Friday Snippets

And we’ve made it to Friday. Woohoo! The weekend looms ahead of us, full of all the potential that it brings. But, before we chow down on all those hard-boiled eggs and kielbasa (at least, that’s what I’ll be having) over the next couple days, let’s snack on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Miniature Building Authority Running Modern 28mm Truck Kickstarter, Syrinscape and Chaosium Inc. Announce Official Sounds for Call of Cthulhu, Sally 4th Releases New Canal Boats, and New Ruins of Sanctuary Bases Available From Tabletop-Art.

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Idol of Cthulu Adventure for Call of Cthulhu Up On Kickstarter

The Idol of Cthulhu Kickstarter is for more than just an adventure in a book or pdf. They’ve got every angle covered, with ambiance music, props, and more. If you’re in charge of a Call of Cthulhu game, you’d do right by your players to go check out the Kickstarter campaign.
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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Masks of Nyarlathotep Expansion for Eldritch Horror

Another classic is being brought to your tabletops with Masks of Nyarlathotep for Eldritch Horror. But more than that, there’s also going to be a new edition of the Call of Cthulhu adventure, updating it to the current 7th edition rules. So it’s sort of a two-for-one update here.
Cults all over are worshiping a single, horrible entity. It’s up to the investigators to put an end to their profane rituals before all the world is destroyed (isn’t that just always the case?).
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Cold Warning Call of Cthulhu Adventure Up On Kickstarter

It’s about to get really warm here in Georgia. We’ve had a mild winter, and I can only imagine what the summer’s going to be like. Best to think about colder times. Though, when thinking about them, not letting your mind be melted into insanity by Great Old Ones is probably a good idea. That’s what you’ll have to try and avoid in Cold Warning, a new adventure for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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The 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus Up On Kickstarter

While most Cthulhu Mythos games revolve around current day, or at least going back to maybe the 1950s or so, perhaps you want to play something a bit more ancient. I mean, the Great Old Ones didn’t just start to mess with humanity, after all. What if you want to play some horror RP back in the times of Ancient Rome? Well, Cthulhu Invictus does just that, having been updated for the 7th edition of the Cthulhu RPG. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Sun Spots Adventure For Call of Cthulhu Up On Kickstarter

Everybody go crazy! There’s a new adventure for Call of Cthulhu up on Kickstarter! Ok, maybe don’t go crazy, literally. That would inhibit your playing ability. Though, being Call of Cthulhu, it’s highly likely that your character will go crazy. That’s just sort of par for the course.
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Fantasy Flight Games is Bringing the Call of Cthulhu Card Game To A Close

I know we don’t report much on all the various LCGs that Fantasy Flight (or anyone else) puts out, but with something like this, we figure it’s justified. Fantasy Flight Games has announced that they will be bringing the Call of Cthulhu card game to a close. They say all good things must come to an end. This is one of those cases.
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Greg Stafford Announces New Ownership Group for Chaosium

Moon Design Publications is now part of the Chaosium ownership. Chaosium is now the licensed publisher for RuneQuest, HeroQuest, and various items from the Gloranthan universe. They will also continue to publish the Call of Cthulhu line. This means that Moon Design Publications will now be fulfilling all the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter orders.
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Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen Return to Chaosium

Chaosium is hitting the wayback button and going back to their roots with some new old staffing. First off, Greg Stafford, founder of the company and a major creative force during the formative years of the company in the 1980s, is back as the President. Also rejoining the ranks is Sandy Petersen. Who’s that? Oh, only the designer of Call of Cthulhu to gaming tables to begin with. So what do these two have in store for Chaosium?
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TGN Review – Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules

Chaosium is coming out with a new edition of the long-standing gaming staple, Call of Cthulhu. They’ve released the Quick Start version of the game.

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“That is not dead, which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.” Call of Cthulhu rises from the grave with a new edition. TGN’s Enrico Nardini unearths this eldritch tome at the risk of his sanity.

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Though, we’re not entirely sure he was all that with it to begin with (just kidding, Enrico!). Get ready for another TGN Feature. This time it’s Call of Cthulhu 7th edition QSR.
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Horrors of War: A Covenant With Death up on Kickstarter

Pagan Publishing introduces Horrors of War: A Covenant With Death, which are new scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu RPG that are up on Kickstarter now.

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From the campaign:

Pagan Publishing is a small, award-winning publisher of role-playing games, specializing in books and supplements for the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game.

