Thank you and Happy New Year
Attention all passengers!
These past 6 months have been quite an experience for all of the new team at Chaosium. It seems like the time between June and now has... Read more
The Clandestine Game Case, plus any missing/damaged items
Attention all passengers!
We have just received all of the playing cards that are going into the Clandestine Game Case. Once the wooden cases and poker chips have arrived they... Read more
Next Stop Constantinople!
Attention All Passengers,
What a long, epic trip it’s been…
We’re gratified to say that at long last the train is about to pull into our last station. The Horror... Read more
European shipping update
Attention all passengers,
Sans Detour has indeed received all of the remaining European backer reward boxes into their warehouse. They are printing shipping labels and preparing them for shipment. There... Read more
FAQ 9 June 2015
Dear Dedicated Cultists of Cthulhu,
Thanks so much for emailing with your questions and concerns about the CoC 7e and Horror on the Orient Express kickstarter campaigns. Since setting up... Read more
With the update we put out yesterday we said that all Horror in the Orient Express boxes had been shipped out to USA backers - to clarify, this means just... Read more
Dice, Keeper's Screen, Sedefkar Simulacrum
We've been getting a lot of questions about the shipping status of the following items:
- HotOE Custom Dice
- Keepers' Screen
- Sedefkar Simulacrum
The simple version, is that we're... Read more
5th June 2015 Update
We have been digging through the records, invoices, correspondence, and notes written on napkins in lipstick and have some concrete news to report. We have set up a special mailbox... Read more
The Great Old Ones have returned!
Greetings to all our Patient Backers,
We have pressed the reset button...
In 1975 Chaosium started out as a quirky boutique game company. We were all about creativity, artistry and... Read more
European Shipments Have Arrived in France
We have gotten word from our French licensees that the six pallets of European Horror on the Orient Express packages has arrived in France and is now inbound into customs.... Read more
Enhanced Horror on the Orient Express Download
We just added files to the Horror on the Orient Express download so that you can load the core game books onto your iPad or Kindle and resize the text.... Read more
EU Shipment Has Gone Out!
We are happy to announce that the shipment for our European backers of our Horror on the Orient Express campaign were picked up by UPS Freighton Friday... Read more
Sorry for the pause in getting news out; we’ve been focusing on getting our last shipments to our Orient Express backers, wrangling our next wonderful books, and battling... Read more
Handouts Download, Now Up
For about six to eight weeks we have been slaving away in the game mines, hand-crafting Horror on the Orient Expressfor our backers, and roughing-up those few suppliers who... Read more
An update on the shipping process
We tried to get most shipments out before the holidays, but even with the extra hands we have hired to help with shipments (who have worked through and on the... Read more
Everyone here at Chaosium hopes that you have a great couple of weeks coming up. As we head into the holiday season we are busy as elves getting... Read more
Newsletters have been sent out via email to all backers of Horror on the Orient Express. Please check your inboxes for the latest news.
If you have not received a... Read more
An Update on the PDFs
Last week we sent out an email with the download code for all levels of Kickstarter backer levels that included a PDF of the campaign. One or two of our... Read more
Horror on the Orient Express PDF Newsletter
Last week we sent out newsletters to all of our backers. Those who pledged at levels that included PDFs of the campaign received emails with a download code. Those... Read more
The Simulacrum unbound
It's Mark the editor here. It's been a while since I wrote one of these updates, but Chaosium were kind enough to hand me the keys again. Like... Read more
This update concerns our work getting the HORROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS box and the SEDEFKAR SIMULACRUM/MIMS SAHIS printed. We began this process in March, following the Game Manufacturers Association... Read more
Train Plans, Printers, and More!
We've heard no troublesome noises from the printers, so things appear to be going well. In fact, we are due to have a video conference with them later today... Read more
We've been looking over printer proofs of the box and these have now been approved, meaning the printing is going ahead without any need for further printing adjustments. We... Read more
Writhing Dark Extended Kickstarter
We wanted to send a quick update in case any of our backers missed out on their first shot at backing Shane Tyree's The Writhing Dark Kickstarter campaign. As many... Read more
Get patched, get smart.
