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by Michael Montalto
Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Black Friday Sales (Regular Books & PDFs)
Replies: 19
Views: 3515

Re: Black Friday Sales (Regular Books & PDFs)

I just ordered 2 Players Handbooks (one for each of my boys), the new Monsters & Treasure (to replace my old one, and I'll give my kids the old one) and the Codex of Aihrde at 40% off from the Trolls holiday sale. So cool!

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Painted Miniatures Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3174

Painted Miniatures Question

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. My boys have really gotten into Castles & Crusades and I am interested in purchasing them a painted miniature for their characters. I'm having a hard time finding a company online that has very well painted miniatures. I see them at cons all the time, but I can't seem to...
by Michael Montalto
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Black Friday Sales (Regular Books & PDFs)
Replies: 19
Views: 3515

Black Friday Sales (Regular Books & PDFs)

I just received an interesting email from the Trolls regarding a 50% off sale for the core rulebooks and the CKG. I was wondering if there was any intent by the Trolls to create a discount for Black Friday for the standard books as well. I see RPG now (PDFs) but not the actual printed versions of th...
by Michael Montalto
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Of Gods & Monsters Question
Replies: 25
Views: 6982

Re: Of Gods & Monsters Question

UPDATE: I received an email from RPGNow. They credited my account and informed me that the product that I had selected was not the book that I was expecting to purchase (I had selected an incorrect product). I was able to download the book (and am reading it now) and have a credit with the company. ...
by Michael Montalto
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Of Gods & Monsters Question
Replies: 25
Views: 6982

Re: Of Gods & Monsters Question

Yes. I'm shocked as well. This shouldn't have been an .EXE. Its a bad file and installs garbage onto your machine. Thankfully I run a VM for my Windows machine and will simply roll back. I've contacted RPGnow and informed them of this issue and told them that I want my PDF. I hope that they get this...
by Michael Montalto
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Of Gods & Monsters Question
Replies: 25
Views: 6982

Re: Of Gods & Monsters Question

I just picked it up via RPGnow. I'm a little confused as to why it's in a .exe file, but no big deal. My players are all craving Gods, and I plant to give it to them.

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Of Gods & Monsters Question
Replies: 25
Views: 6982

Of Gods & Monsters Question

Will Of Gods & Monsters have a Kickstarter to update the content sometime in 2016? I would like to purchase the PDF and then the hardcover once it is released but I don't want to purchase the old model if it's going to be updated soon. I would prefer to have the latest cover (I like the new ones a l...
by Michael Montalto
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Pathfinder After C&C
Replies: 26
Views: 5447

Re: Pathfinder After C&C

I've said this before and i'll say it again. I was a returning old school gamer who wanted to get back into gaming. I reviewed D&D, C&C and Pathfinder. I looked into all of the systems thoroughly. My conclusion was that I wanted the game system to get out of the way and let my group play and tell gr...
by Michael Montalto
Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Thoughts on Brimstone RPG and Gaxmoor PDF/map?
Replies: 30
Views: 14220

Re: Thoughts on Brimstone RPG and Gaxmoor PDF/map?

I'm not interested in Brimstone at all. Gaxmoor seems of interest to me purely from an adventure standpoint.

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: A-Series Discussion/Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 5802

Re: A-Series Discussion/Workshop

Depending on when you do this, I would like to participate.

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Windows Computer setup advice and Virus Removal advice
Replies: 27
Views: 33213

Re: Windows Computer setup advice and Virus Removal advice

I'm not getting into this sort of conversation again because it's going to turn into a dick measuring contest. You have my advice.

Buy a mac.

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Windows Computer setup advice and Virus Removal advice
Replies: 27
Views: 33213

Re: Windows Computer setup advice and Virus Removal advice

17 year IT Pro. I have every certification that one can possibly have in the Microsoft stack. Bachelors in Computer Science. Want my best advice? Buy a Mac. Problem solved. Five years running a Mac, 0 viruses. 0 slow downs. 0 hijacks. 0 worries. Want to run Windows? Run it on a Mac via VM Fusion. Ba...
by Michael Montalto
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 586283

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

The Codex of Aihrde. I'm starting with taking notes on the Gods as it was a massive piece missing in my campaign.

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Codex & PG to Aihrde
Replies: 25
Views: 14699

Re: Codex & PG to Aihrde

After purchasing the Codex of Aihrde in PDF format, I realized that there were supposed to be maps that came with it. I see a few of them inside of the PDF, but not separate files that I could print out. I didn't see them as part of the purchase download. Are these updated files available for downlo...
by Michael Montalto
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Codex & PG to Aihrde
Replies: 25
Views: 14699

Re: Codex & PG to Aihrde

I purchased a copy of the PDF :) Going over all the Gods right now and taking notes. I've been waiting on this for a while. This is what I'm talking about when it comes to great customer service!

