Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft
The Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of man. Traces of their cyclopean cities can still be found on remote islands, buried amid the shifting desert sands, and in the frozen wastes of the polar extremes. Originally they came to this world from the stars. They sleep now, some deep within the earth or beneath the sea. When the stars are right they shall again walk the earth.
Call of Cthulhu is a tabletop roleplaying game based upon the worlds of H. P. Lovecraft. It is a game of secrets, mysteries, and horror. Playing the role of steadfast investigators, you travel to strange and dangerous places, uncover foul plots, and stand against the terrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. You encounter sanity-blasting entities, monsters, and insane cultists. Within strange and forgotten tomes of lore you discover revelations that man was not meant to know. You and your companions may very well decide the fate of the world.
The player characters are more or less normal people such as journalists, academics, dilettantes, detectives. They try to find the truth of all existence. In the course of their investigations, the players might find themselves fighting horrors from beyond space, cosmic horrors such as the Great Old Ones, and the madmen that serve them.
Call of Cthulhu is the definitive horror roleplaying game. Sandy Petersen's amazing creation introduced Cthulhu to mainstream media.
This book, the Keeper Rulebook, contains the core rules, background, guidance, spells, and monsters of the game. It is intended for use by the Keeper of Arcane Lore (the Keeper) — that player who will present the adventure to the other players. You must have at least one copy of this book to play Call of Cthulhu. The other players, the Investigators, should have one or more copies of the Investigator Handbook, containing expanded rules for character creation, skills, occupations, equipment, and more.
Call of Cthulhu, 7th edition, is backwards-compatible with all other available Chaosium titles.
35 Years and Counting
Over 225,000 copies of Call of Cthulhu have been sold since it's release in 1981. Over 100 supplements have been printed for a total of 500,000 books sold over the last 28 years. Call of Cthulhu has won over 40 gaming awards including Best RPG of all time by readers of the Arcane magazine. In 1996, Call of Cthulhu was the second roleplaying game to be inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Hall of Fame. To this date, only two other RPG's share this honor.
Conquering the World
Call of Cthulhu has also been translated and published in Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Finnish, and Hungarian (the Russian edition is a pirate edition). Therefore an additional 300,000 non-english gamers have also answered the Call.
Call of Cthulhu is recognized as a true classic. This game continues to delight players after 35 years.
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Released: 05 July 2016