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The Call of Cthulhu 40th Anniversary Starter Set is Now Available

Call of Cthulhu 40th Anniversary Starter Set Splash (Chaosium Inc)

Call of Cthulhu Starter Set Second Print (Chaosium Inc)Now available from Chaosium Inc is the eagerly anticipated Call of Cthulhu 40th Anniversary Starter Set. This box will contain everything you need to get started in the award winning RPG of Lovecraftian horror, including four adventures. The starter set is hitting stores now and carries an MSSRP of $24.95. You can check out my review of the starter set’s first print run right here.

About the starter set:

Horror, Mystery and Investigation In A Box!

The Call of Cthulhu Starter Set contains everything you need to play the world’s best roleplaying game of horror, mystery and investigation!

The Call of Cthulhu Starter Set contains books, dice, premade character sheets, maps, and enough content to keep a group busy for several roleplaying sessions.

This updated Starter Set also includes:

  • New box art by Lin Hsiang
  • Updated interior book cover designs
  • All errata and corrections
  • 40th Anniversary Investigator Sheets

Three softcover manuals broken into rules and scenarios to guide you in playing Call of Cthulhu. The box also includes all the dice you need to play the game: a D4, D6, D8, D20, Percentile D10, and an extra D10 in a different color for use as a bonus/penalty die.

Learn to play in the best way possible—by playing! The special introduction “Alone Against The Flames”, a solo Call of Cthulhu scenario, teaches you the basic rules of the game and character creation as you find yourself in the rural New England town of Emberhead—but can you escape?

Three scenarios designed for 3, 4 and up to 5 players.

In Paper Chase, the search for a missing professor leads to a grizzly discovery.

Edge of Darkness sees a group of investigators fulfill the wish of a dying friend, and attempt to undo the mistakes of the past.

Finally, in Dead Man Stomp, Harlem and jazz music serve as a backdrop to the nefarious schemes of an alien god.

Player aids are an essential component to Call of Cthulhu gameplay. Each scenario has its own collection of maps, notes and player handouts. Each presented in full color, these play aids will enhance your gameplay, and help your players immerse themselves in each of the investigations.

Call of Cthulhu 40th Anniversary Starter Set Splash (Chaosium Inc)

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Written by Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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