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We've partnered with Shane Moore of Abyss Walker fame to bring you even more Castles & Crusades! Classes, adventures, spells & more.
We've partnered with Shane Moore of Abyss Walker fame to bring you even more Castles & Crusades! Classes, adventures, spells & more.
202 backers pledged $12,337 to help bring this project to life.

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Campaign Update 16: We just hit 12K! WE are fast approaching a 96 page Players Guide!

Onward to more spells!

PG Outline

  • 1. Introduction:
  • 2. The Siege Engine and Game Play:
  • 3. Character Generation: a. Ability Scores/rolling scores b. Two New class:es The Chromatic Mage (to level 10+), and the Luminate. c. Fighter, Rogue reprint (to level 5) d. BRIEF write-ups for elves, dwarves, halflings.
  • 4. The Magic of Abyss Walker: 1 a. How magic works (The web, colors, strands, threads) b. Spell lists by color c. New spells d. Using C&C magic users in Abyss Walker
  • 5. The World of Abyss Walker: a. Overview of the world b. The storyline of the books c. The nations d. Major cities and locations e. The prophecy of the Abyss Walker and what it means in context
  • 6. The Gods of Abyss Walker: a. Brief portfolio of each god; 1-2 paragraphs at most, each

SAMPLE MAP TO APPEAR IN THE HALLOWED ORACLE!

 

What is the Hallowed Oracle?

The Hallowed Oracle includes two books (and possibly more) and a map.

The Hallowed Oracle: 200+ pages: Includes all relevant setting material, 8 serial adventures, new monsters and more. The adventures are designed to take your characters from 1st to 5th level.

A Players Guide to The Hallowed Oracle: 24+ pages: Includes new classes, variant classes, new spells, magic and more. The book comes complete with the wild-ride house rules that Shane Moore himself uses at the table, from his critical hits to his fanatorde save!

Map of the Mortal Realms: 12" x 18" full color Map of the Mortal Realms. (remember all easy to port to existing games).

FUNDING GOALS: Our initial goal is to raise the funds necessary to write, purchase art and layout the book and get the book in print. We hope to expand the print, by making it a full hardcover book, with the area map inserted, making the whole a wonderful addition to your RPG world.

EARLY BIRD: Gary Green, backer #112, rounds this up! Thank you for jumping in on the early bird!

MORE ON THE HALLOWED ORACLE

Troll Lord Games has partnered with author Shane Moore to bring his exciting Abyss Walker novels (not familiar with Abyss Walker? see below) to the world of Table Top RPGs. The Hallowed Oracle book comes complete with everything you need to play, even if you've never played C&C before:

  • Quick start rules for playing C&C
  • New class material, including the Chromatic Mage and variant classes
  • Setting material for background and story arc
  • The adventure path The Hallowed Oracle
  • New monsters and magic

Written by acclaimed RPG author Jason Vey and vetted by Stephen Chenault (owner of Troll Lord Games) and Shane Moore (Abyss Walker), The Hallowed Oracle includes an adventure path that takes your characters from 1st to 5th level. From the sea town of Lostom to the Polar Flats, a new vista opens before you. The adventures are as follows:

  • Upon Lonely Shores
  • Blood on the Stone
  • Through the Wasteland
  • Ramparts High
  • Through Wicked Boughs
  • Sky Turned Red
  • Across the Gray Still
  • The Hallowed Oracle

A second, smaller, Players Guide is offered as well. Designed for ease of play allowing the characters to fully explore the setting, the new class, Chromatic Mage, new spells and all the other dark and gritty material of the world of the Abyss Walker in their own book. For those new to Castles & Crusades, The Players Guide (and The Hallowed Oracle book), will come complete with the mechanics of how to play Castles & Crusades.

NOT FAMILIAR WITH CASTLES & CRUSADES and/or ABYSS WALKER? SEE BELOW

 

 $3000 FUNDED!: The Hallowed Oracle is green-lit.

