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by Telhawk
Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who hires these people?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 842

<t>Strange and kind of telling that I should run across this thread tonight. My best friend - whom I've known for going on thirty-five years - has been working as a high school math teacher for over a decade and a half now. As he and I are employed in the same profession - though not the same facili...
by Telhawk
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Archtypical Forum-Goers
Replies: 26
Views: 458

<t>I just have to throw this one in, as the various types brought up previously have caused a memory fit and brought out a fallen specter:<br/> The Red Quacker (Sociopath)<br/> <br/> Back when I first started perusing RPG forums - in mid-late '00 - there was an individual who signed on to Trek-RPG.n...
by Telhawk
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Music for CKs to do prep by
Replies: 27
Views: 995

<t>Have never been really into the musical-inspiration bit while prepping the game; setting things up seems to require too much concentration from me to essentially "multi-task" with the ears. During the game, though, is an entirely different matter: I've been an avid soundtrack collector since age ...
by Telhawk
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: IRON MAN, baby!
Replies: 20
Views: 798

<t>Son of a B***H, this looks like it could go places. One of my alts in City of Heroes - Omega Fury - was created with this guy in mind; I've got to say that the trailer, at least, has piqued my interest. Kind of nice to see a superhero that doesn't start off with a we-must-save-the-world attitude....
by Telhawk
Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I've been banned from ENworld!!
Replies: 82
Views: 4565

<t>I still stick by my original take on the situation: D&D 4.0 is going to lead to an even greater Balkanization between role-players and roll-players than already exists. Steve Chenault has already made it clear that there's to be no gratuitous WotC/4.0 bashing round these parts - and that's fi...
by Telhawk
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Is it legal if...
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Just to clarify a touch, I believe Omote means that it is legal as long as it is for personal use.

Sorry about jumping in there, Omote, but just wanted to provide a bit of detail on the matter.
by Telhawk
Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Starting a C&C campaign.
Replies: 18
Views: 1966

<t>All welcomes, Rhone1. With regard to the D&D minis - from my perspective, the answer is a solid Yes. My brothers and I have used those very affordable plastic ones to great effect over the last couple of games; although C&C is definitely not a d20 descendent, the usefulness of miniatures ...
by Telhawk
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: favorite death of your pc
Replies: 18
Views: 633

<t>As it so happens, the only character/s death I've ever had occurred in C&C a few months ago.<br/> <br/> My brother (Jungger) has been running "Temple of Elemental Evil" for myself and our other brother, referred to here as Arkon. After a couple of sessions, we'd managed to work our way into t...
by Telhawk
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What impact do you think 4e will have on C&C sales?
Replies: 106
Views: 6914

<t>This has absolutely nothing to do with any of the previous posts, let alone the subject matter at hand, but I've got to state that I've hit that link 3rd Eye made with his "Attacking the DARKNESS!" post and just about laughed myself sick. I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone who might no...
by Telhawk
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Down points of C&C:
Replies: 54
Views: 1120

<t>Gotta back up Philotomy Jurament here; the system on surprise and surprise attacks is a touch lacking. If there was a selection of five things I'd like to see addressed in future editions of the PHB, that'd be one of 'em. The C&C prime/non-prime saving throws I can live with...but it really p...
by Telhawk
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Kudo's to the Trolls
Replies: 6
Views: 340

<t>I don't know if that's true one hundred percent of the time - I recall watching a news segment some time ago about a dollar store/curiosity shop-type operation that had a fairly thriving business...their ads were mimeographed, not terribly well laid out, cheap colored paper, but they had a certai...
by Telhawk
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Insta- death spells (WARNING!! Rant with vulgar language)
Replies: 63
Views: 1694

Quote: And you have 4e. The game where Clerics arn't needed anymore (YES, Bill Slavisick stated this exactly). Omote, this (almost) had me laughing out loud. As I watch, more alien genetic material is being injected - and indigenous genetic material being deleted, apparently - in an effort to produ...
by Telhawk
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Minimum number of players
Replies: 16
Views: 509

<t>Very quick addendum: If you're running this with only one player, might be best to have him work with multiple characters. That way, you don't end up having to run a gamut of NPCs and your bro can get a good working knowledge as to what each class' abilities, advantanges, disadvantages and limita...
by Telhawk
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG at Gen Con
Replies: 39
Views: 759

Best news I've heard in the last week. Hoping to the powers above that this is merely the latest in a series of good-news occurrences for the Troll Lord gang.

