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by maasenstodt
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Addicted to Megadungeons
Replies: 21
Views: 9688

Re: Addicted to Megadungeons

Well I think I can now say that I'm addicted to megadungeons. Just before Christmas I bought Barrowmaze Complete and Forbidden Caverns of Archaia . Shortly after I purchased Rappan Athuk. I bought them all in hardcover. I've read the first two, but not the third yet, as I'm currently reading the OS...
by maasenstodt
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Has Anyone Played These Adventures?
Replies: 9
Views: 5423

Re: Has Anyone Played These Adventures?

Most of the Advanced Adventures line have struck me as so-so, with a handful of good modules and a larger number of stinkers. I don't think the compilations are great values. I'd just get the individual modules that strike your fancy. That being said, I ran an 8 month long C&C Barrowmaze game using ...
by maasenstodt
Fri May 06, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Savage Rifts
Replies: 13
Views: 6769

Re: Savage Rifts

I'm in. I've wanted to run Rifts again for a long time, but too many players in my group have vetoed it due to Palladium's house system being too heavy. Over the years, I've adapted more and more science-fantasy into my C&C games, but I'm still yearning to play the real thing. While I really respect...
by maasenstodt
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Which C&C class needs work?
Replies: 10
Views: 3505

Re: Which C&C class needs work?

I wish the C&C Monk was more like the S&W Monk, and I wish C&C's Knights didn't focus on horses. Horses don't exist in some of my favorite settings.

Both of those things are house ruled easily enough, though.
by maasenstodt
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Who here enjoys playing fighters?
Replies: 11
Views: 4035

Re: Who here enjoys playing fighters?

Certainly my favorite class. In contrast with Treebore's view, I like them in large part because their lack of fiddly bits means that I have more time to engage in the game creatively. That and nobody is better in a straight up fight.
by maasenstodt
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What do you consider are the essential C&C modules?
Replies: 13
Views: 3223

Re: What do you consider are the essential C&C modules?

For a straight dungeon crawl, I really like Dark Journey. I think the magic items need some spicing up, wandering monster tables need to be added, and the author's recommendation to avoiding restocking is wrong. In fact, I think those are weak spots in many of TLG's modules. Nevertheless, the dungeo...
by maasenstodt
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: CLs to break down doors and stuff.
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Re: CLs to break down doors and stuff.

FWIW, I use the dungeon level as a baseline for the CL. Seems to work pretty well.
by maasenstodt
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: North Texas RPG Con 2016?
Replies: 5
Views: 6784

Re: North Texas RPG Con 2016?

That's disappointing. I missed Steve's single game last year and hoped he'd be running more this year.
by maasenstodt
Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Advantages?
Replies: 9
Views: 1704

Re: Advantages?

After the CKG was released, my gaming group used them in a couple of campaigns. I wasn't a fan since they seemed to narrow the variety of actions the players took. Previously, I had adjudicated actions similarly to Treebore and, as a result, players tended to tried more things and be more imaginativ...
by maasenstodt
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What current setting do you use for your C&C games?
Replies: 117
Views: 33343

Re: What current setting do you use for your C&C games?

This weekend we'll be kicking off a new C&C campaign using Kevin Crawford's Red Tide setting.
by maasenstodt
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What's your favourite PC race?
Replies: 21
Views: 5021

Re: What's your favourite PC race?

Probably Elf. I like exploring what it is to be effectively immortal. I also like that they're good with swords.

Half-Orcs are pretty interesting too, though.
by maasenstodt
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: S&W Monstrosities for C&C
Replies: 13
Views: 4594

Re: S&W Monstrosities for C&C

How about their campaign books like Sword of Air? Ordered it and am hoping to use it with C&C. The only issue that I've seen with using S&W materials with C&C is that as characters progress in the two systems, the way that saving throws work diverges quite a bit. Higher level adventures that call f...
by maasenstodt
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: S&W Monstrosities for C&C
Replies: 13
Views: 4594

Re: S&W Monstrosities for C&C

Has anyone used the Monstrosities book for Swords & Wizardry in their C&C game? It is a great book, but I much prefer C&C as a system. It looks as though it would be easy to concert...even on the fly. Any have any experience with this? You're right... it is a great book. I have first hand experienc...
by maasenstodt
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: 5e Kickstarter
Topic: It's HERE!
Replies: 23
Views: 34262

Re: It's HERE!

