Chaosium reveals ELDER, The Call of Cthulhu AI Chatbot.

Elder is trained exclusively on Call of Cthulhu, huh? …Gee, I can’t think how that could possibly go tentacle-shaped.

I kid, I kid! This is a smart concept. It’s perfectly ethical, too: the developers are officially working with Chaosium to create something that can be used to deal with rules questions and whatnot. They’re only using Chaosium’s own stuff, too, so there’s no worries there (they also explicitly promise that they’re not using AI-generated art in any way). Frankly, I wouldn’t mind something like this for GURPS.

@HPLHS is doing a ‘documentary.’

Which is to say, they’re gonna take a stab at THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE. That HPLHS newspaper is full of win, by the way. I dunno how much sense it makes for non-Mythos fans, but from my point of view it’s primo stuff.

Moe Lane

PS: Yeah, them putting together unofficial (?) props for the fortieth anniversary Chaosium Call of Cthulhu Kickstarter is also full of win. There’s a lot of win going on here.

The Call of Cthulhu Classic Kickstarter.

Specifically, the forty year anniversary reprinting of the original boxed edition of the Call Of Cthulhu RPG. This is old-school stuff, friends: Chaosium scanned near-mint versions of the originals, cleaned them up, added little extras, and now here it is. I should also note that I checked, and Chaosium is planning to print this in Europe: i.e., not via slave labor. We all remember the wretched Sassoon Files affair, I’m sure…


BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS has arrived! I’ve wanted this supplement for a while, now. Just… not enough to spend hundreds of dollars on it, mind you.