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by Telhawk
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Do your players wear knee britches or lederhosen?
Replies: 13
Views: 448

<t>Being a child of the '70s and '80s as I am, my concept of "ideal" fantasy RPG-style wear was locked and set in stone by John Boorman's Excalibur back in '81. I was never a fan of the overly-idealized "silverwear"-type armor that Arthur and his boys model in the last half of the movie, but the pre...
by Telhawk
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: No games in the GTA and bored
Replies: 7
Views: 226

<t>I sympathize very strongly with what you're feeling, angelius - my own gaming group has been cut down to the trinity who originated it almost thirty years ago (i.e., myself and my two brothers), and we're damned lucky if we can fit things together on a bi-weekly basis in order to get some game ti...
by Telhawk
Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Greyhawk
Replies: 34
Views: 1659

<t>Re the Castle Zagyg/Greyhawk crossover comfortability (and especially "Temple of Elemental Evil"), just about the most difficult thing you'll have to do is transfer 1.0 ACs over to C&C's pure "upward curve" style. My brother is currently running me and our other brother through "ToEE" (it's t...
by Telhawk
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Concerned about Troll Lord Games's future plans
Replies: 58
Views: 1299

Quote: Well, if nothing else, this thread does give a pretty good idea of what folks are interested in seeing the most. Precisely what gives me hope for the future on this, as difficult as it may be to wait for work that was supposed to be out six-plus months ago. Storm Queen has brought up some ex...
by Telhawk
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Crusader Issue 1 Reprint
Replies: 13
Views: 576

<t>I'd like to sign on board for this as well; I really enjoy Crusader - in fact have subscribed to the magazine for the past several months - and managed to pick up all the back issues with the exception of number one. The articles sound intriguing, and, being an obsessive-compulsive type with rega...
by Telhawk
Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Stuff You Want To See
Replies: 32
Views: 483

<t>I should have added this before, but I'll throw my hat into the ring now: Yes, I too will line up around the block for the official C&C version of Oriental Adventures. That supplement for 1.0-2.0 was, in my opinion, one of the best works released under Gary Gygax's auspices. Seeing a new vers...
by Telhawk
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C Stuff You Want To See
Replies: 32
Views: 483

<t>1. New spells and magic items are priority one.<br/> <br/> 2. Creatures (new and old alike) from the Lower Planes would be excellent; although it's pretty much a given that the beasties from 1.0-2.0 can be houseruled into existing formats, an official guide for these kinds of things would be much...
by Telhawk
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Does C&C need a Revamp?
Replies: 80
Views: 5654

<t>I'd like to think the strength of the SEIGE engine has been aptly demonstrated, both in the games my brothers and I have played over the last nine months or so, and in the fact that Troll Lords' sales have obviously been vigorous enough to allow them to start expanding the realm.<br/> <br/> The "...
by Telhawk
Fri Dec 28, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Modules o' Plenty
Replies: 14
Views: 255

<t>I sure can relate to this: Jungger has been CKing me and our other brother through "Temple of Elemental Evil" for the past several months (no, we're not dumb or slow - it's just we're only able to get together on a too infrequent basis) and the conversion issues have been almost nonexistent. Abou...
by Telhawk
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Oh my... AVP-R
Replies: 18
Views: 474

Quote: OK, sounds good enough to rent. I first have to catch up on the first AVP! Rhuvein, if you have any self-respect, you will avoid that tragic waste of the human spirit as diligently as possible. The first one was made palatable only with the inclusion of Lance Henrikson, and who was killed of...
by Telhawk
Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New Mad Irishman C&C sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 479

<t>I was first introduced to Mr. Patrick Murphy's work through Trek-RPG.net; the man has a gift for design and layout that is second to none. His character sheets for Last Unicorn Games' Star Trek RPGs - TOS, TNG and DS9 versions - blow LUG's out of the water.<br/> <br/> I regularly check up on what...
by Telhawk
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 4E hating?
Replies: 86
Views: 2425

<t>I'm going to pretty much get on board with Jungger here (like that's a surprise ). My FLGS had Star Wars Saga edition on sale for a pretty damned reasonable price, so I picked the sucker up about six-eight weeks ago. Having looked it over - and again, assuming that Saga bears more than just the s...
by Telhawk
Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Lich That Stole Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 802

<t>Does bring to mind that obligatory moment in the game where the Lich - who, with his dog Max - is about to end up losing the Yule Log at the event horizon of the Sphere of Annihilation, and then has an amazing change of heart when he gains the strength of ten liches, plus two. This, of course, al...
by Telhawk
Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Thank You
Replies: 28
Views: 653

All best, many happy returns of the day, and joyous holidays. Looking forward to many more enjoyable exchanges on the board in the year (and your year) to come.

