There are new owners at Chaosium who have a focus on Call of Cthulhu, the game they are famous for. Does that mean all other Call of Cthulhu projects are dead in the water? Perhaps not – today Cubicle 7 launched a Kickstarter for World War Cthulhu: Cold War for the Call of Cthulhu RPG.
Given that Achtung Cthulhu! seems to be going great guns for adding the Cthulhu mythos into the world war(s) it makes a heap of sense for Cubicle 7 to focus on the cold war. Actually, for me, I think this era is more interesting for Cthulhu style tension. It’s less about machine guns and more about the threat of why you were followed home last night.
The campaign has been live for hours, at the time of writing, and it’s funded already. C7 wanted only £7,500 to make this happen and already have more than £10,000 from over 100 backers. This is stretch goal stuff. A physical copy of the World War Cthulhu: Cold War (standard edition) plus PDF backup becomes available at £25 and shipping. There’s no free shipping but “rest of the world” shipping, the worse case scenario, is only £12. £40 gets you the core book plus player’s guide. There’s a plenty of interest, as this blog goes live there are more than 30 backers at the second highest tier; pledging £115 for the deluxe core book, 4 supplements and name in the book.
Stretch goals are listed but at this rate will need to be added. At £15,00 the Madrid level, at £20,000 the Casablanca level and at £25,000 the New York level the campaign book grows. While at £30,000 there’s an extra hand out PDF.
Cubicle 7 have plenty of Lovecraftian experience too as they’ve games like Cthulhu Britannica: London and Shadows of Scotland under their belt as projects.