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by Sundog
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum
Replies: 107
Views: 69081

Re: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum

I missed the tree-face the first time around. Beautiful cover. Intriguing book.
by Sundog
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Digest version of PHB
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Digest version of PHB

I like the smaller format of the digest-sized books, but print of that size would be very off-putting to read. The "pocket-sized hardback"* is my favourite format for a book, but I think you really have to reformat the book and keep the print size.

*OK, it's a coat-pocket, but you get the idea.
by Sundog
Sun May 27, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Random Gaming Pics
Replies: 10
Views: 947

Re: Random Gaming Pics

First, the skull has tape on it. Do we want to know what would happen if that skull was cracked open? Devils? Plagues? Candy dish? Its a big band-aid. Clearly the skeleton cracked his skull trying to get away from a cleric. :D Or else he copped the "Towton tap" just before he gave up respiration as...
by Sundog
Tue May 08, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: Spelljammer-inspired StarSiege
Replies: 3
Views: 3822

Re: Spelljammer-inspired StarSiege

I'm not sure Spelljammer has anything to add to StarSIEGE. Spelljammer's just a slightly different kind of naval fantasy, while StarSIEGE is science fiction. There's more than enough fantasy gets into SF for my taste as it is.
by Sundog
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dwarves!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1563

Re: Dwarves!!!!

Never quite got the Scottish dwarf thing (apart from redcaps, naturally). Surely they come from Yorkshire.
by Sundog
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WotC reprints 1stEd for Gygax Memorial Fund
Replies: 18
Views: 1978

Re: WotC reprints 1stEd for Gygax Memorial Fund

Only available in North America. Bit of a shame, that.
by Sundog
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: The Crusader...as an E-magazine for Nook & Kindle?
Replies: 3
Views: 6883

Re: The Crusader...as an E-magazine for Nook & Kindle?

I suppose I have a related question. Did any copies of #25 ship to the UK? None of the usual suppliers have reported having a copy of it, and it seems impossible to get hold of. One supplier says that they can get it, but they have no idea when that might be.
by Sundog
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WOW! Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory - in 60 days!
Replies: 110
Views: 8539

Re: WOW! Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory - in 60 d

It is funny, but in the way this experiment has been run, they tend to show proof for intelligent design not natural selection... More "Artificial Selection" than "Intelligent Design", I'd say, since the researchers were exerting a selection pressure on the progeny in favour of larger and larger mu...
by Sundog
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WOW! Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory - in 60 days!
Replies: 110
Views: 8539

Re: WOW! Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory - in 60 d

I'm such an incorrigible link-hopper; the related article about the ctenophores was fascinating. Back on topic, though, I wonder how the yeast "snowflakes" would behave in a low-oxygen environment? Would that affect their development and selection? It certainly seems that multicellular life took off...
by Sundog
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Winter Runes
Replies: 48
Views: 11060

Re: Winter Runes

I really like this new logo -- and hope that Crusader Magazine (for which we await future issues Real Soon Now) takes this sort of logo. Right now, the Crusader's logo doesn't look like the word "crusader" and wouldn't grab the eye of a potential purchaser. Assuming we can get it into more hobby st...
by Sundog
Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A quasi-stupid question: age for play
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Re: A quasi-stupid question: age for play

I'd say that 10+ is a perfect age to start RPGs, and simpler ones like C&C are very well-suited to that age group, especially if there's an experienced 'Keeper to help.
by Sundog
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The (un)official "OMG a 5th printing is coming!!" thread
Replies: 45
Views: 2175

Re: The (un)official "OMG a 5th printing is coming!!" thread

Hmm... am I the only one that really digs the current cover? I really like the chimeras in action. No, not just you. It took a little getting used to, but I do really like it. Then again, I still really like the original parchment/map covers, but then I've got a bit of a Thing about maps. It seems ...
by Sundog
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Musketeers!
Replies: 40
Views: 4544

Re: Musketeers!

I saw the first trailer for this a few months ago and was aghast. On newer viewings, I find myself mildly intrigued. I have little doubt that we will see a fun little action flick with stunning CGI effects and stunt scenes so beautifully choreographed that the shade of Nureyev will weep in envy. Wil...
by Sundog
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?
Replies: 12
Views: 12270

Re: Does Crusader plan regular publishing dates?

