dinsdag 18 juni 2013

Miskatonic River Press on indefinite hiatus

A few days ago Tom Lynch of Miskatonic River Press contacted Paul at Yog-Sothoth.com to talk about the fate of Miskatonic River Press. During their 45 minute long interview Tom explains the reason behind his decision to put Miskatonic River Press on indefinite hiatus.

I'm quite sad as this means one of the, in my opinion, top publishers of Cthulhu material will now cease to publish (except for a few projects which are near completion it seems). Although Tom and I have had our differences regarding customer service/the replacement of books damaged in the mail, I can only praise the quality of their releases. Both the gaming books and fiction anthologies have been great reads and are works I wholeheartedly recommend to everyone interested in the Mythos.

Be sure to check out a number of their releases :

zaterdag 15 juni 2013

Cthulhu Wars gameplay overview by Sandy Petersen

The Cthulhu Wars kickstarter ride has been wild! The initial goal of $40.000 was reached in little over an hour. I was lucky to get into the Father Day's special offer getting pretty much the best deal.

We're currently at $560.000+, all the current Great Old Ones have been unlocked, an expansion bundle and map bundle has been added as add-ons, and a mere three stretch goals haven't currently been reached yet.

If you're still on the fence on whether you'll like the game or not, check out Sandy's gameplay overview in which he explains the different stages and possibilities of Cthulhu Wars.

In addition to that you can also check the Cthulhu Wars Rules Summary and/or the Cthulhu Wars Rulebook.

Cthulhu Wars -- Kicktraq Mini
Looking at the Kicktraq website, a projection is made based on the current pledges and has the kickstarter end at $2.000.000!! While I think that might be a bit optimistic, I have no doubt that Cthulhu Wars will reach half of that, and by doing so unlocking the Dreamlands monsters and hopefully lots and lots of free Great Old Ones and additions.  

vrijdag 7 juni 2013

Cthulhu Wars kickstarter is live!

In my previous post about Cthulhu Wars, Sandy explained the basics of the game. On the Cthulhu Wars Facebook page, the team has been sharing beautiful artwork and miniature close-ups and then came the countdown.

The Cthulhu Wars kickstarter just went live and is already close to being funded. I'm a bit surprised they decided to start this one while the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition kickstarter is also still in full swing but hey, Cthulhu cultists are loyal fans and they'll eat dry bread and water to get these games.

Ok, so it has been funded while I was typing this. I'm sure Sandy is pretty excited right now !

Make ready for the end of the world and join the Cthulhu Wars kickstarter.

dinsdag 4 juni 2013

Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Kickstarter

A goal of $40.000 was pulverised in moments. The kickstarter is currently at $155.000+ and all the current stretch goals have already been reached. Suffice to say there's a lot more goodies coming.

Too bad the investigator pictures are already gone but the faux-Byakhee books will look quite nicely on my shelf as well.

Join the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter.