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by Traveller
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Am I wrong or there's a loophole in the encumbrance rules?
Replies: 21
Views: 1934

Re: Am I wrong or there's a loophole in the encumbrance rules?

I wasn't rude at all. You just didn't like me calling out your players for attempting to game the system. While in reality it's possible to stick multiple bags into a larger bag, in terms of the RAW you cannot do that, and any player attempting that at my table would be laughed at and told "no". Per...
by Traveller
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what's your favorite printing of the Players Handbook?
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: So what's your favorite printing of the Players Handbook?

5th leatherbound. Might have something to do with the fact Steve personalized it for me.
by Traveller
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Am I wrong or there's a loophole in the encumbrance rules?
Replies: 21
Views: 1934

Re: Am I wrong or there's a loophole in the encumbrance rules?

Also, stating that an item that has a 1EV value (like a soap) is the same of an item that has 7 (a large tent) when it's time to stuff them inside a backpack is not simplify, it's poor writing. I will house rule things. Note that a capacity item can only carry up to X items. Capacity items are not ...
by Traveller
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The error that changed the face of Dungeons & Dragons...
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: The error that changed the face of Dungeons & Dragons...

Just to point out that the quoted passage from Kayolan is something Holmes added to the rules, as OD&D treated clerics as little more than fighting men with an edged weapon restriction and spellcasting ability. Supplement I did try to make wisdom relevant to clerics, but it only served as an XP boos...
by Traveller
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Defender AC for grappling
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: Defender AC for grappling

Cap, did you read from the AD&D DMG or the d20 version? You should be reading from the latter, not the former. Anyway, "Grandpa" is correct in that the Freedom of Movement spell (and ring) do not work against non-magical methods of impeding progress. This means that a naturally occurring hedge row o...
by Traveller
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Defender AC for grappling
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: Defender AC for grappling

I only use the 1st-3rd printing PHBs when running C&C, and I use the rule as it is presented in those printings: "The armor class of a defender in an overbearing attack is different than normal. A standard armor class of 15 is used for all defenders, as armor has little effect on the capacity to de...
by Traveller
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Defender AC for grappling
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: Defender AC for grappling

In a grapple attack, the defender's AC is based on whether or not STR is prime, but then they also get their STR and DEX bonuses, correct? So a defender with STR as a prime and, let us say, a +1 STR bonus and +2 DEX bonus has an effective AC of 18 + 3 = 21, correct? (Let's not confuddle the example...
by Traveller
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Great Scimitar
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: Great Scimitar

The prints prior to the 6th all list the Great Scimitar as a two-handed weapon, noted by the use of an asterisk. The asterisk for the Great Scimitar is missing from the 6th and 7th prints, and I know I didn't call for its removal. I never would have noticed it without seeing this thread as I use the...
by Traveller
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Cleric Spells
Replies: 12
Views: 1638

Re: Cleric Spells

The current printing of "Of Gods & Monsters" has unique spells for each pantheon and, I believe, each deity. So it is possible to vary up the spell lists with some unique spells. Doing so with spells of your own creation is perfectly feasible. Go for it.
by Traveller
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A question
Replies: 16
Views: 2271

Re: A question

mgtremaine wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:05 pm
I personally do not allow Back Attack on Ooze, Undead or Elementals.
Why not undead or elementals? Both have defined backs while the oozes don't.
by Traveller
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Star Trek RPG
Replies: 11
Views: 5119

Re: Star Treck RPG

The problem with the core rulebook, as has been pointed out in some reviews in the past, is it's a bit overwritten. For an example, spending a point of momentum in the rulebook says you buy 1d20 and the d20 is treated as rolling a 1. It would have been easier for Modiphius to write that spending a p...
by Traveller
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question / Discussion about Delay Poison
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Question / Discussion about Delay Poison

Simply for bookkeeping reasons as the CK I would ding the imbiber of the potion when the next interval comes up after the potion's effect ends. Otherwise I have to keep track of everyone individually, which would be a pain. While the potion is in effect of course there is no damage.
by Traveller
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Magic Dragons
Replies: 6
Views: 4674

Re: Magic Dragons

Dorf has it right. Creatures with spellcasting ability get the special for each "breakpoint" in spell levels. Thus a spellcasting dragon able to cast 9th level spells would receive a Type I, Type II, and Type III special. As to not being satisfied with dragons, my solution wasn't to beef up their sp...
by Traveller
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Feast of Legends -- Wendy's 5th edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2999

Re: Feast of Legends -- Wendy's 5th edition

Cute or not it's definitely more appealing than the KFC dating sim on Steam.
by Traveller
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Alternative to the SIEGE system
Replies: 6
Views: 2962

Re: Alternative to the SIEGE system

So would that mean there is no "advantage" to using "advantage"? :lol:
by Traveller
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Victorious
Topic: Some clarification needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 7610

Re: Some clarification needed.

