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Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on April 1st, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

New Runequest from Chaosium…——————–#68 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…This is the new logo and cover for the forthcoming RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha! The art is by Andrey Fetisov, whose work also graces the…

Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Chaosium and pals have apparently been rather busy….——————–#67 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…A 466 page “love letter” to Greg Stafford’s World of Glorantha by the lead designers for the 3rd & 4th editions of D&…

Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on January 12th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

More Call of Cthulhu and other RPG news from Chaosium…——————–#64 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…Reign of Terror – Out Now in HardbackMythos Horrors during the French RevolutionReign of Terror is an epic two-part hi…

Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

The latest news from Chaosium…#63 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…2017Chaosium’s Year in ReviewBy Rick Meints, President – ChaosiumOn this last day of the year we at Chaosium look back on the whole of 2017 with great pride. While we …

Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on December 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest additions to Call of Cthulhu courtesy of Chaosium…——————–#62 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…The Miskatonic Repository is Live!Chaosium’s Miskatonic Repository went live today,opening with five origi…

Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on December 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The latest.’Call of Cthulhu’ RPG news from Chaosium…

#61 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…

Introducing the Miskatonic Repository

 

A new way for creators to publish and distribute their own original Call of Cthulhu content including scenarios, settings, spells and more!

Here’s how the Miskatonic Repository works – you create content, format it to our design template, and then upload the PDF to the site. Your work becomes part of the Miskatonic Repository content on DriveThruRPG – able to be accessed by the community and, optionally, providing a financial return to you.

Easy creation process

Chaosium has created easy-to-use style templates (in both MS Word and Adobe InDesign) and free Art Packs specifically created for the Miskatonic Repository to help you create your own content. You can create or source your own art and graphics as well.

Selling your work

Creators can make money from their published community content, or make it freely available – it is entirely up to you. (If you’re familiar with the existing community content for D&D, the Miskatonic Repository follows the same model in terms of revenue split and general rules).

A launching site for new talent

Todd Gardiner, Chaosium’s director of organized play said, “The Miskatonic Repository is an excellent way for budding Call of Cthulhu writers to unleash the terrors that lurk within them. As Organized Play grows in the Chaosium player community we’re really looking forward to seeing what products people self-start and release through the Community Content Program. It will be a launching site for writing talent we can use for collaboration in our ongoing OP efforts, and place we’ll be watching keenly for potential writers in our Call of Cthulhu line.”
We’ll be launching the Miskatonic Repository very soon, so keep your eyes out for the release and start creating!

Our Holiday Season Family Pack is R’lyeh Awesome!

This is our R’lyeh Awesome Holiday Season Family Pack – $39.90, with shipping only $4.70 anywhere in the United States.
Call of Cthulhu for Beginning ReadersKhan of Khans and Call of Cthulhu – The Coloring Book. A trio of Chaosium family fun these holidays… A great way to introduce your kids to the Mythos (and to Greg Stafford’s legendary universe Glorantha) – or perhaps your nieces and nephews: go on, be that beloved, exceedingly strange relative!
BTW – our fulfilment warehouse has advised that orders received earlier than December 14 should arrive by Christmas Day!

Recent Releases from Chaosium – Available Now!

DOWN DARKER TRAILS
Mythos Terror in the Wild West

Rules: 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu
ISBN: 978-156882-448-2
Page Count: 256
Format: Color Hardcover, comes with PDF included
Authors: Kevin Ross, Mike Mason, Scott David Aniolowski, David Cole, and Todd Woods
Cover Art: Sam Lamont

PETERSEN’S ABOMINATIONS
Five Epic Tales of Modern Horror

ISBN: 978-1-56882-452-9
Format: Color PDF (full color hardback available in Q1, 2018*)
Pages: 200
Authors: Sandy Petersen, Mike Mason
Cover Art: Victor Lesa

 

REIGN OF TERROR
Mythos Horrors in the French Revolution

Rules: 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu
ISBN: 978-1-56882-451-2
Page Count: 128
Format: Color PDF (full color hardback available in Q1, 2018*)
Authors: Mark Morrison, Penelope Love, James Coquillat, Darren Watson
Cover Art: Victor Leza

*Buy the PDF now, get a coupon for hardcover version later!

