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by jdizzy001
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New adventurers = new crusaders
Replies: 10
Views: 7252

New adventurers = new crusaders

I sat down for the first time in a long time, and to boot it was with brand new role players! Oh yes, 2 new initiates for the crusade! We rolled up 3 new characters and played a quick rescue the princess scenario. The party was made up of an elf wizard with an average state array, a half-orc barbari...
by jdizzy001
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Minis painted by jdizzy
Replies: 96
Views: 89362

Re: Minis painted by jdizzy

A villager for the ages!
by jdizzy001
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and 5e
Replies: 27
Views: 18253

Re: C&C and 5e

Mel hit the nail on the head. CnC captures that old school gaming feel. When I bust out CnC I feel like I'm playing in Ralph Bakshi's animated Lord of the Rings. I feel like Madmartigan from Willow. It has such a nostalgic feel and pays homage to our roots but in a contemporary math kind of way. I d...
by jdizzy001
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: What is 5e?
Replies: 3
Views: 5955

Re: What is 5e?

You don't know about the 5e's of success?
Education, Evidence, Exercise, Equilibrium & Equestrian

Now you know. Go forth and conquer!
by jdizzy001
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: They said I should play a different game, so I did!
Replies: 14
Views: 10656

Re: They said I should play a different game, so I did!

I allow a move action and one more action (attack, spell, move again, etc).
by jdizzy001
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and 5e
Replies: 27
Views: 18253

Re: C&C and 5e

Add it in. I use advantage all the time. It was the easiest mechanic to add. Instead of awarding a generic plus x to roll, give them dis/advantage
by jdizzy001
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Need suggestions for unique magic items
Replies: 11
Views: 8780

Re: Need suggestions for unique magic items

This might be a bit far off what you want, but you could throw in a mythral or adimantine weapon, which are great except their bonus is non-magical so it is pretty much useless against spectral opponents.
by jdizzy001
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: non-Vancian magic
Replies: 24
Views: 15591

Re: non-Vancian magic

Another way around it would be to award your mage a staff with a number of spells which recharge, or have an obscene number of uses, like a staff of magic missile with 100 uses on it. Alternatively, the ckg has the apprentice's bolt advantage which gives the mage a spell they can attack with every r...
by jdizzy001
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: non-Vancian magic
Replies: 24
Views: 15591

Re: non-Vancian magic

sovereign stone has a very unique casting system which neither involves Magic Points or Vancian casting.

Here I detail how I would implement it into CnC
https://www.trolllord.com/forums/viewto ... +sovereign
by jdizzy001
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Reflections of a Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 4677

Re: Reflections of a Newbie

Welcome! The game is a great one! The CKG offers a lot of alternatives to the prime/non-prime dichotomy as well. Personally, I prefer a 12/15/18 as opposed to the 12/18 split. I feel it gives my characters a bit of mechanical variety as they have things they are good at, things they are okay at and ...
by jdizzy001
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and 5e
Replies: 27
Views: 18253

Re: C&C and 5e

The "bounded" numbers are amazing! As I insinuated before, I would love to see CnC adopt something similar. However, I also greatly appreciate that they have not. The fact that CnC has remained mechanically the same for so long is a major draw for me.
by jdizzy001
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and 5e
Replies: 27
Views: 18253

Re: C&C and 5e

Of all the critiques/reviews I have read regarding CnC and DnD, the one theme I heard repeated over and over again (to include repeating it once or twice myself) is the "freedom" in CnC and the absence of freedom in DnD. Mind you, this is coming from a man who played 3E, 4E, and beta tested 5E. I ha...
by jdizzy001
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and 5e
Replies: 27
Views: 18253

Re: C&C and 5e

There are a few similarities between cnc and 5e. But 5e has a lot more fiddly bits that cnc. From my experience, as a ck,dm, gm or whatever, it is far easier to add stuff to cnc. That being said, I love some of 5e's streamlining. The Proficency bonus was a much needed modification. (One which I woul...
by jdizzy001
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone using milestones instead of xp for C&C?
Replies: 19
Views: 11859

Re: Anyone using milestones instead of xp for C&C?

