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Out of the Suitcase #7: ​for completists, collectors, catalogers, and the curious...

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 4th Feb 2021

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things Chaosium

These shelves are just a part of Rick's Chaosium Archives

For completists, collectors, catalogers, and the curious, there are various online resources that seek to catalogue Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu related products, going back 40 years to 1981. I saw a recent request for a "checklist" type of list, so I grabbed this from our historic Master Product List. This list is pretty comprehensive, but isn't absolutely exhaustive in terms of special editions, printings and such due to incomplete past records, general laziness, and/or lack of time. After all, we are The Chaosium and not The Orderium.

Please be aware that this list does feature a few products that had a product number assigned, but got cancelled while in development, usually during the writing stage. Future Call of Cthulhu releases – of which we have many in various stages of planning, development and production – aren't included here.

A note for the real completists: if you buy the regular Malleus Monstrorum slipcase set and the special edition Leatherette Malleus Monstrorum slipcase set you have everything you need to check them all off. We don't sell the Volume 1 and Volume 2 books separately. We gave these individual SKUs mainly in case we need to send someone a replacement due to damage. Likewise for the two volume Malleus Monstrorum and Malleus Monstrorum Leatherette slipcase sets.

And before anyone asks, we do not have any of the cancelled projects in manuscript form or similar in our archives.