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by babbage
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Farewell but not Goodbye
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

<t>When you like anything so much it makes you evangelic, it's time to stop. That's my viewpoint anyway, but I am an old windbag. <br/> _________________<br/> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.<br/> <br/> - Benjamin Frankli...
by babbage
Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Farewell but not Goodbye
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

<t>Thanks all and I am sticking around, just not using the rulebooks any more. It's much more to do with background rather than whether one ruleset is better than another. Our players all come from a 1e/2e background so it's easier for us to play with what we know (however easy C&C is!).<br/> <b...
by babbage
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Farewell but not Goodbye
Replies: 27
Views: 2365

Farewell but not Goodbye

<t>I'm posting this here because I know it's one of the few forums that won't start a flame war over the topic of d20. I say "d20" because all the d20 games suffer from the same mechanic.<br/> <br/> Let me fill in my background first though. I started playing roleplaying games some 25-ish years ago ...
by babbage
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Neverwinter Nights 2
Replies: 51
Views: 10416

<t>I'm a fan of NWN1 and have all the expansions. Haven't played it in a long while, but my wife is playing it now. I had my copy of NWN2 on preorder and received it on Saturday. Very long story short, I've been playing it a while now (level 8 paladin) so I feel I can comment on it.<br/> <br/> My PC...
by babbage
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Oh look, it's the 80's again!! Grab your parachute pants!!
Replies: 51
Views: 8938

I have no idea what you are talking about... but even I'm shuddering now! Thanks for the image.
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by babbage
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Oh look, it's the 80's again!! Grab your parachute pants!!
Replies: 51
Views: 8938

Was it him off that Burt Reynolds film - Deliverance?
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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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by babbage
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Oh look, it's the 80's again!! Grab your parachute pants!!
Replies: 51
Views: 8938

<t>Tiny Tim is a character in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', and he's a cripple - so there's the crutches, but I'm blowed if I can figure the rest of it out.<br/> _________________<br/> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor saf...
by babbage
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Home...
Replies: 24
Views: 3942

<t>Even without travelling faster than light you can still conquer the universe. All you need to do is either warp space so that the points are nearer to each other, or travel through an alternate dimension where those points are nearer to each other. Simple, huh?<br/> <br/> Now all I have to do is ...
by babbage
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Home...
Replies: 24
Views: 3942

<t>I don't understand why you can't know that the owner of the other entangled photon has changed the spin. As I understand it, they entangle in pairs. If you know it's spinning in one way, then it begins spinning in another, and you didn't change it - surely that implies the other owner changed it?...
by babbage
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

Excuse my ignorance, but what's MVP?
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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

- Benjamin Franklin
by babbage
Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Oh look, it's the 80's again!! Grab your parachute pants!!
Replies: 51
Views: 8938

<t>Woah there everyone! I made the original comment *sticks hand up*, and it was flippant - I was in two minds whether to post it or not. But the day I censor myself is the day the censors have won.<br/> <br/> I sincerely believe it was on-topic though; the whole subject was about how bizarre things...
by babbage
Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

Omote wrote: I like this. Next time there is a TPK and the players look at me funny, I'll just shrug and say that "it was due to an internal dispute with the gods. Roll up attributes." Nice. ..........................................Omote FPQ Lol! Yeah, nuffin to do with me guv. 8) ________________...
by babbage
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Home...
Replies: 24
Views: 3942

<t>But that's the point. Because of E=mc2 even if light is slowed it is still the barrier it was. It just means our upper limit is even lower.<br/> _________________<br/> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.<br/> <br/> - Benj...
by babbage
Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Home...
Replies: 24
Views: 3942

<t>Bizarrely the speed of light can be changed, so a lot of these experiments haven't actually broken the speed of light in that particular environment. I have heard of the few experiments which have recorded particles arriving at one end of an instrument before it was expected, but no explanations ...
by babbage
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

serleran wrote: My paladins are thieves. I don't know what kind of game you guys play, but if my paladin finds a holy avenger in the middle of a lake being held aloft by some farcical aquatic tart, he's taking it! Even if its only a model or a vision. Farcical aquatic tart! "Strange women laying in...
by babbage
Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Oh look, it's the 80's again!! Grab your parachute pants!!
Replies: 51
Views: 8938

