Wednesday, February 11, 2015

(Kickstarter) Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion

 It's been a long time coming, but the  Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion is finally up and running on Kickstarter. 

“What kind of weapons do Bloody Tongue cultists use?”
“What does the Liber Ivonis contain?”
“What hospitals are there in Mombasa?”
“How do you organize a raid on Grey Dragon Island?”
“What do I do if everybody dies???”

Ever since its release in 1984, Masks of Nyarlathotep has been considered one of the finest supplements for Call of Cthulhu, a roleplaying classic.Countless players have dared to thwart the machinations of Nyarlathotep and plumb the mysteries of the Carlyle expedition.Keeping this globe-trotting campaign is unfortunately rather a challenge, with scores of NPCs, dozens of locations, hordes of cultists, and at least one very angry Outer God.Needless to say, even the best Keeper could use a little help.
That is where The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion comes in.Drawing on the wisdom and experience of the members of, the première site for Lovecraftian role-playing, the Companion gathers together tips and advice for Keepers wishing to run Masks of Nyarlathotep.Within these pages are detailed nearly every imaginable facet of the campaign, from starting play to ending things with a bang, explaining, exploring, and expanding the classic work.There is something for everyone, from novice game masters to Grognardian disciples of Cthulhu.
The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companioncontains:
  • A History of the Campaign
  • Keeper’s Tips for organizing and running the campaign.
  • Tips on how to introduce, use, and kill Jackson Elias.
  • Guides to New York, London, Cairo, Kenya, Australia’s Pilbara Coast, Shanghai AND Hong Kong.
  • Articles describing and expanding on all of the campaign’s tomes and artifacts.
  • 4 new scenarios and numerous encounters that can be inserted into the campaign.
  • Over two-dozen pre-generated characters plus tips on building better investigators.
Now you too can challenge (or challenge again) your players with this award-winning campaign, now with the power of the Companion at your side!

Regardless of whether you pledge for the pdf, the softcover, or the hardcover, every pledge gets the Companion 0.9 edition that was on yog-sothoth for awhile.    I already own a copy of the 0.9, and with the $80 price for a Hardcover (trust me, you'll need it)  and cryptic shipping notes/charges, I'm not completely gaga for ordering this. 

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