Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Kickstarter Update - Achtung! Assault on the Mountains of Madness
Apparently somewhere along the way I got put into the circle with the blogs that are legitimate news vendors about RPGs and I've been receiving some press releases for a couple of ongoing projects. This one the person specifically asked me if I wouldn't mind helping out, and being as I have already plugged the game, I figured it wouldn't hurt too much. I will also continue to do these, mixed in with my normal content, until such time as I hear definitively from you guys whether you like the sporadic news updates or if you'd rather just get the normal content (I'm also open to "give us the news, but please make the effort to give us a normal post too!")
Anyhow, this here is the press release I received from the guys behind the World War 2 Cthulu game I talked about before. Hopefully it meets with your interest. That link will bring you to the Kickstarter page (which is still going strong by the way) so maybe it's worth a second look to see if maybe it's more worth your time and hard earned cash now.
Everything below here is a direct quote of the press release I received. Enjoy:
Achtung! Cthulhu – Assault on the Mountains of Madness Confirmed
British tabletop gaming publisher Modiphius prepares to scale H.P. Lovecraft’s Mountains of Madness for its successfully funded Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter Project
Following the successful fundraising for the Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s & Keeper’s Guides in just 26 hours, and the smashing of a string of Stretch Goals, Modiphius Entertainment has announced a huge new campaign for the terrifying world of Achtung! Cthulhu.
“This is going to be the ultimate Achtung! Cthulhu wartime campaign, with something for everyone whether it’s fighting Nazis and ancient horrors in ice locked ruins, or racing for time to decipher otherworldly mysteries. You’ll have your frozen hands full getting to grips with the enormity of the adventure ahead, and trust me it is going to be our biggest release yet, which you can unlock along with a ton of accessories over the coming weeks”. Chris Birch, Modiphius Entertainment.
“Join us for this dangerous expedition, some of you will not return, but I know every one of you will give your lives before letting the Third Reich raise the Swastika over this accursed ultimate abyss.” Captain Brandon Carter, Assault on the Mountains of Madness
In Achtung! Cthulhu: Assault on the Mountains of Madness, following a trail of strange events, and clues to an ill-fate earlier expedition, the Allies will discover an Antarctic infested with Nazis. They must launch themselves into the frozen continent where they’ll be faced with the power of the elements, unbelievable ancient mysteries and a stunning climax that could change the face of the world forever. Designed for gamers who like in depth mystery, investigation and cataclysmic events, the campaign can easily be tailored for both dark, classic Call of Cthulhu play as well as the pulpier Savage Worlds experience, and is compatible with both systems. The campaign will come with extensive cartography by Michal E. Cross whose sterling map work has made such a success of the Achtung! Cthulhu line. Achtung! Cthulhu : Assault on the Mountains of Madness is being illustrated by special guest artist Korungn from Japan. Korungn has already created a library of stunning and evocative movie style concept art for the setting, which will be revealed week by week.
Modiphius plans to create a stunning full colour 248 page hardback if the goals are met. Assault on the Mountains of Madness builds on the legacy of HP Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness and promises to reveal more of the continent (than the hapless investigators are likely to want), along with a treasure trove of cool accessories to bring the world to life.
“It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth's dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be left alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests.” ― H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness.
Modiphius’ Kickstarter was launched to raise funds for The Keeper’s and Investigator’s Guides to the Secret War - a huge kit bag stuffed full of wartime adventure for the popular Call of Cthulhu and Savage Worlds roleplaying game systems. The books feature Allied & Nazi forces, setting details for the Western and Home Fronts, new rules for World War Two combat, period equipment, secret Nazi plots and mythical organizations, wonder weapons, campaign and plot ideas, occupations, skills, backgrounds plus a whole shoggoth's worth of Cthulhu villainy, enough for any Keeper to have his investigators dead, insane, or running for their lives in no time! As the Kickstarter campaign meets its stretch goals, you will discover the further danger, terror and insanity awaiting you on the shores of Europe, across the steppes of Mother Russia and the sands of North Africa, down the backstreets and highways of America, and deep in the jungles of Asia. The Investigator's Guide to the Secret War features a stunning cover by the legendary Spanish artist Pinturero, whilst the Keeper’s Guide cover and all interior illustrations are by Dim Martin, already well known for his dark evocative graphic novel style illustrations in Achtung! Cthulhu releases.
The project has so far unlocked gorgeous full cover hardbacks for both Investigator and Keeper’s Guides, the Shadows of Atlantis campaig, the Eastern Front Guide to the Secret War, the North African Guide and the Assault on the Mountains of Madness campaign. Modiphius have recently revealed they are working on a line of 28mm miniatures with British based Clockwork Goblin miniatures that will be unveiled later in March. The rapid speed at which the Stretch Goals have been unlocked has meant backers of the special PDF Master Bonus level and above (£35+) will be walking away with tons of free Stretch Goals in PDF and this seems set to continue for the next four weeks!
The Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter can be found here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modiphius/achtung-cthulhu-the-ww2-keepers-and-investigators Various assets can be found here to download such as banners and the book covers http://www.modiphius.com/kickstarter-supporters.html
Modiphius is working with print partner Angus Abranson and his company Chronicle City to distribute the Achtung! Cthulhu books in to retail. You can reach Chronicle City at email@example.com
MODIPHIUS / www.modiphius.com is a British digital media publisher partnering with creative talent to develop unique creative properties. We develop games, novels, merchandising, and more. We aim to inspire those who read, play, or encounter our work with tales of heroism, adventure, and courage.