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by koralas
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multiclass?
Replies: 15
Views: 5380

Re: How do you handle multiclass?

I've done a few things at different times. I also allow humans to use the rules from AD&D for a character with two classes. Though I don't limit to two classes, but rather to just what attributes are primary. I have also converted the AD&D Bard, two flavors existed, one, the Bard, based on F/R/Druid...
by koralas
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Arcane Magic Battle
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

Re: Arcane Magic Battle

The ABP method sounds like it can be cool. Another thought would be to model something off of AD&D's (original) psionics, doing away with the abilities, but focusing on and expanding attack and defense modes. You could eliminate the actual tables for effects from the attack/defense if you wanted, an...
by koralas
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?
Replies: 30
Views: 10722

Re: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?

I have played 1/2 Orcs on a number of occasions in AD&D. A straight Cleric was fun, we had our own level limit rules that imposed penalties of 70+Level to be attained% XP penalty to XP after the PHB max level limit was reached, was a lot of fun. A straight up Fighter, he was cool, but I liked the F/...
by koralas
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

I can see why you do such write ups with how much time passes between some of your sessions. Glad to see its still going on! Thanks, real life has a way of interfering quite drastically at times. With our being scattered about the country, and a few that travel frequently for their job, it can be q...
by koralas
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

10/28/2018 - Session 17, 18 O.Y. 1946, Falkhyn 3 - Town of Kandus [Cast of characters updated] After returning to town and being awarded the ship of the slavers, the company talks with Veril who helps them find men to man the ship. The group had pieced together some of the evidence and have decided ...
by koralas
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

7/26/2018 - Session 16 O.Y. 1946, Feast of Unmaking 7 - On board a ship in the Silt Bay, offshore from the Town of Hemelsville Exhausted from their battle, their cuts and scrapes wearing on them, the group decides to investigate the rest of the ship, with Cobb and the two marines from Hemelsville re...
by koralas
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

4/5/2018 - Session 15 O.Y. 1946, Feast of Unmaking 6 - Constable's Office - Darkenfold Forest, on the shores of the Silt Bay, Town of Hemelsville [Cast of Characters Updated] (Sorry again for the late post on this, but real life once again intervened, this was another short session, and we have anot...
by koralas
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Wizards, Fighters, and Balance
Replies: 18
Views: 8917

Re: Wizards, Fighters, and Balance

One factor that helps keep the spell casters in check, is one that I always see people wanting to ignore... Material Components. I get that it takes some book keeping to do this, but, it is actually an important thing to do to keep their power in check, and drain gold from the characters. Abstractin...
by koralas
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help starting CnC over d20 or Fantasy Grounds
Replies: 9
Views: 6427

Re: Help starting CnC over d20 or Fantasy Grounds

I have been using Roll20 since 2013 and love it. There is a basic character sheet that can be used, but that is pretty much it for support. I have a Pro account to get full access to the API and other advanced functionality. API - A programming interface where you can build all kinds of functions, o...
by koralas
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

3/17/2018 - Session 14 O.Y. 1946, Feast of Unmaking 4 - Ruined Outpost - Darkenfold Forest, on the shores of the Silt Bay, Town of Hemelsville [Cast of Characters Updated] "Fall back to a more defensible position," shouts Juden, "back towards the stairs!" He and the party begin a strategic withdraw ...
by koralas
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

01/28/2018 - Sessions 12&13 O.Y. 1946, Feast of Unmaking 4 - Darkenfold Forest, on the shores of the Silt Bay, Town of Hemelsville "How do you think to find this place?" asks Warhawk. "Other than this point here being the town, there is nothing else to point to how long this line extends, or just wh...
by koralas
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

12/10/2017 - Session 11 O.Y. 1946, Feast of Unmaking 3 - Darkenfold Forest, on the shores of the Silt Bay, Town of Hemelsville Taking the small box, Cobb uses the key from the illusionists and it opens. Inside he finds three vials of a pale yellowish liquid, as well as two other vials one a light bl...
by koralas
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

10/08/2017 - Session 10 O.Y. 1946, Feast of Unmaking 3 - Darkenfold Forest, on the shores of the Silt Bay, Town of Hemelsville [Cast of Characters updated] (Sorry for the late post, forgot I had not put this up so it is a bit shorter than some in description since I wanted to have it up before today...
by koralas
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Class and a Half
Replies: 3
Views: 3602

Class and a Half

Hrmm, wondering if I have been doing this wrong this whole time... For Class and a Half, the XP requirements, do you take 1/2 the XP to reach the next level of the 1/2 class, or 1/2 the XP of the class at the level of the character, for example - When advancing to level 2 as a F(1/2 Wiz) you need 2,...
by koralas
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

10/01/2017 - Session 9 O.Y. 1946, Feast of Unmaking 3 - Darkenfold Forest, on the shores of the Silt Bay, Town of Hemelsville [Cast of Characters updated] Returning to Yolla's after Judins curing from the poison, the party discusses their thoughts on what to do next. They are set on trying to find t...
by koralas
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

