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The Codex Nordica continues the exploration of mythological realms, with spells, monsters & more for your Castles & Crusades game.
The Codex Nordica continues the exploration of mythological realms, with spells, monsters & more for your Castles & Crusades game.
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If we make it to $21,000, levels $69 and up will receive this official Codex Nordica mug!
If we make it to $21,000, levels $69 and up will receive this official Codex Nordica mug!

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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. Last year you helped us bring out Codex Celtarum in hardcover form, now help us bring its sister book out, Codex Nordica, in hardcover.

SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES: If you are ordering from anywhere other than the United States we will work with you on shipping. After your pledge has been settled we'll email you about shipping options and the cost. Keep in mind that the US Post Office requires us to ship any shipment over 4 lbs as a priority package, which drives the package up considerably. We will work with you as best we can to explore all available shipping options.

The Codex Nordica is a 128+ page book filled with all manner of content, from a complete guide to Viking Mythology for everyone's use, from new spells for characters to monsters for Castle Keepers/Game Masters. It's that and more!

TLG 81311 Codex Nordica Rule Book, Mythology 128 pages (estimated), Hardcover $21.99 (estimated) ISBN 978-1-936822-63-8

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With iron grips they held their ships at sea. Face to the wind, back to the mist, they cut the water in their dragon prow ships, bringing the song of death and plunder upon the backs of gods that rose from the maelstrom of eternity. With axe and sword, shield and spear, they rose as if from the ether and opened the world to a storm of primeval lust.

The Codex Nordica plunges into their world, exploring the myths and cultures of the Vikings, from Odin's Ravens to the Jotun fortress of Gymirsheim. Brian Young explores the Nine Worlds of the northmen, the legends and myths, the magical creatures, gods, heroes, giants and monsters that peopled them.

All this is presented as a back drop to the game you are already playing. Expanding upon the core of C&C material Codex Nordica brings a host of new wizardry and enchantments, gods for the characters, warriors and battle craft. Added on to all this, are new materials for the Castle Keeper, all designed to enhance rather than hinder play.

Codex Nordica brings the Viking myths to life at the table!

What's Inside: 1. History & Cosmography 2. The Nine Worlds 3. Magical Beings & Monsters 4. Wizardry & Enchantments 5. The Gods and Giants 6. Warriors & Battlecraft 7. Castle Keeper Info

 The poster that comes with the 49.00 + pledge!

CODEX CELTARUM: Did you MISS the Codex Celtarum, the sister book to Codex Nordica? Add it on for 25.00!

MONSTERS & TREASURES: Get the M&T for Castles & Crusades for $15.00 more.

CASTLE KEEPERS GUIDE: $39.99

OF GODS & MONSTERS: $20.00

MONSTERS & TREASURE OF AIHRDE: $20.00

FREE CITY OF ESKADIA: $20.00

RUNE LORE: $25.00

BLUFFSIDE: $25.00

EXTRA NINE WORLDS POSTER: $10.00

BOOK OF FAMILIARS: $30.00

EXTRA MUG: $20.00

Check out our progress on Kicktraq!
Check out our progress on Kicktraq!

 This is where we are so far with the pledge levels and stretch goals:

 

$1 Thrall

  • Our kindly expressed gratitude

$10 Bondsman

  • Digital Copy of Codex Nordica

$30 Hauldr

  • Digital copy of Codex Nordica 
  • Print copy of Codex Nordica
  • Bonus PDF Adventure

$45 Gestir: Retailers only

  • 3 Print copies of Codex Nordica
  • 3 Exclusive Modules
  • 3 Posters
  • Bonus Adventure

$49 Thane

  • Digital copy of Codex Nordica
  • Print copy of Codex Nordica
  • Exclusive adventure by Brian Young
  • Name in the book
  • Viking Long House from Fat Dragon Games
  • Poster of the World of Vikings
  • 3 Bonus Adventures *Stretch goal
  • Odin’s Runes *Stretch goal
  • Bonus PDF Adventure
  • Bonus Adventure from Brian Young

