[D101 Games] Crypts & Things Remastered up on Kickstarter 1st-31st March

By on 2 March 2015

Be a wild Barbarian, a deadly Fighter, a soul-torn Sorcerer or a sword sharp canny Thief, fighting evil tyrants and foul demons in a world rapidly dying and heading towards its final nemesis.

Crypts and Things (C&T) is a Swords and Sorcery Roleplaying game based upon the Old School Rules of the 70s/80s. It also draws upon the British fantasy games and game-books of that period to bring a distinctly dark and dangerous feel to the game.

It was originally released back in 2012. After three years of being available Newt at D101 Games is looking to remake the book and need funds for production costs.

The Basic Funding Goal (£4000)

The first goal is bring Crypts and Things bang up to date in terms of both Art and Content.

Art. The art in C&T was done by various British Artists. While Newt stands by everything he put in the book, the overall tone was eclectic and a bit disconnected.  So David M.Wright, whose style exactly matches the tone of the game, is going to do the entire book. Therefore it will have a deliciously dark consistency and tone throughout.

Fighter and Barbarian

The majority of the internal art will be black and white, but there will be a number of full-page gray-scale illustrations.

Like this…..

The Scrolls of Wondrous Revelation

Content. C&T Remastered will see a a full edit of the book and streamlining of the rules. There’s a few rules in C&T that Newt never uses in his home game, because they involve a bit too much bean counting rather than simple Roll and Effect which he prefers. These rules have been recast into something more straightforward.

Mega Gaming Fun. This is the overall effect of the above changes. Over the years there have been some kind words said about Crypts & Things which have made Newt painfully aware of some of its shortcomings. With the basic goal he’s seeking to address these issues and make it a much more fun game to play and the art even more evocative.

Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/645319106/crypts-and-things-remastered

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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