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  1. College Life
  2. Legend Landmarks
  3. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  4. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Summary

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If you don't mind spoilers and you just want to see how Chapter 1 of the story plays out, check out our official playthrough:. L egends of Sleepy Hollow is a game of mystery and secrets, so many of you may wonder if the game is replayable after completing the game and revealing the story. The answer to that is a resounding YES. While players who have experienced the full story will know the surprise twists throughout the game, each Chapter is designed to be a variable experience each time you play.

For instance, during set-up in Chapter 1 the Discovery tokens are randomized so players may find the journals in different places each game. Each Chapter's game mat also has variable conditions such as unpredictable creature spawns, or random event actions. Finally, we have created advanced "Heroic" hard and "Legendary" very hard versions of each map! We will be offering PDFs of those maps after the game is produced, and sending professionally printed hard copies to each backer for free if we unlock those stretch goals! Legends of Sleepy Hollow comes with 7 different Chapter game maps, custom screen-printed dice, thick, layered player boards, tons of cards, 39 gorgeous miniatures, and more!

As a story-driven game, theme and atmosphere are key elements in the experience of playing Legends of Sleepy Hollow. We want you to feel as though you're a part of the world from the moment you pull the box off the shelf. We created this box to replicate an s Dutch-style dresser chest, but with the unique whimsy and beauty that Abigail's art brings to the game.

It's as if this relic was lifted directly from the in-game world to your game table. The box lid lifts open to reveal the game contents inside - just as if you were in the game unlocking Ichabod's chest to see what mysteries it holds. The box lid hinges with support from ribbons connecting the inside of the lid to the base. Double-walled interior elements make the box extra sturdy and create a smooth, tight seal when the lid is dropped down.

We even included artistic details such as hinges and a front lock! Legends of Sleepy Hollow will have more awesome features inside the box - and we can't even show you all of them You can check out the four main Hero sculpts below, and get a closer look at the Gobkins and Schrikroots that will be battling our heroes - at least in Chapter 1! Each Hero and Foe miniature has a punchboard ring that attaches to the bottom of the figure and is secured by a plastic base. Tracking health is as simple as turning the ring to the appropriate amount. Some Foes may have special damage track rings that activate abilities - but you'll have to wait and find that out on your own!

Another great feature is the Hero player boards. First off, backers at both pledge levels will also receive the fully-produced solo card game Lost in the Woods , designed by Robert Johnson! Players must guide Ichabod from the Van Tassel mansion through the forest to the covered bridge before time runs out and the Headless Horseman chases him down. Players will need to push their luck, avoid frights, and keep their wits to get Ichabod safely home! If you'd like to try Lost in the Woods yourself, you can download the print-and-play files right here! Next, every backer will receive a set of personal Totem cards that will not be available in the retail version of Legends of Sleepy Hollow.

If the players wish, each character may start the game with their personal Totem card in Inventory. The card may be played from Inventory at any time to resuscitate the character if they have been incapacitated, returning them to full Health and with 2 Fear on the next turn. These cards are useful for lowering the difficulty of the game for more casual groups, or for when things get really heated around Chapter 4! Jonathan and Will from Roll For Crit produced an excellent preview video and gave Legends of Sleepy Hollow their official seal of approval! Bell of Lost Souls did a live runthrough of Chapter 1 on Twitch, and they had a great time!

Story-based gameplay and replayability combine into one mythical gaming experience in the Legends of Sleepy Hollow. Your gaming table will thank you for this one A story to uncover? Secret envelopes to open? And a dude dropping baddies with a shovel!?! What's there not to be excited about??? Despite controlling multiple characters, playing Legends of Sleepy Hollow solo gave me a similar feeling that I had playing Arkham Horror: The Card Game, and I feel it will likely appeal to those that play AH:CG solo for its story-driven, exploratory horror experience.

Another thing driving story and replayability is once a mission is accomplished, players can choose an additional skill or upgrade their equipment to progress their character and make them more valuable for future missions. I love this inclusion, and I think it will add a lot to keep players engaged, ready to test their new skills on new foes.

I also like that you can see doom approaching. This helped me and the rest of the players make better choices, while not ever feeling like the game was going easy on us. For US and Canadian backers, we are offering free shipping. For Canadians, this also covers import taxes and customs duties.


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Unfortunately, we can't offer the same outside the US and Canada, because it is simply too expensive. View all 8 comments. I thought this story and I were Meant To Be.

College Life

A few days before reading this, I read and reviewed Washington Irving's other famous story, Rip Van Winkle , and really enjoyed it. You said that sometimes the bad guy is right there in front of us. It just didn't quite work out the way I'd envisioned. Ichabod Crane, a schoolteacher, is an outsider in the beautiful New York valley of Sleepy Hollow, but he's a native of Connecticut, not England.

When you Google "Ichabod Crane" nowadays, you get mostly this:. Washington Irving writes: He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels, and his whole frame most loosely hung together. His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snip nose, so that it looked like a weathercock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew. Disney got this one right. What Disney also got right was distilling Irving's story down to the the good stuff.

