The Shoggoths are coming! & 5th Year Anniversary!
5th Year Anniversary
Today is the 12th of February. Which means 5 years ago today the original Kickstarter for Achtung! Cthulhu launched! The expanding game universe of today started off as a crazy and ambitious idea which Chris and his team launched onto Kickstarter in 2013 also became the seed from which MODIPHIUS itself grew into all the amazing things that have happened since - Fallout Wasteland Warfare, Star Trek Adventures, John Carter of Mars and more! Yes; it all has its ultimate birth in blasphemous rites to the Great Old Ones Ai! Ai! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
To celebrate here’s a new concept image as yet unseen for a new Black Sun Officer… a miniature that can be unlocked and added to the game if we can keep breaking stretch goals!
With that in mind we’ve added two new tiers - one and two player starter sets! So if you’ve got the RPG game already and fancy trying the combat of the skirmish version or would just like some amazing miniatures because you deserve it, look no further! If you like the new rewards, simply upgrade your pledge level now!
Introductory One Player Starter Set for a pledge of £75 (Around $104/€84 - But worth an amazing £127!)
This gives you - A Digital PC copy the game, PLUS A starter set for the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish game: The Skirmish Commanders Box set which includes the printed rulebook, card deck, dice, counters and templates, A set of 3 Section M Investigators (Badger Harris, Akhee Singh and Arianne Dubois) and 10 Badgers Commandos OR 3 Black Sun Villains (A sorcerous Black Sun Canon, Master and a Die Tote elite guard) and 10 Black Sun Troopers PLUS All the unlocked PDFs and your name in the credits.
Introductory Two Player Skirmish Set t for a pledge of £140 (Around $193/€157 - But worth an amazing £173!)
A Digital PC copy the game, PLUS A starter set for the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish game: A Digital PC copy the game, PLUS A starter set for the Achtung! Cthulhu Skirmish game: The Skirmish Commanders Box set which includes the printed rulebook, card deck, dice, counters and templates PLUS Rise of the Black Sun Campaign Book PLUS 3 Section M Investigators (Badger Harris, Akhee Singh and Arianne Dubois), 10 Badger's Commandos, 3 Black Sun Villains (A sorcerous Black Sun Canon, Master and a Die Tote elite guard), 10 Servitor of Nyarlathotep Horde Miniatures PLUS All the unlocked PDFs PLUS the Achtung! Cthulhu PDF Collection (see Ally Pledge) and your name in the credits.
The Shoggoths are coming!
We also thought it might be of interest to share something created (summoned?) a few months ago. The setting for Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics is earlier in the timeline of the Forest of Fear campaign. We’ll be revealing more about that soon. What we wanted though was - of course - Shoggoths. These protoplasmic tendriled creatures are being used by the Nazis much as the Elder Things also once did; a disposable slave labour. At least that’s the plan. So how might a Shoggoths work in-game? We started off early on building Shoggoth-Tech to allow us to represent them on a grid-based game but also to keep the more protoplasmic and unformed nature of them. So we needed tech that summon and reform their bodies within the grid as they move down narrow spaces, expand into a wider room, extend to attack or lose sections of body from combat damage. Anyhow here’s one of the test video we created while exploring the concept…
Much more to come - so please do keep moving forward and happy anniversary again to Achtung! Cthulhu.
Tomas, Chris and the teams at Auroch Digital and MODIPHIUS.