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by Mike Frank
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MMO slump, what are you playing?
Replies: 32
Views: 1544

Re: MMO slump, what are you playing?

I have been flying BMS F4 and DCS:A-10C between RPGs.

Still have a weekly game going; after 6 years or so of C&C we switched over to PathFinder.
by Mike Frank
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Arazmus' Daily Unimportant Opinion Poll 6/2
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

I prefer paper airplanes. The plastic ones are nice, but you can be so much more creative with paper.
by Mike Frank
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What was your first Gaming Convention?
Replies: 52
Views: 608

Arazmus wrote:
WOTC must have had a Con in Washington....

Different time frame. My childhood spanned the 70's and 80's.
by Mike Frank
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What RPG did you cut your teeth on?
Replies: 78
Views: 1827

<t>Started with nothing but the AD&D Monster Manual. I had no idea what I was doing, but had a great time just looking at the monsters. Then I bought the basic set and learned a bit with my older brother. This was the time when he, while sitting on the couch with the monster manual as a die roll...
by Mike Frank
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What was your first Gaming Convention?
Replies: 52
Views: 608

MepaCon in Scranton, PA. I think it was 2004 or 5. Growing up in Washington state, I had no chance of making it to GenCon, but oh, how I wanted to go...
by Mike Frank
Mon May 31, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Sign of the End Times (Read at your own discretion)
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: A Sign of the End Times (Read at your own discretion)

Secret Skeleton wrote: So the unthinkable happened and I believe it to be a sign of the coming end of the world. At the last game I ran one of my players not only emptied the trashcan WITHOUT BEING ASKED, AND REPLACED THE BAG! I am not sure how this will mean in the end, but I am scared. In all my ...
by Mike Frank
Tue May 18, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio
Replies: 32
Views: 1568

Yeah, Gene S. also invented breathing.
by Mike Frank
Mon May 17, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio
Replies: 32
Views: 1568

Was a HUGE fan of DIO's music since the first day I heard him. Somebody gave "Live Evil" to my brother as a birthday present and I was immediately hooked on the imagery and the feel.

I was shocked to learn of his death. I am deeply saddened by our loss.
by Mike Frank
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what video games are you playing?
Replies: 76
Views: 1910

Breakdaddy wrote: Dude. Falcon 4 was TEH AWESOME! I bought one of the original copies with the actual printed documentation instead of the ghetto PDF. I loved that game so much. I gave it away to a pal a while back and regret it still. Yeah, I bought the version that had all the documentation in th...
by Mike Frank
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what video games are you playing?
Replies: 76
Views: 1910

Falcon 4 Allied Force.

The obsession starts...again...
by Mike Frank
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: Cancelation of subscription program
Replies: 9
Views: 4062

<t>Well, I didn't get the email and I am one of the early subscribers ( I think I'm subscriber number 4).<br/> <br/> This is disappointing news, but I know that whatever you come out with will be great stuff as demonstrated in IXXX and AGJ #1.<br/> <br/> I'll be happy to receive surprise shipments i...
by Mike Frank
Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: More Feedback Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 4313

<t>I am in agreement with the comments on the subscription. These things were supposed to come out every two months right? Some slippage is o.k, but it's been several months, and all I'm seeing is other smaller stuff getting shot out.<br/> <br/> That being said, I DID buy some of the PDFs. Content o...
by Mike Frank
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Joys of Dental Hygeine
Replies: 13
Views: 321

<t>When I had my top Wisdom teeth pulled, it was no big deal. The bottom ones on the other hand were impacted and much more a problem. I can remember being all numb and feeling the pressure of the cuts the surgeon was making. THTHTHCK. THTHTHTHCK. THTHTHTHCK. THTHTHTHCK.<br/> <br/> I remember thinki...
by Mike Frank
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: NEW SOCIETY WEBSITE!
Replies: 36
Views: 12348

Looks good with the exception of white text on a black background. At least the font is large enough to not cause too much eye strain.