Irving just spends too long describing the countryside, Ichabod and his avarice and questionable habits, the coquettish Katrina and her family farm Ichabod wants to wed Katrina, but mostly because she's beautiful, she's rich, and she's got huge All of these descriptions were nicely done, but didn't hold my interest like I had hoped. And if there was any symbolism of post-Revolutionary War Great Britain in Ichabod, other than just his greed, I couldn't find it.

He's not at all admirable--as well as being greedy, he's pompous, self-absorbed and superstitious--but I also found him kind of pitiful. When the Headless Horseman aka "Galloping Hessian of the Hollow" finally appears, the excitement ramps up. And there's the enduring mystery: What really happened that night? And what became of Ichabod Crane?

Legend Landmarks

Actually, I think the story itself makes it fairly clear what happened view spoiler [: Brom pretended to be the Headless Horseman, threw a pumpkin at Ichabod and knocked him off his horse, and Ichabod, between his superstitions and cowardice and his disappointment and humiliation that Katrina had just dumped him, slipped away during the night hide spoiler ]. It was interesting reading the original version of the tale and comparing it to the heavily Disney-influenced version in my head. And the character of Ichabod Crane is well-drawn.

Overall the story was just a little too detailed and slow for me. Free on Gutenberg, here at the end of this original collection of Washington Irving stories, with some really charming original illustrations and here just the story itself. View all 27 comments. This little treasure was simply delightful! I was wrong — the eloquence of the written word brought the legend up to a whole other level for me. Everyone is probably familiar with the tale of the Headless Horseman and the little valley of Sleepy Hollow, situated near the small town of Tarry Town, This little treasure was simply delightful!

Everyone is probably familiar with the tale of the Headless Horseman and the little valley of Sleepy Hollow, situated near the small town of Tarry Town, New York. The descriptions of the countryside were remarkably vivid and evoked such a lovely image and feeling of autumn in New York, a personal favorite time of year. Ichabod Crane is well-known to those familiar with early American literature.

You need not have seen the Disney movie to picture this oddball of a figure! Washington Irving draws an image of a somewhat ungainly fellow who is a bit of a freeloader and a fortune hunter. A wonderful description of Sleepy Hollow and its inhabitants really exemplifies the expressiveness of the prose: "Certain it is, the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in a continual reverie.

They are given to all kinds of marvelous beliefs, are subject to trances and visions, and frequently see strange sights, and hear music and voices in the air.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions; stars shoot and meteors glare oftener across the valley than in any other part of the country, and the nightmare, with her whole ninefold, seems to make it the favorite scene of her gambols. The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head. You may even muster up a little chuckle, just like my old pal Brom Bones who always managed a laugh whenever this story was re-told.

View all 33 comments. Aug 19, Brina rated it liked it Shelves: classics , short-stories. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the old school classic read in catching up on classics for October I read an illustrated version of the Washington Irving's tale, which I finished in under an hour, and for which I rate three stars. I was familiar with the story of the Headless Horseman, especially as it has been used in Harry Potter in the form of the ghost Nearly Headless Nick. Consequently, I was looking for an action packed story featuring the aforementioned headless horse.

Even though th The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the old school classic read in catching up on classics for October Even though the horseman does play a small role in the tale, he is not the central part of the story or even the prose. Irving's story, however, is the tale of Ichabod Crane the schoolmaster in his attempt to woo heiress Katrina Van Tassel in Sleephollow, also known as Tarrytown, New York.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Summary

The climax is the tale that has survived over time-- the myth of the headless horseman. Is there a horseman or not? No one knows. Unfortunately, the scene with the horseman is only a page long and for me not scary at all. Because I was looking forward to a scary ghost story, this was a major letdown for me. The best part of the tale-- Irving's prose and descriptions of life in Tarrytown which have survived the test of time and made Irving into one of America's original master story tellers. Perhaps I will enjoy his other stories better, especially the adult version of Rip Van Winkle, another story I am already familiar with.

In the meantime I am looking forward to discussing this ghost story in group. View all 5 comments. Oct 09, PorshaJo rated it liked it Shelves: audio , challengereads , challengereads Fun read and a great way to kick off my month of Halloween reads. I know the story, watched countless movie versions of the story, but never actually read the book. Still didn't I listed to this one via audio. A fun read, but I wanted more gothic, creepy-ness. I wanted more Headless Horseman. The audio narration was wonderful!

The narrator's voice had an edge of spookiness to it a very good thing. Glad I read this one but yeah, I prefer the movie version 'Sleepy Hollow', which I watch every Fun read and a great way to kick off my month of Halloween reads. View all 14 comments. I really enjoyed Irving's style. His descriptions paint joyful pictures without being too wordy or grandiose. The passages about Icabod's boundless appetite and his lust for Katrina's huge. Reading this story has given me a new appreciation for Irving.

