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Crypts and Things


D101 Games

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What is this game about?
It’s about exploring the ruins of the dying world of Zarth. Fighting off the Others, alien monstrosities from outside of your reality. Making your mark on the world before it dives into the sun Nemesis.

In short its a Swords and Sorcery role playing game using the original edition of the world’s favourite role playing game.  Base upon the Swords and Wizardy rules.

Chapter list

Scrolls of Wonderous Revelation (The Players’ Handbook)

Creating a character
How to play
Spell lists

The Book of Doom (A Crypt Keeper’s Guide)

The Continent of Terror  – Gazeeter of the setting.
Ill Gotten gains of Dark Desire – Treasure and magic items.
A compendium of Fiends – Monsters
The Hall of Nizun Thun – A mini-crypt (adventure)
Appendices a to M: Notes from the Abyss

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January 13th, 2015
Overall this is one of the most intriguing OSR games I have looked at. The system for magic is perfect for the genre. The frequent typographical errors does detract from the overall product, however. [...]
December 8th, 2013
Crypts & Things Review from The Good: Coherent rules and complete material for a Howard-inspired world. The Bad: Poor grammar and occasionally poor artwork. The Bottom Line: If you like old school Dungeons & Dragons and Conan, [...]
Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
June 25th, 2013
Crypts & Things is one of those games that has been sitting in my "to be read" pile forever. It is an Old School game built off of Swords & Wizardry. Some of the material is familiar to anyone that has played S&W or any of the various D&D/Retro-clone [...]
June 1st, 2012
In five words or less: I LOVE IT! C&T captures the flavor it intends to – the feel of weird fantasy sword and sandal pulp stories. A S&W variant, it’s more Howard, Leiber, Moorcock and Lovecraft than Tolkien, but you knew that already. So [...]
Idle R. H. P. [Featured Reviewer]
March 7th, 2012
While not entirely to my tastes, Crypts & Things is definitely still one of the better Old School Renaissance games that I've read through recently. It's a darker toned game, drawing inspiration from the works of Clark Ashton Smith, Fritz Leiber, Robert [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on February 16, 2012.
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