Rundown #20: What a fantastic finish! A very kindly THANK YOU from everyone here at Troll Lord Games to all of you. Your support has allowed us to unleash the Egyptian mythos like never before! Thank you!
Castles & Crusades Codex Egyptium: Brian Young has delivered us the sixth in the Mythos Series, bringing to life the world of Ancient Egypt. From a history of that desert land, to the mythologies surrounding its creation and the gods who carved it from the ether, the realms they ruled and the monsters they commanded. Each god is explored in detail. What’s more this is the first of the Mythos series to be re-envisioned and set out in a stat block that makes the gods far more usable for players (for reference, see the Players Guide to Aihrde, already published). And lastly Brian explores the actual geopolitical and cultural world of Ancient Egypt allowing CKs to bring their players to another world, in another time!
Castles & Crusades Codex Egyptium is a 176 page black and white book that will retail for $29.99.
Castles & Crusades Codex Celtarum (2nd Edition): The first in the Mythos series is all but sold out (as of this writing there are 7 copies on the shelf). Brian Young has revisited this Codex and greatly expanded its content. Delving ever deeper into the mythos of the celts, expanding the background and overall content, this is truly a second edition of this classic RPG book. As with Codex Egyptium, we will revise each of the deity entries to come complete with stat blocks and all the accompanying information you need to bring these gods and spirits to play in your game! This book is available in some of the pledge levels. NOTE: If you want the leather version of this book, please put it in add ons.
With this Kickstarter we hope to expand the Mythos series once again, this time exploring one of the most vibrant and legendary mythologies. Egyptian imagery is everywhere and the power of it resonates even today. It's something every gaming table should have and something that badly needs its own treatment.
The Expanded Package
We don't want this to just be a book about Egyptian Gods and Monsters, but something that you can unleash at your table immediately. With that in mind, we intend to create a wealth of source material for you and your table, all the while expanding on existing properties.
The Expanded Package includes the following:
- Cosmological Map of the Egyptians
- A Guide to Symbols and Hieroglyphs
- Codex of Aihrde Expansion: The Valley of Kayomar
- Tomb of the River King Adventure Digital
- Tomb of the River King Adventure Print
- EZ Dungeons 2: Mummy's Tomb by Fat Dragon Games
- Reaper Miniature
All these items will bring even more to your table!
Cosmological Map of the Egyptians: Your receive a large map of the Cosmos as envisioned by the Egyptians. Drawn by Peter Bradley it will contain all the beauty and color of his magnificent artwork.
A Guide to Symbols and Hieroglyphs: We'll include a guide to man of the major symbols of the Egyptians and their priesthood. Usable by priests, druids and clerics.
Tomb of the River King: We've taken the downloadable terrain created by Fat Dragon Games and written an adventure that uses the terrain at the table!
Codex of Aihrde Expansion: The Valley of Kayomar. Stephen Chenault, creator of the Codex of Aihrde, will write an expansion book exploring the vast regions from the Darkenfold to the Gottland. It will include the roles of the Egyptian gods in that vast valley (hint to Aihrde fans, the ancient Ethrum dressed and worshiped much as the Egyptians.)
Fat Dragon Games EZ Dungeons 2: Mummy's Tomb: This awesome product allows you to print and make the Mummy's Tomb at your gaming table. For use on your own or with the Tomb of the River King.
Reaper Miniature: Our good friends at Reaper, who have long supported TLG and Castles & Crusades have some of the best gaming miniatures on the market today. For the expanded package you'll receive this bad boy (unpainted).
What about an All Digital Level?
It's already there! Pledge at the $15 level and add on the digital content from the list below to build it.
Do I need the Castles & Crusades Rules to use Codex Egyptium?
That's probably not necessary, there is a great deal of information in the book on the gods and myths. However, the monster and character sections may need to be converted.
What do I need if I want to start playing Castles & Crusades?
The cornerstone book for the GM (our CK) and the player is the Players Handbook. Scoop up the Monster book (any one of the three) and you have all you need. Check out all 100+ Castles & Crusades titles in our store here!
