Share this project


Share this project

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.

Here's the cover art of our Kickstarter Exclusive MU short fiction - to be launched on Nov 9

Posted by Chaosium Inc. (Creator)

Dear MU Scholars,

If you recall, our $58K stretch goal was commissioning a piece of short fiction set in Miskatonic University by British Fantasy and Wonderland Book Award-nominated author Molly Tanzer. Her story, The Deductive Method, is now completed! Here's the blurb:

"Graduate programs at any university are a grind, a perpetually uphill marathon that exhaust even the most brilliant scholar. At Miskatonic University, the perils facing the unsuspecting grad students include far darker, stranger things than cutthroat departmental politics and shrinking financial aid, as Simcha discovers when she takes up a predatory professor's offer of access to an unpublished Sherlock Holmes tale penned by the consulting detective's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle."

And the cover ($67K Stretch Goal) is done too! It was painted by Victor Leza, cover artist for numerous Call of Cthulhu releases including such titles as Doors to Darkness, Nameless Horrors, and the forthcoming Call of Cthulhu Starter Edition. Right now, our fiction executive editor James Lowder is working with our layout specialist Nick Nacario to present the tale in multiple electronic formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI, PRC), ready for launch on November 9. 

To whet your appetite until then, take a look at Victor Leza's cover:

Molly Tanzer's 'The Deductive Method' - cover art by Victor Leza
Molly Tanzer's 'The Deductive Method' - cover art by Victor Leza


All backers at Professor level ($25) and above will be able to download The Deductive Method on November 9th from Backerkit. The story will remain a MU: the Restricted Collection Kickstarter exclusive until mid-2019.

As always, thanks for supporting our Kickstarter!


Only backers can post comments. Log In
    1. Missing avatar

      David Frost on

      I can't locate it either.

    2. Missing avatar

      Alexis on

      I'm confused! I cannot find the link for this! My backerkit doesn't sign in with the same info as my kickstarter.

    3. Missing avatar

      Phillip Frye on

      I cannot find the download link for this reward.

    4. Chaosium Inc. 4-time creator on

      @Stefano - see the next update.

    5. Missing avatar

      Stefano Pellone on

      News about the download?

    6. Chaosium Inc. 4-time creator on

      Our apologies - there's been a short but unavoidable delay in getting out The Deductive Method story. It should available in the next few days.

    7. Scott Mohnkern

      Well, closer, I found digital downloads here but no deductive method, just diplomas

    8. Scott Mohnkern

      @ditto from Mike, I checked Backerkit, no links to any downloads.

    9. Mike on

      Hi there! I backed at the Professor level, but I can't find the story on Backerkit. Is it there?

    10. Michael Wild

      I am looking forward to getting this game. Thanks!

    11. Chaosium Inc. 4-time creator on

      @Carlo - the story will only be available in digital format while a Kickstarter exclusive. It may feature in a printed anthology after mid-2019 though.

    12. Carlo Gozzi

      Will it be possible to get a physical copy somehow?