The back of The Spy Game success with 5e, Black Cat Gaming is bringing Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos to golden age adventures on the high sea.
What lurks below the water is the worry, though…
The campaign has enjoyed a solid start. Black Cat want £15,000 to bring their project to life, and with three weeks still on the clock, they’re closing in on £13,000. To see the latest total, or join in, pop over to the project page.
Cursed Captains of Cthulhu uses a 4d6 system. A new system might be more troubling than cosmic horrors in the depths, but there’s a free to download Cursed Captains of Cthulhu Quick Start available on DriveThruRPG.
Actually, it’s part 1 which and part 2 will add to this including pre-gen characters, a ship and a Voyage.
James Barry is the lead designer, working with Sam Webb (who we know from the 2d20 system and Modiphius) and illustrator Susanah Grace. An armada of other talents; Kienna Shaw, Bee Zelda, Donathin Frye, Uncaged’s Jessica and Noir included.
Explore a Parallel Golden Age of Piracy and the Lovecraft Mythos. Fight with – or against! – famous pirates, explore the pirate republic, and delve into the unknown depths with all their dangers and untold knowledge. But should it even be uncovered, or will that knowledge drive you to the edge of your courage and into the abyss?
A pledge of £15 gets your name in the book (names have power, right?) and a copy of the core rules in PDF.
At £35, you get the printed hardcover added to that loot pile. However, there’s a limited edition option as well, and Black Cat Gaming is keeping it simple by making that the very next tier at £50.
The “in for a penny, in for a pound” option is £75 for the GM screen, booklet and dice. As it happens, from just £1, you can buy access to Kickstarters add-on system and pick these off one by one.
Higher options, including your likeness being added to the game and the option to design an NPC for illustration, are available.
No matter the tier you go for, if you take part, delivery is expected around January.
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