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by DMSamuel
Sat Jan 13, 2024 4:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Runemark: Static Runes
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Runemark: Static Runes

I will also note that it IS possible that these three runes, Hold, Air, and Water, were published in the original runemark book - which I do not have a copy of and is now out of print - BUT I highly doubt it. It is just very TLG to have a bad example and keep reprinting it.
by DMSamuel
Sat Jan 13, 2024 4:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Runemark: Static Runes
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Runemark: Static Runes

I think they changed the names of the runes AFTER writing that example and then just never adjusted the example. I think the Hold rune is supposed to be the Binding rune, the Air rune is supposed to be the Breath rune, and I am not sure what the Water rune is supposed to be. Fire used to be an Aihrd...
by DMSamuel
Wed Jan 03, 2024 5:50 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Wands/Command words
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Wands/Command words

As long as it worked and everyone had fun, that is the goal!!
by DMSamuel
Tue Jan 02, 2024 5:49 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Protection from Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Protection from Alignment

Sure... and I don't disagree with you and would probably rule it that way. BUT I could see another CK deciding to do something interesting with the protection spell effects as per the rules as written. My goal is to give the original poster enough information to make a solid decision. I think our co...
by DMSamuel
Tue Jan 02, 2024 1:55 am
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Protection from Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Protection from Alignment

The reason I said that about charm and suggestion is that the text of the Protection from Alignment spell, on page 173 of the PHB says this: "The spell can also block any attempt to possess the warded creature or to exercise mental control over the creature by creatures of any alignment. The pr...
by DMSamuel
Mon Jan 01, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Protection from Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Protection from Alignment

Note that a protection from alignment spell only lasts for 3 rounds per level while a charm person, for example, lasts for 1 hour per level... as soon as that protection spell wears off, the target is subject to the charm. Command is only 1 round, so it will end before the protection does. Suggestio...
by DMSamuel
Mon Jan 01, 2024 8:52 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Wands/Command words
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Wands/Command words

Since it is not explicit in the PHB, it is the CK's decision. Here are some things I would use when making my decision: 1) The PHB details several spells and mentions using a wand to cast them (for example, see the lightning bolt spell on page 161) and it doesn't mention that the spell is cast any d...
by DMSamuel
Mon Jan 01, 2024 8:28 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Protection from Alignment
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: Protection from Alignment

Yes, I would say it prevents that spell from affecting the Protected target.
by DMSamuel
Fri Dec 15, 2023 4:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Disengaging Movement
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Disengaging Movement

Per page 222 of the 9th printing PHB: 1) The player must announce that they are disengaging at the beginning of the round. 2) The act of disengaging takes place first in the round , before any initiative roll, or any other combatant’s action. 3) If disengaging a character can take no other action. S...
by DMSamuel
Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:13 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Free Guide for converting 5th Ed to C&C
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Free Guide for converting 5th Ed to C&C

The wizard with STR non-prime and a -2 STR mod would roll a d20+5-2 and they would have to beat 18+6=24, so they need a 21 on their d20 to bust down the door... an impossible task in C&C for this wizard. Sure it is. Not every class, especially with low relevant scores, can do everything a PC wi...
by DMSamuel
Sun Jan 15, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Free Guide for converting 5th Ed to C&C
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Free Guide for converting 5th Ed to C&C

I disagree with the DC conversion formula. But overall it's fine I guess. The conversion advice in that document says this : "The base method to convert DC to CL is simply to subtract 10 from the DC. Thus, a DC 17 task becomes a CL 7 challenge." A CL 7 challenge is VERY HARD for a 1st leve...
by DMSamuel
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What do you hate about D&D 5e?
Replies: 44
Views: 15329

Re: What do you hate about D&D 5e?

I agree hate is a strong word... there is one thing I LOVE about 5e, just to give it some kudos: it has done enough right and had the right timing and confluence of events to make it the best-selling version of D&D ever created and to bring in more new players than any previous edition... and so...
by DMSamuel
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Knights of the Crusades
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Knights of the Crusades

I don't think anyone maintains any of that stuff anymore... the discord is where it's at nowadays.
by DMSamuel
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What do you hate about D&D 5e?
Replies: 44
Views: 15329

Re: What do you hate about D&D 5e?

Honest question.. We're all likely big C&C fans here. What are some things you really hate (or just dislike) about D&D 5e? Seeking honest opinions, not trying to start a flame war. Thanks! For me I have three main gripes for 5e that make it a bit unpalatable for me, though I have played man...
by DMSamuel
Sun Mar 20, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Oil and holy water damage PHB 7the print?
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Oil and holy water damage PHB 7the print?

On topic, but off book, has it always been in the CKG? Info about holy water is on page 44 of the first printing CKG (page 50 in 2nd printing; page 34 in 3rd printing), but is not in table format like on the screen, so you have to pull the attack and damage info from the middle of a paragraph. Flam...
by DMSamuel
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Oil and holy water damage PHB 7the print?
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Oil and holy water damage PHB 7the print?

