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  1. MetaArcade have launched the next chapter in the "Investigations in Lovecraft Country" series of linked adventures for CTHULHU CHRONICLES – an original scenario called The Good Professor. The Good Professor builds on everything you have experienced so far in Cthulhu Chronicles; tensions are rising, and your decision-making skills will be put to the test. Like all others, this scenario is available for 20 tickets, or you can play it for free using one of your trials. Available at the iOS App Store. Cthulhu Chronicles is currently available on iOS. MetaArcade have confirmed an Android version is their highest priority post-launch.
  2. It's official—CALL OF CTHULHU the video game will be released on October 30th. For PS4, Xbox-One and PC!
  3. Don't forget Encounter Roleplay is running a competition to give away a hardback copy of the RQ Bestiary - details here: https://gleam.io/mBO8q/runequest-bestiary-hardback-giveaway
  4. Now that the container ships delivering 13G are starting to arrive in ports, Rob and Jonathan took a short video to show off a few pages of their special air-shipped advance copy. View the video at the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/416625372/13th-age-in-glorantha/posts/2237618 [NB - the video cuts off mid-pageflip for one of two reasons: 1) The Puppeteer Troupe didn't want to be upstaged by discussion of the Humakt and the Sword of Life myth brought into the book by Pitch-a-Myth backer and contributing writer Reinier Dobbelmann, a myth that Jonathan turned into a playable heroquest that erupts over and over throughout a Humakti's career; OR 2) Because Rob had been too long-winded...]
  5. Runemasters is a new Chaosium sponsored GM collective, formed to bring Gaming in Glorantha back to the Continuum Convention in Leicester. Ten GMs will be running 16 Gloranthan games between opening and closing ceremony. Initially formed in response to the perceived lack of Gloranthan Gaming at the Continuum 2016 Convention, it is hoped, if successful, to expand the programme to other conventions. More details at the link: https://www.chaosium.com/blogrunemasters-gloranthan-gaming-at-continuum-this-weekend/
  6. Watch the recent the RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha Actual Play here! With Chaosium's Jason Durall in the GM's chair, Encounter Roleplay puts RQG's visceral and exciting combat system through its paces:https://www.twitch.tv/videos/285801554 …
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    RuneQuest Podcast

    A very enjoyable discussion, thanks Dirk!
  8. Three years ago Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen returned to Chaosium, bringing the team from Moon Design Publications on as co-owners and managers of the company. Since then it's been an amazing journey: putting the company back on its feet, getting out the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter, and relaunching our board games and fiction lines, and the new RuneQuest, while sorting out many, many problems and doing our best to rectify and repair past mistakes (Geek & Sundry tells a lot of the tale here). Most important throughout all of this has been reconnecting and re-engaging with Chaosium's many loyal and forbearing fans. We couldn't have got to where we currently are without you. This is what Chaosium President Rick Meints has said: "We at the Chaosium have overhauled all manner of things within the company over the last 3 years. In some respects, almost everything. "We have seriously and intentionally 'upped' our game. Our books are now all full color hardcover books. We pay more attention to art, editing, and layout. We have tried to communicate and connect more with the RPG community, which is our family. We listen. We respond. We pay our creatives on time and in full. We reach out to our critics and try to understand what they are telling us. We make mistakes. We are not perfect. We strive to have fun. We have always invested ourselves in our games, as many of you have. In the end, we only wish we had more time to talk with you all more." We are a small company - much smaller than many people might think (we have three full-time employees, along with Rick, Jeff and MOB as co-owners. Not even our COO Neil is FT.) But we have an amazing team of part-timers, freelancers and contractors working together with us creating games and books that seek to captivate mythic adventurers worldwide. Whatever our role in the company, we are all conscious we are carrying on the tradition of innovation and creativity that Greg Stafford started when he founded The Chaosium in 1975. Chaosium is one of the choices for FAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER in the 2018 ENnie Awards. We hope you might give us consideration, and vote for the other categories Chaosium has been nominated in too. Chaosium: About Us & World View Chaosium: Team Profiles Chaosium ENnies Nominations BEST ADVENTURE—The Two-Headed SerpentBEST ART COVER—Down Darker TrailsBEST FAMILY PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST FREE PRODUCT—RuneQuest Quickstart and AdventureBEST MONSTER/ADVERSARY—Down Darker TrailsBEST PRODUCTION VALUES—The Grand GrimoireBEST RPG-RELATED PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST SUPPLEMENT—Reign of TerrorFAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER—Chaosium ENnies Voting Booth
