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by jeffb
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's up
Replies: 44
Views: 4200

Re: What's up

Yeah, I downloaded and tried the TLG Discord for about 5 minutes. Everyone was very helpful but the format sucks. Never went back on again. If that is the way of the future, I'll say my goodbyes now.
by jeffb
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New to C&C, I have some Magic Item and Monster questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3685

Re: New to C&C, I have some Magic Item and Monster questions

There are many things in C&C that are left to the individual group/CK to determine, some are oversights,some are deliberate * The game is meant to work with various TSR editions of the game and is also fairly compatible with 3.0 (intentionally or not). It is probably safe to assume that experienced ...
by jeffb
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: Haunted Highlands bundle?
Replies: 5
Views: 10137

Re: Haunted Highlands bundle?

HHCKG essentially has much of Black Librum of Nartarus and a big monster expansion in the back as well.

Its a great book, if a bit hastily put together.
by jeffb
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CKG Kickstarter
Replies: 9
Views: 2865

Re: CKG Kickstarter

I"d like to see an alt cover ala the last PHB run. Not digging the cover at all as shown on the KS email that came through
by jeffb
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Minimizing math while also balancing the "Siege Engine"
Replies: 20
Views: 7014

Re: Minimizing math while also balancing the "Siege Engine"

This is excellent. Thank you for the time and effort Noldor! Totally stealing this. Should be in the next print of the CKG ;)
by jeffb
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Advice and encouragement needed in picking up the ole dusty
Replies: 35
Views: 25085

Re: Advice and encouragement needed in picking up the ole du

I've not read all the replies. I do run a game for my son and his peers, and have done so for about 7 years. They were all 10/11 to start and now are off to college in the fall in various parts of the country. Quite sad the gaming with them will pretty much come to an end now. That said, best pieces...
by jeffb
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What current setting do you use for your C&C games?
Replies: 117
Views: 36225

Re: What current setting do you use for your C&C games?

I dig and have used a whole bunch of settings... But specifically for C&C I have used Haunted Highlands, Aihrde (when using an A series module from TLG), and my homebrew Forgotten Realms (which is essentially the OGB, with a few bits or places or plots from later FR materials like the Volo Guides, o...
by jeffb
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: The Portal
Topic: At this point.....
Replies: 1
Views: 7508

Re: At this point.....

Nobody knows?
by jeffb
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: The Portal
Topic: At this point.....
Replies: 1
Views: 7508

At this point.....

What exactly is available on The Portal? Is there a list? For C&C I am mainly interested in the adventures ( from any setting) , as well as setting info for Aihrde. CKG and Classic M&Twould be nice, but alone they are not enough to make me pull the monthly trigger. I have the AA core book and RotRG....
by jeffb
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I'm All In - Ready To Rock!
Replies: 17
Views: 4775

Re: I'm All In - Ready To Rock!

Maybe the Mythnoc Cairns or one of the other adventure areas in DB1?

Or one of the three dungeons in Dwarven Glory?
by jeffb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Powered by the Apocalypse
Replies: 8
Views: 6181

Re: Powered by the Apocalypse

Forgot to mention. Download the free Guide to DungeonWorld. Iit does a great job of explaining some of the concepts that some gamers might have some difficulty understanding.
by jeffb
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: New Conan RPG by Modiphious...
Replies: 15
Views: 9298

Re: New Conan RPG by Modiphious...

I was involved with the playtest up to about the last revison prior to KS.. Although there were a few mechanicsl ideas/ elements I enjoyed, I found the system overly fiddly requiring multiple decision points on both sides of the screen even for a routine task. It seems to be trying too hard and comp...
by jeffb
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Powered by the Apocalypse
Replies: 8
Views: 6181

Re: Powered by the Apocalypse

A little late. I dont frequent this forum much,but Dungeon World is what we play the majority of the time these days (though I ran A0 for C&C on Fathers Day). We have a blast. I run it for my "kids" group. Who now are all 16/17 yo. They like rule minimalism (so do I), and they get much more involved...
by jeffb
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Undercaverns of Gaxmoor
Replies: 14
Views: 7680

Re: Undercaverns of Gaxmoor

Is that not a blown up version of the pic utilized in M&T for thr Gargoyle entry?
by jeffb
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C S&S?
Replies: 24
Views: 12426

Re: C&C S&S?

To encourage the S&S minimal armor trope, simply restrict the heaviest stuff and give out incremental level based AC bonus. Fighters wouod get a bigger bonus, rogues the next biggest, and magic users the least. For fighters, maybe half of level, +dex bonus if any, and make scale or chain the best ar...
by jeffb
Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Are the color books worth replacing my "old" editions?
Replies: 25
Views: 11098

Re: Are the color books worth replacing my "old" editions?

I should clarify, mine are the latest color prints of the PHB and M&T.

Im unfamiliar with any previous color prints. My last set of books were the green cover b&w versions.
by jeffb
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Are the color books worth replacing my "old" editions?
Replies: 25
Views: 11098

Re: Are the color books worth replacing my "old" editions?

