The Pool of Mr. Binh, redux

The gang at the Black Seal have posted a redone version of my short (short short) scenario “The Pool of Mr. Binh”. now kitted out in the layout of the (hopefully soon to be released) Cthulhu by Arclight. Check it out. I hope to have another Cthulhu by Arclight freebie done in the near future (a “dangerous location”); we’ll see how fast that happens.


Look, another Kickstarter

A host of CoC titles using Columbus... I own all but three of those books...

What ho, all.  Not much to report recently, on the writing front, though I have been chipping away at a post about my influences and another on my approach to actual TOMES in CoC, though neither are ready for the light of day quite yet.

I wanted to post a short note about yet another Kickstarter fundraising project, this time Tom Phinney has announced his plans to revive the type face Columbus aka the Call of Cthulhu title font.  Yes, this is a fundraiser to make a font.  I love that old thing and would be happy to have a new improved version available.  If you share my interest, check out Tom’s Kickstarter.

I can happily report both earlier discussed projects have reached their funding requirements (and by reached I mean doubled, tripled, and quadrupled them), so it looks like there is some money floating around for quality books.

Hopefully I’ll have a content-heavy post soon.

The Other Kickstarter project…

Bumps in the Night cover

I forgot to mention in my post about The Sense of the Slight of Hand Man fundraiser that Pagan Publishing is also having its own Kickstarter fund raising project,

in this case for its long in the works scenario collection Bumps in the Night. They have already passed their goal level (blasted past it really) but if, somehow, you read this blog but don’t read,, or any of the other sites where this has been publicized, I figured I should mention it here.

It is great to see how much support these recent Kickstarter endeavors have had; they really do see like the way forward for small publishers for Call of Cthulhu.  It’s also been a very good month, with several new books released or soon to be published.

(Dollars and) Cents of the Sleight of Hand Man

Dennis Detwiller (of the Delta Green troika along with A.S. Glancy and John Tynes) has been on a posting roll with his blog lately.  Of potential note to my readers (I have two now) is his new Kickstarter, raising funds to complete his scenarios “The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man”.  Here is what he has to say about it:

The Sense of the Sleight of Hand Man is a complete classic Call of Cthulhu campaign set in 1920s New York and in H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreamlands. It will be approximately 128 pages. It is a fully illustrated, mapped and lavishly detailed tabletop RPG PDF book, written and illustratedby Dennis Detwiller (me). This work will be finished by summer 2012.

Already portions of the scenario have appeared online (as well as in the final issue ofWorlds of Cthulhu); assuming Dennis raises the funds, he will complete the scenario and release it to donors as a PDF.  While I’d prefer a paper version, I’ll take what I can get of this nicely re-imagined take on the Dreamlands. Best of luck to Dennis on this (and hopefully future) project(s).

(As an aside; it looks like Kickstarter based self-publication is a good way to go for Lovecraftian rpg writers… note to self…)