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One of the classic campaigns for Call of Cthulhu, from Chaosium, is up for funding on Kickstarter as a fully revised and modern edition. Horror on the Orient Express is one of those hard to find CofC titles that carries a pretty hefty price on the secondary market so it’s nice to see the company looking to make it available once again.

The project is fully funded but there’s still time to make sure you get your hands on a copy! The game plan is to have the boxed set available at the next Gen Con in August of 2013.

From Chaosium:

We are excited to announce a Kickstarter campaign for the reprint of Horror on the Orient Express. With your support we will (hopefully) raise the money required to re-imagine the iconic boxed set, originally published in 1991.

The reprint of Horror on the Orient Express has been a hot topic in gaming forums, and has been eagerly awaited by many fans of Call of Cthulhu. We are planning to release a full boxed set, complete with campaign books, passenger passport handouts, stickers, a poster, and more. The more money we raise, the more fun goodies we will can include.

And, of course, we want to offer you fun goodies for your support. Perks include Orient Express tote bags, Chaosium ephemera, even a tour of Chaosium headquarters!

The Definitive Edition

This reprint will contain all of the content of the original campaign, plus an expanded roster of NPCs, and a new afterward by the original authors. Booklets will have improved cardstock covers, will feature additional art, and the handouts will be expanded to include a matchbox, similar to the one included in our very first boxed campaign Masks of Nyarlathotep in 1984.

We hope to include additional materials as stretch goals, including an Orient Express menu and coasters.

Premise of the Campaign

A puzzling headline begins a front-page article found in the Times of London. Three men, all identified as the same man, were found in the same room of the Chelsea Arms. All were killed in the same manner — stabbed through the heart.

Then the home of a valued friend burns to the ground, severely burning him in the process. An odd summons, a surreptitious meeting, and a thousand-mile journey begins on the legendary rail service carrying the investigators to the Gateway of the Orient.

Horror on the Orient Express contains a massive adventure for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Beginning in 1920s London, the investigators journey to Paris and then to the ancient city of Constantinople.The campaign is made up of four legs of the journey, each contained in its own book: Through the Alps, Italy and Eastern Europe, Constantinople & Return, and Strangers On The Train. Take part in this epic adventure either as gamemaster or as an investigator, either way you are in for a harrowing and exciting adventure!

The reprint has been long-awaited by both the folks here at Chaosium as well as by our loyal fans. We are happy to announce this Kickstarter campaign for the reprinted boxed set of Horror on the Orient Express!

We will be releasing a re-imagined Horror on the Orient Express boxed set. This project will have new art, revamped maps, and fun goodies to aid in the roleplaying experience.

Horror on the Orient Express has been reprinted in Italian by Stratelibri and in German by Pegasus Press.. The German and Italian versions provide an excellent model for our reprint.

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