Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Call of Cthulhu Organized Play

Even Chaosium is getting into Organized Play, announcing its first ever, to my knowledge, Organized Play program, A Time To Harvest.

A good idea?  Yes, anything that gets people playing a RPG is good for the continued existence of said RPG. The problem with Call of Cthulhu is twofold:

1) The game appeals to a very small segment of the RPG community. Dedicated, yes but very small. There are only a handful of stores in the country that stock Call of Cthulhu these days, meaning it will be up to the CoC community to embrace this.

2) Currently, the Call of Cthulhu RPG is only available used or in PDF format. A Kickstarter Starter campaign awhile back raised funds for the new edition but it has not hit the market. without ready access to the rules, it id doubtful the company will attract  any new players to the OP.