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Arise Protectors!

If you pledged at the ‘Protector’ level in our recent Kickstarter, Fear’s Sharp little Needles, then a PDF of our previous book, The Things We Leave Behind, is winging its way to you! Physical book to ship shortly.

Look out for a coupon email from DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, or Rapide FR.

DevaCon!

DevaCon, a new convention based in the heart of Chester at the Crowne Plaza, will be taking place on Saturday the 29th of April.

We’ll have games of Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, and Pathfinder. Other RPGs and board games will be available! There’ll also be a prize raffle consisting of RPGs and board games! Feel free to bring games or sign up to run games at our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DevaCon/

We need Keepers/GMs and, of course, players! GMs get 2 drink tokens per game they run.

Tickets are £10 for the whole day (with 3 sessions on the day) are available here: https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/25723/ffc7/

The Crowne Plaza hotel has rooms and there are many other hotels in the city.

All profits will go to Claire House Children’s Hospice: http://www.clairehouse.org.uk/

Stygian Fox Publishing will be sponsoring the event.devacon-fb-header

Funded!

Funded in 5 hours and 16 minutes (out of 32 days). 😀

Here… have a balloon!

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We’re live!

We’re live! Our latest book for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game by Chaosium Inc., , has launched on Kickstarter!
20+ one-shot modern era adventures of dark and gritty horror! For mature audiences.
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12 more sleeps!

Only twelve more days to go before we launch our latest Kickstarter, Fear’s Sharp Little Needles, an anthology of modern horror scenarios for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu™ roleplaying game.

Dark and gritty, with few positive outcomes, this book features some of the best writers in Call of Cthulhu roleplaying today.

1. Separation Anxiety, by Jeff Moeller.
2. Undertow, by Simon Brake.
3. Sins of My Youth, by Oscar Rios.
4. Walter’s Final Wish, by Matt Wiseman & Jennifer Thrasher.
5. Whose Fuel is Men and Stones, by Jason Williams.
6. Pulvis Et Umbra Sumus, by Matthew Sanderson.
7. The Great God Awto, by Jo Kreil.
8. Spilsbury #9485, by Adam Gauntlett.
9. Lights Out, by Joe Trier.
10. Bone Deep, by Allan Goodall.
11. Do Not Call Up That Which You Cannot Put Down, by Brian Courtemanche.
12. Hit and Run, by Tyler Hudak.
13. Remaking the Hatteras Reef, by Andi Newton.
14. The Sores, by Helen Gould.
15. Up Jumped the Reaper, by Chad Bowser.
16. Resurrection, by Stuart Boon.
17. Waiting To Be Born, by Christopher Smith Adair.
18. Unland, by Scott Dorward.

More inspired by True Detective and Hannibal than Pulp Horror, these adventures involved mythos corruption of the Human psyche and many feature direct contact with entities from outside space and time.

Ideally suited to one evening’s play, they have been written with a compact adventure style and Keepers will need a minimum of preparation time before being able to run them. Each scenario will also have tags in the header image so they can make quick decisions on what to run and then deal with dinner, family, or relaxing before their players arrive.

So, head over to Kickstarter from the 27th of January and help us bring our very own particular brand of nightmare to you!

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The Rebirth of a Wise Owl

Quite a few years ago now I started drawing maps for game companies. The map business was slow because all my clients were Muggles who wanted directions to their shop or a ring road displayed in layers so I offered to do a map for a friend and it grew from there.

My first major run of maps was for a company I respected greatly and for a man I think of as a lost brother. That man is Tom Lynch. He released a series of books under his company name of Miskatonic River Press with ‘Doc’ Herber, who very sadly passed away early into the endeavour.

MRP released a series of books which were widely acclaimed and praised by everyone as fitting to both Doc’s and HPL’s memory. They just ‘feel’ Lovecraft Country. I had the honour of doing the maps for most of the Call of Cthulhu books released including Doc’s town of Foxfield, a small community on the Miskatonic. Seemingly decent and god-fearing on the outside, it doesn’t pay to delve too deep into its standards of decency or to which God they fear.

Unfortunately, teaching, family, and other priorities meant that Tom had to shut up shop a couple of years ago. Many of us were extremely saddened to hear this as it meant an end to one of our favourite games companies.

The good news is Tom is still writing and scaring readers anew with his fiction! Other news is a little bitter/sweet. Bitter because developments mean that Miskatonic River Press’ is no longer releasing game books. Sweet because I’ve made a deal with Tom to purchase and release four of Miskatonic River Press’ titles. I’m honoured that Tom thinks I am worthy of this. I am determined not to let him down.

From today, Stygian Fox will be the owner of New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley, More Tales of the Miskatonic Valley, Our Ladies of Sorrow, and Tales of the Sleepless City. We intend to update them to 7th edition Call of Cthulhu rules, add new art, make them colour, and release them in PDF, softcover, and hardcover formats over the next year.

I hope you’ll join me on our journey through Lovecraft Country and if we get lost, we can always ask directions from a wise old owl, resting on a bare tree branch, lit by the full moon.

Stephanie McAlea
Owner, Stygian Fox

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Merry Yithmas!

Our product sale is now on at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.com with 50% off on our PDFs until Christmas Eve!xmas-ad

It’s alive!!

The Things We Leave Behind has been released and is receiving a great welcome! All comments have been enormously positive!
Get your copy here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/191250/The-Things-We-Leave-Behind?hot60=1&src=hottest_filtered

Yay!

It’s finished!
I know it’s been delayed so I’m grateful for you sticking with me on this. The Things We Leave Behind is finished and I’m currently putting the play aids together in a manner suited to Dean Engelhardt’s fine work. The supplementary PDFs should be with you in a week or two (roughly around the time the PDF of the book is on general release) but your backer copy of the PDF should be with you today!
 
Take a look at the PDF and let us know if you find any errors. That way, we can change the file before printing.
 
Thoe who didnt back will have the opportunity to buy the PDF in a fortnight 🙂
 
ia, ia, Shub-Niggurath!
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Words, words, WORDS! and a map.

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update to say that August’s preliminary text is in. I’m currently going over it with notes and comments. It’s looking good!

Also, here’s the first of the updated maps. I’m thinking on whether villages should go on there (they’d be unnamed) and of any other points of interest. Constructive comments welcome but this is probably going to be the final look minus some tweaks.

Let me know what you think… only another 35 to go!

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