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by RLW
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Castle Zagyg
Replies: 40
Views: 1

Can we write to her? Start a petition? I'm thankful to have what the Trolls were able to produce, but would love to see the rest get published, too.
by RLW
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8015 Castle Keepers Guide
Replies: 558
Views: 145922

Go0gleplex wrote:
Hey Piper...soundin a little delusional there mate...

Maybe everything he says three times is true?
by RLW
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: House Rules and Other Thoughts for my first Crusade
Replies: 15
Views: 922

Kaiser_Kris wrote: Which ones? I'm really curious if anyone's playtested the 'degrading armour' thing. It makes sense to me, as a realism rule that would actually add a lot to gameplay. And I like the idea of, every so often, the PCs having to visit a city for mundane things, keeping their ears to ...
by RLW
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Plague Name Help
Replies: 19
Views: 1982

<t>Those with a touch of gallows humor could call it Bubble and Squeak.<br/> <br/> Come to think of it, just about any traditional English recipe title would make a fine nickname for a disease:<br/> <br/> Toad in the Hole<br/> <br/> Spotted d**k<br/> <br/> Scouse<br/> <br/> Blanc Mange<br/> <br/> We...
by RLW
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 15 Retarded D&D Monsters (Cracked.com)
Replies: 19
Views: 1493

The vintage-D&D reviews at Something Awful are funnier and more perceptive...
http://www.somethingawful.com/d/dungeons-and-dragons/
by RLW
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Scientific Buzzkill
Replies: 53
Views: 2496

I seem to recall from Star Trek: First Contact that warp technology just requires a coil of copper conduit and some Steppenwolf, no?
by RLW
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 4th Crusade in .pdf?
Replies: 8
Views: 832

4th Crusade in .pdf?





O Great Troll, by whatever name thou art known! Will the books of the 4th crusade be offered to us in .pdf? Any estimates when? Unfortunately, I'm not high enough level to cast "Bind Troll" to do my bidding.
by RLW
Sun May 31, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Enchant Weapon
Replies: 16
Views: 1185

Enchant Weapon

<t>I'm thinking about adding a spell for the TEMPORARY enchantment of a weapon. My first thought is to make it a 1st-level spell granting a +1 to a specific weapon for 1 round/caster level. The reverse of the spell would be Curse Weapon, imparting to the unlucky bit of wood or steel a temporary pena...
by RLW
Mon May 25, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: spellcasting roll
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

MacLeod wrote: Hm, I think allowing the magic-user to long cast the spell in order to add a bonus to the spell casting roll would be good. Reliability at the cost of time. In those quick and deadly situations, adds the pressure of whether or not to take the gamble or be steady and concentrate for a...
by RLW
Mon May 25, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: spellcasting roll
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

HatterMadness wrote: The main trouble i see with this systems way of showing that magic is a "difficult art to master" is that it makes being a low level spell caster pure suffering. You have made them less useful at low levels because you want it to "balance" with them being so powerful later on. ...
by RLW
Sun May 24, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: spellcasting roll
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

<t>I'm thinking now of setting the CL to twice the spell level. This way, the difficulty of the spellcaster's highest-level spells more or less scales with his character level. On the other hand, as he progresses through the XP charts, he'll acquire staves, magic robes, amulets, and other such prize...
by RLW
Sun May 24, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: spellcasting roll
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

redbeard wrote: I've thought of using spell level squared as a part of a check for casting of a spell. That wouldn't hurt lower level casters as much as it does higher level. I've also considered a mechanic where you keep rolling until you succeed, each successive roll getting an additional bonus. ...
by RLW
Sun May 24, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: what I'd like to see in PHBk 4th printing....
Replies: 48
Views: 4224

Lord Dynel wrote: Pretty much what DD said. They, for whatever reason stuck EGG's fancy, he decided to throw "celtic-like" druids into the mix. And from that point it stuck. I think the idea of a nature priest was a good idea - it's differnet enough to warrant its own class (at least, to many), but...
by RLW
Sun May 24, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: spellcasting roll
Replies: 11
Views: 1421

spellcasting roll

<t>Brief intro: I'm in a 4e game right now, hope to be able to run a C&C game sometime after the 4e campaign finishes. Some of the new players in the group are put off by the welter of rules in 4e. I don't plan to propose a C&C game until after the new PHB and CKG come out, however.<br/> <br...
by RLW
Sun May 10, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: M&T 3rd printing is FANTASTIC!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 1391

Any word on when this will be out in PDF?
by RLW
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Shipping This Week {01-12-09} TLG 8502 Arms & Armor
Replies: 68
Views: 31519

Eisenmann wrote:
Will this be available tomorrow as a PDF?

