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We love H.P. Lovecraft's stories. We love food. We can't really stop the compulsion to make egregious puns. It's a form of insanity...which is perfectly appropriate for fans of Lovecraft's work. 

We had this crazy idea... We're gonna make a Cookbook of recipes based on Lovecraft stories, creatures, and characters, as well as whatever else we thought was relevant (cool/funny/groan-worthy). BUT THEN, above all - the recipes that we chose had to taste good!  ALSO as a bonus we wanted the Cookbook to look like the prototypical spellbook of incantations and summonings much like the  Necronomicons (Necronomici? No, no - now it sounds Italian...) found in stories and movies like "The Evil Dead" {TM/copyright/legal stuff - Hi don't sue us!}. And we succeeded! 

These are some damnably good looking and tasting recipe's and meals in here. 

Let us teach you the rituals. You can sacrifice some hard-earned currency to summon forth this Tome of Forbidden Victuals. Together, let us bring into existence... The NECRONOMNOMNOM!  

Book Render - (Not Final product)
Book Render - (Not Final product)

Unlock it's secrets, and call forth dishes that will destroy your hunger and flay your taste buds - in the good way. Tell your friends!

So, what else would we need to create this guide to gastro-intestinal happiness? How about...an acclaimed artist, to scribe our journalicious madness? How about freakin' KURT KOMODA?!? Yes, you will see approximately 100 ORIGINAL(for-this-project) works of art!  His artwork has been featured in several popular game supplements and projects such as The Firefly Role Playing Game, Middarmark, by Luke Crane, Fate Core System and Books by Fred Hicks/Evil Hat Productions. Kurt's  fine works were showcased recently at the NecronomiCON Providence - ARS Necronomica (The H.P.Lovecraft Convention this past August). As a bonus Kurt loves to draw some seriously incredible H.P. Lovecraft monsters. Check out the sample art! http://kurt-komoda.blogspot.com/ Online Portfolio http://www.agonyagogo.com/portfolio/  DeviantArt http://ticklemecthulhu.deviantart.com Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/komoda/ 

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Preliminary Draft of Front and Back Cover Art
Preliminary Draft of Front and Back Cover Art

Final versions of the covers and Deluxe covers will be coming soon. The current renderings may not convey the final 9"x12" size.

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The Book will be a hardcover 9" x 12" Tome, upwards to 100 full pages with heavy natural paper professionally bound and lovingly detailed for the look of an archetypal book of spells and rituals. Each recipe will be artistically shown and detailed on its first page with the preparation/instructions on the following page(s). Color tiles of the completed recipes may be included at the end of the book (so we don't ruin the overall look of the book but to allow you to see what the recipes can look like when prepared) depending on funding levels. The Color tiles are available currently to backers in digital format. 

Deluxe versions of the book will have a hand-crafted latex covers created by our practitioner of the ancient Pirklean arts - Mr. David Pirkle.

We have all of our recipes ready to go, we just need our artwork and that will take time (see below). 

Some of the Recipes that you will find in the Cookbook: 

Beverages  

  • Shaken, Not Hastur (martini)
  • At the Fountains of Madness 
  • Gin and Miskatonic 
  •  Azafroth 
  • Herbert West’s Deanimator (expand your conscience strong)
  • Brain Cylinder

Breakfast

  • The Muesli of Eric Zahn

Appetizers

  • Sunken Mu 
  • The Grape Old Wons (why is it looking at me?)
  •  Sacrificial lamb 
  •  Atlach-Nachos 
  • Shog-Pockets

Soups

  • New England Damned Chowder (of course)
  •  Investi-gator Gumbo 
  •  Pallid Bisque (Very filling)
Salads
  • Dining Trapezohedron (of Lettuce)

Main entree: Sandwiches

  • The Sandwich Horror (Fun on a plate)
  • Byaki Gyro
  • Migo to Go (Portable portabella steak sandwiches)

