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by Arakor
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and Diablo II ...
Replies: 25
Views: 705

C&C and Diablo II ...

<r>So I'm digging through my books and I find my copy of Diablo II: The Awakening. I got to wondering whether any of it can be used in C&C at all.<br/> <br/> Certainly the magical item generation from Chapter III could be used pretty much as is.<br/> <br/> What I'm curious about is possibly usin...
by Arakor
Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Writing and Game Design Columns
Replies: 12
Views: 687

CharlieRock wrote: Oh, okay. Steve Jackson(UK) is doing the Sorcery! books for Myriador (a system called Fighting Fantasy). Last I heard anyway. I did not know he did Warhammer and stuff, too. Thanks. Serlaran is correct. The UK Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, who were responsible for the Fighti...
by Arakor
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Convention & 3-week game ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

Well, Dragonmeet has been and gone, and I've a preliminary summary of the C&C conversion that I ran ... Quote: I had an absolute blast running "The Iron Crypt" using Castles & Crusades, it really is a fun system. I didn't quite achieve the TPK that the scenario promised but there were several occasi...
by Arakor
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: [A Series] A couple of questions ...
Replies: 12
Views: 2733

[A Series] A couple of questions ...

<r>Hello all ...<br/> <br/> Received a bumper package from the Trolls this week which included A1, A2, A3 and A4.<br/> <br/> Having read through them, I've some questions that I hope people can answer for me:<br/> <br/> In A1: Assault on Blacktooth Ridge, page 20, there is a wonderful piece of artwo...
by Arakor
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

Re: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...

Rhuvein wrote: The 1130md/1197md appear to be incorrect. They apparently have been taken from the Codex of Erde chart that has a typo. Upon thumbing through the Codex and looking at the various chapters on the kingdoms and their important historical dates, it would seem that the 1030md/1097md are t...
by Arakor
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

Re: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...

gideon_thorne wrote: This I know for sure, forthcoming products go into more detail. The Folio was more in the way of a primer, and as such is more bare bones. Its been a while since I looked at it, but I believe the Codex goes into a lot more information on such things as culture and the like. Ste...
by Arakor
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

Re: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...

gideon_thorne wrote:
Something of the sort. As for a time frame, I've no idea.

Sweet ... something to definitely look forward to ...
_________________
Gareth Larter | Secretary & WebTyrant | Phoenix Games Club - East London

Check out our website: http://www.phoenixgamesclub.org.uk/
by Arakor
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

serleran wrote: Would you prefer each culture have a separate time-tracking method? That is, say, a dwarf year is only 200 days, but each day is 36 hours? *snip* I know I'd not like to have cross-reference a calendar and a conversion chart to find when X happened for Y... I'd just like to count bac...
by Arakor
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Keeper Advice
Topic: Q&A with Gary Gygax, Part II
Replies: 237
Views: 48052

<r>That goes for me too, from the Eastern Wilds of the UK.<br/> <br/> Hope she gets much better soon.<br/> _________________<br/> Gareth Larter | Secretary & WebTyrant | Phoenix Games Club - East London<br/> <br/> Check out our website: <URL url="http://www.phoenixgamesclub.org.uk/">http://www.p...
by Arakor
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

Re: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...

gideon_thorne wrote: Well, that was the definite answer I get any time I've asked the writer, that the dates are deliberately different for that very reason. I can't help how my answers come across. Especially on something as non emotive as type. In which case, I apologise wholeheartedly if I misin...
by Arakor
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

Re: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...

gideon_thorne wrote: The correct answers, from what I understand from Steve are, "all of the above". The differing time lines, names and places are due to the cultural perspective of whichever culture is writing down the history. So names, pronunciation, dates and spelling are going to differ. As d...
by Arakor
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

World of Aihrde PDF - Help on clarification ...

<r>I just received a refund from the Trolls after some of my order couldn't be sourced in time for shipping. Not a problem as I ended up making a set of purchases through DriveThruRPG (Introductory Adventures bundle and AWD Folio).<br/> <br/> I'm reading through the AWD Folio and I've noticed some p...
by Arakor
Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Request for Web Enhancement ...
Replies: 6
Views: 255

<r>You know something, I found that not long after I posted ...<br/> <br/> Having said that, when it's printed on A4 paper, the writings a little bit on the small side. When you've a player with poor eyesight, you need something bigger.<br/> _________________<br/> Gareth Larter | Secretary & Web...
by Arakor
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Request for Web Enhancement ...
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Request for Web Enhancement ...

<r>To the Troll Lords, Archmage Zagyg and the assorted denizens of this forum, salutations and felicitations ..<br/> <br/> I was wondering whether it would be possible to release the Spell Lists (pages 51 to 58) as a downloadable PDF?<br/> <br/> It would make it easier to just give a printout of the...
by Arakor
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Convention & 3-week game ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

<r>Eloine Silverleaf<br/> Class: Druid<br/> Level: 7<br/> Race: Human<br/> Str: 9 (+0)<br/> Dex: 14 (+1)<br/> Con: 18 (+3)<br/> Int: 12 (+0)<br/> Wis: 17 (+2)<br/> Cha: 12 (+0)<br/> HD: 7d8 + 21<br/> HP: 66 (18 + 6*8)<br/> AC: 16<br/> MV: 30ft<br/> BtH: +3<br/> Abilities:<br/> <br/> Bonus Language; ...
by Arakor
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Convention & 3-week game ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

<r>In all the following character write-ups:<br/> Primes are listed in italics.<br/> I used a house rule where HP at first level is equal to Con, and each level after that is equal to the average value on the HD plus Con modifier.<br/> All characters have a single magical item.<br/> <br/> __________...
by Arakor
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Convention & 3-week game ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

3-week game: The Sunless Citadel

<r>Cast of Characters:<br/> Sir Antoni Starling (7th Level Knight)<br/> Eloine Silverleaf (7th Level Druidess)<br/> Djamal Al-Mansour (7th Level Wizard)<br/> Shirin Foulmood (7th Level Fighter)<br/> Fitz Fireroot (7th Level Barbarian)<br/> PROLOGUE<br/> ... She was running ... running for her life, ...
by Arakor
Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Convention & 3-week game ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

Convention & 3-week game ...

