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by MrGrim
Fri May 16, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: new C&C edition vs D&D Next
Replies: 62
Views: 14863

Re: new C&C edition vs D&D Next

I don't want to be sitting around the table arguing with my players about the way we will be playing the game. I think the core rules sets the expectations of the players and a one size fits all approach sounds like an elephant in a rubber tu tu?
by MrGrim
Fri May 16, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 4x6 Character Sheets
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: 4x6 Character Sheets

I've started hosting thee 4x6 sheets on my website here...

http://www.thegrognard.com/4-x-6-odd-ch ... eetscards/

The old download will go away soon.
by MrGrim
Fri May 16, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Just launched TheGrognard.com
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

Just launched TheGrognard.com

I just launched a my new old school RPG site. Check it out (and send me any edits I need to make, lol ;-) )

http://www.thegrognard.com
by MrGrim
Fri May 16, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Just launched TheGrognard.com
Replies: 0
Views: 1224

Just launched TheGrognard.com

I just launched a my new old school RPG site. Check it out (and send me any edits I need to make, lol ;-) )

http://www.thegrognard.com
by MrGrim
Sat May 10, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why Old School Fantasy Role-Playing Games?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Why Old School Fantasy Role-Playing Games?

Yea..sorry about that. I'm rethinking the format for this. I should have it backup soon...
by MrGrim
Tue May 06, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why Old School Fantasy Role-Playing Games?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Why Old School Fantasy Role-Playing Games?

Arduin wrote:This video should be on the C&C front page of the website....
Thanks for the vote of confidence :)
by MrGrim
Tue May 06, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do people handle spell components?
Replies: 31
Views: 2331

Re: How do people handle spell components?

I put spell components in the same category as calculating encumbrance...it's all extra detail that bogs down a game. With encumbrance I just use common sense as to whether or not a given character is encumbered. With components, I just ignore them altogether.
by MrGrim
Tue May 06, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why Old School Fantasy Role-Playing Games?
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Why Old School Fantasy Role-Playing Games?

I just started a new youtube channel on tabletop RPGS...

Why Old School Fantasy Role-Playing Games?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4GsObzciNE
by MrGrim
Sat May 03, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Well, it happened again, gents
Replies: 47
Views: 5297

Re: Well, it happened again, gents

...The few old school type games I played in before findin a good group , really sucked. One group played nothing but modules, you couldn't roll up ya own characters in and there wasn't much room for character growth and the others were all text book lawyer type games. Even the GMs saw books as the...
by MrGrim
Fri May 02, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Well, it happened again, gents
Replies: 47
Views: 5297

Re: Well, it happened again, gents

This week I put together an online group for weekly sessions of OD&D. I got 7 players in only three days advertising on the "Looking for Group" forum on roll20.net. This morning I;m having to turn additional players away. I am refreshingly surprised at how easy it has been to find people wanting to ...
by MrGrim
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 4x6 Character Sheets
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: 4x6 Character Sheets

They are brand new as I made them only a couple weeks ago. Another thing you can do for effect is get one of these fancy index card boxes to store them in... http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/479106/Vaultz-Locking-Index-Card-Box-4/ I have "THE BOX" on the middle of the table with fresh bic mecha...
by MrGrim
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Level advancement
Replies: 49
Views: 36580

Re: Level advancement

I've never liked the way D&D's experience and leveling system worked. I've replaced it with my own house ruled system... MrGrim's Experience and Leveling House Rules Players need 5 Experience Points to gain each level. In a standard game players get ONE experience point in the following ways... 1. C...
by MrGrim
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 4x6 Character Sheets
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

4x6 Character Sheets

Thought I'd share the character sheets I designed for use with C&C and other old school editions of the game. These are intended to be printed on 4x6 index cards. There is a file for the front and the back of the character sheet and then a second set (front and back) for spell users. https://www.dro...
by MrGrim
Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Well, it happened again, gents
Replies: 47
Views: 5297

Re: Well, it happened again, gents

I hear you on the color version. I prefer my 4th printing, but my dad swiped it from me because he has bad eyesight and the 5th printing is impossible for him. I am told the contrast in the 6th printing will be greatly improved. Nothing wrong with you waiting to see how it actually looks before dro...
by MrGrim
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SRD for Castles and Crusades
Replies: 100
Views: 7926

Re: SRD for Castles and Crusades

Plus my sales numbers are just guesses, based upon what I have seen the Trolls give actual numbers for, so hopefully I am low balling the numbers for the core 3. I honestly hope they are doing very well with it. They have made a great product. I've been buying their stuff for two years even though ...
by MrGrim
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SRD for Castles and Crusades
Replies: 100
Views: 7926

Re: SRD for Castles and Crusades

A GM WITH the full rule books complained that there wasn't enough open content for him to give his players so that they could play with him. All the class abilities and spells are open content. With all that if a GM can't handle checks and the like, they shouldn't be running a game. Arduin...I give...
by MrGrim
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SRD for Castles and Crusades
Replies: 100
Views: 7926

Re: SRD for Castles and Crusades

You know...some data that was shared to me through some colleagues in my field suggest the sales of the other "popular" retro clones and indy games may actually be abysmal compared to where I thought they may have been. If what I am looking at is true, forget my business case for the marking strateg...
by MrGrim
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SRD for Castles and Crusades
Replies: 100
Views: 7926

Re: SRD for Castles and Crusades

@Anduin... While I don't have sales figures I think it extraordinary that someone would find my position on this extraordinary ;-) For instance, there is a complete SRD for Pathfinder here http://www.d20pfsrd.com/ The fact that Pathfinder is the #1 selling RPG should give one pause in saying that fr...
by MrGrim
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Well, it happened again, gents
Replies: 47
Views: 5297

Re: Well, it happened again, gents

Have you tried introducing them to old school play with narrative combat (no map, no minis)? I've DMd a few groups on the Internet with this style of play over the last few weeks. Only a couple of the players had ever experienced the game like this (the way we used to play it). Most newer gamers can...
by MrGrim
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SRD for Castles and Crusades
Replies: 100
Views: 7926

Re: SRD for Castles and Crusades

All this talk of an SRD for the Castle Keeper... When I started this thread it was due primarily for the need of the PLAYERS in my online games. In the last two weeks I've GMd several one off games with random players on roll20.net. I've moved to Swords and Wizardry for these games because I can sen...
by MrGrim
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SRD for Castles and Crusades
Replies: 100
Views: 7926

Re: SRD for Castles and Crusades

I understand your issue. I've suggested before that TLG should make a book with just enough rules for someone to play a fighting type or a spell caster. The spell caster is really the one with the major issue because they need those spells. To agree with Arduin, that book just ends up looking a lot...
by MrGrim
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SRD for Castles and Crusades
Replies: 100
Views: 7926

Re: SRD for Castles and Crusades

The value of an SRD is that when playing online, I could have players simply reference the SRD to see what abilities the classes and races have for both character generation and clarification while they are playing. I can do this already with both Pathfinder and Swords and Wizardry and it is VERY he...
by MrGrim
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: # Attack Clarification...
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: # Attack Clarification...

I think what was throwing us off was the inconsistency with the way some of the entries read. For instance... Attacks: 3 (2 claw 1d4, 1 bite 1d6) Attacks: 2 claw (1d4), 1 bite(1d6) Attacks: 2 claw (1d4), dagger (1d4) - (How does a creature attack with claws and a dagger at the same time? Shouldn't t...
by MrGrim
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: # Attack Clarification...
Replies: 3
Views: 580

# Attack Clarification...

I'm confused by the stat blocks in the Classic Monsters book regarding # of attacks. For instance...The entry for the Babbler has "Attacks: 2 claw (1d4), 1 bite(1d6)" whereas the entry for the Breater Basilisk is "Attack 3 (2 claw 1d8, 1 bite 1d6)". Putting that together, it seems like the Babbler g...
by MrGrim
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SRD for Castles and Crusades
Replies: 100
Views: 7926

SRD for Castles and Crusades

It would be really really nice if there was an SRD specifically for Castles and Crusades. Has there been any official word on this?
by MrGrim
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: roll20.net
Replies: 18
Views: 6941

Re: roll20.net

Sorry Aergraith, it looks like I missed you. I did have session tonight and, despite a few bugs, found Roll20.net to be the best thing I've come across so far to play RPGs online. I'm thinking I might start a new, Internet based gaming group. When I work out the times, I'll make a new post on the fo...
by MrGrim
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: roll20.net
Replies: 18
Views: 6941

Re: roll20.net

Gotcha. It's 8Pm here...I'll be around for a couple hours if you are around before then...
by MrGrim
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: roll20.net
Replies: 18
Views: 6941

Re: roll20.net

Great...now how do I go about getting you in the game...technically speaking? Can I just send you the link to the campaign?
by MrGrim
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: roll20.net
Replies: 18
Views: 6941

Re: roll20.net

Anyone interested in a quick session? I'll CK it.
by MrGrim
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: roll20.net
Replies: 18
Views: 6941

Re: roll20.net

How does one go about finding a group to play C&C on roll20.net? I'd eventually like to run games myself using something like this but thought it would be better to start as a player.