Something else to share with you...
Here's the patch for backers at the Campaign level and above, it can se sewn on or ironed on (heat seal) to your... Read more
Change of Address?
A few people have asked about notifying us of a change of address for shipping out your OE goodies. Please contact email@example.com with the details of your old address... Read more
Just wanted to let you know that we expect to release the final version PDF of the campaign to backers in early June.
We've heard back from the printers... Read more
Last time, we talked about the size and weight of the box - pretty big! A few people have asked if this means we'd be putting up the shipping... Read more
As part of arranging the box production we had to measure the books to check the box would be right size. The books alone measure 2.3 inches tall... Read more
Progress Update 4/3/2014
Hello Chaosium supporters!
We are still expecting HotOE to be in our warehouse by late May, ensuring a late May/early June shipment window for our backers.
The Handouts are bigger... Read more
Good news! The box for Horror on the Orient Express is heading to the printer. We have an expected timescale of a ten week turnaround. The books are following... Read more
Running at full steam
Firstly an apology, we’ve been very busy of late working on the last leg of the Horror on the Orient Express project, hence the delay on getting an update... Read more
Deliveries coming in...
We are currently finishing off the indexing of the campaign books, this includes sub-indexes of things like spells, characters, and so on. As we've said before, this is a... Read more
Check out Golden Goblin Press' latest project through Kickstarter
Our friends, Golden Goblin Press, have recently launched their latest kickstarter project for Tales of the Crescent City - Adventures in Jazz Era New Orleans. This collection of scenarios has... Read more
A teaser image of rewards
Just wanted to tease you with another image of some of the goodies we have received so far.
The Chaosium Crew
Cards Cards Cards
We will be partnering with Shane Tyree, who is currently working on a kickstarter for a Call of Cthulhu deck of cards, for the creation of the Orient Express card... Read more
Tis' the Week of Thanks...
Thanksgiving is being served on the Orient Express, and the menu is looking quite tasty. We’d like to share a little of the dining experience, and so here is a... Read more
As the final read-through is being made, we are also getting in lots of goodies from various printers. The passports should be with us soon, as should the... Read more
Making a list, checking it twice
We have compiled the names all of you waned to be listed in the Contributor section of the book. We have included the list here for you to view.... Read more
Sketch from RAFM
Our buddies at RAFM are working on completing the miniatures. They recently sent us a sketch for one of the cultists that investigators may encounter while in Constantinople.
Nearing the light at the end of the tunnel...
The indexes for each of the campaign books is progressing well - remember I said previously that this is a slow and painstaking process - but it won't be... Read more
Indexes, Indexes Indexes!
We are working on the index for the campaign, a finickety and time consuming piece of work. It's not as glamorous as... well pretty much everything else... but you'll... Read more
Hear the music of Horror on the Orient Express!
We are pleased to announce that the Dynamic Symphonic Band, conducted by Geert Baetens will perform the World Premiere of Alex Otterlei's Suite for Concertband "Horror on the Orient Express"... Read more
Full Steam Ahead!
We have spent the last month editing and proofing the text. This has involved working across time zones (California, Australia and England) and coordinating efforts to make sure we... Read more
CoC 7th Edition Quickstart Rules
Here is a link to the CoC 7th edition Quickstart Rules download: http://catalog.chaosium.com/product_info.php?products_id=6900
Here is what the Orient Express shirt looks like. We are choosing to keep the 1000% backer tee a surprise, we dont want to spoil everything just yet.
The Chaosium... Read more
Ooooooohhhh!! Sounds to freak out and frighten players during the Horror on the Orient Express campaign.
Goodies keep coming in!
This week we have received boxes and boxes of goodies. Here are some of the things we have:
What Happens When 123,000 Words Becomes 345,000 Words?
What Happens When 123,000 Words Becomes 345,000 Words?
The Horror on the Orient Express of 1991 was made up of four small scenario books, each taking the investigators further into... Read more
Call of Cthulhu rulebook add-ons. 6th or 7th edition?
