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by maximus
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2062
Views: 616185

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

After watching lots of reviews of old MERP products on youtube the past few months and then receiving the pdf of the mechanically awful The One Ring second edition published by Free League, I've decided to dive back into MERP and run a campaign parallel to our C&C games. So I'm the midst of rea...
by maximus
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CK Screen Kickstarter is Live
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: CK Screen Kickstarter is Live

Just got the update; looks like these may arrive before Christmas.
by maximus
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: News for the new PHB?
Replies: 26
Views: 1196

Re: News for the new PHB?

Is this the 8th printing?
by maximus
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: News & Subscription Services (Troll's Tusk, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, C&C Society)
Topic: The Roads to Adventure Kickstarter
Replies: 6
Views: 2535

Re: The Roads to Adventure Kickstarter

Persimmon wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:14 am
Damn! Based on today's update it looks like I'll be waiting at least 2 plus months for the Adventurers Spellbook to be available. I guess this opens the door to get that MERP campaign going over the holidays.
What was the update? I didn't see anything.
by maximus
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CK Screen Kickstarter is Live
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: CK Screen Kickstarter is Live

I don't see much gaming in the near future, but I caved anyway...
by maximus
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2062
Views: 616185

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Game materials I've been reading lately: Advanced Fighting Fantasy (Deluxe Edition) A Curious Tome of Forgotten Lore (pretty much an OSRIC/AD&D sourcebook) Kingdoms of Kalamar (a setting sourcebook, came out for 3e but it's systemless) Fantastic Heroes & WItchery (OSR game, a gem imo) Codex...
by maximus
Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Continued prayers for you.
by maximus
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2062
Views: 616185

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Game materials I've been reading lately: Advanced Fighting Fantasy (Deluxe Edition) A Curious Tome of Forgotten Lore (pretty much an OSRIC/AD&D sourcebook) Kingdoms of Kalamar (a setting sourcebook, came out for 3e but it's systemless) Fantastic Heroes & WItchery (OSR game, a gem imo) Codex...
by maximus
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2062
Views: 616185

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Just got The Town of Kalas for C&C. Liking it so far. I was looking for a town setting to drop into my campaign for a scenario down the road and this looks to fit the bill. I forgot I had this. Looking for something to fit in as my City of Greyhawk, since I'm not a big fan of 2E's version. How ...
by maximus
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Most up to date printings?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Most up to date printings?

mostrojoe wrote:
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:12 am
So if I'm not wrong the new PHB printing is the 8th and we are awaiting it, right?
Then there is the 5th printing of the CKG and the 5th printing of the M&T book. Am I correct?
Yes for the PHB & M&T. I think the CKG is on the 3rd edition.
by maximus
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!
Replies: 21
Views: 1311

Re: Still Alive...but need a Cure Disease!

UPDATE: First surgery done; two abdominal tumors removed along with a bit of my small intestine. Doc said all went really well; no signs of further spread there; and am now home recovering. Almost no pain unless moving or sitting up. Dressing off tomorrow (sun the 14th) and staples come out on the ...
by maximus
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Amazing Adventures 5th Edition adventures
Replies: 1
Views: 1767

Re: Amazing Adventures 5th Edition adventures

I'm not sure on AA in particular, but in general the Troll's focus seems to have been on 5E for well over a year maybe 2.
by maximus
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?
Replies: 15
Views: 2132

Re: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?

Sounds like a great wrap up to a story arc! Good luck to your son on collage, hope he enjoys 2 a days in August heat ! Yea, I'm sure he'll be having fun! We officially wrapped up yesterday. I yanked some stuff from one of the Gord the Rogue books. My son's Ranger (big surprise right) is from Celene...
by maximus
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?
Replies: 15
Views: 2132

Re: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?

Sounds like a great wrap up to a story arc! Good luck to your son on collage, hope he enjoys 2 a days in August heat ! Yea, I'm sure he'll be having fun! We officially wrapped up yesterday. I yanked some stuff from one of the Gord the Rogue books. My son's Ranger (big surprise right) is from Celene...
by maximus
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?
Replies: 15
Views: 2132

Re: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?

