Somehow I’ve managed to get myself entangled in not one but two Kickstarters at once. Both have already reached the initial funding goal, so if you jump on board, you’ll be getting something neat and adding to everyone else’s neat stuff.
First, the Call of Cthulhu book Tales from the Crescent City features my adventure “Needles,” in which your investigators take on a New Orleans legend and uncover the terrifying truth behind them. At the Algiers level, you’ll get that scenario, plus another five by some great authors, including a rewritten version of Kevin Ross’ classic “Tell Me, Have You Seen the Yellow Sign?” and his all-new sequel, in both print and PDF. Tales also has a New Orleans neighborhood guide written by locals, a two-page Roaring Twenties map of the city, and a writeup of HPL’s mystic Etienne-Laurent de Marigny, in both print and PDF. The next stretch goal is the book’s seventh scenario.
On top of that, you’ll get a Mythos scenario in PDF format, another four scenarios based upon New Orleans folklore (and more with more stretch goals) in PDF, and a set of Mardi Gras beads. I told Oscar Rios of Golden Goblin Press to charge you more than $35 for all this, but he didn’t listen.
Second is the fiction anthology Delta Green: Tales from Failed Anatomies, a collection of stories of paranormal investigation and creeping horror by Dennis Detwiller. More stories are being written as stretch goals by Kenneth Hite, Adam Scott Glancy, Cody Goodfellow, and Greg Stolze. When the campaign reaches $10,000 (it’s at $8700 right now), I’ll write a Delta Green short story called “Dark,” set during the NYC blackout of 1977. Maybe I’ll weave in something else that was going on in the Big Apple at that time.
For $15, you’ll get the e-book, plus all of the stretch goal stories, plus a coupon to buy a paperback of Detwiller’s book for about $10 or hardback for $25, plus a coupon to buy my story and the others in a book for another $10 if we reach enough goals to fill it. (They’re giving out the coupons for purchase later in order to speed up delivery.) For another $15, you can be an alpha tester for the new Delta Green RPG as well.
In either case, you’re getting a lot of quality material for not too much from companies with good track records. Donate a little so you can read something great.