I've been leveling at milestones for years now. Once I dropped xp from my games i never looked back.
by jdizzy001
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Minis painted by jdizzy
Replies: 96
Views: 89362

Re: Minis painted by jdizzy

A wizard for your PC's
by jdizzy001
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Of Beren and Luthien
Replies: 27
Views: 16999

Re: Of Beren and Luthien

As a quick review, the book Beren and Luthien, is not a rehash of the tale found in the Silmarillian. It is more indepth and is derived from an earlier copy of the book, thus some of the characters are different than one might recall. I am really enjoying it! I won't say more so as not to spoil anyt...
by jdizzy001
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Of Beren and Luthien
Replies: 27
Views: 16999

Re: Of Beren and Luthien

I don't know why, but Tolkien's writings speak to me! I have ready LOTR and the Silmarillion many times, I loved Children of Hurin (I couldn't put it down!). I received my copy of Beren and Luthien and I am stoked to read it once I finish Lord of Chaos (wheel of time book 6).
by jdizzy001
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Minis painted by jdizzy
Replies: 96
Views: 89362

Re: Minis painted by jdizzy

Designed by me, printed by hero forge. Their new premium plastic is amazing. Durable and detailed. I had these 2 printed up at a cost of $30 each. That sounds like a bit, but to have a single mini commissioned by a professional sculptor would cost you about $300 dollars. I was so impressed with the ...
by jdizzy001
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Of Beren and Luthien
Replies: 27
Views: 16999

Re: Of Beren and Luthien

I've been counting down the days since December! I pre ordered mine from Amazon. I very much enjoyed the Silmarillion, Children of Hurin blew my socks off, and now I am anxiously awaiting Of Beren and Luthien!
by jdizzy001
Wed May 31, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Should clerics have a d10 hit die?
Replies: 66
Views: 34262

Re: Should clerics have a d10 hit die?

I would argue that you are letting your fellow pc's expectations dictate how you play your cleric. By expectation, cleric =medic. If you would rather play a God of war worshipping cleric, then take those aid spells and spirit weapon spells. It isn't your God's responsibility to keep your companions ...
by jdizzy001
Sat May 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Serious Adventurers
Replies: 9
Views: 8134

Re: Serious Adventurers

Here are some less serious adventurers!

http://www.larryelmore.com/store/DRAS/d ... roud-of-it

This one doesn't feature adventurers, but they aren't very serious

http://www.larryelmore.com/store/DLLH/d ... -last-home
by jdizzy001
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hacking the SIEGE engine to limit CC to 20
Replies: 18
Views: 10251

Re: Hacking the SIEGE engine to limit CC to 20

Like Gundog says, I use and really like the tertiary abilities. The 12/15/18 split helps alieveate the huge gap between 12/18.
by jdizzy001
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Recharging wands staves etc
Replies: 32
Views: 17368

Re: Recharging wands staves etc

I like the idea of channeling their own spells into the staff for later use. In fact, maybe that is something the wizard can do at the end of the day. Meaning, cast his remaining spells into his staff for tomorrow. Then, the next day when they get up they have their charged staff plus any spells the...
by jdizzy001
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Blademaster Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 7341

Re: Blademaster Forms

I would only use a handful of them. There are a lot, as we can see above.
by jdizzy001
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Blademaster Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 7341

Re: Blademaster Forms

I thought about adding different names to advantages to reflect the blademaster feel. I also considered keeping the "unique" forms I already listed as combat maneuvers but limiting the number of times they could be employed. So first, the PC would have to learn the form from a blademaster to "unlock...
by jdizzy001
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Blademaster Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 7341

Re: Blademaster Forms

seems to be a fundamental change in combat rules No different than acrobatic maneuver from the ckg. An advantage which enables the pc to make a dex check to activate their sneak attack bonus. Which is another way to implement the forms. Use them as advantages. Personally, I would award them as "tre...
by jdizzy001
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Blademaster Forms
Replies: 12
Views: 7341

Blademaster Forms

I've been reading Wheel of Time. I am currently on Book 4. It has caused me to pull out my old WoT RPG based on DnD 3E. In there is a prestige class called Blademaster. it is, in my opinion, the coolest prestige class ever! That being said, I once made a Swordmaster class (a rip of the blademaster) ...
by jdizzy001
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Shield Size Vs. # of Opponents
Replies: 11
Views: 6599

Re: Shield Size Vs. # of Opponents

I tried to use it RAW but forgot to enforce it. I don't worry about it anymore. Much like the feat "Dodge" in 3E, it was too easy to over-look. There are too many other things to track in an RPG to have to worry about which guys are being deflected by a shield and which are not. If you can use it RA...
by jdizzy001
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does miniature use inhibit roleplay?
Replies: 9
Views: 7311

Re: Does miniature use inhibit roleplay?

My son is very tactile so I'll roll play all-day long if it fosters a love of RPGs in him. Today, in fact, after we finished our latest session of Castles and Crusades: Quest for the Tesseract he took all my monster manuals and M&Ts to his room to look at all the pictures, but I digress. At the end ...