I feel the need for my own picturesque tracts of land. Sleepy Hollow, New York View all 10 comments. Sep 05, James rated it really liked it Shelves: 1-fiction , 4-written-preth-century. I spent a few weeks every summer in the Catskill Mountains at a resort with my godparents, parents and grandparents. I used to walk around the forest, searching for the headless horsemen. Even before the movie, it launched my thirst for mystery and the hunt!

And when they used this to make a few movies and then the TV show, I loved the whole concept. A must-r I spent a few weeks every summer in the Catskill Mountains at a resort with my godparents, parents and grandparents. A must-read for folks interested in mystery and a little bit of the gothic About Me For those new to me or my reviews I write A LOT. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Jan 09, Lyn rated it really liked it. Ichabod Crane goes for a wild ride. Besides being an iconic story and a fine example of early American literature, this is also a revealing historic illustration of life in the Dutch portions of early nineteenth century New York. We get to spend some time with the corpulent and satisfied Dutch farmers and glimpse early American culture.

Let's get the rotten parts out of the way first - the story has flaws. Painful to admit, but it's long-winded and rambling, too much focus and writing concentrates on irrelevant scenes and parts and character trails, drawing out the wrong things.

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Sometimes it's for clarity, at times for snuck-in humor, but just maybe it was either because the author was writing without pre-planning or trying to pad. Irregardless, pacing is inconsistent besides the strong beginning and unforgettable ending, so so Let's get the rotten parts out of the way first - the story has flaws. Irregardless, pacing is inconsistent besides the strong beginning and unforgettable ending, so sometimes the attention wilts. But really who cares, because this is the epic 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'.

Where else do you get the inventions of wicked trails in foggy forests with undead Pumpkinheaded legends on top of black, hell-driven steeds? Small town with a small-minded but lovable schoolmarm with a name as cool as Ichabod Crane. Yes that may be an insult of a name now if invented in these modern times, but associated with the story and our memories it's now considered a groovy name. I like the additions to the story that have come over through the years in cinema form -- I'm actually a fan of the Johnny Depp comedy version, even if reviews were mixed on the Burton production.

I think it's my favorite version, but all that aside, the book is beautifully written in a flowing style and humorous with character description. I'm not an Audiobook fan, but this one worked well with the voice of the actor from the show, Sleepy Hollow, Tom Mison. His voice suited the story perfectly, and I enjoyed the music at the beginning and conclusion. Recommended for all. Jun 02, Beverly rated it really liked it Shelves: classic-short-story. A reread for me, quite a humdinger of a little story with the silly, scarecrow of a school teacher and his stupendous imagination getting the best of him and leaving the girl as a prize for his clever rival.

May 21, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: horror , shelf. I have to say that re-reading this as an adult is a much different and more wonderful experience than as a snot-nosed kid of I was able to appreciate the nuances much more, enjoying just how established Mr. Crane could be as a realistic and sympathetic character, even if he was slightly foolish. In other words, he felt real, I felt invested, and as any lover of horror knows, we must also feel superior to our victims before their inevitable and somewhat moralistic demise by supernatural or nef I have to say that re-reading this as an adult is a much different and more wonderful experience than as a snot-nosed kid of In other words, he felt real, I felt invested, and as any lover of horror knows, we must also feel superior to our victims before their inevitable and somewhat moralistic demise by supernatural or nefarious deeds.

Now, whether this was a mortal practical joke played on a lover of the fantastic and the horrible or whether this was actually a real-life ghost story, as the Dutch Wives would insist, is a matter for debate. Either way, it was nice and ghoulish and ramped up perfectly to a thrown screaming head. View all 12 comments. Oct 16, J. Sutton rated it liked it.

It was also fun to read some of the details that I'd forgotten about in this iconic story. There is definitely more to it than Ichabod Crane meeting his fate with the Headless Horseman. It might be worth a quick read for these reasons--it was for me--however, beyond that, the story didn't really do all that much for me. Sep 25, Mackey rated it really liked it Shelves: horror , classic-fiction-lit. Here in Indiana US there is a town called Irvington that has absolutely no historic connection to Washington Irving at all but never-the-less each year produces a marvelous and quite large Halloween festival in his honor.

It lasts a week and centers around the characters from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I decided it was time re-read the story to catch up on all things forgotten. It's a simple tale really. A schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, is trying to woo a young woman from town and it angers th Here in Indiana US there is a town called Irvington that has absolutely no historic connection to Washington Irving at all but never-the-less each year produces a marvelous and quite large Halloween festival in his honor. A schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, is trying to woo a young woman from town and it angers the town bully.

This leads to the "frightening" scene of the headless horseman and Crane's demise. Although it's a very short read, one that is perfect for Halloween, it is a beautiful example of Irving's writing ability. As a reporter for many years, he writes about the town and people in such great detail that you will remember them long after you've put down the book, perhaps even years later. If you've never read the story then now is a great time.

If you have read it, I encourage you to read it once more. You will be amazed at what you've forgotten. View all 22 comments. Oct 25, Apatt rated it it was ok Shelves: classics.