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by bighara
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: ISO: online store that carries TLG & Reaper miniatures
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Omote wrote:
WAY FASTER!

-O

y, I saw Paizo listed the minis I want as shipping within 8-14 DAYS!
by bighara
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: ISO: online store that carries TLG & Reaper miniatures
Replies: 8
Views: 334

ISO: online store that carries TLG & Reaper miniatures

Trying to save shipping costs. I want Towers of Adventure and some Dark Heaven minis. Any ideas? My Google-fu is weak, apparently.
by bighara
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anyone care to review "Towers of Adventure" for me
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Anyone care to review "Towers of Adventure" for me

I'm curious about the product and what folks think of it as a dungeon mapping/creating aid. Anyone bought it and care to give their 2cp? I'm toying with a megadungeon concept and this looks like it might be helpful in some ways.
by bighara
Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Does Nature Ever Call Your PC's???
Replies: 34
Views: 2373

<t>My game doesn't get very "real" in that sense. Mostly out of laziness as opposed to any philosophical stance on my part.<br/> <br/> The problems with this sort of thing tend to be <br/> <br/> 1) Adding to book-keeping (if you want to impartial about things). "Okay, it's been four hours since you ...
by bighara
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone have succubus stats?
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Go0gleplex wrote: 38-28-32 Are those the stats you're looking for? YOU ARE JUST TOO FUNNY FOR ME! Actually, here's what I scribbled up (feedback appreciated): SUCCUBUS No. Encountered: 1 Size: Medium HD: 5 (d6) Move: 30', 50' (Fly) AC: 16 Attacks: Weapon Special: Shapeshifter, Spell-Like Abilities,...
by bighara
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone have succubus stats?
Replies: 18
Views: 398

Anyone have succubus stats?

Am looking for various extraplanar baddies and found some cool demon stats here and there, I was wondering about a write-up for succubus. Anyone already worked one up?
by bighara
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roast Beast?
Replies: 28
Views: 909

There'll be turkey, but I usually bring smoked duck.
by bighara
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help wanted: Puzzle ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 285

<t>A series of tiles (on wall or floor), each with a geometric/abstract design that represents a phase of the moon (Full, Waning Gibbous, Waning Half, Waning Crescent, New, Waxing Crescent, Waxing Half, & Waxing Gibbous) but in scrambled order. They need to press/step on/etc. the tiles in the co...
by bighara
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Starting Hit Points
Replies: 27
Views: 846

I give max HP for first level then have folks roll as they level.
by bighara
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you use critical hits?
Replies: 49
Views: 1430

<t>Yes, I use an exploding damage version of critical hits (basically ripped off from WFRP ). Bear in mind I use a custom armor/weapon chart, so my weapon damages are slightly different than the book's.<br/> <br/> If you roll max damage (i.e. a 10 on a d10), you roll your to-hit again in order to co...
by bighara
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ylaruam-baed C&C campaign: PC minis
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Ylaruam-baed C&C campaign: PC minis

<t>The Emirates of Ylaruam in the Known World is a "Thief of Baghdad/Aladdin" type setting. I just finished converting and painting these for my group. They still need to be dull coated/sealed, but here they are (tabletop quality)-<br/> <br/> Rogue/Wizard: <br/> <br/> His spell effect is sculpted fr...
by bighara
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Does anyone like the Barbarian
Replies: 128
Views: 2876

Re: Does anyone like the Barbarian

gideon_thorne wrote: What the Barbarian really needs is the survival skills mentioned in the descriptive paragraph spelled out as a class ability. zebulon wrote: The rage ability is pretty useless : little benefits and then hindered for half a day. Exactly my thoughts! Which is why my house rules g...
by bighara
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Divine scroll use with INT or WIS?
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Omote wrote: BTB, if the scroll is divine and the person attempting to cast the spell is a divine caster (as long as the spell is on his spell list). Because the 2nd level spell he is attempting to read is of a spell level higher than he can cast, the druid must make a widsom check with a penalty o...
by bighara
Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Withheld Actions
Replies: 16
Views: 624

I use a Savage Worlds-style initiative system with playing cards. If you hold your action, you don't get a new card until you've acted. You can try to interrupt somebody else's action by making an opposed DEX ck. If you fail, you're action occurs immediately after theirs.
by bighara
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: STAR TREK TRAILER ONLINE
Replies: 108
Views: 4779

huh

A lot more 'splosions than I expected.

I got no beef with no Shatner, but I dunno about the adrenalin-junkie Kirk.

