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by GoOrange
Fri May 20, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Last hardcover black & white PHB request for the Trolls
Replies: 11
Views: 18260

Re: Last hardcover black & white PHB request for the Trolls

I find the color books hard to read. I liked my 4th edition black and white version the best. The color books are very pretty, but impractical. I kickstarted and bought copies of all the new color books, but the B&W versions are my favorites. It seems the industry as a whole has shifted toward big, ...
by GoOrange
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Black & white, versus colour book interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 1738

Re: Black & white, versus colour book interiors

I find the black and white easiest to read. Color looks pretty, but for reading and playing it's B&W all the way.

I think full color is the industry standard and the way to go to get new customers though.
by GoOrange
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C class you play the least or don't like to play
Replies: 27
Views: 3454

Re: The C&C class you play the least or don't like to play

Monk and then Illusionist. I never cared for the monk as a concept and they always seemed underpowered at low levels. Attacks and defense never seemed to compete with a fighter-type, and the other abilities don't compensate for this. IMO. The Illusionist always seemed odd as a class unto itself. It ...
by GoOrange
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C @ GENCON ~ A Crusader's Guide to Off-Grid Games
Replies: 21
Views: 2764

Re: C&C @ GENCON ~ A Crusader's Guide to Off-Grid Games

Thanks for the link! I have no idea why Facebook's search panel wouldn't find it.
by GoOrange
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: GenCon 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 17623

Re: GenCon 2014

My girlfriend and I are going to GenCon for the first time ever! We're both very excited. We registered a little late so the official C&C games were already filled but we'd love to get in on a pick-up game sometime.
by GoOrange
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: New Baldurs Gate for the PC....
Replies: 14
Views: 864

Re: New Baldurs Gate for the PC....

Just picked this up. Ah the nostalgia. Still a great game!
by GoOrange
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MMO slump, what are you playing?
Replies: 32
Views: 2595

Re: MMO slump, what are you playing?

I recently started playing The Secret World . It just went buy-to-play (buy the game, no monthly subscriptions). The concepts and story are cool and the skill wheel keeps me up at night planning out my character and devising builds. You can buy the game for $30 or less and with no subscription fees,...
by GoOrange
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Hackmaster Basic
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: Hackmaster Basic

Too crunch for me. Lots of cool ideas, but the sum of all the small changes was too great compared to a traditional D20 game. The roll for attack and roll for defense and reroll if either is a crit or fumble leads to some drawn out die rolling sequences to resolve a simple attack. I don't care much ...
by GoOrange
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: The One Ring RPG: New LOTR RPG
Replies: 107
Views: 28539

Re: The One Ring RPG: New LOTR RPG

Sir Ironside wrote:One would think, in the standard fair, the d20 would be the most guilty of this (Even physics backs this up.). By another popular thread you'd figure the d30 would even be worse and the d100 the worst by far.
Well, a d20 has only 3 sides to each face, 2 less than a d12 which has 5.
by GoOrange
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: The One Ring RPG: New LOTR RPG
Replies: 107
Views: 28539

Re: The One Ring RPG: New LOTR RPG

The d12 is my least favorite die and this makes me wary of a game that uses it often. The problem is that of all the dice I own, this one rolls for the longest time and covers the greatest distance, making it a pain to roll at a table. (I'm guessing this is due to the fact that each face on a d12 is...
by GoOrange
Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Question for Game Consumers
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: Question for Game Consumers

My experience with Lulu (print on demand) is that hardcovers aren't cheap. If you want to sell them basically at cost, they can be reasonable, but definitely not cheap. If I wanted to make an RPG that was affordable, I would make it digest sized and paperback. If it's print on demand, you can make a...
by GoOrange
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Yet another online regular C&C campaign
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Re: Yet another online regular C&C campaign

Sounds interesting as I prefer a bit more roleplay and world interaction rather than mostly straight up combat.

To clarify one point, is the in-game stuff handled with text and typing via matpools and Skype just for OOC? Or is Skype used for everything?
by GoOrange
Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Running a Dragon Age Game With C&C
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Re: Running a Dragon Age Game With C&C

Another problem that I thought of is that the campaign setting doesn't distinguish holy and arcane magic, which could be a problem. Anyone houseruled around this with their own setting?
by GoOrange
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Running a Dragon Age Game With C&C
Replies: 14
Views: 1030

Running a Dragon Age Game With C&C

I've finally started playing through Dragon Age: Origins and am loving it. I like a lot of the basic setting tropes (like the Chantry and the Templars, politics reminiscent of game of thrones) and would like to run a Dragon Age game. The rules for the Green Ronin are a bit lackluster in places and i...
by GoOrange
Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Myth & Magic RPG
Replies: 17
Views: 4876

Re: Myth & Magic RPG

I just checked out the latest edition and suddenly I'm less enthused. It seems there's a bit more complexity than originally, which is a bit of a detractor for me. Too many feats and skills etc. Still, I like games with an older edition feel and certain new edition mechanics, so I'll definitely be p...
by GoOrange
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Myth & Magic RPG
Replies: 17
Views: 4876

Re: Myth & Magic RPG

This game looks amazing. It ended up being very much like C&C in it's approach - not a retro clone at all, but a redesign of 2e.

