By John Houlihan
It’s been a while coming, but I’m delighted to finally be able announce a release date for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 with the news that pre-orders of the core books, dice, and accessories will start shipping from the Modiphius Website on September 28th, with all print customers receiving final digital PDF versions today.
So that’s just about six weeks to wait until you start getting those books in your hands, with retail editions expected to follow in October/November from your friendly local game store. US customers are most likely looking toward the end of November before we can get them freighted up and into distribution over there, but our new US store should be able to help with shipping deals if you order from there.
We have been working very hard to try and get the books out for their original planned summer release date, but sadly due to the vagaries of international logistics, shipping and Brexit at the moment, it’s been impossible to get them to you in that timeframe, but we hope one short month’s delay on the original release date won’t prove too onerous. The best gratification is often delayed!
To compensate, we’re also releasing final PDFs today to all pre-order customers for the Player’s Guide, Gamemaster’s Guide, and GM Screen & Toolkit which you will be able to download right now. An announcement on when standalone PDFs will be coming soon.
Since the Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 pre-order launched in March, we’ve released a regular roster of monthly missions including Operation Vanguard, Under the Gun, Seventh Inning Slaughter and Operation Falling Crystal, which have already received some very pleasing reviews.
We’ll be continuing to release these missions, at the rate of approximately one per month so you’ll have something to play for the rest of the year all the way up to Christmas. Talking of which, we’ve also got something very special lined up for a festive Achtung! Cthulhu release and let’s just say… well, you’d be loco to miss it.
I’m also pleased to confirm these single missions will be joined by at least two epic campaigns, Shadows of Atlantis and Forest of Fear in 2022.
Shadows of Atlantis, which has been completely remixed and revised by Achtung! Cthulhu veteran Bill Heron for this brand new 2d20 version, is a globe-spanning action adventure in seven episodes, designed to give players a rip-roaring thrill-a-minute ride.
Transporting agents from the bustling streets of Rome to the ancient pyramids of Egypt, to the snowy mountains of Tibet, with a time-travelling excursion to fabled Atlantis, you will race against time to prevent the pieces of a powerful ancient artefact falling into Nazi hands. With a wealth of new art and maps, it’s the perfect introduction to the setting for those new to Achtung! Cthulhu, or for seasoned veterans looking to start fresh characters at the dawn of the Secret War and will be appearing in early 2022. You can see its awesome new cover art revealed for the first time above.
But this is only really the start of the journey. Once the core books are finally out in the wild, we’ve got big plans for Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 for the rest of this year and beyond. My Section M handler has imposed a Top Secret “For Your Eyes” only stamp on these for now, but rest assured as soon as I can, I’ll be bringing you fresh word on some of the epic new campaigns, source books, adventures and supplements we have planned.
In the meantime, enjoy the final Player’s Guide, Gamemaster’s Guide and GM Toolkit and if you do, don’t hesitate to spread the word, we always welcome fresh recruits. The FREE Quickstart is also available to give new recruits a welcome flavour of how the final game shapes up.
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That’s it for now agents, raise a glass to celebrate and keep a stiff upper lip, more Achtung! Cthulhu goodness will be revealed… soon!