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by falrinth
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Speaking of Houserules: Healing
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Speaking of Houserules: Healing

And I'm more than happy with this. I've always liked the abstract nature of what hit points represent in so far as damage/skill/luck and I've DMed them as per your explanations for years n years. To reiterate though, Healing as it stands doesn't really convey the same philosophy. It's still hard to ...
by falrinth
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Speaking of Houserules: Healing
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Speaking of Houserules: Healing

Thanks for the replies guys. Aramis - We're experiencing the hardships of this houserule at level one right now actually! It's tough having only a 1d4hp Cure Light Wounds but, the spell is for light wounds, and anything more than 4 hit points damage for these 1st levellers is certainly more serous t...
by falrinth
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Speaking of Houserules: Healing
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Speaking of Houserules: Healing

Hey all, Thought I'd share an email I sent to my players regarding magical healing to get some feedback from the greater community: "After thinking lots about the Hit point system I've decided that I'm fine with HP but it's the recuperation and healing of them that poses a problem. As I see it, a 1s...
by falrinth
Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: You're doing it right!
Replies: 28
Views: 972

<t>I used to play 3rd ed quite a bit but I noticed action scenes of any kind were getting bogged down with rules. By level 5 the players were enjoying their characters less rather than more because the extra "options" they were getting just ment more math.<br/> <br/> I only gave Pathfinder a go beca...
by falrinth
Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: You're doing it right!
Replies: 28
Views: 972

You're doing it right!

<t>I played Pathfinder today with a bunch of guys experienced with the system. It's basically D&D 3.5 with a couple of minor adjustments. We played for 6 hours and in that time we managed to have a very minor bit of roleplaying which took-up the first hour and then a single combat with a druid a...
by falrinth
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: The Results From My First Gameing Session As The Keeper.
Replies: 18
Views: 6460

Quote: Any ideas on how I can make the players happy while still moving the story along Well, this is the beauty of being a CK, the power of pacing the story is really in your hands. Perhaps the players are roleplaying to such an extent (and this in itself is to be applauded and encouraged) simply ...
by falrinth
Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C in Sydney!
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Yup, MilSims always seems to have plenty of C&C stuff... I picked up Dark Chateau just last week.

And I remember that when they got the 2nd printing of the phb in stock they were selling the 1st for only $10! So if they get the 3rd in I might try grabbing some 2nds cheap!!
by falrinth
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Apple vs PC
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

<t>I personally use an old pc with PaintshopPro7 and have only starting having problems more recently when trying to deal with 40mb images and multiple layers (which becomes the case with my cartography). Still, I think that's more an issue of ram than anything else. New hardware and software and I'...
by falrinth
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Warden Lands
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

<t>Wow!<br/> <br/> Just finished a 7hr session today and still the group is yet to confront Gritznak! And it felt we were moving at quite a quick pace too.<br/> <br/> We picked up the adventure with the party reporting the brutal murder-scene of Griffy the Hat to Eryl and then helping with the inves...
by falrinth
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Transformers
Replies: 23
Views: 748

I was able to forgive the product placement in regards to the cars themselves... I mean, the whole point of the movie is to make vehicles look very, very cool. But ipods, nokia, mountain dew etc etc, all held lovingly towards the camera in an advertisement-like manner... ick!
by falrinth
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Transformers
Replies: 23
Views: 748

<t>In at least 2 action sequences it magically 'transformed' from day into night! Amazing! And the product placement is almost sickening. And my final whinge is that the battle scenes were shot way too close. I had no idea what was going on half the time in the action scenes, but when the camera fel...
by falrinth
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Warden Lands
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

The Warden Lands

<t>G'day Everyone!<br/> <br/> I've recently finished my first proper foray into C&C; with a new group and a new homebrew setting to boot! Firstly, we had a really good time, which is the important thing, though I feel my CKing skills are sorely out-of-practice. On top of everything else, this is...
by falrinth
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 31
Views: 3906

<t>Alrighty,<br/> <br/> For typical, European high-fantasy, I highly recommend Cutthroat Island, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Hoffa, The Thin Red Line and Waterworld. There are tons of soundtracks out there with great individual tracks on them, but these albums are pretty consistent, which is hand...
by falrinth
Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Noble Savage Ogre
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Noble Savage Ogre

