Call of Cthulhu™ Starter Set - 40th Anniversary Edition

Call of Cthulhu™ Starter Set - 40th Anniversary Edition

$ 24.99

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If you've ever heard of the celebrated role playing game of Lovecraftian horror but didn't know where to begin, this is for you! The game's publisher, Chaosium, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new edition of the CoC Starter Set. It has everything you need to play Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu™ game with your friends.

The set includes:

  • Book 1: Introduction and Alone Against The Flames—a solo introductory adventure, teaching you the basics of Call of Cthulhu as you play through a mystery.
  • Book 2: Call of Cthulhu Starter Rules—the essential rules, everything needed for starting play.
  • Book 3: Adventures—three starter adventures for your players to explore.
  • Ready to Play Investigators—five ready to play game characters.
  • Blank Investigator Sheets—ready for creating your own investigators.
  • Roleplaying Dice – a set of six polyhedral dice for use in the game.
  • Player Handouts – a set of ready to use props.

So even if you've never played and don't quite know how it works, this set will walk you through the rules with some great solo play. Then you'll be ready to have some friends over (or play online) for an unforgettable excursion into supernatural horror. 

WARNING: this game is so much fun, that once you start playing with your friends, in 40 years you might find yourself running a Lovecraftian Historical Society.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Ian Hodgetts
Curiosity killed the Cat(s of Ulthar)

I bought this purely out of curiosity as I used to play it back in the day. I'm actually really impressed at what they've done to sumplify things. This really IS a stand-alone introduction to the (bigger) game. The word that springs to mind is "gateway" (read into that what you will) ;-)

Can't fault the service from HPLHS.

Strangely this item actually cost me less to ship from the states than if I'd bought it in the UK (but only because I maximised my order with other items).

Dr. Y
Great Game

I have the previous print of the starter box, but I think the content is the same. Played with a friend and I then bought the main rule book because I was impressed. The game is different from D&D. Character's are more fragile. Using skills is more important than combat. Look up Seth Skorkowsky on YouTube, he has good reviews of the game. I am very impressed by Chaosium's game. But if you want the full experience then get the core rule book. There is a lot more to the rules.

C. Massago
First timer

I’m a lover of HPL but I never played D&D or anything like it. This is my first experience with a role playing games. If anyone can help me with this game. It’ll be great.