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Post New to C&C and need campaign ideas
New CK here! I picked up the two basic books for C&C this year from Steven at Gencon this year to offer a break from the current versions of D&D. I'm excited about the game and I have been reading the first book for the past couple of weeks. I have two relatively new players (my wife and my friend's wife) in the group so the rule-lite C&C will be perfect.

I saw quite a few other books for sale on the Troll Lord website and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a good standalone campaign setting with some options for pre-made modules. I would love to create my setting from scratch but I simply do not have the time like I used to. I saw the Umbrage Saga box set but didn't know much about it. Any ideas?


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The Umbrage Saga box set is 6 or 7 linked modules. Plus, it's a mini setting for the Trolls main setting of Aihrde. It's dense text, but the adventures are solid dungeon crawls for the most part. Perfect for beginners. Beyond that, you may want to check out the After Winter's Dark folio. That is the setting for the Umbrage Saga proper.

Beyond this, TLG has some exciting products that could continue your adventures. Monsters & Treasures of Aihrde is only about 20% specific to Aihrde. I'd highly reccommend this book for different monsters than the norm from D&D. Good stuff.

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One of the lovely things you'll find out about C&C is that it doesn't take a great deal of time or effort to put together a credible adventure. Especially if using tools such as Engineering Dungeons or Towers of Adventure. So if you find that the published adventure materials are not to your liking or need to expand upon them, panic not! There is a towel! errr....there's good stuff to help you along.
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Welcome aboard!

If you want a big bang for your buck, the Umbrage Saga box is perfect.

a campaign setting and 6 or 7 modules all in one.

Hit the TLG section of RPGnow or the products page on trolllord.com for some cheap downloads that can be used anywhere, the wizard's tower, 101 orcs (it's called something like that) lots of goodies.

The more TLG products I read, the more I see their stuff really is top notch and fits together well.

You can't go wrong with the modules from Brave Halfling either, though they are generic and don't provide a setting like the Umbrage Saga does.

Most of all, welcome to the board and have a ton of fun!!!!

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Welcome!!

Download this to see what you think . . IMO, a great intro (mebbe the best) to C&C.
http://www.trolllord.com/downloads/pdfs/knight.pdf

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fenriswolf wrote:
New CK here! I picked up the two basic books for C&C this year from Steven at Gencon this year to offer a break from the current versions of D&D. I'm excited about the game and I have been reading the first book for the past couple of weeks. I have two relatively new players (my wife and my friend's wife) in the group so the rule-lite C&C will be perfect.

I saw quite a few other books for sale on the Troll Lord website and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a good standalone campaign setting with some options for pre-made modules. I would love to create my setting from scratch but I simply do not have the time like I used to. I saw the Umbrage Saga box set but didn't know much about it. Any ideas?



Welcome to the crusade!

The Umbrage Saga and AWD (as well as M&T of Aihrde) that have been previously recommended are all great products. You might also want to check out Noble Knight Games (or, better yet, see if the Trolls themselves still have any copies left) of the Codex of Erde. That was the predecessor to the C&C version of the Aihrde setting. There's a lot of D20 material in the Codex (although, I thought I heard that it's being redone for C&C...could be wrong, though), but there's also a great deal of background material in it that will help you flesh out the setting. Conversion between D20 and C&C is pretty easy too.


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Welcome to the crusade fenriswolf.

I will put in a plug for the Haunted Highlands stuff. Modules DB-1 through DB-6 are great. I got all six in PDF and dropped them in as part of my C&C Greyhawk campaign.
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Thanks all for the advice. I just picked up the Umbrage Saga boxed set so that should hold me over for the time being. I will take a peek at the Haunted Highlands stuff too. I'm really looking forward to this game now!


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Thanks all for the advice. I just picked up the Umbrage Saga boxed set so that should hold me over for the time being. I will take a peek at the Haunted Highlands stuff too. I'm really looking forward to this game now!



The Umbrage Saga should take you a year or more of weekly gaming to get through. It is also easy to intertwine the DB series with it, so if you do that, your good for probably the next two years.

Welcome to the Crusade!

Feel free to go to the various forums to clarify anything as well as advice, etc...

If your interested in house rules we all have a large variety, you can start with mine by looking in my sig area, as well as several other posters have links to theirs as well in their sigs.
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