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by zarathustra
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castles and Crusades new edition?
Replies: 43
Views: 1858

Re: Castles and Crusades new edition?

No doubt WOTC could dominate again & are in the best position to achieve that (still rather be them than Paizo in terms of name recognition & backing). BUT this is the toughest period D&D owners have faced since White Wolf I think. Anyway C&C should stick to their guns & tinker only with editing/Ill...
by zarathustra
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WOW! Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory - in 60 days!
Replies: 110
Views: 5921

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

I do not know if we get to "act superior" but I do wonder if there as a correlation (statistically speaking) between being a gamer and being more scientifically literate than the average. Gamers by nature are generally well-read and (ironically?) familiar with various mythologies. This has been my ...
by zarathustra
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: d100 roll under
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: d100 roll under

As already suggested WHFRPG 2E fits the bill.
by zarathustra
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A quasi-stupid question: age for play
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: A quasi-stupid question: age for play

If they have someone to "hold their hand" through it & help them with things you can play younger. I was 7 years old when I started playing D&D & Mormon is right- you don't have to understand all of the rules to play. I was just happy to play a part in the story and sometimes I was allowed to roll a...
by zarathustra
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie trailer
Replies: 35
Views: 1820

Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie trailer

Klingond aside I was also struck by Thorin being the least dwarven/most human looking one. At the time I put it down to him being a but younger (years since I read it but I remember he was not the oldest?) & maybe they get more dwarfey over time? The singing was actually a pretty cool moment, I real...
by zarathustra
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Demons & Devils ARE BACK in C&C...
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: Demons & Devils ARE BACK in C&C...

Cool. I think not re-doing the AD&D D/D would be a good idea.

Clavis has already done some great things so the bar has been set high. Although I'm not Aihrde expert so probably an Airhde collection would look quite different than Clavis' folklorish approach.
by zarathustra
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New 1st level Illusionist spell
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: New 1st level Illusionist spell

^^^ Except that in C&C PHB none of the low light visions mention heat as a determining factor, just light. Therefore the heat shouldn't be a problem.

For what it is worth I would make it a level 1 spell.
by zarathustra
Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Code of honor for lawful evil knight?
Replies: 15
Views: 2145

Re: Code of honor for lawful evil knight?

I would say if any knight, even an evil one wants to keep his abilities, he must always display courage- how can he inspire others if they do not respect his courage under fire.
by zarathustra
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Saves vs. Magic and their CL
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Saves vs. Magic and their CL

Riki, I wouldn't turn my brain inside out trying to "balance" it all. I'd just run it as C&C, no bonuses, no changes. Just play. is that lazyness? Maybe. But basically to me it is effort vs reward. I have found it all plays fine anyway. C&C pc's are slightly tougher IMO (especially with an Advantage...
by zarathustra
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Saves vs. Magic and their CL
Replies: 18
Views: 732

Re: Saves vs. Magic and their CL

Yeah, unless you are super resilient (eg primed in that area), you should fail your save vs magic etc most of the time. It's freakin magic. Magic sux if it never works. NPC wizards won't be scary & PC mage will be a useless & frustrating occupation. If spells just get shaken off half the time then w...
by zarathustra
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Spelling errors in Castle Keeper Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Spelling errors in Castle Keeper Guide

ps. These 4 errors were found within just 10 minutes of skim-reading. I have to be honest. That's a little troubling for the price tag. The Trolls have long standing editing problems. Very few rpg books/modules are error free but the Trolls perhaps have a few more than some others at times. They do...
by zarathustra
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why is the CKG PDF not discounted for the 50% off sale?
Replies: 33
Views: 2103

Re: Why is the CKG PDF not discounted for the 50% off sale?

Just Jeff wrote:And is that a paladin in hell I see? Hmm. It's no Emirikol the Chaotic, but if I squint a little, perhaps.
Don't worry, Emirikol gets a nod too!
by zarathustra
Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Attribute Generation
Replies: 30
Views: 1949

Re: Attribute Generation

My current method;

Roll 3d6 six times, apply in order-S, I, W, D, C, CH.

If none above 12, nudge highest one to 13.

If all up total mods are -3 or worse, roll again.
by zarathustra
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Player seeking to have new weapon made in A-series campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Player seeking to have new weapon made in A-series campa

I like Dynels suggestion. I would also make sure to enforce that if he's fighting in a 10' corridor, no one else can stand beside him or even fight from second rank behind him (that thing would kill anyone back there). Crowded rooms would be similar. Let him have it, but he has to take the bad with ...
by zarathustra
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing without Raise Dead
Replies: 14
Views: 618

Re: Playing without Raise Dead

Never had raise dead used imc, or resurrect, or reincarnate.

If you die, you die, gods aren't that interested in you.

I haven't always specifically removed these spells, although i sometimes do. But when they have been in play the PC's haven't been able to find a spellcasting cleric in time etc.
by zarathustra
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Attribute Generation
Replies: 30
Views: 1949

Re: Attribute Generation

3d6, rolled seven times, assign in order to str, int, wis, dex, con, cha, spare.

