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by redwullf
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question on magic item damage/level use
Replies: 60
Views: 2649

Re: Question on magic item damage/level use

One thing that has frustrated me for a while was that a lot of the values for magical items in M&T don't add up to the methods for making them. Yep. The wand of magic missile is, in fact, a great example of the disconnect between the listed price and the magic item creation rules. http://i718.photo...
by redwullf
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Heroes Against Darkness
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

Re: Heroes Against Darkness

The title is great, for sure! I'll check this out: I need to give 4e a fair shake. edit: Woah! 231 pages is rules light? The D&D RC is 304 pages long, but I doubt you'll find anyone who disagrees that it's "rules light" by today's standards. To play AD&D you need 3 books totalling about 500 pages.....
by redwullf
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Heroes Against Darkness
Replies: 7
Views: 2672

Re: Heroes Against Darkness

Does anyone here have any experience of or review-ish-like thoughts on this one?: http://heroesagainstdarkness.blogspot.com/p/heroes-against-darkness-downloads.html Huh, very interesting. It appears to be an OGL DnD 4e "Light." I didn't think a 4e OGL was possible/legal, but I don't know much about...
by redwullf
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Anybody else find it hard to get into Aihrde?
Replies: 16
Views: 8669

Re: Anybody else find it hard to get into Aihrde?

As a German immigrant, I really like the German "feel" of Aihrde.

My favorite setting, however, has recently become Midgard by Wolfgang Baur from Kobold Press. It's an incredible setting and I'm chomping at the bit to run a Pathfinder or even AGE game in it.
by redwullf
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Monstrous Strength
Replies: 9
Views: 6036

Re: Monstrous Strength

Using your ogre as an example, the M&T entry specifically states "+3 damage" for the "by weapon" option, so there should be no confusion. If you're concerned about to hit bonuses, don't be. These are reflected in the monster's BTH from their Hit Dice. In this case it's a normal attack roll for the ...
by redwullf
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Hulks and Horrors
Replies: 15
Views: 3793

Re: Hulks and Horrors

Since H&H is free, it's definitely worth grabbing and looking at. Hmmm. When I clicked on the link it said that the PDF is $10. Maybe I missed some sort of deal? That's right, it was a temporary offer that ended around mid-March. Now the PDF is 10 bucks and the print copy is 20. Still decent, but n...
by redwullf
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 1 arrow per round: is there nonetheless a penalty?
Replies: 40
Views: 6717

Re: 1 arrow per round: is there nonetheless a penalty?

Meh. I just use the RoF table from AD&D PHB and simply allow the listed multiple attacks if no other movement is made. A move limits the attack to 1/round. I haven't understood why the CKG didn't keep multiple missile attacks this simple.
by redwullf
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Monstrous Strength
Replies: 9
Views: 6036

Re: Monstrous Strength

Using your ogre as an example, the M&T entry specifically states "+3 damage" for the "by weapon" option, so there should be no confusion. If you're concerned about to hit bonuses, don't be. These are reflected in the monster's BTH from their Hit Dice. In this case it's a normal attack roll for the o...
by redwullf
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8129 The Book of Familiars
Replies: 45
Views: 26269

Re: TLG 8129 The Book of Familiars

Treebore wrote:Any updates? Actually got a question about this in our G+ community.
Don't rush these guys! They said back on December 5th, over 100 days ago, that it would be "any day now." Don't be so pushy.

:twisted: /sarcasm
by redwullf
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Delving Deeper update?
Replies: 47
Views: 13086

Re: Delving Deeper update?

Relaxo wrote:Thread resurrection!

I got mine and it is SWEET!
The art is wonderful! it's worth buying just for the art!
Did yours have dice in it? Was it supposed to come with dice? Mine didn't contain any.
by redwullf
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: MONSTROSITIES!
Replies: 18
Views: 4942

Re: MONSTROSITIES!

My hardcover arrived yesterday and, after unpacking it, I had to simply stand there and admire it (all 555 pages of it). What a wondrous creation. Every monster comes with a "sample encounter," which is great for idea-seeding or sandbox play. Well done (again) Frog God! Oh, and those tables Tree was...
by redwullf
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: setting foot in c&c
Replies: 24
Views: 12631

Re: setting foot in c&c

I can only really echo what Omote already said. If you're a 12 year veteran of RPGs, then that puts you squarely in the "3rd Era" - meaning you may be used to making (or asking for) checks for everything a character wants to do . However, if you've had any "old school" exposure, then you know the se...
by redwullf
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2021
Views: 595290

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

I just downloaded the official release PDF for Adventures Dark and Deep. I gave it a quick skimming and will dig into it when I get a chance. R- Nice! Same here. Also, Delving Deeper showed up on Saturday and Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperboria today. Both look great and I can't wait to...
by redwullf
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Hulks and Horrors
Replies: 15
Views: 3793

Re: Hulks and Horrors

That is funny! You should still play X-plorers, though. :D Since H&H is free, it's definitely worth grabbing and looking at. I agree with Relaxo, though - X-plorers is kind of "it" when it comes to sci-fi gaming for my group (rare, but still). There is certainly good material in H&H for ideas and d...
by redwullf
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Teratic Tome
Replies: 1
Views: 1442

Re: Teratic Tome

This...is awesome. I've purchased the PDF and, upon doing so, got a nice little discount on the hardcover copy from Lulu (so ordering that too). Check out Rafael's "Roll XX" while you're at it.
by redwullf
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Would you buy these dice?
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: Would you buy these dice?

