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Board Games at Odum: Call of Cthulhu

A guide to help you navigate Odum Library's board game collection and the world of gaming.

Call of Cthulhu Starter Set

How to Play


A world of mystery, horror, and adventure in a box!

This Starter Set contains everything you need to being playing Call of Cthulhu - the tabletop roleplaying game of mystery and horror. Players take on the role of investigators of mysteries, uncovering dark secrets, encountering strange monsters, and thwarting sinister cults. Together, you and your friends create and develop a story in which each of your characters plays a leading role, which could be foiling some dastardly plot or stopping horrors from beyond space and time! Roleplaying games are a social pastime. Everyone works together in a team, each playing an investigator character. One player runs the game - The Keeper of Arcane Lore - who referees the rules and presents the story and adventure plots to the other players. Think of it a bit like acting in a drama, but where there isn't a script. Dice and rules of the game determine the success or failure of your character's actions - all while you are propelled into dramatic and nerve-tingling situations. The emphasis is on having fun!


Horror (Cthulhu mythos)


Quick start, fast play rules, scenario, adventure, module


Dice rolling, paper-and-pencil, push your luck, re-rolling and locking, set collection