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The Cthulhu Breakfast Club is back and with an all new sound (thanks to the wonderful people who backed our Kickstarter)!
In this month's meeting we cover Horror on the Orient Express (Kickstarter edition), the changes at Chaosium, our new wooden dice tower (which you can win!) and many other topics, so join us now in Pickles Tea Room for a chat about games, Lovecraftiana and more.
If you're a "Breakfast Clubber" you can access supporting videos and higher quality audio as well.
World War Cthulhu: Cold War is a 1970s Cold War espionage setting for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game promising to "[throw] you into one of the most paranoid and chaotic conflicts of the 20th century. The tangled webs of the spymasters tear and rejoin, double and triple agents make their moves and counter-moves, and it’s hard to be sure which side you’re really working for. Nuclear destruction hangs over everyone, and a few people at the heart of western intelligence continue their personal battle against the insidious influence of a much older enemy…".
The Kickstarter is funded (already at more than twice the original goal, likely in no small part to Cubicle 7's reputation in this area) and runs until 21st July.
See also the YSDC thread: Cubicle 7 Kickstarter: World War Cthulhu - Cold War
During a few brief moments away from the Yoggie stand at UK Games Expo 2015 I managed to record a piece with Dominic McDowall-Thomas, head of Cubicle 7, about the soon to be released Cthulhu Britannica: London boxed set.
In the following video Dom discusses some of the challenges of running a Kickstarter-based project and also talks a little about World War Cthulhu and Cubicle 7's other plans for their Call of Cthulhu line.
As of writing the London boxed set has just arrived at the Cubicle 7 US warehouse in Atlanta.
With the news of the return to Chaosium of both Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen, I took the opportunity to speak to Sandy about this surprising turn of events.
What follows is a 20 minute interview where Sandy talks about his and Greg's return, how it came about and what it means for Chaosium Inc and Call of Cthulhu.
This may be something you want to hear.
Back in April we released our first Lovecraftian short film - The Importance of Being Eldritch: Liber Magna Oculara. It was very much a "Part 1" with a promised "Part 2" - well, the wait for the story's conclusion is over!
Like the first instalment, The Importance of Being Eldritch: Axis Mundi is a silent short - simply because it removes a raft of production issues. So, if you enjoyed Part 1, we hope you find Part 2 as much fun to watch as it was to make (recorded straight after Cthulhu Breakfast Club 2).
We can wholeheartedly recommend grabbing a camera and going out and filming something with friends. It's amazing what you can do with no budget and a modicum of creativity!
Out from Cubicle 7 is The SOE Handbook for World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour (available now in PDF with print promised for summer 2015).
Written by Scott Dorward and Martin Dougherty, The SOE Handbook..."presents players and Keepers with a wealth of information about combat techniques, tradecraft, the ungentlemanly art of sabotage and the sometimes bizarre weapons and equipment developed for Britain’s secret war."
Ordering the print edition of The SOE Handbook from Cubicle 7 provides you with a free copy of the PDF. Pre-ordering the dead tree version from games shops participating in the "Bits and Mortar" scheme also means you'll receive the complementary PDF.
It's worth noting that if you wish to view the corresponding sales page at DriveThruRPG you'll have to ensure that your account is set to allow the viewing of "Adult Content".
This news broke at 3 AM my time, while on holiday, but I thought it deserved a news post.
In many people's inboxes today was an announcement from Chaosium Inc. that both Greg Stafford (founder) and Sandy Petersen (creator of Call of Cthulhu) have returned to the company.
A copy of the full press release along with discussion about the announcement, what it may mean and its consequences can be found in the following Yoggie forum thread: Stafford and Petersen back at Chaosium