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A 160 page hardcover art book and exclusive miniatures from Richard Luong, the artist of Cthulhu Wars.
Buy copies at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TentaclesAndTeeth
A 160 page hardcover art book and exclusive miniatures from Richard Luong, the artist of Cthulhu Wars. Buy copies at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TentaclesAndTeeth
1,284 backers pledged $104,228 to help bring this project to life.

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From the artist of Cthulhu Wars
From the artist of Cthulhu Wars
Sample from the art book - The Great Old Ones
Sample from the art book - The Great Old Ones
Sample from the art book - The King in Yellow
Sample from the art book - The King in Yellow
Sample from the art book - Cthulhu The Great
Sample from the art book - Cthulhu The Great
Sample from the art book - 30x20 inch oil painting
Sample from the art book - 30x20 inch oil painting
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Stretch Goals!
Stretch Goals!
Kickstarter Exclusive Prints
Kickstarter Exclusive Prints

Hardcover Art Book   $35

I am extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on Cthulhu Wars. Before the project, I had worked in games as an illustrator and concept artist. My art didn't garner much attention. Cthulhu Wars launched and was a huge success. All of a sudden people took notice of my work and for the first time ever, I had fans. 

From this success, I decided to start a Facebook art page called Tentacles and Teeth. Slowly more and more people began to find my work and enjoy my visions! This inspired me to create more and evolve. This book is a collection of work that represents my evolution as an artist. With your help, I can make this book a reality.

  • 8.5 x 11 Hardcover - Imitation cloth over 3mm board with debossing and black foil. 
  • 160 Pages on 157gsm Storaenso gloss art paper
  • Binding: Sewn signatures, head and tail bands, case bound
  • Metallic black stained page edges
  • Limited copies of 160 with signature page
  • Every copy will come with a 2x8 inch bookmark
Digital Mockup - Metallic black stained page edges and debossed cloth cover with black foil and textured end sheets
Digital Mockup - Metallic black stained page edges and debossed cloth cover with black foil and textured end sheets

What's inside?

  • Concept art and illustrations from Cthulhu Wars and design notes.
  • Commissions and personal pieces posted through Tentacles and Teeth Facebook page. Most never printed before.
  • An in-depth look into Richard's creative process.
  • A behind the scenes into sculpting miniatures for Cthulhu Wars.
Digital mockup - Actual book may vary
Digital mockup - Actual book may vary
Preview of the pages in the art book.
Preview of the pages in the art book.
A look inside the art design notes of Cthuhlu Wars
A look inside the art design notes of Cthuhlu Wars

If you want an add additional items, go to the "manage my pledge" button on the right side. Add the money for the miniatures or book to your pledge (ex. Cthulhu and Hounds of Tindalos). You will then confirm what you Added-On when I send you the Kickstarter survey at the end of the campaign. There is no limit on how many figures or books you can order. I will take all the support I can get!

Kickstarter Exclusive Hounds of Tindalos

Cthulhu Wars Expansion Add-On   $15

Sandy Petersen has been gracious enough to allow me to offer an Exclusive Hounds of Tindalos Expansion for Cthulhu Wars! Each 80mm miniature will come with a loyalty card designed by Sandy. Jo Brumby of Fenris Games has collaborated with me to design an amazing Sculpt showing the Hound emerging from a 90 degree angle. This will be an extremely limited run and will be a highly sought after collectors item... I hope. :)

Gameplay Features:

  • To Acquire: Pay 2 doom points to acquire the monster loyalty card. Then place the Hound at one of your controlled gates.

    Cost: 4 power to summon

    Combat: 4

    Movement: Move one unit at its normal movement cost, then teleport the Hound for a cost of "0" to any gate of his choice.

    Special: Cannot be killed unless it is pained into an area without a gate or the gate in its current area is removed by a faction ability and/or spell book.

Hounds of Tindalos original sculpt
Hounds of Tindalos original sculpt
Hounds of Tindalos original sculpt - Rear View
Hounds of Tindalos original sculpt - Rear View
The Hound of Tindalos art print free with pledge tiers $95 and up.
The Hound of Tindalos art print free with pledge tiers $95 and up.

