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Posted 30 August 2006 - 07:40 PM

We've made it through another Gen Con and are now back in the office working feverishly on new projects, and finishing up some old ones as well. We hope the summer has been treating you well. We're looking forward to fall and lower temperatures ourselves. It's probably high time we started talking to Ithaqua again.

Dragon Lords of Melnibone is now available at the special price of $9.95
http://catalog.chaos...?products_id=60

The Keeper Companion Volume 1 is now available
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=264

You probably knew we have a lot of T-shirts available. Did you know we have 18 different styles? You could avoid doing laundry for weeks if you had a closet full of them. We also have a hoodie perfect for chilly morning walks in Leng.
http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=33

We've release four Monographs so far this Summer:
The Fellowship of the Witching Hour
Old Hrolmar
Strange Tales of Dread and Wonder Volume 1
Strange Tales of Dread and Wonder Volume 2

We've also made several rare Chaosium fiction books available again.
http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=35

You can check out everything that is new at http://catalog.chaos...roducts_new.php

If you happen to be in the SF Bay Area this weekend, come see us at ConQuest!

Thank you for your continued Support!

Charlie, Dustin, Fergie & Lynn
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 07:19 AM

Greetings Cultists, Friends, and Strange Beings!
A strange chill causes an uneasy forboding for millions around the nation. Either the servants of the mythos are abroad, or it is back-to-school time. We have several new Chaosium.com items to tell you about this week.


REQUIRED READING
The KEEPER'S COMPANION vol. 1 is available again at Chaosium.com. This book is full of information and source material for CALL OF CTHULHU, and is widely considered to be one of the finest and most useful supplements we ever released.
KEEPER COMPANION: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=264

A new edition of CTHULHU LIVE is now available for those of you who prefer to leave your dice in the bag where they can't cause mischief.
CTHULHU LIVE: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=885


BACK TO SCHOOL WEAR
We have a new flavor of our M.U. SEAL shirt featuring the school colors of purple & white.
M.U. SEAL (purple shirt): http://catalog.chaos...products_id=886
ALL CLOTHING: http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=33


CLASSIC LITERATURE
We are especially excited to announce we are now taking orders for new hard cover versions of two of our best CALL OF CTHULHU campaigns. Advances in small run printing technology have finally caught up with our desire to make some of our favorite books available in hardcover editions. These first two offerings will ship to you by the end of September.
BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS: http://catalog.chaos...?products_id=77
MASKS OF NYARLATHOTEP: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=119

We’re also receiving a resupply of our fiction anthologies THE COMPLETE PEGANA, and THE NYARLATHOTEP CYCLE. Who knows what else may show up this week?
CALL OF CTHULHU FICTION: http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=66

Keep an eye on our website for more new items as we announce them!
http://www.chaosium.com



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Charlie, Dustin, Fergie & Lynn
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:55 PM

The Malleus Maelstrom

It's been quite a month for us here at Chaosium.com. Our special edition of MALLEUS MONSTRORUM shipped to us from the printer somewhat later than we would have hoped. This, combined with conservative orders on our part and staff vacations, has led to some really chaotic weeks. The up-shot is that the vacations are over, books are arriving and shipping out this week, and we’ve learned some valuable lessons to guide us through the next special edition book.


Malleus Monstroum Special Edition Nearly Sold Out
We are approaching the end of our print run for MALLEUS MONSTRORUM. So if you’re the type of person who likes to wait until the last minute, now is your time.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=892


Hardcover's Have Landed
We’ve received restocks of both our MASKS OF NYARLATHOTEP and BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS hardcovers.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=119
http://catalog.chaos...?products_id=77


Happy Halloween!
We have ELDER PUMPKIN TEE SHIRTS and Halloween themed monographs HALLOWEEN HORRORS. Now, if we all concentrate really hard, maybe we can alter Time itself this weekend.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=921
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=924


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Posted 08 November 2006 - 06:22 PM

November Summonings

The screaming you hear in the background is nothing to be concerned about.

November finds us working feverishly to catch up on our October shipping. We’re expecting a new batch of our hardcover books to arrive here on Monday which should allow us to finally get ahead of demand--which has been much heavier than we expected. If you've been waiting for a pending order to be shipped, next week should be a good week for us all! We apologize for the delay, and our tardiness in keeping everyone informed.

