Thursday, 20 July 2017

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Here's an election where you can actually vote for Cthulhu...

Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu has received an astounding 10 nominations in the 2017 ENnies, the annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. 
Now it's time to get out the vote. We'd love it if you could show your support!

The Chaosium Nominees Are...

When the Great Old Ones Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen returned to Chaosium in 2015, the company focused its efforts on fulfilling its behind schedule and struggling Horror on the Orient Express and Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Kickstarters.
Over the next year these projects were put back on track, rewards were sent out, and retail releases of Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition began by early Fall 2016. A line of new CoC products has followed on. We are honored that seven of these Call of Cthulhu releases are now up for ten ENnie awards.

Here is a rundown of the Chaosium nominations...

Doors to Darkness

For tabletop roleplaying gaming to thrive and grow, we need new players, new blood. So we're very happy Doors to Darkness has been nominated for PRODUCT OF THE YEAR and BEST ADVENTURE, as it was designed especially for beginning Keepers and players of Call of Cthulhu. 
Doors to Darkness features "ready-to-play" scenarios and pre-gen characters, so newcomers can jump right in to horror, mystery, investigation, ghastly monsters, strange magics, and forgotten secrets.

What's more, it offers a wide range of hints and tips on running Call of Cthulhu - guidance any Keeper, new or experienced, will find very useful.

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Slipcase Set

We raised the bar with Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition: first class writing and art, matched with high quality production values—paper, bindings, covers, slipcases. And we aim for all our future releases to meet this standard, or exceed it. described Call of Cthulhu as "unequivocally the greatest role-playing game ever written", and we want it to look that way too. 
Call of Cthulhu's 7th Edition Slipcase Set is an ENnie nominee for BEST PRODUCTION VALUES. Please show your support!

Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen Pack

The Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen has been twice nominated—for its wonderful maps (BEST CARTOGRAPHY), and as the BEST AID/ACCESSORY
The three panel 34 inch screen itself features an evocative night scene of Call of Cthulhu adventure by Spanish artist Ardila, with useful rules, stats and charts on the Keeper side. 
Inside, there are two 1920s ready-to-play scenarios set in Lovecraft Country by Mike Mason and Scott Dorward, plus twelve ready-to-play pre-gen investigators.
The pack also includes eye-catching color wall maps of Lovecraft Country, the World of Cthulhu, and Arkham & Environs. These are by skilled cartographer Stephanie McAlea. 
[As it happens, Steph's own publishing company, Stygian Fox, is also in contention for several awards: BEST ADVENTURE and BEST ELECTRONIC BOOK. These are for the excellent licensed Call of Cthulhu supplement The Things We leave Behind. Fortunately, you can support Chaosium and Stygian Fox in your ENnies voting: it's a preferential system, so you can cheerfully vote for both!]

Call of Cthulhu - The Coloring Book

Back in May 2016, featured the brilliant artwork of Russian artist Andrey Fetisov, remarking, "Doesn’t this look like a page from the most disturbing coloring book?"

We took a look, and we agreed - wow, Andrey's stuff is from the most vivid of nightmares!
That's why we commissioned Andrey to produce the art for Call of Cthulhu - The Coloring Book, which has been nominated for BEST RPG RELATED PRODUCT in the 2017 ENnies.
The scenes Andrey created, both from from H.P. Lovecraft’s stories, and the Call of Cthulhu RPG (Horror on the Orient ExpressMasks of NyarlathotepThe Fungi from Yuggoth and more) are truly striking. 
Please show your appreciation of Andre's talent by voting!

S. Petersen Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors

S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors, aka The Petersen Guide, was the first collaboration between Chaosium and Editions Sans Détour, the French licensee for Call of Cthulhu.

Christian Grussi and his talented team of artists - Loïc Muzy, Mariusz Gandzel, and Claire Delépée - have vividly brought Sandy Petersen and Mike Mason's descriptions of horrors from the Mythos and the Dreamlands to life in a handsome volume. 
The Petersen Guide has been honoured with two ENnie nominations—BEST MONSTER/ ADVERSARY and BEST INTERIOR ART, a testament to this fruitful creative partnership.

Pulp Cthulhu

Nominated for BEST SUPPLEMENT in the 2017 ENnies, Pulp Cthulhu is something Call of Cthulhu fans have been waiting a long time for... 
Back near the turn of the century, Dustin Wright (the longest-serving member of the Chaosium team, after Greg and Sandy) came up with the concept of a game of Call of Cthulhu "where you might be able to play like Indiana Jones". Thus, "Pulp Cthulhu" was born. 
But then the project hit development hell, languishing there for well over a decade. Happily, when Mike Mason came on board as Call of Cthulhu line editor in 2013, he, Dustin and James Lowder assembled the ancient fragments out of the dust of the ages, and work on Pulp Cthulhu began anew. 
Pulp Cthulhu, the game of "two-fisted adventure, weird science, dark deeds, and brave heroes", was finally released to critical acclaim in December 2016, nearly fourteen years after Dustin's crazy idea. And now it's up for an ENnie.
Please do your bit and vote for Pulp!

Call of Cthulhu - Investigator Handbook

The Call of Cthulhu Investigator Handbook has been nominated for BEST COVER in the 2017 ENnies. 
The cover depicts a group of Investigators exploring a Temple of Chaugnar Faugn, one of the Great Old Ones. 
This was artist Sam Lamont's first art project for Chaosium. His brief from Call of Cthulhu line editor Mike Mason was "a cover image that will make people want to buy this book.”

We can all agree Sam did just that – taking inspiration from the early days of roleplaying and twisting it, with aplomb. 
Please show your support and appreciation of Sam's wonderful work!

How you can vote for Call of Cthulhu at the ENnies:

1. Go to the ENnies page:

2. Vote 1 for the Call of Cthulhu product in these categories: And vote for Stygian Fox's licensed Call of Cthulhu supplement The Things We Leave Behind for Best Adventure as well!

3. Pick Chaosium as your Fan Favorite Publisher - we'd be flattered! Like the Great Old One himself, Chaosium is rising once again from the depths, and these nominations and your support are helping the company get there.

4. Tell your friends who are Call of Cthulhu fans to submit their vote too!
It was both wonderful and humbling for Chaosium to receive these nominations, yet we know it is more a testament to all the talented writers, artists and creators involved. To show our appreciation for all they have done it's now time to get out the vote FOR THEM. We'd love it if you could show your support!

Voting finishes on Friday July 21 at 11pm EDT. We encourage all members of the Chaosium tribe to get behind Cthulhu!
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