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by mgtremaine
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ethereal Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Ethereal Plane

Yes spell damage hits them. Don;t over think it, magic is magic. When you go down the fireball creates fire, you get into modern physics and chemistry and that is the road to madness in a fantasy game. Keep it simple, is it a spell? then it's magic.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum upgrade - test post
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: Forum upgrade - test post

I had a little time today I tried to recreate the colors as best I could using the Prosilver theme. I'm willing to install some other themes as we move also for those who have any favorites. At least it looks more familiar now.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum upgrade - test post
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: Forum upgrade - test post

DF and K&K and this are just old forums that got faced with the need to update. Basically they all where running php 5 and phpbb 3.0 all of which is end of life and therefore insecure. I updated to php7 and then did the forum software to the newest version (3.3). Sadly the excellent "style" we had d...
by mgtremaine
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum upgrade - test post
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Forum upgrade - test post

Forum upgrade was complete this is a test post feel free to pile on it. As noted in the warning message the cool green Style is missing but I'll get it worked out.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multiclass?
Replies: 15
Views: 3731

Re: How do you handle multiclass?

I have used the "multi-classes" from Astonishing Swordsmen. I just replace skill checks with C&C Siege Engine checks. I'm not familiar with that? I have the AS&SH 1E boxset but I don't see multi-class (subclass?) would love to hear more. --- As for me I ran Class-and-Half BTB thus far with C&C and ...
by mgtremaine
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Looking for a haunted castle module
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Looking for a haunted castle module

Goodman games had The Mysterious Tower and there was a C&C port of it. (Also related module Haunted Lighthouse)

I'll did thru my stuff and see if I remember so others.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Druid - Animate Holy Item / Frog Statue Army - Spell Combo
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: Druid - Animate Holy Item / Frog Statue Army - Spell Com

I'd probably allow it, it's a truck load of spells to throw for a single combat advantage. (I mean compare all that to a wizard throwing fireball) I will add I don't have all the spells in my game so they'd also have to be researched and approved -- that just because a TLG book has spells doesn't m...
by mgtremaine
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Druid - Animate Holy Item / Frog Statue Army - Spell Combo
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: Druid - Animate Holy Item / Frog Statue Army - Spell Com

I'd probably allow it, it's a truck load of spells to throw for a single combat advantage. (I mean compare all that to a wizard throwing fireball) I will add I don't have all the spells in my game so they'd also have to be researched and approved -- that just because a TLG book has spells doesn't me...
by mgtremaine
Mon May 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG, the C&C game and these forums . . memories!
Replies: 19
Views: 5575

Re: TLG game and forums . . memories!

I agree, it does seem like the days of forums are running down, other social media seems to be easier to manage for companies but with 250K+ posts at 17k+ topics here there is so much interesting info. Half the time when I think of something to ask I search and find a long thread about it already. G...
by mgtremaine
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: C&C Leprechaun PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 3774

Re: C&C Leprechaun PDF

Nice. Yep, it seems most of the lower hit dice creatures convert easily. And just an FYI ~ Gary's leprechaun in Castle Zagyg casts invis, poly, ventriloq, maj & minor image as an 11th level illusionist. And they pick pockets as a 7th lvl thief (rogue). :) Raise Dead Thread cast.... Where did you fi...
by mgtremaine
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mind flayer
Replies: 37
Views: 13136

Re: Mind flayer

It's possible that Mr. Martin just looked the other way when it came up. IANAL nor do I know him but I have read that he is an RPG fan, he certainly played D&D from back then and maybe he just chuckled and moved on. (There some great stories about Zelazny playing with the Santa Fe group, various tab...
by mgtremaine
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mind flayer
Replies: 37
Views: 13136

Re: Mind flayer

Not sure the names Githyanki and Githzerai can be protected did TSR / FF lift them from a novel. Should be easy to do a C&C version if you leave out the history and just stat them.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Class and a Half XP calculation - Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: Class and a Half XP calculation - Help

So given the level progression of 1/0, 2/1, 3/1, 4/2 etc. how does this work? Let’s say we have a Rogue/Wizard. Would it be half of the supporting class if at the same level as the Main class? So if moving from 1/0 to 2/1, it would be the full amount for Rogue to advance to level 2, and ½ of the am...
by mgtremaine
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?
Replies: 30
Views: 7670

Re: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?

