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by KaiserKris
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Homebrew Classes/Races/Etc (Compilation)
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

The Lawbringer

The Lawbringers are an elite group of warriors, devoted to the principles of law and order above all others. They combine strong training in the use of arms with cultivating spiritual strength. Their goal is to create or maintain law and order in preference to anything else, believing chaotic influe...
by KaiserKris
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Homebrew Classes/Races/Etc (Compilation)
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

The Cleric

The Cleric Prime Attribute : Wisdom Attack Bonus: 2/3 level (+2 every 3 levels) Hit Dice : d8 Alignment : Any (must be within 1 step of deity on either law/chaos or good/evil axis) Weapons : As PHB Armour : Any Abilities: Orisons: A cleric can prepare orisons at the beginning of the day. These 0-le...
by KaiserKris
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Homebrew Classes/Races/Etc (Compilation)
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Re: Homebrew Classes/Races/Etc (Compilation)

Optional/House Rules These are intended to be taken a la carte . More to come later. Automatic Success/Failure: Any roll of 20 on the dice that is possible is a success, regardless of CL. Any roll of 1 is a failure. Impossible deeds (such as flying across a 100-foot chasm) are not subject to this r...
by KaiserKris
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Homebrew Classes/Races/Etc (Compilation)
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Re: Homebrew Classes/Races/Etc (Compilation)

These are some additional races that would be considered rarer, some of which are a bit more powerful than the 'standard' races. Catfolk Racial Attributes Acrobatics (Dexterity): Catfolk are exceptionally skilled at climbing, balancing on narrow surfaces and landing on their feet. If they make a suc...
by KaiserKris
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Homebrew Classes/Races/Etc (Compilation)
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Homebrew Classes/Races/Etc (Compilation)

This is mostly a compilation of stuff from other threads, but I hope to add to it soon, with additional material. This time, it's rules forward. I use a slightly different attribute modifier scheme than regular C&C for most of the races, a +2, -2, +1 scheme. A major strength of the race, a major wea...
by KaiserKris
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 24916

Re: Crusader's Companion

This sure brings back some memories ....

Good to see that the Companion's still out there. And delighted to see that some of my stuff is still in it. :D
by KaiserKris
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Races of the Shattered Lands, part VI: Half-Elves
Replies: 0
Views: 3086

Races of the Shattered Lands, part VI: Half-Elves

Half-Elves: Two thousand years ago, Half-Elves were vanishingly rare- the shameful result of an Elf's brief lust for the most part. Such couplings were somewhat more common among the lower-caste Wood Elves than among the High Elves, who usually had means to prevent the conception of offspring if th...
by KaiserKris
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Races of the Shattered Lands, part V: Elves
Replies: 0
Views: 2980

Races of the Shattered Lands, part V: Elves

Elves: The Elves were ancient when man first emerged onto the pages of history, though for the most part, they did not dwell or even travel much to the eastern continent of Illyria, where they would have been obliged to battle for supremacy with great Human empires, as well as with the Dwarven Domi...
by KaiserKris
Sat May 06, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Racial/Size HD?
Replies: 16
Views: 9207

Re: Racial/Size HD?

Presumably on body mass and all-around 'toughness'. Assuming that HD represents some combination of stamina and endurance.

So you think that, at least for PCs, that only the first HD should be based on race/size? That makes sense.
by KaiserKris
Sat May 06, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Racial/Size HD?
Replies: 16
Views: 9207

Re: Racial/Size HD?

It really is not the monsters that are the issue. It is that most, not all, but most GM's seldom ever run the monsters to their actual potential or halfway intelligently. If they did, it would not be uncommon for mid level parties to be TPK'd by 1 or 2 HD monsters. This from experience. As to the p...
by KaiserKris
Fri May 05, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Racial/Size HD?
Replies: 16
Views: 9207

Re: Racial/Size HD?

Size Modifiers Tiny and Smaller: Tiny creatures have a hit dice of d3. They get a +2 bonus to armour class and +4 bonus to Dexterity checks related to hiding and moving silently. Small: Small creatures have a hit dice of d4. They get a +1 bonus to armour class and a +2 bonus to Dexterity checks rel...
by KaiserKris
Fri May 05, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Racial/Size HD?
Replies: 16
Views: 9207

Re: Racial/Size HD?

I think your proposals would work fine, although it's too fiddly to make it worth it for me. If you really want to give PCs a bonus to hit points based on hit die size, why not give it to the monsters as well? A poor giant with a measly 9 hit points is at least as unfair as a 5th level fighter with...
by KaiserKris
Fri May 05, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Racial/Size HD?
Replies: 16
Views: 9207

Racial/Size HD?

One thing I have been contemplating is having racial/size-based HD. This is what my first thoughts lean towards ... Tiny and Smaller : d3 hp per hit dice Small: d4 hp per hit dice Medium (regular): d6 per hit dice Medium (bigger/tougher): d8 per hit dice Large: d10 per hit dice Huge: d12 per hit dic...
by KaiserKris
Wed May 03, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Races of the Shattered Lands, part IV: Half-Orcs
Replies: 1
Views: 2779

Races of the Shattered Lands, part IV: Half-Orcs

Half-Orcs: Before the Shattering, half-orcs were virtually unknown. Orcs certainly existed, but primarily as a minor threat native to bogs and swamps along the southern fringes of Illyria and in the Great Delta of Arcadia. The Shattering and the chaos that resulted from it allowed the Orcs to expan...
by KaiserKris
Tue May 02, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Races of the Shattered Lands, part III: Dwarves
Replies: 0
Views: 3095

