Latest news - production and printing
Dear Dedicated Cultists of Cthulhu,
It's hard to believe that almost a month has passed since our last update. Our goal is to keep communicating with you on an open,... Read more
FAQ 9 June 2015
Dear Dedicated Cultists of Cthulhu,
Thanks so much for emailing with your questions and concerns about the CoC 7e and Horror on the Orient Express kickstarter campaigns. Since setting up... Read more
With the update we put out yesterday we said that all Horror in the Orient Express boxes had been shipped out to USA backers - to clarify, this means just... Read more
5th June 2015 Update
We have been digging through the records, invoices, correspondence, and notes written on napkins in lipstick and have some concrete news to report. We have set up a special mailbox... Read more
The Great Old Ones have returned!
Greetings to all our Patient Backers,
We have pressed the reset button... In 1975 Chaosium started out as a quirky boutique game company. We were all about creativity, artistry and... Read more
Nameless Horrors PDF Download
Nameless Horrors, the collection of Call of Cthulhu scenarios, is now available to backers as a download from the Chaosium.com website.
Backers at these levels are eligible: Ghastly Ghoul, Terrible... Read more
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Update
We’ve just received a mock-up of the bound rulebook from the overseas printer.
In the accompanying photos, here is the unprinted mock-up featuring the proper number of pages and the... Read more
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Update
In recent weeks we've released Sense-Impacts and Cthulhu Through The Ages to backers (dependent on backer reward level: Cthulhu Through The Ages to levels receiving an Investigator Handbook;... Read more
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Backer Update: Sense-Impacts
This update is just to inform that backer reward levels eligible to receive the Call of Cthulhu music collection, Sense-Impacts, have been emailed directly with details on how... Read more
11th March Update
Following on from our previous update, the printer has the final files and has begun the printing process. We look forward to receiving printer's proofs in due course.
Two... Read more
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Update
Things we have been doing:
Extensive dialogue with our printers: ironing out any stubborn typos, ensuring the printers have the correct files (of which there are many, as we... Read more
Call of Cthulhu Update 30 January
We have been updating and inputting t shirt sizes. Unfortunately a lot of backers never realized they would receive the free 1000% backer shirts (stretch goal reward). As you... Read more
Reminder: Your Shirt Size Is Needed
Thank you if you have already sent us a message with your tee shirt size. We have noted that we do not have everyone's tee size yet - so this is... Read more
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Shirt Sizes Needed
We have sent out some emails to certain backer levels as we have noticed that a number of backers have not provided us with their tee shirt size.
In order... Read more
Petersen Field Guide to Monsters
Our friends at Edition sans Detour are working on the Petersen Field Guide to Monsters and they just sent over a couple of page mock-ups that I wanted to... Read more
We wanted to share with you the design of the 1000% Backed lapel pin badge with you - the design is below (this is a digital mock-up sent to... Read more
Call of Cthulhu Backer Update 13 November
I wanted to be able to tell you that the final bookmarked Rulebook PDF was on its way to you, however unfortunately we are waiting on it returning to... Read more
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Update 28 October
Currently the Rulebook is being bookmarked in order to supply backers with a final PDF version, the Investigator Handbook and the Keeper Screen Pack are also in line for... Read more
October 17th Update
Newsletters have been sent out via email to all backers of Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition. Please check your inboxes for the latest news.
If you have not received... Read more
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Backer Update
We've put up a version 2 of the 7th edition investigator sheets on our website, which are a free download from this page:
The sheet hasn't changed much,... Read more
Email Address Correct?
Last weekend (6th September) we sent all Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Backers an email - the email was not sent through as a Kickstarter Update, but rather from... Read more
Corrections and Polishing
Thank you to everyone who posted corrections to the Miskatonic University Podcast forum (and thanks to Dan, Murph, Jon, and Chad for their support). Thanks as well to Scott... Read more
We received samples of the Innsmouth Gold this week from our friends at Campaign Coins (www.campaigncoins.com) - here's a couple of pics...
