Cthulhu Through The Ages

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Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 23146

Publishing Year: 2015 (February)

Pages: 78

Cover Price: $14.95

Author(s): Mike Mason, Pedro Ziviani, John French, and Chad Bowser

Artist(s): Steven Gilberts, Sam Lamont, Florian Stitz, Paul Carrick, Goomi, Raymond Bayless, Nicholas Nacario, Stephanie McAlea (cartography), Dean Engelhardt (investigator sheets)

Setting(s): Various (Roman Era, Dark Ages, Mythic Iceland, Dreamlands, Gaslight, Future, End Times)

Format(s): PDF

ISBN: 978 1568824383


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On release back in 1981, the initial setting of Call of Cthulhu focused upon the “classic” 1920s-era of the early twentieth century — the time of H.P. Lovecraft. It did not take long for players to realize the potential of the game —that it could adapt easily to other time periods.

Over the last thirty-plus years, players have been confronting the Cthulhu Mythos in all manner of historical settings: be it the Dark Ages, Imperial Rome, the Dreamlands, Victorian Gaslight-era, or even the far future! The minions of the Great Old Ones can always be found, lurking in the shadows.

The latest edition of Call of Cthulhu includes investigator occupations, equipment, and weapons for both the 1920s and modern-day settings, allowing for games to be set either time-frame. In due course, other published settings will be updated to the latest edition of the rules; however, Cthulhu Through The Ages has been created to help players adopt the latest rule set for the wide range of settings published by Chaosium.

Here you will find straight-forward guidance and era-specific rules for investigator creation for seven different settings. Also offered are updated rules for combat and a sprinkling of other topics like scenario seeds, setting-specific monsters, and investigator organizations. Eras & Settings included:

Scenario: none

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Comments / Trivia

This booklet was a bonus item offered to most levels of backers in the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter campaign. It is also available to purchase as a standalone product.

Separate (double-sided) 7th Edition character sheet designs are provided for each of the settings described in the booklet. Fillable PDF versions of each are also available as free downloads.


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