Races of the Shattered Lands, part III: Dwarves

Dwarves There was a time, long ago in the memories of man, but far fewer generations of the longer-lived races, when the dwarves ruled much of the world. Two millennia ago, the Dwarven Dominions (Dal-Khazad) occupied most of the interior of the vast continent of Illyria, ruling tens of millions of ...
by KaiserKris
Mon May 01, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Races of the Shattered Lands, part II: Gnomes
Replies: 2
Views: 3328

Frazzlewark

Very few non-gnomes have ever seen Frazzlewark and while it is known to be somewhere on the west coast of Illyria, nobody can agree as to exactly where. The City of Frazzlewark exists simultaneously as the most fae-like of earthly cities and the most earthly of fae cities. When one enters Frazzlewar...
by KaiserKris
Mon May 01, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Races of the Shattered Lands, part II: Gnomes
Replies: 2
Views: 3328

Races of the Shattered Lands, part II: Gnomes

Gnomes The Shattering happened approximately 1500 years ago. Six months before the Shattering happened, every gnome in the world disappeared. About three hundred years ago, gnomes started returning to the world, though they remain a relatively rare race, with probably fewer than half a million gnom...
by KaiserKris
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Races of the Shattered Lands, part I: Halflings
Replies: 3
Views: 3322

Re: Races of the Shattered Lands, part I: Halflings

NICE !!!! I like the 'luck, +1 to saving rolls' - I may have to steal it from you and add it to my home brew racial class Cool write ups and history. Where can I sign up to be a Chain Breaker, or a big folk friend of them Well, the lucky bonus to saving throws is right out of the Pathfinder RPG wri...
by KaiserKris
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Races of the Shattered Lands, part I: Halflings
Replies: 3
Views: 3322

The Chainbreakers

Most halflings, given the option, would prefer to live comfortable and quiet lives in their communities, working hard to earn the creature comforts they love so much. For many halfling communities, theirs is a life of security under the protection of relatively benevolent higher authorities- most pa...
by KaiserKris
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Races of the Shattered Lands, part I: Halflings
Replies: 3
Views: 3322

Races of the Shattered Lands, part I: Halflings

Trying to get back into the swing of things here! This is a slightly modified take on halflings for my particular campaign world, The Shattered Lands. Halflings: In the days before the Shattering, 'halfling' was practically synonymous with 'slave' in most of the known world. Small but hardy, halflin...
by KaiserKris
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Divine Intervention
Replies: 15
Views: 8538

Re: Divine Intervention

In 5E DnD, Clerics have the ability to potentially call upon divine intervention once per week, with the chance of success set at equal to their cleric level. On success, it's suggested that any cleric or cleric domain spell would be appropriate. If you fail to use it, you can try again after a lon...
by KaiserKris
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Music! What's new and good?
Replies: 8
Views: 6746

Music! What's new and good?

I'm just curious as to what (especially more recently released) music people are listening to here. Me, I'm really enjoying the new Mastodon album. It also has a cover that's just begging to inspire a fantasy adventure. It's a few years old now, but I really, really liked Meliora by Ghost. The singl...
by KaiserKris
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Divine Intervention
Replies: 15
Views: 8538

Re: Divine Intervention

It's also worth nothing that there's a non-zero possibility that an evil cleric or zealous follower of an evil deity may invoke the same thing. Evil deities may want to preserve their more valuable servants too.
by KaiserKris
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Divine Intervention
Replies: 15
Views: 8538

Re: Divine Intervention

If I were running it, I think I'd take the "any clerical or clerical domain" spell as being a baseline more than a literal rule. The actual effect would be up to the CK/GM, but should be dramatic enough to save their bacon. Given that there's a fairly low chance of success and probably a relatively ...
by KaiserKris
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Divine Intervention
Replies: 15
Views: 8538

Re: Divine Intervention

In 5E DnD, Clerics have the ability to potentially call upon divine intervention once per week, with the chance of success set at equal to their cleric level. On success, it's suggested that any cleric or cleric domain spell would be appropriate. If you fail to use it, you can try again after a lon...
by KaiserKris
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite Monsters
Replies: 17
Views: 8426

Re: Favorite Monsters

It may come as a surprise to people who look at my posts in Ye Olde Past, but I'm really fond of demons and devils. Most especially devils. :D Especially pit fiends. Specific Monsters I Adore: Rust Monsters: They're a little goofy and very, very troublesome for adventurers. I usually play them as be...
by KaiserKris
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Divine Intervention
Replies: 15
Views: 8538

Divine Intervention

In 5E DnD, Clerics have the ability to potentially call upon divine intervention once per week, with the chance of success set at equal to their cleric level. On success, it's suggested that any cleric or cleric domain spell would be appropriate. If you fail to use it, you can try again after a long...
by KaiserKris
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Easier to use C&C or 5E with D&D 1E
Replies: 5
Views: 3786

Re: Easier to use C&C or 5E with D&D 1E

Castles & Crusades is much, much easier to use 1E material with. 5E is very much, in my opinion, its own beast. I think it's a pretty nicely designed rules set (big improvement over 3X or 4E in my opinion) but anything you changed over would require considering bounded accuracy, advantage, proficien...
by KaiserKris
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Writing
Replies: 9
Views: 6457

Fantasy Writing

Anyone here turned their hand towards writing? I figure with the number of players and CKs around here, someone's at least considered it ...
by KaiserKris
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What other rpgs do you like to play?
Replies: 31
Views: 15209

Re: What other rpgs do you like to play?

What I want to play:
Castles & Crusades
D&D 5E (I get to play at gaming events more often than not)

What I Play Because That's What People Play `Round These Parts:
Pathfinder