Monday, 3 July 2017

Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter

The latest RPG news from Chaosium...

#48 the straight scoop from the well of chaos...

The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic is available now in hardback, direct from! An essential supplement for Keepers of Arcane Lore—over 550 spells of dire consequences, secrets, and unfathomable power!
The 200 page full color hardcover book comes with the PDF included. (If you previously bought the PDF, you'll receive a discount coupon by email).
Availability Notice: We have stocks in our US and UK warehouses ready to ship. The Grand Grimoire will be arriving in Australia on or around July 7th. Australian orders received prior to its availability will be flagged as pre-orders.

RuneQuest Quickstart is here!

The wait is over! Following the successful launch on Free RPG Day, the RuneQuest Quickstart and Adventure is available to download as a free PDF now, or get it in print for USD$9.95. This is a preview and introduction (or reintroduction) to the world of Glorantha and to RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, to be released later in 2017. Welcome to Greg Stafford's World of Glorantha!

Glorantha is the setting of RuneQuest, one of the oldest and most influential roleplaying games ever published. This Quickstart collects all the essential rules for RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha and presents them in abbreviated form. Use this booklet to start playing immediately, and to discover the improvements to the system. These game rules and a new adventure — The Broken Tower — preview the newest edition of RuneQuest, developed in close consultation with the designers and authors of the original RuneQuestand of Glorantha.
The Broken Tower, set in the heart of the Dragon Pass, is suitable for up to 5 adventurers and one gamemaster, complete with all the rules needed to play.  


On our RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha Quickstart page we also have links to an adventurers handout for players, the bonus 6th pregen character (including QS rules for spirits and shamans), and a welcome guide for GMs. Plus an errata sheet with a few minor corrections to the print version (note: there are no critical issues, but some minor issues and typos have been addressed. The downloadable PDF already has these changes incorporated.) 

Free Downloadable Resources for The Two-Headed Serpent!

The Two-Headed Serpent is our action-packed, globe-spanning, and high-octane campaign set in the 1930s for Pulp Cthulhu. Want all the handouts for your players? Don't want to cut your book apart?

Rest easy! We have created a free 42 page Keeper Resource Pack for The Two-Headed Serpent, with the Maps, Handouts and Diagrams from the campaign.

You can also download free Pulp Cthulhu Character sheets from our character sheets page.  

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias Podcast we on hand to record the seminar on constructing terrifying horror adventures we held at UK Games Expo a few weeks ago. With Mike Mason, Lynne Hardy and Paul Fricker, who all know a thing or two about the topic...

The Good Friends... is a long-running podcast about Call of Cthulhu, horror films and horror gaming in general, hosted by established Call of Cthulhu writers Matt Sanderson, Scott Dorward and Paul Fricker. With over 100 episodes in the can, it is captivating listening for Call of Cthulhu fans! 

Licensee Focus:

Shoggoth Minis for "Feed the Shoggoth"

Our friends Squamous Studios, creators of the fast-paced card game Feed the Shoggoth, now have these cool Shoggoth minis for use in the game, instead of the usual Shoggoth card. Deviously crafted by Jason McKittrick of Cryptocurium, the 1.5 inch minis come in Putrid PurpleBaleful BlackBlasphemous Bronze, and Grotesque Green. Or get all four Shoggoths for the price of three!
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.
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