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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.


  • 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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Alexandre M April 03, 2023 8:38 pm UTC
One of my group's favorites for years! Very "Conanesque", great stuff!
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Joe C January 21, 2023 2:38 am UTC
Stoked to find the PDF of this in my spam box. My partner has surprised and ordered the soft cover from D101's direct. website.
Love the lay out of this some great design features, along with some unique setting concepts for what could be clues or perhaps guidance from all kind sources, love ideas like that. Great selection of character options. Looking forward to the soft. Cover. arriving.Great Stuff.
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Joe C September 23, 2022 12:27 am UTC
What happened to the soft cover option
Yeah know I'm cheap
Do love a bargain £18 is spot on
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Neil S January 06, 2022 12:32 am UTC
A Compendium of Fiends: howmany monsters
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Neil S August 06, 2021 12:00 pm UTC
Does this have lovecraftisn monsters
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Patrick Y January 05, 2022 11:41 pm UTC
Yes, it does, but this mythos is original and unique to C&T. Of course you could use Lovecraft's if you prefer it. If you want a more grounded game, you can ignore them entirely.
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John A December 23, 2017 12:44 pm UTC
Desperately seeking Crypt and Thing's: Blood of the Dragon module.
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Brett F November 15, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
Why is the pdf as much as the book?
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Jerry L November 19, 2016 4:49 pm UTC
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
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


;O) Newt
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Jerry L November 30, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
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
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
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
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
Any update on the print release date?
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Paul N October 18, 2016 1:09 pm UTC
Fingers xed later this week, just ordered another set of proofs :)
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Paul N October 24, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
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 if you didn't.
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erik F October 06, 2016 3:53 am UTC
Any idea when the print versions are returning?
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erik F October 06, 2016 4:00 am UTC
never mind - saw the answer ;)
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