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by Shadowslayer
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Well, it happened again, gents
Replies: 47
Views: 5328

Re: Well, it happened again, gents

Gamers are a different breed of cat, that's for sure. I put out a call not long ago to find a game group. Had a 4e guy and a couple 3.5'ers and I told them that I was in no matter what the system. (I'm not proud....I've had fun w every version of DnD and am happy to play whatever.) But...if I was DM...
by Shadowslayer
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help me tinker
Replies: 11
Views: 1709

Re: Help me tinker

Well, you could just tell everyone "ok, everyone gets 3 primes and no other racial bonuses....and if you want pointy ears and wish to call yourself an elf, have at it" problem solved.

I actually did that one time back in the 2e days. (removed racial bonuses) No one liked it.
by Shadowslayer
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help me tinker
Replies: 11
Views: 1709

Re: Help me tinker

I've not been involved with DnD Nxt, but that "roll 2 d20" thing for primes sounds interesting - more elegant than the 12/18 or +6 thing for primes. I wonder how the success/failure thing works out. Might need to bring the target number down a little....maybe 16? I'm not a mathmetician, but the way ...
by Shadowslayer
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Spellcaster House Rules?
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: Spellcaster House Rules?

Interesting. Looks like the two extremes are well represented here! :) I like what you've done Treebore, but my guys are first timers...that all would be too much for them. Although I like the Arcane/Divine blast idea. I had considered something like that for Wizards (IMO Clerics don't need much hel...
by Shadowslayer
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Spellcaster House Rules?
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Spellcaster House Rules?

Hi guys. Just curious how many guys are playing with tweaks to their spellcasting system. I've been out of practice, but remembering back in the day, I was never really satisfied with the spell system. Fire and forget didn't make much sense, and if you memorized the wrong spells you were out of luck...
by Shadowslayer
Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Trolls have all the Monster book PDF's on sale...
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: The Trolls have all the Monster book PDF's on sale...

That last part sounds neat. Hope they have the rest of the info coming out soon. This game still needs a big jumpstart up here in Canada.
by Shadowslayer
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Movement & figures
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Movement & figures

Used to do it that way back in the day. Still do actually, only because I find square counting to be a real game-slower-downer. I know the 3e guys didn't invent using a 1 inch grid, but I think it was 3e that made it fashionable and commonplace. The way you're doing it is the way wargamers have been...
by Shadowslayer
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mining - can anyone point me towards....
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Mining - can anyone point me towards....

...A book that can give me an overview on mining settlements? I've been gleefully ripping thru my Wilderlands stuff and have come across so many entries that list some sort of mining as a primary resource. But I'm at a loss as to what the features would be for a town or settlement based on mining. I...
by Shadowslayer
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Maybe some new blood...
Replies: 41
Views: 3986

Re: Maybe some new blood...

Great to hear they enjoyed! And hey, this thread made me aware of the Beacon at Enan Tor too. Might run the kids thru that now. I rather like it.

And I figured out a way to dovetail it with Wizard's Amulet, then Crucible. :D

Anyway...good work!
by Shadowslayer
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: First C&C Session a Success! And Coin Weight...
Replies: 33
Views: 4189

Re: First C&C Session a Success! And Coin Weight...

Relaxo wrote: what if it's made of lead?
or weighs as much as a duck?
Does it float?
by Shadowslayer
Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: First C&C Session a Success! And Coin Weight...
Replies: 33
Views: 4189

Re: First C&C Session a Success! And Coin Weight...

Awesome to hear your doing FR...only because i don't hear of many guys doing it. I have a Dales campaign cooking, although I've just started gazing wistfully at my WIlderlands pdfs.
by Shadowslayer
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: JG City State Kick Starter up
Replies: 39
Views: 2310

Re: JG City State Kick Starter up

Yeah I'm not too excited about this one. I re-bought the pdf of the Necro box set after stupid stupid stupidly selling my hard copy in my RPG purge. There's still more material in that set that I could ever hope to use. And its funny. Beautiful color maps are awesome usually, but part of the Wilderl...
by Shadowslayer
Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Maybe some new blood...
Replies: 41
Views: 3986

Re: Maybe some new blood...

Dark Journey is ok, but for beginners I might argue that the dungeon is too big. YMMV and all that.

Plus you'll need to consider a way to keep it from screeching to a halt when, or if, the players can't solve certain riddles. Just sayin'
by Shadowslayer
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Maybe some new blood...
Replies: 41
Views: 3986

Re: Maybe some new blood...

Crucible has a lot of extraneous encounters. If you just keep it to the Crucible, Eralion's Keep and the Orcs, its a pretty simple little adventure.
by Shadowslayer
Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Maybe some new blood...
Replies: 41
Views: 3986

Re: Maybe some new blood...

Rigon wrote:... but now that they've had a chance to read it, I want to use something else. Time to peruse my Dungeon Mags.

