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by captain_blood
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con XI
Replies: 42
Views: 16666

Re: Gary Con XI

Snagged a badge, but still sorting the lodging. Regardless I'm returning to Geneva for some gaming goodness. I look forward to seeing many of you again.
by captain_blood
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Reload time for crossbows?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Reload time for crossbows?

Uh....so I have never seen the 1/2 (light---1/3 (heavy) rule anywhere. Where did that come from? I know AD&D was 1/2 for heavy. That brings up more questions, like, since they were historically used by untrained soldiers, they were simpler to use than a bow. Shouldnt they have a bonus to hit of muc...
by captain_blood
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Reload time for crossbows?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Reload time for crossbows?

I normally go with the standard 1e 1/2 for light, 1/3 for heavy. If I'm feeling generous though I'll let a PC try to do it faster if they have sufficient strength (17/18(xx)) and weight. Cocking crossbows is not easy. You have to pull in both directions, because as you pull back on the string you ha...
by captain_blood
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lethality in gaming. IE the "Save or Die" love/hate...
Replies: 20
Views: 765

Re: Lethality in gaming. IE the "Save or Die" love/hate...

Ancalagon wrote:To hell with WotC. I have C&C.
+1, Like, Bazinga, or whatever the kids are saying these days.
by captain_blood
Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MMO slump, what are you playing?
Replies: 32
Views: 1557

Re: MMO slump, what are you playing?

Try Neverwinter Nights (the original plus it's two expansions, based on AD&D 2nd Ed.), there are still some people out there hosting NWN servers. Not sure how much NWN2 there is out there, but I'm sure there is at least some. NWN utilizes the 3.0 rulset for D&D. NWN2 uses some strange hybrid of 3/3...
by captain_blood
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1st edition AD&D Reprints - my thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: 1st edition AD&D Reprints - my thoughts

I might look through the reprints, but I had to build my collection of 1st edition books the hard way. I didn't start gaming until these were already out of print. It took many con and used book store trips to find books in good condition at an acceptable price. Needless to say those gems are still ...
by captain_blood
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Of clerics and wizards
Replies: 32
Views: 987

Re: Of clerics and wizards

So the Cleric is actually my favorite class to play in just about any setting. That said I greatly prefer settings where this mechanic is NOT allowed. It doen't only make the cleric lazy it makes the whole party lazy. Why should the thief worry about retreating once he got his backtab in if the Cler...