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Unnatural Selections #19 - the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set

Posted by Michael O'Brien on

The new Call of Cthulhu Starter Set is all someone new to Call of Cthulhu or even roleplaying games themselves needs to start playing Call of Cthulhu—the tabletop roleplaying game of mystery and horror. But as these reviewers - all seasoned Call of Cthulhu devotees and highly experienced gamers - go on to point out in their reviews, the set offers appeal to established keepers and players of the game too, particularly the updated classic scenarios it contains:

  • Alone Against The Flames
  • Paper Chase
  • Edge of Darkness
  • Dead Man Stomp

Reviews from R’lyeh says it is "The best introduction to Call of Cthulhu and best starter set for any roleplaying game currently available."

Antonios S. of RPGNet says, "...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?"

On YouTube, Bud’s RPG Review says the Starter Set is "An extremely well done, well thought-out product that should appeal to players old and new."

And Seth Skorskowsky says "Freaking Fantastic… this big beautiful box contains everything a new player would need to get started playing." (YouTube review).


The Call of Cthulhu Starter Set is available from Chaosium.comDriveThrRPG, and in general distribution. If your local FLGS doesn't stock it, ask them to!

  • Call of Cthulhu
  • RPG
  • ttrpg