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by Just Jeff
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: ranger prime
Replies: 15
Views: 1337

Re: ranger prime

When I first showed up here I asked about letting a fighter have dex as the class prime instead of strength. It was just part of a thought experiment on transferring an old AD&D character to C&C, and I was curious how many CKs would allow it. I don't recall any naysayers. If it fits the character an...
by Just Jeff
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Geek Test
Replies: 20
Views: 1332

Re: Geek Test

MormonYoYoMan wrote:I took the test, but I'm not geeky enough to count up the number of questions "correct" and determine a percentile score. :(
I was geeky enough to hit the button that calculated my score for me. 8-)
by Just Jeff
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Geek Test
Replies: 20
Views: 1332

Re: Geek Test

My shirt tucked into my underwear? I must have been gaming the day they explained that one.

I just made it across the Major Geek threshold, probably due to movie watching; the only boxes left unchecked in that section were All Star Trek Movies and Donnie Darko.
by Just Jeff
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Low Magic?... Sure... but what about no magic
Replies: 21
Views: 2516

Re: Low Magic?... Sure... but what about no magic

I've not gamed in a magic-free fantasy world, but I've read there and I've written there. In fact, on this week's Writing Excuses, Ellen Kushner talked about magic-free second-world fantasy lit. If you wanted a game of intrigue, you could do worse than gaming in the world of Swordspoint . (I'm sure ...
by Just Jeff
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Code of honor for lawful evil knight?
Replies: 15
Views: 2681

Re: Code of honor for lawful evil knight?

Lord Dynel wrote:6. You shall follow the law.
In general, I like this list, but on this one I would change "the law" to "your law." Would the knight really care about the laws of a heathen city when compared to his god's laws? Likewise the line about criminals, as it would depend on whose laws they've broken.
by Just Jeff
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: A C&C home made screen insert in landscape
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: A C&C home made screen insert in landscape

Timely post. I was just starting to think about what to put on mine, so hopefully you'll get some responses.
by Just Jeff
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why is the CKG PDF not discounted for the 50% off sale?
Replies: 33
Views: 2794

Re: Why is the CKG PDF not discounted for the 50% off sale?

zarathustra wrote:Don't worry, Emirikol gets a nod too!
Oh, that one was quite obvious. I opened the PDF for the first time, skimmed the ToC, and jumped to page 83. It was a wonderful surprise.
by Just Jeff
Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why is the CKG PDF not discounted for the 50% off sale?
Replies: 33
Views: 2794

Re: Why is the CKG PDF not discounted for the 50% off sale?

And is that a paladin in hell I see? Hmm. It's no Emirikol the Chaotic, but if I squint a little, perhaps.
by Just Jeff
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Why is the CKG PDF not discounted for the 50% off sale?
Replies: 33
Views: 2794

Re: Why is the CKG PDF not discounted for the 50% off sale?

I cracked the pdf this evening, and I've got to say it somewhere, so I figure this is as good a place as any: I love the artwork on page 83. Takes me back (although, you know, mischievous instead of sinister).
by Just Jeff
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Saves vs. Magic and their CL
Replies: 18
Views: 1504

Re: Saves vs. Magic and their CL

Sounds like you've got a straightforward solution. Let us know how it works as levels rise.
by Just Jeff
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: monotheism in C&C
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

Re: monotheism in C&C

But it is rapidly approaching an old RPG religious debate. ;)
by Just Jeff
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: monotheism in C&C
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

Re: monotheism in C&C

Any RPG adventure is really telling a story I disagree. Any RPG adventure is creating a story, but we're all creating story every moment of our existence. A storytelling game is one in which creating the story is a focus, and players and GMs make decisions based in large part on how they affect the...
by Just Jeff
Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: monotheism in C&C
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

Re: monotheism in C&C

I don't do storytelling either, and games designed that way have always run cross-purposes to what i enjoy in gaming. I want roleplaying, with stories being told after the fact.
by Just Jeff
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Wizard Access to Illusionist Spells
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Wizard Access to Illusionist Spells

But if the Wizard researches a spell like color spray I would allow it. But you should make it slightly different and maybe bump it to second level. Something like that.... That's what I was thinking. I believe our nemesis in a long-running AD&Dv1 was a Wizard/Illusionist. Oi, did that guy have spe...
by Just Jeff
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Day

General Tso's! General Tso's!

