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by Ancalagon
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con XII
Replies: 15
Views: 11224

Re: Gary Con XII

Did anyone else register for events today? If so, how did it turn out for you? I was fortunate to snag a seat in everything on my list.
by Ancalagon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Help me decide
Replies: 18
Views: 5995

Re: Help me decide

Lurker wrote:
maximus wrote:I like the Codices. I think the material is more versatile.
Rgr that

Plus if you have them, I can whine enough and get you to run a fantastical historical game down the road !
Codices since you already own the A series. 8-)
by Ancalagon
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con XII
Replies: 15
Views: 11224

Re: Gary Con XII

Dang, Omote! I hate to read you got the short end of the stick and don't blame you for cancelling your events. Since you are firmly on the player side this year, here is some info for what I'm running at GCXII: I ran C&C at GC the last 2 years, have run numerous demos at other conventions, game stor...
by Ancalagon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con XII
Replies: 15
Views: 11224

Re: Gary Con XII

Ancalagon wrote:Well its been almost 3 months since the last chatter in the thread so here goes a BUMP.

Anyone else attending?

Anyone else running an event(s)?

Hope everyone is doing well. 8-)
What he said!
How about it?
by Ancalagon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Happy New Year's Resolutions...
Replies: 9
Views: 3128

Re: Happy New Year's Resolutions...

that sounds cool.. will you publish it? Theme? I'm working up a campaign setting for England circa 1190 CE. In so doing, I'm cobbling together setting material from multiple sources (academic, rpg supplements, etc.) rather than researching and writing everything myself as I just don't have the time...
by Ancalagon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Happy New Year's Resolutions...
Replies: 9
Views: 3128

Re: Happy New Year's Resolutions...

Captain_K wrote:<snip> What are your 2020 resolutions of a CnC nature.
To continue working on my house ruled version of the game and have it ready for playtest.
by Ancalagon
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What boardgame(s) are you playing?
Replies: 413
Views: 219002

Re: What boardgame(s) are you playing?

Tried my hand at Settlers of Catan for the first time on New Years Eve. Fun game that I'd play again.
by Ancalagon
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Question / Discussion about Delay Poison
Replies: 7
Views: 2897

Question / Discussion about Delay Poison

Some of my players have been discussing the Delay Poison spell during the last couple of sessions. I'm running them through the lower reaches of The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan which contains "bad air" i.e. poison gas. The gas causes d6 damage every 15 minutes to every person without some means of pr...
by Ancalagon
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What gaming stuff are you reading?
Replies: 2022
Views: 599790

Re: What gaming stuff are you reading?

Within easy reach for a moment's read:

C&C CKG and PHB (currently running a campaign)
B/X D&D rulebook
Mythras core book
Low Fantasy Gaming
by Ancalagon
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Amazing Castles & Crusades
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Re: Amazing Castles & Crusades

I have been reading through the Amazing Adventures books and have found a lot of which I'd like to port to a C&C game. The mentalist class, the fate dice mechanic, the character generation process, the sorcerer minus the corruption and either backgrounds + knowledge skills or the skill system from ...
by Ancalagon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Wounds
Replies: 8
Views: 3004

Re: Wounds

Anyone use 'wounds' as described in the CKG p 314? Divide total hit points by 4, for four wounds. 1 Wound = no effect 2 Wounds = -1 to Attribute Check/Attack Roll 3 Wounds = -2 to Attribute Check/Attack Roll, -1 Saves 4 Wounds = -3 to Attribute Check/Attack Roll, -2 Saves Thought the idea was cool ...
by Ancalagon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules
Topic: Modules where PCs start out as prisoners
Replies: 3
Views: 4635

Re: Modules where PCs start out as prisoners

You might take a look at the AD&D module, Lost Island of Castanamir. It could easily begin with PCs waking up after having washed up on a small patch of land after their ship went down in a storm...
by Ancalagon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con XII
Replies: 15
Views: 11224

Re: Gary Con XII

Well its been almost 3 months since the last chatter in the thread so here goes a BUMP.

Anyone else attending?

Anyone else running an event(s)?

Hope everyone is doing well. 8-)
by Ancalagon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gamestorm 22, Mar 26-29, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 3813

Re: Gamestorm 22, Mar 26-29, 2020

Me and the Better Half visited OR for the first time in August and it was beautiful! I'll have to keep Gamestorm in mind for one o' these years... ;)
by Ancalagon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: How do you handle multiclass?
Replies: 15
Views: 5538

Re: How do you handle multiclass?

