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by anvil242
Fri Nov 17, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: Trying to understand Demi-humans getting two primes from a designers perspective
Replies: 11
Views: 3411

Re: Trying to understand Demi-humans getting two primes from a designers perspective

I always thought the human's 3rd prime was compensation for the demi-humans stat boosts and innate abilities
by anvil242
Sat Jul 15, 2023 1:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 2 people separated by the same language
Replies: 3
Views: 1670

Re: 2 people separated by the same language

Several years ago, Iron Crown Enterprises released a rules checklist for Role Master, because the wide variety of options available could result in this same situation, and that's within the same edition of the same rule set. My teenage son wrote and ran a scenario for us using 5e (my only foray int...
by anvil242
Sat May 13, 2023 12:43 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: Rethinking C&C
Replies: 37
Views: 4846

Re: Rethinking C&C

I have used this system in the past, we called the spell points mana. It was fun for the magic users because they became juggernauts of destruction, but everyone else wound up being sidelined. I understand there is a perception that mages are weak early until suddenly they become over powered. I've ...
by anvil242
Tue May 09, 2023 9:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Say you were head of Imperial R&D, What would you design for use against jedi?
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: Say you were head of Imperial R&D, What would you design for use against jedi?

I always thought that grenades that explode on impact would be useful
by anvil242
Fri Apr 14, 2023 9:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: D&D: Honor Among Thieves movie
Replies: 33
Views: 2775

Re: D&D: Honor Among Thieves movie

I thought it was a fun movie. Converting a portal gun into a rod/staff/wand would probably cover most of the difficulties. If my group were playing this it would take close to a year to finish
by anvil242
Mon Apr 10, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Help Me Get This Straight...
Replies: 39
Views: 1806

Re: Help Me Get This Straight...

exactly right
by anvil242
Fri Feb 24, 2023 2:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2169
Views: 761403

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Shadowrun 6th edition. I haven't played SR since 1st edition. I never figured out how that game worked, so I fell back on plying a tough guy that beat things up. I have recently decided that SR would not beat me, I will understand it, if it takes all year. Will I ever play or run it? Eh, who knows
by anvil242
Fri Feb 24, 2023 2:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Running Classic & OSR campaigns
Replies: 29
Views: 2095

Re: Running Classic & OSR campaigns

Balance was never a consideration back in the day, converting to C&C doesn't really change that. On the whole I run those old modules as written and just substitute in the C&C version of whatever monster is required. I am a very seat-of-the-pants DM though, your mileage may vary.
by anvil242
Sat Feb 18, 2023 6:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: C&C "Kits"
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: C&C "Kits"

Ahh, kits. I have fond memories of my gnome professor, Regis Angus Knowclu, who invented a bowling ball making machine that was later subverted into destroying his home town. What fun
by anvil242
Fri Dec 30, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 545
Views: 288965

Re: What are you reading?

I'm re-reading the Hornblower series and mining it for adventure ideas for a sci-fi military campaign I'm planning. Plus, it's a very fun series to read.
by anvil242
Thu Dec 22, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Class Ability Check Question
Replies: 37
Views: 7464

Re: Class Ability Check Question

Why does the character without the class ability have a lower difficulty? My interpretation is if they don't have the class ability, in this case, move silently, they can't make the attempt at all. Why is the second example a base of 12?
by anvil242
Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Movie remakes that are actually good ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

Re: Movie remakes that are actually good ?

I liked both version of "The Italian Job" and "Bedazzled"
by anvil242
Mon Oct 24, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Crowdfunding: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Amazing Adventures (Coming Q4 2022)
Replies: 5
Views: 4730

Re: Amazing Adventures (Coming Q4 2022)

They clearly have an "Escape Submarine" on standby :)
by anvil242
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you painting?
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: What are you painting?

