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by Beyondthebreach
Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:17 am
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: 2156

<t>I gotta say that the Dungeon Master Guide is the most indispensable - there are many rule "details" that are missing in C&C . . . like, now that my first level cleric can make holy water, what can I do with it?<br/> <br/> - Rules for flying combat, underwater combat and spell effects . . . al...
by Beyondthebreach
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fireball
Replies: 24
Views: 431

<t>If you don't want to mess around with calculating cubic feet, you can simply rule that a spellcaster is not automatically 100% precise. This only makes sense - even very intelligent spellcasters can not instantaneously determine the exact spot that would affect all the bad guys and just barely mi...
by Beyondthebreach
Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What D&D character are you?
Replies: 43
Views: 1213

<t>I thought that I would do my "Bizarro" opposite character - so I chose the results furthest from the actual answer. If I had to guess, I'd have said a Chaotic Evil Half-orc Cleric.<br/> <br/> Well, what do you know! It actually came up exactly as I'd have guessed!<br/> <br/> Bizarro Beyondthebrea...
by Beyondthebreach
Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff in your Holiday bucket?
Replies: 29
Views: 190

I had my wife pick me up the latest Warhammer 2nd ed book: Realm of the Ice Queen (all about Kislev).
by Beyondthebreach
Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What D&D character are you?
Replies: 43
Views: 1213

<t>Hmmm,<br/> <br/> I'm a Lawful Neutral Elf Ranger (6th level).<br/> <br/> Strange, but with these stats, I don't think I'd have opted for a Fighter type. <br/> Ability Scores:<br/> <br/> Strength- 12<br/> <br/> Dexterity- 11<br/> <br/> Constitution- 12<br/> <br/> Intelligence- 18<br/> <br/> Wisdom...
by Beyondthebreach
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Varied Power Levels within a Party
Replies: 31
Views: 847

<t>You can also try something more subtle than actual rules changes . . . which would be to give the higher level PCs active interest in looking out for the survival of the low level PCs. <br/> <br/> In the LotR example, Gandalf, Aragorn and others had a top priority of protecting the hobbits. Likew...
by Beyondthebreach
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Setting themes
Replies: 14
Views: 294

<t>I think there are some things that you might conidier. To begin, the premise that all Gods granting power are evil seems to be flawed. There are a few "Good" gods and many that would be considered "Neutral". Of course, this list can be expanded depending on how many additional Hyborian sources yo...
by Beyondthebreach
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Good evil & corruption
Replies: 6
Views: 251

<t>This sounds pretty much like the overriding theme of Warhammer. I don't know if you are familiar with the Warhammer settings, but the lives of Men and demihumans are slowly falling to the forces of Chaos (corruption). Chaos insidiously infiltrates society and it outwardly wages war on it with mig...
by Beyondthebreach
Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Create a mighty Munchkin.
Replies: 31
Views: 599

<t>Of course, he is just a 1st level Munchkin now. Someday he will be a hasted, flying, shocking grasping & improved invisible Monk/Wizard. (At 7th level, he would only need to roll a 3 to pass his Con check and avoid a HP loss from Haste ( +7 level bonus, +2 Con bonus) with a Con as a prime and...
by Beyondthebreach
Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Create a mighty Munchkin.
Replies: 31
Views: 599

gideon_thorne wrote: Hence my qualifier about using grey areas and unwritten rules. I thought this might be a fun exercise. Well . . . I've given this question some thought and I've decided that I would like to play . . . A multi-classed Human Monk/Magic-User. (using the Multi-Class rules as writte...
by Beyondthebreach
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: troll blog today
Replies: 31
Views: 698

<t>I want to see the CKG and more accessories (less campaign settings!).<br/> <br/> As far as telling the Trolls how to run their business . . . well . . . there is nothing wrong with suggesting how to run someone's business. For the most part, we are the consumer, after all. The business can listen...
by Beyondthebreach
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Your indentities on other boards...
Replies: 46
Views: 726

Beyondthebreach here and all other forums. Web domain registered, yahoo mail, gmail, ebay ID, etc.

So far, I've never encountered anyone who has this ID already when I've gone to register . . . so I've tried to lock it up wherever I can.
by Beyondthebreach
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random Encounters for a superhero on Patrol
Replies: 6
Views: 779

<t>At last! All those many years of reading comics are about to pay off . . . <br/> <br/> - Construction Site This one is tried and true with endless possibilities: A girder about to fall; a kid climbed up too high, got injured and now is trapped; someone fell into the newly poured cement foundation...
by Beyondthebreach
Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: incorperating d20 class feats.
Replies: 24
Views: 2969

<t>We use Feats in the C&C campaign I play in (we actually use Omote's list of C&C Feats). It'a no big deal and it provides for a little extra to look forward to as characters increase in level.<br/> <br/> So, my 6th level Dwarf Cleric has Cleave, Die Hard and the Clerical Feat from the War ...
by Beyondthebreach
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Point-buy for C&C
Replies: 14
Views: 422

<t>Well, you could chuck all the heavy calculations and simply assign 80 points to distribute as the players sees fit - each point is on a one-for-one basis. I like RPGs are about heroic, above-average individuals. If you gave every ability a 13 and multiplied it by 6 you would get 78 points. To thi...
by Beyondthebreach
Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: May the Father of Battle Guide My Path to Glory!
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

The Companions

<t>It is an extremely unsettling choice to trust your life to that of strangers . . . yet here I was, sitting down to stout ale and red meat at an establishment called the Inn of the Drawn Sword. I warily drank from my tankard and muttered disapprovingly to myself. Mayhap, I should have chosen more ...
by Beyondthebreach
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My first attempt at a class tweak: The swashbucker.
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: My first attempt at a class tweak: The swashbucker.

