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Call of Cthulhu creators - we're opening the Miskatonic Repository to the Roll20 Virtual Tabletop!

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 26th May 2023

Miskatonic Repository on Roll20

Roll20® and Chaosium are pleased to announce they’ve officially agreed to support Miskatonic Repository content on the Roll20 virtual tabletop.

Launched in partnership with DriveThruRPG in 2018, the Miskatonic Repository is Chaosium’s platform on DriveThruRPG, hosting independent creators for the Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game. Today it is the fastest-growing Community Content program on DriveThruRPG.

The Miskatonic Repository features Creators from around the world, with several print-on-demand options, a bustling community, and brilliant Call of Cthulhu titles. Settings range from classic 1920s to the distant past, the far future, the Dreamlands, and beyond. Chaosium has also appointed Community Ambassadors to assist Creators in publishing their work.

“Miskatonic Repository has grown significantly over the past few years, and that’s a testament to the power of their community. We are very excited to open the doors to Roll20 for those Community Creators, and we’re eager to see what they will achieve,” Meredith Gerber, Partner Relations Manager at Roll20. “I look forward to including adventures from Miskatonic Repository in my own games!”

Miskatonic Repository Creators can build Roll20 content through modules and add-ons that will unlock for users when they purchase the related Miskatonic Repository adventure content, providing additional value for online play. Roll20 users can then access those maps, tokens, handouts, and other game elements on the virtual tabletop the next time they log in, completely ready to play, thus avoiding many hours of additional set-up work.

The Roll20 virtual tabletop provides a full suite of intuitive digital tools allowing players to build characters and run campaigns seamlessly through their web browser. With character sheet automation, simple click-to-roll actions, and built-in video and voice communication, players can quickly and easily craft stories and share their experiences as a group. Pre-made adventures and fully integrated bestiaries allow GMs to run games with minimal setup while enjoying features such as Dynamic Lighting and advanced fog of war to build tension and hide what’s right around the corner… or creeping up from behind.

Chaosium echoes this sentiment: “We’re excited to see Call of Cthulhu community content officially coming to the Roll20 virtual tabletop. This partnership offers our Miskatonic Repository Creators exciting new opportunities to develop material specifically for online play and to reach audiences playing Call of Cthulhu all over the world,” said Chaosium vice president Michael O’Brien.

Creators can start creating their Roll20 titles now with plenty of support documents as well as reaching out to DriveThruRPG with any questions they might have. More information for Miskatonic Creators to come in shortly!