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by rabindranath72
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Things I would have done for 4E...
Replies: 187
Views: 35877

Fiffergrund wrote: While I don't feel the need to justify myself, I will say that my intent in posting the "be careful" warning was not to single anyone out, but to warn people to be careful! People can get their feathers ruffled over stupid little things. I did point out one statement of Rab's as ...
by rabindranath72
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Things I would have done for 4E...
Replies: 187
Views: 35877

Now that I think of it, please do not bother answering, anyone; I will not read the answer, so it will be pointless (to the moderators or whoever is responsible, feel free to delete my account).
by rabindranath72
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Things I would have done for 4E...
Replies: 187
Views: 35877

Fiffergrund wrote: Let me be perfectly clear on this. I will not accept an environment where people feel they cannot voice their opinions respectfully, whatever those opinions happen to be. That is, and has been my position. If you disagree with that, feel free to discuss further. Otherwise, I cons...
by rabindranath72
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Things I would have done for 4E...
Replies: 187
Views: 35877

serleran wrote:
When do we just admit I am right? Seriously. I've been waiting.
Oh, wait... no, that's for a different board. My bad. Sorry. Move along.

no no, you are on the right board. you are right
by rabindranath72
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Things I would have done for 4E...
Replies: 187
Views: 35877

Treebore wrote: Rab, You read like you are intentionally missing the point. You certainly rearranged what Fiff said just to set up your own counter argument. All Fiff is saying is as long as everyone follows the rules of good manners no one is going to get offended. Or at least shouldn't. I know pe...
by rabindranath72
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Things I would have done for 4E...
Replies: 187
Views: 35877

Fiffergrund wrote: While I can understand the sentiment, there are many that absolutely do not agree with it (myself included). So, I feel compelled to speak, and hopefully I get the point across. I'm really saying this to everyone: be *VERY* careful in the tone used here. Being accepting of every ...
by rabindranath72
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Things I would have done for 4E...
Replies: 187
Views: 35877

Fiffergrund wrote:
While some can roll with whatever comes along, some people have taken the changes to the game they love over the years very personally.

This is interesting.
by rabindranath72
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

Fiffergrund wrote: A couple of questions for those that own 4E: Are the terms "build" and "mook" actually used in the text? Build is used to indicate a set of options for creating a character which fits a concept and immediately start playing. For example, War Mage, Inspiring Warlord, Guardian Figh...
by rabindranath72
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

serleran wrote: I hope so. Also, I hope there are rules for leveling mooks, so they can build into something non-mook, like, a threat, or challenge, or maybe, even a mook hazard. C'mon! Get into the spirit of the fluff, Fiff! Yes, you can transform a minion into a full blown critter. Just increase ...
by rabindranath72
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

moriarty777 wrote: If toying with the idea of using this for C&C, why not stick with the existant mechanic inherent within the Siege Engine? Instead of the 1/2 lvl, go for the full character level. Everything else in C&C permits you to do that (so to speak). Another point to consider would be monst...
by rabindranath72
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

serleran wrote:
400 (d100).

that would be The Blob
by rabindranath72
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Were is the CK Handbook?
Replies: 56
Views: 1443

Jackal wrote:
Just my two gold.

Inflation dealt an heavy blow while you were away. usually they were only 2 cps.
by rabindranath72
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I Live!!
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Welcome back!
by rabindranath72
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

<t>I never have, nor will start now, to spend money on a system more than is required by the core books. I am fine with what I have. If other books come out and I feel they REALLY add something to the game, I will buy them. Otherwise, I am fine as is, even if WotC should stop printing the game tomor...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

Treebore wrote: There is one big reason I do not like 4E, it is still too complex. How complex it is in comparison to 3E, I don't really know, but I am betting its still close over all. Even so, it still isn't even close to being as simple as my game, so I am not interested in running 4E. Playing, ...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

seskis281 wrote: I think we can both agree that there is a different paradigm at play here - that 4e is designed to have characters that are built more powerfully from the get-go (as you put succinctly 4e 1st = 3e 3rd... what would that be in C&C or AD&D, the 4-6 range depending on class?) For some...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

Realmsbard wrote:
Sounds like they have snatched some things from Savage Worlds?

