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A deluxe boxed setting for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, putting 1920s London at your tentacle-tips!
A deluxe boxed setting for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, putting 1920s London at your tentacle-tips!
753 backers pledged £90,412 to help bring this project to life.

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The Cthulhu Britannica: London deluxe boxed set Kickstarter has been a great success! 

Thank you to all our fantastic backers – this has been a wonderful first Kickstarter for Cubicle 7. We are humbled and delighted by your support and enthusiasm. 

If you missed the campaign, you can find out more about Cthulhu Britannica: London, Cubicle 7 and all our other games at www.cubicle7.co.uk 

Dom  

I say! Devilishly good to see you! If you're new to town, you might want to look below for the full account, but I'm here to give you the insider's run-down on what's what.

If you're a whizz with the new-fangled calculating machines, or on the run from the law and need to travel light, you might want to consider backing at the SPIFFING level! Literally nothing physical is included, but you get all the 'PDFs' - a wizard wheeze!

If you're a straightforward type who just wants the latest thing and no fuss, go for TOP SHOW - it gives you one copy of the London Boxed set, and a full set of those miraculous PDF things. If there's any of the additional bits and bobs that catch your eye, you can add those on by upping your pledge by the amount shown in the 'add-ons' section below.

However, if you're a discerning connoisseur who wants all the mod cons, the PEARLY KING is the level for you - you'll get the lot, the London Boxed Set plus a physical copy of the Campaign Book, the Postcard Boxed Set, The Cards from the Smoke, the World War Cthulhu cross-over book, Investigator Sheets, Neve Selcibuc's journal and anything else unlocked as part of the stretch goals! Oh, and the 'PDFs' too. Consider my flabber well and truly gasted!

We want to make the ultimate boxed setting for 1920s London for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Beautiful artwork to inspire you, gorgeous maps to lose yourself in, evocative tomes on the city and its Mythos secrets to terrify, enthral, and immerse you in the glamour and smog of the capital of the Empire.

This is a project that has been years in the making, and has attracted a huge amount of support from the community, with the biggest stumbling point is that smaller-volume print runs of boxed sets just don’t work financially. Kickstarter gives us the chance to overcome that hurdle and bring you the ultimate 1920s Cthulhu London setting.

As well as the fantastic boxed set, you can also get original content from a dazzling array of gaming luminaries. First up is a series of postcards you can use as inspiration or in-game handouts, with the initial postcard written by none other than Sandy Petersen. Sandy designed the Call of Cthulhu RPG, numerous other games and adventures, and most recently the Cthulhu Wars boardgame.  

You can also get involved in the investigations of Neve Selcibuc, freshly returned from a troubling experience in Scotland, as she is drawn into the nefarious plots afoot in London. For more details, take a look below.

London churns with the industry of man, constantly building and rebuilding, expanding outwards while dismantling and reforming its core. Underneath the powerhouse of the City lie millennia of history, from the celebrated and well-documented paths of Roman Londinium to darker antediluvian secrets veiled from modern eyes. 

London sits atop its history: an ancient swampland that was itself once an even-more-ancient sea-bed. Who knows what secrets lie buried? London is the beating heart of a global empire, drawing and pumping the blood of materials and labour from its colonial holdings, to further the ends of its aristocratic and mercantile elites. Within walking distance of each other is fantastic wealth and abject poverty. Glittering high society and the slums of the East End. Constant activity and pursuit of wealth make for a churning maelstrom of humanity – plenty of chaos for those of a strong will to exploit or to act as cover for those whose goals are yet more sinister.

Cthulhu Britannica: London gives you everything you need to take your investigators into the smog-shrouded streets… and beyond.

We’re pulling out all the stops on this one, and as the Kickstarter grows, so will the boxed set. The deluxe Cthulhu Britannica boxed set gives you:

Book 1 – Guide to London

The essential guide to London in the 1920s, with a focus on what it’s like to be in the city and useful information for Keepers and investigators. 

This book includes: A History of London • Fortean Events and Unusual Occurrences In London • Arriving in England & London • Getting around London • The People of London • Shopping in London • Technology, Communication and the News • Entertainment in London • Law and Order • The London Guide 

Book 2 – Keeper’s Book 

Journey into the squamous depths of the city and uncover: Mythos London • A Keeper’s Guide to London • London and the Mythos • Notable Historical Figures • The ‘Rogues Gallery’ of NPCs • Notable Occult and Mythos Locations • Mythos Plots 

Book 3 – Scenario Book 

Ready-to-play scenarios taking investigators into the Smoke. 

Handouts 

From clues and evidence to tickets and leaflets, these handouts will enrich your gaming experiences in Cthulhu London. 

Maps 

Gorgeous full-colour maps, including period reproductions, will bring 1920s London to life, as well as being informative guides to the layout of the city.

 As we pass certain funding goals, we will be able to expand the scope of the boxed set – see the table below!

