The Complete Call of Cthulhu Experience
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.
The Call of Cthulhu Slipcase Set
The Keeper Rulebook, Investigator Handbook, and Keeper Screen Pack together in a premium collector’s slipcase. 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 humanity was not meant to know.
Chaosium Unveiled: Inside Inside Call of Cthulhu Slipcase Set
The Keeper Rulebook
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This book contains the core rules, background, guidance, spells, and monsters of the game. It is everything you need for Call of Cthulhu at your fingertips, and will enhance all of your games. The Keeper Rulebook is intended for use by the Keeper of Arcane Lore—the Game Master who will present the scenarios to the other players.
The Keeper Rulebook is a veritable grimoire of rules and inspiration to make your Call of Cthulhu games the absolute best they can be. Within, you’ll find: A bestiary of Mythos entities to pepper your Call of Cthulhu scenarios and campaigns; two complete scenarios, handouts and pregenerated characters; full rules for the Sanity system that sets Call of Cthulhu apart from other horror games, and much more!
The Investigator Handbook
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This book contains expanded rules for creating player characters, a wealth of over 100 occupations and skill descriptions, as well as guidance on getting the most from the game. It introduces a range of organizations for your investigator to belong to, detailed information about the classic 1920s setting, and advice for all budding and experienced players alike.
Within, you’ll find: Full rules for creating unique characters for Call of Cthulhu; a chapter on advice for both roleplaying and Call of Cthulhu in general will benefit new and returning players; a primer on 1920’s New England, the signature setting of Call of Cthulhu, and much more!
The Keeper Screen Pack
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More than just a screen... the Keeper’s Screen Pack enhances your games of Call of Cthulhu with scenarios, reference tables, and maps that increase the flow of play, and help to immerse you in the horror of the Mythos. Saying that, it is an amazing screen too!
Inside are two ready-to-play scenarios, each set in 1920s New England; A set of large, full-color maps featuring the world, Lovecraft Country, and the city of Arkham itself; and of course a 34’ Keeper Screen evocative artwork facing the players, while the rear of the screen summarizes important mechanics, statistics and charts.
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.
"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, Call of Cthulhy review.
Call of Cthulhu has been called “one of the best roleplaying games of all time”
— ReviewCredit, ReviewLink.
(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.
…one of the most iconic tabletop roleplaying games of all time."
— Catholicsay.com, 10 hugely influential figures you didn't know where mormon.
"The ultimate horror RPG, Call of Cthulhu is a stone-cold classic of the tabletop."
— Tabletop Gaming Magazine, TTG's top 10 roleplaying games.
"It almost destroyed my life and career"
— George R.R. Martin, Youtube.
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- Year Released:
- 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu
- Full Color Slipcase Set
- Sandy Petersen, Mike Mason, Paul Fricker, and Lynn Willis
- Cover Artist:
- Sam Lamont
- Interior Artists:
- Jonathan Wyke, Paul Carrick, Rob Gould, Fran.ois Launet, Victor Leza, Charles Wong, Mike Perry, Nicholas Cloister, Antonio Luis, Kalli Schulz; Interior Illustrations: Rachel Kahn, Grilla, Chris Huth, Lo.c Muzy, Paul Carrick, Scott Neil, Jonathan Wyke
- Steff Worthington
I've bought from Mutants and Masterminds and D&D books many times, but I've never found higher quality than Call of Cthulhu! It's not just that they want to sell, I feel like they have a serious passion for the game? The books are well organized and easy to follow, the pictures and examples provided are lovely and helpful, the binding and quality of paper/objects themselves are wonderful. Never a better TTRPG purchase, and I spent a hell of a lot of money on this store so I'm very happy!! 10/10 recommend!! For such a serious set TTRPG, it's very beginner friendly with these books!! The Keepers Rulebook is ALL you need to play, unlike with other TTRPGs I'm experienced in. The investigators handbook is ABSOLUTELY worth the purchase for advanced customization, and the keepers screen and the extra maps and booklet that comes with are lovely additions and add depth to the purchase that I love!! Extra and final note: I have bad sensory issues with paper, which is awful because I love reading. The paper of these books it's dry, it's than nice slick kind that's plastic-y!!
