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by mgtremaine
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Glad's drawings of the adventuring life.....
Replies: 471
Views: 145775

Re: Glad's drawings of the adventuring life.....

Wow! Is all I can say. Thank you for sharing these with us.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: CKG PDF pricing disparity needs fixed...
Replies: 30
Views: 3305

Re: CKG PDF pricing disparity needs fixed...

Of course it does seem to selling just fine. It's 3rd on rpgnow and was 2nd yesterday. I think the window to change the price has closed, after so many sales they would also have to do something for those who were willing to buy at the original price. At this point they just have to let it ride, per...
by mgtremaine
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Got my CKG PDF !
Replies: 35
Views: 3027

Re: Got my CKG PDF !

I like having both :), one to read one to quote from when I get asked questions. I'm all for people making wise choices with their spending money, money is a very personal thing after all. I do not think that the price of the PDF is that far out there. Let me put another way, I know what I charge an...
by mgtremaine
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience and levelling
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Re: Experience and levelling

I still use the old "character can not level more then once" from an adventure. So an extra XP is lost. This is an old AD&D rule , and it tends to slow down the rocketing in levels that happens when low level characters adventure with high level ones. Still you should probably give it ...
by mgtremaine
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Got my CKG PDF !
Replies: 35
Views: 3027

Re: Got my CKG PDF !

Bought and sync'd to my iPad. Ready for reading, now if I can just get people to stop asking me to work I can get down to some serious game stuff. :)

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Snow day for the Trolls?
Replies: 8
Views: 977

Snow day for the Trolls?

I was just checking out the storm maps and Little Rock looks like ground zero for the current blizzard. :) Hope things are warm and peaceful inside the Troll Den!

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New stuff on 'The Anvil'
Replies: 45
Views: 3315

Re: New stuff on 'The Anvil'

Where is the love! All hail Primus!!

;P

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: AC bonus of Black Dragon armor?
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: AC bonus of Black Dragon armor?

Good point.. Ac 18 base and Ac 24 in my example above. Your 1/2'ing probably makes it a bit more useable in the context of the dragons AC as a determining factor. [In my game I'm going to stick with it's a raw material that has some properties that are easy to enchant, ie resistance based on dragon ...
by mgtremaine
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: AC bonus of Black Dragon armor?
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: AC bonus of Black Dragon armor?

That's pretty tough stuff. If you normally limit enchantment to +5 or +6 it means the Dragon armor would be by far the most powerful stuff around. Full Plate Armor +6 would only be AC 14 but a Suit of Ancient Red Dragon Armor would start at Ac 28 and hit 34 with +6 enchanting. Seems a little too muc...
by mgtremaine
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: AC bonus of Black Dragon armor?
Replies: 18
Views: 1623

Re: AC bonus of Black Dragon armor?

I went through this recently with my party. I basically handled it as raw material and let the armorer give them various options. At the minimum it should expert work so x10 the base armor type. Since the material if pretty rare [at least in my game] enchantment seems to be a natural requirement. Th...
by mgtremaine
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Illusionist healing spells
Replies: 90
Views: 7818

Re: Illusionist healing spells

My mind was wandering through this a bit more today and thought. The Illusionist is the "new psychic" class. :)

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New stuff on 'The Anvil'
Replies: 45
Views: 3315

Re: New stuff on 'The Anvil'

Yep, saw the CMM and got my wallet out. :) It sounds like a must have to me.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Illusionist healing spells
Replies: 90
Views: 7818

Re: Illusionist healing spells

Treebore wrote: So I can see Illusionists doing things like giving a temporary ability to regenerate, purge out toxins, etc... to where it takes hours and then maybe minutes at higher levels, but not the same as clerics.
Interesting idea. Maybe raise the casting time to also make it a turn or more. hmmm

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Illusionist healing spells
Replies: 90
Views: 7818

Re: Illusionist healing spells

Of course in someways illusionists have healing already via distort reality, granted it is 8th level and the best they can get is cure serious wounds, but it is there. I think if I add this in I will shift up 1 level and drop heal, then it seems about right. I don't think they should have Cure serio...
by mgtremaine
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Illusionist healing spells
Replies: 90
Views: 7818

Re: Illusionist healing spells

Let's not forget AD&D had dispel exhaustion, that along with limited wish and wish allow enough wiggle room to bring in arcana healing. So I'd say leave it, although I have yet to use it in game.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Awaken....
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Awaken....