I'm currently working on Nowada from Bombshell minis, She's been on the bench for several years now, and I've decided to finish her, no matter what. Like Go0gleplex, I am moving as well (starting after work today!) so it may be a while yet before she's done. Divorce sucks, do not recommend. https://...
by anvil242
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Returning to C&C
Replies: 18
Views: 1873

Re: Returning to C&C

The new Monsters and Treasure has much more of each, that's your way in to the latest printing
by anvil242
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Random Stuff You Cribbed from Other Worlds for Yours
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Random Stuff You Cribbed from Other Worlds for Yours

I added the Norse god Sif to my Darksun campaign via a spelljammer helm back in the day, and there were several places from Middle Earth scattered about in all of my worlds over the years. I don't have the energy (or temperament) to build worlds from scratch anymore, so I mainly operate in establish...
by anvil242
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What do you hate about D&D 5e?
Replies: 44
Views: 16002

Re: What do you hate about D&D 5e?

I was playing some C&C this weekend (my son ran a game for Father's Day), and a couple of the players were 5e players normally. I lost count of the number of times they lamented the lack of one rule or another because of the tactical advantage it gave them. "If this were 5e I would do "...
by anvil242
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Calculating Challenge Class needlessly complex
Replies: 49
Views: 4347

Re: Calculating Challenge Class needlessly complex

When I ask my players for a stat check, I ask them to tell me how much the passed/failed by. They know the 12/18 thing. I never tell them the difficulty because there is no way for them to affect it. I ask for a roll, they tell me passed by 3, or failed by 1, and I apply that in my head and tell the...
by anvil242
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Unusual Magic Item Creation
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Unusual Magic Item Creation

Back in 2nd Ed days, I had a dwarf who hated trolls (no offense, lords). Our party ran into a nest of them, probably at least a dozen, and we managed to kill them all. While looting the lair, the dwarf was on lookout when a troll elite showed up. I managed to shave off most of his hit points before ...
by anvil242
Mon May 23, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: C&C 2.0
Replies: 166
Views: 11286

Re: C&C 2.0

It's really starting to sound like fighters aren't under powered, mages are overpowered. I enforce spell component rules to caster classes, which at least makes them think about stuff before hand. Casting time can also be a pain.
by anvil242
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What music are you listening to?
Replies: 18
Views: 1434

Re: What music are you listening to?

Yesterday was Stan Getz
by anvil242
Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 545
Views: 288965

Re: What are you reading?

I just finished the last book in the Star Trek: Coda series. Well written, but seriously depressing.
by anvil242
Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: What's Your C&C Wish List?
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: What's Your C&C Wish List?

I would like to see more C&C on store shelves. Some people still buy stuff in brick and mortars. My local is store is quite large and very pretty, but if it's not 5e or Warhammer, there are only 6 little cubbies for everything else. Maybe they need to work a better distribution deal with who eve...
by anvil242
Tue Feb 01, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: another knight question
Replies: 32
Views: 1830

Re: another knight question

I get the feeling from recent readings on the knight class that they are meant to have numerous retainers and followers. Seems like all of their abilities are aimed at collecting and buffing large groups. If looked at in that light, the order seems OK to me.
by anvil242
Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: SIEGE is still confusing.
Replies: 28
Views: 2165

Re: SIEGE is still confusing.

I ask the players for an attribute check and have them tell me how much they passed or failed it by. The players know what their Primes are, and should know they need a 12 or 18. So the rogue says I passed by 8 and the wizard missed by 2. Now you are looking at real numbers and not equations (Got to...
by anvil242
Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2169
Views: 761403

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Rise of the Drow, for 5th ed, with an eye towards starting it in C&C in a few weeks. Half price Christmas sale, woot.
by anvil242
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2169
Views: 761403

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Star Trek Adventures Players Guide and GM's Guide. So far both are very good
by anvil242
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Did you get the NEW CKG? Thoughts if you did
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Did you get the NEW CKG? Thoughts if you did

I have it. I'm not currently running C&C so I've only glanced at it. It is easier to read as the pages have a lighter background and the text stands out more, and each chapter has a color tab that shows on the edge, so easier to navigate. Past that I can't add much, sorry.
by anvil242
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Find a Crusade to join!
Topic: Players wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 2092

Re: Players wanted

wrong spot, sorry
by anvil242
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Someone has "Adtherpe's Natural Materials"?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Someone has "Adtherpe's Natural Materials"?

Rules for finding and gathering natural components (plants mostly as far as I can tell). Some specific plants and their uses. Tools for the budding alchemist. Tools and uses for animal parts. Crafting recipes and rules for making your own. 15 pages of stuff, not counting title pages and things.