Transmitted by the Leng Embassy, Silverton Colorado.
Welcome to the July issue of Chaosium’s R’lyeh Report. What follows is plenty of Chaosium news for your pleasure & edification. Enjoy!
Gen Con Update
Gen Con is almost upon us! Charlie Krank and company will be staffing the Chaosium booth this year. Swing by Booth 1640, say howdy, and pick up one of our new T-shirts. If you can’t make the show, you’ll have a chance to buy the T-shirts at our website (http://www.chaosium.com).We should also have advance copies of H.P. Lovecraft’s Kingsport for your perusal. We will of course be hosting our annual Chaosium Unplugged seminar at about lunch time Saturday, and our Cthulhu Rally on Saturday evening. This years rally will include a live action game show. (for exact event times, check your Gen Con booklet).
To enter the Cthulhu game show, contestants will first have to solve the mystery of poor Dr. Pickman’s untimely demise. Would be contestants and investigators should Come by the Chaosium booth and speak to Matt Wiseman or Randy Porter. They can get you started. You must then search the exhibit hall for clues, and deduce what befell the good Professor. A selection of successful investigators will be invited to participate in the game show itself. Fun for the entire Cult!
Call of Cthulhu 6th Edition
We’ve sold out of our Call of Cthulhu rulebook yet again! Rather than just reprint the book, we’ve decided to release a new edition. The Call of Cthulhu 6th edition rulebook will use the layout from the previously printed 20th Anniversary edition. The text of the new edition is identical to our 2001 edition (5.5), so don’t expect any rules changes in this edition. The book will once again be a hardcover edition. We expect this book to ship to distributors and retailers worldwide this October.
Release Schedule Update
As most of you know, our release schedule is as slippery as a greased zoog sometimes. None-the-less, we’re moving right along. H.P. Lovecraft’s Kingsport is at the printer and should be shipping by the end of the month. We expect to have advance copies at Gen Con. White People and Other Tales is at the printer and should release in August. Secrets of Japan is in final layout, and is currently on track for a September release. Cthulhu Dark Ages is being edited and is expected to release in October along with our Call of Cthulhu rulebook. Other Fall releases include a reprint of our Encyclopedia Cthulhiana and The Yellow Sign. For more info on our upcoming releases, check out the Upcoming releases section of our website.
Finally, we’ve added several new items to our web catalog in recent weeks. We’ve made a very limited edition of our 20th anniversary Call of Cthulhu available to 10 lucky cultists, we’ve added several items from Mythos books, including the H.P. Lovecraft Tarot, back issues of Starry Wisdom, mint condition boxes for some of your vintage Chaosium collection including an Arkham Horror box, two T-shirts which will be available at the end of the month, various restocks, etc.
We hope you’re enjoying your Summer. We are!
Thanks for all of your support
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