ARKHAM HORROR
While it may be getting hard to find copies of Arkham Horror out there, we still have copies available here at Chaosium.com.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=708

FICTION AND NON-FICTION RESTOCK
We have a number of fiction titles showing up in the next day or two which should round out our book selection. This includes a new title or two. You can view them soon at:
http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=35

EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING?
Thinking ahead to Christmas already? Keep in mind we have foreign language editions of many Chaosium titles for the collector on your list and a slew of T-shirts and monographs available as well.
UNSPEAKABLE TOMES: http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=44
TEE SHIRTS: http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=33
MONOGRAPHS: http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=55

We hope you all had a Happy Halloween. We'll soon all have something more to be thankful for.

Charlie, Dustin, Fergie, and Lynn
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 09:59 PM

Greetings to all Sentient Creatures, and others,


A STRANGE AEON
The big fun around here is CALL OF CTHULHU'S 25th Birthday. To celebrate we created a special hardcover edition of our Sixth Edition rules—the interior is identical to our standard edition. It struck us that it would be fun, in the spirit of Herbert West, to resurrect that first-edition cover, using the tools of today. Referencing an old first edition that was lying around getting dusty, we rebuilt the cover making many of the same choices and designs that Charlie and Lynn used on the cover way back then. This is the hard cover we would have created if we had created hard covers at that time in Chaosium's history.

We've been chomping at the bit to tell you about this one for a few weeks now. The actual (original) release date of CALL OF CTHULHU was November 13th, 1981 (you really should go look up that date). Considering some of the hassles we've had getting books in a timely manner the past couple of weeks, we decided to wait until copies were printed, bound, and on the FedEx truck. The printer shipped them last Friday; we will ship the books beginning November 29th (Fergie's first full day back here following Thanksgiving).

We do appreciate the support you have given this fine game and Chaosium over the years. We look forward to many more aeons of adventure.

CALL OF CTHULHU COMMEMORATIVE EDITION: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=926


TENTACLES HUNG BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE
We have a new monograph, CHRISTMAS IN KINGSPORT, featuring holiday adventures collected during our 2005 Christmas adventure contest; and each with its own peculiar charm.

CHRISTMAS IN KINGSPORT: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=930


CREEPY TREASURES FROM OTHER DIMENSIONS
With the approach of the holiday season, we've begun stocking up on goodies to go with your Christmas horror. Last week we received some swell fiction titles at Chaosium.com. WORLD WAR Z transcribes first-hand accounts of the Zombie War, and is a great companion to the ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE. We also have the second book from Donald Tyson, ALHAZRED: THE AUTHOR OF THE NECRONOMICON, detailing the mad sorcerer's tragic history. Finally, we have THE LOVECRAFT LEXICON, a guide to the people, places, and things of Lovecraft's tales.

WORLD WAR Z: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=927
THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE: http://catalog.chaos...Path=35&pID=646
ALHAZRED: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=929
LOVECRAFT LEXICON: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=928


You can find all these funky things, and much more, at our website: http://catalog.chaos...com/default.php


Now, on to the fowl sacrifice!

Charlie, Dustin, Fergie, and Lynn
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 09:04 PM

Greetings from the Cold Wastes,
Just in time for the holidays we have received new items and restocks of many tasty treats. C-u-r-l up by a warm fire with a good book or game while the Wind Walker rages. These are all in stock and ready to ship!


FLIGHTS OF FANTASY
The guys at Fantasy Flight Games have been working madly to get these to us; the truck just pulled up bearing big, big, boxes:

DUNWICH HORROR EXPANSION
The first expansion for the Arkham Horror board game is now available! Take a train to down to Dunwich where the old gods lie.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=931

ARKHAM HORROR
We have restocked this popular Lovecraftian cooperative board game for 1-8 players.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=708

THE ART OF H.P. LOVECRAFT'S CTHULHU MYTHOS
This beautiful book highlights some great artwork inspired by the stories of H.P. Loevcraft.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=932

ELDRITCH EDITION PREMIUM STARTER
The latest edition of the Call of Cthulhu Collectible Card Game.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=806

ASYLUM PACK
40 cards to augment your Call of Cthulhu CCG deck.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=933



BOOKS ON THE MYTHOS FROM MYTHOS BOOKS
The folks at Mythos Books sent us the following gems in a trade for some of our product:

UNHOLY DIMENSIONS
27 Horror stories by Jeffery Thomas.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=935

THE WORMS REMEMBER
Dark Poetry by Ann K. Schwader.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=934

THE POWER OF THE WRITING MIND
Dedicated to the Life and Work of Robert E. Howard.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=936

THE LOVECRAFT CHRONICLES
Alternative H.P. Lovecraft history by Peter Cannon.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=714

THE TAINT OF LOVECRAFT:
Short stories and poetry inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=236

CRYPT OF CTHULHU:
We’ve restocked several volumes of this Lovecraftian zine.
http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=43


We'll let you know as other unspeakable delights arrive.

