Sandy Made Dozens of New Loyalty Cards + Spellbooks!
Full PDF downloads coming later this week!
Quick note - I'll post another update soon with all the PDFs you could want for CW!
I apologize if you just... Read more
To our friends down under
Aetherworks has informed me that all remaining items are processed and out the door for the Australian and New Zealand backers still waiting on a handful of SKUs.
According to... Read more
Australia and NZ Fulfillment
It's been a while since we've updated, and there are some Australians and New Zealanders who I believe have been using dark rituals found within esoteric tomes to summon... Read more
Onslaught 3 now has Nodens, Dire Azathoth, Brown Jenkins, Investigators...
I know for the past month we've been incommunicado over here on Onslaught Two. Our Onslaught Two VF backers should ALL have their rewards by now. The hardcover OMR... Read more
Onslaught 3 - and a gift for ye!
We are planning to launch Cthulhu Wars: Onslaught 3 tomorrow at 8 am CST (Cthulhu Standard Time).
It's got some exciting new stuff in it, which you can preview RIGHT... Read more
Onslaught 3 official launch time
When will the Stars be Right? At 8am Cthulhu Standard Time (That's Central US Time: CST) on Monday, July 17th.
As a... Read more
The Great Old One Update
We have some big news. Many of you may be aware that we are planning on launching our next Kickstarter soon – next Monday, July 17th.
Click here... Read more
Another status update!
We are a little overdue for another status update, so here it is!
Our customer support czar, James, is working through his support requests and issues as fast... Read more
Shipping Update - Stats
Here are some stats about the state of shipping:
4,198 total packages were sent to US backers; nearly all should have arrived, there could be a few still... Read more
Small shipping update US
Straight from our shippers:
UPS came. They took about 20% of the boxes we have for them. Two trucks were filled. UPS left. They say they are coming back... Read more
The Great Old One Sized Shipping Update!
First, over a dozen folks in the US have had last minute address changes. Some we didn't discover until they were already in the mail. If you recently moved,... Read more
It has escaped customs!
We have good news for the Americas. It is out of US customs!
We have been told that 2 of the 4 containers will arrive at our... Read more
US still in customs
I just got this short email from our shippers regarding the US/Canada orders:
Just got this message from the exam site facility. "US Customs is still in... Read more
STILL at US customs; plus worldwide shipping update
The containers for the Americas are still at US customs, in "intense exam." This is extra frustrating for us because they refuse to give us any estimate whatsoever about... Read more
US shipment still in customs - marked for intense exam
We have unfortunate news for our North American backers. The container is still in customs - but has now been marked for an "intensive exam." This is the second... Read more
Last day for address updates
If you need to change your address, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the last day you will be able to change it.
Do not email CrowdOx's support.... Read more
FINAL chance for address updates!
There are a few weeks left until some regions (such as EU) reach their port. However, the final fulfillment and shipping list is being prepared as we speak.
If... Read more
That $1 errata pack
It occurs to me I never outlined for y'all exactly what is included in the $1 errata pack that ALL backers automatically get. Some of you have it by... Read more
Single Wave for US + Canada after all
I have a very important shipping date concerning Western Hemisphere backers – all those affected by the 2 wave shipping plan.
US + Canada will have a single... Read more
Shipping Update #? I lost count
Wave 1 (US + Canada) Status
The orders bound for Canada are leaving today! Once all the Canada orders are out the door, the US orders will be right... Read more
R'lyeh is much bigger than we thought!
The tendrils of Cthulhu have washed ashore near Puget Sound. R'lyeh was MUCH bigger than we thought! Its eastern suburbs stretched all the way to the west coast of the... Read more
At US Customs!
The shipment for US, Canada and the rest of the Americas arrived on Sunday in the Seattle port as planned.
It is still physically at the port (don't actually know... Read more
Dimensional Shamblers refuse to help us out
No matter how much we ask, the dimensional shamblers are refusing to just take the games out of this world, and step back to our reality in various regions... Read more
Vessel to US/Canada en route; RoW still on track for March 10
Just a quick update and as a reminder to let you know things are going as planned according to last update.