Otherwise it's very nicely laid out.
by Mike Frank
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: AGJ #2
Replies: 7
Views: 3300

Re: AGJ #2

jamesmishler wrote: Here are four words: "Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!" A No-Prize to the one who identifies that quote. (Oh, and that is in no way to be construed as casting aspersions on the question... the question is quite valid). No, just stalled. Actually, the first Campaign Installment h...
by Mike Frank
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: DM Dice Rolling Prefrence
Replies: 28
Views: 844

Crusader wrote: I always roll behind the screen. The example above is a dead giveaway when the CK is fudging. otherwise leave them guessing. I guess if you skip my opening sentence, then that makes sense. But I said "The majority" of the time I roll out in the open. If I were only hiding the rolls ...
by Mike Frank
Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: DM Dice Rolling Prefrence
Replies: 28
Views: 844

<t>The majority of the time I roll in the open for all to see -- I often dispense with the screen. I do hide and roll any of the PC's ability checks when the PC would not immediately know whether the action was successful or not. e.g. Move silent, hide, detect traps, teleport, ect. That being said, ...
by Mike Frank
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New Spell Ideas...
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Where's Animate Wound?
by Mike Frank
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Castle Zagyg: The Upper Works by Gary Gygax
Replies: 22
Views: 203

gideon_thorne wrote: Thats because, as I posted in the other thread, his power has been out for a week, which means he can't check his email, which means his email box is overloaded. Try the phone. I'm aware of that. I sent the e-mail just to get a timestamp on when I first tried to contact him. Mu...
by Mike Frank
Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Castle Zagyg: The Upper Works by Gary Gygax
Replies: 22
Views: 203

<t>Well, I'm disappointed. Not in the content -- that's great.<br/> <br/> When I got the package in the mail, I knew things weren't going to be good when I saw that the shipping box was crushed. Sure enough, the UW box was also smashed and the corners ripped out. I sent Steve an email when I got it,...
by Mike Frank
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Original Barbarian???
Replies: 10
Views: 285

jamesmishler wrote: As Moriarty mentions I'll soon release the Barbarians of the Wilderlands PDF (ideally this coming week). The PDF details a new optional barbarian class that I believe better emulates the classic barbarian of pulp Sword & Sorcery fiction. As such in many ways it resembles the UA ...
by Mike Frank
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Album/CD Are You Listening To?
Replies: 238
Views: 9546

Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

(Into the Void just plain kicks ass!)
by Mike Frank
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What is the Castles & Crusades Society?
Replies: 13
Views: 579

serleran wrote:
It is about having fun, gaming, and getting together as friends... all games are welcome, not just Castles and Crusades.

Well said Serleran.
by Mike Frank
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Evil Clerics vs Paladins
Replies: 6
Views: 54

I've always thought this was ridiculous rule and have never used it.
by Mike Frank
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dragon mags- Free(just pay shipping)
Replies: 32
Views: 1228

Hoo hoo! I got my box tonight. Absolutely fantastic!

As for the bonus material -- there's enough there to keep me busy for a very long time. Awesome!

Many, many thanks Blood Axe.
by Mike Frank
Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bog updated
Replies: 21
Views: 624

ScottyG wrote:
I think you forgot the part where you shipped all the UW pre-orders, but otherwise a nice blog entry.

Great youtube interview video, btw.

Scott

That's the part I kept looking for...
by Mike Frank
Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Treasure & XP...
Replies: 12
Views: 103

Luther, take a look at this "Old-School Primer" posted by Mythmere.
http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=912860
by Mike Frank
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hating the Post Office...
Replies: 6
Views: 436

<t>O.K. Most of the time the USPS does a great job. But sometimes, they really suck.<br/> <br/> Like the time I had a Christmas card returned that was ripped in half. They did apologize for destroying the card, but if they had just gone the extra step of giving me a stamp to make up for it, it would...
by Mike Frank
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Engineering Dungeons: A Sample Dungeon -- Room by Room
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Serl this sounds pretty cool. Now that you've got my attention, which parts are generated by using the book and which parts are you making up?