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Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos for 5e

A project in Rockwall, TX by Sandy Petersen

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The definitive guide by Sandy Petersen. New rules, monsters, classes, spells, etc. for the Cthulhu Mythos.
Backers: 4312
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $231,280 of $10,000
Dates: Oct 1st -> Oct 22nd (22 days)
Project By: Sandy Petersen
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Latest News


October 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Cthulhu is throwing a party for us!  (Read More)

Fun With Gates

October 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Fun With Gates In theory, there is little magic in any of Lovecraft’s tales. All his weird possibilities, though often seemingly magic, with cabalistic signs, gestures, and chanting, are theoretically the result of alien otherworld science. A theme... (Read More)

is this our final chance?!

October 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The campaign has but a few hours left as I post this. Are we running out of time? Well ... no. When the campaign closes, there will be a few days while no one can pledge. Then, when the credit cards are all processed by Kickstarter, the cash and... (Read More)

Another “Thank You” update. With a twist!

October 21st - via: kickstarter.com
A while ago, I boasted that we’d beaten Pathfinder in backer numbers. Well now we are ahead in total money too! You may be thinking, “Why should I care how much Petersen Games gets in cash?” I’ll tell you. It’s this simple: with more... (Read More)

The Monster has to be Malign

October 20th - via: kickstarter.com
The Monster has to be Malign Are wamps malign? . Lovecraft liked to read, as well as write, horror fiction. His favorite ghost-story author (and mine!) was M. R. James, a British scholar whose stories (all short) are creepy and original. He wrote... (Read More)

The Book in Italian + Proofreading Done!

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Raven Distribution Localizing SPCMRaven Distribution of Italy, Earth, is going to be localizing (into Italian) and publishing the Sandy Petersen's Cthulhu Mythos for 5e.  We have an agreement, and they expect it to be available next Spring (not too... (Read More)

A Free "Thank You" for Backer Editions + Humanoid Metamorphosis

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
All, The entire Petersen Games team discussed the feedback and responses sparked by my update two days ago.   First, we will maintain our plan to not have any Stretch Goals in this campaign. However, we do want to add a free upgrade for all backers... (Read More)

Sandy Petersen and Dungeons & Dragons

October 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Sandy Petersen and Dungeons & DragonsIn 1974, I was in my first year of college. I played a lot of games with my friends, mostly Avalon Hill wargames. A friend had a teacher who’d purchased the first edition of Dungeons & Dragons, and he... (Read More)

The No Stretch Goals Project - a detailed explanation

October 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Petersen Games' History with Stretch GoalsPetersen Games has included stretch goals in all eleven of our previously successful tabletop game Kickstarters. We are not averse to the idea at all. In fact, on our very first Kickstarter - the original... (Read More)

Cover Proofs

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Our artist, Kent, received the four versions in the mail today:  . You can see the spot UV:  . Kent will pick from between these four, which, frankly, barely look different to my non-artistic eyes!  - Arthur  (Read More)

Thank you all so much!

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Most of you know that we did a similar campaign, Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for Pathfinder, last year. We were surprised by its success at the time. But you guys and gals have far outpaces them. We ended the Mythos Pathfinder campaign with... (Read More)

A Memory of Greg Stafford: The Necessary Genius

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
For those who don't know, Greg Stafford, the founder of Chaosium (publisher of Sandy's Call of Cthulhu RPG and where Sandy worked for nearly all of the 1980's), passed away earlier this week. Sandy wrote the following for his friend:  . Sandy is at... (Read More)

Ghouls vs. Mythos Ghouls

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Ghouls vs. Mythos Ghouls What is a ghoul? Well the word comes from the Arabic term ghul, a monster that inhabits ruins or cemeteries. When it can’t get human victims, it feeds on corpses. Many tales report that the ghouls look roughly human but are... (Read More)

Sandy's Moon Lens Adventure Idea + How the Miniatures Add-ons Work

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
LIGHT AND DARKNESS! A lot of Lovecraftian monsters are affected by light – Ghasts, Nightgaunts, Hunting Horrors, and so forth. Some avoid the sunlight behaviorally, while others stay underground where it is safe. Others are dispelled by light but... (Read More)

Interview at En World and Plug by Skallagrim!

October 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Sandy interviewed by En World (yes, this image is in the book, too). . Skallagrim explains how to Deal with Tentacle Monsters (and plugs our KS as well).  . In case you missed them: Lindybeige Interviewed Sandy: . Shadiversity has a great plug,... (Read More)


October 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Lindybeige, hosted by Lloyd, a great guy, is a fine youtube channel, all about history and fun. For example, he recently ran a series of 60 tests to find out whether swords or spears are better in combat. I've long been a subscriber.  Well, he also... (Read More)

TCIF (Thank Cthulhu it's Friday!)

October 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Next Level Painting Paints a Cthulhu Mythos minigo here to their twitch channel which shows the countdown (and will be the same link when live). Preview of New ArtBelow is one of the new illustrations made by Kent Hamilton for the 5e version. This... (Read More)


October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Sandy's AMA  It's from 10-11 CST this very morning. Check it out if you like, or read the aftermath if you didn't see this in time. Clink on the image below:  Click this pic to go to my AMA on Reddit THE NECRONOMICON GOES TO PRESS!Since we've been... (Read More)

Cover Test Printing Begins!

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Our 2 person art team here at Petersen Games is very on the ball, and the plan for this book is to have four different versions of the final cover printed as tests. The differences are minor - mostly in the color, saturation, hue, that sort of thing.... (Read More)

Sandy's AMA tomorrow + Table of Contents Preview

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Sandy will do an AMA tomorrow!Sandy will be on Reddit to do an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) tomorrow, Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (USA) on the subreddit:  https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/ When it's actually live tomorrow we'll post the... (Read More)

But what if the world is destroyed?!

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
One of the fundamental reasons that Lovecraft’s creations are so terrifying is that so many of them threaten to destroy the entire world. This obviously makes them far more hazardous than a “mere” lich, dragon, or cult of assassins. Naturally... (Read More)

The Timeline of this Ritual

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
All, Let me introduce myself - I'm Arthur, the project director. If you've backed any previous Petersen Games Kickstarters you've very likely read many updates from me. Sandy has plenty of updates prepared for this campaign and many more planned but... (Read More)

Final Leatherbound offering

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
After friendly, but intense discussion here at Petersen Games, we have decided to increase the limit on Curse of the Terror to 300 copies.  And that's the end. No more Terrors. This means we'll be offering 500 total Terror pledges, with the signed... (Read More)

Is Petersen Games doing early birds again?

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
The short answer is “No”. Some of you may know that Petersen Games has taken a stance against early birds, though we did use them in our very first ever KS project in 2013 (and never again). So why the limited number for the leatherbound... (Read More)


October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
. We’re so excited to have made it in just a half-hour! Thank you all so much. We all at Petersen Games really appreciate your support. Also, because of this, we are already starting arrangements with our printer, which should speed up the time of... (Read More)

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