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by Just Jeff
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: What to Do About Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 3546

Re: What to Do About Magic

In general, I don't like critical failure systems that result in something really bad happening. One in 400 may seem like a rare event, but with several people at a table rolling dice, it might not be long before no one is willing to cast spells. I had a Rolemaster character who had an impressive me...
by Just Jeff
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Hide alignment?
Replies: 12
Views: 1305

Re: Hide alignment?

Yeah, he wouldn't want to give off a blank reading. That'd set off alarms. Give him a ring that causes him to be read as neutral or something. I seem to recall somewhere back in the World of Greyhawk material there was a paladin in deep cover within the low-level government of the devil-aligned coun...
by Just Jeff
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My UA's have arrived!
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: My UA's have arrived!

I liked some bits from the UA, but overall thought our campaigns would have been better without it. I remember that human generation table. "How many 18s does your character have?"
by Just Jeff
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help us by filling out this brief survey & you could...
Replies: 17
Views: 1379

Re: Help us by filling out this brief survey & you could...

I'm stumped by the first question. :oops: I haven't bought anything in about a year and have no plans to buy anything in the near future, but I use TL products when I game. Does that make me a customer?
by Just Jeff
Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

It's rated R.

Our choice for this month's movie came down to H&G or Warm Bodies. We went the other way (and were happy with our choice), but we'll definitely watch H&G at some point.
by Just Jeff
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 472
Views: 237777

Re: What are you reading?

Hmm. Now I can't find the version I had. It was loaded with anecdotes, more or less contemporary with Sun Tzu, that provided historical examples of his tactics.

I picked up my copy because I was playing a character who was supposed to know military tactics. ;)
by Just Jeff
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 472
Views: 237777

Re: What are you reading?

Ancalagon wrote:The Art of War
What version?
by Just Jeff
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: C&C Style Lich
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: C&C Style Lich

I haven't used a C&C lich, but a couple decades ago my PC moved into Tegal Manor. (It was his NPC wife's idea, and I can't image where she got it.)
by Just Jeff
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Space Marine (TM)
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: Space Marine (TM)

Amazon must have the crappiest lawyers money can't buy. I doubt Amazon bothers having lawyers deal with DMCA takedown notices. The recipient of a takedown notice assumes no liability for their action when pulling the item, even if the claim proves bogus, so pulling the item offers the quickest reso...
by Just Jeff
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: To Grid or not to Grid, that is the question...
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: To Grid or not to Grid, that is the question...

Arduin wrote:Hmm, the only details it shows is relative positions. Not sure how those details wouldn't something to care about when you have weapon ranges, spell ranges and movement rates...
Sounds like a lot of pesky numbers for things that are just guidelines. ;)
by Just Jeff
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Space Marine (TM)
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Space Marine (TM)

In December Games Workshop, which has a trademark on "space marine" in the gaming context, had Amazon take down an ebook by M.C.A. Hogarth, a novel entitled Spots the Space Marine . According to Hogarth's blog , In their last email to me, Games Workshop stated that they believe that their recent ent...
by Just Jeff
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: To Grid or not to Grid, that is the question...
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: To Grid or not to Grid, that is the question...

If a visual aid slows down a game. It isn't used properly. I'd hate to play in such a game too. I think it's more a case of a visual aid synching with or fighting against the style of game. With the type of game I like to run, grid & minis would likely draw the players' attention to details I don't...
by Just Jeff
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: To Grid or not to Grid, that is the question...
Replies: 26
Views: 1100

Re: To Grid or not to Grid, that is the question...

Back in the day we had to map everything out on a grid in exact detail and use miniatures. When it came to in-the-head mapping and formations, all the players were more or less in synch, but the GM was on another planet. Now I prefer 100% mind's eye, or if absolutely necessary, a quickly sketched ma...
by Just Jeff
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 472
Views: 237777

Re: What are you reading?

Lurker wrote:Ohhhhh, well I do understand now, but .... still to old and crusty to be 'hip' 8-) Just ask my cadets !!! :lol:
You're in good company. I'm a Crusty Old Fossil Rocker from way back.

Currently reading Sahara, my first sampling of Cussler. I don't recommend it.
by Just Jeff
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 472
Views: 237777

Re: What are you reading?

