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by mgtremaine
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quick Question...
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Quick Question...

Short answer: Humans: 3 Primary 2 Secondary 1 Tertiary Demi-Humans: 2 Primary 2 Secondary 2 Tertiary Method One: The choice is, of course, left up to the Castle Keeper and players. One can choose a 50%/35%/20% for challenge base 12/15/18. This is generally considered the most logical approach, and b...
by mgtremaine
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Is there the Carrion Crawler in C&C?
Replies: 5
Views: 77

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

Carrion Crawler were not in the SRD so they generally will not be in OGL content as named. I think there is something like it, but it's eluding me right now. -Mike I found it... So in Castle Zagyg it was named Corpse Creeper CORPSE CREEPER No. ENCOUNTERED: 1-4 SIZE: Large (8'+ long) HD: 3 (d10) MOVE...
by mgtremaine
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quick!
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Quick!

Xercrex: 7th Level Illusionist (Human Female) was the driving force in in throwing down the TOEE (C&C Converted). She favored mind control and manipulation tactics, she built up her own band of henchman along the way. She tuned out to be a lot fun to run.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: innovation to help games run smoother
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: innovation to help games run smoother

Honestly getting rid of initiative. With C&C 10 secs rounds it was an easy hand wave to call everything simultaneous. Didn't really change any outcomes and it sped up combat.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 9
Views: 6149

Re: Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving

Hear, hear! Hope everyone is making the most of it... I'm just getting ready to go out and turn on the grill.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Book Homoculus
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Book Homoculus

Book Homoculus HD: 2d10 Mv: 20/50' Fly Ac: 15 At: 1 D: 1d4 Powers: Read Magic 1/day, Darkvision 60', Twlight Vision, Create vellum 1/day Tail is like an Ink Pen. Literate (read and write) Large Eyes, Wings No horns, small ears, nose and paper like skin. The created vellum ability is actually more li...
by mgtremaine
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: News & Subscription Services (Troll's Tusk, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, C&C Society)
Topic: The Roads to Adventure Kickstarter
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: The Roads to Adventure Kickstarter

Coming up on 2 days left, looks well funded. I went in for two books. Check out the artwork they have for this, pretty sweet looking.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quench spell & magic candles ?
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Quench spell & magic candles ?

Love Quench :), I've never had to rule on that specific call but I would lean towards allowing it based on the level of Quench and how in the Druid's wheel house that would be.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Temple of Elemental Evil to C&C(convertion problems).
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Temple of Elemental Evil to C&C(convertion problems).

I've run the Temple under C&C and I pretty much used it as is. The XP charts of AD&D and C&C are pretty close so nothing should be off there. I will say that taking it "all the way" and trying to get into where the Demoness is caged is not a good idea :). A party can have a successful campaign witho...
by mgtremaine
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Letting others know the new forum is up?
Replies: 9
Views: 5240

Re: Letting others know the new forum is up?

The form before this one was at freeyabb but it looks like that site is no longer a forum host, it's gone. Archive has a crawl of it from 2014 well after we moved. (The conversion was late 2010 so we are talking 10 years ago now) https://archive.org/details/troll_lord_games_forum-20140127 I also sti...
by mgtremaine
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Re: Standing desk for games
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Standing desk for games

Nuked... I kind of figured it was a spam account but I allowed it in anyways, fool me once - pewpew.. Now it just looks like you're talking to yourself serleran :P

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: C&C Adventures located in Greyhawk?

Love the map you posted. Your game sounds like it will awesome, feel free to drop o details as they occur. I'm curious to see how and where you drop the the C&C modules into the Greyhawk environs

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A question
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: A question

No "vital organs". [But I could see Vampire's being an exception because they have odd kill requirements]
by mgtremaine
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A question
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: A question

By the Book says... When making a back attack, a rogue must use a close-quarters melee weapon. This weapon must be shorter than the character’s arm. A rogue can only use this attack on creatures with a discernible back.The rogue must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot, an...
by mgtremaine
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seskis
Replies: 14
Views: 2718

Re: Seskis

Well that's terrible news. R.I.P John

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ethereal Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 2958