Charlie, Dustin, Fergie, and Lynn
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 05:05 PM

A Maniacal Greeting for this Cyclopean Season,
Only a few days to get those sacrificial offerings in order. For our part, we've gotten our shipment of MALLEUS MONSTRORUM in the warehouse and have good supplies of the CALL OF CTHULHU COMMEMORATIVE EDITION on hand, not to mention our recent restocks from various manufacturers. We even have a new monograph titled GODS OF LAW.

Please note that there are about eight shipping days left. We can get you your items for orders placed by Thursday and shipped by ground. Two-day shipping orders must be placed by the 19th, and next-day orders by the 20th (note that we have cleverly added a day so that we can make sure of delivery). We can, of course, ship on Friday the 22nd for Saturday delivery to most US locations.

Unfortunately, we can not guarantee surface, sub-surface, or other-dimensional shipments for delivery by Christmas.

MALLEUS MONSTRORUM: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=925
CALL OF CTHULHU: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=926
GODS OF LAW: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=937


NOW FOR A TREAT
Last year we received the following from Arthur Petersen, son of Sandy Petersen (author of CALL OF CTHULHU). We enjoyed it greatly, and thought it a fitting end for our Christmas missive (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore).


Merry Christmas of the Living Dead
by Arthur Petersen

‘Twas the night before Christmas, in that haunted house
Every creature was stirring, all moving about,
The bait was hung by the chimney with care,
In hungered hopes that Santa soon would be there,
The humans were nestled, all snug in their beds,
The problem, of course, was that they were dead,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter,
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash,
The moon on the beast of the new fallen blood,
Gave the luster of crimson to tracks in the mud
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
Shapes stumbling towards me, though not yet quite clear,
I ran to the basement to find hammer and nails,
When with a crash, I heard a whistle and yell,
"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donder and Blitzen!
To the end of the porch! To the door through the wall!
Now eat away! Eat away! Eat away all!
And then, in a twinkling, I heard in the hall,
The prancing and pawing of each little claw
As I looked up the stairs, and was turning around,
Down the chimney a monster came with a bound.
I furiously worked to board up the door,
But too many fingers at the wood tore,
A wink of their eyes and a twist of their heads,
Gave me to know I soon would be dead;
Suffice it to say, I have joined them all,
To shamble around in the Christmas snow fall
Now hear me exclaim, as I saunter out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-bite!"


Thanks for your support, and we hope that each of you has a happy and safe holiday.

Lynn, Charlie, Fergie, and Dustin
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 10:17 PM

Happy New Years from Chaosium

We have several items to kick off 2007. We hope you enjoy them.

NEW MONOGRAPH, NEW LOOK
First off is a new monograph from Bill Barton (you may remember CTHULHU BY GASLIGHT). Titled MENACE FROM THE MOON, we have employed a new manufacturing process, giving a very nice result. This format allows us a bit of color on the cover, a coated cover stock, and a great interior impression. The binding is improved as well. For Call of Cthulhu.
MENACE FROM THE MOON: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=938

Also using this new process is our recently released GODS OF LAW monograph for the Stormbringer RPG.
GODS OF LAW: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=937

BACK FROM THE DEAD
THE THREE IMPOSTORS AND OTHER TALES, Volume One of our Best Weird Tales of Arthur Machen collection is back in print (finally).
http://catalog.chaos...?products_id=58

Also, we have a plethora of DICE BAGS back in stock: Eldersign, Yellowsign, and Miskatonic University.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=573

. . . AND A REMINDER
For those of you who may have been away for the Holidays, we also received MALLEUS MONSTRORUM in December. Be sure to check it out.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=925

Happy 2007 to you all!

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:42 PM

[GASP]
Finally, we escape From the game mine. It has been a few weeks since our last update; we've been slaving away as our cruel masters taunt us and box us about our head and shoulders.