<r>Hi All,<br/> <br/> I seem to be on a bit of a sketching burst right now, so I'll continue posting as long as I'm outputting stuff. Knowing me, I'll get bored soon and move on to playing guitar or saxomophone or writing or something... such is the life of the terminally short attention-spanned!<br...
by falrinth
Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: When on the CKG?
Replies: 21
Views: 3976

<t>On the topic of 'teaching' CKing; did anyone else find the old 2nd Ed. Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide as useful as I did? Far from being an essential book, half of it was just advice on handling players and various situations in and out of the game. I loved it! As an aspiring DM, thirteen...
by falrinth
Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Monsters
Replies: 55
Views: 9024

<t>The issues raised in this thread are exactly why C&C suits my DMing (CKing). Like Treebore, I've always just taken my own initiative when applying bonuses/penalties to monsters. When I DMed 3rd Ed. and 3.5 I spent SO MUCH time referring to lists of rules that ultimately returned the same resu...
by falrinth
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Kobold - New! Improved!... i think
Replies: 11
Views: 5114

<t>I'd love to write in regards to how my campaign is going.. but without any players I think there might be a slight delay! No idea when I might actually get to run a game. But at least, when I do, I should be very, very prepared!<br/> <br/> Hadn't really noticed the wrong 'depth-of-field' with the...
by falrinth
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Peter's Style
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

<t>hehe! I'm starting to wish I'd paid more attention in High School Art!! All of this is new to me and I've been sketching away since I was 10. I think that, because drawing was just something I did at school or at work to fill in time, I've never implemented any technique aside from pen and pencil...
by falrinth
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Kobold - New! Improved!... i think
Replies: 11
Views: 5114

<t>The kobolds I'm tailoring for my campaign are going to be a player-race, and differentiate from the standard kobold a bit in appearance and temperament. I wanted to sketch a more 'everyday' portrait for this fella and it seems to have worked out ok! The clothes he's wearing I saw on a minstrel la...
by falrinth
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Peter's Style
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

bloody hell!!

Just pencil?

...
by falrinth
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I need your creativity!
Replies: 15
Views: 2677

<t>A potential twist (cos I'm a bastard DM);<br/> <br/> The Holy Symbol could have been planted in the path of your adventurers by an enemy of Odin's, with the sinister intent of it being transported in their do-gooder hands right into the holiest Shrine of Odin. <br/> <br/> The symbol is an ancient...
by falrinth
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What could you possibly throw at this guy to challenge him??
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

237th level? Wow!

I'd pit him against the balding, midget Dungeon Master from the 80's cartoon show. If he beat him then I guess that'd be it. He wins D&D!
by falrinth
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: Another weekend without C&C
Replies: 15
Views: 5644

Me no game once in 2006. But I is ok. Kris not need game. Brain-smarts need work though or me might get dummerer.

kRi5
by falrinth
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Peter's Style
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Peter's Style

<t>Just wondering what medium Mr Bradley uses for the interior art of the C&C handbooks? I love the seamless mix of soft shading with well-defined lines. It looks a bit pencil... a lot watercolour.. I'm not sure as I've never used anything but pens and pencils on paper so my artistic savvy is no...
by falrinth
Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: Kobold - New! Improved!... i think
Replies: 11
Views: 5114

Kobold - New! Improved!... i think

<r>Hey all!<br/> <br/> I got up this morning feeling sick as a dog and utterly uninspired, but, with a day off work, I pulled out the ol' sketch pad and did a lil piccy I'm quite happy with! 2 hours from head to tail (literally.. that's just how I draw I guess). I want to put a big dog on the end of...
by falrinth
Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I miss old school art.
Replies: 30
Views: 6578

<t>Elmore & Easley always topped my list, though I found something very appealing and inspiring in DiTerlizzi's Planescape work. It was rough and messy, with colouring overlapping lines and skewiff proportions... but it was a unique style in d&d and really made Planescape stand out for me.<b...
by falrinth
Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: An old sketch
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

Nice! You've done an awesome job on the armour and sword... very jealous!

After messing around with paintshop trying to get a grip on digital colouring, it's good to be reminded how great a pic can look with some decent pencil shading.
by falrinth
Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: A satyr, a kobold and a map
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

Thanks guys!

Treebore: go ahead! I'm delighted you like the kobold cos it took AGES for me to get anything like what I wanted for my campaign-race.

Cheers,

Kris
by falrinth
Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: The Artist's Alley
Topic: A satyr, a kobold and a map
Replies: 6
Views: 2544

A satyr, a kobold and a map

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