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by treant_on_fire
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Chronicles of Adamus: Looking for Guest DMs
Replies: 0
Views: 3228

Chronicles of Adamus: Looking for Guest DMs

I'm looking for Guest DMs to take part in a text-chat Castles & Crusades solo-player campaign, with the results of the game posted in my blog afterwards. More details here: http://eyerayofthebeholder.blogspot.ca/ ... -this.html
by treant_on_fire
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Graaz't Stats
Replies: 1
Views: 4855

Graaz't Stats

Does anyone know in which older edition book I can find Graaz't stats that would go well with C&C? :)
by treant_on_fire
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Magic Items XP Value
Replies: 1
Views: 11322

Magic Items XP Value

Does anyone know of a chart for a simpler way to assign XP value to magic items? It's not exactly easy to do so if you use magic items not in the actual Monsters & Treasure book, you have to compare with others and take a guess basically. I CAN do that, but it's more of a chore every time.
by treant_on_fire
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How long should magic items be kept for XP?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Re: How long should magic items be kept for XP?

Good points. I'm seriously over-thinking this. I know it and I still can't help it! xD
by treant_on_fire
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How long should magic items be kept for XP?
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

How long should magic items be kept for XP?

I was thinking a week, during which it's used at least once. The C&C books leave it vague but I was wondering if some previous D&D books were more specific on the subject and/or how other DMs handled it.
by treant_on_fire
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of Horrors Complete Pathfinder or Swords and Wizardry?
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Tome of Horrors Complete Pathfinder or Swords and Wizard

Treebore wrote:The encounter material in the S&W version is also available as a PDF for the Pathfinder fans.
Awesome, gonna download it. :D Thanks
by treant_on_fire
Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of Horrors Complete Pathfinder or Swords and Wizardry?
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Tome of Horrors Complete Pathfinder or Swords and Wizard

Glad you picked up the S&W version. It seemed easier to convert IMHO as mentioned up thread, it has the sample encounters for each monster. Does anyone know if the Pathfinder version has this? Regardless it is a great book, though now it's title is somewhat dated, considering FGG is releasing Tome ...
by treant_on_fire
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Bruno's Cruel Dungeon: Make your Players Cry
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Bruno's Cruel Dungeon: Make your Players Cry

pawndream wrote:"Dick-move" DM'ing at its finest... ;)

Looks incredibly frustrating, but I guess this sort of thing would work for the right group. Be careful though,it might end in a table-flip!
And still kinder than the Tomb of Horrors!!! :p
by treant_on_fire
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of Horrors Complete Pathfinder or Swords and Wizardry?
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Tome of Horrors Complete Pathfinder or Swords and Wizard

Pathfinder has more stats because it is a crunchier game. In many old-school versions of the game, some of what the monster did was actually included in the description itself, which was a bit of a hassle in the middle of combat when you had to read some specific attack stuff without wanting to go t...
by treant_on_fire
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Bruno's Cruel Dungeon: Make your Players Cry
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Bruno's Cruel Dungeon: Make your Players Cry

I've recently come up with some ideas about combining certain monsters into a single dungeon that would make the experience particularly painful for players... Let me know what you guys think? :D http://eyerayofthebeholder.blogspot.ca/2013/09/brunos-cruel-dungeon-make-your-players.html or http://bru...
by treant_on_fire
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skullkickers
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Re: Skullkickers

I've read the trade paperback editions released thus far. If I recall correctly, the characters and story are very directly inspired from fantasy gaming by the author (Second edition AD&D, I think was the setting mentioned). It's fun and certainly full of the Monty Haul-ism that creeps into campaig...
by treant_on_fire
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skullkickers
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Re: Skullkickers

The writer's use of fae is hilarious. :)
by treant_on_fire
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Skullkickers
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Skullkickers

Anyone reading that comic-book? :D
by treant_on_fire
Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Not to be a Bad Roleplayer! Ep.1 (New Video!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: How Not to be a Bad Roleplayer! Ep.1 (New Video!)

Well, I did say that a beer or two at the game is fine... :p
But yeah, beyond 3 beers, players usually start to be less than attentive or don't play as well.
Anyway, like I said, other groups don't mind, but in the end I stick to the idea that it won't help a game.
by treant_on_fire
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Not to be a Bad Roleplayer! Ep.1 (New Video!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: How Not to be a Bad Roleplayer! Ep.1 (New Video!)

