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Details

Publisher: Chaosium

Product Code: 2349

Publishing Year: 1994

Pages: 64

Cover Price: $10.95

Author(s): Scott David Aniolowski, Fred Behrendt, John Carnahan, Larry DiTillio, Clifton Ganyard, Keith Herber, Randy McCall, Sandy Petersen, Kevin A. Ross, Gary Sumpter, Michael Szymanski

Artist(s): Charlie Krank (cover), Rodell Sanford, John T. Snyder, Allen Koszowski

Setting(s): Non-Specific

Format(s): Softcover and Scanned/OCR PDF

ISBN: 1-56882-019-4

Contents

This book contains a collection of new Cthulhu Mythos creatures for use in Call of Cthulhu. The entities that appear in this collection fall into two broad categories:

  1. monsters created for early (pre-1994) Chaosium Call of Cthulhu scenarios, and
  2. monsters mentioned in Mythos short stories, with statistics contrived by Scott David Aniolowski for this volume.

For the latter category, this book was the first publication of game statistics for these horrors, although these descriptions were subsquently re-packaged both into later editions of the core rules and later monster compendiums.

This book is divided into the following sections:

  • About Monstres,
  • Creatures of the Mythos (sixty-nine Mythos entities/monsters; names of entities listed below),
  • Chaosium Pronunciation of Mythos Names (sidebar),
  • Composite Index (being a master index of all monsters included in the 5th Edition rules plus this compendium)

Montstres Described

The following creatures/entities are described in Ye Booke of Monstres, Vol 1

Adumbrali Iod Children of the Sphinx
Aforgomon Juk-Shab Summanus
Ancient Ones Karakal Tamash
Bloated Woman Keeper of the Moon-Lens Tawil At'Umr
Bugg-Shash Men from Leng Thing Hanging in the Void
Byatis Inhabitant of L'gy'hx Travelers
Cats from Saturn Lloigor (Great Old One) Tru'nembra
Brothers of Chaugnar Faugn Lobon Voormis
Crawling Ones Madam Yi Vorvadoss
Cynothoglys Messenger of the Old Ones Vulthoom
Dark Demon Million Favoured Ones Wendigo
Dwellers in the Depths M'nagalah Worm That Walks
Faceless God Nath-Horthath Xada-Hgla
Feaster from Afar Nioth-Korghai Xothra
Fosterlings of the Old Ones Ny'ghan Grii Denizens of Yaddith
Ghroth Q'yth-az Inhabitants of Yekub
Goatswood Gnomes Rlim Shaikorth Yidhra
Goblins Saaitii Sons of Yog-Sothoth
Gol-goroth Seekers Ythogtha
Hagarg Ryonis Shugoran Yuggs
Haunter of the Dark Children of Shugoran Zo-Kalar
Hydra (Great Old One) Spawn of the Green Abyss Zu-che-quon
Hyperboreans Spectral Hunters Zy'tl Q'ae

Front Cover Text

The Aniolowski Collection, VOLUME I

New Nightmares for Call of Cthulhu

Back Cover Text

Ye Booke of Monstres

Volume I.

All About Monstres

This volume contains dozens of new races and individual creatures for use with the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Included here are the following categories: Outer Gods, Elder Gods, Great Old Ones, Great Ones, Avatars, Servitor Races, Independent Races, Fabulous Creatures, and Unique Entities.

These monstrous creations have been collected from fiction spanning over seventy years and from over ten years of favorite Call of Cthulhu scenarios. The darkly imaginative work of a diverse group of authors is represented here. Where possible each entry begins with a quote describing the monster or entity. Where much about the creature is known, there may be an additional description. If discussing a god, Great One, or Great Old One, notice of any human cult comes next. Further notes discuss habit, habitat, or attack.

An essential aid for players, investigators, and keepers.

"They walk unseen and foul in lonely places where the Words have been spoken and the Rites howled through their Seaons. The wind gibbers with Their voices and the earth mutters with Their consciousness. They bend the forest and crush the city, yet may not the forest or city behold the hand that smites." - H.P. Lovecraft

<line drawing depicting a portrait of Scott David Aniolowski>
Scott David Aniolowski (prior to his apprehension by minions of the Mythos)

Comments / Trivia

Chaosium published a followup book, Ye Booke of Monstres, Vol. 2, the following year. That volume includes a further collection of Mythos entities and creatures. Much of the material from these two books was combined and revised to form a still later book The Creature Companion in 1998.

Most of the material in this volume also appears in Malleus Monstrorum (which represents its most recent publication).

Dedication: "This is dedicated to my friend and colleague Kevin A. Ross, the Grand Archivist of the Call of Cthulhu circle."

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