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by Arakor
Wed May 23, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: "Shadows over Aihrde"
Replies: 16
Views: 7453

Re: "Shadows over Aihrde"

That's great looking blog, with a ton of information to digest. Thank you for taking the time to put something like this together. I hope you don't mind if I mine these blogs for my own ideas... :) Heheh, thank you for reading them. I seem to have gravitated towards writing them in a Narrative styl...
by Arakor
Wed May 23, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: "Shadows over Aihrde"
Replies: 16
Views: 7453

Re: "Shadows over Aihrde"

Okay, I've now managed to post five session logs online.
You can find them on my C&C Society blog but also you can find them at our gaming group's website http://gaming.larter.org.uk.
Hope you all enjoy reading them.
by Arakor
Sat May 19, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Class and a half : the Crusader's Companion
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Class and a half : the Crusader's Companion

I've got an interesting question for everyone. In my home campaign "Shadows over Aihrde", I have two players who are running multi-class characters. One of them, Asanaria, is a simple multi-classed Halfling Bard/Illusionist so that isn't a problem. The one that potentially concerns me is Baras, a Ta...
by Arakor
Tue May 08, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Got my Classic Monsters today!
Replies: 49
Views: 4243

Re: Got my Classic Monsters today!

Troll Lord wrote:
Andred of Albans wrote:According to the most recent Kickstarter update:
Here the names that I do not have addresses for:

35.00
Gareth Larter
@Steve, postal address sent via email to troll@trollord.com
by Arakor
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: "Shadows over Aihrde"
Replies: 16
Views: 7453

"Shadows over Aihrde"

So I've started running a C&C game at home on alternate weekends. Apart from character generation, we've had three sessions so far (various weekends got cancelled due to scheduling conflicts) and I've posted the session logs online. You can find them on my C&C Society blog but also you can find them...
by Arakor
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?
Replies: 38
Views: 3213

Re: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?

Someone earlier mentioned that the +(number) was, "The # is Multiplied by the creatures Hit points and then Divided by 2", was in an earlier printing. It has been omitted from the latest printing. Don't know why. Just dug out my second printing of M&T and sure enough, the divide by two is in there....
by Arakor
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?
Replies: 38
Views: 3213

Re: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?

Monster entries in the books have an xp + (#) the # is mutilplied by the creatures Hit points to get a product you add to the the base for a total monster xp. Actually, no it isn't. The # is Multiplied by the creatures Hit points and then Divided by 2. Then you get a product that you add to the bas...
by Arakor
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?
Replies: 38
Views: 3213

Re: Seriously whats up with the +(number) with monster xp?

Specials should already be accounted for in the Base XP. A 7HD creature without Specials would be 180+7. Using your example, the creature would be worth 180 + (7*39) = 180+273 = 453XP. If I saw a 7HD creature with an XP line of 1400+7, I would be assuming that the Specials have been calculated in (w...
by Arakor
Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Walking Dead
Replies: 30
Views: 2347

Re: The Walking Dead

Sir Ironside, you can catch missed episodes at other times on AMC (I miss the show a lot cause I'm gaming or working on Sunday nights. That'd be cool if I dIdn't live in Canada. Unless AMC is in Canada then I am blissfully unaware and if it does, I don't have cable. And, it still doesn't answer the...
by Arakor
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monsters & Treasure, 4th Printing - What do you want to see?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Monsters & Treasure, 4th Printing - What do you want to

serleran wrote:Details on familiars.
Can't see this happening; not when Steve is rewriting the Book of Familiars to C&C.
serleran wrote:Of course, I would also prefer the book expanded to 172 pages.
This would be nice but wouldn't it depend on having stuff to fill those pages?
by Arakor
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8127 Rune Lore (Preorder)
Replies: 174
Views: 69951

Re: TLG 8320 Rune Lore

When do you want people to start sending in their NPCs and locations?
There were a few donation levels that allowed that as a benefit, as I recall.
by Arakor
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8125 Classic Monsters (Available)
Replies: 336
Views: 108447

Re: Classic Monsters The Manual

Aarkor, Hello! This is my fault. I sent a form letter letter out to all who pre-ordered, all I had to do was change the amount, but didn't do that on the 35.00 pledges. I noticed about the time I hit send. I did get your email, and thought I had answered that, chances are its in the draft folder, N...
by Arakor
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: TLG 8125 Classic Monsters (Available)
Replies: 336
Views: 108447

Re: Classic Monsters The Manual

I do have one small hangup over this book. I got the email from Steve telling me "We have completed the Classic Monsters. It is ready for printing. At this tier of support you pledged $25.00 for receipt of the book in digital format and hardcover with tshirt. Please send us a request on how you woul...
by Arakor
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: ICharacter Sheet ~ Castles & Crusades (Available)
Replies: 87
Views: 65833

Re: ICharacter Sheet ~ Castles & Crusades

Sorry, the Kindle neither has the processing power nor the open (C++) platform that would allow us to port this app :( Well, the only question that remains for me is the possible to do for Android (Honeycomb or ICS)? I don't ever envision myself getting an ipad and I tend to avoid lugging a compute...
by Arakor
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Crusader 25?
Replies: 35
Views: 29363

Re: Crusader 25?

