Dear Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition backers,
As the publishers of Call of Cthulhu, we're excited to have just launched our first Lovecraftian board game since Arkham Horror in 1987!
The game is called Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection. It went live on Kickstarter a few days ago, funded in under 16 hours, and is now well into stretch goals.
MU was designed by German board games design legend Reiner Knizia (who also worked with us on our first new board game Khan of Khans last year). Mike Mason, our Call of Cthulhu line editor, was also part of the development team.
MU is a game for 2 to 5 players, and takes around 30 minutes to play. In true Lovecraftian style, players are seekers of secret wisdom.
In their curiosity, reckless graduate students have unleashed a nameless horror from the bowels of Miskatonic University's famous Orne Library.
Players are MU professors, desperately searching the treacherous Restricted Collection, looking for fragments of eldritch lore and arcane sigils to help the Chief Librarian, Dr Henry Armitage, defeat it. But, forbidden knowledge comes at a price...
Players always have the opportunity to go deeper, to push their luck, but in so doing, risk their sanity and their souls.
MU is fast to learn and easy to play, but challenging to master. It has simple actions but many strategies and plenty of replay potential. The basic pledge is just $25.00. This includes the complete game with all stretch goals and expansions.
We hope you might take a look!
A last note: as a company, we've learned a lot of lessons since the rollercoaster ride of the 7th Edition Kickstarter, which had too many low points. To provide a stark contrast, we offer our Khan of Khans Kickstarter from 2017. It was funded in 2017 and was completed in 2017. It was far more modest in scope, but every reward for every backer was delivered on time, as projected, and in full. That's the modus operandi for every Kickstarter Chaosium does from now on. We want to focus on a great game, by a great designer, and avoid all of the distracting bling. Everything for MU is ready to go to the printer. We have some fun stretch goals in store, but they have all been set up to not slow down the delivery schedule. We will deliver on time and in full. Nothing more. Nothing less.