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Cats Of Catthulhu: THE NEKONOMIKON



The Nekonomikon (The Book of Cats) — Complete rules for play!

This volume of Cats of Catthulhu contains everything needed to play the game: How to make up cat characters, how to use Cat Dice to meet Challenges, how to Scrap with other critters, how to use Treats to get a little edge in play, and how to get ready to play again another time After a little fooling around with this book and some pencil and paper, one person can volunteer to be Cat Herder for the evening and invent some Challenges for everyone’s cats to encounter With 30 different types of cats facing countless unsuspecting humans, mice, dogs, fish, and birds; so many treats to liberate, toys to demolish, and cultists to foil; and all the other challenges to meet, the cat’s world is one big sandbox.

About Cats of Catthulhu

An updated version of everything herein, plus the Cat Herder’s guide called Unaussprechlichen Katzen, and the nine settings of Worlds of Catthulhu, all appear in the full-color hardback CATS OF CATTHULHU 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

About De Felis Mysteriis

Ten new catventures by an all-star line-up of RPG authors in a full-sized softback book to keep your player cats hopping! Enough for a whole campaign.

Get the new books, plus cat dice and more, at! Thanks to DriveThruRPG for being our exclusive PDF partner!

Staff Pick

OBS_chris.pngCatthulhu is a great game to start introducing your kids to the horror genre in RPGs, but without going full sanity loss. What makes it great is that it’s also a good game for adults looking for something a little spooky, but with lighter rules, or something a little light-hearted without breaking the horror genre. I've found that having a little light can make the shadows sometimes feel that much deeper.

The rules are simple and use D6-based pools, with a fair amount of luck for cats, so give this a try and stop Catthulhu from awakening. 

—Chris Tang, the Indie Game Guy at DriveThru (DriveThruRPG Publisher Service)

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Erik K August 24, 2017 10:34 am UTC
Are the full-size previews missing intentionally? (Previous poster mentioned this a while back). I'm debating getting the bundle this and book 2 come in (includes Worlds of Catthulhu).
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Visvesvaran S April 01, 2020 12:06 am UTC
I know it's years later, but the previews currently seem to be working. (I'm mostly posting this for others' benefit, since nobody replied to you about it being fixed.)
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Matthew R October 27, 2016 3:33 am UTC
PDF previews are missing (for this one and Book II).
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Pierre S September 06, 2016 1:53 pm UTC
"Neko" is Japanese for "cat". Hee, hee, hee. And somewhere in there, there should be a Shaggoth...
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