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by BeZurKur
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Constitution Prime?
Replies: 13
Views: 2863

<t>As is, you're right: aside from poisons, there is not much of a reason for Con prime. What I've done in my games as a house-rule, is if a PC goes into negatives, he must make a Con check not to be killed outright. It's already kept two of them alive. Actually only one had Con as a prime (luckily)...
by BeZurKur
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My Combat and General Proficiency System - Critique wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

<t>I can't comment on the experience cost since I'm not entirely comfortable with the C&C experience tables and what monsters award. From what I see you are going a long way to combining class abilities with skills. So much so that I'd abandon one for the other. You designed a vanilla fighter ex...
by BeZurKur
Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Monsters
Replies: 55
Views: 9024

Renshai wrote: Does the average Hill Giant or Ogre not get a Strength bonus to a physical save and a human fighter with a 15 strength does? It just doesn't "feel" right to me for some reason. This was posted while I was responding. This is another case of HD being a further abstraction than the cla...
by BeZurKur
Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Monsters
Replies: 55
Views: 9024

Renshai wrote: I totally understand the approach of keeping it simple. However, beyond internal consistency, the Hill Giant gets a bth equal to his hit dice, just as a fighter does. But a fighter gets his strength bonus to the roll. For me, that is where I look for a bonus based on their strength. ...
by BeZurKur
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Monsters
Replies: 55
Views: 9024

<t>Welcome to the boards, Renshai. Now to your question, like Death Slaad pointed out, there are no such rules as of yet -- although I'm getting really interested in the CKG. However, as it stands I don't see the benefit to having stats for monsters. I understand how it can help for the internal log...
by BeZurKur
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Squee!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 5048

<t>Yeah, the HL intro was cool. More is coming back to me now. The player had some control over the character during the intro. It was basic go here and there kind of stuff, but it kept him involved. Yeah, I now remember. Talk about mood setting! It was innovative and helped make the game, hence one...
by BeZurKur
Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Squee!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 5048

<t>Just to be clear, I made no judement of the game, since I didn't see any of it in the video. On the contrary, I'm saying I will not be sold to it based on an incredible intro -- and yes, I agree, the intro is jaw dropping. <br/> <br/> While I suppose it is speculative to say that gameplay will no...
by BeZurKur
Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Squee!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 5048

Rhuvein wrote: Can't quite remember the first time, but maybe Quake 1, Duke Nukem or HL? I'm not a first-person shooter fan, so I can't say for sure. But, I did play and finish Half-Life. If I recall correctly, the cut-scenes were done with the same engine as the game and at least they usually prov...
by BeZurKur
Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Squee!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 5048

That intro was way cool, but it just makes me wish they'd do a Warhammer film. Gameplay will be nothing like that, so why advertise it like it was a movie trailer? There is a trend in video gaming to make the gamer more of a spectator than a participant.
by BeZurKur
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Product Tenability
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

I voted for the CKG but that doesn't mean it will be in the CKG. If not, going the PDF route is a great alternative. They can be separate articles; the player only pays for what he is interested in. The Spell and Class design are on top of my list.
by BeZurKur
Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PDF's versus hard copies
Replies: 27
Views: 4870

<t>Personally, I would love some kind of PDF dedicated machine that has the screen portrait and enough memory to "flip" through pages. No more rummaging through the basement to find an old copy of a game I think I still have. Think of what Ipods have done to how people listen and store their music. ...
by BeZurKur
Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Is C&C right for my game?
Replies: 18
Views: 3578

<t>C&C rules are geared towards combat, making them more satisfying than other type of encounters. The reward system is also more structured for handing out XP dealing with combat. However, even in this aspect, it is very rules light, especially when compared to 3ed. If you are coming from 3ed, ...
by BeZurKur
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Is C&C right for my game?
Replies: 18
Views: 3578

<t>Practically any game system can handle any setting. d20 is proof of that. The real question is not based from the setting, but what it is you want the game-system to do. For example, d20 is very crunchy rules style gaming. The emphasis is on handling the rules to get the most out of them. C&C...
by BeZurKur
Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Non-Combatant type classes (Mostly for NPCs)
Replies: 28
Views: 5510

I personally approach it like johns, but you are absolutely correct: Nelzie wrote: The great thing about C&C is that the game can be "ramped up" for as much complication as you might wish. My only concern -- for my own game -- would be too much time spent tweaking/ designing and not enough playing. ...
by BeZurKur
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Non-Combatant type classes (Mostly for NPCs)
Replies: 28
Views: 5510

<t>C&C is a game about heroic PC's and not timid NPC's. That's why there isn't classes for them. It is too much crunch for a rules-light system. If you want to come up with classes for them, that's cool, but I wouldn't worry too much about balance or XP requirements; it's not like they're going ...
by BeZurKur
Tue Sep 12, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Hobbit ~ coming to a theater near you... maybe.
Replies: 261
Views: 6094

