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by Ancalagon
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!
Replies: 21
Views: 1309

Re: Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!

Go0gleplex wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:49 pm
Hey folks! Final surgery done and no more cancer <snip>
Outstanding news! Happy for you, Go0gleplex!
by Ancalagon
Mon Oct 11, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Barons of Bellevue
Replies: 13
Views: 7332

Re: The Barons of Bellevue

The characters awoke in the midst of a dismal swamp. They were divided into two separate groups upon floating rafts. In addition to Rif, Erebus, Ulrich, Elimar, Short Shanks, and Menlaus, there were two other characters: Hazel and Slog, human and half-orc respectively. (The new characters were playe...
by Ancalagon
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why the secondary skills make checks without level?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Why the secondary skills make checks without level?

If the usual ability check must add the character level to the dice roll, why the CKG says that for the secondary skills this should be avoided? "A secondary skill provides a character basic knowledge in that area. To this end they gain a +1 on any attribute check associated with the skill. Th...
by Ancalagon
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Tributes
Topic: RIP - Andrew Hackard
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: RIP - Andrew Hackard

I remember the Kargatane... fun site to visit for anyone interested in Ravenloft.

RIP Mr. Hackard.
by Ancalagon
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Playing C&C again...
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Playing C&C again...

At least he didn't build that city on rock and roll... ;)
by Ancalagon
Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!
Replies: 21
Views: 1309

Re: Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!

Good to hear, Go0gleplex. Positive vibes your way and a big F-U to cancer.
by Ancalagon
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gygax Birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Gygax Birthday

Persimmon wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:19 pm
FYI--Today is Gary Gygax's birthday. Celebrate accordingly.
Good thread. 8-)
by Ancalagon
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2062
Views: 616175

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Within easy reach for a moment's read: C&C CKG and PHB (currently running a campaign) B/X D&D rulebook Mythras core book Low Fantasy Gaming Updated as follows: C&C PHB, M&T, Classic M&T (currently running a campaign) Chivalry & Sorcery 5th Edition Updated as follows: C&C...
by Ancalagon
Sun Jun 27, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Combined PHB & AB
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Combined PHB & AB

Just came across a combined paperback of the Players Handbook & Adventurers Backpack on a used bookstore site. Looks like they just bound them together one after the other. I don't recall having seen these anywhere before. Does anyone have one? Did they release any hardcovers? <snip> I've not s...
by Ancalagon
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2062
Views: 616175

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Within easy reach for a moment's read: C&C CKG and PHB (currently running a campaign) B/X D&D rulebook Mythras core book Low Fantasy Gaming Updated as follows: C&C PHB, M&T, Classic M&T (currently running a campaign) Chivalry & Sorcery 5th Edition Updated as follows: C&C...
by Ancalagon
Sun May 23, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Barons of Bellevue
Replies: 13
Views: 7332

Re: The Barons of Bellevue

A short while later, the party discovered a room that appeared to be prepared for a sacrificial offering. There was an altar of sorts upon which was draped some cloth with a ceremonial dagger atop it. Several alcoves, two per wall, were present. The room had a weak bluish glow to it though no source...
by Ancalagon
Fri May 14, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Rules that not in C&C. Could they be part of it?
Replies: 68
Views: 2658

Re: Rules that not in C&C. Could they be part of it?

Jahydin O that is a given with 'can't waltz into any settlement and expect to be treated the same'. Since my setting for my face to face is Middle Earth, it is VERY culture specific and there are those inherent issues even between humans . A Dunnman waling into a Rohan village will be treated diffe...
by Ancalagon
Fri May 14, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Rules that not in C&C. Could they be part of it?
Replies: 68
Views: 2658

Re: Rules that not in C&C. Could they be part of it?

Two other ways to balance demi-humans: If the campaign is human-centric, demi-humans can't just waltz into any settlement and expect to be treated the same as their human counterparts. This could also mean armor might have to be made specially for them. Limit them to the Typical Classes list when c...
by Ancalagon
Mon May 10, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What else have we let fall away?
Replies: 24
Views: 634

Re: What else have we let fall away?

We have talked about mapping, worlds, character group meets/starts... what other general topics do we have out there that might be gone or not. 1) How to roll starting scores, 4d6 pick 3? We just did you get one PC shot, no death at birth 5d6 pick 3 and my PC of two got a 6 and a 9.. so makes for a...
by Ancalagon
Fri May 07, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 492
Views: 246104

Re: What are you reading?

