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by dcs
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Silver standard... need help
Replies: 29
Views: 203

Re: Economics

adaen wrote: Gold is worth what you can sell it for on the day you sell it (and where you sell it). Its value is based on what you can get for it. If you can get 1 broadsword or a bushel of apples for one gold coin, then that is what it is worth. If you can get 1000 swords for a gold coin a week la...
by dcs
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Silver standard... need help
Replies: 29
Views: 203

<t>That sovereign only lasted until 1604.<br/> <br/> The sovereign containing 113 grains of gold was re-introduced under George III in 1817.<br/> <br/> The guinea, which was equal to 21 shillings, was 129.4 grains of 22-karat gold (there were 44-1/2 to the pound). So we see here again that gold's wo...
by dcs
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Silver standard... need help
Replies: 29
Views: 203

Matthew wrote: Yeah, but those are the modern ratios that were used for Yggsburgh, they don't reflect the historical values. Am I missing something, is this campaign being set in the East Mark? I think they reflect historical values pretty well. The English pound sterling and the gold sovereign wer...
by dcs
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Silver standard... need help
Replies: 29
Views: 203

<t>How you do this conversion depends on how large the silver coins in your campaign are. If we're talking about the standard English silver penny (240 to the pound troy = 24 grains - note that this is smaller than the historical U.S. dime which weighed 2.5 grams of silver or 38.58 grains - the curr...
by dcs
Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A new DCC for C&C:
Replies: 36
Views: 299

TheNewGuy wrote: Is there a pattern informing which modules get converted to C&C? I think it depends on which modules people volunteer to convert. They were looking for volunteers a couple of years ago . . . maybe an ad in Crusader #1? Is that what I'm remembering? _________________ Pied Piper Publ...
by dcs
Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RPG Lame Names
Replies: 24
Views: 1251

A player of mine had a mage named Thac0 (yes, that's a zero, not an 'o').
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by dcs
Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Stupidest monster ever
Replies: 46
Views: 909

Needleman.
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by dcs
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C designers: Why no thieves, cavaliers, or magic-users
Replies: 31
Views: 605

There are no rogues in Yggsburgh. There are only thieves.
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by dcs
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: D&D 1e monster conversion question
Replies: 8
Views: 140

dutch206 wrote: Interesting. They are listed as possible encounters in the random dungeon tables in the back of the 1e DMG. Oh well, I'll just replace the encounter. Thanks! If you read the entry in the DMG, it explains that they are found in the module D3 Vault of the Drow. Remember that the DMG w...
by dcs
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who else is publishing C&C related material?
Replies: 25
Views: 465

moriarty777 wrote: Yep, the SIEGE engine... but the whole Prime mechanic would technically fall under it too. I don't think the phrase "prime requisite" falls under C&C's product identity . . . you could mention primes but not what they're used for. Quote: However, if clever enough, you could find ...
by dcs
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who else is publishing C&C related material?
Replies: 25
Views: 465

serleran wrote: I won't comment on the legalities, but C&C is not a fully Open game, so you should ask Steve, directly and not rely on someone here to give you an answer, unless that someone happens to be Steve. Isn't it all open except for the SIEGE Engine? IOW, one could create a C&C-compatible m...
by dcs
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: csperkins got it go'n on - psionics
Replies: 71
Views: 343

Treebore wrote: All you have to do is give credit where credit is due, since you aren't trying to make money off of it. Getting their permission would be best of all worlds, but as long as you say who the art belongs to (Hasbro/WOTC), then your pretty good to go. At least that is what the copyright...
by dcs
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Teeth of Delver-Nar Adventure by G. Gygax to be released!!
Replies: 43
Views: 1271

serleran wrote:
a good author makes an editor unnecessary.

A good author would tell you that you are mistaken.
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Castle Zagyg - Yggsburgh Expansions
by dcs
Fri May 18, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Slightly different cover for 3rd print PHB?
Replies: 16
Views: 1870

gideon_thorne wrote: One of them being that the fellow is not really in the industry anymore. It really is too bad because his maps were awesome. He was even mentioned in the original ad copy for Castle Zagyg. _________________ Pied Piper Publishing - Rob Kuntz's Pathways to Enchantment Castle Zagy...
by dcs
Fri May 18, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Slightly different cover for 3rd print PHB?
Replies: 16
Views: 1870

Rhuvein wrote: When looking at the link to the cover, one cannot see the map/background - as per Omote's post above, there doesn't seem to be one. There is, but it is more subtle than the previous one. _________________ Pied Piper Publishing - Rob Kuntz's Pathways to Enchantment Castle Zagyg - Yggs...
by dcs
Wed May 16, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: (C&C) Monsters & Treasure (2nd) (NOW AVIALABLE)
Replies: 24
Views: 7331

Re: (C&C) Monsters & Treasure (2nd Printing)

Troll Lord wrote:
dcs, you've finally gone crazy? new "chart" does not mean new "rules".

