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by Buttmonkey
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: A Most Epic Boss Fight
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: A Most Epic Boss Fight

Sounds like a great adventure. And the werebear idea is interesting. The monster description in M&T looks workable for a PC afflicted with lycanthropy. The write up says in bear form the character will lose some of its human mentality and will have difficulty distinguishing friend from foe. You ...
by Buttmonkey
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Converting 3rd Ed. CLs in C&C
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Converting 3rd Ed. CLs in C&C

mostrojoe wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:25 pm
A prime attribute character should roll an 11 to make a CL 15 check I think.
That would mean a CL 15 check in 3E would have a challenge level of 0 in C&C. I've never played 3E, so I don't know if that makes sense.
by Buttmonkey
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2042
Views: 608471

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

I'm deep diving back into chess (again!). This time I hired a coach to try to see faster improvement and to hold me accountable to make progress. I can't how many times I have started reading a chess book and never picked the book up a second time. I've probably read the first 5-10 pages of a hundre...
by Buttmonkey
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Good modules for a convention one shot?
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Good modules for a convention one shot?

I've enjoyed running White Plume Mountain as a con event. There's no way to complete the full module in 4 hours, but you could easily streamline things by eliminating some of the less interesting encounters and only having the party try to recover 1 or 2 artifacts during the play session. The C&...
by Buttmonkey
Tue May 11, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2042
Views: 608471

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Diving into Gamma World 2E and the pre-3E modules.
by Buttmonkey
Sat May 01, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help, spell head/mind fog ???
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Help, spell head/mind fog ???

They added a bunch of illusionist spells around the 4th or 5th printing of the PHB.
by Buttmonkey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Conan the Animated
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Conan the Animated

That was pretty cool. Some of the close-ups were uncomfortably close to the point it became uncomfortable. I found myself pulling back from my monitor hoping to get a better view.
by Buttmonkey
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: On dungeon mapping
Replies: 19
Views: 842

Re: On dungeon mapping

I haven't been able to play much face to face over the last few years, but I have definitely drifted away from detailed mapping like I grew up with in the 1E days. I have always found mapping to be a pain in the ass and the antithesis of fun. As noted by someone above, I would rather spend my limite...
by Buttmonkey
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: Fire in the Hole

Lurker wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:31 pm
When you do, don't forget us little common plebs around here :mrgreen:
I can't forget you guys/gals. I need your $0.65!

Please be sure to download the updated files. I cleaned up the layout and massively upgraded the maps.
by Buttmonkey
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mass Combat?
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Mass Combat?

I myself had a blast when I set up my dining room table and went full out with hundreds of mini, props, castles, dragon and pretty much everything I could find to set up a giant mass combat. It was me against myself and it was a blast. Took a week or so to resolve most combats. Not sure if I actual...
by Buttmonkey
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: Fire in the Hole

I received a very good review from Melan/Gabor Lux. I got 3 more sales in the immediate aftermath! Woot! I'm about to make this industry my beotch.
by Buttmonkey
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Playing or Designing?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Playing or Designing?

That is a tough question. I theoretically would enjoy playing the best, but I find it isn't as stimulating as GMing. I get bored quickly when the spotlight is on someone else. I really enjoy the immersion of GMing -- you're always "on." But GMing is also stressful and lacks the pure fun of...
by Buttmonkey
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: Fire in the Hole

Thanks, guys! I was up to 11 sales as of end of March. It seems a little weird to be excited by such a small number of sales, but my goals are modest.
by Buttmonkey
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: Fire in the Hole

maximus wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:13 pm
Count me in as #8!
Thanks, Max! Let me know what you think of it (even if it's negative -- I can always use constructive criticism and non-constructive criticism will at least help keep my raging ego in check).
by Buttmonkey
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: Fire in the Hole

I've sold 7 copies, so I'm kind of a big deal now. ;-) I'm thrilled people have been enjoying it. I've run it twice and both parties failed to exercise proper caution at the beginning, leading to a massive encounter right off the bat. I enjoyed designing it, running it, and publishing it, but readin...
by Buttmonkey
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monsters that are stronger (or weaker) than you remember
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Monsters that are stronger (or weaker) than you remember

The 7 HD dwarves in the 1E were a scanning error. The computer mistook "1" for "7". I believe there were other similar scanning errors in the reprints.
by Buttmonkey
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Fire in the Hole

I released my first C&C module on DriveThruRPG this week. Priced at $1.00, I should be able to retire any day now. The entire module is visible in the free preview, so you can check it out before deciding whether it's worth your copper pieces. Please check it out!

Fire in the Hole
by Buttmonkey
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Video Game(s) are you playing
Replies: 124
Views: 79115

Re: What Video Game(s) are you playing

I've been playing the original Might & Magic over the last few months. I had forgotten what a difficult grind it is. I remember that one, and being pleased when I finished it. Then I remember getting M&M2 and doing the towns a but then I step outside and got TPK, I thought wtf this is game ...
by Buttmonkey
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:05 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: 3213

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

For group initiative, we roll and, when it is the PCs' turn, I pick a player to go first and then either go clockwise or counter-clockwise. I don't always reroll initiative each round. I may go back and forth for 2 or 3 cycles before rerolling. Sometimes we reroll every round.
by Buttmonkey
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Video Game(s) are you playing
Replies: 124
Views: 79115

Re: What Video Game(s) are you playing

I've been playing the original Might & Magic over the last few months. I had forgotten what a difficult grind it is.
by Buttmonkey
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How many players do you like to have in your gaming group?
Replies: 12
Views: 687

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

It depends on the game. If I'm running C&C, I would prefer 5-6 players. If I'm running Dungeon World, 3-4 player is ideal.
by Buttmonkey
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .
Replies: 27
Views: 1200

Re: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .

That's a rough revelation. Hope you're rolling with it well.
by Buttmonkey
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you prefer colour or black and white rpg books?
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Do you prefer colour or black and white rpg books?

Black and white. Gideon Thorne's (i.e., Peter Bradley's) artwork looks better in B&W.
by Buttmonkey
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?
Replies: 38
Views: 1648

Re: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?

My own homebrew setting. I have stolen bits and pieces from Airdhe, but my campaigns generally revolve around the lands surrounding the Free City of Rotter.
by Buttmonkey
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:04 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: 3213

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

Things I threw overboard: 1. Alignment. My house rules say your PC can't be evil and must be conceived to work well in a party environment (i.e., no obnoxious chaotics). 2. Encumbrance (not worth the hassle). 3. Barbarians (they suck and are better served as a role play option for other classes). 4....
by Buttmonkey
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2042
Views: 608471

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Just got the reprint of WEG Star Wars 1E. I never read it back in the day.
by Buttmonkey
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seskis
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: Seskis

I see Googleplex already posted the news under the tribute forum. I didn’t mean to be redundant.
by Buttmonkey
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Tributes
Topic: RIP John Wright
Replies: 3
Views: 3069

Re: RIP John Wright

John was just great. I feel very lucky to have gotten to know him and play with him at Gary Con over the years. This is a terrible loss.
by Buttmonkey
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seskis
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Seskis

John Wright aka Seskis passed away early this morning from a blood clot. He was a great GM and an even better person.