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by zacharythefirst
Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Anybody else reading Fight On! ?
Replies: 31
Views: 634

<t>Yeah, I love Fight On!. It actually inspired me to share some of my own material which got published in there. It's a great community-type effort, and a great browsing/bathroom reader. <br/> _________________<br/> RPG Blog 2: Gamer resources, news, reviews, and commentary, from the Old School to ...
by zacharythefirst
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Homebrew Class: The Friar
Replies: 18
Views: 1708

<t>Certainly. It's like a fuzzier Detect Evil/Detect Good sort of ability--less exact, but Friars in this instance are very good about discerning the base concerns of a person, organization, or artifact. Their time amongst the common people of the land has left them with a very good B.S. filter, in ...
by zacharythefirst
Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Homebrew Class: The Friar
Replies: 18
Views: 1708

AslanC wrote: Yes it says "Some may even be illiterate, but still manage to spread the holy scriptures by word and by deed." Emphasis mine and it doesn't even mention scrolls or books Also some does not imply all or even the lion's share. Though I supppose it would be up to the creator of the class...
by zacharythefirst
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Homebrew Class: The Friar
Replies: 18
Views: 1708

<r>I should add I have uploaded this as a pdf, along with my other homebrew class drafts over at our campaign's site:<br/> <URL url="http://sites.google.com/site/zacksrpgstuff/files">http://sites.google.com/site/zacksrpgstuff/files</URL><br/> _________________<br/> RPG Blog 2: Gamer resources, news,...
by zacharythefirst
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Homebrew Class: The Friar
Replies: 18
Views: 1708

Homebrew Class: The Friar

<r>Per yesterday's discussion on my blog, here's the Friar variant that I'm working on for my campaign. I realize it is a step down in overall power level from the Cleric, but that doesn't bother me a great deal, as I still see a niche for this. I'm very curious to see it playtested--let's hope some...
by zacharythefirst
Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Greyhawk Grognard no more
Replies: 15
Views: 2409

<t>Joe's work has been marvelous, and IMO a worthy continuation of the wonderful work by Mssr. Talanian. I'll be pleased to put a coin in the hat come payday.<br/> _________________<br/> RPG Blog 2: Gamer resources, news, reviews, and commentary, from the Old School to Small Press. Updated regularly...
by zacharythefirst
Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: The C&C Society - faster, stronger... better....!
Replies: 10
Views: 3388

Exciting stuff! Can't wait to see the new digs!

I'm fired up to do some demos!
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by zacharythefirst
Sun May 31, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: M&T 3rd printing is FANTASTIC!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 1336

<r>I did a quick comparison on my blog, and the response has been pretty one-sided thus far:<br/> <URL url="http://www.rpgblog2.com/2009/05/before-after.html">http://www.rpgblog2.com/2009/05/before-after.html</URL><br/> <br/> Me, I like both. <br/> _________________<br/> RPG Blog 2: Gamer resources,...
by zacharythefirst
Sat May 30, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: M&T 3rd printing is FANTASTIC!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 1336

I got my copy today, and I think the format is really nice. Good work all around, and an eye-catching product.
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by zacharythefirst
Wed May 27, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: RPG Game Find Site
Replies: 19
Views: 2913

Added my C&C game for this fall in Indianapolis.
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by zacharythefirst
Wed May 27, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hooray For Noble Knight!
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Hooray For Noble Knight!

<t>Thanks to some store credit over at Noble Knight Games, I was able to order the following:<br/> <br/> -Engineering Dungeons<br/> <br/> -Monsters & Treasure 3rd Printing<br/> <br/> -Castellan`s Guide to Arms & Armor of the Early Medieval Period<br/> <br/> -Hordes of the Things 2nd Edition<...
by zacharythefirst
Mon May 18, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gary Gygax Tribute Page & Veterans Page
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Sent!
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by zacharythefirst
Tue May 12, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Indy 500
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Aladar wrote:
Needs the Troll Lord's logo though.

You can't see it--it's on the front.
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by zacharythefirst
Tue May 12, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Indy 500
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

There's also rumors of a new sponsor around the track this week:
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by zacharythefirst
Mon May 11, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What do you want to see next?
Replies: 37
Views: 2127

I'm really looking forward to the basic game boxed set.
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by zacharythefirst
Sat May 09, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Indy 500
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

If we're talking about NASCAR, I gotta go Tony Stewart.
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by zacharythefirst
Sat May 09, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Indy 500
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Lord Dynel wrote: It's not a knock against the Indy itself, but I've never seen the appeal with auto racing. I'm sure it helps, good sir, being from the area. That being said, I hope you have an enjoyable time, watching the race! Thanks! I know it isn't for everyone, but we do have some more widely...
by zacharythefirst
Sat May 09, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: M&T 3rd printing is FANTASTIC!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 1336

