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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!
2,733 backers pledged SEK 2,746,655 to help bring this project to life.

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Posted by Helmgast AB (Creator)
Dear Kultists! 


The last couple of weeks have been busy with logistics and planning. As with any massive Kickstarter campaign, with many different items and different tiers, and with a worldwide audience, it is very important for us to make sure the right things gets delivered to the right person. We believe we are in a good place for this now.  

We will start manufacturing of add-on items before the end of this month. When it comes to “The Big Three”, as we call it (“The Core rulebook”, “The Black Madonna”, and “Taroticum and other Tales”) we are now looking at starting printing in August.  

The individual status of these are that translation of the Core Rulebook is finished in nine days time. Our editor will then do a first editing pass, and after that we will present the materials to the community for additional proofing and feedback, and then it will be finalized. So expect to see a lot more materials like the Advantages and Disadvantages coming online in June.  

The Black Madonna is fully translated and with first pass editing done. Based on playtest feedback we will enhance some parts of the original campaign, to streamline the experience. We are also finishing up NPC stats, to follow the KULT: Divinity Lost standard, rather than the original ruleset from ‘91. A new chapter is added to present the world of 1991 (which is when the campaign takes place) as what was current affairs back when the campaign was released is now 25 years ago, is now considered “ancient history” accoriding to some playtesters, for easy access into this grand adventure.

Taroticum and other Tales is finished and is being polished. The various scenarios are quite different from each other but they all catch the unique KULT feeling and mood. It will be very interesting to hearing your feedback on the scenarios, once released, as our future plans include doing more books like this, with the focus on mostly shorter quick play scenario style adventures. 

One question for you guys - during the original Kickstarter campaign, the digital PDF version of the Quick play scenarios, we didn’t include the Taroticum adventure - it was only present in the printed book. We are considering changing this approach, and add it to the PDF version also, but are interested in your feedback, as this is a change from what was previously communicated.  

The web forums are also being finalized. We are missing some texts and moving the development base to our live site. More info to follow.  

We get questions about the when the Pledge Manager will close. We don’t have an exact date set yet, but a general target range is late June to July.




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      Laguna on

      PDF of Taroticum, please :D

    2. Casey Finley on

      PDF of Taroticum sounds good, but I'm not sure I follow what pledge level would receive it?

    3. Jacob Wallroth on

      I am very pleased to hear about the future plans to make books with shorter quick play scenarios. I find this format very interesting and useful, much more so than traditional sourcebooks. It would be really cool to cover different themes in this manner, like Victorian Era (as was mentioned in an interview one year ago or so).

    4. Jamie Dobson on

      Brilliant. 25 years ago was ancient history :-)

      At least our music was good!!!

    5. Carles Alba Gris on

      Yes, please! Considering that until now, the only way to get Taroticum is in physical edition, I'd love to see a way to get it in PDF.

    6. Patrick Sandoval

      I'd be happy to have the scenario in the PDF.

    7. NecroNuke9

      Yes. Please, include in PDF.

    8. David Chart on

      I'm fine with the Taroticum adventure being in PDF, but then I only backed for PDFs...

    9. Robert McKavanagh

      Taroticum in pdf sounds fine to me.

    10. RDP

      PDF pledge is fine with me.

    11. Darren Howden on

      +1 for taroticum in pdf pledge please!

    12. João Mariano on

      I think it would be great including the Taroticum Scenario in the in the Quick Play PDFs. :)

      And what about making the almost final text of the Rulebook available online for community feedback and not only some sections like the Advantages and Disadvantages ones?

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      Lordmax on

      Totally agree

    14. Mattias Jacobsson on

      Agree on the PDF, include.

    15. Colin Fahrion

      Yes put it in both. I like having a printed book but don't always have it on me. Game PDFs I always have on me!

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    17. Paulo R. Alves de Oliveira on

      I agree with the inclusion. Also, it seems easier to do only one version of the scenario pdf.

    18. Sebastian 'achlys'

      Hi! Good to see an update!
      I'm fine with a pdf version of the taroticum.
      So delivering will start in September?

    19. Patrick

      Well, I'd vote to put Taroticum in the digital version, but I'm a digital backer, so I'm biased. ;)

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      Erik Hall on

      Imo, include Taroticum in the digital version, doesn't bother me a bit!