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Be a wild Barbarian, a deadly Fighter, a soul-torn Sorcerer or a sword sharp canny Thief, fighting evil tyrants and foul demons in a world rapidly dying and heading towards its final nemesis.

Crypts and Things (C&T) is a Swords and Sorcery Roleplaying game based upon the Old School Rules of the 70s/80s. It also draws upon the British fantasy games and game-books of that period to bring a distinctly dark and dangerous feel to the game.

It was originally released back in early 2012 and after a highly successful Kickstarter in 2015 it returns in a Remastered edition, with revised and expanded content and entirely new art by David M. Wright.

Contents

  • Introduction: An overview of the book.

The Scrolls of Wonder

The Player's section of the game, which explains how to create and play the character who will be the player's alter ego in the game.

  • Creating a Character: Guidelines for creating the player's fictional alter-ego in the game.
  • Character Classes: Nine character archetypes for players to choose from: Four Core (Barbarian, Fighter, Sorcerer, Thief) and five exotic (Beast Hybrid, Disciple, Elementalist, Lizard People and Serpent Man).
  • Life Events: Quick background events tables which briefly detail the character's origin and what they did before adventuring.
  • Spell Lists: Black, Grey and White Magic, plus Elemental Magic.
  • How to Play: The game's simple and straightforward rules.
  • The Continent of Terror: A brief overview of the game's included setting.
  • What the Elder Told Me: Each of the eight human cultures of the setting detailed in ten questions and answers from a young adult to a respected elder about their worldview.

The Book of Doom

This is the referee's section of the book.

  • Secrets of the Continent of Terror: A deeper view of the setting for referee's, with adventure seeds and encounter tables.
  • The Greater Others and their Works: Three of the terrifying Greater Others and their followers detailed for use in play.
  • Snake Dance: A closer look at the society of the insidious Serpent Men.
  • Scourges of the Dying World: Five evil nemesis to thwart and oppose the player characters.
  • Ill-Gotten Gains of Dark Desire: Treasure and perilous magic items.
  • A Compendium of Fiends: Dark and deadly monsters to populate your adventures with.
  • The Halls of Nizar-Thun: An introductory underground adventure.
  • The Haunted Lands: An introductory wilderness adventure.
  • Port Black Mire: A fearsome city detailed for urban adventures.
  • Notes from the Abyss: A compilation of articles and resources to aid the referee.
 
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Jerry L November 19, 2016 4:49 pm UTC
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Newt, I sent my pdf proof of purchase e-mail to you for my $13 pod discount but haven't received it yet.
You're only giving the discount til the 23rd, so I'm a little concerned here.
I really want a hardcover. Thanks.
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Paul N November 25, 2016 10:54 pm UTC
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Hi Jerry

Please check your email, I sent you the discount code four days ago. If you can't find it please email me at newt@d101games.com.

Regards

;O) Newt
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Jerry L November 30, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
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Got the e-mail, ordered & received the book already.
Looks great - thanks a bunch!
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James A November 03, 2016 1:22 pm UTC
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Also, what is the duration of a Dark path Disciple herbal poison? It says 1d8 per round but for how long?
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James A November 03, 2016 11:41 am UTC
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What is the duration of the Disciple Dark Armour ability?
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Benjamin S October 25, 2016 11:34 am UTC
Will I be able to play Sword & Sorcery in the style of Solomon Kane or is it for archaic/fantasy worlds only?
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Bob P October 25, 2016 2:46 pm UTC
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No guns but the game is SO REH! So I would say it wouldn't take that much effort, HOWEVER Char gen is VERY tied to pure S&S and the included setting. You could take included setting and "Dump" it in the middle of Africa as a VERY "Lost World " Kinda thing. But if your SOLD on doing an SK game , C&T would be a fair fit, very much doubt you'd find better.
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Justin N October 14, 2016 1:26 am UTC
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Any update on the print release date?
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Paul N October 18, 2016 1:09 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Fingers xed later this week, just ordered another set of proofs :)
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Paul N October 24, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
And we're live! Pdf purcasers during the period of print non-availablity will have got a notice from me about getting a discount on print, if they had their email preferences set to receive emails from d101 Games. Email me at newt@d101games.com if you didn't.
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erik F October 06, 2016 3:53 am UTC
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Any idea when the print versions are returning?
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erik F October 06, 2016 4:00 am UTC
FEATURED REVIEWER
never mind - saw the answer ;)
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Jonathan D October 05, 2016 4:57 pm UTC
Newt,

