The Goblin Has Risen

Readers of Cthulhu Reborn will likely recall the interview we published a couple of months ago with Oscar Rios, incredibly talent (and prolific) writer of creepy Lovecraftian scenarios.

In the intervening time, Oscar has been busy. He has founded his own publishing company, Golden Goblin Press, and launched a Kickstarter for their product Island of Ignorance (The Third Cthulhu Companion).

This looks like it will be a superb book … and one that carries on a time-honoured tradition dating back to the earliest days of Call of Cthulhu. One of the very first supplements published for the game was The Cthulhu Companion (1983), followed up a couple of years later with Fragments of Fear: The Second Cthulhu Companion (1985). Both these books were inspiring grab-bags combining lots of source material, a few scenarios and the occasional helpful essay on the Cthulhu Mythos. The Golden Goblin book follows very much in this tradition offering four detailed articles, three scenarios and a raft of pre-generated Call of Cthulhu Investigator characters. The third companion even has an alliterative title that harks back to its predecessor.

Golden Goblin idol; a limited edition of 12 available via the Kickstarter

So … if you’re after a miscellany of material written by some of the best of the current batch of authors, I’d strongly suggest checking out this Kickstarter (which runs another month or so). Backers at higher levels also receive a mystery “bonus” scenario key features of which they themselves can vote into existence from a range of options. Interesting idea!


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