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by Spade Marlowe
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurers Back Pack
Replies: 7
Views: 4100

Re: Adventurers Back Pack

I backed the kickstarter mainly for the backpacks. My players are fairly new to rpg's in general, so equipping characters becomes more analysis-paralysis than anything else. Just having pre-generated backpacks is a huge time saver. So for that reason, I'm happy. Overall, I think the new classes are ...
by Spade Marlowe
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Amazing Adventures movies or books?
Replies: 5
Views: 4608

Re: Amazing Adventures movies or books?

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Very pulpy, and the setting (and even the characters) fit in with the AA books. I watched it on Netflix a few months ago. Don't know if you can still find the '75 film version of Doc Savage (I actually own it). It's pretty campy, but Ron Ely played Doc pretty s...
by Spade Marlowe
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Worst fantasy movie ...
Replies: 68
Views: 36732

Re: Worst fantasy movie ...

I've seen a few bad low budget fantasy movies on Mystery Science Theater, but I can't remember their names. Nevertheless, they were all low budget movies with no name actors and directors, so expectations were low anyway. Based on a bad per $ budget, the Hobbit Trilogy is by far the worse in my book...
by Spade Marlowe
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 12674

Re: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings

Talyn - Great job and thanks for all the work.
by Spade Marlowe
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: C&C Product Line is there a list?
Replies: 15
Views: 17938

Re: C&C Product Line is there a list?

serleran wrote:Please spell my name correctly.


Doyel.
Hey, don't blame me, I just did a simple cut and paste frome the pdf.
by Spade Marlowe
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: When something is declared "dead"...
Replies: 28
Views: 9198

Re: When something is declared "dead"...

Because of that the character with 50 hp isn't taking physical damage as he is going down from 50 to 40 to 30 etc etc etc. He is getting tired less focused less lucky and those near misses are getting closer and closer to not being a near miss. This was my understanding of HP as well, even going ba...
by Spade Marlowe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Missile Weapons and ROF
Replies: 14
Views: 5734

Re: Missile Weapons and ROF

Now I found it. As Aergraith said, there's a section on Rate of Fire in the Castle Keeper's Guide (pg. 310). Heavy crossbow is every other round. There are rules for increasing rate of fire for regular bows, up to 4 arrows/round, but there are associated penalties; -2 for 2 arrows/round, -4 for 3 ar...
by Spade Marlowe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Out of Print
Topic: C&C Product Line is there a list?
Replies: 15
Views: 17938

Re: C&C Product Line is there a list?

New member here. I joined almost specifically for this question. I have an order of books coming to me from an ebay auction. I read up on some of the printing changes, but I'm looking for a printing list with dates, variants, etc. Did anyone ever start on this? I don't know if this is what your loo...
by Spade Marlowe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Missile Weapons and ROF
Replies: 14
Views: 5734

Re: Missile Weapons and ROF

I could have sworn somewhere in the PHB it says that a heavy crossbow can only be fired every other round.

Regarding the OP, keep in mind that in 1E, a combat round is 1 minute, while in C&C a combat round is 10 seconds, which explains the difference in rof.
by Spade Marlowe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Pulp resources
Replies: 30
Views: 30929

Re: Pulp resources

Wasn't aware of this version of the Nero Wolfe series, although I do remember watching the William Conrad/Lee Horsley version back in the late '70's early 80's. I've always been a Timothy Hutton fan, so I've just updated my youtube subscription. Another good source for inspiration is "Sky Captain an...
by Spade Marlowe
Sun May 13, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing at the Table
Replies: 25
Views: 9077

Re: Playing at the Table

Somewhere between 3 & 4. I find mapping the area helps me better describe what's going on (plus I just really get into maps). I use the battle map that came with the Pathfinder beginner's box and some dry erase markers (the really day glow ones). We really don't have a bunch of mini's, and definitel...
by Spade Marlowe
Thu May 10, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Missing animal stats
Replies: 10
Views: 4849

Re: Missing animal stats

Not quite a weasel, but the M&T of Ahidre has a ferret:

Ferret
Size: S
HD: 1d2
AC: 11
Attacks: Bite, 1 point
Special: Scent, +2 on Surprise
Saves: P
Int: Animal
Alignment: Neutral
Type: Animal
Treasure: Nil
XP: 3 + 1/hp
by Spade Marlowe
Thu May 10, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 12674

Re: Adventurer's Backpacks - EV ratings

Damon, I had the same thoughts. To me there are two possibilities. The first is that the rules for EV and containers have changed. The second is that they haven't changed, but just weren't explained clearly enough in the PHB (I can't remember if an example is given in the PHB). I do know that EV rul...
by Spade Marlowe
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: multi, 1.5, dual, and new classes
Replies: 16
Views: 7354

Re: multi, 1.5, dual, and new classes

Do you have the Expanded Classes supplement? I need to check, but I'm pretty sure dual-classing rules are in there. If you like class-and-a-half, then I really recommend getting that. They've really expanded on that concept.
by Spade Marlowe
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurers Backpack Editing: Adopt a Class
Replies: 38
Views: 15511

Re: Adventurers Backpack Editing: Adopt a Class

Going through the new version today. I made it through page 20, and sent Tim a list of corrections, suggested edits, a requests on clarification on some of the class abilities. Some of the class abilities need cleaning up, or at least I'm confused by some of them. I finally figured out which weapon ...
by Spade Marlowe
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Arcanist - Generic Character Class
Replies: 1
Views: 4151

Arcanist - Generic Character Class

I hope someone can help me. In one of the source books (AA, AA Companion, Book of Powers), it was mentioned that the Arcanist can be used as a template for a generic character class. It mentioned that instead of gaining spells, the character would gain an ability. I'm assuming this means gain one ab...
by Spade Marlowe
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: Metamorphosis Alpha for SIEGE?
Replies: 30
Views: 28458

Re: Metamorphosis Alpha for SIEGE?

