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by gnombient
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Album/CD Are You Listening To?
Replies: 238
Views: 12664

Regular rotation:

Hammers of Misfortune - The August Engine; The Locust Years

Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

Gates of Slumber - The Awakening

Lord Weird Slough Feg - Down Among the Deadmen; Traveller; Hardworlder
by gnombient
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: All Time Favorite RPG???
Replies: 72
Views: 3290

<t>Favorite systems:<br/> <br/> C&C (no kidding)<br/> <br/> BRP-- esp. Stormbringer/Elric and Call of Cthulhu<br/> <br/> Gamma World 2e<br/> <br/> AD&D1e <br/> <br/> Favorite published settings:<br/> <br/> Wilderlands of High Fantasy (JG/Necro)<br/> <br/> Atlantis (Bard Games)<br/> <br/> Fad...
by gnombient
Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dragonsfoot problems
Replies: 27
Views: 1418

I thought it was part of some nefarious scheme by my supervisor to boost my productivity... Good thing the TLG boards are still up!
by gnombient
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New or unusual PC races??
Replies: 36
Views: 13005

Moorcrys wrote: I've been trying to work up a plant-based character race for C&C, kinda human-sized Ents -- that weird enough? I've been a fan of mobile, sentient plants ever since I was introduced to Gamma World back in the mid-'80s. Borrowing a page from GW2e/4e, I've used plant-men as C&C NPCs b...
by gnombient
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Setting you use most for C&C
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Wilderlands of High Fantasy, infused with some homebrew elements.
by gnombient
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: Wilderlands Cool Rules of the Week; UPDATE 3/3/08
Replies: 61
Views: 23584

jamesmishler wrote: Basic Method: Buy a seven-sided die from your friendly local game store; if they don't have it, you can have them order it. It is made by Gamescience (Lou Zocchi's company). You can also sometimes get them on eBay, though right now only a seller in the UK has them... Alternate M...
by gnombient
Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Monte Cook's Book of Experimental Might
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Monte Cook's Book of Experimental Might

tenkar wrote:
using Con plus HD type for 1st level HP to give the squishes survivability.

I've been using a similar system for a few months now, inspired by the Arduin Grimoire HP rules (vol. III). Better starting HP and a slower HP progression has been a nice change of pace...
by gnombient
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Psionics thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1822

I have used mental mutations from various editions of Gamma World (esp. 4e) in lieu of AD&D-style psionics in the past with mostly-good results. No psionic PCs yet though...
by gnombient
Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sample 4e character sheets
Replies: 107
Views: 2628

Julian Grimm wrote: no one has found a cure for vancian magic yet. I've often thought about porting point-based magic from Stormbringer (and its Bronze Grimoire supplement) into C&C, which, imho, has a much darker "Sword & Sorcery" feel than the Vancian D&D magic. Haven't done it yet, but it doesn'...
by gnombient
Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How'd you end up getting into C&C?
Replies: 68
Views: 1971

I first learned about C&C on Dragonsfoot, around the time of the PHB's first printing; I liked what I read, so I ordered a copy. C&C quickly won me over with its ease of play and prep, not to mention ease of converting all my D&D and Gamma World stuff...
by gnombient
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sample 4e character sheets
Replies: 107
Views: 2628

call me a glutton for punishment, but the 2nd installment of the review was just as bad as the first... http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35799 It's nuggets like this that make me want to run around screaming and bashing my head against a wall: Quote: This is going to be a big change for some folks, as...
by gnombient
Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sample 4e character sheets
Replies: 107
Views: 2628

Fiffergrund wrote: Aint It Cool News has a review of 4E. Get your barfbag ready: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35776 That review was pretty lame. Calling it a "review" though implies some degree of objective criticism; this was more like an advertisement. Hmm... I don't know if my stomach can hand...
by gnombient
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:27 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: 2671

Re: Anyone else?

My non-C&C references: 1e DMG/MM1/Fiend Folio, Gamma World 2e/4e + Treasures of the Ancients, Judges Guild Ready Ref Sheets, Necro/JG Wilderlands Box Set + CSIO. adaen wrote: Anybody else know the Atlantean Trilogy? Come on, I can't be the only one here? I've picked up the two 2nd edition volumes (A...
by gnombient
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My favorite band:
Replies: 34
Views: 1270

Re: My favorite band:

