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by Vetterix
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8125 Classic Monsters (Available)
Replies: 336
Views: 108472

Re: Classic Monsters The Manual

Trying to [pre-]order the 'Classic Monsters: The Manual'... It appears the Kickstarter project is (successfully) closed, and I don't see how to per-order on the TLG website as the link on http://www.trolllord.com/anvil/index.html#classicmonsters takes me to the Kickstarter page. Please advise, Thanks!
by Vetterix
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: News & Subscription Services (Troll's Tusk, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, C&C Society)
Topic: Castle Keepers Guide Update
Replies: 54
Views: 26203

Re: Castle Keepers Guide Update

No belated x-mas presents delivered to the castle-keep just yet... I hope mine has been shipped as well - ordered the end of December, 2010. I am on the left-coast, perhaps it takes a bit longer for the camel caravans to make it here with the CKGs along with their frankincense, silks and other such ...
by Vetterix
Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Available Now {10-12-09} Of Gods & Monsters
Replies: 313
Views: 88142

Re: Available Now {10-12-09} Of Gods & Monsters

Is "Of Gods and Monsters" now available as hardback. I noticed there was a hardback version in the Christmas sale...Would order one if available as hardback.
by Vetterix
Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8019 Monsters/Treasure of Aihrde
Replies: 167
Views: 55460

Re: TLG 8019 Monsters/Treasure of Aihrde

Is "Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde" now available as hardback. I noticed it was a hardback item in the Christmas sale...Would order one if available as hardback.
by Vetterix
Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: HARDCOVER Of Gods & Monsters
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: HARDCOVER Of Gods & Monsters

I would really like to pick up both "Of Gods & Monsters" and "Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde" if they are available as hardback. I saw that M&T of Aihrde was also a hardback item in the Christmas sale...
by Vetterix
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum Error
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Forum Error

I am encountering this error on both the Forum and on the TLG website. The error occurs frequently (even happened when I tried to reply!). Wondering if the server has been hacked... FastCGI Error The FastCGI Handler was unable to process the request. Error Details: * The FastCGI process exited unexp...
by Vetterix
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8015 Castle Keepers Guide
Replies: 558
Views: 145331

Does anyone know if there will be more information / general rules on spell research in the CKG (as the PHB is short on this) ?
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by Vetterix
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castellan's Guide to Arms and Armor
Replies: 31
Views: 1613

<t>The armor Frost attached looks to be mid 16th - mid 17th century "Winged Polish Hussar" armor, a period the Polish Hussar were heavy cavalry. The Polish Hussar were indeed "bad asses" often considered the finest cavalry in the world for more than a century.<br/> <br/> The Polish Hussar are still ...
by Vetterix
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Saves
Replies: 7
Views: 485

<t>Personally, I truly like C&C's SIEGE mechanic that provides for level scaling. In GameOgre's example, had the fighter been 16th, he would have had +9 to his saving throw (8 for level difference, 1 for dex bonus).<br/> <br/> The real issue is not the level scaling, but the very large different...
by Vetterix
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Dragon Magic Casting Level
Replies: 8
Views: 979

mgtremaine wrote: Well I get what they are saying BTB, Dragons aren't Wizards, they are more exceptionally gifted dabblers, so their power rating has little to do with the true professionals. Which is fine but not they way I want to deal with. While I would also tend to agree that most Dragons are ...
by Vetterix
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Dragon Magic Casting Level
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Dragon Magic Casting Level

mgtremaine wrote: However, for a Gold Dragon that is 8th yet is can cast 8th level spells. That seems pretty silly. Since most of them only get 1 or 2 and sometimes 3rd level spells the age category in general works fine but for Gold Dragons it seems sad. From M&T (2009 Copyright), "Dragon Magic: I...
by Vetterix
Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Illusionist Poll...Yay or Nay?
Replies: 23
Views: 989

<t>Illusionists can be great fun and powerful; but, the player really needs to be situationally creative to use their spells to great effect and the GM needs to see them as more than a Wizard with different spells, to enable the creativity of the Illusionist player to shine.<br/> <br/> Some of the g...
by Vetterix
Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castle Keeper still not finished but...
Replies: 24
Views: 1329

<t>Alto Banor,<br/> <br/> Awesome work - thanks for taking the time to write the app. The format and window size looks like it should work well on a browser on an iOS or Android device too! <br/> <br/> I hope you find time to keep filling the spell descriptions too (nudge - nudge).<br/> ____________...
by Vetterix
Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: PHANTASMAL KILLER - Over powered?
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Treebore wrote: Besides, "Death Ward" should be every adventurers number one priority to obtain. I could not agree with you more, especially in light of the mechanics, a Permanent Death Ward would be highly sought after - and a priority, as you say, if such is available. _________________ "Remember...
by Vetterix
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: PHANTASMAL KILLER - Over powered?
Replies: 11
Views: 927