- Codex Egyptium Digital: $15
- Codex Egyptium Print: $25
- Codex Egyptium Leather Version: $50
- Codex Celtarum Digital: $15
- Codex Celtarum Print: $25
- Codex Celtarum Leather Version: $50
- Cosmological Map of the Egyptians Digital: $3
- Cosmological Map of the Egyptians Print: $5
- Cosmological Map of the Egyptians Print & Digital $6
- A Guide to Symbols and Hieroglyphs Digital: $3
- A Guide to Symbols and Hieroglyphs Print: $5
- A Guide to Symbols and Hieroglyphs Print & Digital: $6
- Codex of Aihrde Expansion: The Valley of Kayomar Digital: $6
- Codex of Aihrde Expansion: The Valley of Kayomar Print: $9
- Codex of Aihrde Expansion: The Vally of Kayomar Print & Digital: $12
- Tomb of the River King Adventure Digital: $6
- Tomb of the River King Adventure Print: $9
- Tomb of the River Kind Adventure Print & Digital: $12
- EZ Dungeons 2: Mummy's Tomb by Fat Dragon Games: $10
- Reaper Miniature: $10
- Codex Classicum Print & Digital: $24
- Codex Germania Print & Digital: $34
- Codex Nordica Print & Digital: $34
- Codex Slavorum Print & Digital: $24
- Castles & Crusades Players Handbook Standard Cover Print: $22
- Castles & Crusades Players Handbook Alternate Cover Print: $22
- Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure Print: $22
- Castles & Crusades Castle Keepers Guide Print: $37
- Codex Celtarum Digital: $12
- Codex Nordica Digital: $12
- Codex Germania Digital: $12
- Codex Slavorum Digital: $12
- Codex Classicum Digital: $12
- Maps of Egypt Stretch Reward digital: $5
- Maps of Egypt Stretch Reward Print: $10
- Maps of Egypt Stretch Reward Print & Digital: $13
$2,500 Egyptium Funds: FUNDED! The Book funds!
$5,000 Additional Adventure: UNLOCKED! We'll include a second adventure! Penned by Davis Chenault this adventure will be good for $50 level and above.
$7,000 Holy Symbols: UNLOCKED! We'll include an entire section on holy symbols, their properties and how they aid your priests. Good for all pledge levels.
$8,000 Aihrde Expanded: UNLOCKED! Stephen Chenault will write an appendix that brings these mythos into line with the world of Aihrde, allowing you to move them into your Aihrdian game seamlessly. Good for all pledge levels.
$10,000 Celtarum Adventure: UNLOCKED! Not to be left behind, but we'll include a adventure that helps introduce the new material for the 2nd edition of Codex Celtarum to your gaming table! Pledge levels $50 and above receive a digital copy. Pledge levels $100 and above will receive a print and digital copy.
$12,000 Chariots at the Table: UNLOCKED! We’ll expand the Codex Egyptium to include rules for chariots. We cover different types of chariots, their armaments, speed, care and maintenance, role playing chariots. This stretch reward is good for all levels.
$14,000 Reaper Miniatures: UNLOCKED! We’ll include a second reaper miniature in your package. This reward is good for levels $100 and above, $150 and $200.
$16,000 Maps of Egypt: UNLOCKED! We’ll unearth maps of the most famous temples, pyramids and palaces of Ancient Egypt, map them out and bring them to your table. These will come separate from the main book. Digital copies will be delivered to pledge levels $50 and above. Print and digital copies delivered to levels $100 , $150 and $200.
$18,000 Reaper Miniatures: Unlocked! We’ll include a third reaper miniature in your package. This reward is good for levels $100, $150 and $200.
$20,000 The Fabled Book of the Dead: Unlocked! This ancient text guided the Egyptians to and through the afterlife. We'll unleash greater spells, usable by most of the spell casting classes, that plunge you ever deeper into the underworld and your own character's adventures in the realms of the dead. Furthermore, for fans of the world of Aihrde, these will link with the Shadow Runes from the Rune Lore, usable by the Rune Mark class available now in the Adventurers Backpack! The Book of the Dead will be its own book. A digital copy of this reward goes to $15+ pledge levels. A print version of this reward goes to pledge levels of $100, $145, $150 and $200.
300 Backers: UNLOCKED! Everyone receives a digital PDF copy of Hallowed Oracle!
Shipping costs will be assessed during our survey, which comes from BackerKit soon after the Kickstarter closes. Please Note: We try to keep shipping costs at a minimum. While this is mainly a book oriented Kickstarter, any add-ons or extra books or merchandise (if any is offered) may cause the shipping price to rise, especially if the order is international (out of the US). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about shipping before you pledge.
Risks and challenges
One of the greatest challenges we face is creating such a large book and maintaining the quality of the printing and binding. In order to do this, we must find a printer with the knowledge and capabilities to execute a book of this size and have it look polished and professional, something we take great pride in. This will cost more than the usual printing, so Kickstarter becomes essential in raising enough capital to give this book the quality it demands and deserves.
We are confident that with a successful Kickstarter we can bring this product to the world not only as a great resource, but also as a great looking book.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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