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by JediOre
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: This was perhaps Conan's Halloween night:
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Re: This was perhaps Conan's Halloween night:

Zudrak,
I can't unsee that!
by JediOre
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Rules No One Uses
Replies: 8
Views: 3309

Re: Rules No One Uses

Spell components. I've never used them since 1980 when I was first introduced to D&D.
by JediOre
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Range attacks into melee...
Replies: 32
Views: 2811

Re: Range attacks into melee...

I give a -4 to archers firing into melee to hit the target. If they miss then we figure how many targets (except the original target) are within range of becoming a pincushion, roll a die to give a random target a chance to 'catch' the arrow. Re-roll to hit without the -4 penalty and see if the new ...
by JediOre
Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My bookstore is now selling Castles & Crusades products!
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: My bookstore is now selling Castles & Crusades products!

Last week we had our first sale of our Castles & Crusades product line. The customer placed an on-line order for one copy of almost every hardback book we have! Today, we received our second order. This time it is for many of the modules! We are selling our Castles & Crusades product below suggested...
by JediOre
Fri May 16, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Just launched TheGrognard.com
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: Just launched TheGrognard.com

I liked your dice thoughts.
by JediOre
Fri May 16, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: TSR HR Series VS TLG Codex Series
Replies: 28
Views: 2058

Re: TSR HR Series VS TLG Codex Series

timburns wrote:Just wait until we get to Codex Arkansas -- there will be lots of spells and potions involving moonshine... :-)
And the dreaded razorback monster! ;)
by JediOre
Fri May 09, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help us decide what to put on our screens!
Replies: 19
Views: 780

Re: Help us decide what to put on our screens!

Any word on if the screens will be portrait or landscape yet?
by JediOre
Sun May 04, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do people handle spell components?
Replies: 31
Views: 1826

Re: How do people handle spell components?

I don't.

We have, on occasion, required components for spells fifth level and higher, but even then it was a hit or miss. Been gaming for thirty-four years and have really never missed requiring spell components.
by JediOre
Thu May 01, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help us decide what to put on our screens!
Replies: 19
Views: 780

Re: Help us decide what to put on our screens!

As far as what in on the DM side of the screen, I don't care too much. I want them to be portrait style though. The number one item that goes on all my screens is a paper clipped copy of the adventure map. Landscape styled screens are worthless for me. Not only that, landscape screens hide nothing w...
by JediOre
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: D&D and the Great Philosophers
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: D&D and the Great Philosophers

By the end, I was a frustrated as Kant. :lol: I suspect D&D would be only one of Kant's many frustrations ... ;) I'm very rusty on my philosophers, but of the lot that was in that comic, I felt a strong kinship with Kant. I'll have to brush up on him. Paladins are great and orcs ARE evil because th...
by JediOre
Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: D&D and the Great Philosophers
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: D&D and the Great Philosophers

By the end, I was a frustrated as Kant. :lol:
by JediOre
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Level advancement
Replies: 49
Views: 33905

Re: Level advancement

Its your game to modify as you will but I'd be cautious about giving in to impatient and whiny behavior from players. I second this. It is a game and all are there for fun, but players wanting to level up all the time is a recipe for disaster. If the main concern is they want to play high level cha...
by JediOre
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Campaign Setting Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1522

Re: Campaign Setting Poll

I chose homebrew for we don't really use a campaign. Instead our game is really a series of short stories, each module stands on its own with few connections between them.
by JediOre
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Level advancement
Replies: 49
Views: 33905

Re: Level advancement

One of the most interesting approaches I've seen is with Goodman Games' DCC-RPG. I'm not really sure how I would work that system in C&C and have not had the time to really think it though. But the idea of advancement occurring during the adventure and having much lower numbers making up the experie...
by JediOre
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My Book of Familiars arrived today!
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: My Book of Familiars arrived today!

To bring back an older thread, has anyone received the premiums for pre-ordering the book?

As was mentioned previously in this thread, some of us recall that there should have been pencils and a tee-shirt as part of the extra money pre-order.

Anyone?

Are we not recalling correctly?
by JediOre
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Book of Familiars
Replies: 35
Views: 4426

Re: Book of Familiars

So I loaned my BoF to one of my players who's character is a Human Knight (2nd Level). As we've discussed making his mount a familiar. He talked to me this week about some challenges with the book. Specifically, the Chapter on Paladins and Knights. It's mentioned in the Table Contents for both, but...
by JediOre
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Burning Hands and catching fire?
Replies: 14
Views: 1445

Re: Burning Hands and catching fire?

