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by Joe Mac
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Gaxmoor?
Replies: 12
Views: 378

C&C Gaxmoor?

This has been discussed before... Any progress on a C&C conversion?

If it's not going to happen, I'm going to buy a second copy of it to pencil in my own conversions in the margins...
by Joe Mac
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Q&A with Gary Gygax, Part II
Replies: 237
Views: 47924

<t>Mornin', Colonel! <br/> A question about dual-classing hit dice from the CZ Options & Skills: the PDF says the character gains a hit die in whichever class he gains a level, until a total of 11 levels between the two classes is reached, at which point he gains the +(x) hit points per level.<b...
by Joe Mac
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: SIEGE engine conundrum...
Replies: 22
Views: 865

Re: SIEGE engine conundrum...

Foxroe wrote: Why does a character who is clearly weaker than another have a better chance at kicking in a door, lifting a fallen timber off of a fellow adventurer, winning an arm wrestling contest, etc.? Is there some "realistic" explanation? - Fox Realistic explanation? To a point, and where that...
by Joe Mac
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: History - Or, Why You Should Care About Who You Are
Replies: 19
Views: 874

<t>Serl, I have lots of experience with genealogy. On the whole it has been very fulfilling. However, there are pitfalls along the way, and I've lost hundreds of hours of my life following the wrong trails, before my research skills improved. (...And I learned not to believe ANYTHING I find on the i...
by Joe Mac
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wilderlands Confusion
Replies: 14
Views: 742

How large of an area, geographically, does the Wilderlands boxed set cover? Can it be readily placed into an established world setting? Anyone using it with Aihrde, for example?
by Joe Mac
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Aihrde/Cradle of the World map scale?
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Thanks guys. I'll probably round it to something...err...rounder than 66 miles..
by Joe Mac
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Aihrde/Cradle of the World map scale?
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Thanks Peter; that's what I was thinking: that the Cradle maps (put together) looked to be 1000 miles north-south and 1500 east-west. A quick estimate with the ruler seemed to be 66 mi/inch. I take it there is no 'official' scale? (Not that there really needs to be!)
by Joe Mac
Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Aihrde/Cradle of the World map scale?
Replies: 5
Views: 2388

Aihrde/Cradle of the World map scale?

<t>Forgive me if the answer is somehere in the folio; it just arrived today, and I haven't spotted it yet.<br/> <br/> I see the 1000-mile scale on the broad world map, and was trying to translate that to the two 12"x17" Cradle maps. My measurements were hadly precise, and I got something along the l...
by Joe Mac
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: DB3 Deeper Darkness
Replies: 17
Views: 8162

Re: Maps

Bowbe wrote:
I'll get on the horn with Peter and the fellas and see if we can't get a download put up with the maps from DB 2 and 3 at a larger size.

Case

Sweeeet, thanks. And I do like your taste in dungeon-crawl-bloodbaths...
by Joe Mac
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: DB3 Deeper Darkness
Replies: 17
Views: 8162

<t>The module prices are uniquely low, for these days, but I'd gladly pay a few dollars more for maps printed on the insides of the covers.<br/> <br/> I'm going to buy every C&C module that emerges, regardless -- but I'm not buying any excuse for 3" diameter maps. If that's what I'm to be stuck ...
by Joe Mac
Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: DB3 Deeper Darkness
Replies: 17
Views: 8162

Well....I don't have access to a scanner, but even if I did, there's no reason there should be any such hassle.
by Joe Mac
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Haunted Highlands Campaign Setting
Topic: DB3 Deeper Darkness
Replies: 17
Views: 8162

<t>My copy arrived today, and from a quick skim, the material itself looks great.<br/> <br/> But, uhh, guys....more microscopic maps? What is the deal with the tiny maps!?<br/> <br/> There are only three level maps to this module. I can't fathom why they aren't full-page sized, two of which could be...
by Joe Mac
Wed May 16, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Yet another Primal Fury thread...
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Another possible progression:

3rd +2/+2

7th +3/+3

10th Fury 2x/day

11th +4/+4

15th +5/+5

17th Fury 3x/day

Hmm....I might like this one better...
by Joe Mac
Wed May 16, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Yet another Primal Fury thread...
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Yet another Primal Fury thread...

<t>Okay gents, this topic has been beaten near death before, and I spent the other night reading every prior thread I could find, here and on DF. I actually like the barbarian as written, with the exception being the relative impotence of Primal Fury. Fixing it should be easy enough, and I've been w...
by Joe Mac
Tue May 15, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The "Rule of 6"?
Replies: 0
Views: 429

The "Rule of 6"?

