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  1. It is with regret that we announce that Chaosium shall not be renewing Éditions Sans-Détour's license for any products. ESD's permission to use our trademarks, logos and all related intellectual property has been withdrawn. Call of Cthulhu fans deserve to know our reasons why we sadly cannot continue this relationship. Details at the link: https://www.chaosium.com/blogstatement-about-ditions-sansdtour
  2. Coming in November. The box includes three books: Introduction and Alone Against The Flames, Call of Cthulhu Starter Rules, and Adventures; as well as five pregenerated Investigator sheets, blank investigator sheets, dice, a player handout and four classic adventures. MSRP is $24.99. The adventures are Alone Against The Flames (solo), plus Paper Chase, Edge of Darkness, and Dead Man Stomp. https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41188/lure-new-players-call-cthulhu-starter-set
  3. Chaosium Inc, original publishers of Greg Stafford's King Arthur Pendragon roleplaying game, will once again become the owners and publishers of the game, it was announced today. All rights to KAP and the Prince Valiant story-telling game have been transferred from the ownership of Nocturnal Media to Chaosium. More details (and a wonderful Greg Stafford anecdote) at the link: https://www.chaosium.com/bloggreg-staffords-king-arthur-pendragon-rpg-returns-to-chaosium-ownership
  4. We have created this special Condolence Thread for messages from the gaming community of condolence, and remembrance, and celebration, about Greg Stafford. If you would like to show your appreciation for his life and legacy, or express your feelings, or pay your respects, please feel free to leave a note here. Greg's wife Suzanne and his family know that he was greatly loved, respected and revered in the gaming community all over the world, and they have the link to this thread to read your posts when they are ready. Greg's family request that you respect their privacy in this time of grief.
  5. Can't get your gaming group together over the holiday season? - here's just the thing to get your Call of Cthulhu fix! ALONE AGAINST THE DARK. A solo play Call of Cthulhu mini campaign. Alone Against The Dark is an adventure for one player, set in the fall of 1931. Your goal is to solve strange disappearances and to forestall a calamity about to beset the world. You will journey from New York City to Greece, Egypt, Germany, and Antarctica. First released over thirty years ago, this new edition has been completely revised and updated for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition, with new illustrations and player aids. Available now in as a fully-linked PDF. Buy now, and get the full price of the PDF off when the physical book is out.
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    Call of Cthulhu Starter Edition

    A World of Mystery, Horror and Adventure in a Box! This Starter Box contains everything you need to start playing Call of Cthulhu: available now from Chaosium.com - $USD$24.99 https://www.chaosium.com/call-of-cthulhu-starter-set The #CallOfCthulhu Starter Box contains everything you need to start playing Call of Cthulhu—the tabletop #rpg of mystery and horror. INSIDE THIS BOX —Book 1: Introduction and Alone Against The Flames—a solo introductory adventure, teaching you the basics of Call of Cthulhu as you play through a mystery. —Book 2: Call of Cthulhu Starter Rules—the essential rules, everything needed for starting play. —Book 3: Adventures—three starter adventures for your players to explore. —Ready to Play Investigators—five ready to play game characters. —Blank Investigator Sheets—ready for creating your own investigators. —Roleplaying Dice – a set of six polyhedral dice for use in the game. —Player Handouts – a set of ready to use props. ADVENTURES! This box comes packed with four classic adventures for over twenty hours of game play. —Alone Against The Flames —Paper Chase —Edge of Darkness —Dead Man Stomp Available now from Chaosium for USD$24.99: https://www.chaosium.com/call-of-cthulhu-starter-set
  7. Seven new Call of Cthulhu community content releases for the Miskatonic Repository this #MiskatonicMonday, including scenarios (one in English and French), props, a setting book, and an one adventure that even comes in two versions; full color, and a B&W "print-friendly" version... https://www.chaosium.com/blogmiskatonic-monday-seven-new-releases/ WHAT IS THE MISKATONIC REPOSITORY? Are you a Keeper looking for new scenarios and story elements? A player looking for something mysterious to spark a character idea? Is your group looking for eerie ideas to use in your game? The Miskatonic Repository is where you can find —and create —self-published material for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Interested in submitting content? Go here to see the guidelines, and here for the additional guidelines. No extra license is required. Get started and download the MS Word template or the InDesign template for Miskatonic Repository submissions, and check out our other free creator resources.
  8. It's #MiskatonicMonday - check out two new Call of Cthulhu community content releases in the Miskatonic Repository, both set in Outer Space!https://www.chaosium.com/blogmiskatonic-monday-call-of-cthulhu-community-content-in-outer-space
  9. We're owed a significant sum of unpaid royalties by ESD, which we count on to keep our own company afloat. ESD's failure to meet its obligations to Chaosium means we've had to tighten our belts and now can't spend those anticipated funds on new writers, editors, and artists. There are many victims here.
  10. Can you guess what the Top Seven best-selling items are in our Redbubble merchandise store? All is revealed at the link... https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-16-the-top-seven-most-popular-items-on-our-redbubble-merchandise-store/
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    Call of Cthulhu Starter Edition

    There will be Launch Parties for the new CALL OF CTHULHU STARTER SET at FLGSs across Australia later this month, thanks to our friends at Good Games. Come along, play Call of Cthulhu and win prizes! Details at the link: https://www.goodgames.com.au/au/news/15-gaming-events/368-the-stars-are-right-at-good-games.html (We're planning release parties in the US and Europe in the early new year too; details forthcoming.)
