Cthulhu’s Vault by Jolly Roger Games now on Kickstarter

Another day, another Cthulhu game on Kickstarter

A card game that starts cooperative, but ends with one corrupt player, a Mythos monster, and a desperate battle to save the world.

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One of the designers is Richard Launius, the guy behind the original Arkham Horror, so it’s pretty hard to give this one a miss if you’re a fan of Lovecraft and board games.

Even though it’s a story-telling game (which I don’t like).

Cultists of Cthulhu: Miskatonic University combines the Cthulhu Mythos with the traitor mechanic

Now on Kickstarter:

It is a dark and stormy night. A lightning bolt has shattered the Elder Sign over the entrance to Miskatonic University’s library, leaving open the path for unspeakable eldritch horrors to encroach upon our world. Are you an Academic, investigating these strange happenings and trying to preserve your school, yourself, and your sanity? Or are you the Cultist, secretly plotting the downfall of your so-called “friends”?

Board games in which one or several of the players are secretly working against the others (for example Battlestar Galactica, The Resistance, etc.) are very popular right now, and so are games inspired by Lovecraft – to the point where it’s become fashionable to bitch and moan about it – so combining the hidden traitor mechanic with the Cthulhu Mythos seems like a sure thing. I’ll confess I’ve been hoping for something like this for some time now (Do You Worship Cthulhu? has been around for a while, but that’s just a Werewolf clone), but it remains to be seen if this particular implementation is the way to go. From what I can tell, this is only the second game by the designer, and there’s still a very long way to go before the funding goal is reached.

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Lovecraftian leftovers for week 15

The Miskatonic School for Girls: Holiday Break Expansion now on Kickstarter

Miskatonic School for Girls is a Lovecraftian deck-building game (sort of, you build your opponent’s deck) that did well on Kickstarter a few years back, and now it’s time for an expansion:

It’s been a while since we’ve last visited the Miskatonic School for Girls, and sadly, insanity has continued to fester in the minds of the students. Despite this, the girls have been keeping their spirits high and with the arrival of the holiday season, even some of the faculty have joined in on the festivities.

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I haven’t actually checked out the original game myself yet – the comparatively low rating on BGG has made me cautious.

4K transfer of Re-Animator available for download and streaming in May

If I understand this correctly:

It gave eighties horror a gore-filled boot up the backside, proudly challenging others to match its level of blood and guts, and now Re-Animator is being brought back to life, this time in a stunning high definition Blu-ray thanks to Second Sight Films.

And as if that wasn’t enough, this outrageous, game-changing horror directed by Stuart Gordon (From Beyond) and produced by Brian Yuzna (Society), comes complete with buckets of additional features and a stunning Steelbook edition. There’s more gore than ever too – the double-disc Blu-ray contains not one but two versions of the gorefest that is Re-Animator, extended AND deleted scenes, as well as commentaries, a documentary, interviews and more…

Re-Animator will be released as a limited edition two-disc Blu-ray Steelbook and a two-disc DVD version on 2nd June 2014, it will also be available to download on 19th May and via video on demand on 26th May.

Didn’t find anything here, though.