Check out this Article on io9 w/ Sandy Peterson(creator of Call of Cthulhu RPG)

I’ve been a fan of Mr. Peterson since I was a boy, he has brought so much joy to me throughout the year. I love listening/reading his interviews, and this is no exception.
Check out this interview with my favorite cultist of the Silver Twilight lodge.

Shadows of Yog-Sothoth
One of my favorite campaigns in Call of Cthulhu, after Tatters of the King, and HotOE.

Call of Cthulhu is a great “pen and paper” role-playing game.
It may be hard to maintain mood sometimes, but when you do it’s magical.
Peterson made one heck of a game, and I actually recommend it for newer gamers as opposed to other games. It’s rule set are based on 10s/100s, and you don’t need to read any books to know what your equipment does. Heck, it’s better that you know as little as possible when starting to play CoC.
In fact, you should play this weekend with a friend or two, the rules are simple and easy to understand. Also if you want to trick people into playing CoC, tell them it’s a 1920s detective game, or if you’re playing a modern game tell them, “It’s like Law & Order SVU the game”. Then no one will be expecting the Cthulhu Mythos…

Read the article about
Sandy Peterson on

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