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Mummy: The Curse 2nd Edition Up On Kickstarter

Onyx Path Publishing is running a Kickstarter campaign for the next in their Chronicles of Darkness campaign book. This time around, it's Mummy: The Curse. Players take on the role of people who died, but now they've started to get better. Back from the dead, they walk among the living once more.

From the campaign:

Imagine being both dead and deathless at the same time. Imagine being cradled in the arms of death for years, sometimes decades on end, but all the while knowing you will eventually not only arise again, but possibly awaken to an unfamiliar world. Now imagine that your purpose, your entire existence, is bound within this cycle — that you are chained to it for eternity. You sleep, you wake, your serve your Judge’s will in the lands of the living, and you return to the death-sleep once more. The ancient culture that empowered you is gone, lost to the sands of time…yet you endure.

In Mummy: The Curse Second Edition, you play one of these beings. Those who know they exist, from the cultists who serve them to the dark forces arrayed against them, call them the Deathless. We call them mummies.

The Chronicles of Darkness, which debuted in 2004 as the new World of Darkness, drew upon the roots of the original World of Darkness and introduced a new look into a shadowy, dangerous world. Players could step into the everyday shoes of mortals, or they could vie for power and control as a vampire, werewolf, changeling, Sin-Eater, and more.

Launched in 2013, Mummy: The Curse was the first new game line from Onyx Path, and the first new Chronicles of Darkness game since 2009. With opening fiction by award-winning author Greg Stolze, Mummy presented a step forward in the evolution of the Storytelling system. That evolution continues with Mummy: The Curse Second Edition.

In Mummy: The Curse, players take on the characters of the Arisen, humans who were subjects of the greatest magic ever worked by mortal hands, the Rite of Return, in the long-lost Nameless Empire. As part of the Rite, they underwent ritual death, and their souls were eternally bound to their mortal remains. Consequently, while the Arisen can be killed, they will always return, their bodies reforming anew.

The campaign's well above its funding goal with 27 days left to go.