We are busy updating backer names for... Read more
Production in full swing
We do expect to release a PDF proof of the rulebook to backers, we are finishing up some layout and text tweaks before doing this. The rulebook is going... Read more
Shoggoths on the Stratigraph
I have spent this week working on some of the small projects that are part of the Call of Cthulhu 7th Kickstarter campaign. I have received some amazing art from... Read more
Bookmarks, Proofing, and other Things
It's been a busy time. The Rulebook is completely paid out, Paul Fricker and I have been proofing the layout and text, and Nick has been working tirelessly on... Read more
Update and a Visit from Badger
All of the outstanding artwork is in! Which means we have been very busy locking down the layout of the Rulebook, as well as proofing and inputting amendments.
Myself... Read more
Since the last update we have received in 98% of the outstanding art, the last handful of pieces are expected in before the end of this week. The penultimate... Read more
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition update 75
We've been looking at the workload remaining and the current state of affairs for the 7th Edition Rulebook, Investigator's Handbook and Keeper Screen Pack, the three key items of... Read more
Things are busy at Chaosium Towers, what with our vaults filled to capacity with Horror on the Orient Express goodies and more on the way. Meanwhile, work progresses on... Read more
Things, as ever, are moving forwards…
The layout for the Rulebook has now been taken fully in-house. Badger, who did all of the page designs and initial layout, has passed... Read more
Plenty going on
The Rulebook is nearing its final phase of layout, 90% of the text has been laid out and art work is being inserted. Our layout guy is a little behind... Read more
As work continues in the vein of the last update, we wanted to share the rulebook and investigator book covers with you. These are just mock-ups as we are... Read more
As of yesterday all of the full color art for the chapter headers for the Rulebook have been received, and we also have three of the ones for the... Read more
Check out Golden Goblin Press' new project!
Our friends, Golden Goblin Press, have recently launched their latest kickstarter project for Tales of the Crescent City - Adventures in Jazz Era New Orleans. This collection of scenarios has... Read more
The Horrors are Nameless
I've been working on the Nameless Horrors scenario anthology while Badger carries on working on the Rulebook layout (spending long hours designing and inputting tables). Nameless Horrors contains six... Read more
Just thought I'd drop a note to say hoping your New Year is starting out well, and to say that I've just received all of the artwork for the Unfortunate... Read more
Design in Progress
As the Winter Solstice approaches we have a couple of layout images to share. Badger has put these together to give you a taste of the design. Note that... Read more
Twas two weeks before Christmas,
And Cthulhu was out,
Haunting, and writhing,
And making men shout,
From everyone at Chaosium here,
We wish you good tidings,
And holiday cheer!
Art and Craft
Art work is coming in, we have colour spreads for the chapter headers, internal colour art and illustrations for the differing scenarios. We're also working closely with the artists illustrating... Read more
One more very important shout out
One of our British licensees and very good friends, Cubicle 7, has a kickstarter for the boxed set edition of Cthulhu Briannica: London. Cubicle 7 has always produced very high... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving! The turducken will soon be prepared, we are breaking out the boning knife now. During our company meetings we have been been discussing all of the add-ons for... Read more
One more shout out, and a small update
So we are busy gathering art, lotsof art. We have some great people like Shane Tyree, Paul Carrick, Rachel Kahn, and Chris Huth, and Goomi working on art, among... Read more
Nameless Horrors, the anthology of scenarios being written by Paul Fricker, Scott Dorward and Matt Sanderson has been in play testing and edits from the writers. Meanwhile, Steff Worthington... Read more
Shoggoths at Work
Whilst the shoggoths beaver away on layout, art continues to be sourced and commissioned. We hope to have a steady flow of art hitting the office over the next... Read more
Just a little update to say that the data to go on the back of the Keeper's Screen has been determined and worked out. Thanks to everyone who took time... Read more
Art Director add-ons
We are beginning to receive all of the surveys but we are still missing a few. Please complete your survey as soon as possible.
If you have added on the... Read more
Hear the music of Horror on the Orient Express!
We are pleased to announce that the Dynamic Symphonic Band, conducted by Geert Baetens will perform the World Premiere of Alex Otterlei's Suite for Concertband "Horror on the Orient Express"... Read more
Surveys, surveys, surveys!
Surveys have been sent out. Thank you all for the wait. For those that pledged over paypal, we will contact you with a survey over email.
