The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Tales from the Yawning Portal
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Lord of the Rings
Dark Dungeons
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Post Apocalypse
Urban Shadows: Dark Streets
Mythic Game Master Emulator
The Star Wars Roleplaying Game (Second Edition)
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game
Star Wars: Force and Destiny Beginner Game
Mutant: Year Zero Core Book
Bubblegumshoe
Volo's Guide to Monsters
Zombie Smackdown!
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Dogs in the Vineyard
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game
B2: The Keep on the Borderlands
Sherpa
Paranoia Second Edition
Arkham Unveiled
Eberron Campaign Setting
Escape from Innsmouth (2nd Edition)
Player's Handbook (D&D 3e)
The Great Pendragon Campaign
F.A.T.A.L.
Apocalypse World
Welcome to Mortiston, USA
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
Fate Accelerated
Little Wizards
Ryuutama: Natural Fantasy Role Play
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
6d6 Core
The Old School Renaissance Handbook
Teach Me How to Demon
Ten Candles
Random Solo Adventure: Jungle Quest
Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition) Kickstarter Slipcase
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Beginner Game
Under the Dragon's Banner
El Raja Key Archive
Adventurer's Companion
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen (3rd Edition)
My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria, The Storytelling Game
Information
Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
Auf Cthulhus Spur
Publisher: Hobby Products GmbH
Year: 1986
Box Set
ISBN-10: 3891590024
88 pages
Size:  
German
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nick: 
L'Appel de Cthulhu
Publisher: 
Year: 1983
Box Set
Size: Letter
French
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nick: 
Second printing in 1-inch-deep box
Publisher: Chaosium
Year: 1982
Box Set
Product Code: 2009-X
Size: 9.20 x 12.20 inches
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nick: 
First printing in 2-inch-deep box
Publisher: Chaosium
Year: 1981
Box Set
Product Code: 2009-X
Size: 9.20 x 12.20 inches
English
View
Corrections
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.
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
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}}
Updating...
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}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Relationship:
Pg. 1 of 3 » 3
Pg. 17
A Thing for Call of Cthulhu

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

Edit
Pg. 7
Call of Cthulhu - Ghastly Gothic Horror

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

Edit
Pg. 12
Cthulhu 1889 Adventure

\"Deep Green Sleep\"

Edit
Pg. 1
Cthulhu Rodeo

\"Horror in the Old West\"

Edit
Pg. 4
Featured Review: Call of Cthulhu

Horror role-playing game.

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

Un scénario pour l'Appel de Cthulhu

Edit
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

Edit
Pg. 18
Open Box

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

Edit
Pg. 44
Par delà le mur du sommeil

The Dreamlands in Call of Cthulhu (1st Edition)

Edit
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[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"}}
Statistics
RPG Item Rank: 64
Num Ratings: 64
Average Rating: 8.26
Standard Deviation: 1.09
Num Views: 3160
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 4
Personal Comments: 10
Users Owning: 115
Users Wanting: 5
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 11
Plays This Month: 0
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
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.