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by E.T.Smith
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark
Replies: 82
Views: 18481

Julian Grimm wrote: After rereading the initial gripes I really see nothing but petty nitpicks other than objective criticisms. It really reads like a d20 fanboy denouncing C&C. Just my objective opinion, of course. Actually, I consider myself a C&C fan (among other games) and otherwise disdain D20...
by E.T.Smith
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark
Replies: 82
Views: 18481

serleran wrote: Oh, is it now? Funny, as that is a low number, considering the "industry average" at 3 - 5 copies gratis to all involved, especially author and the like. It might be high for certain books, but for the majority, it is very low... and, there is also the whole "do I submit to EnNies" ...
by E.T.Smith
Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark
Replies: 82
Views: 18481

gideon_thorne wrote: 2 to 4 weeks! Man... I wish I had that much time to get art and layout done... :damnfunny You can read that as "2 weeks for proofreading, 4 weeks if playtesting is needed". But as I said, it adds some lag, though of course the writers can be working on it the same time the volu...
by E.T.Smith
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark
Replies: 82
Views: 18481

<t>I think that's a ridiculously pessimistic scenario. How in the world did you justify inflating a dozen comps into $400 of lost pofit? I never suggested as ridiculous a number as 80 give-aways; that's your own invention.<br/> <br/> As for the 'Other Publishers' I mentioned they were also very smal...
by E.T.Smith
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark
Replies: 82
Views: 18481

serleran wrote: Do you think that is economically viable? No, really. Definitely, because I've seen that method in practice from other publishers. Heck, I've been a proofreader on such projects. A roughly formatted, unillustrated pdf gets emailed out to the volunteers. The volunteers have to submit...
by E.T.Smith
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark
Replies: 82
Views: 18481

Treebore wrote: Personally I am not concerned with a .375 per page error average. Of all of those "errors" only 3 really bother me. The river and lake not being drawn in on the map, and the one section (The Wilds) covered in Western Aenochia when it should have been in Eastern Ethrum section...I th...
by E.T.Smith
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark
Replies: 82
Views: 18481

Re: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark

gideon_thorne wrote:
I have naught to add save that, IMHO, there's no such thing as 'objective' when it comes to the arts, either literary or artistic. :lol: ;)

Fair enough. Say instead of "objectively" then "by reasonable subjective criteria". Claiming objectivity was just quicker.
by E.T.Smith
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: My Criticisms of After Winters Dark
Replies: 82
Views: 18481

My Criticisms of After Winters Dark

<t>Recently, I stated some pretty damning things about the new After Winters Dark product over on rpgnet. The discussion has been civil and Mr. Troll himself, Steve Chenault, has taken time to address my issues over there. However, Treebore, who also posts aver there, took me to task for not bringin...
by E.T.Smith
Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Alternate XP/Advancement System
Replies: 7
Views: 3891

Re: Alternate XP/Advancement System

anglefish wrote: Where does it say players get reduced XP for non-combat solutons to a challenge? Castle Zagyg, vol.1, er, somewhere in the appendixes. I'll admit, that's not a core book, but the idea is there. Quote: To quote The American Heritage Dictionary... Step one to annoy me in any discussi...
by E.T.Smith
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Alternate XP/Advancement System
Replies: 7
Views: 3891

serleran wrote: But... with all that said, any XP system you want to use will work, really. For myself, I ignore it entirely. I find it tedious and unneccessary. I considered doing that myself, just deeming that every character levels up at an adventure's end as per Blue Rose / True 20. But C&C cha...
by E.T.Smith
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Alternate XP/Advancement System
Replies: 7
Views: 3891

Alternate XP/Advancement System

<t>My first post and thread on the TLG fora. Be gentle with me ...<br/> <br/> As a GM, the standard xp and advancement system in C&C doesn't suit me well at all. Mainly because I find the precise accounting and dividing of xp gained for each character over a dozen or so encounters per session to...