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Cthulhu Wars is a strategy/horror board game from Lovecraft's classic Cthulhu Mythos.
Cthulhu Wars is a strategy/horror board game from Lovecraft's classic Cthulhu Mythos.
4,389 backers pledged $1,403,981 to help bring this project to life.

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The Stars are (very nearly) Right!

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All of the plastic figures have been produced!

That’s right, ALL of them. This means that there now exist thousands of Azathoths, Elder Things, Wendigos, etc. ready to unleash upon the word. At this time, the factory is in the final stage of completing the printing of the paper & cardboard. The next step is to collate all the items into the boxes (it wouldn’t do to have a Tsathoggua inside the Windwalker box, would it?) Once collation is complete, all will be shipped! This time, we are told we will have a tracking number for the ship (and down the line). Then, once the packages are organized at the fulfillment house in the port, you will get your own personal tracking number, and can follow your package to your door. We are using a different, more experienced, shipping company. This company is costing us slightly more money, but we are paying for it, not you. It provides way better service, which is what’s important.

We also got some bad news (not for you, but for Petersen Games). The EU “discovered” Kickstarter in February, and is now enforcing VAT on all items – it can no longer be avoided by labeling things “rewards” nor “gifts” nor can we label an item as having a value less than what was paid. This significantly increases Petersen Games’ costs in shipping to Europe. You still don’t have to pay it – we are doing it on your behalf. But it has bumped up our costs by an unexpected approximately $50,000 which makes us sad. 

Below is a low-rez .jpeg of the cardboard tokens for the Yuggoth map. The brain cylinder tokens are exactly the right size to sit on top of a plastic gate. The triangular tokens in the lower right hand corner are (from left to right): The Watcher Token, the Slime token, the No Slimes Allowed token, and the Laboratory. Just so you know, the Slime, No Slime, and Lab token are NOT used on the Yuggoth map - they are included for people to use in their own home-brew designs to use aspects of Yuggoth on other maps. 

Yuggoth Punchboard!
Yuggoth Punchboard!

Repeat of previous information!

Please take care of this if it has slipped off your radar! If you have ordered any Cthulhu Wars items beyond the core game (whether via the original Kickstarter or pre-ordered from our website or at a convention), you should have been sent an email from support+cthulhu-wars@crowdox.com. 

In that email you should see your address. If it is incorrect, please click the big "Update my Address" button. This link takes you to a page where you can update your address. After submitting it on that page, you will see ALL the items you have ordered. If the address is correct, you still need to click "Update" if you want to see all the items you have ordered.  

You do NOT need to have or create a CrowdOx login to update your address nor to see your items. If your address is correct already, and you do not click the "Update" button, we will still ship your items. But it's nice to know that you have consciously seen it and confirmed.

If you have any issues or questions, please email support@petersengames.com

Onslaught Two still coming

I’d like to discuss Cthulhu Wars Onslaught Two for a bit, and its purpose. Due to various delays, increased costs, and the EU’s renewed rapacity, we found that we could not afford to produce EXTRA copies of the expansions for sale in stores. 

Do not fear – all of the copies which original backers and pre-orders contracted for are still on the way. We are only talking about extra production here. Of course, the problem for us as a company is that if we produce only the backer copies, and then no more, our company has no stock to sell, and we, sooner or later, enter serious financial trouble! To avoid this fate, we are launching Cthulhu Wars Onslaught Two

The idea is to earn enough money from new backers to be able to produce those extra copies for sales in stores. But we also are excited to be producing new material to thrill our original backers. Here’s what we have coming:

1)  Ramsey Campbell’s horrific creations (he gave us permission!)

2)  New monsters

3)  New great old ones

4)  A new map expansion (The Library of Celaeno)

5)  A new first player marker

6)  AND a new playable faction expansion(1). 

The new stuff will be available as one single comparatively inexpensive pledge to make things easy for those who desire … completion. And of course all of the other add-ons will be available at less than MSRP for those who didn’t get them the first time around. 

We are currently planning to launch Cthulhu Wars Onslaught Two in October, so many of you should have already gotten your pledges! More of you will be getting them during the new campaign.

