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by Wolfram_Stout
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Amazing Adventures
Topic: Amazing Adventures Pre Orders Now Open!
Replies: 109
Views: 54883

about perfect timing

Hello,

I am just starting to get into reading Steampunk, and was looking for a possible system to run an adventure.


Looking forward to this.

Wolfram
by Wolfram_Stout
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What rules did you not remember even existing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

1/2 elves

<t>I was re-reading my 1st ed. AD&D last year and was amazed that I have never picked up that the alignment distributin for 1/2 Elves and 1/2 Orcs were the same.<br/> <br/> I don't have the book in front of me know, but per the Race entry in the PHB, a 1/2 elf was just as likely to be evil (or a...
by Wolfram_Stout
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best fantasy novel or series you've read- ever
Replies: 65
Views: 4875

WHAT?

<t>Ok,<br/> <br/> I am having a hard time coming up with one from my top three. But since this is page 3 and he has not been mentioned yet.<br/> <br/> The Amber Series by Roger Zelazny.<br/> <br/> But I also have to list:<br/> <br/> Black Company by Glen Cook<br/> <br/> The Deryni Series by K. Kurtz...
by Wolfram_Stout
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C & C lot on Ebay...final chance! Auction ends 2/28!
Replies: 22
Views: 1418

A5

Hi,

I have been looking for an excuse to get A5 anyway. Thanks for the heads up on your items.

Wolfram
by Wolfram_Stout
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Riddles In The Dark.
Replies: 18
Views: 3140

turkish treasure box

Lord Dynel wrote: Something to consider, and this may or may not be up your alley, but I've been considering actually getting wood or metal puzzles to toss on the table. I would caution you, as CK, make sure that you know how to solve it. I've been mulling this over for some time, as perhaps a way ...
by Wolfram_Stout
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Riddles In The Dark.
Replies: 18
Views: 3140

Old Style

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> Do you live near a University? or a really good public library? <br/> <br/> In the Middle Tennesee State Uni, Library, there were some great books on riddles. I am not talking about you normal Big Book of Riddles. But books on Anglo-Saxon Riddles, and scholarly (spelling?) on riddl...
by Wolfram_Stout
Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: What's Pathfinder?
Replies: 44
Views: 7645

Pathfinder is...

<t>Pathfinder is a $50 570+ page 4 lb monster that "fixes" D&D 3.5. That is the core book, it does not have any actually monsters in it.<br/> <br/> I tried to get on the Pathfinder bandwagon and just couldn't. I want my games inexpensive, short and easy. <br/> <br/> I hope the Troll Lords can sn...
by Wolfram_Stout
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Point Buy.
Replies: 22
Views: 836

whenever i

<t>Hello,<br/> <br/> Whenever I want to do point buy I figure out what I want the average to be say 13, then mulitply it by 6 and give them the total to spend ie 78.<br/> <br/> I don't make them figure out a base then a point chart. They are all very intelligent, and at least one or two of them woul...
by Wolfram_Stout
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Detailing and Defining the Tainted Lands
Replies: 10
Views: 859

I hope you don't mind.

<t>I hope it is not out of line for me to add a thought I had:<br/> <br/> Shard Storms: Shard Storms can form illusions of safe structures (such as towers, huts, etc) or people motioning the party to follow them.<br/> <br/> BE WARNED. If the unwary travel seeks the shelter or follows these phantasms...
by Wolfram_Stout
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Good the Bad & the Ugly: C&C
Replies: 90
Views: 2325

2...or 4

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> I can rarely afford $40+ at one time anymore.<br/> <br/> I like the 2 book set (Even though over the long term I will pay more than a single volume book).<br/> <br/> I also like option 4 stream line it.<br/> <br/> See, for me, the big appeal of C&C is that it is very affordable...
by Wolfram_Stout
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Man that was a close call.
Replies: 35
Views: 591

Re: bought the books played once but

DaveyB wrote: To be fair LD, system mastery comes with any game or rules set in general that relies on a similar method of feats, skills, edges, etc.; it's not specific to D&D or RPGs in general. Who among us out there hasn't tried to exploit the rules in a given game or system to gain an advantage...
by Wolfram_Stout
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Spell Cards for C&C
Replies: 12
Views: 1326

DIY

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> When the older versions of D&D was the game of choice, I just made my own. <br/> <br/> I didn't play spellcasters alot, but when I did, making my spellbook was one of the most fun things to do. I would buy one of those folders that had the metal bendy things so that you could b...
by Wolfram_Stout
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Man that was a close call.
Replies: 35
Views: 591

bought the books played once but

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> I bought the 4th Edition D&D books, DM'ed it once, enjoyed it very much. But I realized I didn't have it in me to master the rules. And my players play whatever I put on the table.<br/> <br/> I like a lot of the philosophies of 4th edition, and think they helped me be a better ...
by Wolfram_Stout
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Do you use miniatures?
Replies: 47
Views: 4591

if by minis

<t>Hello,<br/> <br/> If by minis you mean "something or other to indicate where stuff and people are in combat" then yes always. Sometimes not official minis, but yes we always use them.<br/> <br/> For my case it can be tracked to a very bad AD&D DM I had. In one part of an adventure, the party ...
by Wolfram_Stout
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So what's this I hear Jim Ward is killing TLG?
Replies: 164
Views: 7127

What I liked

<t>Hello,<br/> <br/> What I liked about that thread was that in on moment, he was dogging the Tainted Lands because it was a re-hash and therefore did not show any intelligence and imagination (my rough paraphrase), then in the next moment, was dogging that paragraph because it didn't have specific ...
by Wolfram_Stout
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Old School vs New Packaging???
Replies: 34
Views: 1586

Don't get it either

<t>Hello,<br/> <br/> I have been reading on lots of boards about New School vs. Old School. I don't really get it.<br/> <br/> I have been gaming since 80 or 81 (AD&D 1st edition pre UA was my start). I am not looking for the "old school vibe" now. I have played (DM'ed in fact) 4th edition and ha...
by Wolfram_Stout
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: C&C / 4E similarities in mechanics
Replies: 18
Views: 990

same thing

Hi,

I actually thought the same thing. I am really likeing the thought of adding some at-will powers to the C&C classes.

