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Ed Greenwood's Castlemourn is a post-apocalyptic fantasy setting where kingdoms fight for power through political intrigue and outright warfare; where the brave seek their fortunes in dangerous ruins; and where everyone fears the unspeakable evil that shadows the land.

This Cortex-powered Quickstart was originally part of Free RPG Day 2008. It contains easy-to-lean rules based on the Cortex System Rulebook, pre-made characters, and an exciting short scenario, Escape from Blackoon, by Clark Valentine. Enjoy it as an evening's entertainment or as the launching pad for a full-length fantasy campaign!

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June 27th, 2015
Gives a very good concise explanation of the rules. The pregenerated characters show the feel of the setting. I've used it to run games; however in my campaigns, magic users are evil . Clerics and Paladins try to convert them and or stop them. [...]
December 24th, 2013
Best explanation of basic rules ;attacks,actions,casting,armor,defenses,damage,etc. [...]
January 8th, 2012
Castlemourn Cortex Quickstart is a quick summary of the cortex rules followed by an introductory adventure. All in all it's a good, well presented and well written pdf. The system seems to work well and the adventure description is clear and characters [...]
July 6th, 2010
Treatment of magic and fantasy creatures in Cortex seems to work well here, promising a strong alternative fantasy system in the making. The sample adventure and its setting have a bit more of a folkloric feel than many standard fantasy offerin [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on May 13, 2010.