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Ever wondered if you could combine Lovecraftian horror and fine cuisine, while keeping your sanity? Then this is the cookbook for you!
Ever wondered if you could combine Lovecraftian horror and fine cuisine, while keeping your sanity? Then this is the cookbook for you!
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    1. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Oh, fear not Intrepid Investigator! You shall most assuredly have the book - and it shall have you! Please see the detail update published previously.

      Are things taking a little longer than we thought? Sure. We knew that was a strong possibility, and said so at the outset. But, the time has been very well spent - and the quality of the work surpasses even our expectations. You will be well pleased with the finished work, and we'll have a solid estimate on delivery very soon. Glad you're anxious for it. We are too.

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      Wingspand3 on

      We aren’t getting this book are we....>_>

    3. Red Duke Games 2-time creator on

      Voices... really?!? More voices!! I can see the end.. But my mind is weak.. My vision becomes blurred when those voices start again... "Finish thine administrations" and so forth... almost there!

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      James Oliger

      my mind aches as the voices call to me to begin cooking. i must have this book at all costs....

    5. Red Duke Games 2-time creator on

      We will keep you informed, we want to give out more information than we should at this point, but patience is necessary.
      Wait, the void is screaming back at me now....
      my ears are bleeding now... ugh..

    6. Blake Curry on

      When do surveys come out for this to confirm addresses and what not?

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      James Oliger

      thanks for wanting to give accurate info and being so forthcoming with the behind the scenes info.

    8. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Hi Steve - The writing is north of 90%. The art is at about 50%. The Deluxe covers are above 50%. Printing *should* take about 6 weeks, max (publisher's estimate) once we can hand them a manuscript. So...June-July for completion seems likely if all scheduling and availability holds, and late Summer/early Fall to start delivering physical books? We hope. :-D

    9. Steve Fennel on

      So how is production coming along? Love the look, but am curious as to the estimated completion date. Can we get an update?

    10. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Hi James,

      Until the book is finished and there's a proof, we won't have that information. Domestic shipping looks to be reasonable in most scenarios. International will, of course, be more expensive. We really want to give a real number, rather than underestimate, miss a mark, or disappoint.

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      James Oliger

      Hey have you guys figured anything more out about the actual shipping cost?

    12. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Hi Will - Yep, that is still the plan! Feedback was that it'll be better to have true shipping weight when the book is finished, and open the survey then. That way, folks won't be surprised/overcharged/undercharged/etc. Better to reduce the potential number of surprises. :-)

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      Mchawi R on

      Hey, just wanna make sure, is it still the plan to open a survey that allows me to change my pledge/but another book as said in one of the first updates. After pledging I wanna buy one for a friend.

    14. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Hard to say. Too early to say we'll be significantly "late", if we mean a complete manuscript by June. Production in June is very unlikely (and was probably much too aggressive a timeline, we're finding out). In the meantime, we'll try to keep you entertained!

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      Karen Lambert on

      Is this still on track for June?

    16. Mike Slater Collaborator on


      For sure - you'll be able to do that in Backerkit, once the survey goes out. No worries!

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      Ty Arch on

      Am I still able to update my address?

    18. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Hi David!
      We are posting minor updates and fun stuff to The Necronomnomnom Facebook page, here:

      Major updates will be done here, and we hope to have you guys a sampling of finished pages soon!

      Hey Edward! We are working on a pre-order store that will let you enhance your purchase/pledge...and there's some other super-neato news we are close to being able to announce. Stay tuned/keep chanting!

    19. Blaqwolf

      Any good news??

    20. Edward

      Will we still have the option of buying a printed copy in addition to the digital one if that is what we backed?

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      Paradoxical Mouse

      Thanks for the answer! I'm still trying to learn to do interesting things with cooking, and I thought this would be a perfect thing for game nights and Halloween. :)

    22. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Hi Steve,
      The print edition will only have the "fancy versions". The digital will have both. Once we get those out the door, we are looking at very plain text versions posted to the FB page or a future other on-line resource we can offer to backers. Hope that helps answer your question.

    23. Steve Fennel on

      Will simple minded cultist be able to follow these recipes (i.e. will basic language recipes accompany the fancy written language)?

    24. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Paradoxical Mouse - any and all recipes can, of course, be tailored to taste or dietary need. Space constraints in the book won't let us include all possible variants - we leave that to the cultis...ah...chefs. It is possible that at some point after completion we can leverage the FB page to document alternatives, submitted dietary tweaks, etc. We'd love that!

      As for this one, a dark syrup of your desired complimentary flavor (molasses comes to mind), will likely serve.

    25. Shane Plagmann on

      @P.Mouse use a little more milk (ecxues me: life blood of a bovine) instead of rum with your nog for a non-alcoholic version.

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      Paradoxical Mouse

      It would need to be an option, of course. I know lots of people like alcohol in their nog

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      Paradoxical Mouse

      If you add the Nog to the book, is it possible to make a non alchoholic version? My BF won't drink alcohol.

    28. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Hi Richard!
      The decision was to wait on the surveys until we have an actual shipping weight on the finished book, so that people know what actual shipping and handling will be.
      While this does make the wait for the survey much longer, it allows us to not guess on shipping, and not have to change it later if we are wrong. That in turn allows us to not be forced to overestimate with a flat "worst case" rate - which ultimately reduces costs to you. We felt (as did everyone who responded) that this was the better course of action. :-)

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      Richard Miniter

      Any news on surveys? I can't wait to see this book

    30. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Yep! Planning an official update for the weekend. Overall writing is about 70%, recipe "translation" about 25%. Art in the update after this next one, and cover photos! As stuff begins to roll in, we'll update more frequently with actual things to show. We're not scuba diving in Innsmouth or anything. ;-)

    31. Snakeeyz99 on

      Hey guys, how are things going? Any big developments? The whispers are telling me they won't stop until I've made everything in the book.

