Chaosium publishes acclaimed and award-winning books, roleplaying games, board games, fiction and more
The Chaosium was founded by visionary game designer Greg Stafford in 1975. For more than forty years, Chaosium has captivated gamers, readers and mythic adventurers worldwide. Its award-winning roleplaying games, boardgames and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time.
The roleplaying games RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu, King Arthur Pendragon, HeroQuest – as well as such classic board and card games as White Bear & Red Moon (later called Dragon Pass), Nomad Gods, Arkham Horror, Credo, and Mythos all originated at Chaosium.
Many of Chaosium’s product lines are based upon literary sources. Most notably, H.P. Lovecraft’s 1920’s horror fiction provides the basis of Sandy Petersen’s classic Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game line. The Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos also provides the inspiration for many of the books in our Chaosium Fiction line.
We also publish Basic Role Playing (BRP), the core of our roleplaying game systems, and the first to use skills based upon the d100 mechanic. Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest and most of our other RPG lines use BRP as the basis of their rules. Once you’ve learned to play one of these, you've learned to play the others.