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by Andred of Albans
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Religion in FRPG
Replies: 0
Views: 2948

Religion in FRPG

It's been a while since I posted - I decided to return to school to get my Juris Doctorate (Yes, sometimes rules lawyers become real lawyers :lol: ) Anyway, as some of you may know I run a decidedly medievalist campaign. To introduce a variety of ideas without starting too many arguments, I have res...
by Andred of Albans
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Tributes
Topic: Loren Wiseman RIP 1951-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 6600

Loren Wiseman RIP 1951-2017

Game designer Loren Wiseman died on February 15. Loren Wiseman co-founded Game Designers' Workshop with Frank Chadwick, Rich Banner, and Marc Miller on June 22, 1973. Wiseman published Eagles (later published by Avalon Hill as Caesar's Legions), his first wargame, through Game Designers' Workshop in...
by Andred of Albans
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My Cordex Nordica arrived...
Replies: 24
Views: 2086

Re: My Cordex Nordica arrived...

Wow!!! I didn't realize the Softcover was an even extra Gimme!!! Here I thought I was missing stuff!

Sorry about that Stephen!

I feel all special now :D
by Andred of Albans
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 81311 Codex Nordica
Replies: 16
Views: 18110

Re: TLG 81311 Codex Nordica

Hi Stephen! Go my Codex Nordica - thanks! The kickstarter says this was to be a hardcover - has that changed? No biggie if it did, I am just curious For the Thane ($49) level, the following additional swag was supposed to come but was missing * Digital copy of Codex Nordica * Exclusive adventure by ...
by Andred of Albans
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Separate XP progression
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: Separate XP progression

C&C (like D&D before it) is not a game as much as it is a system to design a game. I use the unified level progression table from Pathfinder. Paizo has made their SRD available for free at http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/

Look under classes for the level progression table
by Andred of Albans
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 81401 Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 76
Views: 57848

Re: TLG 81401 Tome of the Unclean

Got the updated file - nice work, I am really liking what I see. When will we see the good guys (Angels, Devas, Solars, Planetars, etc.?)
by Andred of Albans
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 81401 Tome of the Unclean
Replies: 76
Views: 57848

Re: TLG 81401 Tome of the Unclean

Excellent! Can't wait for more installments
by Andred of Albans
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Gen Con
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: Gen Con

Still a maybe for GenCon - but I'd patronize a CnC room
by Andred of Albans
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Tributes
Topic: Lynn Willis
Replies: 1
Views: 5630

Lynn Willis

LYNN WILLIS We are sad to announce the passing of Lynn Willis, a pillar of Chaosium, Call of Cthulhu, and of the roleplaying community. Lynn had been combating aging and illness for several years, and passed while in a hospital for treatment. He is survived by his partner Marcia, and a community of ...
by Andred of Albans
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG 2013: What Would You Like To See?
Replies: 56
Views: 7900

Re: TLG 2013: What Would You Like To See?

The difference is, I'm comfortable knowing I'll get my money back. There is nothing on Kickstarter that makes the Kickstartee give any money accrued back. It has happened and the only thing that gets done is that company gets a bad name. I bet Guardians of Order wished they had Kickstarter back in ...
by Andred of Albans
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG 2013: What Would You Like To See?
Replies: 56
Views: 7900

Re: TLG 2013: What Would You Like To See?

I have been lurking on this topic and wanted to put my 2cp in. Most OSR publishers are small press outfits which means they run on very tight margins. But even established companies like Steve Jackson Games or Far Future Enterprises or Reaper Miniatures have all missed deadlines on their kickstarter...
by Andred of Albans
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG 2013: What Would You Like To See?
Replies: 56
Views: 7900

Re: TLG 2013: What Would You Like To See?

Id love to see the demons/angels book that was rumored a while back

Or maybe I'd write up the demons & angels as they appear in western demonologies & angelogies for Domesday Book :lol:
by Andred of Albans
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum
Replies: 107
Views: 69167

Re: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum

Okay, in for a print copy on Kickstarter.

Would love to see the Demons & Angels book this year too 8-)
by Andred of Albans
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum
Replies: 107
Views: 69167

Re: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum

Do want!!! Make MOAR!!!! :mrgreen:
by Andred of Albans
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: Domesday VII
Replies: 44
Views: 19289

Re: Domesday VII

I have another article (I realize you are still publishing the next installment of my feudal economy article) on religion in FRPG - I will clean it up and send it along for your consideration.
by Andred of Albans
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Free LEGAL download of Life on a Mediaeval Barony
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Free LEGAL download of Life on a Mediaeval Barony

Treebore wrote:It is of surprisingly interesting reading.
It's one of the more accessible sources on the feudal era - I have found it useful as a DM/CK since the 1970's when I first discovered it at my school library. I acquired a copy at a library sale many moons ago and highly recommend it. :ugeek:
by Andred of Albans
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Free LEGAL download of Life on a Mediaeval Barony
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Free LEGAL download of Life on a Mediaeval Barony

