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by Akrasia
Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Players Handbook in PDF?
Replies: 153
Views: 2824

rabindranath72 wrote: ... Better having only the paper book then. Um, that won't solve anything about piracy, since any book can be scanned. Piracy is bad, but assuming that paper-only products is the solution is simply absurd. _________________ While it is unlikely to interest most of you, here is...
by Akrasia
Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Players Handbook in PDF?
Replies: 153
Views: 2824

serleran wrote: ... Apparently, for as many years as the PHB has been around, they have felt it would not make them money. I support that, because it is their choice... Sure it's ultimately the decision of TLG. However, as consumers we can point out that we would like the PHB in PDF -- and would be...
by Akrasia
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Britain takes back the U.S.A
Replies: 26
Views: 568

Re: Britain takes back the U.S.A

Julian Grimm wrote: I really don't care about things outside the US either.... Rigon wrote: ... I fall into the percentage that doesn't give a crap about the rest of the world. And Americans wonder why there exists so much anti-American sentiment abroad. Shocking! Rigon wrote: (no offense meant to ...
by Akrasia
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Players Handbook in PDF?
Replies: 153
Views: 2824

moriarty777 wrote: ... I'd rather see a book move off his shelf than someone just picking up the PDF... You're assuming that people will purchase either the PDF or the book. However, many people (like myself) get PDFs for books they already own. A PDF serves different functions than a book does. Mo...
by Akrasia
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Players Handbook in PDF?
Replies: 153
Views: 2824

Eisenmann wrote: ... PDFs have a legitimate place in the market. Leaving your house unlocked is not a clear analog to creating a PDF product. Product is product to be sold. Lots of companies do it... Right. Given that most other RPG companies make their core books available as PDF products, I'm not...
by Akrasia
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: [C&C & Wilderlands] Review of XXXI by James Mishler
Replies: 9
Views: 10226

Hmmm ... I have to get this now.

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by Akrasia
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Players Handbook in PDF?
Replies: 153
Views: 2824

Rhuvein wrote: ... I really don't like PDFs or eBooks and other electronic media for books and such. I normally much prefer proper books. However, I travel a lot, and it's nice to have all of my rpg stuff easily available on my laptop! I'd love to see the PHB in pdf for this reason. But if that's n...
by Akrasia
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

Omote wrote: Heh, this statement will probably make me more unpopular, but when it comes to Modvay/Holmes version of D&D, I don't think you missed much. Personally the Mentzer version of Basic was epitome of classic D&D in my mind. The Holmes and Moldvay versions of BD&D were separate editions. Whi...
by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

<r>Okay, thanks for the clarification Steve.<br/> <br/> (Of course, given all the (then) young people who started playing D&D with the Moldvay and Mentzer Basic Sets, that's not a bad model to use to get new players IMO.)<br/> _________________<br/> While it is unlikely to interest most of you, ...
by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

<r>I'm not sure why the halfling is 'redundant' (if you were talking about the gnome, I'd certainly agree), but there's obviously no point in thrashing this corpse of a horse any longer.<br/> <br/> I think that not including the halfling obviously makes the game incomplete, especially given that it'...
by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

Julian Grimm wrote: This coming from the...lemmee see...oh one person looking for halflings. Well, in this thread rabindranth72 also expressed disappointment that there are no halflings in the Basic Set. In any case, given that there have only been about 5 people participating in this thread, makin...
by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

Julian Grimm wrote: Funny, I see a supposed vast majority that wants a move away from the emulator aspect. P.O.V. and spin are your friends in this case I hang out at RPGnet a fair amount. C&C is definitely perceived (correctly, IMO) as an 'updated, streamlined version of AD&D' there. And its immed...
by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

Omote wrote: True, but the lack of the halfling in not neccessarily a gap.... It is a gap, given that this Basic set clearly is trying to evoke (and to some extent emulate) the D&D Basic sets of yore, and that the halfling has been a 'core' race/class in every version of D&D (and every version, so ...
by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

Double post.
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by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

<r>While it is of course possible for CKs to come up with their own version of the halfling class -- or any other class, for that matter -- I don't pay money for a game in order to spend my time filling in the gaps with that game.<br/> _________________<br/> While it is unlikely to interest most of ...
by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