Through this Kickstarter we intend bring a new series of Call of Cthulhu role-playing game books to life- Horrors of War!

Horrors of War will be a series of Call of Cthulhu scenario anthologies set during wartime. The first book in this series “Horrors of War: A Covenant with Death,” is a sourcebook and scenario anthology set during the Great War, 1914-1918. We are launching this Kickstarter to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War on August 1st, 2014.

RAFM Final Hours for Call of Cthulhu Minis Kickstarter

RAFM has just a few hours left for their Call of Cthulhu 7th edition miniatures Kickstarter. They’re breaking through stretch goals fairly regularly, so don’t miss out on the action.

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From the campaign:

We made it over $36,000.00! Congratulations to all our backers!

We have opened up the Stretch Goals to $45,000.00. We have added two new stretch goals at this time. There are new stretch goals at $39,000 and $42,000.00 to go with our $45,000 Stretch Goal.

This means lots of new stuff to open up! Come over and check it out.

Our first Stretch Goal is Shub-Niggurath and it will be added to Expansion Set #4. This Stretch Goal will unlock at $39,000.00. Shub-Niggurath will be a large size figure and will stand over 120mm tall.

Final days for Call of Cthulhu Kickstarter

RAFM has less than 3 days to go in their Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Miniatures Kickstarter. They’ve made it through another stretch goal and lowered the level for more of them. So there’s plenty of goodies for your pledge if you join.

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From the update:

The GOO is upon us!

The Wind Walker has arrived!

Oh the Madness! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!

The $34,000 Stretch Goal has been opened at the $33,753.00 mark. Also, it is official, we have enough Pre-orders, the Great Old One model will be produced. Thanks to all who bought into this official RAFM Call of Cthulhu miniature!

Final days for RAFM Call of Cthulhu Kickstarter

RAFM has just 5 days left in their Call of Cthulhu campaign. They’ve made more than 5x their goal, so your pledge gets you extras and goodies and all that fun, insane stuff (insane because it’s Cthulhu, of course).

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From the campaign:

RAFM Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Miniatures has entered the final week of its funding program. We have opened new Stretch Goals and new Pledge Levels.
Get new Monsters with the Monsters Pledge Level. A Retailer Pledge level has also been added. Come and check out the website for these new options.
Featuring the art of Christopher Burdett in the piece “Great Old One” coming to life in resin and metal. Come get your copy today!

RAFM Callo of Cthulhu 7th Edition Miniatures Kickstarter opens $31,000 Stretch Goal

RAFM has made it up and over $31k in their Call of Cthulhu 7th edition miniatures Kickstarter. There’s still 12 more days to get in on this project.

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From the campaign:

Our thank you to all our supporters is to open the $31,000 stretch goal early. Two new miniatures have been added to the Module Collector Pledge level bringing your goodies to over $290.00 MSRP value. Thanks to all our Summon New Byakheers and Contact Chthonian Supporters who joined us and thanks to all our pledgers who got the word out.

Our second thank you is to Let it Ride! That’s it, double down, as it were. What does this mean? Our current Contact Chthonian Supporters opens at the 300 Backer level. We are willing to open the 250 Backer stretch goal, as well as the 300 Backer stretch goal to ALL Pledge levels if we make it to 300 Backers. We have up until 12am EST on January 31st, 2014 to achieve this goal. Let’s go get some new backers.

Call of Cthulhu minis passes $25k

Silver Fox Productions has made it up and over their $25k stretch goal for their RAFM Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Miniatures Kickstarter campaign. With two weeks to go, there’s still time to get in on this.

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From the update:

We have updated the page to support the $25,000 stretch goal being met.

As promised we posted the concept art of the Deep One Ogres but we went with Father Dagon and Mother Hydra as names for the pieces. See the concept art area. Thanks for the ideas keep them coming!

Stretch Goal for $31,000 level has been added. We are looking forward to reaching $37,000, that will be the next big goal, so let’s get to $31,000 so we can see the goodies.

Our current Module Collector Pledge gives you MSRP of $270.00 worth of metal miniatures for the low price of $115.00 CAD + shipping. Come over and join in the madness!

Silver Fox Productions launches RAFM Call of Cthulhu miniatures Kickstarter

Silver Fox Productions has launched their Kickstarter campaign for the 7th edition miniatures for Call of Cthulhu.

