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by Dangersaurus
Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Has anyone made a list of all the online converted monsters?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

What Serleran said, but other than that, I posted them for everyone to use however they wish.
by Dangersaurus
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic in typical C&C setting ??
Replies: 11
Views: 381

CoryKhouri wrote: But, if you want to have campaigns where hero level or epic level characters go in on a venture to, say build an airship, or assist a magic user in creating magic devices for their keep, business, etc, you would have to go higher, right? I mean, at what level can a Wizard create m...
by Dangersaurus
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Trick or Treat
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Whoops - edited to fix Kamadan/Iron Cobra. Kamadan was accidentally pasted in the middle of the Iron Cobra's description.
by Dangersaurus
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Woof.
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Rhuvein wrote:
Heh, good one. And you've got a point.

Dogres suggests dog/ogre, no?

That's what I thought too, in that they are to dogs what ogres are to men. A player came up with the half-orc half-dog thing...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Woof.
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Fizz wrote: Hey- I already posted a Cooshee a few months back. Plagiarism! Others look pretty nice too. Only thing that looks off to me is the Demon Dog's XP: seems a bit high (but i don't have my book handy to check). -Fizz I cribbed quite a bit from a fantastic Dragon article on dogs as well. Can...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Trick or Treat
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Trick or Treat

<t>More monsters for Halloween. I've done quite a few more monsters - so it's hard to remember what I have and haven't posted. Forgive me any repeats. As usual, I've (snipped) the original 1e flavor text that I use in my notes:<br/> <br/> BOOKA<br/> <br/> NO. ENCOUNTERED: 1-4<br/> <br/> SIZE: Small<...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Woof.
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Woof.

<t>Man's (and elf's, and orc's, and vegepygmies', and...) best friend:<br/> <br/> DOG, BESTIAL (OGS, DOGRES)<br/> <br/> NO. ENCOUNTERED: 1, 1-3<br/> <br/> SIZE: Medium<br/> <br/> HD: 3 (d6)<br/> <br/> MOVE: 30 ft.<br/> <br/> AC: 11<br/> <br/> ATTACKS: 1 bite (2d4)<br/> <br/> SPECIAL: Twilight vision...
by Dangersaurus
Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where are the demons/devils?
Replies: 45
Views: 984

Treebore wrote: You need to visit the rules forum over on WOTC and ENWorld some time. Yeah, there are plenty who want to do things "there way", but it becomes very entertaining when the rules lawyers show up. I don't believe 90% of the people who post to ENWorld ever actually play D&D. Rules lawyer...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where are the demons/devils?
Replies: 45
Views: 984

Re: Where are the demons/devils?

Yamo wrote: I know the "named" ones like Orcus and Demogorgon are probably off-limites for copyright reasons, but doesn't it seem odd that Monsters & Treasures mirrors the old Monster Manual so much, yet doesn't include demon and devil sections? What gives? I did a few and posted them here a while ...
by Dangersaurus
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Generic Dragons
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Craig C wrote: My suggestion would be to increase the breath weapon dice to D6/8/10 respectively. I tried D6/HD the other night and was a bit disappointed so have decided on D8+1 per HD of dragon from now on. I like the HD type based on the size of the dragon idea too. Craig At first I almost ditch...
by Dangersaurus
Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Modifying AD&D Dragons
Replies: 24
Views: 1001

Traveller wrote: When I said the C&C dragon isn't deadly enough, I meant it. Unless a player has a unique weapon, like Bard's black arrow or Dragonslayer, and a whole lot of luck, the dragon isn't going down. Period. I'm in the other school (I like several dragon encounters per campaign), as can be...
by Dangersaurus
Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Generic Dragons
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Generic Dragons

<t>Here's my first shot at "generic" dragons. These are considerably lower in power than those listed in the M&T or 2nd edition AD&D. They fit in fairly well with 1E power levels (I think! These haven't been playtested yet, nor do I expect them to be for at least another few games).<br/> <br...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: NPCs - Buzo and more
Replies: 6
Views: 180

DangerDwarf wrote: Here's what I got: Base: 250 Hps: 336 Spells: 125 Abilities: 1000 That gives a total of 1711, which sounds about right to me. If you wanted it to go higher and actually use his two big items as special abilities (I generally don't do that because the party gets Xp for gaining the...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Calculating Monster XP
Replies: 18
Views: 494

DangerDwarf wrote: Most of the time, I stat out NPC's (even ones with classes) as a M&T write up simply for ease of XP value determination. That's what I was going for in the format I used. Something close to a M&T format, similar but different to the way they did it in 1e Deities & Demigods Quote:...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: NPCs - Buzo and more
Replies: 6
Views: 180

<t>How would you figure experience considering he has a quite powerful magical sword that can act on its own? Maybe the item xp of the sword should figure in to that instead? <br/> <br/> His dual-class has to be illusionist then rogue, but that's just because I'm using the Zagyg multiclass/dual-clas...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Calculating Monster XP
Replies: 18
Views: 494

DangerDwarf wrote: One thing that I've been doing for spell casting critters is using the M&T table. If a creature can utilize 1st - 3rd level spells, he gets a Special I. Not one for every spell he can cast or memorize, just a single Special I. Able to cast spells up to 5th level? A Special I (For...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: NPCs - Buzo and more
Replies: 6
Views: 180

<t>Obviously just EGG's Obmi with a twist. I have one question: how do *#$^&! do you figure xp for NPCs like this?<br/> <br/> IMBO<br/> <br/> Dwarf Male Rog6/Ill5 (dual-classed)<br/> <br/> Lawful Evil<br/> <br/> MOVE: 20 ft., 60 ft. (boots)<br/> <br/> HP: 42<br/> <br/> AC: 17 (+1 leather, +1 rin...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Down points of C&C:
Replies: 54
Views: 449

Dristram wrote:
Yes.

