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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Khan of Khans Game Up On Kickstarter

Cows.
It’s amazing how much of human civilization owes to these beasts (and the various families of bovine). Providing food and clothing for thousands of years, it’s easy to see why having the most cows can be seen as a huge point of pride. Getting your own herd of cattle is your goal in Khan of Khans, a new family board game from well-known designer Reiner Knizia. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Review Roundup

It’s Saturday. Those of you that are at KingdomCon, be sure to selfie responsibly. #RossFace
For me, it’s the weekend before CMON Expo, so I’m super-busy getting things put together for the show. Lots to do, both work-related and just other things I need to get done.

In the meantime, though, I’m taking a break from baking German Chocolate Cake Cookies to bring you your regularly-scheduled Review Roundup.

Today we have: Blood Rage, Gempacked Cards, Star Realms, Polyversal, Scathach Games M.T.S Shipping Containers, Tash-Kalar Everfrost Expansion, VS 2PCG Defenders Expansion, Twilight Struggle Digital, Onimata, Warfighter, Stronghold 2nd Ed., Adventure Land, Thunder & Lightning, Celestia, Greedy Greedy Goblins, Splendor iOS, Feed the Shoggoth, Kingdom Death: Monster, and Res Publica 2230AD.

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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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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.

Diehard GameFan reviews CoC 1920’s Mysteries of Ireland

Diehard GameFan has a review up of Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu 1920’s Ireland monograph. See if they made it out with their sanity intact.

From the review:

Chaosium have started releasing monographs again and the first reviews are in for the Mysteries of Ireland monograph. Both very positive.