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by maximus
Mon May 10, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: help with light spell ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: help with light spell ideas

I'm looking for light spell ideas in my campaign too. Thinking of introducing a Wand of Illumination from AD&D since the M&T doesn't list it.
by maximus
Mon May 10, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why C&C?
Replies: 22
Views: 424

Re: Why C&C?

I came to C&C after not having gamed since the early 2E years. I was working out of town for an extended period of time and thought playing "D&D" over the phone with my son would help with me being away. I had bought the basic 3E books, but really didn't want to get into all the ex...
by maximus
Mon May 10, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 23
Views: 585

Re: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???

I can't recall any arguments going over the top here. Folks here are pretty respectful and civil. Total opposite of many other places.
by maximus
Mon May 10, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What is in your perfect homemade DM screen ?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: What is in your perfect homemade DM screen ?

Hakdov wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Has there ever been an official C&C screen?
Yes, there have been a few. I think I have the most recent version, bought a few years ago. I did a quick search on the Troll's website, but couldn't find one. I assume they're out of print.
by maximus
Sun May 02, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 23
Views: 585

Re: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???

I've always preferred forums over other forms of media as well. Discord is ok, but unless you're on there all the time, it's impossible to follow the chat.
by maximus
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: Miniatures for Ungern
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Miniatures for Ungern

These look cool, but honestly I just use legos in my campaign.
by maximus
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Rules that not in C&C. Could they be part of it?
Replies: 40
Views: 1093

Re: Rules that not in C&C. Could they be part of it?

That said, I do like the idea behind advantage / disadvantage, especially as you said rewarding them for role playing etc. But as someone with horrid dice luck … I prefer bonusses of plusses (and the more plusses the better to overcome my dice god's curse). You may just need to try a different prog...
by maximus
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: Fire in the Hole

Count me in as #8!
by maximus
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Marmoreal Tomb
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Marmoreal Tomb

There are supposed to be versions released for several systems, including C&C. It remains to be seen what will actually happen. The Trolls did resurrect it, but it's still somewhat in limbo. What I've seen so far looks good, but I'm not sure it was worth pissing off most of the backers. The comm...
by maximus
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Monsters that are stronger (or weaker) than you remember
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Monsters that are stronger (or weaker) than you remember

I thought the giants in that series were the exact same as in the MM? Tough series regardless, probably my favorite.

Looking back at the 1E dragons, they are definitely glass cannons. Always thought they should be more like what the C&C versions are.
by maximus
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seax Swords
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Seax Swords

Traditionally the Seax was more of a secondary weapon. More than a dagger, but less than a sword. Good to use in a shield wall for thrusting.
by maximus
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Criticals & Fumbles
Replies: 31
Views: 925

Re: Criticals & Fumbles

Natural 20 - roll extra d6 damage

Natural 1 - roll Dex save. If saved, treat as a missed attack. If you miss the save, it's a fumble (dropped weapon, broken bow string, etc), so you lose your next turn.
by maximus
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What Video Game(s) are you playing
Replies: 123
Views: 78333

Re: What Video Game(s) are you playing

I keep going back to Baldur's Gate II. I'd like to go back and play my Battle for Middle Earth games, but my DVD drive is down, so no go there.
by maximus
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Settings you have never played / ran, but would like to ?
Replies: 24
Views: 853

Re: Settings you have never played / ran, but would like to ?

I've never played in Aihrde, although I have some of the modules. Still don't know much about it, but sounds like a fun place to adventure. Is it anything like Greyhawk?
by maximus
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 488
Views: 241348

Re: What are you reading?

Currently reading The Treason of Isengard. Looking for another good historical fiction or fantasy series. I tried the first book in the Arthur series by Bernard Cornwell, but only got through a bit before putting it down. It was disappointing compared to the Last Kingdom series, which I loved.
by maximus
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How many players do you like to have in your gaming group?
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: How many players do you like to have in your gaming group?

I like 5 - 6 players. Our Monday night group seems to work best with that number.
by maximus
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Monsters know what they are doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: The Monsters know what they are doing

I can't. I can barely moderate it, not touch board configuration - that takes actual admin access. What I MEAN is that whomever has the POWER should do that. If you are a Mod you SHOULD be able to contact an Admin. No? No. I can contact just as many persons as you can. Besides, I don't even know wh...
by maximus
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: New C&C player LFG
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: New C&C player LFG

Have you checked out the C&C channel on Discord?
by maximus
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: So what world setting do you typically run C&C in?

Lurker wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:36 pm
maximus wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:02 am
Greyhawk exclusively
Sooooo you are a setting snob :lol:
Well... it's just been my favorite, and it's what we played in the early 80's when I gamed the most. Nentir Vale was fun, as was Kingdoms of Kalamar. I think a lot depends on how the DM handles.
by maximus
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So what's your favorite printing of the Players Handbook?
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: So what's your favorite printing of the Players Handbook?

Ancalagon wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:06 pm
7th printing with the alternate cover
Yup, me too
by maximus
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1012

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

I've never played a multiclass player. Would like to try in the next new game. Or maybe the class and a half.
by maximus
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New Group (pronounced "OLD") via Internet.. start up advice???
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: New Group (pronounced "OLD") via Internet.. start up advice???

Now that will come down to how much you trust your players, but I feel if you are in a group that would cheat like that you may not want to be in that group . Agreed. Being with a group you can trust is essential. The "theatre of the mind" works well for our group. I don't think Lurker wo...
by maximus
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1012

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

Kayolan wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:22 am
I don't allow multi-classing anymore. I like the simplicity and cleanness of one character, one class.
You're one mean DM...:)
by maximus
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...
Replies: 107
Views: 2749

Re: The C&C rule(s) you dislike or ignore...

I've ignored Encumbrance up until now, but am trying to phase it in. I don't like Illusionists or their ability to heal. Totally ignored.
by maximus
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: innovation to help games run smoother
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: innovation to help games run smoother

we roll initiative once at the beginning of each combat and it stays in that order for the rest of combat. I used to roll d10 +1 if DEX is prime, highest to lowest... Now I'm experimenting with a roll of 2d4... more centered around middle and the DEX prime can move folks out and those with special ...
by maximus
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quick!
Replies: 16
Views: 1033

Re: Quick!

Sarosious, Half Elf Ranger, 8th level Lupa-spadar Vinardi – Wolfsword Wine-son (Polite way of being called a bastard) House ruled home brew Swashbuckler class The same game as Sarosisus was in, and since Lupa was his drinking companion, that HAS to be why he is your favorite C&C character ;-) I...
by maximus
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How long to pick a lock?
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: How long to pick a lock?

I had a cop friend who was a locksmith as well...
by maximus
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Quick!
Replies: 16
Views: 1033

Re: Quick!

Sarosious, Half Elf Ranger, 8th level