🔀 For the short story, see The Call of Cthulhu; for the 2005 film, see The Call of Cthulhu (film).

This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. Call of Cthulhu is a horror fiction role-playing game based on H. P. Lovecraft's story of the same name and the associated Cthulhu Mythos. The game, often abbreviated as CoC, is published by Chaosium. The game was first released in 1981, and eighteen editions (mostly fairly minor revisions) have been published to date. The game makes use of Chaosium's Basic Role-Playing (BRP) system, first seen in the game RuneQuest, but with special rules for Sanity. It is notable among roleplaying games for its longevity and also for remaining largely unchanged for most of its history, with only the most recent seventh edition making significant changes to the rules.

Setting[edit | edit source]

The game takes place in the world of the Cthulhu Mythos, by default in 1920s Lovecraft Country. Popular supplements led to later editions also including the option to play in 1890s England (introduced in Cthulhu by Gaslight), and the modern day (originally the 1980s, introduced in Cthulhu Now). Other supplements, published by Chaosium and others, support other settings, including World War II (Achtung! Cthulhu, also for Trail of Cthulhu), 11th century Europe (Cthulhu Dark Ages), Ancient Rome (Cthulhu Invictus) and the 23rd century (Cthulhu Rising).

Characters[edit | edit source]

This is a list species and deities covered in the main rulebooks.

Rulebook[edit | edit source]

The Creature Companion[edit | edit source]

The Complete Dreamlands[edit | edit source]

Secrets of Japan[edit | edit source]

HP Lovecraft's Dreamlands[edit | edit source]

Malleus Monstrorum[edit | edit source]

Introduced new entities, following a Chaosium competition, are:

  • Robert Horowitz's Dust-Men
  • Bruce L. Priddy's Father-Of-All-Sharks
  • Chad J. Bowser's Pallid Dancers

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Independant Races[edit | edit source]
Servitor Races[edit | edit source]
  • Abhoth, Spawn of
  • Aihais
  • Animiculi
  • Athlach-Nacha, Daughters of
  • Byakhee
  • Chakota
  • Chaugnar Faugn, Greater & Lesser Brothers of
  • Cold Ones
  • Crawling Ones
  • Crystallizers of Dreams, Guardians of
  • Cthulhu, Star-Spawn of
  • Cthulhu, Thralls of
  • Dark Ones
  • Dark Sargassum
  • Deep Ones
  • Deep One Hybrids
  • Dust-Men
  • Dwellers in the Depths
  • Eihort, Broodlings of
  • Fire Vampires
  • Fishers from Outside
  • Fosterlings of the Old Ones
  • Glaaki, Servants of
  • Gloon, Servants of (see Gloon)
  • Goatswood Gnomes
  • Gof'nn Hupadgh Shub-Niggurath
  • Green God, Children of the
  • Gyaa-Yothn
  • Hastur, Spawn of
  • Hell-Plants
  • Hunting Horrors of Nyarlathotep
  • Ib, Beings of & Ghost-Beings
  • Lumens
  • Miri Nigri
  • Nagaae
  • Nightgaunts
  • Nyogtha, Spawn of
  • Othuum,Minions of
  • Othuyeg, Spawn of
  • Outer Gods, Servitors of
  • Pallid Dancers
  • Petesouchi
  • Rat-Things
  • Sand-Dwellers
  • Seekers
  • Shantaks
  • Shoggoths, Proto-
  • Shoggoth-Twsha
  • Shub-Niggurath, Dark Young
  • Shugoran
  • Spawn of the Winds
  • Spectral Hunters
  • Sphinx, Children of the
  • Tcho-Tchos
  • Tomb-Herd
  • Tree-Men of M'bwa
  • Trolls
  • Tsathoggua, Formless Spawn
  • Tsathoggua, Scions of
  • Typhonian Beasts
  • Ubbo-Sathla, Brood of
  • Unspeakable Possessors
  • Watchers
  • Wendigo
  • Y'golonac, Servants of
  • Yig, Children of
  • Yig, Spawn of
  • Yog-Sothoth, Sons of
  • Yuggs
  • Zarr
Unique Entities[edit | edit source]
  • M'bwa
  • Million Favoured Ones
  • Mr. Shiny
  • Star Pool, Lurker in the
  • Worm that Walks

