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by mgtremaine
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Troll Lord Needs Some Help
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

<t>The WWW::phpBB module has some issues [naturally], it's going to take some debugging to figure out why it's not working. I'll have to see if it seems worth it or not. It was built to import into phpBB2 boards which would be fine if it worked.<br/> <br/> As a stop gap I found a php script called p...
by mgtremaine
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Troll Lord Needs Some Help
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

I started looking at this last night and installed a phpbb3 board on my server. Tonight I'll write the perl scrape using the module Aergraith pointed out and let you know how it goes. If it gets most the content we can figure it out from there.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Damage from Back Attack
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

Yes, it's a hard sell, which is not worth the effort.

How about Rogue's dual wielding? How do you feel about allowing both attacks to get Back Attack multiplier? [Or Sneak Attack for that matter?]

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Damage from Back Attack
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

<t>Good points on both sides, thanks Tree for the specific page reference. I'll probably end up agreeing and going that way although in my mind I was kicking around a half step which was no strength damage added the multiplier. The reason would be the Back Attack is more of a finesse attack, it's no...
by mgtremaine
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Damage from Back Attack
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

As I suspected different opinions , this is why it is important to included examples in the text. The combat example has a Sneak Attack, too bad it did not have a Back Attack example.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Damage from Back Attack
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

Damage from Back Attack

<t>I tried searching for it but only found one case. I just wanted to see how everyone interpreted "Normal Damage" in the sentence.<br/> <br/> "A successful hit inflicts double the normal damage."<br/> <br/> Does this include a weapons damage bonus?<br/> <br/> Does this include Strength Bonus?<br/> ...
by mgtremaine
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: PrimEvil Studios - Commission for Reaper Miniatures
Replies: 14
Views: 7470

Wow some very nice figures in that set. The boss with the flames is real nice and I love the detail work on the shield of the first set.

Thanks for sharing.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: PHANTASMAL KILLER - Over powered?
Replies: 11
Views: 949

<t>Ok interesting. I'm going to end of Nerf'ing it a bit but still leave it a cool spell. I just thought it odd that Illusionist would be the one to get the first SoD spell since the reverses were removed. [Other Serleran who obvious enjoys a good save or scream ]<br/> <br/> With most things not bei...
by mgtremaine
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: An Open Letter To The Trolls
Replies: 25
Views: 3779

huds0n wrote: Firefox + AdBlockPlus = No Ads or popups! Problem solved Not be overly critical but this actually doesn't really help the problem. Basically the more adblockers and what not that get used the lower the ROI for the advertisers which just makes them go back to the drawing board and come...
by mgtremaine
Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: PHANTASMAL KILLER - Over powered?
Replies: 11
Views: 949

PHANTASMAL KILLER - Over powered?

<t>I just ran into this in our C&C game and decided to house rule it. But I wonder how many people are leaving it BTB? It seems like most of the Save r Die spells were taken out. [No Posion as a Spell, no Slay Living, etc...] was this one missed? It seems horrible over powered under SIEGE style ...
by mgtremaine
Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: An Open Letter To The Trolls
Replies: 25
Views: 3779

<t>For what it is worth the total users and traffic to these boards is really not that much. The community here is smaller then say the SGI Community at Nekochan, and I know for a fact that the phpBB system there is run on an Intel Atom board over a DSL line [were are talking dual 1.6ghz with 4GB of...
by mgtremaine
Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8015 Castle Keepers Guide
Replies: 558
Views: 147770

heheh, I better wait a day, today is my wife's b-day not sure I'm suppose to celebrate but flinging a bunch of money at the trolls. [Not that they don't deserve it, just saying....]

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8015 Castle Keepers Guide
Replies: 558
Views: 147770

Yep...I'm looking at mouse hovering over the Buy button, what do I do, what do I do?

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP
Replies: 26
Views: 796

<t>I've done it a number of ways over the years but right now I'm doing something sort of different. I use monster XP only BUT I don't divide by party members. This makes monsters, especially bigger HD monsters, worth a lot more. I also add minor story rewards but no gold xp. This game is about 11 m...
by mgtremaine
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: More of my miniatures
Replies: 10
Views: 6059

Nice! Love the Cube, 13cents well spent. The orc is really nice might have to keep my eyes open for those.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Multi-classing (yet again)
Replies: 15
Views: 860

<t>I've only been running C&C for a year now but so far I just stuck with "NO MULTICLASS" and it has worked fine so far. Anyone who has the desire to have abilities from other class are encouraged to use SIEGE and character development to try and get it.<br/> <br/> So in you case maybe a Rogue c...
by mgtremaine
Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fields of Battle . . . is . .
Replies: 105
Views: 9546

What's the tactical advantage of the glasses? Are they magic?
-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fields of Battle . . . is . .
Replies: 105
Views: 9546

interesting... ok on with the show. [/me Grabs the popcorn]

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fields of Battle . . . is . .
Replies: 105
Views: 9546

Can you tell us the size [numbers] of the forces involved also.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fields of Battle . . . is . .
Replies: 105
Views: 9546

Any details maybe just a short overview of the game that was played. I'm very curious about this one, but I'm waiting to order for the CKG
-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D Essentials is actually looking good.
Replies: 139
Views: 19294

Joe wrote:
I'll use John Popper from Blues Traveller in a speedo as my avatar.

My eyes, my eyes! [You are talking pre stomach stapling right.]

-Mike
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: 2999

<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: 4903

<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: 4903

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: 19294

meh

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Question for the computer savvy
Replies: 3
Views: 70

<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: 1222

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: 1493

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: 798

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: 388

<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...