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The Codex Celtarum brings a massive amount of monsters, spells and powers to your Castles & Crusades Games.
The Codex Celtarum brings a massive amount of monsters, spells and powers to your Castles & Crusades Games.
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Castles & Crusades is a rules light fantasy role playing game. Back in 2004 and 2005 we took the OGL and cleaned all the litigious material out of it, returned the focus of the game to where it belongs, behind the screens. We've recently released the Players Handbook in full color and are set to release our next great book, the Codex Celtarum. Lets bring this book out in hardcover!

The Codex Celtarum is a 144 page book filled with all manner of content, from a complete guide to Celtic Mythology for everyone's use, to 190 spells for characters to monsters for Castle Keepers/Game Masters. It's that and more.

PREVIEW ONE!

TLG 8130 Codex Celtarum, 144 pages, estimated MSRP $27.99 for the hardcover.

Beyond the comforts of home lie worlds of epic adventure.
Druids have surmised that before the present Universe there was a Disharmonious Void that once existed. Torn by destructive chaos and strife, it was devoid of any creative powers and life completely. Nothing could exist in this Disharmonious Void. It was death for the dead in essence and completely uninspired. A spark of Inspiration or Awen, called the Great Spark, blazing red and shaped like a thunder-bolt, tore its way through the blackness with fury. The Fire of Creation split the shapeless Void into the (as yet empty) Three Circles (Trí Fáine) that were anchored around one magnificent, growing oak tree. This tree was the first in the Universe, and under its immense leafy crown hung golden acorns, swollen with potency.

A Celtic Cromlech
The druids dwelt in a world wholly apart from our own, a world that comes down to us in the stones of the cromlech, the wild burnings of the wicker man, the priests who called on ancient trees and fey to bless or defend them and a language of such haunting beauty that its echoes stir memories within us of a people we once were.

The Codex Celtarum delves into the myths of the Celtic peoples, the powers of the world around them, the monsters that hunted them, and the gods that watched over them. Its author, Brian Young, a scholar by trade, introduces the Celtic mythos like never before, exploring the depths of that world to recast it for the fantasy RPG Castles & Crusades. Within the Codex Celtarum lies a wealth of information; gaming material that blows new life into the world of the fey, the druid, the ranger and all characters whose travels carry them through the wooded hills, broken crags and dark forests of our primeval imagings.

More than Myths and Gods
The Codex Druidum contains a veritable host of gaming material. New spells for your druid, new powers for your characters, combat, and more, within the Codex Celtarum you'll find:

190 new druidic spells
90 gods and monsters from the Celtic mythos
150 powers for the fey monsters

Expand your character! With fey blood in your veins you too can possess the powers of the fey. Or even adopt new races for your game. The elder gods possessed powers of surpassing wonder and left a world with all manner of strange incarnations, those are yours to bring to life.

Codex Celtarum comes complete in seven glorious, fun filled, fact packed chapters. Chapter 1 covers a complete history of the Celtic world view. Chapter 2 delves into the world of fey. Chapter 3 presents races and monsters. Chapter 4 covers mountains of new spells and magical abilities. Chapter 5 tackles the lords of war. Chapter 6 looks at the gods themselves. Chapter 7 yields new material for the Castle Keeper.

Troll Lord Game Add On 1: We have 31 adventure modules ready to roll for Castles & Crusades. If you want to stock up on them, add $115.00 to your pledge amount! That’s a $230.00 value!

The Titles include: A0 The Rising Knight, A1 Assault on Blacktooth Ridge, A2 The Slag Heap, A3 The Wicked Cauldron, A4 Usurpers of the Fell Axe, A5 The Shattered Horn, A6 Of Banishment & Blight, A7 Beneath the Despairing Stone, A8 Forsaken Mountain, A9 The Helm of Night, A10 The Last Respite, C1: The Mortality of Green, C2: Shades of Mist, U1: Shadows of the Halfling Hall, U2: Verdant Rage, U3: Fingers of the Forsaken, DB1: Haunted Highlands, DB2: Crater of Umeshti, DB3: The Deeper Darkness, DB4: Dro Mandras, DB5: Conquered East, DB6: Dwellers in the Darkness, D1 Chimera Roost, S1 Lure of Delusion, S2 Dwarven Glory, S3 Malady of Kings, U4 Curse of the Khan, DA1 Dark Journey, Goblins of Mount Shadow, S4 Lion in the Ropes, Crimson Pact, The Giants Wrath.

Troll Lord Games Add on 2: IF you already own some of the above and you just want to cherry pick. You can do that too. For every adventure you add on that normally costs 5-10, pledge $4.00 more. For every adventure that normally costs 10.01 or more, pledge $7.00 or more. Keep a list of what you want and we'll ask for it in the survey.

You can find the costs of adventures here! Any questions just ask!

We HIT the mark and you have assured that Codex Celtarum will be released in hardback! Thank you ALL For participating. You've made all this worth our time, now let us make this worth yours. Here are some stretch rewards for everyone.

