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by Captain_K
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Jazzing Up Random Encounters
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Jazzing Up Random Encounters

Is anything random? Even if it was to you, it will be seen as having or should having a pattern.... some players will see patterns others will not want to and just roll and kill everything. I like a base story, it always evolves, I just run with it now. One guy I used to play with would DM with just...
by Captain_K
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Jazzing Up Random Encounters
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Jazzing Up Random Encounters

Sounds like a great way or chance to bring a Tarot deck into the game...
by Captain_K
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The great summer ride
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: The great summer ride

The Norse always raided into other areas, the Romans used the Germanic horse tribes against the Gauls... so I am keeping this a small lightening drive to a specific city (Orlean) for a specific goal and retreat... pardon the deific pun, but a spear thrust into Gaul after a march over the mountains. ...
by Captain_K
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Armor Stacking with magic too
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Armor Stacking with magic too

Thanks serleran, all great input.

magic items to me are like spells so they rarely stack with armor be it masterwork or magical... just a guide.

big heavy armor is its protection. leather and dex is another form... lots of magic is a third, but not all together.

Thanks, Captain K
by Captain_K
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Armor Stacking with magic too
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Armor Stacking with magic too

I know armor cannot be stacked on top of each other, only the better one wins. Only one shield, etc. Shield spell is clear how it works, as does Dragon Armor. Half Orc +1 to AC with NO armor. But Barkskin seems like a base armor to unarmored and stacking armor under other armor... I see it filling i...
by Captain_K
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The great summer ride
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: The great summer ride

Sorry Lurker, I missed my own post string... yes, its all that at once but older... Ares is bored so he finds yet another way to pick a fight with his sister Athena, via a proxy army he figured out how to harness people's natural tendencies... he has his new alliance of followers launch a fight, a m...
by Captain_K
Mon May 31, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Addicted to Megadungeons
Replies: 31
Views: 11210

Re: Addicted to Megadungeons

Create a "mass knock" spell or "open all doors" spell or a wish spell to make all locks and bindings disappear then camp out at the main entrance to kill any trying to flee ... only go in after a few months (a time when you assume after the creatures have all fought to the death)...
by Captain_K
Mon May 31, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Europe at War...
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Europe at War...

Seems like a fitting day to post this.. As I have noted, until some of you I am sure are sick of hearing, we play in the world of about 1,000 AD technology, but no christian roman empire... each of the world regions and their religions and culture and creatures hold sway in their sphere of influence...
by Captain_K
Fri May 21, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 26
Views: 767

Re: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???

Wasgreg, welcome, great group to help you here (and to be helped by you).... we all have our ever changing rolls we can play if we get involved. I'll plug HISTORY as a FRG world for you, all the cultures, all the countries, maps and such... use them and just alter history to make all the fantasy lay...
by Captain_K
Sun May 16, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Keeping it interesting for all...
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Keeping it interesting for all...

I use the skills lists from 2e DnD as a start and suggest folks weave back story and "secondary professions" into their PCs (I was an apprentice silver smith with my family before the Gods claimed me as a Priest...). Can you swim? read? play the flute? whittle? these are all non-class abil...
by Captain_K
Sun May 16, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What else have we let fall away?
Replies: 24
Views: 439

Re: What else have we let fall away?

You have a campy set up for "first levels", then you inset real life monsters
by Captain_K
Sun May 16, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Listen "skill" fixed for my rules
Replies: 24
Views: 425

Re: Listen "skill" fixed for my rules

I create a perception (PERC) stat, just like a COM stat, to keep CHA pure, for all players for many little things (noticing the gold coin in the corner without searching, or the foot print in the poop, feeling the breeze has just changed directions in the tunnel), but it is lower than any class or r...
by Captain_K
Sun May 16, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What else have we let fall away?
Replies: 24
Views: 439

Re: What else have we let fall away?

OK, just watched the first episode, viscous shit that is....
by Captain_K
Sun May 16, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What else have we let fall away?
Replies: 24
Views: 439

Re: What else have we let fall away?

Thanks, now its my turn..

I let them pick their own height and weight from within the range.

