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by Bifford
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Genius of the Siege Engine
Replies: 17
Views: 587

Re: Genius of the Siege Engine

I give an XP amount for turning up and playing. If someone roleplays very well I'll give them a little bonus. Plus they get the XP from gold/treasures/monsters.
by Bifford
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Planar Book?
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Planar Book?

There is info on the places in Codex of Erde (TLG 1000) and in Codex of Aihdre (TLG 81261)
by Bifford
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New C&C Actual Play Podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: New C&C Actual Play Podcast

Ooh nice. I'll give that a listen soon!
by Bifford
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .
Replies: 27
Views: 1341

Re: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .

Yes, it's become very popular. I still think it's over-priced at £50 a pop, putting it out of my reach to have my parents tested currently. Regarding the results, they are improving and narrowing down the meanings of specific chromosomes regularly. My chart is always updating. Things can only get be...
by Bifford
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .
Replies: 27
Views: 1341

Re: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .

Hey Tadhg. That is, indeed, a rough revelation. I can understand some of the reactions here - to a lot of people the biological makeup of your DNA, and who it comes from, doesn't matter as it is who brought you up that is important; but I can also fully understand that some people (including you) wo...
by Bifford
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Video Game(s) are you playing
Replies: 125
Views: 80103

Re: What Video Game(s) are you playing

BoardGameArena - for lots and lots of boardgames

Elite Dangerous
Hue
Little Nightmares
Hob
Civ IV

Got Darkest Dungeon but havn't really done much with it yet.
by Bifford
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How many players do you like to have in your gaming group?
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: How many players do you like to have in your gaming group?

We are currently running with 4 (GM+3) but the optimum is 5. Enough to fit around the table, enough to split into two groups if need be but not too many to make giving screen-time hard or battling over OOC conversations.
by Bifford
Sun May 02, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2059
Views: 612694

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Dipping in and out of After Winter Dark as well as Exalted books. Also running a Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Homes game as a Play By Forum so reading some of that too. And as I'm making The Warlock Returns magazines that means the occasional bit of reading of AFF (Advanced Fig...
by Bifford
Sun May 02, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Playing or Designing?
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Playing or Designing?

When I have the TIME I like to design and run.

When I have lots on (most of the time!) I like to play - that way I can enjoy the narrative and descriptive writing, but without having to think about the plot and everything.
by Bifford
Sun May 02, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 26
Views: 988

Re: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???

I'm a big proponent of forums. So when I joined C&C I did my damndest to start posting here. I am happy to say it caught on and others joined in too.

I won't say I single-handedly resurrected it but, well, ya know ;)
by Bifford
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Where are you in the A-series?
Replies: 17
Views: 10049

Re: Where are you in the A-series?

My group finished A0 a while back.

They are not interested in playing further unless I pull the world into another system (read: "D&D").
by Bifford
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite ways to start a new group
Replies: 16
Views: 820

Re: Favorite ways to start a new group

Totally situation-dependent. For our A0 game the characters had met on the road and through the need for company and talk had decided to walk with each other a-ways. In that walk they got to know each other and work out that they wanted to explore the world and try to "do good" so decided ...
by Bifford
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: On dungeon mapping
Replies: 21
Views: 1127

Re: On dungeon mapping

With online play being the current way of life we use whichever VTT is in use. For me, with C&C, that is Fantasy Grounds Unity.
Either with pre-made maps or one I've made in Wonderdraft/DungeonDraft.
by Bifford
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why C&C?
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Why C&C?

For me personally it takes the feel of fantasy edged games like D&D but provides easier mechanics, all of which are modular. I can run C&C using just the base 12/18 stuff and everything else is optional/gm feat. Unlike D&D, which requires in-depth knowledge. My group....not so keen for t...
by Bifford
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How long to pick a lock?
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: How long to pick a lock?

oh man this just caused me to go down a MAJOR rabbit hole!
by Bifford
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 414
Views: 226213

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

Elite Dangerous Battlecards is my last purchase, and the wife got me Catan for Christmas (but won't play it with me so it sits there unloved and unplayed....until I can meet with my RPG/Game group again when this is all over)
by Bifford
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 492
Views: 245304

Re: What are you reading?

