Cthulhu Quickstart

Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft

The Great Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of humankind. Originally they came from the gulfs of space and were cast down by even greater beings. Remains of their cyclopean cities and forbidden knowledge can still be found on remote islands in the Pacific, buried amid the shifting sands of vast deserts, and in the frigid recesses of the polar extremes. Now they sleep — some deep within the enveloping earth and others beneath the eternal sea, in the drowned city of R'lyeh, preserved in the waters by the spells of mighty Cthulhu. When the stars are right they will rise, and once again walk this Earth.



Here you can download a PDF copy of our seventh-edition Call of Cthulhu Quick-Start Rules - an easy way to learn the basic rules of the game, gather your friends, and start playing!

Download a PDF copy here: Call of Cthulhu 7 - Quick-Start. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, or a similar PDF reading program, to use this file..

The Call of Cthulhu Quick-Start Rules guide you through the process of creating investigator characters, who delve into strange mysteries and confront alien monsters and other creepies! It also includes an overview of the game and its basic rules, a character sheet, and a ready to play adventure - The Haunting - to get you started.  

Download a copy, print it out, gather your friends, and then play Call of Cthulhu for the first time. Odds are good you'll want to play again and again. You may also want to download the special solo introductory adventure - Alone Against the Flames - which guides you through the rules as you play through a mystery - something you can play on your own while waiting for your gaming group to arrive!


Like a physical printed version of the Quick-Start? Please order it here from our store.

 Welcome to Call of Cthulhu and enjoy the game while your sanity lasts!


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