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by Telhawk
Fri May 21, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 26
Views: 763

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

Every congratulations, wasgreg, and I have every expectation that it was C&C 's very robust old-school system (along with good CKing, no doubt :)) that has contributed to continued game commitment. Re the Airdhe passover: during the course of my RPGing life - over forty years now - the only publ...
by Telhawk
Mon May 10, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 26
Views: 763

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

Total subject change (brief, hopefully), but the term "sheriff" is actually a composite of two words. The British equivalent of "county" (roughly) is "shire", and the person, traditionally, responsible for tax collection and law enforcement (I suppose, in a generally lo...
by Telhawk
Fri May 07, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 26
Views: 763

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

I'd honestly be a touch concerned if conflicts didn't occur. If it was a case of this being an RPG echo chamber, with individuals simply stating the same points in slightly different terms, I don't think the game itself, let alone the boards or any supporting network, would have lasted past the firs...
by Telhawk
Wed May 05, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 26
Views: 763

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

Been a C&C player and proponent for going on a decade and a half, and while I would contend that a certain decline in population and accompanying discussion is inevitable, I also contend that this game has an engine of such strength, depth and tension of drama that it'll keep going long after ho...
by Telhawk
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 107
Views: 2774

Re: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...

Much appreciated on the thoughts and considerations following my last post - and yes, I did mess up on confusing spell- vrs. caster-level; thank you for pointing this out, but after having held an internal balance on the matter, I'm going to stick with the halve-the-spell-level concept. While I do a...
by Telhawk
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 107
Views: 2774

Re: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...

Been a good while since I contributed here, but this subject definitely got the battery sparking. The biggest difficulty I've had with C&C , I've found, is with the saving throws, with adjustments for attribute, level and opponent status. E.g., a sixth level fighter is attacked with a sixth leve...
by Telhawk
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience in general
Replies: 8
Views: 3450

Re: Experience in general

Have been searching the post lists to find something that matched an inquiry I've got; this one was the closest to the target without going back to pre-2010 or something like that. So, a brief consideration, and looking to see if anyone's got some official word on this, or what the various house rul...
by Telhawk
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Color Out of Space
Replies: 4
Views: 2320

Color Out of Space

Okay; I'm putting this here because a) there ain't no RPGs I play that even come close to this other than C&C , and b) I gotta tell some one. My youngest brother, who is currently DMing/GMing our ongoing AD&D / Star Trek Adventures games let me know this was playing at a review theater (one ...
by Telhawk
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monsters & Treasure 5th edition
Replies: 20
Views: 6200

Re: Monsters & Treasure 5th edition

Tree can be found on Discord these days, but he's pretty much taken a hiatus from gaming for awhile. I think he was getting burned out gaming 5/6 days per week. Something that, these days, is a mere dream for me - getting together for Star Trek Adventures once a month is an event; a joyous one, yes...
by Telhawk
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Happy New Year's Resolutions...
Replies: 9
Views: 3196

Re: Happy New Year's Resolutions...

Greetings to everyone and Happy New Year to all. :) For myself...well, keep the damn money coming in, try to conduct myself with as much professional adherence as possible, get personal projects done ( very important), and to keep playing the games with family and friends. Our Gang is currently play...
by Telhawk
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Crusader Journal #27 Now Available
Replies: 14
Views: 17837

Re: Crusader Journal #27 Now Available

Coming in considerably after the announcement date, but wanted some clarification: I've noted that Crusader Journal #27 is available on https://www.ecwid.com/store/tlgstoremobile/Crusader-Journal-27-D-p45182354. However, this is noted as the PDF version - as a considerable fan of the magazine, I was...
by Telhawk
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hold Undead Spell
Replies: 11
Views: 3937

Re: Hold Undead Spell

Nothing to do with the subject at hand - just chose this thread 'cause it's the first one I could see - but just wanted to note down: I picked up Monsters & Treasure fifth printing tonight; yes, it was definitely a few bucks out of pocket, but the results are well, well worth it. The monsters ar...
by Telhawk
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hold Undead Spell
Replies: 11
Views: 3937

Re: Hold Undead Spell

As a quick note, I like the concept; a cleric of appropriate level should, I think, be able to inflict a hold/paralysis spell on undead much as a ghoul/ghast is able to do so when attacking a PC/NPC target. While turning results in an immediate outcome - the undead get the heck out of there as fast ...
by Telhawk
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Wounds
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: Wounds

While I can certainly appreciate the thought and detail that goes into constructing this sort of thing, such an effect is, for me, overriding the decrees of the CK in such a situation. I think it'd be pretty much up to the CK's power of description to indicate such afflictions, and such could be ins...
by Telhawk
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New Books
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

Re: New Books

spudeus: Nothing to do with new books whatsoever, but just to note - I do like that shot you included very much. Really does encapsulate the horror and devastation of a red dragon (ancient, presumably) attack, and the colour scheme is subtle enough to put an air of hopeless realism into what our hap...
by Telhawk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New Books
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

Re: New Books

Thank you for providing the alert; I was wondering when this was due to arrive for retail distribution. As stated before, really looking forward to seeing some full-colour bad guys, humanoids who hover around the edges of a productive and self-sustaining ecology and who do really nothing other than ...
by Telhawk
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Intelligent magic swords - where are the guidelines?
Replies: 6
Views: 2471

Re: Intelligent magic swords - where are the guidelines?

