January 13th, 2020

marcus 2013

Another RPG bundle offer - Call of Cthulhu Supplements

This is an all-new bundle of Call of Cthulhu supplements from a publisher I don't know very well, Stygian Fox:

Stygian Fox Cthulhu


Stygian Fox Publishing produces Call of Cthulhu supplements and scenarios of potent horror. We presented several of them in the October 2018 Bundle of Tentacles 5, including the unsettling scenario collections The Things We Leave Behind and Fear's Sharp Little Needles, along with the Victorian-era agency sourcebook for Cthulhu by Gaslight, Hudson & Brand, Inquiry Agents of the Obscure. The company has published prolifically since then, and wants to publish more still -- and this all-new offer will help.

For several years, to produce its broad range of Cthulhu scenarios in many settings (notionally linked by the brand "Fox Country"), Stygian Fox pursued an ambitious crowdfunding program. This offer's proceeds help the company, joined by their friends at Brittannia Game Designs, to fulfill several of Stygian's Kickstarter campaigns. Brittannia's Steve Turner masterminded the successful July 2019 Chivalry & Sorcery Fifth Edition Kickstarter, currently finishing up on schedule. Now Steve -- both an experienced indie publisher and a chartered Credit Manager in the United Kingdom -- is administering the funds from this Bundle offer to help bring Stygian's New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley and The Wild Hunt across the finish line.

This collection takes you from spirit-stalked 1990s Japan to haunted Victorian seasides, from an infected ocean liner in New York harbor to London's Necropolis Express. We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$102. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $42) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including The Book of Contemporary Magical Places (retail price $15); the modern-day scenario I Want to Play (retail $15); a beautiful ten-map collection, Cartomancy 23: Lovecraft Country Map Pack (retail $7); and Afterlives (retail $5), a print-and-cut deck of cards that reveal your Investigator character's ultimate post-scenario fate.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more scenarios and sourcebooks worth an additional $60, including Nakuko (retail $10), The Dark Forest (retail $10), Thorston, the Shunned Town on the Dee (retail $15), Nightmare on the Necropolis Express (retail $15), and Autophagia (retail $10).

I'm not running Call of Cthulhu these days, I feel I'm "monstered out" to the extent that I can't summon the correct atmosphere of existential dread and despair the game really needs, but this looks like a good collection, taking in some settings and ideas that haven't received much attention in the past, including modern-day Japan and several British adventures that are NOT set in London! At the moment the link to the offer isn't actually working, it isn't supposed to go live for an hour or so, but it looks like a pretty good selection. Recommended!

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