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  10. Three years ago Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen returned to Chaosium, bringing the team from Moon Design Publications on as co-owners and managers of the company. Since then it's been an amazing journey: putting the company back on its feet, getting out the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter, and relaunching our board games and fiction lines, and the new RuneQuest, while sorting out many, many problems and doing our best to rectify and repair past mistakes (Geek & Sundry tells a lot of the tale here). Most important throughout all of this has been reconnecting and re-engaging with Chaosium's many loyal and forbearing fans. We couldn't have got to where we currently are without you. This is what Chaosium President Rick Meints has said: "We at the Chaosium have overhauled all manner of things within the company over the last 3 years. In some respects, almost everything. "We have seriously and intentionally 'upped' our game. Our books are now all full color hardcover books. We pay more attention to art, editing, and layout. We have tried to communicate and connect more with the RPG community, which is our family. We listen. We respond. We pay our creatives on time and in full. We reach out to our critics and try to understand what they are telling us. We make mistakes. We are not perfect. We strive to have fun. We have always invested ourselves in our games, as many of you have. In the end, we only wish we had more time to talk with you all more." We are a small company - much smaller than many people might think (we have three full-time employees, along with Rick, Jeff and MOB as co-owners. Not even our COO Neil is FT.) But we have an amazing team of part-timers, freelancers and contractors working together with us creating games and books that seek to captivate mythic adventurers worldwide. Whatever our role in the company, we are all conscious we are carrying on the tradition of innovation and creativity that Greg Stafford started when he founded The Chaosium in 1975. Chaosium is one of the choices for FAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER in the 2018 ENnie Awards. We hope you might give us consideration, and vote for the other categories Chaosium has been nominated in too. Chaosium: About Us & World View Chaosium: Team Profiles Chaosium ENnies Nominations BEST ADVENTURE—The Two-Headed SerpentBEST ART COVER—Down Darker TrailsBEST FAMILY PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST FREE PRODUCT—RuneQuest Quickstart and AdventureBEST MONSTER/ADVERSARY—Down Darker TrailsBEST PRODUCTION VALUES—The Grand GrimoireBEST RPG-RELATED PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST SUPPLEMENT—Reign of TerrorFAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER—Chaosium ENnies Voting Booth
  11. ENnies 2018 Spotlight: Fan Favourite Publisher Three years ago Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen returned to Chaosium, bringing the team from Moon Design Publications on as co-owners and managers of the company. Since then it's been an amazing journey: putting the company back on its feet, getting out the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter, and relaunching our board games and fiction lines, and the new RuneQuest, while sorting out many, many problems and doing our best to rectify and repair past mistakes (Geek & Sundry tells a lot of the tale here). Most important throughout all of this has been reconnecting and re-engaging with Chaosium's many loyal and forbearing fans. We couldn't have got to where we currently are without you. This is what Chaosium President Rick Meints has said: "We at the Chaosium have overhauled all manner of things within the company over the last 3 years. In some respects, almost everything. "We have seriously and intentionally 'upped' our game. Our books are now all full color hardcover books. We pay more attention to art, editing, and layout. We have tried to communicate and connect more with the RPG community, which is our family. We listen. We respond. We pay our creatives on time and in full. We reach out to our critics and try to understand what they are telling us. We make mistakes. We are not perfect. We strive to have fun. We have always invested ourselves in our games, as many of you have. In the end, we only wish we had more time to talk with you all more." We are a small company - much smaller than many people might think (we have three full-time employees, along with Rick, Jeff and MOB as co-owners. Not even our COO Neil is FT.) But we have an amazing team of part-timers, freelancers and contractors working together with us creating games and books that seek to captivate mythic adventurers worldwide. Whatever our role in the company, we are all conscious we are carrying on the tradition of innovation and creativity that Greg Stafford started when he founded The Chaosium in 1975. Chaosium is one of the choices for FAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER in the 2018 ENnie Awards. We hope you might give us consideration, and vote for the other categories Chaosium has been nominated in too. Chaosium: About Us & World View Chaosium: Team Profiles Chaosium ENnies Nominations BEST ADVENTURE—The Two-Headed SerpentBEST ART COVER—Down Darker TrailsBEST FAMILY PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST FREE PRODUCT—RuneQuest Quickstart and AdventureBEST MONSTER/ADVERSARY—Down Darker TrailsBEST PRODUCTION VALUES—The Grand GrimoireBEST RPG-RELATED PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST SUPPLEMENT—Reign of TerrorFAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER—Chaosium ENnies Voting Booth
