Monday 8 July 2013

I Pledge Myself (and my Wallet) to Great Cthulhu! (and What a Wind Up!)

The Cthulhu Wars Kickstarter ended last night with over 4,000 backers pledging over $1.4m. I had ummed and ahhed about getting involved and then when I decided to do so I ummed and ahhed about what level to pledge at. In the end to maximise the savings and minimise the shipping cost I went all in. That the product will ship fro the EU removed any VAT or Customs concerns and I am sure there will be a good resale value on anything I decide that I don't really need in the end.

I don't know how many miniatures I am going to end up with as I have lost count, but it is a lot. It certainly will be a challenge to paint them and I am going to have to put some serious thought into colour schemes that look realistic whilst being potentially mind-bending!

One of the reasons I went the whole hog was the miniatures and I am giving some serious thought about alternative uses beyond the boardgame. I have already started plotting ideas for a Geheimkrieg Cthulhu supplement but beyond Strange Aeons there is little miniatures based Cthulhu wargaming at present. My mind has been pondering introducing Cthulhu and his fellows into a whole host of periods. The Great Old Ones could feature in the Dark Ages, VSF, Pulp, WW2, modern games (Cloverfield could have been a GOO) and even SF. Really there are no limit to their use...

Despite the unusual weather here in the UK I have done some more painting on the fantasy fighters and  hope to start on some of the logjam projects later this week. It is certainly too hot to do anything else, I cut the front grass this morning and almost melted. I am seriously contemplating buying a goat for the back...

Gromit of the Day:

What a Wind Up!


  1. I really wanted to pledge but the CW game just got way too expensive, not a great many bonus items either, just mined you for more cash over and over. Depending if the game catches on I may get into it. The miniatures looked great. Not sure about the Risk appeal though.

    1. In some respects this was almost a pure Kickstarter in that you help finance a project and get a discount for it (and it is a sizeable discount). It had become de rigeur for loads of bonus freebies which the established companies do but I think Sandy had the sense not to get carried away unlike the bloke who had to sell his house to finance his KS after he got his margins all wrong when it went massive...