Wolfram
by Wolfram_Stout
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What happens if 4th edition bombs ?
Replies: 237
Views: 7016

well

<t>Considering that D&D RPG is probably pretty low on the totem pole as far as money makers, I don't that Hasbro would ever dump WOTC over it.<br/> <br/> I mean they have Magic, they have the collectible games, heck they now have Heroscape. And the D&D Novels are more moneymakers than the RP...
by Wolfram_Stout
Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Would YOU pay $14.99 a month to play 4E online?
Replies: 43
Views: 1681

heck yeah

<t>hi,<br/> <br/> Heck yeah.<br/> <br/> $9.99 (I can commit to a year) and I get:<br/> <br/> Online version of every WOTC D&D book<br/> <br/> Dragaon Magazine<br/> <br/> Dungeon Magazine<br/> <br/> Virtual Tabletop that I can use to play when the gang can't come over...<br/> <br/> THAT I CAN EVE...
by Wolfram_Stout
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WOTC's video tribute to Gary
Replies: 29
Views: 711

Re: also note

Rhuvein wrote: Hi Wolfram. I respectively disagree about a dedication. As mentioned above, the company owes everything it is to Gary. 3X or 4X or whatever future version that may appear in the future, is a derivative (good or bad) of Gary's creation (Arnesson as well), so I believe the dedication i...
by Wolfram_Stout
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WOTC's video tribute to Gary
Replies: 29
Views: 711

also note

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> Over on the enworld board someone started a thread in the 4th forum asking for the new core books to be dedicated to Gary. Within an hour, Scott Rouse had posted and said done.<br/> <br/> Now of course, we have no idea if that means a page in each book, a single line, or whatever. ...
by Wolfram_Stout
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: The Crusader
Topic: Where is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

my first

This will be my first episode, so I am getting pretty hyped up as well.

Wolfram
by Wolfram_Stout
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Making your own adventures...
Replies: 18
Views: 732

walks and kids

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> For years, I could always count on getting inspirational ideas on my middle of the night walks with my dog. I would be half asleep outside at 2am and I would get a scene in my head. If it was good enough that I remembered it in the morning, I could start working around that one sce...
by Wolfram_Stout
Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Lets take this baby for a spin
Replies: 7
Views: 240

wow what fun

<t>So, <br/> <br/> Instead of using the infiltration of Dream-mages (Illusionist from the southern jungle area) into lankhmar as a way to forge contacts in the Sorcerer Guild, the two players decided to antagonize the Guild as well.<br/> <br/> The players had been slipped a dreamstone by a Sorc guil...
by Wolfram_Stout
Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Upon the Forge's Anvil!
Topic: Shipping this Week {02-04-08} TLG 8501 Engineering Dungeons
Replies: 64
Views: 26487

really fun

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> Really fun book. So far I have not really used it for a real dungeon, but am playing with it, creating random stuff and seeing if I can make a logical placement. A really good exercise.<br/> <br/> It actually is bringing me back to the table to draw out bigger dungeons. <br/> <br/>...
by Wolfram_Stout
Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Lets take this baby for a spin
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Lets take this baby for a spin

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> So, tomorrow I start my real first crack at running C&C (I have owned the books for a year now). Not content to let things be, I had to see just how good this engine runs. So, here is the saga so far.<br/> <br/> I am setting the game in Lankhmar. I have 2 players one playing a ...
by Wolfram_Stout
Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Pankratiast, a variant monk *Questions & looking for hel
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

it may be fine

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> On a closer reading, along with the PHB Monk section side by side, I think your class is more offensive oriented, but I think that is fine.<br/> <br/> I think the phb monk is a little low on fighting power. So changing out some of his save bonuses and such for more options is a goo...
by Wolfram_Stout
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Pankratiast, a variant monk *Questions & looking for hel
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

I like it

<t>Hi,<br/> <br/> I like it. I have a player (new campaign starting) and he wants a monk without the oriental flavor. You saved me a bit of time.<br/> <br/> Also, I have not read over it in analytical detail, it seems like it may be a touch over powered, which is perfect, because my game is going to...
by Wolfram_Stout
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Any recommendations for Solo adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

serleran wrote: There's a product called Engineering Dungeons that can be used for solo adventuring, if desired. Hi, I am already buying that, any idea when the release date will be announced? Thanks everybody. I did not think of the old T&T stuff, and I did not know about the Exp Retreat Line. The...
by Wolfram_Stout
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Any recommendations for Solo adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Any recommendations for Solo adventure

Hi,

I am in the position to start playing C&C with a single player. Any suggestions for good single character adventures? I am comfortable with converting from any edition of D&D.

Thanks

Wolfram