I'm reading The Accursed Kings series. Good stuff! I'm ready to begin book 4. The Accursed Kings (French: Les Rois Maudits) is a series of historical novels by French author Maurice Druon about the French monarchy in the 14th century. Published between 1955 and 1977, the series has been adapted as ...
by Ancalagon
Fri May 07, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Rules that not in C&C. Could they be part of it?
Replies: 68
Views: 2658

Re: Rules that not in C&C. Could they be part of it?

Hakdov wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:34 am
One thing I'd probably steal from 5e is to replace giving humans an extra prime with giving them +1 to every stat instead.
Greetings, Hakdov. Welcome to the boards and may your zombies remain intact.

One of the features I like the most about C&C is that humans have 3 primes! 8-)
by Ancalagon
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help, spell head/mind fog ???
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Help, spell head/mind fog ???

Head Fog is a 1st level Illusionist spell in the PHB 7th printing on page 114. HEAD FOG, Level 1 illusionist CT 1 R 50 ft. D 1d4+1 rd. SV intelligence negates SR yes Comp V, S A thick fog mass forms around the target’s head that moves with the target. Targets affected by the fog cannot see out and a...
by Ancalagon
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: On dungeon mapping
Replies: 21
Views: 1283

Re: On dungeon mapping

Most of the time I just draw the map when its needed as it saves time from a mapper interpreting directions or failing to do so. Do you just draw it out on graph paper, 1:1 on dry erase mat, or something else? Normally I use a battle mat. In one session I used interlocking tiles with grid lines on ...
by Ancalagon
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Alternative Magic Systems
Replies: 25
Views: 742

Re: Alternative Magic Systems

I'm all for fun in magic, but if the fighter always rolls to hit endlessly but predictably, the cleric turns undead, the thief, well does his thing... why must the low hit dice, shit AC, no melee guy got to become random? Cool if there is huge reward for some risk, but otherwise I would start a gam...
by Ancalagon
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: On dungeon mapping
Replies: 21
Views: 1283

Re: On dungeon mapping

I never use a caller as I much prefer to engage with each player. Theater of the mind works with some players... others like to have maps to reference but can't / won't draw them. I've had a few players over the years who were OK with mapping... most were not interested or not good at it. Some playe...
by Ancalagon
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Food/Foraging/Starvation
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Food/Foraging/Starvation

I'm not trying to be contrary, honestly I'm not .... However, if it was that easy, where everyone could do it easy peasy ... then why do Ranger and the Barbarian have class abilities specifically for this ? Now if a group does have a Ranger or a barbarian, then yeah with those abilities the group s...
by Ancalagon
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Staff of Striking
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Staff of Striking

The only mention of the Staff of Striking that I can find in a Castles & Crusades product is in the Yggsburgh Town Hall product , and it says this about the staff of striking: Staff of Striking. This yew staff is the equivalent of a +3 magic weapon. It causes 1d6+3 points of damage, expending 1...
by Ancalagon
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2062
Views: 616175

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Within easy reach for a moment's read: C&C CKG and PHB (currently running a campaign) B/X D&D rulebook Mythras core book Low Fantasy Gaming Updated as follows: C&C PHB, M&T, Classic M&T (currently running a campaign) Chivalry & Sorcery 5th Edition Updated as follows: C&C...
by Ancalagon
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Staff of Striking
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Staff of Striking

I didn't see the Staff of Striking listed in the M&T or the CKG.

Has it been added to C&C under a different name? If so, can someone please provide the name and in which book it is located? If not, is it an item not designated as open game content?

Thank you!
by Ancalagon
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Fire in the Hole

And that would make me 10. 8-)
by Ancalagon
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Playing or Designing?
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Playing or Designing?

Persimmon wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:15 pm
<snip>
How about others? Do you prefer playing, CKing, or designing adventures?
I enjoy all three. 8-)

I'm most comfy behind the screens DMing / CKing... especially if I'm running adventures I designed. ;)
by Ancalagon
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Barons of Bellevue
Replies: 13
Views: 7332

Re: The Barons of Bellevue

The group struck out for the dungeon lair of Gritznak, confident that it should be nearly, if not completely, devoid of threats after the assault on Malforten. The two-day trek was uneventful. The party was able to re-enter the lair through the hilltop opening used previously. When the group reached...