So you want to purchase the hardcover version, but really want to get your hands on the Reign of Terror and Petersen’s Abominations PDFs now so you don’t have to wait. We have you covered! When you buy the PDFs now, we will send you a discount coupon that will offset the PDF purchase price once the hardcover version is available.

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition wins Best RPG at 3rd Annual
Beasts of War Awards

And the winner is… Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition was named “Best RPG” at the 3rd Annual Beasts of War Awards last week.
Beasts of War is a popular UK-based wargames, miniatures and general gaming site with a large following. Beasts of War community members voted for their favourite RPG title from a field of five selected nominees – Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed, Adventures in Middle Earth, Apocalypse World 2nd Ed, 7th Sea, and Faith: A Garden in Hell.
Chaosium thanks Beasts of War, the judging panel, and the Beasts of War community for their support of Call of Cthulhu.
EN World has a poll up for ‘Most Anticipated RPGs of 2018″ and one of the options is
RUNEQUEST: ROLEPLAYING IN GLORANTHA
Cast your vote here!

The poll closes on Friday, 15th December, 2017.

Lynne Hardy joins the Chaosium team as Call of Cthulhu assistant editor

Chaosium welcomes British RPG writer and editor Lynne Hardy as Assistant Editor for the Call of Cthulhu line. 
Lynne has extensive experience in the game industry, having worked as an editor and writer for Nightfall Games, Cubicle 7, Pelgrane Press, Green Ronin, and Modiphius Entertainment where she was line editor for the Achtung! Cthulhu line. She is also the designer of her own ENnie-nominated steampunk game: Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks.
“I’m very pleased to have Lynne working with me on the Call of Cthulhu line”, said Call of Cthulhu line editor Mike Mason.“I’ve worked with Lynne on a number of projects, including the Masks of Nyarlathotep revision, and she brings an impressive array of skills and knowledge to bear, as well as a wealth of experience. All of which will stand her in good stead in supporting the development of our games and books.”
Alongside her editorial work, Lynne is putting the final touches to her new Call of Cthulhu campaign – The Children of Fear.

Chaosium Releases Art Submissions Guidelines

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 can enquire through our new Art Submissions page:

Licensee Focus:

 

The new Kickstarter from our talented friend, the artist Delphes Desvoivres, is a beauty: an RPG sequel to HPL’s classic story The Call of Cthulhu.
It features a licensed Call of Cthulhu scenario by Matt Sanderson (Pulp Cthulhu, Two Headed Serpent, Grand Grimoire etc), deluxe paper hand outs, multimedia files by none other than the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, a bas relief, and a sculpture by Delphes that has a mini-speaker hidden inside to give the impression the creepy sounds come from the idol itself!
The campaign is already over 200% funded and has 15 days to go. Check it out

Licensee Focus:

 

If you missed their Kickstarter, our friends at Darker Hue Studios now have their HARLEM UNBOUND licensed sourcebook available for purchase in hardcover and digital from their online shop.
HARLEM UNBOUND takes Call of Cthulhu players into the exciting world of 1920’s NYC’s Harlem Renaissance at its height, to face terrifying horrors from the Lovecraftian Mythos. This groundbreaking tome gives Keepers and players everything they need to bring this unique place and time to life, and engage with the people who gave it its soul.
What is Ab Chaos?
(…from Ab Chaos #7, May 31 1992)

Ab – Latin “from”
Chaos – (1) Any condition or place of total disorder (modern vernacular); (2) the disordered state of unformed matter which preceded creation (since Milton, Paradise Lost); (3) the dark, empty space which preceded creation (Greek Mythology); (4) the [formerly] Californian roleplaying game company.

Ab Chaos is an informal newsletter for Chaosium fans. Through our history we have tried to serve the players and gamemasters through craft and art as well as (and sometimes at the expense of) marketing and moneymaking. We appreciate your loyalty, and offer this communication to those who are curious about us, beyond the mere “product”.

It is planned to be informal and irregular. We are, after all, not the Orderium.

Copyright © 2017 Chaosium Inc., All rights reserved. 

Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Lots of RPG news from Chaosium…

#57 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…

Masks of Nyarlathotep Expansion for Fantasy Flight’s Eldritch Horror Board Game

We have the privilege of getting to work with incredible people and companies inspired by our work, who want to bring new forms of Lovecraftian horror to you…like this newly-announced upcoming release from Fantasy Flight Games: the Masks of Nyarlathotep expansion for the Eldritch Horror board game.

