After three years of public beta and extensive playtesting, the final edition of Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten is finally ready to be unleashed upon the world. Based on the same mechanics as Strange Aeons, this standalone game of inter-cult strife is now available as a 110-page PDF rulebook from our online store.
Each player in VUK recruits their own nefarious cult to seek the favour of the darkest of masters. As you attempt to rise to power and glory, you’ll do battle with other cults along the way, accumulating all variety of eldritch resources and new allies to aid you. A typical cult will contain 6-10 models, so while a little larger than Strange Aeons, this remains a skirmish game at heart and can be easily played in a spare hour on your kitchen table.
If you previously played the public beta edition of Kulten, you’ll find a wealth of new content in this final release. Along with revisions to the core content, there’s an additional cult (the foul Dunwich Folk), Territories to offer considerable variety to your post-game experience, random events, Threshold interventions, and last but not least a fresh (and very stylish) look with a wealth of brand new artwork.
Cult of the Black Goat members should note that this final edition is virtually identical to the version you received as part of your cult package, save the addition of some new artwork, a colour cover, and minor tweaks to some of the text (including a reward change for “The Chained Coffin”). We’ll be sending out this new edition to you free of charge shortly, and the document will also be included with all new cult memberships. If you’re not a cult member and looking to buy the book, consider purchasing a lifetime membership instead: along with the Kulten PDF, you’ll receive a spiffy t-shirt, newsletters with experimental rules and previews, and free miniatures!
Today also marks the release of the first two Favour Scenarios for Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten. We’ll aim to put at least one of these out every 6-8 weeks for the foreseeable future. For now, take a gander at The Boneyard and Rough Magik. You can also download these documents (and a brand new Cult Log Sheet) from the Resources page.
A final note: we’ve already received several questions about a printed edition of Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten. At the present time, we have no plans to do a conventional print run – barring exceptional demand, this will remain a PDF-only product. We can only have so many books in print at a time, and after much deliberation have elected to keep our resources freed up for other projects in the pipeline.