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I just saw this listed under the GOO add on list. Now you have my curiosity piqued Sandy and Co.!!
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That may be an option to buy any of the GOO in a Collector Edition grey.
 
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fantomcore wrote:
That may be an option to buy any of the GOO in a Collector Edition grey.


That would be very lame
 
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The way I'm reading it it sounds more like Sandy & co are going to make up their own GOO to add to the mythos. Hey, lots of other authors have done it, why can't he? He HAS written a lot about the mythos over the years, it's not like some outsider just up and decided to make up his own GOO.
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dboeren wrote:
The way I'm reading it it sounds more like Sandy & co are going to make up their own GOO to add to the mythos. Hey, lots of other authors have done it, why can't he? He HAS written a lot about the mythos over the years, it's not like some outsider just up and decided to make up his own GOO.


That would be awesome
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Directly from Update 67

Second, we twisted Sandy's arm and have gotten him to add a new great old one which "will affect gameplay in a profound and effective manner unlike any other great old one." This Great Old One will be available as a FREE add-on for people who have pledged at the "Book of Eibon" or "De Vermiis Mysteriis" level. In addition, it can be bought separately as a Great Old One add-on, more details to come when it is unlocked!

Looks like it unlocks at 1.26 milion
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Sad that it's only included for the even bigger spenders though.
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Its clearly a stretch goal aimed on getting the average pledge level up.
 
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Valandor wrote:
Its clearly a stretch goal aimed on getting the average pledge level up.


Definitely, and I'm glad to see it.
 
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kirkbauer wrote:
Valandor wrote:
Its clearly a stretch goal aimed on getting the average pledge level up.


Definitely, and I'm glad to see it.


Indeed! Their set of stretch goals before this wasn't targeting the entirety of their audience, this one does -- it is a good move.
 
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Because of this freebie, backers of EBs are leaving for the super-bundles, making the EB slots available. Open the Pledge Manager and keep hitting F5! I got a CEB1 a few nights ago because the super-bundle pledges were (almost) as good as the Father's Day Specials and better than Cultist!
 
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...how 'original' are we talking here?
 
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Calling it now: new Great Old One is going to be Xahndai Phehtersenn with the ability to ensnare cultists in his Tendrils of Kykh-zht'rtr, draining their power and using it to feed his abominable creations.
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I have it on good authority (as in, this was my idea!) that Sandy would invent an entirely new GOO just for CW as a special surprise.

Honestly, at first he didn't spring to the idea as many many of the GOOs are entities originally mentioned like in one paragraph, with little explanation about them and their cult, and so over the years he fleshed them out. So, he feels like he's already made lots of GOOs, just not their names.

But, I think I have convinced him. This will be a new GOO as is the tradition for authors adding to the Cthulhu mythos - the rule is that they must add a GOO to the collection...
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Arthur, serious question. How awesome is it being Sandy's kid? Haha. I'm glad you twisted his arm. When will details of this monstrosity find light?
 
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Here's what it's really like being Sandy's son:

In middle school I had a t-shirt that had the Doom VG logo in the front and "my Dad wrote it" on the back. No one believed me. wow

But seriously, I have gotten to go to conventions for free many times which is awesome, and seen him do new CoC scenarios which are always innovative and awesome. It's great
 
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a little disappointed was hoping it would be eihort
 
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The Kickstarter mentions that this new GOO will change the game more significantly than any other bonus GOO. Any further details on this? Thanks!

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I have it on good authority (as in, this was my idea!) that Sandy would invent an entirely new GOO just for CW as a special surprise.

Honestly, at first he didn't spring to the idea as many many of the GOOs are entities originally mentioned like in one paragraph, with little explanation about them and their cult, and so over the years he fleshed them out. So, he feels like he's already made lots of GOOs, just not their names.

But, I think I have convinced him. This will be a new GOO as is the tradition for authors adding to the Cthulhu mythos - the rule is that they must add a GOO to the collection...
 
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I'll give it to you straight. I have already designed the new Great Old One. He has all his stats ready to go. Has he been playtested? No.

He has not been tried out in the slightest, so I'm not ready to share any of it. He does change the game more than any other great old one.

Oh yeah, one more tidbit I guess. At this time, the awakening cost for this G.O.O. is zero.
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Don't worry Sandy, we trust your design decisions. Excited to see what you come up with. Is the name divulgable perhaps?
 
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Zahnn-Deie P'etterzn - the controlling player has 3 turns to raise 40 points of power. If unsuccessful, that player is set right back at square one (power, monsters and cultist return to their starting state). If successful, all cultists become the property of that player until the GOO is destroyed. In order to help the player acquire this substantial sum of power, once per round during the 3 turns the controller may perform the GOO's special ability, "Eldritch Pledge": enticing the minds of cultists to donate any amount of power (of their controllers' choosing) in exchange for otherworldly promises. But if Zahn-Deie's controller overshoots by the beginning of the fourth round, the "Over-Stretched" ability kicks in: for every point of power over 40, Zahn-Deie's controller must relinquish a doom point to each of the other players.
 
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Sandy Petersen wrote:
I'll give it to you straight. I have already designed the new Great Old One. He has all his stats ready to go. Has he been playtested? No.

He has not been tried out in the slightest, so I'm not ready to share any of it. He does change the game more than any other great old one.

Oh yeah, one more tidbit I guess. At this time, the awakening cost for this G.O.O. is zero.


As long as this is a serious (not silly, pun-ney, or cute) GOO, I'll "blind-buy" up my pledge $20 for it.goo
 
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Springheeledjack wrote:
Sandy Petersen wrote:
I'll give it to you straight. I have already designed the new Great Old One. He has all his stats ready to go. Has he been playtested? No.

He has not been tried out in the slightest, so I'm not ready to share any of it. He does change the game more than any other great old one.

Oh yeah, one more tidbit I guess. At this time, the awakening cost for this G.O.O. is zero.


As long as this is a serious (not silly, pun-ney, or cute) GOO, I'll "blind-buy" up my pledge $20 for it.goo


Sandy or Arthur, if the stars are not right and we do not unlock the free Original GOO, will we still be able to purchase it like any other add-on GOO for $20? I'll gladly pay rather than miss out entirely if we don't unlock.
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