Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Lovecraftian Kickstarter: Horror on the Orient Express

Back in 1991, Chaosium printed a classic supplement to their role-playing game Call of Cthulhu, Horror on the Orient Express. The game was based on the cosmic horror writing of H.P. Lovecraft and his friends in the 20th Century and was an interesting contrast to the sword-and-sorcery testosterone heroics of Dungeons & Dragons, among other games. 

Now, they're holding a kickstarter to print an updated and expanded edition of Horror on the Orient Express, which centers on a murder mystery in the 1920s and leads to the discovery of far more sinister forces at work in the world. The project has already been funded, but now they're raising additional funds to add even more awesome goodies into the box. Now, as a matter of full disclosure, I should say that I backed this effort and am going to be a playable character when it comes out. This sets precedent as one of the first Lao American characters to appear in a role-playing game, I believe, so I'm quite excited about that.

Although that particular level of support is now sold out, there are many other levels with very interesting rewards available to you. Check it out! 

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