That is were you have to use the powers of being a reasonable DM. 1) Awaken seems to allow you to animate trees but does it mean that they can actually walk like an Ent? Or just animate enough to attack within reach? 2) Balance of Nature question, once the Tree is Awakened it is no longer "a tr...
by mgtremaine
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Multiclasses?
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Multiclasses?

When I started our group back up I just flat out said no multiclass at this time. Let's play the for awhile and see how we feel later. Since then we have all grown more accustomed to SEIGE and I think really you can get most of what you like in multiclass just by good role-playing and SEIGE checks. ...
by mgtremaine
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Trial at my game table
Replies: 22
Views: 3853

Re: C&C Trial at my game table

It befuddles me that they think the cleric is pigeon-holed. There are just as many spells that are not healing. They also get armor use and can use any weapon as long as it is that of their chosen deity. I agree with this! If I ever get a chance to run as a player again* I would take a Cleric in a ...
by mgtremaine
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: THE FIRST CKG EVER!
Replies: 210
Views: 178576

Re: THE FIRST CKG EVER!

You can also take it apart and check the contact pads, clean them with contact cleaner or lemon juice or something like that. Remove debris and other such things and put it back together. Keyboards are pretty easy to maintain if they are well built. [I've been using the same keyboard since 1997 and ...
by mgtremaine
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Keeper Advice Section
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Keeper Advice Section

Try it now.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum Limits
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Forum Limits

I looked at my local copy and the defaults are 256K per file with a 50MB hard limit for the server. [Which is one of the problem the Trolls are working on limited drive space, we could not put uncompressed database dumps up on the server because it was 200+MB and they didn't have that left in drive ...
by mgtremaine
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2029
Views: 604795

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

The Temple of Issoth by Dan Hembree [T&T Solo Adventure], also still flipping through the 1st Deities & Demi-gods mining it for some ideas.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Thread found - thanks to mgtremaine!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: What the FOCK!! Where's my thread??

"Your thread" is right here [mgt@vega topic_done]$ ls -al topic_007520.xml -rw-r--r-- 1 mgt staff 532766 Dec 10 21:44 topic_007520.xml There was no targeted deleting or even any other whacky stuff. Some threads have corruption due to special ascii characters I did not think to filter or fa...
by mgtremaine
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Warlike Races?
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Warlike Races?

Hobbits of course. ;)

Ok maybe I'm kidding, in the current adventure cycle it would be Grey Dwarves but over all Humans.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum Error
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Forum Error

No not hacked, just pretty sure the virtual-server it was not configured to handle the added load of the forum. It is either the concurrent settings of the webserver or the max clients to the database. [The error is not helpful and someone would have to go to the actual logs or at least check the cu...
by mgtremaine
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum Error
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Forum Error

I'm seeing it also and was just thinking about posting. I'm guess this is a backend config issue. Either some setting in IIS/6.0 or perhaps the client connections to mysql. I'm not a windows guy so I think this needs to be brought up the host, checking the logs and mysql extended status should give ...
by mgtremaine
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: How can I verify my Crusader subscription?
Replies: 6
Views: 8474

Re: How can I verify my Crusader subscription?

I got mine yesterday, for what it is worth I'm in SoCal.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: More web-store problems!
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: More web-store problems!

It would be pretty strange for the DB to return the wrong data, I would be more prone to believe that somehow there was a cookie clash or something browser side that had to do with php session info. Did you happen to get a cut and paste of the shipping info? They could from that at least see who's a...
by mgtremaine
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where is the Errata?
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Where is the Errata?

Nice... See if you can sticky it... I'm pretty sure you are still a Moderator in that Forum. I tried to mimic the groups at the old forum.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where is the Errata?
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Where is the Errata?

Part of the limitation of the scrape was to lose links, attachments, and sticky-ness... So the Thread that was titled Errata Archives did make it.... Here http://www.trolllord.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5492 But the links got lost. So either Traveller can edit his original post and get a mo...