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by anvil242
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 596970

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

I'm reading Leverage with an eye towards running a Star Trek spy campaign. I'm going to use the 2d20 Star Trek rules, but there are some very interesting philosophies about gaming in that Leverage book.
by anvil242
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Popularity of focused v generic game systems
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Popularity of focused v generic game systems

I believe that the specific RPG's are fighting in a crowded market for sales, and the licensed IP will bring it to the attention of fans of that IP. As an experienced player you could, for example, set your C&C game in a high school for wizards. But how many C&C fans are there compared to Harry Pott...
by anvil242
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 469
Views: 236444

Re: What are you reading?

DMSamuel wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:37 pm
Just finished reading One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence... it takes place in the 80s and the main characters play 1e DA&D... there is also time travel, a heist, and a tiny bit of character growth.
This is a fantastic series, read them all, you won't regret it
by anvil242
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 469
Views: 236444

Re: What are you reading?

Peace Talks by Jim Butcher, the latest in the Dresden Files Series. It sort of felt like the middle book in a trilogy, even though this is #16 in the series (I think)
by anvil242
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Monday Night Ne'er-do-wells Sci Fi
Replies: 26
Views: 4022

Re: Monday Night Ne'er-do-wells Sci Fi

I don't know if I'm allowed to post here, but Star Trek Adventures wouldn't need to be house ruled for lower deck characters, rules are already in place for that, the system just assumes you're playing the command staff of something, star ship, star base, fleet. I'm a fan of the system and find it v...
by anvil242
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Optional weapon bonuses versus armor class?
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Optional weapon bonuses versus armor class?

I tried it once, back in the days of 1st ed. It wasn't particularly difficult, but it was "one more thing" to track. Good for the simulationist, I suppose
by anvil242
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Optional weapon bonuses versus armor class?
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Optional weapon bonuses versus armor class?

this simulates different weapons types effectiveness against certain armor types. Piercing weapons are effective against chain mail, that sort of thing
by anvil242
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Star Trek RPG
Replies: 11
Views: 4784

Re: Star Treck RPG

Momentum = Determination in the above example. 1 momentum spent gives 1 extra d20 to roll. Determination is more powerful and harder to get, and that extra dice bought with determination is 2 successes. I will be the first to say that there are things about 2d20 that I don't like (extended work trac...
by anvil242
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ethereal Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Re: Ethereal Plane

One might argue that an etheric ghost must translate to the material plane to interact in any way with regular old folks, but can shift back and forth at will. One could also argue that this is why magic weapons are required to hit in the first place and that this situation is already accounted for ...
by anvil242
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Star Trek RPG
Replies: 11
Views: 4784

Re: Star Treck RPG

That is a heck of a deal for a system that's a ton of fun (once you get the hang of it). If you are a Trek fan, you should get it. That $41 gets you a LOT of material, and 13 adventures.
by anvil242
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 596970

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Star Trek Adventures for a new campaign starting next Sunday, Corona virus willing
by anvil242
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 410
Views: 216669

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

Played Firefly:The Game with wife and son yesterday. Beautiful game, sketchy mechanics
by anvil242
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 410
Views: 216669

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

New Years day game of Star Trek Ascendancy with the newest races, Vulcans & Andorians added. Vulcans won with their secret agenda.
by anvil242
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10579

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Thanks. Very helpful. Looks like I'm off to DrivethruRPG
by anvil242
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through
Replies: 28
Views: 10579

Re: Main Gauche supplement for Zweihänder, a read-through

Nice review, thanks. Are the conspiracy rules tied to the system, or are they useful for C&C as is?
by anvil242
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 596970

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Currently reading Outbreak Undead 2nd edition in preparation for our annual Christmas Zombie game. The rules are simple enough, but presentation leaves a little to be desired.
by anvil242
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hold Undead Spell
Replies: 11
Views: 3756

Re: Hold Undead Spell

I think there should be a save, at least for the more powerful undead. Stunning a vampire seems pretty powerful for a 5th level cleric
by anvil242
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Feline Fiends in the Castle!
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

Re: Feline Fiends in the Castle!

Instead of a tiger, it could be a displaced panther. Same stats, just some local flavor
by anvil242
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading light novels?
Replies: 11
Views: 4238

Re: What are you reading light novels?

I just finished "A Houseless God and Other Tales" by Trolllord Steve, I guess that counts. Light page count anyway
by anvil242
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: AC in a Grim Gothic setting
Replies: 4
Views: 2356

Re: AC in a Grim Gothic setting

How about clerical blessings as wards against evil translated into bonus to AC?
by anvil242
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Zweihänder Revised Core Rulebook read-through
Replies: 32
Views: 10316

Re: Zweihänder Revised Core Rulebook read-through

I'm really enjoying your rundown of this system. It makes me wonder if I did something similar would I actually read a rule book cover to cover?
by anvil242
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Worst fantasy movie ...
Replies: 70
Views: 42030

Re: Worst fantasy movie ...

The Hobbit was originally planned to be 2 movies, written as 2 movies and shot as 2 movies, but the studio decided to make it a trilogy after the first movie was release, and Jackson had to scramble to add enough stuff to make a third movie, including rebuilding many sets and bringing the actors bac...
by anvil242
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 16
Views: 8875

Re: Tome of the Unclean

It's black & white throughout
by anvil242
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 410
Views: 216669

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

The holiday weekend saw two games of Scythe (we're playing the Rise of Fenris campaign) and Age of Mythology. We used to AoM all the time 10 or more years ago, but it's showing it's age now. Still, nothing a house rule or two couldn't fix.
by anvil242
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 469
Views: 236444

Re: What are you reading?

Tiamat's Wrath, book 8 in "The Expanse" series by James S.A. Corey. I flew through the first 7 books, 5 short stories, and the comic book, but am taking my time with this one since there are no more books yet. I understand there will be at least one more, but as this one only came out a couple of we...
by anvil242
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Video Game(s) are you playing
Replies: 118
Views: 76030

Re: What Video Game(s) are you playing

I just started the Mutant: Year Zero game on my PC. Humble Bundle has it for $12 this month if you buy the monthly subscription. You can cancel again right away if you don't want to pay every month
by anvil242
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?
Replies: 30
Views: 10683

Re: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?

My "current" campaign has a half orc monk with skills learned in gladiatorial arenas. He has a human paladin for an aunt, and a half elf rogue as another aunt (I'm still not clear on this particular family tree). He is played as a character with some anger control issues, explaining the monk class a...