Less about the by-the-book rules here, and more about how you've approached level advancement in multiclass. Is it always 1:1 (or 1:1:1, etc) in levels in your games? I don't. That is, using a straight PHB read, you normally add the xp requirement of the classes and add the prescribed extra amount,...
by Ancalagon
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Feast of Legends -- Wendy's 5th edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Feast of Legends -- Wendy's 5th edition

Zombie nuggets... but you get +2 to-hit, damage, and an extra attack per round with a side of ranch.
by Ancalagon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Clerics switching gods and alignments
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Re: Clerics switching gods and alignments

I'm not aware of anything in the C&C rules that covers this situation, although I am not an expert on the CKG's contents. I'd suggest looking to a more story game approach to the situation rather than looking for rules/mechanics answers. Ask yourself what the change in deities should mean narrative...
by Ancalagon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Clerics switching gods and alignments
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Re: Clerics switching gods and alignments

I've not come across anything that does so. If you reference earlier AD&D, it would be the loss of a level or two plus any religion specific abilities and powers. Adding an alignment change would've had additional penalties as well. A suggestion: Rather than losing the level(s); maybe the way to lo...
by Ancalagon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Clerics switching gods and alignments
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Clerics switching gods and alignments

Is there anything in the C&C rules that addresses what happens with regard to game mechanics if a cleric abandons his god in favor of another? And if the switch includes an alignment change, what consequences add on? One of my players runs a cleric character going through a "crisis of faith" so if a...
by Ancalagon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Worst fantasy movie ...
Replies: 70
Views: 42663

Re: Worst fantasy movie ...

The LOTR films had a sense of care and passion behind them - the Hobbit trilogy by comparison felt like a bloated cash-out. If LOTR had never existed, maybe the Hobbit would've gotten a better reception? Same could be said for the Star Wars prequels. . . I seriously dislike the Hobbit films. Just a...
by Ancalagon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con XII
Replies: 15
Views: 11224

Re: Gary Con XII

Omote wrote:I'm in for GaryCon this year. I plan to run at least one C&C event. There was some talk of a giant unified Aufstrag mega-dungeon event but I haven't heard anything about that in a a handful of months.

~O
Post some details of your event as time gets nearer and I'll gladly take a look.
by Ancalagon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con XII
Replies: 15
Views: 11224

Gary Con XII

Badges went on sale today. All of the gold badges sold out within 4 minutes but I managed to snag one. 8-)

Who else is going?

Who else will be running an event(s)?
by Ancalagon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Repost of Steve's update from Facebook
Replies: 20
Views: 4995

Re: Repost of Steve's update from Facebook

dachda wrote:
Go0gleplex wrote:Yup. No interest in anything related to 5e here.

Ditto that.
Likewise.
by Ancalagon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Happy 4th of July!
Replies: 29
Views: 14736

Re: Happy 4th of July!

Happy 243rd birthday, 'Murica!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3Vr5__6bd8
by Ancalagon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG, the C&C game and these forums . . memories!
Replies: 19
Views: 7842

Re: TLG, the C&C game and these forums . . memories!

Wait! Don't everybody leave now! I just got here! :D I hate Facebook supplanting an actual forum. Forums are so much better for discussion, and searching old posts. I have recently started running C&C and would love to have the option of the forums to chat with like-minded folks if the need or urge...
by Ancalagon
Tue May 28, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Assassin cost chart
Replies: 6
Views: 2642

Re: Assassin cost chart

Just a quick question: I remember, at some point, seeing a chart for assassination costs; as I recollect, it was based on assassin level crossed with target level. Am I indicating something that actually exists, and if so, where? I think it was a C&C -based concept, but it could've been AD&D and I'...
by Ancalagon
Tue May 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TLG, the C&C game and these forums . . memories!
Replies: 19
Views: 7842

Re: TLG game and forums . . memories!

<snip> While forums are on the downswing, I still prefer them and leave FB, etc. to my wife. <snip> I intend to stick it out, and stay on my forums until I'm the last one if need be. They can have my forums...when they pry them from my cold dead hands! Mike I'll be there with you as I feel the same.
by Ancalagon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?
Replies: 30
Views: 10886

Re: Half-orcs: How often do have you seen them used as PCs?

When I'm a player, the vast majority of the time I'll play a human. However, back in 1998 I played a half-orc assassin in an all too brief AD&D2e campaign. Too bad the DM had to move out of the region!
by Ancalagon
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Troll Con, Gen Con, Convention News
Topic: Gary Con XI
Replies: 42
Views: 21125

Re: Gary Con XI

Me and two friends ran into Luke G. on Sunday evening. Luke said attendance was 2,922 so that explains why it was packed... and pretty noisy in the Forums and in the Westgate room in which I ran my games. Don't get me wrong, I had a good time, but I definitely noticed the noise.