Nice. Indeed, some of those Rappan Athuk encounters are practically designed to be TPK's. Our Swords & Wizardry party is currently in the Maze there, having survived a tough fight in one of the lesser temples to Orcus, where they lost (but raised) one PC and had another get level drained by a s...
by maximus
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?
Replies: 15
Views: 2132

Re: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?

So my son is off to college next week and I wanted to end the current campaign arc before he leaves. I pulled out Lvl 4 of Rappan Athuk and used this as the inner sanctum/temple of the party's nemesis, a priest of Orcus. I placed the temple in the SW Suss forest, not all that far from where I have t...
by maximus
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Planar Book?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Planar Book?

Grandpa wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:28 pm
serleran wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:44 pm
Grandpa wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:22 pm
It's hard to beat the original Manual of the Planes.
No. That book is nearly complete garbage.
Aw, would you like some cream for that hurt? :lol:
I'm with Serleran; I recall that book being disappointment
by maximus
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2062
Views: 616185

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Treasures of the Mummy Queen , limited edition T&T solo module. It is quite funny that there's a page-long diatribe from Ken St. Andre (not the author but creator of T&T) on mapping the dungeon (since its a solo, its not usually needed anyway but in case one wants to do it for group play) a...
by maximus
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Planar Book?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Planar Book?

I love stuff dealing with the Outer planes in general, but I'm skeptical based on what the Trolls came out with in the Tome of the Unclean. I might harp on this a little, but I really think they missed a huge opportunity with this one. If they KS it, I'll pass.
by maximus
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?
Replies: 15
Views: 2132

Re: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?

So after much deliberation I decided that I am not going to be running the Aihrde setting but instead running Greyhawk in CY 576. For any that know, that is the 1st Edition AD&D Greyhawk setting at the same time period Gary Gygax and the TSR authors were writing their adventures for. Everything...
by maximus
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 492
Views: 246105

Re: What are you reading?

Just started the Wheel of Time Series. I had read the first book 20 years ago and thought it was okay, but I was abroad at the time and getting English novels in Taiwan wasn't cheap. So I never continued. Upon re-reading I'm enjoying it more now, at least the first book. Hopefully I'll make it all ...
by maximus
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .
Replies: 27
Views: 1598

Re: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .

I'm 1/2 Irish, 1/2 Italian. According to Ancestry I'm 48% Irish, 46% Italian, 4 % Scottish, and 2 % Greek. The Greek I get because the ancient Greeks and then the Byzantines held Southern Italy for hundreds of years. The Scottish I don't get. My Irish folk are from West and SW Ireland, no where near...
by maximus
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quirkiness of Adventurers Backpack Classes
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Quirkiness of Adventurers Backpack Classes

Yup, I was also disappointed in the classes. I voiced my opinion during the KS, as we were allowed to preview and comment. Oh well, as a book it was better than that stinker Tome of the Unclean...
by maximus
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?
Replies: 15
Views: 2132

Re: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?

Barrowmaze & Rappan Athuk are obvious choices though not set in Greyhawk. But both are superior to the Bloodstone Pass modules (FR) that also featured Orcus as the nemesis. Of all these I think Rappan Athuk is pretty easy to drop into Greyhawk. I suppose you could use WG4 and swap Orcus for Tha...
by maximus
Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?
Replies: 15
Views: 2132

Re: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?

Looking for an adventure to finish up my current campaign arc. BBG is a priest of Orcus that has been the party's nemesis, so the adventure would probably need to involve a temple and lots of undead. Any suggestions?
by maximus
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 492
Views: 246105

Re: What are you reading?

Reading the Book of the South, a compilation about the Black Company. Not bad so far.
by maximus
Mon May 10, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: help with light spell ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: help with light spell ideas

I'm looking for light spell ideas in my campaign too. Thinking of introducing a Wand of Illumination from AD&D since the M&T doesn't list it.