The Masks of Nyarlathotep Expansion for Eldritch Horror is available for pre-order now and will be released in the first quarter of 2018.

And don’t forget, as we previously announced, around the same time we’ll be releasing the print version of our new RPG edition of Masks, with the PDF coming out before the end of 2017!

The Art of Call of Cthulhu the Coloring Book –
Now Available on Redbubble

The amazingly talented Andrey Fetisov has gone and colored in all his pictures from the Gold ENnie award-winning Call of Cthulhu the Coloring Book. And now you can get these Lovecraftian masterpieces on t-shirts, posters, notebooks and the like from the Chaosium Redbubble store!

New Board and Card Game Submissions Guidelines Released

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—such titles as Nomad Gods (1978), Lords of the Middle Sea (1978), Raiders & 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 new board and card game submissions guidelinestell you what we’re looking for!
NOMAD GODS RULES BOOKLET PDF REISSUE

Greg Stafford’s game NOMAD GODS was originally published in 1977. This PDF is the 72 page rulebook for the game, featuring richly detailed and delightful information on the history, magic, battles, culture and treasure of the Praxian tribes. Many elements have been expanded upon in later publications, but this is where Prax was first described in incredible creative detail. Available now!

Fantasy Grounds users, there’s a must-see sale going on this week!

 

S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors is a lush collection of 53 creatures, providing a preternaturalist cornucopia of insights to various Lovecraftian horrors. (Regularly $17.99, now $14.39.)

The Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook gives you the rules to play the 7th edition of the cult classic that has haunted dreams for decades. (Regularly $27.99, now $22.39)

The sale ends Sunday night (Oct 8) at 11:59 PM EST.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store/

Licensee Focus

 

Metacreator is Alter Ego Software’s RPG character generator, and it now supports the 7th edition of Call of Cthulhu, enabling you to rapidly create investigators!

Game system rules and adjustments are built in with hundreds of data items ready to use from the Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook and Investigator Handbook. All data is fully customizable, with character sheet, spell book, encounter group, and HTML stat block outputs.

Demo the system template, purchase Metacreator, and learn more here:
http://alteregosoftware.com/Cthulhu7th.php

Licensee Focus

 

Kevin Ross’s “The Dare”
by Sentinel Hill Press

new Kickstarter by our friends Sentinel Hill Press, Kevin’s Ross’s 1996 one-shot “The Dare”, revised for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. Three times the length of the original, with new art, maps and ten pre-gen characters.
Sentinel Hill are running a quick 10 day Kickstarter campaign – it concludes on Monday October 9, so don’t delay if you want to back it!

Licensee Focus

Devil’s Swamp is a licensed 1920’s era Call of Cthulhu adventure by New Comet (formerly Dark Cult) Games. The setting is 1920s of the Hockomock swamp in Massachusetts.

It’s live on Kickstarter now—the next stretch goal ($20K) sees Christopher Smith Adair, one of the writers for the ENnie award winning Doors to Darkness contribute a bonus 7th scenario.

You have a week to venture into Devil’s Swamp: the Kickstarter finishes on the eldritchly-appropriate Friday 13th October

Licensee Focus

 

Infinity Engine launches new officially licensed RuneQuest Miniatures on Kickstarter

Our friends at Infinity Engine have launched their Kickstarter for the adversaries from the RQ Quickstart’s Broken Tower scenario.
Two Sprul-Pa, a Dream Weft, three Menhir and the Stone Woman. And two iconic Rock Lizards! There are backer levels from cardboard stand-ups right through to fully-painted sets where you can customise the colors!
With all the original stretch goals blitzed through, Richard has unlocked a new one with a Great Troll, a Dragonewt, a Rubble Runner, a Morokanth, a Rock Dawrf, a Jack-o-Bear, a Broo and a Duck with crossbow on offer.

Kickstarter has met its funding goal already, and runs until October 9—check it out at the link while you can!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infinity-engine/runequest-quickstarter-miniatures

What is Ab Chaos?
(…from Ab Chaos #7, May 31 1992)

Ab – Latin “from”
Chaos – (1) Any condition or place of total disorder (modern vernacular); (2) the disordered state of unformed matter which preceded creation (since Milton, Paradise Lost); (3) the dark, empty space which preceded creation (Greek Mythology); (4) the [formerly] Californian roleplaying game company.