Twice in 40 years... Once in the 80's (AD&Dish) another part-time player had a Half-Orc Paladin... "Snort, Snort, Unhand that Madien"... It usually got a laugh at the table. The other was more recent using C&C we I dm'd player with Half-Orc fighter. He was pretty tough for sure.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 24
Views: 7593

Re: Tome of the Unclean

The conversions and EXTRAS are all in the Monsters for C&C sub-forum, I tried to compile a list below. KaiserKris did extensive work and really you could make a book right out of his stuff. Here are links to my generic conversion on the AD&D.. Angels: http://www.trolllord.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=...
by mgtremaine
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 24
Views: 7593

Re: Tome of the Unclean

If you sift through the Monsters for C&C sub-forum you'll find lots of Demon / Devil posts. So very high level stuff, the Demon Lord posts are awesome. I'll refrain from linking at this point but look out KaiserKris' posts for sure.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Aufstrag Arising Box Set in the wild yet?
Replies: 20
Views: 7235

Re: Aufstrag Arising Box Set in the wild yet?

Rhuvein wrote: Anyway, seriously for any thinking about this material . . it's fabulous. Best dungeons I've seen in ~ 40+ years!

Do it!
:shock: You are not making it easy to resist buying stuff I have no place to put... But I do want it so let me figure this out

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 8300

Re: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.

Clarification: From what i understand the C&C Classic Basic White Box Set included with this KS is not a reprint of the earlier C&C White Box; it is it's own thing. That's kinda why I am excited about this KS. I love the original C&C White Box, but it needs a new coat of paint, a bit of expansion (...
by mgtremaine
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 8300

Re: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.

I've been trying to not look at Kickstarter.... damnit rolled a 1.. Need to decide between the Basic and Advanced now. [Shakes fist at Traveller] -Mike :twisted: I'd go for the Advanced version. You get everything in the white box plus all the Adventurer's Backpack material. Meanwhile, I've started...
by mgtremaine
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 8300

Re: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.

I've been trying to not look at Kickstarter.... damnit rolled a 1.. Need to decide between the Basic and Advanced now. [Shakes fist at Traveller]

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 8300

Re: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.

Rhuvein wrote:I like digest, but the price seems high. Is it the cost of printing in this form that drives that price?
Have you seen the cost of Dr. Pepper lately. :)
by mgtremaine
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Misattribution of a quote in a Signature
Replies: 11
Views: 5396

Re: Misattribution of a quote in a Signature

A moderator would not be able to fix this issue. Notice that sieg has never logged into this board, the issue is that when we spun up this board we took *most* of the old forum posts as RAW DATA and inserted them into this forum. The posts you see from that era are just posts no controllable signatu...
by mgtremaine
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Worst fantasy movie ...
Replies: 68
Views: 34459

Re: Worst fantasy movie ...

Hawk the Slayer.... :) Haven't thought of that one in years, yes pure camp, not sure it's the worse.

File take away...do not get into an Archery contest with a mysterious Elf... Seriously what did you expect to happen?

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seeking help with the old modules original content
Replies: 22
Views: 6642

Re: Seeking help with the old modules original content

Lots of good advice... I'll add a little detail, when I run a module the first thing I do is get out a sheet of paper (or open a new document) and write out each monster from the module with the C&C details from the M&T if they exist and if not with the stats I want to use. I also start counting how...
by mgtremaine
Sat May 12, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing at the Table
Replies: 25
Views: 8591

Re: Playing at the Table

I guess #3 .. Once we had miniatures (sometime in the early 80's) we used it for marching order. Combat was verbal. Eventually there would be a rough layout of Monster figures (or dice or whatever). Very rare their would be a "battle mat", if fact I think 2 or 3 times, the temple of the Dragon where...
by mgtremaine
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What I found out from Steve at Gary Con...
Replies: 28
Views: 10342

Re: What I found out from Steve at Gary Con...

We've had a metric ton of fake accounts sliding in and I've been literally popping in around the clock trying to kill the bloody things before they make their presence known in the forums. I may regret this but.... What is the new forum software written in, or what is it called. Do you have access ...
by mgtremaine
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forums Link on Main Page
Replies: 38
Views: 18431

Re: Forums Link on Main Page

I'm a fan of the stopfourmspam dot com API on another forum I even embed a simple lookup in the posting code so that at any point if the poster is on their naughty list they can't post at all. Works pretty well.

-Mike