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by Aramis
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Traveller The Invasion...
Replies: 176
Views: 87364

Re: Traveller The Invasion...

Ok, question for you guys: are you coming up with backgrounds and then making things fit or are you rolling things and making backgrounds fit. I'm having trouble coming up with a concept. There are 2 special forces guys, one federal agent guy already. I'm looking for a niche to fill, but not really...
by Aramis
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New to C&C, some questions to ask
Replies: 20
Views: 4379

Re: New to C&C, some questions to ask

Another way to think of the fighter's +2 advantage (with specialised weapon) vs other warriors is the 1st level fighter starts with a +2 weapon (to hit, anyway). And, at high levels, when other warriors are swinging their +3 swords, the fighter has a +5 sword (actually, +6 to hit because specialisat...
by Aramis
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: New to C&C, some questions to ask
Replies: 20
Views: 4379

Re: New to C&C, some questions to ask

I recently bought Castles & Crusades Player's Handbook (6th Printing) and I just finished reading it. In general I like it a lot, but there are some questions that I would like to ask. Is the Fighter class balanced? To me it seems to be the weakest class. Basically it is a Barbarian with less H...
by Aramis
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Traveller The Invasion...
Replies: 176
Views: 87364

Re: Traveller The Invasion...

How loosly are you applying the civilian gear rule ... I'm retired military, but I have 2 sets of full ballistic body armor here ..... mmmm I could have them here .... I would have never acquired stuff when supply wasn't paying attention .... that would be wrong .... ;) Plus, my demo instructor had...
by Aramis
Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Traveller The Invasion...
Replies: 176
Views: 87364

Re: Traveller The Invasion...

Merrick Ibn-Khayal Age 38 ATTRIBUTES: Str 7 0 End 9 +1 Dex 12(+1+1+1) +3 Int 7(+1+1) +1 Edu 8 0 Soc 4 -1 SKILLS: streetwise Int 0 computer Int 0 stealth Dx 3 dcpt D/I 3 Gun(Rfl) Dx 3 Xplsv Edu 2 Jack Trades 3 Persd Int 2 Eng (Energy)Int 3 Build Story: Ibn-Khayal is a gang banger with a rare cunning ...
by Aramis
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I now own a 3-D printer!
Replies: 11
Views: 6595

Re: I now own a 3-D printer!

Treebore wrote:I'll keep you up to date on what I learn to do with it.
The smart play is to use it to make more 3D printers. Next step: profit!

;)
by Aramis
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game
Replies: 1112
Views: 474939

Re: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game

Possible climax of next session: A guard gingerly approaches the lord of the manor who is hard at work overseeing the refurbishing of a window after a recent visit. He has not been in the best of moods since "the incident" "Milord, visitors at the gate. They ask to purchase a key"...
by Aramis
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: What game should Treebore run next poll...
Replies: 5
Views: 4200

Re: What game should Treebore run next poll...

my choices (the first two are my main choices):

1) Cthonian Stars style Traveller- the horror!

2) Victorious- my character concept- a fallen angel

3) Savage Worlds weird Western
by Aramis
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?
Replies: 29
Views: 12666

Re: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?

From the responses we have so far, it is looking like a lot of like for Victorious, followed by Traveller (with perhaps a soupcon of Cthulhu)
by Aramis
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?
Replies: 29
Views: 12666

Re: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?

Rigon wrote:I would not be opposed to a poll. Then we would have a clearer view of what everyone wants.

R-
What we need is a poll about whether or not to have a poll.
  • Should we have a poll to decide our next game?:

    1. Yes!

    2. Hell No!

    3. I'm not sure !

    4. I like pie
by Aramis
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?
Replies: 29
Views: 12666

Re: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?

Rigon wrote:.

My only thing is that I am becoming less and less satisfied with fiddly systems.

R-
Preach it, brother! Preach it! :D
by Aramis
Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?
Replies: 29
Views: 12666

Re: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?

Tree, as much as I'd want to play 5e to test out the system, you should run whatever system you want. If the GM is not having fun, then it will be hard for the players to have fun. So, pick a system/game you want to play. We'll still play. R- Yeah, but this isn't a dictatorship. I need options I kn...
by Aramis
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Fantasy Earth?
Replies: 16
Views: 6350

Re: Fantasy Earth?

Ars magica is having a bundle sale over at bundle of holding if that is the way you want to go. Last day of the sale is today I believe. I don't think the sale includes the pdf of the book most relevant to your enquiry,however, because it is from an earlier edition: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/128...
by Aramis
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?
Replies: 29
Views: 12666

Re: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?

Run what makes you excited/enthusiastic. In that case, Synnibar it is! I've never played or read Synnibar but perhaps this completely professional review will explain it to me :lol: I'm not much of a fan of fiddly games and synnibar sounds pretty fiddly (although the flying grizzly bears with laser...
by Aramis
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?
Replies: 29
Views: 12666

Re: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?

