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by Telhawk
Mon May 21, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Stormbringer, 5th edition.
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

<t>Jungger is over at my place right now, and we've just been comparing notes on the relative merits of the Stormbringer system. I pretty much go the big one hundred with Jungger - Chaosium put together a very complete, logical, living realization of Mr. Moorcock's writings, along with the additiona...
by Telhawk
Fri May 18, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How big is your RPG collection?
Replies: 30
Views: 3775

<t>The fever began in '79, I believe, when I read about D&D in the newspaper and was so inspired that I tried to run a game, totally sans books or rules, for my brothers that night. The first experience with an actual games table and dice came not long after.<br/> <br/> A thread like this is a r...
by Telhawk
Thu May 17, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 46
Views: 2175

<t>Mucho inspirational discussion topic. <br/> For me, the abodes of retreat during times of trouble have basically been two: diving into any of the better Star Trek TOS episodes, or looking through the RPG books that make up the library. I was heavily into an MMPOG over the course of a couple of ye...
by Telhawk
Thu May 03, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: One Year on these Troll Forums!!
Replies: 105
Views: 4580

<t>As a fairly recent arrival, I'm feeling a bit out of place in the midst of this happy insanity , but I'll add my most sincere good wishes in as well. Steve and the gang at Troll Lord have bailed myself and my brothers out of the 3.X hell we thought we were eternally sentenced to, and the creators...
by Telhawk
Wed May 02, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: (C&C) After Winters Dark (NOW AVAILABLE)
Replies: 206
Views: 55622

<t>Although the "world" that I'm currently CKing for is "under development", I never turn away any work that's been thoroughly considered, polished and had yea buckets of love and concern poured into it. Regardless of the format (although I've always had a fondness for the boxed sets with the saddle...
by Telhawk
Wed May 02, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Introduction Thread -- Say Hi!
Replies: 927
Views: 52158

As a (fairly) recent arrival myself, a warm welcome to Stuie and Frank. Hoping that this is but the first of many happy visits for you both.
by Telhawk
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: The Golden Familiar
Replies: 19
Views: 4420

Quote: [slight rant] why is it so hard to get stuff from TLG into Canada? no other game company, vendor or online store has ever given me (and TLG) such problems in getting product into customers hands. first I tried ordering exclusively direct from TLG - and the postal service kept losing deliveri...
by Telhawk
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: The Golden Familiar
Replies: 19
Views: 4420

<t>I perhaps shouldn't be adding this post, since I haven't actually read the adventure (at Jungger's request ), but I did want to add that I consider this another quality notch in Troll Lords' belt. The fact that a free handout is getting this much postive response when The Other Company's glossed-...
by Telhawk
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Best First Adventure
Replies: 25
Views: 4929

<t>Just a quick addendum to the previous post: I took the plunge and bought/downloaded all the material on RPGnow.com - I'm really looking forward to being able to put parts two and three of the Blacktooth Ridge series into use when the time is appropriate.<br/> <br/> Another big plus: the material ...
by Telhawk
Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Star Wars Saga Edition's Skill System (seems familiar...)
Replies: 41
Views: 4410

<t>I was initially led on to the site in question through a thread that was on the Trek-RPG.net site; I have to say that my feelings on this matter are a little mixed.<br/> <br/> On the positive end, it's nice to know that it only took the WotC dunderheads eight fricking years to figure out that the...
by Telhawk
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Best First Adventure
Replies: 25
Views: 4929

<t>Decided to start off from the beginning when working with Jungger (me bro ). After doing some judicious thinking, I picked "Assault on Blacktooth Ridge" and couldn't have been happier with the result. The module - which is really more a collection of excellent geographically-based adventure hooks...
by Telhawk
Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Most emotional roleplaying moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 2543

<t>That little pamphlet inspired many a rueful smile and shake of the head, a few years ago. Undoubtedly, the result with the most impact was a parody bit that came out not long after; the exact same drawings were used, but the dialogue was replaced with some material that was nothing short of hyste...
by Telhawk
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I've done it...
Replies: 26
Views: 2647

<t>I'm going to have to walk the fence on this one: while I can certainly sympathize with those who keep the works regardless of whether they end up being used or not (certainly the case with me; have close to a dozen WotC d20 books that will likely not have their covers cracked again), I also appla...
by Telhawk
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Most emotional roleplaying moments:
Replies: 23
Views: 2543

<t>Most of the stories so far seem to be about the awkward, and often unpleasant moments...my group and I have certainly had our share of those, but I'd prefer to recall when the (positive) tensions were at their highest.<br/> <br/> Cut to approximately fifteen years ago...We were on Ceti Alpha V, w...
by Telhawk
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Preview of RPGNet CK Screen Review
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

<t>Well executed review, which I agree with almost entirely.<br/> <br/> My two caveats about the Screen: First, maybe I'm missing something, but I could not for the life of me find the Thief's class abilities on any of the fold-outs. Am I just going blind or what?<br/> <br/> Second, the four-panel s...
by Telhawk
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Sticky: C&C cancelled due to WOTC lawsuit.
Replies: 73
Views: 16672

<t>As I've mentioned in previous posts, I - and my brother, Jungger - have between us got a few hundred bucks' worth of d20 D&D "core" books that are only going to see use now as reference/idea texts.<br/> <br/> For us, there was no particular straw or whatever that broke the camel's back - it w...
by Telhawk
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Oriental Adventures
Replies: 63
Views: 3090

Quote: I seem to recall Gary posting somewhere (Dragonsfoot, maybe?), that he had been in contact with the fellow who wrote the original OA (not the one that was published incidentally). He seemed to say that a C&C OA C&C was possible. This is the part where I went into a Homer Simpson "Oriental Ad...
by Telhawk
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Oriental Adventures
Replies: 63
Views: 3090

<t>Man, what I would not give to see Oriental Adventures resurrected and made part of the C&C compendium. The setting would have to be Kara-Tur; that *expletive deleted* Rogkugan crap that was cobbled together for the WotC abomination should be dispensed with and tossed on to the trash heap of b...
by Telhawk
Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Introduction Thread -- Say Hi!
Replies: 927
Views: 52158

Quote: Great post and welcome! Glad to have you with us. [Rigon is a righteous and excellent dude and is sometimes known as Mr. C&C! ] Thank you for the gracious welcome. Along with Trek-RPGnet (where I post under the moniker of D.S.McBride), this is the only chat site that I frequent; not out of a...
by Telhawk
Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Introduction Thread -- Say Hi!
Replies: 927
Views: 52158

<t>Muchos arigato, Omote. I hope that a question or two isn't pushing the limits of propriety; just a couple of things I had in mind and wanted to ask The Man about.<br/> <br/> One more thing for the general population here, although I have no doubt this subject has been discussed ad infinitum by th...
by Telhawk
Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Introduction Thread -- Say Hi!
Replies: 927
Views: 52158

Greetings to the Resident Population

<t>Hello, everyone.<br/> <br/> Don't want to eat up too much of the gang's time, so I'll make this quick:<br/> <br/> I've been involved with RPGs - starting off with AD&D, natch - for closing on thirty years, and, along with Jungger (who is me bro ), became very disenchanted with WotC's version/...