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Product Code: 2349
Publishing Year: 1994
Cover Price: $10.95
Format(s): Softcover and Scanned/OCR PDF
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:
- monsters created for early (pre-1994) Chaosium Call of Cthulhu scenarios, and
- 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)
The following creatures/entities are described in Ye Booke of Monstres, Vol 1
Front Cover Text
The Aniolowski Collection, VOLUME I
New Nightmares for Call of Cthulhu
Back Cover Text
Ye Booke of Monstres
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."
Spoilers - Keepers Eyes Only
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