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Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion

The now somewhat legendary Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion for Call of Cthulhu has appeared in print!


Probably the largest support document for any RPG campaign is now finding its way into the hands of backers of the Kickstarter crowd funder organised by Sixtystone Press.


The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion was a labour of love conceived, created and shepherded by Bret Kramer (our very own WinstonP) of Sentinel Hill Press, involving the work of many fine, wonderful and generous volunteers who came together to both celebrate this beloved Call of Cthulhu campaign and to support this web site. It is an astounding piece of work that demonstrates just what can be done when people come together.

The colossal 730 page volume should be in the hands of all Kickstarter supporters by the end of the month (give or take the vagaries of the postal service). If you missed out on the KS then there's still an opportunity to pick up a print copy as Chaosium will have 100 copies of their own print edition available for sale soon.


So... who's planning on running "Masks", then? :-)


Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion


"Men advised one another to see Nyarlathotep, and shuddered. And where Nyarlathotep went, rest vanished, for the small hours were rent with the screams of nightmare." – H.P. Lovecraft, 1920


"What kind of weapons do Bloody Tongue cultists use?"
"What does the Liber Ivonis contain?"
"What hospitals are there in Mombasa?"
"How do you organise a raid on Gray Dragon Island?"
"What do I do if everybody dies???"


Ever since its release in 1984, Masks of Nyarlathotep has been considered one of the finest supplements for Call of Cthulhu, a roleplaying classic. Countless players have dared to thwart the machinations of Nyarlathotep and plumb the mysteries of the Carlyle expedition. Running this globe-trotting campaign is unfortunately rather a challenge, with scores of NPCs, dozens of locations, hordes of cultists, and at least one very angry Outer God. Needless to say, even the best Keeper could use a little help.


That is where the Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion comes in. Drawing on the wisdom and experience of the members of Yog-Sothoth.com, the premier site for Lovecraftian role-playing, the Companion gathers together tips and advice for Keepers wishing to run Masks of Nyarlathotep. Within these pages are detailed nearly every imaginable facet of the campaign, from starting play to ending things with a bang; explaining, exploring, and expanding the classic work. There is something for everyone, from novice game masters to Grognardian disciples of Cthulhu.


The Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion contains:

  • A History of the Campaign.
  • Keeper’s Tips for organising and running the campaign.
  • Tips on how to introduce, use, and kill Jackson Elias.
  • Guides to New York, London, Cairo, Kenya, Australia’s Pilbara Coast, Shanghai AND Hong Kong.
  • Articles describing and expanding on all of the campaign’s tomes and artefacts.
  • Four new scenarios and numerous encounters that can be inserted into the campaign.
  • Over two-dozen pre-generated characters plus tips on building better Investigators.


Authors: Bret Kramer, Anthony Warren, Matthew Pook, Sam Zeitlin, Dave Sokolowski and James Haughton, with C. J. Bowser, J.P. Chapleau, Don Coatar, David Conyers, Mike Czaplinski, Zoe Noah Dillon, Hal Eccles, Sam Friedman, Mathew Gregory, Paul Maclean, Pete McKenzie, James Morton, Neil Shaw, Scott Slemmons, and Hans-Christian Vortisch


Design, Picture Research & Layout: Adam Crossingham


Artists: David Conyers, Adam Crossingham, Dean Engelhardt, David Lee Ingersoll, Javier Rubio, Jani Savolainen, Christopher Spatola, and Eric Smith


Project & Editorial: Bret Kramer


Attached File  masks-nyarlathotep-companion-contents-list.pdf   203KB   406 downloads


Wow - this book is an awesome resource for my Masks campaign.

This really fleshes things out so much more than in the original Masks book, and I love having this tomb in my bookcase.

Thanks Yoggie!

Really glad you're enjoying it!