I was thinking fondly (As I'm wont to do) back to my childhood memories. Back then the world wasn't a paralyzing world of political correctness or filled with animal rights that now includes insects. Nope, none of that in the 70's. I don't think insect rights is a widespread field of concern. Even ...
by redwullf
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8127 Rune Lore (Preorder)
Replies: 174
Views: 69884

Re: TLG 8127 Rune Lore (Preorder)

Relaxo wrote:I think you can check in the TLG storefront?
Relaxo, good call! It seems I DID pre-order Rune Lore. Guess I better pay more attention here. Also pre-ordered "bundle 3" of Aihrde.
by redwullf
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8127 Rune Lore (Preorder)
Replies: 174
Views: 69884

Re: TLG 8127 Rune Lore (Preorder)

I've been half-heartedly following this thread when it occurred to me: it's been so long that I don't recall if I actually preordered this or not. I'm not just being snarky, I really don't remember anymore... Hmm! I'll have to check this tomorrow. I'm not anywhere I can get into those pre-orders. I...
by redwullf
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8127 Rune Lore (Preorder)
Replies: 174
Views: 69884

Re: TLG 8127 Rune Lore (Preorder)

I've been half-heartedly following this thread when it occurred to me: it's been so long that I don't recall if I actually preordered this or not. I'm not just being snarky, I really don't remember anymore...
by redwullf
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Useless Dice roller on Kickstarter
Replies: 15
Views: 2294

Re: Useless Dice roller on Kickstarter

Wait. You mean that it's not automatically AWESOME just because it's on kickstarter and table-top game related.

:lol:
by redwullf
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: true20
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

Re: true20

I wanted to love True20, I really did. I enjoyed just about everything about the rules, except the very damage track you mention. It was cumbersome, for starters. And too "gritty" if you will - sure, it simulated "real life" because a well-placed bullet or blade attack can put you out of the fight, ...
by redwullf
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What to Do About Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 3455

Re: What to Do About Magic

And what good are Castles when the average wizard can fly/walk through walls or change the very stone wall to mud? This is the primary explanation for the existence of so many underground dungeons in fantasy settings - they're far more defensible than a castle in a world of wizards, dragons, and gi...
by redwullf
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP for Trolls?
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: XP for Trolls?

Geleg wrote:I apologize if this has been treated elsewhere...
I believe it has, and I believe it was discovered that the provided XP values do not always match what you would come up with when you use the table. I do not know if an explanation for these discrepancies was ever provided, however.
by redwullf
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anna Myers Greyhawk maps...
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Anna Myers Greyhawk maps...

Treebore wrote:Have you guys been keeping up? She has been finishing up some maps and redoing her area maps into a single map, and the work so far looks better than ever, especially in a close up view.

http://ghmaps.net/
Sweet giblets these are gorgeous!
by redwullf
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Looks awesome, but too
Replies: 36
Views: 5855

Re: Looks awesome, but too

Image

Of course I'll buy this, are you kidding me?
by redwullf
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fight On! is coming to an end. :(
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Fight On! is coming to an end. :(

I've purchased the first issue of Gygax magazine, but I'm honestly not optimistic that it will persist better than any of the others. TSR was able to build a lot of hoopla over the first issue, but I don't see them maintaining that kind of enthusiasm. Got Gygax in the mail today, by the way. It's g...
by redwullf
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fight On! is coming to an end. :(
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Fight On! is coming to an end. :(

The demise of the RPG magazine seems systemic. I've purchased the first issue of Gygax magazine, but I'm honestly not optimistic that it will persist better than any of the others. TSR was able to build a lot of hoopla over the first issue, but I don't see them maintaining that kind of enthusiasm. T...
by redwullf
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Premium 1st Edition AD&D Unearthed Arcana
Replies: 10
Views: 3230

Re: Premium 1st Edition AD&D Unearthed Arcana

Well, the true perusal will be in about six hours, as they are shrinkwrapped. The crappy thing is, I got the original three reprints at Xmas...and if I break open UA, then I'll probably bust the core books open, too. :) Game books (heck, any books) are meant to be read, not kept in shrink wrap. :) ...