Thank you... Read more
Update 50 - Work in Progress
We had a terrific Gencon! It was great meeting those backers who were able to drop by our stand and say ‘hi’. Since we got back from Gencon, we've been... Read more
Updated Quickstart Rules
An updated version of the Quickstart Rules including new art and more content has been added to our website catalog. It is a free download.
The Chaosium... Read more
Why we haven't sent out a survey...yet
We hope you have all enjoyed your labor day weekend. We have gotten a few emails regarding addresses and shirt sizes. We will be sending out a survey that... Read more
We made it to Gen Con! Luckily our product ended up here too! There was fear that it wouldn't arrive, as a shoggoth intercepted the truck, but alas, we succeeded.... Read more
A Brief Note About the Quickstart
We know everyone is eagerly anticipating the CoC 7th Edition Quickstart rules. We are waiting for some art to include in the rules, which should be arriving anytime now.... Read more
Getting ready for Gen Con 2013!
Things are beginning to get more chaotic at the office than ever. In the past few days we have received posters and scrolls for our booth at Gen... Read more
Thanks to your efforts we have unlocked the final stretch goal for Innsmouth Gold!
Each level receiving a leatherette Keeper's Rulebook will also receive a set of 10 coins pilfered... Read more
Guess what! We will accept Paypal payments until July 5 for add-ons, pledges, and shipping (if anyone forgot about that). You can submit Paypal payments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you... Read more
New Goal and New Gold!
A new Stretch Goal has been added for $265k, we have 4 hours to get there...lets do it!
We have also added a new item to the Curiosity Shoppe from... Read more
Will add-ons be available after the kickstarter?
Most (not all) add-ons and props from both the OE kickstarter and the CoC 7th edition kickstarter will be available on our website at https://catalog.chaosium.com/. Once all of the OE... Read more
STUPEFYING SHUB-NIGGURATH, SPAWN
If you're interested in the leather-bound Temple edition, see the updated level for STUPEFYING SHUB-NIGGURATH, SPAWN. Because we cannot update the info description in the pledge level once a backer... Read more
A new look for the leatherette version...
Check out the front page of our kickstarter to see the new look of the leatherette version. This morning our fabulous artist, Alberto, sent us a stunning border. We're quite... Read more
Entering the Final Day!
Only one more day left in the project. We just updated the Curiosity Shoppe with the MYTHOS STRATIGRAPH and the opportunity to pick up extra copies of the CALL OF... Read more
Last Two Days!
This project has been amazing, and we are looking forward to seeing the end result for CALL OF CTHULHU. With your help we are able to craft books that would... Read more
From the Journal of Harvey Walters (part 3)
And so my friends, the end times are almost upon us. I have stood before the oncoming tide of madness and my efforts have been as effective as those of... Read more
Corpulent Cthulhu Reward Tier
With 48 hours left, Great Cthulhu rises from his sleep!
Pledge Level $7,777; CORPULENT CTHULHU: The stars are right! Mighty Cthulhu rises from the depths of the South Pacific with... Read more
Please don't forget to pay for shipping!
We have recently updated the level clarification table to include everything that your reward tier will receive, including recent unlocked stretch goals. Please remember to pay for whatever... Read more
How to add-on/buy from the Curiosity Shoppe
We have received a few messages here and there about how to add items from the Curiosity Shoppe.
To do so, click on the green "Manage my pledge"... Read more
News for Stupefying Shub-Niggurath backers (and potential backers)
We have decided to include copies of the hardcover keeper's rulebook and investigator's handbook with your Stupefying Shub-Niggurath reward tier. You will now receive a softcover, a hardcover, and your... Read more
News for Nictitating Nyarlathotep (and potential backers)
Nictitating Nyarlathotep backers: We have received a lot of messages and questions regarding upgrading the softcover books included in your reward pledge to hardcover books.
We say...yay! Just increase your... Read more
Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
We made it to 1000% and beyond. We just updated the Stretch Goals and threw in a few things for our favorite backers!
Thanks from everyone here at Chaosium (especially... Read more
We have added PULP CTHULHU, SENSE IMPACTS, and the FIELD GUIDE TO CREATURES OF THE DREAMLANDS.
