Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter

More RPG releases from Chaosium...
#71 the straight scoop from the well of chaos...

Our Miskatonic University board game Kickstarter has launched!

We're excited to have just launched our first Lovecraftian board game since 1987. 
We hope you'll support our campaign and make the Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection game a reality!
—all the team at Chaosium Inc.
The MU academic semester commenced on Tuesday April 17th at 2.05pm, EDT. The Kickstarter campaign runs for 21 days,
ending at 2.05pm EDT on Tuesday May 8th

What's the MU game all about?

Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection is Reiner Knizia's game for 2 to 5 players, and takes around 30 minutes to play. In true Lovecraftian style, players are seekers of secret wisdom.

In their curiosity, reckless graduate students have unleashed a nameless horror from the bowels of Miskatonic University's famous Orne Library...
The Players are MU professors, desperately searching the treacherous Restricted Collection, looking for fragments of eldritch lore and arcane sigils to help the Chief Librarian, Dr Henry Armitage, defeat it.
But, forbidden knowledge comes at a price... 
Players always have the opportunity to go deeper, to push their luck, but in so doing, risk their sanity and their souls.
The basic pledge is just $25.00. This includes the complete game with all stretch goals and expansions. 
Susan, our board games line editor says:

"We’re ready to go to print right after the Kickstarter ends, so you’ll get your copy as soon as it is printed and shipped. We delivered on the Kickstarter for Khan of Khans on time, and intend to do the same with MU!"

Reiner Knizia—Designer
Susan O'Brien—Development
Mike Mason—Additional Development
Ian O'Toole—Graphic Design
Victor Leza, Goomi—Art

The designer of the game is the famous German board game designer Reiner Knizia. Reiner is a prolific and influential figure in board game design. Like many of his creations, Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collectionis fast to learn and easy to play, but challenging to master. It has simple actions but many strategies and plenty of replay potential. 

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(...from Ab Chaos #7, May 31 1992)

Ab - Latin "from"
Chaos - (1) Any condition or place of total disorder (modern vernacular); (2) the disordered state of unformed matter which preceded creation (since Milton, Paradise Lost); (3) the dark, empty space which preceded creation (Greek Mythology); (4) the [formerly] Californian roleplaying game company.

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