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by Kayolan
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Screw it...
Replies: 40
Views: 1124

Re: Screw it...

I respect anyone's vision, but sometimes reading Stephen's flavor text for Airdhe (and this is just coming from reading Tome of the Unclean & Monsters & Treasures of Airdhe) is like reading a combination of The Silmarillion and the rantings of the Rick Moranis character from Ghostbusters. N...
by Kayolan
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The ranger's innate class penalties...
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: The ranger's innate class penalties...

I'm talking about the ranger being able to move silently in chain, and am interested in hearing differing opinions about it. Thanks for sharing yours. If anything, rather than stripping away the rogue's penalties, perhaps we should add some to the ranger's move silently check if he wears armor heav...
by Kayolan
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The ranger's innate class penalties...
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: The ranger's innate class penalties...

There are also bracers or defense, cloaks and rings of protection, etc. that can give a rogue better AC without having to wear heavier armor. Logically, metal armor isn't as quiet as leather. I fail to see the justification for having no penalty for wearing armor that will make more sound when movin...
by Kayolan
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The ranger's innate class penalties...
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: The ranger's innate class penalties...

That's the thing: many are quick to come up with reasons why a rogue can't possibly move silently in any armour better than leather, but at the same time they acknowledge that the ranger can do that very thing without issue. The ranger is only allowed to move silently in wilderness areas. The rogue...
by Kayolan
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Criticals & Fumbles
Replies: 31
Views: 956

Re: Criticals & Fumbles

A natural 20 on the to hit roll gives you maximum damage, no need to roll damage.

A natural 1 means you lose your next turn. You aren't helpless but cannot take any action the next round.
by Kayolan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The ranger's innate class penalties...
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: The ranger's innate class penalties...

I think in all these cases, they're trying to push you towards the archetype or classic trope. Of course, it's a class-based game and that's what the classes have always been. There's an implied "world" to the game that is inherent in the rules, it goes all the way back to the original ga...
by Kayolan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The ranger's innate class penalties...
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: The ranger's innate class penalties...

I'm pretty sure barbarians have the same issue. Depends on the printing of the PHB you're using. 1st-3rd printings, they have no restrictions to any of their abilities based on armor worn. 4th printing and onward, there is a restriction to climbing or swimming ("deerstalker") if the barba...
by Kayolan
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The ranger's innate class penalties...
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: The ranger's innate class penalties...

Is the ranger the only class that has innate penalties built into it? Ie. The ranger has an armour allowed list, but if he wears those armours, he can't perform his class skills: conceal, move silently, climb, etc.(the rogue cant perform the same skills in any armour over leather). A ranger can wea...
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 490
Views: 241963

Re: What are you reading?

How is this version of Blackmoor? What system is it written for, if any? I liked the DA module series, again because I thought the lore was pretty cool. Only "Temple of the Frog" was really good as an adventure. This was put out by Zeitgeist and then in partnership with Goodman Games. It'...
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castle Keeper's Guide
Replies: 34
Views: 1640

Re: Castle Keeper's Guide

I really wanted to like the CKG when it was finally released after years of waiting for it. I wish I could say that I found it useful but honestly I never had much use for it and the tables were kind of messed up with the numbers (bad editing). As a curiosity it was fun to read in part, but overall...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 490
Views: 241963

Re: What are you reading?

Dave Arneson's Blackmoor. I'm reading it mainly for the lore.

