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by bighara
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Treasure & gpv
Replies: 8
Views: 424

The Pugilist wrote: Oddly, in all the 2/3.5/4e games I have played in or ran, the loot has been divided in a "who needs it most" fashion. Typically, if someone specific is suggested and they just got a new item, they will defer to someone else. I'm sorry to say that I think it is a group dynamic an...
by bighara
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Treasure & gpv
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Magic Treasure & gpv

<t>After lucking into my group agreeing to give C&C another shot, we've just finished the first crawl. I gave thema few magical odds & ends and a fair bit of coins + valuable goods (I have been accused of being a stingy GM, I am trying to be a little more liberal with loot). <br/> <br/> My p...
by bighara
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Wizards and fighters
Replies: 20
Views: 889

semi-OT

@DD: do you ignore the "Class Prime" in your games, DD? I noticed Kylana doesn't have ST as a Prime even though she is a Fighter. Just curious.
by bighara
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66460

Oh man!

While I'm not counting on it, there would be at least 2 sets purchased by me if not three. One for my daughter, one for my nieces, and one for MEEEE!
Of course, that will probably happen whenver it comes out, but for X-mas would be with Bac-os on top.
by bighara
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG is NOW!!!
Replies: 82
Views: 7129

As interested as I am about MT2 & the CKG, I'm also curious where C&C Basic falls in all this.
by bighara
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Cones
Replies: 7
Views: 281

serleran wrote:
Mine or the official word?

wording in spell description.

It's tacitly understood on the TLG boards that whatever serleran says will be unclear.
by bighara
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Cones
Replies: 7
Views: 281

serleran wrote:
Generally, 5 feet wide at the base, extending outward to the range. They tend to be double or triple at the far end, but do not have to be.

That would make more sense. It's just the wording is a little unclear.
by bighara
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Turning undead and line of sight
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Well, it's only 6 zombies, with 4 PCs. I suppose that even if he only manages to turn 1-2 of them, even one at a time, the party isn't in TOO much peril.
...of course I could have them all rush the cleric, just to give him a chance to turn a bunch at once.
by bighara
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Turning undead and line of sight
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Fiffergrund wrote: I personally feel that there must be line-of-sight between the undead and the cleric. Some feel that it's a burst of holy power, and is simply a blast radius. I suppose that it's up to individual interpretation. I will note that the cleric must have the holy symbol to turn undead...
by bighara
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Turning undead and line of sight
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Turning undead and line of sight

<t>Party is going to be coming to a room where zombies attack after an Obscuring Mist fills the room. My question is with the rotten visibility and Turning treated as a "special, ranged combat attack" (PHB p.121), how should I handle it? The zombies come from different directions and if they are ove...
by bighara
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Cones
Replies: 7
Views: 281

<t>Well, in d20, the cone pattern is like this:<br/> <br/> But that's more like a breath weapon AoE, I think. <br/> <br/> In the case of Color Spray it says 5' wide cone with a range of 25', I assume that means it is 5' wide at the end (basically just a straight row of five 5' squares/hexes on the g...
by bighara
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I like the book bag, but...
Replies: 27
Views: 541

gideon_thorne wrote:
And one EMP or magnet makes all your books go away. ^_~`

As far as magnets are concerned, the files are in more than one place. If I have to deal with an EMP, I have bigger problems than gaming files.
by bighara
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I like the book bag, but...
Replies: 27
Views: 541

I picked up the GAZs 2-3 at a time over a few months, plus Hollow World and DotE. I printed them out to have hard copies, but having the pdf for quick look up (and viewing at work) is nice, no doubt. NTM now that the 2nd printing M&T is in pdf, I'm CnC/Known World-tastic.
by bighara
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Album/CD Are You Listening To?
Replies: 238
Views: 12858

Omote wrote:
No suing necessary. Jazz is the soul of all music. Gonna listen to some Yardbird later on tonight for sure now.
-O

You know what they say:

"If it's too loud, TELL THOSE $&@*#!!-ING KIDS TO TURN IT DOWN!!"
by bighara
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Album/CD Are You Listening To?
Replies: 238
Views: 12858

Leah Kline - Playground

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know.

