| "That is not dead which can eternal lie,
and with strange aeons even death may die."
| --H. P. Lovecraft
The Great Old Ones ruled the earth eons before the age of man. Remains of their cyclopean cities can still be found on remote islands in the Pacific, buried amid the shifting sands of vast deserts, and in the frozen wastes of the polar extremes. Originally they came to this world from the stars. Now they sleep — some deep within the earth and others beneath the sea. When the stars are right they will rise, and once again walk the earth.
Call of Cthulhu is a roleplaying game based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, in which ordinary people are confronted by the terrifying beings and forces of the Cthulhu Mythos. To play all you need are this book, some dice, and your friends.
In honor of the 20th Anniversary of our award-winning Call of Cthulhu game, Chaosium Inc. is proud to announce a premium, bonded leather-bound edition of the core rulesbook with features such as high-quality paper stock, a new interior layout designed to evoke that 'ancient tome' look and feel, sienna ink, and a durable Smythe-sewn binding that collectively make this the one edition that every Cthulhu player and keeper will have to have. This is a once-in-a-lifetime gift.
These 20th Anniversary releases from 2001–3 include the revised text and layout which was used for the 6th edition rulebook released in 2004. The individual version descriptions provide further details about each release.