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by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:36 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: 1526

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

I use my own campaign setting of Krysonia, which has been cobbled together since the late 1980s. Last fall I hired Glynn Seal from Monkeyblood Design to make nicer versions of my old hand-drawn maps, which you can see here: https://monkeyblooddesign.co.uk/2020/10/25/krysonia-leng-commission/ As you...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Castle Keeper's Guide
Replies: 34
Views: 1640

Re: Castle Keeper's Guide

I really wanted to like the CKG when it was finally released after years of waiting for it. I wish I could say that I found it useful but honestly I never had much use for it and the tables were kind of messed up with the numbers (bad editing). As a curiosity it was fun to read in part, but overall ...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:27 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: 402

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

I'd vote for Zoom. Far less hassle than all those crappy VTT things. You can just share screen for dice rolls and you can have a gallery where you see everyone. But I'm low-tech. And to be honest, I haven't actually played on a VTT; just seen some of the videos on youtube, which make them seem pret...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1022

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

If you really want to blow up the class system, check out Expanding Classes for C&C: https://www.trolllord.com/tlgstore/#!/C ... p/69621045
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Zero Magic C&C
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Zero Magic C&C

You could run a Planet of the Apes type setting, there isn't any magic but psionics exist (see Beneath the Planet of the Apes). Apes Victorius by Goblinoid Games https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/daniel-proctor/apes-victorious/paperback/product-1dj5qrqp.html?page=1&pageSize=4 could easily be conve...
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:31 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: 862

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

I never tried Haunted Highlands, I've heard good things about it, that it's very swords & sorcery but I missed the books when they were in print. Also, Hallowed Oracle but I know very little about it.
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Half-Elf Empathy bonus
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Half-Elf Empathy bonus

The way I see it is, the half-elf is only getting two primes, so you may as well give them the +2 to those charisma saves.
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:26 pm
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: 2774

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

I'm not sure what you guys are arguing about, is it that the racial modifiers to attributes should be removed or kept?
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The Monsters know what they are doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1367

Re: The Monsters know what they are doing

Finally, something that imo should have been done a long time ago, thanks mgtremaine.
by Kayolan
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hey There...
Replies: 23
Views: 971

Re: Hey There...

NICE, One thing I dislike about Aihrde is the fact they have what 4 or 5 separate cultural feels to the peoples there but only 1 set of deities and the deities don't match the cultures, so I've always kicked around the idea of adding other pantheons. However, I never thought of using the codexes as...
by Kayolan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1022

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

How do you handle the fighter/wizard class and a half? I've seen that one combination can cast spell in armor, the other does not. Do you follow this indication? If not, there are problems? Perhaps it's only if fighter is your half class and not your full class that you cannot wear armor and cast s...
by Kayolan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Conan the Animated
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Conan the Animated

by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multi-classing?
Replies: 30
Views: 1022

Re: How do you handle multi-classing?

I don't allow multi-classing anymore. I like the simplicity and cleanness of one character, one class. You're one mean DM...:) I also only allow the 1st-3rd printings of the PHB at my table 8-) What changes does that entail? ...Or prevent, I suppose. The main difference is the barbarian class and t...
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Screw it...
Replies: 40
Views: 1124

Re: Screw it...

Huh, interesting. What happened in the 90's to drive that? A lot of people had issues with TSRs behavior and what Lorraine Williams did with the company. I was in High School until 93 and lived in a small town with no real access to anything beyond what the local comic shop would have. The closest ...
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:54 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: 1526

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

Julian Grimm wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:42 am
Has anyone tried Mystara with C&C?
I have, ran a lengthy online campaign set in Mystara here on the forums years ago.

I started it with the orange cover version of B3 Palace of the Silver Princess and went from there.

(Which is available for free at Vaults of Pandius btw)
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Screw it...
Replies: 40
Views: 1124

Re: Screw it...

Nothing wrong with that, the CK is supposed to have fun too! And if you aren't really happy with the setting you are using, you risk CK burnout or worse, a failed campaign.
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:18 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: 2774

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

Pardon me, but that's an awful lot of mental gymnastics to justify illusionist healing. The Trolls are clearly backtracking what the illusionist class represents after their changes. Another reason why I don't like the 4th printing of the PHB and beyond. I find the explanations in the CKG regarding ...
by Kayolan
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Roman Emperors
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Roman Emperors

Realistic Facial Recreations Using AI and Photoshop (1st Century CE)

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