Metal, Glad you like the class. And yeah, it is complex at first, but hand to hand seems that way in C&C at first because of the overbearing and grappling rules. Once you start to use them a few times, then the Pankratiast abilities make more sense. C&C also has rules that cover tactical manuevers ...
by Arakor
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Pocket Game Master released!
Replies: 34
Views: 3897

Re: Pocket Game Master released!

Just downloaded the demo to have a play with it on my Archos 70IT. Looks really good, nice and polished. Just a couple of quibbles though: On a tablet, the forced Portrait mode is a bit of a pain; what are the chances of a landscape version? Whilst I appreciate that the Demo is just that, a Demo; I ...
by Arakor
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: New android app for game masters
Replies: 21
Views: 11092

Re: New android app for game masters

I'm with Omote on this, that looks fantastic.

Just do me favour and make sure of two things?

Make it support App2SD.
Make it so we can select where the data is saved to.
by Arakor
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...
Replies: 33
Views: 2274

Re: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...

2) Kingdoms of Kalamar (I bought this for both AD&D2 and for D20, never got the chance to play or run it) Another nice choice. But if I'm not mistaken, Arakor (it's been a long time since I perused the box), isn't the AD&D one almost totally generic? I mean, can't you use it for C&C straight out of...
by Arakor
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...
Replies: 33
Views: 2274

Re: If you could turn any 3 books into C&C supplements...

Hmmm... this needs a bit of thought.

1) The Mystaran Gazetteers (my first and favourite setting)

2) Kingdoms of Kalamar (I bought this for both AD&D2 and for D20, never got the chance to play or run it)

3) Thunder Rift (the original D&D Sandbox)
by Arakor
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Zombie walk
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Zombie walk

You might be interested in this news item from this morning's paper:

http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/87896 ... ours-later
by Arakor
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Of Gods and Monsters in Aihrde
Replies: 6
Views: 4487

Re: Of Gods and Monsters in Aihrde

Was just reading Codex of Erde again, and thought of this thread. Yes, the dwarves venerate the All-Father, but they do the same for ancestors. No reason not to expand the dwarven pantheon at all. Good point ... a very good point. I hadn't thought about ancestor worship. Along the same lines, remem...
by Arakor
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: An alternate Magic System
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: An alternate Magic System

Thanks all for your comments. Apologies for not replying earlier but I've been away on business.

Like you say, it needs to be play-tested and that's going to be a while yet. In the event that it doesn't work, I'll probably go back to using the Spell Slots option from the CKG instead.
by Arakor
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How Many Coins in a Chest?
Replies: 15
Views: 926

Re: How Many Coins in a Chest?

Given that a pound of silver was 240 silver pennies (old English/late Roman), you're looking at roughly 173lbs in weight...
I pity poor Sir Dobbin.
by Arakor
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Halfing paladin with a bastard sword?
Replies: 33
Views: 1752

Re: Halfing paladin with a bastard sword?

Relaxo wrote:If you were mean, have something eat/steal their mule with the packs still on it... a Roc would work nicely. :-)
*yoink!*
I am so using that idea on some of my players. That goes in the folder along with "shipwrecked" and "mis-teleported".
by Arakor
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: An alternate Magic System
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: An alternate Magic System

It seems to be an unnecessary complication of a rule....but, that said, if it works for you go for it. It may seem unnecessary but it all stems down to one thing: I despise the Vancian Fire-and-Forget system that C&C, D&D and several others use. I got into RPGs playing Rolemaster and MERP which use...
by Arakor
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Alignments
Replies: 39
Views: 3739

Re: Alignments

Lawful = Strict set of rules/code of conduct Neutral = Rules can be important, but only when it suits me Chaotic = Rules are good, so long as they don't restrict a persons liberties or free will Good = Doing what is right, not just for yourself, but for others in your community, charitable, giving ...
by Arakor
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Of Gods and Monsters in Aihrde
Replies: 6
Views: 4487

Re: Of Gods and Monsters in Aihrde

@CosmicCowboy: I like the way that your thoughts are echoing mine own. The Ascendants are pretty much the Val-Tulmiph, as are the Immortals of Mystara.
by Arakor
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: An alternate Magic System
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: An alternate Magic System

My wife would love this system, then. She only wants to play wizards and is more happy as they become more powerful. Magic use is tricky since it's always hard to guess what a wizard can accomplish with "average" spells, and there really aren't "average" spells. ;) Arakor, is this a theoretical sys...
by Arakor
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: An alternate Magic System
Replies: 9
Views: 981

An alternate Magic System

Had a bit of inspiration this afternoon. I came up with a magic system that was inspired by Jason Vey's "Spellcraft and Swordplay" and wanted to share it with the community for dissection: Spellcrafting In this method, a spell-caster must memorise or pray for a certain number of spells. This would b...