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The ENnies are the annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. This year the Stars Must Have Been Right, because the Call of Cthulhu RPG received an amazing 10 nominations, including Product of the Year for Doors to Darkness.

Voting has opened, and Call of Cthulhu now needs your support!

 

How you can vote for Call of Cthulhu at the ENnies:

 

1. Go to the ENnies page: http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

2. Vote 1 for the Call of Cthulhu product in these categories:

And vote for Stygian Fox's licensed Call of Cthulhu supplement The Things We Leave Behind for Best Adventure and Best Electronic Book as well!

3. Pick Chaosium as your Fan Favorite Publisher - we'd be flattered! Like the Great Old One himself, Chaosium is rising once again from the depths, and these nominations and your support are helping the company get there. 

4. Tell your friends who are Call of Cthulhu fans to submit their vote too!

 

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Chitin

It seems weird, voting and not getting handed a tiny sticker saying "I voted!" by a little old person at the end...

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This time round, you can actually vote for Cthulhu...

 

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The Call of Cthulhu Investigator Handbook has been nominated for BEST COVER in the 2017 ENnies. This is one of the ten nominations that the Call of Cthulhu RPG received this year.

 

Here's the full back-and-front cover image, depicting a group of Investigators exploring a Temple of Chaugnar Faugn, one of the Great Old Ones. 

 

This was artist Sam Lamont's first art project for Chaosium. His brief from Call of Cthulhu line editor Mike Mason was "a cover image that will make people want to buy this book.†We can all agree Sam did just that – taking inspiration from the early days of roleplaying and twisting it, with aplomb. 

 

ENnies voting is open now: please show your support and appreciation of Sam's wonderful work!

http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

 

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Nominated for BEST SUPPLEMENT in the 2017 ENnies, Pulp Cthulhu is something Call of Cthulhu fans have been waiting a long time for... 

 

Back near the turn of the century, Dustin Wright (the longest-serving member of the Chaosium team, after Greg and Sandy) came up with the concept of a game of Call of Cthulhu "where you might be able to play like Indiana Jones". Thus, "Pulp Cthulhu" was born. 

 

But then the project hit development hell, languishing there for well over a decade. Happily, when Mike Mason came on board as Call of Cthulhu line editor in 2013, he, Dustin and James Lowder assembled the ancient fragments out of the dust of the ages, and work on Pulp Cthulhu began anew. 

 

Pulp Cthulhu, the game of "two-fisted adventure, weird science, dark deeds, and brave heroes", was finally released to critical acclaim in December 2016, nearly fourteen years after Dustin's crazy idea. And now it's up for an ENnie.

 

Please do your bit and vote for Pulp!

http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

 

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S. Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors, aka The Petersen Guide, was the first collaboration between Chaosium and Editions Sans Détour, the French licensee for Call of Cthulhu. Christian Grussi and his talented team of artists - Loïc Muzy, Mariusz Gandzel, and Claire Delépée - have vividly brought Sandy Petersen and Mike Mason's descriptions of horrors from the Mythos and the Dreamlands to life in a handsome volume. 

 

The Petersen Guide has been honoured with two ENnie nominations—BEST MONSTER/ADVERSARY and BEST INTERIOR ART, a testament to this fruitful creative partnership.

 

Voting for the ENnies is open now: http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

 

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Back in May 2016, Tor.com featured the brilliant artwork of Russian artist Andrey Fetisov, remarking, "Doesn’t this look like a page from the most disturbing coloring book?" We took a look, and we agreed - wow, Andrey's stuff is from the most vivid of nightmares!

 

That's why we commissioned Andrey to produce the art for Call of Cthulhu - The Coloring Book, which has been nominated for BEST RPG RELATED PRODUCT in the 2017 ENnies.

 

The scenes Andrey created, both from from H.P. Lovecraft’s stories, and the Call of Cthulhu RPG (Horror on the Orient Express, Masks of Nyarlathotep, The Fungi from Yuggoth and more) are truly striking. 

 

Please show your appreciation of Andre's talent by voting: 

http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

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The Call of Cthulhu Keeper Screen has been twice nominated—for its wonderful maps (BEST CARTOGRAPHY), and as the BEST AID/ACCESSORY. 

 

The three panel 34 inch screen itself features an evocative night scene of Call of Cthulhu adventure by Spanish artist Ardila, with useful rules, stats and charts on the Keeper side. 

 

Inside, there are two 1920s ready-to-play scenarios set in Lovecraft Country by Mike Mason and Scott Dorward, plus twelve ready-to-play pre-gen investigators.

 

The pack also includes eye-catching color wall maps of Lovecraft Country, the World of Cthulhu, and Arkham & Environs. These are by skilled cartographer Stephanie McAlea. 

 

As it happens, Steph's own publishing company, Stygian Fox, is also in contention for several awards: BEST ADVENTURE and BEST ELECTRONIC BOOK. These are for the excellent licensed Call of Cthulhu supplement The Things We leave Behind.

 

Fortunately, you can support Chaosium and Stygian Fox in your ENnies voting: it's a preferential system, so you can cheerfully vote for both!