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UNLOCKED  – Boxed Set Upgrade!

UNLOCKED – Campaign Book! This is a really exciting one! The Campaign Book is an add-on, a companion to the boxed set taking investigators through a horrifying campaign set in London. The book starts off with three scenarios, and will grow when subsequent stretch goals are met. The PDF of the book is included with every stretch goal, a physical copy is included in the Pearly King in Yellow, Immortalised Pearly King in Yellow and At Your Service levels, and is also available separately as an add-on. The campaign is currently 6 scenarios long, and the authors include Mike Mason, Scott Dorward and Graham McNeill.

UNLOCKED – Postcard Boxed Set! – Find out more: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/cthulhu-britannica-london-call-of-cthulhu-rpg-boxe/posts/677716

UNLOCKED - Cards from the Smoke - Find out more:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/461807648/cthulhu-britannica-london-call-of-cthulhu-rpg-boxe/posts/683785

UNLOCKED - Cthulhu Britannica: London – World War Cthulhu

UNLOCKED - Neve Selcibuc’s journal 

UNLOCKED - Cthulhu Britannica Call of Cthulhu Investigator Sheets

We'll be adding more extras as the campaign gets underway - check back to see what we've got to offer!

To add an add-on to your reward, please add the amount of money for the item plus shipping to your pledge level - we'll ask which add-ons you paid for after the Kickstarter ends.

Shipping for add-ons

If you are pledged at the TOP SHOW, IMMORTALISED or SPIFFING levels, you need to add a shipping amount to your pledge total, as shown in the table above.

If you are pledged at the PEARLY KING levels, ME AND MY GHOUL level or AT YOUR SERVICE level, you don't need to add any further shipping to your pledge level beyond the amount indicated in the pledge level, unless you want to receive the already-published Cthulhu Britannica books or World War Cthulhu Core Rulebook as soon as the Kickstarter payments are processed (delivery in January), rather than in August with the rest of your rewards, in which case add the amount indicated in the shipping table above.

These already-published books are not included in the PEARLY KING levels, so you'll need to add those on to your pledge if you want them (see details below).

Add-ons Unlocked

Campaign Book – £25 ($40)

Postcard Boxed Set – £25 ($40) – KS EXCLUSIVE

Cards of the Smoke – £20 ($32)

Cthulhu Britannica: London – World War Cthulhu - £25 ($40)

Neve Selcibuc’s journal – £20 ($32)

Cthulhu Britannica Call of Cthulhu Investigator Sheets – £10 ($16)

Campbell Thompson's Journal - £20 ($32)

Existing Cthulhu Britannica and World War Cthulhu books (not included in the Pearly King in Yellow pledge levels)

Cthulhu Britannica - print + PDF - £16 ($25.60)

A collection of horror scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu role playing game featuring five tales of horror and the weird, set within the green and pleasant land of England. Each scenario focuses upon a different time period, from the streets of Victorian London to the far future when End is almost nigh.

Find out more at http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Products/CB7350

Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore - £13.50 ($21.60)

Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore presents a uniquely British vision of Lovecraftian horror where fairies, witches, and folk traditions intertwine with the dreadful, eldritch powers and otherworldly terrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. Find out more at http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Products/CB7351

Cthulhu Britannica: Avalon - £13.50 ($21.60)

Avalon – the Somerset Sourcebook for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu details the mysterious West Country of 1920’s England, containing: a history of Somerset; a detailed and mystery-filled gazetteer; extensive notes on local legends and folklore; new books of lore and local personalities; and four complete adventures.

Find out more at: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Products/CB7352

Cthulhu Britannica: Shadows Over Scotland - £22 ($35.20)

Shadows over Scotland is a massive hardback sourcebook for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game covering Scotland in the 1920s. The book contains both a region guide and six scenarios.

Find out more at: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Products/CB7353

All Four published Cthulhu Britannica Books - £60 ($96)

All Four published Cthulhu Britannica Books PDF only - £35 ($56)

World War Cthulhu

The forces of fascism have overwhelmed Europe. Britain fights on desperately, and every man and woman must do what is necessary to avoid defeat.  

In forgotten corners, darkness stirs. The cycles of the ancient god-things are measured in millennia, but those who serve them plot to take advantage of the chaos of conflict to advance their own schemes.  

For an unlucky few, the war collides with evils out of time, and they see and learn things that humanity is ill-prepared to encounter. The truly unlucky survive, and come to the attention of a certain spymaster, code letter N, who has plans for them.  

Pressed into the British Secret Intelligence Service, they are thrown into a desperate two-front war against the Axis forces and the insidious menace of the Cthulhu Mythos.

World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour is a World War 2 setting book for Call of Cthulhu from the multi-award-winning team of Dominic McDowall, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Jason Durall, Stuart Boon, Martin Dougherty & Ken Spencer (writers) and Jon Hodgson, Paul Bourne, Scott Neil, Scott Purdy & Steffon Worthington (artists).  

