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    Vice President, Chaosium Inc.
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  1. A quick note from Susan, our board games line editor: Exciting news—our next board game is close! Last year, after some 25 years away, Chaosium got back into boardgames. This first foray brought together German board game wizard Reiner Knizia and "the Grand Shaman of Games" himself Greg Stafford, for the family game Khan of Khans set in the mythic world of Glorantha. Very soon we'll be back with a Kickstarter for our first Lovecraftian board game since 1987! I'm excited to be working with Reiner again, exploring the world of horror in a fast-paced, fun-filled, push-your-luck game. Set in the treacherous and terrifying Restricted Collection of Miskatonic University's Orne Library, the game features grimoires, elder signs, academic politics and madness — and that endlessly renewable resource, graduate students! When the time comes we hope you'll join us on our journey by supporting this Kickstarter and make the Miskatonic University game a reality! Kickstarter Launch Date: late April!
  2. New at the Miskatonic Repository! Check out these recent community content releases at the Miskatonic Repository: CALL OF CTHULHU SCENARIOS The Knife - Michael LaBossiere (pay what you want - suggested price $0.50)"...pits the intrepid investigators against a serial killer. Is the killer a mundane murderer or something more?" A Light in Darkness - Matthew Puccio ($4.99)"A dark, survival horror scenario for Call of Cthulhu, set in the Pacific Theatre during World War II." The Man Downstairs - Adam Gauntlet ($4.00)"The tenants at 224 Lenox Avenue, between W 121st and W122nd, New York City, have a neighbour they have never met, and never knew existed until a few weeks ago, yet he has always been there..." The Kirkwood Farmhouse Massacre - Fred Love ($1.99)"Something terrifyingly evil awaits among the ruins of the old Kirkwood farmhouse. It'll take a cunning team of investigators to uncover the truth behind the gruesome murders that took place there in 1924." Check out Reviews from R'lyeh's review: "Murder expose takes The Haunting to Iowa—and beyond (via a slippery slope)!" Drawn from the Dark - Michael Nagel ($8.95)"An anthology of adventures from both the 1920s and Modern eras." CALL OF CTHULHU RESOURCES Mike's Free Mythos Maps Collection #1 - Michael LaBossiere (free)"A collection of twenty maps suitable for 1920s and contemporary Call of Cthulhu adventures." INDIGO: A Time Travel Organisation - Carl Matthews ($5.00)"Inspired by HPL's The Shadow Out Of Time, INDIGO is a new organisation for Call Of Cthulhu." Miskatonic Repository Samurai Weapons of Feudal Japan - Carl Matthews ($1.00)"If you are playing a game of Call of Cthulhu set in the Sengoku Period of feudal Japan, what is more iconic than the weapons available to the samurai?" Miskatonic Repository Samurai - Occupations and monsters adapted to Feudal Japan - Carl Matthews ($5.00)"Several occupations for Samuari, and monsters adapted to the Sengoku Period of Japan, for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition." Goliriad the Speaker: An Eldritch Abomination For Mountains and Caves - Tristan Jusola-Sanders ($0.99)"...stats and evocative descriptions of one Deity-level threat and two servitors" The Kirkwood Farmhouse Investigation - Fred Love (free)"A companion piece to The Kirkwood Farmhouse Massacre - use this document to provide extra clues and context before unleashing the terror that awaits in the old Kirkwood farmhouse." And since our announcement that all languages are now welcome at the Miskatonic Repository, it's great to see it happening already: Kara Büyü - Setting Dökümanı (Turkish) - Ekin Ergün ($2.49)"A Turkish setting for Call of Cthulhu"
  3. Why 13G? (review)

    Andrew Logan Montgomery's Otherworlds of Fiction, Magic, and Gaming blog recently reviewed two new Chaosium releases with considerable depth, insight and perspicacity (in his own words, Andrew's reviews "run deep"). The books he covered are 13th Age Glorantha and The Glorantha Sourcebook, both currently available from Chaosium in PDF (hardbacks coming later in the year). So, as Andrew invites you, "Grab a cup of coffee, pour a glass of wine, and settle in for the latest dive into one of gaming's most extraordinary and influential worlds." https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-recent-chaosium-reviews-of-note-2/
  4. "...vividly told, beautifully illustrated, and inspirational... Drawing on long out-of-print sources, and including new materials, this belongs in the collection of new Glorantha fans and old timers alike." —Andrew Logan Montgomery's review of THE GLORANTHA SOURCEBOOK is well worth a read... ...and while you're over there, check out his equally insightful review of the recently released 13th AGE GLORANTHA. Both titles are currently available in PDF from Chaosium.com and DTRPG. Buy now from Chaosium.com, and get the full price of the PDF back when the hardback versions come out.
  5. Here's your opportunity to "get killed by Sandy Petersen"... Chaosium's newest Call of Cthulhu release PETERSEN'S ABOMINATIONS is out now in hardback! Available now from Chaosium: we have stocks in our US, UK and Australian warehouses. Full-color hardcover, comes with the PDF included! https://www.chaosium.com/petersens-abominations-hardcover
  6. The Brotherhood of the Beast

