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by Kos
Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gamers That Don't Like People?
Replies: 22
Views: 1732

Re: Gamers That Don't Like People?

RPGers, IMO, are *very* social people. Sure, we congregate in Nerd Herds, but those are the best herds of them all. Doubt this? Go to your local game store on game nights... The crowds are deep and the air is thick with a miasma of pizza and teenage anxiety. God, I wish this stereotype would go awa...
by Kos
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Firearms in CKG
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: Firearms in CKG

Cheers guys, I've been using the house rule that firearms are as a touch attack (AC+ for Dex,cover& magic), I just figured that they ought to get something for that huge reload time. The idea of letting adamantine armor work is cool, and I could see allowing a very encumbering version of Ned Kelly's...
by Kos
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Firearms in CKG
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: Firearms in CKG

thread necromancy!

Any thoughts on this question?
by Kos
Sun May 29, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Firearms in CKG
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Firearms in CKG

Should normal armor give an AC bonus vs these firearms or not? I'm on the fence and it never says if it should in the book, what do y'all think?
by Kos
Sun May 29, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Castle Keepers Guide is...
Replies: 28
Views: 3107

Re: The Castle Keepers Guide is...

slimykuotoan wrote:...completely awesome.

That is all.
+1 :D
by Kos
Tue May 17, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8015 Castle Keepers Guide
Replies: 558
Views: 145790

Re: TLG 8015 Castle Keepers Guide

Has this hit actual brick and mortar stores yet?
by Kos
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: A Question for the Ahride Sages
Replies: 10
Views: 5517

Re: A Question for the Ahride Sages

Awesome!!! Thanks.
by Kos
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: Starting a game, finally! (West End Toronto)
Replies: 17
Views: 8307

Re: Starting a game, finally! (West End Toronto)

I hear ya, it can be a real pain in the but to navigate the health system here, especially in some regions of the country. It gets a little surreal in the variety of quality by facility/doctor/ect. Glad you (and your f-n-l) found a decent doctor and are getting better.
by Kos
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What Encumbrance system do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 1424

Re: What Encumbrance system do you use?

I haven't used EV in the past but I'm probably going to introduce it to my campaign. C&C has a good encumbrance system and I've found by not using it certain characters (esp. Rogues) don't get the benefits of 'traveling light' that they should.
by Kos
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: A Question for the Ahride Sages
Replies: 10
Views: 5517

Re: A Question for the Ahride Sages

Yeah I figured that those black & white banners in the Codex had to be copied from somewhere. No idea which product they were in though?
by Kos
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: A Question for the Ahride Sages
Replies: 10
Views: 5517

Re: A Question for the Ahride Sages

Yeah, this is probably what I'll do, just curious if they ever did a colour printing of the banners in any old products. The old Codex does give white crescent on violet background for the banner of Aufstrag though. Mostly I'm just looking for some colour themes to tie the minis together.
by Kos
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: A Question for the Ahride Sages
Replies: 10
Views: 5517

A Question for the Ahride Sages

Alright, barring there being some old product floating around that answers this, Steve is probably going to have to answer this. I've been painting up a set of miniatures for my Erde/Ahride campaign. I've gotten to the Letners and knight emissary of Aufstrag and realized that While I know what the a...
by Kos
Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New stuff on 'The Anvil'
Replies: 45
Views: 3226

Re: New stuff on 'The Anvil'

Fear the mighty Flail Snail, fear him I say! I'm actually debating whether to put this in or not. It borders on that "Old school, it was cool when I was 15" feel and that "Good Lord, that is just dumb" feel. Dumb like a fox! But seriously it probably doesn't really need revisiting. ...now I just ne...
by Kos
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Awesome death by Helm of Brilliance...
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Awesome death by Helm of Brilliance...

One of my players just got killed by the Cerna Ruk Scholar in Heart of Glass, bashed his head in with one mace swing from behind; wizard brains everywhere!
by Kos
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What Games Do You ACTUALLY Play?
Replies: 40
Views: 8719

Re: What Games Do You ACTUALLY Play?