<t>I don't expect a movie to be identical to the book. You can take liberties with scenes, but not with characters. The Fellowship of the Ring was a good example of this. It was a good movie. Yeah, they cut out a lot, but it is to be expected. As PJ said, it remained true to the spirit. However, Gan...
by BeZurKur
Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Luck as a stat?
Replies: 20
Views: 4067

imperialus wrote: Alternatively what if perhaps instead of increasing the refresh rate of luck using it becomes more appealing? How about whenever you elect to use your luck to affect an outcome it is automatically assumed to be prime? That I like. This is real aid from the gods kind of stuff. I th...
by BeZurKur
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Luck as a stat?
Replies: 20
Views: 4067

<t>I like it, particularly the skill check. You can base a lot of checks around this, such as random encounters. If the players are spending too much time trying to read the Scrolls of Whatnot, instead of making the regular random encounter check, assign a target number and roll against luck. As lon...
by BeZurKur
Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dungeon brainstorming form
Replies: 9
Views: 2753

<t>As a brainstorming sheet, I can see how this is useful. Looking over your example, I think you have a solid grasp of the classic feel. What I particularly like is it is easy to look over and see how everything fits into your vision. When designing a dungeon as you go, it is very easy to lose trac...
by BeZurKur
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Adding to the Drama
Replies: 24
Views: 2013

<t>Those are some good ones DD. I use some of those as well telling my players what a failed roll means. For example, if orcs are about to ambush them, a borrow a page from the movies and tell the players what their characters do NOT know: Green skinned orcs grasp black iron swords and look on as yo...
by BeZurKur
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: [IC] In the service of the sorcerer
Replies: 90
Views: 36136

<t>Au'rune slowly rises from the muck behind the wizard. Clenched in one hand are the javelins. The other grips a short curved blade. He looks around, his elven sight revealing the dark marsh. <br/> Father was good for some things.<br/> <br/> Au'rune can see his travel companions in the short distan...
by BeZurKur
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: In the service of the sorcerer-pbp-OOC thread
Replies: 94
Views: 30297

Is Au'rune behind the wizard yet?
by BeZurKur
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Social Combat?
Replies: 40
Views: 2284

angelius wrote: Someone mentioned earlier how CHA as a prime would be helpful. Yeah, that would have been me. I asked because a few people commented they roleplay the situation vs. having a mechanic in place. Thanks, Angelius. Your system encourages roleplay while still giving importance to the sta...
by BeZurKur
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: In the service of the sorcerer-pbp-OOC thread
Replies: 94
Views: 30297

<t>Eibon, I'm a little confused. Your post with the wizard casting the sleep is the narration of the round up to the wizard, correct? I'm assuming then after everyone left in the round gives their actions, you will narrate an update and call for initiative. I just want to make sure I don't act out o...
by BeZurKur
Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Social Combat?
Replies: 40
Views: 2284

<t>Scurvy_Platypus, your wife's observations are spot on. Sometimes it takes a new player with a fresh perspective to question elements of the game that the veterans have long ago accepted. Your wife addressed the following points:<br/> <br/> * a payoff for effort<br/> <br/> * to know the payoff<br/...
by BeZurKur
Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Classic Play vs. Non-Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 3577

Thanks, Treebore. I'm working on a webpage (not up yet) and am looking for content to put up. I think this will go as an article, so I appreciate all comments to make it fleshed out, complete, and accurate. Treebore wrote: 3E is not carefully balanced. If it was they wouldn't have to keep weakening ...
by BeZurKur
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Classic Play vs. Non-Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 3577

Omote wrote: Sounds like the beginnings to a damn fine game. Thanks, Omote. We're having a blast. moriarty777 wrote: Now if only out schedules could mesh better and actually do some gaming like we used to 10 - 15 years ago! Scheduling: the bane of the mature gamer. angelius wrote: Quick combat reso...
by BeZurKur
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Grounds
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

I have Fantasy Grounds, but never used it. Instead, I use ScreenMonkey. While Fantasy Grounds is undoubtedly nicer, it also requires the players to have a lesser version of the program. With ScreenMonkey, only the person running the game needs the software.
by BeZurKur
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Social Combat?
Replies: 40
Views: 2284

serleran wrote: There are major reasons why something like Strength doesn't require the player to act it out. One, it might be dangerous. If the person is even reasonably close to be able to press the 200 lbs, he probably already knows how to do so safely. If he doesn't know, then he mostly likely ...
by BeZurKur
Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Social Combat?
Replies: 40
Views: 2284

Just curious: to the CK's that judge the players instead of the characters in social situations, does anyone ever take Cha as a prime and if so, how do you rule it in?