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by bighara
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Some clarifications
Replies: 23
Views: 983

re: actions while grappling. The SRD has the following to say. C&C SRD, but it might give you a place to start. If you are grappling an opponent, melee-wise: Quote: You can make an attack with an unarmed strike, natural weapon, or light weapon against another character you are grappling. You take a ...
by bighara
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Holy crap this is funny
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Fizz wrote: Grrrr... Being in Canada, the url redirects to Canada's Comedy Channel, instead of staying on the link. So i have no idea what this is. IF I'D WANTED .CA I'D HAVE TYPED .CA! I hate it when sites assume they know what i want. ARRGH! -Fizz try this instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by bighara
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Holy crap this is funny
Replies: 9
Views: 872

It looks amusing, but I'm thinking -unless a lot more effort went into developing the real story than it appears from the trailer- it would be funnier as a 2 hour movie than trying to sustain the laughs for an ongoing series.
by bighara
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Oh my...The Bacon Explosion
Replies: 16
Views: 868

Dear gawdz, my LDLs went up 25 points just reading that article.
by bighara
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: ENCOUNTERS: BANDS OF ORCS!!
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Troll Lord wrote: This was a bit of an experiment. Davis dropped that on my desk last week and I we moved it on through the channel. He's working on another one now. He does these small project to detract from the CKG work he's doing. Steve So... by buying this I am encouraging him to delay finishi...
by bighara
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what mega-dungeon for C&C?
Replies: 18
Views: 1337

<t>I have half an eye on running Castle Whiterock for my group after our current campaign. I picked up the pdf at Goodman Games' 3.5e closeout sale in Dec. & printed it out. <br/> <br/> It's pretty huge (750 pg+). My printouts (2-sided) consist of one 2" binder crammed with the levels (Red/Blue/...
by bighara
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: ENCOUNTERS: BANDS OF ORCS!!
Replies: 7
Views: 734

I picked this one up as well, along with the 100 Treasure Troves and Back to Blacktooth Ridge ($3 well spent). It looks pretty nice. I particularly like the tables for personalizing the orcs in the smaller parties, and also the shamans.
by bighara
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Totem Shape, Polymorph and 'extraordinary abilities'...
Replies: 7
Views: 262

One of the potentially confusing points is that in polymorph, it gives an example of a character not gaining some of a lion's attacks. The point there, IMO, is that things like additional attacks (2 Claws, etc.) aren't gained.
by bighara
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 100 Exciting Encounters 1st Level Encounters PDF Available
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Will we be seeing more of these for other levels?
by bighara
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Revising the illusionist
Replies: 202
Views: 7778

@MacLeod:

Well, the Illusionist BtB doe have the Disguise ability, so that's sort of like a Rogue skill.
by bighara
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Revising the illusionist
Replies: 202
Views: 7778

Lord Dynel wrote: I never played undead as "immune" to illusion. They were immune to sleep, charm, and hold spells indeed, but never to illusion. I've always thought illusions were just enough to "confuse" the undead - as soon as they realize that the illusion isn't real, then they will ignore or o...
by bighara
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Player Ages
Replies: 29
Views: 1962

Similar story. Been playing RPGs since the 70's. In my 4th decade now. I like C&C because it let's me concentrate on the fun
by bighara
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mithril too good?
Replies: 17
Views: 293

gideon_thorne wrote:
This.

Now this is a game I'd enjoy. Lots of story reasons to get stuff. ^_^

Thankee.
If you want to see what's going to happen next, you can check this post at Piazza (my players stay OUT): Funtimes in Ylaruam
by bighara
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Miniatures
Replies: 55
Views: 3187

marcuspeddle wrote: Is there a standard size for RPGs? Or is it just important that all your miniatures (if you are fussy) are the same scale? The new WOTC miniatures look fairly large. Much bigger than the miniatures I used to have. Here's a post on Reaper's site that discusses this topic somewhat...
by bighara
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Miniatures
Replies: 55
Views: 3187

Taranthyll wrote: That may have been true in the past, but not anymore. With the exception of some special characters most of their line is unpainted plastic now, which has reduced the price dramatically. For example a box of 20 zombies is $35 USD. If you're looking for a lot of a particular type o...
by bighara
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mithril too good?
Replies: 17
Views: 293

<t>IMC, the PCs (currently around 7th-8th level) recently found some mithril. Not items, just the metal in 1# ingots (20# worth). It's a small fortune, but they want to have goodies made from it. To do this, they've trekked to a remote village where a dwarven smith lives (the only person in the nati...
by bighara
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Miniatures
Replies: 55
Views: 3187