The Final Week
Hi All--we posted new product in the Curiosity Shoppe and offered a new Stretch Goal! This is the final week of the project, and it already has exceeded our wildest... Read more
The Temple Edition
For some time we have been looking into getting the best binding possible for CALL OF CTHULHU 7th Edition. We found it; crafted of real goatskin leather (from... Read more
European Shipping News
Good news for our European backers! We are arranging for a friendly french company to ship your pledge rewards directly to you.
I recently posted a comment on this project going to a color layout in response to a backer's question, and thought it also appropriate for all backers in general.
Charlie... Read more
We just hit, and exceeded, $270,000. This is amazing, and we are working on a few more surprises before this project closes. Thanks for your support.
From the journal of Harvey Walters (part 2)
In my previous entry I spoke of the dire machinations of those crazy Californians that call themselves Chaosium. I shudder to tell you that the situation has escalated since my... Read more
Official Facebook Page
We want to share our new official Facebook page with you. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/ChaosiumInc?notif_t=page_new_likes
A New Reward Level
Shambling Sandy Petersen, the original author of CALL OF CTHULHU, is attending GenCon 2013. Monstrous Mike Mason and Palpitating Paul Fricker, authors and editors of CALL OF CTHULHU 7th EDITION,... Read more
New Items Added to the Shoppe!
The wait is over! We have added bookplates, Nameless Horrors, and decks, and Horror on the Orient Express to the Curiosity Shoppe!
230K Goal Reached! New Stretch Goals!
We recently reached our 230k stretch goal, which adds the unfortunate events deck to the leatherette levels (and PDF to Digital Dhole, Enigmatic Elder-Thing, Slobbering Shoggoth, Gruesome Gug, Hideous Hastur,... Read more
We are so very excited about the success of this Kickstarter. We are very thankful to you, our fans, for your patience while we ironed out the kinks, and are... Read more
A new Stretch Goal and an updated Reward Tiers spreadsheet
A new Stretch Goal will be unlocked once we reach $200,000:
CTHULHU THROUGH THE AGES: A supplementary PDF describing using Call of Cthulhu 7th Editionin a variety of time... Read more
Shipping Added to Pledge-Level Grid
We have updated our Pledge Level Grid to clearly show the shipping incurred by backing each level.
Do not add to your shippingif we reward your Pledge Level as... Read more
New Level & The Story So Far...
Hail all believers!
This has been much greater success than we could hope, and we thank you for your backing.
We convinced Paul Fricker and some very fine authors to... Read more
From the journal of Harvey Walters (update 9)
Strange things are afoot. My investigations have unearthed terrible news of a crazy Californian cult who seek to spread cosmic horror to all mankind! It all began a week ago... Read more
Many questions may be answered by looking at our FAQ section, which covers the folowing:
I'M A PDF-LEVEL BACKER, BUT WANT NIFTY ADD-ONS!
I DON'T UNDERSTAND SHIPPING! HOW MANY... Read more
We want to make it easy for you to get the books that you want. To do this purely through pledge levels we'd have to offer a confusing myriad of... Read more
For the ABOMINABLE ABHOTH, HIDEOUS HASTUR, NICTITATING NYARLATHOTEP, and DIABOLICAL DARK-YOUNG levels, the books will be faux-Byakhee (leatherette). They will similar to the anniversary editions of Call of Cthulhu.
Outer Gods, and Beyond
We recently posted new backer levelsreceiving leatherette-bound hardback edition of the CALL OF CTHULHU 7th Edition rules. These books are available only to Kickstarter backers. There are also a... Read more
More details on the DIABOLICAL DARK-YOUNG pledge level:
We wanted to tell you more about this pledge level. You get everything at the Slobbering Shoggoth level (hardback copies and pdfs of both books) plus a game at Gencon... Read more
A Note on Shipping
Confused about shipping? We have tried to make the shipping as simple as possible, so we have created a simple equation.
For all backers receiving print items:
USbackers add... Read more
Gruesome Gug backer level
In case you haven't noticed, we have set up an additional tier that is intended for gaming groups!
GRUESOME GUG: in the Vale of P'nath do gugs congregate. Gug gaming... Read more