Our Kickstarter for the Cthulhu Britannica London Boxed Set continues to power forward! Here we present a round up of where the campaign is at, and where it's headed in the remaining 9 days.
The total at the time of writing is £58,747. We've just unlocked a postcard by indie-legend Epidiah Ravachol, and we're closing in on unlocking the next part of the campaign book at £60 000.
But what are these postcards we've spoken so much about? Dominic McDowall gives a solid run down in his recent interview with Paco at GMS Magazine Podcast here. He also shone a spotlight on them in a recent update: "Each postcard is an adventure seed written by one of the series of gaming luminaries we’ve lined up as contributors. Including Sandy Petersen, Ken Hite, Graeme Davis, Robin Laws, and many more, there’s a wonderful group of people involved – with these postcards you’ll have a huge array of inspiration for your Call of Cthulhu games.
Things have been going well in the postcard stakes - these are cheeky smaller goals we've scattered between the big ones, each one unlocking another postcard adventure seed from a noted RPG luminary. By the conclusion of the campaign this boxed set should provide a unique who's who of rpg writing in 2013. There's also the chance for backers to submit their own adventure seeds and have those included in the booklet that accompanies the postcard set. What better company in which to be published? This set is Kickstarter exclusive, so is only available as part of the campaign.
We also revealed 3 pieces of cover art for the books contained inside the set. Created by C7 art director Jon Hodgson these will appear on The Guide to London, the Keeper's Book and The Scenario Book.
We've smashed through some big milestone goals too, with the boxed set itself funding in under 8 hours! We quickly added the Campaign Book to the pile of unlocked goodies. This is an additional tome to the Scenario Book, featuring a series of linked adventures written by big names in Cthulhu gaming. Through the unlocking of stretch goals we've added 2 further parts to this campaign which is shaping up to an epic! On the writing roster we have Mike Mason, Scott Dorward, and we're hoping to soon unlock an adventure by New York Times best-seller Graeme McNeill.
At £65,000 (Just over $100,000) we unlock Cards from the Smoke. This is another beautiful boxed set, this time featuring large format cards presenting art and information on a location, an NPC or a threat. A vital tool for London Keepers.
We've recently unveiled some new stretch goals, with more details on those coming soon. We're offering a World War Cthulhu cross-over book, bridging the gap from classic Call of Cthulhu 20s London to the London of the Blitz, as well as expansions to the Cards from the Smoke set. Exciting times if we can get there.
Throughout the campaign we've also been running our free to play adventure game featuring the trials and tribulations of our friend in 1930s London, Neve Selsibuc. You can help Neve negotiate the perils and wonders of 1920s London as she attempts to get to the bottom of the mysteries surrounding the British Museum.
Your support throughout the campaign has been amazing, and we're overwhelmed at how high the total has risen. Thank you! But there's still time to do more, and we have more surprises planned if we can get there. 9 days to go, so let's all help spread the word by letting your friends know about the Kickstarter!
Neve will be sending out regular postcards throughout the campaign, and you can help guide her through the wonders and horrors of London in the 1920s with your votes via email. When each postcard arrives you can chose one of the options, suggesting what Neve should do next. Simply send an email to email@example.com with your chosen option in the subject line. The option with the most votes will be what Neve decides to do next!
The Third Doctor Sourcebook is available now in PDF!
Exiled to Earth and prevented from travelling in time, the Doctor became UNIT’s scientific adviser and defended Earth against all manner of sinister threats! Face the plastic horror of the Autons, stop hordes of alien spiders and thwart the machinations of dangerous conspiracies! We’re running out of time, so quick - reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!
And above all, beware the Doctor’s ultimate nemesis - beware the Master!
To celebrate the PDF release we're offering the following full adventure from the book as a free downloadable preview: The Day of the Daleks.
The third Doctor Sourcebook is a full colour 160 page book by Walt Ciechanowski and Graham Walmsley and is also available for pre-order in hardcover with complimentary PDF now.
Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space RPG
What's in the Box?
Doctor Who Supplements
Aliens and Creatures
Defending the Earth: the UNIT sourcebook for DWAITAS
The Time Traveller's Companion for DWAITAS
The Doctors Sourcebooks
Doctor Who Downloads
The Doctor Who Card Game
The leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in, and the season is perfect to try out a new roleplaying game! At Cubicle 7 we're launching a series of amazing deals and discounts on some of our favourite and best selling lines, allowing you to jump right in with everything you'll need to try out something new this Fall.
The Fall Taster Bundle
Get it here.
The Call of Bundulhu! What horrors await in the quiet places of this green and pleasant land? Classic 1920s Call of Cthulu supplements set in the British Isles, Cthulhu Britannica offers a whole new country in which to explore, investigate and go mad facing unknowable horrors beyond the ken of man.
The Cthulhu Britannica Bundle features: Cthulhu Britannica, the original era-spanning anthology, Folklore - the indispensable guide to incorporating British myth into your Call of Cthulhu games, Avalon - the guide to the squamous horrors of Somerset, and the multi award-winning jewel in the gibbous CB crown - Shadows over Scotland.
Get it here.
Based on the darkly humorous novels of Charles Stross, The Laundry RPG is a reworking of the Call of Cthulhu rules for modern day investigations in the bureaucratic world of the British secret service. Charged with saving the world and balancing their budgets the good men and women of The Laundry have their work cut out for them.
Get it here.
Set in the era of the Warring States, Qin brings you epic adventure in China's ancient past. Enter the epic world of Warring States China, a world of colorful myths and timeless legends, bold wu xia and beautiful courtesans, wise scholars and scheming eunuchs, exorcists and monsters…. All await the daring exploits and noble deeds of a new generation of heroes.
Get it here.
Catch up with Victoriana 3rd Edition along with the pick of the 2nd Edition supplements, all of which are entirely compatible!
The Victoriana Bundle comprises: Victoriana 3rd Edition Corebook, The Havering Adventures, Faulkner's Millinery and Miscellanea,Marvels of Science and Steampunk, Faces in the Smoke 1,and Faces in the Smoke 2!
Get it here.
You might have seen that we’ve got a few new faces at Cubicle 7. To be honest, we’ve been running light on staff for a while. When I look at the size of the team and what we’ve done, I’m more than a little amazed – it’s a testament to the talented individuals contributing to the company, and I’m honoured to be working with each of them. I’m equally honoured to be joined by such a talented bunch of new people too. It’s tremendously exciting to see the team grow and be able to put into place some changes in the way we work that I’ve wanted to be able to do for quite a while!
There are always new things to learn about running a company and improvements that can be made – and some things that you can re-learn time and time again as issues arise or you start to look at things from a different perspective as your experience grows. Something that has been brought home to me a number of times over the past few years is the need for more focus.
Some of the changes I am putting in place to make sure that we are focussing on the right things won’t be readily apparent – changes to our internal processes for example. Hopefully the effect of them will be seen as time goes on, as our release schedule settles down and more products come out on time etc.
A couple of changes will be more obvious. Communication will be one of those. It has been an area that I’ve been trying to improve on for some time, and while I think we’ve definitely made progress, there’s still some way to go. I’m starting a regular blog, and will open a new part of the forum where I will answer questions at least once per week, so please drop in for a chat!
Another visible change that I’ve had to make to the company is a reduction in the number of publishing partners we work with. I love helping people to bring their games out, and there’s so many talented people producing great games that deserve wider attention. However, it has become increasingly obvious that the lack of focus brought by this huge range was having a detrimental effect on the company.
Cubicle 7 is growing solidly; in headcount, recognition and in getting our games out there. Thanks to everyone for your support over the years. I hope that you’ll stay with us for what looks like an exciting future!