R-
Wizards Amulet?
by Shadowslayer
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hey buddy, can you spare an Apocalypse?
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Re: Hey buddy, can you spare an Apocalypse?

The danger is that many of these stories have been told many times over to the point of cliche'. heh...I don't have to worry about that. This campaign is for my 14 yr old daughter, a couple of her friends, and my wife. "A dark stranger approaches you in the tavern and tells you of a mysterious dung...
by Shadowslayer
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hey buddy, can you spare an Apocalypse?
Replies: 12
Views: 838

Hey buddy, can you spare an Apocalypse?

I've reached an imagination roadblock and wonder if anyone can give me a hand. I have a post apocalyptic kind of campaign setting brewing up for my new group, but am having a hard time coming up with a satisfying and D&Dish nature for said apocalypse. I need it to be the sort of thing that left very...
by Shadowslayer
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Entangle Spell
Replies: 13
Views: 2208

Re: Entangle Spell

Yeah I'd consider it a possible new spell. As far as using Entangle that way, its a stretch. Nothing wrong with it if everyone's having fun, but I'd tell the player "Ok it works this time, but subject to review later" Later, run it under the magnifying glass for potential abuse, then decide if I'd a...
by Shadowslayer
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A a couple of questions
Replies: 30
Views: 2106

Re: A a couple of questions

Again I am sorry if my questions seem silly. Thanks for any answers and advice that you give me. No such thing as a dumb question. The guys above have already answered, but yeah. there is only one edition of C&C with a few little updates. Don't need the CKG at all if you're just playing w the mrs a...
by Shadowslayer
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: GM Sale ongoing
Replies: 17
Views: 3174

Re: GM Sale ongoing

You posted above that you got two of them printed out. Engineering Dungeons as well as the Castle one. I consider the Arms and Armor booklet to be the third in that series, even though I guess I shouldn't since its a different author and it doesn't even have Engineer in the title. Ah ok I got you. ...
by Shadowslayer
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: GM Sale ongoing
Replies: 17
Views: 3174

Re: GM Sale ongoing

Treebore wrote:The 3 Dungeon series booklets are good to have in PDF.
Are those from the Trolls? Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I don't see those.
by Shadowslayer
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: GM Sale ongoing
Replies: 17
Views: 3174

Re: GM Sale ongoing

I don't mind pdfs for the little stuff like modules and whatnot. Buy them for a couple of bucks then have em printed at Staples. Still pretty reasonable. I did the Dungeon Engineering, Castle Engineering, and Dark Journey and it still cost me less than 20 bucks to have them on paper and in my DM bin...
by Shadowslayer
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 1 Book to Rule them ALL
Replies: 18
Views: 2846

Re: 1 Book to Rule them ALL

The S&W version....can you actually buy that as a book? - thought it was pdf only. Hope I'm wrong.
by Shadowslayer
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 1 Book to Rule them ALL
Replies: 18
Views: 2846

Re: 1 Book to Rule them ALL

For me its no contest. Necromancer's Tome of Horrors.
by Shadowslayer
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Burning Hands and catching fire?
Replies: 14
Views: 2035

Re: Burning Hands and catching fire?

You could also look at it as a distraction. Like maybe gobbs that fail a save have been set on fire, and are at a minus to hit for x number of rounds, because they're tempering their desire to kill the adventurers with the fact that theyre currently on fire.
by Shadowslayer
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Humans in Funny Suits
Replies: 38
Views: 4261

Re: Humans in Funny Suits

That kind of sucks Captain K, sorry it worked out that way. Kids can be flaky. As a dad, I can understand not wanting to encourage that behaviour too. I might have ruled that they would face a possible consequence of some type to eating everything they killed - maybe save vs...I don't know...incompa...
by Shadowslayer
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Humans in Funny Suits
Replies: 38
Views: 4261

Re: Humans in Funny Suits

Its all good. Actually no one ever accused me of RPing wrong...but I did get accused by one of my players, and my best friend, of being a douchebag DM. And he was right. I can still remember him, after being told for the umpteenth time that he had assumed wrong regarding my setting, and that "elves ...
by Shadowslayer
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Humans in Funny Suits
Replies: 38
Views: 4261

Re: Humans in Funny Suits

Role playing, in a game: I come to a path with a fork, and I get to choose left or right. I'm playing a role. Are you playing a path or a fork? :lol: That was funny though. DM: Youre travelling along the path and you come to a fork. Dwarf: I pick up the fork, stab the elf with it, and say "take tha...
by Shadowslayer
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Humans in Funny Suits
Replies: 38
Views: 4261

Re: Humans in Funny Suits

To continue the friendly banter: Seriously though, if I as a GM bust out D6 star wars it would be completely inappropriate for a PC to break out a level 5 elf ranger for the campaign. Likewise, if I as a DM bust out DnD the PC's should not grab their Jedi who has a Dex of 4d, a Str of 4D, Mech and ...