SOMETHING LURKS IN KENYA
Long known as the Dark Continent, Africa strikes fear in the hearts of civilized Westerners for its savage tribes, fierce animals, impenetrable jungles, vast deserts, lost civilizations, slave traders, contagious diseases, and the unknown. SECRETS OF KENYA introduces a portion of this vast and varied continent for use with the CALL OF CTHULHU roleplaying system. Kenya provides a setting that can be both familiar and foreign. Settled by Great Britain in the 1900’s it is an English-speaking colony where all the trappings of home can be found in the capital of Nairobi. Beyond Nairobi’s limits, much of Kenya remains unexplored — virgin territory for investigations, and hidden horrors.
SECRETS OF KENYA: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=944


BEYOND MADNESS
BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is a massive book including considerable source material on the Frozen Continent, the equipment of the time, and even expedition planning. This game aid excerpts all of the appendices from BTMOM including Timelines, Antarctica Manual, Deep Background, Game Logistics, Game Statistics & Rosters, Vehicles, and all Handouts, plus includes the Table of Contents and Index for the entire Beyond the Mountains of Madness campaign.
BTMOM GAME AID: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=943


AUDIBLE HORROR AND MORE
Our friends at AudioRealms have been busy. We have two new offerings and a restock of their previous works. New here is THE DARK WORLDS OF H.P. LOVECRAFT: VOL 4, containing three classic Lovecraftian tales: "The Rats in the Walls", "The Shunned House", and "The Music of Eric Zann".
WORLDS OF HPL, VOL. 4: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=953
SAILOR ON THE SEAS OF FATE: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=954
ALL AUDIO BOOKS: http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=46

. . . and while you're at it, take a look at our STORMBRINGER rolesplaying game and monographs, also based ont he works of Michael Moorcock.
STORMBRINGER RPG: http://catalog.chaos...lt.php?cPath=39


KEEPER SELECTION
SUCKER'S PROGRESS describes notorious gambling havens like Chicago and New Orleans, gambling houses, big and small, and explores the games played.
SUCKER'S PROGRESS: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=956


TENTACLES
TENTACLES is a game convention dedicated to games that Chaosium produces (or used to produce), held in a small castle along the Rhine in Germany. Play HeroQuest, Call of Cthulhu, Eternal Champion,
Pendragon and RuneQuest. 25th--28th May 2007, Castle Stahleck, Bacharach, Germany.
TENTACLES INFO: http://www.tentacles...on.de/regis.htm


Thanks for reading!

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:51 PM

Good Morning Minions!
Much news from the land of Chaos. Various pseudopods have worked feverishly on a variety of books, which you shall see shortly. For present, we offer only what is currently on-hand.


POSTAL NOTICE
The U.S. Post Office, in its infinite wisdom, is making changes to postal rates and services. This does not much change things for shipments within the U.S. The main change for international shipments is that Global Priority Mail, Airmail Parcel Post, and Economy Parcel Post categories are merging into Priority Mail International.


RIPpER HORROR!
Longtime Chaosium author and friend William Barton, of CTHULHU BY GASLIGHT fame, has created a new monograph called RETURN OF THE RIPPER. After a five-year absence, Jack is back--and he brought friends. Also, the GASLIGHT EQUIPMENT CATALOG is a great companion book. RETURN OF THE RIPPER will arrive in our warehouse by the end of the week and will debut at the Tentacles show.
RETURN OF THE RIPPER: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=971
THE GASLIGHT EQUIPMENT CATALOGUE: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=722


BADDIES REJOICE!
What if the investigators, rather than being a fearless paragons of order and humanity, were instead the bringers of night; cultists who struggles toward darkness and rage against the light? In new monograph DARK MIRROR, this is the sinister reality. DARK MIRROR has shipped from the printer and will arrive in our warehouse by the end of the week and will debut at the Tentacles show.
DARK MIRROR: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=970


DICE BAG RESTOCK
Our friends at Starwind Design have provided a trove of dicebags so that you can infuse your polyhedra with your choice of Mythos energies.
ELDER SIGN DICEBAG: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=573
YELLOW SIGN DICEBAG: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=574
MISKATONIC U. DICEBAG: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=709


TENTACLES
BBQ spice in hand! At least two barbeques scheduled, one with the guys at Pegasus Spiele and the other with the Tentacles staff. TENTACLES is a game convention dedicated to games that Chaosium produces (or used to produce), held in a small castle along the Rhine in Germany. Play HeroQuest, Call of Cthulhu, Eternal Champion,
Pendragon and RuneQuest. 25th--28th May 2007, Castle Stahleck, Bacharach, Germany.
TENTACLES INFO: http://www.tentacles...on.de/regis.htm


Thanks for stopping by!

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 10:26 PM

POSTAL NOTICE
The U.S. Post Office, in its infinite wisdom, is making changes to postal rates and services. This does not much change things for shipments within the U.S. The main change for international shipments is that Global Priority Mail, Airmail Parcel Post, and Economy Parcel Post categories are merging into Priority Mail International. Also, The US postal service no longer offers a surface mail option over seas. These changes have produced a chain reaction of sorts on the software we use to run our online catalog. Hopefully, all is working again shortly. Keep an eye on the news section of our website for further developments.

