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The Chaosium was founded by visionary game designer Greg Stafford in 1975. For more than forty years,
Chaosium has captivated gamers, readers and mythic adventurers worldwide. Its award-winning roleplaying
games, boardgames and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time.

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1601, 2021

The Malleus Monstrorum – Q&A with original creator Scott David Aniolowski

January 16th, 2021|

On the print release of the new two volume Malleus Monstrorum Cthulhu Mythos Bestiary for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition, we spoke to one of the co-authors (and creator of the original edition), Scott David Aniolowski:Q: What was your first involvement with Call of Cthulhu? Do you recall your first game?A: The first time I played Call of Cthulhu was sometime in the early 1980s. Our group, like most others, had been playing AD&D for years and we decided we wanted to branch out and try different games. Our first Call of Cthulhu game was 'Death in Dunwich', one of those old [...]

1601, 2021

COVID-19 Shipping and Fulfilment Update – Jan 15, 2021

January 16th, 2021|

We hope that you, your family, and your friends continue to be in good health.Our five fulfilment warehouses (USA, UK, AUS, EU, CAN) are all back and operating normally after the holiday break. The Covid-19 situation continues to cause some delays to postage times, but if you want to check the status of your order, you can always drop Dustin a line: And remember, while you're waiting for your physical shipment from, you have the PDF already to read, play, and enjoy.Please note that due to Brexit-related disruptions, our UK warehouse cannot currently ship orders to customers outside the [...]

1401, 2021

2020 was a big year for Chaosium on DriveThruRPG: here’s everything we released

January 14th, 2021|

2020 was a big year for Chaosium on DriveThruRPG! Over the course of the year, we released 17 titles there: eleven new releases, and six older Chaosium works that somehow had never made it to DriveThruRPG before. Here they all are in case there's something you missed for your DriveThruRPG library:FEBRUARYCthulhu Dark Ages (Call of Cthulhu)Wyrms Footnotes 1-14 Bundle (RuneQuest - Glorantha)MARCHHarlem Unbound (Call of Cthulhu)APRILThe RuneQuest Coloring Book (RuneQuest - coloring)Call of Cthulhu the Coloring Book (Call of Cthulhu - coloring)MAYMansions of Madness - Vol 1 Behind Closed Doors (Call of Cthulhu)The Pegasus Plateau (RuneQuest)JUNEThe Malleus Monstrorum Cthulhu Mythos Bestiary (Call [...]

1301, 2021

Out of the Suitcase #4: ​cataloging a bit of Chaosium history

January 13th, 2021|

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things ChaosiumLast Saturday, during an informal discussion about Chaosium history on Discord, I briefly mentioned the old Chaosium catalogs and what wonderful information they contain. The catalogs provide snapshots of the company's products for many moments in time. From 1975 until right around 2000 Chaosium didn't have an online store. In fact, for the first 10 years of our existence you either bought our games in person at a game store or convention, or you could buy them directly from us via mail order. I suppose that some of [...]

1201, 2021

​The Red Book of Magic – From Concept To Page

January 12th, 2021|

By Brian HollandThe Red Book of Magic is the latest release for the RuneQuest RPG. It expands the rules for Rune and spirit magic, and catalogs more than 500 spells amidst its 260 pages. While the final product is the perfect addition to any RuneQuest player’s library, The Red Book of Magic had a much more humble beginning. We sat down with Jason Durall—the Creative Director of RuneQuest—and Jaye Kovach—Art Director for The Red Book of Magic—to chat about how this epic, arcane tome came into being. Birthed from the CultsAs Jason explains, when Jeff Richard—Creative Director of Glorantha and primary RuneQuest author—was working [...]

1001, 2021

Out of the Suitcase #3: ​Sometimes things are less dicey than they seem…

January 10th, 2021|

Chaosium President Rick Meints shares stories from a life-time as a collector of all things ChaosiumBelieve it or not, the scholarly pursuit of understanding and cataloging the specific color of the dice included in each Chaosium boxed set has been seriously undertaken by more than one gaming historian. Knowledge is good. I helped each of these efforts to gain enlightenment*. I'm a big "list" sort of guy by nature and habit. Recently, some fans were asking about the specific dice, and their color, used in the early Call of Cthulhu boxed sets from the 80s.Unfortunately, the answer is somewhat disappointing. The Chaosium [...]

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