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Sandy Petersen, the original author of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, is putting together a new Cthulhu Mythos board-game, “Cthulhu Wars”. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to¬†doom the world as one of the gibbering horrors of … Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 042: What should be in the Roleplaying Classic Collection?

For this episode we have only asked ourselves one question. And then we talk non-stop for around 45 minutes on it. No really. We just found it that interesting. The question you ask? If you were Professor of Roleplaying Games at some awesome university that had an RPG Dept, what would be the core reading texts? What would make up the Roleplaying Game Canon, so to speak. Continue reading

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Call of Cthulhu 30th Anniversary Edition – time running out to order

First published in 1981, Call of Cthulhu has become one of the most iconic roleplaying games ever printed. It has set the benchmark for horror gothic roleplaying gaming and has introduced countless players to the world and works of HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. Since the second edition of the rules, its core mechanic has remained largely unchanged as well, putting it in a rare group of games from the 1980’s to still be using its original rule system. Now in its 30th year of publication Chaosium are celebrating by printing a special edition of the 6th edition rulebook. Continue reading

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Call of Cthulhu is finally making an appearance on the iPhone! Announced simultaneously by Chaosium and Red Wasp Design, the game (entitled “Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land”) will be a 3d turn based strategy/RPG app for iPhones, iPod Touches … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered about the early years of Great Cthulhu? What was his origin? From whence did he plunge to earth, and why? Well, now you can find out, direct from the pen of the illustrious author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman. The story is entitled “I, Cthulhu”, and contains a dictated account by the Great Old One himself to his servant Whateley. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 022: Vampire: The Masquerade Review and Running an Investigative RPG

In this episode we review Vampire: The Masquerade which we have just finished playing as part of our Grand Gaming Experiment and we look at running investigative style roleplaying games. Continue reading

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Lovecraft’s Inspiration for At the Mountains of Madness: The Paintings of Nicholas Roerich

One of Lovecraft’s most famous works of literature, and certainly his longest, is the magnificent novelette At the Mountains of Madness. This work is one of the best examples of a particular facet of the Cthulhu Mythos: the survival of … Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 021: Vampire: The Masquerade, Confessions of a Newbie GM and An Introduction to HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos

In this episode our topics are Vampire: The Masquerade, Confessions of a Newbie GM and An Introduction to the writings of HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. Continue reading

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HP Lovecraft: A Cthulhu Mythos Beginner’s Reading Guide

A brief reading guide to HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos writings, along with where to get them and what to read. Continue reading

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Masks of Nyarlathotep to be Re-Released this October

To the ecstatic joy of all right-thinking Cthulhu gaming fan, the all-time classic (and some would say all-time best) Cthulhu campaign, the Masks of Nyarlathotep, is being re-released this very month. Let there be rejoicing on the streets! (Well, in … Continue reading

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