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by Kayolan
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 472
Views: 237785

Re: What are you reading?

Conan of Cimmeria by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter

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by Kayolan
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The error that changed the face of Dungeons & Dragons...
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: The error that changed the face of Dungeons & Dragons...

I think Slimy is on to something, reading my copy of Basic Set Dungeons & Dragons (Holmes edit, 1977) it states: CLERICAL SPELLS Clerics of the first level can not cast any spells. When they reach the second level, however, they are capable of one spell per game/day. Since clerical spells are divine...
by Kayolan
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Rogue and the Mace
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: The Rogue and the Mace

So it would appear that the latest printing has it wrong then. :lol:
by Kayolan
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Rogue and the Mace
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: The Rogue and the Mace

If it just says "mace" that would be any mace. In the PHB the light mace is 3 lbs. and the large & heavy mace are 4 lbs. Well, if every mace could be included, I think it would have been more appropiate the term "maces". The single term seems to imply that only one kind of mace can be used properly...
by Kayolan
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How long to pick a lock?
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: How long to pick a lock?

Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing Grandpa.
by Kayolan
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Aihrde is finally becoming real to me...
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

Re: Aihrde is finally becoming real to me...

Old school C&C was great, it was a lot of fun, and we played by the book using only the 1st-3rd printings of the PHB. I think it's high time I started up another one of these campaigns.
by Kayolan
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: To arms brethren!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: To arms brethren!!!

On to Wodonhohle!
by Kayolan
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Defender AC for grappling
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Defender AC for grappling

I only use the 1st-3rd printing PHBs when running C&C, and I use the rule as it is presented in those printings: "The armor class of a defender in an overbearing attack is different than normal. A standard armor class of 15 is used for all defenders, as armor has little effect on the capacity to def...
by Kayolan
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Creating high level characters
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Creating high level characters

Need some high level characters for a module but nobody in your group has high level characters? Try The Crusader #8, inside there's an article by Mike Stewart titled Expertise on the Fly: Creating High Level Characters on the spur of the moment. The article is quite useful, it gives the CK a simple...
by Kayolan
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Adventurer's Backpack...
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Adventurer's Backpack...

I've found the new Druid spell Open Sinkhole (1st lvl) a real challenge. It opens up a sinkhole 10-20 feet deep and 20ft +5' per level. It can be cast under foes so they drop into the hole and take falling damage, plus are now trapped at the bottom of essentially a large pit trap. My players have u...
by Kayolan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Adventurer's Backpack...
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Adventurer's Backpack...

Arcane thief, Archer, Divine Knight, Ethereal Knight, Foresworn, Magic User, Oathsworn, Pacer, Primal Druid, Rune Mark, Seeker, Skald, Thief, Warrior Priest. I don't think any of these make the PHB classes obsolete. I haven't dug deep into the spells, but from a quick glance they aren't world shaki...
by Kayolan
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The 'filler' Illusionist Spells...why are they there
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: The 'filler' Illusionist Spells...why are they there

As an aside, Castles & Crusades Classic doesn't have the illusionist.
by Kayolan
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The 'filler' Illusionist Spells...why are they there
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: The 'filler' Illusionist Spells...why are they there

Hey gang, I think my point is there seem to be spells in certain levels iust because TLG wanted to get a certain number of spells listed. If they just listed 12 spells per level for 1-5 and say 10 spells per level for 6-9, we’d have a lot less filler spells like “Doubled Treasure” that no one is go...
by Kayolan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Is there some advantage attacking in your underwear?
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: Is there some advantage attacking in your underwear?

Fizz wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:17 pm
Has damage from a natural lightning strike ever been established anywhere?
Call Lightning is a natural lightning strike, a bolt that does d10 per caster level.
by Kayolan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assisted attribute checks
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Assisted attribute checks

That makes sense. I think it might be possible for 4 people to grapple one character, but more likely I would use the overbearing rules in that case. Yes, that would seem to have to be the activity it would devolve into based on the size of the combatants. It's what I tend to have opponents do when...
by Kayolan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assisted attribute checks
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Assisted attribute checks

That makes sense.

I think it might be possible for 4 people to grapple one character, but more likely I would use the overbearing rules in that case.
by Kayolan
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Is there some advantage attacking in your underwear?
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: Is there some advantage attacking in your underwear?

