Has anyone here done a XCrawl/D&D4 conversion? I'm looking for a suitable setting for our D&D4 game, and XCrawl seems to be made for 4th.
Honestly theres not much overall conversion... except for the casters. If you and your players are working together that is. Like I pointed out above, the main issue with 4ed is that theres no variation in the characters. It s obvious that Wizards made the game for an easy port into the video game field. not that I blame them, but it makes at really dry.
So you need to work with your spell casters to get that 'feeling' back.
In all of AD&D its about the magic, with out it, you have a hack and slash.
In general I tossout the Warlock. It just doesn't fit in the world as a PC class.
Wizards get slots. We evaluated spells from 3ed in to Utility, daily, encounter and ritual... And Level.
Then instead of saying that the player gets a single utility spell, you get a single utility slot of that level. They still prepare their spells, but now that have some variety instead of... oh, I use wizards blast... AGAIN. Spleep sphere AGAIN.
I have not even bothered with PH2 conversion. The classes are more complex, and don't fit in the 'civilized' world so much, as in a pure fanatsy. Also the races are wackod for teh same reason.
Your best best is to simply rewrite the races to fit 3ed. The Melee classes are pretty solid, Spell caster bad.