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by Matthew
Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: EV of coins
Replies: 35
Views: 1703

<t>Coins are said in the PHB to weigh an ounce (or 437.5 grains), which is the same as in the Castle Zagyg campaign setting.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fle...
by Matthew
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: historic cost of armor?
Replies: 10
Views: 688

<t>The Fordham sourcebook must be used with caution, as it does not clearly indicate what coinage is under consideration, which is a big deal when you are talking about Frankish silver coins versus English silver coins. In the twelfth century, a mail coat was valued at about 480 (2) silver sterling ...
by Matthew
Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: dual weild vs two handed..
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

CharlieRock wrote: Okay, I like that stack. Now let's throw (yet) another variable into the mix. Now that you brought up bonus damage from magic and enchantment there is also the AC bonus from same source. So not only are you looking at a "Sword and board" combo that may (or may not) increase the n...
by Matthew
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: dual weild vs two handed..
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

CharlieRock wrote: The penalty we use for off-hand attacks is btb. The damage a shield does is 1d2. The trip attempt is a Str SIEGE check, that if done using the off-hand increases in CL equal to the to-hit penalty. Well, you can work out the probability fairly easily. Let us say we have a eighth l...
by Matthew
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: dual weild vs two handed..
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

CharlieRock wrote: We're not only talking about weapons here. A sword and shield-bash ,imo, counts as dual-wielding. A lot of players in our games (houseruled multiple weapon specialisations a la RC D&D) use a shield bash, or a shield/trip attempt, as their off-hand 'attack'. To me this seems to mi...
by Matthew
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: dual weild vs two handed..
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

CharlieRock wrote: If I'm going into a fight I need a 20 to hit with (and this is a very cheap, gamist perspective); I'm swinging everything I have just on the knowledge that the more rolls equals more chances of a 20 and actually doing damage. Now if I were to somehow realise that an only an 18 or...
by Matthew
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you ask for spellcasting concentrtion checks in melee?
Replies: 24
Views: 2483

CharlieRock wrote: Oh, I usually go with a point to point action sequence. Swing, roll, do damage, if hp drops to zero they dont get to swing back. I've played games with simultaneous actions. Just not in C&C. well... a character does not get to attack if he is dead, that is kind of the point, just...
by Matthew
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you use miniatures?
Replies: 47
Views: 3514

<t>Not usually, but I sometimes like to if there is the option. Tokens are more usual than miniatures.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fleeting topics of the wo...
by Matthew
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Multi Class Rules
Replies: 29
Views: 2197

ChaosImp wrote: I believe it was in basic and expert where Elves could wear armour as the race was a class, I know in 1st Ed that only elven fighter/mages could wear elven chain and still cast spells. Whilst you are correct that in B/X and BECMI elves can wear armour and cast spells because they ar...
by Matthew
Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Multi Class Rules
Replies: 29
Views: 2197

<t>Correct, but... In AD&D first edition fighter/magicians could wear any armour and still cast spells.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fleeting topics of t...
by Matthew
Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you ask for spellcasting concentrtion checks in melee?
Replies: 24
Views: 2483

CharlieRock wrote: How many spells actually take long enough to cast that you can hit somebody before it takes effect? I only know of very few. I assume actions are occurring simultaneously in the round, so any that have not already been cast before the attack comes. _________________ It is a joyfu...
by Matthew
Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you ask for spellcasting concentrtion checks in melee?
Replies: 24
Views: 2483

<t>If a spell caster is hit whilst casting a spell, I rule that his spell fails. Nice and simple. <br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fleeting topics of the world;...
by Matthew
Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: dual weild vs two handed..
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

CharlieRock wrote: Out of experience of playing both style characters I agree with what we have pretty much established with Lord Dynel's example. Even if he went into more detail, it will only prove what we can see already. Dual weapons work for mooks, 'Grip and Rip' works for better protected mon...
by Matthew
Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: dual weild vs two handed..
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

<t>Trying to get fighting with two weapons to balance with a two handed weapon or weapon and shield will always end in misery. The maths of it just do not line up on a parallel course, because an extra attack is basically a force multiplier. The approach in Castles & Crusades would seem to make ...
by Matthew
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: UK Release Dates
Replies: 8
Views: 4291

