By Published On: August 29, 2014

Well Gen Con 2014 has passed, and it was a mighty good show. Reports from the organizers say that 56,600+ unique gamers attended the show, which is about a 14% increase from the previous year. This bodes well for the industry as a whole and for us here at Chaosium in particular.
We are greatly appreciative of the response we are getting for the new Horror on the Orient Express campaign and for the new edition of Call of Cthulhu. These have both been huge, complex projects and both will be released in the next few months. In fact, we are picking up a bit of extra, temporary warehouse space just to process these products: for Orient Express alone we are receiving more than 35,000 books plus boxes, map, diagrams, passports, matchboxes, and hordes of other paraphernalia. Anyone at Gen Con could heft our product sample and marvel at the 7.2 lbs. of adventure.
We are also amused at the number of comments and reviews that our backer-proof copy of the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition has garnered on our website—and for a product that most people can not even look at (yet). This project began some 5 years ago with a proposal from Mike Mason and Paul Fricker. After much gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair we have have two gorgeous books coming up in the Keeper’s Rulebook and the Investigator Handbook.
As promised, the following two books have shipped and all pre-orders have been sent.
Blood Tide
Blood Tide
OUR NEW BASIC ROLEPLAYING supplement, Blood Tide, is set the Golden Age of piracy. With 240 pages, Blood Tide offers everything you need to create and run rolling ship-board adventures, brave gales and monsters to find fortune at the ends of the earth.
This book contains these chapters: A Brief History of the Golden Age of Piracy • Scallywags, Scurvy Dogs and Old Salts: Pirate Characters • Stunts • Voudou • All For Me Grog: Equipment for Pirates, Buccaneers, and other Sea Robbers • Run Out the Guns: Rules for Combat at Sea • Ships • ‘Ard to Port: Spot Rules for Pirating • The World of Blood Tide • Friends and Foes: Infamous Pirates, Brutal Buccaneers and Sea Monsters • Going on the Account: Campaigns in the Golden Age of Piracy • Important Locations • The Governor’s Commission (ready-to-play adventure) • Logbooks and Sea Shanties: Piratey Media • … and Pirate Maps (of course)!
For more information read our A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF PIRACY

Ripples from Carcosa
Ripples From Carcosa
THE NEXT SUPPLEMENT for Call of Cthulhu explores the legends of Hastur, Hali, and Carcosa. Ripples From Carcosa seeks to expand upon the mythology of “He Who Should Not Be Named” and it gathers much of the varied material on Hastur into one place. The first chapter reviews the Great Old One Hastur and his various avatar forms. It examines the Yellow Sign, the play “The King in Yellow,” the Mythos tome of the same name, and the effects these things have on the human mind.
Within these pages are a trio of adventures pitting the investigators against Hastur and his human worshippers, playable as either stand-alone scenarios or as a linked campaign, called “Ripples from Carcosa.” Each scenario focuses on a specific time period: Roman Invictus, Dark Ages, or the End Times of the far future. Pre-generated investigators are provided for each scenario, although keepers should feel free to incorporate existing player investigators if so desired.
Across space and time, the King in Yellow reaches out… Dare you look upon his pallid mask?

Orient Express
HORROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS contains a massive and legendary campaign, of up to nineteen adventures, for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Beginning in 1920s London, the investigators journey to Paris and thence to the ancient city of Constantinople. With luck, they also return home. The boxes look great! We need only the die-cut Sedefkar Simulacrum and Mims Sahis completed to collate and ship our Kickstarter-backer copies. With skill, daring, and planning these parts will all arrive soon. We enabled pre-orders for this title plus a selected array of other items. One, Innsmouth Gold, is from the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition project. We have received a lot of interest for these legendary coins. We want to know just how much interest, for we can bump the run now.
We posted an excerpt from one of the new Horror on the Orient Express scenarios: THE BLOOD RED FEZ.
Thanks for stopping by,
The Chaosium Guys

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