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by Craig C
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why I still play C&C
Replies: 31
Views: 1951

For my group it puts the focus back squarely back on having fun, not on the rules. And allows me to run an old school game the way that feels like AD&D.

4 years and coming up to the 120th session in our campaign, cant see me ever moving to another system.

Craig
by Craig C
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Average Level Progression???
Replies: 15
Views: 308

3 years 110 sessions and highest level character about to hit 9th level tonight, have had quite a few character deaths and players swapping characters- the 9th to be has probably been used in 60-70 sessions at a guess

Craig
by Craig C
Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Flanking, back attacks and facing
Replies: 26
Views: 773

I use a similar system to Mathew

1 attacker no bonus

2 attackers +1

3 attackers +2

4 attackers +3

etc etc.

Has worked for us over the past 3 years

Craig
by Craig C
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you use a skill system?
Replies: 22
Views: 310

We use the 2E NWPs- mainly as fluff but the players wanted to be able to write skills down

Craig
by Craig C
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: DM Dice Rolling Prefrence
Replies: 28
Views: 844

<t>I roll in front of the pcs for attack and damage- we do have a parry system though so they always have a chance of parrying hits.<br/> <br/> I also get players to roll for most wandering monster checks etc and just roll random dice for the hell of it then tell them that nothing happens to them <b...
by Craig C
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience Points sans Treasure
Replies: 22
Views: 432

<t>My system is as follows: <br/> <br/> Each week players that show up and play (we only game about 3 hr sessions so 2 hrs max after shooting the breeze etc) get a base XP total based on the average party level:<br/> <br/> Base XP Per Week <br/> <br/> Level (base XP per week)<br/> <br/> 1---- 200 <b...
by Craig C
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: AD&D Classics Campaigns
Replies: 22
Views: 538

<t>I never really got T1-4- have run T1 several times but we tended to get bored half way through (or less) the temple proper and move onto other things- makes too long a time before I can start the Slavers too.<br/> <br/> Skywalker, will e-mail my brother and if he's interested will get back to you...
by Craig C
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: AD&D Classics Campaigns
Replies: 22
Views: 538

<t>Ive been running a combination of AD&D/ modules (just finished Pharaoh and Oasis of the White Palm) coupled with homebrews & Dungeon adventures in my campaign over the past 3 years. <br/> <br/> Currently heading towards Prism Keep (Dungeon 45) via the wilderness from Lost Caverns of Tsojc...
by Craig C
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: AD&D Armor EV for C&C
Replies: 3
Views: 102

<t>We dont worry about encumbrance too much. However, Ive grouped armours into 3 categories: light, medium and heavy. Each category has a base movement rate: <br/> <br/> Heavy armour= 10ft move<br/> <br/> Medium armour= 20 ft move<br/> <br/> light armour= 30ft move<br/> <br/> Works for us. <br/> <br...
by Craig C
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My favorite band:
Replies: 34
Views: 927

<t>Hunters are right up there too- and one of my favourite Aussie bands. <br/> <br/> Shane McGowan celebrated his 50th of Boxing Day- it was on the news over here. He could hardly speak and looked about 70! He was celebrating with members of the Birmingham Six and Gilford Four who thanked him for su...
by Craig C
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My favorite band:
Replies: 34
Views: 927

<t>Split Enz & Dragon? Classic kiwi bands! Didnt think they were heard of in the Northern Hemisphere. <br/> <br/> IIRC Split Enz are touring NZ in the next few weeks.<br/> <br/> Most of the bands I liked in the 80s and 90s I still like now: U2, Violent Femmes, The Pogues, The Clash, Billy Bragg ...
by Craig C
Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fireball
Replies: 24
Views: 431

Thanks for the ideas guys, I will put some of the suggestions to our group next week and see what we come up with. I personally like the if within 5ft of the target save for 1/2 or no damagebut will put a few options out there for discussion.

Craig
by Craig C
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fireball
Replies: 24
Views: 431

Fireball

<t>In last nights game the wizard dropped a fireball with a 40 diameter. We use figures so the wizard was able to position it exactly so that the bad guys were affected by the fireball but that the front line of the party was not. This to me seemed very similar to the problems we had with precision ...
by Craig C
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Dragonlance Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

<t>Week 9 & 10: Bloodbath in Pax Tharkas<br/> <br/> Date: Oct 21st & Nov 24th 2007<br/> <br/> Characters<br/> <br/> Silvanus "Silvia" de Fenn: elf, female, fighter/wizard 5, N (Nigel)<br/> <br/> Darius Davonque: human, male, cleric 6, LG (Cal)<br/> <br/> Clash Morningwood, elf, male, ranger ...
by Craig C
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Dragonlance Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

<t>Its been a while but here are the last couple of updates: <br/> <br/> Week 8: Sla Mori<br/> <br/> Date: Oct 14th 2007<br/> <br/> Characters<br/> <br/> Silvanus "Silvia" de Fenn: elf, female, fighter/wizard 4, N (Nigel)<br/> <br/> Darius Davonque: human, male, cleric 5, LG (Cal)<br/> <br/> Clash M...
by Craig C
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Two-Handed Weapons Houserule
Replies: 22
Views: 626

