Chronicle City to Publish & Develop Punktown

By on 3 October 2013

The City gets ‘Punked!

Punktown is a setting book for the Call of Cthulhu and Basic Roleplaying systems. It explores a dark, haunting, cyberpunk city full of aliens, robots and mutants all set in the world of Jeffrey Thomas’ novel series.

With Punktown being the last project by Miskatonic River Press before they wind down operations MRP’s President, Tom Lynch, approached Chronicle City’s founder, Angus Abranson, about looking after the project.

“I was one of the backers of the Punktown Kickstarter and have been a fan of Miskatonic River Press for years. I’d offered any help from an early stage so Tom knew I was interested, which probably helped his decision.” – Angus Abranson.

The partnership also means that Punktown will live on beyond the core book as Chronicle City and author Jeffrey Thomas will be collaborating on developing future products to support, explore and grow the game. With the release of the core setting book (expected in February 2014) we will also be releasing a Gamemasters Screen and will be announcing further support material in both PDF and physical formats.

About Miskatonic River Press
Miskatonic River Press has produced such critically acclaimed gaming titles such as New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley, Our Ladies of Sorrow, and Tales of the Sleepless City. Punktown represents its foray into the dark future envisioned by its creator Jeffrey Thomas. MRP President, Tom Lynch, is thrilled to be working with Angus and Chronicle City to give Punktown game books a future beyond the core book.

About Chronicle City
Chronicle City is a British based games company set up by multi-award winning publisher Angus Abranson (ex-Cubicle 7 Entertainment; Leisure Games). Chronicle City works with a number of companies and designers, helping to publish and distribute their games. In addition they also develop and license settings to create their own roleplaying, card and board games.

For more information on the Punktown Roleplaying Setting, or to arrange interviews or previews of the game and the creators behind it, please contact Chronicle City on

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at

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