Our award-winning roleplaying games, boardgames, and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time. For more than forty years, Chaosium Inc. has captivated gamers, readers and mythic adventurers worldwide.
"The first published RPG was Dungeons & Dragons, shortly followed by some other imitative games. Chaosium, however, was never content to imitate but published games that were original in style of play, content and design. We quickly became renowned for our originality and creativity, and were responsible for introducing many things to the hobby that are standard today." - Greg Stafford
The Chaosium was founded by visionary game designer Greg Stafford in 1975.
The roleplaying games RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu, King Arthur Pendragon, HeroQuest – as well as such classic board and card games as White Bear & Red Moon (later called Dragon Pass), Nomad Gods, Arkham Horror, Credo, and Mythos all originated at Chaosium.
The Chaosium exists deep underneath the bottom of the lowest Underworld. It is the Fount of Chaos and spews forth our collective unconscious – fantasies and monstrosities alike - into our world. Artists, lunatics, and gamers are all inspired by its restless dreams. The Chaosium speaks to us:
“We are all Us.”
“You must cut the Dragon Head off yourself, take it with your left hand and make it part of you. You must slay the dragon and wield its power.”
“Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!”
The Chaosium lets us dream the dreams of dead gods and construct the universe out of its essential runes. It lets us travel along the Lightbringers Quest to revive the murdered sun or walk the non-Euclidean pathways of R’lyeh’s nightmare corpse-city.
In this mundane and grey world, the Chaosium brings your untamed imagination to life, through role-playing games, books, board and card games, comics, and more. Guard yourself with the Elder Sign and fortify yourself with Rune Magic, it is time to begin your adventures!