Time for some good news: We have a new Monograph to talk about.


MYSTERIES OF HUNGARY
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=972

History, Legends, and Background for Adventuring in 1920s Hungary
An understanding of the thousand-year history of Hungary is vital for a good background. During the centuries, four nations have tried to rule the area now known as Hungary. German-Roman emperors brought the Hungarian crown into their treasury. In the eleventh century their attacks stopped, due to huge casualties. In 1241 the Tartars came and burned the land, after they crushed the Royal knights near Muhi. They too were eventually defeated. The Turks, and then the Austrian Habsburg family, came to dominate the country in the sixteenth century.
Finally a new state was formed by mutual accord. It would not stand long, for the Great War began in 1914.

MYSTERIES OF HUNGARY is a new monograph describing the land, the history, and the people of Hungary. Chapters include History and Legends, Economy and Standard of Living, Budapest, Lake Balaton and Region, Adventuring in Hungary, Mythos in Hungary, Professor of Nygotha, and Hungary in Other Eras. This work was written by László Dózsa, resident of the region.


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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:37 PM

Greetings from the Western Coast
We've been alternately working like maniacs, traveling like fiends, or screaming like madmen -- depending on the hour of the day or the problem faced over the past couple of weeks.

SHIPPING NOTICE
Last month the United States Postal Service changed it's rates and services both domestically and abroad. This has led to some real trouble in the back end of our shopping cart software. Initially, we lost the ability to display postal options for over seas customers. Then we lost the ability to charge and process postal rates for U.S. customers. So the only options our site has been offering for a few weeks now is UPS (which is very expensive outside the USA) and free shipping on orders of $175.00 or more. We're happy to report that as of last night, the catalog appears to be working. You'll find plenty of shipping options available again.

Important: You may need to have the catalog send you a new password before you can log into it again. Our apologies.


AND IN OTHER NEWS:


MANSIONS OF MADNESS-- JUST SHIPPING
Here are six classic explorations of the unknown, the deserted, and the insane. In dim, forgotten recesses of the world lurk mind-twisting horrors. Through the use of human agents these horrors work to thwart mankind’s destiny. MANSIONS OF MADNESS is a collection of six independent tales for Call of Cthulhu. Set in the 1920s and of varying length and complexity, these adventures can be planted into an ongoing campaign as the keeper sees fit. Some can be played in a single night, others will require several evenings to complete. They can readily be used as plot twists, interesting diversions, or red herrings.
MANSIONS OF MADNESS: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=966


THE SPIRALING WORM SPECIAL HARDCOVER EDITION
Among other projects and excursions, we've been looking at other printers to produce special hardcover editions of our fiction. This is just such a book, a cloth-covered harback featuring the excellent stories by David Conyers and John Sunseri, of SECRETS OF KENYA fame. This book is on-hand now.
THE SPIRALING WORM HARDCOVER: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=973


HAND-CRAFTED MUGS
Hand-crafted by Paul Fricker and hand-carried for many a rocky airplane flight from England through Germany and New York City to our abode at the edge of the continent. We have about 20 of these painted and kiln-fired in sanity-soluble glaze.
CTHULHU FHTAGN! MUG: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=975


NEW AND OLD AND NEW FROM ELDER SIGNS PRESS
When he got back from his journey to Germany and New York City, Charlie found several mysterious boxes containing a large restock from ELDER SIGNS PRESS, plus an array of new books, such as
TWICE DEAD THINGS: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=974
THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT THERE: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=648
CHRONICLES OF THE APOCALYPSE: SPECIES: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=977


PAGAN PUBLISHING RESTOCK
Finally, the good fellows over at Pagan have sent a supply of their books including several of the DELTA GREEN novels and CALL OF CTHULHU scenarios. Samples are below:
MORTAL COILS: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=118
DELTA GREEN: DARK THEATERS: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=122
PAGAN PUBS GENERAL: http://catalog.chaos...agan Publishing


Cheers!

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 05:21 PM

Sunny Days are Upon Us!

The Summer Solstice has come and gone since our last catalog update. Our Seasonal Rites revealed several items of interest.