9/23/2017 - Session 8 O.Y. 1946, Uthdain 14 through the Feast of Unmaking 3 - Darkenfold Forest, Guarded Hills - Town of Hemelsville [Cast of Characters updated] Battered and bruised, the party leaves the chapel after sunrise and returns to the path heading south through the mountains. They rejoice ...
by koralas
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

I can see why you do such write ups with how much time passes between some of your sessions. Glad to see its still going on! Thanks, yes, challenges at times getting everyone together, we try to get at least one in each month, preferably two or more if we can. We are scattered around the country, a...
by koralas
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Darkness Rising
Replies: 21
Views: 19596

Re: Darkness Rising

7/30/2017 - Session 7 (time-shortened session) O.Y. 1946, Uthdain 14 - Darkenfold Forest [Cast of Characters updated] Climbing down the stairs the company returns to the level of the dark altar. Looking around one more time they find nothing of interest and head down the stairwell in the southern po...
by koralas
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Gaming Command Center
Replies: 5
Views: 5099

Re: Gaming Command Center

One of the great things about going through the crates and pulling stuff up to my loft was finding some old gems. The map on the table in my picture above was something I made probably 25 years ago, scientific graph paper, and double sided, this was for some sort of evil Warriors stronghold, and tha...
by koralas
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Gaming Command Center
Replies: 5
Views: 5099

Re: Gaming Command Center

Here's mine. I play face to face so I never really tried any of the online tools. Most I can hope for is Herolabs and Realmworks. https://goo.gl/photos/MbbNWhCVUtFbw2Di6 Nice, I like the table. I am hoping once I get everything out of the basement to finish, or at least partly finish it, build in a...
by koralas
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Gaming Command Center
Replies: 5
Views: 5099

Re: Gaming Command Center

Nice ... especially the computer set up ! Right now my 'command center' is all storage boxes and a few piles of books that my wife lets me clutter the house with. One day, when I build my dream home, it WILL have a command center for all my time money energy wasting hobbies - gaming, miniature war ...
by koralas
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Gaming Command Center
Replies: 5
Views: 5099

Gaming Command Center

Got through with a session of the online campaign after re-arranging my loft... er Gaming Command Center, thought I would post some pics. Roll20 on screen, my general workspace for all things computerized... While running online, the screen to the left in portrait mode is where I have my adventure P...
by koralas
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: City / Town Adventure
Replies: 17
Views: 11503

Re: City / Town Adventure

So the group just finished killing the Orc chief and bodyguards. However, the thief failed his save when checking out the trapped chest and has been paralyzed from a Curse left with a Glyph of Warding. My son is distraught on what to do. The 2 clerics in the party are level 4. They tried casting Re...
by koralas
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: non-Vancian magic
Replies: 24
Views: 15630

Re: non-Vancian magic

I think my favorite non-vancian magic system to date has to be the magic rules from 5E D&D. Table: The Wizard shows how many spell slots you have to cast your spells of 1st level and higher. To cast one of these spells, you must expend a slot of the spell’s level or higher. You regain all expended s...
by koralas
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: City / Town Adventure
Replies: 17
Views: 11503

Re: City / Town Adventure

So the group just finished killing the Orc chief and bodyguards. However, the thief failed his save when checking out the trapped chest and has been paralyzed from a Curse left with a Glyph of Warding. My son is distraught on what to do. The 2 clerics in the party are level 4. They tried casting Re...
by koralas
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Is there any information to be had on Aleas?
Replies: 4
Views: 6345

Re: Is there any information to be had on Aleas?

Oh and to be clear, this is not their destination, but a possible side jaunt.

If I can't find any other info, I might just modify Bluffside or Eskadia and use one of those for this.
by koralas
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Is there any information to be had on Aleas?
Replies: 4
Views: 6345

Re: Is there any information to be had on Aleas?

Rhuvein wrote:Interesting . . haven't heard of this city/town. Where is it mentioned?
It is SW of the Darkenfold, a little SW of the Guarded Hills. I'm not sure where else it can be seen on the maps, but it is there on the map of the Darkenfold region that comes with the Darkenfold Expansion.
by koralas
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: City / Town Adventure
Replies: 17
Views: 11503

Re: City / Town Adventure

If you can find the old TSR supplement Slavers by Sean Reynolds, it has a write up of Highport in it, and there is some information in the old A1-4 Scourge of the Slave Lords supermodule, not to be confused with A0-4 Against the Slave Lords which is a new intro module and the original A1-4 modules. ...
by koralas
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Is there any information to be had on Aleas?
Replies: 4
Views: 6345

Is there any information to be had on Aleas?

Just wondering, size, population, economy, anything really? My players are near there and have to decide whether to head in that direction, or continue on to their destination which is about 1/3 further that Aleas. They are going to be exiting the eastern Guarded Hills, their ultimate destination is...