They are allowed to slide any one stat out, & then all other stats underneath slide up one spot to bring the spare into play.

Next campaign will be; 3d6, reroll 1's, assign in order.
by zarathustra
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I didn't kill my player's characters, but they did die...
Replies: 21
Views: 2365

Re: I didn't kill my player's characters, but they did die..

My 2 cents- you were fair. The dragon attempted parley, they chose not to & found out that they can't hack everything to bits without so much as a plan. ( i mean if you encounter a dragon unexpectedly, even if you plan to kill it, surely you retreat to formulate a strategy for an opportune time). "t...
by zarathustra
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:56 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What's the Big Butthurt with 2E?
Replies: 79
Views: 18449

Re: What's the Big Butthurt with 2E?

I never really liked Gary's purple prose, personally and I have nothing against E.G.G. but D&D was as much Dave Arneson's as Gary Gygax'. I dunno, I have a sneaky admiration for "antithesis of weal" even if it did send us scurryng for our dictionaries. Writing style in any context is one of those s...
by zarathustra
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: anybody using labrynth lord?
Replies: 36
Views: 4478

Re: anybody using labrynth lord?

I have played Drak Dungeons a few times & it was fun, plays just fine. For some reason the book just puts me off it though (yes, bland +1) and I'd never DM it. I also don't like umpteen levels & immortal play- just not my style. I began D&D on the '81 B/X sets so I can't get by a huge surge of lovin...
by zarathustra
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Overlooked Totem animals
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Overlooked Totem animals

7th level duck aye... That's a Mighty Duck in my book.
by zarathustra
Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...
Replies: 33
Views: 1718

Re: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...

cuchulainkevin wrote: 3. I'm going to think outside the box on this one....but Battletech/Mechwarrior. A unified d20 mechanic with the siege engine for skills rolls with giant mech combat. I call only 3025 rules though, no munchkiny clans, aff?
I'd buy that!
by zarathustra
Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...
Replies: 33
Views: 1718

Re: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...

Depends if you mean a straight conversion or whole new rewrite, but I'll try. 1) Fiend Folio- so many under-rated monsters. The kind I used to skip past & choose something easier, but if gievn an afternooons thought, can provide a more satisfying outcome than others. It is not that I couldn't do a s...
by zarathustra
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Warlord
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: C&C Warlord

If you love the warlord and must have one, it looks like a fair enough class, i doubt it would 'wreck' the game. Although if he kept yelling at my pc I'd probably turn him into a frog. If i wanted to be told what to do I would have been a soldier, not a freeewheeling adventurer. As to whether it is ...
by zarathustra
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Do some of the "dragon" spells need tweaking?
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Do some of the "dragon" spells need tweaking?

Yes, this was my solution. ● Level 1- Dragon Armour; This spell creates the illusion of any armour of the casters choice. All other effects remain unchanged. ● Level 3- Dragon Mount; (Magic Mount) The illusory mount created by this spell may be of any type. The material component is a small piece of...
by zarathustra
Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurer's Backpack for C&C
Replies: 17
Views: 3585

Re: Adventurer's Backpack for C&C

Thanks Steve, now it is a bit clearer. I must say it sounds promising- especially since I just switched to a higher magic/higher fantasy type campaign.

I think it is the Character section I am most intrigued about.
by zarathustra
Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Khopesh Stats
Replies: 15
Views: 753

Re: Khopesh Stats

If I wanted simplicity, I'd say it was similar enough to fall under "scimitar, 1d6". If I could tell the player was really enthusiastic about it & really into this crazy new sword I'd do with "Sword, Khopesh 1d6+1"- he get's to have his cool new toy & a bit of flavour, a happy player & I hardly see ...
by zarathustra
Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hello! First post in the forum, and a question.
Replies: 18
Views: 497

Re: Hello! First post in the forum, and a question.

look closer. barbarian can wear any armour but can't use many of his abilities if wearing heavy armour.
by zarathustra
Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurer's Backpack for C&C
Replies: 17
Views: 3585

Re: Adventurer's Backpack for C&C

1. Depending how its done, the magical equipment could be quite cool for adding flavour to fantastic cities beneath the earth, treasures of lost atlantis- that kind of thing. If it is just a bunch of cheesy "magical" takes of modern technology I will be dissapointed. 2. Not sure about this, have to ...
by zarathustra
Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Brothers Barbarian
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Brothers Barbarian

Hmm I probably won't go out of my way to watch more.

Conan: The Musical is about 1000 X better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGOQ7SsJrw
by zarathustra
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Workshop this nasty Undead Plague rule with me...Ghoul Fever
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Workshop this nasty Undead Plague rule with me...Ghoul F

Ok, I suppose it works just as well with a straight CL3 each save, less fiddly too.

Not sure yet if I am having them be "real undead" or just a disease that makes on aggressive & flesh hungry (human, non-infected only)...