Announcing the release of
Call of Catthulhu Deluxe, Book I: THE NEKONOMIKON.
At GENCON 2013, veteran gamesmith Joel Sparks introduced a five-dollar, 24-page booklet titled CALL OF CATTHULHU. The featherweight RPG allows players to become ordinary cats who must oppose the Lovecraftian plots of chaotic Animal Cults bent on destroying the comforts of human civilization. A surprise hit, Catthulhu sold out at Gencon, then again at Baltimore Comic-Con, NecronomiCON Providence, and Spiel Essen in Germany.
In November, Sparks ran a Kickstarter to develop a greatly expanded “deluxe” edition, and the project funded at over $40,000: 2,000% of the original budget. Stretch goals unlocked include a Boxed Set crammed with extras and the appearance of backers’ real-life pets as illustrated heroes and monsters in the Deluxe rule books.
Months of work later, the first element of Call of Catthulhu Deluxe is unveiled this weekend at AwesomeCon DC: THE NEKONOMIKON (The Book of Cats). This full-color volume contains everything needed to play Call of Catthulhu, from 30 different types of cat characters to Dire Challenges, Scrapping, and Brushes with Death.
Book II: UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KATZEN (The Cat Herder’s Guide) will appear in May, with more about gods, cults, adventures, and Things Cats Were Not Meant to Know. The complete CALL OF CATTHULHU DELUXE ships first to Kickstarter backers, and will be available to everyone at Origins 2014, June 11-15. Learn more at Catthulhu.com.