Just a quick question, for those of us who bought the un-Remastered version, which apparently is no longer accessible. Will we need to purchase this version, or will this be replacing the one we paid for?
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Robert H October 05, 2016 5:37 pm UTC
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Not associated with the project, but your previous purchase should still be available in your library even if it has been removed from the storefront.
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Jonathan D October 05, 2016 6:02 pm UTC
You are absolutely correct, I was trying to open the link the Crypts and Things page from my library, and that link no longer works, but I can still download it.

Thanks Robert!

Still curious about whether or not this will be replacing the old version, or if we will need to buy this new edition? Or if perhaps I should wait for Newt to send out a coupon or something to previous buyers?

I've been burned a couple of time by purchasing something and then an hour later getting a coupon for it in my email, so I'd like to be sure before buying this new edition.
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Paul N October 05, 2016 8:24 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Jonathan

This is in effect a new edition - completely revised rules and text, complete new art with 100+ new pages of content.

I've no plans to send out a coupon for previous buyers to upgrade their 1st edition.

Regards

;O) Newt
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Jonathan D October 06, 2016 1:24 pm UTC
That's exactly what I wanted to know! Thanks!
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Allen H October 06, 2016 2:32 pm UTC
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FYI, this is not 100% correct. There have been several times, for me, that this has been untrue. The WotC thing from a few years ago comes to mind. Sometimes rules convert to the IP holder (Gamma World 6e was published by White Wolf/Sword and Sorcery, but reverted back to WotC. My phb is no longer available to me due to the change). Other times there are rules updates (reprint?) that do weird things to your library (Castles and Crusades, though they are very good at fixing issues if you get in touch directly with them), and sometimes, the product is updated to a newer edition (say from 3.5 D&D to 5 D&D) and for some reason the old product disappears into the ether (I have several products that are simply gone that I know I have purchased here due to the watermark).

TL;DR It's a good question due to how things work, sometimes.
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Jerry L October 10, 2016 2:41 am UTC
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Newt, what about those who didn't know about the KS 'til it was too late (and still haven't forgave themselves, btw), but kept agonizingly checking up on the comments & updates daily despite not being a backer and unable to comment, and purchased the old pdf edition in the past, and purchased this brand new Remastered pdf edition the day it went live to the general public!!!... Will you at the very least offer a discount on the Hardcover POD when it is available???
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Bob P October 10, 2016 12:02 pm UTC
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They hard copy is available on the D101 site with free download of PDF
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Jerry L October 10, 2016 5:47 pm UTC
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Crap, I didn't know - already bought the pdf here. No way I can fork out $30+ on a hardcover after spending $13 on the pdf. Wish you guys well though :-(
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Paul N October 10, 2016 9:06 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes - i'll put a note on the description to that effect. Switch on your email notifications from D101 Games :)
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Bob P October 12, 2016 5:00 pm UTC
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Review part 2 A brief look at the setting provided by rule book

When I had the Beta version only to go by I was unimpressed, felt skimpy and lacking depth, but on closer inspection, the setting is a perfect representation of EXACTLY fitting the rules.

It is extremely distopian as you would expect from a game with out clerics, paladins and alignment(where all PCs get "back stab") Very little in way of bits of DECENT civilization exists.The characters can easily be anywhere on what would be the alignment scale, defending the last bits of hope or summoning the foul denizens of darker dimensions. as you know I'm not much of a guy for spoilers but I came away very satisfied that the Continent of Terror will be able to hold my and my players atentionts for the remaining years I have of gaming life. I run epic battles against Darkness and my over arching 10 year gaming plan will need a little adjustment but that will be far easier than writing up a whole new world. Actually you only...See more
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