Yamo wrote: Precision blow: The swashbuckler's dexterity modifier, not strength modifier, is used to modify both melee attack and melee damage rolls. This ability is unusable when the swashbuckler is plying any weapon or armor not normally allowed. Thoughts? What if the Swashbuckler's Strength is b...
by Beyondthebreach
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: May the Father of Battle Guide My Path to Glory!
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

<t>I do not believe I will ever grow accustomed to the stench of the surface world. It is a vast and endless swamp that reeks of decay, assaulting my senses from the moment that I stepped out of the deep vaulted caverns of my ancestors. Each step down the cold mountainside towards the lowlands broug...
by Beyondthebreach
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: May the Father of Battle Guide My Path to Glory!
Replies: 2
Views: 1794

May the Father of Battle Guide My Path to Glory!

<t>This is intended to be a first person account of our C&C campaign thus far . . .<br/> <br/> My character is a Dwarf Cleric/Fighter of Clanggedin Silverbeard and this is the tale from his perspective.<br/> <br/> Of course, this campaign was begun in January 2007, so my memory of events may be ...
by Beyondthebreach
Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monster HD/saving throws
Replies: 20
Views: 501

serleran wrote: If, monsters had attribute checks, yes. They don't. They have attack rolls and saves. Yeah, I am confused by this as well Serl . . . for instance, the Web spell states that a creature can break free with a Strength Check (Dex Save to avoid, but an attribute check to break free if th...
by Beyondthebreach
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: No new edition of C&C ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 582

<t>Now I'm not trying to be a downer . . . I'm just trying to be pragmatic . . . <br/> A 2nd edition isn't always necessary from a rules standpoint . . . there are several comments of how the Trolls got it right the 1st time or something similar . . .<br/> <br/> I'm not denying that . . . I'm just s...
by Beyondthebreach
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Two-Handed Weapons Houserule
Replies: 22
Views: 626

<t>Warhammer 2nd edition has an interesting way of handling two-handed weapons. They are given the "impact" quality. Essentially, this means that the weapon does d10, but the player rolls a d10 twice and chooses the higher result.<br/> <br/> Granted, its a different game that only uses one kind of d...
by Beyondthebreach
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Two-Handed Weapons Houserule
Replies: 22
Views: 626

Treebore wrote: I think I would just give a flat +2 bonus to damage for it. Having an 18 STR fighter dealing 7 points of damage is just too scary. Especially with a Bearded Axe (3d4+7). So +6 is tolerable since it will give a better "kick" to PC's with 17 (3d4+5) and lower STR's. Kind of even the f...
by Beyondthebreach
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: M&T 2nd printing
Replies: 34
Views: 2330

gideon_thorne wrote: I just wanna know if there is a symbol of a snake eating its own tail in this anomalous book of Treebore's. If there is, I'm going to have to report to the Circle of Ouroboros that Castor and Pollux are up to mischief again. (20 useless trivia points to the first person who cat...
by Beyondthebreach
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: No new edition of C&C ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 582

<t>Isn't it always hard to say what the years might bring? 5 years pass . . . 10 years pass . . . if TLG is still around a decade from now (and I hope they are!) the passage of time may make a difference. New ideas . . . new gaming philosophy . . . new need for cash flow . . . new ownership . . . <b...
by Beyondthebreach
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where are the demons/devils?
Replies: 45
Views: 984

imweasel wrote: I actually find it refreshing that this company is not putting out product simply for the sake of 'putting out product', which is how I feel about 3.x. Just to be clear . . . I'd like to see 4 or 5 accessories/supplements, not 50 different ones plus a thousand more from other compan...
by Beyondthebreach
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where are the demons/devils?
Replies: 45
Views: 984

Treebore wrote: I would think that another part about C&C not needing "big" books is that so many other books are already out there. Meaning C&C is intentionally very easy to house rule (it even screams for them in certain areas, depending on what you want out of your game) so my "big books" are th...
by Beyondthebreach
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where are the demons/devils?
Replies: 45
Views: 984

I loved the little Troll Tidbit in the intro "For the Castle Keeper" from Usurpers of the Fell Axe. Quote: Should the Castle Keeper care to continue this adventure over the next 27 years it will take us to write it, the horn is important for module A13. Seriously, I love C&C and what I am about to s...
by Beyondthebreach
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Immunity to Illusions
Replies: 6
Views: 219

serleran wrote: Well, you can't use polymorph any object on a creature (you can to its stuff, but not the thing itself) . . . but the very first sentence in the Polymorph any Object spell description is: While this spell can operate as a more powerful version of Polymorph Other . . . In fact, it go...
by Beyondthebreach
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Immunity to Illusions
Replies: 6
Views: 219

serleran wrote:
Yes. If the spell exists on the spell list of the illusionist, it is an illusion, and therefore, ineffectual against the beast.

But not all spells an illusionist can cast are illusions . . . like feeblemind and polymorph any object . . .