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Codex & PG to Aihrde
Replies: 25
Views: 14699

Re: Codex & PG to Aihrde

Bumping this.

Release Codex of Aihrde please. I'm going to keep bugging you until you do. The PDF would be highly handy until I can get my hands on the printed book. :)

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Victorious
Topic: GM Screen: How much is too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 7869

Re: GM Screen: How much is too much?

I like using a screen for quick reference, and to hide rolls that I don't want my players to see (adds dramatic effect). That being said, I am in favor of open rolls. I've also found that some of my players will pre-roll a die (say to 19) and then roll a separate die and say "I rolled a 19!". If you...
by Michael Montalto
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Queen of the Spiders (C&C)
Replies: 13
Views: 6251

Re: Queen of the Spiders (C&C)

I'm currently running ToEE and my party just got to Hommlet. I'm finding that conversion is insanely easy thus far for 1E adventures. When I have a question about monsters, I go to the C&C Monsters & Treasures book and look up the stats and background information. I would go so far as to say that I'...
by Michael Montalto
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What has changed since the 4th printing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

Re: What has changed since the 4th printing?

I have to agree that one of the things I really like about C&C is that the rules don't change. The quality of the books and clarity of the rules happens from one printing to another, but the base is always the same. I'm also happy that the Trolls celebrate that fact. It's a particular strength of th...
by Michael Montalto
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Codex & PG to Aihrde
Replies: 25
Views: 14699

Re: Codex & PG to Aihrde

I'm looking forward to it. I'll place an order the moment that it comes out. I don't want to wait around for too long to acquire it and have something new to read.

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Codex & PG to Aihrde
Replies: 25
Views: 14699

Re: Codex & PG to Aihrde

Any update on when the Codex of Aihrde will be available? I'm eagerly looking forward to this one. -mM
by Michael Montalto
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 210601

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

I'm not certain if I simply enjoy forums more than social media due to being old school or not, but I can say this, Twitter is NOT a great alternative to a forum. I completely agree that Twitter is best for broadcasting rather than conversation. As much as I liked it when I first started using it, I...
by Michael Montalto
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: Count Down the Classic Monsters Kickstarter in our Chat!
Replies: 2
Views: 4397

Re: Count Down the Classic Monsters Kickstarter in our Chat!

Congrats on the new cover! I was hoping for an all color version of the book. I look forward to an updated PDF.

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Classic Monsters up for second printing..
Replies: 65
Views: 13615

Re: Classic Monsters up for second printing..

I have to agree. I've been waiting to see if this KS would get close to a full color edition. If it doesn't, I won't buy the book. If it does, I will.

-mM
by Michael Montalto
Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 210601

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

I prefer to have everything in hard back if possible. I personally think that WoTC simply charges the maximum for what they can get away with. One of the reasons why I love C&C (amongst many) is that I can get the books and the PDF's for nearly the same price (or lower) than I can purchase the WoTC ...
by Michael Montalto
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Classic Monsters up for second printing..
Replies: 65
Views: 13615

Re: Classic Monsters up for second printing..

I'm a fan of the all color print for the monster manuals. -mM Yeah, I am hoping we will eventually get there. You will, it's just a matter of time. The Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde would be the next book that I would love to see in full color as well. I would think that in your kickstarters, a str...
by Michael Montalto
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Classic Monsters up for second printing..
Replies: 65
Views: 13615

Re: Classic Monsters up for second printing..

I'm a fan of the all color print for the monster manuals. -mM
by Michael Montalto
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D 5th Edition Discussion
Replies: 418
Views: 210601

Re: D&D 5th Edition Discussion

You have to give credit to Hickman. He created Strahd and Lord Soth. Both are truly epic characters that were very well illustrated and brought to life with outstanding background stories. I agree with you that the modules were lacking in depth and weren't very fun to play. The novels were a corners...
by Michael Montalto
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Queen of the Spiders (C&C)
Replies: 13
Views: 6251

Re: Queen of the Spiders (C&C)

Is there a document that shows how to convert 1E to C&C anywhere? I don't recall it in the PHB or the CKG. I also didn't know that the original adventures were created in 1E and the super module was created in 2E. Is there a large difference between the two or are they basically just a combined grou...
by Michael Montalto
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Queen of the Spiders (C&C)
Replies: 13
Views: 6251

Queen of the Spiders (C&C)

Does anyone know of a Queen of the Spiders conversion that exists today? I'm mapping out my adventures for my group and even though it's relatively higher level (8-14) I would like the ability to incorporate it into my game as it's widely regarded as the greatest super adventure of all time.

-mM