<t>Interesting, Phantasmal Killer as worded, is nearly the same in effect as 7th level wizard / 8th level druid spell finger of death. Only minor damage differences, if a save is made, and a small difference in applicable creatures (living creature vs. susceptible to illusion).<br/> <br/> Obviously,...
by Vetterix
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Clarification, Acid Arrow Spell
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Julian Grimm wrote: Your best bet is to check the spell against an AD&D source rather than the SRD. When I asked a similar clarification question a few months ago, both the d20 SRD and 3E SRD were mentioned as reference documents for the origin of C&C spell descriptions. I was under the impression ...
by Vetterix
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Clarification, Acid Arrow Spell
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Clarification, Acid Arrow Spell

<t>In the PHB4, pp 64, the level 2 Wizard, spell Acid Arrow's description indicates that "The acid arrow deals 2d4 points of acid damage if it hits. For every two caster levels, the acid, unless somehow neutralized, lasts an additional round and deals another 2d4 points each round (2 rounds at 3rd t...
by Vetterix
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: H. P. Lovecraft movie
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

I hope the Mountains of Madness film happens and Del Toro is able to stick to the original story, this is one of my "childhood" favorites...
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by Vetterix
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Tales of a 4th Edition Nothing
Replies: 96
Views: 12031

<t>In my opinion, the rules for 4E are intended to make the game more like a "video game" in order to appeal to a demographic that has grown up on them. The game balance that was more-or-less achieved with non-transitory resource management in D&D (limited health, spells, etc) creates very diffe...
by Vetterix
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Clarification, Scare Spell
Replies: 10
Views: 760

yea, I agree its a pretty lousy spell just effecting one creature and thus underpowered compared to other 2nd level Wizard and 3rd level Illusionist spells...
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by Vetterix
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Clarification, Scare Spell
Replies: 10
Views: 760

<t>I just noticed that in the spell list, PHB4 pp 59, the abbreviated description is "Panics one creature up to 5 HD", which seems to clarify things.<br/> <br/> It does seem the number effected "One living creature per three levels, no two of which can be more than 30 ft. apart ", from the source Tr...
by Vetterix
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Clarification, Scare Spell
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Clarification, Scare Spell

<t>In the PHB4, pp 102, the level 2 Wizard, level 3 Illusionist, spell scare's description in the beginning states that "causes creatures with fewer than 6 hit dice/levels to make a charisma saving throw or ..." while toward the end of the description the text indicates "Monsters with more than 6 hi...
by Vetterix
Sat May 29, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8019 Monsters/Treasure of Aihrde
Replies: 167
Views: 55460

Is M&T of Aihrde a hardbound or paperback (I see hardbound on the TLG web site, it seems to be a paperback on Amazon) ?

Thanks!
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by Vetterix
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Death, Reincarnation, Raise Dead and Ressurection
Replies: 16
Views: 1629

gideon_thorne wrote: PC Death is the CK's way of telling you its time to roll up a new character. Depending on the situation, it might be an indication for the players to find another CK. Shit happens, and PCs die even when not doing stupid things - a series of bad rolls, having to make non-prime s...
by Vetterix
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you determine Spells Known?
Replies: 13
Views: 1902

<t>Read Magic is pretty much a required spell for Wizards and Illusionists as it is needed to decipher spell books and scrolls to acquire new spells. If they do not have an additional 1st level spell slot from an intellect bonus starting out, then they may end up with only one 1st level combat spell...
by Vetterix
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Death, Reincarnation, Raise Dead and Ressurection
Replies: 16
Views: 1629

Death, Reincarnation, Raise Dead and Ressurection

<t>The death penalty (if you will) for raise dead and resurrection is 1 point of CON while for reincarnate, CON depends on the new body and a level is lost (if first level, the new CON is reduced by 1).<br/> <br/> I am curious as to why the penalty for reincarnate, the loss of a level, seems more si...
by Vetterix
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Need floorplan for noblemans family house in a city.
Replies: 9
Views: 1863

koralas wrote: Hmmm, here is a real-world map for you... The house of the greatest American, George Washington, Mount Vernon... It is three levels, so you can use all three, or drop the third floor, and a basement. There are elevation drawings as well on this site. http://www.mountvernon.org/learn/...
by Vetterix
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Spells, Spellbooks and Scrolls
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Great,

thanks Treebore!
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by Vetterix
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Spells, Spellbooks and Scrolls
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Spells, Spellbooks and Scrolls

<t>Concerning learning spells from spellbooks and scrolls, there is some overlap between Wizard and Illusionist spells for example; invisibility, both a 2nd level Wizard and Illusionist spell. While the PHB4 describes both the Wizard and Illusionist as "arcane spellcasters" (PHB4 p51, Aquiring new s...
by Vetterix
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Wizard and Illusionist Weapons
Replies: 24
Views: 1679

<t>Not quite sure what you are referring to, something similar to the (late) Roman Martiobarbulus / Plumbata (weighted dart) ? These were barbed as well. They are a harassment weapon, intended to wound and distract opponents when used en-mass, particularly to allow infantry to advance on archers whe...