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by mgtremaine
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 1st time C&C - Disappointed
Replies: 37
Views: 2968

<t>Sounds like a lot of bad luck all a round. The first C&C game I ran was last year for my son and wife. I converted [or I should say drew from] Sword for Hire by Flying Buffalo. Two characters a Knight and a Wizard braved the tunnels below a Wizards keep. About the only near fatal trouble they...
by mgtremaine
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: A few recent minis
Replies: 7
Views: 4876

<t>I'll have to check out Minwax Polyshade. <br/> <br/> I do actually wash and highlight but I think maybe the flash of the camera has washed out some of the contrast on these. I use Reaper Pro Paint and I generally paint all the main details in, wash with Black Ink + water [sometimes with brown] th...
by mgtremaine
Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: A few recent minis
Replies: 7
Views: 4876

A few recent minis

Figured I'd post a few of the minis I've painted recently just to share, it's been too quite on this sub-board.
Wizard named Greymist

Roan vs Red Dragon [Sorry this one blows out the table]

Elven Paladin Male

Elven Paladin Female

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D Essentials is actually looking good.
Replies: 139
Views: 18864

meh

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Question for the computer savvy
Replies: 3
Views: 56

<t>How worried should you be? That depends on what you use the wireless connection for. As was stated WEP is easy to crack for someone who knows what they are doing. The question is would they bother? If you are only worried about someone leeching your wireless connection then you are fine. WEP is b...
by mgtremaine
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite Online Print RPG Store
Replies: 16
Views: 1188

I use frpgames, nobleknight, and direct orders from Reaper and the Troll Lords of course. [And every few years and find something to buy from Flying Buffalo directly just to make sure Rick is still out there working...]

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ratio of character classes among the population
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

I use 1% are classed on average and .1% are Adventures. Which keeps the PC's "special" in my game and allows for many untouched dungeons and what not to be explored.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: State of the Game.
Replies: 70
Views: 685

Rigon wrote:
The most important thing I got out of Steve long post.
R-

Yeah but what about the "prisoners" he talks about? Are the Troll Lords taking prisoners now and keeping them in the new print shop, making them order the game to play test or what? Perhaps I miss read that part.
-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Iron and Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 366

<t>meh.. I generally consider most of the equipment listed as steel of varying quality. We know that the Japanese got the basic technology from the Koreans and probably the Chinese in the 6th Century A.D. I'm not to up on the history of it but I guess the Vikings were able to produce cast iron and h...
by mgtremaine
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: State of the Game.
Replies: 70
Views: 685

finarvyn wrote:
If we could just get the CKG out, that would be super! (I'm holding off on new 4th Crusade books in the hopes that I can buy 'em all together in a spiffy box... And the waiting is killing me.)

Same here [Although I did buy a 4th PH for my son.]

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu May 27, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What RPG did you cut your teeth on?
Replies: 78
Views: 3801

<t>First thing I owned was the Holmes Basic Set which I got June 1980 [30th year coming soon]. First game I played in was run at school, 6th Grade, during lunch. One of my friends had played before and he DM'd for a big group of us. Must have been 6 or 7 players, 2 characters each. It was EPIC, by t...
by mgtremaine
Thu May 27, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DUBYA TEE EF?
Replies: 50
Views: 1157

But would you "Envy them" that's really all that matters!

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed May 26, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DUBYA TEE EF?
Replies: 50
Views: 1157

Wow and the blurb "players who crave the envy of their gamer peers." I think that actually is a DSM IV listed affection is it not.
-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon May 24, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil {01-19-09} TLG 8026 A7 Beneath the Stone
Replies: 24
Views: 10046

So lets see A7, CKG, Fields of Battle and M&T of A. Dang it are you trying to take my money this summer or what!!!!

