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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!
1,896 backers pledged $80,793 to help bring this project to life.

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The Summoning is Complete!

Posted by Red Duke Games (Creator)

The first books arrived today! They're AWESOME! Oh, by the many Elder Powers and Names Not to Be Spoken - they came out great!

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 Even the edge-dye came out perfect. It fully looks the part! If only the cultist robe didn't add 20lbs...

Reading the Book Out Loud

We mentioned how great a job Ray Greenley did, but we want you to hear for yourselves. Why should this be a feast only for the eyes and mouth? What about the ears? What about the ears!?

The Forward

 Shaken, Not Hastur

 Signatures - What's the Plan?

We asked, you spoke, and the world seems to have conspired to make your collective will be done. Looking at the totality of the correspondence on the subject, most Deluxe book backers were more eager to have the book than to have the signatures. We had planned a road trip to go get that done - but the books will actually come in a few days earlier than expected! This disrupts that plan, as so many want the books in time for the holidays. Those few extra days early could make a difference (and it will still be very, very close for many of you).  This being the case, and since all three of us will be in one place at one time this very weekend for PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia (we didn't actually think we were going to have the book for the con...) - we're going to do a special insert. We will physically sign a separate page, ship those to our fulfillment partners, and have them put them in the books for you. It seems an elegant, efficient solution, and we hope it pleases. The insert will be neat little extra, too - not merely a plain page. 

When Are You Getting Your Book?

Printing finishes for all books finishes over the next few days. Standard and complete Deluxe editions go out immediately thereafter (remember, we still have Deluxe covers in production, so those will not be ready to ship just yet). Digital books with all their extras are expected to be finished in about two weeks, so you should have those before/around the third week of December. Audiobooks will be made available at about the same time (so much fun to listen to!).

No one can promise us delivery on the physical books for the holidays, but we might make it! Tendrils crossed, it's possible for many of you. IF they don't make it - we are glad to help dispel the post-holiday blahs, because you, our faithful backers - have something still to look forward to! See how I spun that?
Pay no attention to the shadowy, vaguely Egyptian figure behind me....

At long last (we know - we've bitten our fingernails down to the ichor with you the whole way!) it's here. And soon, it'll be everywhere.

Tom, Mike, Kurt, Ray, & David

Binding Rituals in Progress!

Posted by Red Duke Games (Creator)

We've been a little quiet, but very industrious. The pages are completed and the books are being ritually bound - and thence are bound to you! The end of November and beginning of December will see the books on their way. Be ready. 

The digital version and add-ons are being finished and readied at the same time; and once books are shipping, those will be distributed as well.

At about the same time, the audio book should be available. It's a real treat! Kind of a lark idea at first, it refused to be anything less than impressive. Ray has outdone himself.

For Deluxe edition backers - we will need your additional patience. There are two delays to contend with, the little one affects all of you, and more serious one affects approximately half of you. The first is simple - we promised you signatures. We...didn't think that all the way through - because it means getting three adults into the same place at the same time as 200ish Deluxe editions -  hundreds of miles away. That either means hideous additional shipping costs no one has the stomach for, or a road trip. We're thinking road trip. This one is not a big delay, but it's there, so we're telling you about it. 

The second delay affects the later Deluxe-level backers - the "extra" production runs we offered due to demand. We (collectively with our artisan) had to reject a sizable batch of covers. Something went wrong with the formulation, and we can not distribute them in good faith. We are working to minimize what this means to you - but David remains mortal (despite our efforts), and can work only at his best speed. This was a significant and regrettable setback in timeline. We are brainstorming how we make it up to you, as it isn't fair, and not what we wanted for some of our most enthusiastic backers. We're going to work through the list in order of backing, and will advise you if you will be affected by this delay.

We're open to ideas and suggestions, but will say that we've thought of and discussed foregoing signatures, and shipping everyone the Standard edition ASAP, with covers to follow as they finish. The first feels like a broken promise, so we rejected it. If *everyone* said - "No hard feelings, send the books ASAP and skip the sigs!" That'd be a thing for us to consider. If enough dissented to make the road trip needful, then it makes no sense and saves no time not to do things as promised and sign for all of you. 

The second idea has costs, and frankly - you've already paid a premium for the Deluxe. We'd hate to hit you up for few more bucks to get the cover (they're light, but...more money is more money). We can't absorb that cost. We've learned a great deal through this project, and one major lesson was that "costs expand to meet available cash flow".  Yes, the project funded very well, but we're still not going to make anything off our backers. We're running at the very edge of break-even. Ploughing all the extra cash into the quality of the product was absolutely the right move. We don't regret it. This was never about making us money, it was about establishing ourselves as makers of unique and awesome things - and putting our first offering proudly in your hands. 

