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by james_austintx
Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Moving past opponents and non-combat actions near opponents
Replies: 9
Views: 3395

<t>Ideas?<br/> Moving Past an Opponent: Our model for using miniatures assumes that combatants, who are not surprised or already engaged, immediately turn to face their opponent.<br/> <br/> Additionally, once you engage with an enemy, you cant just run around to get behind the opponent or run by a r...
by james_austintx
Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Penalty for firing ranged weapons into melee ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3545

<t>I just use a set penalty of -4, with no chance of hitting a friend. I am probablly going to change that to something else, not sure what.<br/> _________________<br/> I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never...
by james_austintx
Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Rolling stats ?
Replies: 69
Views: 2393

Anyone ever used the UA method?

I guess that method is better if you have stat min's to get into classes.
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I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
by james_austintx
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Old School Character Sheet Preview
Replies: 32
Views: 7693

Melkor wrote: Thanks for the comments folks. I'll do a little research on form-fillable PDFs when I get the sheet finished. The first page took longer than I expected it to (since I had to recreate the artwork, then lay it out from scratch), and I suspect the back sheet will probably take even long...
by james_austintx
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: High-level characters and XP progression
Replies: 18
Views: 4959

<t>You could have a 3 chart system.<br/> <br/> One chart for Thief types, one for casters, and one for warriors. Or any combination you want.<br/> _________________<br/> I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd neve...
by james_austintx
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Ship to Ship Battles at Sea
Replies: 8
Views: 3273

<t>Mongoose put out some ship to ship battle rules that are decent, though it is 3rd edition stuff, but it could be used for C&C.<br/> _________________<br/> I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect...
by james_austintx
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Old School Character Sheet Preview
Replies: 32
Views: 7693

RPTroll wrote: A pyramid with a big freakin' eyeball told me about the forums here. Thanks for letting me know about this site Emryys... although mudpyr8 gets the credit for telling me about the system today. I plan on buying the players handbook tonight. Howdy fellow Austinite! _________________ I...
by james_austintx
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: No save against sleep?
Replies: 12
Views: 4179

<t>The HD is the save....<br/> <br/> I like it that way, works both ways...good spell to capture low level players for the Slaver series... <br/> _________________<br/> I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never...
by james_austintx
Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 3.X Spells in C&C
Replies: 10
Views: 4479

scadgrad wrote: I allow PCs to have signature spells, one at each spell level. Invariably these are taken from either 3.0 or 3.5 and they are usually too powerful for my game, and probably anyone else who is running C&C RAW. A couple of tweaks can bring them back down to earth. The first is to limi...
by james_austintx
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I am burnt out on running 3rd, and I am converting
Replies: 56
Views: 16442

Well this weekend is the first game session and guess what the first character concept given to me was?

A halfing thief/illusionist....haha

I doubt the player has even read his new C&C PHB yet, but I will let him do it.
by james_austintx
Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: multiclass rules
Replies: 37
Views: 3805

<r>Some kind of multi-class rules where posted on DF, not sure what they are from though.<br/> <URL url="http://www.dragonsfoot.org/php/archive.php3?sectioninit=CC&fileid=195&watchfile=0"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.dragonsfoot.org/php/archive. ... atchfile=0">http://www.dragonsfoot.org/php/...
by james_austintx
Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Use of Primes/TN in actual play?
Replies: 16
Views: 4820

serleran wrote: You don't have to ask them at all, as they can tell you what they roll, and whether it is Prime or not. For example, you know the difficulty is 4, so you know that they need a total of either 16 or 22, depending on Prime. One guy rolls a 18, and gets a total of 23, non-Prime. He suc...
by james_austintx
Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Use of Primes/TN in actual play?
Replies: 16
Views: 4820

Use of Primes/TN in actual play?

<t>We are running our first C&C game this saturday, and I have a questions or two...let me see if I can put this in a way that is easy to understand.<br/> <br/> It seems that with the way primes work (12/18) that I am going to need to either ask the players each time a save (or other check) is n...
by james_austintx
Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Multiple Attacks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1453

We used the 1 min combat rounds in 1e...I think. We also used fatigue rules since they where so long...
by james_austintx
Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What does a game of C&C feel like?
Replies: 43
Views: 14566

What does a game of C&C feel like?

Does it feel like a 1e game or a depowered 3e game? Or something else?

Am I making sense?
by james_austintx
Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Listen as a Class Ability vs. Wisdom checks
Replies: 23
Views: 7029

Do you think the old 1e chart would work in C&C? Or even the 2e way?
by james_austintx
Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I am burnt out on running 3rd, and I am converting
Replies: 56
Views: 16442

meepo wrote: You are quite fortunate. Around here, the mere mention of playing anything non-3.5 D&D is usually followed up with a verbal beating and sometimes a lynching. Thank goodness for close friends... They all have fond memories of 1e so that helps. I do have one player that is a wargamer lik...
by james_austintx
Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I am burnt out on running 3rd, and I am converting
Replies: 56
Views: 16442

anglefish wrote:
How did you do the Shifter race and the Artificer class?



Link, please?

How about an email? I am not sure what web page I got them from.
by james_austintx
Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Item Creation Conundrum
Replies: 16
Views: 5974

serleran wrote: Or, they can just wait and get what we sort-of worked out together... your healer class, and my herbal lore document. Until then, though, there's numerous ways to bypass costs, the easiest of which is to ignore them and make them what the CK wants. That's the glory of being the CK.....
by james_austintx
Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I am burnt out on running 3rd, and I am converting
Replies: 56
Views: 16442

Well, looks like some of the players in my group are unhappy with 3rd edition as well, and the others don't care, they just want to play.
by james_austintx
Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I am burnt out on running 3rd, and I am converting
Replies: 56
Views: 16442

Quote: Thanks for the reply! 4) The rule system should be independent of this, and C&C is. All miniatures are, or should be, are visual representations of locations in combat... they should not be tactical pieces of boardgame play. So... yes, you can use minis with C&C. They're not as integral to p...
by james_austintx
Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I am burnt out on running 3rd, and I am converting
Replies: 56
Views: 16442

I am burnt out on running 3rd, and I am converting

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> My name is James and I live Texas (near Austin, go Horns!).<br/> <br/> Now that the introduction is out of the way I can try and make a point.<br/> <br/> I am seriously tired of 3rd edition; I started playing it August 2000, just after Gencon when the PHB came out. We started our f...