I don't so much have a favorite band as I do favorite genres: Space Rock: Hawkwind, Gong, Ozric Tentacles, Zone Six, Titan Ambient: Rapoon, Oophoi, Robert Rich, Tuu, early Tangerine Dream Mix in healthy amounts of Prog rock, fusion, 70s-80s heavy stuff, and a ton of classical music and that pretty m...
by gnombient
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Good wilderness adventuring resources?
Replies: 16
Views: 682

serleran wrote: I suggest getting the source that was so amazing, it was suggested in the OD&D books: Outdoor Survival. You can find it on eBay for pretty cheap (I bought one just a few days ago for $9.99) and it even doubles as a source of RPG history. What's the author/publisher info for Outdoor ...
by gnombient
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DAMN THAT POSTMAN !!
Replies: 21
Views: 740

<t>Sorry to hear about your experience; I would contact Amazon Canada and tell them you didn't receive the package, regardless of what the Post's status message read. I had a very similar experience with Amazon.com and the USPS, and after notifying Amazon of my missing package they promptly sent out...
by gnombient
Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Music for CKs to do prep by
Replies: 27
Views: 1001

<t>My soundtrack for prep and actual game is pretty much identical: loads of atmospheric ambient stuff (of the darker organic variety) and early music. Metal and prog rock have provided some good inspiration for campaign planning, but I usually refrain from using it in-game-- I've found that some fo...
by gnombient
Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: What other RPGs will be covered in the AGJ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2619

<t>I think it would be awesome to have some articles "Wilderlands-izing" other (non-D&D) fantasy RPGs; there could be new WL-specific magic, monsters, races, etc. for games like Runequest, Stormbringer, Warhammer FRP, etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving the C&C+WL combo in my current campaig...
by gnombient
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The best setting ever:
Replies: 63
Views: 4877

Wilderlands gets my vote - love it, love it, love it.
by gnombient
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite fantasy hero- or anti hero!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 944

Some of my favorites:

Cugel the Clever (Dying Earth)

Corwin of Amber

Paul Janus Finnegan aka Kickaha (World of Tiers)

Conan

John Carter of Mars

Fafhrd & Grey Mouser

Dorian Hawkmoon
by gnombient
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Most useful sourcebook/suppliment/accessory...
Replies: 30
Views: 1273

1e DMG

Judges Guild Ready Ref Sheets

Wilderlands of High Fantasy Box Set
by gnombient
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Once Upon a Time in the Wilderlands
Replies: 2
Views: 2061

Once Upon a Time in the Wilderlands

<t>I had my first session with my new group Saturday evening; I'm running a modified version of B2 set in map 5 (CSIO) of the Wilderlands of High Fantasy. Here's what happened:<br/> <br/> Dramatis Personae<br/> <br/> Player Characters (PCs)<br/> <br/> Iona, female Elf Wizard 1<br/> <br/> Meena of Do...
by gnombient
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Back in the Office and Dusting off the Shelf
Replies: 33
Views: 792

serleran wrote:
I need the names of those you would like to see in this...

Names, huh? How about Ken St. Andre, James Ward, and Steve Perrin?
by gnombient
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: XXXI Now Available Through Mail Order
Replies: 11
Views: 5002

Sweet! Email sent...
by gnombient
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Back in the Office and Dusting off the Shelf
Replies: 33
Views: 792

Re: Back in the Office and Dusting off the Shelf

Troll Lord wrote: We'll be expanding content. I've already contacted Chaosium for some material, if you have any game systems you would like to see content for, give us a shout out. I can't make any promises, but I can make hollow gestures. Interesting; what sort of stuff will Chaosium be contribut...
by gnombient
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: YOUR campaigns
Replies: 28
Views: 807

I'm gearing up to run a new C&C Wilderlands campaign for my wife and several of our friends (mostly all newbies to RPGing). Our first session is only a week and two days away!
by gnombient
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: sell/unsell me on Iron Heroes
Replies: 3
Views: 3608

sell/unsell me on Iron Heroes

I've heard some interesting things lately about this variant PH, especially the mana-powered magic system. Any thoughts/opinions/experiences?
by gnombient
Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Judge's Keep
Topic: Psionics in the Wilderlands
Replies: 1
Views: 3268

Psionics in the Wilderlands

How do you Judges handle Psionics in your C&C Wilderlands game? I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I want to include them. The Grey Elf's rules look pretty good, but I was curious to see what approaches other folks took.
by gnombient
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: SOCIETY ROLE CALL
Replies: 186
Views: 35328

I'd like to join the Society too. I'm running C&C (Wilderlands) behind the wall of fog in northern California...
by gnombient
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Who else is a Dio fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 1603

I like Dio's stuff with Rainbow more than with Sabbath or solo. I got to see him a few years ago though, on tour with Maiden-- what a great showman, and he's still got some serious pipes!