Ab Chaos is an informal newsletter for Chaosium fans. Through our history we have tried to serve the players and gamemasters through craft and art as well as (and sometimes at the expense of) marketing and moneymaking. We appreciate your loyalty, and offer this communication to those who are curious about us, beyond the mere “product”.

It is planned to be informal and irregular. We are, after all, not the Orderium.

Copyright © 2017 Chaosium Inc., All rights reserved. 

Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Lots of RPG news from Chaosium…

#57 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…

Masks of Nyarlathotep Expansion for Fantasy Flight’s Eldritch Horror Board Game

We have the privilege of getting to work with incredible people and companies inspired by our work, who want to bring new forms of Lovecraftian horror to you…like this newly-announced upcoming release from Fantasy Flight Games: the Masks of Nyarlathotep expansion for the Eldritch Horror board game.

The Masks of Nyarlathotep Expansion for Eldritch Horror is available for pre-order now and will be released in the first quarter of 2018.

And don’t forget, as we previously announced, around the same time we’ll be releasing the print version of our new RPG edition of Masks, with the PDF coming out before the end of 2017!

The Art of Call of Cthulhu the Coloring Book –
Now Available on Redbubble

The amazingly talented Andrey Fetisov has gone and colored in all his pictures from the Gold ENnie award-winning Call of Cthulhu the Coloring Book. And now you can get these Lovecraftian masterpieces on t-shirts, posters, notebooks and the like from the Chaosium Redbubble store!

New Board and Card Game Submissions Guidelines Released

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—such titles as Nomad Gods (1978), Lords of the Middle Sea (1978), Raiders & 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 new board and card game submissions guidelinestell you what we’re looking for!
NOMAD GODS RULES BOOKLET PDF REISSUE

Greg Stafford’s game NOMAD GODS was originally published in 1977. This PDF is the 72 page rulebook for the game, featuring richly detailed and delightful information on the history, magic, battles, culture and treasure of the Praxian tribes. Many elements have been expanded upon in later publications, but this is where Prax was first described in incredible creative detail. Available now!

Fantasy Grounds users, there’s a must-see sale going on this week!

 

S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors is a lush collection of 53 creatures, providing a preternaturalist cornucopia of insights to various Lovecraftian horrors. (Regularly $17.99, now $14.39.)

The Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook gives you the rules to play the 7th edition of the cult classic that has haunted dreams for decades. (Regularly $27.99, now $22.39)

The sale ends Sunday night (Oct 8) at 11:59 PM EST.

https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store/

Licensee Focus

 

Metacreator is Alter Ego Software’s RPG character generator, and it now supports the 7th edition of Call of Cthulhu, enabling you to rapidly create investigators!

Game system rules and adjustments are built in with hundreds of data items ready to use from the Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook and Investigator Handbook. All data is fully customizable, with character sheet, spell book, encounter group, and HTML stat block outputs.

Demo the system template, purchase Metacreator, and learn more here:
http://alteregosoftware.com/Cthulhu7th.php

Licensee Focus

 

Kevin Ross’s “The Dare”
by Sentinel Hill Press

new Kickstarter by our friends Sentinel Hill Press, Kevin’s Ross’s 1996 one-shot “The Dare”, revised for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. Three times the length of the original, with new art, maps and ten pre-gen characters.
Sentinel Hill are running a quick 10 day Kickstarter campaign – it concludes on Monday October 9, so don’t delay if you want to back it!

Licensee Focus

Devil’s Swamp is a licensed 1920’s era Call of Cthulhu adventure by New Comet (formerly Dark Cult) Games. The setting is 1920s of the Hockomock swamp in Massachusetts.

It’s live on Kickstarter now—the next stretch goal ($20K) sees Christopher Smith Adair, one of the writers for the ENnie award winning Doors to Darkness contribute a bonus 7th scenario.

