Search found 132 matches

by Witterquick
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: [Mods] What's wrong with this forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

[Mods] What's wrong with this forum?

I can't seem to reply to my own thread in this forum, or edit my own entry for that matter. I'm using Firefox as a browser.
_________________
http://strangequests.wordpress.com/
by Witterquick
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Return of Witt and the Megadungeon
Replies: 4
Views: 109

The Return of Witt and the Megadungeon

<r>I posted this at Dragonsfoot too, but I'd like your feedback as well.<br/> <br/> I'm trying to write up encounters for 0one's "Dungeon Under the Mountain, Level One" which is an eight-page fairly random map. To make some order out of the chaos, I'm using some fairly simple (and hopefully logical)...
by Witterquick
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anyone know of a business RPG?
Replies: 9
Views: 559

<r>This may be a bit out of left field, but you might try the Cyberpunk supplement Greenwar by R. Talsorian. In the adventure the PC's goal was to manipulate the stock price of a company that their employer was attempting to buy out through a hostile takeover. The PC's had to conceive of strategies ...
by Witterquick
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Three relics down, and the start of a new chapter
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

<r>New entry is up:<br/> <URL url="http://strangequests.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/down-the-well/"><LINK_TEXT text="http://strangequests.wordpress.com/2008 ... -the-well/">http://strangequests.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/down-the-well/</LINK_TEXT></URL><br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://strang...
by Witterquick
Sat May 24, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Three relics down, and the start of a new chapter
Replies: 1
Views: 2078

Three relics down, and the start of a new chapter

<r>It's been a while, but here's a synopsis of my latest C&C session:<br/> <URL url="http://strangequests.wordpress.com/2008/05/24/the-scariest-monster-in-castles-and-crusades/"><LINK_TEXT text="http://strangequests.wordpress.com/2008 ... -crusades/">http://strangequests.wordpress.com/2008/05/24...
by Witterquick
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: New location for Strange Vistas campaign journal
Replies: 1
Views: 2119

<r>Next session is up, featuring giant cave chickens!<br/> <URL url="http://strangequests.wordpress.com/2008/03/30/the-fallen-dwarves/"><LINK_TEXT text="http://strangequests.wordpress.com/2008 ... n-dwarves/">http://strangequests.wordpress.com/2008/03/30/the-fallen-dwarves/</LINK_TEXT></URL><br/> __...
by Witterquick
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: New location for Strange Vistas campaign journal
Replies: 1
Views: 2119

New location for Strange Vistas campaign journal

<r>After struggling with the many editing steps necessary to maintain the campaign journal on a wiki, I've moved to a blog format. You can see the new locale here and of course see the latest campaign installment.<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://strangequests.wordpress.com/">http://stra...
by Witterquick
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Warlord
Replies: 17
Views: 127

<r>I wouldn't call it a replacement for Warhammer, more like a replacement for Mordheim, since Warlord is a skirmish game and Warhammer features multi-miniature units moving in formation.<br/> <br/> I've played a few times, but I have friends who are a lot more into it, or were, since apparently Rea...
by Witterquick
Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Looking for some guidance on appropriate encounters
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Omote wrote: For sure your situation does seem like you are not challanging the PCs enough. Though, not every encounter needs to be an edge-of-your-seat nail biter either. Don;t be afriad to give out more XP then is mentioned in the M&T. Especially for crafty manuevers and great combat ideas. The g...
by Witterquick
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Looking for some guidance on appropriate encounters
Replies: 21
Views: 432

<r>Thanks, based on these responses, I've definitely been underpowering my opponents. d20's CL tends to equal HD, especially at low levels, and I've been spitballing it for that range. That could also explain some glacial advancement issues too...<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://strange...
by Witterquick
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Looking for some guidance on appropriate encounters
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Looking for some guidance on appropriate encounters

<r>In terms of scale, not adult-oriented, mind you.<br/> <br/> Lately I've been realizing that my group is managing what should be "higher risk" encounters fairly easily. I've got seven to eight regular players with PC's of 3rd to 4th level. Some PC's are particularly power-heavy (I'm thinking of th...
by Witterquick
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Something we need to talk about...
Replies: 57
Views: 3678

<r>As one of the persons cited as having "angry" posts in the aforementioned thread, I don't need an official answer to rules queries (as a side note, I go back long enough to remember where there was a whole section in the letters from readers part of Dragon dedicated to people refuting Sage Advice...
by Witterquick
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP tables progression
Replies: 57
Views: 4524

Traveller wrote: I hope you're not referring to me. I'm not a game designer, just an errata monkey. However, the game is complete. As pointed out by me earlier, all games have gaps in them because there simply is no room in them to detail every last nuance of the universe. So if you're looking for ...
by Witterquick
Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: MY C&C game has floundered...
Replies: 61
Views: 3411

Matthew wrote: Occasionally, I have heard of Game Masters who are so good at improvisation that they can make anything up on the fly and create an entertaining adventure. I have never met such a Game Master (indeed, I believe them to be partially, if not wholly, fictitious). No, I had one, but he a...
by Witterquick
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Training before leveling
Replies: 29
Views: 667

serleran wrote: I don't keep track of rations, or arrows, or even encumbrance... but, when I decide its been enough, you spend some money and get replenished. For example, you're out exploring a dungeon and are gone for a week and a half... you come back to town and I say "better restock." I kinda ...
by Witterquick
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Talk Like an Orc Day
Replies: 2
Views: 2240

