The annual $10 Sale (link) is going on now at Troll Lord Games. The name is sort of a misnomer since not everything really is for $10 (some prices are higher and lower), but, regardless there are some good deals. If you’re curious about Castles & Crusades, this a good time to pick up some books on the cheap. I bought the majority of my C&C stuff via this sale in the past. The 4th printings of the C&C Players Handbook & Monsters & Treasure (part of what TLG is calling “The 4th Crusade”) are included in the sale.
A few items are really tempting me:
- Issues 5 and 6 of The Crusader magazine (these issues contain adventures by Bill Webb of Necromancer Games)
- The C&C Players Handbook/Monsters & Treasure flip book (one side of the book is the PH the other side is the M&T). That seems like a handy tome and I don’t have the latest version of the M&T.
- The Harvesters RPG. It is geared towards kids and players take on the role of anthropomorphic heroes defending their homeland. It might be a great birthday gift for Chaos (she turns 6 soon).
What I would advise against would be the “leather” versions of the PH and M&T. For one, they don’t have the latest version of the rules (i.e., they lack the revisions, expansions, and errata in the 4th printing books). I also really wasn’t wowed by their overall appearance. They are meant to look like leather and have gold embossed covers, but they look more like rebound library books to me. Other C&C fans seem to love them, but I was disappointed in them (especially since I bought them as gifts).
Anyhow, if you’ve been sitting on the fence about C&C, now is the time to pull the trigger.