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Innsmouth '86 for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition (Suspended)

An adventure and short setting book for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition

Innsmouth '86 for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition (Suspended)

An adventure and short setting book for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition

£22,731
pledged of £6,000pledged of £6,000 goal
574
backers
Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter 3 months ago

About

Innsmouth 86 is an adventure involving the players as teenage Investigators caught within the decrepit town of Innsmouth (or what remains of it) just as things go oh so wrong. Players of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game (published by Chaosium, Inc), must try and save their characters long enough to uncover a mystery and escape this fish-infested town. In this volume you'll find an adventure, pre-generated characters, rules for generating teen characters, and setting information describing Innsmouth in 1986. A one-way ticket to... The Danger Zone!

The 120-page, main book will contain a scenario, several scenario seeds suitable for running in modern Innsmouth, and a small explanation of historical events that lead up to the state of modern Innsmouth. All Maps, Handouts, and NPCs will be included in appendices in the book/PDF for easy reference and printing. Six Pre-Generated Player Characters will also be included in an appendix. 

Taking inspiration from The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Stranger Things, Tales From The Loop and IT, the book takes a mature look at the horror of the Mythos, its effects on young people, Innsmouth post-1928 raid, and takes the 'pesky kids' trope and blackens it using deep horror and the worship of beings from the sea. This is NOT a 'four young people and a Great Dane in a Mystery Machine' kind of scenario. In this book the monsters wear no mask.

Funds for this Kickstarter will go towards commissioning the art, editing, and the layout. Maybe, with your help, we'll hit stretch goals and need others to add an extra scenario or more content. The funds will also go towards printing and distribution.

Call of Cthulhu is the Registered Trademark of Chaosium Inc., and is used with their permission. www.chaosium.com 


The Rewards

Pesky Kids!

More portable than a Sony Walkman! You'll receive a full-colour PDF.

  • Innsmouth '86 PDF

Innsmouth '86 retro! Print version

You're an 80s kid (or wanted to be!) and you like your RPG books retro. You'll receive a full-colour PDF but your physical book will be black and white with grayscale pictures, a retro cover, and maps. The layout style will reflect the mid-1980s. Ultimate Badasses!

  • Innsmouth '86 PDF
  • Innsmouth '86 PRINT COPY (Softcover, black and white)

Hennie & Barbara's Finest! (h/b, colour)

This version is up-to-date and in glorious Badger-colour! It will be 120 pages of colour wrapped in a hardback cover that is resilient to spills so you can wipe on, wipe off. (sorry)

  • Innsmouth '86 PDF
  • Innsmouth '86 hardback in full-colour

The Crazy Kids Kit

Not only do you get full colour PDF and Hardback book, but you also get your name in the book at the back  à la scary movie credits!

  • Innsmouth '86 PDF
  • Innsmouth '86 hardback in full-colour
  • Your name in the back of the book

Demogorgon Edition

Your cover will show a group of kids playing Call of Cthulhu with minis and a copy of Innsmouth '86 on the table. It will resemble a box cover to RPGs of the time and will look like a magazine ad. It will also contain pages of content that will be available to all other backers as PDFs. You'll also receive the full-colour PDF of this version and your name in the credits.

Game over, man! Game over!

  • Innsmouth '86 variant PDF
  • Your name in the back of the book
  • Variant cover and expanded Hardback

All copies will be distributed via DriveThruRPG.com


The team has a huge amount of experience in role-playing games and can deliver the book by the promised date. 

  • Stephanie McAlea (Boss)

Owner of Stygian Fox, Cartographer, and mad idea summoner (Hudson & Brand, The Things We Leave Behind, Horror On The Orient Express, Cthulhu by Gaslight 3rd ed., 2300AD, The Book of Contemporary Magical Things) 

 Stygian Fox 


  • Badger McInnes (Book Designer)

Co-Director of Stygian Fox, layout genius and Word Wizard (Call of Cthulhu 7th edition, Fear's Sharp Little Needles, Our Ladies of Sorrow, More Adventures in Arkham Country, The Things We Leave Behind, Feed The Shoggoth!)

 Squamous Studios 


  • Chitin Proctor (Editor)

Editor, writer, proofreader,  Co-Director of Stygian Fox, and general organisational wizard. His work has been instrumental in recent Stygian Fox books and can be seen in not only our books but also upcoming projects for other companies.

 Stygian Fox 


  • David Lee Ingersoll (illustrator)

Artist, illustrator, cartoonist, writer and designer. He's not a bad cook but doesn't hire himself out for that. He's been drawing since he could hold a pencil but he tends to leave that early work out of his portfolio. His credits are way too many to mention here. 