I love a lot of the changes they made and can't wait for the final version.

I have a feeling this is going to be right up there with C&C as one of my all-time favorites.
by GoOrange
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Which Game do you DISLIKE the most.....
Replies: 83
Views: 15775

Re: Which Game do you DISLIKE the most.....

Cortex Serenity - I ran a very short campaign but dropped it early on when the clumsiness of the rules and writing was too much for me. From what I've seen, later games have improved quite a bit, but that was the setting I had high hopes for a great RPG for.
by GoOrange
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 25 page sample of the CKG
Replies: 42
Views: 2463

Re: 25 page sample of the CKG

Enjoyed the sample Tim. Looks good! I should point out that it seems odd that one would review a book based on a 25 sample as this guy on therpgsite decided to do. Think he is a fan of c&c? No matter. Here is his thoughts on the ToC for the CKG: Please note that this was only commentary on the ToC ...
by GoOrange
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Neil Gaimon on Copywrite Piracy & The Web
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

Re: Neil Gaimon on Copywrite Piracy & The Web

Nice to see someone in the business taking a rational approach to this. Many content producers get emotional and can't get past the "They're stealing my stuff!" sentiment to look at the potential benefits like increased sales and revenue. There is a fine line in there somewhere, however. In the musi...
by GoOrange
Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 7th Sea C&C
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: 7th Sea C&C

Good tips Anglefish. I picked up the Freeport companion; the Pirate, Noble and firearms rules should work well. I'd still like to add a Swashbuckler or Musketeer class, or at least a variant fighter who focuses more an agility. I like the defense bonus rules you linked as well, although those values...
by GoOrange
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 7th Sea C&C
Replies: 4
Views: 454

7th Sea C&C

I would like to run a 7th Sea campaign with swashbuckling musketeers, pirates etc. but I'd like to stick to my go to system, C&C. The Original 7th Sea system is cool, but it's not as quick and easy as Castles and Crusades. Has anyone done conversions or home-brew classes for 7th sea type characters?...
by GoOrange
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Living Campaign
Replies: 44
Views: 1571

I think it's an excellent idea. A lot of people really go for the "living" campaigns.
by GoOrange
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite Online Print RPG Store
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

<t>I often use Amazon. Lately I've been looking at CoolStuffInc - they seem to have good prices but with a limited selection. Troll and Toad is a good store and probably the best spot for minis in addition to books. Nobleknight has a decent used collection although their prices on new stuff is a lit...
by GoOrange
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Gonna Play OSRIC Tonight...
Replies: 46
Views: 8291

<t>I think you're confusing the meaning of the word. It generally doesn't carry a negative connotation, that's misinterpretation.<br/> <br/> Think of it as next to final rather than next to last. Last often has a negative tone to it while final doesn't really carry a subjective judgment to it. <br/>...
by GoOrange
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Gonna Play OSRIC Tonight...
Replies: 46
Views: 8291

<t>I recently picked up some used copies of AD&D 1e and purchased OSRIC at lulu. In the end, it wasn't as cool as I remembered. The original books were poorly organized and bizarrely written, but with a certain entertaining flair. OSRIC made more sense, but rambled on with a monotonous writing s...
by GoOrange
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Kickass The Movie
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Great movie. Hit Girl stole the show.

I'd definitely see this one again soon.

Borrowed the comics from a friend and was underwhelmed, but I'm not a comic guy so that's not entirely surprising.
by GoOrange
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Gonna Play OSRIC Tonight...
Replies: 46
Views: 8291

<t>It's not quite the same thing, but as close as you'll get. The rules are available to download online for free and you can purchase soft and hardcover versions if you'd like from lulu.com.<br/> <br/> The changes between 1e and OSRIC are fairly insignificant, mostly just rules clarifications and m...
by GoOrange
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Swords & Wizardry???
Replies: 106
Views: 21559

SigilWraith wrote: What are the main differences between S&W and LL? Also, what is the closest modern, in-print (or POD) thing out there to the ol' D&D Rules Cyclopedia (which if I remember correctly was an amalgamation of BECMI)? Does anything come close? S&W is based on OD&D - the little brown bo...
by GoOrange
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Cortex
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

<t>I didn't care for combat in Cortex at all. I ran a few sessions of it for a Serenity game and we eventually got so frustrated with the system we stopped playing altogether.<br/> <br/> Roll to hit, roll for defense (what's the dodge roll again or were you using innate defense or blocking? did you ...