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Out of the Suitcase #21: The first Manual of Monsters

Out of the Suitcase #21: The first Manual of Monsters

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 30th Aug 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.Steve Perrin's unexpected passing has gotten me to thinking about his far-reaching legacy within the world of role-playing games. As I ponder his role in those early days I find myself pulling v … read more
Out of Suitcase #20: The art of obscure finds...

Out of Suitcase #20: The art of obscure finds...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 18th Aug 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.I recently got asked "what are some of the rare or obscure items in your collection?" I have a number of unique items, and it's hard to pick just one. Last night I was writing about one of them for m … read more
​Out of the Suitcase #19: Another Mystery Solved... CHA2341

​Out of the Suitcase #19: Another Mystery Solved... CHA2341

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 13th Aug 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.Every so often we get a wonderful completist collector of Chaosium games ask us about some of our product numbers that never got used. One of the earliest ones we skipped was CHA2341 in the Call of C … read more
Out of the Suitcase #18: What Perilous Encounters await our heroes...

Out of the Suitcase #18: What Perilous Encounters await our heroes...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 7th Aug 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.A last minute request pleasantly shifted some of my work priorities recently. Many of our current projects mine our vast library of prior Chaosium publications for inspiration and depth of material. … read more
Out of the Suitcase #17: the first Appendix N

Out of the Suitcase #17: the first Appendix N

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 30th Jul 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.Recently the Grognardia blog wrote about the strange serendipity between the bibliography in RuneQuest, which came out in 1978, and the bibliography in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters … read more
Out of the Suitcase #16: So what's the scoop on Call of Cthulhu Classics?

Out of the Suitcase #16: So what's the scoop on Call of Cthulhu Classics?

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 4th Jul 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium.With the recent launch of our Kickstarter a lot of people have been asking what's scoop on Call of Cthulhu Classics? Since I did a lot of the work, I am happy to explain...We scanned in nea … read more
Out of the Suitcase #15: The Curse of the Cthulhu Completists...

Out of the Suitcase #15: The Curse of the Cthulhu Completists...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 3rd Jun 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium. As I was preparing for our 40th Anniversary reprinting of the Call of Cthulhu Classic boxed set I started to notice something. Between 1981 and 1989 Chaosium printed the Call of Cthul … read more
Out of the Suitcase #14:  Helping Stamp Out the Mythos

Out of the Suitcase #14: Helping Stamp Out the Mythos

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 2nd Jun 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things ChaosiumI happened to come across both of these stamps as I was sifting and sorting through things the other day. I had forgotten that Chaosium had licensed these in 1996. Sadly, Benway Tanner Enterprises of … read more