Kickstarter Exclusive Cthulhu Miniature Add-On   $35

I was not expecting to be able to work with a superstar artist like Martin Canale. He is the sculptor behind some of Sideshow Collectibles most iconic statues. Martin Canale of The Gore Group has created a beautiful and powerful Cthulhu miniature exclusively for this Kickstarter. Standing at 150mm, it's in scale with other table top games and can be used with Cthulhu Wars. With a very small production run, this will be a highly sought out collectors item and become the essential Cthulhu miniature!

Available in both "Cthulhu Wars" Green or Grey.

Please specify in the pledge manager at the end of the campaign. You may purchase more than one. Green is more fitting to work with Cthulhu Wars and Grey fits better with other tabletop games and for display. Grey also shows detail more because of the darker tone of color. 

Two COLORS to choose from!
Two COLORS to choose from!
Cthuhlu resin prototype - Actual miniature may vary
Cthuhlu resin prototype - Actual miniature may vary
Use this beautiful piece of art in your next game or display!
Use this beautiful piece of art in your next game or display!

Get this giant 27 inch by 39 inch poster of Cthulhu for your wall! Show your allegiance! For this Kickstarter only, save $15 off retail on this print. It is the cheapest it will ever be available for.

  • $25 shipped in the US
  • $35 shipped anywhere else in the world!
Giant 27 inch by 39 inch poster print!
Giant 27 inch by 39 inch poster print!

Want Art prints? Checkout my Tentacles and Teeth online store! 

 
Cthulhu Wars art used under license from Green Eye Games
Cthulhu Wars art used under license from Green Eye Games
Cthulhu Wars art used under license from Green Eye Games
Cthulhu Wars art used under license from Green Eye Games
 

To be fair to everyone backing the project, shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. I will collect this via the pledge manager after the campaign concludes.

Here are the international estimates for shipping based off of 1.5 kg weight limit and 30x30x30cm size limit. Rates will decrease if just miniatures are purchased. These rates do not cover VAT taxes and other courier fees. These fees will be figured out at the end of the campaign once I have backer information. I will be using a hub in US and Europe. The majority of my backers are from these areas.

  • US - $9-$16
  • Canada - $17
  • Mexico - $18
  • Europe - $21-26
  • Brazil - $18
  • Australia - $28-$35
  • Asia - $28-$40
  • WORLDWIDE RATE for ordering just figures will be under $20.

Other areas will need to be determined later once more backer information is received. Shipping for just the book in the US will be under $10, the same goes for ordering just figures. All of these quotes are subject to change until we have final weights, dimensions and backer information. Please read update #18 for more information.

Use of logo or artwork from Cthulhu Wars is used under license from Green Eye Games.

Risks and challenges

The book is completed and printing is ready to go. All the miniatures have been sculpted and just need to be sent to China for manufacturing.

Many of you may be wondering why my funding goal is so high?
If I were to just get funding for my book, then the funding goal would be $20,000. Because I am offering figures as well and at a very small print run, the price per unit is very high. Each mold for a figure cost $5000 and then there is the cost of plastic, packaging, shipping, paying the sculptors, and logistics. Include the cost of shipping for the backers and my funding goal for each figure is $15,000.
I am just one person handling this kickstarter for the love of it. My profit margins are small and I want to make sure that I don't ask for too little and not be able to fulfill the pledges.

Sandy Petersen Games has been kind enough to offer me help through the manufacturing process. This will alleviate many of the growing pains that come along with a first Kickstarter.

Fulfillment all depends on the shipping company and Chinese manufacturing. Many times there are bumps along the road you can't foresee. If it all goes smoothly though, you can plan on having the book and figures in your hands in less than 6 months from the end of the Kickstarter.

Why no art prints and Stretch goals?!
I wanted to keep the campaign as streamlined and simple as possible. If you are interested in art prints, I offer them in my online store!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TentaclesAndTeeth…
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