From publisher blurb:
Adventure as a gentlemen pirate in the Era of Exploration and Reformation.
This is the definitive edition of one of the most innovative RPGs written. Originally three volumes, now including the recently written Book Four: Campaigns, and new adventure material exclusively for this Omnibus. Five books, all in a single source.
Characters, combat, missions, encounters, down-time, campaigns, and back again; all action generated with a deck of Tarot cards.
Cutlass is a wellspring of ideas that can be adapted for any genre from High Fantasy to Science Fiction, Superheroes and Horror (and they have been), as well as a masterclass in world-building and campaign design. The ideas presented WILL change the way you look at other games.
This is the 2018 omnibus edition of Crimson Cutlass. The original text was written in 1979 and copyrighted that same year; since then it has undergone numerous editions and changes. There was an extensive rewrite in 1989 with the help of my coauthor Joseph Hillmer; much of that is included. There are also single book sets published in 2015, which may be still available, including a bound Book One for ease of use. This assembly includes new material never before published in any work.