Golden Goblin Press, based in Queens New York, set out a target of $20,000 for a Kickstarter project for Cthulhu Invictus. They wanted to produce a guide to the province of Britannia with notes on the barbarian kingdoms of Caledonia (Scotland) and Hibernia (Ireland).
Writing from one of those barbarian kingdoms, I can tell you the American company has smashed their targets. At the time of writing, there are 28 days still on the clock, and there’s $25,000 pledged. You can check out the current total at the campaign page.
Cthulhu Invictus, itself, was a Kickstarter project that raised over $43,000 from nearly 600 backers. The premise is straight forward; take your Call of Cthulhu game back to the Ages of Antonines – that’s the golden age of Imperial Rome.
Few know that permeating every corner of the Empire lies a cosmic horror, a darkness older than the Sphinx and mightier than the Titans. Uncaring beings of incredible power, served by human worshipers and inhuman minions. Wherever their shadows reach corruption, madness, and death follows.
Pledge $20, and you’ll get a digital copy of Britannia and Beyond plus digital stretch goals.
Want a physical copy? $50 gets you that and a digital. Is that a softback or a hardcover? I’m not sure. The first goal that promises a hardcover is the $400 pledge, the highest and limited tier, which gives you a digital copy, two soft covers, a limited edition hardcover and stretch goals.
The core books contain a history of Britannia, geographical, political and economic information, there are tips for creating characters appropriate to the setting, cultures, religion, folklore as well as sinister cults, beasts and mythos.
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