The price of admission is high here but if you can shell out for it, this is a fantastic starting package for Call of Cthulhu. The slipcase and the two books are gorgeous with great artwork and well made hardcover books. The two included page ribbons are a nice touch. The screen pack is woefully undersold by calling it that. The Keeper Screen is great but the real highlight here are the two included adventures with printed handouts and some great maps you can use for any adventure in Arkham. Overall, this is everything you'd want this pack to be.
This is my first foray into Call of Cthulhu, and this set is both beautiful and inspiring. I love the inclusion of so many adventure scenarios to get us into the mood and rhythm of CoC which, as you may know, is quite different from more heroic fantasy type RPGs. The ordering process was seamless, shipping went smoothly, and the packaging was excellent. The people at Chaosium clearly know the pain of receiving a book that has been damaged en route and have taken pains to ensure that doesn't happen. Two thumbs up. The books themselves are solid, well-made, and will likely last many many years of use. There are of course a few typos and minor grammatical errors (usually a missing word such as 'to') here and there, but those are surprisingly few given the amount of content involved. Props to your editor(s), Chaosium. I do have a few very minor nitpicks, but these are the full extent of my criticisms, all of which are either easily remedied or completely inconsequential in the grand scheme of things: - The Experienced Investigators optional rule appears only in the Investigator Handbook, and feels like something that should either be in the Keeper Rulebook instead or at least elaborated on there, for example when and why the Keeper might allow this and guidelines on designing your own skill packages. - Chase rules example on p148 of the Keeper's Rulebook mentions bonus and penalty die might be given to the Speed Rolls, but I can find no mention of this in the actual rules. It most likely refers to a rule that was later cut, or perhaps it's simply referring to how bonus and penalty dice can be used generally to modify situations. - The firearms charts would benefit from indicating which types of ammunition can be used; this information is noted in the Investigator's Handbook under individual firearm entries, but is not in the Keeper Rulebook at all. Of course, most can be extrapolated or easily searched online, but still would be nice to have for ease of reference. - Not all ammunition types are listed for purchase, for example the .303 rounds used by the Lee-Enfield do not appear anywhere and .30 Carbine rounds are only listed under Modern despite the .30 Lever-Action Carbine being listed as available in the 1920s. All in all, 10/10 would purchase again and recommend to anyone looking to start running Call of Cthulhu for their friends.
The item was in great condition and is well worth the price since your also getting a searchable pdf.
Basically: if you know you want to stay with Call of Cthulhu, just buy this slipcase set. There's no need to talk about the Keeper Rulebook - you'll want this sooner or later. The Quickstart rules are fine to test the system out, but you will want this rather sooner than later. While the Investigator's Handbook isn't necessary, it gives Keepers and Investigators more flexibility and a wider variety of occupations - it's a useful addition. The Keeper Screen, well, it's okay, personally, I would have designed the backside differently, but it's still useful. That being set, it's worth it even if it was just for the included scenarios. The slipcase looks nice, keeps everything together and to be honest: why pay basically the same (well, 14cents less) and miss out on the slipcase?
This slipcase set gives you everything that you need to start running Call of Cthulhu and more! The books are of such high quality, they've become some of my most prized books in my small collection. Plus, the fact that this comes with PDFs as well makes this an incredible deal. Chaosium has shown that they not only care deeply about delivering a high quality product, but also giving each of their customers a good buying experience. You literally cannot go wrong with this!
This slipcase set is fantastic. The books are beautiful, and made with such high quality. I have only read parts of it, and I am yet to run my first adventure with it, but the content is fantastic, and the artwork is immensely inspiring. I got the PDF's for free as well, which is a nice bonus. I got it shipped to Brisbane, Australia, and it only took a couple of weeks. Would 100% recommend.
Beautiful slipcase, gorgeous books, excellent rules (best version of CoC to date). Particularly LOVE the Keeper Screen add-ons, especially the Reference Notes for common/important rules.
I recently bought this as have been playing the 5th edition for years. Arrived well packaged and reassuringly heavy. The slipcase is a thing of beauty, like an artwork but feels durable for regular use. Happy customer and would highly recommend