$4000 Extra Players Guide Content UNLOCKED: Originally 24 pages, we are now adding more content!

$5000 Extra Players Guide UNLOCKED: And one more!

$7000 Cross-over Adventure UNLOCKED: Stephen Chenault pens an adventure that connects The Hallowed Oracle firmly in the world of Aihrde. As Aihrdians know the Rings of Brass were magical portals that allowed travelers to move across the world and through the planes. Digital for 1$ and 40$ pledge levels, print and digital for 45$+!

$8000 Hardcover Book UNLOCKED: The Hallowed Oracle will be produced in a wonderful hardback edition!

$9000 Map Expansion UNLOCKED: Peter Bradley's Map will be enlarged and included in the book for ease of play! We'll make it full color and 23 x 27 inches in size. It will come in the book with detachable tape! High rez digital file included!

$10000 PG Expansion UNLOCKED: The Luminate Class joins the fray! A new cleric class designed with the Abyss Walker Magic in mind!

$11000 Hardcover Players Guide UNLOCKED: The Players Guide will come out in Hardcover for everyone who backs at the retailer and all pledge levels $59 and above. A softcover version is released to $40 pledge levels! A special leather addition is added to pledge levels $125, $150, and $220 (in ADDITION) to the regular book.

$12000 Chromatic Mage Unleashed UNLOCKED: We grow the Chromatic class even more!

$13000 PG Expansion: We'll include a host of new spells for the Luminate (and also cleric) class.

$16,000 Gods & Heroes: James M. Ward, author of the AD&D Deities and Demigods and the C&C Of Gods and Monsters and so very much more, will come in swinging. Mr. Ward has committed to taking the major deities of the Mortal Realms and expanding them like only Mr. Ward can. A digital version of this book goes to all backers at 40+. A print copy of this book goes to all retailer backers and 59+ backers. But that's not all, this separate book will include Heroes submitted by the backers themselves! A special expanded version goes to all those who back at $125+ and it will include six full color plates by Peter Bradley, and will be personalized by Mr. Ward himself. It will also include YOUR contribution (your favorite character can become a hero of the Mortal realm) AND Shane Moore promises to include him or her in a future Abyss Walker Novel.

Why wait for the Kickstarter to be over to get your Add Ons!? It could be months before you get the extra books you want! From the Players Handbook to the Codex of Aihrde, have it shipped now!

Get your C&C and more goods now with this coupon!  All you have to do is use this coupon code: HALLOWED25 at checkout in our store and get 25% off your entire purchase!

Or if you prefer, choose from the items below and add to your pledge accordingly.

 

C&C Adventures

WHAT IS ABYSS WALKER?

The Abyss Walker story is an epic fantasy tale about a young man destined to grow up and destroy the world. Hunted by those fearing his prophetic rise to power, they begin to unintentionally set the wheels in motion for him to become the fabled monster, The Abyss Walker.

With the six book core series completed, the world now has four other franchise writers and spans nineteen books. Known for its dark and gritty world setting, the unforgiving Hallowed Oracle adventure setting will test your gaming prowess.

 

ABOUT CASTLES & CRUSADES

Though The Hallowed Oracle comes complete with all you need to know to get started playing, it is important to note that Castles & Crusades is one of the longest running Table Top RPGs on the market today. Castles & Crusades is a fantasy role playing game where players create characters based on the very simple easy to follow rules of the C&C Players Handbook and conduct adventures run by a game master, the Castle Keeper. It's fun, easy, and offers countless hours of entertainment from role playing to magic wielding and sword swinging...all from the comfort and safety of your dining room table!

Read more here!

ABOUT FAT DRAGON GAMES AND THE ARMORY

Fat Dragon Game's Guard Post & Armory!

 

 

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Risks and challenges

Large books such as this one are hard to print and bind and we have to choose our printers with care.

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.

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