The wife has our youngest read to her and she then reads to her. I have the eldest read to me and then I read to her. We have been steadily working through Wind in the Willows and all of the sequels (written by William Horwood). We are on to the last one he wrote, The Willows in Winter. She has love...
by Bifford
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Video Game(s) are you playing
Replies: 125
Views: 80103

Re: What Video Game(s) are you playing

My go to is Elite Dangerous.

I also have Hue, Hob, Civ IV and a number of other games on the go. I don't get much chance to play though.
by Bifford
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Save For Half episode # 27: "Dresden Files by Evil Hat Productions"
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

Re: Save For Half episode # 27: "Dresden Files by Evil Hat Productions"

Personally I love the FATE Dresden files. We've been back to the same game several times now and it's great fun.
by Bifford
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I want The Seeker volume 5 issue 4 with Bryan Swartz article
Replies: 21
Views: 14492

Re: I want The Seeker volume 5 issue 4 with Bryan Swartz article

The reborn C&C will meet every Wensday night and play...
Nice error on Wednesday there :D
by Bifford
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My failure at a horror game
Replies: 7
Views: 1649

Re: My failure at a horror game

Horror can indeed be tricky, but it does sound like you handled yourself very well as the Keeper of the Lore. The biggest issue, generally, with investigative games is the players missing or misunderstanding a clue. Have some alternative ways for some important bit of info to reach them if they deci...
by Bifford
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 5058

Re: What's up

It's great for PbF too :)
by Bifford
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 5058

Re: What's up

Captain_K wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:53 pm
I hope to see more here than, great to hear.

What percent of your time is on this original board vs the Knights of the Crusade?
I'm not on there. Should I be?
by Bifford
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 5058

Re: What's up

I am a huge advocate of forums - I run a LARP/RPG one and moderate half a dozen more. Over the last ten years I have battled endlessly against first facebook and now discord as the preferred medium. Both of those are great but they are both transient. Once a conversation goes back more than 100 post...
by Bifford
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 5058

Re: What's up

DMSamuel wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:15 pm
Why, I do Declare! It's Mac Golden up here in the forums! Hi Mac!

Bifford - pass me one of those
With, or without, the frogs?
by Bifford
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 5058

Re: What's up

Bud Weis Er.
by Bifford
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: A0 - Rising Knight - #01 - Finding our feet.
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: A0 - Rising Knight - #01 - Finding our feet.

Okay, so he has Magic Missile :) And that is a 1st lvl wizard spell. All good :)

He probably called it a fireball and I obviously rolled with it and then it got lodged in my brain as a fireball :D

Good catch though!
by Bifford
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: A0 - Rising Knight - #01 - Finding our feet.
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: A0 - Rising Knight - #01 - Finding our feet.

old school gamer wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:49 am
The reason I was asking about their level is because you stated that one of them cast a fireball spell which is far beyond 1st level.
I'll have to check that then! I let them gen their own characters which they are all pretty competent at doing (normally lol)
by Bifford
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: There's THUNDER on the TUNDRA!
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: There's THUNDER on the TUNDRA!

No, I get it. I wasn't trying to be mean or nasty and I tried to be polite in my post. Random web/video links could go anywhere and be anything. Think of those people (like me!) with kids walking around randomly behind when you're pottering on the computer. It's polite to say what a thing is and why...
by Bifford
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: There's THUNDER on the TUNDRA!
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: There's THUNDER on the TUNDRA!

I don't know about anyone else but I consider just posting a random YouTube link with no text at all with it total spam. That video could be anything. If you had been a new user with 0-10 posts to your name I would have instantly thought it was spam and (on the forums I own/moderate) deleted it and ...