from the introduction:
WHAT IS THIS GAME ABOUT?
It's about exploring the ruins of the dying world of Zarth. Fighting off the Others, alien monstrosities from outside of your reality. Making your mark on the world before it dives into the sun Nemesis.
Crypts & Things is a Sword and Sorcery genre game based on the Swords & Wizardry role playing game system. Crypts & Things offers the following differences from the Swords and Wizardry Core role playing game:
-Optional fighting styles for Fighters
-Character classes: Barbarian class, a more "martially-inclined" Thief class, a Magician class that combines Cleric and Magic-User classes splitting the spell lists into Black, Grey and White magic.
-Higher ability bonuses
-No non-human character races.
-Simple life-path generation during character creation
-A simple skill system
-Altered damage rules