No rip cord.
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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

- Benjamin Franklin
by babbage
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Oh look, it's the 80's again!! Grab your parachute pants!!
Replies: 51
Views: 8938

Well, in a world where 'Intelligent Design' can be claimed to be a provable theory, anything can happen.
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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

- Benjamin Franklin
by babbage
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Home...
Replies: 24
Views: 3942

<t>There are a number of theories about FTL - which is a misnomer. Faster than Light is impossible, so to get around this 'they' propose (all of which have been 'suggested' as possible)...<br/> <br/> Moving the vessel into a different dimension, one where light travels a lot faster, then bringing it...
by babbage
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Questions from the noob
Replies: 51
Views: 8477

Re: Questions from the noob

Welcome to the Crusade! See, we're so friendly you've become a member just because you're thinking about starting! artemis wands wrote: Does the game retain clerical domain spells? No. As with anything it doesn't hurt to add them and it wouldn't be difficult either. If the reason for adding them is ...
by babbage
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

Julian Grimm wrote: Then definately check out the matrix I worked up at DF. I really hate to plug myself but that was one of the reasons I made it. Will do. Thanks. _________________ They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Be...
by babbage
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience Quandry
Replies: 13
Views: 2730

<t>I used to award experience for items until I saw what it was doing to the party. You have to remember that it is only supposed to be awarded after a certain amount of time using the item, but still...<br/> <br/> So (and because of other issues) I hit on the idea of 'experience waypoints'. To find...
by babbage
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

<t>Most of my problem is due to the fact that I am using old modules - the experience awards just don't translate well. I can convert the monsters but I'd rather use everything 'as is'. Then I hit upon a neat idea... 'experience waypoints'.<br/> <br/> I took all the classes in C&C and created an...
by babbage
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

<t>I'm all for simplicity - which is the reason I like C&C in the first place. To then have to keep track of individual accomplishments for awarding experience sort of defeats the objective for me.<br/> <br/> I quite like Serleran's approach but it is too far down the road of 'CK knows best' for...
by babbage
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

<t>Although I've been DM'ing for 25 years or so, I've never felt comfortable with ad hoc experience. I either give too little, or too much. Ho hum.<br/> <br/> I like guidelines, which is what the xp awards are supposed to represent.<br/> <br/> Just had a quick thought though...<br/> <br/> If I ran a...
by babbage
Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

<t>Hmm. Difficult balancing act, spinning plates, juggling knives, take your pick.<br/> <br/> I like the idea of xp for gp because, as has been said elsewhere, it encourages the players to think of ways of getting the treasure without encountering the creatures along the way.<br/> <br/> Having said ...
by babbage
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

<t>In 1e I always gave XP for non-magical gold received. In fact, the way C&C describes the XP awards it's very close, if not exact, to the way 1e did it. Which is why I can't explain the difference.<br/> <br/> Taking a purely hypothetical example, one bugbear with 13hp and 11gp is equivalent to...
by babbage
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

Hey! Just noticed my rank is 'bugbear'!
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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

- Benjamin Franklin
by babbage
Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Experience
Replies: 61
Views: 11453

Experience

<t>I must say I'm a bit puzzled. Last night I CK'ed Temple of Elemental Evil. After the party had despatched the 6 bugbears, I began to tot up the experience. I noticed a startling difference...<br/> <br/> I couldn't see any real differences between the 1e bugbear and the C&C bugbear. So how do ...
by babbage
Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help me get rid of spell memorization
Replies: 20
Views: 4034

Metathiax wrote: Here's some of my house rules on spell memorization and casting : Spellcasters do not lose spells after casting them. They are still retained in their memory. With rest, they can cast the same spells they had memorized the previous day. They do not have to memorize spells every day...
by babbage
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A few sessions under my belt...
Replies: 18
Views: 3693

Shadowslayer wrote:
Shad looks at Bab: "Let's take his stuff"

You're on!

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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

- Benjamin Franklin