Castles & Crusades is an easy to learn, fast paced role playing game. It takes little over 15 minutes to master the game, and about as long to make a character. Within its pages you'll find everything you’re familiar with . . . classes, races, spells, monsters . . . the basics are all here and more. You'll find a smooth flowing, simple mechanic to resolve all non-combat related conflict. Whether you are trying to swim that proverbial river, climb a wall, resolve disputes through diplomacy. C&C's simple attribute check system does it all. Gone are the cumbersome, litigious debates, replaced by imaginative role playing, and fast paced, heart stopping combat between the Castle Keeper (the CK) and the player.
Castles & Crusades Condensed is a rules light, fantasy role playing game. It’s easy to learn attribute-based rules system allows players to choose among 13 archetypal character classes and 7 races to create their characters. Spells, equipment, fast-paced combat rules, and all essential information needed to play a game of Castles & Crusades is in this book.
With the Castles & Crusades role playing game, you can take the role of a hero seeking adventure in a fantastic world populated by mythic creatures and legendary beasts. Or, as the Castle Keeper, you can design the worlds and stories that make up the game, guiding friends and fellow gamers through epic adventures in ours or your own wondrous settings.
Easy to learn, fast and fun to play, Castles & Crusades is the game for those who enjoy tales of high adventure and epic fantasy.
Gather some friends, grab some dice, unleash your imagination you're entering the grand adventure that is Castles & Crusades!
The 4th Printing
This is the fourth printing and represents the first real substantive changes to the game . . . but nothing so much as to make earlier printings obsolete. In the 4th Printing you will find a revised Barbarian. The Barbarian lacked proper balance in the game; we’ve worked hard to address these issues. Also, the Illusionist class is given a might jolt with over 45 new spells added to their spell roster. You’ll get far more traction out of these spells and make illusion a real part of your game. Also we are touching up the Monk class, changing the presented material to better reflect different styles of hand to hand warriors.