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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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The Lie

Posted by Helmgast AB (Creator)


We expect to release the first part of the BETA of the KULT: Divinity Lost Core Rules later this week (target date is Friday the 22nd). The complete Core Rules will consist of three distinct sections (or "books"), one for the Player, one for the GM, and one describing the world and mythos of the KULT: Divinity Lost universe. These three sections are called “Book I: The Lie”, “Book II: The Madness”, and “Book III: The Truth”, respectively. 

(And to make it super clear - these three sections all will come in the form of a single physical book when printed.) 

We had hoped to be able to release all three books at the same time, however Book II and Book III will not ready for BETA before Christmas, and are expected to arrive after the new year. Instead of waiting with Book I, which is in BETA, until the rest are ready, we split the Core Rules BETA release, and Book I arrives this week.

Book I: The Lie is the Player section, and will include Character generation, all aware level archetypes (the enlightened archetypes are included in Book II and III), the sleeper level player character, rules for how to create a new archetype, the full list of Advantages and Disadvantages and Dark Secrets, detailed Basic Moves, and Equipment and Gear (and weapons). In total 80 pages of information.

What BETA means is that the book is “content complete”, meaning no major additions or changes will be made. The BETA is missing some artwork and minor texts

We would very much appreciate feedback during the upcoming weeks, before we start printing the physical books. The feedback we would like to be pointed out is, for example, grammar mistakes, typos, formatting errors, and things that need to be tweaked or better explained. Major rewrites or structural changes will not happen at this stage.  

We have made the raw texts available during ALPHA stage, and really appreciated the feedback we got. If you made a comment during ALPHA and notice the error remains, please note it in the BETA for final catch-up.  


-The KDL Design Team



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      Laguna on

      **sorry for mistake "it's important to see the book or something in alpha or beta as soon as it's posible to do a good feed-back on time."

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      Laguna on


      OK, perhaps it's not what we are waiting but OK... and well, it's important to see the book or something in alpha or beta as soon it's posible to do a good feed-back on time. It's not a problem if the book have some mistakes but it could be very frustrating if you don't have any time to read and check it.

      Today is friday, i really hope this update :D

    3. Thomas Krømke on

      Looking foward to read this first beta release.
      Take your time. I would rather have a great product than a rushed one.
      I dont mind the pushed release date. Theres enough of other things to life with while we wait :)

    4. Phil Thurlow on

      @Helmgast thanks for the update. Disregard the Scrooges. I would much rather receive the book as your comfortable releasing it. I have complete faith in the final product and am grateful for these excerpts to tide me over till release of the physical product.

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      Lordmax on

      Good news
      Not the best at all but good

      I whish you all a good yule tomorrow!

    6. Egor Tilpunov on

      So what are the current tentative deadlines for Part 2 and part 3?

    7. Achille Mazzola on

      The lie update, very good name for this project, a lie.....

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      Stephen Mulligan on

      another missed deadline! when did you know that Book II and III would not be ready?

      over promise and under deliver. bad reputation for a small company in a niche industry to get.

    9. Faie on

      Great, looking forward to looking through the section as they come. Thanks for the update!

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      Carl Soderberg on

      Shame! Ah another missed deadline Helmgast. The Lie is an apt name for this update.

    11. Helmgast AB Creator on

      @Sebastian - Thanks for the feedback, we have updated the first sentence to be clearer.

    12. Sebastian 'achlys'

      I'm not excited, but it's good to know. Thank you for informing us!
      Your first sentence in this update is misleading. I had to read the complete update to understand that the beta of book II and III will come after January 1st.
      Nonetheless I whish you all a good yule tomorrow!