Search found 125 matches

by Desrimal
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Video Game(s) are you playing
Replies: 118
Views: 76047

Re: What Video Game(s) are you playing

I'm anxiously awaiting my print copies of the new Call of Cthulhu at the moment :)
To make the wait feel shorter I found an old game on STEAM called CoC: Dark Corners of the Earth, that I've never played before.
A good and quite spooky game! Not suprisingly the graphics look quite outdated.
by Desrimal
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What I learned from DCC RPG
Replies: 12
Views: 10877

Re: What I learned from DCC RPG

I've had an experience with DCC that's quite similar to what Buttmonkey describes, though I would also like to add that even though all the crit-tables and spell-tables in DCC might be a lot, fun they also tend to slow down the game. I'm really looking forward to seing what kind of beast DCC Lankhma...
by Desrimal
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Shadow of the Demon Lord
Replies: 7
Views: 5857

Re: Shadow of the Demon Lord

My favorite d20 games are C&C and D&D 5th. I like them because they somehow "make sense" to me - I find rules easy to remember and use on the fly. I hope SotDL is like this? I also like dark and gritty settings and Schwalbs previous work. I'll give this game a shot, and cross my fingers, that there'...
by Desrimal
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Shadow of the Demon Lord
Replies: 7
Views: 5857

Re: Shadow of the Demon Lord

I had the opportunity to play with the writer at gary con last year. It's a great game and I got in on the kickstarter for it. The mechanics are very simple and its easy enough to run with little preparation. It can be as dark of a world as you make it and there are mechanics for it to be run in fa...
by Desrimal
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Shadow of the Demon Lord
Replies: 7
Views: 5857

Shadow of the Demon Lord

Does anybody on this forum have any first-hand experience with this game. It gets great reviews from most people, but I know that some people just read the books and believes that a game that reads well also plays well - which, unfortunaltely, is not always the case (I'm looking at YOU Dungeon Crawl...
by Desrimal
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What was your FIRST roleplaying character, in any game?
Replies: 28
Views: 8225

Re: What was your FIRST roleplaying character, in any game?

My first character was a wizard called Desrimal in a swedish RPG called "Drager og Dæmoner" (Dragons and Demons).
by Desrimal
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How'd you get into Castles & Crusades?
Replies: 42
Views: 9026

Re: How'd you get into Castles & Crusades?

In 2003 I was growing tired with D&D 3.5. I searched the internet for alternatives, found TLG and signed up for playtesting C&C. I loved it (I still do BTW) and bought the White box, when it was released. I played countless sessions until 2006, when my son (and my daughter 2 years later) was born. T...
by Desrimal
Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Map of Middle-Earth with Tolkien's hand-written notes.
Replies: 4
Views: 3682

Re: Map of Middle-Earth with Tolkien's hand-written notes.

Nice! If only I had 60.000 pounds to spare :lol:
by Desrimal
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Vote for module name, thanks!
Replies: 23
Views: 11163

Re: Vote for module name, thanks!

Gnome or Tears

Gnome or Mr. Nice Guy
by Desrimal
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 469
Views: 236466

Re: What are you reading?

I've been spending my summer Holiday in the fine company of Fafhrd and Grey Mouser. Great reading!
by Desrimal
Wed May 13, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Please post the titles o' your favorite C&C adventures.
Replies: 30
Views: 23043

Re: Please post the titles o' your favorite C&C adventures.

A big +1 to Shadows of the Halfling Hall from me.

I remember The town of New Brayer (Briar?) served my old group as a base of operations for many adventures. Many of the NPCs from that adventure had major roles in some my own spin-off adventures.
by Desrimal
Fri May 08, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 597019

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

DCC modules.... I love'em :)
by Desrimal
Fri May 08, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 214559

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

There's an optional level-up system in the DMG that I use: First session takes you to level 2 and second session takes you to level 3. From this point it takes two sessions to go up one level. That's 36 sessions to level 20 if my math-fu is correct (which is very unlikely). It works fine in my grou...
by Desrimal
Fri May 08, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 214559

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

There's an optional level-up system in the DMG that I use: First session takes you to level 2 and second session takes you to level 3. From this point it takes two sessions to go up one level. That's 36 sessions to level 20 if my math-fu is correct (which is very unlikely). It works fine in my group...
by Desrimal
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Post a picture of yourself
Replies: 45
Views: 10367

Re: Post a picture of yourself

Me in Austria last summer :) Pic was taken by my wife
by Desrimal
Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 214559

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

I can see that. Some people like having a lot more specific rules to fall back on. Like 3.x games. That just was never the intention of the creator of D&D. Funny. IIRC 1e had a rule (and a table) for damn near everything. The only difference being, that 1e rules were alot harder to remember, due to...
by Desrimal
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 214559

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

I can see why people like 5E, and I don't dislike it. I just have more fun playing C&C on Monday and Tuesday than I do playing 5E on Thursday. I'm really not sure why either. We are just playing with the core book, but while its cool to decide upon skills, etc... my 5E character still does far less...
by Desrimal
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 214559

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

I can see that. Some people like having a lot more specific rules to fall back on. Like 3.x games. That just was never the intention of the creator of D&D. Funny. IIRC 1e had a rule (and a table) for damn near everything. The only difference being, that 1e rules were alot harder to remember, due to...
by Desrimal
Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 214559

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

I've been playing D&D 5e for 7 months now. We've played 8-10 sessions and the characters are at level 5 or 6. I still like the game a lot. It always reminded me of C&C, but I like the fact that the rules are clearer and there are more options for players to customize their characters rules-wise, whi...
by Desrimal
Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite fantasy character...
Replies: 24
Views: 4061

Re: Favorite fantasy character...

Solomon Kane
by Desrimal
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 597019

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Just got the D&D 5th screen. Reading...reading....DONE. Next up: Dark Sun campaign setting for 2nd Edition, that I borrowed from a friend. I love Dark Sun. Which setting book is it, the original one or the revised one? R- I'm not really sure? It's a box. There's a TSR logo on the front. So far I li...
by Desrimal
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 597019

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Just got the D&D 5th screen. Reading...reading....DONE.
Next up: Dark Sun campaign setting for 2nd Edition, that I borrowed from a friend.
by Desrimal
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Your FAVORITE fantasy film...
Replies: 26
Views: 4867

Re: Your FAVORITE fantasy film...

Steve Jacksons Middle Earth films (I can't choose just ONE) are the best fantasy movies ever made IMO.
by Desrimal
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Achery reinvented
Replies: 19
Views: 2815

Re: Achery reinvented

Also, for a right hander, you NEVER put the arrow on the left hand side of the bow. (at least IRL usage) Don't know where they came up with that myth. It's pretty common, especially when using sights. http://goo.gl/qfv4lS http://goo.gl/bnCXM5 True! This is pretty much THE WAY it's done in modern ar...
by Desrimal
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Achery reinvented
Replies: 19
Views: 2815

Re: Achery reinvented

Indeed!

I wonder how much pull he has on his bow. I'm guessing 30-40 lbs.
by Desrimal
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Achery reinvented
Replies: 19
Views: 2815

Achery reinvented

Watch and learn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk

This guy must be the coolest dane ever!
by Desrimal
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Your favorite C&C character you've had to date.
Replies: 18
Views: 3292

Re: Your favorite C&C character you've had to date.

Peter, 12th level CE Human Castle Keeper

In fact, he is the only C&C character I've ever played :)
by Desrimal
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Flat Plastic Miniatures
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Flat Plastic Miniatures

Nice!
by Desrimal
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 214559

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

I DMed my first D&D 5th game last night. I ran the first chapter of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure. The game went really well. Just like C&C this game seems easy to DM. The skillsystem was intuitive and very easy to use. We used minis and combat seemed fast and pretty deadly (players were L...
by Desrimal
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: what's this?
Replies: 11
Views: 4060

Re: what's this?

Well done!