Search found 196 matches

by capmarvel
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Abilities into PHB tables
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Abilities into PHB tables

As an experiment, I've tried adding an Abilities column to the Class tables in the PHB. I like this better as you can see the Abilities they get at each level instead of having to read all the text above the table. Can someone tell me if that has been done before and if so where? Thanks! Here is my ...
by capmarvel
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 10163

Re: Kickstarter - Digest, etc.

I'd say chances of this being out March 2019 are pegged at zero percent (given that the Adventures Backpack was like 15 months late). (I print all my C&C books B&W...purchase the PDF, print at Lulu for about $5 each - for some reason my "color blindness" has trouble reading the text as is on the col...
by capmarvel
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27800

Re: Crusader's Companion

Seems the only track I've been on past few years is the sidetrack.
by capmarvel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27800

Re: Crusader's Companion

Currently left to do is 10 Subclasses, 7 Monsters Classes, 48 Monsters, 34 Spells, 5 pieces of equipment, 22 rules/dm advice, and 25 skills.
So....are these done yet? :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by capmarvel
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27800

Re: Crusader's Companion

How is your Dark Dungeons Deluxe related to Blacky the Blackball's Dark Dungeons? http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/177410/Dark-Dungeons Are you Blacky? Or are taking his/her game and updating it? (Just downloaded yours and liking what I'm reading...what is the ETA of this or is that a sore subjec...
by capmarvel
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Crusader's Companion
Replies: 38
Views: 27800

Re: Crusader's Companion

Reading through the Companion...and just want to THANK YOU for putting it together.
by capmarvel
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurers Backpack Editing: Adopt a Class
Replies: 38
Views: 17179

Re: Adventurers Backpack Editing: Adopt a Class

I do find it "funny" that we in the RPG fandom, support a product by purchasing it (or in the case of a Kickstarter, purchasing it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of time)....then in some cases end up doing much of the editing, etc for free. (I've done this several times myself for different games). Not ...
by capmarvel
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: level of C&C output
Replies: 21
Views: 9298

Re: level of C&C output

Well one might ask "If you're always 6 months late, why not pad your estimated delivery date by 6 months?" But, what do I know? :) Or do like Kevin Crawford - don't even start your Kickstarter until you're 98%+ done. In any case, as I said...just "anxious" to see the Backpack and had expected near J...
by capmarvel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: level of C&C output
Replies: 21
Views: 9298

Re: level of C&C output

Guy at Gamehole Con just reported they said they "hope to get Backpack out by end of the year." Kickstarter said "June". Maybe they meant "June" of 2018.

Schwalb is laughing at everyone else... :)
by capmarvel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: level of C&C output
Replies: 21
Views: 9298

Re: level of C&C output

Yeah - Crawford is good, but Schwalb puts even him to shame. Crawford doesn't put out much in a given year...Schwalb cranks out stuff monthly it seems. I do like that Crawford doesn't start his Kickstarters until he's basically done - unlike many who don't seem to even start until after the KS is do...
by capmarvel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: level of C&C output
Replies: 21
Views: 9298

Re: level of C&C output

I think perhaps, I just really, really want to see the Backpack. :)
by capmarvel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: level of C&C output
Replies: 21
Views: 9298

level of C&C output

Adventurer's Backpack is still not out... Which led me to wonder why it seems like only Robert Schwalb of Shadow of the Demon Lord fame is the only creator I know that can put out product on a steady pace? In fact SotDL and Green Ronin's Fantasy Age both came out in 2015. Schwalb just released the 2...
by capmarvel
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35261

Re: Empyrea for C&C

As backers know by now, it appears the plug has been completely pulled on this KS and it won't be re-booted. Mr. Mentzer sent a personal note that seems to re-affirm his commitment to publishing Empyrea, but his decision is that kickstarter is not the right venue (I suppose we could post his update...
by capmarvel
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35261

Re: Empyrea for C&C

Treebore that's a good point...a good map is often all you need to spark imagination and get the game going. That reminds me of this article I saw the other day: https://www.tor.com/2017/10/10/tolkiens-map-and-the-perplexing-river-systems-of-middle-earth/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=newsletter...
by capmarvel
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35261

