One of the classic stories that pretty much every gamer knows at least of, if they've not actually read it, The Call of Cthulhu is one of H.P. Lovecraft's greatest works. Now, Free League Publishing is looking to create a new illustrated version, with art by Francois Baranger, having launched a Kickstarter campaign for it. While the initial funding is for just the illustrated novel, a stretch goal adds in a full RPG to it.
From the campaign:
H.P. Lovecraft is a giant of horror literature and popular culture. Since the 1920s his short stories and novels has spellbound generations and influenced countless games, comics, novels, records and films. His short story The Call of Cthulhu, written in 1926 and first published in Weird Tales in 1928, is an absolute classic. Now, french artist François Baranger presents the ultimate illustrated version of the story.
If we reach this goal we will produce a full-length role playing game. This came will feature Barangers art and will present a new take on Lovecraft’s stories. Once ready a PDF of the book will be included in all pledges on level HIGH PRIEST OF CTHULHU and above.
The campaign is underway now, with 20 days still on the clock.