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NEW LEVEL ADDED - see below.

As part of Chaosium's wildly sucessful Horror on the Orient Express Kickstarter, Jeff "Mr. Shiny" Carey organized and co-ran an epic role playing event.  Over the course of three and half days, he lead six brave souls through the entire classic Horror on the Orient Express campaign, from London to Constantinople and back.

This tabletop role playing event was replete with props, handouts, costumes, music and video.  A brief retelling is on Mark Morrison and Penelope Love's blog

An NPC opportunity
An NPC opportunity

With the imminent release of the retail version of the Horror on the Orient Express campaign, Jeff would like to journey back to that voyage on the blue train as it cuts across Europe in the cold early months of 1923.  With this successful project, he will take up to six new players (and up to 10 more as non-player characters towards the end of the campaign) on a longer journey, delving into some of the new chapters that were not yet available last year. 

The main players will be able to develop their own characters for this epic event to be held from Saturday 8 August through Wednesday 13 August 2014 (immediately before the Gen Con game fair) in Indianapolis, IN at a venue to be determined, culminating at the Crowne Plaza Union Station, a former railway station turned hotel.

Come join this journey on one of the most classic and sought after campaigns ever created for the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game.  The campaign is better than ever and offers excitement and terror both for newcomers and experienced players.

Mystery awaits...
Mystery awaits...

Want more than one reward level?  Just pledge the combined amount or more, select the highest level and mention the levels in the comments.

Note the exact delivery date of the retail copy of the game is to be determined.  Game is estimated to have a retail price around $120.

NEW LEVEL

STOKING THE FIRE

The first 10 backers at this level get a retail copy of HORROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS for $100 shipped to US (see level for charge outside US).  That's a great deal!

Revised Horror on the Orient Express
Revised Horror on the Orient Express

STRETCH GOALS

$10,000 - LOCKED

All STRANGER ON A TRAIN and up are invited to a dinner on Wednesday night 13 August 2014 in downtown Indianapolis. Transportation not included.

$15,000 - LOCKED

FIRST CLASS PASSENGERS are invited to a gourmet meal Saturday night 9 August 2014. Transportation not included.

All STRANGER ON A TRAIN and up are invited to a dinner Tuesday night 12 August 2014. Transportation not included.

 "Horror on the Orient Express" and "Call of Cthulhu" are trademarks of Chaosium.com

All rights reserved, used with permission.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is of course the funding itself as there are only a few who can fully participate in the event. I've tried to mitigate this with additional funding levels and opportunities for NPCs and online gaming. Logistics will be challenging as many cannot be finalized until funding is secure, but I've done much ground work already. The length and detail of the event are daunting, but using my prep work from last year, my experience both from last year and as a GM for 30 years, and my overall GM and role-playing ability I feel confident I can deliver a superior experience.

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    EX LIBRIS - You will receive our thanks and a bookplate signed by Australian Orient Express editor Mark Morrison to covet and place in the eldritch tome of your desiring.

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    LOOKING FOR A HANDOUT? - You will be sent one of the game used handouts from the event. It might be a translation or a fragment of a diary.

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    PROPS TO YOU - A game used prop will be on its way to you by post. It may be something like a photograph, a ceremonial prop knife or an ersatz scroll fragment.

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    THE ARTIFACT - You will receive a random section of the Sedefkar Simulacrum foam core prop used in the game. Which will it be and what curse shall it carry?

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    STOKING THE FIRE - you will receive a retail copy of the new HORROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS campaign. (MSRP estimated $120) Delivery TBD.

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    JUST THE FACTS - You will receive a retail copy of the revised HORROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS with a book plate signed by Australian Orient Express editor Mark Morrison (estimated retail price of game $120). Delivery of retail copy TBD.

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    BLOOD RED FEZ - You will play in an exclusive online game that serves as a prequel to the Horror on the Orient Express. The game will be played sometime in July 2014. Note the time will be subject to the Keeper’s availability, which will be based on US Central time. To be accomplished in two 4-6 hour sessions online in July 2014. Additionally, you will receive a retail copy of the revised HORROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (estimated retail price $120). Delivery of retail copy TBD.

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    DINNER IN CONSTANTINOPLE – Dine with the Keeper and the players (and perhaps a special guest or two) at a fine Turkish restaurant in Indianapolis on Wednesday 13 August 2014. Transportation to/from restaurant not included. Also includes JUST THE FACTS.

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    STRANGER ON A TRAIN (minor) - Play a character in the penultimate round of the event (estimated at 7PM Wednesday 13 August 2014). Very high chance of character death/insanity. Includes DINNER IN CONSTANTINOPLE (which includes JUST THE FACTS). Transportation to/from restaurant and Indianapolis not included.

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    STRANGER ON A TRAIN (major) - Play a character in the penultimate round of the event (estimated at 7PM Wednesday 13 August 2014). Greater chance of character surviving longer. Includes DINNER IN CONSTANTINOPLE (which includes JUST THE FACTS). Transportation to/from restaurant and Indianapolis not included.

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    FIRST CLASS PASSENGER – You will play a character through the entire Horror on the Orient Express campaign as played over five full days: Saturday-Wednesday, 9-13 August 2014 at a location in Indianapolis, Indiana USA. Aside from the campaign, you will receive the following:

    DINNER IN CONSTANTINOPLE (which includes JUST THE FACTS) and a Welcome Breakfast: a continental breakfast Saturday morning.

    Transportation and lodging not included.

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