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by Telhawk
Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A sigh of relief
Replies: 18
Views: 618

Wonderful to read that she's out of the woods on this; as others have stated, all wishes for a swift and uneventful recovery.
by Telhawk
Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Alas and Argh
Replies: 28
Views: 1057

<t>I agree wholeheartedly with Fizz and Frost - bring a copy of the C&C PH along with you, just in case. I can see it turning into one of those gawdawful talking heads ads that you'd get on late night cable:<br/> <br/> (Opening shot: family playing D&D 4e around a table, all wearing '80s Cos...
by Telhawk
Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Alas and Argh
Replies: 28
Views: 1057

Quote: We'll see if I cave... I would. If for no other reason than having a genuine, informed basis of evidence on which to develop an opinion, I'd give it the shot. If it turns out to be The Omen in RPG form...well, you'll have lost an evening of your life but have the attendent wisdom to make up ...
by Telhawk
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Mistakes running the Tomb of Horrors...
Replies: 9
Views: 431

<t>An interesting parallel to this, Moriarty, came up in the first major "series" that Jungger ran our brother (Arkon) and I through. Adapting "Temple of Elemental Evil", Jungger did a direct conversion - Armor Class, attack abilities, the whole bit - for Lareth and his crew against our poor second-...
by Telhawk
Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Isaac Hayes
Replies: 4
Views: 331

<t>Mr. Hayes and Bernie Mac were two men who were far, far too young to be leaving us. I was never that heavily influenced by Isaac Hayes' musical career, but I will, forever and ever, remember him as The Duke in Escape From New York, numerous other bits he did, serious and comic alike, and, of cour...
by Telhawk
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Dark Knight...
Replies: 25
Views: 807

Quote:
Apparently, it's still breaking records!

As it damn well should!
by Telhawk
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Gary!!
Replies: 17
Views: 632

<t>I am still kicking myself for never sending the man a message to let him know how deeply his work and vision had touched me...I couldn't find a good enough "reason" to send it without thinking I'd read like a sycophant. Although the alcoholic beverages are pretty much a thing of the past with thi...
by Telhawk
Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Dark Knight...
Replies: 25
Views: 807

<t>My humble opinion on the subject at hand:<br/> TOTAL<br/> <br/> HARD<br/> <br/> CORE!!!<br/> <br/> I knew from the second we saw the bunch of clowns (no, not the ones in Congress - these ones are actually looking you in the face when they steal your money) robbing the bank, with William Fichtner ...
by Telhawk
Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Happy 4th of July from us Canadians!
Replies: 6
Views: 552

As a dual citizen (born in Boston, MA to Canadian parents; raised in Toronto), I will stretch my hands across both sides of the border at the Peace Bridge and send the best wishes to those south of the forty-ninth parallel. Happiness and cheer to all on your birthday, U.S.A..
by Telhawk
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Will TLG do 4e?
Replies: 46
Views: 1733

<t>Like anyone's going to be surprised by this, but my interest in pretty much anything 3.0 and afterward is zero to nil. My brother - whom we'll refer to here as Arkon - did try the game out a week or so ago with a group of friends, and pronounced it pretty much what we'd been expecting: a video ga...
by Telhawk
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wouldn't Troll Lord make more money by dropping SIEGE?
Replies: 53
Views: 1278

<t>I'm going to take this gentleman's question seriously: Why not get on board with a proven and profitable system? Doesn't it provide a stronger likelihood of your work hitting a larger audience and and pulling in a few extra bucks at the same time? Doesn't that make it a win-win for everybody?<br/...
by Telhawk
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Voice Acting in RPGs
Replies: 32
Views: 671

<t>Being of good dramatic stock, the "voice" thing is one of my sources of pride, small though it may be.<br/> <br/> However, I've become strongly aware that there's a difference between establishing a voice in terms of solidifying character - Veddy Proper British, Guttersnipe, RPG Geek, what have y...
by Telhawk
Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Most expensive d20 ever.
Replies: 22
Views: 935

Quote: What makes the scholars assume it is a gaming die? It could be an educational tool. Oh come on, Serl - anyone can see, even on that Christie's shot, that some of the inscriptions clearly indicate a critical hit, a saving throw, and, if I'm not mistaken, one that's nearly rubbed out is for at...
by Telhawk
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Improving the paladin's Smite Evil ability
Replies: 10
Views: 639

<t>It's been far too long since I chimed in here, but a subject like this - dealing with my all-time favorite character class - is a must-do. <br/> Although I have not yet run a paladin in C&C - I wanted to give my usual predilections a break and try something different with my brother's campaig...
by Telhawk
Fri May 16, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Monsters and Treasure II Preview - Any Interest?
Replies: 26
Views: 1061

Excellent to get a look at this (although the Cluricaun is far too terrifying to use in any campaign below 30th level), and any further previews would be most welcome.
by Telhawk
Tue May 06, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Iron Man
Replies: 31
Views: 785

<t>During all the months that we've been leading up to this, one thing that kept me hoping for the best was how dedicated Robert Downey had been regarding making the character come to life. With this, he's succeeded beyond any hint of criticism; Tony Stark - and his entire list of character flaws, i...
by Telhawk
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What happens if 4th edition bombs ?
Replies: 237
Views: 7014