 

Voting closes on July 21: http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

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PoC

It's great that Chaosium has been nominated for so many ENnie Awards this year but I'd be remiss or possibly accused of bias if I didn't flag up the current frequency of posts about it over the past day or so, though I know it's not a popular guideline with some.

 

I'd encourage everyone interested to vote in the awards, they're a fun thing to take part in and a way of showing your support for your favourite publishers and products.

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[PoC: second-last one!—with CoC getting a record 10 nominations, there's a lot to cover...]

 

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We raised the bar with Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition: first class writing and art, matched with high quality production values—paper, bindings, covers, slipcases. We aim for all our future releases to meet this standard, or exceed it. 

 

Geekandsundry.com described Call of Cthulhu as "unequivocally the greatest role-playing game ever written", and we want it to look that way too. 

 

Call of Cthulhu's 7th Edition Slipcase Set is an ENnie nominee for BEST PRODUCTION VALUES. Please show your support!

 

Voting closes on July 21: http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

 

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No worries at all! (It was only flagged because the per day frequency seemed a little overwhelming for our general traffic at one point.)

 

It's great to see Chaosium have so many deserved nominations. What a change around from a few years ago! We're having great fun with Pulp Cthulhu (nominated for "Best Supplement") at the moment, Marty loves it to bits.

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For tabletop roleplaying gaming to thrive and grow, we need new players, new blood. So we're very happy Doors to Darkness has been nominated for PRODUCT OF THE YEAR and BEST ADVENTURE, as it was designed especially for beginning Keepers and players of Call of Cthulhu. 

 

Doors to Darkness features "ready-to-play" scenarios and pre-gen characters, so newcomers can jump right in to horror, mystery, investigation, ghastly monsters, strange magics, and forgotten secrets. What's more, it offers a wide range of hints and tips on running Call of Cthulhu - guidance any Keeper, new or experienced, will find very useful.

 

You can vote for Doors to Darkness and the other of the ten ENnie nominations Call of Cthulhu received here:

http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

 

Voting closes at 11pm EDT on July 21. It was great for Chaosium to get all those nominations, now it's time to get out the vote. We'd love it if you could show your support!

 

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No worries at all! (It was only flagged because the per day frequency seemed a little overwhelming for our general traffic at one point.)

 

It's great to see Chaosium have so many deserved nominations. What a change around from a few years ago! We're having great fun with Pulp Cthulhu (nominated for "Best Supplement") at the moment, Marty loves it to bits.

 

It is great that YSDC has been there to support Call of Cthulhu all the way through. Since the return of Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen (the Great Old Ones) in 2015, Chaosium has focused its efforts on getting things back on track, putting the company on a stable footing, and working with the many talented CoC writers, artists and creators who are keen to produce awesome stuff for the game, whether as part of a Chaosium project, or as a licensee, or as fans. We're getting there, and the support and encouragement of the YSDC community is greatly appreciated. 

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Last day to get your ENnies vote in - Call of Cthulhu has nominations in these TEN categories!

http://www.ennie-awards.com/vote/2017

 

Voting is open until 11pm EDT, Friday 21st July (that's 4am in the UK and 1pm on the Australian East Coast on Saturday 22nd)

 

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Congratulations to Chaosium for a magnificent sweep of the ENnies this year!

 

Best Aid/Accessory
Gold: Call of Cthulhu Keepers Screen Pack
 
Best Cover Art
Gold: Call of Cthulhu Investigator Handbook
 
Best Interior Art
Silver: S Petersens Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors
 
Best Cartography
Gold: Call of Cthulhu Keepers Screen Pack
[Featuring work by @StephanieMcAlea who also won a Gold ENnie for Best Electronic Book with The Things We Leave Behind (Stygian Fox Publishing).]
 
Best Monster/Adversary
Gold: S Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors
 
Best Production Values
Gold: Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Slipcase Set
 
Best RPG Related Product
Gold: Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book
 
Best Supplement
Gold: Pulp Cthulhu
 
Fan's Choice for Best Publisher
Silver: Chaosium

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rylehNC

Congratulations to all who made it a banner year for the Great Old Ones.

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Tony Williams

I thought the slipcase was meant to be a Kickstarter exclusive and after you sold out of extras - that was it ?

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I thought the slipcase was meant to be a Kickstarter exclusive and after you sold out of extras - that was it ?

 

That's the Leatherette version of the Slipcase set. 

 

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Judgetrev

I ordered my 7th ed books through backerkit. When I asked why I didn't get a slip case with the books it was like "we don't have those left, tough luck kid!". So was this some extra special slip case at gen con this year?

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I ordered my 7th ed books through backerkit. When I asked why I didn't get a slip case with the books it was like "we don't have those left, tough luck kid!". So was this some extra special slip case at gen con this year?

Yes, we had to take down the slipcase version off Backerkit because they sold out. The slipcase editions come prepackaged from the printer in China that way, and we didn't have any more available at the time.

We don't have spare slipcases to sell right now either. But we could arrange to have some empty slipcases shipped from China next time we reprint.

 

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Update: Slipcase Sets are back in stock and available again.

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