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by Xaltotun
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Thanks, Akrasia - it's nice to know that at least someone is reading these <br/> There's lots more to come, I should just sit down on my lazy backside and type it.<br/> <br/> Oh and by the way, I DM'd Castle Zagyg in an RPG Con nearby. It was a lot of fun, with highlights being:<br/> <br/> -One P...
by Xaltotun
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Im coming, my love!!<br/> <br/> The adventurers spotted a great old tree in the woods, towering over the rest. Blackjack oak (Quercus marilandica) is an American species, so my players had no idea what it would look like (it does not even appear to have a Finnish name). I had done some research a...
by Xaltotun
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Onward, hacknslashing adventurers<br/> <br/> Having turned a potential threat into potential allies, the group was feeling good, as they gathered their gear. Two mules were gone with Arborus, and along them a large chunk of their rations, but they had the third mule and some food still with them....
by Xaltotun
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Meeting the Elves<br/> <br/> Next morning, before our adventurers had time to move out, they met another group of travellers. A large group of wood-elves was moving through the area, inspecting the trail of the woodcutters. They noticed the camping adventurers, surrounding them in no time, bows a...
by Xaltotun
Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>A Day Of Rest<br/> <br/> Using the wilderness and travel rules of the Mentzer Expert Set, I had noticed that the PCs had overdone their allowance of daily travel. Under these rules, if you travel 100-150% of your daily maximum during a day, you are using forced march, and youll have to rest the f...
by Xaltotun
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>A Small Correction<br/> <br/> Now I also realize that Ive made a small mistake: where was Borg Jrgen? Wasnt he with Samuel, Gronaldo and Ambiorix? Yes, he was, and the following bit that explains where he was at time of the battle against the losels happened actually BEFORE the last part, Mortal ...
by Xaltotun
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Mortal combat pt. 2<br/> <br/> East from there, Chandresh and Arborus pressed on towards the Castle. They encountered the two paths diverging from the main path, one going to the Dark Chateau, the other to the ogres cottage, but they pressed on, eager to reach Castle Zagyg at last. When the castl...
by Xaltotun
Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Mortal combat pt. I<br/> <br/> Eela instructed the owl to try to get Samuels attention, and lead him to the three guys already at the beginning of the Old Castle Track. The owl landed on the head of the mule Samuel was riding, hooting and gesturing with his wings towards the forest. Samuel consid...
by Xaltotun
Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Lost in the forest splitting the party<br/> <br/> The goblins had fled. Ambiorix, often trying to be the fearless leader, goaded the group to keep pressing onward. And they did, going ever further along the enchanted path. The magical aversion spell started working, and the PCs started making sav...
by Xaltotun
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>A couple cases of flu have delayed things a bit... but: CZ:UW game this Friday!<br/> <br/> The player of Chandresh the Monk won't be able to join, so Chandresh will be a NPC this session. A new character will join the group, though: <br/> <br/> Samuel, a chaotic neutral human thief, level 1, 16.<...
by Xaltotun
Thu May 14, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>I'm glad you liked it Akrasia!<br/> <br/> Yes, the numbers there refer to their ages... I require everyone start at either 14, 15 or 16 years. There's usually a couple of months downtime between adventures, so they will age and mature quickly. It just clicks with my vision of a first-level charac...
by Xaltotun
Mon May 04, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

