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    Vice President, Chaosium Inc.
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  1. Members of our Cult of Chaos gamemaster program can now download 'Insanitarium', part three of Flotsam and Jetsam, our new Organised Play campaign for Call of Cthulhu. Flotsam and Jetsam is presented as four separate and loosely linked scenarios, released on a monthly basis. Each part is essentially stand-alone, offering one or more sessions of play. They do not require the same players to take part, although returning players will, of course, enjoy a deeper level of fun by the fact they are engaging with a wider story. If you'd like to take part, join the Cult of Chaos, Chaosium’s volunteer network of gamemasters.- it's free! More details about the campaign at the Flotsam & Jetsam FAQ. If you're in the Cult already, go to The Chaos Library in our special password protected section for the Cult of Chaos at our BRP Central Forums to download. Five files are now available to download: "Insanitarium" (Part Three) plus, released previously: "The Star Brothers" (Part One) Flotsam and Jetsam Campaign Introduction Pregenerated Investigators "Inheritance" (Part Two)
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  3. A million souls, exposed to the madness of Call of Cthulhu! Critical Role's acclaimed one-shot "Shadow of the Crystal Palace" has just clicked over 1 million views on YouTube! Brilliant work by Keeper of Arcane Lore Taliesin Jaffe @executivegoth and doughty investigators @WillingBlam, @VoiceOfOBrien, @Marisha_Ray, @ashly_burch, @phillamarr, and @erikaishii! Pick up the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set for a cosmic horror adventure of your own and use the code CriticalRole at check out for 10% off your entire order: http://critrole.com/cthulhu
  4. This is a special case. POD options will be available to creators on the Jonstown Compendum.
  5. Geek and Sundry's STARTER KIT series on YouTube introduces the 7th Sea RPG. As Starter Kit host Jason Charles Miller says, "Now there's no one who knows 7th Sea better than John [Wick], because he happens to be the creator of the game." In Part One, John helps our players build their characters; Then, in Part Two, our party of pirates and their newly minted captain name their ship, pledge their allegiances, and set sail in the treacherous waters of the Widow’s Sea!
  6. Cthulhu called, and they answered! ACQUISITIONS INCORPORATED undertook their most eldritch adventure yet at PAX Aus on October 12, playing Call of Cthulhu in front of sold-out audience of more than 1500 cultists in the main theatre. With Broodhollow creator Kris Straub in the Keeper's chair, you can now watch Acq Inc's Jerry Holkins, Arnie Niecamp, Anna Prosser, and Ryan Hartman descend into madness in an original adventure of Kris's devise on YouTube or listen on Podbay: https://www.chaosium.com/blogacquisitions-inc-presents-call-of-cthulhu-at-pax-aus-now-on-youtube ...and if you like what you see, delve into Call of Cthulhu yourself at Chaosium.com and use the code to get 10% off your order Code: ACQINC-PLAYS-CTHULHU
  7. The Fall semester at Taylor U has passed the half-way point, and the seven students in the Tabletop Game Writing Lab are deep into the writing of their Call of Cthulhu RPG adventure, 'Refractions of Glasston'. Here's an update from their teacher, Prof. T.R. Knight: https://www.chaosium.com/blogat-the-halfway-point-our-call-of-cthulhu-collaboration-with-taylor-universitys-professional-writing-course
  8. MOB

    Vale Steve Thomas

    Chaosium mourns the passing of Steve Thomas, who died yesterday evening in the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney, UK. As a part of the editorial team for David Hall's influential fanzine Tales of the Reaching Moon, Steve played an important role in helping keep Gloranthan fandom alive throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. Steve worked on TotRM with current Chaosium team members MOB, Rick, and David Scott, and with many other writers, creators and artists who continue to explore Greg Stafford's amazing mythic universe to this day. He was associate editor for issues #5-#15, and was largely responsible for the magazine's high standard of layout and professional finish for issues #5-#13. Steve was also a committee member for the Convulsion convention, held in Leicester from 1992-2003 (carrying on today as the Continuum convention). Convulsion was host to such legendary Gloranthan freeforms as Home of the Bold and How the West was One. His bravura performace as Mad-Blood Malan, in the Fall of the House of Malan LARP is still vividly remembered by everyone who took part. A true renaissance man, Steve never let the physical limitations he endured with tremendous spirit in the past several years define him. He will be greatly missed. The Chaosium team expresses its heartfelt condolences to Steve's family and friends.
  9. Great news to read on Halloween🦑🎃... https://www.enworld.org/threads/call-of-cthulhu-leaps-to-2nd-place-in-orr-group-report.668294
  10. Suitable for use with the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set or Keeper Rulebook, Gateways to Terror provides your next steps into the strange and mystifying worlds of Call of Cthulhu: https://www.chaosium.com/gateways-to-terror-pdf Also available from DriveThruRPG: http://bit.ly/2N4Bs90
  11. "For all its simplicity of design... Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection forces a player to think about his ‘action’ on each and every turn primarily based on what he thinks is still left in the Restricted Collection. There is a constant balance between going too far and being expelled after a Sanity draining discovery or pushing on to find the last Grimoire Fragment or Sigil Piece... Physically, [the game] is really nicely, thematically presented. The artwork is excellent, the rules are clearly explained, and that fact that it comes in a box that looks like an ancient mythos tome is not only pleasingly satisfying, it also adds to the feel of the game." http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/10/friday-filler-miskatonic-university.html
  12. Okay, it's not quite Monday, but this one is a bit time sensitive... A bunch of Miskatonic Repository creators have got together to create a special bundle for Halloween: the Miskatonic Repository Halloween 2019 Collection. Created by Miskatonic Repository authors to celebrate Halloween, this bundle contains an assortment of Call of Cthulhu supplements for various eras and styles of play. All titles are over 60% off until the end of October! The bundle will remain on DriveThruRPG after Halloween, but on November 1 the discount will drop to 20%. Happy Halloween!
  13. Now out in general release! (Our backerkit pre-orders after the Kickstarter earlier this year so exceeded expectations we had to do a reprint). Available from all three of our warehouses - USA, UK, Australia. https://www.chaosium.com/miskatonic-university-the-restricted-collection 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...USD$24.99
  14. Check out CRADLE OF HEROES, a fan-created web-based gaming resource enabling you to create and manage characters and creatures for your campaigns. It's easy to use, and the site features a series of YouTube videos explaining how it all works: https://rq-web.herokuapp.com
  15. Once the Jonstown Compendium is live on DriveThruRPG you'll be able to submit directly there. What I am currently soliciting is content to have on the site when it goes live. Rather than just an empty black maw of chaos. If you have something ready now, please email me with it and we'll get it uploaded before the launch.
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