I'm currently running C&C and I get to play a decent amount of Battletech.
by Kos
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New stuff on 'The Anvil'
Replies: 45
Views: 3226

Re: New stuff on 'The Anvil'

Fear the mighty Flail Snail, fear him I say!
by Kos
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: Starting a game, finally! (West End Toronto)
Replies: 17
Views: 8307

Re: Starting a game, finally! (West End Toronto)

So let me get this straight Fiff, you're criticizing our medical system while admitting your father wouldn't be covered back in the states because due to pre-existing condition? Sounds like you already broke your own rules... But I digress, what I meant to tell you is that a hospitals are not made e...
by Kos
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Oh for the love of the game!
Replies: 32
Views: 2162

Re: Oh for the love of the game!

and I simply don't have the time to construct a good story and then throw together the stat block of the primary NPC Tiefling Ranger/Bard/Arcane Archer with the Dire Badger (with an added Abyssal template to get the CL's reasonable) animal companion just because it'll be important to know what sort...
by Kos
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Oh for the love of the game!
Replies: 32
Views: 2162

Re: Oh for the love of the game!

Yeah I think the best idea for getting his players into C&C would be to run a casual game with a very swashbucklin' plot, lots of action, C&C is really strong for this type of play. Once they get how much more smooth and quick combat is in C&C they might dig it as a different flavor. Some of your pl...
by Kos
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: new settings in starsiege
Replies: 12
Views: 8506

Re: new settings in starsiege

I've made a post-apocalyptic North America setting that I run. Also I've 'made' a more traddy sci-fi setting to work with the races and equipment in the field manual that I call 'Starseige a la carte', a sort of Known World for Starseige.
by Kos
Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Umbrage Saga Question
Replies: 6
Views: 4473

I allow my group to sometimes find minor magic items (like potions) for sale in Ludensheim as well.
by Kos
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Protection from evil/whatever?
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Spells and not abilities, that sounds right. So charm person, cause fear, suggestion, geas, trap the soul stuff like that? I was thinking if that's the type of spells why not sleep?
by Kos
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Protection from evil/whatever?
Replies: 5
Views: 808

What about charms,knight's demoralize or bardic powers? I have been tending to bulk all mental effects together broadly. Or to simplify what effects doesn't it protect against?
by Kos
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Protection from evil/whatever?
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Protection from evil/whatever?

OK, meant to ask this for a while. Does Protection from evil protect against sleep or similar effects (eg. charms)? It says 'mental influence' or something vague like that in the description. This has just bugged me.
by Kos
Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Am I wrong about D&D 4e?
Replies: 161
Views: 20496

<t>@concobar;<br/> <br/> Ok some common ground...You're right the clan invasion (bt) did change the game tactically (if you're playing a clan force or modern IS), but the base rules system is the same. I can still use Total Warfare to play 3025 style. The minis thing I'm not clear on, I can still us...
by Kos
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Am I wrong about D&D 4e?
Replies: 161
Views: 20496

<t>Note this is only based on the 4e books (hardcovers). What is essentials like? I've seen it around but no one playing it. Is it much different from 4e so far? I got through the 4e MM and just went...'what the hell...this thing has no information on monsters other that what powers they have per wi...
by Kos
Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Am I wrong about D&D 4e?
Replies: 161
Views: 20496

ssfsx17 wrote: The nice thing about BattleTech is, the fundamental rules have barely changed at all over the years, the company is run by hardcore fans who all understand what makes the game great, and they strongly encourage the fans to use their imagination and make their own material. On top of ...
by Kos
Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best fantasy novel or series you've read- ever
Replies: 65
Views: 4937

Hour of the Dragon by R.E. Howard
by Kos
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Thinking of running the Umbrage Saga
Replies: 4
Views: 3894

<t>I've been running the A series for my group, they're somewhere around A3/A4. I would advise to run the campaign with a 'sandbox' style (eg. not strictly linear). The Umbrage box set is ideal for this approach as it provides a lot of side quests and locations for variety. The reason I suggest this...