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Another bone-chilling addition to the hard hitting, bare knuckled, fast-paced RPG experience that is Castles & Crusades.
Another bone-chilling addition to the hard hitting, bare knuckled, fast-paced RPG experience that is Castles & Crusades.
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Rundown #12: We are sliding toward the finish and heading toward unleashing the next adventure! Caverns of Ambuscadia! What is Ambuscadia....

The Vindig River is low. The summer is hot. The pastures of the small farmsteads scattered along the river’s banks are looking a little brown and dry. A cow’s trail cuts through the brush and drops down the bank to the river. As you begin to step onto the trail, you hear a guttural and deep laughing sound followed by a scream.

And thus with such simple beginnings, the characters find themselves embroiled with deific wars which have raged since the fall of the Dragon.

An adventure designed for 3-5 player characters between levels 4 and 6.

What is Beneath the Black Moon? Beneath the Black Moon is an adventure that takes place in and around the city of Bergholt. It loosely continues the adventures began in By Shadow of Night and the Death in the Treklant series (though you don't need either of these books to play the adventure.

About the Adventure: The Celebration of the Black begins with the unfurling of the Banner of the Black Moon. Delivered to the streets of Bergholt by the gods, the Banner is raised high and paraded through streets and alleys for all to see. Everyone dons mask and cape, lights fires and burns incense, imbibes and enjoys a bacchanalia. Only to be followed by deeds of heinous nature, murder most foul in dark alleys, killings and slaughter abound such that the night ends in dread and terror. What brings the Black Moon?

It also includes 30 Encounter Areas for the CK. These can be included in the adventure, or used to start whole new adventures!

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WE'VE ADDED

  • Two New Adventures
  • 12 Additional Encounter Areas
  • Gods of Inzae
  • More Setting content!

What is Bergholt? Bergholt herself is a city that lies upon the southern shores of the Interzae. Her crumbling walls sit astride the far flung realms of the east and west. A backwater controlled by powerful merchants and thieves, where most struggle to cut their way to the top, through violence or guile.

Can I play Beneath the Black Moon as a stand alone? Yes!

STRETCH REWARDS

Backer Pool: Achieved! We hit 100 backers everyone at the $49.00 and above and the retailer level receives a FREE adventure module: The Bloody Pick of Varshlung! (SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO)

$3,000 New Encounter Areas: Achieved!  We'll include an additional 12 encounter areas. These will be included in the Beneath the Black Moon book.

$4,000 Halptier Expansion: Achieved! In the world of Inzae, Bergholt lies in the Halptier along with several other towns of note. We'll include a complete description of this region and its inhabitants. This includes details on the cities of Isenburg, Halpveg and Kreutmark!

$5,000 The Burning Firmament: Achieved! If we hit this goal, we'll include another adventure that lies in the environs of Bergholt. All backers at the $49.00 level and above and the retailer level will receive this adventure in print and digital. Note: the $50.00 level will only receive it in digital.

$6,000 Gods of Inzae: Achieved!  We'll include an appendix with more of the Gods of Inzae. In a bleak world, men turn to bleaker gods...

$8,000 Caverns of Ambuscadia: We'll include a third adventure module! This adventure will be for the $49 level and up (including retailers)!

WHAT IS THIS KICKSTARTER? 

Late last year you came together as a community and helped bring Bergholt: By Shadow of Night to print. That was a wonderful success and we are looking to bring out the second part of this amazing city! Join us in bringing Bergholt 2: Beneath the Black Moon to print.

Funding Goals: Raise enough to produce Beneath the Black Moon as a 60 page perfect bound (soft cover) book with map. If the Kickstarter meets its minimum goals, we'll look to expanding the page count!

STATUS: Beneath the Black Moon is written and ready for editing/layout. We've acquired the cover and some of the interior art.

FULFILLMENT: This book is largely done. Cover and content finished and prepped for editing. It should ship in December.

SHIPPING: Fees for shipping will be applied when you make your Kickstarter pledge.  If you do not see your country listed, please email us at productsupport@trolllord.com and we will add it.

ABOUT: BENEATH THE BLACK MOON

The Celebration of the Black begins with the unfurling of the Banner of the Black Moon. Delivered to the streets of Bergholt by the gods, the Banner is raised high and paraded through streets and alleys for all to see. Everyone dons mask and cape, light fires and burn incense, imbibe and enjoy a bacchanalia. Only to be followed by deeds of heinous nature, murder most foul in dark alleys, killings and slaughter abound such that the night ends in dread and terror. What brings the Black Moon?

Bergholt: Beneath the Black Moon continues the adventures began in Bergholt: By Shadow of Night and the Death in the Treklant series. The book includes a more in depth examination of Bergholt’s culture and history, thirty new encounter areas, dozens of new NPCs, and a wealth of potential adventures for the PCs to undertake.

About the Adventure: The Celebration of the Black begins with the unfurling of the Banner of the Black Moon. Delivered to the streets of Bergholt by the gods, the Banner is raised high and paraded through streets and alleys for all to see. Everyone dons mask and cape, lights fires and burns incense, imbibes and enjoys a bacchanalia. Only to be followed by deeds of heinous nature, murder most foul in dark alleys, killings and slaughter abound such that the night ends in dread and terror. What brings the Black Moon?

