Soth: a game of cultists vs investigators.

A project in Auckland, NZ by Steve Hickey

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A print-on-demand edition of Soth. In this game, you play small town cultists summoning a god while avoiding your suspicious neighbors.
Backers: 420
Average Pledge Per Backer: $14 NZD

Funded: $5,940 NZD of $999 NZD
Dates: Feb 23rd -> Mar 23rd (29 days)
Project By: Steve Hickey
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Latest News

The final three stretch goals

March 22nd - via:
Thank you to all our new backers: Welcome to Team Soth! We’re closing in on the final three stretch goals now.I’m going to post them all together in this one update. The final stretch goals NZ$5,400 Four months of Adobe InDesign for me (paid... (Read More)

Our next stretch goal (at $5,100) will significantly speed up delivery

March 20th - via:
 This update covers a lot of material. In summary... At the current rate, we'll hit the $4,800 stretch goal shortly! Our next stretch goal is to hire a US-based print-on-demand expert The cover is being honed, after your awesome feedback There are a... (Read More)

Three draft covers for your feedback.

March 18th - via:
In my design brief to George Cotronis, our cover artist, I said I wanted the cover to be lonely, unsettling, tense, and pre-apocalyptic. I want the cover and the black comedy of the interior art to contrast each other. I feel that’ll help convey... (Read More)

Soth will support the people of Christchurch.

March 17th - via:
Christchurch was my home for two years. Soth couldn't have been made without the help of the great people who live there.  I'm devastated by Friday’s murders of people in their houses of worship and sanctuary. I want to help the families of... (Read More)

Two examples of what a game of Soth is like - and more of the picture has been revealed!

March 12th - via:
In the comments, Ryan said he was interested in how a game of Soth plays out. Here are two audio clips from a couple of podcasts that played Soth. These should give you a sense of how Soth's noir vibe can range from black comedy to taut psychological... (Read More)

Let's summon a new piece of art.

March 10th - via:
Time for some fun! We can summon a new piece of art, section by section, if people can complete the seven challenges below. (Full disclosure: this is also a marketing effort and will increase my social media reach, so if you don’t want to engage in... (Read More)

If you backed for the print-on-demand book, you need to read this update

March 8th - via:
 This update is about a change to the kickstarter reward levels. Here’s the short version: I’ve reduced the cost for a print on demand version of Soth 2019. There’s a new reward level called ‘Print on demand (updated)’. If you want the... (Read More)

Day 6: Fine-tuning Soth 2019's rules.

March 1st - via:
Soth 2019 won’t be radically different from the current version. Based on questions and feedback from players over the last three years, there will be three changes. I want to revisit the system for resolving conflicts that aren't murders or... (Read More)

We have a cover! Now let’s stretch Keane slightly more …

February 28th - via:
This is great. We’ve raised enough for a full colour cover by George Cotronis. This will be a vast improvement on the existing cover (created by yours truly): I think we can all be happy with what we’ve achieved here.   I’m also very happy... (Read More)

Stretch Goal 1 achieved. Now let's buy a full-colour cover.

February 26th - via:
I've been involved in a couple of kickstarters and backed lots of them. But creating one? I've been totally unprepared for how different it feels.  It is truly satisfying to watch us contribute time and money to summon something we want into... (Read More)

Funded! We are all on Team Soth, now.

February 24th - via:
Incredible.  Thank you, everyone, for supporting my dark funny little game - and for supporting the great artists who are part of Team Soth. I am pretty taken aback that this has funded so quickly. And just really happy that—with your... (Read More)

Thanks! You can download Soth, here

February 23rd - via:
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