Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft
The Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of man. Traces of their cyclopean cities can still be found on remote islands, buried amid the shifting desert sands, and in the frozen wastes of the polar extremes. Originally they came to this world from the stars. They sleep now, some deep within the earth or beneath the sea. When the stars are right they shall again walk the earth.
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Call of Cthulhu is a tabletop roleplaying game based upon the worlds of H. P. Lovecraft. It is a game of secrets, mysteries, and horror. Playing the role of steadfast investigators, you travel to strange and dangerous places, uncover foul plots, and stand against the terrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. You encounter sanity-blasting entities, monsters, and insane cultists. Within strange and forgotten tomes of lore you discover revelations that man was not meant to know. You and your companions may very well decide the fate of the world.
This package bundles three books in a single slipcase that will fit perfectly on your gaming shelf, and better yet, as a complete solution for your gaming table. It includes the following:
- Keeper Rulebook (Hardcover): containing the core rules, background, guidance, spells, and monsters of the game. It is intended for use by the Keeper of Arcane Lore (the Keeper) — that player who will present the adventure to the other players. You must have at least one copy of this book to play Call of Cthulhu. The other players, the Investigators, should have one or more copies of the Investigator Handbook, containing expanded rules for character creation, skills, occupations, equipment, and more. Get more details here.
- Investigator Handbook (Hardcover): Expanded rules for creating players characters, a wealth of over 100 occupations and skill descriptions, as well as guidance on getting the most from the game. What’s more, there’s a range of organizations for your investigator to belong to, detailed information about the classic 1920s setting, equipment and weapons for both the 1920s and modern day, and expert tips and advice for all budding investigators. Get more details here.
- Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen Pack: an essential play aid for those running games of Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. Our Keeper Screen is mounted on thick hardcover stock, folding out to 34 inches wide. One side, intended to face the players, portrays glorious artwork. The rear of the screen, the Keeper’s side, collects and summarizes important rules, statistics and charts, to assist the Keeper when running games. Get more details here.
Call of Cthulhu, 7th edition, is backwards-compatible with all other available Chaosium titles.
Download the index for the Investigator's Handbook and the Keeper's Handbook here.
What the Critics Say
"Call of Cthulhu is now the Pepsi of RPG franchises, alongside D&D’s Coke, and the game’s success is part of the revival of Lovecraft and Lovecraftian fiction."—Paul StJohn Mackintosh, “The Legacy of Lovecraft” in greydogtales.
"The Call of Cthulhu RPG has been in print from the same publisher since 1981. It is the horror RPG that all other horror games are judged by."—Powell’s Bookstore, Portland OR.
"Call of Cthulhu has been called “one of the best roleplaying games of all time” (Geek & Sundry). But something that’s overlooked about this classic horror RPG… is that it’s also one of the most versatile and well-researched historical RPGs around... I mean honestly, you can now play CoC in more time periods than your average season of Dr Who. "—Games Vs Play
"…one of the most iconic tabletop roleplaying games of all time."—Catholicsay.com
"The ultimate horror RPG, Call of Cthulhu is a stone-cold classic of the tabletop."—Tabletop Gaming Magazine (UK)
"It almost destroyed my life and career"—George RR Martin (Game of Thrones)
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