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by joneshoward
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Digital Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 4928

Re: Digital Sale

Face palm.

Thanks, man. I need to stop taking stupid pills in the evening.
by joneshoward
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Digital Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 4928

Re: Digital Sale

Thanks. I'm still confused, though, because the options I see are Print, and Print and Digital. I don't see Digital by itself.
by joneshoward
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Digital Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 4928

Re: Digital Sale

I don't see the Amazing Adventure basic book or the companion available with Digital in the title.
by joneshoward
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Digital Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 4928

Digital Sale

I received a wonderful email the other day saying that Troll Lord was running a 30% sale on digital versions of various products. I'd been wanting to get digital copies of Amazing Adventures and its related books for ages. But when I visit the site, it is NOT POSSIBLE to by the digital copies unless...
by joneshoward
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Podcast Shout Out
Replies: 1
Views: 2683

Podcast Shout Out

I hate listening to myself on podcasts or I might have pointed this out sooner. I forgot that when i went on a podcast to talk about my books and Tales From the Magician's Skull that during the last few minutes of the interview I sang the praises of Castles & Crusades. Interested parties can listen ...
by joneshoward
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Notes to myself...
Replies: 15
Views: 6907

Re: Notes to myself...

"Rules really belong in the back ground, the story is what needs to be up front. Whether that is the story of the CK, or of the players, is for each group to decide." Well said. I've been the primary GM for decades, but it still took me too long to realize that if I didn't know the rule I could just...
by joneshoward
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C for New Schoolers
Replies: 2
Views: 3415

Re: C&C for New Schoolers

I'm a big fan of Sine Nomine. Kevin Crawford puts amazing products together. Unfortunately, I'm away from home so I can't refer to the direct page, but somewhere near the front in Scarlet Heroes it says that yes, two players can be used in the system without having to change anything about the way i...
by joneshoward
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Notes to myself...
Replies: 15
Views: 6907

Re: Notes to myself...

Lots of great stuff here. During character creation now I play much faster and looser with the rules than I ever used to. Maybe it's because we're all middle-aged, but I don't worry about munkinizing or what have you. As long as things are mostly balanced, I'm okay with it. I had someone wanting to ...
by joneshoward
Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: "C" Modules
Replies: 1
Views: 6670

"C" Modules

I've been re-reading the C modules (1 through 5) and they're just as enjoyable the second time around -- I'm already incorporating many of the encounters into planned adventures. I love the "feel" of every one of them.

How soon before we see C6? I'm very curious to meet the Green Wizard!
by joneshoward
Thu May 05, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Converting races question...
Replies: 11
Views: 10424

Re: Converting races question...

Ah, nice to see someone else had the same issues. It amazes me that I've been game mastering since junior high (the primary GM for whatever group I'm in) and am 48 now... but I'm STILL learning new things and STILL learning how to be a a better GM, CK, DM, what have you. There's this scale business....
by joneshoward
Thu May 05, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Converting races question...
Replies: 11
Views: 10424

Re: Converting races question...

That whole hide/armor class thing has been a head scratcher for me. My wife has been playing a lizard woman, and I initially gave her a +2 AC because of the scaled hide. but because she was picturing a swift lizard, she took a high dex and prime... I won't bore with more details, but her AC climbed ...
by joneshoward
Thu May 05, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Classic Monsters and Treasures
Replies: 22
Views: 7983

Re: Classic Monsters and Treasures

That "root beer" sounds like it would be my new kryptonite!
by joneshoward
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: M&T of Aihrde KS coming!
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Re: M&T of Aihrde KS coming!

I wish I'd known it was coming! I just picked up the current edition. Do you happen to know if there will be many changes, apart from the hoped for colorization?
by joneshoward
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Listen checks
Replies: 17
Views: 7904

Re: Listen checks

I've long since added a seventh Perception stat for listening, looking, and even sixth sense kind of stuff. I toyed with adding Luck as a stat but we've been using Hero Points for years. Was tempted to try adding a Willpower stat as well, but figure it can either be a character trait or advantage or...
by joneshoward
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Buttmonkey's Home Game
Replies: 82
Views: 64292

Re: Buttmonkey's Home Game

Cool series of posts. Slaughto may want to go fight the dragon because he may feel like there's a lot going on. Sometimes when my plots get really involved my players can't keep track of it all, or are more excited by one possible thread than the others. You could let some possible plot threads die ...
by joneshoward
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: The Borderland Crusade 004
Replies: 1
Views: 4380

Re: The Borderland Crusade 004

Cool -- I enjoyed the details you included. I particularly liked the moment where the minotaur stamped a warning.
by joneshoward
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Winter Woods Campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 8065

Re: Winter Woods Campaign

Thanks. I try to think of them as "guest stars" for the weekly installment. Sometimes they're a recurring guest star, sometimes they're just a one-shot. I've found if I give the players more than one or two NPCs to interact with at a single time it gets overwhelming for them to keep track of and for...
by joneshoward
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Winter Woods Campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 8065

Re: Winter Woods Campaign

Thanks, Rhu.

