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This anthology features art and stories set in the Cthulhu Mythos.
This anthology features art and stories set in the Cthulhu Mythos.
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Presenting our third annual Adventures in the Arcane. This year’s theme is the Cthulhu Mythos. Our Cthulhu Edition features seven thrilling stories, including both new characters and old favorites like Captain Gideon Argo and the Wolf of the Southern Woods.

They walked the earth in times forgotten—Elder Gods and cosmic horrors from beyond the heavens. Ancient, malevolent creatures, their names still echo through the ages in tales by the great pulp authors such as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and August Derleth.

Now new writers take up the arcane narrative, as the battle against the Outer Darkness rages anew. Explore seven original tales inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos, including the return of beloved characters like Jester, the Wolf of the Southern Woods, and Captain Gideon Argo in a novella-length struggle against “The Blood Beast from Beyond.”

Writers:

Tony Simmons
Brady Calhoun
Ainslee Meadows
Tim C. Taylor
Anthony S. Buoni
F. P. Calabretta
Nathan Simmons
Mark Boss (Intro)

Artists:

Jason Godwin
j(ay)
Herb Kalenberg
Jayson Kretzer 
Andrew Pate

While the purpose of this Kickstarter is to produce our third volume of Adventures in the Arcane, it just wouldn't be a Kickstarter without some fun and unique rewards! 

When you choose our "Wannabe Cultist" tier, our resident artist, Jayson Kretzer (Creator of the Wannabe Heroes Webcomic & comic Series) will draw an original black-and-white inked sketch of you as a Cthulhian cultist.

For the completionists, you can get all three volumes of Adventures in the Arcane in our Collection tier. This beautiful three-piece set is a great addition to your book shelf!

There are plenty more tiers to choose from, just check out the sidebar and let us know if you have any questions! 

You can add additional copies of any of our previous anthologies to your pledge level by simply choosing the item(s) you would like and then following the instructions below to add to your pledge. All add-ons require your base pledge to be at the $15 tier and above. Follow the link below for instructions for adding add-ons:

 ADD-ON INSTRUCTIONS: 

1)  Once you've made a pledge, then press the 'Manage Your Pledge' Button. If you have not pledged yet, it will say 'Back this Project'.

2) Increase your pledge in the 'Pledge Amount' box by the total of the add-ons you want to add.

3) After the Kickstarter campaign ends, you will receive a survey that will allow you to explain how you would like the add-on money to be assigned.

Hey Locals! (Bay County, FL) -- Want to save on Shipping? We are providing a local pick-up option. WARNING: If you choose to do local pick-up, there will NOT be an option to have it mailed to you later should you change your mind. 

In order to do local pickup:  

1) Click on 'Manage Your Pledge' (Or 'Back this project' if you haven't chosen a tier yet). 

2) Adjust the amount you are paying to match the total of your selected tier without shipping. (You may have to do this by making a pledge without a reward). 

3) Finally, send us a message through Kickstarter to let us know you are 'local pick-up' and what tier you want to buy. 

Local pickup will be available anytime after August 1st at CityArts Cooperative in Downtown Panama City. Sorry for the confusion, but we don't want to punish our local fans and friends with extra shipping costs. 

$2500 - Collectible button to all tiers that include the physical book plus increased payment to contributors. 

$5000 - Additional Art Print for tiers that include the Art Print option plus increased payment to contributors.

$7500 - Additional Story added to the book plus increased payment to contributors.

$10,000 - Bookmark with new art to all tiers that include the physical book plus increased payment to contributors.

Learn more about the Syndicate.
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Risks and challenges

This is our third installment of Adventures in the Arcane. While it’s the first volume we’ve brought to Kickstarter, we are well equipped to handle any challenges that arise. We believe in a strong line of communication and are always available via email or through our contact form on our website.

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    Digital Copy of the Adventures

    Receive a PDF of Adventures in the Arcane Volume III: The Cthulhu Edition and your name will be scripted onto our "Thank You" page on our website at theSyndicateStudio.com

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    Physical Copy of the Adventures

    Receive a physical copy of the book, signed in ink or blood by the Syndicate authors, and your name will be scripted onto our "Thank You" page on our website at theSyndicateStudio.com

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    Physical Copy Plus!

    Receive an art print, bookmark, signed physical copy of the book, and your name will be scripted onto our "Thank You" page on our website at theSyndicateStudio.com

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    Join the Crew!

    If you yearn for adventure, join Capt. Gideon Argo's international crew, The Flying Zombies. For pledging at this level, you will not only receive a physical paperback copy of "The Lost Lemurians" novel and an ebook of "Shadows of Shambhala," but you will also receive a winged skull pin as worn by the crew; an official ID card showing your name, your crew specialty and nickname; and a certificate welcoming you as an honorary member of the Flying Zombies.

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    • Signed Physical Copy of Cthulhu Edition anthology
    • The Lost Lemurians Novel by Tony Simmons
    • Shadows of Shambhala ebook by Tony Simmons
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    Arcane Anthology Collection

    Receive all three signed volumes of Adventures in the Arcane, an art print, bookmark, and your name will be scripted onto our "Thank You" page on our website at theSyndicateStudio.com

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    • Signed Physical Copy of Cthulhu Edition anthology
    • Signed Physical Copy of Vol I anthology
    • Signed Physical Copy of Vol II anthology
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    Wannabe Cultist!

    Be a part of the adventure! Get the paperback version of Adventures in the Arcane: Cthulhu Edition signed by the Syndicate authors PLUS get an original inked drawing of yourself Cthulhu’d by Wannabe Heroes artist, Jayson Kretzer.

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    • Signed Physical Copy of Cthulhu Edition anthology
    • Printed Bookmark
    • Original Inked Drawing by Cover Artist Jayson Kretzer
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    Retailer Package

    Five (5) signed physical copies of the Adventures in the Arcane Volume III with bookmarks, a Signed Art Print, plus your name will be scripted onto our "Thank You" page on our website at theSyndicateStudio.com

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    • Five (5) signed copies of Cthulhu Edition Anthology
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    Original Cover Art!

    You get the original 11x17 inked black-and-white cover art, in addition to an art print, bookmark, signed physical copy of the book, and your name will be scripted onto our "Thank You" page on our website at theSyndicateStudio.com

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    • Signed Art Print
    • Printed Bookmark
    • Original Hand-inked Cover Art (one of a kind!)
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