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by scp
Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 456
Views: 219009

Re: What are you reading?

Started reading Empire of Imagination, the Gygax biography. So far it's a really interesting read. The novel-like tone is a bit off-putting at first, but the author sounds like he really did his research. I'm reading it now and so far, so good! :) Yeah, I really liked this, I burned through it in j...
by scp
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Differing book sizes across the line
Replies: 26
Views: 4155

Re: Differing book sizes across the line

Yeah, the two of the three sisters that are already out are different sizes, so that slipcase won't be nice and snug. I wonder if the upcoming chubby sister will be different from the other two. ;)
by scp
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Differing book sizes across the line
Replies: 26
Views: 4155

Re: Differing book sizes across the line

LOL -- Alright, message received. Chalk it up to my OCD or something ;) The game plays fine, and I still intend on buying the hardcopies :)
by scp
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Differing book sizes across the line
Replies: 26
Views: 4155

Differing book sizes across the line

Greetings, Hope this doesn't start a flame war: Kickstart pledge and long time supporter of the Trolls, here. Not trying to be an ass, but does this aggravate anyone else here? (see the attached file) How does this happen, especially when TLG has complete control and even prints their own books in m...
by scp
Wed May 21, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Merging C&C and GUMSHOE
Replies: 5
Views: 6854

Merging C&C and GUMSHOE

Greetings, fellow Crusaders, Has anyone thought about, or tried to implement, a mashup of C&C and GUMSHOE in the same manner that was done with Pathfinder to create Lorefinder? I think this could really work out. Anyone have any thoughts? Are there supplemental rules in Amazing Adventures that would...
by scp
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kindle ??
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Re: Kindle ??

LOL -- I probably posted a question too early, and I probably should have posted it in this thread first -- I am looking for the CKG in ePub format: http://trolllord.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12797
by scp
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CKG in ePub format?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

CKG in ePub format?

I purchased the CKG from drivethrurpg in PDF format and I have put it on my nook Simple Touch. It is a little awkward to read on there. I have tried to convert it using Calibre, and it doesn't really do all that well (missing text, weird capitalizations, TOC is broken). I wouldn't mind paying more f...
by scp
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Wilderness Survival
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: Wilderness Survival

Thanks for the advice!
by scp
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Wilderness Survival
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Wilderness Survival

So, I am a fan of some of the content in the AD&D Wilderness Survival Guide. I have also read some of this kind of stuff in the CKG in chapter 5. However, the CKG doesn't have the level of detail in some of the stuff that I want, that's where the WSG can fill in the gaps. Does anyone have any experi...
by scp
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Weight of Bullets for Sling
Replies: 1
Views: 4882

Weight of Bullets for Sling

OK, so the Arms & Armor supplement says that a sack of 20 sling bullets weighs .5 lbs I am thinking this is a little light since they are 3 inch long lead bullets. The D20 SRD says that 10 bullets are 5 lbs, which I think is *way* too heavy, especially for something that gets destroyed on impact. I ...
by scp
Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Encumbrance (don't groan at *me*, young man!)
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Encumbrance (don't groan at *me*, young man!)

20lbs extra is exactly what I was thinking this morning while I rehashed it in my head. Thanks!
by scp
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Encumbrance (don't groan at *me*, young man!)
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Encumbrance (don't groan at *me*, young man!)

Preface: I am using the 4th printing rules, and I know the 5th printing has updated encumbrance rules, but I don't have those :) I know encumbrance has been a much debated topic, and a search of the forum brings up some interesting conversations -- and I know the Trolls said "Just use some common se...
by scp
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Does the PRIMEVAL INSTINCTS bonus stack?
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Does the PRIMEVAL INSTINCTS bonus stack?

