Here there be monsters...
Lovecraftian stories are rich with strange creatures, nameless horrors and eldritch gods. This gorgeous two-volume slipcase features a listing of every abomination and nightmare, and is rife with strange and spectacular artwork by Loïc Muzy. Fans of Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu® will rejoice to find every monster and god they could ever want described in detail with all stats needed for 7th edition gaming. Creatures and deities are drawn from the works of HPL, other mythos authors, and Chaosium's vast library of gaming supplements. You'll see creatures here that you know well and very likely a number that will be entirely new to you.
The slipcase includes:
- Volume 1: Monsters of the Mythos —from Aboth to Yugg, you'll find every kind of creeping, shambling, meeping monstrosity you can imagine. 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. 216 pages.
- Volume 2: Deities of the Mythos—Fundamental truths of the cosmos herein lie, to be used to support and inspire countless adventures by bringing Cthulhu, Hastur, Azathoth, and many others to your games. With over 110 entries concerning Great Old Ones, Outer Gods, Elder Gods, Avatars, and Unique Beings, this tome supplies a plethora of ideas to immerse your campaigns and scenarios deep in the heart of Cthulhu Mythos lore. 264 pages.
This collection is intended for Call of Cthulhu® players, but really, you don't have to be a gamer to love this set. Creatures are illustrated in new and interesting ways that make this set fun fodder for any fan of a Lovecraftian universe. The books are handsomely produced in a two volume slipcase.
Malleus what? The title is a riff on the book Malleus Maleficarum, a real guide for would-be witch hunters published in the late 15th century. Written by cleric Heinrich Kramer with help from Inquisitor Jakob Sprenger, the book was intended to help ecclesiastic figures find and destroy witches. In keeping with best practices of the 15th century, it encourage lies, deceit and torture as means of identifying witches and the demons they consorted with. The horrors in the original Malleus are the evil human beings who wrote it, not the "witches" who victimized by it. This book is purely intended for fun and will be of little help in identifying witches.