Saturday, October 3, 2009

Castles & Crusades Player's Handbook 4th Printing Released

It's been out for a couple of days now, but the 4th printing of the Castles & Crusades Player's Handbook is available, and a few folks on the Troll Lord Forums have a copy.

One of our Friendly Local Gaming Stores had issues procuring it, and told one of my player's group he could not get it for him. The other gaming store in the area, a larger, more recent effort (and where we plan on having our Friday night campaign), has begun taking orders, as it sounds like our Castles & Crusades group is not the only one in the area.

I'm really interested in the updates to the Illusionist (45 new spells!) and the Barbarian (big makeover there, from what I hear). Of course, the changes and errata will be free online over at Troll Lord Games, but I'm looking forward to having it all under the cover of one book. Judging from our gaming session last night, our players currently have a hodgepodge of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd printings. I'm fairly certain the gaming store that will order it is going to be looking at a sizable order in the next two weeks.


JoeGKushner said...

It's good that Troll Lords doesn't take a lot of flak over making changes to the rules in the core book. I know when WoTC does it it's a cry from above how people are being robbed.

Zachary The First said...

Well, I think one of the key points is that they post the free errata from previous printings online. I think it's good that things get fixed. We were able to have 3 different printings of the rulebook at the table Friday night, and each was used without difficulty.

Tim Shorts said...

Not sure if I am ready to splurge on another edition of a PHB, but I was wondering if you had seen or bought the Gods and Monsters Book and what you thought. I plan on buying it, but would like to know what you thought. Also waiting on the CKG.

Zachary The First said...

Yeah, I'm waiting on the CKG, too. I do believe it's almost here at what seems like long last!

Regarding Of Gods & Monsters, I have not. A couple people on some of the forums out there have said they found it a bit overpowered, but to me, it's a deity book, and written by Jim Ward--it's sort of what I expect.