Subject kindof says it all, but, here's my question:

Does the +4 bonus provided by PRIMEVAL INSTINCTS stack with other attribute modifiers?
by scp
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mapping
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Mapping

Thanks everyone for the input!
by scp
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mapping
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Mapping

I can't find any reference/guidance in regards to players doing their own mapping in my 4th printing C&C PHB, so I figure I would ask you guys. I am very "Old School" in my thoughts about this: I believe that players (or at least a designated player, who gets an XP bonus for doing it) should do thei...
by scp
Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Anyone Interested in Playing Some Savage Worlds Online?
Replies: 1
Views: 1106

Anyone Interested in Playing Some Savage Worlds Online?

Hey guys, I have been begging around other forums and I think I have mustered up three players (not including myself) for an online game in a yet-to-be-determined fantasy setting using Savage Worlds. We plan on meeting after 8:30PM or so Eastern/US time on some day during the week (we haven't landed...
by scp
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Dawnforge: Crucible of Legend Conversion?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Dawnforge: Crucible of Legend Conversion?

I was more trying to see if anyone had any info before I gave it a shot. As far as balance goes, I am not sure that the setting/options themselves actually had a lot of balance to them. Are you saying I should try to balance them out? I worry that the racial transformations will not scale well with ...
by scp
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: More Society downloads
Replies: 21
Views: 9431

Re: More Society downloads

Just wanted to let you know: I found an error in the Downloads section: The link for Crusader Companion actually links to a copy of C&C Rules Compilation.
by scp
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter
Replies: 22
Views: 5244

Re: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter

Even if I don't end up playing a game of this, I will definitely toy with the idea of adding the crit system to my game: If someone rolls a Natural 20, you roll an additional d6 and add a secondary effect: 1 - Right Arm: -1 to attack rolls 2 - Left Arm: -1 to attack rolls 3 - Right leg: -1 to AC and...
by scp
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter
Replies: 22
Views: 5244

Re: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter

The new Goodman Games (DCC RPG) is the one with the funky dice. Myth and Magic looks to be more sane :)
by scp
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter
Replies: 22
Views: 5244

Re: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter

Some background on why the Kickstarter page seemed to disappear (from http://www.newhavengames.com/?page_id=64/myth-magic-revised-starter-kit-1/kickstarter/page-3/ ) "I'm still awaiting final approval by Kickstarter. A few posters on other websites caught wind of the preview page I sent to the membe...
by scp
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter
Replies: 22
Views: 5244

Re: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter

Haha... Presto... This made me think of this video I saw recently. (You're welcome)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3FZnD21iO0
by scp
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter
Replies: 22
Views: 5244

Re: Myth & Magic (2e retro) Kickstarter

I love goodman games, but i agree that requiring funky dice in their new system is a little silly.

More on topic: I tool a look at the Myth and Magic stuff, and I have to say I kinda like it. I may even throw some money at them. I have a mushy soft spot for 2nd Ed.
by scp
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?
Replies: 38
Views: 2457

Re: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?

I am glad someone else has had problems with this. This kind of stuff is the main reason why I use this instead of what's in M&T:
http://www.dragonsfoot.org/php4/archive ... fileid=203
by scp
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Dawnforge: Crucible of Legend Conversion?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Dawnforge: Crucible of Legend Conversion?

I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to post this:

Does anyone have any advice for converting Dawnforge for play with C&C? I really like the idea and have the books, but I can't see me having the patience to run a straight D20 game of it. Besides, I like C&C a LOT better :)
by scp
Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A quasi-stupid question: age for play
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: A quasi-stupid question: age for play

Well, YMMV, but my 9 year old isn't having any problems. You may want to "start small" by using something like Harvesters (think C&C-lite with bunnies and badgers). You could also test the waters with something like Dungeon Squad! http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/dungeon_squad.pdf
by scp
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Players needed
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Players needed

So, should I roll up a Paladin or a Fighter to round out the party just in case? I don't want to butt in, but I want to be prepared in case this works out :)
by scp
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Players needed
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Players needed

Did you hear anything back? Should I be making a character? If so, what is needed in the party?