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon May 24, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Scrying modifiers (possible errata)
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Couldn't agree more, "-" would make it sooo much more clear. Just figured I'd bump this so any Trolls lurking under the bridge would see it.
-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon May 24, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Scrying modifiers (possible errata)
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

<t>*casts* raise dead thread....<br/> <br/> I have to agree with this the spell is confusing, I was just reading it and checked it in both 3rd and 4th printing. Then I came here to see if it was ever mentioned.<br/> <br/> I would urge that for the 5th printing or if the CKG has any spell clarificati...
by mgtremaine
Sun May 16, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: PrimEvil Studios - Commission for the Game Shelf
Replies: 3
Views: 3596

Nice! I love the spittle dripping from the mouth and the skulls on the base. Very cool little details.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Fri May 14, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Would you allow this to work in your game?
Replies: 60
Views: 4600

<t>I tend to approach things as a story, with long plot lines. So a TPK is never a good thing to me and I would hope to hell that a player would come up with a move like this just so I could allow it and save the poor over matched party. But hey to each his own. If that move became the standard then...
by mgtremaine
Fri May 14, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Item Creation...Help!
Replies: 28
Views: 4252

<t>I think the greater/lesser power is going to have to be "fuzzy" since it would be difficult to catalog everything possible. Maybe first-third as lesser and 4th+ as greater as far as spell level goes. THis at least jibs with the Monster Experience chart.<br/> <br/> I am curious about "Bonus Spell"...
by mgtremaine
Fri May 14, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Item Creation...Help!
Replies: 28
Views: 4252

<r>Ah thanks for the missing piece that makes more sense. Perhaps a little under valued since I'd much rather have a wand that does x 5/day then wand that does x with 50 charges. [If it can't be recharged.]<br/> <br/> I don't mind have the creation rules spelled out so long as I make the players jum...
by mgtremaine
Fri May 14, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Item Creation...Help!
Replies: 28
Views: 4252

<t>Yes I wonder if that line has something left out of it that makes it hard to figure. The minus idea is possible that means full value at 5/day but then at 6 or more it makes no sense. [Negative numbers?]<br/> <br/> If it was handed as fractions it would allow it to scale up <br/> <br/> 2/5 vs 6/5...
by mgtremaine
Fri May 14, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Item Creation...Help!
Replies: 28
Views: 4252

<t>Just add another puzzle to this thread does anyone understand the this line in the chart.<br/> <br/> Charges per day Divide by (5 charges per day)<br/> <br/> I wanted to work out a NPC wizards staff and using <br/> <br/> Magic Missles /2day<br/> <br/> as a power. It seems to fall under<br/> <br/>...
by mgtremaine
Tue May 04, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gauntlet-like browser game I made
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Seems to work fine in Safari also [other then have to click in the upper left corner to get it to run]

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat May 01, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: PrimEvil Studios - Commission for mgtremaine
Replies: 2
Views: 2891

Feels like X-mas can't wait.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Starter Traveller
Replies: 16
Views: 1970

Nice heads up! I happened upon the empty box of the starter set this summer when trying to tame the basement. These will have a nice home once printed.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: PrimEvil Studios - Commission for Simrion
Replies: 6
Views: 4529

Wow the central eye is perfect, how do you do that?

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: PrimEvil Studios - Commission for Reaper Miniatures
Replies: 14
Views: 7419

Very nice! Your face and hair work is really, really good! The red accents in the crossbowmen jumps out as a great detail but my favorite has to be the loan Archer. Overall he's just great. Thanks for sharing!

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil (02-08-10) TLG 8121 Fields of Battle
Replies: 119
Views: 53122

The take way thought in the video was, it can clean up spills. Hmmm... I guess I need that.

-Mike

[Thanks for pointing out the product video Omote]
by mgtremaine
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil (02-08-10) TLG 8121 Fields of Battle
Replies: 119
Views: 53122

<t>This sounds good to me as well. I can't wait to see a "rules light" take on this. The last few month's I've been re-reading Swords & Spells thinking about setting up some old school battles for my son but this sounds like something I'll have to buy instead. Looking back I never took to Warham...
by mgtremaine
Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Started painting mini's again
Replies: 2
Views: 2826

<t>Thanks. I started this guy yesterday, I just need to do the finishing details on it. This mini is marked GW 1985 I assume it is a Hobgoblin but I have not found any other identifiers on it. If anyone knows it let me know.<br/> <br/> I see now why the new "25mm" scale is much loved, way easier to ...