We have also decided that those of you who added on an extra rulebook for Call of Cthulhu now have the option of upgrading to the softcover Call of Cthulhu... Read more
European Shipping News
Good news for our European backers! We are arranging to have a friendly french company ship pledge rewards to our european backers.
Modern scenario author unbound
It's Mark here with an update from the editor's chair. I am sorry that news from me has been rare lately, as I have been busy shovelling words... Read more
We want to again thank you for your support and patience. We continue to get heaps o' emails, and we are trying our best to respond while also... Read more
We've been workin' on the railroad
Hello, and happy Memorial Day weekend. We continue to be very busy, laying tracks and getting the train cars nice and shiny.
I wanted to share an image we have... Read more
Advanced copies of The Express Diaries
Yesterday we received two advanced copies of The Express Diaries from our buddies at Innsmouth House over in the UK. It looks absolutely fantastic, as you can see.... Read more
A quick update: art!
It's been a while since our last update, as we have been working hard getting things together. I wanted to show you a piece of art that will... Read more
A Reminder About Address Changes
I want to remind everyone to let us know if your shipping address has changed. You can send us a message here on Kickstarter, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org... Read more
Last night I dreamed of a train...
Just discovered this morning, a fragment found folded between the seat and the wall on the Orient Express:
"Last night in my compartment of the Orient Express I... Read more
An oops and a preview!
We realize we are behind on some of our fulfillment (like the tote bag and the Chaosium ephemera). We apologize for this delay, but want you to know we are... Read more
Friends new and old
Hello everyone -
The writers are definitely at the pointy end now. The first deadline of 31 Jan has seen a crop of scenarios submitted, and now the others are... Read more
Farewells and hellos
This week we wear black armbands on the Orient Express following the sad news that Lynn Willis has passed away. Lynn was the editor of the 1991 edition... Read more
Back from Istanbul
Nick and I have returned from Istanbul. We had a great time exploring the museums, meeting with the Pera Palace marketing team, and finding an unexpected contact on... Read more
A new city along the route
While Meghan and Nick travel to Istanbul to conduct photo research for the many handouts and merchandise we are producing for the new edition of Horror on the... Read more
We want to share some exciting news! Steff Worthington will be signing on to create new and improved maps for Horror on the Orient Express! Steff created some amazing... Read more
A Postcard from Constantinople...
We wanted to share some of the work that is being done on Horror on the Orient Express.
We are working with graphic designed Michele Johnson, and she has created... Read more
Two other cities to explore
Two updates from us in a row; take it as a sign that the Express is at full speed. We'll be updating you about our progress more often... Read more
A new writer steps aboard!
The writers have been shovelling new ideas into the Orient Express furnace, and the train has taken on a life of its own. Our playtest investigators are currently... Read more
Just an Update
It's been a while since we have updated, and we want to let you know we are busy little shoggoths here at Chaosium. We are working hard on Horror... Read more
We have sent out surveys, and want to make a clarification.
On the survey you have the option to choose a shirt size. This section needs to be filled... Read more
Concerning add-ons and upgrades
Today is the last day to upgrade or snatch add-ons from the Station Store.
If you have already sent us money via paypal, or if you have sent us an... Read more
Last day to hop on the train
Today is the last day to upgrade or snatch add-ons from the Station Store.
If you would like to add on items or upgrade you can do so via... Read more
Here is the size chart for the shirts.
Kickstarter only allows one survey per reward tier, so we will send out a survey after the 15th to allow our... Read more
Clarification of Backer Levels/Tiers
Thank you all for the support! Here is a clarification spreadsheet that should explain what every pledge should receive. If you spot any errors please email email@example.com or... Read more
Paypal and Credit Cards
Happy October! This whole experience has been very exciting, and we are thrilled to be remaking Horror on the Orient Express, and are immensely grateful for your... Read more
We Cleared Customs!
We enter the city of Constantinople and achieve our final stretch goal! You will discover these treasures in your shipment:
CROIX de l'ORIENT EXPRESS: This is a custom-made burnished metal... Read more
This morning that goal at Constantinople seemed too far away. We can not believe we are almost there. We feel honored by this support.