    "How does this radio talkie tie into gaming? BHOTB is based on the classic globe trotting Call of Cthulhu RPG campaign, The Fungi from Yuggoth (later to be renamed and republished as The Day of the Beast)... Branney and Leman have flawlessly adapted the scenario into an enjoyable adventure filled with many ‘tips of the hat’ to its gaming roots." —from Games Vs Play's recent review BTW, this YSDC unboxing video shows the Deluxe Prop set that our friends at HPLHS produced to go with Brotherhood of the Beast. It is truly amazing: https://youtu.be/Q-w_Txtlj7I
  7. GRRM "The Game That Ate My Life"

    Seems George RR Martin also got in too deep with Call of Cthulhu too, lamenting "it almost destroyed my life and career":
  8. STARFARER 2250

    Starfarer 2250 was produced under license from Chaosium, based on a commitment made by Chaosium from long ago. The creator has a special one-off exception to incorporate the BRP Quickstart rules into the text.
  9. Our friends at Darker Hues Studios have just informed us that their licensed Call of Cthulhu supplement HARLEM UNBOUND has been acquired for the library collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum and The Newark Museum. These acquisitions are an acknowledgement of book's "artistic, scholarly and educational value". How cool is that? A further cool and somewhat Lovecraftian factor is that you must go to a special collections area to request the book and have a librarian bring you a tome to read there. (We're sure they'd want a copy for the Restricted Collection at the Orne Library at Miskatonic University too...) Harlem Unbound is available at DriveThruRPG.
  10. Following a successfully fulfilled Kickstarter, Weird 8's SUN SPOTS is now available at DriveThruRPG in various formats, including soft and hardcover books. We're pleased that Weird 8 did a great job with the Kickstarter fulfilment and think Keith "Doc" Herber would be happy to see Sun Spots now out in public release!
  11. And here's Mike Mason, the guest on the latest episode of the MU Podcast. Mike's talking about the Miskatonic Repository - what it's all about and how you can get involved. http://www.mu-podcast.com/mup-140-mike-mason-midnight-shambler
  12. When we launched the Miskatonic Repository community content program late last year we stipulated that, for the time being, all content had to be in English. This was just while we found our feet with the program, and had a chance to talk to all the various Call of Cthulhu foreign language licencees about the new resource. However, we are now happy to announce that the Miskatonic Repository is now open to Call of Cthulhu submissions in any language! We will update the Content Guidelines to reflect this shortly, but no need to delay if you have something you'd like to share. Please note all the other terms and conditions remain the same. (Please note our German friends Pegasus-Spiele, publishers of the German edition of Call of Cthulhu, have advised they will be launching a similar community content program exclusively for Deutsch language content later this year). https://www.chaosium.com/blogmiskatonic-monday-the-madness-extends-to-other-languages
  13. Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to everyone who participated. Look out for the winning scenarios at conventions in 2018-19! https://www.chaosium.com/bloghere-are-the-cult-of-chaos-scenario-writing-contest-winners-for-2018/ More details about this in the Cult of Chaos subforum.
  14. 32 years ago, Chaosium published HAWKMOON, the first RPG whose lead designer was a woman—Kerie Campbell-Robson. Chaosium appreciates the many talented and creative female designers, artists, authors, editors, playtesters and more who've been part of our games and fiction since we started in 1975. #IWD2018 #InternationalWomensDay
  15. Why 13G? (review)

    "13G gets an enthusiastic thumbs up... It is clear the authors love Glorantha, and their giddy enthusiasm is on every page", says long-time Glorantha devotee Andrew Logan Montgomery in his comprehensive review of 13th Age Glorantha. https://andrewloganmontgomery.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/13th-age-glorantha-review.html He poses the question, why bother with 13G?: "For 13th Age fans the answer is simple. If you love that game, there is every chance that you will love Glorantha, given the fact that both Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet do. Glorantha's influence on the Dragon Empire, for example, is evident in the mythic extravagance of that world. Places like Starport, beings like the Koru Behemoths, even the Icons themselves show Gloranthan inspiration. How could you not be curious after reading Heinsoo's dedication? But seriously, this is one of the most storied and significant settings in fantasy gaming, and 13G serves it up for a game you already love. Now is your chance to see what 40 years of fuss has been about." (He goes on to answer why RuneQuest and HeroQuest fans might like 13G too...)