The containers holding the initial batch of products... Read more
Short but Sweet Shipping Update! (especially if you're Canadian)
As I listened to "All My Love" by Led Zeppelin in my office yesterday, I got the final confirmation that we WILL be able to include Canada's orders with... Read more
The BIGGER Shipping Update
We have an update for shipping. We learned late last week that the goal we’ve been working towards – shipping just before Chinese New Year – is no longer... Read more
Dice + good news!
The Good news is that we (myself and the factory) continue to have high expectations that we can ship it out by January... Read more
Jan. 18th is the expected ship out date from China.This means we expect it to leave the ports around the third week of January – for all regions of... Read more
OMEGA MASTER RULEBOOK!
Here it is - the download of the Omega Master Rulebook:
It has a single page per view version, and with spreads for your viewing pleasure!
The folder also... Read more
CW O2 downloads!
A quick and nice update today - with things many of you can use right now (if you have expansions from the original KS).
The link below contains PDFs... Read more
Latest and (so far) greatest update
I am sorry for the delay in this update – we have been working like fiends for the last month to finish everything and we are now in final production.... Read more
Using Gods War Elder Races in Cthulhu Wars
The last update included a link for a document with rules for using Monsters from The Gods War in your Cthulhu Wars game.
This document includes those rules as well... Read more
Using The Gods War Monsters in Cthulhu Wars
A lot of our fans have been asking about some kind of crossover rules between The Gods War & Cthulhu Wars. The problem is that the games are so... Read more
A little more time for the Pledge Manager!
In direct contradiction to our prior update, we are going to say that Yog-Sothoth messed up space and time and that gives us the benefit of a very... Read more
PLEDGE MANAGER CLOSING SOON!
Pledge Manager closing soon!
Please be at your preferred pledge level, add any final add-ons you want, add your shipping information, and confirm your pledge! We will officially close... Read more
Figures now in pre-tooling, and an announcement.
The figures for Onslaught Two are in the process of tooling, which I guess takes a long time. I'm sending my son to China in a couple weeks to check... Read more
The Great Shipping Survey
I am told the great shipping survey is going out today. If I was misinformed, it will happen very soon. Due to the high number of backers (thanks, guys!), it... Read more
The Shining Update and a giant wall o' shipping news
The Shining Trapezohedron
We have had a close-up look at the Shining Trapezohedron tokens now.
Frankly, now that I’ve looked closely at the Filth and Brood tokens,... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: How to play the Tcho-Tchos
- Another faction performs a Ritual of Annihilation
- Earn an Elder Sign
- Own two or more Elder Signs
- As an Action, remove your controlled Gate in your... Read more
The Winner! And Grand Champion
You have spoken:
This is the new Glaaki:
This was the first choice of 52% of the voters, so it was an actual majority, not just a plurality.
Other works... Read more
What does Glaaki look like?
We have an important survey about Gla'aki's concept that we want all interested backers to take as soon as they can. The survey itself has all the explanation needed, really.... Read more
We have shots of the Custodian figure now, and of course will keep sending along images of the figures.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
How the Custodian Works
A player can... Read more
Tcho Tcho sculpt preview
We just got in more images of the Tcho-Tchos today - all except (alas) Ubbo-Sathla, and I'm excited to share them with y'all.
Tcho-Tchos are on the way
Here is an image of the Tcho Tcho Acolyte, High Priest, and a Proto-Shoggoth. Please note that the bases are not the final ones - they are just for use... Read more
CANADIAN BACKERS - please read this!
When core games were sent out this week to Canadian backers (of Pnakotic Manuscripts and Mysteries of the Worm), some copies were accidentally sent via UPS as DDU. This means... Read more
Better Shipping News ... the Trapezohedron grows
All of the core games have now been transferred to a new shipper. They are starting to ship them out today, and they will finish some time early next week.... Read more
Ubbo-Sathla concept art is finally here. Finally!
Without further talk, I present Ubbo-Sathla.
Things to note in the image:
1) it is a fungus-protozoan-jellyfish thing. I rather like this, because Ubbo-Sathla is the source of life,... Read more
My sincerest apologies and shipping news.
