Sandy Petersen (author of the original Call of Cthulhu role-playing game) made a triumphant return to tabletop games publishing (after a quarter century in “the digital wilderness”) with Cthulhu Wars, a stratgegy/horror board game based on Lovecraft’s classic Cthulhu Mythos. As with many of his personal creative endeavours these days, Sandy developed a highly successful campaign on Kickstarter to fund the production of Cthulhu Wars.
The Kickstarter campaign literally took this tabletop game over the top. Over US$1,400,000 was raised achieving over 3,500% of the initial target. This success allowed the creation of more figures (60), map expansions and additional scenario options.
About Sandy Peterson
Sandy Petersen is a expert game designer, whose body of work includes Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Age of Empires, and Cthulhu Wars. Sandy is also a teacher at SMU’s Guildhall program. Petersen was the Executive Producer for the movie The Whisperer in Darkness (2011) which was nominated for awards at the Chicago and Warsaw International Film Festivals. It was produced by H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society Motion Pictures in the style of a 1930’s black and white horror movie. These days, Sandy works on Cthulhu Wars.