Cultists of Cthulhu

I was recently at NecronomiCon in Providence and had a chance to look over a project, currently on kickstarter, named Cultists of Cthulhu. It is kinda sorta a cross between Elder Sign and Betrayal at House on the Hill (both games I enjoy), but it is also its own beast. You may be interested in checking it out here.

The Most Important Update of the Year! Read Me!

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If you have ordered any Cthulhu Wars items beyond the core game (whether via the original Kickstarter or pre-ordered from our website or at a convention), you should have been sent an email from support+cthulhu-wars@crowdox.com. 

In that email you should see your address. If it is incorrect, please click the big "Update my Address" button. This link takes you to a page where you can update your address.

After submitting it on that page, you will see ALL the items you have ordered. If the address is correct, you still need to click "Update" if you want to see all the items you have ordered.  

You do NOT need to have or create a CrowdOx login to update your address nor to see your items. If your address is correct already, and you do not click the "Update" button, we will still ship your items. But it's nice to know that you have consciously seen it and confirmed.

If you have any issues or questions, please email support@petersengames.com

THE STARS ARE RIGHT - EVERYTHING IS COMING!

Who is the woodworker?

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I just got back from GenCon, where we ran demos of Cthulhu Wars, and sold most of the stock we brought to new folks, so the game is popular. At least two other vendors also brought Cthulhu Wars, and they sold most or all of their stock too. 

The Chinese have finished plastic production, and are now printing the paper and cardboard. When they are through, they will collate the boxes, and then prepare it for shipment. It is so close I can almost taste it. 

Who are you?

One person dropped by the booth and gave me these awesome carved and stained wooden versions of the faction glyphs. I did not get his name. 

I love these!
I love these!

 Anyway, if YOU are the guy who did these, or know who did, please contact us at support@petersengames.com. We want to reward you. (In case multiple people try to contact us, some kind of photographic proof might be desirable.)

Super Important Update - please examine this one!

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Ultra-Important! Final Address Confirmation!

This is a critical update regarding final shipment of your Cthulhu Wars backer rewards as well as pre-ordered items! Please read extra-carefully! In a little more than a month everything will finally ship out in containers to regions around the world. We plan to provide you with tracking numbers for these container vessels as they cross over R’lyeh. 

But before we ship it all, we need to give you a chance to confirm your address one last time. If you are planning to move in the near future, please give us an address that is permanently accessible to you. We need this permanent address in case some issue with customs or unforeseen delays hamper your particular region's shipment.

 Up until now, we have used Fundafull for our pledge manager needs. We are transitioning to a different system - CrowdOx. Your data is perfectly safe, but if you are a backer, you no longer need your Fundafull.com login for Cthulhu Wars. 

 In the next two weeks all backers and pre-order customers will be sent an email from support@crowdox.com. This email contains a link to take you to CrowdOx.com. Please follow the steps on the web-page. You will see your address and all the items you ordered. Update your address if necessary, and then press "save" or "confirm." (You will not be able to modify any of your ordered items.) 

 Once you have confirmed your address, you will be sent a receipt email. This again provides you with a list of all the items you ordered. 

 Expansion Rulebooks!

All of the expansion rulebooks are now available on our website! Curious about the rules for the new maps or factions? Go to our website (here) to check out and even download all 7 expansion rulebooks! 

Core Game Balance Adjustments

Here is a document, prepared by fans Paul Cunningham and Sid Rain that contains some recent balance changes for the core game (here).

Ask Sandy Continues!

If you have any general questions regarding any of this or the upcoming Onslaught Two Kickstarter, feel free to ask Sandy (here). Or see the old thread here

Factory Images! 

Here are some pics as the factory finishes up the plastics before final collation: 

A box of Rhan-Tegoth, Harbinger of the Old Ones.
A box of Rhan-Tegoth, Harbinger of the Old Ones.
A collectible Wendigo!
A collectible Wendigo!
Aseembling Rhan-Tegoth, so you don't have to!
Aseembling Rhan-Tegoth, so you don't have to!

Ask Sandy is back

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Look for it here, https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1397587/ask-sandy-bgg-edition (boardgamegeek.com)

and here. http://www.yog-sothoth.com/topic/28883-ask-sandy-yog-sothothcom-edition/ (yog-sothoth.com)

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Onslaught Two ...
Onslaught Two ...