We have a new monograph in the works. MYTHOS MAGIC will be available early next month. http://catalog.chaos...products_id=982

Likewise, we’ve a new batch of the excellent GASLIGHT EQUIPMENT CATALOG coming soon. http://catalog.chaos...products_id=722

We’ve uncovered a forgotten box of DARK WISDOM ISSUE #10
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=983

While the paperback version of THE SPIRALLING WORM has been delayed at the printer, we have a special hardcover edition available.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=973

We also have three dicebags available. THE ELDER SIGN DICEBAG, THE YELLOW SIGN DICEBAG, and the MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY DICEBAG.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=573
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=574
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=709

We’ve also a couple of UNSPEAKABLE VAULT (OF DOOM) left.
http://catalog.chaos...products_id=554

Happy Summer!

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 02:51 PM

Greeting From the Realm of Big Things!
Quite a number of things have been breeding, er, brewing around here. At the end of this missive we have some big Chaosium news about our web site.


NEW FANTASY
Fantasy Flight Games has just released THE KING IN YELLOW, a new expansion for ARKHAM HORROR. We have them here, as well as the game itself and THE DARK PHAROAH. Take a look at this great game for 1-8.
THE KING IN YELLOW EXPANION: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=985
ARKHAM HORROR BOARDGAME: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=708
ALL FANTASY FLIGHT: http://catalog.chaos...facturers_id=55


DARKER, DARKEST
Those crazy, other-worldly musicians THE DARKEST OF THE HILLSIDE THICKETS have sent along their new release SHADOW OUT OF TIM, and a restock of their other offerings.
SHADOW OUT OF TIM: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=986
HILLSIDE THICKETS: http://catalog.chaos...facturers_id=49


MONOGRAPHS HERE
Over the weekend we got goodly supplies of two monographs. MYTHOS MAGIC provides al optional magic system for BASIC ROLEPLAYING and CALL OF CTHULHU, while THE GASLIGHT EQUIPMENT CATALOG features our improved cover and binding.
MYTHOS MAGIC: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=982
GASLIGHT EQUIPMENT CATALOG: http://catalog.chaos...products_id=722


SPIRALING WORDS
Now on its way, we will have copies of THE SPIRALING WORM within a week. As a result, we will now accept orders for these excellent stories by David Conyers and John Sunseri.
THE SPIRALING WORM (softcover): http://catalog.chaos...products_id=967
THE SPIRALING WORM (hardcover): http://catalog.chaos...products_id=973


THE MADNESS PART
For some time Dustin and Charlie have been making secret plans to transform our online site. The United States Postal Service thoughtfully provided new impetus with their non-euclidian rate structure and package dimension requirements. As a result we have been looking at various commerce packages that will allow us features we have long desired and an updating to the facility and security of our cart. So, sometime in the next two weeks we will take our site down and release our bestial minions to work their eMagic on our site.

We will send a further note when the moment draws nigh.


Cheers!

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:14 PM

Chaosium re-Awakens

Well, here is the first newsletter from our new catalogue site. We are sending this one note to all customer accounts to let you know of our site improvements. Future newsletters will go only to Newsletter Subscribers.

The changes took some time, quite a bit longer and many sanity points more than we anticipated. Dustin and Charlie had to descend into the dank depths of N’Kai a time of two before we were allowed to return.

There are many features that we have only begun to employ, and you will see further site development in the coming months. Just what did we do? Well, our previous site was custom installed for us in the dark days of 2003, when Wizard’s Attic was collapsing and we were skittering out with the rubble falling at our heels.

We had no retail sales, and time was of the essence. Things worked fine until the great USPS change of life, which exposed our old cart software as — well — old cart software. Besides, we were tantalized by new features we could only read about.

Within the past month we decided to upgrade, or else. We got both the upgrade, and the or else — our database converted, but was corrupted and had to be converted again (costing a week). We ended up improving our server as well, to enable important features. Things seems fine now, though we do still have a problem when a new account is created.
After you have created your account and added your address information, go to
MY ACCOUNT / VIEW OR CHANGE ENTRIES IN MY ADDRESS BOOK.
Make sure your default address is selected.

We will be continuing to edit our product pages.

Just for fun, Charlie slapped together a modified page for SECRETS OF LOS ANGELES that uses some of these new features. Though not slated to come out for a month or so, it was fun to play with. Now on to other things:

CHAOS BUCKS

Accompanying this note is a special discount coupon — a thanks from Chaosium to all our fans who have stuck with us for these long decades, and as an inducement to get you to freshen up your account and go shopping (usable once per customer account, code I LIKE CHAOSIUM, good through September 2007). You may have to request a new password. You will also note that we now offer CHAOS BUCKS. You can now give a little Chaosium to your favorite keeper.

