Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter

The latest Call of Cthulhu news from Chaosium...
#60 the straight scoop from the well of chaos...

Petersen's Abominations

Now Unleashed in PDF!

Gathered from across the aeons, Petersen's Abominations brings together is a collection of modern day scenarios from the twisted imagination of the creator of the Call of Cthulhu RPG himself, Sandy Petersen. 
Ably assisted by Mike Mason, Call of Cthulhu line editor, each one-shot scenario is designed for one or more sessions of play.  
Scenarios include 'Panacea', 'Hotel Hell', 'Mohole', 'The Derelict', and 'Voice on the Phone'. Each scenario comes with a set of ready to play pre-generated investigators, allowing players to dive straight into the mysteries within.
Available now in PDF, direct from Chaosium. 
No need to wait for the hardback!—purchase the PDF now and we'll send you a discount coupon that offsets the PDF purchase price once the hardcover version is available.

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


Announcing Holiday Season Family Pack for Chaosium fans in the USA...

Get a trio of family-fun Chaosium products this holiday season!
Available only in the United States.

Our $39.90 Holiday bundle is offered at a substantial discount and has reduced shipping of only $4.70 anywhere in the United States!

The Holiday Season Family Pack contains:
H.P. LOVECRAFT'S THE CALL OF CTHULHU FOR BEGINNING READERS—takes the words of Lovecraft into anapestic tetrameter, weaving verses of terrible discovery with the original art of R.J. Ivankovic. While the meter may make one recall 'A Visit From Saint Nicholas,' this perfect for storytime book proposes a far stranger visitor to the cosmic neighborhood. With friendly art and an enjoyable cadence, H.P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers makes for an enjoyable reprieve from the hectic holidays for children and adults alike.
102 pages, full color hardback.
"If you are a Lovecraft fan, The Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers is a must-have volume because it is may be the best adaptation of a Lovecraft story into another medium." - Geek and Sundry 
KHAN OF KHANS—For every minute spent waiting between meals, family photos, or everyone waking up, there's the potential to be entertained. Khan of Khans is set in the mythical world of Greg Stafford's Glorantha, where tribes across the plains of Prax vie against each other, determined to make the warlord that leads their tribe the Khan of Khans, foretold by the High Priestess as the khan who amasses the most cattle in daring, dangerous raids! This card game accommodates 2-5 players, takes 20 minutes to play, and can be played anyone ages 9+.
Box contains 10 Khan cards, 90 Location cards, 13 Corrals, 2 Game tokens, Game rules, Location map, Winner's token.
"Khan Of Khans is simple, addictive, accessible to everybody, entertaining, and is bound to become a staple amongst short duration and filler games. I won't be particularly surprised if it receives nominations for major gaming awards next year, and even less if it wins them all." - Antonios S. Review, RPGNet
CALL OF CTHULHU - THE COLORING BOOK—While away time bringing the eldritch and detailed illustrations of Andrey Fetisov alive through the pages of Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book. Lying open flat with ease from its staple binding, be mesmerized by the intricate line work. With 28 scenes, there's more than enough of this beautiful book to share between the artists among you.
38 pages, color softcover, B&W interior
"Artist Andrey Fetisov illustrates the madness-inducing horror of some of H.P. Lovecraft’s best stories, including "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath", "The Dunwich Horror", "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", and (of course) "The Call of Cthulhu." Just look at those colors! As vivid as our nightmares." -
WINNER—"Best RPG Related Product" 2017 ENnie Awards

This bundle is available until 7 January 2018, or while stocks last.

Our fulfilment warehouse has advised that orders received earlier than December 14should arrive by Christmas Day.

Licensee Focus:
Call of Cthulhu and Cubicle 7

As our friends at Cubicle 7 recently announced, by mutual agreement with Chaosium, Cubicle 7's Call of Cthulhu license is winding up at the end of the year. Over the period of the license C7 produced top-notch Call of Cthulhu material, bringing the Mythos to the British Isles and WW2, winning a well-deserved slew of awards and critical acclaim along the way. No doubt C7 will continue to delight fans in the new directions they are taking, and we wish the C7 team well!

"Cowboys and Cthulhu": head Down Darker Trails to San Rafael

Down Darker Trails, our newest Call of Cthulhu release in hardback, features two setting locales for Keepers to base scenarios and campaigns: the rough gold-mining camp of Pawheton, and the ranches of San Rafael on the Texas border. 
Above is one of the stunning maps for San Rafael, illustrated by ENnie Award winner Andrew Law.

Down Darker Trails is available now direct from Chaosium.
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

Licensee Focus:


Pulp Cthulhu comes to Fantasy Grounds

Fantasy Grounds users, get ready for some two-fisted adventure!

PULP CTHULHU is now available on the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop. 

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. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails