Expected Release: Oct-20
That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die…
Here, shall you know the terrors of the void, the nightmare bringers, and the unspeakable lurkers.
Ancient secrets, whispered lore, and collected facts concerning the alien and otherworldly horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. A cavalcade of monsters and god-like alien intelligences beyond human understanding, all vividly detailed and portrayed. With over 250 entries to inspire countless adventures.
The information within is designed to bring the creatures and bizarre races of the Cthulhu Mythos to life at the gaming table, as well as all manner of Great Old Ones, Outer Gods, Elder Gods, Avatars, and Unique Beings. Their lore and statistics updated and revised for the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition game (and Pulp Cthulhu). All brought to startling life by the illustrations of expert artist Loïc Muzy.
This two-volume collection is packed with ideas, concepts, and insights to immerse your scenarios and campaigns deep in the heart of the Cthulhu Mythos.
Volume 1: Monsters of the Mythos
From the spawn of Abhoth to yuggs, the monsters of the Mythos are herein described, their lore and statistics updated and revised for the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition game.
With over 150 entries concerning Cthulhu Mythos monsters and alien species, as well as creatures from folklore and animal beasts, this tome supplies a wealth of ideas to bring your campaigns and scenarios life with untold horrors.
Volume 2: Deities of the Mythos
Fundamental truths of the cosmos herein lie, to be used to support and inspire countless adventures by bringing Cthulhu, Hastur, Azathoth, and many others to your games. With over 110 entries concerning Great Old Ones, Outer Gods, Elder Gods, Avatars, and Unique Beings, this tome supplies a plethora of ideas to immerse your campaigns and scenarios deep in the heart of Cthulhu Mythos lore.
While humanity may crave both comfort and truth, only one or the other is possible.
What the Critics Say
"Without doubt, the definitive Call of Cthulhu monster guide... a full-color feast for the eyes and the absolutely essential compendium of Lovecraftian deities and denizens."—Andrew Logan Montgomery, Exploring the Otherworlds of Fiction, Magic, and Gaming.
"Looking back over twenty-five years of monster volumes for Call of Cthulhu, it's obvious that Chaosium's new two-volume Malleus Monstrorum is not just the best, but miles ahead of its predecessors. It's beautifully designed, gorgeously illustrated, and stunningly complete."—Shannon Appelcline, RPGNet.
"An important entry in the 7th Edition library... the breadth of the project is authoritative and all-inclusive. If I have a question about a Cthulhu Mythos monster this is probably the first place I'm going to go to now."—Dave Thaumavore (YouTube review)
"Jaw-dropping... its exquisite art and its refined text make it one of the most striking publications of the current edition. Alongside The Grand Grimoire of Cthulhu Mythos Magic, it will be part of the wish list of all fans of the system."—Donjon Master (review is in Portuguese).
"The Malleus Monstrorum goes deep into the creation of a monster as an experience rather than a known thing... This is an excellent resource for those who want more out of the beasties in their game, or want to take a shot at creating their own cosmic horrors. All in all, Malleus Monstrorum sets an excellent standard for RPG bestiary collections, both now and in the future."—Never Read the Latin.
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