In our first game with a new group the 6'9" human asked "I want to play a gnome, how short can I be?" still playing that little guy in a red hat to this day...
by Captain_K
Sat May 15, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What else have we let fall away?
Replies: 24
Views: 439

Re: What else have we let fall away?

I was really trying to start a growing list of these types of topics, not get feedback on my initial list, they were suggested topics we have or could talk about....

love the replies, looking forward to reading all of them, but I'm looking for more similar topics...
by Captain_K
Sun May 09, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The great summer ride
Replies: 4
Views: 128

The great summer ride

If more or less in a hurry, folks on horse / foot, the shores of Normandy to the boot of Italy, how long would it take starting in Spring? What great wonders of the ancient world should they see on their way, what people, what path, what mountain passes, and famous place monsters, peoples, and ghost...
by Captain_K
Sun May 09, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What else have we let fall away?
Replies: 24
Views: 439

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 Captain_K
Sun May 09, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What is in your perfect homemade DM screen ?
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: What is in your perfect homemade DM screen ?

I have summarized in one page all the combat maneuvers, plus the cover and conceal bonuses, all the things that are besides the BtH. Its published in the Domesday 7 or 8, I recall with a cute graphic for many too. Print that page out, tape it on. Oh, print in color as those that must be declared bef...
by Captain_K
Sun May 09, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Keeping it interesting for all...
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Keeping it interesting for all...

Keeping the 9 or so flavored fighters in CnC happy and busy is pretty easy, give them something to fight. the base mages and the thieves give me a bit more trouble without getting them killed. Does anyone have plot ideas, common tasks, etc. for keeping them engaged in the game in general and then wh...
by Captain_K
Sun May 09, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where did all the Named spells go??
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Where did all the Named spells go??

Bigby, Otto, Tenser, why did they all go away?

Too specialized and silly?

Or some Gygax and TSR and WoC business split?
by Captain_K
Sun May 09, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 26
Views: 767

Re: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???

I only recall one seriously cranky guy Arduin, but I think he meant well, just not much patience for those he thought were fools. Traveller seems to be the "sheriff" around these parts... what an odd old anglo-saxon word that is... breaks all the rules.. Anyway, I'm just happy we have some...
by Captain_K
Sat May 08, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What is in your perfect homemade DM screen ?
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: What is in your perfect homemade DM screen ?

I have hung pictures/images/sketches of what is to come on the outside, I do not point at them, I just hang them there, some folks always look and notice, others never look... but that was in days of live face to face gaming... use the outside of the screens more than the inside.
by Captain_K
Sat May 08, 2021 12:46 pm
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: 47
Views: 1284

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

If we took a poll, I think one would find very few people play a race to get a class bonus. That third +6 to a stat humans get also is a pretty big game bonus too, I would say past racial bonuses. I bet most folks play their favored races for many reasons, too much love affair with elves from readin...
by Captain_K
Tue May 04, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How Many Scenarios?
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: How Many Scenarios?

I start a small idea, bring to finish, roll test, recycle and reuse, update and change... but I use my home brew world (see Crusades A "The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society") with almost all scratch encounters. I find it easier to use or fake it with my own works from my own brain than ...
by Captain_K
Tue May 04, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: help with light spell ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: help with light spell ideas

Sounds like you have to light and dark. Continual flame... I made a spell continual daylight to go with darkness and daylight on a permanent basis. Also a fleet of druid spells to give a group or touched creature the vision of another (eyes of a dwarf or eyes of an elf)... that gets to the whole, wh...
by Captain_K
Sun May 02, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 26
Views: 767

Re: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???

Well then, ask some questions...

And Grandpa, if you did it thanks, but I think there is a bit too much piss and vinegar in you to be a grandpa just yet...
by Captain_K
Sat May 01, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 26
Views: 767

What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???

So why the resurgence to the boards? There for a while I thought they were just about dead.

Does anyone go to Knights of the Crusade pages too?

Love the new interest in these chats... fun,informative, etc...

Makes we want to write a Domesday....
by Captain_K
Sat May 01, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite ways to start a new group
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: Favorite ways to start a new group

Here is one I almost did for a new group of low level PCs, first time to CnC. You are old high school friends, you have not seen each other in over a decade, the pandemic has made seeing each other in person impossible. You're now middle aged with families. But the Pandemic has started you gaming ag...