"Preparation for the afterlife is a time consuming and meticulous task and one that must be done properly to ensure proper passage from the world of the living to the world of the dead. But that preparation pales in comparison to the arduous journey through the afterlife where a misstep can land one in everlasting oblivion.
From the history of that ancient text to the magic that guided it the Book of the Dead opens new worlds for the gaming table. With spells that range from care of the dead to the Shadow Runes of Rune Lore, magic items, and a guide through the afterlife, the Book of the Dead unleashes a whole new world of possibilities."
After getting in on the Castles & Crusades Codex Egyptium we were really curious about Jason Vey's Castles & Crusades The Book of the Dead his contribution to the latest Castles & Crusades Codex Egyptium Mythos line of products . This is basically an Amazing Adventures or Castles & Crusades rpg add on book. What it does is add in Egpytian style Rune magic from Castles & Crusades rpg into the purview of the Castles & Crusades Codex Egyptium campaign line. Basically we personally ordered this book some monthes ago & its only now that we're getting into it as both players & dungeon masters. Its a good addition into the line of C&C books by someone who knows his own system as well as Brian Young's work.
So basically rune magic has far more reaching consquencess then it would first appear. The whole cloth work of Castles & Crusades The Book of the Dead is a fictional version of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
We get into the shadow realm rune magic or the land of the Grey mist. This section updates & expands upon material presented 'The Adventurer's Backpack'. But does it in such a way as to make it very useful for the C&C dungeon master. I don't want to spoil it for the players. But under this section is the 'Shadow Codex' & this is part of the dangerous spells, monsters, and magick of the Grey mist.This is an 'inbetween' realm of the dead & the living that has various serious connotations for the after life of the Dead.