New printings of PHB, CKG & MT Kickstarter upcoming

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New printings of PHB, CKG & MT Kickstarter upcoming

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Castles & Crusades: Reforged

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In a couple of months, we're launching a Kickstarter to fund the newest printing of our three Core Books: the Player's Handbook, Monsters & Treasure, and the Castle Keeper's Guide. This printing is unlike any before.

We're giving away a free PDF of the new Player's Handbook to everyone who signs up for updates about this Kickstarter. You do not need to back the Kickstarter to receive the free PDF; we're just that confident that you'll want the other books after seeing this one.

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"What's in the new printings?"

New art, improved layouts, we've hired on a full-time editor so no typos, and the best part:

No more OGL content.

We've completely purged all OGL content from all three books; you'll receive a TTRPG that's completely ours, and therefore, completely yours.
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What does it mean to remove the OGL? Does that mean class names are changing? Ability score names? Obviously the OGL page will be removed from the end of the book but can we get a bit more info on what it means to remove the OGL?

That being said, I’m way excited for this and have already signed up!
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jdizzy001 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2024 12:38 pm
What does it mean to remove the OGL? Does that mean class names are changing? Ability score names? Obviously the OGL page will be removed from the end of the book but can we get a bit more info on what it means to remove the OGL?

That being said, I’m way excited for this and have already signed up!
No, the class names are not copyrighted material as they already existed before the game. Nor are terms like strength, intelligence, etc. You cannot copyright that type of thing. It would have to be a made up nouns like "mind flayer" or "magic missile" or Greyhawk for instance. Normal words and game mechanics are not protected as I.P. Nor are charts expressing game mechanics. So, no noticeable changes
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Thanks for posting this news!

I'm in! :-)
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Thanks for clarifying. I’m signed up
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jdizzy001 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2024 5:03 am
Thanks for clarifying. I’m signed up
Tadhg wrote: Thanks for posting this news!

I'm in! :-)
You're both welcome. I can't wait to get the three books purged of WotC.
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I got the new PHB PDF last night. Just going through it. First change I see is that the term "alignment" has been replaced with "disposition". E.g. the Orc's disposition was Chaotic evil.
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A quick reading shows: Create Water changed to Create Sustenance (water only), Delay Poison changed to Delay Toxin. Etc., etc.

As I thought, just some name changes that have zero in game effects.
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I like the new class tables which detail the abilities at each level, including when the ability "levels up" at 3rd, 5th etc.

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