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A push your luck, set collection card game from the creators of Call of Cthulhu and board game design legend Reiner Knizia
3,697 backers pledged $106,994 to help bring this project to life.

Download your degrees and graduate!

Posted by Chaosium Inc. (Creator)

Dear MU Scholars,

It's time for the famous Miskatonic University encaenia (commencement ceremony). Download your degrees from Backerkit - you earned them!

ALL backers, including Student level backers*, will be able to download a Miskatonic University Bachelors Degree (Medieval Metaphysics), suitable for printing and framing:

MU Bachelor degree
MU Bachelor degree


All backers at Professor level and above also receive a Masters Degree...

MU Masters degree
MU Masters degree


...and the prestigious Miskatonic University Doctorate:

MU Doctorate
MU Doctorate


Note: there are two versions of each diploma - a plain PDF and a form-fillable PDF (Name & Year). They are non-personalised, but you can easily add a name using your computer, or with a calligraphy pen once printed. The form-fillable version should work fine on Adobe Reader and with Chrome's in-built PDF capabilities. 

All backers at Professor level and above can download your diplomas now from the DIGITAL DOWNLOADS section of your Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection account at Backerkit:

Congratulations for graduating from Miskatonic University! It's great you made it out alive.

*delayed graduation: Student level ($1) backers - you'll be receiving your Bachelor Degree via Backerkit later on.

High Level Backer Rewards

High level backers (Valedictorian and above) we have created your physical rewards! The fulfilment is being made through our Chaosium merchandise store on We have sent you all a personal message about your delivery via Kickstarter, which includes your order number and the estimated delivery date (which for most backers is the first or second week of October).  

We look forward to you receiving your rewards! If there are any difficulties, please contact Dustin at

Other Rewards

The Miskatonic University Graduate Student Admission Forms and Molly Tanzer MU short story will be available to download later in October.

As for the game itself, printing will be completed next month and then the consignments will be shipped by sea to our fulfilment warehouses in US, UK and Australia. We are still on schedule to start delivery to backers towards the end of November, shipping and customs willing.

Thank you for supporting our Kickstarter!


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    1. Chaosium Inc. 4-time creator on

      @Marzio - go to the upper right side of the Welcome page in Backerkit. Click on "Go to Page". Digital Downloads is the menu list that appears. The files are there.

    2. Marzio on

      Can the diplomas be downloaded yet? I don't see a digital downloads section on backerkit.

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      Grant Davis on

      @Chaosium. Yes I agree, the date could vary if people are putting different graduating years on their certs, but for my certificate to be "accurate" I'd need to stick to 1987, which would have been before I was born.
      It's not exactly a problem, just would have been nice.

    4. Chaosium Inc. 4-time creator on

      @Grant - yes, the new diplomas are based on those originally produced for the MU Graduate Kit in the 1980s. The new version includes the MU crest in the background, a space to insert a graduation date of choice, plus a few other tweaks. We decided to just leave the "years ago" roman numerals as is though, as that could vary a lot depending on the graduation date chosen. No doubt one of the resident chronomancers in the MU Department of Hyperphysics could come up with an in-world explanation for this temporal anomaly if called upon.

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      Grant Davis on

      Yeah, this diploma seems to be a copy of one that was available as a 1987 graduation pack, since MU was founded in 1690, the 297 years makes sense, I imagine whoever uploaded the PDF didn't think to edit. But that date should say CCCXXIIX (Or CCCXXVIII, but)
      Shame the little detail was missed. But still chuffed to hang these on my wall.

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      Stefanos 'netlich' Patelis on

      YES! My mother will be very proud!
      I might go back to Innsmouth to find my 'da and show it to him....

    7. Chaosium Inc. 4-time creator on

      Student Level ($1) Backers: your Bachelor certificates are now ready for download too.

    8. Kevin A Swartz, MD PHD

      2 years of Latin in college to meet graduation requirements in a totally unrelated major.

      22 years later... finally have a use for it.



    9. Chaosium Inc. 4-time creator on

      One other thing to add: we know many of you are hanging out to purchase the new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep using your Field Trip coupon. As the release date for this is now going to be mid-November, we've extended the Field Trip coupon expiry date to November 30, 2018.

    10. Chaosium Inc. 4-time creator on

      @Zane - 297 years ago

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      Zane Healy on

      According the text on each diploma, the University was founded in 297AD.