Masks Pre-Orders now Available!
We think we have solved the numerous puzzles of packing and shipping, and are now taking pre-orders for all of the various editions of "Masks of Nyarlathotep"! Many people have already ordered and received the MON Gamer Prop Sets, and so far people seem to be pretty happy with it. The props and handouts contained in the GPS are designed specifically for people who are going to play Chaosium's classic adventure. We are still working on production of the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre episode itself, and once it's done we will begin shipping it in all three editions.
All episodes of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre come with prop documents, and in the past we have been limited to the number we could pack into a standard jewel case: usually four. Since "Masks of Nyarlathotep" is six times bigger than a typical episode, and since it won't be packaged in a standard jewel case, we are including 20 prop documents with the STANDARD EDITION. We are now also taking pre-orders for the DELUXE EDITION, which includes the show plus more than 80 props, all packed into a vintage case file. This Deluxe Edition contains a number of props that are in the Gamer Prop Set which has already been shipping. Since the show is an adaptation of the game, there is of course some crossover in the props. But there are things that happen in the game that do not happen in the show — and events and characters in the show that do not appear in the game — so the Deluxe Edition omits some of the GPS props and instead includes more than 20 props that are not part of the GPS. We are also taking pre-orders for the SUPER DELUXE LIMITED EDITION. This will include everything in the Deluxe Edition, plus seven elaborate artifacts handmade and presented in painstaking detail. Images are in the slide show above. The Super Deluxe Edition is limited to 99 copies, and each will be numbered.
We are very happy to be working with our esteemed colleagues at Type40 in Australia on this prop collection. Allan Carey and his team have created some amazing artifacts out of solid metal: the Golden Mirror from Peru and the Crook and Flail of the Brotherhood of the Black Pharaoh. For those who pre-order the Super Deluxe Edition, we will also be including a copy of Type40's leather-bound Carlyle Campaign Journal, which itself features a bonus prop or two!
We are also very happy that Laura Brody, the costume designer who worked on both of our film productions, is making the lovely ceremonial robes from the Brotherhood of the Black Pharaoh. The simple cassock which forms the bottom layer is a commercial product, but the elaborate phelonion/mantle and the headdress are hand-made by Laura.
We are also pleased to work again with Jason Hendricks, who sculpted the statue of the Bloated Woman and the Token of Bast's Regards.
We know that there are some people who want to get their hands on every possible prop we've made for "Masks". Because the Gamer Prop Set and the Dark Adventure episode feature some of the same props and some that are different, it can be complicated and confusing. The only absolutely foolproof way to get everything is to get both a Gamer Prop Set and the Super Deluxe Edition of the show. Realizing that's rather expensive, we are offering a special GAMER ADD-ON prop set for people who are fans of both Dark Adventure and the role-playing game. If you purchase a Deluxe edition of the show and the Gamer Add-On, you'll get all the prop documents from both the show and the game (with the exception of the Chinese Scroll, which is included only with the full GPS). You'll have duplicate copies of about 40 items, but we hope you'll agree that's not necessarily a bad thing!