As we mentioned just before Christmas, one exciting project we’ve been pursuing is making a physical printed edition of Dateline: Lovecraft, our newspaper-themed resource for Investigative Lovecraftian horror games. Based on the overwhelming feedback from our earlier blog-poll, we have pushed forwards with the idea of making the Dateline: Lovecraft core physical product a combo pack with newspaper and guidebook. As shown back in December, we had a batch of the broadsheet newspaper printed for us — and now we also have copies of the guidebook in print.
Check out the pair together! (And no, we’re not planning on selling the Art Deco lamp as a companion-piece to the set 🙂 )
The 100-page guidebook reproduces most of the content from the Dateline: Lovecraft PDF but also includes the first two Dateline EXTRAs, Jo Kreil’s “Help Wanted” and Noah Lloyd’s “Smoke Green”. So that means that the book is complete with loads of helpful indices and ideas for using newspapers in your games AND a campaign frame AND three full scenarios!
We are still thinking about how we want to make the printed combo sets available for sale longer-term … but for now we have a box full of them that we can sell to our loyal blog readers. For now we are only going to be taking orders until the end of February, or until our first box of books and newspapers runs out. So if you want one, get in quick!
To express your interest in buying one of these combo sets, use the form below. For blog readers we are pricing the sets at USD25 plus the cost of our postage. When you fill out the form, we’ll get back to you with the final cost inclusive of postage — but we already know that international postage is going to sting a little. For shipments to the USA we’re expecting the shipping cost to be about USD 18; for shipments to the UK it will be about USD 20. Shipments to Australia will be a lot less, though.
We’re quite excited to be able to get print copies of our newspaper out for people to use in their games — to cut into ribbons, bamboozle players, or use as makeshift bedding for your hobo Investigator!