Deities[edit | edit source]

Great Old Ones[edit | edit source]
  • Aphoom Zhah
  • Arwassa
  • Atlach-Nacha
  • Baoht Z'uqqa-Mog
  • Bokrug
  • Bugg-Shash
  • Byatis
  • Chaugnar Faugn
  • Cthugha
  • Cthulhu
  • Cthylla
  • Cyaegha
  • Cynothoglys
  • Dho-spawn
  • Eihort
  • Ghadamon
  • Ghatanothoa
  • Ghizguth
  • Glaaki
  • Gloon
  • Gnophkehs
  • Gog-Hoor, the
  • Gol-goroth
  • Green God
  • Groth-golka
  • Han
  • HastalĂżk
  • Hastur
  • Hydra
  • Hziulquoigmnzhah
  • Idh-yaa
  • Iod
  • Ithaqua
  • Juk-Shabb
  • Kassogtha
  • Kurpannga
  • Lam
  • Lloigor
  • M'nagalah
  • Mnomquah
  • Mordiggian
  • Nctosa & Nctolhu
  • Nug & Yeb
  • Nyogtha
  • Oorn
  • Ossadagowah
  • Othuum
  • Othuyeg
  • Pharol
  • Quachil Uttaus
  • Q'yth-az
  • Red Flux, God of the
  • Rhan-Tegoth
  • Rlim Shaikorth
  • Saaitii
  • Sebek
  • Shudde M'ell
  • Summanus
  • Tsathoggua
  • Ut'ulls-Hr'ehr
  • Vibur
  • Vulthoom
  • Yegg-ha
  • Y'golonac
  • Yig
  • Ythogtha
  • Zathog
  • Zhar & Lloigor
  • Zoth-Ommog
  • Zstylzhemgni
  • Zu-che-quon
Outer Gods[edit | edit source]
  • Abhoth
  • Ancient Ones
  • Azathoth
  • Blackness from the Stars
  • Cloud-Thing
  • Cxaxukluth
  • Daoloth
  • Ghroth
  • Mh'ithrha
  • Mother of Pus
  • Nyarlathotep
  • Other Gods, Larvae of
  • Other Gods, Lesser
    • Dhyighash
    • Glagga
    • Kr'nk
    • L'ysh
    • M'Tlblys
    • Nour
    • Pr'ktha
    • Shinjh
    • Thahash
    • Urafty
    • X-2634
    • Yko
  • Shabbith-Ka
  • Shub-Niggurath
  • Star Mother
  • Tru'nembra
  • Tulzscha
  • Ubbo-Sathla
  • YcnĂĄgnnisssz
  • Yibb-Tstll
  • Yidhra
  • Yog-Sothoth
  • Yomagn'tho
Avatars[edit | edit source]
  • Aforgomon (Yog-Sothoth)
  • Ahtu (Nyarlathotep)
  • Aku-Shin Kage (Nyarlathotep)
  • Baron Samedi (Nyarlathotep)
  • Beast (Nyarlathotep)
  • Black Bull (Nyarlathotep)
  • Black Demon (Nyarlathotep)
  • Black Lion (Nyarlathotep)
  • Black Man (Nyarlathotep)
  • Black Pharaoh (Nyarlathotep)
  • Black Wind (Nyarlathotep)
  • Bloated Woman (Nyarlathotep)
  • Bloody Tongue (Nyarlathotep)
  • B'Moth (Cthulhu)
  • Chorazin (Cthulhu)
  • Crawling Mist (Nyarlathotep)
  • Dark Demon (Nyarlathotep)
  • Death-Walker (Ithaqua)
  • Dweller in Darkness (Nyarlathotep)
  • Effigy of Hate (Nyarlathotep)
  • Emerald Lama (Hastur)
  • Faceless God (Nyarlath.)
  • Father-Of-All-Sharks (Cthulhu)
  • Feaster fromAfar (Hastur)
  • Floating Horror (Nyarlathotep)
  • Great God Pan (Shub-Niggurath)
  • Green Man (Nyarlathotep)
  • Halloween Man (Nyarlathotep)
  • Haunter of the Dark (Nyarlathotep)
  • He Who Walks Behind the Rows (Shub-Niggurath)
  • High Priest Not to be Described / Thing in the Yellow Mask (Nyarlathotep)
  • Horned Man (Nyarlathotep)
  • Host (Nyarlathotep)
  • Human (Nyarlathotep)
  • Jack O'Lantern (Nyarlathotep)
  • Keeper of the Moon-Lens (Shub-Niggurath)
  • King in Yellow (Hastur)
  • Kokopelli (Nyarlathotep)
  • Kruschtya Equation (Nyarlathotep)
  • Living Flame of Deepest Black (Cthugha)
  • Lrogg (Nyarlathotep)
  • Madam Yi (Yidhra)
  • MANA-YOOD-SUSHAI (Azathoth)
  • Messenger of the Old Ones (Nyarlathotep)
  • Nyarlatophis (Nyarlathotep)
  • Pazzuzu (Nyarlathotep)
  • Pool of Shadow (Nyarlathotep)
  • Queen in Red (Nyarlathotep)
  • Sacred Light (Daoloth)
  • Set (Nyarlathotep)
  • Shugoran (Nyarlathotep)
  • Skeletal Horror (Nyarlathotep)
  • Skinless One (Nyarlathotep)
  • Small Crawler (Nyarlathotep)
  • Snow-Thing (Ithaqua)
  • Tawil at'Umr (Yog-Sothoth)
  • Tezcatlipoca (Nyarlathotep)
  • Thoth (Nyarlathotep)
  • Tick Tock Man (Nyarlathotep)
  • Wailing Writher (Nyarlathotep)
  • Wicker Man (Nyarlathotep)
  • Y'hath (Yidhra)
  • Xada-Hgla (Azathoth)
  • Xothra (Yidhra)
Elder Gods[edit | edit source]
  • Bast
  • Elder Gods, Lesser
  • Hypnos
  • Isis
  • Kthanid
  • Nodens
  • N'tse-Kaambl
  • Vorvadoss
  • Yad-Thaddag
Great Ones[edit | edit source]
  • Ariel
  • Hagarg Ryonis
  • Karakal
  • Lilith
  • Lobon
  • Nath-Horthath
  • Robigus
  • Tamash
  • Zo-Kalar
Unique Entities[edit | edit source]
  • Dagon & Hydra
  • Fthaggua
  • Magnum Innominandum
  • Our Ladies of Sorrow / The Three Mothers
    • Mater Lachrymarum
    • Mater Suspiriorum
    • Mater Tenebrarum
  • Ubb

