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by T1Hound
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Upcoming Conventions
Replies: 29
Views: 11719

Re: Upcoming Conventions

Oh, one more last point: If playing with the TSR old guard is intensely important to you, go to North Texas RPG con. They have the same VIPs as Gary Con, but far fewer badges are sold. Your chances of getting into that precious VIP event are much better at North Texas. 5-10 years ago, Gary Con prov...
by T1Hound
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Giants are undersized
Replies: 23
Views: 8583

Re: Giants are undersized

I agree with the knock back. In 3.x or Pathfinder, giants could have the feat of "Awesome Blow" which would send a character hurling through the air. I add a bit more strength damage to my giants as well. One of the 3.0 'weather' books had rules on deep snow. Characters were only at half move in dee...
by T1Hound
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Origins... who's going?
Replies: 33
Views: 16214

Re: Origins... who's going?

Who is it that is running the 1-5 pm on Sat game, "Day Job for the Dark One"? I want to try to run a game right after your game (same table ideally).. please reply. Caladbolg, I'm shooting for starting right after the above game. You in this one too? can you give more info on where it would be? wil...
by T1Hound
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mighty Propelled Weapons CKG "Pull"
Replies: 18
Views: 7650

Re: Mighty Propelled Weapons CKG "Pull"

The few times that I have played 5e, they replaced bows with Dex to hit and damage.

Since it’s a game, I guess the rationale can be made for anything.

Similar to backstabbing undead, critical hits against undead, etc.
by T1Hound
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Upcoming Conventions
Replies: 29
Views: 11719

Re: Upcoming Conventions

MARcon in Columbus Ohio. GaryCon in Lake Geneva, WI. I want to attend GameHole Con but I have an awful time getting those dates off, plus the hotels sell out too quickly. I would like Origins to become my new GenCon (I'm retired from GenCon for a while), but not enough OSR stuff to play in there an...
by T1Hound
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Upcoming Conventions
Replies: 29
Views: 11719

Re: Upcoming Conventions

Ancalagon wrote:Definitely GaryCon. 8-)
I think GaryCon is the place to be.
by T1Hound
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mighty Propelled Weapons CKG "Pull"
Replies: 18
Views: 7650

Re: Mighty Propelled Weapons CKG "Pull"

And maybe increase range for higher strength. Maybe add +10 yards for each point of strength over 12.
by T1Hound
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mighty Propelled Weapons CKG "Pull"
Replies: 18
Views: 7650

Re: Mighty Propelled Weapons CKG "Pull"

anvil242 wrote:Don't you add the strength bonus on thrown weapons?
Yes. Spears, daggers, javelins,etc.
by T1Hound
Wed May 30, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: The Slayer
Replies: 8
Views: 10728

Re: The Slayer

I like it. I may have to try some of these ideas out.
by T1Hound
Wed May 30, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Mighty Propelled Weapons CKG "Pull"
Replies: 18
Views: 7650

Re: Mighty Propelled Weapons CKG "Pull"

For cost I use the initial cost of the bow plus: (+0=+0; +1=+100gp; +2= +300gp; +3= +600 gp; +4= +1000gp) (I forget where I pulled this from, but I've been using it that way for a long time now.) I've seen similar rules to that. I'm trying to think if the rule I seen was the same or a straight +100...
by T1Hound
Tue May 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Origins... who's going?
Replies: 33
Views: 16214

Re: Origins... who's going?

capt k - we can place this up on the C&C page

Can you provide a small schedule? Location, times, etc.
by T1Hound
Mon May 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Upcoming Conventions
Replies: 29
Views: 11719

Upcoming Conventions

Hi - there's a lot of upcoming conventions coming up. Where will you be or plan on being?
by T1Hound
Thu May 17, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing at the Table
Replies: 25
Views: 10447

Re: Playing at the Table

I'm still at level 3, with leanings toward 2. I just ran a game this past weekend at a convention, and I had the battle mat out and dice, markers, etc. None of the players seemed interested in using those devices and wanted theater of the mind. I personally don't see that all that much any more, bu...
by T1Hound
Sat May 12, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite magic items
Replies: 19
Views: 8830

