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Cubicle 7 licenses Call of Cthulhu, adds to momentum

July 16th, 2009: Allan Sugarbaker says...
Cubicle 7 licenses Call of Cthulhu, adds to momentum

Cubicles must be much larger these days than what I remember, because Cubicle 7 has a ton of upcoming products under its banner. The UK based company just announced that Chaosium granted Cubicle 7 licenses to publish Call of Cthulhu and Basic Roleplaying products. The company has already made plans to unleash Cthulhu Britannica, an adventure compliation due in August, and Cthulhu Britannica: Folklore in November. As for Basic Roleplaying, Cubicle 7 merely states it’s “being used to develop a brand new game based upon the works of a popular award-winning author” to be announced in the months ahead. This new arrangement adds momentum to Cubicle 7’s current pace, which includes recent partnerships with Postmortem Studios (100 Series PDFs), Boxninja (3:16 – Carnage Amongst The Stars), Adamant Entertainment, and John Wick. Through these partnerships, Cubicle 7 will release each company’s products to a wider audience, and publish Boxninja’s follow-up RPG, Carnage Amongst the Tribes, this November (among many other products – check the individual links for each company’s arrangement). And let’s not forget the Doctor Who RPG, due this October. In all, Cubicle 7 is definitely a busy company, and one to keep tabs on.

Cubicle 7 press release follows:

Cubicle 7 Entertainment Granted Call of Cthulhu and Basic Roleplaying License

Cubicle 7 Entertainment is pleased to announce that we have signed two licenses with Chaosium Inc in regards to their CALL OF CTHULHU and BASIC ROLEPLAYING game lines.

The first license covers the creation and publication of CALL OF CTHULHU adventures and supplements. The first of these is CTHULHU BRITANNICA which is released in August. This new collection of horror scenarios features five tales of horror and the weird, set within the green and pleasant land of England. Each scenario focuses upon a different time period, from the streets of Victorian London to the far future when End is almost nigh. Although each scenario can be played as part of an existing campaign, they also come with a set of pre-generated player characters, allowing all to be played and run with the minimum of effort. Our CTHULHU BRITANNICA series then continues with FOLKLORE in November. This sourcebook gives life to strange tales and strange places where myth meets mythos in Britain’s darkest corners.

Cubicle 7 have also signed a license for the BASIC ROLEPLAYING system which is being used to develop a brand new game based upon the works of a popular award-winning author which we will announcing later in the year.

“We’re delighted to be publishing material for Call of Cthulhu. One of our long-held ambitions is to contribute to this fantastic game,” said Dominic McDowall-Thomas of Cubicle 7. “We’re also very excited to be able to use the Basic Roleplaying system for our upcoming unannounced licensed game – it’s a perfect fit.”

“We’ve known Angus Abranson for well over a decade and long desired to work together with him on something. Now he’s teamed up with Dominic, and formed Cubicle 7 Entertainment, it gives Chaosium great pleasure to award them licenses to publish supplements for Call of Cthulhu as well as BRP books. We’re looking forward to a long and successful relationship and many swell Chaosium licensed books to come!” added Dustin Wright of Chaosium.

About Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd

Founded in 2006 Cubicle 7 Entertainment was set up by Angus Abranson and Dominic McDowall-Thomas, two gaming entrepreneurs who wanted to create a games publisher fostering some truly iconic brands. Since then the company has published role playing games from a growing list of properties including Victoriana, SLA Industries, Starblazer Adventures (based on DC Thomson’s 80’s Starblazer comic series), 7th Circle’s Chinese fantasy Qin and is releasing Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, under licensed from the BBC, in October . In June 2009 Cubicle 7 announced it had joined the Rebellion Group. You can find out more at www.cubicle7.co.uk.

Chaosium Inc. is a California based publishing company best know for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game which utilizes the Basic Roleplaying System. You can find out more at www.chaosium.com.

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