Friday, 28 July 2017

Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter

The latest RPG news from Chaosium...

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

The gripping saga of the Red Cow clan's dire straits in The Coming Storm now has a sequel: The Eleven Lights. This is the newest release for HeroQuest Glorantha, now available in PDF.

In The Coming Storm, the dangers surrounding the Red Cow clan in Sartar are closing in from within and without. Occupied by the Lunar Empire, the tribes bent on their destruction are too close for comfort.  The clan can see violence on the horizon— the Hero Wars coming.

In The Eleven Lights, War has come to Dragon Pass in this complete Gloranthan campaign setting, taking the Red Cow PCs from brutal occupation to their liberation from the Lunar Empire.

Whatever history holds for the Red Cow clan, players are about to find out!
Remember, when the print version becomes available later in the year, you get the full price of the PDF off when you buy from

Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion PDF

The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion PDF is now available, direct from Chaosium!
It's a whopper 775 page PDF file - that's right, seven hundred and seventy-five pages- containing the Companion and appendices.

90% of the money raised goes direct to
Many thanks to Adam Crossingham of Sixtystone Press, MoNC Project lead Bret Kramer, and Paul Maclean of YSDC for helping facilitate this.
DriveThruRPG's annual Christmas in July sale is now on, and for the next four days you can save 25% on over 250 Chaosium PDF titles! 
This includes a very wide range of Call of Cthulhu releases, going way back, and including some 7th Edition releases. You can also save 25% on various BRP, HeroQuest, HeroQuest Glorantha, RuneQuest, Superworld, Nephilim and other Chaosium lines including assorted monographs. There is also 31 Chaosium fiction titles to choose from.

Here's your chance to save while filling that gap in your collection, reading a classic, or trying something new or different. However you parktake of the Chaosium DTRPG catalogue, enjoy!

Sandy Petersen unleashes Cthulhu Wars Onslaught Three

The Only Old One himself, Sandy Petersen and Petersen Games, are back with Cthulhu Wars Onslaught 3a new expansion for the immensely popular Cthulhu Wars game, renowned for its great competitive gameplay and tactics, and high quality miniatures.

Onslaught 3 offers a new map (Shaggai), a new faction (The Ancients) and a host of new miniatures (including Masks of Nyarlathotep, Hounds of Tindalos, Cathedrals, and a re-imagined Cthulhu among many more).

Onslaught 3 enables backers to buy the new expansions for the Cthulhu Wars game, the core game if you're new to Cthulhu Wars, and even everything at the Great Old One backer level if you're super keen. 
The Kickstarter runs until 15th August. It funded within 30 minutes of launch, and is already some six times over its initial funding goal of $100,000.

Gen Con update:
The Cult of Chaos Brings More Souls to the Table...

More than 1,000 character sheets printed later, and all our sessions at Gen Con have sold out! If you missed a chance to play those scenarios (or orchestrate them as a Keeper!) this Gen Con, don't despair. This fall those convention scenarios will be available through the Cult of Chaos Library over on the Chaosium Forums at BRP Central. Join the Cult of Chaos to facilitate them for others, or keep an eye out for Cult of Chaos sightings in your area to play them.

We have a list of all the tournament scenarios we'll be offering at Gen Con here—for more than a 1000 players, on 206 tables, over three days, many thanks to Todd, our director of organized play and his team of dedicated volunteer GMs.
Our friends at the MU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION extend an invitation to all Cthulhu fans to attend their annual rally at Gen Con!

Here's the details you need to secure a ticket (Oh Yea and it’s Free!!):

Game ID: ZED17104722
MU Adventures Club Meeting
Join the MU Adventures Club. Tales of daring-do completion. Miss Duct Tape Camouflage Contest! This ancient & august institution calls out to YOU!!! Hosted again by Dr. Randji Portajonni and Mr. Shiny the promise a rip roaring time!
Event Type: ZED - Isle of Misfit Events
Thursday at 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Crowne Plaza : Grand Central Stn D

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Old Ones Rising at the Unspeakable Oath

Our friends at Arc Dream Publishing are rereleasing issues #18-21 of the ENnie-award winning magazine The Unspeakable Oath in a new 280 page compilation volume. Featuring a "who’s who of some of the best and most knowledgeable Lovecraftian gaming writers outside of Chaosium itself", Old Ones Rising is available from Arc Dream and will be in gaming stores from August 3rd.
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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