Delve deeper into the byzantine machinations of smugglers, nobles, thieves, merchants and cruel creatures whose only desire is to wreak havoc in the streets of Bergholt.

Nothing is off the table in the desperate ascent to power of all those seeking control over the vast wealth pouring through the coffers of this city on the sea.

What if your characters were caught in the middle of one such power struggle, being pushed and pulled like so many pawns on a chess board? At which point do the pawns control the board or fall, as sacrifice, to protect bishops, knights, kings and queens. Navigating the miasma of Bergholt’s avaricious and power hungry denizens is a precarious balancing over pits of fire and brimstone. Tread carefully for every friend is an enemy and every enemy a friend.

Your Game, Your World, Inzae, Aihrde

Davis has created the world of Inzae. This is where all of his adventures take place. Much of that material was released in the first Kickstarter and the primer is below, you can download it for free. Beneath the Black Moon takes place in the city of Bergholt. BUT if you want to play Beneath the Black Moon in your home brew world or even in the world of Aihrde, all you'll need is a city to move the adventure to...but it should be a pretty violent city.

The series so far:

  • Death in the Treklant
  • By Shadow of Night
  • Beneath the Black Moon

About the Inzae Castle Keepers Screens: These screens are made with our signature board, and consist of 2 two-panels screens. Content and covers will be pertinent toward play in the world of Inzae.

About the The Bloody Pick of Varshlung

“ The Ifilbasser twists upon itself like a hook to end in a drab, small, courtyard crowded with several tall sooty buildings. Forefront is the home of the Agleburstin Konzern. A wooden sign has been hammered upon the lintel above the door. Upon this are painted a shovel and pick, crossed and poised over a talus mound. A row of windows stretches up above the door, all shuttered, as if several one-eye beasts sat atop one another and shut their eyes to the world.

Minfrit de Balgusser had been expecting someone to answer his request. He is a rotund man whose gluttonous apatite has crippled him. He sits upon a stool and is attended to by four servants. His hands wring and sweat and his jowls wag like flasks of wine as he speaks,

“To the south, along the Banturstrasser and through Mahtlinborg. Keep going, as if to Vinter, along the way you will find a bridge over the Zinternam. You’ll know it, there is a pile of skulls on north side – a warning. Follow it, the Zinternam. Not more than four, maybe five days up the creek is the mine. I have sent two couriers to contact Varshlung. Neither have returned. I need… I need some keen edged influence this time. Bring Varshlung back. Bring the ore to me. You will be amply rewarded. “

An adventure for 4-6 characters of 5th level on average. Its a simple task. Go to the mine. Find the overseer. Bring him back - alive. Simple. Real simple.

About the The Burning Firmament

More adventure in the Halptier! A swarm of those fiendish zjerd have descended upon Volfzberg in a fury. Taken completely by surprise, the town’s soldiery scrambled to action, manning the walls, calling the citizens to arms and setting their defenses in order. The desperate actions of these brave soldiers prevented the city from collapsing immediately and the walls and gates were held. But before the sun set, the flaming kettles of oil descended upon the city like a fiery rain. Panic ensued!

The characters are caught in a hellish inferno! Should they even attempt to save the city, themselves, others or something of even greater import?

An adventure for 3-6 characters of levels 4 to 6.

Read About Part 1: Bergholt By Shadow of Night

Download a FREE Primer for the World of Inzae.

AD ONS

All Add ons are handled through our store. You can get any number of products, from the Players Handbook, Codex of Aihrde, and adventures to the Storytellers Dictionary and Storytellers Thesaurus and many, many more through the store. Any add ons ordered will ship immediately (usually within 24-48 hours.) For Today Only we are offering 50% OFF in our store! Use this Coupon Code at Check Out: FLASH50.

WHAT IS CASTLES & CRUSADES?

Castles & Crusades is one of the longest running Table Top RPGs on the market today. Castles & Crusades is a fantasy role playing game where players create characters based on the very simple easy to follow rules of the C&C Players Handbook and conduct adventures run by a game master, the Castle Keeper. It's fun, easy, and offers countless hours of entertainment from role playing to magic wielding and sword swinging...all from the comfort and safety of your dining room table!

Read More Here.

About Davis Chenault: Davis co-founded TLG with his brother Stephen and Mac Golden back in 1999. He was instrumental in the company's early evolution and one of 3 major designers that developed and created Castles & Crusades. His active role in the company ended some years ago, but he remained in an advisory position (being Steve's brother and a prominent member of their Thursday night game), but he's returned to the fold and expanding the world of Inzae as he had always hoped!

 * Davis on his trip to Thailand, where he spent a good deal of time working on Beneath the Black Moon.

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Risks and challenges

With this Kickstarter we are taking a similar approach to first part. The project is largely done and ready for layout. We are putting a short two month turn around on this one. We hope to replicate the Bergholt By Shadow of Night and ship this one within 4-6 weeks of its conclusion. This puts added pressure on the design team, but it's pressure we are more than trained to handle.

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