Sunday, June 1, 2014
Kickstarter - Castles & Crusades Color Edition (30 hrs left) - Lots of Loot
The Castles & Crusades Color Edition (new printing) Kickstarter has had me one both sides of the fence recently. I mean, I have so many copies (and so many editions) of the C&C Player's Handbook with typos galore in each edition, that I am loath to support yet another printing without some sort of editorial guarantee that it will at the very least set a new low waterline for typos and gaffes for The Trolls. As an aside, the Kickstarter has hit enough stretch goals to include color copies of Monsters & Treasure, the Castle Keeper's Guide and a whole slew of goodies.
On the other side of the fence, Castles & Crusades was may gateway drug not only to the OSR, but also my return to gaming. I have a soft spot for The Trolls, as they really seem to enjoy and respect the hobby - and the vast majority of the adventures published by Troll Lord Games have been really solid.
So yeah, solidly on the fence on this one. That being said, the $99 entry point on the Kickstarter is chuck full of value, especially for those that haven't checked out Castles & Crusades yet.
Player's Handbook - print copy in color and a PDF copy
Monsters & Treasure -print copy in color and a PDF copy
Castle Keeper's Guide - print copy in color and a PDF Copy
Character Reference Sheets
5 adventure modules (signed by the authors)
Jim Wards Elemental Magic
Jim Wards Solar Magic
A complete set of Castles & Crusades dice (10)
A custom flash drive
Arms and Armor Resource Guide
Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the megadungeon Aufstrag
A printed index guide
A dice cup
A slip sleeve for the 3 core books
That's a lot of loot for your cash, and that's not counting further stretch goals. This is just where the Kickstarter is now - there are still 30 hours to go.