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by gideon_thorne
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Knights Quest
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Knights Quest

Hey folks. Who likes card games? I've actually been involved in a project, outside of TLG, that is a quick and simple card game called Knights Quest. Its aimed at families playing with their kids. Check it out if it would be of interest? http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kenwhitman/knights-quest-f...
by gideon_thorne
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Elmore Art Book
Replies: 1
Views: 5979

Elmore Art Book

My friend, and most recent art instructor, Larry Elmore is putting out this rather awesome 300+ page art book. Representing 40 odd years of his work. Its worth a look in considering some of the kickstarter benefits. There are 4 days to go on this project, and its met its goal and then some. But ther...
by gideon_thorne
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Aufstrag Levels Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1802

Re: Aufstrag Levels Discussion

The largest problem is the maps. Each level has multi-levels and I'm not sure how to do that. Peter assures me it can be done. I asked my son to make me a mindcraft version of Aufstrag but he told me it wouldn't go that high. :shock: Steve Ya, its not impossible, what Steve wants. Its just complex....
by gideon_thorne
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: AC / Dex bonus for monsters
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: AC / Dex bonus for monsters

Use the creatures # of HD as a modifier. :)
by gideon_thorne
Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Game of Thrones Books
Replies: 13
Views: 2043

Re: Game of Thrones Books

Far as Game of Thrones goes, I can't get through either books or HBO series without being completely bored. And this is from a person that typically enjoys long and complex fantasy series. Obviously, I am not with the majority on this one. But then again, I rarely find myself with the majority on an...
by gideon_thorne
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Players Handbook Corrections and Additions
Replies: 65
Views: 8836

Re: Players Handbook Corrections and Additions

I'd like to note here that many of Trav's comments in the edits of this book have me in absolute stitches. "The weapons need a diet" :lol: What can I say? The dry approach to proofreading/editing just wasn't working for me. :lol: Though as the deadline was approaching I had to get a bit more seriou...
by gideon_thorne
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Players Handbook Corrections and Additions
Replies: 65
Views: 8836

Re: Players Handbook Corrections and Additions

I'd like to note here that many of Trav's comments in the edits of this book have me in absolute stitches. "The weapons need a diet" :lol:
by gideon_thorne
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Weapon Specialization - How Narrow?
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

Re: Weapon Specialization - How Narrow?

I've also trained in saber, both mounted and dismounted, for the last 3 decades, and its really not that different. Combat is different than what you trained for... Not really, since my current instructor is teaching us the practicals, and the underlying mechanics, of combat. Deflecting a lance/spe...
by gideon_thorne
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Weapon Specialization - How Narrow?
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

Re: Weapon Specialization - How Narrow?

The only real functional differences in what we are learning is that the larger swords are used with two hands. The basic sword stances, blocks and thrusts are essentially the same though. Incorrect. I was the regional champ with Saber. Even a saber is VASTLY different from a rapier in usage and te...
by gideon_thorne
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Weapon Specialization - How Narrow?
Replies: 17
Views: 1659

Re: Weapon Specialization - How Narrow?

A two handed sword is totally different than a rapier for instance... Just to interject a bit of practical know how. I've been taking sword instruction in a style called Fiore dei Liberi which starts with fencing and rapier weapons and movies into bastard and two handed swords. The only real functi...
by gideon_thorne
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Player's' Handbook 5th Edition
Replies: 10
Views: 1407

Re: Player's' Handbook 5th Edition

I'll have to double check with Steve on this, but I think pdf purchasers get updated pdfs for new printings. I'm pretty sure pdf's buyers get updates for something or other. Fyi, Its a minor point, but C&C has had only one edition. 8-)
by gideon_thorne
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Elmore's Women
Replies: 11
Views: 13522

Re: Elmore's Women

Actually, in one of his older art books, he explains this. At one time, Larry had this weird urge stuck in his head that he needed to do the eyes bigger on his women folk. Easley, Caldwell and Parkinson kept poking fun at him for it, because they knew it looked wrong. But Larry insisted it was right...
by gideon_thorne
Sat May 19, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Color interiors for phb 5th printing?
Replies: 23
Views: 1265

Re: Color interiors for phb 5th printing?

