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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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      Brad Littman
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      Just got mine in the mail. I have a lot of reading to do. But so far everything looks great.

    2. Nathaniel Borys on

      Which file is the final one?

    3. John Bowlin
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      Any ETA on physical products for this KS?

    4. Shane Bradley
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      Yaaaay!! Mayhem!!!

    5. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      @Ingolf Schäfer: Hi Ingolf! Yes the PDF will be released before the book is shipped, usually once it is finalized and ready to be printed.

    6. Ingolf Schäfer on

      Will the PDFs be delivered before the physical books ship? If I understood the last update correct the books should be a the printer by now.

    7. Nathaniel Borys on

      I think the reason why I am increasingly critical of delays from Troll Lord's kickstarters is a mix of the fact that they just keep piling kickstarter projects on top of one after the other with the number out standing projects growing.

      The other thing is more of a personal issue. I'm sick and tired of seeing established companies resorting to kickstarter for every single product. When was the last time a C&C product was released that was not part of a kickstarter? Can anyone even remember at this point?

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      Matthew J. Hunter on

      Yeah. Starting to believe that I won't be supporting very many Castles & Crusades KS from here on out.
      I have a LOT of money wrapped up in this, very few updates, and 2 months behind with no explanations.
      Pretty upset.

    9. Nathaniel Borys on

      Which was 4 days after I asked about the update.

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      D. Christopher Dawson on

      Nathaniel Borys There is a new message in the Updates section, dated to Feb. 13th!

    11. Nathaniel Borys on

      It's been nearly a month since the last update? Any chance of an update on this project?

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      Brad Littman
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      Any news on this? Been awhile since there was an update.

    13. Chenault & Gray Publishing on

      Omote: Talked to Steve and it looks like we are close to that. He needs some editors looking at it closer though before we can commit to that timeline. We want to make sure it's as good as we can make it. ~ Tim

    14. Omote on

      Any updates to report on this KS? How accurate is December 2017 looking for this to come out? Looking forward to this.

    15. Mad Tinker Gnome
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      @Stephen - awesome, thank you :-)

    16. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      Thanks so much to everyone who helped us fund! It was a great 7 days! Be on the lookout for a proper update in the coming days with a recap and what lies ahead for shipping, surveys, etc. Thanks again everyone! ~ Tim

    17. Steve Dodge
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      @Sean, if the store bought add-ons are included, we may already be beyond $8K.

    18. Pat Bellavance
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      So... if you're like me and chose to go just the $10 level because you weren't into physical rewards *BUT* you already have everything from the $50 level (save for the new stuff from this Kickstarter), will I be able to find everything else in the Backer Kit stage as add-ons? Please? :)

    19. Sean K King on

      Oh man $670 shy....

    20. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      Mad Tinker, we can manage the digital versions of those books in that pledge level! I'll let Tim know. ~ Steve

    21. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      Mad Tinker, we can manage the digital versions of those books in that pledge level! I'll let Tim know. ~ Steve

    22. Mad Tinker Gnome
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      @Stephen - thanks for getting back to me so quickly. To be honest they all sounded interested. I particularly liked the idea of digital versions of the Players Guide to Bergholt (sounds very useful having the information separated out) and the Deadly Environs adventure hooks.

    23. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      @Mad -- No, it includes everything listed in the description there, and hopefully some more stretch rewards from this one though! What were you looking for in particular from the past one? ~ Tim

    24. Mad Tinker Gnome
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      Loved reading your recounts of the dangers of Inzae.

      Another question - does the $50 All digital level include any of the stretch goals from the previous kickstarter?

    25. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      LOLOL I forgot the mage didn't fall, but rather jumped off the bridge. I do remember the rogue running pell mell back up the hill. I think Mac and I were trying to across the bridge to close the gate and keep the Jazrim from taking the bridge. It didn't work so well for us. Well for me. Mac survived didn't he?

      And that my head is hanging on the belt of a god is good enough for me! And very much in tune with the whole tone of the world of Inzae/Bergholt! ~ Steve

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      davis chenault Collaborator on

      LOL, yes that is almost like it happened. Yes, Steve's fighter attacked like a madman (no surprise there) and Mac was beside him the whole time - egging each other on. Steve's fighter did really well until one super swift deadly blow separated head from body. Mac character managed through pure luck to beat his way into a bridge tower. The Jazrim heaved Steve's fighter's head against the door a few times and tried busting in. Meanwhile the surviving fighter went upstairs and flung open a window and proceeded to pepper the Jazrim with arrows not realizing his compatriot as dead. Only when the head tumbled though the window to thump against the floorboards did Mac's Fighter decide to leave.

      The mage ran and dove over the bridge into the chilly waters below. He decided to get out before hypothermia set in and crawled onto the muddy muddy bank and thence, sank knee deep in mud. Stuck or slogging so slowly as to not be moving at all. The Jazrim slammed a few arrows into him and the mage pretended to die. The bridge was afire at his point. The warm air kept the mage alive for some time. But grievously wounded and unable to move, by morning his sodden, mud caked corpse was all that was left. The thief broke early and ran back to camp. Waited a short time, took all the valuables and started to leave. But is was too late, the jazrim had found him and toyed with him for many hours until dawn found him just a bloody lump against the bowl of a long dead pine.