You have a week to venture into Devil’s Swamp: the Kickstarter finishes on the eldritchly-appropriate Friday 13th October

Licensee Focus

 

Infinity Engine launches new officially licensed RuneQuest Miniatures on Kickstarter

Our friends at Infinity Engine have launched their Kickstarter for the adversaries from the RQ Quickstart’s Broken Tower scenario.
Two Sprul-Pa, a Dream Weft, three Menhir and the Stone Woman. And two iconic Rock Lizards! There are backer levels from cardboard stand-ups right through to fully-painted sets where you can customise the colors!
With all the original stretch goals blitzed through, Richard has unlocked a new one with a Great Troll, a Dragonewt, a Rubble Runner, a Morokanth, a Rock Dawrf, a Jack-o-Bear, a Broo and a Duck with crossbow on offer.

Kickstarter has met its funding goal already, and runs until October 9—check it out at the link while you can!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infinity-engine/runequest-quickstarter-miniatures

What is Ab Chaos?
(…from Ab Chaos #7, May 31 1992)

Ab – Latin “from”
Chaos – (1) Any condition or place of total disorder (modern vernacular); (2) the disordered state of unformed matter which preceded creation (since Milton, Paradise Lost); (3) the dark, empty space which preceded creation (Greek Mythology); (4) the [formerly] Californian roleplaying game company.

Ab Chaos is an informal newsletter for Chaosium fans. Through our history we have tried to serve the players and gamemasters through craft and art as well as (and sometimes at the expense of) marketing and moneymaking. We appreciate your loyalty, and offer this communication to those who are curious about us, beyond the mere “product”.

It is planned to be informal and irregular. We are, after all, not the Orderium.

Copyright © 2017 Chaosium Inc., All rights reserved. 

Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The latest Call of Cthulhu and Kickstarter news from Chaosium…

#55 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…

Mythos Horrors in the French Revolution – Out Now in PDF!

Announcing Reign of Terroran epic two-part historical scenario, set during the French Revolution, playable as a stand-alone adventure or as an historical interlude for use with Chaosium’s premium campaign Horror on the Orient Express.

Developed by Call of Cthulhu mastermind Mark Morrison as a secret chapter in the story of Horror on the Orient ExpressReign of Terror has been designed for play with or without reference to that campaign.

Part One, set in 1789 amid the stirrings of the revolution, sees the investigators descend into the catacombs of Paris and brave the tribulations of courtly life, where debauchery and wickedness bring there own terrors.
Part Two, set during The Terror, catapults the investigators into a conspiracy, where spies and agents seek out those who would destabilize the new regime. Caught amongst the chaos and dangers of Paris, the way must be found to stop a nightmare that would plunge France and the rest of Europe into darkness.
This book provides a stand-alone setting, with a plethora of historical details to help the Keeper bring Paris and the French Revolution to life. Profusely illustrated throughout, with detailed maps of Paris, the Palace of Versailles, and more!

Alongside the two-part scenario of Reign of Terror is a range of scenario seeds, each providing roots for extending play and building a longer, more in-depth campaign.

Buy the PDF now; get a coupon for the hardcover version!
When you buy Reign of Terror PDF now, we’ll send you a discount coupon that will offset the PDF purchase price once the hardcover version is available.

Khan of Khans – Shipping to backers is well underway!


At the beginning of the Khan of Khans Kickstarter campaign we said that shipping of the boxed game would commence in August of 2017. And so it did! Copies are now in the process of being sent out from all three of our warehouses (Australia, UK, USA).
 

Buy the Khan of Khans Art on Redbubble

We’ve just launched all the goofy Ian O’Toole artwork from our new Khan of Khans family game at the Chaosium Redbubble Store! T-shirts, mugs, wall art and more! 
And don’t forget our wide range of Call of Cthulhu, Glorantha and other Chaosium lines over at Redbubble: something for everyone….

Licensee Focus

 

Infinity Engine launches new officially licensed RuneQuest Miniatures on Kickstarter

Our friends at Infinity Engine have launched their Kickstarter for the adversaries from the RQ Quickstart’s Broken Tower scenario.
Two Sprul-Pa, a Dream Weft, three Menhir and the Stone Woman. And two iconic Rock Lizards! There are backer levels from cardboard stand-ups right through to fully-painted sets where you can customise the colors!
The Kickstarter runs until October 9—check it out at the link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infinity-engine/runequest-quickstarter-miniatures

What is Ab Chaos?
(…from Ab Chaos #7, May 31 1992)

Ab – Latin “from”
Chaos – (1) Any condition or place of total disorder (modern vernacular); (2) the disordered state of unformed matter which preceded creation (since Milton, Paradise Lost); (3) the dark, empty space which preceded creation (Greek Mythology); (4) the [formerly] Californian roleplaying game company.