<t>I think TheNewGuy's pretty much called it a hunnert percent. Not that it hasn't been hinted at/stated before; Hasbro is interested in one thing, and one thing only: PROFIT. Wizards is only a means to an end, and if dumping it appears to be the way to go...c'est la vie, kids. Don't spend your seve...
by Telhawk
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Would YOU pay $14.99 a month to play 4E online?
Replies: 43
Views: 1681

<t>I would not engage in such a horrorshow, even if family members were threatened with the Death of a Thousand Prods in the Navel if I refused to do so.<br/> <br/> The only MMPOG I've ever engaged in is City of Heroes; and that game is so outright simple in terms of its set-up, mechanics and playab...
by Telhawk
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why I Cancelled My D&D 4e Books and Ordered C&C Inst
Replies: 140
Views: 4714

Thank you for that link, NewGuy. Again, I'm making another comment without having read through the linked post in its entirety, but I'd like to think I've got at least a fair concept as to how things are going here. The most revealing point, I thought, was the actual response given to the writers' "...
by Telhawk
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why I Cancelled My D&D 4e Books and Ordered C&C Inst
Replies: 140
Views: 4714

<t>I can't say I ever really cared a tinker's cuss for d20 - no matter what version might be up for discussion - but holy crap on a popsicle stick, even I can't stomach the idea of chopping its creators out of any secondary or tertiary profit lines that developed from their ideas. It brings to mind ...
by Telhawk
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Obituary for Gary in The Economist
Replies: 7
Views: 525

I still think the Wired online article was a better piece of work - better research, no throwaway glib remarks and a far more engaging narrative style - but, as far as codas go, it could have been a lot worse.
by Telhawk
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why I Cancelled My D&D 4e Books and Ordered C&C Inst
Replies: 140
Views: 4714

<t>Oh. My. God.<br/> <br/> I haven't had time to read more than the first page of this thread - after all Jungger and Arkon are coming over in a couple minutes and we are finally, FINALLY going to play our beloved C&C again - but God and Sonny Jesus, NewGuy, those quotes were painful to get thro...
by Telhawk
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C designers: Why no thieves, cavaliers, or magic-users
Replies: 31
Views: 985

<t>It's an interesting - if moot - point. I certainly hold true to the idea that Messers Chenault, Doyel and Golden wouldn't have a problem with it if you "renamed" a class in your game; just as long as it's understood that it goes no further than that.<br/> <br/> Personally, I was rather pleased wi...
by Telhawk
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wired Magazine Online tribute to Gary Gygax
Replies: 7
Views: 289

<t>Thank you very much for having linked this. Of all the articles and books I've seen and read over the last thirty years on the RPG phenomenon - some of them academic, others sycophantic and yet more (Chick! Chick!) hysterical - this one stands damn near the top in terms of its narrative style, jo...
by Telhawk
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Top 5 Misconceptions about D&D (tribute to Gary)
Replies: 9
Views: 474

<t>The author of the linked post here has done some serious homework; the arguments are sound as the dollar (Canadian), and the YouTube video fit into the same quality-set as the "Attacking the DARKNESS!" one that 3rd Eye made a link to a while back. I.e., it makes perfect fun of the sterotypes whil...
by Telhawk
Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sample 4e character sheets
Replies: 107
Views: 2615

Quote: You can't do hundreds of hours of market research and ignore the final answers just becuase it will change the fundamental game. WotC is doing what they feel they have to do to stay competitive and produce quarterly returns for their larger share holder...Hasbro...or they won't have a job to...
by Telhawk
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Slowly approaching 1000
Replies: 2
Views: 102

<t>This is going to sound weird and stupid, perhaps, but one of those "zero-posters" is mine. I originally attempted to sign on to this site using the moniker Khallek Siridar (a paladin in a long-running - though now sadly defunct - 2.0 game that I enjoyed working with one hell of a lot), but, thoug...
by Telhawk
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How'd you end up getting into C&C?
Replies: 68
Views: 1971

Quote: But, I'm sure our brothers and sisters in Canada are having some nice, brisk weather too, eh?! Totally off-topic, but we've been dealing with some real killer days up here recently - January had some insanely warm days (closing on 50 fahrenheit on several of them), while February has been a ...
by Telhawk
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Games You *Thought* Would Be Cool
Replies: 62
Views: 1292

Looking over the last several entries, and noticed that one about Decipher's ill-fated LotR game; I have to back this assessment up 100%-plus. Decipher's absolutely nightmarish conduct with regard to its short-lived Minatures and RPG division is - as I have noted a number of times on the Trek-RPG.ne...
by Telhawk
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Games You *Thought* Would Be Cool
Replies: 62
Views: 1292

<t>Going through the list (like Troy McClure goes through the Ten Commandments) in no particular order:<br/> <br/> 1. D&D 3.x. Yeah, like anyone was dropping their jaw when this one showed up. It's still hard for me to articulate the disappointment that went around the room when we realized that...