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by Captain_K
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society
Replies: 95
Views: 72953

Re: The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society

Three hardy adventurers gathered for the first time at Ye Olde Firkin. There they met to discuss their fates over a pint of the black, or two. Although the man of the holy grove stood proudly among his future peers clearly stating his prowess, his compatriots identities remained shrouded in mystery ...
by Captain_K
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Racial weapon skills
Replies: 35
Views: 10385

Re: Racial weapon skills

Do we dare bring up the "can cast magic in elven chain" history? Elves should rule the world, they chose not to.. think of them like cats with less fur and pointier ears. I always assumed that elves stay kids for decades.. so starting ages simply make them socially ready to go into life and a career...
by Captain_K
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Nordica Kickstarter begins!
Replies: 28
Views: 4500

Re: Codex Nordica Kickstarter begins!

I didn't asked to be told to wait, I'm asking how long until we see something... do I need to buy a 2015 calendar to mark down so I don't forget to watch my mail? Seriously, what is a realistic ETA on this stuff?
by Captain_K
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Racial weapon skills
Replies: 35
Views: 10385

Re: Racial weapon skills

If you let any 1st level wizard have a +1 with a long sword that would be a +5 with a long sword to over come their "can't use a long sword -4". I used to multi-class wizards, elves specifically, with clerics of a bow and sword wielding gods just so I could use a bow and sword rather than dagger and...
by Captain_K
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Nordica Kickstarter begins!
Replies: 28
Views: 4500

Re: Codex Nordica Kickstarter begins!

OK folks, I'm new to this, it happened, they reached their goals and are onto stretches.. let's cut to the chase, when (realistically) will we see the books?
by Captain_K
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: BtH and the Classes
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: BtH and the Classes

Rangers and Paladins used to ... and I think I've seen many a thread suggesting ways to get that back. So some fighters can (could) cast spells. .. class and a half.. is away to allow this door to swing both ways, anyway, if its all about fun, fighting is fun and when the mage runs out of spells, th...
by Captain_K
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I can't use published settings anymore
Replies: 20
Views: 1625

Re: I can't use published settings anymore

I'll go one step further I think, I always make my "dungeons" from scratch, for good or ill. BUT to save everyone time, effort and confusion, "My world" is simple, 900 AD "real world" where the Romans did NOT over take the Greeks and Christianity is just a minor sect of Judaism if either exist at al...
by Captain_K
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Poisons
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Poisons

This question stems from ignorance of all the books and possibly your style of world and its level of "available magic": Magical ways to deal affectively with poisons are Delay Poison 2nd, Neutralize Poison 4th, Raise dead 5th, and Heal 6th... So if an assassin or other PC or NPC wants to have a saf...
by Captain_K
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Poisons
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Poisons

Once again Tree is spot on. The Assassin is the master of Poisons and anti-toxins (baring magic use). I must agree after re-reading my 3rd printing, it implies he can make poisons and anti-toxins with a successful roll. So if you want your world to have toxins that are impossible to non-magically cu...
by Captain_K
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: BtH and the Classes
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: BtH and the Classes

I think Gandalf has swung a sword here and there..... I'm not an accountant, but I'm better at balancing my check book and paying my taxes with less errors every year... you learn as you go, you pick up stuff... The big changes seems, cool, but within the current game, I LIKE letting everyone give t...
by Captain_K
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Poisons
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Poisons

ALL poison in CnC has an antitoxin. Best of all, one dose stops all further damage AND works on ALL poisons - A magic potion called "Neutralize Poison"... that said, yes the alchemist or Ranger not stocked in this elixir runs a risk and yes alchemical anti-toxins may not exist for many or some poiso...
by Captain_K
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Epic heroes deserve epic enemies
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Epic heroes deserve epic enemies

Epic Heroes deserve just one thing, Epic Nemeses! The best are those that always seem to escape! NPC (characters) of equal or higher level are some of the best "monsters".. are we not the scariest monsters on the planet?
by Captain_K
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Racial weapon skills
Replies: 35
Views: 10385

Re: Racial weapon skills

You get the + when you can use the weapon, if you try using it (as a not allowed per class weapon), you're plus helps negate, I think its that simple.
by Captain_K
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Instant Effects Question...Petrification
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: Instant Effects Question...Petrification

A sword and shield is formulaic too, but a darn nice one. If the PC know they're going after something that turns flesh to stone and they do NOT buy some potions or scroll or have a PC learn "stone to flesh" is just plain dumb. Make the PCs do the thinking, you just need to give some clues (like a r...
by Captain_K
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Instant Effects Question...Petrification
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: Instant Effects Question...Petrification

