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by serleran
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New Magic Items [Not Converted Yet]
Replies: 1
Views: 97

New Magic Items [Not Converted Yet]

These were written with AD&D in mind and have not been C&C-ized yet but shouldn't be too hard should someone want to. I admit there are likely flaws and they can be quite powerful. Oil of Lucubration - this small vial containing enough oil for 1d4+2 uses restores expended magical energy similarly to...
by serleran
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: World Building & Rules Tweaks
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: World Building & Rules Tweaks

I was just considering posting a little ditty on Ayuda gobomancers and their use of cyberware. Things like liquid flesh to change shape, size, and conceal themselves... or full spectrum eyes to see in the dark, through illusions, and such.
by serleran
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Monsters know what they are doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: The Monsters know what they are doing

I can't. I can barely moderate it, not touch board configuration - that takes actual admin access. What I MEAN is that whomever has the POWER should do that. If you are a Mod you SHOULD be able to contact an Admin. No? No. I can contact just as many persons as you can. Besides, I don't even know wh...
by serleran
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Monsters know what they are doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: The Monsters know what they are doing

I also greatly enjoy using little monsters, like goblins, to remind players that the fantasy world also has crafty, intelligent, enemies and there's a reason adventurer is the most lethal occupation. Not like Tucker's kobolds, though, just in ways that I feel they should be used. Nets and pit traps ...
by serleran
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Settings you have never played / ran, but would like to ?
Replies: 24
Views: 524

Re: Settings you have never played / ran, but would like to ?

Jakandor is the first one that springs to mind. I've not heard of that one. What is it like ? Its basically an island, divided into who rules which side. One of them is occupied by a tribe of spellcasters, primarily using necromancy - the Charonti or something. And the other are barbarian Viking-li...
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Monsters know what they are doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: The Monsters know what they are doing

I can't.

I can barely moderate it, not touch board configuration - that takes actual admin access.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Monsters know what they are doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: The Monsters know what they are doing

I have not used that book. One thing I had wanted to do was to provide a sort of "book of lairs" which was to have every monster in M&T presented with three possible setups, to showcase how they might be used and what they might be like. I got about halfway through before the curse struck. I no long...
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Screw it...
Replies: 33
Views: 521

Re: Screw it...

I once took the clue books from the FR SSI goldbox games (Pools of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, and Secret of the Silver Blades) and made my own campaign of them, before realizing that the first 2 were official modules. Mine worked better, I think, as it didn't feel like the computer version ...
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: Blog and Website list
Replies: 36
Views: 33728

Re: Blog and Website list

Serl's Corner is gone.

I am unlikely to ever be that forthcoming with anything RPG-related again.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Cthulhu sale
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Cthulhu sale

I'd be on this if it'd been book and not pdf. Alas.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hey There...
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: Hey There...

Hi.

Even I sometimes come back and post a thing or two.

Hope you've got the spark still.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How many players do you like to have in your gaming group?
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: How many players do you like to have in your gaming group?

It used to be 5, and then 4, and now its just 2.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Half-Elf Empathy bonus
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Half-Elf Empathy bonus

If one assumes the half-elf can subtly detect the intent of the caster, such as "they're trying to deceive me and make me think I'm their friend" then a bonus to CHA saves seems appropriate. If its not, then its not. There would be no adjustment if the half-elf is prohibited from this interaction, l...
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Am I wrong or there's a loophole in the encumbrance rules?
Replies: 21
Views: 1930

Re: Am I wrong or there's a loophole in the encumbrance rules?

Sorry, I no longer have the original tables to correct with and would have to recreate them. As I am no longer doing that sort of thing, it likely will not happen -- unless it has already in a newer print.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Immortals in Myastara?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Immortals in Myastara?

I tend to make deities' powers based on their constituency modified by their tier. So, a greater god with 100 million worshippers is going to be more potent than a like god with only half as many... but, a lesser goddess with 1 billion followers is a force the greater god is weaker than, at least in...
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quick!
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Quick!

Hertha Berth, female halfling druid (with some ranger abilities), level 4. She had just obtained an animal buddy, Hawk, the boar (razorback) before the campaign folded. I also had a gnome druid (he was actually a wizard but thought he was a druid) of level 7, but he became a DMPC which I didn't like...
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you prefer colour or black and white rpg books?
Replies: 11
Views: 295

Re: Do you prefer colour or black and white rpg books?

Depends.

If its a superfluous expense (doesn't really add much) and increases the price, I don't need it. But some are enhanced by color and the price raise does make sense then.

In general, though, B&W interiors with a good cover.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what's your favorite printing of the Players Handbook?
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: So what's your favorite printing of the Players Handbook?

The first one that also has the M&T - that is, the first flipbook version.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?
Replies: 24
Views: 569

Re: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?

My own which has undergone various name changes over time from The Doldrums to The Windswept World to Ayuda.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 76
Views: 1380

Re: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...

Like most/all D&D-like games, I ignore encumbrance, XP (I have a slightly different level gain method), tracking GP individually (I use Wealth) and other "abacus mechanisms." If it means having to track it, other than HP and spells, it is likely thrown aside -- that includes most spell components, a...
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 25
Views: 532

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

I ask the player what they want - abilities, when, power level, etc. and then use my system to create a new class for them. If it ends being too powerful, we modify as needed to align with the other players.
by serleran
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Is there the Carrion Crawler in C&C?
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Is there the Carrion Crawler in C&C?

When I learned the carrion crawler (along with a few other creatures) were not Open Content and therefore could not be used as-is from AD&D, I made the fleshcrawler as a substitute.

Glad to know it works well for those who like it.
by serleran
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Murky Land of Attributes and Levels
Replies: 27
Views: 7812

Re: The Murky Land of Attributes and Levels

[quote=Grandpa post_id=258921 time=1600198081 user_id=5364] [quote=serleran post_id=258914 time=1600109384 user_id=1433] I personally allow all gained abilities whether race or class (or purchased during training) to gain level adjustment as I find this simpler. It does not make it "right." [/quote]...
by serleran
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Missing 1st Ed Cleric Spells
Replies: 18
Views: 1423

Re: Missing 1st Ed Cleric Spells

I have multiple types of magic-using classes. The type akin to what is in the PHB is the studious sort (wizard) and technically anyone can get their base abilities if they are smart enough or take enough time to train wizardly arts. This is somewhat similar to the class-and-a-half route except it's ...
by serleran
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Murky Land of Attributes and Levels
Replies: 27
Views: 7812

Re: The Murky Land of Attributes and Levels

(Un)Fortunately, C&C leaves a few things unexplained so the Castle Keeper can decide for themselves how it works. I personally allow all gained abilities whether race or class (or purchased during training) to gain level adjustment as I find this simpler. It does not make it "right." I have consider...
by serleran
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question on Barkskin
Replies: 17
Views: 5680

Re: Question on Barkskin

[quote=Grandpa post_id=258910 time=1600093379 user_id=5364] [quote=Gameconscious post_id=1474 time=1147292580 user_id=125] Should it not have a Wisdom save if used to turn another character into a tree? Or did I miss that? [/quote] Range of spell is SELF. Therefore cannot cast on another. [/quote] T...
by serleran
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assisted attribute checks
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: Assisted attribute checks

There are several ways to handle it, but I believe there are a couple (at least one anyway) offered in the CKG though I do not know the page offhand. What I generally do is this: First determine if the assistance will actually help -- some tasks, like hide in shadows, may not be able to benefit from...