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Please describe all the awesome in as few words as possible STOP

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Omgsoawesomemythosnewdragonshubniggurath, ia ia Cthulhu ftaghn.

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Playing a little catchup: 
Numbers Based on 1900-2000 Reaper time today: 
Total Gain Today - $65,698 
Total Gain 24 Hours $75,717 
Total to Next Goal - $22,531 
New Backers This Hour - 11 
Gain in last Hour - $5,166 
Current Average Pledge - $133.65 
Average Hourly Backers Today - 8.2 
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours - 8.3 
Average Hourly Pledges Today - $3,285 
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours - $3,155 
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour - 4.4 
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg - 7.1 

Current Total Pledges $1,377,469 
Current Total Backers 10279 
Previous Hour Total Pledges $1,372,303 
Previous Hour Total Backers 10268

 

Numbers Based on 2000-2100 Reaper time today: 

Total Gain Today - $67,851 
Total Gain 24 Hours $75,163 
Total to Next Goal - $20,378 
New Backers This Hour - 8 
Gain in last Hour - $2,153 
Current Average Pledge - $134.01 
Average Hourly Backers Today - 8.1 
Average Hourly Backers 24 Hours - 8.2 
Average Hourly Pledges Today - $3,231 
Average Hourly Pledges 24 Hours - $3,132 
Hours to next goal based on gains this hour - 9.5 
Hours to next goal based on 24h Avg - 6.5 

Current Total Pledges $1,379,622 
Current Total Backers 10287 
Previous Hour Total Pledges $1,377,469 
Previous Hour Total Backers 10279

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I have no interest in mythos stuff, so that's a handy money saving for me. But I have a couple of friends who are very into Mythos stuff, so hopefully I can dangle that as a gateway drug carrot to get them into the Kickstarter,

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I have no interest in mythos stuff, so that's a handy money saving for me. But I have a couple of friends who are very into Mythos stuff, so hopefully I can dangle that as a gateway drug carrot to get them into the Kickstarter,

Do eeeeet!

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I have no interest in mythos stuff, so that's a handy money saving for me. But I have a couple of friends who are very into Mythos stuff, so hopefully I can dangle that as a gateway drug carrot to get them into the Kickstarter,

 

Don't dangle carrots.  Try snicker bars instead!

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Is it me or does anyone else find this Saturday progress amazing?  Can't want to see the rest of that expansion ...  and further expansions as well.

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Same here: no interest in mythos stuff, but I'm glad it's all collected in one skippable expansion, and super glad it appeals to so many people! Today is hoppin' along.

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Is it me or does anyone else find this Saturday progress amazing?  Can't want to see the rest of that expansion ...  and further expansions as well.

It's really shocking.  These big ticket items coming in rapid succession are having a great effect.  And the fact that it's a weekend may mean that the mythos stuff gets another boost on Monday when people are "working" - this might be a lessened effect from the weekend with the rest of the boost yet to come.

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Same here: no interest in mythos stuff, but I'm glad it's all collected in one skippable expansion, and super glad it appeals to so many people! Today is hoppin' along.

 

Great point, and it can go both ways. People who mostly want modern and mythos just hit the jackpot.

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Nice to see so much unlocked today. I was out of town most of the day.

 

While I'm not much into C mythos stuff the mini look great. Probably will hold out for retail on em thou. I will get Shallbubbah (yesI spelled that wrong) as I saw that in person & I really thought it was great mini. Definitely will get the new dragon.

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Story:

 

 

I wrote out the opening to the Story for the maps. 

This story Ends at precisely the moment the first KS map begins.

 

It's awful, being that I am not a great writer, but I had fun and I hope you do too.

 

 

THE SEARCH FOR MR. BONES

It had been a long night. As the sun began to rise to the east, across the Forlorn Mountains at the edge of the world, Mrs. Bones locked the front door to the manor and hung her golden sword over the mantle. Mr. Bones propped his scythe against the wall and kicked off his boots. The graveyard was silent now, and the ferry service was closed for the day. After sunset the spirits would need to be quieted again and Mrs. Bones would go on patrol, and Mr. Bones would go to work for Mr. Charon but for now, they could rest in each other’s arms.

