Castles And Crusades Essentials
https://bundleofholding.com/presents/2017Castles1This offer revives and optimizes the February 2016 collection featuring Castles & Crusades from Troll Lord Games. We've revived this Essentials Bundle as a companion to the all-new C&C Bundle +2 offer now in progress, with many major supplements.
Stephen Chenault and his brother Davis co-founded Troll Lord with Mac Golden in 1999. After designing many supplements and adventures in the d20 boom, they published Castles & Crusades in 2004. A long-established precursor of the later Old School Revival, Castles & Crusades is basically a top-notch homebrew D&D variant writ large. The aesthetic here is 1st Ed. AD&D, with the simplicity of Basic-era D&D. All the basic classes from every incarnation of D&D are here. Playing C&C is easy, especially for players with D&D experience -- you fight, gain XP, and level up in the same way. Combat conjures an exciting Old-School feel without THAC0, negative Armor Class, or weird saves. A unified mechanic makes play fast and simple. You can pick up any AD&D 1e module or setting and use it pretty much as written.
For this revival we've refocused this original February 2016 collection, adding several key supplements (Monsters & Treasure, the Character Reference Screens, and the gamemaster screen) and rechristening it "Essentials." The core rulebook and Arms & Armor are updated to the latest versions. All previous purchasers of the Feb 2016 run receive the new additions automatically on their Wizard's Cabinet download page.
We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.
Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to these two C&C offers' designated charity, the RPG Creators Relief Fund.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$131. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all four titles in this offer's Player's Collection (retail value $55) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Castles & Crusades Players Handbook 7th Printing (retail $21): The newest printing of the complete core rulebook.
- Arms & Armor (2016 version, retail $12): The completely updated, fully illustrated guide to medieval weaponry and armor.
- After Winter's Dark - A World of Aihrde Primer (retail $10): An exclusive introduction to the C&C campaign setting, available only in this offer and nowhere else.
- Character Reference Sheets (retail $12): New in this revised offer, these six custom character sheets present class-specific information for all 13 base C&C classes.
- Castle Keepers Guide (retail $36): The massive, indispensable 352-page gamemastering resource.
- Monsters & Treasure (retail $20): New in this revival, this is the primary monster manual and treasure trove for C&C.
- Classic Monsters (retail $20): C&C adaptations from fantasy roleplaying's earliest sources, like Monster Manual II and the Fiend Folio.
Castles and Crusades +2
This all-new companion offer, the C&C Bundle +2, presents many key supplements, including Mystical Companions and several volumes of the Codex series.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$99. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all four titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $45) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Mystical Companions (C&C version, retail $21): Every kind of magical familiar from homunculi to paladin mounts, from cats to hippos, plus rules for becoming a Dragon Rider. (Previously published as Book of Familiars.)
- Of Gods & Monsters (retail $10): The comprehensive guide to C&C's deities and demigods.
- Expanding Classes (retail $7): Multiclassing rules for all C&C base classes.
- Elemental Spells (retail $7): A big spellbook by TSR veteran James M. Ward (Gamma World).
There will be at least one additional item added later for this bundle.
I'm not really interested in this, but those who still like the older style of play should find the offers of interest. It looks like the prices are fair, you get a lot for your money - but as usual YMMV
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