This Spring we’re bringing World War Cthulhu to Kickstarter, allowing us to fully realise this set of era-spanning Call of Cthulhu settings with the quality and focus of The Darkest Hour.
World War Cthulhu is our range of settings for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, spanning the conflicts of the 20th century – and beyond! – and pitching players into a struggle against two existential threats, the Cthulhu Mythos and humanity’s own darkest aspects.
The first of these settings, World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour, focused on World War Two, but World War Cthulhu does not end there.
When we first released World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour back in 2013, we announced that this was just the first setting in the World War Cthulhu line. Over the past year we’ve been hard at work on the additional World War Cthulhu settings, which will initially include setting books focused on the First World War, the Cold War and World War Three.
Each of these core settings will deliver the same focused, dark, thematic, purist horror that fans of The Darkest Hour – and of Call of Cthulhu – know and love. Players will be asked to make tough choices, to face dark forces. There is a very real danger that they – and the world – will not survive.
The core book for each of the individual settings can be treated as a standalone product, which will in turn be supported by its own supplements and scenarios. We’re also working on the keystone of the World War Cthulhu experience: an over-arching campaign that provides not only a thematic and a historical bridge between each of the settings, but also a more direct connection too.
With your help we hope to bring something truly special to Call of Cthulhu. Over the coming weeks we'll be revealing more about these World War Cthulhu settings and the forthcoming Kickstarter – keep an eye on the website for more information as we declassify it.