Due to circumstances both unforeseen and beyond our control, we have learned that the core games of Cthulhu Wars were not shippedas we had believed and communicated... Read more
Librarian and Custodian now visible
At least their concept art is now available.
Some people may notice that the Librarian is built rather like a nematocyte. The resemblance is intentional. She has two smallish grappling... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: Opening Moves
It is fair to stay that in the core game of Cthulhu Wars, certain semi-fixed Openings exist, much as in chess. (Though probably not as many as Chess!) If Cthulhu... Read more
Core Games all shipped!
If you are a Pnakotic Manuscript or Mysteries of the Worm backer, your core game has been shipped. Most of you have gotten it already.
Unfortunately, our shipper did not... Read more
TOMORROW IS THE DAY!
What day, you may well ask. It is the last day to change core game pledges. If your pledge is Pnakotic Manuscripts or Mysteries of the Worm then after... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner and a reminder!
On January 14 - nine days from today: Core Game Pledges will be locked .
Do you have a core game pledge? (Pnakotic Manuscripts or Mysteries of the Worm) If... Read more
The Most Important Update Yet! READ ME! Tell your friends!
On January 14 - nine days from today:
Core Game Pledges will be locked
Do you have a core game pledge? (Pnakotic Manuscripts or Mysteries of the Worm) You will ... Read more
Proto-Shoggoths and more!
We have some more images from Fenris Games on works in progress that we want to share. Also, while we don't yet have the Proto-Shoggoth figure sculpted, we DO have... Read more
Pledge Manager finally up!
You'll be getting an e-mail from Crowdox.com with a link to the pledge manger. Here is how it is going to work:
Step One - Give Us Your Address
You can... Read more
Pledge Manager and Sandy's Design Corner news
The working pledge manager is not yet up and running. Naturally, everyone hates this, and as a result we get frequent complaints. Let me please make it clear that Petersen... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: Opener of the Way
RuneQuest: Classic Edition!
This is the game that started it all for me. Original Runequest came out in 1978, and was followed by the second edition in 1980.... Read more
Better late than never
I actually got SO distracted by planning for the next year, and working towards fulfilling this Kickstarter, that I lost the cool art that my art director produced for me... Read more
How To Use the "Late Backers Sign Up" button on the main page
The "Late Backers Sign Up" button right now ONLY collects your e-mails. Nothing else. You don't get to pledge, spend money, or give credit card data.
In a little while,... Read more
First post-campaign update!
The new poll!
Check out this new poll and help us help you.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/whoisyou
Need Opponents for Cthulhu Wars?
Join this facebook group to play Cthulhu Wars
Also, please... Read more
Thank you thank you thank you!
You guys are the best. Not only did we break the magic million, but we have MORE BACKERS than the original Cthulhu Wars campaign. Wow! I'll be frank, at the... Read more
Still on the fence?
If you're reading this, you are probably already a cultist, like me. If you have friends who can't make up their minds, here is how to help them to the... Read more
Ubbo-Sathla and a passel of new stretch goals!
First, let's take a look at the Great Old One controlled and exploited by the cynical and cruel Tcho-Tchos. Unlike the other cults, they are not servants of their... Read more
How to help - Like our updates and posts on Facebook. Comment on our Facebook page yourself. Tweet it out.
Article on Cthulhu Strategy
Check it out here
Seems... Read more
It's the final countdown ...
One day more. Some backers have asked what they can do beyond what's being done. Well ...
Remember to Like all our updates. Here and on facebook and elsewhere. Promulgate... Read more
Here is a first peek at the proto-shoggoth. This is concept art only, and is still in progress, so it is not final. I really like it though. The "puddle"... Read more
Sandy Live on Reddit
The AMA (ask me anything) with Sandy is live on reddit.
Head on over and ask him any questions your cultist heart desires.
Everyone loves Cthulhu Wars. Got your Library card?
This is Zelda Petersen, my granddaughter, last night. Yes that's Cthulhu she's clutching in her hand.
AMA Reddit thingy
As I keep repeating (forced to do so by the cruel... Read more
What Should I Get?
First, a word from our sponsor
I Am Not Sure What to add to my Pledge. Can Sandy Help?
