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by Peter
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion Necromancer
Replies: 8
Views: 2625

Re: Crusader's Companion Necromancer

The former seems to be more polished, while the latter seems to be more complete. Do they differ in any other way, and am I missing the "full version" out there, somewhere? The one on TLG's site is probably the preferable one. That version I piled in every OGC source I could find. I also used d20 s...
by Peter
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Whats changed?
Replies: 22
Views: 10250

Re: Whats changed?

7th Printing, Page 99, Cure Light Wounds: The illusionist version of the spell acts in the same manner with one important exception. The spell recipient of the spell must make an intelligence saving throw. If the author's were to put every exception to a rule into that rules section, the book would ...
by Peter
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Whats changed?
Replies: 22
Views: 10250

Re: Whats changed?

There is no (h) on the save, it is on the spell resistance. It specifically says that a saving throw must be made.
by Peter
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Whats changed?
Replies: 22
Views: 10250

Re: Whats changed?

If the Illusionist is actually altering reality, someone being smart wouldn't stop that. The mind of matter crud in the explanation fits more with the Psionicist archetype. The real Illusionist archetype would be an offshoot of the Rogue.
by Peter
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Whats changed?
Replies: 22
Views: 10250

Re: Whats changed?

The cure/heal spells say otherwise. They make an Intelligence check. If they fail it, they realize the magic is fake and don't heal.
by Peter
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Whats changed?
Replies: 22
Views: 10250

Re: Whats changed?

You guys forgot to mention the healing Illusionist. See, the Illusionist sucks as a class as it is really just a Wizard that cast Illusion spells. Much like an Enchanter, Conjurer, Pyromancer, etc. The earlier versions try to make it unique by making it so Wizards can't cast a lot of the Illusion sp...
by Peter
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Sample Deity Description From A Codex?
Replies: 10
Views: 5486

Re: Sample Deity Description From A Codex?

While in game terms we focus on their divine powers, druids were the professional caste of Celtic society. Sone druids were lawyers while others were physicians. Others were political advisors and lorekeepers. Thus not all druids were priests. Celtic druids would be granted powers from a Celtic dei...
by Peter
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Sample Deity Description From A Codex?
Replies: 10
Views: 5486

Re: Sample Deity Description From A Codex?

PLEASE stress gods/goddesses for Druids.. they always seem to be forgotten or Celtic only...
Druids have gods? I've always ran/played them that nature itself gives them their powers.
by Peter
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Sample Deity Description From A Codex?
Replies: 10
Views: 5486

Re: Sample Deity Description From A Codex?

Ok, so do the rest of the writeups have this level of detail, or are the better known deities granted longer and more detailed writeups?
They all vary. Some of them are 10+ paragraphs. All the paragraphs are short tho.
by Peter
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Sample Deity Description From A Codex?
Replies: 10
Views: 5486

Re: Sample Deity Description From A Codex?

Donn - Lord of the Dead Originally Donn was a chief of the Milesians during the invasion of Éire and the subsequent battle to drive out the Tuatha Dé Dannan. He was not just a great warrior, but also too fond of the death and bloodshed that comes with it. He savored the taking of lives, especially ...
by Peter
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Giants are undersized
Replies: 23
Views: 8515

Re: Giants are undersized

I agree with Go0gleplex on this. And until recently, while working on a Sea Giant class, I thought they were taller. I always imagined them towering over trees, peeking over mountains, and throwing house-sized boulders. The only exceptions were the hill and fire giant, I assumed that they were small...
by Peter
Sat May 12, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing at the Table
Replies: 25
Views: 10312

Re: Playing at the Table

#1: Paper, dice, pencils, and the core book.

#4 makes it a board game.

#5 makes it a video game.
by Peter
Tue May 08, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Missing animal stats
Replies: 10
Views: 5485

Re: Missing animal stats

Some of them could probably be done as a Template Monster like Birds of Prey, Herd Animals, Snakes, and Spiders were.
by Peter
Sun May 06, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Missing animal stats
Replies: 10
Views: 5485

Re: Missing animal stats

Nice. I'm thinking the animals that Damon pointed out are not in the Cnc Book of Familiar, because they were not in the d20 version. They probably were not in the d20 version, because they were already in the d20 SRD.
by Peter
Sun May 06, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Missing animal stats
Replies: 10
Views: 5485

