What is Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten?
Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten (…or Kulten…or VUK for short) is an horrific, violent and often disturbingly amusing cult battle and management game in which players create cults and clash amongst each other for the favour of their gods; ancient, evil and tenebrous though they may be…
Are you cult-curious, but want to dip your toe in and see what this game's about first? We're pleased to announce that any backer (even for just a dollar) can download the previous edition of the Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten rulebook for FREE immediately! Wrap your mind around our strange little game and keep a wary eye on the Kickstarter at the same time!
(If you're a backer, check in the Updates for a special backer-only post with the link to your FREE RULES!)
Players may choose between six different cults:
- Arcane Seekers
- Cult de Ghouls
- Death Cult
- Dunwich Folk
- Serpent Worshippers
Bonus unlocked cults:
- The Howling
- Vampiric Cabal
Each game of Kulten plays in 30-60 minutes and requires 3-10 models per cult. The option-filled advancement system is fraught with mind and body snapping injuries, madness and other perils as well as shocking dark rewards!
Will you and your twisted brethren reign as the supreme cult? Can you beg, borrow and kill enough to support your deviant flock? What colors should your cult robes be? All important questions that will be answered when you play Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten!
The game itself has been around for many years, being the game of the official fan club of Strange Aeons (The Cult of the Black Goat!). If that sentence made no sense, don’t worry. Just know that we have done all this before. This will be our seventh book and our second game.
The rulebook itself will see a massive overhaul, adding many new and bizarre rules and scenarios as well as freshly updated profiles, bringing it in line with Strange Aeons Second Edition (both share the same universe and rule framework).
We here at Uncle Mikes Worldwide are quite excited as VUK is a favorite of staff and hardcore fans alike. While Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten may have been around a while it has never seen physical print, thanks to you this Kickstarter will change that. However, it will only be a one-time print run…after all this is our cult cult game
Uncle Mikes Worldwide has been making unpainted, resin, 32mm miniatures for over ten years now and as you may have guessed we have more on offer here. Sculpted by your fellow humans including Kyla Richards, Iain Colwell and the nefarious Bob Murch.
As well as our usual resin, many of the models created for VUK will have additional metal parts making for greater customizability of your individual cult and ensuring the models for Kulten are the greatest that we have ever produced!
Even now the fires from the forges and smoke from the braziers can be seen dimly as the slumbering staff awaken and resume work through the nights…
Rewards and Add-Ons
All those who dare to pledge at the $20 Pensive Acolyte level and above shall receive the Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten rulebook in PDF form, delivered via dark sorcery (or the internet). Above $50, and you'll also receive a physical copy to clutch in your trembling hands.
But what of miniatures, with which to play this devilish game? Higher pledge levels include a set value of miniatures (and sweet discounts for the truly devoted) which you'll pick out yourself once the campaign is over. Or, simply increase your pledge by the dollar value of whatever goodies you wish to procure.
Depicted below are the fiendish collections of miniatures we have on offer. More dark rewards will be unleashed as the campaign progresses, so keep your eyes wide...
Backers at the Model Cultist level and higher will receive a limited edition multi-part Maniac! Sculpted by Bob Murch, this nut case will be truly customizable, coming with multiple head and weapon options, ensuring no two Maniacs are the same. This model will never be sold again…don’t be just another victim!
Every pledge of Model Cultist and higher will receive a free Degenerate model! Perfect for the sloppier jobs that regular cultists can’t manage.
Cultists. Who can run a cult without ‘em? Find here a plethora of semi-competent underlings armed in an assortment of violent and dangerous ways. Usable as an Arcane Seekers cult and indeed in all cults, don’t be found gaming without these 10 multipurpose (and murderous) minions…some of which are Kickstarter exclusives, never to be offered again!
Sculpted by Kyla Richards, based on the artwork of Toren Atkinson. You get these 10 single part resin figures: Cult Leader, KS Exclusive Midget High Priest, KS Exclusive High Priestess and Cultists armed with Pistol, Knife, Wrecking Hammer, Bolt-Action Rifle, Shotgun, Axe and Tommy Gun.
