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  2. So many events coming in 2017! We are planning to make a presence at five conventions this year, setting up our booth and running games for more and more people. But we need GMs. Chaosium thrives because of dedicated fans such as yourselves. So please consider contacting us about being a GM at one of our events! Featured events: Gamestorm takes place in Portland, OR on March 30th - April 2nd at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach. We debuted The Dead Boarder at this event in 2016. This year we are increasing our presence by placing a booth in the dealer's room and scheduling games for people to sign up for in advance. If you GM for 12 hours of table time at Gamestorm, we will get you a free badge to the convention, a Chaosium convention gift pack (which will include some fun gifts from Chaosium licensees, like Fantasy Flight). Deadline for signing up with us as a GM: January 30th The UK Games Expo is an amazing event in the West Midlands. This three-day event is home to the Cthulhu Masters, a semi-competitive version of Call of Cthulhu where a single winner is determined at the end of their tournament. Chaosium will be hosting games at this event, running our convention-exclusive scenario, the Free RPG Day adventure, and our two demos. A massive step up from previous years. If you GM at this event, you would fall under the UKGE GM policies and we would be happy to help facilitate the hours-keeping and scheduling. They offer a series of incentives for running games there, ranging from badge, food vouchers and accommodation (5+ four-hour sessions), to a full weekend badge (eight hours of running). We'll schedule the tables and log your time, making sure you are covered for this event. Last Day to commit to this event: March 31st. While the details of this event are still being worked out, we are happy to fit into Origins' ongoing "Cthulhuthon", a center point for groups such as Rogue Cthulhu, Shoggoth.net, and this year, Chaosium Inc. Exclusive convention content is planned, and you get to be part of an entire gloom-ridden part of the convention center. GMing for Chaosium will earn you a free badge to Origins, through Chaosium, for 12 hours of volunteering. Our renown prize support for running games will be repeated here, including special GM volunteer gift bags. Last day to join Chaosium in Columbus: April 14th. The three non-stop tables we ran for the 2016 Gen Con were extremely popular. But with two different demos, a new Free RPG Day scenario coming, and a special convention-only scenario, we can easily expand on last year's success by taking an entire room in the main convention center. Expanding to ten or more non-stop tables is a bold move, but we know that there is enough demand for Call of Cthulhu. But we need GMs. Lots of GMs. That's 50+ hours, up to twelve tables, which means 42 or more GMs needed for full staffing. Can you be part of this diabolical experiment? As with every other convention, if you offer 12 hours of table time, we will match your volunteer spirit with a free badge to the event. There will be prizes and a raffle for a major prize at the end of the event. Last year Sam Briskin won a red leatherette collector's edition of Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. (Sam at our booth!). We guarantee that this will be the most amazing--and sanity blasting--event of the year with us. We encourage you to make plans to attend Gen Con and be part of our Insanity 500. Deadline to be part of the insanity: June 2nd. Event scheduling is happening now All of these events are having their schedules created right now. These big conventions need big planning and we are booking hundreds of event listings this month in preparation for a huge summer for Chaosium. Not only is the massive demand for Call of Cthulhu being fulfilled, but we are creating special sessions, planning demos of the upcoming RuneQuest RPG, and filling tables with board and card game previews for products under development. Want to play with a well known writer? We've got you covered!But we need your participation. The Cult of Chaos is organized to run games for people at public events and this is your chance to hit the largest events, tickets paid for by us.Contact Todd@Chaosium about your intent to rule games with us and help build the biggest summer we've ever had.And thanks for all of the effort you do on your own for Call of Cthulhu and Chaosium. We love what you do and want to continue to support your GMing of these games.--Todd GardinerDirector of Organized PlayChaosium Inc.