Re: Missing animal stats

Go0gleplex Ha, I don't doubt it about the bats. The description is based off the BECMI one. The BECMI description says "They will not attack men but may confuse them by flying around their heads." Here is the rat, another conversion. Rat No. Encountered: 5-50 Size: Small HD: 1 HP Move: 20 ft., 10 f...
by Peter
Sun May 06, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Missing animal stats
Replies: 10
Views: 5485

Re: Missing animal stats

As far as I know, there are no stats for those. Although, I haven't indexed most of the newer books so I could be wrong. Basic (core?) stats for the missing critters can be found under the Summon Familiar Spell in the Player's Handbook. It doesn't give the entire monster block for them, but enough t...
by Peter
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27788

Re: Crusader's Companion

A couple of the monsters are, but than I got sidetracked (which happens often :P). The RC has an entry for Gargantuan, which is basically a template that can be applied to any monster. I was thinking instead of having a bunch of giant monsters (Giant Bat, Giant Rat, Giant Roc, etc.), I can just make...
by Peter
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27788

Re: Crusader's Companion

I'm not Blacky, I am just updating/fixing his. ETA on Dark Dungeons Deluxe is also whenever :P I work on it at least a couple hours a day. I am currently working on it right now. I recently finished my TODO List. Basically I'm adding everything that he missed from the RC. Every realworld, mythologic...
by Peter
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27788

Re: Crusader's Companion

It'll be awhile before the new version is complete, I pick at it everyone once awhile when I need a break from my main project. Dark Dungeons is my main squeeze, the Companion is my fling, and my Ruin campaign setting thinks I'm going to settle down with it someday :P
by Peter
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation Help?
Replies: 14
Views: 6299

Re: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation H

Wasn't the point of your NDA was because they planned to publish the method? Castle Keeper's Guide? Adventurer's Backpack? Seeing as those books have came and gone with no method, they obviously no longer have any interest in publishing it. Maybe the Trolls can drop it so we can compare notes.
by Peter
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation Help?
Replies: 14
Views: 6299

Re: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation H

It's already in the article :P

The main section offers a class building method.
Class Reconstruction shows how to rebuild the core classes using that method.
Class Deconstruction attempts to show how the author's of the PHB built the classes.
by Peter
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation Help?
Replies: 14
Views: 6299

Re: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation H

Thanks. The secret is right in the EXP tables. Well, most of it. There is a method, it just wasn't adhered to all the way. I took a better look at acquired abilities, and it is mostly follows this: Standard: 250 Moderate: 500 Excellent: 1,000 Outstanding: 2,000 So basically the cost doubles for each...
by Peter
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation Help?
Replies: 14
Views: 6299

Re: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation H

The Companion is currently being revised, so yes I will take a look at that section. I don't think it is possible to accurately come to the same numbers with any method tho. Some of them look to be pulled out of thin air. There are EXP requirement boosts in some of the classes during a level where n...
by Peter
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation Help?
Replies: 14
Views: 6299

Re: Crusader Companion: Experience Tables & Class Creation H

I wrote the Class Construction section and I have no idea how they came up with 6,000 either :P If the authors of the core classes had a method, they didn't always follow it. If you follow the method I wrote, it would be 200 extra XP after doubling the previous level's XP. At second glance, it looks...
by Peter
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Let's talk about the different PHBs...
Replies: 18
Views: 8421

Re: Let's talk about the different PHBs...

Davis's multi-classing rules were in Crusader v2 #4, which would be before the 4th printing. That same issue contains another multi-classing system by Joseph Hepler and Mike's Multiclasses as Classes.
by Peter
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27788

Re: Crusader's Companion

Before I re-add the Demons and Devils, can someone who has a copy of the Tome of Unclean tell me if the monsters are open gaming content, and if so, list them out?
by Peter
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27788

Re: Crusader's Companion

Good to see that the Companion's still out there. And delighted to see that some of my stuff is still in it. Yep, although like the Freeport Companion, some of it is not going to make the final cut. There are some things that are too campaign specific. Basically, stuff that relies too heavily on pe...
by Peter
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27788

Re: Crusader's Companion

Most of the conversions don't look too bad after all. I am still going to thoroughly check them tho. With the enlarged font and the combination of materials, I am probably looking at least 500 pages.
by Peter
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27788

Re: Crusader's Companion

Okay, sounds good. I'll adjust them.
by Peter
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27788

Re: Crusader's Companion

When listing out the spells in the table of contents, could you add text "Spells Starting with A", indent the spell, then "Spells Starting with B"? I could, but what is the advantage of this? All the spells are in the TOC and will be in the index. While I prefer the thousand+ page monstrosity you d...