  12. Here is the blog post: ENnies 2018 Spotlight: Fan Favourite Publisher Three years ago Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen returned to Chaosium, bringing the team from Moon Design Publications on as co-owners and managers of the company. Since then it's been an amazing journey: putting the company back on its feet, getting out the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter, and relaunching our board games and fiction lines, and the new RuneQuest, while sorting out many, many problems and doing our best to rectify and repair past mistakes (Geek & Sundry tells a lot of the tale here). Most important throughout all of this has been reconnecting and re-engaging with Chaosium's many loyal and forbearing fans. We couldn't have got to where we currently are without you. This is what Chaosium President Rick Meints has said: "We at the Chaosium have overhauled all manner of things within the company over the last 3 years. In some respects, almost everything. "We have seriously and intentionally 'upped' our game. Our books are now all full color hardcover books. We pay more attention to art, editing, and layout. We have tried to communicate and connect more with the RPG community, which is our family. We listen. We respond. We pay our creatives on time and in full. We reach out to our critics and try to understand what they are telling us. We make mistakes. We are not perfect. We strive to have fun. We have always invested ourselves in our games, as many of you have. In the end, we only wish we had more time to talk with you all more." We are a small company - much smaller than many people might think (we have three full-time employees, along with Rick, Jeff and MOB as co-owners. Not even our COO Neil is FT.) But we have an amazing team of part-timers, freelancers and contractors working together with us creating games and books that seek to captivate mythic adventurers worldwide. Whatever our role in the company, we are all conscious we are carrying on the tradition of innovation and creativity that Greg Stafford started when he founded The Chaosium in 1975. Chaosium is one of the choices for FAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER in the 2018 ENnie Awards. We hope you might give us consideration, and vote for the other categories Chaosium has been nominated in too. Chaosium: About Us & World View Chaosium: Team Profiles Chaosium ENnies Nominations BEST ADVENTURE—The Two-Headed SerpentBEST ART COVER—Down Darker TrailsBEST FAMILY PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST FREE PRODUCT—RuneQuest Quickstart and AdventureBEST MONSTER/ADVERSARY—Down Darker TrailsBEST PRODUCTION VALUES—The Grand GrimoireBEST RPG-RELATED PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST SUPPLEMENT—Reign of TerrorFAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER—Chaosium ENnies Voting Booth
  13. Three years ago Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen returned to Chaosium, bringing the team from Moon Design Publications on as co-owners and managers of the company. Since then it's been an amazing journey: putting the company back on its feet, getting out the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter, and relaunching our board games and fiction lines, and the new RuneQuest, while sorting out many, many problems and doing our best to rectify and repair past mistakes (Geek & Sundry tells a lot of the tale here). Most important throughout all of this has been reconnecting and re-engaging with Chaosium's many loyal and forbearing fans. We couldn't have got to where we currently are without you. This is what Chaosium President Rick Meints has said: "We at the Chaosium have overhauled all manner of things within the company over the last 3 years. In some respects, almost everything. "We have seriously and intentionally 'upped' our game. Our books are now all full color hardcover books. We pay more attention to art, editing, and layout. We have tried to communicate and connect more with the RPG community, which is our family. We listen. We respond. We pay our creatives on time and in full. We reach out to our critics and try to understand what they are telling us. We make mistakes. We are not perfect. We strive to have fun. We have always invested ourselves in our games, as many of you have. In the end, we only wish we had more time to talk with you all more." We are a small company - much smaller than many people might think (we have three full-time employees, along with Rick, Jeff and MOB as co-owners. Not even our COO Neil is FT.) But we have an amazing team of part-timers, freelancers and contractors working together with us creating games and books that seek to captivate mythic adventurers worldwide. Whatever our role in the company, we are all conscious we are carrying on the tradition of innovation and creativity that Greg Stafford started when he founded The Chaosium in 1975. Chaosium is one of the choices for FAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER in the 2018 ENnie Awards. We hope you might give us consideration, and vote for the other categories Chaosium has been nominated in too. Chaosium: About Us & World View Chaosium: Team Profiles Chaosium ENnies Nominations BEST ADVENTURE—The Two-Headed SerpentBEST ART COVER—Down Darker TrailsBEST FAMILY PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST FREE PRODUCT—RuneQuest Quickstart and AdventureBEST MONSTER/ADVERSARY—Down Darker TrailsBEST PRODUCTION VALUES—The Grand GrimoireBEST RPG-RELATED PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST SUPPLEMENT—Reign of TerrorFAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER—Chaosium ENnies Voting Booth
