Another venerable RPG is finding new life through crowdfunding. Chaosium launched the Kickstarter for a 7th Edition of “Call of Cthulhu” earlier this week and raised their goal of $40,000 in less than a day. I spoke to Chaosium’s President Charlie Krank about the new edition of the horror RPG.

Many may recognize the name “Cthulhu” from popular entertainment, such as a multi-episode arc on “South Park” a few years ago or video games, but here are the basics for those who don’t know. In the 1920s and ’30s horror writer H.P. Lovecraft created a series of short stories and novellas about cosmic horrors and terrible monsters. Usually the protagonists that interact with these things, even if they survive, go insane. These creations were all part of the same world, referred to as the Lovercraft or Cthulhu Mythos. Other writers, friends of Lovecraft, began writing about this world as well. The Mythos has survived for generations as others have jumped into this bloody sandbox.

Chaosium has been publishing a “Call of Cthulhu” roleplaying game set in the Mythos since the 1981. As you can imagine, a game set in such a world of horror focuses on staying alive and staying sane more than slaying monsters to earn treasure. Every few years the game gets an update, the rules tweaked and better explained. And this new 7th edition, due by Halloween of this year, is no exception.

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