I'm an old f***. I listen to jazz. So sue me!
by bighara
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I like the book bag, but...
Replies: 27
Views: 541

A USB Thumb drive holds the M&T, PHB, and all my Mystara GAZ pdfs.
by bighara
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What rules do you use for castle/temple building?
Replies: 15
Views: 329

RC can be overwhelming, but it IS thorough. Cook Expert D&D has some simpler stronghold rules if you want less detail.
by bighara
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The bestest monster ever
Replies: 34
Views: 1534

Hmmmm

I've had a lot of luck with throwing Ankhegs at low level parties (to the point where players get nervous when I say the ground shakes). But I love gnolls and ogres for tough humanoids, and trap-riddled goblin lairs.
by bighara
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66460

Omote wrote: That being said, and how generally crappy everything 4E is already, what better time then now to get CASTLES & CRUSADES BASIC in the pipeline and zooming at us at 1000 mph?! Can't wait to see some C&C Basic. I'll bug those Troll guys every chance I get to remind them about C&C basic. B...
by bighara
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Illusionists Too Limited?
Replies: 64
Views: 1202

This topic came up at DF's C&C board a while back, so I thought I would just quote my reply from there Quote: In my last C&C game, one of the PCs was an elven illusionist. The player was quite ingenious in using her spells in combat, but not usually like the ways described above. Rarely, would she m...
by bighara
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Two rules questions
Replies: 5
Views: 256

<t>re: elementals, you're right. It doesn't say they are immune anywhere in the C&C books. FWIW, elemental types in the SRD are immune to sleep and the entries in M&T are pretty closely based on the SRD.<br/> <br/> re: illusions. The easiest answer is to check the spell description and see i...
by bighara
Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question re: Vampires
Replies: 4
Views: 138

<t>I don't believe it's supposed to have regen. Spawn are a bit different from "true" vampires. <br/> <br/> I've always assumed that the vampire can create a full vampire if it chooses by giving the intended some of its blood, like int he movies. The spawn are created by being killed from the vampir...
by bighara
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Oozes
Replies: 10
Views: 389

<t>It would, IMO, depend on the size of the ooze. A Large ooze could constrict a PC while leaving plenty of the rest of itself open to attack. A smaller one (S/M) would be harder to hit without possibly harming the victim.<br/> <br/> A quick & dirty ruling:<br/> <br/> Small Ooze: 50-50 split of ...
by bighara
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question re: Wraiths
Replies: 16
Views: 635

See p. 117 of the PHB (3rd Print)

Basically touch attack assumes AC 10, along with any special mods (concealment, etc.), magical protection, and/or DEX.
by bighara
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: On the Anvil: TLG 8951 C&C Basic Game
Replies: 220
Views: 66460

*bump*

So, I know it was delayed and CKG is taking the front seat right now, but I was just curious what the latest word was on this project.
by bighara
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Basic Set Release Timeframe
Replies: 16
Views: 698

<t>While the rules in the Collector's Set are pretty simple, the writing IMO is not as simple. It seems -like the OD&D box- geared more towards people who are going to put their own spin on things, not towards young newbies, etc.<br/> <br/> That said, an experienced CK could easily run a very ki...
by bighara
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Karameikos
Replies: 15
Views: 5316

I like it OK, but I don't use the advanced timeline (I believe it's about 20 years ahead of GAZ1, so circa AC 1020). I like the color maps OK, and there's some decent fluff, but everything you need for GDK is in GAZ1
by bighara
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 3d terrain?
Replies: 16
Views: 487

I've used Worldworks stuff. It's very nice, but storing it once it's built is a bit of a pain. Hirst Arts Castlemolds are good too.

Both are more work than just buying DF and have some startup costs, but in the long run they are cheaper.
by bighara
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Can't wait for CnC Basic!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 532

Yes, it's odd but there is no (legal) version of the Moldvay Basic pdf. You can get Mentzer's Basic pdf for about $5 (USD) which are almost exactly the same rules, just organized a bit differently in the text.
by bighara
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Illusions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Illusions?

Jackal wrote: Just a small explanation of when you might get a disbelieving save and, maybe more importantly, when you would not. You can piece together some of this information by reading major image, minor image and illusory wall but there is no good reference for how illusion works in general. F...