<t>I saw #16 in my local Travelling Man yesterday.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fleeting topics of the world; but such, alas, are few and far between.<br/> <...
by Matthew
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Goodman to publish old DCC line with 1E rules and under....
Replies: 132
Views: 22630

moriarty777 wrote: If you are wondering what it might be like, look no further than Saga of the Witchqueen. If memory serves me correctly, TacoJohn worked on at least part of that conversion to. TacoJohn... please correct me if I'm mistaken. Having looked though how these few Goodman Games 1E modul...
by Matthew
Thu May 07, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Would 2e AD&D kits work for C&C?
Replies: 43
Views: 3035

<t>The kit concept would work fine with Castles & Crusades, probably even better than with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, since you would not be dealing with proficiencies.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatti...
by Matthew
Fri May 01, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: saxon weapons
Replies: 19
Views: 549

crom10 wrote: I read that Bishop Odo used a club or mace because of strict religious doctrine against spilling blood. Is this what gave Mr. Gygax the idea for the Cleric? Bishop Odo? Yes it is where he got the idea, but it is a historical myth and fabrication, if often repeated. Read more on the su...
by Matthew
Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tolkien - Required reading?
Replies: 28
Views: 84

<t>Depends what you mean it is required for. It is not required to play, by any stretch of the imagination, but I would say it is required to fully appreciate a good deal of what is going on in fantasy games.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a ma...
by Matthew
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2012
Views: 551777

<t>Field of Glory, and Chasm of the Damned.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fleeting topics of the world; but such, alas, are few and far between.<br/> <br/> Yo...
by Matthew
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tolkien - Required reading?
Replies: 28
Views: 84

<t>Tolkien is required reading, as is Howard, Clark and Lovecraft.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fleeting topics of the world; but such, alas, are few and far...
by Matthew
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Vin Diesel on Dungeons and Dragons
Replies: 5
Views: 540

<t>Heh, heh. I had not seen that interview before, I am more familiar with this one: Dungeons & Dragons with Vin Diesel.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fle...
by Matthew
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: OMG...katanas...
Replies: 20
Views: 1090

Re: OMG...katanas...

slimykuotoan wrote: You'd ne'er know what hit you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23_Ry8-uoiQ&NR=1 And for the effect upon the human body: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ0wmjxYeiE&feature=related For the purposes of comparative history... Videos of a Sword Chopping Tatami Mats _________________ I...
by Matthew
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: New Old Skool Gaming Material
Replies: 102
Views: 26301

Re: New Old Skool Gaming Material

dkeester wrote: I just picked up a couple of OSRIC supplements from the Ronin Arts "First Edition Fantasy" line to use in my C&C games. I haven't had a chance to read all the way through them yet, but the one called "Dungeon Hazards" is quite fun so far. It has some neat traps and monsters. Possibl...
by Matthew
Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: British kids shows and their inneundos...
Replies: 11
Views: 1089

<t>No doubt. That is Rainbow, probably one of the best known children's television shows of the eighties here in Britain.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fleeti...
by Matthew
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Holy crap this is funny
Replies: 9
Views: 555

<t>Yikes! I am not a fan of Little Britain, I have to say. This looks freakin' terrible, but I suppose something had to eventually fill the Hercules/Xena void.<br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve ...
by Matthew
Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Awesome pic
Replies: 21
Views: 1230

<t>Wow! Sheila looks great as a blond. <br/> _________________<br/> It is a joyful thing indeed to hold intimate converse with a man after ones own heart, chatting without reserve about things of interest or the fleeting topics of the world; but such, alas, are few and far between.<br/> <br/> Yoshid...
by Matthew
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: what level a king is or how to create npces for Your world ?
Replies: 26
Views: 553

MacTele wrote: Thats sweet. But not enough for me. How they got to their lvls in first place if they prefer to sit at armchairs in their houses? Experience points are a mechanism in the game by which to advance player characters. If you treat it as the quasi metaphysics of the game world you will s...
by Matthew
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Let's Talk About Siege
Replies: 15
Views: 259

<t>An interesting essay, but I think it is a mistake to compare the system to unnamed "Older D&D-type rpgs", as people's experiences tend to vary as to that. Much easier to set it up as contrasting with D20/3e/4e, as a much greater portion of the audience at which this is presumably aimed are fa...
by Matthew
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's a Crowbill?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Yumit wrote: I think that a Lucern Hammer is a polearm and a crowbill is not. The ''head'' is the same. It is really not as cut and dry as one might imagine, as the terms are not standardised. Indeed, I am led to believe that "lucerne hammer" is a relatively modern term, deriving from a collection ...