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by Warunsun
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Reaper Bones III
Replies: 11
Views: 4877

Re: Reaper Bones

I was in on both of the previous Bones kickstarters. Both of them had delays (which I did expect some of that). There are some great price breaks to be had if you don't mind paying for your miniatures a year in advance. The first one had the better deals available. Not sure if I will do it this time...
by Warunsun
Sun May 17, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C vs d20 Materials
Replies: 17
Views: 4044

Re: C&C vs d20 Materials

Is there a list of what products are d20 vs what are made for C&C? I am not sure how to tell from looking at the item itself. Any guidance would be helpful. Thanks :D The real trick here is that Troll Lord has released many products in both formats. Some of the later C&C releases were done as d20 f...
by Warunsun
Sun May 17, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Firefly... what!?
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

Re: Firefly... what!?

I have ran some games for Firefly but not a whole campaign. We used the Margaret Weis books as sourcebooks but we used the Savage Worlds RPG system instead. Firefly is basically Deadlands in space AKA Deadlands: Lost Colony . So the SW/DL system was developed and refined to a much greater degree tha...
by Warunsun
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Encumbrance Value for Worn Items
Replies: 26
Views: 3201

Re: Encumbrance Value for Worn Items

Captain_K wrote:The EV system is indeed a bit messy and many avoid it, its pretty book keepish, but some players like that sort of thing, but don't drop it until you try it.
We used it for two months of game play. After four sessions I was still needing to explain it over and over again. I knew it needed to go.
by Warunsun
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Encumbrance Value for Worn Items
Replies: 26
Views: 3201

Re: Encumbrance Value for Worn Items

Is the encumbrance value reduced in any way for worn items (like clothing or armor)? I know that worn capacity items like backpacks don't count the items that fit inside them. Thanks. C&C is designed to be house ruled. I honestly recommend that you throw out the entire EV system and use something e...
by Warunsun
Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Compatability of C&C material
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Compatability of C&C material

Any other input or advice? I have played and DMed both 5E and C&C. Believe it or not 5E has a lot in common with C&C. Saving throws is one example. :) Sure, everything works a bit differently mechanically but I think you could use C&C adventures with little problems. I would suggest using the stats...
by Warunsun
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Training to gain levels ~ do you enforce/use it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Training to gain levels ~ do you enforce/use it?

I require training and it has never caused an issue. Mostly it just requires time and a little money to be spent. So it just advances the calender mostly.
by Warunsun
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 'Players Handbook, Personalized Edition, 2007'
Replies: 4
Views: 2365

Re: 'Players Handbook, Personalized Edition, 2007'

This sounds like a cool idea in theory. But the truth is I change my house rules before I launch a new campaign. I tailor any changes needed for that campaign and print up booklets with basic background information that every PC would know and sometimes with quest information. Just depends on the ca...
by Warunsun
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Prepping a Planescape C&C Campaign
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Re: Prepping a Planescape C&C Campaign

I converted a D&D 4E planer game over to C&C and ran it for several months last summer. I highly recommend using the Astral Sea as described in 4E. It works amazingly well since SpellJammer ships can be easily placed there. My campaign was more SpellJammer than Planescape but had many of the element...
by Warunsun
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP for failed attempts?
Replies: 15
Views: 3445

Re: XP for failed attempts?

I have never awarded XP for failed anything. I am not against such a practice but I never conceived of it. What I have done is award bonus XP for certain things that players have done. Things like keeping detailed adventure records, general good book keeping, and decent map making. Obviously this is...
by Warunsun
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: World make up
Replies: 15
Views: 1666

Re: World make up

I have run games in the Forgotten Realms before and that world tends to be the exception where politicians and important NPCs are generally ridiculous levels. Even the local head of the militia might be 10th level. But that is the exception. It comes from campaign sources more-so than my desires. Or...
by Warunsun
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Any interest in V/C&C mod?
Replies: 16
Views: 1278

Re: Any interest in V/C&C mod?

I have no interest in non-D&D use of the Siege Engine but there are plenty of fans here that I am sure would eat it up. Write it up and post it.
by Warunsun
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C class you play the most
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: The C&C class you play the most

Surprising to see cleric at the forefront. Clerics are pretty strong in several D&D editions and I think they are just fine in C&C as well. I would much rather play a cleric than a rogue. It seems the rogue (outside of Fourth Edition) is one of the weaker classes that folks insist someone play in t...
by Warunsun
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C class you play the most
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: The C&C class you play the most

I usually am the Dungeon Master for C&C so I don't get to play much. :)

The only character I have played under C&C was an elven Wizard / ½ Fighter. I chose this only because the group lacked a wizard. The campaign lasted until nearly 7th level before it went on hiatus.
by Warunsun
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone roll ability scores btb?
Replies: 48
Views: 14684

Re: Anyone roll ability scores btb?

