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THIS BOOK WILL BE IN GLORIOUS HARDCOVER!
The Free City of Eskadia is a Setting/Adventure designed for use with the Castles & Crusades system. It is the perfect sandbox for multiple adventures and mountains of fun.
SAMPLE of Free City of Eskadia here!
Greetings from the Dens! Castles & Crusades Free City of Eskadia: Jack of Lies has floated around the Dens for years, and its finally coming out! But we want it to be even better than planned! We want to see this come out as a hardback book. It was planned as a softcover, but its size and content just beg for hardcover status.
Help us make it happen!
If we can get $4000.00 in pre-orders for Free City of Eskadia: Jack of Lies we'll print this as a hardback. If not we'll proceed apace and do it as a softcover. Your pledge for the printed book is good either way.
The good news is that the book is PRINT READY. That means if you join us and pre-order today you'll receive a digital copy (assuming you order one) with 72 hours of the order (counting for weekends!). So you can plunge into the City by the Sea immediately!
Free City of Eskadia, Jack of Lies comes complete with everything needed to create the ultimate city adventure and campaign: full descriptions of the city from the walls, down the streets and into the alleys, to the neighborhoods, markets, plazas on to the inns and taverns, gatehouses, tenements and more; it also includes all those elements that make a city come alive, from the city government, encounter areas, major personages, new monsters, a new race, the Changling and much, much more.
“Trust you to watch your back, never go into this city without a sharp blade hid upon your body or tied to your waist. Look to the guards only with their hand out for a bribe, and never, never, never, insult a noble or a middle man!”
Castles & Crusades
Free City of Eskadia: Jack of Lies
Product Type/Format & Price: 8.5 x 11 softcover, 136 pages; $19.99 softcover/$24.99 hardcover
Ordering Info: TLG 8508, ISBN 978-1-936822-45-4
Eskadia, the City Upon the Sea, lies far north of the Haunted Highlands upon the Vestlig Sea, where merchants ply their wares and pirates hunt. Eskadia stands upon the edge of the world.
One of the most powerful of the western City-States, Eskadia has the singular distinction of being one of the deadliest cities in all of world. Trade barons and guild-masters constantly vie for power and control over shipping and rights to raw materials. Sweatshops and workhouses crank out finished goods and crafts to be traded and sold throughout the continent. Every guild-master seeks to be an officially recognized representative to the Western League, and earn the coveted title of Prince of Eskadia.
Of course, Eskadia did not get its reputation because of the petty squabbling of its craftsmen and merchants. Eskadia has a long and storied history as a center of underworld activity, cult worship, and black magic. The Knives of Shambere, Cult of Night, The Middlemen, and the Legion of Swords all have strongholds within its high stone walls. While some of these groups, such as the Legion of Swords work above boards, the Knives of Shambere and Cult of Night wizard-priests remain in the shadows. Each of these powerful groups feasts upon the constant discord of Eskadia like a parasite.
Free City of Eskadia, Jack of Lies is a complete serial adventure as well.
Eskadia is a web of city politics spun by the spiders that run all men’s affairs. There are those who are self-serving, others who think only of the good they are doing, others still who seek money or fame at any price, and still those put forward by others and are little more than puppets. But above it all are those hungry for power and they will do anything to grasp it in hand and keep it. It’s a dangerous web of deceit and corruption. Into this, back alley knife play, spies and counter spies, tavern brawls, and street duels the characters find themselves. Strangers in a city that is alive with intrigue. It is theirs to navigate the tangles weave or be ensnared in a web most deadly.
This book comes complete with city maps, area of interest maps and a world map.
Beyond the comforts of home, lie worlds of epic adventure.
PLEDGE AMOUNT TO DATE:
May 20: The Preorder is now closed! We made our goal; thanks so much to all who preordered.
May 17: We have reached our goal! See above for special opportunities to get 20% off your next purchase.
May 16: Purchase today (May 16) and if we make the goal of $4,000 today, everyone who has preordered this will get 20% off their next purchase! Phone orders are welcome as well!
May 11: We have only 1 week to go in the preorders!
May 2: We have posted a sample of the book here.
April 29: We added another map, the Sewers, to all pledge levels from burglar and above. We also passed the 2,000 mark. Halfway with 18 days left to go!
April 23: We have added a "days left for preorder" countdown on the top of the page and a "pledge amount to date" category to the page (see above). At this point, we have 25 days left to reach $4,000 and have $1,055.
April 23: We have decided to change the title of the book to Free City of Eskadia: Jack of Lies to better reflect the subject of the book as a cityscape adventure.