Chaosium Inc launches Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
May 29th, 2013

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 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.

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  • Sisyphus

    Wow… Isn’t CoC one of the most popular and printed RPGs today? Second only to DnD perhaps? But yet everyone wants to do the Kickstarter thing.

  • keltheos

    It’s an influx of money to produce the product with little to no risk to the manufacturer. Who wouldn’t want to get on the KS bus?! 🙂

    • Sisyphus

      Two guys who each own brick and mortar stores that sell RPGs of which I know both sell CoC. I know one will certainly not carry it now because 1. RPGs sell slowly now and 2. A kickstarted burns up a lot of people who WOULD have bought a copy and he’s left with trying to see to MIGHT buy a copy.

      Those copies tend to sit on the shelves a lot longer.