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First Book of Things

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Items, Spells, and Creatures for Call of Cthulhu

This work provides a variety of creatures, technological items and spells for the Call of Cthulhu role playing game. The work follows the conventions presented in the rulebook in regards to creature statistics.

While most of the creatures presented are associated with the Mythos, many are not. The new Mythos creatures provide the Keeper with an opportunity to provide experiences players with some new surprises. The non-Mythos creatures enable the Keeper to provide the investigators with horrific foes that fall outside of the range of their knowledge about the Mythos, thus adding even more variety to the game.

A few technological items have been presented that are associated with some of the new creatures presented within these pages. Naturally, the items are not the sorts of things that one would find in the local mall.

Many new spells are included and all are relevant to the new creatures presented here. While many of the spells deal with summoning and binding, there are also spells for actually creating some of the new horrors. As usual, these spells will be employed mostly by the investigators' foes.

MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION monographs are longer works by one or more authors on a subject of import to Call of Cthulhu roleplayers. On these products the author has also fulfilled the functions of editor and layout artist; we at Chaosium have done little in the way of editorial. We found these works compelling and thought that you would enjoy them. Through the publication of monographs we can offer our most loyal fans more information more easily, and evaluate the potential of these works for eventual release to the wholesale market.

 

 
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Michael T. [Featured Reviewer]
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July 5th, 2010
Dr. Michael C. LaBossiere, the unstoppable author of many modern Call of Cthulhu scenarios, must have realized he had a goldmine of material to draw from. So instead of reinventing the wheel, he took every monster, item, and spell that featured in all [...]
Dennis S. [Featured Reviewer]
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June 27th, 2010
The First Book of Things is a monster product for Call of Cthulhu. Given the system that it is for, it is light on rules and full instead of vivid descriptions of the alien monstrosities within and their connection to the rest of the Call of Cthulhu mytho [...]
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