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by csperkins1970
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Level of Technology in Your Campaign
Replies: 22
Views: 1609

Re: Level of Technology in Your Campaign

Late 13th - early 14th century. The best armor available is platemail... none of that fancy full plate stuff exists.
by csperkins1970
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...
Replies: 33
Views: 2274

Re: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...

1) Swords and Deviltry. Lankhmar! Fafhrd, the Gray Mouser, sword fights and winsome girls and lots of drinking... 2) A conversion of the old Oriental Adventures book would be great, too. 3) (reserved, need to ponder) Great ideas. 1) I love anything related to Lankhmar... digging it more than Conan ...
by csperkins1970
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...
Replies: 33
Views: 2274

Re: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...

Chivalry & Sorcery was a product of Fantasy Games Unlimited - I remember Scott Bizar and his wife from when they ran the Waterloo Game Shoppe in Stonybrook, NY and playtested C&S there. Great game but very math intensive. An unofficial edition, written by one of the original authors (his partner in...
by csperkins1970
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...
Replies: 33
Views: 2274

Re: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...

1] Ptolus
2] Rappan Athuk complete (upcoming product from Frog God Games)
3] The Tome of Horrors complete (Frog God Games)
by csperkins1970
Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Shaking up the Ranger and starting gold for some classes
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Shaking up the Ranger and starting gold for some classes

It all sounds good to me and makes sense.

I let rangers use light (such as leather & padded) and medium armor (such as chainmail) BUT penalize any dex-based abilities by 3 when wearing encumbering armor types.
by csperkins1970
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Attribute Generation
Replies: 30
Views: 2757

Re: Attribute Generation

I use the old 4d6, drop the lowest die, method. For ability scores above 18 I use the following (based on old AD&D): 19: +4 instead of +3/+7 (averaged to 5) 20: +5 instead of +3/+8 (averaged to 5.5) 21: +6 instead of +4/+9 (averaged to 6.5) 22: +7 instead of +4/+10 (averaged to 7) 23: +8 instead of ...
by csperkins1970
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ranger Damage??
Replies: 24
Views: 1755

Re: Ranger Damage??

I did fold both abilities together. So far it's worked well in my game.
by csperkins1970
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ranger Damage??
Replies: 24
Views: 1755

Re: Ranger Damage??

I do this instead Combat Marauder: Rangers possess an extraordinary ability to combat their most common foes; goblinoids, kobolds, orcs and giants, due to intense training and study of their enemy‘s fighting techniques. When fighting bugbears, goblins, hobgoblins, kobolds, orcs or giants (giants, tr...
by csperkins1970
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My houserule site is moving
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

Re: My houserule site is moving

ADD3 sure is tickling my fancy. I printed up a couple locally on 80 lb paper and had them comb bound (I printed out the prime version a year or so ago and had them bound with a paper cover as well) and I have to say the books rock! Comb binding seem to be better than the paper binding I had before....
by csperkins1970
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My houserule site is moving
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

Re: My houserule site is moving

The primeless version has been working out great for us and has become the new standard. Some players grumbled at first but now they don't miss it at all. I was just wondering how things were going with Unearthed Arcana. Have you made any progress on it lately? I really like what I see so far, espe...
by csperkins1970
Wed May 04, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My houserule site is moving
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

Re: My houserule site is moving

UA is turning into a DMG/CKG. At this point it's over 250 pages long. I'm slowly adding DMG material (encounter tables, XP rules, etc) and formatting the beast of a thing. If I ever finish it'll be beautiful! Now that the primeless rules are my standard rules (and have gotten good reviews from peopl...
by csperkins1970
Tue May 03, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My houserule site is moving
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

Re: My houserule site is moving

Thanks for the kind words Papercut. If I ever finish my Unearthed Arcana/DMG hybrid (which has turned out to be my CKG) I'll have to work on my Monster Manual before working on an OGL version of my game. That said, I'd happily share my .doc files with anyone who wants to undertake that task! ;) Now ...
by csperkins1970
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Trailer for "The Dungeon Master"
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Trailer for "The Dungeon Master"

Relaxo wrote:oh my god.
that movie (1985) looks amazingly bad.
Remember previews like that? how hokey!
That's the only movie I've ever walked out of. I went to it hoping to see a D&D movie and, instead, lost sanity. Then again that happened with the D&D movie that was put out in 2000.
by csperkins1970
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Board/Card Games Are You Playing?
Replies: 119
Views: 19657

Re: What Board/Card Games Are You Playing?