Yeah, I guess some episodes will have more obvious points to make than others... xD Still, I also touch upon other stuff from there, so I also talk about things like those who want to be 'casual' players, or the attitude of people who bend over backwards to welcome the new players to unneeded degree...
by treant_on_fire
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Not to be a Bad Roleplayer! Ep.1 (New Video!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

How Not to be a Bad Roleplayer! Ep.1 (New Video!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ssShqmHmcc&feature=plcp

In this episode, I talk about being reliable, respecting others at the table and those who play under the influence.
by treant_on_fire
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: StarSiege Relaunch
Replies: 227
Views: 129947

Re: StarSiege Relaunch

I posted my video review here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=12664 :)
by treant_on_fire
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: My StarSIEGE video review
Replies: 2
Views: 3380

Re: My StarSIEGE video review

Well done! I am sure some won't like how long it is, but you really came across as knowing the game. You gave lots of examples of how so much of it works. Even with your criticisms, giving comparisons of how the Flame Princess was better presented, why the Manuals weren't as good a choice as more p...
by treant_on_fire
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: non Prime saves being "impossible" to make is a falacy.
Replies: 52
Views: 1133

Re: non Prime saves being "impossible" to make is a falacy.

Unless, of course, you have a CK who for whatever reason, throws monsters 5, 6 or 10 levels above you at you. The reason is the players are adventuring in a living, breathing world. There should be times that they will encounter something far above or far below their current abilities. I ran a game...
by treant_on_fire
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: My StarSIEGE video review
Replies: 2
Views: 3380

My StarSIEGE video review

Hope you enjoy it!

(Some of the things I say might be a bit controversial with some, but please keep in mind that I say it with the best intentions.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1yIX9685Wk&feature=plcp
by treant_on_fire
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: non Prime saves being "impossible" to make is a falacy.
Replies: 52
Views: 1133

Re: non Prime saves being "impossible" to make is a falacy.

Treebore... I feel (maybe incorrectly) that this thread might have started at least partially due to an older thread of mine about harsh saves and possibly even my (still very positive about the game) video review. Or maybe this is a huge coincidence. Either way, OF COURSE a GM can always make it so...
by treant_on_fire
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Machinations of the Space Princess
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: Machinations of the Space Princess

O.k, guess the answer to my first post is that I am the only one on these boards looking forward to this game then. :p Perhaps. Since you ARE interested, you might also be interested to learn that John (Matt) Stater already has a game like his out there: Tales of the Space Princess . Check it out f...
by treant_on_fire
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Machinations of the Space Princess
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: Machinations of the Space Princess

O.k, guess the answer to my first post is that I am the only one on these boards looking forward to this game then. :p Perhaps. Since you ARE interested, you might also be interested to learn that John (Matt) Stater already has a game like his out there: Tales of the Space Princess . Check it out f...
by treant_on_fire
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Machinations of the Space Princess
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: Machinations of the Space Princess

O.k, guess the answer to my first post is that I am the only one on these boards looking forward to this game then. :p
by treant_on_fire
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Machinations of the Space Princess
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: Machinations of the Space Princess

I like LotFP so I'm tempted to back this. But, with X-Plorers, Stars Without Number, and Traveller, my sci-fi gaming spectrum is covered. I'm personally getting it for the same reason I got LotFP in the first place; the style/fluff. On a crunch level, I did not need LotFP, but its style and advice ...
by treant_on_fire
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Machinations of the Space Princess
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: Machinations of the Space Princess

As a side-note, this might be good inspirational mterial for such a game. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Sloane
by treant_on_fire
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: StarSiege Relaunch
Replies: 227
Views: 129947

Re: StarSiege Relaunch

Gonna do my next video review about this game methinks, and mention the eventual relaunch, try to spread word of mouth... :)
by treant_on_fire
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Amazing Adventures: Army of Darkness
Replies: 6
Views: 5340

Re: Amazing Adventures: Army of Darkness

As soon as I buy the game, I'm going for it... But if anyone wants to stat stuff out, go ahead, I won't be offended! xD As a side-note, the Unisystem AoD game was pretty cool! (I felt it only fair to mention it!) As an added side-note, someone else started a thread for using Fields of Battle with AA...
by treant_on_fire
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Pulp Miniatures...
Replies: 4
Views: 4586

Re: Pulp Miniatures...

For those looking forward to AA, like me, here are some links to some pretty cool sites with pulp miniatures... Some are on the other side of the big pond, I haven't looked for US sources for those as yet... http://wk.frothersunite.com/sc/pulp/weirdwar.htm http://www.frothersunite.com/files/wk/sc/t...