<r>So I've agreed to run a couple of games of C&C. The first is for the Dragonmeet Convention on Dec 1st (see here for details), the second is for a 3-week game at the Phoenix Games Club where I happen to be the Secretary (see link in my .sig).<br/> <br/> So, for your consumption and inspiration...
by Arakor
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Comparing levels (C&C v. D&D)
Replies: 12
Views: 891

serleran wrote: You're forgetting BtH of +1. If he had a higher Strength, the bonus would be different. The BtH gives 1, the WS gives 1. 1 + 1= 2 to hit. WS gives 1 to damage. I did nothing wrong in the calculation. I stand corrected ... or rather I sit corrected. I'd forgotten about the BtH modifi...
by Arakor
Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Comparing levels (C&C v. D&D)
Replies: 12
Views: 891

serleran wrote: A C&C fighter with a 12 Strength and using his weapon specialization gets +2 to hit, and +1 damage. I'm going to take you to task on this, Serl ... According to the PHB, a Strength of 12 doesn't give any bonus to hit so the bonuses would be +1 to hit and +1 to damage. If, on the oth...
by Arakor
Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Question about Module Headings
Replies: 9
Views: 2180

<r>My understanding was that the Module Numbers were as follows:<br/> A - Aidhre<br/> U - Universal<br/> D - Dungeon<br/> R - Rural<br/> C - Castle<br/> <br/> _________________<br/> Gareth Larter | Secretary & WebTyrant | Phoenix Games Club - East London<br/> <br/> Check out our website: <URL ur...
by Arakor
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Old school famous tavern name?
Replies: 28
Views: 805

<r>My Karsac GM has a pub called the Winged Pig, which sits on the corner of Arnold Lane in the capital city of Korzka.<br/> <br/> What can I say?? There are lots of surreal references in Karsac; like the barbarians coming from the land of Barbytua with their jewelled codpieces and talking very slow...
by Arakor
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Orc vs. Orc
Replies: 30
Views: 1256

<r>I have to say the Cro-Mag version ... for the simple reason that I'm a purist when it comes down to it. After all, the goblins and Uruk-hai from Tolkien's Middle-Earth are created by corrupting Noldor Elves into something dark and twisted (Silmarillion).<br/> <br/> In the Elder Scrolls games, whi...
by Arakor
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Overseas Subscriptions ...
Replies: 14
Views: 5655

<r>If you're in London on Sat 1st December, the Phoenix Games Club is at Dragonmeet and I'm running a C&C game there.<br/> _________________<br/> Gareth Larter | Secretary & WebTyrant | Phoenix Games Club - East London<br/> <br/> Check out our website: <URL url="http://www.phoenixgamesclub.o...
by Arakor
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark
Replies: 82
Views: 18663

<r>I would be willing to offer my services as a proof-reader in exchange for either a small consideration or discounted goods.<br/> <br/> I write highly technical project documentation for a living so I need to be pretty good with spotting mistakes. I also had several projects where I proof-read the...
by Arakor
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Overseas Subscriptions ...
Replies: 14
Views: 5655

Matthew wrote: The Forbidden Planet in London or Playin' Games in London I could see managing it, but some places are currently unwilling to stock any new 'D20 related' products until the market becomes clearer (i.e. after D&D 4e) or so the guy in Playin' Games told me. Other places in London to tr...
by Arakor
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Overseas Subscriptions ...
Replies: 14
Views: 5655

<r>Correct ... I bought the PHB, M&T and Crusaders 6 & 7 through Leisure Games recently. I just received a fresh order of PHB, M&T and CK Screen from them for my GM (soon to be CK*).<br/> <br/> They couldn't provide a second CK Screen but it turned out to be a bit difficult for him to re...
by Arakor
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Conversion help needed ...
Replies: 15
Views: 817

<r>I've made one minor change since I last posted:<br/> <br/> Originally I was using the half-die score for calculating the HP.<br/> <br/> [quote]Code:<br/> <br/> <br/> I've decided instead to round it upon each die.<br/> <br/> [quote]Code:<br/> <br/> <br/> This has a net effect of adding 4HP to eac...
by Arakor
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Conversion help needed ...
Replies: 15
Views: 817

<r>PC5: Kes'ra, Human Wizard<br/> Race: Human<br/> Class: Wizard<br/> Level: 12<br/> Alignment: NG<br/> HD: 10d4+2<br/> HP: 54<br/> AC: 15 (Amulet of Natural Armour +2, Ring of Protection +2)<br/> MV: 30ft<br/> BtH: +3<br/> Str: 9 (0)<br/> Dex: 15 (+1) P<br/> Con: 16 (+2) P<br/> Int: 19 (+3) P (Crow...
by Arakor
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Conversion help needed ...
Replies: 15
Views: 817

<r>PC4: Ergard, Human Paladin of Aristemis<br/> Race: Human<br/> Class: Paladin<br/> Level: 12<br/> Alignment: LG<br/> HD: 10d10+8<br/> HP: 84<br/> AC: 23 (Full Plate +2, Shield +2)<br/> MV: 30ft<br/> BtH: +11<br/> Str: 16 (+2) P<br/> Dex: 9 (0)<br/> Con: 13 (+1)<br/> Int: 9 (0)<br/> Wis: 14 (+1) P<...