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by Celticgamer
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum
Replies: 107
Views: 69173

Re: TLG 8130 Codex Druidum

I would like to see a Codex Arabia. Me too, and that maybe a possibility. Judging from how well the first two Codices go, a long list is possible. I envisioned doing a Classical (Greek/Etruscan/Roman) Codex next and/or a Slavic one as well. I would like to see a Mesopotamian Codex that would involv...
by Celticgamer
Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

It isn't just for druids, it also covers the Celtic warrior (with rules on head hunting, woad painting, etc) and two new character classes (more half classes than full ones) and so much more. it's a shame the book is only for druids. It would be nice if there was a player's handbook for all the clas...
by Celticgamer
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

If I wasn't writing them, I would Nerd Horde them all still! I love these kind of books and find them a fascinating and fun read.
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

Sidhe is pronounced = 'Shee'
Tylwyth Teg = Tuh-loo-ith Teck'

These are fortunately simple examples without the Welsh double 'L', etc.

Chons Da. (Cornish for 'Good Luck')
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

I might be able to give some brief pronunciation guides in the Codex, but if not I WILL make sure that there is a downloadable or additional guide to them all. Welsh and Irish are the main languages used since that is where we derive most of our lore and myths, but there is some of the rest of the C...
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

In my 26 years of gaming I have never encountered, nor worried about the whole power creep issue, it is alien to me. Someone isn't gaming right. Our games are always epic, fun and unique. My players, and I have had scores of them in that time, never have the entitlement attitude or try to bully thei...
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

Both are in the Codex, quite equally and blur in places, as they should from a mythical perspective. I toned down the level of Celtic language use but not by much, otherwise it wouldn't be 'Celtic' anymore. The Sidhe or Tylwyth Teg are the main feature in the overall scheme and Faery is detailed and...
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

I originally called it 'The Otherworld: Celtic Adventures in Faery', but it was renamed to begin the line of Codices. The name isn't too terrible, it does mean 'The Book of the Druids' in Latin, a little easier than in Celtic - 'Y Llyfr Derwyddion'.
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question about the bard
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Question about the bard

Finnish culture is not my expertise....that would be a good addition though!
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question about the bard
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Question about the bard

I have a list of Celtic Bardic 'abilities/spells' that never quite made it into the Codex Druidum because of a lack of space when it is was completed. These could be easily converted into class abilities, and might, if I put them into a supplement. They all derive from Welsh and Irish Bardic myth an...
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

Croeso Omote! It will seem bewildering at first with so much new stuff, but this isn't the usual gaming fare when 'Celtic' stuff is concerned. I am a scholar AND a gamer, and this is needed to justify all of those many bad books that were put on the Celts (i.e. the AD & D 'Celts' splatbook, Slaine, ...
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

I won't say that it ups the 'power level' but adds a multitude of options never had before, that can exhibit mighty things in characters of good experience levels, plus if they are played well. As always, it comes down to the GM to provide the proper balance in things. I think the power level of gam...
by Celticgamer
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Codex Druidum
Replies: 45
Views: 2414

Re: Codex Druidum

The Celtic Codex took me twenty years of playtesting to design, so everything has been carefully tested, again and again. Trust me, it is WELL thought out and a blast to play from. There are so many possibilities in it! As it is said in Welsh, the book is 'Da iawn!' ;)
by Celticgamer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum
Replies: 107
Views: 69173

Re: TLG 8130 Codex Druidum

Well, in it is Scandinavia, Germania, Anglo-Saxon Britain and all things Germanic, especially the mythical Nine Worlds. The strongest element IS Nordic since that is where we have the most and best documented information. It is a 'wow' thing too! 8-)
by Celticgamer
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum
Replies: 107
Views: 69173

Re: TLG 8130 Codex Druidum

Codex Germania done! Now to go through it and perfect it...it is freaking amazing!
by Celticgamer
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: The Goblins of Mount Shadow ( my review )
Replies: 14
Views: 7323

Re: The Goblins of Mount Shadow ( my review )

I don't live in Wales, although I want to, but instead am not too far from the Troll Lords in actuality. As for the items (the gloves, etc), they are in the Monsters & Treasures book! I wanted to link up that important book with the modules so everything is a bit harmonious in the end. Later today I...
by Celticgamer
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: The Goblins of Mount Shadow ( my review )
Replies: 14
Views: 7323

Re: The Goblins of Mount Shadow ( my review )

The dagger in the Grey King's treasury! I should have specified a few more details in places, and sadly left many things like that a little vague, sorry about that! Well, the 'Protection' aspect of its power could be decided upon by the Castle Keeper. It would be against Good alignments primarily si...
by Celticgamer
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: The Goblins of Mount Shadow ( my review )
Replies: 14
Views: 7323

Re: The Goblins of Mount Shadow ( my review )

There is no real story involved in that one, just a fun bonus! ;)
by Celticgamer
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: The Goblins of Mount Shadow ( my review )
Replies: 14
Views: 7323

Re: The Goblins of Mount Shadow ( my review )

Mae'n ddrwg dy fi about what you feel about my module. No one can make everyone happy but perhaps you will find the others in the series to your liking more? I like to pack high adventure and danger in my stories and put the players through a roller-coaster ride until the very end, mixed with lots o...