Petersens Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors - Hardcover

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A Field Observer’s Handbook of Preternatural Entities and Beings from Beyond The Wall of Sleep

"With its clear visuals and hard-won information, this guide has saved my bacon on more than one occasion!"
—Ernest P. Wilderbeast, Visiting Professor of Preternatural Studies, Miskatonic University

Chaosium Unveiled: Inside The Petersen's Field Guild to Lovecraftian Horrors

Watch the unveiling video to see for yourself everything in the book and you get PDFs too!

Trust the Field Guide!

Weird shapes in the park? Odd rumbling noises in the basement? A lurking dread in the kitchen? Bad dreams involving strange adventures and bizarre creatures? Identifying the lurking horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos is never an easy task, so researchers need all the help they can get — don’t leave home without the Field Guide! This is the essential spotter’s guide for the budding and experienced preternaturalist.

What's Inside!

  • 53 Lovecraftian creatures categorized and detailed
  • Full color illustrations
  • Size comparison charts
  • Habitat, distribution, and life cycle notes
  • How to distinguish similar-seeming entities
  • Observer warnings
  • Bibliography and recommended reading list

Illustrations and descriptions from the Cthulhu Mythos and Dream Cycle based upon the creations of H.P. Lovecraft.

What the Critics Say

2017 ENnie winner - Petersen Guide for best monster and interior art

"One of the most gorgeous books of this type that have ever been published for a role-playing game."—Antonios S. Review, RPGNet.

"A lovely hardback… full colour, muscular and imposing, weird and unearthly, strange and shocking. …attractive to own, sometimes to peruse, sometimes to show off, sometimes to inspire."—Reviews from R’lyeh.

"There are Cthulhu Mythos monster books aplenty, but Petersen’s Field Guide stands out."—Graeme Davis, My Top 5 RPG Monster Books.

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Sandy Petersen, Mike Mason
Loic Muzy, Mariusz Gandzel, Claire Delepee
  • 5

    Posted by Fredrik on 14th Dec 2016

    I bought this book for the art only, to have images of some of the Mythos that doesn't exist anywhere else on the internet but in this PDF. I can without problems say that the art was worth the price alone. In this book are also a page worth of Habitats, what the mythos eat/if they eat and a physical description of each creature within the book. It's not a must have, but it's a very good book for people who appreciate the art and some light lorebits of the mythos in this setting. Loïe Muzy, Mariusz Gandzel and Claire Delépée have managed to paint art of IMPOSSIBLE CREATURES and did a more then well done job, fantastic!

  • 3
    Little Bit Disappointing

    Posted by Maxwell Osenbach on 15th Sep 2016

    When I first started reading it I was very impressed by the illustrations and narratives accompanying them. I finished the book in a few hours but by the end I realized some things were missing. First and most prominent: Cthulhu is NOT in the book! I have no idea why but this feels like a serious oversight. A few other deities such as Hydra and Dagon are also missing and and quite a few others. Overall this book is alright and the effort is commendable but missing such important figures is REALLY disappointing.