Press [Chaosium] Chaosium Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Michael O'Brien


The Holiday Season is here!

To help make 2023 as magical (and easy!) as possible we’ve put together a list of our most ideal games for the roleplaying enthusiast in your life.

And if you’re after an extra special gift, don’t forget that many of our books are also available in premium leatherette—special editions with alternative covers, exclusive to, and perfect for collectors!



The Call of Cthulhu Starter Set

During the #HappiestSeason, we must remember what is most important in life: thwarting the unknowable and ancient evil that lurks just beyond the wall of sleep!

The Call of Cthulhu Starter Set has everything you need to play the world’s best roleplaying game of investigative horror!

Containing a solo scenario that teaches you to play as you play, your loved ones will have plenty to entertain themselves throughout the holiday season—or if the family can be roped into participating, the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set includes scenarios for up to 5 players!


The RuneQuest Starter Set

RuneQuest is Chaosium’s premier game of sword, sandal, and sorcery!

In the Bronze Age fantasy world of Glorantha, players take on the roles of adventurers exploring a dangerous and imaginative setting like no other: the gods are real, and their favor allows everyone to use magic.

The RuneQuestStarter Set contains a solo adventure that teaches you to play, a collection of scenarios for 3-5 players, and a whopping 14 premade characters, showcasing the breadth and depth of RuneQuest character creation.



Pendragon Starter Set

This is a game of Arthurian legends!

In Pendragon, you get to play a knight in the time of King Arthurt. Are you willing to die for your Honor? Will you fight to rid the world of injustice, or use clout and power to take advantage of those beneath you?

The Pendragon Starter Set contains everything a fledgling Gamemaster requires to run a band of freshly-knighted characters through several adventures in the historic fantasy of King Arthur’s Britain.


Basic Roleplaying: Universal Game Engine

Create, explore, and play!

Basic Roleplaying: Universal Game Engine is a system of core rules for tabletop roleplaying. Whether you’re a seasoned roleplaying veteran or new to the hobby, Basic Roleplaying has everything you need for years of entertainment.With mechanics for magic, psychic powers, mutations, superpowers, weapons, equipment, and vehicles applicable to any setting and genre, Basic Roleplaying: Universal Game Engine is adaptable to any world of your choosing—either previously established, or created from scratch.This book is also available in premium leatherette!


Rivers of London: The Roleplaying Game

Magic has returned to the world!In Rivers of London: the Roleplaying Game, players take on the roles of newly recruited members of the London Metropolitan Police Service’s special magic branch, aka “the Folly.” You will solve mysteries, catch criminals, and come to grips with the “demi-monde”—those who have been irreversibly changed by magic.

Based on the best selling novels by Ben Aaronovitch, this single, epic volume is for both players and Game Moderators alike! The tome comprises all the rules you need for fully-fledged Rivers of London campaigns.Rivers of London: The Roleplaying Game is also available in premium leatherette!



The Call of Cthulhu Slipcase Set

An extra-special gift, the Call of Cthulhu Slipcase Set is a three-volume collection containing the two core books for Call of Cthulhu, as well as the Keeper Screen Pack, which includes a collection of scenarios, maps and character sheets.

This is the ideal gift for a new Call of Cthulhu player, a Cthulhu Mythos enthusiast, or roleplaying game fan looking to take the next step in the hobby!


The RuneQuest Slipcase Set

The complete RuneQuest experience! This three-volume collection includes the two core books for RuneQuest, as well as the GameMaster Screen Pack, which contains a collection of adventures, character sheets, maps, and the Gloranthan Calendar!

Ideal for established RuneQuest fans, and those who have dipped their toe in with the RuneQuest Starter Set and are ready to explore creating adventurers and scenarios of their own, the RuneQuest Slipcase Set is a mighty collection of tomes that will provide years of entertainment to all fantasy roleplaying fans.


RuneQuest: The Guide To Glorantha Slipcase Set

14 pounds and 800 pages of gods, heroes, and mythic fantasy!

The two volumes of the Guide to Glorantha collectively make a complete encyclopedia of the signature setting of RuneQuest. Each volume is a premium leatherette hardcover. Both books are housed in a dust jacket. A sturdy slipcase featuring stunning Gloranthan art hold the encyclopedia together.

The Guide to Glorantha is the centerpiece of any fantasy lover’s home library.


Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep Slipcase Set

Masks of Nyarlathotep is the quintessential campaign for Call of Cthulhu. It is globe-spanning. It is deadly. It is entrenched with mystery upon mystery. The fate of the world rests on its outcome. And at the center are the investigators.

Packaged together in one epic slipcase, Masks of Nyarlathotep is a single campaign spread across two volumes, coming in at over 600 pages. A folder of over 100 full-colour handouts, maps, and references gives you everything you’ll need to fully immerse yourself, and your players, into the world of Cthulhu.

Masks of Nyarlathotep is also available in a premium leatherette slipcase set!


Call of Cthulhu: Malleus Monstrorum Slipcase Set

The monsters of the Cthulhu Mythos at your fingertips with the Malleus Monstrorum: Call of Cthulhu Bestiary slipcase set!

With over 150 entries concerning Cthulhu Mythos monsters and alien species, as well as creatures from folklore and animal beasts, this tome supplies a wealth of ideas to bring your campaigns and scenarios life with untold horrors. Inspire countless adventures by bringing Cthulhu, Hastur, Azathoth, and many others to your games! This two-volume slipcase set is essential for any Call of Cthulhu Keeper!

Happy Holidays from all the team at Chaosium!


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