Re: Ethereal Plane

Yes spell damage hits them. Don;t over think it, magic is magic. When you go down the fireball creates fire, you get into modern physics and chemistry and that is the road to madness in a fantasy game. Keep it simple, is it a spell? then it's magic.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum upgrade - test post
Replies: 10
Views: 3408

Re: Forum upgrade - test post

I had a little time today I tried to recreate the colors as best I could using the Prosilver theme. I'm willing to install some other themes as we move also for those who have any favorites. At least it looks more familiar now.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum upgrade - test post
Replies: 10
Views: 3408

Re: Forum upgrade - test post

DF and K&K and this are just old forums that got faced with the need to update. Basically they all where running php 5 and phpbb 3.0 all of which is end of life and therefore insecure. I updated to php7 and then did the forum software to the newest version (3.3). Sadly the excellent "style" we had d...
by mgtremaine
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Forum upgrade - test post
Replies: 10
Views: 3408

Forum upgrade - test post

Forum upgrade was complete this is a test post feel free to pile on it. As noted in the warning message the cool green Style is missing but I'll get it worked out.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multiclass?
Replies: 15
Views: 5538

Re: How do you handle multiclass?

I have used the "multi-classes" from Astonishing Swordsmen. I just replace skill checks with C&C Siege Engine checks. I'm not familiar with that? I have the AS&SH 1E boxset but I don't see multi-class (subclass?) would love to hear more. --- As for me I ran Class-and-Half BTB thus far with C&C and ...
by mgtremaine
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Looking for a haunted castle module
Replies: 7
Views: 2471

Re: Looking for a haunted castle module

Goodman games had The Mysterious Tower and there was a C&C port of it. (Also related module Haunted Lighthouse)

I'll did thru my stuff and see if I remember so others.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Druid - Animate Holy Item / Frog Statue Army - Spell Combo
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: Druid - Animate Holy Item / Frog Statue Army - Spell Com

I'd probably allow it, it's a truck load of spells to throw for a single combat advantage. (I mean compare all that to a wizard throwing fireball) I will add I don't have all the spells in my game so they'd also have to be researched and approved -- that just because a TLG book has spells doesn't m...
by mgtremaine
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Druid - Animate Holy Item / Frog Statue Army - Spell Combo
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: Druid - Animate Holy Item / Frog Statue Army - Spell Com

I'd probably allow it, it's a truck load of spells to throw for a single combat advantage. (I mean compare all that to a wizard throwing fireball) I will add I don't have all the spells in my game so they'd also have to be researched and approved -- that just because a TLG book has spells doesn't me...
by mgtremaine
Mon May 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG, the C&C game and these forums . . memories!
Replies: 19
Views: 7841

Re: TLG game and forums . . memories!

I agree, it does seem like the days of forums are running down, other social media seems to be easier to manage for companies but with 250K+ posts at 17k+ topics here there is so much interesting info. Half the time when I think of something to ask I search and find a long thread about it already. G...
by mgtremaine
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: C&C Leprechaun PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 4432

Re: C&C Leprechaun PDF

Nice. Yep, it seems most of the lower hit dice creatures convert easily. And just an FYI ~ Gary's leprechaun in Castle Zagyg casts invis, poly, ventriloq, maj & minor image as an 11th level illusionist. And they pick pockets as a 7th lvl thief (rogue). :) Raise Dead Thread cast.... Where did you fi...
by mgtremaine
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mind flayer
Replies: 37
Views: 16022

Re: Mind flayer

It's possible that Mr. Martin just looked the other way when it came up. IANAL nor do I know him but I have read that he is an RPG fan, he certainly played D&D from back then and maybe he just chuckled and moved on. (There some great stories about Zelazny playing with the Santa Fe group, various tab...
by mgtremaine
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mind flayer
Replies: 37
Views: 16022

Re: Mind flayer

Not sure the names Githyanki and Githzerai can be protected did TSR / FF lift them from a novel. Should be easy to do a C&C version if you leave out the history and just stat them.

-Mike
by mgtremaine
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Class and a Half XP calculation - Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2740

Re: Class and a Half XP calculation - Help

So given the level progression of 1/0, 2/1, 3/1, 4/2 etc. how does this work? Let’s say we have a Rogue/Wizard. Would it be half of the supporting class if at the same level as the Main class? So if moving from 1/0 to 2/1, it would be the full amount for Rogue to advance to level 2, and ½ of the am...