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Friday, 5 June 2015

The Great Old Ones Have Returned...


For those who missed the news earlier in the week, Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen have returned to Chaosium.

From the official announcement:
Greg Stafford, founder of Chaosium and creative force during its heyday, is now President. Sandy Petersen, world renowned game designer who brought Cthulhu into the light three decades ago, has rejoined the team as well.

Greg says: "Chaosium is part of my legacy. My intent is to restore it to its rightful place in the world of gaming. Something we can all take pride in, and something that fans will look forward to." Where “what’s next?” is answered with “I can’t wait”


The Stars are Right…


Sandy says: "I am excited to return to active participation in the Call of Cthulhu line, and I’m eagerly looking forward to working directly with Greg again. We are Chaosium's original team from the 1980s. My first focus is going to be the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Kickstarter campaign."


Our main plan is simple (but a lot of work):
  • Quickly sift and sort through the current company problems
  • Immediately ship the remaining Horror on the Orient Express backer rewards
  • Focus on the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Kickstarter backer rewards
  • Return to regularly making awesome new games.

We offer new hope, and ask only for your patience."

3 comments:

  1. Cool... we have 1st edition of Call of Cthulhu setting over here... near the bottom of that one stack... My players did Not like playing in this "setting"... I had numerous "story-lines" for the area... and they kept on running into parts of more than a few.... they gay up and the game went to crap....
    Had too many "things" going on at the same time..... and they just gave up.....

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    1. that is "gave" up....
      We were always a big fan of Lovecraft's work..... Cthulhu and "Friends".....
      and an "Old One" makes for a cool addition to most games.... regardless of the "setting"...

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    2. Ha ha! I got that that was a typo ;-)

      I've read Lovecraft since I was about 10 or 11, discovered him around the same time I was introduced to D&D, and I still have some of the tatty old paperbacks I found in second-hand book stores back then.

      I also agree with you 100 per cent - Lovecraft's creations can work in any game setting. Just don't tell my players...

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