Run what makes you excited/enthusiastic. In that case, Synnibar it is! Or Rifts. Or Traveller. Or Twilight 2013. Or Traveller 2300AD. Or Aces and Eights. Or Savage Worlds Deadlands. Or Victorious. Or Mutants and Masterminds. IE anything non fantasy would get far more enthusiasm out of me. Well then...
by Aramis
Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?
Replies: 29
Views: 12666

Re: How many of you would like to try out 5E D&D?

Sounds like the plane of Dread is even giving the DM pause :lol: I haven't played 5E but I have the books (haven't read them though). Run what makes you excited/enthusiastic. There seem to be many well rated modules for 5E, including one set entirely in the underdark which I have always found to be ...
by Aramis
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game
Replies: 1112
Views: 474939

Re: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game

The LA game is on hold, I believe. Our esteemed Kayolan mentioned something about that. So Rigon generously offered to DM two weeks straight. But the vagaries of fate swept us up in their cruel embrace, alas
by Aramis
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game
Replies: 1112
Views: 474939

Re: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game

Summary for Treebore: The party was given the run around by the lord of the manor and his butler (the butler did it!) delaying them with talk of the keys so that the scallywags to whom they had already sold the keys could scarper. The party created a secret, fiendishly clever plan, whereby the two w...
by Aramis
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Stars Without Number
Replies: 266
Views: 103907

Re: Stars Without Numbers

Rhuvein wrote:Image
Rhuvein was always telling us he had Thor balls, and now here is the proof!

(I always assumed he just had a slight lisp)
by Aramis
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: So Steve sucks at promoting TLG ...
Replies: 26
Views: 5244

Re: So Steve sucks at promoting TLG ...

product. He says so himself. "I have never been particularly good at promoting things. Promoting and advertising require a certain amount of flair. The whole showcase approach of "Look at Me, Look what I'm Doing" really goes against my nature. I can talk. When asked questions I can r...
by Aramis
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Looks like C&C will be doing a Bundle of Holding...
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: Looks like C&C will be doing a Bundle of Holding...

Classic Monsters is included. Still, that doesn't do the job that the M&T does. Maybe the Trolls will add the M&T later. They just added a new adventure today. New to the Bundle, old to us. I'm wondering if they just aren't aware it is not there. M&T gives many standard monsters, most s...
by Aramis
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Looks like C&C will be doing a Bundle of Holding...
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: Looks like C&C will be doing a Bundle of Holding...

Excellent idea, Trolls. Spread the word. The word is "fun" Don't you know the bird is the word? Everyone knows the bird is the word. /cue Family Guy . I was surprised to see they didn't include the M&T by some guy named serleran. It's kind of a big deal. (And kind of necessary to play...
by Aramis
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Monday night Lejendary Adventure™ game
Replies: 366
Views: 115363

Re: Monday night Lejendary Adventure™ game

I like the watchman baton. Hope it keeps me safe from attacking imps...plus whoever takes that whip ;)
by Aramis
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game
Replies: 1112
Views: 474939

Re: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game

Would anyone object to using the average level round up method to determine SIEGE checks and saves? The more I think about it, the more I think it is how I want it to work in my game. R- http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/This-is-an-outrage-570x445.jpg :lol: Sounds good to ...
by Aramis
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Siege Engine Clarification please
Replies: 12
Views: 3366

Re: Siege Engine Clarification please

Players (and monsters) add their level (whether or not they are prime) to : Class skills that they possess Saving throws general skills- the idea being, you get better at horseriding, swimming, firemaking, etc as you adventure more The one where you do not add level is when you are attempting cross ...
by Aramis
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: 1E AD&D Castles and Crusades game...
Replies: 78
Views: 33357

Re: 1E AD&D Castles and Crusades game...

So, by your house rule, only humans can be bards, since they need 3 primes. Am I reading that correctly? Another question: if half-elves can be bards, can I multi class to get the requisite class minimums instead of dual classing? Apparently, I'm all over the place on character concepts. ;) R- You ...
by Aramis
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game
Replies: 1112
Views: 474939

Re: Monday Night Kingdoms of Kalamar Game

Multi class characters should not have a higher class level than single class. Multi class is a trade off between more options in gameplay vs slower progression.

I wouldn't average the levels rounded down, though. Just use the highest level class. They are paying XP for 2 full classes.
by Aramis
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Long weapons and initiative
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

Re: Long weapons and initiative

Should longer weapons like the voulge, provide the weilder with first initiative? By the book, they do. One thing not noted by the other posters is they only get this benefit in the first round. So roll initiative normally for pikemen, but let them go first in the first melee round. (p128, 4th) Als...
by Aramis
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Castles & Crusades Online
Topic: Nate's New Sunday Night Game
Replies: 1223
Views: 383677

Re: Nate's New Sunday Night Game

When we get a chance (maybe when we have cleared this level) lorimar takes a few minutes to read the 86 scrolls to see if there is anything relevant, other than the price of sheep in the local marketplace