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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.

Call of Cthulhu is Chaosium’s classic roleplaying game of Lovecraftian horror in which ordinary people are confronted by the terrifying and alien forces of the Cthulhu Mythos. Call of Cthulhu uses Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying System, easy to learn and quick to play. This bestseller has won dozens of game-industry awards and is a member of the Academy of Adventure Game Design Hall of Fame. In 2001 Call of Cthulhu celebrated its 20th anniversary. In 2003 Call of Cthulhu was voted the #1 Gothic/Horror RPG of all time by the Gaming community. Call of Cthulhu is well-supported by an ever-growing line of high quality game supplements.

This is the 6th edition of this classic horror game, completely compatible with all of previous editions and supplements for Call of Cthulhu. This is a complete roleplaying game in one volume. All you need to play is this book, some dice, imagination, and your friends.

Note: This is not the most current version of the Call of Cthulhu rules. Go here to find them.


Experience it with 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu. Get the rulebook here.

Free conversion guidelines.

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Hugh F February 15, 2021 4:06 pm UTC
It could really, really do with bookmarks, as I run this system on Roll20 and have it open, but I'd not mark it down for that!
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Anne T December 16, 2019 12:43 pm UTC
FYI, the "Free conversion guidelines" to upgrade to 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu no longer exists, apparently. The link is dead, and I can't find anything relevant on the Chaosium website. This may impact your decision to pick up the PDF, despite its bargain price compared to the current edition (especially on the Deal of the Day this December 2019).
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Darren F December 16, 2019 1:39 pm UTC
The conversion guidelines link is working now - I downloaded and opened it just now.
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Michael O December 16, 2019 3:10 pm UTC
The link to the free Conversion Guidelines is in the box above, at the bottom of the description.
Over at the Chaosium site, this is also available to download free in the "Classic Cthulhu" section.
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Joshua R June 27, 2017 7:27 pm UTC
Anyone else had an issue with the PDF version of this opening REALLY SLOWLY? I've tried it on multiple devices and with multiple apps on my tablet (where I prefer reading RPG books), and even if I download the file, it seems every time I open it to read, it has to refresh or reformulate the images and text. It's laborious and makes reading it a pain, because every three pages are blank when I turn to them, until it can "refresh" everything and appear. Is it just me? I've downloaded the most recent version according to my library information.
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THOMAS B December 13, 2015 10:14 pm UTC
Wow, giving a 1 or 2 star rating just because the PDF doesn't have bookmarks? That is more then a bit harsh.
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Antonio M January 06, 2015 11:55 pm UTC
Two questions:

Does this edition include The Corbitt House adventure?

Does this edition include bookmarks? I can see that this issue provoqued some bad reviews..

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Tyler C January 21, 2015 6:18 am UTC
Yeah the Haunted House case involving the Corbitts is included.
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