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  1. Our friends at TYPE 40 have forged a sword - a RuneQuest sword, inspired by the weapon being wielded on the cover of the RuneQuest Quickstart. We hope to have this wonderful weapon on display at Gen Con.
  2. RQ Companion now also available at DriveThruRPG: http://bit.ly/2YAgDFd
  3. 1983's RUNEQUEST COMPANION is now back in PDF, fully remastered and true to the original printing:https://www.chaosium.com/runequest-companion-pdf
  4. Escalation, the 13th Age fanzine, has a new special issue dedicated to 13th Age Glorantha. It features a scenario for 13G, "Under Pressure" by Ulf Bengtsson, and comes with five pregen characters. Download load it for free at the link: https://escalationfanzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/escalation-special-under-pressure.html
  5. We did a cheerful Starter Set swap with Wizards of the Coast's Mike Mearls. The package from WotC has arrived just in time for #DnDLive2019 - but which one to start with???
  6. As befits its antiquity, Sun County (Prax) has very powerful wyters - the four Guardians of the different directions. (There was also once as "Guardian of Above" and a "Guardian of Below", both of which make a reappearance in the post 1621 time-frame). Under RQG, I think the Sun County regalia would hold pools of Yelmalio rune points that the listed rune spells could be cast with.
  7. "Greg Stafford, who had already given us Glorantha, wrote his love letter to Sir Thomas Malory and 15th century Arthurian Romance. If Call of Cthulhu was Chaosium's greatest commercial success, this game was their greatest artistic one... If you like your games literary, thoughtful, and thrilling, Pendragon needs to be on your shelf."—Andrew Logan Montgomery reviews the 5.2 edition of Greg Stafford's self-avowed 'masterpiece'. https://andrewloganmontgomery.blogspot.com/2019/05/king-arthur-pendragon-52.html
  8. With the imminent print release of Shadows over Stillwater, the second release in our Down Darker Trails line, we spoke with Chaosium president and head of production Rick Meints about what's happening in our "Weird West" RPG series: https://www.chaosium.com/blogrick-goes-west-and-weird-with-down-darker-trails
  9. Call of Cthulhu's PETERSEN'S ABOMINATIONS has been nominated for BEST RPG ADVENTURE in the UK Games Expo 2019 Awards. Congratulations to Sandy Petersen, Mike Mason and the artists and other creators of Petersen's Abominations. And RuneQuest was also nominated for BEST RPG and 13th Age Glorantha for BEST RPG EXPANSION too - wonderful! The winners will be announced on Sunday 2nd June at 3pm at UKGE. There is also a People's Choice award that can be voted for using the UKGE app. https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/shortlist.php?
  10. 13th AGE GLORANTHA has been nominated for BEST RPG EXPANSION in the UK Games Expo 2019 Awards. Congratulations to Rob Heinsoo, Jonathan M Tweet and all the creative team and artists involved! Grateful thanks too, to the memory of Greg Stafford, without whom there'd be no Glorantha. And RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha was nominated for BEST RPG, and Petersen's Abominations for BEST RPG ADVENTURE - wonderful news! The winners will be announced on Sunday 2nd June at 3pm at UKGE. There is also a People's Choice award that can be voted on using the UKGE app. https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/shortlist.php?
  11. Great news for Glorantha - not only has RUNEQUEST - ROLEPLAYING IN GLORANTHA has been nominated for BEST RPG in the UK Games Expo 2019 Awards, 13th AGE GLORANTHA was nominated for BEST RPG EXPANSION! Congratulations to all the creative teams and artists involved! Grateful thanks too, to the memory of Greg Stafford, without whom there'd be no RQ or Glorantha. (And Petersen's Abominations for Call of Cthulhu has been shortlisted for BEST RPG ADVENTURE - more wonderful news!) The winners will be announced on Sunday 2nd June at 3pm at UKGE. There is also a People's Choice award that can voted on using the UKGE app. https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/shortlist.php?
  12. RUNEQUEST - ROLEPLAYING IN GLORANTHA has been nominated for BEST RPG in the UK Games Expo 2019 Awards. Congratulations to Jason Durall, Jeff Richard, Steve Perrin and all the creative team and artists involved! Grateful thanks too, to the memory of Greg Stafford, without whom there'd be no RQ or Glorantha. And 13th Age Glorantha was nominated for BEST RPG EXPANSION, and Petersen's Abominations for BEST RPG ADVENTURE - wonderful news! The winners will be announced on Sunday 2nd June at 3pm at UKGE. There is also a People's Choice award, in which UKGE attendees can vote using an app: https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/shortlist.php?
