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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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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)

Also: 

Onslaught Two ...
Onslaught Two ...

Ask Sandy about to return! Plus map upgrades & Tentacles & Teeth!

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Many of you may remember the epic Ask Sandy thread that once appeared on the Heaven Games forums. It is about to return! Watch for news of it here! 

How will it work? Simply ask any question you desire. Sandy then tries to answer the question in good time. Obviously, games are his main item of interest, but all topics are fair game. Sandy does reserve the right to ignore questions that … disturb … him. (He also ignores trolls, as should we all.) If curious, you can look at the old Ask Sandy threads here.  http://aok.heavengames.com/gameinfo/ask-sandyman

6-8 player Map upgrade!

We have decided to upgrade the 6-8 player map – it is now 24 inches by 48 inches (app. 61 cm by 121 cm). All who ordered the 6-8 player map will receive this improvement. Hotly contested areas are now less likely to see their figures “slop over” into adjacent areas.

Cthulhu Kickstarter Campaign by Richard Luong!

Richard Luong, the fabled artist behind Cthulhu Wars, has launched a Kickstarter campaign featuring a great art book. As exclusive add-ons, you can also get plastic sculpts of the Hound of Tindalos and an alternate version of Great Cthulhu (alternate from the one he designed for Cthulhu Wars, I mean). Check it out here.

Richard's Hound of Tindalos design. You can get the plastic figure, too!
Richard's Hound of Tindalos design. You can get the plastic figure, too!

Progress on boxes!

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The figures for the expansions are being produced! The way the manufacturing process operates, the boxes & printed materials are the last to be produced so these are actually just in the initial stages. At times in the past there has been a question about whether the boxes YOU get are going to be the same as the retail boxes in stores. Well, the question is final – you are getting the same as the store boxes, with extremely specialized exceptions. Basically, if you ordered something which is not available commercially (for example, the Asenath Waite exclusive, or a single copy of the Ghatanothoa figure), it will come in a simple cardboard box, packaged safely and securely, but not luxuriously. If you ordered an item which IS going to be available commercially, you get the whole shebang.

Let’s look at some box covers: here you can see the Sleeper and the Azathoth covers. I like them, and feel they are thematically descended from the Cthulhu Wars box. They’ll look good on the shelf together. 


The figure expansions are packaged a little differently. In their case, we are going to have windowed boxes – so folks can see the figures inside the container. (The faction & map expansions already have pictures of all their figures on the back cover, as did Cthulhu Wars.) I’d like to show off two of them. 
This is the planned Sleeper box.
This is the planned Sleeper box.
The Azathoth box cover.
The Azathoth box cover.
Please be aware that these are just the initial tests to ensure that we will have window boxes that work for the figures! The actual boxes will be the same quality you expect and deserve from Petersen Games. 
This is the Dreamlands Underworld figure set. Notice that one of each figure is in the window in the lower left-hand corner. the rest are in trays.
This is the Dreamlands Underworld figure set. Notice that one of each figure is in the window in the lower left-hand corner. the rest are in trays.
 Please also note that the high priests are not gray - these are sample proof pieces made mostly with gray plastic, not to be sold.
The High Priest box test. The two priests in the windowed area in the lower left-hand corner are randomized, so one box might have a green & a purple priest visible, while another might have an orange and a red.
The High Priest box test. The two priests in the windowed area in the lower left-hand corner are randomized, so one box might have a green & a purple priest visible, while another might have an orange and a red.

Also here is the layout for the box for the  6-8 player map. It comes in a tuck-box, with two spacers on either side of the map. You simply remove the top spacer, then pull out the map. The 6 & 7 player Ritual tracks are also in the box, of course. 

6-8 player map inside spacers for box.
6-8 player map inside spacers for box.

 Dicenstein

We have just launched our newest kickstarter. This is for Dicenstein – a game in which you play a mad scientist building horrendous hybrid monsters. If my other games have brought you joy, please check out Dicenstein and see what you think. It’s an even faster game than Cthulhu Wars – you can play through it in around 45 minutes, which means you could whip it out and play it while waiting for the rest of the Cthulhu Wars team to show up. Especially once you have your hands on that 6-8 player Cthulhu Wars map …

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1816687860/dicenstein

Dicenstein Sneak Peak

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Sneak peak at the latest game from Petersen Games coming to Kickstarter