A Halloween Treat
With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d put out a very special stretch goal for you guys! Ready for it? Then here it is. If we can reach 5,000 backers (combining both the early bird and investigator levels) by midnight on Halloween night, then we’re going to unlock a very special Epic Monster – Unbound! This nasty monstrosity is going to be an incredible addition to Deep Madness, so if you’ve been wondering whether to jump in or not, now is the time!
You and your fellow investigator, Franklyn, step into the spotless laboratory. Stainless steel surfaces cover everything, and harsh lighting reveals every nook and cranny of the room. It’s clear.
Franklyn leans up against an examination table. “I can’t keep doing this, man. I can’t keep going. It’s too much.”
“We’ve got to keep going, Franklyn!” you say. “If we stop, we die! And what if these things got out of here? Would you be okay with innocent blood being spilled because you gave up?”
Franklyn shakes his head, turning away from you. “Better them than us. I’m done, man. I’m throwing in the towel. This is your fight now.”
The lights flicker, and the floor quakes. You inhale sharply. “Uh oh.”
The floor tiles begin erupting upward and thick, meaty tendrils slither up into the room. The lights explode one after the other as squirming things push out of their fixtures.
“The room’s being devoured!” you cry. “We’ve got to get out of here, man, before it gets us!”
“Too late,” Franklyn whispers. “And you know what, bro? It feels good.”
Franklyn turns toward you, a ghastly grin spreading across his lips. His eyeballs pop out of their sockets, and tentacles push out to fill the empty cavities. The tile to Franklyn’s right erupts upward, and a terrifying amalgamation of squid, insect and human pulls its massive bulk up from under the floor. The multitude of heads growing out of its whipping, writhing body all speak at once: “Congratulations, Franklyn. You have unbound yourself. Join us.”
Turning, Franklyn steps toward the horrible conglomerate. The thick serrated tentacles wrap around him, drawing him into the liquid meat. Tendrils and tendons wrap around him, absorbing him, until only his head with its tentacle eyes remains.
The unreal horror swivels towards you, each of the faces smiling as they say, “You wouldn’t believe how freeing this is, my friend. You really must join us.”
Screaming, you open fire.
It is easy to feel shackled by fear, especially for the miners and investigators trapped inside the Kadath deep sea mining facility. They wake from nightmares every night, and fight all day long against unreal, unholy terrors. With the influence of the Sphere weighing down upon their minds, fear has the very real chance of dominating any rationality that remains. Some fight through. But others just give in. They embrace the fear and the otherworldliness and the truth of the Sphere. Suddenly they feel free; unencumbered. There is no more fear. They have become Unbound.
What are you waiting for? I know you want this figure to join Deep Madness as much as I do! Spread the word! Let’s make this happen!
(And thank you for your incredible support of this game. You are the best backers on the planet!)