If you like unsettling rubberiness and are a fan of clandestine midnight corpse feasts, then this cult is for you! Behold the imposing Ghoul King and his twisted ilk, their ranks bolstered by ever hungry swarms of graveyard vermin. This is our first time using both resin and metal components and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Ghouls sculpted by Bob Murch, based on the artwork of Nick Gucker, Rats sculpted by Kyla Richards, based on actual rats. These figures are produced in resin with an assortment of metal parts for endless customization. Don’t endure the pain of being without: Ghoul King, 4 Ghouls, 6 Rat Swarms and 12 arms including open right and left hand, holding shotgun, torch, cleaver and bow.
What happens in the cemetery stays in the cemetery…especially if you have the witnesses for supper. Get up to no good in the worst possible ways when you add these debauched scumbags to your Cult de Ghouls.
Ghouls sculpted by Bob Murch, based on the artwork of Nick Gucker. Witch, rats, familiars and cauldron sculpted by Kyla Richards. These figures are produced in resin with an assortment of metal parts for endless customization. Shipped in a nondescript parcel you will receive: 2 Ghouls with 6 arms (one of each type), 3 Rat Swarms, Witch, 3 Familiars and Cauldron.
Our best selling boxed set from Strange Aeons hops and flops irregularly into Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten. If you didn’t already buy these, you should! Remember, easily swayed friends: fishy and popular!
Deep One sculpted by Iain Colwell, based on the artwork of Toren Atkinson. Fishmen and Hybrids sculpted by Kyla Richards, based on the artwork of Riley Rossmo. You get the gigantic, multi-part Deep One and KS Exclusive Submerged Deep One as well as these 8 single part resin figures: Fishman Demagogue, 4 unique Fishmen and 3 unique Hybrids.
If you feel the world needs more rancorous and cantankerous then here you go. This Strange Aeons box surfaces for re-life in Kulten. All sorts of zombie-ized stuff, just perfect for a starting Death Cult!
All models sculpted by Kyla Richards, graves sculpted by Uncle Mike. You will receive these resin models: Mad Scientist and Henchman, 3 unique Zombies, 2 unique Zombie Dogs, Blasphemous Construct, Restless Spirit, 2 unique out of print Ghouls (the new ones are way meaner…) as well as Crypt and Chained Coffin and 9 unique Grave Markers.
Serpent Worshippers are all about casting spells and summoning Daemons. What luck that this Strange Aeons box makes a good starting point for those slithery sorts among you.
All models sculpted by Kyla Richards and cast in resin. Watch out! You get Serpentman Demagogue, 2 Serpentmen, 2 unique captives, 2 unique Scrawny Ones, 3 Monstrous Tentacles and Servitor as well as 3 Summoning Pentacles and an Eldritch Obelisk.
The Autumnal moon is bright and so, the time is right for a quick howl…or bite! Throughout time, people have written awful poems and terrible children’s songs about wolves, now you can sing those to yourself as you lead a cult of these Lupine lovelies.
Werewolf and Wolfmen sculpted by Kyla Richards, based on the artwork of Nat Jones. Wolves and Transmogrified Humans sculpted by Kyla Richards. You get the gigantic, multi-part Werewolf as well as these 6 single part resin figures: Wolfman, Wolfwoman, Transmogrified Human Female, Transmogrified Human Male and 2 Wolves.
Once you start infecting your opponent’s cults with Lycanthropy you will need a few more Wolfmen and Wolfwomen to thicken up your pack. Also included are two Wolves and two Transmogrified Humans. Sink your teeth into the value!
Wolfmen sculpted by Kyla Richards, based on the artwork of Nat Jones. Wolves and Transmogrified Humans sculpted by Kyla Richards. You get these 6 single part resin figures: Wolfman, Wolfwoman, Transmogrified Human Male, Transmogrified Human Female and 2 Wolves.
Every family has its little issues. The residents of Dunwich have been grotesquely altered after drinking the liquified remains of an evil sorcerer…and there was that inbreeding thing…and, well, Dad isn’t even from our reality. If you fear outsiders and mistrust technology, wrap a pseudopod around this cult today!
Hillbillies and Horror sculpted by Bob Murch. You get the large resin and metal multi-part Horror as well as single part resin Kindred Patriarch and 3 unique Kindred models.
Fill the hills with a cavalcade of mutation so horrific that your opponents will concede defeat at the mere sight of such a debauched and motley crew. If you have been sitting alone, waiting for the day you could get multi-part hillbillies…well, put down that axe. The day is here!