The full text of "Life on a Mediaeval Barony" comes from the library of the University of Connecticut here: http://archive.org/details/lifeonmediaevalb00davi A great resource for players and CK's alike - it describes the basics of life in the feudal era from the noble, commoner and townsman's point ...
by Andred of Albans
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Secondary Skills for C&C (2e NWP)
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Secondary Skills for C&C (2e NWP)

Each secondary skill represents a broad number of things grouped together by category (e.g. agriculture, seamanship, carpentry, etc.) and costs a fixed number of slots to purchase. There are no ranks to keep track of - the characters either have the ability or they don't... Instead I'm thinking of ...
by Andred of Albans
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wonderful things are afoot at Grimmhaus
Replies: 21
Views: 3461

Re: Wonderful things are afoot at Grimmhaus

Welcome to the wonderful, frustrating, amazing, maddening, world of pastoral care :D

I've done it myself - it's a mix of the joy of helping other and the frustration with those who won't be helped. Wish you all the luck and every good thing - but, you are gonna need it :mrgreen:
by Andred of Albans
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Most liked Fantasy settings...
Replies: 43
Views: 2771

Re: Most liked Fantasy settings...

I have been using a homebrew setting for over 30 years and see no need to abandon it I own several published settings, though Greyhawk and Harn are my favorites and I have stolen ideas from both settings. The Arden setting for 1st edition C&S is still one of the best I've seen though. It forms the b...
by Andred of Albans
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mana System
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: Mana System

The alternate system given in the CKG is pretty good - I tweaked it a little for use in my own game but it plays fine as is too (I just brought it more into line with what the medievals believed about magic) :ugeek:
by Andred of Albans
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: NPC Monarchs/Elites- Powerful PC-level characters or not?
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Re: NPC Monarchs/Elites- Powerful PC-level characters or not

Unless your PCs are going to engage his high and mightiness in single combat, their statistics don't matter. I treat your average city guard, page, yeoman, seminarian (ceremony spell prepared), apprentice wizard (read magic prepared), thief, etc. as a 1st level character Squires, journeymen wizards ...
by Andred of Albans
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Under-utilized variants of common monsters
Replies: 13
Views: 6387

Re: Under-utilized variants of common monsters

I always allow humanoids to develop class skills. Why can't a goblin be a 1-4th level assassin? or wizard? or cleric? I also like giving monsters the ability to ally with one another. Maybe a goblin tribe lives in the territory of an Ogre clan - the goblins pay tribute to the Ogres and in return the...
by Andred of Albans
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite Grunt Monsters?
Replies: 17
Views: 1264

Re: Favorite Grunt Monsters?

I like goblins - I'm a traditionalist. I emphasize the sneakiness factor - ambushes from cover, traps, magic conjured up by goblin shamans or witch doctors. Attacking goblins on their own ground isn't so simple. :shock: Goblins are the ultimate irregular warriors, they strike and run. The take hosta...
by Andred of Albans
Wed May 23, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8125 Classic Monsters (Available)
Replies: 336
Views: 108513

Re: Classic Monsters The Manual

Relaxo wrote:Every time I see an address with "side apartment" I groan. (I work at an health insurance company)
Since we put photos on the benefit cards and started using "shoppers", recipient fraud is way down - doctors are as corrupt as ever though...
by Andred of Albans
Wed May 23, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8125 Classic Monsters (Available)
Replies: 336
Views: 108513

Re: Classic Monsters The Manual

Relaxo wrote:oh right! We gotta meet sometime, swill some ale and slay some orcs!
:-)

I would really like that! :mrgreen:


MormonYoYoMan wrote:
Andred of Albans wrote:Medicaid fraud
Isn't this a redundancy nowadays?
It's not quite that bad, but I don't have to work too hard to find significant dollars to recoup :oops:
by Andred of Albans
Wed May 23, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Origins 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 7417

Re: Origins 2012

No can go - Memorial Day weekend is also Shavuos (Pentecost) so I am busy with a previous engagement. Went in 2000 and 2002, it's a great convention.
by Andred of Albans
Wed May 23, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gen Con 2012
Replies: 122
Views: 44030

Re: Gen Con 2012

Not definite, but maybe - just maaaaaybe - I will be going to GenCon with my kids. If I can arrange to stay at one of the Indianapolis Chabad houses (solves both the housing and Kosher food issues) and scrape together the cash for gas and incidentals (not to mention con badges) there is a decent cha...
by Andred of Albans
Tue May 22, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8125 Classic Monsters (Available)
Replies: 336
Views: 108513

Re: Classic Monsters The Manual

Relaxo wrote:
Andred of Albans wrote: I haven't gotten deep into them, but they are physically beautiful.
... too easy....
:lol:

Hey wait... Which Albany do you live in?
The one in New York - I catch Medicaid fraud for the state.
by Andred of Albans
Tue May 22, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What do you hope for with a 5th printing PHB?
Replies: 79
Views: 4120

Re: What do you hope for with a 5th printing PHB?

The Trolls can't win. I'll complain if they don't put clarifications in the 5th printing, but if they do, I'll complain that I have to buy a new book. Poor guys. So buy the PDF for $15 - for the price of 2 "value meals" at the Windy's Arkansas Fried McBurger Emporium you have all the new crunch wit...