Plus, if he had really sent a 300 year old corvette over the canyon's edge, his Dad shoulda killed him.
by bighara
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: This is one heck of a monster . .
Replies: 15
Views: 264

Rhuvein wrote: Hehe, my group is 2/3 level also and I'm pretty sure the ogre mage would destroy them, possibly without me adding a few regular ogres; and that's really because they are relatively new to RPGs and may not be ready. If your group are veteran players and depending on the size, they mig...
by bighara
Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: This is one heck of a monster . .
Replies: 15
Views: 264

I picked up an ogre mage mini from Reaper a little while back (haven't painted though). It got me thinking about setting up an encounter or adventure around one. Not sure what level the party should be before I make them deal with such a critter plus minions. Right now, they are 2nd-3rd level.
by bighara
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Met Bruce Cambell
Replies: 22
Views: 864

Bubba Ho-Tep was a great film!
by bighara
Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: HOW much XP for a dragon?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

HOW much XP for a dragon?

<t>I was looking over an old post on DF and came across an unanswered question:<br/> <br/> How much XP would an elder Red dragon be worth?<br/> <br/> serleran at the time that the chart progression would lead to <br/> <br/> 13,530 ; 34 ; 8,150; 11,900; 13,530. <br/> <br/> For 34HD.<br/> <br/> Using ...
by bighara
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Available Now {10-12-09} Of Gods & Monsters
Replies: 313
Views: 88382

James M. Ward wrote: Bighara, I'm very surprised by your planar remark. As I read through the material for C&C I'm not seeing any type of indepth work with the planes. I've seen them defined, but I don't see a lot of planer creatures on the world. I don't see the gods working much with the planes e...
by bighara
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Available Now {10-12-09} Of Gods & Monsters
Replies: 313
Views: 88382

Omote wrote: Maybe Bighara was thinking G&M would be combo'd up with a Manual of the Planes style book as well. *shrugs* -O Yeah, basically. I think a DDG style Gods book is a good thing, but I just don't have much use for it. I run in the Known World so I use Mystaran Immortals. I have no use for ...
by bighara
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Available Now {10-12-09} Of Gods & Monsters
Replies: 313
Views: 88382

Thanks for the info!

Hmmm, no planar stuff huh? Oh well, I'll pass then. But it looks like a handy tome for some!
by bighara
Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What's at Your Table?
Replies: 32
Views: 323

I voted Other, as we have probably played more WFRP and Savage Worlds than most other games. We just recently finished a Mongoose Runequest game, and we have the occasional one-shot of CoC. Right now we are playing C&C again, set in Mystara/Known World's Emirates of Ylaruam.
by bighara
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite Multi-Classing Rules
Replies: 23
Views: 1537

Tenser's Floating Disk wrote:
So basically functioning just like single classed wizards, only with arrows.

And swords, and better BtH, and better HD/HP, and -in one case- rogue skills (back attack, sneaking, etc.).
by bighara
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Updated Anvil
Replies: 36
Views: 697

I wonder if G&M will include planar stuff. i.e info/ideas for the astral and ethereal planes, the infernal and celestial, elementals, etc.
by bighara
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Saving Throws: Harsh?
Replies: 22
Views: 513

The Pugilist wrote: Edit: The confusion comes from the example of play at the end of the PHB. A 6th level character casts a spell on a 4th level monster (with physical saves). This makes the Challenge Class 24. According to the example, the Worg cannot possibly make that CC, so no roll is made. Thi...
by bighara
Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite Multi-Classing Rules
Replies: 23
Views: 1537

Tenser's Floating Disk wrote: Armour friendly ones from Crusader... otherwise the good old Elven Fighter / Magic-User, er, I mean Fighter / Wizard is nerfed. The PCs IMC are currently: Druid1/Ranger1 Fighter1/Cleric1 Fighter1/Illusionist1 Wizard1/Rogue2 FWIW, the two MU-types are unable to wear arm...
by bighara
Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite Multi-Classing Rules
Replies: 23
Views: 1537

I'm currently using the Gygax rules (with a few minor cosmetic tweaks to fit some house rules of mine) and they are working fine. Mind you, so far only 1 PC has leveled in any class. (ALL the PCs multiclassed ). A Wizard/Rogue is now 1st/2nd.
by bighara
Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Saving Throws: Harsh?
Replies: 22
Views: 513

csperkins1970 wrote:
I used a base of 15 for all checks, with primes giving a +5 bonus to checks, meaning that the save split is 15/10.

It has worked REALLY well in my games.

I'm actually using a base 15, +3 for primes in the current campaign. Works fine.
by bighara
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Saving Throws: Harsh?
Replies: 22
Views: 513

<t>Depends how you mean. <br/> <br/> It's harsh in the sense that a low-level PC isn't going to make a successful non-prime Save very often. To use your 2nd level wizard example, let's say the Wizard NPC is fleeing from the party after stealing their treasure map. He casts Change Self to appear as a...