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From the campaign:

The officially licensed RAFM Call of CthulhuMiniatures are award winning and an iconic leader in the horror genre within the gaming industry for decades. Originally launched in 1985, the line still draws the interest of hobbyists around the world. It is clear that loyal Call of Cthulhu fans want these miniatures to support their gaming.

And why not? They’re awesome miniatures at a terrific price!

RAFM Announces upcoming Call of Cthulhu Miniatures Kickstarter

RAFM will be launching a new Call of Cthulhu Miniatures Kickstarter campaign starting in just a couple days.

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From the announcement:

Silver Fox Productions Inc. will launch their new fundraising program for RAFM Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition on Kickstarter on January 22, 2014. This program will be open to supporters until Febuary 11, 2013. So find us on Kickstarter and support our new miniatures.
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Cubicle 7 running Cthulhu Britannica: London Kickstarter campaign

Cubicle 7 has a Kickstarter campaign running in order to fund Cthulhu Britannica: London, a Cthulhu RPG box set.

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From the campaign:

We want to make the ultimate boxed setting for 1920s London for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Beautiful artwork to inspire you, gorgeous maps to lose yourself in, evocative tomes on the city and its Mythos secrets to terrify, enthral, and immerse you in the glamour and smog of the capital of the Empire.

This is a project that has been years in the making, and has attracted a huge amount of support from the community, with the biggest stumbling point is that smaller-volume print runs of boxed sets just don’t work financially. Kickstarter gives us the chance to overcome that hurdle and bring you the ultimate 1920s Cthulhu London setting.

As well as the fantastic boxed set, you can also get original content from a dazzling array of gaming luminaries. First up is a series of postcards you can use as inspiration or in-game handouts, with the initial postcard written by none other than Sandy Petersen. Sandy designed the Call of Cthulhu RPG, numerous other games and adventures, and most recently the Cthulhu Wars boardgame.

Retailer Option added to RAFM’s Indiegogo Fundraiser

RAFM added a new Retailer Option to their Call of Cthulhu miniatures Indiegogo campaign.

From the announcement:

RAFM has added a Retailer option to the Cthulhu IndieGoGo fundraiser
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$170 USD+ Perk
Retailer Option
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This Perk is for Retailers Only. You must possess a Business License and a storefront to order this Perk. Get three blister packs of each figure that the funding program generates. This includes access to all stretch goals that may be achieved for both Monsters and Investigators. Shipping is included anywhere in the world.
Estimated delivery: August 2014

New add-ons posted for RAFM’s Call of Cthulhu Minis campaign on Indiegogo

RAFM made it up and over their funding goal for their Call of Cthulhu Miniatures. They’ve also added on… well… new add-ons for those that have pledged already.

From the update:

A perk for the new Insanity Add-on has been posted. Get $40 worth of miniatures from the existing line for a +$20 add on to your existing Perk. You must have purchased a Perk previously to take advantage of this add-on. There are only 100 available so here is a chance to get those miniatures you want for half price.

RAFM posts new art and green for Call of Cthulhu Miniatures on Indiegogo

RAFM Miniatures is showing off some more preview artwork as well as the first finished green for their Call of Cthulhu minis line up on Indiegogo.

From the update:

We have added a picture of the first miniature of the initial release in the Gallery. We would like to thank our current funders who have made this possible. This figure has been sculpted by James Van Schaik and is his version of the Gangster concept art.

RAFM Call of Cthulhu Miniatures to launch Indiegogo campaign

RAFM Call of Cthulhu Miniatures will be launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund… well… some Call of Cthulhu miniatures.

From the announcement:

Silver Fox Productions Inc. will launch their new fundraising program for RAFM Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition miniatures. The program will start on Thursday, July 11 and run until August 9, 2013.
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Chaosium Inc launches Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Kickstarter

Chaosium Inc. launched a Kickstarter project in order to fund the 7th edition of the Call of Cthulhu RPG.

From the campaign:

CALL OF CTHULHU is Chaosium’s classic roleplaying game of Lovecraftian horror, in which ordinary people are confronted by the terrifying and alien forces of the Cthulhu Mythos. CALL OF CTHULHU uses Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying System, easy to learn and quick to play. This bestseller has won dozens of game-industry awards, is a member of the Academy of Adventure Game Design Hall of Fame, and was voted the #1 Gothic/Horror RPG of all time by the GamingReport.com community. CALL OF CTHULHU is supported by a growing line of high quality supplements.

This Kickstarter project aims to build a new edition of this classic horror game and expand its award-winning tradition.