Wraith2020 wrote:
Sun Mar 20, 2022 3:57 am
Which screen?
The old case-bound hard screens they used to make as well as the most recent CK screen they released a couple of months ago.
by DMSamuel
Sun Mar 20, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Oil and holy water damage PHB 7the print?
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Oil and holy water damage PHB 7the print?

Is there a listing for oil and holy water damage in the player's handbook 7th printing on back? I see it in the eighth printing, and I was just curious that I don't believe I've seen that chart before. The chart was from the CK Screen that TLG made - a bunch of us made the suggestion that Steve mak...
by DMSamuel
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: About new players, the CKG wastage rules and other considerations - long post
Replies: 19
Views: 3959

Re: About new players, the CKG wastage rules and other considerations - long post

4) Mundane equipment that is used for weapon maintenance (sewing kits, whetstones, etc) don't add a bonus to the roll - instead, they make it so that the wastage effect is reduced by 1 automatically (upon the PC's decision to expend one use of the kit) and the PC can make a SIEGE check (using the c...
by DMSamuel
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: About new players, the CKG wastage rules and other considerations - long post
Replies: 19
Views: 3959

Re: About new players, the CKG wastage rules and other considerations - long post

But what he is saying is that his players are interested in dealing with this sort of issue and he wants ideas on how to keep it interesting but simple. Just handwaving the idea and charging a % cost doesn't really solve the issue he is having. Let the OP respond Sure thing. Wasn't trying to underc...
by DMSamuel
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: About new players, the CKG wastage rules and other considerations - long post
Replies: 19
Views: 3959

Re: About new players, the CKG wastage rules and other considerations - long post

Just assess a certain amount of coin for clothing for when adventuring. And a certain amount for equipment wastage and maintenance when adventuring. Probably of % of the total cost of the equipment and clothing. Anything more detailed than that is boring unless they are in teh wilds for a LONG time...
by DMSamuel
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: About new players, the CKG wastage rules and other considerations - long post
Replies: 19
Views: 3959

Re: About new players, the CKG wastage rules and other considerations - long post

I use equipment wastage rules, here are my houserules, which I feel are simple enough and easy to follow, and also reward those that care about such things as sewing kits and whetstones. Wastage rolls are triggered by: 1) PC rolls a 1 on an attack. 2) Enemy attacker rolls a 20 on an attack. 3) If th...
by DMSamuel
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Are there new contents in the CKG 3rd Printing?
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Are there new contents in the CKG 3rd Printing?

To be clear - so far they have not published an M&T with the new branding. As far as I can tell, they still have 5th printing M&T in stock and they don't tend to make new printings until the old one has declined in stock enough to warrant an entire print run. I do suspect, though, that they ...
by DMSamuel
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Are there new contents in the CKG 3rd Printing?
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Are there new contents in the CKG 3rd Printing?

Yes, the 8th printing of the PHB is going to print next week. It has the new logo and text styling on the cover. The cover art is an homage to the 1st edition AD&D PHB, just as the cover art of the new CKG is an homage to the 1st edition AD&D DMG.
by DMSamuel
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Are there new contents in the CKG 3rd Printing?
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: Are there new contents in the CKG 3rd Printing?

There is new material in the book. The previous version of the CKG was 352 pages and the new one is 365 pages... that doesn't seem that different until you consider that they also removed 18 pages of the class info from the CKG and put it into the PHB. So the CKG is not only 16 pages longer than the...
by DMSamuel
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Monsters
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Monsters

This is correct.

The 5th Printing of the M&T has the monsters from Classic Monsters AND the creatures from the Codex Celtarum combined into the book.
by DMSamuel
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: CZ boxed set
Replies: 8
Views: 5117

Re: CZ boxed set

Also, I am looking for two of the Yggsburgh softcover supplements (East Corner and storehouse district), so if you are selling those, I would be interested! If you are selling as a lot, PM me and we may be able to negotiate a price. I thought I had a complete set but I'm not sure if "East Corn...
by DMSamuel
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: CZ boxed set
Replies: 8
Views: 5117

Re: CZ boxed set

Also, I am looking for two of the Yggsburgh softcover supplements (East Corner and storehouse district), so if you are selling those, I would be interested! If you are selling as a lot, PM me and we may be able to negotiate a price.
by DMSamuel
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: CZ boxed set
Replies: 8
Views: 5117

Re: CZ boxed set

The value is what people will pay (a.k.a. it is worth what the market will bear). I know that's not helpful though. My helpful advice is this: Look at sold listings on ebay and at other used online outlets. The sold price will tell you what it is actually worth, rather than the pie-in-the-sky amount...
by DMSamuel
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Good modules for a convention one shot?
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Good modules for a convention one shot?

I've run Shadows of a Green Sky several times as a one shot for conventions or local game nights. It is a quickstart module for level 3-5 PCs, so the general C&C rules are in there along with some generic pregens. The adventure itself can be completed in one or two nights depending on how you ru...
by DMSamuel
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades
Topic: Combined PHB & AB
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Combined PHB & AB

Just came across a combined paperback of the Players Handbook & Adventurers Backpack on a used bookstore site. Looks like they just bound them together one after the other. I don't recall having seen these anywhere before. Does anyone have one? Did they release any hardcovers? In theory I'd lov...