$99 Thegn

  • Digital copy of Codex Nordica
  • Print copy of Codex Nordica
  • Exclusive Adventure by Brian Young
  • Name in the book
  • Viking Long House from Fat Dragon Games
  • Poster of the World of Vikings
  • Set of C&C Dice
  • Players Handbook Hardcover and PDF
  • Monsters & Treasure Hardcover and PDF
  • Character Reference Sheets (15 heavy card stock and PDF)
  • Character Record Chronicles (3 Folios and After Winters Dark Campaign Setting (Print and PDF)
  • 3 Bonus Adventures *Stretch goal
  • Odin’s Runes *Stretch goal
  • Bonus Adventure
  • Bonus Adventure by Brian Young

$125 Merkismathr

  • Digital copy of Codex Nordica
  • Print copy of Codex Nordica
  • Exclusive adventure by Brian Young
  • Name in the book
  • Viking Long House from Fat Dragon Games
  • Poster of the World of Vikings
  • Set of C&C Dice 
  • Character Reference Sheets (15 heavy card stock and PDF) 
  • Character Record Chronicles (3 Folios and After Winters Dark Campaign Setting (Print and PDF)
  • Extra Leather copy of Codex Nordica
  • 3 Bonus Adventures *Stretch goal
  • Odin’s Runes *Stretch goal
  • 1 Book in print (i.e. PH, Rune Lore, etc. excluding CKG)
  • Bonus PDF Adventure
  • Bonus Adventure by Brian Young

$10,000 stretch goal (attained)

  • All levels get the 15 bonus pages fleshing out the magic items of gods and giants.

At $13,500 stretch goal (attained)

  • All levels will get 10+ pages added to the Codex Nordica

At $14,000 stretch goal (attained)

  • Levels $30 and up get a bonus PDF adventure

At $15,000 stretch goal (attained)

  • Levels $49 and above will get a new adventure by Brian Young

At $18,000 stretch goal (attained)

  • Level $49 gets King’s Table Game in PDF
  • $69 and $99 gets King’s Table Game in paper form
  • $125 gets King’s Table Game in wooden form with wooden pieces and pouch.

At $21,000 stretch goal (not yet attained)

  • Levels $69 and up: Custom Detailed Mug! Raise your glass with pride when you are hoisting this official Codex Nordica Mug!

300 Backers (attained)

  • Alea iacta est -- The die is cast! IF we make it to 300 backers, we are adding a set of C&C dice made exclusively by Crystal Caste, one of the premier die makers! This will be for everyone at the $49 and above level. If you have pledge $69 or above, you will get the dice PLUS a wooden cask to hold the dice, marked with Odin's Rune.

Risks and challenges

The major risk in this Kickstarter project is juggling it with our existing one, Castles & Crusades Haunted Highlands. Having two Kickstarters is difficult, however because the Haunted Highlands begins shipping in the next couple of weeks and Codex Nordica is complete we think we can manage it without too many problems.

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    THRALL In our estimation you have risen to the ranks of Tom Tullis of Fat Dragon Games. This pledge comes with our thanks alone!

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    BONDSMAN: As a bondsmen, or bondi, you get a digital copy of the Codex Noridca in all its glory!

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    HAULDR! Join the ranks of the freeman! You now own Codex Nordica in PRINT as well as PDF.

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    GESTIR: RETAILERS! 3 Codex Nordica, 3 EXCLUSIVE MODULES, and 3 POSTERS!

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    THANE! Deeds speak louder than words! You get the Codex Nordica in PRINT and PDF. PLUS you'll receive an exclusive adventure penned by Brian Young! PLUS your name will enter the Annals! We'll put you on a special dedication page of the book. PLUS bring the game to your table with an authentic Viking Long House by Fat Dragon Games. PLUS an 18 x 22 inch Poster of the Worlds of the Vikings!

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    UNARMED THANE: Need the C&C Players Handbook? This level comes with everything from the 49.00 level and a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook.

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    THEGN! Everything you need to play C&C. Everything from the 69.00 pledge level, plus a Monsters & Treasure (hardcover and PDF), a set of C&C dice, Character Reference Sheets (15 heavy card stock and PDF), Character Record Chronicles (3 Folios, there are no digital versions of this product available), and the After Winter's Dark Campaign Setting (Print and PDF).

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    MERKISMATHR: The Viking Standard Bearer. Your leading the charge now. Everything from the $49.00 level plus a second copy of the Codex Nordica. This time, in LEATHER!

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