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by Snoring Rock
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...
Replies: 57
Views: 29521

Re: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...

Oooh Treebore, you do not play nice. I agree, there were a lot of trollisms in that work of art. But the trollisms in there are missing bits and typos, not easily fixed with an old Corona typewriter. Not pretty but for the time, it was ok. It did help make the TSR production quality look all the bet...
by Snoring Rock
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The most powerful class in C&C at 1st lvl.
Replies: 37
Views: 3471

Re: The most powerful class in C&C at 1st lvl.

Yes the CK is the final arbiter but animal friendship is most likely the most abused spell out there. Well next to silent image...
by Snoring Rock
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...
Replies: 57
Views: 29521

Re: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...

I have decided to chalk that up to fabled cities that really have only 400, not 4,000 living there. You make it what you want. I am finishing up a Wilderlands City State campaign and thn starting in Aihrde. I will not let Trollisms stop me from enjoying the investment I have already made. 8-)
by Snoring Rock
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...
Replies: 57
Views: 29521

Re: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...

Rrrr... Trollisms! On the original campaign map are the cities of Ascalon (capitol), Vilshofen; both marked with city markers. Then Heinstadt, Barachia, Dundador and Aesperdi are named but not marked, telling me they are smaller in size. In the updated map, the same cities appear along with 7 others...
by Snoring Rock
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...
Replies: 57
Views: 29521

Re: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...

Ug, my A4 starts on page 122. What section?
by Snoring Rock
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Who's running games at GenCon?
Replies: 59
Views: 33279

Re: Who's running games at GenCon?

I will be there. I am running 2 games on the grid and will running something off the grid as well...
by Snoring Rock
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...
Replies: 57
Views: 29521

Re: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...

I have the Umbrage Saga but could not find the population listed.
by Snoring Rock
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...
Replies: 57
Views: 29521

Re: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...

I am looking at starting a campaign using Aihrde over in the Blacktooth Ridge. I do not see a population for Ludensheim. It is a big town/small city. I was considerig using Bards Gate as a stand in but that seems too large. The bridge thing is there and it fits in most respects. I have Kalas and tha...
by Snoring Rock
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...
Replies: 57
Views: 29521

Re: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...

What I mean is that Aihrde is a bit more empty and I can fill in some myself. Shape it more. I am not sure I ha the time for a complete world of my own. But then again.... I tend to get bogged down with details. Having some of it done for me helps. I assume you have a fantastic world of your own! Fo...
by Snoring Rock
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...
Replies: 57
Views: 29521

Big Aihrde Question-- sell me on the setting...

Ok, anyone who follows me, knows that I have been debating a change for a long time. I have been using the Wilderlands as my go-to setting for decades. I feel I need a change of pace and need to stretch and do some of my own stuff. I have everything Aihrde, but have not yet pulled the trigger. I do ...
by Snoring Rock
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C IS incomplete, and I like it that way.
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: C&C IS incomplete, and I like it that way.

I get what you're saying, SR, on the consistency and typos. If it is defined as this in this book, it should be defined the same way in the next ever. That just doesn't mean that the interpretation should be limited to one view. So, basically, we agree in spirit, not terminology. R- I think so. I p...
by Snoring Rock
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C IS incomplete, and I like it that way.
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: C&C IS incomplete, and I like it that way.

Recently I had someone explain it like this; that 3.x (more so with Pathfinder) took some of the DMing away from the DM and allowed the DM to concentrate on the creatures and not worry about rulings on the rest. The "power" was taken from the DM and given, in part, to the players. It is a different ...
by Snoring Rock
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C IS incomplete, and I like it that way.
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: C&C IS incomplete, and I like it that way.

To me, a good rule set is coherent, clear and interprets one way. I have to disagree, SR. I think the best rules are the ones that can be interpreted in different ways. I don't want the rules telling me it has to be this way and no other. I had my fill of that in 3e. I want to look at a rule and th...
by Snoring Rock
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C IS incomplete, and I like it that way.
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: C&C IS incomplete, and I like it that way.

I watched the video, and at first I wanted to turn it off but I listened all the way through. To be fair, he is right, there is a philosophy here and you are usually in one camp or the other. He makes a lot of good points. One is that if you make a "ruling" one day, then some time later you make a d...
by Snoring Rock
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The most powerful class in C&C at 1st lvl.
Replies: 37
Views: 3471

Re: The most powerful class in C&C at 1st lvl.