If anyone has any questions about this game, the PC's, the NPC's, or my campaign world, I'll be happy to answer them here.
by Xaltotun
Sun May 03, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Little Hillwood finally!<br/> <br/> In the final night before entering the map and the Old Castle Track, Borg Jrgen insisted on taking a guard post with Uda, his new love interest, to get to know her better. To his dismay, all she wanted to talk about was Ambiorix, Borgs best buddy. He rightly de...
by Xaltotun
Sun May 03, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Departure from Oramastor<br/> <br/> So the group had shrunk down to seven young adventurers, and they left Oramastor in the fertile agricultural province of Terravinum, to the knightly castle of Fortum Aguilum in the province of Valorum. They would have gotten lost several times during that trip ...
by Xaltotun
Sun May 03, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Departure from home<br/> <br/> Thus, the nine of them left the City of the Yellow Moon in the northern forests, and begun their trip to the southern lands of the Old Empire. They would first reach the city of Oramastor in the province of Terravinum, west to the province of Valorum where Castle Za...
by Xaltotun
Sat May 02, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Assembling the group<br/> <br/> Quickly, Eela took to the job of assembling the group. All the adventurers who had been in the team that found the silver coin in the first place would have the right to join: thus, the core team consisted of herself, Borg, Uda and Arborus. In addition to them, the...
by Xaltotun
Sat May 02, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>Researching Zagyg and his castle<br/> <br/> Borg Jrgen took the silver coin to the best sages and scholars that he could find in his home city, and asked them about the coins origins. The scholars inspected it, and found that indeed was a coin made by the Mad Archmage Zagyg himself in the souther...
by Xaltotun
Sat May 02, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>EXPEDITION TO CASTLE ZAGYG (the Upper Works)<br/> <br/> using heavily house ruled Frank Mentzers Basic Dungeons & Dragons<br/> <br/> Player characters:<br/> <br/> Eela, 2nd level female lawful good elven fighter/magic-user, 16<br/> <br/> Borg Jrgen, 2nd level male chaotic neutral human fighte...
by Xaltotun
Fri May 01, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>All right, great! I'm writing stuff up right now, and I can be a bit wordy sometimes, when I'm excited. There's a lot of background information and stuff about my campaign world, hope you guys don't mind. They'll get to the castle proper soon enough! I'll post the stuff here as soon as I'm ready....
by Xaltotun
Fri May 01, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Anyone running CZ:UW?
Replies: 36
Views: 12545

<t>I've just started running CZ:UW, but it's wilth my old Mentzer Basic D&D campaign. I'm new to C&C and although I really, really like what I see in it, I haven't had a chance to run it yet.<br/> <br/> But if you'd like to know how it goes, I could post play reports here.<br/> <br/> Xaltotu...
by Xaltotun
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8015 Castle Keepers Guide
Replies: 558
Views: 145864

I love the cover and the colors, but the font used in the text "Castle Keeper's Guide" is horrible, looks like the same old Copperplate that everyone's using. Please consider alternatives for that font, it looks really cheap and ugly.

Xaltotun
by Xaltotun
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite fantasy villain...
Replies: 33
Views: 580

<t>Well I do like my namesake from the "Hour of the Dragon", and his idea of replacing the modern world with that of the past... but I'll have to say the Lich Sorceror Xykon from the Order of the Stick webcomic. I don't think he's clichd at all, I find his easy-going attitude towards evil to be quit...
by Xaltotun
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Treasure as XP
Replies: 11
Views: 661

<t>Well, in Frank Mentzer's D&D, which is the version I'm most familar with, it is pretty much an uncircumventable rule that GP -> XP. However, Mentzer strongly suggests that the DM decides the amount of treasure, therefore retaining total control of the flow of XP. It even suggests that if the ...
by Xaltotun
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Capacity of Saddle Bags?
Replies: 0
Views: 2289

Capacity of Saddle Bags?

What is the capacity of a set of saddle bags, as I cannot find it in the PHB? It just lists price, weight and EV, unlike with other containers.

Xaltotun
by Xaltotun
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Illusionist class ability "Sharp Senses"
Replies: 0
Views: 2332

Illusionist class ability "Sharp Senses"

<t>Illusionists have a class ability called "Sharp Senses", that grants them bonuses to saving throws against illusions. However, the ability is written "SHARP SENSES (Wisdom)". As there is no roll involved, just bonuses (and illusion saving throws are unually INT saving throws anyway), what does th...
by Xaltotun
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Bastard sword II
Replies: 5
Views: 3541

Bastard sword II

<t>Sorry guys, have to create another thread to clarify my question.<br/> <br/> What I meant was, what is the exact damage of a bastard sword 1) used one-handed and 2) used two-handed? The PHB only gives one range, 1d10, but it does not say anything whether this applies when used one-handed or two-h...
by Xaltotun
Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: what I'd like to see in PHBk 4th printing....
Replies: 48
Views: 4223

<t>I like the Illusionist as it is, but I also like schools of magic, even to the extent of forcing all Magic-users to be specialists. This creates a duplicity, as there would then be "true Illusionists" and Magic-users who are "illusion specialists". This can be explained away with fluff, here's ho...
by Xaltotun
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Bastard sword
Replies: 0
Views: 2138

Bastard sword

Hi everyone, a new guy here!

How exactly should a bastard sword work? I've read some threads about house ruling it, but I would like to know the by-the-book way.

Xaltotun