  14. Three years ago Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen returned to Chaosium, bringing the team from Moon Design Publications on as co-owners and managers of the company. Since then it's been an amazing journey: putting the company back on its feet, getting out the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter, and relaunching our board games and fiction lines, and the new RuneQuest, while sorting out many, many problems and doing our best to rectify and repair past mistakes (Geek & Sundry tells a lot of the tale here). Most important throughout all of this has been reconnecting and re-engaging with Chaosium's many loyal and forbearing fans. We couldn't have got to where we currently are without you. This is what Chaosium President Rick Meints has said: "We at the Chaosium have overhauled all manner of things within the company over the last 3 years. In some respects, almost everything. "We have seriously and intentionally 'upped' our game. Our books are now all full color hardcover books. We pay more attention to art, editing, and layout. We have tried to communicate and connect more with the RPG community, which is our family. We listen. We respond. We pay our creatives on time and in full. We reach out to our critics and try to understand what they are telling us. We make mistakes. We are not perfect. We strive to have fun. We have always invested ourselves in our games, as many of you have. In the end, we only wish we had more time to talk with you all more." We are a small company - much smaller than many people might think (we have three full-time employees, along with Rick, Jeff and MOB as co-owners. Not even our COO Neil is FT.) But we have an amazing team of part-timers, freelancers and contractors working together with us creating games and books that seek to captivate mythic adventurers worldwide. Whatever our role in the company, we are all conscious we are carrying on the tradition of innovation and creativity that Greg Stafford started when he founded The Chaosium in 1975. Chaosium is one of the choices for FAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER in the 2018 ENnie Awards. We hope you might give us consideration, and vote for the other categories Chaosium has been nominated in too. Chaosium: About Us & World View Chaosium: Team Profiles Chaosium ENnies Nominations BEST ADVENTURE—The Two-Headed SerpentBEST ART COVER—Down Darker TrailsBEST FAMILY PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST FREE PRODUCT—RuneQuest Quickstart and AdventureBEST MONSTER/ADVERSARY—Down Darker TrailsBEST PRODUCTION VALUES—The Grand GrimoireBEST RPG-RELATED PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST SUPPLEMENT—Reign of TerrorFAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER—Chaosium ENnies Voting Booth
  15. Three years ago Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen returned to Chaosium, bringing the team from Moon Design Publications on as co-owners and managers of the company. Since then it's been an amazing journey: putting the company back on its feet, getting out the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter, and relaunching our board games and fiction lines, and the new RuneQuest, while sorting out many, many problems and doing our best to rectify and repair past mistakes (Geek & Sundry tells a lot of the tale here). Most important throughout all of this has been reconnecting and re-engaging with Chaosium's many loyal and forbearing fans. We couldn't have got to where we currently are without you. This is what Chaosium President Rick Meints has said: "We at the Chaosium have overhauled all manner of things within the company over the last 3 years. In some respects, almost everything. "We have seriously and intentionally 'upped' our game. Our books are now all full color hardcover books. We pay more attention to art, editing, and layout. We have tried to communicate and connect more with the RPG community, which is our family. We listen. We respond. We pay our creatives on time and in full. We reach out to our critics and try to understand what they are telling us. We make mistakes. We are not perfect. We strive to have fun. We have always invested ourselves in our games, as many of you have. In the end, we only wish we had more time to talk with you all more." We are a small company - much smaller than many people might think (we have three full-time employees, along with Rick, Jeff and MOB as co-owners. Not even our COO Neil is FT.) But we have an amazing team of part-timers, freelancers and contractors working together with us creating games and books that seek to captivate mythic adventurers worldwide. Whatever our role in the company, we are all conscious we are carrying on the tradition of innovation and creativity that Greg Stafford started when he founded The Chaosium in 1975. Chaosium is one of the choices for FAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER in the 2018 ENnie Awards. We hope you might give us consideration, and vote for the other categories Chaosium has been nominated in too. Chaosium: About Us & World View Chaosium: Team Profiles Chaosium ENnies Nominations BEST ADVENTURE—The Two-Headed SerpentBEST ART COVER—Down Darker TrailsBEST FAMILY PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST FREE PRODUCT—RuneQuest Quickstart and AdventureBEST MONSTER/ADVERSARY—Down Darker TrailsBEST PRODUCTION VALUES—The Grand GrimoireBEST RPG-RELATED PRODUCT—Khan of KhansBEST SUPPLEMENT—Reign of TerrorFAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER—Chaosium ENnies Voting Booth
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