I'm waiting on some store cred at Noble Knight Games. I'll likely pick it up from there once they get it in.
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by zacharythefirst
Sat May 09, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Indy 500
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

The Indy 500

<t>I know a lot of people don't care, and the state of racing has changed in the U.S. as opposed to what it was 20 years ago, but I'm excited about the Indy 500.<br/> <br/> Being an Indianapolis native, it's sort of always been in the background. It was fun, sure, but I didn't really see why it was ...
by zacharythefirst
Fri May 08, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Random Musing About C&C/AD&D
Replies: 39
Views: 6411

<t>I guess it all depends on the gaming group. For me, though I like AD&D1e, I have a lot of players who did most of their gaming during the d20 boom. So C&C is a nice meeting ground for us.<br/> _________________<br/> RPG Blog 2: Gamer resources, news, reviews, and commentary, from the Old ...
by zacharythefirst
Thu May 07, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Another fine gaming haul, by Lord Dynel
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

You continue to impress!
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by zacharythefirst
Tue May 05, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Obsidian Portal?
Replies: 9
Views: 883

DangerDwarf wrote: I'm using it. My HH campaign TPK'd the other week but the page is still up: Here I've also got one for my d20 Conan game Here it's just starting up though and I'ev got to add the 2nd sesison we did yesterday still. Are you going to reboot on your HH campaign, or just go ahead wit...
by zacharythefirst
Tue May 05, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Obsidian Portal?
Replies: 9
Views: 883

serleran wrote: No, I don't particularly desire to share my world with those who do not play in it. Eh, some do, some don't. I don't mind having it out there, but since I tend to run multiple games (1 pbem, 1 IRL), it's nice to have one place for all the material. And it'll be good to get everythin...
by zacharythefirst
Tue May 05, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Trolls' 4th Estate Page
Replies: 33
Views: 906

The Trolls' 4th Estate Page

<r><URL url="http://www.trolllord.com/4thestate/index.html">http://www.trolllord.com/4thestate/index.html</URL><br/> <br/> Just wanted to say that's pretty cool! Nice work, and good idea!<br/> <br/> Update that Twitter page, guys! I want plenty of juicy updates! <br/> _________________<br/> RPG Blog...
by zacharythefirst
Tue May 05, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Do You Introduce New Players to C&C?
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

Re: How Do You Introduce New Players to C&C?

dunbruha wrote: If you make this, please post it. I am trying to get the courage to run a demo game for the heavy 3.5 group I am playing in. If there was a simple way to convey how cool the game is -- even without feats and skills (!) --I would use it. Absolutely. I haven't had time to yet, but wil...
by zacharythefirst
Tue May 05, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Obsidian Portal?
Replies: 9
Views: 883

Obsidian Portal?

<r>Anyone here using Obsidian Portal for making their campaign websites? I saw a few other on there using C&C, but didn't know if it was anyone on the board, or if anyone else here was using it so I could add you on my list.<br/> <br/> Mine is still under construction (so don't judge it too hars...
by zacharythefirst
Mon May 04, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Do You Introduce New Players to C&C?
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

Omote wrote: Sounds like a great way to start off Zachary. In order to promote the event, calling it Castles & Crusades is fine, but to draw them in or avoid putting up and barriers, you might want to call the event "Classic Gaming Night." That way you might avoid some of the preconcieved notions t...
by zacharythefirst
Sat May 02, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How Do You Introduce New Players to C&C?
Replies: 16
Views: 1373

How Do You Introduce New Players to C&C?

<t>I've demoed C&C for folks before, but I usually just sort of ease them in with a notated character sheet. Now, C&C isn't really a tough system to pick up (one of the reasons I enjoy it), but for folks used to a big skill list, feats, and standard 3.5e or 4e assumptions, I'm thinking of do...
by zacharythefirst
Fri May 01, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Games We Hate (or dislike intensely)
Replies: 52
Views: 12854

serleran wrote: Yeah, The Forge fan favorites like Risus and The Window are like that, too. I pretty much say "umm, no. It might be able to do it, but that doesn't mean it does it right." But, hey, whatever... there never will be a game that can do everything. Or, such a game would have no rules. N...
by zacharythefirst
Fri May 01, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Games We Hate (or dislike intensely)
Replies: 52
Views: 12854

<t>Rolemaster is a blast. We usually end up gutting half the system, but Arms Law and roll-over skill checks are great!<br/> <br/> I don't "hate" many games, but I think the writing for Nobilis is absolutely horrid. Overly florid and murky.<br/> <br/> I also got burned out on hearing Wushu recommend...