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by Philotomy Jurament
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: To align or not to align?
Replies: 34
Views: 1515

<r>These days, I treat alignment as "cosmic sides" that are more like "teams" than like fundamental concepts that define morality or how the universe works.<br/> <br/> I tend to prefer a law/chaos scheme without good/evil. I've been toying with the idea of a domination/freedom scheme, which would be...
by Philotomy Jurament
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 587209

Mongoose's Runequest II. I didn't expect to be impressed, but I am.
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by Philotomy Jurament
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you have a critical hit system you use for C&C?
Replies: 42
Views: 2364

<r>I allow the players to decide, but I try to encourage running without a critical hit system. If we do use a critical hit system, a natural 20 gives maximum damage (i.e. no need to roll damage). That max damage represents you landing your "best shot."<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://w...
by Philotomy Jurament
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Surprise alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Surprise alternative

I went to a d% check that was based on the AD&D surprise ratios. Eventually that morphed into just using the d6-based approach. When using a round with segments, I use the AD&D rules as written. When using a round without segments, I use a variant that still allows for multiple surprise actions, in ...
by Philotomy Jurament
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 587209

Rhuvein wrote: Oops, almost missed this . . give me a day or two and I'll post up a response. Sure thing. (If you think it's more appropriate in the Fields of Battle thread, post it over there and let me know. I'd hate to hijack this thread with all our tabletop miniatures gaming talk. ) __________...
by Philotomy Jurament
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 587209

Rhuvein wrote: Thanks man. I just won a copy of [Swords & Spells] on eBay for a great price. Sheesh . . timing is everything, as they say. Looking forward to reading this Sup and getting back here. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on Swords & Spells. I haven't had a great deal of gaming tim...
by Philotomy Jurament
Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 587209

Rhuvein wrote: Fantastic . . looks like loads of fun. I'd love to try this. It's a blast. My FLGS just held a buy/sell/trade bazaar, and I picked up an army of 15mm Ptolemaic Egyptians that are already based, but not painted. (It's a Greek Macedonian successor state army, so it's based around pike ...
by Philotomy Jurament
Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 587209

<r>For anyone interested, some pics (mostly blurry, but a few good ones in there) of the Field of Glory game I played last night can be found here. Sorry for the blurry ones. I'm afraid I'm not much of a photographer.<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.philotomy.com">http://www.philoto...
by Philotomy Jurament
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Game Company???
Replies: 42
Views: 3843

Joe wrote: I myself cannot get past Paizo's art to see anything else. My own shortcoming...I know.The massive phallic swords and the anime looking characters I am sure are popular...just not for me. Give me the classic b&w interiors and the sexist Vall/Frazetta barbarian defending the bombshell mai...
by Philotomy Jurament
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Game Company???
Replies: 42
Views: 3843

Judges Guild is another favorite.
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by Philotomy Jurament
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Frog God Games News!
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Hah! Yeah, I just checked my copy, and he did. I didn't realize that, but I'm not surprised.
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by Philotomy Jurament
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Frog God Games News!
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

Necropolis was cool, too. I thought Lost City of Barakus was pretty nice, as well.
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by Philotomy Jurament
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Frog God Games News!
Replies: 18
Views: 2870

<r>I've long thought that the best of the NG products were the ones that had their roots in Bill's D&D game. Similar products with OD&D-compatible stats are even more up my alley, so I'm very pleased with this development.<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.philotomy.com">http:...
by Philotomy Jurament
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fields of Battle questions
Replies: 5
Views: 450

<r>While I can't help with Fields of Battle questions (although I'll be interested in any answers you receive), you might be interested in the post I just made in the 'What are you reading?' discussion.<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.philotomy.com">http://www.philotomy.com</URL><br...
by Philotomy Jurament
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 587209

Deogolf wrote: John did a great job with that book! I think he's been wargaming since birth! He was part of the original Castle & Crusades group from the '60s/'70s, I do believe. I had a chance to play a couple of games with him as referee at Lake Geneva Con a couple of years ago. I think the Gary ...
by Philotomy Jurament
Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 587209

