The Whispering Forest

Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection Board Game

A project in Ann Arbor, MI by Chaosium Inc.

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A push your luck, set collection card game from the creators of Call of Cthulhu and board game design legend Reiner Knizia
Backers: 3697
Average Pledge Per Backer: $29

Funded: $106,994 of $25,000
Dates: Apr 17th -> May 8th (21 days)
Project By: Chaosium Inc.
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Latest News

The Semester is Over: You All Passed with Flying Colors!

May 8th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, Our Kickstarter has come to a successful end, and you've all graduated Summa Cum Laude—with the highest praise!  The Chaosium team would like to thank you for your support over the past 21 days. We're delighted to be back making... (Read More)

We made to 100K, if we make to 4000 backers we'll up the "Field Trip" discount to 15%

May 8th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, We passed $100K earlier today, so all 20 Stretch Goals have been achieved - top marks! With just over five hours remaining, can we get to 4000 backers? If we do, we'll make the Field Trip Reward treat even better: instead of 10%, it... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goals for the Last Day of the Semester

May 7th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, With just over a day remaining in the semester, here are the final Stretch Goals! $95K - Diploma Mill III: Terminal Degree! We'll award all backers at Professor ($25) and above the highly prestigious and coveted Doctorate of... (Read More)

End of Semester Field Trip! Thank you to our 3000 Backers so far!

May 7th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, We're delighted enrolment at Miskatonic University has passed 3000 backers! And by way of saying thanks, we'd like to offer everyone supporting our Kickstarter a special Field Trip to celebrate the end of the semester. 3000 Backer... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: Pursuing Academic Excellence to the End!

May 6th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, We are at the tail-end of the semester (just over 40 hours to go!), but still in pursuit of academic excellence!  Here is the next Stretch Goal: $90K—Stationery Upgrade V: Super-Deluxe Player MatsWe will further increase the... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: Grad Student Forms; plus Faculty - tell us your Staff Activity Number (SAN)!

May 6th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, Here's a new "Fun" Stretch Goal, to follow the swiftly-approaching "Game" Stretch Goal - Box Interior Upgrade ($78K): Graduate Students are expected to sacrifice years of study (and at MU, maybe more) to learn from their esteemed... (Read More)

MU an official Kickstarter "Project We Love"; two new Stretch Goals

May 4th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, We're now in Finals Week of the Semester, and things are progressing well: two more Stretch Goals down in the last couple of days - Box Upgrade and the "Teaching Assistant" Library Card expansion.  That makes EIGHT Game-related... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update: a New Defense Card for the Game!

May 2nd - via:
Dear MU Scholars, Thanks to your support we passed $67K earlier today, and another Stretch Goal has fallen! Here's a new one to aim for, direct from Reiner Knizia's home base and design studio in Germany. It's a new, eighth Defense Card: Stretch... (Read More)

Eldritch Art and Endowed Chairs

April 30th - via:
Dear MU scholars, Our next Stretch Goal coming up soon at $67K is commissioning Spanish artist Victor Leza to paint cover art for Molly Tanzer's Miskatonic University short story, which we unlocked at $58K*. Fans of the Call of Cthulhu RPG and... (Read More)

MU scholars - finals are approaching!

April 29th - via:
Dear MU scholars, There's a bit over a week to go in the Semester - finals are approaching. Academic progress has been excellent so far, and we think everyone's on track to graduate from Miskatonic University with honors! We're very happy that you're... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal, New Card: The Teaching Assistant

April 28th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, Anyone who has attended college or university knows that Teaching Assistants (TAs) are the under-appreciated academic workhorses of the institution. They teach, deal with tedious administrivia, and perform various other sorts of... (Read More)

Your Degree is Terminal: Stretch Goals to $100K inc Rules in Spanish

April 26th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, As we approach the mid-point of the semester, here's what's coming up in the syllabus as we head towards Graduation: $58K - A Miskatonic University Short StoryWe'll commission a piece of short fiction set in Miskatonic University by... (Read More)

222% Funded, and new Stretch Goal!

April 25th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, Bellissimo!—the $55K Rules in Italian Stretch Goal has been achieved! Thank you for your support. This also means MU's School of Languages is now recruiting an Associate Dean - Accademia di lingua italiana ($350 - one backer... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal: a Miskatonic University Short Story, just for backers!

April 24th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, Did you know Chaosium was born out of fiction? Company founder Greg Stafford discovered his mythic world of Glorantha through his writings. Only a few years later, Sandy Petersen turned H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous story of the... (Read More)

MU is recruiting: new pledge levels!

April 23rd - via:
Dear MU Scholars, We hit the $50K Diploma Mill II Stretch Goal, which means we'll be conferring all backers at the Professor ($25) level and above with an MU Masters Degree. Congratulations on this worthy scholastic attainment! Our next stretch goal... (Read More)

50K Stretch Goal approaching: that's when we award you a Masters Degree!

April 21st - via:
Dear MU scholars, The academic semester is progressing well! Since our last update, we've passed two more Stretch Goals: $40K - Stationery Upgrade I (card stock), and $45K - Rules in French! We're now approaching the $50K Stretch Goal, Diploma Mill... (Read More)

Three New Stretch Goals Announced!

April 19th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, The semester has begun exceptionally well, and we're very pleased with enrolments so far! Our LIBRARIAN backer level is proving to be popular - this gets you two copies of the game for $45. While you don't actually need two copies... (Read More)

Next Stretch Goal: Rules in German to be included in the Game Box

April 18th - via:
Dear MU scholars, Congratulations - having attained our $30,000 "Diploma Mill" Stretch Goal we'll be conferring a prestigious and thoroughly merited Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Metaphysics on all backers. And so on to the next Stretch Goal! We're... (Read More)

And funded, within 16 hours from launch—Many thanks MU scholars!

April 18th - via:
Dear MU Scholars, Our $25,000 funding goal is achieved! From all the team at Chaosium, thank you to all our backers so far—students, professors, valedictorians, deans and members of the board. It's great to be back making Lovecraftian board games... (Read More)

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