More than some And not only from SW! They surely gave a look at True 20, Castles & Crusades and some other games.
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

seskis281 wrote: Oh, and just so I don't come off as a curmudgen here (which scares the hell out of me being only 38)... I like the weapon images in Chapter 7 of the 4e PHB and wish the C&C PHB had provided imagery of armor and weapons in its equipment section like this. Actually, THOSE are things ...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

<t>Far from me to offend you. It was just a literary reference to the lack of understanding on my part. That's all.<br/> <br/> Regarding my post, I actually posted the things I saw in the book, in an attempt, as I said, to complement your opinions. Actually, I did not speak much about what I do not ...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

seskis281 wrote: Whether one "likes it or not" is the whole point of a REVIEW! Sorry, tried to keep friendly and just politely disagree... but the "humpty dumpty" just pissed me off and I am NOT a hothead around here. I have every damn right to my own opinion and thoughts and do NOT like being told...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

serleran wrote: Hmm, so "important" monsters are harder to kill, and the "lowly" ones are "mooks" who fall over if you look at them. Not sure I like that, but it might be neat... certainly has a high cinematic feel, but I like "all" my monsters to be nasty. I guess one doesn't have to use mooks. No...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

seskis281 wrote: I'd disagree.. a review is just that, a reporting of personal tastes and reactions. There really can't be an "objective" standard of what's good and bad, just what we like and don't like. Again and again, the PHB refers to "builds." This is a character creation concept I don't get ...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

seskis281 wrote: Hey DD... I think it really is a matter of perspective and our own tastes... I will agree with you on one thing, I like the "look" of the books, and as I said I think the MM was very well-done (still hated the DMG). We obviously had backwards reactions... I actually had your reacti...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

Zudrak wrote: That sounds exactly like how rogues work in WoW. They are the best at dealing damage in WoW, even better than the fighter-types. They are balanced by their very light armors (leather and cloth only). Fighter-types are absorbers more than damage dealers in that they try to take damage ...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

serleran wrote: So, is it true that rogues (an otherwise non-fighter type in most fantasy games) begin with a roughly +8 bonus to hit? That, to me, seems very excessive... heroic, or not. I understand most of it has to come from "proficient bonus" from wielding certain weapons - also, apparently, r...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

Dagger wrote: I wish I would have saw that section. I just started with the character generation steps at the beginning of the book. No, it is MUCH easier than that! My wife created a character in less than five minutes, just thinking which 3 out of 5 skills to pick It really cannot get easier than...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

Dagger wrote: There are going to be two players and I told him that I'd create my own character this week in preparation. Well, about 20 minutes into it I couldn't stand all the choices... hunting around for feats and powers that I qualified for. So I just gave up and told him to give me one of the...
by rabindranath72
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: My thoughts after 1st look at 4E
Replies: 202
Views: 46327

seskis281 wrote: Just some comments on your review. And a disclaimer. I am as old-school a guy as you can find around. I started playing 20 years ago with Classic Mentzer, then AD&D (1e and 2e), and recently C&C. I almost completely jumped the whole 3.x times (only owning the 3.0 core books and UA)...
by rabindranath72
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Classes and Races for a Sword & Sorcery milieu
Replies: 40
Views: 1780

<t>Herewith the Sorcerer. Originally, this class was the Scholar, but I do not see the point of a class which can cast spells, but chooses skills instead of spells.<br/> <br/> So, I renamed and made it explicit that it is a Sorcerer.<br/> <br/> Sorcerer (Intelligence)<br/> <br/> All sorcerers concen...
by rabindranath72
Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Were is the CK Handbook?
Replies: 56
Views: 1443

serleran wrote: I am, right now, working on a very important section. Of course, knowing me, I will put way too much into it, and most will be chopped. But, I don't care... I'll add it to something else, seeing as I had actually wanted it to go into the next SG anyway. Just thought I'd throw that a...