One more thing, for anyone local or planning to attend - we will again be attending the PAX UNPLUGGED game convention at the Convention Center in Philadelphia, November 30th till December 2nd. We will be at booth #2506 with the Philadelphia Game Makers Guild. It would be madness to not stop by for a chat and to play a game with us, or give us your feedback, and have a look at our nefarious plans now that we're official. We hope to have some sneak peaks and demo materials for planned products for you to peruse - but we'd love to just hang out with you in any case. 

Sincerely, insanely, yours,

Mike & Tom

Red Duke Games

The Survey Closes as the Eye Opens!

Posted by Red Duke Games (Creator)
Hi everyone,  

Tom, the disembodied voice here...

Just a friendly reminder that the Pledge Manager and Survey closes in less than 2 days on the 29th of September - (OH NO! THAT IS THIS SATURDAY!!) 

Most Importantly, Everyone Please Note: We will not be able to send you your books and goodies if we do not have your correct address, email or your billing information for the estimated shipping fees. We have updated our shipping fees in Backerkit and you can see them in the pledge manager. So Please, if you have not done so, fill out your survey and pledge manager now.

Additional Books and Add-ons: Time is running out for Backers if you want to purchase add-ons and additional books. The price of books goes up to pre-order levels as of September 30th. Pre-Order books cost $40 US.

Everyone else who has already finished the pledge manager and survey, a big THANK YOU!  You can still access the pledge manager and confirm we have all your correct information. 

When will I be billed for the shipping? - The shipping fees, additional books and add-ons will be billed on October 1st so please be aware so there are no surprises.

The Book.. 

The tome of infinite wonder, frighteningly tasty treats and maddening morsels.. The Necronomnomnom is complete and it is going through final review for manufacturing. We expect roughly late November for Shipping. It hurts my brain knowing that this adventure will soon be fulfilled and your madness can truly begin. Mike and I are still working on all the extras as promised so we are reveling in our madness. The eye that sprouted on my hand a few months back is whispering that it will be worth it! No, I don't know how an eye whispers - Get your Own!!

Tom (and Mike)

Even Cthulhu Had Problems With Shipping, Right?

Posted by Red Duke Games (Creator)

Backers - we've got your back.

Firstly, we genuinely thank you for the feedback. Your input and suggestions helped improve things for all international backers. 

We now have three shipping and fulfillment companies we will work with. One-stop shopping was just not in the Tarot cards (this is all transparent to backers - your book will come from the company that could give you the best price).

We would like to sincerely thank our original partner for graciously putting our backers first - despite the loss of approximately 30% of the volume we intended to transit through them. 

International backers will be able to see the changes to their shipping rates in the survey at this time.

Quick summary:

US/CAN - no change. 

Australia - A nearly 20% improvement. 

Europe sees a 10-30% savings, depending on where you are.

Everyone - handling fees are only charged once, no matter how many books your order This makes addons a much better value for those who wanted/ordered more than one book. 

Where declared values and so forth are concerned - our partners have policies to which we must adhere. If we can arrange improvements for you there, we will - but if we can't, we simply can't. VATs and other taxes are the backer's responsibility alone.  

For anyone who missed the survey - go to the link below. We will extend it for everyone, out to September 29th. 

(Use the same login as your kickstarter login)

Please, please make sure we have your correct and current email so we can send you your digital items! Even if you ordered only a physical book, there are still digital gifts we have for you; like the audiobook and the plain-text recipes!

If you have specific questions that affect only your pledge - please PM us, or you can email us at

Again, thank you for your spider-like patience as we navigate these strands stretching from point A to thee.

 Mmmm...Atlach Nachos....

In the Motes of Madness

Posted by Red Duke Games (Creator)

Tiny update!

  • We have one quote back from an alternate international shipping partner. We're going over it in detail. It seems to help many, but not all of you. If it turns out to  be the option that does the most good, we will have decisions to make. We're hoping to get two more back this week.
  • We have a way to help some with the taxes and so forth for international backers. More later.
  • We can extend the survey IF we need to. Not planning on it at this stage, but if it helps, we'll do it.
  • We have processed discounts for those who pledged "extra" during the initial campaign to get additional books. You should see this in the your survey. These bring things to where they should be. Please reach out directly if you see something amiss. We'll get you squared away.

We're down to details - The Nom approaches!