<t>Serleron mentioned this in a prior thread I started about SIEGE variants, and he thought it could actually be discussed under the NDA. I don't know what it means, but I take it it's something key to the design of the game, in its eventual finished form...<br/> <br/> Serl? Anyone else? Someone fil...
by Joe Mac
Sun May 13, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Digital Version of the Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 1849

<t>Funny -- I just came here to post the same question, and found Jupp's thread.<br/> <br/> I'd love to buy a PDF of the full PHB, so I could copy and paste sections from the PDF to fiddle with for my house rules, and have the results neat and clean -- without having to type in all the text I'm leav...
by Joe Mac
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CZ Secondary Skills -- alternative 'costs'
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

<t>Yep, I realize the fixed amounts are much 'cheaper' over the long haul. I don't mind the greater cost because conceptually, I'm thinking of the secondary skill -- even though you don't add character level to the check -- as another tool in the box that will require training and practice to mainta...
by Joe Mac
Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CZ Secondary Skills -- alternative 'costs'
Replies: 15
Views: 2425

CZ Secondary Skills -- alternative 'costs'

<t>I'm not sure I like fixed XP costs for each 'level' of the secondary skills. For those who have experimented with different ways of 'paying' for secondary skills, what do you use and how well has it worked?<br/> <br/> I'm thinking I'd prefer that secondary skills cost a continual percentage off t...
by Joe Mac
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Hey Trolls! How about...
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

Hey Trolls! How about...

...a new edition of Gaxmoor with C&C stats?

I can't be the only one who's asked for it...
by Joe Mac
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Robin Hood?
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

<t>Well....I only made it about 20 minutes into the first episode before giving up. The weapons and armor were atrocious, the dialogue was silly, and I'd seen enough... <br/> I think I was expecting (or hoping for) something along the quality lines of the Ivanhoe series from about 10 years ago -- th...
by Joe Mac
Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Robin Hood?
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Like most stuff on TV, its existence escaped my notice -- but thanks for the heads up! I'll be watching it on-demand, too.
by Joe Mac
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: AD&D 1st and 2nd Ed Conversions
Replies: 20
Views: 5953

gideon_thorne wrote: Thats the spirit. Swirl it all together. C&C, the Melting Pot of Rpg's. Heh... I buy every C&C module that comes out, because they're new (and quality) adventures for AD&D or C&C, whichever I feel like using 'em with. Use AD&D spells in C&C, or vice versa, it all works.
by Joe Mac
Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Conan C&C?
Replies: 30
Views: 2265

Antonio is a churning cauldron of creativity!
by Joe Mac
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Please share your SIEGE number variants
Replies: 30
Views: 5002

serleran wrote:
Though, I think we can discuss the "rule of 6."

I'm all ears...
by Joe Mac
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Please share your SIEGE number variants
Replies: 30
Views: 5002

irda ranger wrote: You better fix level advancement then, too. The 6 (or 3) point spread from Primes pales in comparison to the 20 point spread from being 20th level vs. 1st. Touche! Actually, as one of the factors influencing success in an activity, I do value experience more highly than natural a...
by Joe Mac
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Please share your SIEGE number variants
Replies: 30
Views: 5002

gideon_thorne wrote: For this, you have attribute modifiers. Coupled with the prime/ non prime variance you have quite a wide range of potential. Yep, but having average natural ability outperform superior natural ability by a wide margin, based on training (prime), doesn't work for me. Average mig...
by Joe Mac
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Please share your SIEGE number variants
Replies: 30
Views: 5002

<r>Irda, thanks for your thoughts, and for the most part, I don't disagree. Just a couple of responses:<br/> <br/> Save numbers on a D20 were the best thing I could compare directly between AD&D and C&C, since AD&D uses a host of subsystems to resolve class abilities. Trying to compare c...
by Joe Mac
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Vakhund
Replies: 7
Views: 2587

Looks like it's as it should be, then: 4 monotone grey outdoor maps on the last two pages, and 3 small floorplan maps mixed in with the text.

Thanks!
by Joe Mac
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Conan C&C?
Replies: 30
Views: 2265

rabindranath72 wrote: Thinking about the conversione we were speaking before, Dave Bell did a nice work, but I think that the only elements which would really be worth porting over from Conan d20 are: 1) The scholar class 2) The rules for sorcery 3) The equipment lists 4) The "races" That's all. Po...
by Joe Mac
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Vakhund
Replies: 7
Views: 2587

Vakhund

<t>Just received my copy today; it looks good, though I always like Davis' stuff.<br/> <br/> A question: are there supposed to be maps on the inside covers? Please say 'no', because mine are milky white... I haven't read it thoroughly enough to figure out if maps are missing from the covers. My copy...