Saturday, 21 July 2018

Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter

The latest RuneQuest and Cthulhu releases from Chaosium...
#80 the straight scoop from the well of chaos...

The Beasts are on the Loose!

A Myriad of Foes, Rivals and Allies to challenge your RuneQuest Heroes

The RuneQuest: Glorantha Bestiary contains almost 200 creatures native to the world of Glorantha or in the spirit worlds adjacent to it. These creatures range from weak to apocalyptically powerful, allowing a RuneQuest gamemaster to choose the right creature to suit any encounter or need.

Available now in PDF from and DriveThruRPG.

REMEMBER: on purchasing the PDF from you will receive a coupon for the full cost of the PDF off the price of the hardback version when it is released later this year.

Let your players be Trolls, Centaurs, or a different Intelligent Races!

Non-human species detailed for use as player character adventurers, ranging from multiple types of elves, dwarfs, centaurs, dark trolls and great trolls, all the way to unique Gloranthan species such as intelligent baboons and ducks, dragonewts, Men-and-a-half, trollkin, and Wolfbrothers, complete with their professions, cults, and magic.

New Adventures to be released for
Investigations in Lovecraft Country

This week the first of these new adventures, “The Good Professor” was released (July 17th) for Cthulhu Chronicles. This will be followed by:
—"Miskatonic University": at 11AM PT on Tues, July 24
—"Crimson Letters": ay  11AM PT on Tues, July 31
—"Blackwater Creek": at 11AM PT on Thurs, Aug 2
Cthulhu Chronicles is currently on iOS but will eventually make its way to other devices, including Android.

Download the Cthulhu Chronicles for your iOS device today! Cthulhu Chronicles is free to download and you get free 3 trials every day.

"Christmas in July" Promotion at DriveThruRPG

It's 'Christmas in July' at DriveThruRPG, and there's big discounts on 280 different Chaosium releases for the rest of the month!

The Leaves of a Necronomicon:
coming in November, from Chaosium Fiction

The Necronomicon. For centuries, scholars of the occult have sought out the darkly fabled tome, hoping to gain insight into the secret workings of the universe—or simple brute power. What the book offered them instead was, more often than not, madness and devastation. 
Under the guidance of Shirley Jackson Award-winning editor Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., The Leaves of a Necronomicon traces the impact of a single copy of the mysterious work on its owners and those around them as it passes from hand to hand across the decades. The history is told in braided novel form, with chapters contributed by a gathering of outstanding horror and dark fantasy authors, including S.P. Miskowski, Michael Cisco, Damien Angelica Walters, Nick Mamatas, Anna Tambour, Jeffrey Thomas, and more. Coming in November from Chaosium Fiction!
Cover design by Inkspiral Designs/Matt Bright


Cthulhu needs you: vote for Chaosium in the ENnies


Get your vote in before polls close on Saturday (today) at 11PM EST. 

Here's how you can vote for Chaosium at the ENnies:
1. Go to the ENnies page:
2. Vote 1 for the Chaosium product in these categories:
BEST ADVENTURE—The Two-Headed Serpent
BEST ART COVER—Down Darker Trails
BEST FREE PRODUCT—RuneQuest Quickstart and Adventure
Your second favourite gets a "2" vote, third favourite gets a “3”, and so on. Please also vote for our licensees and friends!
  • Stygian Fox Publishing: Hudson & Brand—Best Electronic Book
  • Darker Hues Studios: Harlem Unbound—Best Cover Art, Best Rules, Best Setting, Best Writing, Product of the Year
  • Miskatonic University Podcast—Best Podcast.
3. Choose Chaosium as your FAN FAVOURITE PUBLISHER. We are a small company - much smaller than many people might think (we have three full-time employees, along with RickJeff and MOB as co-owners. Not even our COO Neil is FT.) But we have an amazing team of part-timers, freelancers and contractors working together with us creating games and books that seek to captivate mythic adventurers worldwide.
Whatever our role in the company, we are all conscious we are carrying on the tradition of innovation and creativity that Greg Stafford started when he founded The Chaosium in 1975.
4. Tell your friends who are RuneQuest, Glorantha, Call of Cthulhu and Chaosium fans to submit their vote too!
Congratulations to the many talented writers, artists, creators and fans world-wide involved in Chaosium's continuing success—these nominations are a testament to your talent, dedication, and support!
Voting is live and runs until 11PM EST on July 21st. We encourage all members of the tribe to support us!
Congratulations and best of luck to all the nominees! The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on August 3rd at Gen Con.

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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