For new backers
Hello! As we enter the final hours we want to post an update for new backers. We will be sorting through the messages and noting any add-one from the Orient... Read more
While Amazon settles everything, we will offer time for you to add items you might want. Until Oct. 14th we will work with you at the prices offered during this... Read more
Arriving at Sirkecki Station
Arriving in Sirkecki Station is an exercise in order attempting to overlay madness, as our passengers try to track their luggage, discoveries, and treasures gained on the journey. Customs checks... Read more
Steaming Into Constantinople?
We thought that as our project wraps up and we near our goal of arriving in Constantinople and achieving our final stretch goal, we should create a few more things... Read more
The PDF will include all scenarios and information stated as being included in the core Horror on the Orient Express box.
Choose Your Passports!
NEW BENEFIT: should we reach our next goal, each backer can also choose any four passports PLUS any two passport covers in your choice of nationality, to add to the... Read more
The wounded passenger begins to have visions through his missing eye: racing along a rutted mountain road, running through an endless dark wood, strolling corridors of an ancient cathedral. The... Read more
New Station Store Items
We added packs of Horror on the Orient Express passports, and Player Handout Kits to our Station Store.
Search for the Assassin!
The train screeches to a shuddering halt, aid is given, and a search is launched. The lost eye is found — but it is of the wrong color! What could... Read more
The Assassin Attacks!
THROUGH THE BALKAN MOUNTAINS: Our superlative train speeds over plummeting gorges filled with the silent roar of frozen waterfalls. We near the Bulgarian frontier on a ribbon of steel. Unknown... Read more
Passports and Passport Covers
Thank you all for your wonderful support of this great project.
With 35 hours left to go, we thought that we would add a small treat to our backers. Through... Read more
Through the Balkan Mountains
Through snow-choked passes does our train near the Bulgarian frontier on its ribbon of steel. Unknown to all, there is an assassin aboard. Who knows where he, or she,... Read more
Escaping the Old Collector
Surviving a visit to the old collector's hut, our investigators flee back to the train chased by hundreds of jet black, beady-eyed chickens! Make the train they did, and we... Read more
Added To The Store
We added the MEDALLION OF ITHAQUA and the ORIENT EXPRESS SOUNDTRACK to the Station Store so that they might help us reach our goals! Should we not reach those goals... Read more
A Note on Lunch and Dinner
We have been working on the list of Chaosium authors and editors who will accompany us to our special dinners and lunch at GenCon 2013 (LUNCH AT GENCON, ST. ELMO'S... Read more
THE BELGRADE BAZAAR: The Orient Express arrives at Belgrade's central railway station at precisely 9:00 am. The excursion to the bazaar was indeed successful, all returned safe, and our project... Read more
Yesterday we re-jiggered the info in the main column, mainly moving the Level information, and the Store, up and moving "The Story So Far..." down. In the process... Read more
The Belgrade Bazaar
Despite the night's detour in Zagreb (or was that just a dream?), the conductor announces that the Belgrade Station is just a short distance ahead.... Read more
The Penultimate Weekend
With just a few more days to go, we are adding value packages as we get quotes on them. In honor of reaching our penultimate weekend and Backer #1082, we... Read more
We just had one backer withdraw from ONE NIGHT AT GEN CON. This is a rare opportunity to play CALL OF CTHULHU with the excellent editor of HORROR ON THE... Read more
Several backers at the ENGINEER level ask if they can upgrade to SEASONED TRAVELER or WELL-HEELED DILETTANTE without losing their copy of The Express Diaries.
We say, “Yes!... Read more
Dice & Coffee Mugs!
In honor of reaching our $125,000 goal, we decided that the CHAOSIUM DICE will now feature a full roleplaying complement of dice including percentiles, eight-sided, and four-sided. All levels that... Read more
After a restful and picturesque ride to Trieste, our sturdy locomotive arrived in late evening, reaching our goal of $125,000. We will publish Madness on the Orient Express, featuring... Read more
The Orient Express Station Store
Hello to all of our supporters!
