Crime & Punishment

Put the focus on the forces of law.

Crime & Punishment at a Glance

  • Add law-based themes to your fantasy campaigns with this OGL supplement. Play on the right side of the law...or the wrong one!
  • Extensive new rules for conducting investigations.
  • A detailed look at different systems of justice and how they can provide opportunities and challenges for adventurers.
  • Run compelling stories about bounty hunters, city investigators, or royal justices.

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The Rule of Law: More about Crime & Punishment

Put a new twist on your favorite fantasy roleplaying game with themes of law and order. Tell stories about bounty hunters, investigators appointed by the king, or criminals attempting a prison break with the materials provided within.

Crime & Punishment's variety of resources include:

  • A selection of fantasy prison maps, ranging from an extraplanar cell to a full-fledged mystical fortress.
  • Information about justice systems and ideas on how to use them to fuel fantasy stories.
  • Specialized crime-fighting equipment.
  • New uses for old skills.
  • New forensic spells.
  • New classes for agents of the law and those who work against them.

Even the innocent may be hunted by the law. Best to prepare yourself with this supplement for 3rd Edition fantasy.

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Crime & Punishment: Contents

This sourcebook includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Finding the Truth
  • Chapter 3: Bring 'em Back Alive
  • Chapter 4: The King's Justice
  • Chapter 5: Divine Law
  • Chapter 6: Law in a Lawless World
  • Chapter 7: Against the Law
  • Chapter 8: Punishment
  • Chapter 9: Dungeons & Dungeons
  • Appendix: Index of d20 Material

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  • 2004 ENnie Award Gold Winner – Best d20 Rules Supplement.

Vital Stats

Author: Keith Baker
Editor: Michelle Nephew
Cover Artist: Scott Reeves
Interior Artist: Chad Sergesketter
MSRP: $14.95 (PDF)
Atlas Stock #: AG3223
Barcode: 1-58978-039-6
Format: 160 pages, hardcover (Out of Print) and PDF
Release Date: March 2003