Nameless Horrors Returns to Call of Cthulhu

Chaosium have announced that they are reprinting Nameless Horrors for their recent edition of Call of Cthulhu. It is a book full of cases as well as...nameless horrors. Sweet dreams investigators.

Published: February 21, 2023 3:11 PM /


Featured promotional artwork for Nameless Horrors in Call of Cthulhu seventh edition

An older Call of Cthulhu supplement is coming back. Back in 2018, Chaosium successfully crowdfunded the latest edition of the cosmic horror TTRPG, allowing players to uncover dark secrets beyond mortal ken together with revised rules and streamlined mechanics.

As part of this campaign's stretch goals, a number of supplements and sourcebooks would be reprinted to match these new rules. Now, we finally have a release date for the supplement Nameless Horrors.

The release date for Nameless Horrors

Nameless Horrors was a book containing six one-shot scenarios for Call of Cthulhu. Like other cases in the horror TTRPG, players take on the role of investigators brought in to investigate on unusual cases.

These cases eventually delve into the supernatural and the disturbing as these investigators come face to face with unspeakable monsters, driving them to madness. They are not superhuman and death can happen at any time.

But the unique selling point of Nameless Horrors is that the unspeakable things encountered are not previously established monsters. The Cthulhu Mythos: the pantheon of eldritch horrors first created by H.P. Lovecraft, are packed with memorable monstrosities like shoggoths or Hounds of Tindalos.

While those monsters are iconic for good reason, in a tabletop RPG they can easily be reduced to simple repeatable strategies: burn the book, blind yourself, etc.. But as the title says, these horrors are nameless.

Since Call of Cthulhu is all about uncovering cursed knowledge about the unknown, Nameless Horrors helps keep that fear of the unknown alive as well as challenge veteran players. The book, co-created by Paul Fricker, Scott Dorward, and Matt Sanderson, was originally released in 2015 for the then-current edition of the TTRPG.

The physical book has since gone out of print, but it is still available in PDF.

Now, Chaosium has confirmed that Nameless Horrors will be returning to Call of Cthulhu. An official post on their Twitter account confirms that the book will be arriving on March 8. The book will contain revised versions of the six investigations as well as new artwork. No retail price has been revealed at the time of writing.

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