Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The Wednesday Gallery

Even when I'm actually churning out reviews and unboxings rather than just re-posting newsletters I still have Wednesdays off...kinda...Instead I indulge my interest in Steampunk, Gothic and Cosplay in the form of a gallery...though to be honest more often than not it's Steampunk...sometime there's even a theme...

This week the theme is pirates and if for some reason girls and the occasional guy in steampunk outfits isn't something that interests you then pop back tomorrow instead of scrolling down...there's bound to be something more to your interest then...possibly...

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...and a pirate gentleman to even things up a little...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Chaosium Inc. - Newsletter

The latest Call of Cthulhu and Kickstarter news from Chaosium...
#55 the straight scoop from the well of chaos...

Mythos Horrors in the French Revolution - Out Now in PDF!

Announcing Reign of Terroran epic two-part historical scenario, set during the French Revolution, playable as a stand-alone adventure or as an historical interlude for use with Chaosium’s premium campaign Horror on the Orient Express.

Developed by Call of Cthulhu mastermind Mark Morrison as a secret chapter in the story of Horror on the Orient ExpressReign of Terror has been designed for play with or without reference to that campaign.
Part One, set in 1789 amid the stirrings of the revolution, sees the investigators descend into the catacombs of Paris and brave the tribulations of courtly life, where debauchery and wickedness bring there own terrors.
Part Two, set during The Terror, catapults the investigators into a conspiracy, where spies and agents seek out those who would destabilize the new regime. Caught amongst the chaos and dangers of Paris, the way must be found to stop a nightmare that would plunge France and the rest of Europe into darkness.
This book provides a stand-alone setting, with a plethora of historical details to help the Keeper bring Paris and the French Revolution to life. Profusely illustrated throughout, with detailed maps of Paris, the Palace of Versailles, and more!



Alongside the two-part scenario of Reign of Terror is a range of scenario seeds, each providing roots for extending play and building a longer, more in-depth campaign.
Buy the PDF now; get a coupon for the hardcover version!
When you buy Reign of Terror PDF now, we'll send you a discount coupon that will offset the PDF purchase price once the hardcover version is available.

Khan of Khans - Shipping to backers is well underway!


At the beginning of the Khan of Khans Kickstarter campaign we said that shipping of the boxed game would commence in August of 2017. And so it did! Copies are now in the process of being sent out from all three of our warehouses (Australia, UK, USA).
 

Buy the Khan of Khans Art on Redbubble

We've just launched all the goofy Ian O'Toole artwork from our new Khan of Khans family game at the Chaosium Redbubble Store! T-shirts, mugs, wall art and more! 
And don't forget our wide range of Call of Cthulhu, Glorantha and other Chaosium lines over at Redbubble: something for everyone....

Licensee Focus

 

Infinity Engine launches new officially licensed RuneQuest Miniatures on Kickstarter

Our friends at Infinity Engine have launched their Kickstarter for the adversaries from the RQ Quickstart's Broken Tower scenario.
Two Sprul-Pa, a Dream Weft, three Menhir and the Stone Woman. And two iconic Rock Lizards! There are backer levels from cardboard stand-ups right through to fully-painted sets where you can customise the colors!
The Kickstarter runs until October 9—check it out at the link:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/infinity-engine/runequest-quickstarter-miniatures

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(...from Ab Chaos #7, May 31 1992)

Ab - Latin "from"
Chaos - (1) Any condition or place of total disorder (modern vernacular); (2) the disordered state of unformed matter which preceded creation (since Milton, Paradise Lost); (3) the dark, empty space which preceded creation (Greek Mythology); (4) the [formerly] Californian roleplaying game company.

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