How would you like the chance to win The Cthulhu Artifact (pictured at the end of this post)?
As you all know, Miskatonic River Press is doing a Kickstarter to fund the creation of a role-playing game based on Punktown. They are offering some neat swag, but I want to throw an extra incentive out there:
If you pledge at least $5 to the Punktown RPG Kickstarter, I will enter you into a random drawing to win The Cthulhu Artifact.
To be entered into the random drawing, all you have to do is:
- Visit the Punktown RPG Kickstarter and pledge at least 5 dollars (click here).
- Forward your pledge confirmation (the email you receive from Kickstarter after you pledge) to me. You can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kickstarter ends one week from tomorrow: Wednesday Dec 19, 4:15pm CST. On Thursday, December 20, I will randomly choose a winner.
This is a Kickstarter I’m very excited about, and it deserves to be funded. And a RPG based on Punktown would just be awesome!
By the way… If you haven’t yet read Punktown, you’re missing out. From Amazon:
In “The Reflections of Ghosts,” an artist clones himself to make art for sadistic patrons, until he finds himself trapped in the ultimate self-absorption. The shadows of Poe and Lovecraft lie subtly over “The Palace of Nothingness,” a mysterious, abandoned factory that may not be empty after all. And a chip-implanted detective who can forget nothing must examine mass-murder scenes in “The Library of Sorrows.”
Like Ray Bradbury, Jeffrey Thomas writes dark science fiction at the border of horror, and like Bradbury’s collection, The Martian Chronicles, Thomas’s Punktown uses a shared setting to tell very different stories of very different characters, both human and alien. The Martian Chronicles follows the rise and fall of the human colonization of Mars, while Punktown‘s nine stories (seven previously unpublished) follow a more subtle arc, examining the course of human development, from destructive youth through the dangers of parenthood and career to late adulthood, when losses and the weight of memories bring their own horrors. As The Martian Chronicles uses the future to consider mid-American, midcentury concerns, Punktown uses the future to reflect a fin-de-siècle present shaped by brutally rapid change, by rampant abuse, by the dehumanizing acts of governments and corporations, and by serial-killer epidemics and schoolroom massacres.
The Cthulhu Artifact was created by the talented Jason McKittrick. Browse more of his creations at his website, Cryptocurium.com.
We talked about Punktown and the RPG in Sunday’s Lovecraft eZine Video Chat. Watch it below!