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by koralas
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Which TSR RPGs have you owned?
Replies: 35
Views: 4230

Re: Which TSR RPGs have you owned?

Quite a few of those...

Dungeons & Dragons
.....OD&D
.....Holmes
.....B/X
.....BECMI
.....Rule Cyclopedia
.....AD&D
.....AD&D 2e
.....AD&D 3/not 3.5
Gamma World
.....Gamma World 2e
.....Gamma World 3e
.....Gamma World 4e
Gangbusters
Indiana Jones
Star Frontiers
Top Secret
.....Top Secret 2e
by koralas
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: lack lustor missle damage
Replies: 41
Views: 2591

Re: lack lustor missle damage

A firearm, yes even the Brown Bess is far superior to the longbow, when considering mass combat, for a number of reasons. Okay, gather 100 Longbow man, 100 carrying Brown Bess' and place them 100 paces apart. (which is what I'm talking about and you keep ignoring for some as yet unexplained reason)...
by koralas
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: lack lustor missle damage
Replies: 41
Views: 2591

Re: lack lustor missle damage

Uh....Dude, if the bow was better than the gun, the gun would have faded into history. Uh ... Dude, the Long bow (with a trained longbow man) WAS better than a soldier with a Brown Bess. You are generalizing while I'm being specific. Are you doing it on purpose or, just not reading what I'm posting...
by koralas
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 24
Views: 3133

Re: Vacation

kreider204 wrote:Wisconsin is well-represented here, isn't it?! :)
LOL, no I am in Illinois, grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, live in the far south west suburbs now.
by koralas
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 24
Views: 3133

Re: Vacation

I think it was right around a month ago but in Green Bay you could actually see the sturgeon spawning, I heard it was really cool, my boss got the chance to go see it and was caught off guard by how awesome it is. Also have you ever thought of journeying up here in the winter (I know who the hell w...
by koralas
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 24
Views: 3133

Re: Vacation

The Wisconsin River is nice and its always beautiful up here in september suggesting the weather doesn't go to hell Yeah, I've been going on this trip for 5 years now, met the guy who runs it when we moved into a new subdivision. Have seen it sunny and 60's/70's, and 30's with rain. Always get a st...
by koralas
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Knight Help
Replies: 59
Views: 7967

Re: Knight Help

The only issue I can see is the fact that the legs of a dwarf are so much shorter than a human. Remember that a dwarf's limbs are not in proportion to their body. The majority of a dwarf's height is in the body. While a special saddle can be created, the dwarf will need to be strapped in to the sad...
by koralas
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Knight Help
Replies: 59
Views: 7967

Re: Knight Help

The only issue I can see is the fact that the legs of a dwarf are so much shorter than a human. Remember that a dwarf's limbs are not in proportion to their body. The majority of a dwarf's height is in the body. While a special saddle can be created, the dwarf will need to be strapped in to the sad...
by koralas
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 24
Views: 3133

Re: Vacation

I have been in FL for my mothers birthday and the 4th for the last week, heading home tomorrow. GenCon, a few of the guys and I make it a week long affair and start gaming the Friday night before, head to Indy on Tuesday, get some grub, game, get tickets at will call on Wednesday, game, start the co...
by koralas
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Knight Help
Replies: 59
Views: 7967

Re: Knight Help

hmm a dwarf knight eh? What di he ride a pony? Why a pony? Dwarves are ~4' tall. When I was a kid and that tall my horse was 17 1/2 hands tall and I had no problem... This line was started long ago in D&D by someone who had ZERO horse riding experience. The only issue I can see is the fact that the...
by koralas
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 42
Views: 3440

Re: New computer advice

Yep. Win 8.0 has been declared an utter failure in several computer circles, so the above SP is supposed to "fix" that. Glad to know I was far from the only one to hate Win 8. I haven't heard it declared an utter failure, but rather quite the opposite, with the exception of the UI. Now, I have foun...
by koralas
Fri May 31, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 42
Views: 3440

Re: New computer advice

ok let's all calm down guys. That said, Norton 360 is a good product, right? Norton (Symantec) does make good products, there are other products out there that work better, though often those are point products. by that I mean there are better AV products, and better Firewall products, and so on. B...
by koralas
Fri May 31, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 42
Views: 3440

Re: New computer advice

That's why you run constantly updated security s/w "Security s/w" is a reactive technology. Yes Heuristic scanning can provide some protection against 0-day attacks that fit a certain profile, but it is far from effective against most attacks. Other than that you are waiting for a new definition fi...
by koralas
Fri May 31, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 42
Views: 3440

Re: New computer advice

I've heard people who really know tech say Win 8 is better under the hood. it's just the silly smart phone UI that sucks for a desktop. and SP1 allows a normal desktop interface with startbar. yay. It really is, starting with something that seems obvious and some other OS' have done for years... do...
by koralas
Fri May 31, 2013 2:55 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 42
Views: 3440

Re: New computer advice

I've been contemplating buying a new computer. I'm running a laptop that has to be 10 years old at this point. When Microsoft discontinues support for XP next year, I figure upgrading will be virtually mandatory. :-( Not really. Just means that they won't issue patches. The OS will continue to run....
by koralas
Fri May 31, 2013 2:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 42
Views: 3440