<t>I paint a lot (and own more unpainted minis than painted). Reaper is a good company for most "standard" fantasy stuff. There are lots of other companies out there, but Reaper is my "go-to" brand I check first for when I need a mini. I also have some Mega Minis as well. They are a little smaller s...
by bighara
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Help!
Replies: 53
Views: 9572

Congrats on the munchkin's birthday. The link points to a login for a martial arts community page, btw.
by bighara
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Electronic Castles and Crusades Books
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: Electronic Castles and Crusades Books

marcuspeddle wrote: I have two questions about buying the Castles and Crusades books in PDF form and this seemed the best place to ask them. One, are the PDF versions continuously updated? That is, if I buy the Player's Handbook at RPG Now today, will it be the 4th Printing version? Two, Am I allow...
by bighara
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic users don't like Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 202

serleran wrote: There are also lots of ways the wizard can prevent himself from being tripped, or, at worst, reducing the effectiveness. Things like levitate, or telekinesis, for example. They have multiple uses, and can be very good in battle too. Of course, it does tend to take a slightly higher ...
by bighara
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Shipping this Week {05-08-09) TLG 80113 Monsters & Treas
Replies: 157
Views: 53980

Ya know, I seem to remember hearing something once about books, covers, and judging...
by bighara
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic users don't like Trip
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: Magic users don't like Trip

anglefish wrote: Maybe next time the group will cover their artiliary better. Had a player last night who wasn't thrilled that I added the Worg's 4HD to the challenge level of the Trip ability. The 3rd level mage with a non-prime Dex wasn't happy. I was reading DCC's Sinister Secret of Whiterock (#...
by bighara
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monsters & Treasure 2d Print Errata Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 4630

re: Poisons 2nd paragraph, p. 126. Quote: Whenever a character imbibes or contacts a poison, a saving throw is required to mitigate the effects. Some poisons must be imbibed to have an effect, while others effects occur with simple contact. These are listed on the chart below. When a character can b...
by bighara
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rollin' the Dice into '09
Replies: 9
Views: 877

serleran wrote:
2009 appears to be a better Troll year than 2008, which is a good thing. Congrats, DD, on being able to play more. That's vital to a gamer, I think... or it turns you into me.
AIEEEEEEE!!!
by bighara
Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 3E bias in M&T magic items?
Replies: 8
Views: 529

serleran wrote: For bane weapons, I have traditionally had them add 2d6 damage, as if hit by a two-handed sword in addition to whatever, so a two-handed bane weapon is rather nasty. Weapons of slaying outright kill -- I do not do that save allowed thing, but then, slaying weapons are damn rare and ...
by bighara
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: More lethal combat?
Replies: 22
Views: 1055

Gundoggy wrote: Exploding dice concept is kind of neat. 1d4 weapons would have a higher chance of 'exploding' yet likely won't do as much damage as a 1d10 weapon. Kind of like real life, little knife CAN kill you dead but likely to give you lesser wounds than a hit from an Axe,sword or staff. My we...
by bighara
Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 3E bias in M&T magic items?
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: 3E bias in M&T magic items?

Gundoggy wrote: Is it just me or do others find the virtual repetition of certain 3E magic item qualities to be unbalancing to basic C&C? For example C&C cuts down on damage number inflation of 3.5 yet the 'Bane' weapon quality of an addition 2d6 is still there. I kind of liked the old 1E " sword +...
by bighara
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Castle Whiterock
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Treebore wrote: I am using Whiterock maps as my Aufstrag. The castle is getting turned into a huge giant sentient tree, which is what Aufstrag is, with all of these "levels" inside of it. As for monsters, most of them I just replace with write ups from the M&T or 2E MM's, plus I am putting in Airhd...
by bighara
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Castle Whiterock
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Castle Whiterock

<t>Has anyone run it with and/or converted it to C&C? I'm thinking of trying to run it later this year -or after whenever the current campaign wraps up. I was considering using 3.X (core 3 books only) but -frankly- I don't want to work that hard as DM. So, I'm looking at working on familiarizing...
by bighara
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you add feats to your game?
Replies: 23
Views: 1139

Re: none

boxcornersdiety wrote: I particularly hate Cleave. The idea that you can get an extra attack by killing a mouse or insect is ridiculous. There's no reason a GM can't tell a player "That won't work. Think of something else." A reality check is totally within the GM's purview. My Cleave feat is only ...