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World War Cthulhu: Cold War Kickstarter – 18 Days Left!

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There are just 18 days left to go on our World War Cthulhu: Cold War Kickstarter and we've just passed 300 backers - but now is the perfect time to get involved! In today's blog we thought we'd have a round-up of recent reveals and updates.

World War Cthulhu: Cold War is a Call of Cthulhu setting full of thrilling espionage, tense horror and sudden betrayal set at the height of the Cold War in the 1970s. The Kickstarter runs until 5pm on Tuesday, 21st July, and there are some great books for you to get your hands on – including a deluxe, limited-edition copy of the core setting book. You can pledge your support here.

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With our new Kickstarter, we're launching a brand-new setting for Call of Cthulhu, set at the height of the Cold War in the 1970s, one of the most paranoid and chaotic conflicts of the 20th century. But we need your help to bring this setting to life with a bang, create the best core setting book possible and develop awesome expansions.

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At the heart of the Kickstarter is the Core Setting Book, which contains all the background and rules you need - alongside the Call of Cthulhu rulebook - to play World War Cthulhu: Cold War. Take a look at the Table of Contents and read more about what you can expect to find in it here.

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In World War Cthulhu: Cold War you play Western intelligence agents engaged in the struggle of ideologies against the Soviet Union, but you are also a member Section 46, who are pledged to fight the more insidious foe of the Mythos. We ask the question: "what is Section 46?" here.

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We're already funded and busy unlocking stretch goals for the campaign book - Yesterday's Men. This book will see the investigators attempting to unravel the loyalties of fellow Section 46 agents in a globe-trotting campaign that will take them from the heart of East Berlin to Jordan, the Ukraine, Somalia and beyond. You can find out more about the campaign here.

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Finally, over on the Kickstarter we've just lifted the lid on an upcoming stretch goal - a PDF of Handouts for use as props, inspiration and clues in your own game. You can read more about that here.

The Kickstarter runs for a month until the 21st of July and we’d really appreciate your help, not just by pledging your support but also by helping us to spread the link – so make sure you share news of the campaign far and wide on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and other social media. The more people who back the project, the bigger and better the setting will be for everyone!

The Setting

Western intelligence is possessed. Very few have heard of Section 46, and even fewer actually believe it exists, a loose cabal of agents drawn from across the western powers’ intelligence and military apparatus. Agents who have had a brush with something unworldly, alien and evil. Agents like you.

You work for the shadowy spymaster N against the insidious influence of the Mythos, but the enigmatic H also haunts the dreams of many agents. Active players in the Cold War, you need to maintain the confidence of your ‘home’ agency amid an atmosphere of distrust and suspicion. At any one time you might be engaged in multiple missions for multiple agencies, but not really clear as to where any of them have come from. Which mission objectives are valid and which must be kept deniable? Which are right, which are wrong? And can you really tell the difference?

You are forced to deal with forces the human mind cannot comprehend – the balance of power, the threat of nuclear war, and the ever-present danger posed by the Mythos. You don’t know who to trust any more – least of all yourself.

The Kickstarter

We want to bring you a fantastic new hardback setting book filled with evocative background, intriguing mysteries, inspirational advice and stunning artwork, to really do this era justice. Not only are we offering you the chance to get hold of the World War Cthulhu: Cold War hardback core book, but also to get a very limited-edition deluxe copy of the book too.

If you’ve seen any of our books before, you’ll know we pride ourselves on our high production values, and World War Cthulhu: Cold War will be no exception. Cubicle 7’s previous Call of Cthulhu products come very highly recommended, and have won ENnie and Origins Awards.

As well as the award winning core Cubicle 7 team, we’ve assembled an awesome team of industry heavyweights such as Mike Mason (Call of Cthulhu line editor at Chaosium), Paul Fricker (co-author of Call of Cthulhu 7th edition), Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan (line developer for The Laundry RPG and author of The Darkening of Mirkwood for The One Ring) and Scott Dorward (line developer for World War Cthulhu). We’ll have amazing art from the likes of Jon Hodgson, Scott Purdy and others.

The Books

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This Kickstarter includes the following books:

World War Cthulhu: Cold War core setting book

The hardcover core setting book contains all the information you need to run a World War Cthulhu: Cold War game, brought to you by our amazing team of designers, writers and artists. As well as a standard hardcover, we’re also making a deluxe embossed, foil-stamped editions.

Section 46 Operations Manual - Player's Guide

A handbook for players, designed to teach them how best to succeed and survive in this murky world, or at least how to delay the inevitable for as long as possible.

Our American Cousins – Setting Supplement

Provides additional character creation options for American agents of Section 46, along with details of the intelligence agencies they have infiltrated and a number of missions tied to American covert missions on both domestic and foreign soil.

Yesterday's Men - Campaign Book

A small team from Section 46 will need to head into enemy territory to learn the truth and deal with this consequences, no matter where this takes them. You can read far more about the campaign here.

Covert Actions – Scenario Supplement 

This collection of scenarios presents all the dangerous missions, unreliable allies, confused agendas and blatant falsehoods you'll need to keep your players looking over their shoulders for months to come.

We’ll be taking a closer look at each of these books as the campaign progresses, as well as delving deeper into the Cold War setting too.

The Kickstarter runs for a month until the 21st of July and we’d really appreciate your help, not just by pledging your support but also by helping us to spread the link – so make sure you share news of the campaign far and wide on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and other social media. The more people who back the project, the bigger and better the setting will be for everyone!

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