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by Lurker
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Fire in the Hole

When you do, don't forget us little common plebs around here :mrgreen:
by Lurker
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: On dungeon mapping
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: On dungeon mapping

This is a good question and one I need to think about since I'm getting ready to start a face to face with 3 out of the 4 players being new or very novice. One plus in my favor, it will be a Middle Earth based setting, so no a lot of classic 'old D&D' dungeon crawls. SO, the problem of the playe...
by Lurker
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Food/Foraging/Starvation
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: Food/Foraging/Starvation

I'm not trying to be contrary, honestly I'm not .... However, if it was that easy, where everyone could do it easy peasy ... then why do Ranger and the Barbarian have class abilities specifically for this ? Now if a group does have a Ranger or a barbarian, then yeah with those abilities the group sh...
by Lurker
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Criticals & Fumbles
Replies: 19
Views: 397

Re: Criticals & Fumbles

As long as the 20 is equal in goodness as the 1 is in badness, I think many systems work. I personally like the rule of doubling the damage (dice and modifiers) on a 20. On a 1, something happens (dropped weapon for example) that may require the player to lose their next action. Describing the effe...
by Lurker
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:13 pm
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: 37
Views: 991

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

Cap K, rgr on a lot of blead over between Middle Earth and history, and yes I use real history liberaly to fill in gaps, give place names etc. Pers, first IM shot out … 2nd, I have a few old MERP books, and a lot of notes for ideas from back in the day ...38+ years ago … good Lord, I feel old now … ...
by Lurker
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:25 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: 12
Views: 347

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 Lurker
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:14 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: 37
Views: 991

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

Soooooo, I was looking at a modified Earth history setting with standard fantasy trappings. It would have been oh so easy not havint to make maps names etc ... However, it turns out I'm going to be running it in Middle-Earth. Still no maps to make (but I'll have to modify it to plus up the populatio...
by Lurker
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:06 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: 12
Views: 347

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

I really like the Advantage/Disadvantage 5E mechanic and think it works really well for skill checks. For example, if a character mentions spending a lot of down town at the local pub, granting him Advantage to his CHR check the next time he needs some information is a fun way of rewarding them. I ...
by Lurker
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Fire in the Hole
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Fire in the Hole

If he is 8 then I'm 9
by Lurker
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A long Walk
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: A long Walk

So I consulted my office library and found a couple useful primary sources for inspiration. A lot of the Medieval monks' chronicles are simply too religious in content if you're not using Christianity in your game. But the accounts of leaders have a bit more that might be of use. These are all avai...
by Lurker
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:39 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: 12
Views: 347

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

Since C&C is based on d20 D&D, you can add that stuff in easily. It won't effect your game immensely. I do an attribute score increase at every 4 levels. It works fine. R- Like Rig said, you can easily add stuff to C&C and it doesn't break the game. I am a habitual tinkerer with rules a...
by Lurker
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A long Walk
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: A long Walk

First, THANK YOU !!!!! I've been trying to get my girls to give gaming another go - years ago we played Harvisters, my younger daughter was hooked my older daughter not so much, but she liked mini war games we have played since then. However, I heard her talking about her best friend's dad used to g...
by Lurker
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:53 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: 238

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

The AD&D 1st edition premium reprints gave dwarves 7 HD. Blink, blink Dwarves re 7 HD …. wow, … I don't know if I have the reprint. If I do, I need to check it to see what else got bumped. What did they bump Elves to ? If they bumped the half pint grumpy race to 7 hd, elves need to be just as g...
by Lurker
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:45 am
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: 238

Monsters that are stronger (or weaker) than you remember

With the recent PDF sale on Drivethrou of some of the old modules, I got the classic G series. I remember back in the day running through it but I never DMed it, so I fought the monsters but didn't know specifically how strong they were I was reading through it and noticed the stats for the Fomorian...
by Lurker
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Pack Animals & Porters
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Pack Animals & Porters

Oh, and do not let them name these beasts like Tony the pony, Pule the mule, or Milk for the nanny goat.. it just gets too silly. What, PCs' making silly names, NEVER ! …. :lol: sorry couldn't keep from laughing on that. Heck, most of the time they make silly annoying etc names for their characters...
by Lurker
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Seax Swords
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Seax Swords

Nice

I always like pulling real world history weapons and information into the game.