Battlestar Galactica (best boardgame ever), Ra, Citadels, Space Hulk, and Glory to Rome. We're gonna try to play Car Wars soon.
by csperkins1970
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My houserule site is moving
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

Re: My houserule site is moving

Here's a little rules clarification for Surprise (this came up in my brother's campaign). The changes are incorporated into my "primeless" version of AD&D3 (which is the system I'm now using). Surprise: A surprised party is caught unprepared, becoming aware of their opponent a moment before he strik...
by csperkins1970
Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My houserule site is moving
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

Re: My houserule site is moving

Cool. We had fun with Wild Magic too. One player wound up nearly killing the entire party when, instead of casting sleep on a nearby enemy, cast a fireball that caught most of the party in its radius. Oof!
by csperkins1970
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My houserule site is moving
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

Re: My houserule site is moving

Hi Durn, My brother and I are both running games and both noticed that characters either rocked at making saving throws/ability checks or sucked. His players, more than mine, didn't like that the Prime bonus totally overshadowed ability score bonuses and, at low levels, level bonuses (the bonus you ...
by csperkins1970
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My houserule site is moving
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

Re: My houserule site is moving

Thanks guys! I've been working (ever so slowly) on Unearthed Arcana and will (eventually) post what I've done.

I've made a few changes to the site, such as removing the Greyhawk content and giving it its own page. I've also cross-linked my pages a little better.
by csperkins1970
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My houserule site is moving
Replies: 40
Views: 12599

My houserule site is moving

Hey all, My C&C site is moving from Angelfire (because of their crappy customer service and because some web filters think Angelfire sites are loaded with malware) to GoDaddy. My new site is: http://www.adnd3egame.com/cnc.htm My homebrew campaign gameworld for C&C is found at: http://www.adnd3egame....
by csperkins1970
Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New stuff on 'The Anvil'
Replies: 45
Views: 3190

Re: New stuff on 'The Anvil'

AGNKim wrote: hint: Undead with Malaysian roots.
I'd go with the Penanggalan then.
by csperkins1970
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New stuff on 'The Anvil'
Replies: 45
Views: 3190

Re: New stuff on 'The Anvil'

Revenant?
by csperkins1970
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So what other RPG's do you view favorably?
Replies: 26
Views: 1680

Re: So what other RPG's do you view favorably?

Pendragon (4th Edition) - Chaosium DC Heroes (3rd Edition) - Mayfair Game Shadowrun (3rd Edition) - FASA AD&D (1st & 2nd Edition) -TSR Basic D&D (Moldvay) - TSR Star Frontiers - TSR Gamma World (4th Edition) - TSR Savage Worlds - Pinnacle Call of Cthulhu (6th Edition) - Chaosium Traveller - Mongoose...
by csperkins1970
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Scaling Primes
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Scaling Primes

Hey Colin, When I tried to overhaul C&C, I set the Challenge Base at 15 for all checks and gave Primes a +5 bonus (which offset the HUGE difference between Prime/Non-Prime checks by a little bit). In gameplay Prime bonuses still rubbed my players the wrong way so I'm now doing the following: The Cha...
by csperkins1970
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My Celtic Pantheon
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: My Celtic Pantheon

As a fan of the Pendragon RPG I really like this treatment of Celtic mythology. I saved this just in case I ever get a game of Pendragon running again, as it's a great overview of Celtic gods.
by csperkins1970
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My Take on the Teutonic Pantheon (for my campaign)
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: My Take on the Teutonic Pantheon (for my campaign)

I'm at work, so I can't give this my proper attention but, as far as I can see, this looks great! I dig the idea of druidic norse priests...

Kinda makes me want to run a low-magic Scandinavian campaign.
by csperkins1970
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New stuff on 'The Anvil'
Replies: 45
Views: 3190

Re: New stuff on 'The Anvil'

Both sound awesome. I feel my wallet lightening already!
by csperkins1970
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Houserule question
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Re: Houserule question

I'd never houserule out primes for Castles and Crusades itself, but perusing the AD&D 3 rules, it feels right. Maybe it's because taking it out makes it maybe more of its own thing as opposed to a C&C mod of sorts. And the idea of a generic +1 bonus to all skill checks and saving throws is kind of ...
by csperkins1970
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Houserule question
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Re: Houserule question

Just so ya'll know, the Revised AD&D rules (with a revised character sheet ) have been posted to my AD&D3 website , alongside of the ruleset that you're all using. I've converted my weekday group's characters over and I'm liking what I'm seeing. The big inflation of bonuses has been reduced and abil...
by csperkins1970
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Illusionist healing spells
Replies: 90
Views: 7720

Re: Illusionist healing spells

Why don't we just assume in the opposite direction then? Illusionist healing IS shadow magic (just like shadow evocation and shadow conjuration). But since allies always choose to fail their save, they get full effect instead of the "lessened percentage" effect one would get from a resisted shadow ...
by csperkins1970
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Houserule question
Replies: 13
Views: 839

Re: Houserule question

Thanks guys! I am working on how this effects the characters in my game and, overall: a] it improves their chance of succeeding at saves and ability checks b] makes ability scores much more important, proportionally, when figuring out if they make saves/ability checks or not. c] lowers the amount of...