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Masks of Nyarlathotep - the Dark God Returns!

The Dark God is returning soon: The Masks of Nyarlathotep PDF will be released within the next few weeks, and if you sign up to our pre-release list you'll be the first people to know it's available.

You'll be able to get the PDF immediately, so you can start playing what is "...widely considered one of the best RPG adventures ever made" (Gizmodo). And you will receive a coupon for the full cost of the PDF off the price of the print edition when it is released later this year.

In the mean time, we are going share some exclusive previews, art and special surprises from the new Masks. Enjoy!


Masks of Nylarthotep Mockup

The definitive Call of Cthulhu tabletop campaign, reimagined.

In the decades since the beloved campaign Masks of Nyarlathotep captured imaginations, it's been played countless times. Year after year, investigators discover the world-spanning conspiracy that threatens to engulf the world, and race to avert a cataclysm from beyond our stars. In the new edition, the adventure is expanded and deepened with new challenges and foes.

With clearer navigation and informative guidance, the new edition is easier for Keepers, old and new alike, to weave together and run this definitive campaign for their investigators. Reimagined and updated, with comprehensive appendices, here is everything needed to run the campaign in 7th edition, for Call of Cthulhu or Pulp Cthulhu.

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 Perilous Adventures to Thwart the Dark God

None of the investigators knew that the charming and industrious author they met in Peru would set them on the trail of an all-encompassing dark mystery. Diverse facts and clues lead to dangerous encounters and dire conspiracies at every turn. Chasing answers, the journey leads across America, England, Egypt, Kenya, Australia, and China. Something horrible is coming and the investigators are the only ones who stand a chance of stopping it.

Both pages have news clippings on them, providing a chronological look at some of the events in Chapter 1.

What the Critics said about the past editions of Masks

"...a milestone for Call of Cthulhu and for RPG campaigns. It expanded our ideas of what roleplaying game adventures could be and raised the standards for the industry and the RPG art form."—The New York Review of Science Fiction

"...the holy grail of horror, and in my opinion the best, most frightening, atmospheric, awesomely realized campaign for any game."—Dennis Detwiller (Delta Green)

"Hands down, the greatest RPG ever designed is Sandy Petersen’s Call of Cthulhu... and Masks of Nyarlathotep (would) have to be in anyone’s top five (scenarios)."—Ken Hite (Trail of Cthulhu, Vampire)

"...widely considered one of the best RPG adventures ever made" —Gizmodo

"Your friend is dead, the murder victim of a sinister cult after he suddenly sent you a telegram calling for help investigating the mysterious fate of the Carlyle Expedition. Finding the answers will take you around the world and risk the loss of your life and sanity – and the total destruction of humanity should you fail." -Tabletop Gaming

"...probably the single most celebrated campaign ever created for Chaosium’s unhallowed-groundbreaking Call of Cthulhu RPG. Recipient of a Best Roleplaying Adventure award, Masks of Nyarlathotep remains, as its credits declare, “a roleplaying classic,” over two decades after its first appearance in 1984."—The Lovecraft e-Zine

"Masks of Nyarlathotep is considered by a great many gamers – including the author of this review – to be the pinnacle of commercially produced adventures. It has become the yardstick by which other scenarios are often measured."—Flames Rising

"If you are looking for an adventure that will keep your players (and their characters) busy for months, the opportunity to save the world while fighting off legions of cultists (in proper Call of Cthulhu fashion), or you simply want to see why so many people consider this one of, if not THE, greatest adventures for an RPG system ever written, then go purchase Masks of Nyarlathotep the second you get done reading this. This will easily be the most intense, as well as the most memorable, published adventure you’ll ever experience. Just get it. Just get it and experience it. That’s all I can really say."—


Two pages that show layout of the interior for the newest edition of Masks of Nyarlathetep. The left page is a illustration of Nyarlathotep, while the right page is campaign text.