Weird Tales Magazine was founded in 1922 and published the early work of H.P. Lovecraft – including Call of Cthulhu in 1924 – and several of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian stories.
Geek Native has an extensive gallery of the weird art from the game to show you, but you can also go directly to the campaign page here.
We’re told to imagine the capital city of the dimension of Pandemonium to be a bit like New York City of the 1950s as if imagined by Hieronymus Bosch. I can just about do it… and it’s awfully curious.
The Noir tropes are here; back-stabbing allies, nosy but well-meaning reporters, strong dames, sneaky loan sharks and crime bosses.
Except, you know, supernatural. That’s the Leprechaun Mafia you’ve just gone up against.
A pledge of $20 is enough for the core book in PDF and all digital stretch goals. Whereas you need to step up to 35 to add in the soundtrack and other digital rewards.
Happy with print-on-demand? That’s $40. If not; $50 and that’ll get your 4 Weird Tales Games Zines in digital format in your inbox too.
Pledges go up to $200 and, do you know what, they’re selling. That’s just as well, Weird Tales Presents: Pandemonium Noir is asking for $19, 500 to fund. It’s only a few days into the campaign, and $8,000 has been found from 125 backers.
Pandemonium Noir colour art gallery
Pandemonium Noir black and white art gallery
There’s a lot more to read over at the official Kickstarter page.
What do you think? Measured observations are welcome and you can leave them in the comment section below.