License cancelled for Masks of Nyarlathotep Prop Set Kickstarter

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 11th Oct 2016

Chaosium has cancelled the license for the Masks of Nyarlathotep Prop Set for the Call of Cthulhu RPG

This Kickstarter concluded on December 15, 2014 and successfully raised $74,033 with 507 backers.

Unfortunately, the creator Ben Patey failed to fulfill the Kickstarter. Nor has he paid the royalties owed to Chaosium, or responded to our messages for more than a year. Backers have expressed similar frustration.

While we appreciate (and have experienced ourselves) the challenges of fulfilling Kickstarters, it is the obligation of the creator to make every possible effort to fulfil their project, and maintain communications channels.  

Consequently, under the terms of the contract, we have advised Ben Patey that his license has been terminated. Permission to use our trademark, logos and all related intellectual property has been withdrawn.