  12. With the release of Terror Australis 2nd Ed in PDF, this thread is to catch any typos or errors spotted. Please note them here, quoting the page number, the error, and the suggested correction. This "tribal edit" thread will be open for two weeks (until November 30). The book will then be sent to press with any corrections made. Many thanks.
  13. A memorial gathering in honour of Greg Stafford was held on Saturday evening last weekend, after Dragonmeet in London, UK. Our tribe's own rune priest, Rev Dr Stuart Mousir-Harrison aka Dr Moose, gave a beautiful address in Greg's memory. It began: What draws us here together is a love for the world Greg Stafford created, love, admiration, even awe, for him as a creator; a common bond of understanding forged through it. It transcends our disagreements and difference, unites us across perceptions and practice. Greg gave us a gift. A gift of creation in which to play and flex creative muscles, difference from what had gone before. It doesn’t remove the genius of others, like Tolkien and Gygax, but adds his to the mix – and allows us to do the same. You can read the rest of Dr Moose's moving eulogy at his web page: https://drmoose.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/thanksgiving-for-greg-stafford-1-dec-2018 Earlier that day at Dragonmeet, the Chaosium team also spoke of the life and legacy of Greg Stafford in an equally packed seminar session. Here's everyone raising a glass to Greg at the memorial event. The toast was "WeAreAllUs - Vale Greg Stafford".
  14. "The first 2,000 feet passed very quickly and terra firma looked damnably 'firma'. As I fell I began to hear my faithful little Camel somewhere nearby. Suddenly I fell back onto her." When a player wants a RW example of critting a Luck roll... (h/t Preston Becker) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grahame_Donald
  15. Greg's wife Suzanne and family have set the dates for memorial gatherings for Greg Stafford. They will take place on November 2-3 in Arcata, CA, and then on November 10 in Berkeley, CA. They are both open events, and Suzanne encourages anyone who wants to attend to do so. More details will follow. #WeAreAllUs
  16. And here's a transcript of the eulogy from the UK memorial gathering, from Dr Moose himself: https://drmoose.wordpress.com/2018/12/02/thanksgiving-for-greg-stafford-1-dec-2018
  17. Our tribe's very own rune priest Dr Moose delivered the eulogy and proposed the toast at the Greg Stafford UK memorial gathering tonight. #WeAreAllUs.
  18. Chaosium is pleased to announce award-winning RPG designer Chris Spivey will be developing a new BRP-based science fiction line to add to the company's suite of roleplaying game brands. Last year Spivey's Darker Hue Studios produced the licensed Call of Cthulhu/Trail of Cthulhu supplement Harlem Unboundwhich has received critical acclaim for its groundbreaking treatment of issues of race and the Lovecraft Mythos, and is a nominee for the 2018 Diana Jones Award. "I am excited and honored to be brought on by Chaosium. I grew up playing Call of Cthulhu, Stormbringer, Nephilim and more. Now the chance to fully manage a science fiction line that only previously existed in my own mind has left me speechless, but let's hope not wordless.”—Diana Jones Award nominee Chris Spivey https://www.chaosium.com/blogchris-spivey-to-develop-scifi-rpg-game-setting-for-chaosium
  19. Available now! - the Masks of Nyarlathotep slipcase. Stocks in all three Chaosium warehouses: USA, UK and Australia. PDF included. https://www.chaosium.com/masks-of-nyarlathotep-slipcase-set "Should you get Masks?... This will be an adventure you and your RPG friends will be talking about 20-30 years after the event. If you played Masks years ago and want to play it again, yes. The best commercially available RPG scenario has got better."—BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY. The Leatherette version is coming, and should be available next month. It is in the same shipments as the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set. If you bought the PDF from Chaosium.com already, you should have received the coupon by email. If no, check your spam/junk folders; otherwise contact customerservice@chaosium.com and we'll sort it out.
  20. The crowd-funding campaign for the licensed Polish edition of the Call of Cthulhu RPG has reached USD$160K with 5 days to go - but it's already the biggest Polish language crowd funding campaign of all time! Congratulations to our friends at Black Monk Games!
  21. Wow! With just over a day to go, the crowdfunding campaign for the licensed Polish edition of Call of Cthulhu is at USD$214K and 5,900 backers! (It met its funding target in 23 minutes and was already the biggest crowdfunding campaign in Poland ever, a week ago) https://wspieram.to/zewcthulhuRPG
  22. Shirley Curry is the 82 old grandma and Internet phenomenon who has picked up hundreds of thousands of subscribers while playing Skyrim on YouTube. Shirley's recently started playing Call of Cthulhu... Here's Shirley doing well in Skyrim:
  23. CALL OF CTHULHU the video game is out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC! Get it now: http://callofcthulhu-game.com/shop
  24. Cosmic horrors from the Antipodes... coming later in 2018!Cover art by M Wayne Miller.
  25. Rick shows off advance copies of our MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY board game, the CALL OF CTHULHU STARTER SET, and MASKS OF NYARLATHOTEP to Board Game Heaven at Essen last month. Masks is out now, and the Starter Set and MU are on the way...