Creatures of Legend & Folklore[edit | edit source]

  • Ghosts
  • Golems
  • Lake Monsters
  • Man-Eating Plants
  • Megalodon
  • Mummies
  • Sasquatch
  • Scarecrows
  • Skeletons
  • Vampires
  • Werewolves
  • Wraiths
  • Zombies

Animals[edit | edit source]

  • Alligators & Crocodiles
  • Barracudas
  • Bats
  • Bears
  • Bobcats & Lynxes
  • Bush Pigs
  • Bison, Cape Buffalo & Water Buffalo
  • Condors & Vultures
  • Dogs
  • Elephants
  • Gorillas
  • Hippopotamus
  • Horses
  • Hyenas
  • Indian Wild Dogs
  • Jackals
  • Killer Whales
  • King Cobras
  • Lions
  • Moose
  • Moray Eels
  • Mountain Lions & Panthers
  • Octopus, Giant
  • Piranha
  • Pythons
  • Rats
  • Rhinos
  • Scorpions
  • Sharks
  • Snakes, North American Venomous
  • Snapping Turtles
  • Squid, Giant
  • Stingrays
  • Tigers
  • Wasps & Bees
  • Wolves

Supplements[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

  • Achtung! Cthulhu' - A Mythos-based RPG which is set during World War II.
  • CthulhuTech - A Mythos-based RPG set in the late 21st century, in which humans use advanced technology to fight off Mythos-based threats.
  • Trail of Cthulhu - A later Mythos-based RPG which uses the GUMSHOE system, focussing on investigation and interpreting clues.
  • Delta Green - An alternate contemporary setting based on the Mythos, originally set in the 1990s but later updated.
  • Cthulhu Live - A live-action Mythos-based RPG.
  • Call of Cthulhu - A video game adaptation of the original RPG.
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