If I were to make a list of the best things to possibly put into an RPG setting two things that would be way at the top are Cthulhu inspired horror and Nazis. Achtung! Cthulhu wraps both of those into one neat package. Modiphius, the company behind this KickStarter already has several World War II Cthulhu products including Heroes of the Sea and Three Kings, both of which we here at the Goblin Beat have been wanting to work into our play schedule. All of the existing Achtung! Cthulhu products are available to play with Call of Cthulhu rules or with Savage Worlds using Realms of Cthulhu. The KickStarter however is looking for £8,000 (Modiphius is based in the UK) to produce the Call of Cthulhu version of their new Investigator and Keeper guides, with the first stretch goal of £11,000 bringing the Savage Worlds version of the books into fruition.
Once fully backed the basic release will be the two guides mentioned above as PDFs as well as available soft cover copies of each book. One of the later stretch goals will make these hard cover books and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a later goal turn the black and white books into full color, depending upon how well the project ends up being backed. The only other stretch goal currently visible is an Eastern Front Guide but other things that have so far been hinted at include other front guides as well as adventures. There is also plenty of room for some interesting add-ons. I would like to see some custom wild dice and possibly even a deck of cards. If the cover art is any indication these could be some very beautiful books. The Noir feel of the Investigator Guide is particularly well done. There is still a lot of time left (48 days as of this post) but don’t wait too long or you’ll miss out.