If the CK takes into account encumbrance of armor, then you would have an advantage in speed. Being able to outrun opponents can be a benefit, even if it's to run away, or hit and run tactics. You'll generally be safe from Heat Metal spells. If you're travelling in a hot climate you will be much les...
by Kayolan
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: What's the C&C Online scene these days?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: What's the C&C Online scene these days?

old school gamer wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:20 am
Starting an Amazing Adventures game on Tuesday and I need a couple more players.
Thanks for the invite old school gamer, but AA just ain't my bag.
by Kayolan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assisted attribute checks
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Assisted attribute checks

I would typaclly allow the relavent attribute bonuses to stack. I also usually have the character with Prime roll. Gives the PCs a better chance to succeed. R- How would you handle something like 4 hobgoblins trying to grapple a human at the same time? What would the hobgoblins get as a bonus?
by Kayolan
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question on Barkskin
Replies: 17
Views: 5661

Re: Question on Barkskin

Barkskin... too powerful.... touch vs self... I see a druid doing it only to self... and little need to do it to the fighter or cleric since it does not stack with armor (I think)... so you barkskin up the mage or a thief.. big deal... let it be either... or self at start and with a WIS check they ...
by Kayolan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: What's the C&C Online scene these days?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: What's the C&C Online scene these days?

Rigon wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:11 pm
We are still running the Monday night group. Tree just started a new C&C campaign and one of the new guys is running a supers game on alternating weeks.

R-
Good to know Rigon, glad you guys are still at it after all these years.
by Kayolan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: What's the C&C Online scene these days?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: What's the C&C Online scene these days?

slimykuotoan wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:16 am
Haven't gamed C&C since we all gamed together last, although I think it's still my favorite rpg for fantasy for sure.

Am up pour a game. :)
Awesome, that makes two players, haven't gamed with you guys in ages. :D
by Kayolan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: What's the C&C Online scene these days?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: What's the C&C Online scene these days?

Hey Kayolan. Been a long time! Lord Seurek hasn't donned these halls in a quite some time as well. I haven't played c&c in several years but may be up for a game in the future if you are running. You are of course welcome to join my friend, I am in fact looking to run a game, been reading my C&C bo...
by Kayolan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: What's the C&C Online scene these days?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

What's the C&C Online scene these days?

I haven't been around for a while, haven't played or run any C&C in a long time. Are any of you still playing or running any C&C games? Looking to run a game myself or possibly also join a game.
by Kayolan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Abilities into PHB tables
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Abilities into PHB tables

Sadly, the image is no longer available.
by Kayolan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assisted attribute checks
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Assisted attribute checks

I could've sworn I read about assisting bonuses for siege checks somewhere in the CKG but I just can't seem to find it anywhere

I was thinking about how I want to rule multiple grappling opponents on a single figure.
by Kayolan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question on Barkskin
Replies: 17
Views: 5661

Re: Question on Barkskin

Grandpa wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:29 am
serleran, you said in the beginning it was a range of touch. AD&D had it as touch also. Maybe a typo crept in during editing of a printing. Might want to check with the powers that be...
That is strange. Was it changed because it was considered to be too powerful or prone to abuse?
by Kayolan
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Murky Land of Attributes and Levels
Replies: 27
Views: 7787

Re: The Murky Land of Attributes and Levels

Grandpa wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:21 am
Kayolan wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:50 pm
Grandpa, I don't think anyone was suggesting adding levels to bonuses, but adding levels to abilities, like moving silently, hearing, etc. Not bonuses to saves or attack rolls.
Reread what was written. There was NO distinction made.
Ah, well that explains the source of confusion then.
by Kayolan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Murky Land of Attributes and Levels
Replies: 27
Views: 7787

Re: The Murky Land of Attributes and Levels

Grandpa, I don't think anyone was suggesting adding levels to bonuses, but adding levels to abilities, like moving silently, hearing, etc. Not bonuses to saves or attack rolls.
by Kayolan
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Player's Haven
Topic: Just wanted to say...
Replies: 7
Views: 11865

Re: Just wanted to say...

Rigon wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:26 pm
Kayolan wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:25 am
Is any of this material available? I realize that print is probably out of the question, but are pdfs up for sale anywhere?
DriveThru has them.

R-
Cool!