I'd also like to know when the PDF will be released!
by RLW
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: We Did It
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Congratulations and thank you for your service!
by RLW
Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Revising the illusionist
Replies: 202
Views: 7811

<t>This is a welcome alteration to the game. I never considered the Illusionist broken, just somewhat undifferentiated. Any world-builder worth his salt is going to make ample changes and additions to the magic system. How magic works is a large part of defining a fantasy milieu. But having a revise...
by RLW
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Does anyone like the Barbarian
Replies: 128
Views: 2912

<t>I rather like the Barbarian as written. I would opt to give the class wilderness survival. Possibly some spell resistance while in berserk mode. Write in some sort of intimidation bonus. I'd also let a barbarian come out of a berserker rage if all hostiles are defeated and he/she makes a successf...
by RLW
Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Alternate experience thread (awarding x.p.s)
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Omote wrote:
ITo be frank, other then the individule XP for monsters, I award XP pretty much straight out of Palladium Books EXP Award System 'cus it's mo betta'.

Could you give a summary of how this works?
by RLW
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Player's Handbook: What you'd like to see...
Replies: 50
Views: 2329

<t>It's hard to be too precise without knowing what's going to be in the CKG. As I understand it, the philosophy of C&C is to provide a streamlined, unified version of D&D that is true to its original character and compatible with the many products developed for it. None of that should chang...
by RLW
Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66493

<t>My 3 cents, one penny at a time:<br/> <br/> * For the sake of beginners who may not have an experienced player to guide them in the game, please include a fairly copious example of play. I would guess it should be one complete page long, front and back.<br/> <br/> * Despite its conceptual simplic...
by RLW
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Three More Medieval Beasts: Pard, Panthera, and Parandrus
Replies: 5
Views: 863

I love what you've done with the old bestiaries. I'll look forward to your next installment!
by RLW
Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: non-vancian magic system
Replies: 37
Views: 826

I'm 2e-less. Could one of you kind sirs explain how the Channeler works?
by RLW
Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: non-vancian magic system
Replies: 37
Views: 826

Traveller wrote: Quick And Dirty Spell Point System Characters have mana equal to their Intelligence score (if a Wizard or Illusionist) or Wisdom score (if a Cleric or Druid). etc.. I like that, especially how you make use of the spells-per-day RAW and how you handle 0-level spells. I'm not fond of...
by RLW
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: non-vancian magic system
Replies: 37
Views: 826

serleran wrote: ] So, a 1st level wizard with both an 18 Intelligence and 18 Con would have: 18(2) + 18/3(1/2) = 36 + 6/.5 = 48. Ouch. ... I think that formula, if I understood it, is backwards. The formula should read: Prime x 2 + (Con/3) x (Level/2) For INT 18, CON 18, and level 1, that gives a t...
by RLW
Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: House Rule: Initiative
Replies: 19
Views: 1351

Jynx wrote: My players have gotten use to one intiaitive per battle, but I think the extra booking keeping can be easily managed by having one player be the initiative keeper and getting everyones intiaitve at the beginning of each round. It works well in the 2e, so don't see why it wouldn't work i...
by RLW
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: CKG-----CKB
Replies: 50
Views: 1513

Re: CKG-----CKB

Troll Lord wrote:
Hmmmm.

I'm thinking of changing the name of the Castle Keeper's Guide to the Castle Keeper's Backpack.

Have you worked out its EV and capacity?

(ducks, runs)
by RLW
Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Wizard & Illusionist XP Charts
Replies: 2
Views: 1915

Wizard & Illusionist XP Charts

Wizards and Illusionists have identical XP progressions until the 11th level. Then the Illusionist requires only150K XP / lvl while the Wizard needs 250K. Why the difference? Are the Wizard's spells at level 12 and above more powerful than the Illusionist's?
by RLW
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Were is the CK Handbook?
Replies: 56
Views: 1484

Hardly able to wait for the CKG to be released, and am checking here daily for any morsel of news about its contents and status. One question, though: when it does come out, will is also be available as a PDF?