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by Persimmon
Sat May 15, 2021 1:12 am
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: 47
Views: 1199

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

It's C&C. Basically she's a wizard but can only cast spells related to the elements, broadly interpreted. Anything from Elemental Spells is okay even though some of those spells aren't really elemental. And then stuff like fireball, wall of ice, etc., are fair game. I thought about adding other ...
by Persimmon
Sat May 15, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Info on all the different printings?
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Info on all the different printings?

Not necessarily. Old School Essentials just did it and the price wasn't bad at all. And they kept the smaller books too so there were options. May not be cost effective for TLG, but given that they're always doing multiple sizes and leather versions, etc., I think it could be plausible. And I'm just...
by Persimmon
Fri May 14, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Info on all the different printings?
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Info on all the different printings?

They're moving all the higher level player character stuff from the CKG to the PHB. But then you'll still need the Players Archive and the Adventurers Spellbook to get all the character classes and spells from all the supplements in one place. Personally, I would have liked one big Players Guide tha...
by Persimmon
Thu May 13, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Info on all the different printings?
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Info on all the different printings?

And of course the upcoming 8th printing will add more.
by Persimmon
Thu May 13, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Keeping it interesting for all...
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Keeping it interesting for all...

I may be in the minority here but I always liked those late 1e non-weapon proficiencies as a way to flesh out characters and their backgrounds more. I'll still pull out my Wilderness & Dungeoneer's Survival Guides sometimes and jot down notes for certain characters reflecting that they have back...
by Persimmon
Tue May 11, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Listen "skill" fixed for my rules
Replies: 19
Views: 205

Re: Listen "skill" fixed for my rules

Of course it's connected to Wisdom. Wise people know when/how to listen.
by Persimmon
Tue May 11, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What else have we let fall away?
Replies: 16
Views: 230

Re: What else have we let fall away?

I also liked the old level titles. Cooler to say "I'm Akazzikus the Conjuror," rather than "I'm Akazzikus the 2nd level magic-user." And, as someone else observed, that's when wizard was a title one earned, rather than just your class. Not sure why they didn't just use mage or ma...
by Persimmon
Mon May 10, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What else have we let fall away?
Replies: 16
Views: 230

Re: What else have we let fall away?

7) up to the player, but … names have meaning and power and influence. If you want to be a jack wagon and have a stupid BS name be ready for EVERYONE to treat you like you are a jack wagon. The flip side, if you take the time to look at the general language being used for the society, or look at hi...
by Persimmon
Mon May 10, 2021 9:13 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: 200

Re: What is in your perfect homemade DM screen ?

Yeah; I had the latest one, traded it to someone, and now I can't find it anymore! Argh!!!!!!!!
by Persimmon
Mon May 10, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why C&C?
Replies: 22
Views: 437

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 e...
by Persimmon
Sun May 09, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Where did all the Named spells go??
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Where did all the Named spells go??

Interestingly enough Greg Gillespie includes named spells as new spells in all his published megadungeons if you like that sort of thing.
by Persimmon
Sun May 09, 2021 6:21 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: 47
Views: 1199

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

I may be a rarity here, but I think the -6 of having 1 less prime is to harsh. I've only played a human 2-3 times. I never felt it a problem for the demi-human PCs. I was playing a role though and not a group of stats or a "build" Well-put. I always try to come up with a cool character co...
by Persimmon
Sun May 09, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Keeping it interesting for all...
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Keeping it interesting for all...

Same sort of thing really. Give thieves stuff to steal, traps to find, walls to climb, and locks to pick. Give wizards scrolls to find, magical weirdness to investigate, magic items to detect and identify, and creatures to fight that is much easier to beat with the right spell. Give clerics undead ...
by Persimmon
Sun May 09, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What else have we let fall away?
Replies: 16
Views: 230

Re: What else have we let fall away?

I'll give my take on a few of these and add one. 1. We generally go 4d6, drop the lowest & arrange in any order. But recently for OSE I had players go 4d6 drop the lowest in order, which was interesting as it impacted character class decisions. And we rolled up 12 PCs and there was only 1 abilit...
by Persimmon
Sat May 08, 2021 4:17 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: 200

Re: What is in your perfect homemade DM screen ?