Stephen C. recently mentioned the possibility of color interiors for the upcoming 5th printing of the C&C phb. Sounds like most or all of the artwork on the inside will be the same, except with color. I assume there might be the possibility of color backgrounds, etc.? What do you think? I assume th...
by gideon_thorne
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Defense of The Defense of The Chick Tract
Replies: 45
Views: 8210

Re: Defense of The Defense of The Chick Tract

I just wanna hunt orcs. :) +1 I'd hazard to guess this is what most of want to do anyway. We're not going into the hobby thinking about increasing math skills, or developing community or love. Just, yeah, it's a place to hunt orcs, kill the monsters and take their stuff. That's why I like Munchkin ...
by gideon_thorne
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Defense of The Defense of The Chick Tract
Replies: 45
Views: 8210

Re: Defense of The Defense of The Chick Tract

I just wanna hunt orcs. :)
by gideon_thorne
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Defense of The Defense of The Chick Tract
Replies: 45
Views: 8210

Re: Defense of The Defense of The Chick Tract

Sir Ironside wrote:
I'm pretty sure that there is a potential outcry for; The Hunger Games books/movies, on the horizon."
Its already there, mate. A bunch of rather disturbing hysterics over casting actors appropriate to the descriptions of the ethnic backgrounds in the book.
by gideon_thorne
Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Defense of The Defense of The Chick Tract
Replies: 45
Views: 8210

Re: Defense of The Defense of The Chick Tract

William Schnoebelen. Gotta hand it to the guy, he makes a lengthy, well-referenced, reasoned argument against fantasy role playing. It is my opinion that his argument completely unravels on 1 key point (in fact, on the very heart of his argument). Your thoughts? Sorry, the logic and reason centers ...
by gideon_thorne
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What do you hope for with a 5th printing PHB?
Replies: 79
Views: 4120

Re: What do you hope for with a 5th printing PHB?

Just a little technical FYI as far as layout goes. Expanding any hard back book needs to be done in 16 page increments due to how its printed. Which, in turn, increases costs of printing depending on where it falls within a certain set of page ranges. Far as adding anything, there just isn't a whole...
by gideon_thorne
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why was the barbarian changed?
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Why was the barbarian changed?

Enough people had the same recurring problems with the barbarian rage that it was given a second look. Pretty much what it boiled down too. It was the most consistent, and pervasive, issue talked about for a long while. :)
by gideon_thorne
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Play by Post
Replies: 6
Views: 1728

Re: Play by Post

Look down to the 3rd topic from the last on the main page of these forums, you'll see C&C Online. There's a bunch of play by posts going on. :)
by gideon_thorne
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: *TLG WISH LIST* ~ Let the Trolls know what YOU want to see!
Replies: 61
Views: 4484

Re: *TLG WISH LIST* ~ Let the Trolls know what YOU want to s

And a "good girl" artbook of Peter's. Something tasteful with warrior babes in kilts and stuff like that. And a naughty girl art book too. :twisted: I've had one out for some time. 8-) But, the Books and Cards page at Ravenchilde Illustrations says "Under Construction." :( Ha! Thought I fixed that ...
by gideon_thorne
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: *TLG WISH LIST* ~ Let the Trolls know what YOU want to see!
Replies: 61
Views: 4484

Re: *TLG WISH LIST* ~ Let the Trolls know what YOU want to s

redwullf wrote:
cuchulainkevin wrote:And a "good girl" artbook of Peter's. Something tasteful with warrior babes in kilts and stuff like that.
And a naughty girl art book too. :twisted:
I've had one out for some time. 8-)
by gideon_thorne
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Character Death - The First Time!
Replies: 24
Views: 4789

Re: Character Death - The First Time!

A white dragon. One of my favorite characters, an Elf (class) is now a Popsicle in a dungeon. :lol:
by gideon_thorne
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?
Replies: 38
Views: 3213

Re: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?

Aergraith wrote:I think we've seen all of the ways everyone thinks it should work.

Author: how did you intend it to work?

Ya, someone ping Serleran. I'm pretty sure he wrote the @&%^! thing. :lol:
by gideon_thorne
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Players Handbook
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: C&C Players Handbook

I also have a PM box full of fixes too. Mostly from one very helpful chap. :)
by gideon_thorne
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The german influence on names in C&C
Replies: 32
Views: 2622

Re: The german influence on names in C&C

MormonYoYoMan wrote:Now see how confusing it is for those of us who were stationed in the orient? Until Steve educated me, I was pronouncing it "Airhead."
Strangely apt pronunciation for this crew. :lol:
by gideon_thorne
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The german influence on names in C&C
Replies: 32
Views: 2622

Re: The german influence on names in C&C

Somewhat germane to the discussion, both Davis and Steve spent some time in the military, largely stationed in Germany. It had something of an influence on Airhde, obviously. :)
by gideon_thorne
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: temple of elemental evil
Replies: 20
Views: 2020

Re: temple of elemental evil

You really shouldn't need to do a lot to convert any classic module to run with C&C. Its a tough adventure in AD&D itself, should'nt be any different in C&C. :)
by gideon_thorne
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Brothers Barbarian Season 2
Replies: 0
Views: 732

Brothers Barbarian Season 2

So some folks might have noticed a web show called Brothers Barbarian that I posted about a while back. Well, now they are working on a season two and have a kickstarter promo for it. If you enjoy the show, might think about chipping in for the next story arc. If naught else, there is a level or two...