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The C&C Return to the Haunted Highlands includes everything you need to start a game in the Haunted Highlands.

About this project

Return to the Haunted Highlands Kickstarter includes two books (and possibly more) and a Map.

The Castle Keeper's Guide to the Highlands, 200+ pages: Includes all relevant setting material, adventures (DB1-DB6 expanded and updated), new monsters and more.

A Players Guide to the Highlands, 76+:  includes racial variants, class specializations, new spells, magic and more (also includes expanded and updated material from the Black Libram).

Maps: 12 x 18 full color Map of the Haunted Highlands.

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The Haunted Highlands

Upon the bloody northern marches lies a curious Roadhouse. Here are gathered the flotsam of the world: miscreants, mercenaries, soldiers of fortune, adventurers. Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse they call it, and it's as rough and safe a sanctuary as any will find in those dark and bloody grounds!

Once, long ago, a Kingdom thrived here and the wealth of its coffers flowed across the lands as honey from a jar. From the deep, blue waters of Lake Veyona to the broken crags that overlook the Northern Steppes the King ruled a realm, both prosperous and contented.

But all things must end. And the wages of war and plague overwhelmed the King and his people and ground all to ruin. And the days of the Highland Kingdom are long past so that now nothing but memories remain . . . memories and their shadows.

Or so such tales are spun by the hearth fire at Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse to any and all who pass through, for that legendary tavern lies at the center of the world.

To the northeast of Dirty Bowbe's lie the ruins of Bortenski and the hazardous wastes known as the Witch Moor. Beyond that, the village of the Ugashtan and further still lay the broken crags of the Mythnoc Cairns where the proud barbarian people once buried their cherished dead. More, there are the trees of the Grove of the Green Man, the Crater of Umeshti, the Fey Wood and Troll Downs, the Free City of Eskadia, land ripe with the forgotten or lost treasures of a realm long passed.

These are the Haunted Highlands

Industry nominated, award winning author Casey Christofferson has long been a part of the Castles & Crusades experience. With over 30 RPG books to his credit he knows the genre and craft well. Crusaders have enjoyed the Haunted Highlands for years, wanting only for more. Now with a Return to the Haunted Highlands, Casey delivers that with a punch.

THE CASTLE KEEPERS GUIDE TO THE HIGHLANDS: A 200+ page resource. Return includes expanded, updated copies of the adventure modules DB1-DB6, over 24 pages of new setting material for the Haunted Highlands, and a mountain of new monster and treasure.

Includes expanded and revised material from: DB1 The Haunted Highlands, DB2 Crater of Umeshti, DB3 Deeper Darkness, DB4 Dro Mandros, DB5 The Conquered East, DB6 Dwellers in the Darkness.

PLAYERS GUIDE TO THE HAUNTED HIGHLANDS: A 76+ page book with new classes for your C&C game, loads of spells and the character's setting information for the Haunted Highlands. Complete Siege Engine Rules included.

Includes expanded and revised material from the Black Libram.

Map: A full color 12 x 18 inch map of the Haunted Highlands.

Be sure to check out the Free City of Eskadia Ad On below. The Free City is out in a week's time and part of the Haunted Highlands!

Dirty Bowbe's Patrons!

The Pummeler

Hans Bullman

Sir Theo

Marcus

Halmar the Wizard

Woody the Halfling

For each extra A Players Guide to the Highlands: $20.00

For each extra The CK's Guide to the Highlands: $25.00

For the Free City of Eskadia (hardcover): $25.00

For a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook: $25.00

For a Castles & Crusades Castle Keepers Guide: $35.00

For a Codex Celtarum: $25.00

For a LEATHER edition of the Players Guide to the Haunted Highlands: $50.00

For a LEATHER edition of the Castle Keepers Guide to the Haunted Highlands: $50.00

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.

Risks and challenges

RPGs are complicated projects in that they bring together a host of material both mechanical, artistic, technical and literary. Making sure a project is completed in a timely manner is difficult but with the proper funding is very doable as we've shown in the past 13 years.

There is always an element of risk involved with RPGs, as the market itself is challenging, and consists of well informed gamers and retailers.

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    18 x 22 Inch map of the Haunted Highlands
    Exclusive Adventure by James M. Ward

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    18 x 22 Inch map of the Haunted Highlands
    Exclusive Adventure by James M. Ward
    Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse tshirt
    Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book
    25+ Page Map Pack
    15 Deluxe Character Sheets
    C&C Dice
    FOUR Reaper Miniatures

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    The CK Guide to the Highlands (Hardcover) x2
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    18 x 22 inch Highland Area Maps x2
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    A Players Guide to the Highlands: Digital
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    18 x 22 Inch map of the Haunted Highlands
    Exclusive Adventure by James M. Ward
    Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse tshirt
    Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book
    25+ Page Map Pack
    15 Deluxe Character Sheets
    C&C Dice
    FOUR Reaper Miniatures
    FOUR Gazetteers (the Gazetteer repeats the info in the The Castle Keepers Guide to the Highlands).

