What is CULT!?:
CULT! is a pen and paper role-playing game based on Weird Fiction (think H.P. Lovecraft or Mike Mignola). In this game, a Cult is trying to summon their deity or Elder-Being to your dimension through heinous rituals. The barrier between worlds is already weakened as you can tell by the strange creatures assaulting your town. It is up to you and your random and probably reluctant crew to foil their plans and save the world. Using the same basic system as our previous game, CHOMP!, CULT takes the Weirdness Magnet System a step further, introducing Sanity Attacks. Will you be ripped to shreds by otherworldly beings or driven mad just by gazing upon their awful countenance?
Why Back Us?:
What CULT!, and our previous game CHOMP!, offer is a quick to set up and play Role-Playing Game. Character creation is entirely random and takes about 5 minutes. To set up a scenario (we call them films) takes about 20 minutes (which you can do while the others make their characters). We also have many free resources available on DrivethruRPG.com for both games, including Films you can play through.So why should you support our endeavors? For one, we are a small operation of two currently, and neither of us has made any profit from this, we make these games because we love to. The money that has been made has gone into making fun merchandise, producing products, and covering convention expenses. When you support Zombie Dog Games, you are supporting the games we make, not any lavish lifestyle on our part. It is one of the reasons our goals are set low and our rates are reasonable.Second, have you played one of our games!? It is intensely fun (don't just take my word for it, ask anyone who has played at a convention). It is a shared story telling experience where no one has to get to serious. These are not "Crunchy" games, they are smoother than Skippy (or any other brand) of peanut butter. The idea is to come together with friends and just let loose. Not having to worry about tons of stats or math makes for an enjoyable evening, and the game pairs well with beer, wine, or cocktails for those who are of legal age where they reside.Third, it keeps our dream of doing this alive. We do not need a huge amount of encouragement to geek-out, but game creation can be stressful and time consuming. Supporting us lets us know we should keep going. We love interacting with our fans, customer service is our number one priority. Each level of pledges comes with a .pdf copy, if we make adjustments, you can re-download the new .pdf at no cost. If you have supported us, we want to reward you for loving us as much as we love ourselves.So please spend a few of your hard earned dollars here, we appreciate you and your desire to have fun gaming!
What's in it for You?:
So you send us money, what do we send you? Depending on you pledge level, all kinds of things.
The book: CULT! will be a full-color softcover book and have about 60ish pages. We have never done full color before, but wanted to up our game to the next level. You deserve our best. This book features art by local artist/cartoonist/Fanboy Publisher, Dave Recine! If you live in Eau Claire, you can find his works scattered all over downtown in shops everywhere (Fanboy Comics is free! Check it out).
The Merch: We offer laminated character sheets so that you can just use a dry erase marker and wipe away your old dead characters and make new ones. See how environmentally friendly we are? Also we offer comfortable t-shirts in both regular and women's styles. If you tend toward hipsterism, you can even tell people you heard of us first as we are not extremely well known yet. Look at this sweet shirt, you will look so cool!
Prompt shipping: CHOMP! was shipped within 60 days of successfully Kickstarting. We have the goods pretty much finished, it is simply having the money to order books and ship them to you. There is no long delays like with other projects. We did it once, and we can do it again.
A warm fuzzy glow: That feeling is the feeling of helping out a small creator. Feels good, doesn't it?
Add-On: By popular Demand (really it was just a brilliant suggestion from a friend) we are going to allow for an add on of the Printed Copy of our first game CHOMP!. Just add the exceedingly fair price of $7 to any order to get a printed copy of CHOMP! (Applies to Cultist Level and above.)
What will we do with your Money?
We will print the book, make the Merch, and ship it to you. Any left over will go to marketing and covering convention costs. We may spend about $20 on celebratory drinks at a tavern or bar.
and now for the most important thing:
If we make it to $1,000, we plan to print a series of five interconnected Films for CULT! That is right, we will have set up your next five CULT! gaming sessions for you. Damn we are nice. Information on the Backer Levels that include stretch goals is included in the description for each Backer Level.
So please support us and our humble project. We thank you all,
Zombie Dog Games
Praise for CHOMP!
Risks and challenges
The risk to you is minimal. The book is pretty much completed, we just need to review and print it. Then the next step is shipping. Unless we die, this is pretty much a lock.
The biggest challenge for us is formatting for printing, and we have done that before, so it should all work out great. If the formatting is problematic, it may cause some delays, but nothing too extreme.
- (34 days)