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Neil embraces Chaos!

Posted by Michael O'Brien on

Chaosium's CFO Neil Robinson has boldly taken the final step beyond the veil. He's made the momentous choice to move from a career in the IT industry to fully embracing the Chaos with a full-time role at Chaosium.

The Chaosium team welcomes our friend and colleague as the company's new Chief Operating Officer!

Neil seems to know what he's letting himself in for...

Jason Thompson creates "Walk Through" map for the iconic Call of Cthulhu scenario The Haunting

Jason Thompson is the artist who created those cool Dungeon Walkthrough Maps you might have seen. He's also created wonderful Mythos/Dreamlands-related comics, including HPL's The Strange High House in the Mist and The White Ship (have a look at his webpage mockman.com!) But strangely enough Janson's never done a Walk Through for Call of Cthulhu - until now.Jason [...]

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Frank Mentzer's Empyrea Fantasy Setting for 10 RPG Systems, including RQ!

Our good friend, the gaming legend Frank Mentzer has recently launched a Kickstarter for his Empyrea fantasy setting. This is an ambitious project opening up one of the classic RPG fantasy settings to many different game systems—including RuneQuest, Pathfinder, and plenty of others. Frank has assembled an illustrious team of guest authors and artists to work on this project, which has [...]

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Masks of Nyarlathotep - Fantasy Flight's newest expansion for Eldritch Horror is based on the classic Call of Cthulhu campaign

In Fantasy Flight Game's popular board game Eldritch Horror, players move their investigators around the world in a fight against the unspeakable forces of the Ancient Ones. For the game's next expansion, it was announced today that Chaosium's classic Call of Cthulhu campaign Masks of Nyarlathotep will be brought from the realm of tabletop roleplaying games to cooperative [...]

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Was Chaosium's founder first to buy a copy of D&D?

[From stackexchange.com]Q: Was Chaosium's founder first to buy a copy of D&D?TLDR: YesIs this true (allowing for the difficulties that interviews with Californian Arkati Shaman-Publishers present to seekers of truth)? Did Stafford's friend acquire a copy of D&D directly from Gygax? Did he pay for it? (How much?) Were other copies sold beforehand?The tale as told by Greg [...]

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13th Age in Glorantha Update: Earth Priestess layout

Rob Heinsoo has reported to Kickstarter backers that 13G layout is proceeding smoothly. Here's a two-page spread from the earth priestess, the spot where the favors of the earth section transitions over to summoning. Rob says, "I love Caleb Cleveland's illustration of the oldest earth priestess in Dragon Pass blessing her troll wind lord companion!"

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New Board and Card Games Submissions Guidelines Released

Chaosium’s first-ever release was a board game, Greg Stafford’s epic wargame White Bear Red Moon, back in 1975.As Chaosium began to make its mark publishing roleplaying games, it also produced memorable board and card game titles including Nomad Gods (1978), Lords of the Middle Sea (1978), Raiders and Traders (1979), Dragon Pass (1980), Arkham Horror [...]

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The Art of Call of Cthulhu - The Coloring Book

Andrey Fetisov has gone and colored in all his pictures from the Gold ENnie award-winning Call of Cthulhu the Coloring Book - fortunately he stayed inside the (non-Euclidean) lines. And now you can get these Lovecraftian masterpieces on t-shirts, posters, notebooks and the like from the Chaosium Redbubble store!

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Infinity Engine is creating a licensed range of RuneQuest miniatures and scenery

Chaosium welcomes our newest licensee for miniatures, Infinity Engine. Company founder Richard Helliwell says, "It's a huge thing for us, we all loved RuneQuest since the beginning of our roleplaying days and now to be making miniatures is something we have wanted to do since starting the company."Infinity Engine has several RuneQuest - Glorantha figures on [...]

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13th Age in Glorantha Update - slice from Chapter 4: Classes layout

By Rob HeinsooWe're in the middle of Chapter 4 layout. Here's a slice from early on that includes the stats table for all the classes and the start of the berserker.If you recognize the art at the top right, that's because we've licensed seven pieces we really like from Petersen Games' GODS WAR game to [...]

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