$6000.00: If we hit this mark everyone who participates at the $40.00 level and above can pick and choose any 1 Castles & Crusades Adventure Module or supplement ($13.00 and under) from our store and add it to their bundle as well as FANTASY MONEY from Enworld!

All those who pledged $60.00 or more can add any 2 Castles & Crusades Adventure Modules to their bundle. What’s more anyone who pledges $60.00 or more will receive an EXCLUSIVE Dice Tower for C&C from our good friends at Fat Dragon Games.

$8000.00: Help us make this book even better! In order to hit the original page count and price point Brian pulled a bit of material. Its about 25 ADDITIONAL PAGES worth. If we hit 8000 we'll put this back in the book. It will increase the page count to about 176 pages, KICKSTARTER supporters get the Bonus material at NO additional Charge. 

FURTHERMORE! We've worked with the printer to set up special, COLLECTOR'S EDITION with LEATHER covers for the Codex Celtarum. Anyone who pledges $100.00, $125.00 or $150.00 receives this special collectors edition in your order. Thats TWO Codex Celtarum, one regular copy and one with a leather cover.

AND EVEN MORE: Everyone who pledges $40.00 or more can pick 2 FREE C&C Adventures to go with their package; $60.00 or more can pick 3 FREE C&C Adventures or supplements to go with the package; and $100.00 or more can pick an ADDITIONAL hardback of their choice to go with their package!

$10,000: Alright folks! Last call makes it all! The Celts believed the Lands of Fey were the mortal worlds inverted. Where there was a hill in southern Britain there was a valley in the land of Fey. Lets bring this map out of the book and into full color. If we hit $10,000 we'll unlock these maps! Everyone who pledges $60.00 or more receives a full color 18 x 24 inch map of the World of the Celts...a world familiar yet strange. Furthermore, your $60.00 pledge comes with a 28 mm, 3D cemetary from Fat Dragon Games! This includes Retailer Packages!

$11,000: If we hit this we'll include a full color 18 x 24 inch diagram of the Celtic mythos in every $60.00 or more pledge! This includes Retailer Packages.

Risks and challenges

We are well established company, publishing material since the year 2000. But the competition is fierce We want to add to our growing body of works but maintain our high standards of production. With this in mind, we would like to see the Codex Celtarum come out in hardback and with the proper pledge amount we can make this happen.

As many of you know we've used Kickstarter twice before, both times to great success. Kickstarter has proved a great method to reach out to all our friends in the Castles and Crusades community and further, to help us connect with new adherents to the most versatile system on the market today. We often refer to the whole publishing/gaming experience as a great hall where we all, you and us, gather to feast and game...and Kickstarter is another great way to bring us together yet again!

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    $60.00 Never played Castles & Crusades? Need a New Players Handbook? With this pledge you earn your name in the book, a digital and hardcover print copy of Codex Celtarum as well as a hardcover copy of the Castles & Crusades Players Handbook. (NO T-SHIRT with this pledge, see next pledge). If you live in Canada please add $24.00 to your pledge for priority shipping and if you live anywhere outside the United States or Canada please add $42.00 to your pledge.

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    $60.00: Now you’ve decided to become a Troll in dress as well! We’ll send you a Codex Celtarum t-shirt along with the digital and print version of the Codex Celtarum, and we'll put your name in the book. And an EXCLUSIVE adventure MODULE penned by Brian Young using the Codex Celtarum. This pledge does not come with the Players Handbook! If you live in Canada please add $24.00 to your pledge for priority shipping and if you live anywhere outside the United States or Canada please add $42.00 to your pledge.

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    $125: What the hey? You just backed the Players Handbook kickstarter and you need the rest of the core line? With this pledge you do NOT get the Players Handbook, but you do get the Codex Celtarum, digital and print, your name in the book, the t-shirt, Castle Keepers Guide, Monsters & Treasure the EXCLUSIVE MODULE. If you live in Canada please add $24.00 to your pledge for priority shipping and if you live anywhere outside the United States or Canada please add $42.00 to your pledge.

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    $150.00: Now your adventures’ wisdom shows its hand. With this pledge your hard earned treasure grants you a digital and printed copy of the Codex Celtarum, your name in the book, a t-shirt as well as a Players Handbook, Castle Keeper Guide AND Monsters & Treasure and EXCLUSIVE MODULE. If you live in Canada please add $24.00 to your pledge for priority shipping and if you live anywhere outside the United States or Canada please add $42.00 to your pledge.

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    This package is for retailers, those who need to order deep and stock up. With your $200.00 pledge you receive the following: 3 Codex Celtarum, 3 EXCLUSIVE MODULES, 3 Players Handbooks, 2 Castle Keepers Guide, 2 Monster Manual, 2 Classic Monsters, 2 Gods & Monsters, 1 Wolrd of Aihrde and 1 A1 Assault on Blacktooth Ridge. That's $415.85 in retail value! Shipping

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