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    A Players Guide to the Highlands: Digital
    A Players Guide to the Highlands: Print (Hardcover)
    18 x 22 Inch map of the Haunted Highlands
    Exclusive Adventure by James M. Ward
    Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse tshirt
    Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book
    25+ Page Map Pack
    15 Deluxe Character Sheets
    C&C Dice
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    A Players Guide to the Highlands: Digital
    A Players Guide to the Highlands: Print (Hardcover)
    18 x 22 Inch map of the Haunted Highlands
    Exclusive Adventure by James M. Ward
    Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse tshirt
    Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book
    25+ Page Map Pack
    15 Deluxe Character Sheets
    C&C Dice
    FOUR Reaper Miniatures
    FOUR Gazetteers (the Gazetteer repeats the info in the The Castle Keepers Guide to the Highlands).
    Players Guide to the Highlands: Print (Hardcover) LEATHER

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    18 x 22 Inch map of the Haunted Highlands
    Exclusive Adventure by James M. Ward
    Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse tshirt
    Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book
    25+ Page Map Pack
    15 Deluxe Character Sheets
    C&C Dice
    FOUR Reaper Miniatures
    Castle Keepers Guide (Hardcover)
    Players Handbook (Hardcover)
    Monsters and Treasure (Hardcover)
    Classic Monsters (Hardcover)
    Gods & Monsters (Hardcover)
    Landscape Screens (Hardcover)
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    A Players Guide to the Highlands: Digital
    A Players Guide to the Highlands: Print (Hardcover)
    18 x 22 Inch map of the Haunted Highlands
    Exclusive Adventure by James M. Ward
    Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse tshirt
    Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book
    25+ Page Map Pack
    15 Deluxe Character Sheets
    C&C Dice
    FOUR Reaper Miniatures
    Castle Keepers Guide (Hardcover)
    Players Handbook (Hardcover)
    Monsters and Treasure (Hardcover)
    Classic Monsters (Hardcover)
    Gods & Monsters (Hardcover)
    Landscape Screens (Hardcover)
    Dice
    FOUR Gazetteers (the Gazetteer repeats the info in the The Castle Keepers Guide to the Highlands).
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    Digital and print copy of both Return to the Haunted Highlands and the Players Guide to the Haunted Highlands. Includes a print copy of the World Map. As well as the Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse Tshirt and the Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book.

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    Everything from the $75.00 pledge; in addition includes a 25+ page Map Pack (all the adventure maps from the CK Guide to the Highlands printed on loose leaf paper for ease of use). Also includes a set of 15 Deluxe C&C Character Sheets and a set of C&C Dice.

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    RETAILER LEVEL ONLY: Includes 2 copies of The Castle Keepers Guide to the Highlands, 2 copies of A Players Guide to the Highlands, 2 12 x 18 inch character maps, 2 Dirty Bowbe's Cookbook, 1 C&C Players Handbook, 2 12 x 18 inch area maps, 1 C&C Castle Keepers Guide, 1 C&C Monsters & Treasure. Also includes the tshirt, character pack and one set of C&C dice.

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    Everything from the $99.00 pledge; in addition includes a 25+ page Map Pack (all the adventure maps from the CK Guide printed on loose leaf paper for ease of use). Also includes a set of 15 Deluxe C&C Character Sheets and a set of C&C Dice. This set also includes an extra 24 page, perfect bound Gazetteer for quick reference (the Gazetteer repeats the info in the The Castle Keepers Guide to the Highlands).

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    (99 level + Leather Book):Digital and print copy of both Return to the Haunted Highlands and the Players Guide to the Haunted Highlands. Includes a print copy of the World Map. Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse Tshirt and the Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book.Everything from the $75.00 pledge; in addition includes a 25+ page Map Pack (all the adventure maps from the CK Guide to the Highlands printed on loose leaf paper for ease of use). Also includes a set of 15 Deluxe C&C Character Sheets and a set of C&C Dice. EXCLUSIVE: Leather edition of the Players Guide to the Highlands. This is in addition to a normal hardcover.

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    (125 level + Leather Book):Digital and print copy of both Return to the Haunted Highlands and the Players Guide to the Haunted Highlands. Includes a print copy of the World Map. Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse Tshirt and the Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book. A 25+ page Map Pack (all the adventure maps from the CK Guide to the Highlands printed on loose leaf paper for ease of use). A set of 15 Deluxe C&C Character Sheets and a set of C&C Dice. This set also includes an extra 24 page, perfect bound Gazetteer for quick reference (the Gazetteer repeats the info in the The Castle Keepers Guide to the Highlands). EXCLUSIVE: Leather edition of the Players Guide to the Highlands. This is in addition to a normal hardcover.

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    Everything from the $99.00 package, plus the standard Castles & Crusades game for the complete Castles and Crusades gaming experience: Castle Keepers Guide, Players Handbook, Monsters and Treasure, Classic Monsters, Gods & Monsters, Landscape Screens & Dice. (That's a savings of $70.00!!)

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    (199 level + Leather Book): Digital and print copy of both Return to the Haunted Highlands and the Players Guide to the Haunted Highlands. Includes a print copy of the World Map. Dirty Bowbe's Roadhouse Tshirt and the Dirty Bowbe's Authentic Cook Book. A 25+ page Map Pack (all the adventure maps from the CK Guide to the Highlands printed on loose leaf paper for ease of use). A set of 15 Deluxe C&C Character Sheets and a set of C&C Dice. This set also includes an extra 24 page, perfect bound Gazetteer for quick reference (the Gazetteer repeats the info in the The Castle Keepers Guide to the Highlands). With the addition of the Castle Keepers Guide, Players Handbook, Monsters and Treasure, Classic Monsters, Gods & Monsters, Landscape Screens & Dice. EXCLUSIVE: Leather edition of the Players Guide to the Highlands. This is in addition to a normal hardcover.

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