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by Tank
Tue May 20, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Encumbrance - how's everyone handling this?
Replies: 22
Views: 1066

Wulfgarn wrote: Its funnt - but a simple way to do encunberance would be to limit movement by the armor worn as per 1st edition and 3rd and then whatever an I don't like the C&C encumbrance system either, so we effectively do encumbrance by armor. PCs carrying up to 400 cns can move at 120'(40'), c...
by Tank
Fri May 16, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: For those of you using RC Weapons Mastery for C&C
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Aladar wrote: serleran, You know, that is a good point, and one that I may have to reconsider. It just seemed to me that the extra damage on the Mastery tables was especially powerful in relation to a monster's HD. A fighter could be a Grand Master with a long sword at level 11th level using the ru...
by Tank
Fri May 16, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fixing Polymorph Any Object
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: Fixing Polymorph Any Object

Treebore wrote: You have to deal with things like: Wooden Trebuchets turned into solid steel Trebuchets. Copper bars being turned into bars of gold, platinum, mithril, and adamantium. Quartz Crystal being turned into diamond, sapphire, emerald, or ruby. Steel swords turned into mithril or adamantiu...
by Tank
Fri May 16, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: For those of you using RC Weapons Mastery for C&C
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: For those of you using RC Weapons Mastery for C&C

I also use the RC weapon mastery in my game. Those charts were some of my favorite D&D rules growing up. Let me offer some comments and constructive critcism. Aladar wrote: The bonus may be split however the character desires between the attack roll, damage roll, or as an bonus to AC, in any combina...
by Tank
Thu May 08, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: favorite product type
Replies: 19
Views: 616

I really like modules but voted for combination. My favorite product is a magazine that has a little bit of everything, although a module-heavy magazine would be best.
by Tank
Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Gaming Stuff Are You Creating?
Replies: 126
Views: 2163

Joe wrote: I have found it a huge task while working full time, going to college, having a hobby, volunteering in youth sports, and trying to plan for a wedding. I hear you. This sort of thing would be impossible -- and indeed the entire hobby would probably collapse -- if it were not a labor of lo...
by Tank
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What are the Races in Your Game
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Nothing weird for me; just dwarves, elves, hobbits, and humans.
by Tank
Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I am an Ancient RPGer
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Mike Frank wrote: I was in my 7th grade math class and several people were talking about this game. I asked what is it? The kid sitting in front of me turned around and drew a 'T' intersection on a piece of paper and said, "You're standing in a dark passage which way do you go?" I said, "Right." He...
by Tank
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Gaming Stuff Are You Creating?
Replies: 126
Views: 2163

<t>Great thread! It's really interesting to hear about the projects everyone is working on. I've just about finished polishing up the "Men & Magic" booklet for JD&D, my OD&D/RCD&D/C&C game. The "Monsters & Treasure" booklet is pretty much done too. I'm also practicing do-it-y...
by Tank
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: My (unfinished) AC&C master ability score table
Replies: 22
Views: 98

That table looks great. And I like the percentages. Not everything has to be a unified mechanic!
by Tank
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Castle Keepers Guide has SOLD OUT
Replies: 21
Views: 702

Troll Lord wrote:
What???? Dirn it! I can't even get my April Fool's jokes out on time!!!!

LOLOLOL

Steve

(couldn't resist)

Hah! Now that's funny!
by Tank
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Weird Adventures
Replies: 11
Views: 102

serleran wrote:
Ran Under the Storm Giant's Castle. It doesn't get much weirder.

Written by Thomas A. McCloud...
by Tank
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Weird Adventures
Replies: 11
Views: 102

<t>One of our party members had the Shield and Sword +1. To operate these items, the user would bang them together and say "plus one," and a second shield and sword would fight by his side. <br/> <br/> We also had the Rag of Shrinking, that would shrink anything it was wrapped around. The most commo...
by Tank
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why? Whats the appeal?
Replies: 43
Views: 355

Gleemax Jr wrote: i love people saying "the fighter is great" and then proceed to explain all the modification to it. quite ironic. especially if the other classes are not getting the same treatment. in that case, it only further cements the OPs point that the fighter seems boring. because it is. s...
by Tank
Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Castle Keeper's Guide?
Replies: 43
Views: 3854

khartsfield wrote:
April Fools

Man! I so didn't see that the first time I read this thread.
by Tank
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why? Whats the appeal?
Replies: 43
Views: 355

Re: Why? Whats the appeal?