Re: Favorite magic items

That was a pretty decent set of books. I may have to dig them out and give them another read. R- My favorite was the First Book of Lost Swords when Mark's brother (?) picks up Town Saver and the sword goes berserk. Naturally, at the time I read it, I was bombarding my DM for it. He raised his eyebr...
by T1Hound
Sat May 12, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing at the Table
Replies: 25
Views: 10447

Re: Playing at the Table

#1: Paper, dice, pencils, and the core book. #4 makes it a board game. #5 makes it a video game. I've seen a lot of board game movements where players are counting and calculating the best approach, etc. If they do it more than twice, I'm typically giving the "you're wasting time" look. Very close ...
by T1Hound
Sat May 12, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing at the Table
Replies: 25
Views: 10447

Re: Playing at the Table

Interesting. I was expecting a lot more 1-3 responses.
At one point, the group I played with did 2nd Ed Combat & Tactics.
It raised me up to a 4. Slowly I'm moving towards a 4-5 range. 5 for bigger battles, etc.
by T1Hound
Fri May 11, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Playing at the Table
Replies: 25
Views: 10447

Playing at the Table

How do you play Castles and Crusades at the table? 1 - Complete theater of the mind. 2 - Theater of the mind and occasionally putting some dice down to show where you're at. 3 - Using the best method as it makes warranted. A fair combination of both. 4 - Vast majority of encounters take place on the...
by T1Hound
Fri May 11, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite magic items
Replies: 19
Views: 8830

Re: Favorite magic items

Twig of Delusion: It was whatever your enemy feared most (but you did know know what that would be).... This reminds me of the "Book of Lost Swords" with Sightblinder. From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_of_Swords#The_Twelve_Swords_of_Power Sightblinder: The Sword of Stealth Sightblinder poss...
by T1Hound
Sat May 05, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Favorite magic items
Replies: 19
Views: 8830

Re: Favorite magic items

The Holy Avenger! With my Girdle of Frost Giant Strength, my paladin defeated the demons of Orcus and any of the followers as well. The Hammer of Thunderbolts When you're a cleric of Thor, you need to fight a few giants. There's only weapon to go with. Rod of Flailing Each head of the flail was an a...
by T1Hound
Sat May 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Origins... who's going?
Replies: 33
Views: 16214

Re: Origins... who's going?

I haven't been to Origins in 17-18 years. I would love to make it out but I don't think the dice are with me.
I've gone to GaryCon and will be going to Gamehole later this year.
Finance wise - I think the wife would be happy with me not going.
One must pick battles carefully. ;)
by T1Hound
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New Spell - Briar
Replies: 7
Views: 4805

Re: New Spell - Briar

The Druid and I don't see eye to eye sometimes. You protect the forest and those living in it yet you summon its denizens to be slaughtered as cannon fodder to meet the ends of your group of humanoids.. always had trouble with that.. same goes for animal friends if abused... what wild animal would ...
by T1Hound
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Torch and Lantern burn durations
Replies: 11
Views: 6734

Re: Torch and Lantern burn durations

Caladbolg wrote:To paraphrase J.M. Stracynski: It burns at the rate of plot. :)
nice!
by T1Hound
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Items for Pregens
Replies: 11
Views: 5840

Re: Magic Items for Pregens

There's also a nice article in Footprints #4, "Magic Items in their Proper Place" (by Mike Stewart) that I find pretty useful as a guide. It's written with Advanced D&D in mind but it's good for C&C too: https://www.dragonsfoot.org/php4/archive.php?sectioninit=FT&fileid=155 Thanks - I may toy with ...
by T1Hound
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Magic Items for Pregens
Replies: 11
Views: 5840

Re: Magic Items for Pregens

I'm like scrooge with his money.. not many. I like flavor and unique items over simple buffing items. But they really should have some.. its in the fantasy setting. Agreed. I learned this from one of my players giving him a "knights crown" which increased his mental abilities. He said, "eh" and tos...
by T1Hound
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Adventurers Backpack Editing: Adopt a Class
Replies: 38
Views: 17289

Re: Adventurers Backpack Editing: Adopt a Class

Agreed and well said. I found some errors in reviewing and sent them over.