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by pawndream
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 469
Views: 236721

Re: What are you reading?

The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin, the third book in the Broken Earth Trilogy. Excellent author and interesting science-fantasy story about the end of the world with moments of brilliance, but overall has been a challenging (if not rewarding) read.
by pawndream
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Lost City of Gaxmoor Play-by-Post
Replies: 0
Views: 3283

Lost City of Gaxmoor Play-by-Post

Cross-posting here for a PbP game I am starting up on another site, Roleplay Online: Game System: Castles & Crusades Casting Details: Searching for a cast of four to six 1st-level characters. Everything from fresh-faced beginners to grizzled veterans are welcome in this game. Theme: Exploration into...
by pawndream
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Optional Secondary Skills in the CKG
Replies: 2
Views: 2562

Re: Optional Secondary Skills in the CKG

I keep it simple and always add character level to any SIEGE check.

The PHB and CKG offer contradictory guidance in this area, so to me, the simplest solution is the preferred solution.
by pawndream
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: AA for 5E
Replies: 13
Views: 10245

Re: AA for 5E

Still not a peep. Do you guys not like 5E, not like AA, not like the combo, or just don't look here anymore? :( I supported Amazing Adventures during the Kickstarter and picked up all the core books, but I guess I am just not that interested in pulp style roleplaying games. I thumbed through a good...
by pawndream
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Introducing The Crusader. A podcast about Castles & Crusades
Replies: 22
Views: 10422

Re: Introducing The Crusader. A podcast about Castles & Crus

Greengoat wrote:Keep up the casting. Listening to them on my long commute.

What was the name of the C&C megadungeon that I think Tylermo was talking about in episode 1?
I believe they were talking about DA1 - Dark Journey
by pawndream
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: gaming first for me
Replies: 7
Views: 4718

Re: gaming first for me

Nice! I ran a Castles and Crusades campaign at Armchair Adventurer while I lived in Honolulu. We played for about a year. None of my players had played C&C before either, but all had a great time.

Let us know how it goes!
by pawndream
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ugly gnomes
Replies: 9
Views: 6430

Re: Ugly gnomes

It's definitely a dumb reason to have a beef with what even the reviewer admitted was otherwise an okay game that promised hours of fun. I never even realized the dog-faced creature in the PHB was even a gnome. The description in the race write-up left it pretty open as to what they might look like,...
by pawndream
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurers Backback Kickstarter
Replies: 28
Views: 16362

Re: Adventurers Backback Kickstarter

I believe Three Sisters was highest funded. Can't remember what Aihrde ended up with, but I think it was close to this one.
by pawndream
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ugly gnomes
Replies: 9
Views: 6430

Re: Ugly gnomes

Apparently shaggy, dog-faced gnomes is enough to send some over the edge.
by pawndream
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurers Backback Kickstarter
Replies: 28
Views: 16362

Re: Adventurers Backback Kickstarter

I have went in on several TLG Kickstarters (Three Sisters, HH, Aihrde, Codices, Amazing Adventures, Victorious), but I haven't pulled the trigger on ABP. I guess I am just not that excited about a book of new classes, spells and prepackaged equipment lists and their associated cards. As others menti...
by pawndream
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone here NOT know about the $.99 PRINT sale?
Replies: 4
Views: 3741

Re: Anyone here NOT know about the $.99 PRINT sale?

Yes. Very nice sale indeed!

This was a good opportunity to scoop up a bunch of titles I had been eyeing for a while, but was waiting for a blow-out deal to pull the trigger on.
by pawndream
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 597200

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Reading 1st edition AD&D Players Handbook (Premium reprints). I have read this book before, but am going through it again...taking a trip down memory lane! Lots of interesting things in the book that I either never noticed before or glossed over. Re: Dark Eye... I played a demo of it during Free RPG...
by pawndream
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quick Question concerning Class-based NPCs
Replies: 19
Views: 8316

Re: Quick Question concerning Class-based NPCs

I use the quick and dirty approach advocated by several other posters in this thread: bump up a monster's HD and select a few class features to graft over the top. I spent far too much time in my 3.5 years building class-based monsters and got that well out of my system.

:)
by pawndream
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarters
Replies: 92
Views: 29910

Re: Kickstarters

@pawndream: Hey, we welcome positive discussion here boss. The negativity M has noticed upthread is simply because the lot of us are very passionate about not just the games, but the company as well. Like I tried to say before, we all want to see TLG grow and prosper. It's just there are times when...
by pawndream
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarters
Replies: 92
Views: 29910

Re: Kickstarters

Late to the discussion, but over the past week and a half I received two separate boxes loaded to the gills with Kickstarter items from the following campaigns: Three Sisters, Aihrde, and Victorious. I went in on the Three Sisters because I wanted the three core books in color. I got them...and a ho...
by pawndream
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Starting C&C PBP game - Need players
Replies: 11
Views: 11743

Re: Starting C&C PBP game - Need players

If/when you get this game up and running, I am interested in playing. I have actually never "played" C&C before as a player, so it would be neat to see it from the other side.