Hillbillies sculpted by Bob Murch. These figures are produced in resin with a mind-bending assortment of metal parts for endless customization. Squeal like a pig, when you receive: 3 Kindred with a dizzying number of heads, arms, weapons and additional gear.
While you can use the templates provided in the rulebook, such devices are not nearly EVIL enough for the truly dedicated cultist! Explode or catch fire in style with acrylic templates and tokens, featuring our spine-tingling VUK logo (Please note that we're still working out the exact designs and quantities of tokens to include, so please consider the image above a placeholder while we finish whipping the laser minion)
Watch the confusion when friends and victims try pronouncing the words on our ‘Disquieting Logo’ shirt… (shirt may be pronounceable in German-speaking countries)
One word says it all. This simple but striking design is elegant, timeless and still able to be easily read after any number of mutilation / dismemberment accidents. Get our ‘Cultist’ shirt and be ready for cult life!
Join The Cult Of The Black Goat, the official fan club of all Uncle Mikes Worldwide games and receive horrifying value!
· A stylish Black Goat t-shirt (in black, of course!). Available in S,M,L,XL,2X,or 6X.
· A sturdy plastic Cult membership card, emblazoned with your unique ID number.
· Twice annual (on each Equinox) PDF newsletter, featuring experimental rules, product previews, and other strange happenings from Uncle Mike's secret subterranean laboratory. You'll also be able to download back-issues of all previous newsletters immediately upon purchase.
· A new exclusive miniature each year (released each March 21st), included with your initial Cultist package on purchase, and with your first non-PDF UMW Webstore order in following years.
What's a Kickstarter without more stuff waiting in the wings? Listed below are some of the devious plans we have chained up in the depths of the workshop. Do you dare risk unleashing them?
But we're not telling all our dark secrets just yet... Uncle Mike has some extra surprises hidden away. When will he reveal them? Only the insane can foresee!
A twisted smile crossed the evil visage of Uncle Mike as he began unlocking the cages of the staff, recently fed and tormented, they were ready, and eager, for this new task. Thanks everyone!
The backwoods horrors of the Dunwich Collection and Booster are now available for purchase! Rules for these freaks will be included in the rulebook, too.
And as an added bonus, the rulebook will be expanded to include one more devilish cult for your playing pleasure: The Vampiric Coven!
We will be using a pledge manager after the Kickstarter. This will allow us to charge a realistic and accurate shipping cost once the campaign is over. The game and components eventual weights may vary based on the unlocked stretch goal content and individual backer choices, but the below table should provide a rough estimate of the shipping costs:
Canada and United States - $20 CAD
Continental Europe - $30 CAD
Australia - $30 CAD
Again, shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter finishes based on actual costs incurred to ship and will be collected via our pledge manager system.
We also plan to use a distribution service like we did on the last campaign - we're currently working out the details with ShipNaked. This should make things a little cheaper, plus international backers shouldn't have to worry about duty or import fees on their rewards.
Risks and challenges
While the success of one Kickstarter would seem to suggest some sort of competence, there were still many, many things that could go wrong! Was there some sort of plan? How could you be sure about these guys? How indeed. Here is how:
- This will be the seventh book for Uncle Mikes Worldwide. It will be smaller than our last, but also a stand-alone game. Many of the components, such as art and interior content are either complete or nearing completion. We are further along than our last Kickstarter in this department.
- Most models in this Kickstarter have been sculpted and master molds have been produced, simply waiting on demand so we can up production. We are waaay further along this time.
- The number of models, components and colours of resin used in this Kickstarter are all more manageable than our last, which will support our targets. We learned from our previous experience and made life a bit easier for ourselves where we could. For example; last Kickstarter used 7 different colours of resin, this time we will use 3.
- We've set a target delivery date of August 2018. While we'd love to get everything out sooner, it's best to be realistic, as we'd much rather be on target than delayed.
- The team of creatives used on this project is a veritable ‘Dream Team’ of Uncle Mikes favorite people. It has been an honor and a privilege working with every one of these odd balls. Uncle Mike loves Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten more than anything else and you will as well!
So, there you have it. To optimize the chances for success we have attempted to make this project smarter and easier and better than our last, in every way possible. Join our cult. You will not be disappointed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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