Black Crusade was originally written to be one of the first of the Ravenloft: Dominion line of novels from Wizards of the Coast. “Ravenloft” is the name of a gothic horror/fantasy setting. Although Ravenloft was created for the Dungeons and Dragons game, the Dominion line was meant to give it a new flavor-specifically, rather than drawing characters and domains from various D&D worlds, it would draw them from various periods of real-world history. In the case of , that period was the First Crusade.
The line of books was canceled before Black Crusade could be published, though it was released serially online. Now you can download the complete novel as a PDF file.
[via Grasping for the Wind]
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