Rhuvein wrote: Have you heard or seen Fields of Battle? Yes, I read through the thread on it, here. I'm definitely interested, just overloaded with miniatures systems, at the moment. The price is definitely right! (Especially compared to Field of Glory -- man, you can drop some cash on that one, wh...
by Philotomy Jurament
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Boxed text or no...
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Boxed text annoys me.
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by Philotomy Jurament
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Game Company???
Replies: 42
Views: 3843

TSR (before Gary's ouster)
Chaosium
Avalon Hill (pre-Hasbro)

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by Philotomy Jurament
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If You Could Fight With One Person...
Replies: 34
Views: 4575

John Keynes
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by Philotomy Jurament
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 587209

<r>I'm on a miniatures/wargame kick at the moment. Reading, referencing and re-reading various rules sets:<br/> Swords & Spells<br/> Battle System (1e)<br/> Field of Glory<br/> John Bobek's The Games of War<br/> Hordes of the Things<br/> Field of Glory has most of my attention, at the moment. Re...
by Philotomy Jurament
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: XP
Replies: 26
Views: 651

Re: xp

I use XP for treasure. The bulk (75%-80%) of the PCs' XP comes from treasure, with the balance coming from monsters. I find this works fine. Typically, the PCs hoard their treasure, but it also gets used up on stuff like temple donations (often for healing), research, buying buildings, keeping NPCs ...
by Philotomy Jurament
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Gygax's Lejendary Adventures - any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

<r>I think LA is a pretty cool system. In play, it does feel very D&Dish, to me, which is one reason I've just stuck with D&D. However, I still occasionally get the urge to run LA. (Reading Mythus has made me want to run LA, actually.)<br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.philoto...
by Philotomy Jurament
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: So what RPG's other than C&C do you play/run, or wish
Replies: 60
Views: 8788

<r>Currently running:<br/> <br/> OD&D (1974)<br/> <br/> AD&D (1e)<br/> <br/> Occasionally run:<br/> <br/> Call of Cthulhu<br/> <br/> The Pool<br/> <br/> Wish List:<br/> <br/> Lejendary Adventure<br/> <br/> Trail of Cthulhu<br/> <br/> Dying Earth<br/> <br/> Amber<br/> <br/> Gamma World<br/> <...
by Philotomy Jurament
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Top 5 - Troll Lord Games products!
Replies: 51
Views: 5159

<r>Castle Zagyg: Upper Works<br/> Yggsburgh & the East Mark Gazeteer (kinda cheating by combining these, I suppose. Sue me.)<br/> GFW World Builder<br/> GFW Living Fantasy<br/> Dark Chateau<br/> <br/> _________________<br/> <URL url="http://www.philotomy.com">http://www.philotomy.com</URL><br/> ...
by Philotomy Jurament
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2020
Views: 587209

Reading Mythus and Mythus Magick.
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by Philotomy Jurament
Sat May 22, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What RPG did you cut your teeth on?
Replies: 78
Views: 3402

Holmes Basic, for me.
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by Philotomy Jurament
Sat May 22, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: New Versions VS Originals???
Replies: 64
Views: 7673

Reviewing the thread, I see that I'm singing in the same key as buttmonkey.
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by Philotomy Jurament
Sat May 22, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: New Versions VS Originals???
Replies: 64
Views: 7673

<r>I'm not particularly open-minded. I like what I like. For example, I'm not interested in 4e; in my limited gaming time, I prefer to play using systems I like better. I'm fine with the hobby being split into little segments that are all focused on their respective preferences. If someone turns dow...
by Philotomy Jurament
Fri May 14, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Most Desirous RPG Item...
Replies: 43
Views: 1583

Treebore wrote:
I have everything I want.

Not buying anything else? Really?
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by Philotomy Jurament
Fri May 14, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Would you allow this to work in your game?
Replies: 60
Views: 4270

serleran wrote: Or, to go Mickey Mouse, a small creature jumps onto a large one and crawls down their pants... critical to the loins! I once had a halfling PC grab hold of an ogre's leg and hold on during a melee. Looking up, he saw an opportunity to inflict some real pain and possibly acquire some...