Re: Empyrea for C&C

19 members in a gaming group I'm in ...and zero of them will get this. Many of the gang are into more "narrative" type games - though there is no one game we all like. The 2 closest to that are Shadow of the Demon Lord and Marvel Heroic. Numenara/Strange liked by 2-3 of them, but they never seem to ...
by capmarvel
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35261

Re: Empyrea for C&C

They may regroup and do it again on smaller scale. Doesn't particularly matter to me since I wasn't going get it anyway. I just like to see good RPG stuff out there whether it's for me or not.
by capmarvel
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35261

Re: Empyrea for C&C

Been stalled for several days ....probably not going to happen. On the other hand, Monte Cook can fart in a cup and auction the cup off for $450k.
by capmarvel
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35261

Re: Empyrea for C&C

KS has been "stuck" at $52K for awhile - friend of mine said that's not a good sign. Actually none of my RPG buddies are interested at all. Someone (or some group) pledged $10K though...even if I had that kind of disposable income I wouldn't personally spend on an RPG game. I may, you know, help out...
by capmarvel
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35261

Re: Empyrea for C&C

Asking for $250K seems like a tad much - I smell failure here. But, gamers have funded dumber things that's for sure.
by capmarvel
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Empyrea for C&C
Replies: 71
Views: 35261

Empyrea for C&C

You've probably seen this, but evidently Frank Mentzer's upcoming Empyrea setting will have a C&C book option:

http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.ph ... dAqdGhyKUl
by capmarvel
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Proficiencies/Differentiation
Replies: 6
Views: 5785

Re: Proficiencies/Differentiation

C&C seems to have most if not everything ACKS does (and more)...but it's not as "up front" about many things as ACKS is. You have to dig through the CKG to get to much of the "good stuff".
by capmarvel
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Proficiencies/Differentiation
Replies: 6
Views: 5785

Re: Proficiencies/Differentiation

I like this comment in the CKG for Advantages:

General advantages are open to any class, offering non-characters further ways to customize their character.

What pray tell is a "non-character"? :)
by capmarvel
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Proficiencies/Differentiation
Replies: 6
Views: 5785

Proficiencies/Differentiation

Finally have been able to play Adventurer Conqueror King. I made a human fighter as I've never ever played human fighter. Part of ACKS is that you get Proficiencies, so I ended up with: Proficiencies (General): Adventuring, Navigation Proficiencies (Class): Weapon Focus - Sword These actually helped...
by capmarvel
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: non-Vancian magic
Replies: 24
Views: 15555

Re: non-Vancian magic

Well, one way to look at it is:

- I am the fighter, I am rolling to succeed in hitting you.
- I am the wizard, you rolling to see if I succeed in hitting you (your save roll).

Why aren't both attacks rolled by the attacker?
by capmarvel
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: non-Vancian magic
Replies: 24
Views: 15555

Re: non-Vancian magic

Well, my fighter has to roll to succeed...why shouldn't the wizard have to roll to succeed? Fair is fair. :)
by capmarvel
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: non-Vancian magic
Replies: 24
Views: 15555

non-Vancian magic

Never been a huge fan of D&D's magic system. Pretty sure it was just Gary's way of keeping Magicians from raining fireballs onto his preferred Fighters. And recently tried to read Dying Earth by Vance and couldn't even finish it. So..not surprising...curious if anyone here has successfully ditched V...
by capmarvel
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C and 5e
Replies: 27
Views: 18222

Re: C&C and 5e

Can you explain the "bounded" to a non-guru RPGer like myself? :)
by capmarvel
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: low fantasy setting
Replies: 8
Views: 6317

Re: low fantasy setting

bestialwarlust wrote:Does it matter if the product is good? I no little to nothing about the author but the setting seems decent.
I don't know if it matters - as I said, I don't even know who he or she is. Unless they are a pedophile I'll probably give them a pass.
by capmarvel
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: low fantasy setting
Replies: 8
Views: 6317

Re: low fantasy setting

Mentioned "Dark Albion" to friend just now...he went on minor tirade on RPGPundit. Stupid me didn't even know who Mr. Pundit was. :)