Mike, you're not the only one grumpy about that. :mad:
by Traveller
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monster hit die type
Replies: 12
Views: 3712

Re: Monster hit die type

Like I said, I may have read too much into what he was saying. At the same time, he was there first and yet even today I get the vibe that he feels marginalized. Whether that vibe I'm getting is because of the editing work done to the book or something else entirely I don't know. What I do know is t...
by Traveller
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monster hit die type
Replies: 12
Views: 3712

Re: Monster hit die type

What others have done after, I don't know as I haven't paid any attention. A lot of negativity in the sentence above, but maybe I'm reading too much into it. Anyway, when it came to hit dice I left them as is with a couple of exceptions. One exception was because of a typo. The other was yellow mol...
by Traveller
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mind flayer
Replies: 37
Views: 16595

Re: Mind flayer

The stats and description of both Githyanki and Githzerai are product identity. The names Githyanki and Githzerai are copyrighted as they appear in a George R. R. novel. So the names cannot be used at all. Regardless of the name you can create your own version of a given creature so long as it is fu...
by Traveller
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Fate system ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4676

Re: Fate system ?

Fate is a refinement of FUDGE. That said, I've never ran it or played it. However, both the core rules and the Fate Accelerated core rules are available for download here.
by Traveller
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurers Backpack Errata
Replies: 7
Views: 5212

Re: Adventurers Backpack Errata

For the record, the industry-standard workflow should be as shown. 1. Manuscript 2. Playtesting 3. Copy and Line Editing 4. Layout and Illustration 5. Proofreading 6. Print I'm all for bringing the editing process into the proper industry order. No book should be laid out in InDesign before the edit...
by Traveller
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 10444

Re: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.

I use WinRAR, but I didn't have a recovery record in my RAR files at the time. That has since been corrected.

It's not a huge deal as I still have PDFs of the White Box to work from. It just means I get to do things over again.
by Traveller
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 10444

Re: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.

I've been trying to not look at Kickstarter.... damnit rolled a 1.. Need to decide between the Basic and Advanced now. [Shakes fist at Traveller] -Mike :twisted: I'd go for the Advanced version. You get everything in the white box plus all the Adventurer's Backpack material. Meanwhile, I've started...
by Traveller
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 10444

Re: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.

The thing I noticed in the Kickstarter isn't the digest books. They are reprinting the White Box set - which the Kickstarter refers to as C&C Classic - and then offering a limited edition Advanced C&C Classic box including the books from the Adventurer's Backpack. I'd like to see those booklets get ...
by Traveller
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A couple of rules questions
Replies: 24
Views: 10724

Re: A couple of rules questions

The third one is about the spell Shillelagh: according to the description, it "allows" the enchanted club to deal 1d6+1 damage, which should actually be the normal weapon damage, according to the equipment table... so... is there a typo somewhere? :D The typo is in the equipment table; club damage ...
by Traveller
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A couple of rules questions
Replies: 24
Views: 10724

Re: A couple of rules questions

The third one is about the spell Shillelagh: according to the description, it "allows" the enchanted club to deal 1d6+1 damage, which should actually be the normal weapon damage, according to the equipment table... so... is there a typo somewhere? :D The typo is in the equipment table; club damage ...
by Traveller
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Encumbrance
Replies: 20
Views: 8669

Re: Encumbrance

Exactly my point. You don't want to declare a magic item as "weightless" but "nearly weightless".

Now that cursed armor sounds like a fun trip. :D
by Traveller
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Whats changed?
Replies: 22
Views: 10430

Re: Whats changed?

If we're talking about the basic books and not just the CKG, the biggest change made in Monsters & Treasure is correcting the XP values of every single monster in the book. The second biggest change was to fix the armor and shields tables so they actually worked. Most monster and magic descriptions ...
by Traveller
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Encumbrance
Replies: 20
Views: 8669

Re: Encumbrance

Without gravity the universe as we know it would not exist. Without gravity the dust cloud from which the solar system was created would not condense and form the Sun and its planets. Galaxies would not exist. Black holes would not exist. The only things that would exist are individual atoms of prim...