What stats did you use for it ? something like a Dirk, or more like a Short Sword ?
by Lurker
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fighting Styles
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Fighting Styles

So I've been reading some pdfs for Forgotten Realms Grey Box and thinking about the good ole days and that lead to digging through some of my old house rules ideas. I found one I always like but I can't remember if I ever play tested it. Fighting styles All fighters, and their associated subclasses,...
by Lurker
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Criticals & Fumbles
Replies: 19
Views: 397

Re: Criticals & Fumbles

I've played under Tree's and Rigon's GMing and they both do what Ridon mentioned in his post I've ran it where a crit did auto max damage and then an additional damage dice of damage, which is similar to theirs and it worked well. However, I've been kicking around a house rule with a crit table (not...
by Lurker
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: The Crusades
Topic: Ne'er-do-Wells' C&C Arden-Vul
Replies: 9
Views: 2675

Re: Ne'er-do-Wells' C&C Arden-Vul

1 Mar 2021 recap Milun Gilad Foix De’ Canard, Inceptor Neophyte of the good wise knowing god Tinel, and professional book hunter for his god's scriptorium, carefully flipped over the corps of the dead human lying on the dirty refuse and trash covered floor. Searching for a sign or symbol to show the...
by Lurker
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .

Ok I would disagree. A FATHER is not the random genetic donor, it is the person that cared for you raised you taught you passed faith to you. Not knowing who the genetic donor is only means you do not have full disclosure on what health risks you may have from genetic issues. But other than that yo...
by Lurker
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .
Replies: 22
Views: 552

Re: I'm not Rhuvein anymore . .

Ok I would disagree. A FATHER is not the random genetic donor, it is the person that cared for you raised you taught you passed faith to you. Not knowing who the genetic donor is only means you do not have full disclosure on what health risks you may have from genetic issues. But other than that you...
by Lurker
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:02 am
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: 644

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

Jakandor is the first one that springs to mind. I've not heard of that one. What is it like ? Its basically an island, divided into who rules which side. One of them is occupied by a tribe of spellcasters, primarily using necromancy - the Charonti or something. And the other are barbarian Viking-li...
by Lurker
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Monsters know what they are doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: The Monsters know what they are doing

serleran wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:24 pm


And I guess I'll go back to not bothering with this place.

I Hope not ! I always enjoy your posts and you have added so much here over the years !!!!
by Lurker
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hey There...
Replies: 22
Views: 717

Re: Hey There...

I just ordered the 2e of Celtarium and will have Nordica and Germania on deck. I want to maybe incorporate ideas from them into Aihrde or A few Airhde ideas into a world inspire by the codex series. NICE, One thing I dislike about Aihrde is the fact they have what 4 or 5 separate cultural feels to ...
by Lurker
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Monsters know what they are doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: The Monsters know what they are doing

I've never heard of that book, but I never run my monsters or NPCs as stupid, unless they are stated that way. Monsters should never be just static flesh bags that the PCs get to go and kill just to get exp, they are part of the real (imaginary) world and should act and react as part of the world. R...
by Lurker
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: First time CK looking for advice
Replies: 5
Views: 5259

Re: First time CK looking for advice

Welcome to the world or C&C DMing! the Monday Night group I'm in uses discord all the time and roll 20 (sometimes map tools) for half the games So here is what I can advice from it From personal experience, since you are using discord & roll 20 - be ready for com issues if you have someone t...
by Lurker
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:35 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: 644

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

serleran wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:48 am
Jakandor is the first one that springs to mind.
I've not heard of that one. What is it like ?
by Lurker
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: New C&C player LFG
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: New C&C player LFG

First, welcome to the boards, glad to have you around here :!: For a game, as max said, you probably will have luck at the TLG discord channel Other than that, asking here usually, eventually, gets you a few leads on a game. The group I'm in does play Monday nights, but I usually do theater of the m...
by Lurker
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roman Emperors
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Roman Emperors

Nice !
by Lurker
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Screw it...
Replies: 40
Views: 795

Re: Screw it...

Wow I must be slipping. I missed a good conversation in the Ne'er-do-Well chat last night & I've missed this one ... I missed a lot of changes in the game over the years - 3e 4e Pathfinder etc - and was blissfully unaware of all the drauma that went on with TSR etc, so can't add anything to that...