We were saddened to learn that SF author and RPG gamer Victor Milán died in Albuquerque on February 13th. A prolific writer, Milán wrote for the Forgotten Realms, Star Trek, and Wild Cards Universes, among others, and in 1994 received the Prometheus Award for his novel Cybernetic Samurai.
His short story 'Mr Skin' was widely considered one of the stand-out pieces in the 1994 Chaosium anthology Cthulhu's Heirs.
In a eulogy for his long-time friend and writing colleague, Game of Thrones author George RR Martin said that Milán was "in a sense... the father of Wild Cards", GRRM's long-standing superhero series that was inspired by Chaosium's Superworld RPG. Martin received a copy of Superworld from Victor as a birthday present back in 1983, and then they played in a "long, long", very absorbing campaign together and with other Santa Fe writers.
"I can't tell you how many times we stayed up till dawn playing Superworld, Call of Cthulhu, and other RPGs with Vic, and laughing at the outrageous antics of the characters he created", writes Martin in his appreciation of his friend.
You can read George RR Martin's full eulogy for Victor Milán on his website, here.
Exciting news - the 13th Age Glorantha Rulebook and the Glorantha Sourcebook have been released to Kickstarter backers! In the latest Kickstarter update, backers have been advised that their PDFs are ready to be downloaded from Backerkit. We're excited to reach this important milestone!Both titles will be available for general purchase from Chaosium.com later this month: 13th Age Glorantha PDF (466pp) [...]
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The Chaosium team sends best wishes and felicitations for a happy 70th birthday to our company founder, chair of the board, and "grand shaman of gaming" - the Mythmaker himself, Greg Stafford. Happy Birthday Greg! Best wishes from Dustin, Nick, Mike, Rick, Jeff, Neil, MOB, Raja, Todd, Jason, Susan, Ian, James, Lillian, Lynne and Sandy @Chaosium
A further update on progress from Jason Durall, RuneQuest Line EditorGood news - layout for the RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha core book is underway! The Gamemaster Pack will follow, then the Gloranthan Bestiary: we're getting the last of the art and maps for these. I mentioned in the last update that the RQG character sheet is done [...]
Rob Heinsoo has just informed 13th Age Glorantha Kickstarter backers that we plan to start distributing the 13th Age Glorantha and the Glorantha Sourcebook PDFs next week!Right now, we're in the we're in the approvals phase now rather than the production phase, and we're all thrilled! More details about next steps in the most recent backer update, but as [...]
Uploading your original Call of Cthulhu creations to the MISKATONIC REPOSITORY on DriveThruRPG for fun and profit—a quick Q&A to show just how easy it is...Q: First off, so what is the Miskatonic Repository?A: The Miskatonic Repository is a new way for creators to publish and distribute their own original Call of Cthulhu content including scenarios, settings, [...]
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Chaosium's Susan O'Brien (board games line editor) and Lynne Hardy (assistant editor, Call of Cthulhu) are special guests at Orcacon in Bellevue, WA this weekend. They'll be taking part in panels and demos, and will be happy to chat about the many exciting things Chaosium has in store for 2018, including Susan's forthcoming Reiner Knizia game, Miskatonic University: The [...]