All you need to enjoy Horror Roleplaying!
A World of Mystery, Horror and Adventure in a Box!
This Starter Box contains everything you need to start playing Call of Cthulhu—the tabletop roleplaying game of mystery and horror.
Players take on the role of investigators of mysteries, uncovering dark secrets, encountering strange monsters, and thwarting sinister cults. Together, you and your friends create and develop a story in which each of your characters plays a leading role, which could be foiling some dastardly plot or stopping horrors from beyond space and time!
Roleplaying gaming is a social pastime. Everyone works together in a team, each playing an investigator character. One player runs the game—the Keeper of Arcane Lore—who referees the game and presents the story and adventure plots to the other players. Think of it a bit like acting in a drama, but where there isn’t a script. Dice and the rules of the game determine the success or failure for your character’s actions—all while you are propelled into dramatic and nerve-tingling situations! The emphasis is on having fun.
Inside This Package
- Book 1: Introduction and Alone Against The Flames—a solo introductory adventure, teaching you the basics of Call of Cthulhu as you play through a mystery.
- Book 2: Call of Cthulhu Starter Rules—the essential rules, everything needed for starting play.
- Book 3: Adventures—three starter adventures for your players to explore.
- Ready to Play Investigators—five ready to play game characters.
- Blank Investigator Sheets—ready for creating your own investigators.
- Player Handouts – a set of ready to use props.
This box comes packed with four classic adventures for over twenty hours of game play.
- Alone Against The Flames
- Paper Chase
- Edge of Darkness
- Dead Man Stomp
Call of Cthulhu is the definitive mystery and horror roleplaying game and has won over 40 awards, including being inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Art and Design Hall of Fame. When you are ready to delve deeper into the game, expand your fun with the 7th edition Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook and Investigator Handbook, or get the complete Call of Cthulhu Slipcase Set!
What the Critics Say
"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).
"...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).
"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).
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Physical Product Name: Call of Cthulhu Starter Set
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