  3. In case you missed it, Chaosium had a truly amazing night at the 2017 Gen Con ENnies, the annual awards celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu won an impressive 9 awards (7 gold and 2 silver) across seven different products in the popular RPG line. Chaosium itself also won the silver award for Fan Favorite Publisher. At the awards Chaosium founder and current chair of the board Greg Stafford said the awards were a tremendous honor and thanked the fans—whether they voted for Chaosium or not—because it's the fans that make the industry thrive. On a personal note, Stafford added he was also very happy the new Chaosium team is carrying on the great work and reputation for innovation and quality that the company was known for back to the golden age of gaming. Caption: Greg Stafford accepting the 2017 Silver Fan Favorite ENnie award for Best Publisher with members of the team. Here are the awards Chaosium won: Best Cover Art - Call of Cthulhu Investigators Handbook = GOLD Best Interior Art - S. Petersen Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors = SILVER Best Cartography - Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen Pack = GOLD Best Production Values - Call of Cthulhu 7th ed slipcase set = GOLD Best Aid/Accessory - Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen Pack = GOLD Best RPG-related Product - Call of Cthulhu - The Colouring Book = GOLD Best Adversary/Monster - S. Petersen Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors = GOLD Best Adventure - Doors to Darkness = SILVER Best Supplement - Pulp Cthulhu = GOLD Fan Favourite Publisher - Chaosium = SILVER Chaosium Vice President Michael O'Brien said, "Chaosium congratulates all the other winners and nominees. In particular, we'd like to highlight our friends Stygian Fox Publishing who won GOLD in the Best Electronic Book category for their licensed Call of Cthulhu release The Things We Leave Behind. We also applaud and thank our French language licensee Éditions Sans Détour, whose wonderful artwork graces the S. Petersen Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors." Chaosium has posted a list of the creative teams involved in each winning title.
  4. We are delighted Call of Cthulhu received nominations in 10 categories for this year's ENnie Awards! Congratulations to the many writers, artists and creators involved. Best Adventure - Doors to Darkness Best Aid/Accessory - Call of Cthulhu – Keeper’s Screen Pack Best Art, Cover - Call of Cthulhu – Investigator Handbook Best Art, Interior - S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors Best Cartography - Call of Cthulhu – Keeper’s Screen Pack Best Monster/Adversary - S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors Best Production Values - Call of Cthulhu – 7th Edition Slipcase Set Best RPG Related Product - Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book Best Supplement - Pulp Cthulhu Chaosium congratulates everyone who has been nominated, in particular our friends Stygian Fox Publishing, whose Call of Cthulhu licensed supplement The Things We Leave Behind was nominated for Best Adventure. Voting takes place from July 11 - July 21. We encourage all members of the Chaosium tribe to get behind Cthulhu!
  5. An opportunity to play Call of Cthulhu for a worthy cause at Gen Con! Your Keeper is award-winning author and editor (and Chaosium executive editor for fiction) James Lowder: http://www.chaosium.com/blog/play-call-of-cthulhu-for-a-worthy-cause-at-gen-con-with-james-lowder-as-your-keeper/
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  7. In case you missed it, here's a link to the Chaosium Call of Cthulhu Gen Con Panel I recorded from Gen Con on Friday (Aug 5th) for those who couldn't go. Mike Mason, Sandy Petersen, Jeff Richards, Paul Fricker, and Lynn Hardy talk about new plans for the Cthulhu line and share some juicy new details. The youtube description contains a breakdown of topics and timestamps. Biggest news is a new campaign from Lynn Hardy, new Pulp Cthulhu campaign from Paul Fricker, new collection of scenarios from Sandy Petersen, and remarks about quality and production from all Cthulhu products down the road. Exciting stuff!Audio version here: http://outofspacegames.blogspot.com/2016/08/gen-con-2016-call-of-cthulhu-panel.html
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  9. Call of Cthulhu is the most in-demand game at Gen Con this year. We've responded to the need for more Call of Cthulhu sessions, and the more Keepers we can recruit to help, the more sessions we can run! If you can help out, please get in touch with Todd, our director of organized play - todd@chaosium.com We can provide a scenario for you to run or you can run one of your own. We can also get the event registered with Gen Con for you. Everyone who GMs for us will receive a print copy of Sandy Petersen's new scenario "The Derelict", AND go into a draw for an exclusive leatherette slipcase edition of Call of Cthulhu, signed by co-authors Sandy Petersen, Mike Mason and Paul Fricker, and rest of the Chaosium crew. The more sessions you GM, the more chances to win! Cult of Chaos members will also earn Chaosium credit for GMing, and don't forget, if you run four x 4-hour sessions you can get your badge to the con for free! http://www.chaosium.com/blog/call-of-cthulhu-the-most-indemand-game-at-gen-con-2016
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