Rigon, thank you! I knew I'd seen the damn thing at some point, but had totally blanked out on where it was; had been making the (obviously) incorrect association that what's in the DMG would be replicated in the CKG . So, once again life can move on and (as stated in Macbeth ) "the time is fre...
by Telhawk
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Intelligent magic swords - where are the guidelines?
Replies: 6
Views: 2471

Intelligent magic swords - where are the guidelines?

The thread title pretty much lays it out; I've checked the Players Handbook and the CKG and can't seem to find anything on this. Although I think it'd be pretty reasonable to state that, whatever the C&C rules on this might be, they're within a stone's throw of the first-edition DMG , I'd still ...
by Telhawk
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 16
Views: 9196

Re: Tome of the Unclean

Omote, thank you very much for the invite concerning reactions to this work. First of all, the listing of the various Lower Planes monsters was nicely done, along with enough fill-in/extras text for a CK to use in constructing situations where the players meet up with either the Prime Material avata...
by Telhawk
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 16
Views: 9196

Re: Tome of the Unclean

An addendum: Well, er, ah, um...never mind. :) The FLGS called this afternoon and the work is waiting for pick-up tomorrow. Looking forward to it, and batting around how the AD&D translations have come across - can't imagine there'd be too much difficulty; all that'd really need numeric alterati...
by Telhawk
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 16
Views: 9196

Re: Tome of the Unclean

Just mentioning: the FLGS had been talking about getting this in for retail sale on June 15, but there's been no word as yet. Any indications and/or issues with delays in printing, and so on? Really looking forward to getting this soon.
by Telhawk
Tue May 28, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assassin cost chart
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: Assassin cost chart

Everyone, and especially Ancalagon, all my thanks - finally found the blasted thing on page 29 of the AD&D first edition PHB . This will be of considerable assistance going forward for me; while I may not stick the exact letter of the cost guidelines (as the notations for the chart themselves st...
by Telhawk
Mon May 27, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assassin cost chart
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Assassin cost chart

Just a quick question: I remember, at some point, seeing a chart for assassination costs; as I recollect, it was based on assassin level crossed with target level. Am I indicating something that actually exists, and if so, where? I think it was a C&C -based concept, but it could've been AD&D...
by Telhawk
Thu May 16, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Suggested Sites..
Replies: 7
Views: 3313

Re: Suggested Sites..

Regardless as to whether it has anything to do directly with C&C or not, this thread is something I really, really enjoy looking over. Little pieces of how our own world has greater mysteries, greater surprises than we could ever concoct in a lifetime...all material for us to grab and transport ...
by Telhawk
Mon May 13, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP for traps
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Re: XP for traps

I have the CKG - haven't checked yet, but just as a pure concept question: Yeah, I'd say handing out xp for successful find/disarm traps rolls, pretty much whatever the situation, demands its own reward. Rogues get little enough chance for meaningful, direct involvement in a game situations, especia...
by Telhawk
Wed May 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Repairing a ruined castle
Replies: 7
Views: 3022

Re: Repairing a ruined castle

...give them attachment to a place and leave the murder hobo days behind. Greyblade, no kidding, I read this over and busted a gut laughing. Just picturing the boxed game, Murder Hobos: The RPG (not recommended for children under 12), the cover being a shot from the Hobo With A Shotgun faux trailer...
by Telhawk
Wed May 08, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Repairing a ruined castle
Replies: 7
Views: 3022

Re: Repairing a ruined castle

Not adding anything of significance - I think Go0gleplex's answer pretty much nailed it shut, and well done on that - but with regard to the topic itself...man, this is one of those things that puts RPGs - and especially fantasy-based ones, in this situation - in a separate category of their own. In...
by Telhawk
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 16
Views: 9196

Re: Tome of the Unclean

Not in colour...? Well, that's what pencil-crayons are for. Hmm...give Orcus a kind of nice treebark tone...fits in nice with those ivory horns... Well, colour, shmuller; I'm happy just to get something in print that provides a single documentary work for the C&C demons/devils/daemons. As stated...
by Telhawk
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 16
Views: 9196

Re: Tome of the Unclean

Really hoping the FLGS can get hold of this thing reasonably (i.e., before the end of the calendar year) soon, and can use it to fill out the list of C&C monsters (and that term is inclusive of pretty much all non-human/demi-human types, including all good and/or neutral aligned species). With h...
by Telhawk
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: PH 7th Printing Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

Re: PH 7th Printing Changes

every revision fixes errors and inserts new ones. xp for all classes doubles most levels (roughly) then at the end becomes linear.. why I do not know. Agreed - the only rationale I can work up is that the levels in question represent the "name" levels in AD&D ; therefore, a serious &q...