it's a great idea, and it's very forward thinking, especially for people who might run at cons and don't want to lug around a backpack full of books. It might really benefit the people who pick up the 5E conversions (stereotypically, later versions of the game seem to draw people w...
by ArgoForg
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Best Castles & Crusades adventure presentation
Replies: 9
Views: 3400

Re: Best Castles & Crusades adventure presentation

Another vote for Heart of Glass, although admittedly, I like that one because of the cross of adventure and gazetteer. I tend to like adventures that offer more to the CK than just an adventure, one reason that despite my dislike for the heavy crunch of PF/3.5, I will admit that I shamelessly love t...
by ArgoForg
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So Steve sucks at promoting TLG ...
Replies: 26
Views: 4396

Re: So Steve sucks at promoting TLG ...

Hm. Maybe give other, more "flair"-inclined sorts the reins and let them run wild! I've never had any major issues telling people that C&C is my mainstay tabletop game, and that it does everything I want in a FRPG without having the overwhelming rules bloat that consume other systems from the inside...
by ArgoForg
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN
Replies: 8
Views: 8286

Re: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN

It's OH-fficial! I will be running two four-hour sessions (Friday and Saturday evening) at Who'sYerCon this year and talking up C&C much as I do every year I attend. WYC is a smallish, but definitely growing, gaming con in Indianapolis, IN... and perhaps more importantly, it is free to attend!
by ArgoForg
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castles & Crusades What's Next
Replies: 94
Views: 52255

Re: Castles & Crusades What's Next

1) Tome of the Unclean. Like everyone else, I think this one actually hits me nicely in the sweet spot, but I could very well see you wanting to tie this in with a potential Planescape book, too. 2) Adventurers Backpack. This one is one I would really be looking most forward to. I love the rules ba...
by ArgoForg
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 27928

Re: 5th Edition

I'm honestly not sure about why the reach for 5E from the Trolls, myself, simply because I honestly believe they already have a better system, themselves. But I guess I can understand that they're not really creating new content, just retrofitting existing works they've already made to fit the 5E mo...
by ArgoForg
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How'd you get into Castles & Crusades?
Replies: 42
Views: 7382

Re: How'd you get into Castles & Crusades?

Got called over to the TLG table at the Marketplace in GenCon '09 or '10, and was given a quick spiel about how the game was played and how simple the SIEGE mechanic was... and as a 3.5 GM who wanted to get back to the sort of narrative gaming I enjoyed, the Trolls might well have been holding up a ...
by ArgoForg
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: No Country for Weak Men - new free C&C adventure available
Replies: 10
Views: 10374

Re: No Country for Weak Men - new free C&C adventure availab

So we need to sign into the actual KotC site to get the adventure PDF? Yes, the Knight level of the Knights of the Crusade site. Apparently, that's the only "legal" way to publish your home made C&C stuff. I would prefer to publish it on DTRPG (and Lulu for print) as I do with my Swords & Wizardry ...
by ArgoForg
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Shards of Memory by Darker Age Press
Replies: 2
Views: 5286

Shards of Memory by Darker Age Press

Just as a heads up to everyone, I want y'all to know that I have put my first Castles & Crusades adventure module, Shards of Memory , up for sale at Lulu in the games area. The PDF version is available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/mark-hughey/shards-of-memory-digital/ebook/product-22544225.html , and...
by ArgoForg
Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN
Replies: 8
Views: 8286

Who's Yer Con 2016, Indianapolis IN

For those of you who might be interested, Who's Yer Con 2016 registrations and event submissions are now open! Who's Yer Con is a smaller (but growing!) midwest gaming con devoted to board, RPG and other sorts of gaming. It's recently had to upscale its venue to provide enough room for its guests ve...
by ArgoForg
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Save 40% on almost everything!
Replies: 22
Views: 4845

Re: Save 40% on almost everything!

Couldn't quite get myself to buy the T-shirt (still hoping for a Christmas present from my better half that might assuage that), but I did at least take advantage. Tim, you might want to have someone take a look at your settings for Paypal Express checkout, though. I really don't know that shipping ...
by ArgoForg
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Save 40% on almost everything!
Replies: 22
Views: 4845

Re: Save 40% on almost everything!

Sooooo tempted to grab the C&C Shirt. And a bunch of books and sheets. And... yeah, maybe even the Mechanical Pencil. My birthday's on Christmas, so I think I'm worth gifting myself.
by ArgoForg
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Random tables...
Replies: 12
Views: 3335

Re: Random tables...

Hear, Hear on Toolbox and Ultimate Toolbox. I own both and consistently bring one whenever I might want to brainstorm... not necessarily to roll, but just to stimulate some thought. I've always been a fan of the Dungeon Master's Design Kit , which had quite a few tables (but wasn't just restrained t...
by ArgoForg
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Pathfinder After C&C
Replies: 26
Views: 4720

Re: Pathfinder After C&C

I'm in the same boat. I played (largely) a rules-light 2nd edition for a long time before I took a long hiatus and eventually made the jump to 3E/PF, and although I liked them, I felt like a lot of the role-playing was left behind in favor of mechanics and that the combat just felt bloated and so ov...
by ArgoForg
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Where'd they all go?
Replies: 55
Views: 15663

Re: Where'd they all go?

Not that I'm really a great conversationalist, but I have appeared here and there on the site and kept up with the G+ group, but haven't really had a whole lot to add. I've hit the chat room on the KotC site (and I'm with you, Go0gleplex. I'm sort of breathlessly waiting to give out Shirt and Ring s...
by ArgoForg
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Rising Knight for 5th Edition D&D?
Replies: 20
Views: 10466

Re: Rising Knight for 5th Edition D&D?

Well, I've heard people bellyaching about Save-or-Die/Save-or-Suck again, at least early on, so at least that step is in the right direction (Oh noes! Embrey the Eldarin Dual-Wielding Valkyrie Scout has looked at a medusa right in the eyes! If we don't do something in three rounds*, she'll turn into...
by ArgoForg
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Treasure Generator for C&C
Replies: 23
Views: 3776

Re: Treasure Generator for C&C

That's freaking awesome, man! Great job!

(Bookmarked for easy finding)
by ArgoForg
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I Just Don't Get It...
Replies: 25
Views: 2749

Re: I Just Don't Get It...

Sadly, I don't get into FLGS's as often as I should-- there aren't any real close to me, and since I buy almost all my stuff online or at the cons, I just don't get out to them-- so I'm not entirely sure that we have local dealers here. I thought I remembered seeing a C&C PHB at the Game Preserve he...
by ArgoForg
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What Target Character Level do you want your Doomday article
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: What Target Character Level do you want your Doomday art

Lurker wrote:My votes are (in order of preference) :

4-6 - first & foremost

7 -9 - a very close second

then 1 - 3

Those are the game levels I prefer to play, in & back in the day when I gmed what I liked to run.

That pretty much is me in a nutshell, too.
by ArgoForg
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Nat 20s on SIEGE checks
Replies: 23
Views: 2823

Re: Nat 20s on SIEGE checks

I have not used Hero or Luck points, but may look into it for my soon-to-begin campaign. I have generally taken the route of allowing a Natural 20 to be success on anything within the realm of reasonable possibility, mostly because it makes the die rolls that much more exciting to the players, but I...