    32. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      @Matt - The digital copy should be out about the same time as the print copy - aiming for June 2018. If anything, it is more complex and has more material than print, so we hope to be able to release them together or close to it. We will be posting page updates as we go.

      @Tamy - Yes, the carol is going in as bonus material. The Nog-Sothoth recipe was done purely at request, but we might fit it in. People seemed to like it.

    33. Tamy on

      I know the xmas carol is not something cooking related but is it going in the cook book? Also what about that recipe for the festive drink on here? (Nog-sothoth)

    34. Matthew Mandrak

      Any details on when the digital copy will be available?

    35. Red Duke Games 2-time creator on

      And of course we will be providing the surveys to everyone in a few months. We will be providing them when we have an exact weight of the book and proper shipping fees.
      Thanks for your patience.

    36. Red Duke Games 2-time creator on

      @Steve, I think we could add those options quite easily - if we add it to the book...

      @Coen - Look for the Pre-order/ Late Backer links soon

    37. Steve Fennel on

      Ok, I️ loved the recipe. I️ did make a few personal taste alterations (sprinkle of cayenne pepper and a dash of heavy cream to the mixture......maybe an increase to the alcohol because the richness easily handled it, and my in-laws are visiting!!)

    38. Coen Zuidervaart on

      I backed this thing as a gift for a friend who is into horror and cooking, but the more I am seeing of this book, the more I feel like I'll have to get a copy for myself as well!

    39. Red Duke Games 2-time creator on

      Let us know how it turns out and take pictures as proof of its evilness

    40. Steve Fennel on

      I’m making it tonight!!.....well done on a rush ritual.....I️ mean recipe

    41. Demandred

      @Mike that sound perfectly evil lol going to have to try this

    42. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      Steve - this is quick and dirty (plain text) - and may be exclusive to the Kickstarter. Hastily tested, so...let us know how it goes if you try it. If further development and feedback makes it a must-include, it could end up in the book!

      NOG-SOTHOTH - The Liquor at the Punch Bowl
      Serves: As the Gate and the Key for 7 beings of mortal fortitude

      4 egg yolks & 4 egg whites separated
      1/3 cup sugar
      1 tbsp sugar
      1 pint whole milk
      1 cup heavy cream
      4 oz Kraken spiced rum
      1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
      1 cup black bubble tea boba tapioca pearls
      ½ cup light karo or sugar syrup

      Ritual of Manifestation:

      With a mixer, beat the egg yolks until light and frothy. Add the 1/3 cup sugar gradually until completely dissolved. Stir in the cream, milk, rum and nutmeg.
      Separately beat the egg whites to soft peaks in a mixer then while the mixer still running add the 1 tablespoon of sugar until stiff peaks form.
      Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve.
      Cook's Note: For cooked eggnog, follow procedure below.
      With a mixer, beat the egg yolks until light and frothy. Add the 1/3 cup sugar gradually until completely dissolved. Set aside.
      In a medium size saucepan, add the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg and stirring occasionally bring to a boil. Remove from heat and gradually add the hot mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Then return everything to the saucepan and heat the mixture up to 160 degrees F. Remove from the heat and stir in the rum. Transfer the Nog to a bowl and place in the refrigerator to chill.
      Separately beat the egg whites to soft peaks in a mixer then while the mixer still running add the 1 tablespoon of sugar until stiff peaks form.
      Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve.
      Adding Sothoth to your Nog - preparing the Black Bubble Tea Boba Tapioca Pearls
      Add a portion of the tapioca Pearls to boiling water until pearls float - stir to keep from sticking. Reduce heat to Medium high and cook uncovered for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from the heat and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse pearls, transferring to a small container. Add light syrup to cover pearls. Spoon into drinks if you dare.
      Yes, between the Kraken and the boba pearls - it’s supposed to look like that.

    43. Steve Fennel on

      @Mike: Looking forward to what you guys come up with.

    44. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      @Steve - You're on the right track with the Kraken, and I do like the whole "Scylla and Charibdys in a glass" theme. But...we have something else in mind. Stay tuned.

    45. Demandred

      hahahahaha something I will have to give to my friends wife who is a ginger lol

    46. Steve Fennel on

      Headed to the liquor store tomorrow to grab supplies for the forthcoming recipe. Maybe it will be a map to the dark side of the moon called the Nameless Rock:

      Kraken dark rum (the dark depths of the seas that flow around the Nameless Rock are known to be patrolled by large tentacle Beast who’s dark souls give shadow to any berth of light)

      Ginger beer/Ale (sailors avoid the Nameless Rock at all cost. Occasionally, however, a ship may venture too close to its borders. When it does, only the soulless ginger sailors are welcome to dock on its shores. All others perish on its banks)

      Pineapple garnish (what, it’s pineapple).

    47. Red Duke Games 2-time creator on

      Look at Update #22 for additional info.

    48. Red Duke Games 2-time creator on

      @Siredwolf - Sadly and Sorry, no surveys were sent out this weekend. We had some changes in planning that had and still have to happen before the actual surveys go out.. Blame me for wanting to be proactive without all my facts checked...
      -The disembodied voice

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      Siredwolf on

      I never received the Backerkit survey this weekend. Would you all be able to send me another one?

    50. Mike Slater Collaborator on

      All the drinks are festive, and will definitely send you on holiday. Probably can get a plain text one to you in time. Let me see what I can do...

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