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by JShan101
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Defender AC for grappling
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Defender AC for grappling

In a grapple attack, the defender's AC is based on whether or not STR is prime, but then they also get their STR and DEX bonuses, correct? So a defender with STR as a prime and, let us say, a +1 STR bonus and +2 DEX bonus has an effective AC of 18 + 3 = 21, correct? (Let's not confuddle the example ...
by JShan101
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The 'filler' Illusionist Spells...why are they there
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: The 'filler' Illusionist Spells...why are they there

One way to have more spells is to enlarge your spells in memory, or you could cast from, but keep the spells per day limits. Our group does that as a house rule, 1.5 x the spells per day in memory, spells per day cast and those cast do not wipe memory... Though I have no spelltossers in my game rig...
by JShan101
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The 'filler' Illusionist Spells...why are they there
Replies: 14
Views: 808

Re: The 'filler' Illusionist Spells...why are they there

Eh they could come in handy for some role playing... Spell lists can either be filled only with "useful" spells and we can all just assume magic users don't have for petty effects, or you can write to create a fuller world for them. I could see a rogue/illusionist using Double Treasure to cheat some...
by JShan101
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assisted attribute checks
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Assisted attribute checks

I'm sure this has been asked before, and I can homebrew up my own answer but: how do you handle an assisted attribute check, like two players trying to force open a door. My lazy scrolling through the PHB and CKG didn't give me any clues. Lower the CL? Both roll, take the better? Add both attribute ...
by JShan101
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Minimizing math while also balancing the "Siege Engine"
Replies: 20
Views: 7104

Re: Pre-Calculated "Challenge Class". Faster task resolution

Very intrigued by this. One thing to clarify...on the chart below, is level (I'm assuming 1st?) already added in? So the +6 for a STR check is +4 for prime, +1 for the attribute bonus, and +1 for level, correct? Nice work, by the by. This may find a home in my game very soon! https://iili.io/HCw10G....
by JShan101
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multiclass?
Replies: 15
Views: 5538

Re: How do you handle multiclass?

All good input, thanks! I've always been ok with multiclass—well, dual-class, anyway. I've had people who want to triple up, and I would gently explain that they were pretty much asking to remain first level forever... I think I am going to play around with a mostly character-driven option where the...
by JShan101
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multiclass?
Replies: 15
Views: 5538

How do you handle multiclass?

Less about the by-the-book rules here, and more about how you've approached level advancement in multiclass. Is it always 1:1 (or 1:1:1, etc) in levels in your games? That is, using a straight PHB read, you normally add the xp requirement of the classes and add the prescribed extra amount, and the c...
by JShan101
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adding level
Replies: 19
Views: 5751

Re: Adding level

Thank you, Buttmonkey. Clearer now. And yeah, a lot of the contrary and unclear wording in the books sets my editor brain on edge...

And now I'm off to add levels to juuuuust about everything! Much appreciated, Crusaders!
by JShan101
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adding level
Replies: 19
Views: 5751

Re: Adding level

My bad on the partial quote--I didn't want to pull the focus away from the question of whether or not to add level to a non-class ability roll. This is further complicated (for me) by this, from the PHB p16, under "Attribute Checks": Whenever one of these checks is made a d20 is rolled by the player...
by JShan101
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adding level
Replies: 19
Views: 5751

Re: Adding level

Okay, thanks for that, but what's the answer? Do you add level to checks for non-class ability tasks? Like jumping a pit? Seems about the same level of effort as grabbing a shoe.
by JShan101
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adding level
Replies: 19
Views: 5751

Adding level

Need a little clarity on adding character level to attribute checks. I understand that level is added to class ability checks. That being said... Looking at CKG p 283, on Actions Against Opposing Attributes: "So if a 1st level character with dexterity as a primary attribute attempted to grab a shoe ...
by JShan101
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monster hit die type
Replies: 12
Views: 3702

Re: Monster hit die type

During the writing of M&T, I had a few self-appointed guidelines... Straight from the source! Awesome! Thank you for the insight. With some systems the answer can turn out to be "Because we felt like it"--especially on things that at first glance might seem arbitrary. It was just my old-school "But...
by JShan101
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monster hit die type
Replies: 12
Views: 3702

Re: Monster hit die type

Heyo, Crusaders. New to the system, though a veteran (very) of RPGs. Looking over M&T, I'm wondering what determines a monster's hit die TYPE. I see that a lot of monster have a d8 (common), but for example, Goblins get a d6. What determines this? Size? Dice? A whim? Thanks in advance for your sage...
by JShan101
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monster hit die type
Replies: 12
Views: 3702

Monster hit die type

Heyo, Crusaders. New to the system, though a veteran (very) of RPGs. Looking over M&T, I'm wondering what determines a monster's hit die TYPE. I see that a lot of monster have a d8 (common), but for example, Goblins get a d6. What determines this? Size? Dice? A whim? Thanks in advance for your sage ...