About this project
$18,500: Unlock the Germania Drinking Mug! Don't let the Norse Drink alone! Help us build the WHOLE SET!
Castles & Crusades Mythos sets the goal of bringing 3 new books of mythology to the gaming table: Codex Germania, Codex Slavorum, and Codex Classicum.
Several years ago TLG released Brian N. Young's Codex Celtarum. A year later we followed up with Codex Nordica. Both of these very successful Kickstarter campaigns insured the book's release in hardcover format and sped up their delivery. These were beginning of the Mythos series. The Mythos series set out to explore the legends and mythos of the past, to unearth the wealth of material that lies in the fantastic imaginings of a world long gone and bring them to your gaming table.
Though we have not released one in awhile, it doesn't mean that Brian ever stopped working on them. In fact, the opposite is quite true. Along with a wealth of adventures, Brian has hammered out the complete manuscripts for Codex Germania, the third of the Mythos series, and is largely done with Codex Slavorum, the fourth in the series. He has begun compiling his notes on Codex Classicum, the fifth in the series.
We don't want to wait for three years to publish these, we want them out yesterday, and that is the goal of this Kickstarter. If we meet our pledge goal we'll print all three books in hardback and you'll receive them in your store or on your door step as they come available (see SHIPPING below, especially the note concerning orders outside the United States)
These books are fully compatible with Castle & Crusades. However, it is simple to port the material over to almost any other RPG, but particularly Fifth edition. These books will unleash your imagination's flood gates and leave a stamp upon your game like no other.
ABOUT THE CODICES
Codex Germania: Here Mr. Young explores the myths of the ancient Germans, as they looked upon the world during the age of the Roman Empire. In some ways it mirrors the Northmen, but in many more, it reveals the many hidden secrets of the warriors of the dark and brooding woods of north-central Europe.
Codex Slavorum: Often overlooked the many and diverse peoples of eastern and southern Europe believed in a vibrant world of towering gods, clever fey and wild enchantments. Beyond even the Shadows of Rome theirs is a world onto itself.
Codex Classicum: The Greeks first emerged on the world stage 3000 years ago. Their's was a vibrant culture that spawned some of the most fantastic and enduring myths the world has ever known. Mr. Young tackles these and places them in context with their Roman and Etruscan counterparts.
Don't Want all Three?: Easy enough, Pledge at the 1$ dollar level and scroll down to the Add On section. There you'll see each book sold separately, add the dollar amount of the books, print and digital, that you want.
About the Stretch Rewards
Fund by Wednesday: If this project funds by midnight on Wednesday night, all backers from the $99 level and above gain a a FREE PRINT version of Shadows of a Green Sky, signed by the author, Stephen Chenault. Shadows was our Free RPG day offering this year. You MUST back the project before MIDNIGHT Wednesday, July 22 to get in on this. Trollzah! The first 128 backers, ending with Kevin Obrien receive Shadows of a Green Sky!
$13,000: Unlocked Germania Temple Complex! Stand alone setting book based upon the temple grounds of the Germanic gods. This book brings all the added content to step inside the world of ancient Germanic preisthood! Plus multiple adventure hooks for many nights of varied adventures. Available for the $99.00 level and above.
$15,000: Unlocked! Players Expansion material For Germania. We'll include a mountain of extra material, including holy symbols, priestly ranks, holy days and so much more. Flesh your characters out like never before.
$16,000: Unlocked! Bookmarks! 4 bookmarks, each depicting a deity from the Mythos series. For levels $99 and above.
$17,000: Unlocked! Slavroum Temple Complex! Stand alone setting book based upon the temple grounds of the Slavic gods. This book brings all the added content to step inside the world of ancient Slavic preisthood! Plus multiple adventure hooks for many nights of varied adventures. For levels $99 and above.
$18,000: Unlocked! Players Expansion material For Slavorum. We'll include a mountain of extra material, including holy symbols, priestly ranks, holy days and so much more. Flesh your characters out like never before.
$18,500: Unlocked! Germanic Beer Mug! A glass mug sporting for the Codex Germania (designed to match the one for Codex Nordica). FREE for every $99.00 pledge level and above!
$19,500: Unlocked! Slavic Beer Mug! A glass mug sporting for the Codex Slavorum (designed to match the one for Codex Nordica). FREE for every $249.00 pledge level and above!
$20,000:Iron Wind Metals UNLOCKED! joins the Fray! Iron Wind has graciously offered all backers at the $99.00 level and above FREE miniatures! Every backer who pledges $99 receives the Germanic warlord with his foes severed head! The $249 pledge level receives that and the three pack for a total of FOUR minis!!
$20,500: Unlocked! Classicum Beer Mug! A glass mug sporting for the Codex Classicum (designed to match the one for Codex Nordica). FREE for every $249.00 pledge level and above!
$21,500: Unlocked! Celtic Beer Mug! A glass mug sporting for the Codex Celtic (designed to match the one for Codex Nordica). FREE for every $249.00 pledge level and above!
$22,000: Now it gets even more fun! We're going to roll the Temple Complexes into one book, Temples of the Ancients, add to them Complexes for the Classicum, Nordica and Celtarum Books! This tome promises to be 50+ pages of gaming content!! Maps, rituals, holy items, sanctuaries, adventure hooks and more! Available to $99+.
$23,000: Unlock the World Poster. View the world how the ancient Germans did in this full sized poster!
$25,000: Unlock the Players Expansion material for Classicum. We'll include a mountain of extra material, including holy symbols, priestly ranks, holy days and so much more. Flesh your characters out like never before. For levels $99 and above.
$30,000: We'll create a separate book, the Players Guide to the Ancients, combining all the content from previous Player Expansions levels inone book and include the material from the Codex Nordica and Codex Celtarum to boot! For levels $99 and above.
$25: Codex Germania Print
$15: Codex Germania Digital
$25: Codex Slavorum Print
$15: Codex Savorum Digital
$25: Codex Classicum Print
$15: Codex Classicum Digital
$25 Codex Celtarum Print
$15 Codex Celtarum Digital
$25 Codex Nordica Print
$15 Codex Nordica Digital
$25 Castles & Crusades Players Handbook
Need More? Download a complete list of TLG products HERE.
Also, you can get ALL our digital products at 20% off and for immediate download for the duration of this Kickstarter. Just go to www.trolllord.com/tlgstore and pick out any digital (most have a marker "D" at the end of the title) and use this coupon: MYTHOS20DIG at check out.
Brian has been an educator for fifteen years, teaching both Higher and Public Education, for young and old in the Humanities and Language Arts. He has a Bachelors in History (2001) and a Masters in Arthurian Studies (2007) from the University of Wales Lampeter and is waiting on hopefully beginning on his PhD in Celtic Studies with Trinity Saint David University of Wales soon. He has been gaming for thirty years, Gamemastering all of them and designing worlds and adventures over two-thirds of them. His style has always been with a Historical and Mythical angle from the very beginning and loves the roots and origins of the craft of story-telling from that of the ancient masters. These codices are a way that bring a little of that world to gamers in the present.
Shipping charges are added after the campaign closes and through Backer Kit. Orders within the UnitedS States will begin as the books become available. Orders outside the United States will ship after the release of Codex Classicus. The release date for Classicus is estimated for December, 2015.
Risks and challenges
As with any project we undertake, be it on Kickstarter or elsewhere, risks are unavoidable. Time, editing, delivery, all of these are challenges that we face on a project this complicated. But we are building a proven track record of releases, delivering on our promises and goals and feel confident we can bring this project together.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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