 

Mr. Bones pulled the curtain closed just as the first rays of the morning sun hit the opposite wall, and he crawled into bed beside his beloved Ulna. Dim, warm light from the gaps in the drapes filled the room as they drifted off to sleep, cold beneath their scarlet covers. The lights in their eyes dimmed, and the only sounds to be heard were the occasional rattle of their gentle breathing. Hours passed.

 

A dark shadow passed over the bed, blotting out all light. A great din erupted as the great window shattered, the glass ripping the heavy scarlet damask curtains into tatters. Shards of glass and crimson cloth filled the air and the shadow covered the bed in darkness that was palpable, not just blocking the light but absorbing it. Ulna jumped up, searching the chaos to find her husband, but she could see nothing in the blackness, feeling only the glass against her cheekbones and something soft drifting through the air.

 

The shadow receded and as light returned Ulna tried to make sense of the scene. Glass was everywhere, mixed with bright red streaks, and tufts of fluff floated through the air. The sun bathed the room in intense hot light, overwhelming her. The bed was ripped asunder. Giant rends streaked through the black-swan-down filled mattress, black streaks through rivers of crimson.

 

What she could not see was her dear Vomer. Her eyes flared red as she reached into her bed stand to grab a strength potion. Taking a quick second to grab her cloak to protect her from the hateful sun and a small pack, she ran down the hall to follow the trail of the thing that stole her husband. She knew she’d need her weapons, so she couldn’t leap foolishly out the window after them. She ran down the hall, emerging into a disused chamber with empty bookshelves and discarded bones - they’d always wanted to make a child, but their careers kept them both pretty busy.

 

An armored warrior burst through the doorway, brandishing a laughably small knife. For over two centuries Ulna had patrolled the cemetery at World’s Edge, this human warrior was no match. Ulna stopped, adjusted her cloak, and waved the soldier on. He paused briefly, not expecting his target to be so calm, but seeing she was unarmed, he grew emboldened. He lunged towards her, thrusting his dagger towards her grinning face. She extended her left leg, sweeping his ankle out from under him. As he hit the ground, she dropped, planting her knee across the back of his neck. She reached out and twisted the knife from his hand, flipped it across her palm, and thrust it into his back.

 

He did not scream or twitch. His head twisted around, and as he spoke his lips and eyes turned black. “You’ll never defeat us all. You will fall before us, and your power will be ours. Vomer Bones is already lost. You have already lost.†The words dissolved into unintelligible burbles and bubbles as the soldier dissolved into a gooey pool of black. That was no human, but whatever it was was the same dark shadow-stuff that had invaded their room and stolen her husband.

 

Standing, Mrs. Bones held the new dagger before her, straightened her shirt, and blew her bangs out of her eyes. The soldier could not have been more wrong. She would not lose...

 

Maps 1-10

 

 

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We got jumped and lost a life! At least Bonehenge gave us a diamond.

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Maps 11-20

 

 

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Mrs. Bones got all ogre smash and started kicking corpses all over the place!

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New map! Outdoors & line of sight. Looks like we get an extra life at 1 million plus a helmet instead of a hat.

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... and outside!

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More townsfolk!

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More weapons!

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We've used a red potion, but have picked up a blue one.

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Horned Platypus is a cannon!

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Oni revealed

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We got access to the cannon and the thespian and temple dragon! :bday:  Not only that, but now we can see upcoming naga.

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Wooo, we got the Oni with a big... jug!

And now onto it of many tentacles and the naga.

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Even if nothing else shows up I want . . . I may get Expansion 2 just for the cultists and altar. Sell the rest. :unsure:

 

 

 

Or just keep the rest, because it probably will be awesome, too, if not my exact cup o' tea.

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Are all the cultists in expansion 2 female?  The dark spawn and altar are nice, but the expansion feels a bit light starting off compared to expansion 1. I am sure it will end up well worth it, but seems like there was a lot more in the first part of expansion 1.

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Cthulhu Wars pulled in $1.4M and the next-highest funded Cthulhu project was 7th edition Call of Cthulhu at $1/2M. So there's a lot of money in it -- yet I can't think of any company which makes a line plastic figures for the Mythos, outside of boardgame miniatures. (RAFM has metal miniatures, and Fenris has resin.) Fantasy Flight Games even had a prepainted miniatures line of Cthulhu figures whose total cost was maybe $1000 for a boardgame and expansions costing $350. I've managed to post on two additional Cthulhu forums thanks to this expansion and Shubby.

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