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by serleran
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fighting Styles
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Fighting Styles

If I do things like this, I try to keep it culturally related, so that, for example, only the Tine Sallow warriors are known for their use of XXXX and it gives them YYYY. Usually this is for NPCs.
by serleran
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Pack Animals & Porters
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Pack Animals & Porters

We once had a pack mule who, after surviving various vicious encounters with undead, learned to communicate with the party of their presence. He was a very helpful Eeyore. I've personally had a few druids make ample use of animal buddies. Just have to keep them away from combat unless that is someth...
by serleran
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Non-total recall - help with a monster...
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Non-total recall - help with a monster...

I know I made a creature that does that named abaasy, derived from their real-world folklore.
by serleran
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventure Modules Advise
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Adventure Modules Advise

I can't think of any off-hand that are infiltration centered as these types are generally small party, like 2-3 people. Of course it can be more and many adventures can turn this way. Anything with "bounties" might work so maybe some of the Haunted Highlands. Honestly have not read any mod...
by serleran
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The ranger's innate class penalties...
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: The ranger's innate class penalties...

My rule of thumb has always been the ranger may use armor that provide an amount of AC equal to their Dexterity adjustment + 2 so if they have a +3 they can wear chain (as it gives +5) without penalty (as the Dexterity has already offset it). Use of armor greater than this results in a 1:1 penalty s...
by serleran
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 107
Views: 2749

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

These may have been corrected in later printings so I'm not sure but one thing I always disliked was, for example, the illusionist and sharp senses requiring a SIEGE check to work. So, sometimes, they had it; many times they did not. Dwarfs did not have to roll a Con check to get their poison resist...
by serleran
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Criticals & Fumbles
Replies: 31
Views: 925

Re: Criticals & Fumbles

Like others, I have used many different systems. The three with the greatest duration were: 1) On a natural 20, if a 20 was not required, roll again. If you score a hit, triple damage or double on a miss. 2) On a natural 20, if a 20 was not required, deal double damage. 3) On a natural 20, even if i...
by serleran
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 107
Views: 2749

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

One rule I don't agree with and have modified to the point that it doesn't exist (we build our own classes) is the class-and-a-half stuff. I like it conceptually. I feel it adds little XP requirement for too much a reward, unless you add wizard (or arcane caster, I guess, technically) and then you g...
by serleran
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .
Replies: 22
Views: 858

Re: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .

Sláinte!
by serleran
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .
Replies: 22
Views: 858

Re: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .

Sorry to hear the you you were is not the Rhu you should of been, but the positive thing, if such exists, is Rhu can be the you you always wanted without handles, bars, and bans.

Maybe you can enjoy the becoming and not look at it like an undoing. I mean, even a TPK gives a sliver of silver, no?
by serleran
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Zero Magic C&C
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Zero Magic C&C

Its going to depend on what you actually mean by "no magic." Is that "no casting by the player characters?" Is it "there is no magic, at all?" To a medieval person, even something as innocuous as a headache could be magical in origin - some vicious demon come from the b...
by serleran
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New Magic Items [Not Converted Yet]
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: New Magic Items [Not Converted Yet]

OK, here are a few more... Purloin Powder - by sprinkling this fine particle on an area or object, it becomes enchanted so that, if the would-be thief finds something worth taking, they may then think of it only, secure it on their person or otherwise remove it from its current location, and then ma...
by serleran
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castle Keeper's Guide
Replies: 34
Views: 1621

Re: Castle Keeper's Guide

Another thing that just occurred to me concerning the new printing of the CKG. Have they finally added a Harlot table? Of all the egregious omissions, that has to be the worst. The AD&D 1e DMG has one, along with Gary's awesome clarifications of the different kinds of harlots. The Siege Engine ...
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: 2
Views: 214

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 simi...
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: 168

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: 1353

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: 1353

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: 853

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: 1353

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: 1353

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 str...
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: 40
Views: 1073

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: 34303

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: 1137

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: 23
Views: 910

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: 11
Views: 586

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: 360

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 inte...
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: 2112

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: 207

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...