Lurker wrote:10 books every conservative must read
That's pretty meta. :)
by Just Jeff
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Wilderness Survival
Replies: 12
Views: 1198

Re: Wilderness Survival

I've had a character pushed to the point where he couldn't heal or recover spells, but that was really sleep deprivation. The same character had to cross a wasteland with no potable water, but barring an unexpected interruption to his trip, I don't recall him being in any danger of actually dying of...
by Just Jeff
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What RPG's have you actually played?
Replies: 38
Views: 1603

Re: What RPG's have you actually played?

Forgot about Vampire TM. Mental block?
by Just Jeff
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What RPG's have you actually played?
Replies: 38
Views: 1603

Re: What RPG's have you actually played?

D&D
BD&D
AD&Dv1&2
A few AD&D variants based on v1&2
Traveller (original)
WFRP (original)
Rolemaster (2nd ed IIRC)
T&T
Shadowrun
Fudge
C&C
by Just Jeff
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Most liked Fantasy settings...
Replies: 43
Views: 2789

Re: Most liked Fantasy settings...

Greyhawk.
by Just Jeff
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: This made my day
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: This made my day

Relaxo wrote:Last night we're watching episode 9 where Armin Shimmerman appears as the new principal.
He had a great role in a recent Castle episode, the one with the murder at the SF convention.
by Just Jeff
Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dead Gentlemen News
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Dead Gentlemen News

Not from Dead Gentlemen, but in a similar vein: Standard Action. Season one is available on YouTube, and it looks like they're working on season two. I think it's wit and production levels are short of JourneyQuest, but it has its moments. Standard Action is about a (very dysfunctional) adventuring ...
by Just Jeff
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: PDF of The Heart of Glass $74.20?!?
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Re: PDF of The Heart of Glass $74.20?!?

CKDad wrote:I think if you purchase this edition, and put a six-pack of Dr. Pepper by your back door, Steve himself will materialize to run the game for you.
A six-pack? Is it a really short module?
by Just Jeff
Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dead Gentlemen News
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Dead Gentlemen News

Small geek alert: Fran Kranz has a significant role in season two.
by Just Jeff
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dead Gentlemen News
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Dead Gentlemen News

Hands of Fate won't be out until next year. The other two should be available on YouTube. The Gamers came out in 2002 and The Gamers: Dorkness Rising in 2008. The Gamers has some good laughs, but I didn't think it worth repeat viewing. Dorkness Rising I've watched a few times, and my wife, who doesn...
by Just Jeff
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dead Gentlemen News
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Dead Gentlemen News

JourneyQuest season two is now out (available on YouTube). We rewatched season one this evening to prep for it. Also, it looks like The Gamers: Hands of Fate, the third movie in the series, has been successfully Kickstarted and is expected out next year. Given the continuing escalation of production...
by Just Jeff
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What got you to buy the RPG's you own?
Replies: 28
Views: 1171

Re: What got you to buy the RPG's you own?

trashheap wrote:The meta-narrative control aspects give, is just not my cup of tea.
Same here. I think it's a great idea, just not for me.
by Just Jeff
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What got you to buy the RPG's you own?
Replies: 28
Views: 1171

Re: What got you to buy the RPG's you own?

I'm down to a free Fudge PDF and my various C&C PDFs. I've sold everything else. Fudge is an easy fall-back I can use for whatever my whim of the moment. (I had purchased a couple of books to support the community, but those are gone too.) I don't remember exactly how I ended up at C&C. I was on a n...
by Just Jeff
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Pixie Player Character - A set of thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Pixie Player Character - A set of thoughts

I know a guy who ran a pixie PC. I don't remember if it was T&T or D&D. I do remember him trying to convince the GM that a pixie didn't need lockpicks. Just climb inside the lock and wiggling.
by Just Jeff
Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 413
Views: 219003

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

We probably played Runebound 40 times in the first two months we owned it, despite my wife running into the assassin on her first turn in the first game. (I think he killed her four times before she finally bested him, refusing to go anywhere else until he was dead.) We only use a few expansion deck...
by Just Jeff
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 413
Views: 219003

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

We finally got The Frozen Waste expansion for Runebound to the table. It adds some interesting mechanics to the mix, some of which I rather liked, but my wife thinks it might have exceeded her tolerance for fiddly bits. We'll give it another whirl in week or two and see what she thinks.