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.
Welcome to Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu!
By Sandy Petersen, Mike Mason, Paul Fricker, and Lynn Willis.
What the Critics Say
“Call of Cthulhu is, for me, the best RPG ever created irrespective of genre. Yet I do recognise that its approach to heroism is not for everyone. Buying an enormous rulebook without being certain of whether one likes it or not might not be as prudent, so here’s the answer. Eleven pages of rules, which can be clearly understood in under an hour…”— Antonios S. Review, RPGNet.
“There’s a reason why [Sandy Petersen’s scenario ‘The Haunting’, included in the Call of Cthulhu Quickstart] has been in print constantly for nearly 30 years and has been a rite of passage for nearly every Keeper in that time”—Seth Skorkowsky (video review).
The Call of Cthulhu Starter Set contains books, dice, premade character sheets, maps, and enough content to keep a group busy for several roleplaying sessions.
“Call of Cthulhu is one of the greatest of its kind… the Quickstart Guide is a great introduction to the game.”—Geeks A Gogo
Rules & Dice
Three softcover manuals broken into rules and scenarios to guide you in playing Call of Cthulhu. The box also includes all the dice you need to play the game: a D4, D6, D8, D20, Percentile D10, and an extra D10 in a different colour for use as a bonus/penalty die.
Learn to play in the best way possible—by playing! The special introduction “Alone Against The Flames”, a solo Call of Cthulhu scenario, teaches you the basic rules of the game and character creation as you find yourself in the rural New England town of Emberhead—but can you escape?