It was a short one -- only about 2.5 hours. These days it seems like 3-4 hours is the maximum length of what we play, and of course it was made a little shorter because there were only 2 players.
by joneshoward
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Mal's CnC-ified Campaign
Replies: 4
Views: 6824

Re: Mal's CnC-ified Campaign

I had a lot of fun reading your write-up, and your ramblings. If your looking for naval rules, Privateers and Gentleman from Fantasy Games Unlimited always had rules that made sense to me and ought to port over fairly easily. You can get the old set via RPGNow pretty cheap. If you're talking campaig...
by joneshoward
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Winter Woods Campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 8065

Winter Woods Campaign

I’m rebooting a campaign I ran several years ago. I’d originally set it in and around The Lost City of Barakus, which I was steadily converting on the fly from 3.5 to run with C&C. I love the player characters but feel like we’ve explored the setting pretty thoroughly, so I’m moving the campaign. Fr...
by joneshoward
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What do you consider are the essential C&C modules?
Replies: 13
Views: 3037

Re: What do you consider are the essential C&C modules?

I picked up a huge swathe of them in the last couple of days, what with the .99 cents sale on site and then the 1.99 sale over at RPGNow. I'm immensely impressed with all of them so far. They're just dripping with atmosphere. Even if I won't use them exactly as written, I'm totally nabbing a whole b...
by joneshoward
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castles & Crusades What's Next
Replies: 94
Views: 52049

Re: Castles & Crusades What's Next

I love the SW Plot Point campaigns. And 50 Fathoms is a great example of one. I'd also love to see more adventures in the old Traveller format, where a problem is presented by a client (or situation) and then several possibilities are presented for how things unfold. A thumbnail sketch of an adventu...
by joneshoward
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Vakhund/Dzeebag
Replies: 2
Views: 4843

Re: Vakhund/Dzeebag

Thanks for the info, Treebore. And thanks likewise for your opinion. I've been scratching my head trying to come up with a reason my players would want to send their characters in there, and I'm on the cusp of something. Since it looks like it will STILL be several weeks before we get to playing, I ...
by joneshoward
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Vakhund/Dzeebag
Replies: 2
Views: 4843

Vakhund/Dzeebag

I haven't been much of a module guy for years since my group generally responds better to home-brewed stuff, but between the Troll Lord one-day sale and the current 24 hour Troll Lord sale at RPGNow I've picked up quite a lot of nifty looking modules... and have been very impressed. I particularly l...
by joneshoward
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm really proud of my wife today...
Replies: 15
Views: 5426

Re: I'm really proud of my wife today...

Good luck to her! Be sure to check on Predators and Editors about any firms, and to look over any contract with extreme care, preferably running it past a lawyer!
by joneshoward
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castles & Crusades What's Next
Replies: 94
Views: 52049

Re: Castles & Crusades What's Next

It may be a little late to add my 2 cents, but I guess I'll do it anyway. I'm a long time fan but only recently took to posting on the forum. Of all these discussed products, I'm most curious about the Adventurer's Backpack. I must be in the minority, but I've never been interested in demons or devi...
by joneshoward
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Treebore's Mass Combat Dominance
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

Re: Treebore's Mass Combat Dominance

...yeah, I just remembered that, double-checked it, and tried to edit my post before anyone noticed my idiocy. Ah well! ;)

Even though I traded my old PHB away I guess the rules in it are still the default in the 'ol noodle.
by joneshoward
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Treebore's Mass Combat Dominance
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

Re: Treebore's Mass Combat Dominance

Ah! Thanks, for the swift reply, Rigon. I really like this house rule, and the extra fix to give Barbarians their due as well. Treebore, if you're reading, my hat is doffed. I'm always trying to find a way for my games to feel more like the books I've read and loved. That's why I use a modified Mana...
by joneshoward
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Treebore's Mass Combat Dominance
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

Treebore's Mass Combat Dominance

Hello all -- I've been CKing C&C off and on for several years but I don't think I've ever posted. As I ready to restart our campaign (after a Savage Worlds of Solomon Kane hiatus) I've been searching through threads here on the forum and discovered an older one about improving Fighters. I quite like...