Batty. Quite batty.
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by dcs
Wed May 16, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: (C&C) Monsters & Treasure (2nd) (NOW AVIALABLE)
Replies: 24
Views: 7331

Re: (C&C) Monsters & Treasure (2nd Printing)

Troll Lord wrote:
the second printing contains . . . the new poison chart. It does not contain any new rules.

Eh?
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Castle Zagyg - Yggsburgh Expansions
by dcs
Wed May 02, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: (C&C) PH-3rd Print (NOW AVAILABLE)
Replies: 72
Views: 24779

mhensley wrote:
Great... I just bought a 2nd printing.

Well, you can always hope that new errors are introduced in the 3rd printing.
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Castle Zagyg - Yggsburgh Expansions
by dcs
Tue May 01, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: (C&C) PH-3rd Print (NOW AVAILABLE)
Replies: 72
Views: 24779

Any chance of the new poison chart being made available as a PDF?
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Castle Zagyg - Yggsburgh Expansions
by dcs
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fantastical Horror
Replies: 12
Views: 1624

Ravenloft of course.
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by dcs
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Golden Compass... Movie
Replies: 121
Views: 6014

gideon_thorne wrote:
I certainly intend to check out the book series mentioned in the original topic though.

How do you know it's "harmless" if you haven't read it?
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by dcs
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Children of Hurin
Replies: 63
Views: 5423

cuchulainkevin wrote:
For anone who'se raed the book I have a spoiler question:

The former. My guess is that the latter was something that Tolkien later explicitly rejected.
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by dcs
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Golden Compass... Movie
Replies: 121
Views: 6014

DangerDwarf wrote: you don't think that any of their ideology went with as well and was absorbed? No, because if the ideology had remained the trappings never would have been permitted. One need only consider the Church's reaction to the Judaizers. They were permitted for a time but later explicitl...
by dcs
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Golden Compass... Movie
Replies: 121
Views: 6014

DangerDwarf wrote: Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies? Funny, I don't recall "chocolate bunnies" being mentioned in church . . . as for Easter eggs, they might have been associated with fertility festivals at one point in time but they came to be associated with the end of the Lenten fast (during wh...
by dcs
Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Golden Compass... Movie
Replies: 121
Views: 6014

Nifelhein wrote: As far as I know christianism used to incorporate elements of other religious beliefs into itself, it is called syncretism and one of the ways to ease the change of religion for conquered people. It would be more accurate to say that the Church 'baptized' cultural elements that wer...
by dcs
Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Children of Hurin
Replies: 63
Views: 5423

It's not a "new" story if you've read The Silmarillion or the "Narn i Chin Hurin" in Unfinished Tales.

Hard to be spoiled.
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Castle Zagyg - Yggsburgh Expansions
by dcs
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Golden Compass... Movie
Replies: 121
Views: 6014

Orpheus wrote: I thought about that myself. The only thing is that it appears that The Church is the Big Baddie in the story and I doubt that Pullman gave them the rights to change that core concept. Not to mention the fact that bashing the Church isn't exactly off-limits for Hollywood these days. ...
by dcs
Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: The Golden Familiar
Replies: 19
Views: 3936

jman5000 wrote: I might try the noble knight route, as long as the trolls don't get screwed out of any $$ with these discount places. NKG probably gets their new stuff from a distributor, so TLG gets paid the same whether you order from NKG or your FLGS (i.e., about 40% of cover price). NKG can cha...
by dcs
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Golden Compass... Movie
Replies: 121
Views: 6014

DangerDwarf wrote:
what's an anti-narnia?

The antithesis or "antidote" to The Chronicles of Narnia, which books teach traditional morality and virtues like chivalry.
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by dcs
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Golden Compass... Movie
Replies: 121
Views: 6014

gideon_thorne wrote: There's nothing there that would concern anyone. Except a parent who doesn't want his children reading attacks on organized religion, Christianity in particular. I believe the phrase "His dark materials" is a reference to the fallen angels in Paradise Lost. _________________ Pi...