Not everyone wants a Nameless Cults or Mysteries of the Worm... Read more
Tcho-Tchos - faction in flux
But first, that Reddit thing ...
Let it be known. Tweet it, etc.
Sandy's Design Corner: Balancing the Tcho-Tchos
From 1997 through 2009, I worked at Ensemble Studios, which produced... Read more
How to Lose at Cthulhu Wars
Sandy on Reddit
Remember the AMA Monday at 1 pm EST.
Novice Mistakes to Avoid - don't DO these!
Everyone starts as a novice. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - Spotlight on Great Cthulhu
Don't forget - Sandy's Reddit AMA
Monday, November 16th, 1 pm EST. Spread the word.
Faction Analysis: Great Cthulhu
Great Cthulhu is pretty much the game's poster child. Yet some... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - Spotlight on Black Goat
I saw just how amazing you were in responding to my request to Like our updates. Thanks so much! Now, a clarification. I did say that my goal was that... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - Spotlight on Sleeper
Review of Cthulhu Wars
Got another flattering review of Cthulhu Wars on the web. Check here for it:
As always, point it to your fence-sitting friends to help them... Read more
Have a Jolly Friday 13th! Plus Design Corners & stuff.
Friday 13th Stretch Goal!
Well yesterday we released our stretch goal for Friday 13th. "Unfortunately" we grossly underestimated the degree of your enthusiasm and support, because our goal got blown... Read more
Cthulhu parle français
Pitpipo here, I apologize in advance but this KS update will be in french because it will address french speaking fans willing to play our game !
Bonjour... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: the Independent Great Old Ones, Part Two ... and more
Great new video with news you can use
We have a video in which I explain the game design Stretch Goals! I talk about:
- the faction Great Old One archives ... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: the Independent Great Old Ones, Part One
At this time, we have announced 18 independent Great Old Ones for Cthulhu Wars. They are: Abhoth, Atlach-Nacha, Azathoth, Bokrug, Byatis, Chaugnar Faugn, Cthugha, Daoloth, Eihort, Father Dagon, Ghatanothoa, Gla'aki, Gobogeg,... Read more
Veteran's Day update
What Should I Get?
Hundreds of our backers in this campaign are new to Cthulhu Wars. A natural question, after taking a Pnakotic Manuscript pledge is "what else should I... Read more
The Librarian revealed! And more!
First off, let’s have a look at her!
She is nearly as tall as Cthulhu, though of course much of her height is that whiplike stinger organ. You can’t see... Read more
One Thousand Percent! and a Design Corner
We have reached the magic funding of 1000% of our goal! Thank you everyone so much. We are so excited.
Pledge Manager redux
I think I put the wrong link... Read more
Informative and Fun update
The Pledge Calculator
You can check out your pledge at the following link, and see kind of how it works. This is a preview only, and the final version may... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner – the unique character high priests
One of the stretch goals for this campaign was High Priests with personalities (this goal was reached long ago). This is how they work. I have created 8 unique character... Read more
Onslaught Two finds Romance
Many of our backers have long-suffering spouses who are supporting our campaign. We want to honor them for their help. Therefore, here we have provided some special coupons for you... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - Lovecraft ... is everywhere
I get interviewed a lot, and one of the most common questions I am asked is "what is your favorite movie/game/book/etc." Of course this is a problem, because I don't... Read more
Map Video & a Design Corner
New Video - let's talk about the maps!
Hey all I've done a video with my still-hideous croaking Innsmouth voice (man I wish this bronchitis would go away). This time... Read more
More Free Stuff! That you actually want!
Many of you are aware that on our campaign, we are offering special upgrades to every backer - even those who back at the $1 level. We recently added some... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: My Philosophy
In the last years of his life, Roger Ebert famously said that games were not art (he focused on computer games, but it applies to all). He gave three reasons... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner: my rules; plus some shipping stuff
Sandy’s Design Corner: two of my personal rules
1) No Piddling Distinctions: If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing Big. Plenty of folks sprinkle their games with... Read more
Green Gate Unlocked and a video and a podcast and more!
