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by csperkins1970
Mon May 24, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What RPG did you cut your teeth on?
Replies: 78
Views: 3801

<r>AD&D, in the fall of 1981. I made up a halfling Archer (from Dragon magazine, issue 45) named Azak Baggins (I hadn't read any Tolkien at that point, so the DM suggested a last name for me).<br/> <br/> My first adventure involved a fight at sea, a damsel in distress being thrown overboard and ...
by csperkins1970
Sat May 15, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C who where?
Replies: 63
Views: 3204

<r>Staten Island, NY.<br/> <br/> A good site for finding fellow gamers (and post your game for others to find is):<br/> <URL url="http://nearbygamers.com/">http://nearbygamers.com/</URL><br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/dnd3e/cnc.htm">http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/...
by csperkins1970
Fri May 14, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Most Desirous RPG Item...
Replies: 43
Views: 1752

Re: Most Desirous RPG Item...

serleran wrote:
For me, the item that I want more than any other, and one I will be saving for quite some time is an OD&D woodgrain, 1st print.

This is the first item that popped into my mind too.
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by csperkins1970
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Front page news!
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Very cool. Congratulations!
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by csperkins1970
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New Product Idea
Replies: 13
Views: 1529

I'm in. 7 sold.
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by csperkins1970
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Your favorite system for each genre you play...
Replies: 31
Views: 1624

<r>Fantasy: C&C - with a heavy dose of houserules<br/> Sci-Fi: Classic Traveller or Star Frontiers<br/> Supers: DC Heroes 3rd Edition<br/> Western: Deadlands - not the Savage Worlds or d20 version<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/dnd3e/cnc.htm">http://www.angel...
by csperkins1970
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I have had my AD&D 3E printed!
Replies: 28
Views: 1986

Steerpike wrote:
Heh.

Well I think their "official" policy is that they won't. In practice, I imagine it varies widely.

I guess I've been lucky.
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by csperkins1970
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I have had my AD&D 3E printed!
Replies: 28
Views: 1986

I haven't had a problem with Staples or Lulu... and I've printed lots of copies!
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by csperkins1970
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I have had my AD&D 3E printed!
Replies: 28
Views: 1986

<r>Good point Traveller.<br/> <br/> I never played or owned OD&D, so I didn't base my design on it at all. I should have said AD&D, 2nd edition and 3rd edition.<br/> <br/> Based on your post, I should look at my Dragon Magazine archive pdfs to see what was done with the bard... it sounds lik...
by csperkins1970
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I have had my AD&D 3E printed!
Replies: 28
Views: 1986

<r>That was definitely part of my reason for putting the books together. I wanted to collect what I found to be the best of D&D and Dragon Magazine through the years and somehow lump it together.<br/> <br/> The reason I added a lot of AD&D elements to C&C is that my friends and I were us...
by csperkins1970
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I have had my AD&D 3E printed!
Replies: 28
Views: 1986

<r>Hey nightstorm,<br/> <br/> I was going for AD&D and 3.X compatibility with the rules, which is why I gave spells back to the paladin and ranger (D&D has always given spells to each class).<br/> <br/> The class names are totally a throw-back to AD&D... though that's a cosmetic differen...
by csperkins1970
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I have had my AD&D 3E printed!
Replies: 28
Views: 1986

Secret Skeleton wrote: I love the pic in there of the female fighter with THO through chainmail. Man, I forgot how awesome that is. I am going to print and use this. This is just what I have been looking for. That chick is Morgan Ironwolf... known for her endowment by all young, male players of Bas...
by csperkins1970
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Adventure Games Publishing is Closed
Replies: 28
Views: 19739

<r>As someone who always looked forward to your next release, and awaited packages from AGP as if they were Christmas gifts, I'm saddened to read that your publishing efforts have come to an end.<br/> <br/> Good luck in your future endeavors and thanks for all of your great products.<br/> __________...
by csperkins1970
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Players' Perspective: Save or die
Replies: 50
Views: 1519

<r>I have a great fondness for AD&D and Basic D&D, both of which use save-or-die spells, poisons and traps. In spite of this, I don't dig save-or-die effects and try to tone down such effects in my C&C game.<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/dnd3e/cnc.ht...
by csperkins1970
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Players' Perspective: Energy level drain
Replies: 28
Views: 1272