Very much agree with the general sentiment here. While it seems that the monthly schedule was not ultimately sustainable, a bi-monthly, quarterly, even an annual publication, would be vastly preferable to the current irregularity. It's great to have an honest-to-goodness, paper and print magazine in...
by Sundog
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: bec-de-corbin vs. armor bonus.
Replies: 24
Views: 2677

Re: bec-de-corbin vs. armor bonus.

Yes, but if it worked that way, the bec-de-corbin would inflict out-of-proportion damage on unarmoured targets.
by Sundog
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Very Funny, Very NSFW
Replies: 12
Views: 1976

Re: Very Funny, Very NSFW

Well, that was immature, puerile and pandered to the very lowest levels of humour.

So naturally I loved it.
by Sundog
Sat May 07, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "Is there a blacksmith in this town?"
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Re: "Is there a blacksmith in this town?"

That's a bronzesmith, not a blacksmith.
by Sundog
Sat May 07, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Many Players?
Replies: 25
Views: 1413

Re: How Many Players?

I like to have five or six players at a table, though four is my favoured minimum. Once or twice I've had as few as two. Such a thing happened at a convention game I was running, but the good ol' C&C system allowed me to strip down the adventure I'd written for four-to-six players including at least...
by Sundog
Sat May 07, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Planned or Random
Replies: 20
Views: 1965

Re: Planned or Random

I enjoy creating both planned and random dungeons. Sometimes a random setup will suddenly click into place and you can see a purpose for it all, and sometimes it's turns out like some mad god's Labyrinth of Incorrigible Naughtiness. At the same time, it's quite nice planning and putting together a d...
by Sundog
Mon May 02, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Blue Dungeon Maps
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: Blue Dungeon Maps

As mentioned above the original "Dungeon Crafter" can do it. You can still download it here. I've downloaded one myself to make sure the link was still good.

A set of custom blue-style tiles are available for DC on Dragonsfoot, here.
by Sundog
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Play RPGs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Why Do You Play RPGs?

RPGs are fun.

I like having fun.
by Sundog
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RIP Kylie the Crusader Cat
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Re: RIP Kylie the Crusader Cat

One of the most tragic aspects of our furry companions is that they don't live anything like as long as we do. Still, at least she had a happy life with you, which is what really counts. Also, you were there with her to the very end, which I think is desperately important.

I'll hoist one for Kylie.
by Sundog
Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Album/CD Are You Listening To?
Replies: 238
Views: 12628

Re: What Album/CD Are You Listening To?

Listening to, and watching, The Levellers play at the Reading Hexagon during their "Chaos Theory" tour. I caught up with them at Brum for that one; a damn good tour.

Cheers, Mum.
by Sundog
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Is E6 in C&C possible?
Replies: 28
Views: 2718

Re: Is E6 in C&C possible?

I must admit that I've never quite grasped the "why keep playing?" argument. After all, none of these rewards have any reality- it's all just a game, and I play it to have fun. If I'm playing the same character for six years solid, it's because I like that character and enjoy playing him. Sometimes ...
by Sundog
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Crusader 24
Replies: 13
Views: 12943

Re: Crusader 24

#24 will probably take a wee while to get over here, what with the bank holidays and the backlog from the snowy weather we've been having, but it'll be lovely to get hold of an issue again. I do agree with JediOre about the binding, though; on a nice, slim little mag like the Crusader, staple bindin...
by Sundog
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: News & Subscription Services (Troll's Tusk, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, C&C Society)
Topic: Welcome to the New Forums
Replies: 30
Views: 18983

Re: Welcome to the New Forums

Nice new digs, trolls. Love the green!
by Sundog
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best fantasy novel or series you've read- ever
Replies: 65
Views: 4874

Well, some things deserve a second chance at life.

Mind you, looking at some of my typing last year, I was either typing in the dark or else the thread was already nibbling at my brain.
by Sundog
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Puppy Love
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Must not go "squee", must not go "squee", must not go "squee", must not- ah, to hell with it:

SQUEEEEEE!

Sorry, but I feel better now that's outta my system. What a gorgeous pup she is. And quite a hand-chomper too, I see.

Serl, she's great. Just beautiful.
by Sundog
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Cant find C&C in Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 810

<t>Have you tried Leisure Games? For some reason they don't have the 4th print PHB right now, but if you need anything else (or you don't care for the new barbarian or illusionists doing healing) you should be OK. Another place to try is Role n Play, a shop local to me. They always supply my C&C...