Mike Mason

Mike Mason HeadshotCall of Cthulhu Creative Director. Quite Possibly Mr. Shiny.

Mike Mason is an award-winning game developer and the co-writer of the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Keeper's Rulebook, the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, and Pulp Cthulhu, and is the lead writer and editor for the Call of Cthulhu line. Around the turn of the millennium, Mike edited and published The Whisperer, a zine devoted to Call of Cthulhu. In the intervening period Mike set up and ran the Kult of Keepers, a group of Call of Cthulhu scenario writers who organized the UK's Cthulhu Nationals Tournament. Mike, no stranger to the arcane workings of games companies, previously worked for Games Workshop as Black Industries Line Manager for the ENnie Award winning Warhammer 40,000 RPG Dark Heresy.

Mike's credits include:

For Chaosium: ENnie Award winning Call of Cthulhu Quick-Start RulesCall of Cthulhu Rulebook (7th edition), The Investigator's Handbook, Pulp Cthulhu, Call of Cthulhu Starter Set, the "Simulacrum Unbound" chapter for the new Horror on the Orient Express, The Phobia Deck, The Weapon's Deck, The Curious Character's Deck, and The Unfortunate Events Deck. Mike has had a hand in guiding and developing numerous Call of Cthulhu books since 2013, including Alone Against The Flames, Nameless Horrors, Doors to Darkness, and many more.

Others (as writer/editor): Dark Heresy Rulebook, The Inquisitor's Handbook, Disciples of the Dark Gods, Purge the Unclean, the Dark Heresy Game Master's Pack and Character Folio, Valkyrie magazine, The Whisperer.

Nowadays Mike lives in a curious village, south of Nottingham, England, and continues to enjoy horror films, crafting strange things in clay, and other esoteric matters.