Personally the three step process is cool, you could link a three step healing or restoration to each of those steps, what spells recover each step of that? You could link your steps to Gorgon age? Ex "young Gorgons" having three steps to stone, the middle aged takes just the last two, the ancient d...
by Captain_K
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Poisons
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Poisons

Now that's a little rule I missed, killing yourself picking poisonous mushrooms.. OK, I would accept that risk as a PC making a "witches brew" of toxic plants or an alchemist needing to handle dangerous or damaging poisons. By the way, making poisons all, including assassins, must save when it makes...
by Captain_K
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society
Replies: 95
Views: 72953

Re: The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society

OK guys, the discount is for sure, so if you all like it, we will get a bulk discount on PHs.
by Captain_K
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Poisons
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Poisons

Not to start an argument with you Tree, and please take all this text in the light of DISCUSSION and exchange (keep in mind, I've been told I would argue with a fence post, so I do like doing this, but I'm trying to keep it light and professional). Poison making: Are you saying no one but an assassi...
by Captain_K
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: The Winter Walkers
Replies: 8
Views: 5139

Re: The Winter Walkers

A Fey that creates undead? Or is this thing Undead Fey to start?
by Captain_K
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society
Replies: 95
Views: 72953

Re: The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society

Guys, After we get started and if we're going to continue, there are copies of the 5th printing of the Players Handbook available on Amazon and elsewhere (check your FLGS), and if you want to see something in the meantime, go to the quick start rules: http://www.trolllord.com/downloads/pdfs/cnc_qs.p...
by Captain_K
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: New Monster Creation Contest
Replies: 11
Views: 6153

Re: New Monster Creation Contest

Sounds like this could take shape. Not only can it be a contest for creature creation, but prize donation. If interest is stirred, this could be fun. To enter, you must offer a prize to the winners. We will have as many prizes as contestants. You will really be rated not just in your creature creati...
by Captain_K
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Crusader 27
Replies: 24
Views: 20224

Re: Crusader 27

More Pen and Ink by Scott Smith circa 1985
by Captain_K
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Crusader 27
Replies: 24
Views: 20224

Re: Crusader 27

Here is a short one page original comic by Scott Smith circa 1983
by Captain_K
Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: New Monster Creation Contest
Replies: 11
Views: 6153

New Monster Creation Contest

I believe I have attached some original art work by an old friend of mine.

Its an odd looking little (I guess it could be big) creature, might be fun to see who can create the best creature stats and bio to go with it.

Winner names their prize?
by Captain_K
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Poisons
Replies: 25
Views: 746

Re: Poisons

I would suggest that we can all make salt water from table salt and water. Although one of us might be a better salt water maker than the other its still pretty much salt water. Further if we call it body neutral saline then yeah it might be harder to make, but in the end it is a specific gravity of...
by Captain_K
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society
Replies: 95
Views: 72953

Re: The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society

The group is forming.... for those taking a peek early, here are some tips to help you plan or start to dream up your character: Is it just me or this thread pops up more than every so often... So here is my pat reply... at least its starting to seem pat...Assume the world is as it was in about 900 ...
by Captain_K
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Oozes
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: Oozes

Per the MT, they are "alive" and typically are subterranean in nature.. dank implies wet to me. Each of the three are "living acid". The Black is pretty no descript, but it supposedly feeds on trash and slime (I wonder if Green slime, an algae supposedly, is food for one? Might make a wonderful trap...
by Captain_K
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Looking for some inspiration
Replies: 10
Views: 718

Re: Looking for some inspiration

Go to the source, Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley-Holland, check out the story "The treasures of the Gods".. might make good basic information or a parallel to a lesser story for you level of PCs.
by Captain_K
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Pit Fiend is too whimpy...
Replies: 70
Views: 3890

Re: The Pit Fiend is too whimpy...

You want more inspiration for your pit fiend try picking up a copy of "God's Demon" by Wayne Barlowe. I'm sure used copies are around at ABEBooks.com
by Captain_K
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society
Replies: 95
Views: 72953

The Ninth Hour Social Diversion Society

This will hopefully be the place for a new game of new and old DnDers to record their adventures.. we'll soon see if their is a Bard among them! To get them started playing fast on their first night, I'm going to try the following "fast PC generation": We will use a "pass the cards" method. Categori...