Buttmonkey wrote:Steve is doing a seminar at Gary Con to go over TLG's plans for 2018. Metamorphosis Alpha is specially called out in the event description, so expect news on MA from Gary Con.
Did anyone have a chance to see Steve's seminar? Just curious on any news.
by Spade Marlowe
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Inspiration for character names , Where do you get yours ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6071

Re: Inspiration for character names , Where do you get yours

Lurker, CAPTCHA's are those two word phrases you have to type in on Web sites to prove you're not a robot.
by Spade Marlowe
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: FLGS Update
Replies: 33
Views: 19350

Re: FLGS Update

Being in WotC's and Paizo's stomping grounds, most of the FLGS' here are loaded with 5E and Pathfinder. That being said, Seattle has a huge gaming community, with plenty of stores. The closest one to me is near UW csmpus, but he has a pretty diverse collection; I actually picked up some C&C and AA ...
by Spade Marlowe
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: FLGS Update
Replies: 33
Views: 19350

Re: FLGS Update

Being in WotC's and Paizo's stomping grounds, most of the FLGS' here are loaded with 5E and Pathfinder. That being said, Seattle has a huge gaming community, with plenty of stores. The closest one to me is near UW csmpus, but he has a pretty diverse collection; I actually picked up some C&C and AA s...
by Spade Marlowe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: SIEGE Engine & Other TLG Games
Topic: Metamorphosis Alpha for SIEGE?
Replies: 30
Views: 28458

Re: Metamorphosis Alpha for SIEGE?

In one of his Facebook posts around Christmas, Jim Ward mentioned that he's working on a "huge Metamorphosis Alpha mapping project" for Troll Lord Games based on his notes from 40 years ago. This doesn't sound exactly like a Siege Engine version of MA, but I could be wrong.
by Spade Marlowe
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mind flayer
Replies: 37
Views: 13822

Re: Mind flayer

The psionic system in AA is one of the best ones I've seen. I also agree that it's not just a system for a pulp game. I've been trying (very, very slowly) to create a post-apocalyptic game with AA.
by Spade Marlowe
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New adventurers = new crusaders
Replies: 10
Views: 6783

Re: New adventurers = new crusaders

I'm currently running a C&C campaign for my wife and daughter. My wife, who is not a gamer, actually requests that we play whenever we have the chance. The system is so easy to use to keep them engaged with the game - I never have to take 5 minutes to look up a rule or roll up stats for a monster.
by Spade Marlowe
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: [Errata] Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde (3rd print)
Replies: 1
Views: 2871

Re: [Errata] Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde (3rd print)

Thanks; I was about to ask if this could be made as a sticky post, but then I saw the link in your signature.
by Spade Marlowe
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: NPCs Needed
Replies: 23
Views: 9630

Re: NPCs Needed

How do you want the attribute scores generated, 3d6 or 4d6 drop the lowest (or does it really matter)?
by Spade Marlowe
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Enchanting Expert and Greater Expert Weapons
Replies: 13
Views: 5890

Re: Enchanting Expert and Greater Expert Weapons

I have a similar question as the OP, but specifically to shields and armor. In the PHB, an expert shield has a +1 bonus. So what's the difference (besides looks and cost) between an expert shield and a +1 magic shield? Does a magic expert shield have a +2 bonus? Added an edit because I just read ser...
by Spade Marlowe
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Bat Swarm
Replies: 5
Views: 3461

Bat Swarm

I'm converting an old PF module for my group, and one of the encounters involve a bat swarm. I looked in M&T and Classic Monsters, and haven't seen anything comparable in C&C. Is there a C&C mechanic for handling swarming creatures that I missed? How has anyone else dealt with this? Thanks in advance.
by Spade Marlowe
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: 5th Edition
Replies: 72
Views: 28647

Re: 5th Edition

All the time it took to just to stat out some goblins is what drove me from PF to C&C. You really don't need ability scores to make a monster interesting. Add an extra attack bonus, mix in a class ability or two, maybe adjust AC or HP is all it takes.
by Spade Marlowe
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Buttmonkey's PBP Game
Replies: 1
Views: 3850

Re: Buttmonkey's PBP Game

It was pretty epic. The whole encounter was, and still is, really fun.
by Spade Marlowe
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Did I do wrong to weaken the encounter?
Replies: 18
Views: 8783

Re: Did I do wrong to weaken the encounter?

The big fight at the end is always tricky... you could have had the big guy, say "you are not worth my time" and depart leaving his minions to be the big fight.. saving the big guy for another day.. they will burn with outrage, but know the big guy was right, they barely beat the minions.... better...