 Skookworks 


  • Scott Dorward (Author)

Scott is an author and editor working in roleplaying games. He was formerly line developer for Cubicle 7’s World War Cthulhu line and his scenario 'Hell in Texas' from our volume 'The Things We Leave Behind' has become a fan favourite. He is also one of the 'Good friends' of Jackson Elias.

 Blasphemous Tomes 


  • Dean Engelhardt (Play Aids & Props) 

Taking games and books to a level of immersion seldom seen, Dean's creative history includes The Things We Leave Behind, Fear's Sharp Little Needles, Convicts & Cthulhu, the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, and the legendary Horror On The Orient Express. 

 Cthulhu Reborn 


  • Jon Gibbons (Lovecraft Country Cartographer) 

A self-taught, UK based Freelance Illustrator who specializes in concept art and illustration for the RPG and boardgame industries.

 Jon Gibbons at Artstation 


  • George C. Cotronis (Art Director)

George Cotronis lives in the wilderness of Northern Sweden. He makes a living designing book covers. He sometimes writes. His stories have appeared in ‘XIII’, ‘Big Pulp’ and ‘Vignettes from the End of the World’.

 Cotronis & Sons 


  •  Guillaume Tavernier (Cartographer)  

An amazing artist, Guillaume is currently enjoying praise from his private releases such as La Seigneurie de Borth and Tahala. He also drew the maps for 'Hudson & Brand', our first Cthulhu by Gaslight book.

 Guillaume on Patreon 


  • Joe Trier (Author)

Joe, despite his youthful good looks, is a 37-year-old author and shares his time between his wife, baby,  rock climbing, playing games and drinking tea! He has over 20+ years experience DMing in D&D as well as trying his hand at various other RPG games like Dark Heresy and Call of Cthulhu.

He has recently had a Call of Cthulhu Scenario Published in Stygian Fox's Fear's Sharp Little Needles and The Idol of Thoth. He's the brains behind the hugely successful 'How We Roll' podcast.

 HOW WE ROLL! 

  • Gabrielle de Bourg

Gabrielle de Bourg is a multi-award-winning RPG-writer from Sweden, having written scenarios for Tales from the Loop and to the upcoming Swedish edition of Call of Cthulhu and a big name on the Swedish horror-RPG-scene.  

She is a very dedicated game master and event organizer, who’s also frequently been a guest on many RPG podcasts and very passionate about inclusivity and equality in the gaming culture.  

She has a great love of horror: from Lovecraft’s cosmic universes to the filmography by John Carpenter, combined with a love of ‘80s nostalgia she is looking forward to let her tentacles reach Innsmouth in the ‘80s! 





 Our stretch goals are fun and we hope you'll love them but they're also manageable. The PDF stretch goals will be delivered as soon as the campaign ends and your card is charged.

















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We believe we are well placed to bring this book to fruition. it is mostly written with just amendments and tweaks taking place as we speak. We will use DrivethruRPG as our distribution source.

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    Pledge £9 or more About US$ 12

    Pesky Kids!

    Pesky Kids!
    Get a full-colour PDF of 'Innsmouth '86' sent to you via DriveThruRPG. (includes ePub file)

    "Kev McAllister eat your heart out!"

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    Innsmouth '86 retro! Print version

    Those meddlin' youths!

    Innsmouth '86 in glorious Eighties-vision! A softcover black and white version of the book styled like RPG books of the 1980s.

    "I bet it's the local sheriff... He wears no mask!"

    Includes:
    • Innsmouth '86 PDF
    • Innsmouth '86 PRINT COPY (Softcover, black and white)
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    Hennie & Barbara's Finest! (h/b, colour)

    Innsmouth '86 hardback in colour! Learn that this ain't no kids' story in this full-colour volume.

    "It was just a game to us... We'd solve mysteries for fun.... now have of us are gone..."

    Includes:
    • Innsmouth '86 PDF
    • Innsmouth '86 hardback in full-colour
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    The Crazy Kids Kit

    Running from street to street!
    Hardback and PDF copy of Innsmouth '86 and your name in the back of the book as 'one o' them pesky kids!'

    Includes:
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    • Innsmouth '86 hardback in full-colour
    • Your name in the back of the book
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    Demogorgon Edition

    An expanded full colour hardback edition with a different cover showing an 80's style ad for kids playing Call of Cthulhu in their kitchen (a' la ET) with strange eldritch goings on in the background (complete with 'Dark Mythos fun!' flash on the cover and the occasional 80's style ad on the inside). It will contain a further scenario that will be made available to all backers as a PDF later on.

    Includes:
    • Innsmouth '86 PDF
    • Your name in the back of the book
    • Variant cover and expanded Hardback
    • ePub file of 'Innsmouth '86'
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