THREE NEW MONOGRAPHS

As we whiled away the hours coddling the website, we also tended to a few other things. Here are three new monographs ready for shipping next week. A CTHULHIAN MISCELLANY is both a mouthful, and chock full of game rules and suggestions from Bill Barton’s home Call of Cthulhu games. NIGHT OF THE KACHINA carries the investigators to the New Mexico Territory of 1851. THE PRIMAL STATE offers the mysteries of New England. Remember that just before our site went dark we had released MYTHOS MAGIC and RETURN OF THE RIPPER.

A BLAST(ER) FROM THE PAST!

A few days ago, Frank Shewmake, an author and friend of Chaosium from long back presented us with a treasure: the last carton he had of his book WORLDS BEYOND. This is a “BRP Compatible” sci-fi setting. In fact, we considered publishing it ourselves.

A RAINY DAY RESTOCK

We get periodic restocks of the perennial favorite — THE CTHULHU RAINY DAY ACTIVITY BOOK. Soduku’s got nothing on it.

We hope you enjoy looking around, and please let us know if you find anything that doesn’t work or seems wonky.

Thanks for stopping by,

The Chaosium Guys
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To redeem this Discount coupon, follow the instructions below. Please also write down the redemption code which is I LIKE CHAOSIUM in case you have any problems.

Visit http://catalog.chaosium.com/ and enter the code. The coupon code is I LIKE CHAOSIUM
You can also redeem this Discount coupon during checkout. Just enter the code in the box provided, and click on the redeem button. Please do not lose the coupon code, make sure to keep the code safe so you can benefit from this special offer.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 09:20 PM

Hail the Blood Red Moon!

In celebration of tonight’s lunar eclipse, here’s another edition of our Chaosium.com newsletter.

We’ve been awfully busy over the last few weeks working on the catalog site. It’s full of features our old site could only dream of. Be sure to check it out. http://catalog.chaosium.com/

We have several GenCon acquisitions to announce.

Charlie picked up a handful of the excellent GLOOM card game and expansions while at GenCon from our buddies at Atlas Games. Also from Atlas, we picked up a restock of the CTHULHU 500 card game.

We grabbed more DARK CONTINENT roleplaying games while in Indy.

Charlie also brought back several heavy sets of CAMPAIGN COINS, perfect for use as gaming props. These are the creations of an old Chaosium friend, author, and intern Andre Bishop.

Just in, delivered by our wizened delivery driver and his groaning lorry, a supply of UNSPEAKABLE WORDS, a fun card game from James Ernest and Mike Selniker.

Other Items of interest include restocks of several Elder Sign Press titles and we’ve printed new runs of several monographs. WORLDS BEYOND is very nearly sold out now, so if you hope to nab one do so now.

We’re selling our remaining supplements from the STORMBRINGER LINE for $5.00 each while supplies last. The STORMBRINGER main rulebook is very nearly sold out now. Collectors take note!
REMEMBER:

As a thanks from Chaosium to all our fans who have stuck with us for these long decades, and as an inducement to get you to freshen up your account and go shopping we have created a super secret code for a discount usable once per customer account (code I LIKE CHAOSIUM) good through September 2007.

Thank you for your continued patronage of Chaosium.com

The Chaosium Guys
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Chaosium Inc.
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With Chaosium's change of shopping cart software, the new shop letters come through as HTML-based emails - so the links no longer copy nicely over when cut and pasted. Still, just visit: http://catalog.chaosium.com/ to see what's new!

Paul

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:48 PM

New in the Land of Chaos:

This week we have two new Call of Cthulhu monographs, and a host of restocks to chat about. New site features include using money orders, Tuesday Terribles, a behind the scenes blog, and a new Links section. Don't forget that the deadline to use your secret coupon code (I LIKE CHAOSIUM) is September 30th. You can choose to receive this newsletter via email in your Chaosium.com account settings.

IA! Chaosium!

MONOGRAPHS

Since our last newsletter, we've received two new monographs for Call of Cthulhu, as well as a re-stock.

Jason Williams explores those long-lived wizards of the Mythos in UNDYING LEADERS. R.J. Christensen provides a handy aid for keepers with a collection of modern-day characters in THE CASTING CALL OF CTHULHU. Finally, we have upgraded and reprinted Michael Patty’s THE ABBEY.

RESTOCKS GALORE

We've received quick restocks of several popular items that we recently added to our site including: CAMPAIGN COINS– very nifty metal coins perfect for LARPing, costumes, or RPG props, and UNSPEAKABLE WORDS, by James Ernest and Mike Selniker (it includes cool little plastic Cthulhus!)

