Crypts and Things aftermath somethoughts

So here I sit in the rosy glow of a not-quite-yet-spring-but-definitely-not-winter day.

C&T has now been out about three weeks, and has been selling quite nicely. Its definitely joining the ranks of the likes of OpenQuest as one of D101’s steady sellers.

Critical response to the game, especially in the light of it being released alongside Adventure Conqueror King and joining the similar (but not the same) Genre space as Lamentations of the Flame Princess, has been a good mix. From the frothy “OMG I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH”, to the nicely balanced “There’s bits I don’t like, but there’s bits I do like”. I’ve also had a nice stream of complementary emails and comments, which warms my jaded Game Designer heart πŸ™‚

I’m very glad I gave C&T a very definite BRAND and a different vibe to regular D&D, especially looking at the long list of OSRIC modules which all seem to tribute AD&D of yore.

One of the most gladdening things to happen post C&T release is that Rik Kershaw Moore, author of The Company and a long time Call of Cthulhu keeper (member of the Kult of Keepers who ran the UK Cthulhu Nationals) has picked up on the game , loves it and is writing a scenario to run at Continuum 2012. I’m sure with a bit of arm twisting I should be able to get him to write it up πŸ™‚

Blood of the Dragon is literally down to the last couple of adventure locations. Its a short, around 20 pages, but sick little module – with a short gazeeter (for those of you that want a bit more setting detail) and an adventure featuring a short weird lands trek and a mini-dungeon, which is weird and quite deadly. While short the whole thing is meant to act as an intro adventure for new players and Crypt Keepers. Also its 100% compatible with other OSR games, so if you just want to grab a butt-kicking S&S adventure to run with your favourite RetroClone go fer it.

Finally I’m immensely humbled by the positive reaction that the game has gotten. Especially some of the ongoing blog posts and mentions. There’s a lot of material on my Hard Drive that could become C&T product, and the obvious love the game is already getting pushes to make sure that becomes a reality πŸ™‚

6 thoughts on “Crypts and Things aftermath somethoughts

  1. Hey, Newt. just wanted to say Crypts & Things has been a blast and can’t wait to see Blood of the Dragon and the other neat stuff. Good job, man! I’ve even started throwing up some little house rules and tweaks of my own. πŸ™‚

  2. I am loving Crypts & Things. Planning out a campaign for my players as we speak. I am really looking forward to seeing Blood of the Dragon and more sword and sorcery goodness in the future!

    • So am I.

      What does ‘sick’ mean, in this context?

      Will the pre-orders receive ‘Blood’ as a pdf? I am not clear on this, except it was to be a bonus?

      It is the very best level based D&D type game I have had the pleasure to run, Newt. This from an old BRP/Stormbringer fan.

  3. Is the C&T character sheet available as a file anywhere? I got my copy from lulu yesterday and am liking what I see so far. Except for weapon weights-they’re about 3x too high in many cases.

  4. Good news, then!

    I’m looking forward to using Blood of the Dragon and it’s sequels. Was there mention of a Companion, too?

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