<t>I agree 100% with moriarty777. Damage for 2 handed weapons is factored in already- hence the larger damage die/range for msot weapons. For 1 handed weapons used 2 handed I give a bonus of +1 to damage (I think I grabbed that from 2E, or was it always one of our house rules?).<br/> <br/> One of th...
by Craig C
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Initiative
Replies: 18
Views: 827

<t>I use D20.<br/> <br/> I roll for monsters, players roll. Highest goes first- don't botehr with dex mods, or individual init. <br/> <br/> For players we go round the table in order.<br/> <br/> It is only modified for individual combats and the like (or PvP fights- which occasionally happen in our ...
by Craig C
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Dragonlance Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

<t>Week 7: Qualinost<br/> <br/> Date: Oct 7th 2007<br/> <br/> Characters<br/> <br/> Silvanus "Silvia" de Fenn: elf, female, fighter/wizard 4, N (Nigel)<br/> <br/> Darius Davonque: human, male, cleric 5, LG (Cal)<br/> <br/> Clash Morningwood, elf, male, ranger 5, NG (Dave) <br/> <br/> Hurat Smatter, ...
by Craig C
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Is the fighter too weak? Evaluate my house rules, please?
Replies: 43
Views: 985

<t>Fighters aeeem ot be the most poplular class in our group- we've only jsut had our first knights and paladins and are about to have our first ranger starting next week.<br/> <br/> I too use cleave instead of combat dominance.<br/> <br/> I did give fighters 2E specialisation attacks but have since...
by Craig C
Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Dragonlance Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

<t>Cheers Omote<br/> <br/> Feel free to grab any ideas you feel might work in your game.<br/> <br/> I'm happy with the way things are going so far, the players are getting into it and the game has "clicked" with everyone. My aim now is to try and hit them with the odd curve ball to keep things amusi...
by Craig C
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Dragonlance Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

<t>Week 6: How to make friends and influence people, Cod style.<br/> <br/> Date: Sept 30th 2007<br/> <br/> Characters<br/> <br/> Nazarith Godsmack: human, male paladin 5, LG (Dave)<br/> <br/> Silvanus "Silvia" de Fenn: elf, female, fighter/wizard 4, N (Nigel)<br/> <br/> Darius Davonque: human, male,...
by Craig C
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Dragonlance Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

<t>Week 5: Battle on the Plains<br/> <br/> Date: Sept 23rd 2007<br/> <br/> Characters<br/> <br/> Nazarith Godsmack: human, male paladin 5, LG (Dave)<br/> <br/> Silvanus "Silvia" de Fenn: elf, female, fighter/wizard 4, N (Nigel)<br/> <br/> Darius Davonque: human, male, cleric 5, LG (Cal)<br/> <br/> E...
by Craig C
Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Dragonlance Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

<t>Week 4: Into the Dragon's Lair<br/> <br/> Date: Sept 21st 2007<br/> <br/> Characters<br/> <br/> Nazarith Godsmack: human, male paladin 5, LG (Dave)<br/> <br/> Silvanus "Silvia" de Fenn: elf, female, fighter/wizard 4, N (Nigel)<br/> <br/> Darek: human, male, rogue 5, NG (Matt)<br/> <br/> Darius Da...
by Craig C
Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Dragonlance Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 4212

Week 3

<r>Week 3: The Temple of Mishakal<br/> <br/> Date: Sept 18th 2007<br/> <br/> Characters<br/> <br/> Nazarith Godsmack: human, male paladin 5, LG (Dave)<br/> <br/> Silvanus "Silvia" de Fenn: elf, female, fighter/wizard 4, N (Nigel)<br/> <br/> Darek: human, male, rogue 5, NG (Matt)<br/> <br/> Darius Da...
by Craig C
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Combat Rounds and Movement
Replies: 9
Views: 437

<t>Some interesting ideas there guys, I think I might borrow that can move, attack and move again up to your full move idea SavageRobby, it would make charging past opponents on horseback lots of fun! <br/> <br/> I also like the full move and still attack system TB also might be the way to go. Looks...
by Craig C
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Combat Rounds and Movement
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Combat Rounds and Movement

<t>I must say that I always liked the original AD&D combat round and turns as it made it easier to keep track of time in the dungeon, at least IMO. Under more modern systems it seems that parties can explore a dungeon in an hour or less and the whole combat turn breaks down when trying to figure...
by Craig C
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Generic Dragons
Replies: 3
Views: 441

<t>I am running DL 1 at present so it was the infamous first ever encounter with a dragon at the well if you are familar with that particular module- giving the 8HD dragon 8D6+8 (the damage I'd decided upon rather than HPs as per AD&D) kind of worked- luckily the fighter/wizard made his save and...
by Craig C
Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Generic Dragons
Replies: 3
Views: 441

My suggestion would be to increase the breath weapon dice to D6/8/10 respectively. I tried D6/HD the other night and was a bit disappointed so have decided on D8+1 per HD of dragon from now on. I like the HD type based on the size of the dragon idea too.

Craig
by Craig C
Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Modifying AD&D Dragons
Replies: 24
Views: 1001

Another interesting varient Dangersaursus, some more good ideas I might borrow there

Craig
by Craig C
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP & Handwaving
Replies: 24
Views: 685

<t>I don't hand wave levels but use a reasoanbly quick system. I track XP for combat but also give a base XP per week based on the average party level (we tend to have less combats these days). On top of that there are story rewards (500-1000 x average party level for major story goals) and also bon...