P.S.: The booth-babe pictures must be forthcoming. My doctor says it's the best thing for me.
by Telhawk
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What impact do you think 4e will have on C&C sales?
Replies: 106
Views: 6914

<t>Heh - I'm at an Internet shop right now, waiting for a bento box to be served up at the Japanese place a couple doors down, but I just could not go without having a look at the latest goings-on. 3rd Eye, that little scene is getting put down as a blow-for-blow (literally) example of exactly what ...
by Telhawk
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What impact do you think 4e will have on C&C sales?
Replies: 106
Views: 6914

<t>You are correct, Treebore: I should have been more specific in the previous post. I wasn't writing of on-line RPing in general - which, of course, can be just as idiosyncratic and unique as any pen-and-paper version - but of WotC's 4.0 take on it. There's a huge difference, for me, between a grou...
by Telhawk
Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What impact do you think 4e will have on C&C sales?
Replies: 106
Views: 6914

<t>D&D 4.0 will go back to the basics the same way that 3.x, and the whole miniatures experience, embraced "role" playing; i.e., not at all. The simplification of classes, rules, Feats and so forth has been brought in to for one reason and one reason only: so that Johnny Sixpack won't have to ex...
by Telhawk
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Star Wars
Replies: 17
Views: 1427

<t>Agree the big one hundred with Concobar - the WEG system was damned near brilliant in its simplicity. The points of contention are, of course, the bucket o' dice curse for high-skill level characters, and the fact that the Force in that game just seemed kinda...I dunno...a bit less glamorous than...
by Telhawk
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The real Mazes & Monsters
Replies: 3
Views: 182

<t>I read this book - The Dungeon Master - in university, wanting to finally get the straight goods on how this whole situation came down, and so I could actually have some sort of hard-edged proof to throw back when the "D&D will destroy your delicate young mind! The children! Won't somebody th...
by Telhawk
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Celebrity D&D
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Quote: Don't know Don Cherry though. Ahem. Don Cherry is, according to whom you ask, either the Second Coming in expletive-spouting, houndstooth-jacket wearing form, or a loudmouth schnook who has been inculcated with the belief that Hockey (and yes, that's capitalized for a reason) is the divine a...
by Telhawk
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Now It Feels Like Summer
Replies: 8
Views: 327

<t>Heh - small wonder you came up with that assortment of orc tribes and their respective specializations (by the way, that bit was damned good); it's a result of exposure to the real-life equivalent. It's wonderful to read of someone's taking real joy in a job where you are on the frontline of civi...
by Telhawk
Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CKG in the fall
Replies: 51
Views: 1690

Quote: I wouldn't hold my breath for a Septermber release of the CKG. That's what we refer to as bad attitude 'round these here parts. If we just alternate between glaring unblinkingly at the TLG guys and blubbering on our knees with our hands clasped in a servile manner, everything will work out j...
by Telhawk
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CKG in the fall
Replies: 51
Views: 1690

<t>Completely agree with Buttmonkey's statement above, but (whine, snivel) I still want the damn thing!<br/> <br/> Sigh. Hopefully it'll be out in September...there's just so much on the fire from Troll Lord that I want to pick up. Castle Zagyg, the Aihrde works, expansions to the monsters lists, th...
by Telhawk
Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: things that I'd do if I were CEO and president of TLG
Replies: 161
Views: 3061

<t>Okay. I'm on a bit of clock right now (student is writing an assignment, have a couple minutes free in which to look at the forum), so I haven't been able to peruse this subject from the angle of all posts submitted. Nonetheless, I'm going to throw in my viewpoint(which may or may not bear releva...
by Telhawk
Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I hate how there are no C&C players in my hood
Replies: 15
Views: 1260

<t>Believe me, man, we are here - we just tend to keep a low profile in the event that Monte Cook et al show up and try to replace us with those pod things. You know, the ones that look like us but talk in a montotone, never blink and have the cabbage leaves on the back of their heads.<br/> <br/> Th...
by Telhawk
Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Crusader Vol 3. Issue 6 (NOW AVAILABLE)
Replies: 49
Views: 18936

<t>Ditto to the above; I just enjoy reading the latest ruminations from Mr. Gygax and the various insights on the gaming phenomenon itself. I've been seriously considering submitting an article or two - "Sex in C&C" sounded like a good starting point, although the title rings a bell for some rea...
by Telhawk
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Errata update for 2nd edition?
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Many thanks for that, Moriarty - just wondering, however, if the adjustment to the assassin's Poison table is going to be included at some point? Or is that for 3rd printing purchasers only?
by Telhawk
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: did Star Wars Saga Edition rip off C&C??
Replies: 24
Views: 1503

Quote: ...and the fan boys are already claiming it is absolutely in no way similar even by a tiny bit. (Not only moving goal posts, but moving the whole entire football field to prove it.) Watch the eyes...when they're shifting like pinballs on a fifty-thousand point run, you've got 'em dead to rig...
by Telhawk
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: did Star Wars Saga Edition rip off C&C??
Replies: 24
Views: 1503

<t>Was looking at the Trek-RPG.net forums a little while earlier - where many of the posters have managed to score a copy of this work - and the overall consensus is the Wizards has perhaps begun its long, slow and painful haul back to RPing sanity.<br/> <br/> I have no intention of picking up this ...
by Telhawk
Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Long Overdue Errata Updates
Replies: 141
Views: 3481

<t>I have to confess that I haven't looked through all nine pages of this sticky - yes, call me a lazy so and so - thus, the subject I'm about to bring up may very well have been dealt with prior to this. Nonetheless, I'm going to include my ruminations, for whatever good they're worth.<br/> <br/> A...