There is now a C&C pledge level for the Revised Book of Familiars. $30 for a .pdf? For something that's primary draw (as I see it, anyhow) is that it fixes broken components in something we've already paid for? :? Why not provides errata to fix the book for existing customers at no charge first? Th...
by maasenstodt
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Goodman Games C&C adventures
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Re: Goodman Games C&C adventures

If you say my name then I appear. Here are some reviews. GG1: The Mysterious Tower http://tenfootpole.org/ironspike/?p=2147 GG2: Palace of Shadow http://tenfootpole.org/ironspike/?p=2120 DCC7: Secret of Smugglers Cove http://tenfootpole.org/ironspike/?p=45 GG5: Dread Crypt of Srihoz http://tenfootp...
by maasenstodt
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How To Kill Monsters
Replies: 17
Views: 2173

Re: How To Kill Monsters

I think this very issue is why I increasing tweak existing monsters to have different appearances and/or modified powers, or use new monsters altogether.

I don't like discouraging players from using every scrap of knowledge they have to help them.
by maasenstodt
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The field is extremely weak this year...
Replies: 11
Views: 3761

Re: The field is extremely weak this year...

A Red & Pleasant Land is well worth looking into, and it's easily adapted to C&C.
by maasenstodt
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Troll Con 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 5440

Re: Troll Con 2015

Here's hoping that they can pull it together this year. I'd love to attend.
by maasenstodt
Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: North Texas RPG Con 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 13286

Re: North Texas RPG Con 2015

One week to registration... Steve, please submit your game(s)! I don't want to miss out!
by maasenstodt
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Town of Kalas Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 6051

Re: Town of Kalas Suggestions

I didn't find the Haunted Highlands to be any darker or grittier than the rest of the setting I used, which was Aihrde. I find your perspective interesting. I haven't used HH extensively, but the gods presented therein and things like sacrificial magic definitely gave me the impression of it as a d...
by maasenstodt
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Should clerics have a d10 hit die?
Replies: 66
Views: 32302

Re: Should clerics have a d10 hit die?

I think that would simply escalate things. Fighters would then want a d12, and Barbarians would want to roll Zocchi dice for hit points! To me, Clerics in C&C are a pretty powerful class as is. They have both offensive and defensive magic, great AC options, good weapon options, and they can turn und...
by maasenstodt
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Miniatures murder roleplay.
Replies: 26
Views: 3399

Re: Miniatures murder roleplay.

Rigon wrote:It's not the miniature, it's the player. I invest the the same roll-play aspects into each character whether I use a mini for it or not.
That's exactly right.
by maasenstodt
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Town of Kalas Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 6051

Re: Town of Kalas Suggestions

I was thinking it would be pretty easy to connect it to the Haunted Highlands module series. My take on the Haunted Highlands is that it is a somewhat darker setting than what Kalas presents. Having said that, and having used Kalas fairly extensively, I think a grim and grittier take on Kalas would...
by maasenstodt
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: North Texas RPG Con 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 13286

Re: North Texas RPG Con 2015

To Steve et al, you better get your events in soon! Game reservations start in two weeks!
by maasenstodt
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Town of Kalas Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 6051

Re: Town of Kalas Suggestions

I ran a pretty successful campaign based around Kalas. As long as a person is OK with high levels of magic, Kalas is a great setting for starting out a game. I used Dark Journey for an initial adventure, placing it to the north of Kalas. While that module really needs wandering monsters, restocking,...
by maasenstodt
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: North Texas RPG Con 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 13286

Re: North Texas RPG Con 2015

I would *love* to play in his big game, as would the other members of my gaming group that will be coming. If he can possibly schedule it for Thursday night, that would be spectacular.

We're just over a month out from registration! :mrgreen:
by maasenstodt
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: North Texas RPG Con 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 13286

North Texas RPG Con 2015

I saw that Steve is planning on coming to NTRPGCon this year, which is great news. Will any scheduled games be forthcoming?