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Announcing Chaosium’s First Organized Play Campaign


Here at the Lodge it is no secret that we love the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game. Most of us have over 20+ years experience playing and / or running it. So when Chaosium announced that they were doing their first ever organized play campaign called A Time to Harvest… I got excited, though some members remained neutral.

For the daring Keeper (aka Game Master) who wishes to embark on this grand adventure campaign you must know that it is a six-part campaign set in 1930 with one installment being released over a six month period. Your players are all students at Arkham’s Miskatonic University who will not only be “drawn into a dark web of intrigue” they will also explore various locations that make up Lovecraft Country.

While the campaign is designed for the 7th edition rule-set, which has been recently released digitally with the print version coming soon, it can be played using older editions. Some minor adjustments will need to be made, but nothing that should really slow down a seasoned Keeper. That said, if you don’t have a previous edition of the rules, and you’re not a digital fan, you can pre-order the print edition HERE.

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Call of Cthulhu 7e Rules Explanations


Over at Blasphemous Tomes we find that Paul Fricker, co-author of Call of Cthulhu seventh edition, has released a series of videos providing insight into the new/updated rules for Call of Cthulhu.

Below you will find the five videos (if more are released this post will be updated accordingly). The videos cover: Character Creation, the Game System, Sanity, Combat, and finally Wounds and Healing.
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To Save Chaosium!


Well, maybe that’s a little dramatic, definitely helping them move some stock, though. I recently bought some sanity-shattering Chaosium goodies from Amazon, I was quite pleased with my purchase, and then…! Chasoium goes and has a massive sale on all kinds of stuff. Once gone, these rare tomes would not be reordered or reprinted. With Chaosium’s recent changes, and trying to get the company in order, this was my way to help them out. I’ve been a loyal fan and customer for many years. So, I did what any good, Cthulhu-loving cultist would… I begged my wife to let me spent more money, citing that these wondrous items may never be seen in this dimension again. She relented and I made an order. One of the tomes was already out of stock, so they gave me a store credit, which meant I had to place another order! So here’s what I got so far from Amazon and Chaosium’s sale (Which, by the way, is STILL going on), more are on the way. So, please share a pic or tell us what you’ve picked up during the sale. What have you done to pull Chaosium back from the abyss?


Of Dice and Men


This post original ran on Friar Jay’s personal blog, eckSermonator, back in March 2014.

I’ve played tabletop role-playing games for years…probably something like 20 years. In all that time I’ve never got into Dungeons & Dragons (mostly for lack of interest); instead I was predominately exposed to horror role-playing via Call of Cthulhu. A game based on the works of the American author H.P. Lovecraft.

Sitting around with friends, and family, rolling various polyhedrals (aka dice) is a cherished memory. As a child nothing beat eating junk food (Little Debbie Fudge Rounds and Star Crunches) as my mind would paint the picture that was being verbally presented to me by the game master (storyteller, director). Truth be told as an adult I continue to enjoy tabletop role-playing games…the social interaction, the creative thinking, not to mention the thrill of the dice roll are quite stimulating. Personally I feel the benefits reaped from role-playing games is valuable enough that I’ve made it a point to make it a part of my children’s life. With my brother’s assistance, and great patience, they’ve fought against Clone Troopers, super-powered villains, orcs, and even dragons over the years. Additionally during all this time they’ve also been forced to grow in various skills…math, communication, creative thinking, and troubleshooting to name a few. Something which will have long lasting life application. Read more

Unboxing: Horror on the Orient Express

In this video I open and unpack the 2014 re-release of Chaosium’s massive Call of Cthulhu box set, Horror on the Orient Express.

Purchase it from:
Chaosium: http://www.chaosium.com/horror-on-the-orient-express/
Amazon: http://amzn.to/17ZVSrt