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Publisher: Chaosium
Year: 2004
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
Product Code: 2301-X
162 pages
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Auf Cthulhus Spur
Publisher: Hobby Products GmbH
Year: 1986
Box Set
Product Code: D1001
ISBN-10: 3891590024
88 pages
Size: Letter
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L'Appel de Cthulhu - first edition in French
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Year: 1984
Box Set
128 pages
Size: A4
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Publisher: Games Workshop Ltd.
Year: 1983
Box Set
Product Code: 178301
Size: 8.54 x 11.57 inches
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Publisher: Chaosium
Year: 1983
Box Set
Product Code: 2301-X
Size: 9.20 x 12.20 inches
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Eldritch Horrors!
“…its rugose, dead-eyed rudiment of a head swayed drunkenly from side to side. Its forepaws were extended, with talons spread wide, and its whole body was taut with murderous malignity.”
—H. P. Lovecraft

Enter the awesome universes of the Cthulhu Mythos, those dread tales in which magic, science, arcane lore, and dark destinies irrevocably sear the lives of those for whom the bizarre and the curious have unseemly attraction.

Specially designed to portray the situations and denizens of the Mythos, CALL OF CTHULHU uses a variant of the Basic Role-Playing system, adding characteristics for Sanity and Education.

The first book included is Call of Cthulhu, which explains the characteristics, skills, occupations and resources available to the Investigators, the many beings specific to the Mythos (deep ones, flying polyps, dimensional sharnblers, shantaks, chthonians, Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, etc.) full rules for magic and the use of the famous books (the Necronomicon, De Vermiis Mysteriis, Unausprechlichen Kulten, etc.) which have fascinated readers for decades. This book translates the Mythos fiction into role-playing terms. Scenarios are drawn in the style of Lovecraft, not directly from specific stories.

A second book is A Sourcebook For The 1920’s, consisting of non-Mythos data — price lists, plans, maps, distances, thumbnail biographies, as well as garden-variety monsters upon which budding Investigators can sharpen their skills.

This box also contains character and monster silhouettes for play, Investigator sheets, a world map of ‘dig’ sites, and six dice: 3D6, 1D8, 2D20.


User summary:

Published in 1983, boxed set containing:

  • Call of Cthulhu saddle-stapled book
  • A Sourcebook for the 1920's saddle-stapled book
  • Character and monster silhouettes sheet
  • Investigator sheets
  • 8-panel world map of 'dig' sites
  • Six dice - 3D6, 1D8, 2D20

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