Monday, 7 May 2018

Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter

The latest Kickstarter, RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu news from Chaosium...
#73 the straight scoop from the well of chaos...

Miskatonic University board game Kickstarter
nears its final 48 hours!


Over 300% Funded—15 Stretch Goals Reached So Far—2.6K backers


Don't miss your chance to graduate with honors!

Our Miskatonic University board game Kickstarter ends on Tuesday May 8 at 2.05PM, US Eastern Time. So there's still time to enrol and graduate with honors.
The basic "Professor" pledge is just $25.00. This includes the complete game with all stretch goals and expansions. A great new game by a famous designer at a very reasonable price!

Stretch Goals so far...

  • $30K (funded!)—Diploma Mill: Bachelor degree (inc $1 backers)
  • $35K (funded!)—Rules in German
  • $40K (funded!)—Card Upgrade
  • $45K (funded!)—Rules in French
  • $50K (funded!)—Diploma Mill II: Masters degrees
  • $55K (funded!)Rules in Italian
  • $58K (funded!)MU Short Story by Molly Tanzer
  • $61K (funded!)Player Mat Upgrade
  • $64K (funded!)—Rules in Spanish
  • $67K (funded!)—Cover Art for MU Story
  • $70K (funded!)—Box Upgrade
  • $72K (funded!)—Card Expansion: TA
  • $74K (funded!)—Card Expansion: Hide
  • $76K (funded!)—New Crest & Seal for MU
  • $78K (funded!)—Box Interior Upgrade
  • $81K—Graduate Student Forms
  • $85-95K—???
  • $100K—Doctoral Degrees

All MU Kickstarter backers whose pledge levels includes their name appearing in the Rule Book (Deans, Associate Deans, Professorial Chairs, Valedictorians etc) will also be invited to nominate their Staff Activity Number (SAN).

What is 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.
Actual Play Video on the Kickstarter Page!

RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha is Coming

Sign up and we'll let you know the moment it launches!

The new Chaosium edition of RUNEQUEST is coming soon! Sign up to be informed the moment the PDF comes on sale*.  
And as a special bonus for signing up now, we'll also give you exclusive early access to downloadable RQG content (art, wallpapers, the RQG character sheet) over the coming weeks!

*The PDF will be made available immediately so you can start your RQG adventures in Glorantha straightaway! And you will receive a coupon for the full cost of the PDF off the price of the hardback version when it is released later this year.
Art credit: "Kallyr's Funeral Pyre" by Andrey Fetisov


Recent Releases from Chaosium...

Available in Print (with PDF included)...

Our MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY board game Kickstarter campaign ends at 2.05pm EDT on Tuesday May 8th.
We hope you'll check it out and consider supporting!
—The team at Chaosium
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