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Death is only the beginning... The infamous contemporary horror roleplaying game KULT is back, 25 years after its inception!
Death is only the beginning... The infamous contemporary horror roleplaying game KULT is back, 25 years after its inception!
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    1. Allan Grohe 1 day ago

      Indeed, thank you Helmgast! :D ....allan

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      Laguna 3 days ago

      Thanks for the update :D

    3. Helmgast AB Creator 3 days ago

      Hi all,

      A short update on progress. Some items are in storage, others are now printed and on their way, whilst some are still in print. Everything seems to be more or less on track as per estimates in our previous updates. The Tarot Deck is suffering a delay (we were expecting that in our warehouse already, but have now learnt it's not printed until next week). We are chasing for this. The delivery estimate for the Core Rule Books has also been moved forward 2-3 days due to longer estimated delivery times with the freight company than expected, so we are now expecting this to arrive week of 27 August (20-24 August was originally estimated).

      These slight delays are not expected to cause any major changes to our original plan in general- albeit delivery might not start until first week of September, instead of last week August. We had some head room in the delivery schedule already, so still on track to send out by September, with the last backers receiving their orders by end of October (due to long freight times to some countries).

      Once we see all items on route to our storage via tracker services, we will give you more details as we then have the complete overview.

      We've seen some pictures of the already printed products and must say that they look as gorgeous as we had hoped! Our artists and our main art director Dan Algstrand are truly magicians!

      We'll be back next week with further details on progress.

      The PDFs for Black Madonna, Taroticum and Other Tales, Postcards, Narrator's Screen and Reference Deck are or will within two weeks be available for sale at DriveThruRPG and

      INFO TO NON-BACKERS: KULT: Divinity Lost - 4th Edition of Kult, Core Rules (the retail edition of the Core Rules) will be ready for shipping in November 2018. Pre-order for the 4th Edition of Kult Core Rules will open early September. Check out our webpage then for more details (webpage to be updated with new layout and full information end of August/early September).

    4. Helmgast AB Creator 4 days ago

      @Claes: Your email has been responded to.

    5. Eric Christian Berg 4 days ago

      @Helmgast AB: Perfect! Just in time!

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      Claes 4 days ago

      I need to get into contact with you guys about my address. I've email through Helmgast's website, but no answer yet.

    7. Helmgast AB Creator 5 days ago

      @Eric Christian Berg: It will be made available for sale as PDF at DriveThruRPG by the end of this month.

    8. Eric Christian Berg 5 days ago

      I'm running a Kult game at an upcoming con and would like to get a hold of the Narrator's Screen ahead of it. Any word on when it will be up for sale as a PDF? Also, what are people's impressions of the reference deck?

    9. Faie on

      @Helmgast: Hello again, I went through all the pdfs that was downloaded from drivethrough and noticed that Taroticum & other tales was like the players guide with the index page, no links to the chapters. Just so you know.

    10. Helmgast AB Creator on

      @Aaron: The Narrator's Screen was an add-on (not free) and is so only included for those who have ordered it. For any further details or questions, please PM us here at Kickstarter as we can't (for privacy reasons / protecting your personal details) assist in the public comment field with individual requests. Thanks.

      @Faie: Thanks for highlighting this to us - we will look into that and get back.

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      Aaron Cordiale on

      Hey Helmgast,
      I received the email about the Narrator's Screen PDF release, but I do not see it updated in my DrivethruRPG account. Is there a certain amount of time I should wait before I am expected to receive it? I was just checking to make sure I didn't miss it.

    12. Faie on

      Hello Helmgast,
      I know you guys are super busy. But I have a question about the player guide pdf. I noticed that there is no "quick link" from the index page to the chapters as it is in the corebook pdf.

      just checking if that is how it should be, or if my copy just might be corrupted.


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      Martin Dahlberg on

      Steve Ellis: join us in the forum. We're drawing up house rules/mods to elaborate on what goes on after character death. Help us out!

