Chaosium was born out of fiction. Greg Stafford discovered Glorantha through his writings which led him to founding the company. Only a few years later, Chaosium turned H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous story of the Cthulhu Mythos into our most award winning RPG game, Call of Cthulhu, written by Sandy Petersen.
Thanks to writers like you, we have carried on their tradition with our Fiction line. And James Lowder, the Chaosium Fiction Line Editor, has prepared our fiction submission guidelines for both experienced and new writers alike.
Do you have a story written? We would love to hear from you.
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Roleplaying Game Submissions
At its heart, Chaosium is a roleplaying game company. Since RuneQuest came out in 1978 and Call of Cthulhu followed in 1981 we've been producing award-winning roleplaying games with artistic integrity. The who's who of RPG writers have all contributed to make our games great. We'd love for you to join our tribe!
Do you have a scenario ready to go, or an amazing concept? We would love to hear from you. We are accepting submissions for Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest and more.
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Board and Card Game Submissions
Chaosium’s first-ever release was a board game, Greg Stafford’s epic wargame White Bear Red Moon, back in 1975.
As Chaosium began to make its mark publishing roleplaying games, it also produced memorable board and card game titles including Nomad Gods (1978), Lords of the Middle Sea (1978), Raiders and Traders (1979), Dragon Pass (1980), Arkham Horror (1987), Credo (1993) and Mythos (1996), among others.
In 2016, with design legend Reiner Knizia’s Gloranthan family game Khan of Khans, we’ve returned to making board games and card games again, after some twenty years. If you’ve got a proposal in mind for us, our board and card game submissions guidelines tell you what we’re looking for.
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Wyrms Footnotes Submissions
Wyrms Footnotes is Chaosium’s House Magazine for Greg Stafford’s Mythic World of Glorantha. Fourteen issues were published between 1976 - 1983. After a 29 year hiatus, Wyrms Footnotes returned in 2012 with issue #15, produced by Moon Design Publications.
In 2017, Wyrms Footnotes is back again as the Chaosium House magazine for Glorantha!
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Chaosium releases are notable for their high quality art and cartography. At the 2017 ENnies, Chaosium releases won awards for Best Cover Art (gold), Best Interior Art (silver), Best Cartography (gold) and Best Production Values (gold), among others.
We strive to maintain this award-winning standard across our product lines, working with artists from around the world.
Artists interested in working on Chaosium projects should enquire through our Art Submissions page.
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