Re: New computer advice

Windows 8 isn't all that bad, actually I think it is possibly the best Windows OS that has been released, when looking at how the OS works under the covers. That said, Metro or Live Tiles, or whatever they want to call the interface is just ugly. All it is really is the Widget panel as the default U...
by koralas
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Attachment function
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Attachment function

Coupled with the lack of a good table insertion mechanism, this is my most hated thing about the forums. Its why I haven't bothered posting any house rules... I like my charts! Coupled with the lack of a good table insertion mechanism, this is my most hated thing about the forums. Its why I haven't...
by koralas
Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Travel by horse
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Travel by horse

Going at a leisurely pace, with perhaps short spurts of higher speed being required, I'll take a horse every time. But at high speeds horses will tire more quickly than a man, heat up sooner, and require more breaks for water and rest. Further, they will break down exceptionally quickly if this is a...
by koralas
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Pulp Stories: What to Read?
Replies: 14
Views: 3668

Re: Pulp Stories: What to Read?

OK. So clearly there's some looseness to this all. Confusing the issue (for me, at least) are Marvel Noir comics, which are like 1920's - 1940's pulp/noir re-imaginings of the characters you know and love. The books are pretty cool. Yes the Marvel Noir series was a fusion of pulp fiction and film n...
by koralas
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Pulp Stories: What to Read?
Replies: 14
Views: 3668

Re: Pulp Stories: What to Read?

COOL! Dumb question (and thread drift): NOIR actually is a genre, right? back on topic: I'm tossing around some ideas in my head for Amazing Adventures and wanted to make sure they were bombastic enough. When people talk noir, they are generally talking about Film Noir, and it is a genre. Filled wi...
by koralas
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Pulp Stories: What to Read?
Replies: 14
Views: 3668

Re: Pulp Stories: What to Read?

Contrary to popular usage, pulp was a mode of delivery rather than a genre - calling pulp a genre is like calling television or radio a genre. Having said that, it's come to be associated with a certain style of almost any genre - there's pulp modern adventure, pulp sci fi, pulp fantasy, pulp weste...
by koralas
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Greyhawk Adventurer's Atlas
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Greyhawk Adventurer's Atlas

and this one, when I want clean and simple: http://www.highprogrammer.com/alan/gami ... ermap.html Ah, how I love that these maps are still in active use on the web. When I first made them it was for my personal use, and later approached TSR (in the T$R days) through the TSR Online forum on AOL, an...
by koralas
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What RPG's have you actually played?
Replies: 38
Views: 1519

Re: What RPG's have you actually played?

oD&D D&D (Holmes) Basic D&D (Moldvay) Expert D&D (Cook) Basic, Expert, Companion, Immortals D&D (Mentzer, note we ended our campaign around level 20, but played a couple of Immortals sessions for kicks) AD&D 1st Ed AD&D 2nd Ed D&D 3/3.5 D&D 4 (one, I repeat one session, never again) Pathfinder OSRIC...
by koralas
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Most liked Fantasy settings...
Replies: 43
Views: 2750

Re: Most liked Fantasy settings...

#1 Greyhawk (my first and always favorite)
#2 Known World
#3 The original Ravenloft
#4 After Winters Dark (Aihrde)
by koralas
Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mapping
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Mapping

I've always let players map out the dungeon; however, I do not allow graph paper, they have to do them free hand on blank paper. This come from a campaign where I was a player, I didn't have graph paper so did basic rough line/box/circle type mapping. I found it to be quite fun, and something much m...
by koralas
Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: Fields of Battle: Tell me about it
Replies: 14
Views: 6932

Re: Fields of Battle: Tell me about it

oralas, are you saying that you can use what you want for mini's in FoB? Yes, it is made for the table top, 1"=10'. There are other posts here in the forums, some showing battles that the members have staged, lego's, mini's from all sources, etc. If that is the case I am on board. I messed around w...
by koralas
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: Fields of Battle: Tell me about it
Replies: 14
Views: 6932

Re: Fields of Battle: Tell me about it

FoB is a great supplement for C&C (and will work with most games of the same genre). It will appeal to both RPG and Wargamers. The rules give some really good detail without being to bogged down. Unit make-up is well presented, rules for hero's/leaders are good, different formations are presented, m...
by koralas
Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MMO slump, what are you playing?
Replies: 32
Views: 2589

Re: MMO slump, what are you playing?

I've never played video games online before, but I might start soon on a small scale, playing with a couple of coworkers. Looking at something simple and dungeon-crawly, like Torchlight or Crimson Alliance. Try Neverwinter Nights (the original plus it's two expansions, based on AD&D 2nd Ed.), there...
by koralas
Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Just Watched Book of Vile Darkness Spoiler Free
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: Just Watched Book of Vile Darkness Spoiler Free

I agree the first movie wasn't as bad as most say, but it was still pretty bad, it had good potential, but just never developed properly, and, at least in my opinion, I hated Jeremy Iron's portrale of Profion. Last night was the first time I saw Wrath of the Dragon God, and it was pretty good, bits ...
by koralas
Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Amazing Adventures Character Creation Question
Replies: 5
Views: 5332

Re: Amazing Adventures Character Creation Question

I'm interested in the optional creation system in which you start with 25 points, and all stats begin at a -2. My question is, if I spend these evenly do i end up with a +3 in one stat, and a +2 in all the others? Am I doing this right? Isn't this the equivalent of 18, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17? This seem...