Nextweek will be Call of Cthulhu's 40th anniversary starter set

Nextweek will be Call of Cthulhu's 40th anniversary starter set

Next week, Call of Cthulhu, the classic horror tabletop roleplaying game, will have a new starter set.

To commemorate the games 40th anniversary, a new starter set for Call of Cthulhu, inspired by Cthulhu''s mythos and eldritch horrors, is being released. This year, the company''s official Twitter account was revealed, and the Call of Cthulhu 40th anniversary starter set will include a number of changes and new features.

Lin Hsiang, the artist who has previously created artwork for tabletop designs such as Legend of the Five Rings updated interior design for the rulebook, various corrections, and investigator sheets for the Call of Cthulhus 40th anniversary, will feature brand-new box art from the upcoming RPG starter set.

Players will often face threats that are far beyond their understanding and abilities as part of the Call of Cthulhu lore and mythology.

Players investigators will have their own occupation, which they may be able to use when they least expect it a set of abilities, an inventory of items, and a network of people they may call upon whenever they encounter cosmic horror. These are also experts in Call of Cthulhu, who may be challenged throughout their journey into cosmic horror, as well as locations that hold some significance for them.

Whenever a player character attempts to complete a task or faces resistance, they will roll a d100 and look to an appropriate skill rating to see if they have passed or failed. For example, a 40 skill score for stealth gives players a 40% chance of success, as long as they roll 40 or under. Whenever a character attempts something, they also have a chance of improving at that skill regardless of whether or fail.

Chaosium is also behind the creation of other games, including games such as Runequest, which is set in Glorantha and King Arthur Pendragon, a TRPG inspired by classic Arthurian tales.

The Call of Cthulhu 40th Anniversary Starter Set will be released on June 27th, with a retail price still to be confirmed.

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