Main dishes: Beef : Poultry : Pork

  • Cthulhu Andouille 
  •  Shogghoulash (A very uncomfortable comfort food)
  •  Curried Favor of the Old Ones

Main dishes: From The Depths

  • Tsauagambalaja (seafood jambalaya) (we can't pronounce it either)
  • Dagon Good Fish Cakes (Simple, elegant and deep fried) 
  • Deep fried Deep One 
  •  Fishes from Outside

Main dishes: Vegetarian (that is, dishes for vegetarians - not made from them)

  • Elder Thing Parmigiana (looks scary - tastes amazing)
  • Foul-lafel (fantastically fiercesome falafel)

Side dishes

  • Cthus-koos 
  • Unknown Ka-squash 
  • The Side Dish Not To Be Named 
  • Tcho-Tcho Chow Chow

Desserts

  •   Nyarlathotapioca 
  •  Yogsicles 
  •  Moon-Beast Pies 
  •  Bill Slater’s In-bread Pudding (A Southern style Bread Pudding)
  •  The Mounds of Tindalos (Lava cake to die in.... for)
  •  The Custard Out of Space 
  •  The Cake in Yellow 

Breads

  • Great Old Buns 
  • The Oats of Dagon (You can take Dagon with you wherever you go)  

Kids Menu  (Not made with real kids)

  • Cultists in a Robe 
  •  Yiggy Pudding 
  • Lovecraft Macaroni & Cheese

Could something be left out, added to, or replaced? Yes, due to page count constraints or some other logistical concern.

Sample cookbook pages! This is the style all  your pages will look like!

The Sandwich Horror
The Sandwich Horror

 

The Ritual of Summoning The Sandwich Horror (known to the uninitiated as "a recipe")
The Ritual of Summoning The Sandwich Horror (known to the uninitiated as "a recipe")

Now imagine an over-sized 9" x 12" hardcover book full of these...'cause there are at least 42 more recipes to explore. Each recipe contains its picture and summoning which are usually 2 pages. 

This Tome will be what you have always needed.

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PLEASE NOTE: shipping is not covered in the pledge, and will be charged based on rates from our fulfilment center to your location. When the product is ready, the project will contact you for payment.

Reward 1 - The Initiate = Only $2 USD

This is the Tip Jar and the point of being here, post your comments and help us out - join the party. This is what helps Red Duke Games grow.

THANK YOU!!!

Reward 2 - Dreamland Denizen = Only $15 USD

This is your first opportunity to get the Necronomnomnom. The book will be sent to you in Digital Format. The book will contain all the recipes and artwork provided in the physical book including actual color photos of the prepared dishes and original versions of the recipes. This format will be the only way (currently) to get the original versions of the recipes before they were transcribed into the Necronomnomnom. 

Shipping (emailing) of the digital format will be started when the other physical products are starting shipping.

Reward 3 - The Cultist  = Only $30 USD

You get your very own solid and real copy of the NECRONOMNOMNOM cookbook - The book is Hardcover and will be a great addition for your Kitchen, Dungeon, Ivory Tower, Coffee Nook.. whatever.

  • Plus any stretch goals
  • Shipping will be calculated after the Kickstarter ends to anywhere our fulfillment partner ships to.

Reward 4 - Deep Ones - Only $40 USD

You get your very own copy of the book as if you were a cultist (There are cultists everywhere you know). PLUS you get a high quality digital copy of the Necronomnomnom, made with real pixels! (as if you were a Dreamland Denizen). Including the original pictures and all the original easy to follow versions of the recipes in the cookbook. We want you to be able to see the raw glory of the unedited recipes.  
  • Plus any Stretch Goals
  • Shipping will be calculated after the Kickstarter to anywhere (Depending on availability of shipping)
All this could be yours... (not the device!!)
All this could be yours... (not the device!!)