  13. As part of the FG Unity Kickstarter campaign (currently at 993% of funding!), they've got a competition going to win the FGU Call of Cthulhu Essentials Pack (a Kickstarter Exclusive Bundle) and an Ultimate License to run it with: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/home/FantasyGroundsUnityPromo_CallOfCthulhu.php
  14. GEN CON event tickets will be released for purchase by the public on May 19th. With our support of crack team of GMs and Keepers from the Cult of Chaos, our director of organised play Todd has out together a massive program of games in our dedicated 20 table event space. If you're coming to Gen Con, book early from May 19th: these events are all likely to fill fast! First off, conventions scenarios we've run at Gen Con before and will be running again this year, in #ThrowbackThursday: https://www.chaosium.com/bloggen-con-preview-1-chaosiums-massive-program-of-scheduled-games Here are the brand new convention scenarios we'll be debuting this year at Gen Con: https://www.chaosium.com/bloggen-con-preview-2-new-convention-scenarios-debuting-at-gen-con And, as part of our massive program of games at Gen Con this year, we're featuring the following VIP Creator's Series sessions: https://www.chaosium.com/bloggen-con-preview-3-chaosium-creator-series-vip-sessions And with Call of Cthulhu continuing to be one of top games with the highest unmet demand at Gen Con year after year, it's wonderful that there are many groups and individuals committed to running Chaosium games at the convention. Some of these other GM groups we know will be running their own Chaosium games at Gen Con this year are listed here (more are certain to be added to the program both before May 19 when event registration goes live, and in the lead-up to the con): https://www.chaosium.com/bloggen-con-preview-4-other-groups-running-chaosium-games-as-call-of-cthulhu-continues-to-be-one-of-top-games-with-the-highest-unmet-demand/
  15. Out in PDF later this month* - A COLD FIRE WITHIN. A new and complete six-part Pulp Cthulhu campaign by Christopher Smith Adair. *as usual, if you purchase the PDF from Chaosium, not only do you get it to read and use straightaway, you also get the full price of the PDF off the printed book when it is out. "Brendan Sterling sought answers in experimental past-life regression. Unfortunately, his mind isn’t the only one seeking answers in the past...."
  16. RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha is out, and we're so happy it is a critical and popular success! But there are different ways to scratch your Gloranthan itch too - here are recent reviews of some of the other products which you can use to explore Greg Stafford's mythic universe... https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-23-other-gloranthan-goodness Plus, previous instalments of #unnaturalselections: https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-11-call-of-cthulhu-the-video-game https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-12-reviewers-discuss-how-call-of-cthulhu-the-video-game-gets-its-inspiration-from-the-tabletop-rpg/ https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-13-more-reviews-of-call-of-cthulhu-the-official-video-game/ https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-14-first-update-of-call-of-cthulhu-based-on-player-feedback-more-reviews https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-15-more-call-of-cthulhu-reviews-we-like https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-16-the-top-seven-most-popular-items-on-our-redbubble-merchandise-store https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-17-call-of-cthulhu-the-official-video-game-on-special-at-steam https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-18-call-of-cthulhu-video-game-fan-wiki-and-some-2018-retrospective-reviews https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-19-the-call-of-cthulhu-starter-set https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-20-call-of-cthulhu-the-video-game-is-25-off-on-steam-until-feb-11 https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-21-unboxings-of-the-new-rq-slipcase https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-22-impressions-of-the-new-runequest-slipcase-set
  17. This came moseying down the trail today... an advance copy of the next release for DOWN DARKER TRAILS! The rest are on their way by ship, and will be in the corral soon. (But if you have a hankerin' right now for more horrors and terrors of the Old West, go buy the SHADOWS OVER STILLWATER PDF from Chaosium and you'll get the full price of the PDF off the cost of the physical book when it arrives - https://www.chaosium.com/shadows-over-stillwater-pdf)
  18. We have been delighted with enthusiastic reception the Call of Cthulhu release Terror Australis 2nd Edition has received, including the request made by the National Library of Australia to add the work to their collection, as being of "national significance". Chaosium will be doing an official launch of the book on the 26th of May. Many of the Terror Australis authors will be in attendance as guests of honour. "The Terror Australis launch will be a great way to mark the release of the work, and also to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary longstanding contribution Australian writers have made to the Call of Cthulhu RPG and wider Cthulhu mythos", said Call of Cthulhu line editor Mike Mason. The launch takes place on Sunday May 26th in The Atrium at the Woodlands Hotel, Coburg, VIC Australia. All are welcome.
  19. A: If a player uses the reflex card they are not expelled from the library and so will continue to participate in the round. Accordingly, the lowest sanity card remains on the table. The round continues until all players have left the library. At that point there will be no more sanity cards available. Sanity cards do not carry over to the next round.