Ab Chaos is an informal newsletter for Chaosium fans. Through our history we have tried to serve the players and gamemasters through craft and art as well as (and sometimes at the expense of) marketing and moneymaking. We appreciate your loyalty, and offer this communication to those who are curious about us, beyond the mere “product”.

It is planned to be informal and irregular. We are, after all, not the Orderium.

Copyright © 2017 Chaosium Inc., All rights reserved. 

Chaosium Inc. – Newsletter

Posted on September 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The latest Call of Cthulhu and Kickstarter news from Chaosium…

#55 the straight scoop from the well of chaos…

Mythos Horrors in the French Revolution – Out Now in PDF!

Announcing Reign of Terroran epic two-part historical scenario, set during the French Revolution, playable as a stand-alone adventure or as an historical interlude for use with Chaosium’s premium campaign Horror on the Orient Express.

Developed by Call of Cthulhu mastermind Mark Morrison as a secret chapter in the story of Horror on the Orient ExpressReign of Terror has been designed for play with or without reference to that campaign.

Part One, set in 1789 amid the stirrings of the revolution, sees the investigators descend into the catacombs of Paris and brave the tribulations of courtly life, where debauchery and wickedness bring there own terrors.
Part Two, set during The Terror, catapults the investigators into a conspiracy, where spies and agents seek out those who would destabilize the new regime. Caught amongst the chaos and dangers of Paris, the way must be found to stop a nightmare that would plunge France and the rest of Europe into darkness.
This book provides a stand-alone setting, with a plethora of historical details to help the Keeper bring Paris and the French Revolution to life. Profusely illustrated throughout, with detailed maps of Paris, the Palace of Versailles, and more!

Alongside the two-part scenario of Reign of Terror is a range of scenario seeds, each providing roots for extending play and building a longer, more in-depth campaign.

Buy the PDF now; get a coupon for the hardcover version!
When you buy Reign of Terror PDF now, we’ll send you a discount coupon that will offset the PDF purchase price once the hardcover version is available.

Khan of Khans – Shipping to backers is well underway!


At the beginning of the Khan of Khans Kickstarter campaign we said that shipping of the boxed game would commence in August of 2017. And so it did! Copies are now in the process of being sent out from all three of our warehouses (Australia, UK, USA).
 

Buy the Khan of Khans Art on Redbubble

We’ve just launched all the goofy Ian O’Toole artwork from our new Khan of Khans family game at the Chaosium Redbubble Store! T-shirts, mugs, wall art and more! 
And don’t forget our wide range of Call of Cthulhu, Glorantha and other Chaosium lines over at Redbubble: something for everyone….

Licensee Focus

 

Infinity Engine launches new officially licensed RuneQuest Miniatures on Kickstarter

Our friends at Infinity Engine have launched their Kickstarter for the adversaries from the RQ Quickstart’s Broken Tower scenario.
Two Sprul-Pa, a Dream Weft, three Menhir and the Stone Woman. And two iconic Rock Lizards! There are backer levels from cardboard stand-ups right through to fully-painted sets where you can customise the colors!
The Kickstarter runs until October 9—check it out at the link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infinity-engine/runequest-quickstarter-miniatures

What is Ab Chaos?
(…from Ab Chaos #7, May 31 1992)

Ab – Latin “from”
Chaos – (1) Any condition or place of total disorder (modern vernacular); (2) the disordered state of unformed matter which preceded creation (since Milton, Paradise Lost); (3) the dark, empty space which preceded creation (Greek Mythology); (4) the [formerly] Californian roleplaying game company.

Ab Chaos is an informal newsletter for Chaosium fans. Through our history we have tried to serve the players and gamemasters through craft and art as well as (and sometimes at the expense of) marketing and moneymaking. We appreciate your loyalty, and offer this communication to those who are curious about us, beyond the mere “product”.

It is planned to be informal and irregular. We are, after all, not the Orderium.

Copyright © 2017 Chaosium Inc., All rights reserved.