Due to the recent questions about adding different goodies from different tiers, we have recently added a new feature to our Kickstarter Campaign. If... Read more
Looking Forward to Dinner In Trieste
Our sturdy locomotive merrily whistles departure from Venice. It is a restful and picturesque ride towards Venice's old trade rival, fortifying the investigators' sanity. The train should arrive in late... Read more
Well-Heeled Dilettante (Limited-Edition, Numbered, Steamer Trunk)
Well-Heeled Dilettante ($450)
Patrons of this tier travel in comfort, style, and only keep the best company. Of course, you receive all CONDUCTOR benefits, plus all Hidden Benefits (with future... Read more
Several backers asked if we could outline future stretch goals. Here are a couple we have on-hand. We will offer others, soon.
OUR SEVENTH STRETCH GOAL ($110,000): A STROLL THROUGH... Read more
Cthulhu Masters Tournament Event
The staff of our long-running CTHULHU MASTERS TOURNAMENT and NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM events at GenCon offer their services to host a one-of-a-kind roleplaying event. We also noted how fast Mark... Read more
Pledging for Multiple Reward Tiers
First of all, wow! We never expected to reach over $90,000 with this project. We would like to thank all of you backers and future backers for a... Read more
Track our progress along our stretch goal map!
We have just uploaded a Stretch Goal Progression Map! You can find it beneath our most recent stretch goal of Venice on the main page for our Kickstarter. Once we... Read more
The Train Leaves Milan
QUEEN OF THE ADRIATIC:The train finally leaves Milan, the shrieking crescendo of that fatal performance at La Scala still ringing in the investigators' sanity. The next stop is Venice,... Read more
We noticed that the ENGINEER-CANADA level barely left the station, while ENGINEER-OVERSEAS has been chugging all over the Continent. We moved 10 copies of The Express Diariesfrom ENGINEER-CANADA to... Read more
But Heavy Snows Delay the Journey
Apologetically, the staff of the train announce that departure from Milan has been delayed until the following morning. But as luck would have it,... Read more
Hidden Benefits Update
Since we just met a goal, here is an update to the Hidden Benefits of the CAMPAIGN tier and better.
HIDDEN BENEFITS: Alternate Ending, Campaign Survival Guide, Color Orient Express... Read more
Updates and Clarifications of Benefits
Thanks all for your most excellent support. We have reviewed and answered many of your questions. We made a number of errors (Doh!)in the participation level descriptions. Most... Read more
Gone for the Weekend!
We have almost reached the $55,000 mark of our fundraiser! We would like to thank ALL of you for the support, assistance, and criticism that we have received... Read more
The Authors are Inspired
Just got a few comments from the authors of Horror on the Orient Express. They are inspired by your interest in this project, and are looking at their respective... Read more
Next stretch goal: alternate ending!
Our next stretch goal of $60,000 will provide players with an alternate ending. This ending is being created by the authors.
This new alternate ending will give you the option... Read more
We want to address frustration with the change in shipping. We realize that we should have provided better explanation when we upped the shipping, and we want to apologize.
Why... Read more
The reprint of Horror on the Orient Express will be compatible with Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition.
The Chaosium Crew
A Stretch Goal, New Rewards, and FAQs
Yes, you heard that right, we are offering a stretch goal...once we reach $50,000 we will upgrade the quality of the maps and handouts!
We have posted a new reward... Read more
Over 200% funded? That's right!
Thanks to everyone for their support, and for spreading the word. We are very excited that we have surpassed our goal. We have so many... Read more
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
First, we want to express how grateful we are to everyone for supporting us. It has been less than two days since the launch of this Kickstarter campaign, and already... Read more
Because of Gen Con...
Hello! Because we are at Gen Con, our responses to the comments we have received may take longer than normal. Don't worry, though, we will respond ASAP. Thanks for your... Read more
Kickstarter update Shipping clarification. Thanks for pointing out that we left out international shipping prices for some perks. For all perks under FIRST ClASS level please add $10 for international... Read more