And, of course, BattleLore.

(I love my wife. :D)
by Just Jeff
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: monotheism in C&C
Replies: 38
Views: 2783

Re: monotheism in C&C

I've mixed the two within the same game world, with some cultures being polytheistic, and others being monotheistic (and usually believing some unsavory things about the source of power for the polies).
by Just Jeff
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: EFREETI BOTTLE: description text clarification
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: EFREETI BOTTLE: description text clarification

Arduin wrote:So, clearly if you make the middle roll, a PC can use more than once...
That's how I read it too. Either way, the description should be rewritten to clarify.

Using either as a pronoun for more than two things is usually discouraged, but it does show up on occasion.
by Just Jeff
Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Possible alignment issues in my A0 game
Replies: 5
Views: 926

Re: Possible alignment issues in my A0 game

It's not going to derail the group, but I don't want even minor friction. I can't help with the specifics--I'd just wing it--but given what I've quoted, in future campaigns I'd recommend having everyone build the party together rather than individuals creating disparate characters and trying to for...
by Just Jeff
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Castle Keepers Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: C&C Castle Keepers Screen

Wait 20 years and eBay that sucker!. ;)
by Just Jeff
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing without Raise Dead
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: Playing without Raise Dead

On the other hand, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising just wouldn't be the same without raise dead. :D
by Just Jeff
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Attribute Generation
Replies: 30
Views: 2787

Re: Attribute Generation

3d6 six times, sort to taste. Do that a few times and pick the one you want. If the CK agrees, throw those out and repeat. A GM once had me generate six stat columns using the "3d6 and sort to taste" method. I think my highest roll was a 12, and it stood out. The GM threw them all out and had me do ...
by Just Jeff
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Questions about awarding experience points
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Questions about awarding experience points

A friend of mine played Rolemaster with some SCA folks in the late 80's. Always heard about it, but never played. Rest assured, the RM method will not be used here. That's when I dabbled in it. I was introduced to it by some hard-core by-the-book rules lawyers, and even they didn't use the XP syste...
by Just Jeff
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Questions about awarding experience points
Replies: 20
Views: 1020

Re: Questions about awarding experience points

I go with the "yeah, I think that adventure was worth <insert nice round number here> xp each" method. It let's my gut do the thinking and saves me a lot of fuss on details. But to each their own. It's all good. (Unless you use the by-the-book Rolemaster method, in which case I will come to your hou...
by Just Jeff
Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I didn't kill my player's characters, but they did die...
Replies: 21
Views: 3212

Re: I didn't kill my player's characters, but they did die..

Cardinal Thor wrote:One Paranoia mission and my players will be glad that at least in C&C you generally know the reason for which you died :)
Yeah, the wizard was a commie mutant! :D
by Just Jeff
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: I didn't kill my player's characters, but they did die...
Replies: 21
Views: 3212

Re: I didn't kill my player's characters, but they did die..

There you go. I'm always happy to sacrifice the joy of the moment if it makes the group more fun to game with in the long run.
by Just Jeff
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Paladin to anti-paladin?
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Paladin to anti-paladin?

Arduin wrote:I assume that the LG Cleric doesn't know about the CN Assassin and the NE pirate in the group. :lol:
"I think all four of us should--"
"Six."
"What?"
"All six of us."
"This is no time for your games!"
by Just Jeff
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: The (un)official "OMG a 5th printing is coming!!" thread
Replies: 45
Views: 2197

Re: The (un)official "OMG a 5th printing is coming!!" thread

Lord Dynel wrote:Seriously, though....what can we expect from a 5th printing?
Fixing all the affect/effect oopsies would be a good start. ;)
by Just Jeff
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Musketeers!
Replies: 40
Views: 4588

Re: Musketeers!

My wife and I saw it today and were entertained. For the record, it's an over-the-top remake of the 1973 movie and not nearly as punked as the trailer made it appear.

Ray Steveson was probably the stand out, making a delightful Porthos.
by Just Jeff
Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Module Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: Module Advice

CKDad wrote:DB1 introduces the Haunted Highlands mini-setting, with the DB2, The Crater of Umeshti, being a good second module to throw at them.
And currently they're on sale for $2.40 each. That kind of tipped my hand.