 

Reward 5 - Claatu - Verata - Necktie! - $125 USD

This is the one you've been waiting for - The Deluxe Version of the NECRONOMNOMNOM ! This is the Deluxe Cookbook with the Hand Made (Flesh-looking) Latex Cover that will be your very own Book of Dead Ingredients. (see our video for an example of the type of cover we are getting) If you've looked for a book of the dead cookbook (other people have, right?) - look no further. Each cover is cast in latex and painted by hand using our version of the Cover. The cover will come slip mounted on your copy of the Nocronomnomnom cookbook. Only 50 deluxe books will be available for the Kickstarter at this price, with limited quantities available only as future convention exclusives and prizes.

  • Plus a digital copy of the book (see Dreamland Denizen)
  • Plus any Stretch Goals
  • Shipping will be calculated after the Kickstarter

Reward 6 - Claatu - Verata - Nectar! - $125 USD  

This is again the one you've been waiting for - THE DELUXE VERSION of the BOOK - One (1) copy of the Deluxe version of the 9" x 12" Necronomnomnom Sacred Text with a special Flesh-Looking (tm) Latex version of the cover for the book, signed by the authors and the artist. Each cover is cast in latex and painted by hand using our version of the Cover. Very Limited Quantities Available (25), backers assume there is a potential for delay as the first 50 pledges of this type (Claatu - Verata - Necktie) must be honored first. As with all other goals, shipping will be calculated based on backer location and applicable rates at the time of fulfillment. +Digital copy and applicable stretch goals

Reward 7 - Practitioner of the Arts - $250 USD

Are you a Spellcaster of the highest order? Can you draw forth the spirits of the kitchen to do battle with the taste buds of the damned? Provide us with your best spell (recipe) for the Cookbook and we will work with you and our amazing artist Kurt to transcribe your creation into the NECRONOMNOMNOM's unholy pages! We are looking for 2 recipes. Give us your best entree' . We will prepare your  salubrious summoning and take pictures of your handiwork for all to see! Immortality shall be yours! 

Also you get your DELUXE copy of the NECRONOMNOMNOM Cookbook (which will include your creation). 

  • Only 2 spots for recipes are available - currently we could be shocked  insensible by the offerings of devotees.
  • Plus a digital copy of the book (see Dreamland Denizen)
  • Plus any Stretch Goals 
  • Shipping will be calculated after the Kickstarter to anywhere (Depending on availability of shipping)

Reward 8 - The Cabal - $2,500 USD

Grab Three friends and come to Limerick Pennsylvania (there's nuclear power plant!). You will be on your own for transportation though, Sorry. Red Duke Games will Take you to a nice restaurant where you will dine from the Cookbook. RDG with the help of a good friend and restaurant owner will prepare, incant and summon forth the meals of your choosing (under adult supervision!). Appetizers, soups, salad, entree's, drinks, side dishes and of course desserts will be prepared and awaiting your discerning palate. 

Once the cookbook is complete, we will contact you to set up your evening of madness to dine from the menu of items from the Necronomnomnom. We will provide you with the available menu for the evening with plenty of mind-numbing, tongue-pleasing foods to choose from. You will pre-order your meals and extras a few weeks ahead. Your experience will be expertly prepared and ready for your arrival once you arrive. You will be presented with 4 signed copies of the Deluxe version of the NECRONOMNOMNOM (and any digital or physical stretch goals that may be included) for you and your victims.... ermmm companions. 

Mike and Tom will be on hand to serve, chat and discuss the cookbook or anything else that may strike us. (Any striking will most likely come from the restaurant owner for what we do to her kitchen). Mostly we will be there to personally thank you for believing in this project. We hope it will be an event that you will not soon forget.

In the news:

A wonderful News story done by Food & Wine Magazine: http://www.foodandwine.com/news/necronomnomnom-kickstarter

The Funding Chest gave us a mention in their latest podcast (#28 - Freshest of the Fresh) Check it out!  

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2sXAoe6  

iTunes: http://apple.co/2pCkukD

A Note About Shipping:

To be fair to everyone, shipping will be charged AFTER the Kickstarter concludes. Shipping will be based on the actual costs incurred to ship. 

Funds will be collected via the pledge manager after the campaign concludes and the product is ready.

