Friday, 23 February 2018

Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter

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&D

Chaosium this week released 13th Age Glorantha (13G), a mighty new sourcebook for the 13th Age d20-rolling RPG of heroic fantasy, escalating combat, One Unique Things and limb-ripping owlbears.

Designed by Rob Heinsoo (D&D 4th Ed) and Jonathan Tweet (D&D 3rd Ed), 13G is set in Glorantha, Greg Stafford’s classic fantasy world of richly imagined cultures, ferocious combat, and colliding mythologies.

13G has been released as a 466 page PDF, with a full color hardback version coming out in mid 2018.

The PDF is currently available from and DriveThruRPG.

Purchasers who buy the 13th Age Glorantha PDF from Chaosium receive a coupon for the full price of the PDF back when the hardback book is released.
The 466 page, lavishly illustrated full color book features five new 13th Age classes, five new class variants, two new PC races, a host of new monsters and enemies, and several ready-to-run adventures and heroquests—players can venture into myth to refight the battles of the gods and gain their cosmic powers!
13G Available now!
Glorantha is one of the most extensively developed and renowned fantasy settings of all time. A world of mythology, gods, and heroes, Greg Stafford's Glorantha has inspired roleplaying games, board games, computer games, comics, fiction, and more, a setting beloved and revered worldwide.
This is an invaluable resource for gamemasters, players, and readers of fantasy worlds. It is gorgeously illustrated and can be used to enhance and support any fantasy roleplaying game of your choosing, including RuneQuest, HeroQuest, and 13th Age Glorantha, and others.
Buy The Glorantha Sourcebook PDF from Chaosium now, and you'll get a coupon for the full price of the PDF back when the hardback book is released later this year. Also available from DriveThruRPG.

Masks - the darkness is near

With the imminent release of Fantasy Flight Games' Masks of Nyarlathotep Expansion for Eldritch HorrorMike Mason notes that "work on the new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep is in full swing. Layout of the various chapters is in mid process, combining the remastered text with new art pieces, maps, handouts, and style formatting. Nick Nacario is bringing these materials together to form what will be two hardback books, forming the Masks of Nyarlathotep slipcase set. Both books feature new cover art by Sam Lamont and Rhys Pugh."
This edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep is an updating of the multi-part epic campaign, set in 1925, in which steadfast investigators unravel secrets and battle the minions of darkness in an attempt to stop world-shattering events from destroying humanity.

Nick Nacario says, "Layout for Masks of Nyarlathotep is well underway! I am working through the England chapter, and I aim to have a finished PDF ready in a few weeks time... These are the most beautiful set of books that I have ever worked on, and I cannot wait for everyone to see them!"
Masks of Nyarlathotep will initially be released in PDF, with the physical slipcase edition available later in 2018. Purchasers of the PDF version from will receive a special discount coupon, deducting the full price of the PDF off the cost of the physical version.

Licensee Focus


TYPE 40 Call of Cthulhu leather document wallets

Remember the hand-made, high quality officially licensed Call of Cthulhu leather document wallets our friends at TYPE 40 successfully Kickstarted?

These beauties have now all been delivered to backers (by the promised delivery date!), but they have a few left over for anyone who missed out but would still like one. They come embossed with your choice of Elder Signs or Cthulhu.
TYPE 40 also has the challenge coin, key fob and note pad from the Kickstarter available too. Further details here:

Recent Call of Cthulhu Releases from Chaosium...

Now available in PDF. Get the full price of the PDF back as a discount when the hardback is out!
Available in Hardback (with PDF included)...
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(...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.

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