A bit off topic since I don't have any good rules for catching things on fire, don't let the minimal damage done by Burning Hands render the spell worthless. As a CK, I always try to keep in mind that goblins and other low level enemies, and dumb ones in general, are not well versed in magic. When a...
by JediOre
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A Good 5th level Adventure?
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: A Good 5th level Adventure?

If you can work with adventures not designed for C&C I would highly recommend you take a look at Goodman Games' Dungeon Crawl Classics #36: Talons of the Horned King (An Adventure for Character Levels 3-5 ). This module was designed for the 3.5 D&D rule set but has the space technology concept you a...
by JediOre
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My Book of Familiars arrived today!
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: My Book of Familiars arrived today!

This is a thick book! I like the Character folios and sheets they sent to. I think I was supposed to get pencils, but didn't. Treebore, I recall something about pencils and tee-shirts but it's been so long back I can't recall what we were supposed to receive if we pre-ordered the book for $49. I go...
by JediOre
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My Book of Familiars arrived today!
Replies: 15
Views: 1004

Re: My Book of Familiars arrived today!

Mine came yesterday!

No time to do anything beyond examine the table of contents.
by JediOre
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Looking for a big dungeon :)
Replies: 24
Views: 1887

Re: Looking for a big dungeon :)

In addition to several mentioned above, I would suggest Tomb of Abysthor. I've DMed part of this module and it is quite fun, and deadly.

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/7 ... sthor?it=1
by JediOre
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Oozes
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Oozes

My group knows I love to use oozes as a CK/DM/GM but I hate them as a player. Give me undead over oozes! Nasty, nasty, monsters they are! I'd say they would live a long time, simply going into a hibernation state if they dried out or was unable to acquire food. It would not take them long to re-anim...
by JediOre
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: high level?
Replies: 20
Views: 2424

Re: high level?

Highest level 3E game I was willing to run ended at 16th level. The numbers were melting my brain by then. Wow, your brain handles numbers better than I. I could not take it after 9th level. I kidded my gang that my 486SX brain did not have the math co-processor and we needed to go in a different d...
by JediOre
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: high level?
Replies: 20
Views: 2424

Re: high level?

Kreider204, I agree with your thoughts. My ideas of levels were also formed from 20 years of AD&D. No one ever got above 15th level in our games. When several of my friends persuaded me to switch from AD&D to 3.X back in 2003, I did and the made new characters. We still never got above 8th level. By...
by JediOre
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I hope everyone has been paying attention to their e-mail...
Replies: 22
Views: 1158

Re: I hope everyone has been paying attention to their e-mai

It looks neat. Sadly, I'm tapped out. I pre-ordered the Book of Familiars from Troll Lords and a second copy of Goodman Games DCC-RPG. My budget is gone until Spring. :cry: I do have a question. Will there be more runes for the Rune Master in this book? While I may not be able to get on board this K...
by JediOre
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: At first I was "Never!" Then , "Whelp looks like it now."
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: At first I was "Never!" Then , "Whelp looks like it now.

I mean pdf's. I was a staunch, "Need a real rpg book!" Now, because of a few reasons pdf's seems like a better option to fuel my rpg habit. A few things fell into place. You are dead to me! :D All kidding aside, even when I have to buy a pdf, I have it printed at my local printer. Trees were born t...
by JediOre
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Beacon At Enon Tor--My Work Game
Replies: 1
Views: 2447

Re: The Beacon At Enon Tor--My Work Game

They had their PCs look about the now destroyed living room as well as an adjacent bedroom finding some coin, several doses of cure light wounds, and a silver dagger in an iron box that seems to have belonged to the hairy giant. Deciding between three doors to further explore they went east and foun...
by JediOre
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Coils of Set, Part II, continuation My Work Game
Replies: 3
Views: 2966

Re: The Coils of Set, Part II, continuation My Work Game

When we got back together both Chris and Paul begin to implement their plan they had worked on all week. They had Sayid the elf and Mouse the thief/magic-user begin a careful examination of the floor and walls. After about fifteen minutes they find a loose floor stone. They pry it up and find an old...
by JediOre
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Please help me choose an introductory adventure.
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Please help me choose an introductory adventure.

I'd go with B2, The Keep On the Borderlands. I've started several gamers here. A close second was mentioned earlier, B3 Palace of the Silver Princess. That would be a good choice. If you go with B2, I'd have "Into the Wilds" be further down the road off map several days travel. I've always thought G...
by JediOre
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Henchmen
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Henchmen

I pretty much use this. http://www.barrowmaze.com/meatshields/ There is a minion hiring vendor in my sandbox. Basically if the players don't return the minion in the condition it was acquired in the costs for hirelings will increase, at a certain point the vendor will stop letting a careless PC rec...