The below are estimates for international for shipping based on a 2lb weight and 9”x12”x1.5” size (the final product could weigh a bit less, or more...it doesn't exist yet, so...you know how this goes). These rates do not cover VAT taxes and other fees. These fees will be determined after end of the campaign, and based on your information/location. 

We will be using a fulfilment service, and availability of shipping, and pricing, will be dependent on the service. We’ll have an estimator and shipping map up as soon as possible. Backers ordering physical products should be aware that some parts of the world are just not shipping-friendly. If a professional fulfillment company can’t get it there - we sure can’t. While we’d like to have anyone interested be a backer - we have to have a service willing to get a physical product to you. If you know you are in such an area, please limit your pledge to the digital-only offering. 

US - $10 , Canada - $17, Mexico - $18, Europe - $21-26, Brazil - $18 Australia - $28-$35, Asia - $28-$40

(note-within-a-note - we think these are on the high side)

Other regions will depend on backer information. The above estimates are subject to change pending final weights, dimensions and backer information. Fulfillment all depends on the shipping company and publisher. If all goes smoothly, you can expect the book in your hands (or inbox for digital purchases) approximately 6 months from the end of the Kickstarter. We’ll keep you updated, and appreciate your interest, support, and patience.  

STRETCH GOALS:

#1 - $35,000 USD - READ THE BOOK OUT LOUD!  

DONE! NAILED IT!

- Free Audio Book Version

All Dreamland Denizens and above pledge levels get a professionally read downloadable version of the book! The Book will be done by Ray Greenley.

More info on the Stretch Goal:

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1366211550/the-necronomnomnom-a-cookbook-of-eldritch-horror/posts/2022089

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#2 - $40,000 USD - Book Upgrade - Cover & Quality

#3 - $50,000 USD - Additional Pages to the Necronomnomnom 

#4 - $66,666 USD - More Evil?

#5 - $xxx,000 USD - ?!?!?

CONTESTS:

#1 - Create your own Sandwich Horror - Done Congrats to all who entered!

#2 - To Be Determined

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 but wait...

Every book contains a secret hidden in its massive pages - find & decipher the riddles, follow the clues and you might just get a Signed copy of the Deluxe version of the Book and additional prize support that we will come up with soon!... just let us know how you solved the clues and what you find when when you get there. (Take a picture or it didn't happen. Only 2 Deluxe Cookbooks are available to intrepid cypher solvers!). Muhhaaahhaaaahhhaaaa - RDG

 

Risks and challenges

The Risks: where to begin. - it's a Kickstarter, trusting in the basic good nature and kindness of humanity at large, jellyfish population explosions, we have day jobs, art costs money, we need to incorporate to protect our families (think of the children!) - all of this costs money, too (not that much - almost all of the funding requested goes into the book's production, both virtual and physical).

How will we overcome these challenges? This thing will haunt our dreams, destroy our sanity, and eat our souls if we don't bring it into reality (how's that for motivation?). It's been years in development; we've been hoarding recipes, researching the correct look, and searching for the perfect artist, and we think you'll enjoy this even more than we enjoyed creating it. We really want it to be a thing (or a Thing).

We understand that Things can go wrong, timelines slide, and costs escalate unexpectedly - but we believe we've taken "worst case scenarios" into account and have done our homework.

Once the Kickstarter is funded we will be able to incorporate, get our artist and our cover designer working and paid. Also, retain a fulfillment service, as well as sign the contract for our publisher. All of this is already lined up and ready to go. We are giving ourselves a 6-9 month window to get you your books. We are going to do our level best to make sure your books get to you in that time frame, but we've funded Kickstarter's ourselves, and know how these things can go.

We're committed to the project. We're honest dudes. We want this to lead to bigger things for us, and more great products for you. If this flies, it just might get us into creative endeavors instead of "day jobs". Also, the Great Old Ones aren't kind to unreliable minions. Or reliable ones. Wait...what have we done?
- Tom and Mike of Red Duke Games

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