Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Kickstarter Worth Note: Punktown Setting for Call of Cthulhu RPG
Fans of tabletop RPG games (especially Call of Cthulhu) should take note of the current kickstarter campaign for Punktown. Miskatonic River Press has been publishing original Mythos (and Mythos related) anthologies along with Call of Cthulhu RPG material for several years now, and they do an excellent job. Punktown is slated to be their next project, and is one worth supporting.
So what exactly is Punktown? Created by author Jeffrey Thomas, Punktown is cyberpunk at it's best, and represents a fusion of genres and subgenres to create something unique. Science fiction, noir, horror, and even the Cthulhu Mythos all play a big part. Thomas has published a good amount of books set in Punktown, from short story collections to novels, and they are all a blast.
The Kickstarter campaign has a week left, and has almost hit it's goal. Along with author Jeffrey Thomas, plenty of other talented individuals are involved including: author Mike Tresca, author Brian Sammons, artist Mariusz Gandzel, and the President of Miskatonic River Press Tom Lynch. Each of these men bring pretty hefty talents to the table, so the product is definitely going to be top quality.
Although I don't play Call of Cthulhu RPG myself (maybe I should start?), I'm supporting the Kickstarter. I own all the fiction anthologies Miskatonic River Press has put out over the years, and every one of them should have a spot on the shelf of any Mythos fan. They do awesome work, and Punktown is very much a fun setting, and would make a great addition on any gamer's shelf.
Tons more information can be found on the Kickstarter site itself: HERE. Also, as with most Kickstarter campaigns, several cool awards are offered for contributing.