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by Kayolan
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 484
Views: 238791

Re: What are you reading?

How is this version of Blackmoor? What system is it written for, if any? I liked the DA module series, again because I thought the lore was pretty cool. Only "Temple of the Frog" was really good as an adventure. This was put out by Zeitgeist and then in partnership with Goodman Games. It's a fun bo...
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castle Keeper's Guide
Replies: 32
Views: 1108

Re: Castle Keeper's Guide

I really wanted to like the CKG when it was finally released after years of waiting for it. I wish I could say that I found it useful but honestly I never had much use for it and the tables were kind of messed up with the numbers (bad editing). As a curiosity it was fun to read in part, but overall...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 484
Views: 238791

Re: What are you reading?

Dave Arneson's Blackmoor. I'm reading it mainly for the lore.

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by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?
Replies: 26
Views: 612

Re: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?

I use my own campaign setting of Krysonia, which has been cobbled together since the late 1980s. Last fall I hired Glynn Seal from Monkeyblood Design to make nicer versions of my old hand-drawn maps, which you can see here: https://monkeyblooddesign.co.uk/2020/10/25/krysonia-leng-commission/ As you...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castle Keeper's Guide
Replies: 32
Views: 1108

Re: Castle Keeper's Guide

I really wanted to like the CKG when it was finally released after years of waiting for it. I wish I could say that I found it useful but honestly I never had much use for it and the tables were kind of messed up with the numbers (bad editing). As a curiosity it was fun to read in part, but overall ...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New Group (pronounced "OLD") via Internet.. start up advice???
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: New Group (pronounced "OLD") via Internet.. start up advice???

I'd vote for Zoom. Far less hassle than all those crappy VTT things. You can just share screen for dice rolls and you can have a gallery where you see everyone. But I'm low-tech. And to be honest, I haven't actually played on a VTT; just seen some of the videos on youtube, which make them seem pret...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

If you really want to blow up the class system, check out Expanding Classes for C&C: https://www.trolllord.com/tlgstore/#!/C ... p/69621045
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Zero Magic C&C
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Zero Magic C&C

You could run a Planet of the Apes type setting, there isn't any magic but psionics exist (see Beneath the Planet of the Apes). Apes Victorius by Goblinoid Games https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/daniel-proctor/apes-victorious/paperback/product-1dj5qrqp.html?page=1&pageSize=4 could easily be converted...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Settings you have never played / ran, but would like to ?
Replies: 24
Views: 550

Re: Settings you have never played / ran, but would like to ?

I never tried Haunted Highlands, I've heard good things about it, that it's very swords & sorcery but I missed the books when they were in print. Also, Hallowed Oracle but I know very little about it.
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Half-Elf Empathy bonus
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Half-Elf Empathy bonus

The way I see it is, the half-elf is only getting two primes, so you may as well give them the +2 to those charisma saves.
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 76
Views: 1409

Re: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...

I'm not sure what you guys are arguing about, is it that the racial modifiers to attributes should be removed or kept?
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Monsters know what they are doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1079

Re: The Monsters know what they are doing

Finally, something that imo should have been done a long time ago, thanks mgtremaine.
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hey There...
Replies: 22
Views: 565

Re: Hey There...

NICE, One thing I dislike about Aihrde is the fact they have what 4 or 5 separate cultural feels to the peoples there but only 1 set of deities and the deities don't match the cultures, so I've always kicked around the idea of adding other pantheons. However, I never thought of using the codexes as...
by Kayolan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

How do you handle the fighter/wizard class and a half? I've seen that one combination can cast spell in armor, the other does not. Do you follow this indication? If not, there are problems? Perhaps it's only if fighter is your half class and not your full class that you cannot wear armor and cast s...
by Kayolan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Conan the Animated
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Conan the Animated

by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

I don't allow multi-classing anymore. I like the simplicity and cleanness of one character, one class. You're one mean DM...:) I also only allow the 1st-3rd printings of the PHB at my table 8-) What changes does that entail? ...Or prevent, I suppose. The main difference is the barbarian class and t...
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Screw it...
Replies: 36
Views: 569

Re: Screw it...

Huh, interesting. What happened in the 90's to drive that? A lot of people had issues with TSRs behavior and what Lorraine Williams did with the company. I was in High School until 93 and lived in a small town with no real access to anything beyond what the local comic shop would have. The closest ...
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?
Replies: 26
Views: 612

Re: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?

Julian Grimm wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:42 am
Has anyone tried Mystara with C&C?
I have, ran a lengthy online campaign set in Mystara here on the forums years ago.

I started it with the orange cover version of B3 Palace of the Silver Princess and went from there.

(Which is available for free at Vaults of Pandius btw)
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Screw it...
Replies: 36
Views: 569

Re: Screw it...

Nothing wrong with that, the CK is supposed to have fun too! And if you aren't really happy with the setting you are using, you risk CK burnout or worse, a failed campaign.
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 76
Views: 1409

Re: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...

Pardon me, but that's an awful lot of mental gymnastics to justify illusionist healing. The Trolls are clearly backtracking what the illusionist class represents after their changes. Another reason why I don't like the 4th printing of the PHB and beyond. I find the explanations in the CKG regarding ...
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roman Emperors
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Roman Emperors

Realistic Facial Recreations Using AI and Photoshop (1st Century CE)

https://youtu.be/gfqy7ipjDWI
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 76
Views: 1409

Re: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...

All party member know the illusionist can cast a healing spell – s o they know it’s just an illusion . In C&C that is irrelevant. Knowing doesn't help you save or not save. The spell in REALITY causes the wounds to heal. It isn't an illusion. :roll: "The illusionist version of the spell acts in the...
by Kayolan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 76
Views: 1409

Re: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...

I think the issue with Illusionist and healing is in how you picture the illusionist and their associated powers. Are they a weak version of a magic user with powers that are simply glamor and tricks of the mind and fooling of ones senses Are they ones able to hide mask bend and change reality thro...
by Kayolan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 28
Views: 583

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

maximus wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:09 am
Kayolan wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:22 am
I don't allow multi-classing anymore. I like the simplicity and cleanness of one character, one class.
You're one mean DM...:)

I also only allow the 1st-3rd printings of the PHB at my table 8-)
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 484
Views: 238791

Re: What are you reading?

The Compleat Enchanter: The Magical Misadventures of Harold Shea by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt

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by Kayolan
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Battles
Replies: 13
Views: 201

Re: Magic Battles

I fully agree INT is the obvious choice but then it becomes INT prime and level vs the other INT print and level plus some basic luck... would the more charismatic illusionist get an edge? or would the more WISe one have a bonus.... just trying to see a duel of two equals (aka two illusionist) have...
by Kayolan
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?
Replies: 26
Views: 612

Re: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?

Ancalagon wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:10 am
Most recently, Aihrde. At GaryCon 2019 I ran C&C sessions based in HârnWorld.

I'm curious Ancalagon, how did you handle spellcasters, did you do any kind of conversion?
by Kayolan
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?
Replies: 26
Views: 612

Re: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?

I've ran C&C with several fantasy settings, including: Blackmoor, Mystara, World of Greyhawk, Áereth (Goodman Games) and Erde/Aihrde (including Inzae).