Now get to work on the CKG or I'll rough yuz up.
by Telhawk
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: People upset w/ 4e = More gamers for C&C?
Replies: 89
Views: 2952

<t>All welcomes, Kathorus!<br/> <br/> Quite frankly, I regard this as pretty much the most positive development possible; we have a special spot in our hearts here for the "converted", but it's also good to have someone who's still tapped into the WotC D&D 3.x and 4.0 pipeline. I, for one, would...
by Telhawk
Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 848 members here on the TLG forums and growing . , ,
Replies: 42
Views: 677

<t>There may indeed have been a few...but if so, it sure ain't been from this corner. I have happily sung Troll Lord Games' praises to a multitude of peoples, both in my personal and work life. As I told Steven the last time I made a phone order to Little Rock, my brothers and I had basically given ...
by Telhawk
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 848 members here on the TLG forums and growing . , ,
Replies: 42
Views: 677

Quote:
Now every member needs to go out and find two people to get into the game and have them buy one book each direct from the site.

So this whole "Troll Lord Games" thing was a front for a pyramid scheme, eh? We're on to you, Thorne.
by Telhawk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: People upset w/ 4e = More gamers for C&C?
Replies: 89
Views: 2952

Quote: Plus I think it goes back to so many people being afraid of math, and the varied XP charts makes it look too complicated. Actually, I think they just can't grasp that a thief that gets one or two levels above a Knight, getting that +1 to +2 bonus to all checks and saves in comparison, is pow...
by Telhawk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: People upset w/ 4e = More gamers for C&C?
Replies: 89
Views: 2952

<t>Okay, time to chime in here.<br/> <br/> Re the variability of xp required for distinctly different classes - who fricking cares? Doesn't it actually hold some logic that a class that carries far more innate advantages - e.g., paladin - would require more to advance than your meat-and-potatoes fig...
by Telhawk
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roll for Puke
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Roll for Puke

<t>Okay, it's getting on in the evening, but I felt that this had to be included, if just to show how brothers in the forty-three (me) to thirty-six (Jungger) range can turn into haw-hawing teenage goofs when the circumstances are right. Onward...<br/> <br/> Last Saturday, me bros and I were squeezi...
by Telhawk
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CKG playtesting?
Replies: 40
Views: 1178

<t>My interpretation of the book is that it was always intended as a sort of buffet-style offering for the CK: here's your salad bar, your chicken balls and plumb sauce...some of them there side fixin's and maybe a spot or two of Nanaimo bars or ice cream for dessert. While there are probably some a...
by Telhawk
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I just taught a new player!!
Replies: 3
Views: 108

<t>Couple things that come to mind, and that may or may not bear relevance, as I am (currently, anyway) sans children:<br/> <br/> 1. Maximize role-play. As Steven indicated in his Crusader #7 editorial, every kid know how to do this; so take it and run with it. Run like a young boy in the fields.<br...
by Telhawk
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anyone having trouble with freeyabb.com/TLG forums today?
Replies: 38
Views: 770

<t>A touch relieved that I wasn't the only one experiencing this problem. At work, when I get a couple secs break time, I usually dial up this site to see what the latest news is. For several days this past week, the forum link either refused to work at all or was very, very slow in loading - as in ...
by Telhawk
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Worst Film Adaptation of a Novel Ever?
Replies: 50
Views: 1241

<t>Going to have to jump on the bandwagon here; Jurassic Park - which I did see under something resembling protest, so I kind of came in with a less than sterling attitude to begin with - was so horrible that I declined the opportunity to read the book for the next five years. Dumb, I know, but the ...
by Telhawk
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Man, I miss TSR...
Replies: 72
Views: 1835

<t>That list does indeed pull the nostalgia strings. My own fondest memories from that era are the Dark Sun works - that setting, while it may be of limited appeal for some, had an atmosphere and cache to it (not least of which was due to Gerald Brom's excellent cover paintings and inside art) that ...
by Telhawk
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How To Convince Them C&C Rocks?
Replies: 21
Views: 2228

<t>Happy sigh. Reading about revelations like this is one of the things that convinces me that Messers Chenault, Golden and Doyel have definitely hit a gold vein. Treebore, that bit you mentioned on the first page about how Feats actually manifest themselves in gameplay is almost word for word what ...
by Telhawk
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Got a question concerning paladins...
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Quote: holy aura's don't stop crossbow bolts. Especially in swarms. It really doesn't matter what 'level' the character is. Unless the paladin can bat 500 crossbow bolts out of the air, he's pretty well toast. Unless, of course, you're dealing with your basic dual-classed paladin/monk. It's a good ...
by Telhawk
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: SIEGE, strongest RPG system
Replies: 15
Views: 579

<t>It's long been my contention that one of the requirements for excellence be the absolute avoidance of confusion, obfuscation and overcomplication...all of which are sins attributable to certain other gaming systems with which I trust we are all familiar (and yes, I'm talking about Snakes and Ladd...
by Telhawk
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: More pics
Replies: 26
Views: 6461

Always wonderful to see me bro's stuff on display. If you think this work is good, you should see some of the full-color paintings; rarely have I encountered material that could equal it.
by Telhawk
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Superhero Games
Replies: 31
Views: 776

<t>Accuse me of nepotism if you will, but I've got to back up Jungger here. Villains & Vigilantes - especially the second edition - had a quality to it that no other superhero game I've encountered (and no, that's not one hell of a lot) has yet matched. The Jeff Dee/Bill Willingham art just seem...