      But one of the Firsmin was amused by the long antics and continued attempts at beating his fate. The mage, in glorious humor, died in a puddle of mud. Broonir, the Keeper of the Endless Keg, took pity upon the mage and lifted him from the puddle of mire. He mage now serves brew until the return of the Dragon where he will be consumed in fire and gnashing maws. Eljeer picked up the head of Steve's fighter and attached to his belt, a belt of heads stretching back to the beginning of man.

    27. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      We an do it! I'm uploading copy for it now! Trollzah! ~ Steve

    28. Brian Johnson
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      30 hours and only $79 to go to hit the "The Burning Firmament" Adventure Add-on!!

    29. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      I was just pondering what characters I've lost in recent games in Inzae...in and around Bergholt. There was a fighter I lost on a bridge. We were hard pressed against a band of orcs...they have a special name in Inzae, Shazrim or some such...and the rest of the party was discombobulated. The mage had fallen off the bridge and was stuck in mud. The rogue had run away. Mac and I were holding the bridge together. But I can't remember how it happened but I managed to get in behind the orcs and I was wreaking havoc for about 4 rounds when I went down. They mutilated my character's body and lopped off his head and threw it to Mac to dissuade him. It didn't dissuade him and I'm pretty sure he died too. The mage got shot to death from the bridge (he was stuck in the mud) and the rogue fled! It was crazy fun, but crazy deadly! :) ~ Steve

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      davis chenault Collaborator on

      See the Story board. Go and get a guy. He is the boss of mine. A newish mine. Easy job! Easy as plucking gold a gold coin stuck between the teeth of a dragon.

    31. Steve Dodge
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      I've the same question as Mad Tinker Gnome. What is the adventure about, what level(s), page count?

    32. Mad Tinker Gnome
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      Has there been any word on what the Bloody Pick of Varshlung is about? I am thinking of upgrading to the all digital level if it sounds interesting.

    33. Mad Tinker Gnome
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      @Stephen, thanks for that. Also, I'm a digital only backer as shipping to Australia is usually horrendous. So if there are any plans on adding it to a digital only pledge that would be awesome :-)

    34. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      @Mad Tinker -- No, By Shadow of Night is not on the sale. However, you can get it in one of the reward levels. Most everything else is in the sale, though and I would also hold off for an announcement tomorrow. Thanks! ~ Tim

    35. Mad Tinker Gnome
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      Just backed. Am I able to use the 50% coupon off by Shadow of Night?

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      Brad Littman
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      Thanks for the coupon. I just completed my order for the first two books in this series and the Verdant Range which looks interesting.

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      davis chenault Collaborator on

      The magic thng got me thinking, Inzae was originally designed as an almost polar opposite of the paradigm in gaming at the time. So some of the first rules that went into the setting were; 1: treasure begets you nothing except treasure, ie. no experience. 2: All magic is unique and rare (The Heldentot from the Treklant series was the ONLY magic item in that entire adventure when first written and played - from Vakhund to Felsentheim) 3: Adventure tended to skew toward storyboard with many NPC actors. 4: Combat was more brutal with a crit die 5: magic use was

    38. Shane Bradley
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      Thats up there with delivering a new pair of shoes to some paladin in the darkenfold hahaha

    39. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      Yeah. Treasure. In Davis' game (Now we have amended this for the published versions) you are happy if you got 5 silver coins after killing an ogre! ~ Steve

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      davis chenault Collaborator on

      Inzae specific treasure - hahahahhaha - ask Steve ahahhaa

    41. Shane Bradley
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      Per the screen charts, Inzae specific treasure perhaps.

    42. Shane Bradley
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      Hahahahaha sounds good. Don't forget Gottland ne bounty hunters satnite and Tyler mo muahahahahahahaha

    43. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      Shane, I'll pull that guy out and we'll put him in one of the encounter areas! He will stand out because he's pre-ordered a castle and its keeper and is only waiting for the guide to take him there...but the guide never showed and pre-order went unfulfilled! hahaahah Really we'll put him in there somewhere! Whoever finds him gets a free Dr. Pepper from my convention stash! :) ~ Steve

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      davis chenault Collaborator on

      Hmm....... Any reward for finding said lost little lamb?

      hmmmm>>>> hmmmmm>>>>> scion of disgraced noble house has a price on his head?

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      Brad Littman
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      Awesome. Thank you. Then I will wait until tomorrow to order the first two books in the series.

    46. Shane Bradley
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      Hmm....... Any reward for finding said lost little lamb?

    47. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      Brad, You did not. We were going to send out the 25% off coupon, but wanted you to be able to take advantage of the 50% off that is coming tomorrow morning. It should run through the day. So look to you inbox tomorrow and it should be there. After the sale, we'll go back to the 25%, but really wanted you to be able to take advantage of the 50.
      ~ Steve

    48. Stephen Chenault 24-time creator on

      LOLOL My poor maligned characters! He was human. That I know. I almost always play humans or dwarves. I want to say he was a knight. Davis actually created a backstory. Had something to do with a lost noble house. I didn't pay much attention as he was probably going to die anyway. hahahaah ~ Steve

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      Brad Littman
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      Did I miss the Flash sale or the coupon? Haha. I am new to C&C so I backed the last Kickstarter for the PHB and have enjoyed going through it. I love adventures in cities and I am intrigued by this one. Congrats on making your funding. Anyone in the Los Angeles area that knows of a C&C group looking for newbies let me know. Thanks.

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