I think someone said poison types & effects, but that should be in there. The turning undead rules, since they differ a bit from AD&D. Definitely item saving throws. I'd say weapon damage, but that's on the character record sheets & I always put that on a sheet with the marching order, w...
by Persimmon
Sat May 08, 2021 4:04 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: 47
Views: 1199

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

The irony for us is that humans are almost always the minority in the parties we create, just because we think demi-humans are cooler. So my campaign world heavily emphasizes demi-humans and they aren't the rarities or freaks they are in many settings. The higher level party consists of: Female Huma...
by Persimmon
Sat May 08, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What gives??? The Boards are Alive again???
Replies: 23
Views: 597

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

There is only one other forum I've been on (AS&SH) that is as consistently civil and engaged with the game itself as this one. So many of the bigger forums quickly degenerate into trolling, politics, and personal attacks. And thankfully, because of the decision of the publisher to not keep revis...
by Persimmon
Fri May 07, 2021 6:45 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: 47
Views: 1199

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

I do think the extra prime is enough to balance, but, as I noted, I also impose class restrictions on demi-humans, generally restricting them to the "typical" classes listed in the PHB. I used to impose level limits too, but I finally ditched that. If it's an ABP class, I rule off the cuff...
by Persimmon
Fri May 07, 2021 2:58 am
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: 47
Views: 1199

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

One thing I'd probably steal from 5e is to replace giving humans an extra prime with giving them +1 to every stat instead. Greetings, Hakdov. Welcome to the boards and may your zombies remain intact. One of the features I like the most about C&C is that humans have 3 primes! 8-) Agreed! But in ...
by Persimmon
Fri May 07, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: 7th Print PHB
Replies: 9
Views: 10112

Re: 7th Print PHB

I just got back into C&C myself so I missed the KS, but my sense is that they'll be published over the summer. The most recent updates were for backers only.
by Persimmon
Thu May 06, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: 7th Print PHB
Replies: 9
Views: 10112

Re: 7th Print PHB

Well, they're about to fulfill the 8th printing KS, so it will be awhile before you see anything like that methinks: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ckg/castles-and-crusades-roads-to-adventure They're also putting out a new printing of the Castle Keeper's Guide, which will feature lots of new a...
by Persimmon
Thu May 06, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: A bit of 'heresy'
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: A bit of 'heresy'

Yeah, I port all kinds of classic AD&D stuff into my homebrew campaign, even keeping, or just slightly modifying some of the place names. In most cases those back stories are vague enough to make it easy. I've done the same with C&C, though in a few cases, like with Aufstrag, it requires a b...
by Persimmon
Wed May 05, 2021 2:01 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: 47
Views: 1199

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

As is well-known around here, I loathe pretty much everything 5e, but as I recall, with advantage/disadvantage you simply roll 2d20 and take the better or worse result depending upon whether you have advantage or disadvantage. Other games, like Shadow of the Demon Lord, have adopted variations of th...
by Persimmon
Tue May 04, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How Many Scenarios?
Replies: 3
Views: 82

How Many Scenarios?

I've realized that I have the opposite of writer's block. I just have too many campaign or adventure ideas bouncing around in my head so it seems like I'm always working on multiple things. Cases in point: I recently finished writing my Quest for the Runestones campaign arc for our group. But then I...
by Persimmon
Mon May 03, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: help with light spell ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: help with light spell ideas

There's that "Moonbeam" 5th level druid spell from Unearthed Arcana, but it's pretty weak. You could have it cause fear, perhaps offer some kind of saving throw (CHA?) bonus and maybe even do damage if they invoke Elbereth like some kind of holy light. It should definitely embolden allies.
by Persimmon
Sun May 02, 2021 1:00 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: 47
Views: 1199

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

We're experimenting with the "action dice" from DCC. Essentially this gives more attacks or character actions at higher levels, but the second one is usually on a lower die on the dice chain. So a 5th level fighter technically gets two attacks, but the second is on a d14, rather than a d20...
by Persimmon
Sun May 02, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why C&C?
Replies: 22
Views: 437

Re: Why C&C?

We actually played a fair amount of AS&SH between 2018-20. We went through every published module except the very last one. Campaign ended when all the PCs died. That happened over multiple adventures and since all the players ran multiple characters, it didn't matter until the last adventure (L...
by Persimmon
Sat May 01, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite ways to start a new group
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: Favorite ways to start a new group

Remember the intro to the old D&D cartoon where it was a carnival ride that took them to their campaign world? I suppose you could use that too. Everyone on the ride got transported together.
by Persimmon
Sat May 01, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why C&C?
Replies: 22
Views: 437

Re: Why C&C?

I actually kind of like those one-off movies, especially Rogue One. So that could be like Swords & Wizardry. Hearkens back to the original, pays homage, but doesn't try to do too much. And fits in between OD&D and AD&D, much like Rogue One fits between the prequels & the original Sta...