From publisher blurb:
NOTE: This product is derived from print published versions of the Castles & Crusades Players Handbook and Monsters & Treasure.
"Alea iacta est!" The die is cast. With those words Caesar crossed the Rubicon into Italy and changed the course of the Republic's history. Are you ready?
Castles & Crusades is one of the hottest selling FRPGs on the market today. Released in 2005, Castles and Crusades has routinely posted as one of the top 10 best selling RPGs and it is already on its second print run.
The reasons are simple. Castles & Crusades is an easy to learn, fast paced role playing game. It takes little over 15 minutes to master the game, and about as long to make a character. Within its pages you'll find everything your familiar with . . . classes, races, spells, monsters . . . the basics are all here and more. You'll find a smooth flowing, simple mechanic to resolve all non-combat related conflict. Whether you are trying to swim that proverbial river, climb a wall, resolve disputes through diplomacy, C&C's simple, attribute check system does it all. Gone are the cumbersome, litigious debates, replaced by imaginative role play between the Castle Keeper (the CK) and the player.
Castles & Crusades Condensed is a rules light, fantasy role playing game. Its easy to learn attribute-based rules system allows players to choose among 6 archtypal character classes and 5 races to create their characters. Spells, equipment, fast-paced combat rules, and all essential information needed to play a game of Castles & Crusades is in this book.
Included within are: 6 classes (13 in the full version): 5 races (7 in the full version), Spells, Equipment, all the rules you need to get started, over 20 monsters, The Rising Knight--an introductory adventure for the A series (A1, Assault on Blacktooth Ridge-A2, Slag Heap have already been released in print form and pdf here at RPG Now) Map of the region.
With the Castles & Crusades roleplaying game, you can take the role of a hero seeking adventure in a fantastic world populated by mythic creatures and legendary beasts. Or, as the Castle Keeper, you can design the worlds and stories that make up the game, guiding friends and fellow gamers through epic adventures in ours or your own wondrous settings.
Easy to learn, fast and fun to play, Castles & Crusades is the game for those who enjoy tales of high adventure and epic fantasy.
Gather some friends, grab some dice, unleash your imagination you're entering the grand adventure that is Castles & Crusades!