Fan of the color. Especially for M&T. I think it made alot of the monsters "pop".

I should note that 99% of the time I favor little to no art, b&w gaming books. I just think the color helps with the particular artists The Trolls utilize.
by jeffb
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Combat Dominance
Replies: 43
Views: 4352

Re: Combat Dominance

I have done a couple versions of combat dominance. One was at every level.divisible by 3, the hd of the creature went up one. So 3rd level works against 2 hd. 6th level.works against 3hd, etc. The other and I think the one I will stick with is is similar the Great Cleave of 3.x/ PF if you drop a foe...
by jeffb
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Good the Bad & the Ugly: C&C
Replies: 90
Views: 2328

<t>I voted #4, but anything but #3 sounds good to me. as a DM, Multitudes of small books is a PITA. 2 books, not really- though I'm not sure the C&C demographic of players is the same kind of "crunch" purchaser as 3E/4E. This may end up being a bad decision if all the stuff most C&C fans wan...
by jeffb
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hard Cover Players handbook just arrived!
Replies: 28
Views: 1214

<t>Got mine as well yesterday- looks good- much more polished , organized and easy on the eyes compared to the 1st and 3rd prints (I think it was third, the one with the ultra glossy paper?). I don't have my old prints to compare directly, but the Barbarian seems quite a bit different, in a good way...
by jeffb
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Any update on the 4th Print PHB?
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

seskis281 wrote: Yep. Update is on front page of TLG: Back from printers on 22nd, shipping on 25th. Per: http://www.trolllord.com/ ahh... I come straight to the forums all the time- didn't think to check the homepage. duhhh Thx Seskis! _________________ "I feel books like "A Princess of Mars", "The...
by jeffb
Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Any update on the 4th Print PHB?
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

Any update on the 4th Print PHB?

<t>Heard the Trolls were having printing probs? Any further news?<br/> _________________<br/> "I feel books like "A Princess of Mars", "The Swords of Lankhmar" and "The Black Company" are far more important to your gaming experience than whether you choose between OSRIC, Labyrinth Lord, or D&D4E...
by jeffb
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PH Fourth Printing Before Gencon?
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

gideon_thorne wrote: The 13-16th of this month. Thx Peter- I knew it was august but wasn't sure when- I'll start getting antsy towards the last week of the month then _________________ "I feel books like "A Princess of Mars", "The Swords of Lankhmar" and "The Black Company" are far more important t...
by jeffb
Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PH Fourth Printing Before Gencon?
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

<t>When is Gencon this year?....<br/> <br/> (...he asks as he waits impatiently for his 4E PHB pre-order and HH ) <br/> _________________<br/> "I feel books like "A Princess of Mars", "The Swords of Lankhmar" and "The Black Company" are far more important to your gaming experience than whether you c...
by jeffb
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Received my 3rd Print M&T yesterday
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Received my 3rd Print M&T yesterday

<t>And I'm impressed. I have to say that my prior C&C products physically were underwhelming. I had big issues with layout, general readability of the books, aesthetics, etc etc. IOW (without any malice intended) I thought the products were poorly put together.<br/> <br/> That said I have to giv...
by jeffb
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Core Books, Perfect Bound, Color Plates
Replies: 144
Views: 10424

Omote wrote: TLG has said that the color plates will not be in the hardback release. Though I think the layout is going to be the same. ~O Thanks for the FYI I finally just gave in and put in a pre-order for the 4th print hardback. _________________ "I feel books like "A Princess of Mars", "The Swo...
by jeffb
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Core Books, Perfect Bound, Color Plates
Replies: 144
Views: 10424

<t>So will the hardcover 4th print also have the color plates and same layout?<br/> _________________<br/> "I feel books like "A Princess of Mars", "The Swords of Lankhmar" and "The Black Company" are far more important to your gaming experience than whether you choose between OSRIC, Labyrinth Lord,...
by jeffb
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Core Books, Perfect Bound, Color Plates
Replies: 144
Views: 10424

seskis281 wrote: These are the special edition limited softcovers TLG printed up for Troll Con - the ones not sold at the con were offered until sold out, and those are what are shipping out this week... the 4th Print of the PHB hardback is done and at the printers, so should be through its print r...
by jeffb
Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Core Books, Perfect Bound, Color Plates
Replies: 144
Views: 10424

<t>So are we (i.e. y'all) saying that new 4th print of the PHB is finally shipping? <br/> <br/> and G&M is shipping too?<br/> _________________<br/> "I feel books like "A Princess of Mars", "The Swords of Lankhmar" and "The Black Company" are far more important to your gaming experience than whe...
by jeffb
Tue May 19, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Will there be samples?
Replies: 22
Views: 2506

Re: Will there be samples?

gideon_thorne wrote: Its not massively different than the old one. Just a bit cleaner and tighter with the headers in different fonts. Thanks for the FYI, Pete! _________________ "I feel books like "A Princess of Mars", "The Swords of Lankhmar" and "The Black Company" are far more important to your...