<r>I'll admit that I've been a little down on C&C lately, despite having run the game for several years and always enjoyed it. I've been wishing for a bit more "crunch," perhaps a skill system, that sort of thing. But last night I was reminded by low-crunch is good, because I forgot to bring my ...
by Witterquick
Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP tables progression
Replies: 57
Views: 4524

Traveller wrote: Why is it that people (in general folks. Not singling out anyone here) seem to like being tied down by rules? Are they into bondage or something? No, it is the concern that these aren't rules that can be tweaked, but just plain errors in product. And it isn't "being tied down by ru...
by Witterquick
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Talk Like an Orc Day
Replies: 2
Views: 2240

Talk Like an Orc Day

<r>The plan: infiltrate an invading army of orcs in disguise and steal away the warlord alive. What can go wrong? Read more about tonight's adventure here:<br/> <URL url="http://strangevistas.pbwiki.com/080118">http://strangevistas.pbwiki.com/080118</URL><br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http:/...
by Witterquick
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ad&d must haves (if you use any) for c&c
Replies: 46
Views: 2158

<r>You know what my favorite supplement of all time is? Strike Force by Aaron Allston. Written before he became big in gaming and writing circles, SF is essentially his GM journal for the first several years that he play-tested Champions. The gaming content (NPC's, powers he invented, etc.) isn't so...
by Witterquick
Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Lack of Skills, Feats, etc. in C&C
Replies: 96
Views: 4201

<r>Where I sometimes look askance at the SIEGE engine is adding levels to checks. An eighth level wizard gets to add his level to strength checks, for example, despite the fact that there is nothing in his background, class, or stats to suggest he should be getting any kind of bonus. Moveover, as th...
by Witterquick
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fireball
Replies: 24
Views: 433

<r>Enh, I just think it is someone getting more out of his spells than he should. Use magic missle if he wants to shoot into combat, fireball is the preliminary bombardment spell. It's like a PC in my campaign who used silent image to duplicate mass invisibility. It's "clever" but really it is just ...
by Witterquick
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fireball
Replies: 24
Views: 433

<r>Even with miniatures, isn't C&C more abstract, and by that the miniatures just represent the general location, given that in combat people are constantly shifting and swirling around?<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://strangequests.wordpress.com/">http://strangequests.wordpress.com...
by Witterquick
Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Castles, Crusades, and Cthulu
Replies: 4
Views: 2570

<r>I've been a bit behind with my updates. Here's the latest two installments in my campaign:<br/> <URL url="http://strangevistas.pbwiki.com/071215">http://strangevistas.pbwiki.com/071215</URL><br/> <URL url="http://strangevistas.pbwiki.com/071215">http://strangevistas.pbwiki.com/071215</URL><br/> <...
by Witterquick
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: [AD&D 1e] The Assassin's Knot
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

<r>Honestly, this module totally changed how I thought adventures could go. The mystery involves several red herrings, which could be confusing for players. My experience has been that, given the fact that the GM is the eyes, ears, etc. of the PC's, that I need to pitch mystery plots to about "Scoob...
by Witterquick
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: d10 Initiative
Replies: 30
Views: 1080

I use a card draw: everyone gets a card, another for opponents as a group. Random draw, no one knows who gets to go next until it is their turn. Keeps the suspense up.
_________________
http://strangequests.wordpress.com/
by Witterquick
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monster conversions
Replies: 20
Views: 425

It seems that most high-strength monsters (like the ogre) get the "strength bonus" in the amount of damage (e.g. 1d10 Slam) that they do.
_________________
http://strangequests.wordpress.com/
by Witterquick
Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Castles, Crusades, and Cthulu
Replies: 4
Views: 2570

<r>The first of the twelve artifacts has been recovered: the Shroud of Skelos. Here's a brief overview of the artifact:<br/> The Shroud of Skelos<br/> <br/> Created by the archmage Skelos to assist him in his campaign against the undead, the wearer of the Shroud is invisible to all undead (unless he...
by Witterquick
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: troll blog today
Replies: 31
Views: 700

I've started creating some of my own for the Dungeon Under the Mountain adventure I'm composing. I'll see if I can get some of them listed on the Strange Vistas pbwiki.
_________________
http://strangequests.wordpress.com/
by Witterquick
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: troll blog today
Replies: 31
Views: 700

<r>Let me second the notion of a Fiend Folio-esque supplement. I realize that most of the monstersin M&T fell under the open game license, but a book of home-grown monsters would be a great addition.<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://strangequests.wordpress.com/">http://strangequests....
by Witterquick
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dundjinni
Replies: 17
Views: 786

<r>I have dunjinni, and used to love it until it couldn't keep up with the advances in java (which is its core program). There is a rumored patch in development, but it hasn't been finished yet.<br/> <URL url="http://www.dunjinni.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=9400&PN=1"><LINK_TEXT text="http://...