You'll need a copy of the Call of Cthulhu rules to make full use of this setting.  

224 pages - Hardcover - b&w interior art

World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour print+PDF - £22 ($35.50)

World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour PDF only - £12 ($19.20)

Find out more at: http://shop.cubicle7store.com/epages/es113347.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113347_shop/Products/CB71939

During the Kickstarter, you are invited to help guide Neve Selcibuc as she becomes embroiled in the Mythos threats of London. We’ll be releasing postcards from Neve telling you what she’s uncovered – you can vote by e-mail on what she should do next! Keep an eye on our website and the Kickstarter to follow her investigation!

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Risks and challenges

We've got experience of producing boxed games, so we have the skills and knowledge we need to deliver this product. If we mess anything up, we'll get it redone - we'll get a physical copy of the product before it leaves the factory.

Delays are always a possibility, and one that Cubicle 7 has encountered before. We've been operating for over 7 years, and have encountered many delay-causing circumstances (as our oldest friends will testify) - this experience means that we know how to avoid a lot of them. We'll manage delays by communicating with backers about any potential problems as soon as they become apparent.

Over half of the writing is complete, with the rest underway. We're confident that we can finish the product in the time allotted.

We have goods-in-transit insurance, so we should be covered in case the container ship suffers a tentacle-related mishap.

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FAQ

  • Cthulhu Britannica: London is a deluxe setting for the Call of Cthuhlu roleplaying game published by Chaosium Inc. You need a copy of their Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game rulebook to make full use of the product on offer in this Kickstarter - Cthulhu Britannica: London.

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  • The short answer is: all of them! We'll use the latest edition of the game - 7th Edition - as our lead rule set for presenting stat blocks etc. We'll also provide an easy-to-use conversion guide so that you can straightforwardly use previous editions of the game too.

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  • Unfortunately, the cost of shipping from the US to Canada has increased enormously this year. It now costs the same to send something from the UK to Australia as it does to send from the US to Canada. If we find a cheaper method, we will pass the savings on to our Canadian customers. Sorry Canadians!

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  • We have warehouses in the US and the UK. The US warehouse sends packages out to US and Canadian customers, and the UK warehouse handles everywhere else.

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  • To add an add-on to your reward, please add the amount of money for the item(s) plus shipping (see the shipping table in the add-on section) to your pledge level - we'll ask which add-ons you paid for after the Kickstarter ends.

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    MUCH OBLIGED! (approx $40) – Retailer level – you’ll get the first option to buy retailer copies of Cthulhu Britannica: London, a PDF of the boxed set for promotion (and some other physical promo goodies), your name in one of the books in the boxed set, and £25/$40 credit against your order. Please contact me for more information.

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    RULE BRITANNICA! (approx $176) – A physical copy of Cthulhu Britannica: London plus a PDF of Cthulhu Britannica: London, PDF of postcard stretch goals and PDF Campaign book (when unlocked) and your name in one of the books in the boxed set! Also includes physical plus PDF copies of all existing Cthulhu Britannica books (4 titles). Shipping – please add £12 ($19.20) for UK/US – £25 ($40) for Europe – £40 ($64) for everywhere else.

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    ME AND MY GHOUL! (approx $192) – A physical copy of Cthulhu Britannica: London boxed set, a physical copy of the Cthulhu Britannica: London Campaign Book, a physical copy of the Cthulhu Britannica: London Postcard Set, a physical copy of the Cards of the Smoke set, plus PDF copies of Cthulhu Britannica: London boxed set, the Cthulhu Britannica: London Campaign Book and the Cthulhu Britannica: London Postcard Set, and your name in one of the books in the boxed set! Shipping – please add £12 ($19.20) for UK/US – £25 ($40) for Europe – £40 ($64) for everywhere else.

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    IMMORTALISED! (approx $240) – We will create an NPC with your likeness to go in one of the books and stretch goal cards. A physical copy of Cthulhu Britannica: London plus a PDF of Cthulhu Britannica: London, PDF of postcard stretch goals and PDF Campaign book (when unlocked) and your name in one of the books in the boxed set! Shipping – please add £6 ($9.60) for UK/US – £15 ($24) for Europe – £25 ($40) for everywhere else.

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    AT YOUR SERVICE! (approx $4,800) – We won’t come to your house, but we’ll do what we do best – make you a game. This is an incredibly rare opportunity for you to have a scenario designed just for you by the award-winning Cubicle 7 team. We’ll take your requirements, pitch a range of outlines, design the scenario, give you a chance to review it and then give you a physical and PDF copy. Fully designed and illustrated. Just for you. We won’t do anything else with the scenario unless you want us to. Also includes the IMMORTALISED PEARLY KING IN YELLOW pledge level rewards.

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