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For the Launch Event, Good Games Miranda (Sydney, Australia) are hosting one! Details below!

Where: Good Games Miranda

Suite 7, 589 The Kingsway

Miranda, Sydney Australia

When: Wednesday December 12th. 7pm start

Entry: FREE!

Format: Pre Gen characters and a wonderful and experienced Game Keeper to run you through the new box set and the fabbo system-and to scare your hat off!

It will be a fun night. If you aren't in this part of the world, I hope your FLGS is also running this event.

Take care

Honest

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11 hours ago, klecser said:

Does this mean that Wednesday Dec 12 is the confirmed worldwide release date for the Starter Set?

Not sure on the release date, but can tell you stores were instructed to run the launch event Dec 10-13

Hope this helps!

Honest

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The Starter boxes are due land this week - we can't estimate time for customs and transport to our various warehouses as these things are outside of our control - but we hope to have the sets available from Chaosium.com before Xmas. For retail stores there will naturally be a delay (getting shipments out to distribution who then ship to the actual stores).

 

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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

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(We're planning release parties in the US and Europe in the early new year too; details forthcoming.)

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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

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I smashed that order button.

 

Edit: Congrats to Mike Mason and Friends, MOB, and Chaosium on this product.  Leafing through the PDFs, the production values are superb and the cost of this product is a tremendous value for what you get. Three classic scenarios truly updated for the modern era.  Some  highlights for me: I think the labelled character sheet for these updated Quick Start rules is a key graphic to point out critical aspects of a character sheet.  The Society cards for the pre-made investigators are really cool and do a great job of modeling immersion.  The sidebar about racism for Dead Man Stomp engaging on a critical social issue is another example of this game leading the industry in pushing for full acceptance within the hobby. The answer to HPL's racism is to hit it head on. (I see that Chris Spivey was consulted and I see his practiced hand of educating people in the text. Thank you Chris for your continued contributions to the hobby and social issues.) That map of Harlem is excellent cartography! I see a Gold ENnie here. More importantly, I see a stupendous way to invite new players to this game.  Well done, Chaosium!

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On ‎11‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 7:04 PM, Rick Meints said:

We do not take pre-orders on products on chaosium.com. That said, we expect to have the US bound ship dock in Tacoma on November 23rd, and then it's usually about a week or so later that we have the books in the warehouse, barring any unforeseen delays. Thus, I expect we will have the CoC Starter set for sale in early December in plenty of time for the holidays.

PS: The leatherette bound books version of the Masks slipcase set is on the same ship, so that should be on sale in the same time frame.

With the CoC Starter Set now available is there a date set when the leatherette Masks slipcase set will go on sale? Thanks in advance. 

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The CALL OF CTHULHU STARTER SET Launch Parties at Good Games Stores across Australia this week were lots of fun and well-attended!

If your local FLGS doesn't stock it, ask them to!
 

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To coincide with the launch of the CALL OF CTHULHU STARTER EDITION, we've created a new video series introducing the game.

Specifically pitched to newcomers to roleplaying games and Call of Cthulhu, these short (2 - 3 minutes) videos cover basic topics including "What is an RPG?" and "What is Call of Cthulhu?" Instalments we'll release shortly include "How to Play", "The Starter Set", and "What Next?". Here's Part One:

The video series features Jess, an actor, dancer, gamer, and friend of Chaosium from Melbourne, Australia, and later some of her friends, around the gaming table. You can see more of Jess's performing arts work here:
https://www.starnow.com.au/jessicamartin55

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In the second video of our new intro series to coincide with the Starter Set, Jess explains exactly what Call of Cthulhu is...

 

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A bright young face to lure newcomers to the horrors of the Mythos?    Surely just another Mask of the Big N!

Actually this Starter Set series is a good idea, a very simple piece-meal approach to introduce newbies to this great game 😎

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In our third intro video for the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, Jess talks about how to play the game:
 
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And in part four of our introductory series on Call of Cthulhu, Jess walks us through the new CALL OF CTHULHU STARTER SET:

 

 

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In the final part of our series marking the release of the CALL OF CTHULHU STARTER SET, Jess suggests where to go next to continue enjoying Call of Cthulhu:

 

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Following on from our CALL OF CTHULHU STARTER SET Launch Parties in Good Games Stores across Australia earlier this month, we're holding a launch party in Newcastle, UK on January 6th. Join Lynne Hardy, assistant Call of Cthulhu line editor, for a day of madness, demonstration games, and cake!

Jointly hosted by Travelling Man Newcastle (the UK friendliest comic book store) and Newcastle's new board games cafe, Meeple Perk. More details at the link:

https://www.chaosium.com/blogcall-of-cthulhu-starter-set-launch-party-in-newcastle-uk

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