Thanks,

Pawn
by pawndream
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Victorious Impressions - Print Copy
Replies: 53
Views: 26901

Re: Victorious Impressions - Print Copy

Got my Victorious box in the mail today. Packaging was top rate as always. The books look really nice. Even my wife commented on how nice the hardback looked. Very nice cover art. I read through the introduction and some of the appendices to get an idea what this game is about and the inspirational ...
by pawndream
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: C&C Play By Post
Replies: 7
Views: 6503

Re: C&C Play By Post

Long post, but here you go... Top 10 Tips I Have Learned GMing and Playing PbP Probably the first lesson learned I will pass on is to remember PbP is an entirely different medium than face-to-face and it would be a mistake to try to recreate a face-to-face gaming experience in a PbP game. Too often ...
by pawndream
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: C&C Play By Post
Replies: 7
Views: 6503

Re: C&C Play By Post

Does anyone play by post any more? I have always wanted to try it, but I can't seem to find a pbp game. Any ideas? (GOTTA be C&C though...). I want to try PBP so I can get the feel of how to do it and eventually start my own game. I have been running play-by-post games on the Roleplay Online websit...
by pawndream
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: House rules how much do you use? do they change often?
Replies: 21
Views: 7907

Re: House rules how much do you use? do they change often?

I don't have many house rules and only add them if I encounter a game mechanic that is slow and cumbersome or is confusing. Fortunately this isn't really the case with C&C, as the rules are pretty straightforward and universal.
by pawndream
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Introductory Adventure?
Replies: 3
Views: 3813

Re: Introductory Adventure?

Shadows of A Green Sky can easily be played in a 4-hour session. It was part of the Free RPG Day a couple of years ago, though I think it is now available for purchase. It's a pretty neat little adventure that would work well for convention play.
by pawndream
Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Liitle Birds: The Game Breaks Down? The Math is off?
Replies: 10
Views: 5811

Re: Liitle Birds: The Game Breaks Down? The Math is off?

For what it's worth, I haven't noticed any issues with SIEGE engine over the four years I have been playing C&C. The only slight tweak I have made to the rules as written (RAW) is that I treat all class skills as prime checks, regardless of whether the character has a prime in the associated ability...
by pawndream
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Are you running a regular face to face C&C game
Replies: 14
Views: 7400

Re: Are you running a regular face to face C&C game

Just wrapped up a year long, face-to-face C&C game that started at a Meet-Up one shot at a FLGS. Technically I am still running a C&C game for my two kids (ages 8 and 7), but we play maybe once or twice a month.

I wrapped up the C&C game so I could perhaps play for a while, since I normally GM.
by pawndream
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Who uses the Aihrde setting, or think they will use it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4550

Re: Who uses the Aihrde setting, or think they will use it?

I have been using it for my gaming group for the last year. The area I have been using is the Crusader Kingdoms. We started our campaign at a village of my own creation located between Malforten and Hrueset and the campaign gradually migrated to the Ludensheim area. I used elements of Blacktooth Rid...
by pawndream
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: FLGS Update
Replies: 33
Views: 20750

Re: FLGS Update

My FLGS is primarily given over to board and non-collectible card games, with a very small selection of RPGs. The entirety of the in-stock RPG selection fits on a 3 shelf rack (about two feet wide). Mostly 5th edition stuff, but a small selection of core books for the current, well-known RPGs (i.e.,...
by pawndream
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Cell Phones at the table
Replies: 26
Views: 5665

Re: Cell Phones at the table

Well...another thing to consider is simple courtesy. Flipping rude to be invited over to do one thing then spend half your time not participating. The key issue with tech at the gaming table is that its use does not become disruptive. It's no different than the players who build dice towers, doodle...
by pawndream
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Cell Phones at the table
Replies: 26
Views: 5665

Re: Cell Phones at the table

Doesn't bother me if players look at their cell phones during a game session. There is usually enough downtime within a game session that is doesn't really make that big of a difference. I can't recall a single issue where the game was held up because of someone looking at their phone, so I don't ma...
by pawndream
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: TLG Portal
Replies: 8
Views: 3024

Re: TLG Portal

No real interest in a monthly subscription service. I opted out of a similar service WotC launched around the time they rolled out 4th edition D&D and will likely not bite on it for C&C either. I guess it is a relatively inexpensive way to gain access to the entire C&C back catalog, but I'd rather j...
by pawndream
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What C&C adventure R U running/playing in now?
Replies: 7
Views: 2587

Re: What C&C adventure R U running/playing in now?

Loosely...Slag Heap, Blacktooth Ridge and Slithering Overload. Basically meaning I've cherry picked elements from each of these adventures and am running something inspired by them, but not altogether recognizable from its source.