Friday, May 8, 2020

OSR Review & Commentary On Troll Lord Games Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde 3rd Printing By Stephen Chenault

"Within Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde lies a veritable host of legendary monsters. Each entry comes fully detailed with descriptions, habits, treasure, combat, special abilities, details on culture where needed, as well as a special section on each monster’s place in Aihrde.

Over 170 Monsters! A mountain of Special Magic Items! Enhanced Character Content!'
Despite a typo on the back cover 
Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde 3rd printing pdf was a gift from my other half. I was looking over the 170 campaign setting  specialized monsters. What this book is specifically keyed to Troll Lords's  Aihrde campaign setting;"The World of Aihrde, (Codex of Aihrde/map) is your storyboard. Its vibrant mythology, and an unfolding history, makes the World of Aihrde an unparalleled fantasy setting. With a wealth of playable material, Aihrde is like a tapestry unfolding, one that you can make your own!

Rich in adventure hooks, Aihrde is like no other on the market today. It infuses character generation with an energy unique for its genre, and arms the game master with material that is both fixed and malleable.
The world of Aihrde spins upon an earth-like axis of ancient civilizations where good and evil have struggled for countless years. It is a world that bears the markings of its past; where ancient evils slumber, stained with the power of eldritch wizardry; where gods dwell in bejeweled halls of wonderment, worshiped by men and women of all creeds; where dragons live in great dens of heaped treasure; where the new stands upon the ruins of the old in beds of ancient glory."
Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde 3rd printing pdf ties directly into this setting with monsters, treasures,  combat, special abilities, & details on culture for the set up for Castles & Crusades rpg. 

So what can be done with Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde 3rd printing pdf ? A dungeon master could tie this material into their own home Castles & Crusades game. Then with a bit of a sly flourish of DMing tie everything together so that the World of Aihrde, serves as another adventure canvas. This adventure canvas works to tie into the C&C rpg system's elements. Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde lurks into many of the  Rules for Combat Demi-Human Classes: Dwarf, Elf, Goblin, Gnome & Halfling Equipment, Guns, & Cannon found in the Castles & Crusades Players Guide to Aihrde

 Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde is a great jump point back into Castles & Crusades rpg system setting world. My own personal campaign motivations tells me that  Aihrde is a solid campaign setting. This means that Aihrde is in my opinion gritty enough to employ with Greyhawk.

Why?! Because Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde has a ton of new treasure. Some of the monsters are world specific, but nothing that can't be worked around to campaign home brew creation . In truth most of these monsters are all brand new & this makes this book worth the price of admission for me. 

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