<r>So long as there are means to restoring levels other than re-acquiring lost XP through adventuring (i.e. the Restoration spell) I don't mind level drains.<br/> <br/> The same goes for ability drains.<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/dnd3e/cnc.htm">http://www.ang...
by csperkins1970
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hands down the best youtube video i have ever seen!
Replies: 12
Views: 807

That was awesome! The perfect diversion after shovelling out 2 feet of snow.
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by csperkins1970
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Another multiclassing take (ala 3.X)
Replies: 13
Views: 1022

<r>A Fighter 4 who wanted to take a level of Rogue would have to get as many XP as would be required to reach 4th level as a rogue (over that required to reach Fighter 4) in order to reach Fighter 4/Rogue 1 (making them a 5th level character). <br/> <br/> To reach Fighter 4/Rogue2 they'd have to hav...
by csperkins1970
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Demographics of CnC Races
Replies: 18
Views: 1675

<r>For PC races I'd go with:<br/> <br/> Humans: 80%<br/> <br/> Dwarves: 4%<br/> <br/> Elves: 4%<br/> <br/> Gnomes: 2%<br/> <br/> Halfings: 6%<br/> <br/> Half-Elves: 2%<br/> <br/> Half-Orcs: 2%<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/dnd3e/cnc.htm">http://www.angelfire.com...
by csperkins1970
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Jefferson Middle School RPclub
Replies: 15
Views: 863

<r>As a teacher, I wanted to offer a little friendly advice regarding your post:<br/> <br/> Don't go into detail as to the quirks of the students you are playing with (especially when giving their names). They or their classmates could see your notes, get offended and/or use your words against you.<...
by csperkins1970
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mucking with a skill system again...
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Arazmus wrote: You need to go out and buy another game system, one that's real complicated and virtually unplayable beacuse of the skill system, there are plenty of them out there, C&C's appeal is the simplicity and the rules not getting in the way. A d20 roll, a couple of modifiers and boom: is it...
by csperkins1970
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Troll's Tusk
Replies: 41
Views: 944

by csperkins1970
Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The known facts about the new Gammaworld
Replies: 110
Views: 4169

concobar wrote: No need to apologize. I do find it humorous that I am not insulted for supporting and liking Castles and Crusades but am for also liking D&D4e. Does that seem right to you? Also dont you think the fact that I have been supporting and playing C&C much longer than you kinda makes your...
by csperkins1970
Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The known facts about the new Gammaworld
Replies: 110
Views: 4169

I'm just praying for the day when Hasbro gets out of the RPG business. They're killing two games that I've loved for years.
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by csperkins1970
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tegal MAnor for Castles and Crusades...???
Replies: 36
Views: 4211

Any old-school products that could be released for C&C would be a boon to C&C and the gaming community.
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by csperkins1970
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Suggest an adventure like Rappan Athuk
Replies: 26
Views: 2110

I'd recommend Stonehell Dungeon... a Labyrinth Lords compatible mega-dungeon.
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by csperkins1970
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: [Now Available] 100 Street Vendors of the City State
Replies: 6
Views: 6500

Hmmm. That's odd.

Thanks for the heads up.
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by csperkins1970
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: [Now Available] 100 Street Vendors of the City State
Replies: 6
Views: 6500

Ordered! Keep it coming; I've got plenty of space on my shelves.
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by csperkins1970
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Save vs. die question in another forum
Replies: 29
Views: 3609

<r>I didn't read it as a slam, for what it's worth. As a rules tinkerer and long-time D&D player, it took me a while to fully digest the system and figure out its merits (and shortcomings... which were easy to fix). <br/> <br/> Welcome aboard!<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.ang...
by csperkins1970
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Save vs. die question in another forum
Replies: 29
Views: 3609

<r>I told him to try a 10/15 split in place of the 12/18 split if he found BTB saves to be too lethal. Also, characters should have protective magic items by 10th level that would aid them in making their saves.<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/dnd3e/cnc.htm">http:...
by csperkins1970
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you do 0-level humans?
Replies: 15
Views: 2761

<r>Here's how I do them. Please note that all PCs in my game begin play with 3 background skills (either a crafting skill, area of knowledge, performance skill or a profession) with bonus areas of knowledge being rewarded for exceptional intelligence.<br/> NON-PLAYER CHARACTER TYPES<br/> <br/> The b...