At the beginning of setup, all players draw map tiles and place them in real time following to a few simple rules (doors must connect to doors, for instance) to generate the map of the University. Then the group selects which Scenario to play, the players each pick a Character, and a Role Card is
These portraits are unfinished – they’re here to give you an idea of what the characters will look like, the style, et cetera. The monster art and the sample room tiles are finished, so that will give you more of an idea of what the final version will look like. Thank you for checking this out!
Here are a small portion of the room tiles. The final version has 49 room tiles, four more than Betrayal at House on the Hill.
Cultists of Cthulhu: Miskatonic University is coming along smashingly. It’s going to be quite a struggle to get the game ready for Kickstarter by April, but if we can maintain this pace it’ll be golden by then. In addition to the refinement of various mechanics, math, and other crunchy bits, there have been two major
Professor Pugnacious, already sent to the backers and available for preorder will be in retail stores in March. Cultists of Cthulhu: Miskatonic University is on track to have its kickstarter launched in April. Save the Singularity is pretty much done being designed, so we’ll be able to launch the kickstarter for it soon after Cultists. Same
I just ran my very first LARP: Murder at Highgarden, a murder mystery dinnear theatre, written for the occasion by one Jacqueline Bryk. Highgarden is the name of the mansion sharehouse I live in in Brooklyn, and Jax is someone you may know of if you are involved in the LARP scene in this corner
Here are a few alternate rules that I think make for interesting variations on Professor Pugnacious, but that after playtesting we ultimately decided not to use. They make for fun changes, though, if you want to mix up your game. Persistent Failure: Failure tokens, instead of going away at the end of the turn, remain until
This time I stuck to my resolve and didn’t send out an update until I knew that it was accurate. Games are in the mail! Some of you have already gotten them. Your copy ofProfessor Pugnacious is winging its way towards you at this very minute! In this update I’ll address a bit of the technical
Betrayal at House on the Hill and Mansions of Madness are two of my favorite games, especially Betrayal. They do a great job of getting you into character, making you feel like you’re really in the moment. They just ooze theme. They were a big inspiration for Cultists of Cthulhu: Miskatonic University, but I want to