I may agree, but after you sound burst what; twice for the day, you are done being "all that". Now you have to stand next to the fighter the rest of the day and fight with BtH that is 2 less than the fighter (on average). I would agree more at say 4th level and higher. The cleric has to leave some s...
by Snoring Rock
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Sticky: C&C cancelled due to WOTC lawsuit.
Replies: 73
Views: 16729

Re: Sticky: C&C cancelled due to WOTC lawsuit.

GenCon 2009 I was wandering the show floor and saw C&C. I had heard of it but not actually seen it. I circled the booth several times before stopping. Steve pinned me on the floor and took my wallet. He did not take as much money as I had expected, so now I play C&C. It is like a weight was taken of...
by Snoring Rock
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The most powerful class in C&C at 1st lvl.
Replies: 37
Views: 3471

Re: The most powerful class in C&C at 1st lvl.

I would have gone with the cleric but we are talking 1st level. The cleric runs out of spells by lunch time and the fighter still fights the same, all day. I say fighter by a nose....
by Snoring Rock
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Aihrde Map Question
Replies: 6
Views: 4685

Re: Aihrde Map Question

The new large map PDF. The old two-piece map dos not show that detail. I looked up every city in the new Codex PDF Beta) and all of them are listed, nothing missing. It appease to be a Trollism.

Typos and map errata too?

Can we get the Troll Lords to lose that unnamed city?
by Snoring Rock
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Aihrde Map Question
Replies: 6
Views: 4685

Aihrde Map Question

Look at the eastern kingdom of New Aenochia. Find the "Ans" River and follow it to the confluence with the Voer River (hard to read). North East of Gunz and North West of Lake Asfral is a big black dot marking a city. What is the name? What does that dot mean? I assume that city should have a name. ...
by Snoring Rock
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Things People House Rule
Replies: 19
Views: 4436

Re: Things People House Rule

With regard to initiative, typically our regular gaming group doesn't run in by the book, but Todd Gray of the Troll Lords ran initiative in a by the book fashion that worked really well, even with a larger group: Essentially, he had everyone roll their d10 for initiative, including whatever NPCs m...
by Snoring Rock
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing C&C btb or house ruling.
Replies: 22
Views: 2449

Re: Playing C&C btb or house ruling.

Totally get it, though it's when I have the house rules that I am wanting to change them over and over again, I figure, why do it then? You do have a solid set of house rules and I enjoy playing in your games, but to be honest Treebore, I've never been a big rules guy, it's not the rules you use th...
by Snoring Rock
Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Black & white, versus colour book interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 1768

Re: Black & white, versus colour book interiors

I like the 11-7 and 5 mixed take as well. But the tiny number in this poll does not come close to the numbers of sales of color books vs. black and white and what it may or may not do for the game expanding to more gamers. I wish we could see those numbers. How many existing gamers purchased and how...
by Snoring Rock
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Black & white, versus colour book interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 1768

Re: Black & white, versus colour book interiors

Black and white is certainly nostalgic, but that is where its draw for me ends. I have both, and I prefer the color. On top of that, TLG has to move forward and sell books in order to do so. We live in a color world now. Whether that was solidified by Wizards or Paizo, I am not sure, but the "now" a...
by Snoring Rock
Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Anyone roll ability scores btb?
Replies: 48
Views: 14683

Re: Anyone roll ability scores btb?

I like the btb 3d6 style best. High stats are memorable, and the players focus less on their attribute scores and more on decision making. I don't agree that a character with average attributes is "average" as far as the common populace goes. Just being a classed character makes one above average i...
by Snoring Rock
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: An Evil Campaign
Replies: 11
Views: 1443

Re: An Evil Campaign

Treebore wrote:I've tried running evil campaigns a couple of times over the years, both ended up being failures. Short term games can probably work, but I will never try such a campaign again.
+1
by Snoring Rock
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Differing book sizes across the line
Replies: 26
Views: 4883

Re: Differing book sizes across the line

I purchased mine to play, yes; but they should be symmetrical on the shelf. This picture reminds me how many spelling mistakes and how much errata is contained inside them as well. That said, I enjoy the game so much that I overlook that. The real content is the old-school approach and rules light g...
by Snoring Rock
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Botkinburg Population
Replies: 7
Views: 4436

Re: Botkinburg Population

mmbutter wrote:Per module A1: "There are roughly 300 people living in Botkinburg, with an additional 50 halflings."
Thank you kind sir!
by Snoring Rock
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: World of Aihrde Campaign Setting
Topic: Botkinburg Population
Replies: 7
Views: 4436

Botkinburg Population

Is there a published population for Botkinburg?