About this project
A bizarre statue found in an old, unearthed chapel has vanished. What are the true aims of the shadowy organization desperate to find this nameless relic? Most importantly, what dark secret writhes at the heart of a small, picturesque town perched on the New England coast?
The Star on the Shore is an adventure for new players and veterans alike. It is an excellent introduction to the dark machinations of the Cthulhu Mythos in those placid parts of the world least able to cope with the cosmic horror of the Old Ones.
The Star on the Shore - Struggles Against Evil in 1920s New England is the first in a series of Call of Cthulhu Adventure modules produced by Dark Cult Games.
The Star on the Shore is a sandbox adventure in a small coastal town with over 30 NPCs to interact with. Some are helpful, some are oblivious and some are hiding in plain sight. A strange unexplained astronomical event, a stolen statue, a murder of crows, and a cryptic clue lead you and your fellow investigators to a quiet vacation town that is far more sinister and deadly than it appears.
The story is a blend of real history and fiction that gives the story a life of its own. The adventure is the result of two years of research, writing and play testing. The real history is fascinating and flows right into the mythos world with very few changes. The more you discover, the deeper you are drawn toward your own insanity.
The Star on the Shore is written by Ben Burns, features the artwork of Evgeni Maloshenkov, edited by Alex Burns, and cover layout by Stephanie McAlea.
Join me in completing this great adventure, so that we can share it with the world. Please back my Kickstarter today to help make this adventure a reality.
The funds will go toward the artwork already commissioned, allow for even more artwork (stretch goals), commissioning of the cartography for the maps, the editing, printing and shipping.
$10 Print 8" x 10" of your choice
Or $20 for Both
Front Cover Art
Back Cover Art
$15 Cthulhu Insanity Dice
$24 An extra Soft Cover Copy ($25 level and up)
$39 An Extra Hard Cover Copy ($40 level and up)
Risks and challenges
There is almost no risk at all unless we sell a million or more, then there might be some delay in shipping, but I am willing to take on that challenge. Otherwise I do not see any real chance for any delays barring real life tragedy, or perhaps the stars aligning and Cthulhu rising.
The module is mostly finished. We are just beefing up some of the lesser encountered NPCs. The initial art is complete and the artist, Evgeni, is standing by ready to draw any stretch goal art and, the cartographer is ready to start on the maps as soon as we fund. I have worked with the Printer for the soft cover version and never had any problems. This will be my first time creating a hard cover print, so there is a risk there, I hope it is small.
I have published 5 other modules before this one, so I am very familiar with the process, and do not expect any surprises. I have also run 6 successful Kickstarters before this one. All have been successful and either delivered on time or are on schedule.
I look forward to completing this project with the same efficiency and quality that I put forward with all my projects.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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