Watch Sandy Croak
No, I'm not dying. I just still have that untimely dang chest congestion (either that or it's the Innsmouth look starting up). Anyway I have a new... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - Palettes
The Bright Inviting Colors
We get different opinions about the jolly color scheme of Cthulhu Wars. The figures are nice primary colors (like plastic dinosaurs!) and the maps are... Read more
Wow! The big shipping update and MORE!
But first, a word to the French!
Vive la France!
Amis francophones, grâce à votre soutien et l'acharnement de Pitpipo, nous avons trouvé le moyen de vous proposer les nouvelles... Read more
Cthulhu-ween stretch goal!
We've added a new special goal for Halloween because 'tis the season!
It's a custom Tcho-Tcho die to use to measure Ubbo-Sathla's growth!
It's our favorite time of year! Today MY plan is to hand out peanuts to trick-or-treaters, play a game of Cthulhu Wars (possibly filmed for you guys to review later),... Read more
Halloween is nearly here!
So let's start off with a video of me (Sandy) talking about some of the new critters! Please pardon my horrible voice. I am still recovering from the World's Worst... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - Power Management
The Cthulhu Wars factions are, obviously, extremely asymmetrical. But they have some features in common. All of them have some way of earning extra Elder Signs, and all of them... Read more
New cool stuff!
First off, check out our new social media goal - just 1200 more Likes on our Facebook page, and we'll hit 3000 and everyone will be able to get the... Read more
New Poll and Sandy's Design Corner again
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/whatdoyouwanttosee check it out. Tell us what YOU want from Petersen Games!
Sandy's Design Corner: the Silence Tokens
The Library of Celaeno instigates a new mechanism in Cthulhu Wars... Read more
Sandy's Design Corner - what the heck are you getting for all this money?
First off, I hope you all saw that we found a way to get cheap shipping to Europe. If you have a European friend who's been holding off based on... Read more
Special Alert for European Backers! GOOD NEWS!
We have now opened up a new pledge level – Euro Pnakotic Manuscripts. You asked for it and we found a way to get some copies to Europe to ship... Read more
And Petersen Games is launching a contest. You can enter anything you like – a carved pumpkin, stories, costumes, etc. All you have to do is agree to let us... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: the orphans
When I am designing a new monsters or a Great Old One, often we run through several ideas for what, exactly, its special ability or spellbook ought to be. Sometimes after... Read more
Petersen Games Comes Through!
Hey everybody, we have a new “stretch goal”, but it’s not on Kickstarter, it’s on our Facebook page. Here is the deal. If we get at least 1000 shares on... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: Opener of the Way’s Spellbook Requirements
As promised, I am now going to focus in a some design decisions, so you can all see how my brain works. The Opener of the Way, like every Cthulhu... Read more
Sandy’s Design Corner: The Independent Great Old Ones
In working on the Independent Great Old Ones, three factors were constantly warring within my brain. First, I wanted the entity to feel like the story or stories in which... Read more
Look at all the cool stuff and a Poll!
We have a poll for you! Please consider answering our poll. It will help us make a better product and a better Kickstarter.
Look at it!
Onslaught Two... Read more
What is a Terror?
n the normal game of Cthulhu Wars, we have three “ranks” of entities. We have Cultists, currently consisting of Acolytes, High Priests, and Brain Cylinders. These typically have Combat 0,... Read more
Petersen Games delivers
Despite persistent bouts of illness among us (on opening week, too!) we are listening to your comments and taking heed.
How does all this fit together? Also, the add-ons!
Cthulhu Wars has a LOT of pieces. They all add variety and color to the game, but the sheer number can be daunting. Let’s talk about them.
The Core Game ... Read more
Add-ons added and stretch goals stretched
Sandy's Cultist Here,
Sandy is taking a much needed rest after battling alien parasites attacking his body *. He is on the mend, but still needs lots of rest. I... Read more
Look at what we’ve done! (plus a surprise pop-up Sandy's Design Corner)
You guys have blown through a mess of stretch goals, so fast we are scrambling to keep the page updated. I apologize for not being constantly available answering messages and... Read more
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY!
Yes, we launched Onslaught Two on my wife’s birthday, and so this is my birthday gift to her, as well as I hope a lot of fun and horrific excitement... Read more