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by MattyHelms
Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Q about GM Screens
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Citizen Games used to make three- and four-panel screens.

Currently, the only ones available are from Hammerdog Games:
http://www.hammerdog.com/twgs/index.html
by MattyHelms
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bards as Heroes
Replies: 23
Views: 2914

While I think historically of warrior poets, leading the charge on the battlefield, I usually use bards as scholars, storytellers, tomb raiders, and the occasional scoundrel.
by MattyHelms
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Avoiding CKG Errata before it happens...
Replies: 17
Views: 1261

Has TLG ever considered releasing products as PDFs a few months before going to press? That way, some mistakes can be caught (and PDFs subsequently updated) before the physical copies are printed.
by MattyHelms
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 24
Views: 3627

Re: Ouch!

gideon_thorne wrote:
Ya, that's why I stopped shipping hobbits. The cost was prohibitive.

Pack enough in a 20' shipping container and enjoy the bulk discount like I do!
by MattyHelms
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Core Books, Perfect Bound, Color Plates
Replies: 144
Views: 10480

Yup,called this morning and it sounded like only a few were left.

And, yes, I'll be getting all the hardbacks for daily gaming use. I'm just a sucker for color plates I guess.
by MattyHelms
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Shipping this Week {08-20-08} TLG 8313 Towers of Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 7069

MattyHelms wrote: There were some minor errors in the set released at Gen Con, such as the product named incorrectly on the back cover and numbers on the maps missing on their side lists. Will there be any corrections made for the "general release" print run? Can anyone who has purchased the set re...
by MattyHelms
Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Shipping this Week {08-20-08} TLG 8313 Towers of Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 7069

Troll Lord wrote: That product had a bumpy beginning because it was put together and released for Gencon after its normal august-solicitation date would passed. Hey, Steve: There were some minor errors in the set released at Gen Con, such as the product named incorrectly on the back cover and numbe...
by MattyHelms
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Pulp SIEGE info?
Replies: 142
Views: 69699

<t>Man, oh man, I am stoked for this game. My little circle of friends and I have been devouring the Baen reissues of "The Spider" stories and any Burroughs we can get our hands on. The Siege Engine has the potential to this the genre proud. You sound like you're taking the right approach to make th...
by MattyHelms
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: StarSIEGE: Event Horizon Wish List...
Replies: 23
Views: 4964

<t>Well, you did recently mention Transformers, so perhaps you could show us some nice Robotech-style transforming mecha. In my dream world where I have time to stat these things myself, I'd already have some nice Veritech planes and Cyclone cycles/power armor ready to go.<br/> <br/> I'd also like t...
by MattyHelms
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil {01-09-07} C2 Shades of Mist (NOW AVAILABLE)
Replies: 66
Views: 29054

seskis281 wrote:
Mortality of Green - right here:
http://www.trolllord.com/newsite/cnc/8075.html

D'oh! Thanks!
by MattyHelms
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil {01-09-07} C2 Shades of Mist (NOW AVAILABLE)
Replies: 66
Views: 29054

Here's my silly question - What's module C1? I can't seem to find it anywhere...

Thanks!

Matt
by MattyHelms
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rerelease of Original Buck Rogers Strips
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Traveller wrote: Hopefully I still have it, and it would be a shame if I lost it in one of my many moves in-between 2000 and 2001 (five different places in the space of six months), but back in the 70's the complete strips were reprinted in one (oversized) volume. This is going to take five volumes...
by MattyHelms
Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rerelease of Original Buck Rogers Strips
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Rerelease of Original Buck Rogers Strips

<r>If you're me and using StarSIEGE to run original Buck Rogers, you're very happy about the complete run of Buck Rogers strips being made available starting this month:<br/> <URL url="http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1932563199"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.borders.com/online/stor...
by MattyHelms
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mosnters with Fighter Class - BtH?
Replies: 8
Views: 231

<t>OK, I think I have it...<br/> <br/> For my example of the goblin elite warrior with one level of fighter, he would receive:<br/> <br/> A BtH of 1 (the BtH provided by being a fighter is the same as what is provided by the monster's HD)<br/> <br/> A boost in HD to d8 (The fighter's HD of d10 boost...
by MattyHelms
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mosnters with Fighter Class - BtH?
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Mosnters with Fighter Class - BtH?

Some versions of monsters, such as an elite goblin warrior, have levels of the fighter class. Since monsters normally get their HD number as a BtH, how does that interact with a the class BtH provided by being a fighter?

Thanks!

