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by Fizz
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35301

Re: Empyrea for C&C

Wow- all that does sound rather messy and unfortunate.

Now was all this connected to the Kickstarter? I thought i read somewhere that this incident caused it to go offline, but it's now back, is that correct? It sounds intriguing so i hope it goes forward.

-Fizz
by Fizz
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35301

Re: Empyrea for C&C

So i've been trying to catch up on all this FM and DF stuff. What the hell happened?

-Fizz
by Fizz
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: RPG Tournament
Replies: 12
Views: 6768

Re: RPG Tournament

So, is every group going to playing the same adventure? If so... Each group could be given points based on how far they get through the story. If they reach X, they get 5 points, if they get past X to Y, then they get 7 points, etc. In addition, you could have sub-points for each clue they hit. So, ...
by Fizz
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 30825

Re: 5th Edition

As an engineer, when I pick monster I sometime want to know, which giant is stronger.. is the clay golem stronger than a frost giant? Is a fighter with a belt of fire giant str able to out wrestle a fire giant? So in this case a ref STR could help me.. now with all the experience in the world, wing...
by Fizz
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 30825

Re: 5th Edition

1. If the monster stats are mechanically relevant to the game system, then it's in my way. Yes, I could ignore it and house rule around it, but then why am I playing that game instead of a game I want to play like C&C. I am okay with converting from crunchier systems to C&C, but I don't want that c...
by Fizz
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 30825

Re: 5th Edition

Buttmonkey wrote:Too much bloody crunch. That much granularity would just get in my way as a GM.
Ah i see. I didn't think of it as being too much crunch, but that is a slippery slope, so point taken. :)

-Fizz
by Fizz
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 30825

Re: 5th Edition

Monsters have whatever attributes I want them to have. I don't need any rules set to tell me what they are. Same goes for Prime Versus Mental. Rules are just a suggestion. Following them, making up my own, or ignoring them completely, is my choice. True, and i agree with the sentiment. But sometime...
by Fizz
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 30825

Re: 5th Edition

Personally, that would be a deal-breaker for me. I have no interest in running a game where monsters have ability scores matching the PC attributes. Nothing wrong with those who do, of course! Really? Why do you dislike monster attribute scores so much? Not being critical, i am genuinely interested...
by Fizz
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Saving Throws
Replies: 20
Views: 10369

Re: Saving Throws

Most of the games i have run haven't been too high level, typically less than 7th. But i've never found an issue with saving throws. It makes a certain sense that a 20th level character has the same save chance against a 20th level monster as a 1st level character against a 1st level monster.

-Fizz
by Fizz
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 30825

Re: 5th Edition

One thing i do like that 5E (well, from 3E onwards) has given full ability stats for monsters. I wish C&C did that. I don't think C&C needs the full giant skill list that 3E provided for every monster, but the P/M prime split seems a bit too simple. Otherwise, i miss having magic schools defined. Bu...
by Fizz
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 30825

Re: 5th Edition

I played some 5E during the playtesting phase, before the real release. I remember playing a druidic avenger, or was it a paladin, that could shape change into a dinosaur, and was stomping bad guys at will. I didn't find it particularly appealing- like a homemade fantasy movie that was trying too ha...
by Fizz
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone doing historical settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 9051

Re: Anyone doing historical settings?

Nice stuff Fizz. I remember in the deep history of Cerilia, that the elves never knew divine magic with the coming of the great migrations. Do you remember if the dwarves of ancient times had clerical magic? If not, wow, dwarven runecasters from the Vikings books is a great idea. I don't think it's...
by Fizz
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone doing historical settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 9051

Re: Anyone doing historical settings?

as well as a campaign mimicking the events of Eaters of the Dead (13th Warrior). Ha! I too once did an adventure based on that. I love that book / movie. (Good soundtrack too.) and the like is used for my Birthright campaign that I will someday get off the ground. I used elements from the AD&D Viki...
by Fizz
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone doing historical settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 9051

Re: Anyone doing historical settings?

I too really liked (actually, still like) the HR books from TSR. The Vikings book is my favorite, and contains the best treatment of the Runecaster class i've seen done. Simple, but different. The Berserker class is pretty good too. I have (awhile ago now) run games using the book. It wasn't histori...
by Fizz
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Middle Earth Mashup
Replies: 28
Views: 15511

Re: Middle Earth Mashup

And I don't get why they made such a big deal about offering options for backgrounds in 5E. I agree, i've not been big on backgrounds. In some ways it makes sense, but if they had a background shouldn't they have a level? To me, in 5E it feels like backgrounds as well as paths are a way of giving m...
by Fizz
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Middle Earth Mashup
Replies: 28
Views: 15511

Re: Middle Earth Mashup

Feats are a love/hate thing for a lot of people. Some people see them as options, others as restrictions. I've viewed them both ways in the past. I too have seen them that way too. Ultimately, i came to think of them as special abilities that are not unique to a class. That is- any character could ...
by Fizz
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Middle Earth Mashup
Replies: 28
Views: 15511

Re: Middle Earth Mashup

I do like the 5E Middle-Earth books.
I am not familiar with these books. Where can i find them? Publisher website?

