Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Currently Kickstarting: Castles and Crusades Core Books

Troll Lord Games is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to reprint the three core books of Castles & Crusades: the Players Handbook, Monsters and Treasure, and the Castle Keepers Guide. For anyone interested in C&C, this is the perfect time to jump on.

Castles & Crusades is an excellent version of D&D that provides the feel of first edition AD&D with contemporary mechanics to keep things running smoothly. It's the game I found after getting frustrated with 4e and I've loved it ever since. I'm honestly surprised that C&C seems to get the least amount of attention of all the OSR games, considering how easy it is to convert material from all versions of d20 games into C&C.

Troll Lord runs a lot of Kickstarter campaigns and it would appear that they've gotten pretty good at them. Stretch goal addicts will find a lot to like about these campaigns, especially this current one.  Currently, the $99 tier gets you the three core books (2/3 of them in full color), a poster, two adventures and two dice (a d20 and d8). There are five other stretch goals on the horizon.

On of those stretch goals is an expanded Arms and Armor book. The C&C Players Handbook has one of the most detailed list of weaponry and armor that I've ever seen in an RPG book. The prospect of having a book that goes into details on the many unusual weapons would be very interesting. Honestly, I'm really pimping this campaign because I want this book that much.

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