The forces of fascism have overwhelmed Europe. Britain fights on desperately, and every man and woman must do what is necessary to avoid defeat. In forgotten corners, darkness stirs. The cycles of the ancient god-things are measured in millennia, but those who serve them plot to take advantage of the chaos of conflict to advance their own schemes.
For an unlucky few, the war collides with evils out of time, and they see and learn things that humanity is ill-prepared to encounter. The truly unlucky survive, and come to the attention of a certain spymaster, code letter N, who has plans for them.
Pressed into the British Secret Intelligence Service, they are thrown into a desperate two-front war against the Axis forces and the insidious menace of the Cthulhu Mythos.
World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour is a World War 2 setting book for Call of Cthulhu from the multi-award-winning team of Dominic McDowall, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Jason Durall, Stuart Boon, Martin Dougherty & Ken Spencer (writers) and Jon Hodgson, Paul Bourne, Scott Neil, Scott Purdy & Steffon Worthington (artists).
Here we present the first PDF preview of World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour, which features the contents page, introduction detailing the themes and focus of World War Cthulhu, and the details of the shadowy Network N:
You'll need a copy of the Call of Cthulhu rules to make full use of this setting.
Ways to Buy
Hardcover + PDF Pre-order:
224 pages - Hardcover + PDF - b&w interior art
PDF release early August - Hardcover September: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Products/CB71939
Softcover, Hardcover + PDF
224 pages - Softcover + Hardcover + PDF - b&w interior art
We're launching the game at GenCon with an exclusive advance softcover edition, perfect for your initial read-through and for you to pass to your players when your deluxe hardcover version arrives!
We don't want you to miss out if you aren't going to be at the show, so we are offering this GenCon pre-order deal! With this astounding offer, you'll get the PDF of the game as soon as it is available in early August, the softcover shipped to you shortly after GenCon and the Deluxe Hardcover as soon as it arrives from the printer.
The softcover edition is going to be very limited - if we don't sell them all at GenCon we might have a few more to sell afterwards, but apart from that, this is your only chance to get your softcover copy. If you're only interested in the hardcover edition, that is also available for pre-order seperately.
Softcover, Hardcover + PDF, PDF release early August, Softcover mid August, Hardcover September: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Products/CB71999
PDF only version is about to be launched via Drivethru/RPGNow. Stand by for further announcements.
Voting is open for the ENnie Awards, and we'd love your support! We're nominated in the following categories:
Best Aid/Accessory: Loremaster's Screen & Lake-town Guide
Best Family Game: Doctor Who: AITAS
Best Production Values: Doctor Who: AITAS
Best Supplement: Time Traveller's Companion
Best Writing: Time Traveller's Companion
Product of the Year: Time Traveller's Companion
Fan's Favourite Publisher
Your support means a lot to us - you can vote at: http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/
Victoriana 3rd Edition is available to purchase now in PDF format from RPGnow.
“There’s a lot of old tales, if you know where to find them. Some old buffoons take them quite, quite seriously. Seriously enough to be very careful of talking about them, either from fear of ridicule or from... something worse. But I can trust you, of course. Mad idiot-savants across the ages have predicted the return of ancient evil, of incomprehensible god-beings. Asleep, for now, they say! But as the constellations move inexorably towards a dread alignment, they will begin to stir, and the mental shockwave of their awakening will end us all in some kind of lunatic baptismal self-destruction.
Say for a moment that there is a kernel of truth in these legends. Indulge me, please. I saw many things on the Western Front; the best of man, the worst of man. The question I ask myself about the nightmare situation I described is: will we even make it that far? What if the merest start of these end times is enough to push humanity over the edge? And are the horrors we have seen in this war-blighted century the beginning of our descent?” – Col. Arthur Pickering (Ret’d), Hastings, 17 March 1938
World War Cthulhu is a new range of settings and scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. The core settings will focus on conflicts in the 20th Century, as players struggle against two existential threats – the influence of the Cthulhu Mythos, and humanity’s own darkest aspects. The first core setting is World War 2, to be followed by the First World War, The Cold War, and World War Three.