Thursday, July 17, 2014

Castles & Crusades 6th Printing

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.


Roger G-S said...

They used ability-based saving throws when ability-based saving throws weren't cool ...

Tom Doolan said...

I might have gone in on the KS if I hadn't JUST bought a 5th printing at Gary Con this year. Still, it's a fantastic game.

Doctor Futurity said...

The temptation to buy yet another set of C&C books is strong. I'm resisting....but it's hard.

WQRobb said...

It is a great game, but every time I turn around it seems like there is a new edition.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

These are just printings. So the rules are really the same.

Even OD&D had 6 printings.