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The Cthulhu Wars Wiki has 124 articles since March 2015!
This wiki seeks to be a collaborative collection of Cthulhu Wars strategies from various players, exploring the depth and richness of gameplay Cthulhu Wars has to offer.
Feel free to comment with your preferred strategies and thoughts on existing wiki information. Open discussion and constructive criticism of the information in this wiki is highly recommended and beneficial to the community as a whole!

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The Pledge Masters for open campaigns are set to lock throughout November, so please finalize your purchases now!
Next closure: CATaclysm and Final Onslaught on November 25


Due to issues with the shipping calculator, there may be issues with your pledge receipt, so please check your pledge for any issues -- this mostly affects Final Onslaught and Return to Planet Apocalypse, but there are reports that bugs have been showing up on other pledges as well. Simultaneously, the support ticket system is currently glitched and preventing normal submissions. Please see here for instructions on how to get a ticket submitted.

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Planet Apocalypse
Planet Apocalypse is a co-op game developed by Petersen Games. Several of its units have received crossovers into Cthulhu Wars, including eight of its Investigators (via CW Onslaught 3 Stretch Goal Box), its Cacodemon enemy (as an Onslaught Three free reward and webstore purchase), its Cthulhu: The Harbinger enemy (as a separate Kickstarter and webstore purchase), and its other enemy units (as a free crossover rules pdf). (read more)
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CW News

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Cthulhu Wars: CATaclysm/Final Onslaught
Update #79/#96 (December 2, 2020): A miniature campaign was run for the German components for Cthulhu Wars. Black Goat has received a major rebalance to its unique ability and a spellbook requirement, which will be represented on the faction card included in the Ultimate Errata Pack. In order to allow for orders of this new faction card, the Pledge Master will be locked December 4.
Also, remember that The Invasion (no minis) expansion, as well as associated bling, will ship with Final Onslaught, while the full Faction box will ship with Return to Planet Apocalypse. This includes the VF and DE translations.
Errors in the shipping calculator may have affected your pledge, even if it was already paid and closed out. Please check your pledge receipt for any errors. Due to the difficulties with the shipping calculator, the pledge manager closure was postponed until November 25.

Hastur Rising
Update #32 (December 2, 2020): The Pledge Master closure will be postponed to late December or early January.
Also, remember that due to the load from Final Onslaught, Hastur Rising is unlikely to be shipped until April 2021. Errors in the shipping calculator may have affected your pledge, even if it was already paid and closed out. Please check your pledge receipt for any errors. Also, the Pledge Master will be locked before the end of November.

Return to Planet Apocalypse
Update #44 (December 6, 2020): Please be patient if you submitted a ticket regarding language version of Lord Filudo, as Customer Support is addressing programming errors related to this issue. In addition, the German VAT will represent the 19% figure active when the parts will be shipped next year, not the current 16%. Adjustments are being made to represent the reduced VAT for books, so if you have selected these items, please do not check out yet until the adjustment is made. In the mean time, take a look at the finalized Gryllus Liege, Fiend Overseer, and Cacodemon Predator sculpts, and the 5E pdf if you had purchased that add-on. Finally, as part of the 12 days of Cthulhu event, PG has published Lord Krampus as a free download, with a promise to release a miniature if the game is successful enough to warrant a third Onslaught.
Please remember that the Pledge Master is back up! Please note that if you completed your order when the Pledge Master was up previously, it will need to be finalized again.

Glorantha: The Gods War
Update #46 (November 18, 2020): Errors in the shipping calculator may have affected your pledge, even if it was already paid and closed out. Please check your pledge receipt for any errors.

Eternal Adversary
Update #74 (December 2, 2020): The Pledge Manager will be locked in late December or early January.
Please remember that due to the load from Final Onslaught, Eternal Adversary is set to be shipped March 2021. The Dawn of Madness expansion may have to ship separately. Also, manufacturing images will be provided soon.

Cthulhu: The Harbinger (FULFILLED)
July 23, 2020: If you've previously purchased the Harbinger Cthulhu figure sans rules, there is a limited stock of rules and art prints for sale now at PG!

Cthulhu Wars: Onslaught Three (FULFILLED)
Update #197 (November 30, 2020): Reprints for the corrected DE translations will be included with the production run for Final Onslaught, so they are expected to ship March 2021. A miniature campaign was run for German backers to add-on any other content they desired.

Cthulhu Mythos for 5E (FULFILLED)
(Ghoul Island - Yig Snake Granddaddy - Dark Worlds - The Big Sleep - Have You Found It)
Update #55 (November 6, 2020): Ghoul Island: the Novel has shipped. Shipping will be free for Saga subscriptions. Also, please take a look at previews for the upcoming books!

Planet Apocalypse (FULFILLED)
Update #178 (December 6, 2020): The eight heroes needing corrected based have been completed. If your address has changed since the original shipment, please correct it in the Pledge Manager, which has been unlocked for this purpose. Finally, as part of the 12 days of Cthulhu event, PG has published Lord Krampus as a free download, with a promise to release a miniature if the game is successful enough to warrant a third Onslaught.

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Dinosaur 1944 - Hyperspace - Startropolis

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