We designed the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set to contain everything needed - even dice - to start playing Call of Cthulhu, the tabletop roleplaying game of mystery and horror. Reviewers have described it as "best starter set for any roleplaying game currently available" (Reviews from R’lyeh) and "a magnificent, perfect entry-level product" (Antonios S., RPGNet). Even old experienced Call of Cthulhu hands have said it's been "an absolute joy to delve into" (Hypnogoria). The ENnies judges seem to have concurred with these sentiments, nominating the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set for Best Rules in the 2019 ENnie Awards.
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What the critics have said about the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set:
"The best introduction to Call of Cthulhu and best starter set for any roleplaying game currently available."—Reviews from R’lyeh.
"Freaking Fantastic… this big beautiful box contains everything a new player would need to get started playing."—Seth Skorkowsky (YouTube review). nb Seth himself has been nominated for Best Online Content - go Seth!
"...this is a magnificent, perfect entry-level product. And no, this isn't misplaced nostalgia about boxed sets of yore. This is exactly how a new entrant should get access into a game as rich and elaborate...Tons of material. Easy to use rules. Dice. A low level price. What more does one want from a starter set?"—Antonios S. review, RPGNet.
"An extremely well done, well thought-out product that should appeal to players old and new."—Bud’s RPG Review (YouTube review).
"Absolutely top notch… this is a quality item—hell it managed to convince me to put my hand into my pocket and I’m an old hand at Call of Cthulhu – and you know what? I don’t regret a single penny of it, for this Starter Set has just been an absolute joy to delve into."—Hypnogoria, Answering the Call of Cthulhu (audio review).
"The Call of Cthulhu Starter Set is an investment that pays off many times over. Get this if you want to start gaming with the Mythos. Everything you need to play and start checking out the rules, plus a good bit more; a slam dunk for me at around 25 USD."—Burning Luck Reviews.
"When they say this is all you need to enjoy horror roleplaying they certainly aren’t kidding… I can’t stress enough how every person who loves RPGs should have this in their collection."—The Vintage RPG Podcast (podcast).