Matt
by MattyHelms
Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: StarSIEGE: My First Trapping - Buck Rogers Gravity Belt
Replies: 6
Views: 4006

In the strips which I'm trying to model, pretty much anyone can use the belt if they put it on. If the belt is set up as "automatic," would that model it? Would rolls only be required if a character attempt a fancy maneuver while using one?
by MattyHelms
Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How often do you level up?
Replies: 15
Views: 201

Just out of curiosity, how many of you reward XP for treasure? I'm guessing that the XP tables are build around that assumption.

-Matt
by MattyHelms
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Any Sign of the Vahkund Download?
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Any Sign of the Vahkund Download?

My brother-in-law and I enjoyed the chunk of "Into the Unknown Vakhund" Davis ran at Gen Con so much, he has demanded that I run it for our regular group.

Is there any sign of the supplemental PDF mentioned in the beginning of the module?

Thanks!

Matt
by MattyHelms
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: StarSIEGE: Movement Rules
Replies: 13
Views: 4272

StarSIEGE: Movement Rules

<t>On page eight of the Operations Manual, the first paragraph states that "...the Move score lists how many Rounds it takes to move from one Range Increment to the next within its particular scale."<br/> <br/> The second paragraph then says that "...a Move of 1 is considered to be something of 'ave...
by MattyHelms
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: StarSIEGE: My First Trapping - Buck Rogers Gravity Belt
Replies: 6
Views: 4006

Thanks!

A few quick questions -

How often should a character roll for usage? Every time he moves? If so, am I better off making it an "automatic" piece of equipment?
by MattyHelms
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: StarSIEGE: My First Trapping - Buck Rogers Gravity Belt
Replies: 6
Views: 4006

StarSIEGE: My First Trapping - Buck Rogers Gravity Belt

<t>Hey, all-<br/> <br/> I'm slowly chugging along at setting up my classic comic strip Buck Rogers campaign. Here's my first stab at building a trapping, the gravity belt which lets characters fly and hover:<br/> Gravity Belt<br/> <br/> Athletics (0 BP)<br/> <br/> Move: 1 (Flight), Personal (4 BP)<b...
by MattyHelms
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: StarSIEGE missing some books?
Replies: 24
Views: 8715

grubman wrote: Could we see what a character looks like? (Cross posted from the rpg site) Here are the quick important stats I had before I got interrupted... Physique +1 Reflexes +2 Knowledge -2 (because of being an outsider) Savvy 0 Confidence +1 Empathy 0 Tech 3 (industrial age) Nova Pts 5 Size ...
by MattyHelms
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: StarSIEGE missing some books?
Replies: 24
Views: 8715

<t>So far, I'm digging the game more than I did when I read the the Free RPG Day giveaway. I don't know if it's because I'm seeing the full playable system or if the initial shock of "this is really different from the 'C&C in Space' that I was expecting" has worn off. I suspect that seeing the f...
by MattyHelms
Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1st Printing C&C PHB
Replies: 27
Views: 5502

Lisa Nadazdy wrote:
I broke down and bought a first printing (I have a second printing coming in the mail in a few weeks).

What? I couldn't wait.

Don't feel bad - I have both printings AND the collector's edition.
by MattyHelms
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1st Printing C&C PHB
Replies: 27
Views: 5502

Treebore wrote: I found buying several of Peters prints at GenCon to be a good alternative. Strangely only one of them was a print from the PH (color version of the Knight, almost bought the Paladin too), several others caught my eye first. I don't think Peter even has the ones I bought up on his w...
by MattyHelms
Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Eragon
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

Cool - looks like fun. I got enough of a kick out of the book to read it twice and am about to jump into the second. Should be a good story to see on the big screen.
by MattyHelms
Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1st Printing C&C PHB
Replies: 27
Views: 5502

dcs wrote: I have to be honest, I find that even too small. What size is it, anyway? 9pt? Too, a font with serifs might look better but a sans-serif font is definitely easier on the eyes. No clue - but it looks nice and big in the book. Now picture it smaller in the second printing! The general rul...
by MattyHelms
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1st Printing C&C PHB
Replies: 27
Views: 5502

babbage wrote:
I've never seen the 1st print. Is there any example of it I can see?
The errata file uses the same font size.
by MattyHelms
Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1st Printing C&C PHB
Replies: 27
Views: 5502

<t>HA! Thanks for welcoming me aboard AND confirming my crazieness, guys. <br/> I suspect that I'm pretty typical for a C&C fan - mid-30's, started out with the Erol Otus-covered Basic set, and don't have a ton of time for gaming because of family and career. The layout and font (which are the s...
by MattyHelms
Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1st Printing C&C PHB
Replies: 27
Views: 5502

1st Printing C&C PHB

<t>So am I crazy for preferring the first printing of the C&C Player's Handbook over the second, typos and all?<br/> <br/> Why?<br/> <br/> Font and art size.<br/> <br/> The first printing is just plain easier for me to read. I can actually scan and find information with more ease than I can in t...