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Chaosium acquires 'The Dhole's House' online resource for Call of Cthulhu

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 4th Oct 2021

The Dhole's HouseChaosium, publisher of the Call of Cthulhu tabletop roleplaying game, has acquired The Dhole's House website, a free 'online toolkit' for both Keepers and players of Call of Cthulhu.

Users of The Dhole's House are able to create Investigators that are fully compatible with Call of Cthulhu 7th edition and print off a PDF character sheet, all in a matter of minutes. All Investigators are saved and can be updated via the 'Character Control Panel' as the campaign unfolds.

Users can also contribute to a Character Library, allowing anyone to download PDF character sheets for Call of Cthulhu investigators for use as PCs or NPC's. 

The Keeper section of the Library includes a handout generator for quick creation of in-game artefacts including three different types of telegram, visiting/business cards, newspaper clippings and calendars.

The Dhole's House was created as a fan site by Lee Carnell in 2016, and has become a popular resource for Call of Cthulhu Keepers and players world-wide, with many thousands of Investigators and handouts created every month. 

As part of the acquisition, Lee has joined Chaosium as an in-house software developer.

"The fact that Chaosium nows owns The Dhole's House will make no noticeable difference for existing users of the site. With Lee, we plan to keep improving the features and functionality of the resource for the benefit of Call of Cthulhu gamers," said Chaosium vice president Michael O'Brien.