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In 1975 we were founded as The Chaosium. In 1980 we incorporated as Chaosium Inc. Chaosium thrives on three continents, and the sun never rises on our empire.
Most of Chaosium's product lines are based upon literary sources. H.P. Lovecraft's 1920's horror fiction provides the basis of our classic Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game line which has won so many awards that we have lost count, though we do know that there are more than 70 of them. Mr. Lovecraft also provides the inspiration for our many Chaosium Fiction collections. We are now expanding our fiction offering to include other, related, genres.
Welcome to Pavis, beware the Rubble!
is an updated and reformatted 316 page reprint of ALL of the information from the two original Chaosium Runequest boxed sets, consolidated and organized together. Additional material on the Sun Dragon cult, plus 35 additional new pieces of art specifically commissioned for the book are also included. Rediscover the Puzzle Canal, Kakstan's Art... [click here for more]
HeroQuest - Anaxial's Roster
Creatures of the Hero Wars
A million kinds of beasts live on the continent of Genertela in Glorantha. They appear in all the stories of the world. Some are friends, many are foes, a few are magical harbingers, and others are just food. Horses, dogs, and cats are nearly ubiquitous, wolf packs and metal goats are foes, ravens and rattlesnakes can talk, and cattle and deer... [click here for more]
The Lunar Empire
The Imperial Lunar Handbook is the essential guide to the vast Lunar Empire. Mighty and magical, decadent and dynamic, conquering and liberating, the Empire is rich and complex, a land of heroes, soldiers, and missionaries. It is a fusion of many disparate regions, each with its own beliefs, customs, and magic. Over all, the Red Moon guides, and the Son of... [click here for more]
The Old School RQ Source Pack - consists of five of the earliest RQ1/RQ2 supplements published: Militia & Mercenaries, Creatures of Chaos, Trolls & Trollkin, Balastor's Barracks, and The Sea Cave, an unpublished Gloranthan scenario written by Greg Stafford back in the same era. They are finally available once again after going out of print... [click here for more]
This book is an encyclopedia of the strange, the bizaare, and the deadly. It contains complete statistics for 265 monstrous and dangerous creatures, created by dungeon masters across the United States and Canada. Each monster is rated for hit dice, armor class, movement, whether and how well it swims and flies, its intelligence range, dexterity, alignment, normal habitat, the probability of it being... [click here for more]
In its third printing, volume II of the ALL THE WORLDS’ MONSTERS series contains 243 creatures from literature, fantasy, and nightmare. Included is a conversion article by Ken St. Andre for TUNNELS & TROLLS, and Steve Perrin’s historic “Conventions.” Created by 54 DMs from across North America, each monster is rated for hit dice, armor class, movement, whether or how well... [click here for more]
Welcome to the Borderlands
This is an updated and reformatted 300+ page reprint of ALL of the information from the original Chaosium Borderlands boxed set, Plunder, and Runemasters, as written for the Runequest 2 rules. I have also included additional Plunder items, expanded Runemasters character histories, and loads of background info from Nomad Gods and Wyrms... [click here for more]
Now! The long-wanted 3rd volume of the All the Worlds’ Monsters series is here-112 pages packed with monsters and play-aids. Included are 238 new monsters, an all-series index, a RuneQuest stats conversion essay by Steve Perrin, and grouping lists by monster type, level, and appearance. The stats were created by dungeon masters from across the United States and Canada. Each monster is rated for... [click here for more]
Champions of the Reaching Moon
Lunar Herobands, Heroes, and Anti-heroes
The Lunar Empire is a vibrant and dynamic empire of numerous different peoples, leagues, associations and gatherings, and its heroes are shaped by their social interactions, from the intrigue and debauchery of Moonson’s Court to the day-to-day jokes and negotiations of the bazaar.
This book is built around the Immanent... [click here for more]
A Basic Array of Creatures, Critters, and Monsters
This work presents an assortment of creatures useful to players of Basic Roleplaying. These critters are drawn from a variety of eras and genres of fantasy and fiction, including: Allosaurus, Baboon, Bandersnatch, Basikisk, Bear, Behemoth, Brontosaur, Centaur, Crocodile, Duck, Dwarf, Elemental, Elf, Ghost, Giant, Gorgon, Griffin, Halfling, Harpy,... [click here for more]