Close
Close
Advanced Search

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules
Quick Preview
/gs_flipbook/flip.php?xml=/demo_xml/128304.xml&w=500&h=324
Full‑size Preview
https://watermark.drivethrurpg.com/pdf_previews/128304-sample.pdf

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules

ADD TO WISHLIST >
Selected Option:
PDF
$0.00
Softcover, B&W Book
$9.95
PDF + Softcover, B&W Book
$9.95

Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft

The Great Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of humankind. Originally they came from the gulfs of space and were cast down by even greater beings. Remains of their cyclopean cities and forbidden knowledge can still be found on remote islands in the Pacific, buried amid the shifting sands of vast deserts, and in the frigid recesses of the polar extremes. Now they sleep — some deep within the enveloping earth and others beneath the eternal sea, in the drowned city of R'lyeh, preserved in the waters by the spells of mighty Cthulhu. When the stars are right they will rise, and once again walk this Earth.

Welcome to Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules, a booklet that collects the essential rules for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition and presents them in abbreviated form.

This book comprises a complete basic roleplaying game system, a framework of rules aimed at allowing players to enact a sort of improvisational radio theater—only without microphones—and with dice determining whe­ther the characters succeed or fail at what they attempt to do. In roleplaying games, one player takes on the role of the gamemaster (or Keeper, in Call of Cthulhu), while the other player(s) assume the roles of player characters (investigators, in Call of Cthulhu) in the game. The gamemaster also acts out the roles of characters who aren’t being guided by players: these are called non-player characters (NPCs).

From its origin, Call of Cthulhu was designed to be intuitive and easy to play. Character attributes follow a 3D6 curve, and the other Call of Cthulhu mechanics are even simpler. Virtually all rolls determining success or failure of a task are determined via the roll of percentile dice. This means that there’s less fiddling with dice of different types, and the concept of a percentile chance of success is extremely easy for beginners and experienced players to grasp.

Use this booklet to play  Call of Cthulhu immediately, and to discover the improvements to the system. Games rules, an updated character sheet, and a classic adventure are included.


Play remotely on Astral Virtual Tabletop

In addition to the Quick-Start PDF, you receive a link to play through the scenario included in the Quick-Start on Astral Virtual Tabletop. Just follow the link after checkout to unlock the game on Astral. The Astral version includes pregenerated character sheets with automated rolling into chat, and built-in GM advice for running the scenario. Astral is a free, in-browser virtual tabletop.

Cthulhu on Astral TableTop

Designed for 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu. Get the rulebook here.

Check out all our 7th Edition Products.

Call of Cthulhu Logo for 7th Edition
 
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (13)
Discussions (5)
Customer avatar
Jean-François H October 19, 2020 7:57 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Merci beaucoup.
Customer avatar
David T October 11, 2019 11:33 am UTC
Here is a video review that I made of the 7e system as a whole:

https://youtu.be/XZSFlwU_C0Y
Customer avatar
Petter F August 25, 2018 4:41 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Why is there a photo of Roald Amundsen labeled as a Dilettante? I wouldn't call the leader of the first expedition to reach the South Pole that...
Customer avatar
Dan D July 22, 2018 6:55 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a premade character to use. However, I lasted 74 paragraphs on my first try! In a recent Tunnels & Trolls adventure I got on here, Goblin Lake, I only lasted 4 paragraphs on my first attempt. I missed too many very important rolls in this COC adventure. My character died but somehow managed to take them out with me. I enjoyed it. I played it over a three day period. The base percentages for 7th edition can be found in the character sheet that comes with it. Those have changed a bit since 5th edition.
Customer avatar
Tyler C January 21, 2015 6:23 am UTC
PURCHASER
Does anyone know when the official publication of 7th Edition will be?
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!













Product Information
Copper seller
Pages
48
ISBN
9781568823881
Publisher Stock #
CHA23131-PDF
File Size:
10.2 MB
Format
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
April 08, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on April 08, 2014.