NEW SITE FEATURES

We've added several features to the web site we'd like to tell you about.

While many of us have a credit card we're willing to use online, or a PayPal account, some customers prefer to send payment for their order via the good old Pony Express. We activated the PAY BY MONEY ORDER feature: complete your order online and payment instructions will follow. Goods won't ship until payment clears of course, but some of you prefer this to electronic payments. We aim to please!

Last week we introduced a new exclusive Chaosium web freebie called TERRIBLE TUESDAYS. These one-page downloads give Chaosium game masters a collection of non-player characters, new items, or adventure seeds to help jump-start their creative thinking. We'll be posting a new TUESDAY TERRIBLE each week. They are free to anyone with an account at Chaosium.com.

Last month Dustin started keeping an irregular BEHIND THE SCENES BLOG. There you will find the musings, and occasional ravings, of a Chaosium fellow. They aren't quite news items, but they will give you an idea of what's going on here from week to week.

That's a wrap for this newsletter. We'll have plenty more to talk about in two weeks. Until then, keep on gaming!

Thank you for your continued patronage of Chaosium.com

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:52 PM

October is here, bringing with it new treats for the Chaosium.com community.

We have a new Call of Cthulhu monograph of particular interest to those of you buying SECRETS OF LOS ANGELES. FAREWELL, MY SANITY chronicles the Los Angeles adventures of the Guzman-Willent Detective Agency. Penned by filmmaker Aaron Vanek, this offering is sure to please.

We have also brought back the popular GREAT CTHULHU PRINT by Paul Carrick. These limited edition prints are signed, numbered, and highly groovy.

A recent shipment from Elder Signs Press supplied us with additional copies of ARTIFACTS, HARDBOILED CTHULHU, and HIGH SEAS CTHULHU. The latter being a nautical Cthulhu anthology you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere this month.

We've also posted some new TUESDAY TERRIBLES, updated our BLOG , and posted several news items since our last newsletter. Be sure to swing by the website in mid-October for some trick or treat fun with Chaosium. We think you’ll be quite happy with what’s coming!

Happy October!

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:31 PM

An Antarctic Blast in October!

Sorry for this note following so closely on the heels of our recent newsletter mailing, but the sprites of Ithaqua just skittered through our office, leaving in their icy wake a plethora of new delights.

Journey to the Mountains of Madness

We spent some time this summer looking for new hardback printers. Deep in a hollow in the Adirondacks did we find a suitable printing partner. We now have new hardback copies of BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS on-hand and ready to ship. We have decided to print these books in small quantities, so we can keep a close eye on quality. You will find this book, and other hardbacks we have planned, appear and disappear on the site from time to time.

Antarctic Trinkets Galore

In anticipation of the return of this long-sought book, we created a number of other goodies including embroidered expedition patches, stickers, a new tee-shirt, and antarctic-cool dice. To make things simple, we have temporarily created a new product category on our web site!

ANTARCTIC DEMENTIA

. . . and for those who missed them, the recent newsletter noted these great items: FAREWELL, MY SANITY, ARTIFACTS, HARDBOILED CTHULHU, HIGH SEAS CTHULHU, TUESDAY TERRIBLES, and an updated BLOG.


Hope you like this October treat!


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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:01 PM

Happy Halloween from Chaosium.com!

The Elder Pumpkin already visited our offices this year to spread joy and mayhem. Here's a look at what he's brought us so far.

Halloween Horror Returns!

Our third Halloween collection monograph features six adventures: HALLOWEEN HORROR RETURNS!. Kaiiieee!

Cthulhu Dice

Our buddies at Q-Workshop have sent us our first batch of CALL OF CTHULHU DICE . These little gems make us quite happy!

Miskatonic Dice Bags

They may be a little small for Trick-or-Treating, but the M.U. DICEBAG holds a lot of candycorn!

Summon (or is it Soothe?) Savage Beasts

We've brought in several new dark music CD's from Nox Arcana in time for your Halloween gaming or an evening of passing out candy in our MEDIA MADNESS section.

Other Tasty Treats

Be sure to swing by our website for some trick-or-treating -- we're passing out the goodies early this year.



REMINDER: we do offer free domestic and overseas shipping for orders of $175.00 or more.
Such orders are sent out by Elderly Yak caravan, so will take some time to arrive.


Have a Scary Halloween!

The Chaosium Guys
Charlie, Lynn, Dustin, Fergie, and Meghan

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