Sorry - just a (bad) joke based on the usual response over at another forum.
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Down points of C&C:
Replies: 54
Views: 449

Dangersaurus wrote: I also like dragons to be a little less overpowering - more like 1e and less like the 2e/C&C style (but none of this "a dragon for every class level! Even your 1st level characters should get a chance to slay dragons!" from 3E). Memory failing... I haven't looked at the M&T drag...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Down points of C&C:
Replies: 54
Views: 449

Dristram wrote: I feel the XP values for monsters is a bit low. So I give each character X.P. up to the monsters total depending on their level of participation or mostly if they were there for the whole battle or not. [Dragonfootin']Do you award xp for treasure or magic items?[/Dragonfootin']
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Yet another example of my previous rant....
Replies: 17
Views: 1287

<t>It's strange how these peoples' opinions are lining up perfectly with news blips that have appeared on 4e. Especially the opinions of hopeful freelancers. Almost spooky, but I'm sure they've had these opinions all along. They never would've flamed people into oblivion for disagreeing with the the...
by Dangersaurus
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Down points of C&C:
Replies: 54
Views: 449

<t>I prefer damage reduction to "+1 or better to hit." or "1/2 damage from slashing or piercing." <br/> <br/> I'm sticking with the BtB style for now, but I'm also treating it as DR (5 + 5/+1 or special material required) if the attack would be a "crushing blow" in 1e, or if the attacker has a prime...
by Dangersaurus
Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Dumb initiative question
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Re: Dumb initiative question

ceallach66 wrote: Another newbie question... The initiative rules state that if the initiative d10 roll is tied, the dexterity should be compared. But what is the dexterity of a monster? I know the Saves entry ('P', 'M' or 'Both') indicates what attributes are Primes, but how do I tell (or estimate...
by Dangersaurus
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Walrus vs. Heavy warhorse
Replies: 17
Views: 542

<t>I'll see your googachoob and raise you a callooh and a callay, by way of Gygax and Dungeonland.<br/> <br/> THE WALRUS<br/> <br/> NO. ENCOUNTERED: 1 (Unique)<br/> <br/> SIZE: Medium<br/> <br/> HD: 12 (d8)<br/> <br/> MOVE: 20 ft., 40 ft. (swim)<br/> <br/> AC: 17<br/> <br/> ATTACKS: 1 bite (2d6), 2 ...
by Dangersaurus
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mixing C&C and AD&D
Replies: 51
Views: 629

Re: Mixing C&C and AD&D

rabindranath72 wrote: Has anyone imported rules from AD&D to C&C? Most of the material I have is for AD&D, so I was thinking of essentially using C&C classes (with some tweaks), races (idem) and the combat rules; essentially, the core of C&C. All the rest would be AD&D (some attribute effects, spel...
by Dangersaurus
Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Secondary Skills
Replies: 72
Views: 1068

Metathiax wrote: I use an expanded 2E D&D secondary skills list. It's included in my house rules but, since you use the CZ: Class Options & Skills, you might find it of limited use... Hi Methathiax - I am thinking of using your necromancer class from your house rules. There are some spells on your ...
by Dangersaurus
Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What impact do you think 4e will have on C&C sales?
Replies: 106
Views: 5770

Should've read further - I didn't realize that bit had already been appropriately mocked.
by Dangersaurus
Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What impact do you think 4e will have on C&C sales?
Replies: 106
Views: 5770

Tank wrote: I'm one of those people that jumped ship and started playing C&C after my dissatisfaction with D&D 3.x. As of now, I'm keeping an open mind towards fourth edition. If it's good, I'll buy a PHB. It if it's really good, I'll switch back to playing D&D. Of course, my definition of "really ...
by Dangersaurus
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: NPCs - Buzo and more
Replies: 6
Views: 180

NPCs - Buzo and more

<t>Some quick non-spoilery NPCs from my campaign notes, a trainer, the city watch, a merchant and a wizard:<br/> <br/> (Looking at the higher level fighters, you may notice some numbers after Combat Dominance: I've changed this so that you gain 1 attack/2 levels against 0-level humanoids and creatur...
by Dangersaurus
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: With Tentacles and Things!
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:
That's a nice monster, and from the sound of it a very cool campaign that spawned it.

It was fun, but it ended up strangling to death on the 3E rules around 15-16th level (in other words, after 8 months of playing).