I allow my players as a group to choose between two methods: Table Array for the Campaign or Point Buy Individually . With a Table Array each player at the beginning of the campaign rolls 4d6 drop the lowest for one attribute roll. I record them on a master list. Then each player can arrange those s...
by Warunsun
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Would you like to see any of the C&C adventure series'...
Replies: 17
Views: 2707

Re: Would you like to see any of the C&C adventure series'..

I would 100% not buy it. Honestly, I think the Troll Lords reprint plenty of stuff already. I own the modules I am interested in and have no desire to purchase them again. Yesterday, I stopped by my local game store on the way to DM to look around for inspiration. I found a ton of Troll Lords module...
by Warunsun
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you use the Castle Keepers Guide?
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: Do you use the Castle Keepers Guide?

I voted "No" because the question is too broad. I have read it before and attempted to use bits and pieces of it. For the most part I don't use it but I have referenced it. I have used advantages in one campaign but not as presented in the CKG because I don't care for that presentation. It was also ...
by Warunsun
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you have your players roll hit dice?
Replies: 33
Views: 7428

Re: How do you have your players roll hit dice?

For my recent Forgotten Realms C&C game I awarded maximum HP at both first and second level. Then for levels 3 to 10: I allowed them to roll twice in front of me and take the best result. I wanted some randomness to the hit points to feel "old school" but not so much to grief anyone. C&C already has...
by Warunsun
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Printing Differences in Player's Handbook
Replies: 28
Views: 5622

Re: Printing Differences in Player's Handbook

I definitely recommend version 2009 or later. Also Monsters & Treasure is the combined DMG and MM basically. The Castlekeeper's Guide is a book of a lot of options and isn't necessary to enjoy C&C.
by Warunsun
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C The Three Sisters Kickstarter
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: C&C The Three Sisters Kickstarter

Buttmonkey wrote:I think you missed the bottle opener.
I was sure I missed something. So many little bits to this one. :) I imagine the dice will ship with the dice cup.
by Warunsun
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C The Three Sisters Kickstarter
Replies: 4
Views: 887

C&C The Three Sisters Kickstarter

I have been pretty happy with my items that I have received from the C&C Kickstarter from June. But it has been a while and I was trying to jog my memory on what was still on the way. I jumped in on the full $240 level. These are the items I don't recall getting yet: Castle Keeper's Guide in Print/D...
by Warunsun
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Black Box classes in action?
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

Re: Black Box classes in action?

Looking at them, I assumed that they were mostly intended to be NPC classes, for CKs to create memorable henchmen, since they all seem to be somewhat overclocked versions of the core classes. They seemed all over the place. The Thief seemed like an "Essentials" or "Basic" version of the Rogue with ...
by Warunsun
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Black Box classes in action?
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

Re: Black Box classes in action?

I've read through the majority of the black box classes. Some of them are cool. Some...well, I simply don't know. Now that the products been out for a little while (granted, a very little while), I was wondering if anyone has any table experience with these classes. If so, how have they fared? I re...
by Warunsun
Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Healing for the masses
Replies: 30
Views: 6293

Re: Healing for the masses

Any suggestions on magic items besides potions and obvious cleric or druid healing stuff to keep hit points on the PCs? For my Forgotten Realms C&C game I used an adapted Shock Recovery rule from Judge’s Guild Ready Ref Sheets, 1978 . The adapted rule worked like this: After fighting in an encounte...
by Warunsun
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C 2015: What are you doing?
Replies: 36
Views: 3831

Re: C&C 2015: What are you doing?

I very much want to run some C&C scenarios at the Origins Game Fair in 2015. This is pending me figuring out how my vacation schedule should work out for 2015. I unfortunately have lots of complications right now. As far as home gaming goes we are continuing our C&C Ravenloft game plus we just start...
by Warunsun
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Digest size books
Replies: 26
Views: 5673

Re: Digest size books

These seems very cool but I am probably going to pass for now. I already bought all my players their own PH. If these had been available I might have went that route. It is cool however. I have plenty of digest sized Savage Worlds books.
by Warunsun
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Temporary Magic Weapon
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Temporary Magic Weapon

Allowed to be posted for those of us without that stuff? I don't think I would quote post directly from the book but I will do the next best thing. The spell was originally from here: http://www.wizards.com/d20/files/v35/SpellsM-O.rtf Magic Weapon Transmutation Level: Clr 1, Pal 1, Sor/Wiz 1, War 1...
by Warunsun
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Temporary Magic Weapon
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Temporary Magic Weapon

In order to avoid "bonus bloat" I like to not have everyone with magic weapons of + anything.. let alone +2 to +5.. But to fight many creatures magic weapons are required... Spiritual Weapon works for Clerics, Magic Stone works for Druids... Are there any or does anyone suggest the use of Prayer, B...
by Warunsun
Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monsters & Treasure Four
Replies: 24
Views: 2358

Re: Monsters & Treasure Four

slimykuotoan wrote:Does the M&T have red text?
Yes sir.

This is what part of one of the pages looks like:

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