Picky McGee wrote: Why would any one want to play a fighter in C&C? (let alone a humabne one, its hard to imagine a less "meeh" character) I ask, because, well as soon as I read that class I remembered why I never really had a bout of nostelgia for OD&D/AD&D (and believe me I am far to old to be pl...
by Tank
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: All Time Favorite RPG???
Replies: 72
Views: 2035

I like Mentzer D&D, although it can be emulated with streamlined C&C rules for better performance in the 21st century.
by Tank
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What do you do for critical hits?
Replies: 25
Views: 3162

I use the same system as Sieg, a natural 20 automatically deals maximum damage. The only difference is I don't include is caveat that damage is to be rolled as usual if the target can only be hit by a 20. That's too much thinking for me.
by Tank
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: B/X D&D conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 466

<t>Actually, I have a 60-ish page pdf file of C&C/OD&D/RC houserules. I'd be glad to send it to you by email.<br/> <br/> Your suggestions were:<br/> <br/> "Tweeking the classes/races:<br/> <br/> Fighter: change to d8. Change Weapon Specialization to 1st, 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th levels, with ...
by Tank
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question about Equipment
Replies: 20
Views: 789

I also wanted to mention that Unearthed Arcana (the original, not the d20) has pictures of a whole bunch of strange polearms in it. If you have a copy, you might find that useful.
by Tank
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Henchmen
Replies: 15
Views: 798

bighara wrote: Another place to find simple hireling info is B2: Keep on the Borderlands. If you want to hire specialists (sages, alchemists, etc.), check the Expert D&D book (Cook or Mentzer). Along these lines, if you have the Rules Cyclopedia you can find the same information in there. EDIT: I a...
by Tank
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The hours am broken me
Replies: 7
Views: 435

<t>riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs. <br/> <br/> Sir Tristram, violer d'amores, fr'over the short sea, had passen-core rearrived from North Armorica on this side the scraggy isthmus o...
by Tank
Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite race/class to play and why...
Replies: 24
Views: 703

Dwarf! For both race and class, if need be.
by Tank
Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why I Cancelled My D&D 4e Books and Ordered C&C Inst
Replies: 140
Views: 3223

areola wrote: My C&C sessions are focused entirely on the roleplaying, SIEGE checks and attack rolls. That's all. Some of the players are too engrossed that they almost forgot that they ARE rules to the game.. for me, thats just magic... It would be what Gygax would have wanted for everyone who pla...
by Tank
Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: demons/devils
Replies: 16
Views: 108

Re: demons/devils

bighara wrote: Has anyone worked up some nice Extraplanar baddies? I know I could just pull out my 1e MM and go from there, but I'm lazy. Here's my OD&D/C&C balrog. I don't know if these guys are in M&T or not. Balrogs Type Very Rare Large Planar Monster, Enchanted AC 18 (hide) HD 10* Move 60(20), ...
by Tank
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Creating a Skill List
Replies: 39
Views: 702

pactmaster wrote: Ask them to at least give it a try, playing the game is so smooth. A one-off with new characters set up this way might get them to consider it. All it takes is a little communication (what the game is all about). There are scads of games out there with skill lists and similar mech...
by Tank
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Creating a Skill List
Replies: 39
Views: 702

pactmaster wrote: It goes something like this. At character creation the player tells me where they came from, what sort of background they have and where they want their character to go. From that we tailor a notion more than an actual skill set that is used almost without thought. There is a play...
by Tank
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Creating a Skill List
Replies: 39
Views: 702

<t>I'm not a big codified-skill-list guy, but my players requested them, so I gave in. We use the RC general skills in our game with some modifications. Characters start with 4+int bonus in skills and gain a new one every four levels. Skills are performed by a SIEGE check. There are no skill points;...
by Tank
Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C dragons - who uses them?
Replies: 29
Views: 247

I use the OD&D dragons from the 3LB + Greyhawk with a little extra house-ruling thrown in. I'm happy to post the stats if anyone would like to see them.
by Tank
Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RC Weapon Mastery for C&C
Replies: 5
Views: 124

<t>I don't think my response will be too helpful because I have restructured the classes in my C&C game, but I will offer my input anyway. First off, I don't have rangers - they are just fighters who have taken the proper general skills (we use the RC rules). Also, knights and paladins are just ...