Castles & Crusades is now on it's 6th printing. So like many others I got in on their latest Kickstarter and the first book, the Player's Handbook, has been sent out.
No we could debate the need for a copy who is successful and on their 6th printing of even using Kickstarter, but I am not. If Troll Lord wants to give a portion of their pre-orders to KS then who am I to judge. Plus I think there is an advertising bump just being on Kickstarter vs. just doing pre-orders.
In any case the book is fantastic looking and a step up from their 5th printing.
The text is easier to read and the graphic images sharper and more colorful.
The increased text size also adds about 50 pages to the book.
Though there might be more text as well.
The character sheets are also subtly different.
I really, really enjoy Castles & Crusades. I think it is one of the best D&D-like games out there. I just wish I got to play it more.