  20. Chaosium's anthology ATOMIC AGE CTHULHU is DriveThruFiction's Deal of the Day: 60% off! http://bit.ly/2rXzQSO
  21. Now over 40,000 views. Nice work Mike Mason and Penny Arcade! (BTW, if you're looking to buy the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, do check out what it says when you click "SHOW MORE" for the video description...)
  22. Giving the new RuneQuest Slipcase Set a launch at Good Games Melbourne tonight - thanks to all the GMs and players who came along to give RQG a go! More RQG events in other Good Games stores around Australia happening in the coming days and weeks too: https://www.chaosium.com/bloggood-games-to-host-runequest-launch-events-in-may-australia Mark Morrison in the GM's chair at the Good Games Melbourne of the new RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha Slipcase Set. Although Mark is renowned for his writing for Call of Cthulhu, he was recently interviewed about his abiding and longstanding love of the RuneQuest RPG. You can read that interview here: https://www.goodgames.com.au/au/news/406-runequest-launch.html
  23. On the occasion of our first Gold seller in the Miskatonic Repository - Joe Trier's The Idol of Thoth - we thought it a fitting time to congratulate all the titles and their creators that have (so far) made it to Gold, Silver, and Bronze sales status on DriveThruRPG! https://www.chaosium.com/blogmiskatonic-monday-congratulations-to-gold-silver-and-bronze-sellers-in-the-miskatonic-repository GOLD The Idol of Thoth by Joe Trier ($3.95 SILVERAlone Against the Tide by Nicholas Johnson ($4.99) Kirkwood Farmhouse Massacre by Fred Love ($1.99)Solo Investigator's Handbook by 5e Solo Gamebooks ($9.99)The Scales of Time by Michael Nagel ($4.95)Zgrozy: Powidoki Przyszłości (Polish) by Marek Golonka ($1.00)Zgrozy: Pasterz Ciem (Polish) by Marek Golonka ($1.00) COPPER A Light in Darkness by Matthew Puccio ($3.99) An Invitation in Yellow by Patrick Viggo Moeller ($2.99)Drawn from the Dark by Michael Nagel ($8.95)Isle of Madness by Ed Possing ($2.95)Moonglow by John Almack ($2.95/$6.95/$7.95)Plague by Matt Ryan, Noah Lloyd ($3.95)Shortcut of Supernaturalism: Jasper St. Jones Got The Prettiest Bones by Tristan Jusola-Sanders ($1.99)Terror Itself by James Coquillat and David Naylor ($3.95)The Knife by Michael LaBossiere ($0.50)The Man Downstairs by Adam Gauntlett ($4.00)The Pipeline - A Call of Cthulhu Scenario for the 1980s by Alex Guillotte ($9.95/$14.95/$15.95)The Prepared Investigator by Stephanie McAlea ($2.99)The Titan Incident by William Adcock ($5.99)Tomes of Terror by K.E. Brennan ($3.99)Trail of the Monolith by Michael Nagel ($11.95)When the Light Goes Out by Megan Tolentino ($2.95)Visceral and Emotional Damage by Jon Hook ($2.00)Zgrozy: Wernisaż (Polish) by Michał Gralak ($2.00)
  24. Are we saving the world, or ending it? The Disk of R'lyeh, from the classic Call of Cthulhu campaign Shadows of Yogsothoth. An amazing Mythos prop, currently being Kickstarted by our friends at TYPE40: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/329574091/disk-of-rlyeh-call-of-cthulhu
  25. MOB

    RQG: Reviews Thread

    Some notable first impressions of the new RUNEQUEST Slipcase set from TV writer/producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe, RPG and video game writer Mark Morrison, Newt Newport of D101 games, and others...https://www.chaosium.com/blogunnatural-selections-22-impressions-of-the-new-runequest-slipcase-set "Final first impression 10/10. Will play. Great presentation, tons of content, a wonderful relaunch of a terrific game."—TV writer/producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe. "RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha subverts many of the tropes of both the fantasy and RPG genres. It makes you care about the world on a profoundly personal level. It makes you invest in your character's story so heavily that you don't want to risk their death. It evokes a sense of vulnerability that is reminiscent of Game of Thrones… It's absolutely one of the games you need to try."—Brian Holland, Good Games. "The new edition is so beautiful. The Chaosium team have brought Glorantha to life in living colour, beyond everything. I can't get over the vibrancy of the world... It's the best possible time to get interested in RuneQuest."—RPG and video game writer Mark Morrison (interviewed in the Good Games article above). "Cheaper than its constituent parts, easier to assimilate, faster to run... this is the best-researched setting that fantasy roleplaying has ever seen, topped by a robust system that meshes integrally with the fluff."—Antonios S. review, RPGnet. "Newcomer friendly, with all the Glorantha you need being hard-baked into the rules. In my opinion it’s the best out of the box representation of Glorantha ever."—D101 Games, publishers of the fanzine Hearts in Glorantha.
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