-Fizz
by Fizz
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: There and Back Again
Replies: 12
Views: 7940

Re: There and Back Again

You are certainly not alone Dynel. Among the other stories here, i too have had little time the last few years. Between grad school, working, and multiple cross-country moves, there is just not a lot of time left over. And also like you, i like poking around other systems. I still like thinking abou...
by Fizz
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Creating a New World
Replies: 1
Views: 3482

Re: Creating a New World

Sounds like you have plenty of ideas. World-building can be fun, but daunting. And to be honest, it might never get finished because I'm always coming up with ideas. That's ok, you can always come up with more ideas and storylines faster than they can be played out. There are many ways to make maps....
by Fizz
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fantastic Heroes & Witchery
Replies: 4
Views: 3750

Fantastic Heroes & Witchery

Hi all- Looking around the web the other day and i came across a old-school system called Fantastic Heroes & Witchery . Of particular note, i really like how they handle divine classes. I have never liked cleric / druid spells, feel too "wizardy" to me. Instead FH&W has a separate system of "prayers...
by Fizz
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1000
Replies: 6
Views: 5214

Re: 1000

See? It's quick posts like that which will keep you at the top of the message board count. :)

Thanks for the reference- i will check it out.

-Fizz
by Fizz
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 1000
Replies: 6
Views: 5214

1000

This is my 1000th post. I'm coming for you Treebore... heh. I don't post as much as i used to, largely in part because i don't play very often nowadays, what with grad school and work. But even though i'm not playing, i still like C&C; thinking about rules and new products, and reading about others'...
by Fizz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Half Orc Barbarians bonus
Replies: 15
Views: 8678

Re: Half Orc Barbarians bonus

Interesting idea. It opens the door nicely to a preferred class for each race. Do you have other combinations as well? A halfling-rogue bonus, or a gnome-illusionist bonus?

-Fizz
by Fizz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Arcane & Divine Magic Saves
Replies: 9
Views: 6210

Re: Arcane & Divine Magic Saves

Yay! A new member! Welcome! You will find much help here- it's a good friendly community.

Keep spreading the good words of C&C!


-Fizz
by Fizz
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Did I do wrong to weaken the encounter?
Replies: 18
Views: 9513

Re: Did I do wrong to weaken the encounter?

The big fight at the end is always tricky... you could have had the big guy, say "you are not worth my time" and depart leaving his minions to be the big fight.. saving the big guy for another day.. they will burn with outrage, but know the big guy was right, they barely beat the minions.... better...
by Fizz
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Did I do wrong to weaken the encounter?
Replies: 18
Views: 9513

Re: Did I do wrong to weaken the encounter?

Generally, if something goes awry that is not the players' fault, i won't punish them for it. But if they miss something, then too bad. It does depends on the type of players you have. Your batch sounds like they might be accepting of a TPK given that it was their fault. Other groups though dislike ...
by Fizz
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and 5e
Replies: 27
Views: 18262

Re: C&C and 5e

Advantage/disadvantage is simply and easy and stupid as hell. Adv/dis is equal to a +5/-5 mod so EVERY single modifier is +5/-5. They don't stack so its just as easy to hit a guy with a sword in the dark standing on the ground as it is underwater or falling off a cliff in a sandstorm while poisoned...
by Fizz
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and 5e
Replies: 27
Views: 18262

Re: C&C and 5e

Jyrdan Fairblade wrote:Inspiration is something the DM uses to reward a player for something.
I don't recall that from the 5e PH (though i have not read it exhaustively). Is this your own house rule, or something from the 5e DMG, or other?

-Fizz
by Fizz
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and 5e
Replies: 27
Views: 18262

Re: C&C and 5e

Am I missing something? In 5E, "advantage" or "disadvantage" are not something you hang onto - it's situational. The GM determines that your attack roll (for whatever reason) has "advantage", and on your roll you roll 2 d20s instead of 1, and take the best roll (instead of the GM saying "give yours...
by Fizz
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Need suggestions for unique magic items
Replies: 11
Views: 8781

Re: Need suggestions for unique magic items

or a sling stone that will reverse gravity on a target, causing the target to slam into the ceiling in a dungeon or go to a lethal height outdoors before the effect wears off and the target falls to its doom. I like this idea but on a dart instead of a stone. If the dart sticks into the target, rev...