<r>Just to be clear: I am looking forward to the Basic Set. <br/> It sounds very cool. My complaints about the ommission of our little furry-footed friends shouldn't be taken as a overall rejection or criticism of the game.<br/> <br/> _________________<br/> While it is unlikely to interest most of y...
by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

Julian Grimm wrote: I'd like to see a more distance between 'Old School' (god I hate that term) D&D and what C&C is. You might like to see more 'distance' between OS D&D and C&C, but for the vast majority of C&C players, the similarity between earlier versions of A/D&D and C&C is a major draw. Juli...
by Akrasia
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

Omote wrote: ... As for being athrow back to old-scholl D&D, I wonder if the Trolls ever get tired of hearing that... C&C clearly hearkens back to earlier versions of A/D&D. To deny this is simply disingenuous. Yes it has it's own innovations -- the SIEGE system, slightly different interpretations ...
by Akrasia
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

<r>My disappointment concerns the fact that this box set obviously hearkens back to the Basic D&D sets of yore. Thus the 'race classes'. But to include elves and dwarves but not halflings just seems strange. What good reason is there for doing this, given that the box set is deliberately attempt...
by Akrasia
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

<r>I have to confess that I'm disappointed that halflings are left out. It seems a strange decision, given that the product's predecessors.<br/> <br/> _________________<br/> While it is unlikely to interest most of you, here is my 'cunning' blog: <URL url="http://dailyakrasia.blogspot.com/">http://d...
by Akrasia
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66362

This looks quite promising, but ...

... why no halfling class?!?

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by Akrasia
Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mystara
Replies: 57
Views: 3303

rabindranath72 wrote:
... B10, Night's Dark Terror, possibly the best adventure ever written for Classic D&D ...

Only "possibly"?
Try "irrefutably.
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by Akrasia
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A BRIEF GENCON XL REPORT
Replies: 23
Views: 731

<r>Thanks for the summary, Gary. <br/> I don't know if I'll ever have the opportunity to meet you in person, but I'd like to join the crowd of people thanking you for the positive impact that RPGs have had in their lives.<br/> <br/> Thanks for everything! <br/> _________________<br/> While it is unl...
by Akrasia
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG at Gen Con
Replies: 39
Views: 774

TLG at Gen Con

<r>So how did TLG do at GenCon? <br/> <br/> Any new products released? Maybe even something involving the initials 'CZ'? <br/> Successful C&C games run? People meeting people?<br/> <br/> Tell those not fortunate enough to go! <br/> [Umm ... perhaps this has been covered already elsewhere, but I ...
by Akrasia
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Special message from TLG
Replies: 30
Views: 936

<r>My apologies for "getting upset". (Although I know a few people serving in Afghanistan now who would object to characterizing their role there as merely "nits".)<br/> <br/> It is a very decent gesture on the part of TLG. Well done.<br/> _________________<br/> While it is unlikely to interest most...
by Akrasia
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Special message from TLG
Replies: 30
Views: 936

This is a very decent thing, but this comment concerning U.S. allies is rather strange: Quote: This discount also extends to members of allies who have served in Iraq and our allies overseas: the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark, Poland, Bulgaria and Israel. Umm, why mention allies in Iraq but not...
by Akrasia
Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Peter Bradley does City of Brass Cover
Replies: 13
Views: 902

The efreet and adventurers look ... familiar. An homage to the original DMG cover, I take it?

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by Akrasia
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are other rpgs you enjoy...
Replies: 46
Views: 4181

<r>These days, in addition to C&C, I'm fond of the following games (even if I'm not playing them at the moment):<br/> <br/> ~ Rolemaster Classic (originally 'Rolemaster 2e'), with Rolemaster Express as the 'basic rules'.<br/> <br/> ~ Angel/Buffy ('Cinematic Unisystem' from Eden). I use 'Angel' f...
by Akrasia
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A crusader lost in the wilderness
Replies: 21
Views: 1257

<r>You guys did a good job there -- diplomatic and informative. <br/> Sheesh, I hadn't visited those fora in ages! So confusing ...<br/> _________________<br/> While it is unlikely to interest most of you, here is my 'cunning' blog: <URL url="http://dailyakrasia.blogspot.com/">http://dailyakrasia.bl...
by Akrasia
Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Serleran, the Working Man
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Congratulations on the job!
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