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      Steve Ellis

      Kult has always had that Splatterpunk element in it, though I've struggled to see how you play on after hooked chains rip your PC apart, even if the GM then says you come back as a ghost or cannot die in this purgatory. I kinda wish the tagline "Death is Just the Beginning" has a bit more mechanical weight or use in play to it. I thought Island of the Dead had some promise as a short 2-3 session campaign, with a touch of Lost about it. La Cena I liked too, though it feels like a mini-LARP with a suggested menu, but could just as easily have been an Unknown Armies scenario. The Summit I struggled to see as playable without skipping over a bunch of floors- all 30 would kill any party, and felt like an inverted Tomb of Horrors.

    15. Daniel Björkman on

      So, I’ve read through the scenarios and it’s truly a mixed bunch! Taroticum is a classic, of course, and Oakwood Heights seems like the archetypal doom-laden Kult story. A few others veer far too much into action/splatter for me, like “The Summit”.
      However, the star is La Cena. Such a great, simple idea for a family drama. Can’t wait to run it!

    16. Craig Bickford on

      Thanks a lot! I appreciate the help.

    17. Helmgast AB Creator on

      @Craig - Here is a fillable community-made version:

      Once the new KDL website comes online, web resources will be available there.

    18. Craig Bickford on

      I've been away from this KS page for a while and maybe have missed some important updates, but was wondering if someone could help me out. Where are there any printable character sheets? I just need a file to take to a print on demand kiosk at a Staples tore because my printer is junk and I cannot find one. I looked in the backer kit related downloads (I know you are not using backer kit)on DTRPG, I looked on the Modipheus website, I did a google search... no character sheets. Do we not have any printable sheets?

    19. Cristobal Baeza on

      @helmgast - I just sent you a KS message about a missing pdf. Hopefully you can help me soon. Thanks!

    20. Helmgast AB Creator on

      @Kristian - Current info about the soundtrack (and all other items included in the KS) is available here:

    21. Kristian Karlsson on

      @hemgast - Sorry if I have missed info somewhere but what is the status on the digital soundtrack?

    22. Helmgast AB Creator on

      @Laguna: Ah, get it! That is the watermark, so will not be in the printed version.

      @Benedict; Yepp, correct it's with Modiphius currently, and now also DriveThruRPG. Also other PDFs (Reference Deck and Taroticum and Other Tales). Hope you enjoy the fan pack as well!

      @Sebastian D.: Sorry for the late reply. Taroticum and Other Tales, the Black Madonna and the Reference Deck PDFs are now all, separately, for sale at DriveThruRPG and in Modiphius webshop. Were just waiting for this to be confirmed/done. Thanks.

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      Laguna on

      @Helmgast: doubt raised resolved, I referred to the name at the bottom of each page XD

    24. Benedict Daniels

      @helmgast - thanks for the updates. i did find the books on Modiphius, so pre-ordered Black Madonna anyway. also i like the "players pack" with the pin and tote bag so got them as well.

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      Laguna on

      Sorry for repeat again but the name stays on top of the number and can not read well (in pdf OK but in the printed copy...). I don't want to change the name, I'd like to change the font and that the name don not stays on top the number

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      Laguna on


      It is not by the name chosen, it is by the type of source used (calibri, comic san, whatever), I think it is not quite right but yes, it is too late and I have not realized that it could be printed (I started to think that it was for the pdf)

    27. Helmgast AB Creator on

      @Laguna; the font has been set for a very long time, and as the Core Rules (and the other books) are being printed this very moment, changing anything is simply not possible. The name you have stated as "name in credit" is in the PDF version and will also be in the printed version of the Core Rules. Search for your name in the PDF and you will find it ("your name" then is the name you chose in Pledge Manager for the credits),

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      Laguna on

      Suggestion and question: Will be printed my name in the phisic copy? Could change the font in the English physical edition? I think in the pdf it is not very good but Ok, it can be tolerated but in the p`rinted copy, I hope you could change to another typography.


    29. shawn hanson on

      @helmgast Replied to your pm.

    30. Helmgast AB Creator on

      @Shawn Hanson: We have sent PM here on Kickstarter - your files should be available at DrivethruRPG.

