The Hotness
The Midnight Legion (Boxed Set)
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Dice Chucker v4
The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Adventure Game
Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
Penny Dreadful One Shot: Recruitment Drive
Victorious: Victorian Role Playing Adventure in the age of Supermankind
PHBR5: The Complete Psionics Handbook
CS1: After Winter's Dark
RK2: Evil Wizards in a Cave
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
X5: Temple of Death
Necessary Evil Explorer's Edition
DC Adventures Hero's Handbook
The Final Girl
Victoriana 3rd Edition Core Rulebook
Curse of Strahd
The Beast
Wings of Time
AMBER Diceless Role-Playing
Bushido (3rd Edition)
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game
Map Folio I
Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium
Unknown Armies
Kill Puppies for Satan
U2: Danger at Dunwater
I3: Pharaoh
The Grey Knight
Top Secret/S.I.
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: The Creature Guide
The Creature Vault
Book 1: The Legion of Shadow
Marvel Heroic Roleplaying: Basic Game
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Star Trader
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Dungeon Master's Screen (D&D 5e)
FAITH: The Sci-Fi RPG – Core Set
Princes of the Apocalypse
Blades in the Dark
Lone Wolf Adventure Game
Market Panic
Pulp Cthulhu
Storm King's Thunder
Behind Enemy Times
The Things We Leave Behind
Pg. 1
Auf Cthulhus Spur
Publisher: Hobby Products GmbH
Year: 1986
Box Set
ISBN-10: 3891590024
88 pages
Link Image
L'Appel de Cthulhu
Year: 1983
Box Set
Size: Letter
Link Image
Second printing in 1-inch-deep box
Publisher: Chaosium
Year: 1982
Box Set
Product Code: 2009-X
Size: 9.20 x 12.20 inches
Link Image
First printing in 2-inch-deep box
Publisher: Chaosium
Year: 1981
Box Set
Product Code: 2009-X
Size: 9.20 x 12.20 inches
Link Image
Description Edit | History

From the back of the first-printing US boxed set:

Eldritch Horrors!
“…its rugose, dead-eyed rudiment of a head swayed drunkenly from side to side. Its forepaws were extended, with talons spread wide, and its whole body was taut with murderous malignity.”
—H. P. Lovecraft

Enter the awesome universes of the Cthulhu Mythos, those dread tales in which magic, science, arcane lore, and dark destinies irrevocably sear the lives of those for whom the bizarre and the curious have unseemly attraction.

Specially designed to portray the situations and denizens of the Mythos, CALL OF CTHULHU uses a variant of the BRP system, adding characteristics for Sanity and Education. The first book included is Basic Role-Playing itself.

The second (and by far the largest) book is Call of Cthulhu, which explains the characteristics, skills, occupations, and resources available to Investigators, the many beings specific to the Mythos (deep ones, flying polyps, dimensional shamblers, shantaks, cthonians [sic], Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth, etc.), full rules for magic and the use of the famous books (the Necronomicon, De Vermiis Mysteriis, Unaussprechlichen Kulten, etc.) which have fascinated readers for decades. This book translates the Mythos fiction into FRP terms. Scenarios are drawn in the style of Lovecraft, not directly from specific stories.

The third book is A Sourcebook for the 1920’s [sic], consisting of non-Mythos data–price lists, plans, maps, distances, thumbnail biographies, as well as garden-variety monsters upon which budding Investigators can sharpen their skills.

There are character and monster silhouettes for play, record sheets, a world map of ‘dig’ sites, and six dice: 1D4, 3D6, 1D8, and 1D20.

User summary:

The first printing of Call of Cthulhu contains an updated edition of rules of the Basic Role-Playing system, a 96-page Call of Cthulhu rulebook expanding on the BRP system, A Sourcebook for the 1920s (32 pages), an 8-panel fold-out world map, a book of character sheets, cardstock figures to be cut out, and a set of dice, all in a 2-inch-deep box. (The second printing includes the same contents in a 1-inch-deep box.)

The Call of Cthulhu rulebook includes information on the background setting, character creation, available skills, character sanity control, Cthulhu creatures and mythos, magic, scenarios, and area maps.

A Sourcebook for the 1920s includes information on timelines, biographies, companies, crime, railway coaches, travel, price charts, weapons, and beasts and monsters.

The books and map are printed in umber (brown) ink.

The game uses a simplified version of Chaosium's Basic Role-Playing system.

More Information Edit | History
This page does not exist. You can edit this page to create it.
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Thumbs Up
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Pg. 1 of 3 » 3
Pg. 17
A Thing for Call of Cthulhu

\"Originally used as the Call of Cthulhu tournament at Phantastacon 84.\"

Pg. 7
Call of Cthulhu - Ghastly Gothic Horror

A review of Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game.

Pg. 12
Cthulhu 1889 Adventure

\"Deep Green Sleep\"

Pg. 1
Cthulhu Rodeo

\"Horror in the Old West\"

Pg. 4
Featured Review: Call of Cthulhu

Horror role-playing game.

Pg. 33
L'Appel de Call of Cthulhu Edit
Pg. 14
La Creature du Loch...

Un scénario pour l'Appel de Cthulhu

Pg. 242
Off the Shelf: H&K PSG-1 sniper rifle

Keckler & Koch PSG 1 Sniper/Counter sniper rifle
\'\'Specifications for Twilight: 2000, Traveller: 2300, The

Pg. 18
Open Box

Reviews of the latest games and rulebooks by independent reviewers.
-Call of Cthulhu (1st Edition) by Ian

Pg. 44
Par delà le mur du sommeil

The Dreamlands in Call of Cthulhu (1st Edition)

Thumbs Up
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
RPG Item Rank: 63
Num Ratings: 64
Average Rating: 8.27
Standard Deviation: 1.10
Num Views: 2901
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 4
Personal Comments: 8
Users Owning: 109
Users Wanting: 5
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 11
Plays This Month: 0
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.