Kickstarter: Achtung! Cthulhu

We are breaking our regular schedule for some Kickstarter news. Two days ago Chris Birch started the “Achtung! Cthulhu – The WW2 Keeper’s & Investigator’s Guides” Kickstarter project. In 50 days he tries to raise £8000 in order to pay for the development, artwork and production of a full print run of both the Achtung! Cthulhu Investigator’s Guide and the Keeper’s Guide. The basic goal of £8000 will pay for the Call of Cthulhu version, while a further stretch goal will pay for the Savage Worlds version.

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If you are unfamiliar with the Achtung! Chtulhu setting, check out my review of Achtung! Cthulhu – Three Kings, the first adventure in the Zero Point campaign. In a nutshell Achtung! Cthulhu combines the real horrors of WW2 with the supernatural horrors of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. In my opinion that’s a match made in heaven hell!

The various pledge levels are quite reasonable, although I find £10 for shipping within the EU for quite steep. The other thing that bother me is that you have to pledge at least £40 (which buys you print copies of both books) to get every PDF funded by the Stretch Goals. But that’s only a minor quibble.

Overall I am very excited about this project and I hope it will reach a couple of Stretch Goals in no time.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

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