    31. Sebastian D. on

      Any estimation on when the PDFs will show up for purchase on DTRPG? I just realized that 'The Black Madonna' was an add-on and didn't come with the regular pledge, so I guess I will have to buy it the way the rest of the world does.

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      Stephen Mulligan on

      All good and working for me too.

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      David C.O. on

      Didn't work the other day for player's guide, core rulebook and taroticum.
      Today I clicked the links from the mail drivethrurpg sent saying thank you for your order and this worked.

    34. shawn hanson on

      Has received zero emails and my pledge includes core, and players guide

    35. Rory on

      All worked fine for me!

    36. Helmgast AB Creator on

      Hi! The PDFs for Player's Guide, Taroticum and Other Tales and the Core Rules for KULT: Divinity Lost have been (re-)uploaded, and should work properly within shortly.

      Please check out your library at We apologize for the inconvenience caused with the previous send out. The links distributed to you should now work properly. Update emails may also be delivered from DrivethruRPG/RPGnow.

      NOTE: There might still be a few PDF items in your order which you have not received. We are sending multiple emails to backers depending on what your order contain. Bear with us until Wednesday 25 July for complete delivery. If anything is missing then, please send us an email on or PM us at Kickstarter.

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      Daniel Robles Suarez on

      Thanks for your atention. I have the same issues with Taroticum, Player's Guide and Basic book too.
      I hope patiently that it will be solved soon. Regards.

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      Stephen Mulligan on

      I've the same issue - I take it another email will be sent out when the issue is sorted?

    39. MidnightBlue

      Thanks for the answers.

      I have the same issues with the three PDFs not being downloadable. Now I know just to be patient.


    40. Helmgast AB Creator on

      Hi all! Thanks for you reports below. The issue is limited to the Core Rules, Taroticum and Other Tales and Player's Guide. Other items have been succesfully distributed according to plan.

      Note that it may still take until Wednesday 25 July until you have all your PDFs visible. That includes for example multiple copies of the same PDF. So reports of missing PDFs (other than the known issue of Core Rules, Taroticum and Other Tales and Player's Guide) will not be handled until after the 25th (as 99.99% should be correct then).

      @Benedict: Special thanks for the report! Unfortunately Pledge Manager is locked for add ons. We have already decided on what quantities to ship where, and allow add-ons would mean we would need to revise that, with potential further delays as a consequence.

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      Aranduin on

      Only can dowload the postcards.

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      Rhonin on

      got the postcards down, but nothing else...

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      Erik Hall on

      @helmgast All downloads worked for me, fyi...

    44. Faie on

      Great to see how things moving Helmgast, hope you get the pdf d/l going smooth :)
      Got the postcards, reference cards and the black madonna pfd's and they all work to open!

      Going to second birthday/yule/giftday ;) when you get the players guide and taroticum out, to download when getting back from Boom festival. Once agian, thank you for this great game guys! Hope you also have time to enjoy the 30 degree warm summer with some bath and cold drinks.

    45. Mike on

      Enligt mail från Drivethrough ska Taroticum och Corerules gå att ladda ned men det gör de inte. Allt annat fungerar. Än så länge..

    46. Benedict Daniels

      ok, quick question then, is it too late to reopen my pledge manager and add some stuff to it? :)

    47. Benedict Daniels

      being so long since i added the add-ons, did Black Madonna make it to a printed option? i dont see it on Modiphius's catalog.....?

    48. Benedict Daniels

      @Helmgast Ab - yeah, downloaded via the Desktop App, opened, took a look, no probs as far as i can see.

    49. Francesco Nuzzi on

      For now i have postcards and reference deck (very useful ) . I will wait forum core player and taroticum

    50. Helmgast AB Creator on

      To clarify, we have issues with the Core Rules, Player's Guide and Taroticum & Other Tales.

      @Benedict; can you or can you not download the Core Rules? It should temporarily not work, please confirm if you can download anyway.

      @Francesco Nuzzi: You have ordered the Reference Deck and so the PDF is distributed to you. Note that you may receive multiple emails with PDFs. So more will follow if that is the only thing you received now.

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